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US Senate votes to ban TikTok app on government devices

The US Senate on Thursday unanimously voted to approve a bill from Senator Josh Hawley banning federal employees from using video-sharing app TikTok on government-issued devices, amid threats from the White House to ban the company. The company currently faces a deadline of Sept 15 to either sell its US operations to Microsoft Corp or …

Another watchdog at US state department abruptly gone

The State Department’s acting inspector general, Stephen Akard, is a longtime aide to Vice President Mike Pence and his installation in May had widely been seen as a way to keep a friendly figure in the role. Akard informed colleagues he is “returning to the private sector after years of public service,” a State Department …

Fireworks, ammonium nitrate likely fueled Beirut explosion

Fireworks and ammonium nitrate appear to have been the fuel that ignited a massive explosion that rocked the Lebanese capital of Beirut, experts suggest. The scale of the damage from the epicentre of the explosion at the port of Beirut to the windows blown out miles away resembles other blasts involving the chemical compound commonly …

Trump encourages mail voting in Florida, but sues in Nevada

In an abrupt reversal, President Trump is encouraging voters in the critical swing state of Florida to vote by mail after months of criticizing the practice and while his campaign and the GOP challenge Nevada over its new vote-by-mail law. Democratic requests to vote by mail have surged in Florida, a state that Trump almost …

Storm Isaias pounds US East Coast, killing at least 5

Two people died when Isaias spun off a tornado that struck a North Carolina mobile home park. Another person died in Pennsylvania when their vehicle was overtaken by water and swept downstream. Two others were killed by falling trees toppled by the storm in Maryland and New York City, authorities said.