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Candidates chase cash as July comes to a close

Hard to believe, but it’s the final day of July, meaning presidential candidates and political parties were making their final pitches before the monthly filing period closed, according to CBS News political unit associate producer Sarah Ewall-Wice. In fundraising emails over the past couple of days, the Biden campaign was racing to raise $8 million more to close the month while the Trump campaign said it wanted to see $25 million more in donations before July came to an end.  

This comes after the Biden campaign and Democrats outraised the president and Republicans in the last two monthly filings for May and June. Meanwhile, the Democratic National Committee had its best online fundraising day and its third best online fundraising day ever Thursday. The online cash haul came in the same day that President Trump tweeted about delaying the election and former President Obama spoke at the funeral of John

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The cost of becoming a U.S. citizen just went up drastically. And asylum is no longer free

The Trump administration announced on Friday an exorbitant increase in fees for some of the most common immigration procedures, including an 81% increase in the cost of U.S. citizenship for naturalization. It will also now charge asylum-seekers, which is an unprecedented move.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published on Friday a final rule in the Federal Register that details the new cost for dozens of immigration and naturalization applications, a further change in immigration policy to curb legal immigration of low-income foreign nationals.

The fees’ adjustment “to ensure U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recovers its costs of services,” they agency said in a press release, includes a $50 fee in the Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal. That will make the United States one of only four countries around the world that charge a fee for humanitarian protection.

The fee to apply for U.S. citizenship through naturalization

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Celebrity chefs dumbfounded woman’s ‘upsetting’ home cooking method: ‘What is she doing?’

A woman’s rice-cooking method has the internet — and even a few celebrities — up in arms.

The controversy comes courtesy of Nigel Ng, a Malaysian comedian with a popular YouTube channel. Ng shared a video in early July, in which he reacted to a BBC Food video of a woman cooking egg fried rice.

Portraying a comedic character named Uncle Roger, Ng freaks out while watching BBC Food presenter Hersha Patel cook the recipe. Particularly, he criticizes her decision to “drain” the rice after it’s done cooking.

“What is she doing? Oh my god. You’re killing me, woman. Drain the — she’s draining rice with [a] colander! How can you drain rice with [a] colander? This is not pasta!” Ng says in his clip.

Pushing Ng further, Patel proceeds to “wash” the rice after she’s strained it.

“You’re ruining the rice,” Ng exclaims in his reaction. “Then why bother

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Drew Barrymore Interviews Her 7-Year-Old Self in New Talk Show Promo

Photo credit: Youtube
Photo credit: Youtube

From Good Housekeeping

Just one month after Tamron Hall and Kelly Clarkson launched brand new talk shows back in 2019, Drew Barrymore also shared that she was launching her own daytime program.

“It is beyond my wildest dreams to have this opportunity for a daily talk show,” The Wedding Singer actress, who will be the show’s executive producer and headliner, said in a CNN statement. “I’m truly thrilled and honored to be creating this show with CBS.”

Drew has been in show business for about 40 years, starring in classic movies like Charlie’s Angels, 50 First Dates, and Ever After: A Cinderella Story. All in all, there’s no denying that her comedy background and experience in front of the camera makes her absolutely perfect for the talk show host life.

If you’re as excited about Drew’s new talk show as we are, get all

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Looking to travel outside the US? These places are open to Americans

It can be difficult to imagine traveling during a global pandemic that has racked up more than 17 million confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, worldwide and has caused many countries and states to close their borders to international travel. But as of July 30, the Transportation Security Administration reported that 718,310 people took flights, a drastic increase from the March 30 travel number of 154,695.

Where once the United States passport granted citizens the ability to travel almost anywhere, now only some countries and territories are allowing Americans across their borders. The U.S. largely falls into a “hot spot” category and is barred for its inability to contain the spread of coronavirus.

Just yesterday, the European Union extended its travel ban on Americans. According to the Henley Passport Index, which ranks the world’s most powerful passports, the U.S., which used to fall in the

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Colleges could reopen if they test students every 2 days; Fauci ‘cautiously optimistic’ for vaccine this year

In its biggest coronavirus vaccine deal yet, the U.S. said Friday it will pay French pharmaceutical company Sanofi and Great Britain’s GlaxoSmithKline up to $2.1 billion to test and produce 100 million doses of an experimental coronavirus vaccine.

The deal is part of Operation Warp Speed, a White House-led initiative aimed at getting a vaccine to stop SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

On Capitol Hill, Dr. Anthony Fauci testified Friday before a special House panel. He told the committee that he’s “cautiously optimistic” that by late fall or early winter a vaccine now being tested would be deemed safe and effective.

Also in Washington, the extra $600 in federal unemployment aid that helped many Americans stay afloat amid the coronavirus pandemic is expiring as plans for additional stimulus stalled in a deadlocked Senate.

Here are some significant developments:

  • A new survey shows fewer Americans want to resume daily activities

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Infection growth slows in California, but deaths surge

California overall is not experiencing the same alarming surge in COVID-19 infections as it did in late June and early July, but record-breaking death tolls reported this week underscore the continued seriousness of the coronavirus pandemic.

California set a new record Wednesday when it reported its highest COVID-19 death toll in a single day with 197 dead. On Thursday, the state reported another 194 deaths, the second highest single-day coronavirus death toll thus far.

Deaths have dramatically increased from the flat-line levels in May and June: As of Friday, an average of 109 people died from the virus in California every day over the last two weeks. Two weeks ago, about 87 people died every day on average over a two-week period.

Some of those deaths, however, may have occurred several days or weeks ago because of the verification process used by local health officials.

In the last week, California

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DISH Network (DISH) to Report Q2 Earnings: What’s in Store?

DISH Network’s DISH second-quarter 2020 results are expected to reflect the negative impact of persistent subscriber loss due to stiff competition and cord-cutting in the Pay-TV industry.

For the quarter, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for revenues currently stands at $3.10 billion, suggesting a 3.4% dip from the figure reported in the year-ago quarter.

Moreover, the consensus mark for second-quarter earnings has increased by 3.6% to 57 cents over the past 30 days, indicating a decline of 5% from the year-ago quarter’s reported figure.

Notably, the company’s earnings beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate in two of the trailing four quarters, missing the same in the other two, the average negative surprise being 15.8%.

DISH Network Corporation Price and EPS Surprise

DISH Network Corporation Price and EPS Surprise
DISH Network Corporation Price and EPS Surprise

DISH Network Corporation price-eps-surprise | DISH Network Corporation Quote

Let’s see how things are shaping up for this announcement.

Factors to Consider

DISH’s

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New Yorkers Get Extra Week To Apply For Rent Assistance

NEW YORK CITY — New York City tenants who missed rent payment thanks to the coronavirus pandemic will have an extra week to apply for state help.

The deadline for COVID Rent Relief Program applications is now Aug. 6.

The program provides New Yorkers funds for up to four months of rent missed during the coronavirus pandemic. It falls far short of calls to “cancel rent” or other forms of forgiveness, but still provides renters in greatest need some relief.

Originally, New Yorkers had just two weeks to apply. But officials with New York State Homes and Community Renewal, which runs the program, on Friday announced the deadline would be extended an extra week.

“The Legislature designed the COVID Rent Relief Program to help New Yorkers who are the most at-risk and rent burdened after losing income due to the pandemic,” said RuthAnne Visnauskas, HCR’s commissioner, in a statement. “By

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Coronavirus child care pinch in U.S. poses threat to economic gains of working women

By Jonnelle Marte and Rachel Dissell

CLEVELAND (Reuters) – Most days, Zora Pannell works from her dining room table, sitting in front of her computer, turning off the video on Zoom calls to nurse her one-year-old daughter, Savannah.

Pannell has balanced working from home and caring for her daughter and son Timothy, aged 2, since March when she started a new job as a manager for a language services company the same week that Ohio issued a “stay at home” order to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Working from home is an exhausting daily juggle but she’s more worried about being told it’s time to return to the office. Her husband cannot watch the children during the day because he has a job at a local steel mill and the couple have been unable to find a daycare center they deemed safe and affordable close to their Shaker Heights

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