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Tuesday, 04 August 2020

Through the mid-19th century and early 20th centuries, women from all backgrounds in the United States pushed for social reforms of many kinds. But they believed true equality for women could only be achieved by gaining the right to vote.

On This Day in American History
On Aug. 4, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson announces the United States will remain neutral as World War I breaks out in Europe. The policy was favored by a majority of Americans. However, in the wake of several German attacks against U.S. ships and evidence of Germany plotting with Mexico against the U.S., the country entered the war in April of 1917. The addition of U.S. forces tipped the balance of power in favor of the Allies. Over 50,000 Americans were killed or went missing in action.

With the coronavirus spreading across the United States, the White House’s pandemic task force coordinator is advising those living with vulnerable people to wear a mask at home, as well as in public places. 

U.S. President Donald Trump said the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan will be reduced to “anywhere from 4,000 to 5,000” troops by November 2020.

A retired sociology professor from China’s prestigious Peking University, wrote that although the Chinese Communist Party maintains its grip on power in order to better serve the ruling elite, their children are choosing to “vote with their feet,” taking up permanent residence in western countries.

The Chinese-owned social media app TikTok “is going to be out of business in the United States” on Sept. 15, unless Microsoft or another American company concludes a purchase deal that satisfies the U.S. government, President Donald Trump said Monday.  

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