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Monday, 06 July 2020

While the youth vote—now the largest voting bloc in the U.S.—is predicted to have a significant impact on the 2020 election, young white males may play an outsized role in determining the election. 

On This Day in American History
On July 6, 1976, the U.S. Naval Academy admits women for the first time with the induction of 81 female midshipmen. Elizabeth Anne Rowe was the first female member of the class to graduate four years later. In 1984, Kristine Holderied, pictured here with President Ronald Reagan that year, was the first female midshipman to graduate at the top of her class.

Local officials across the southern tier of U.S. states voiced new concerns Sunday about the sharp increase in the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in recent days, even as President Donald Trump has said the virus is “totally harmless” in 99% of cases.

Taiwan opened a government office this month to help Hong Kong citizens apply for residency in the wake of a new security law that has people in the former British colony worried about basic freedoms. However, analysts think only a modest number of Hong Kongers will relocate.

Tourists are back in Italy, a country that a few months ago was the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in Europe. European Union borders have reopened to tourists from a list of countries without the need to quarantine. The United States is not on that list, much to the dismay of businesses in Italy.

Pakistan has rolled out its first locally produced ventilators for deployment at hospitals treating coronavirus patients, as the national tally of COVID-19 infections rises to nearly 232,000. 

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