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U.S. government may finalize ban on federal contractors using equipment from Huawei this w...

U.S. government may finalize ban on federal contractors using equipment from Huawei this w…The Trump administration is set to finalize regulations this week that ban the United States government from working with contractors who use technology from five Chinese companies: Huawei, ZTE, Hikvision, Dahua and Hytera Communications, according to a Reuters report. The ban was first introduced as a provision in the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act that prevents government agencies from signing contracts with companies that use equipment, services and systems from Huawei, ZTE, Hytera, Hikvision and Dahua, or any of their subsidiaries and affiliates, citing national security concerns. Contractors were given until August 13, 2020 to comply, but immediately began voicing concerns over the ambiguity of the law. More recently, the National Defense Industrial Association, a trade group, asked the government to extend the deadline because it said many contractors are currently dealing with the economic impact of…


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Supreme Court expected to make long-awaited ruling on Trump financial records

Supreme Court expected to make long-awaited ruling on Trump financial recordsThe United States Supreme Court is expected to deliver opinions this morning on whether Congress and the Manhattan district attorney can see President Donald Trump’s taxes and other financial records, which the president has fought hard to keep private. ….. Read More.CBC News – General World News | World News & EventsThu, July 9, 202018 hours ago


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A First Draft of a History-Textbook Entry for the Year 2020

A First Draft of a History-Textbook Entry for the Year 2020History never ends. But history textbooks must. As deadlines for new editions loom, every textbook writer lurches to a sudden stop. The last chapter always ends in uncertainty: unfinished and unresolved. I’ve experienced this many times myself, as a co-author on several history textbooks.By now it seems clear that we are all living through a major turning point in history, one that will be studied for years to come. Future textbook authors will write entries on the year 2020, revise them, and revise them some more with each new edition. What follows is an attempt at—literally—a first draft of history: what I might write if I were wrapping up the last chapter of a high-school history textbook right now. The Year 2020: Matters of Life and BreathBy any measure, the first three years of the Trump administration had been tumultuous….


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7 tax tips in the era of COVID-19

7 tax tips in the era of COVID-19Handle tax debt and take advantage of tax credits in 2020 By Tom Rains of ConsumerAffairs July 9, 2020 Photo (c) alfexe – GettyThe IRS is back at work and sending notifications as the July 15 tax deadline quickly approaches. Due to the economic impact of COVID-19, more people are looking for tax relief than ever before. If you need some advice on paying taxes this year, here are some tips that can help. 1. File by July 15 or ask for an October extension Photo (c) PeopleImages – GettyGood for: Anyone filing a tax return This spring, the federal government announced it extended the usual April 15 tax deadline to July 15. Most states have also allowed for delays for payments and filing, but its smart to check your states website. If you want help filling out your taxes, consider using tax…


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Facebook bans ‘Roger Stone disinformation network’

Facebook bans ‘Roger Stone disinformation network’The ally of US President Donald Trump was convicted of lying to Congress. ….. Read More.BBC NEWS – Technology | Internet & TechnologyThu, July 9, 202019 hours ago


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