US briefing: the Squad, Prime Day protests and floods in south Asia

Good morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential stories. Trump’s bigoted tirade could be a 2020 vote winner Donald Trump has doubled down on his racist attack against the four congresswomen of color known as the “Squad”, who have urged Americans not to “take the bait” of his divisive rhetoric. …

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Democrats duel over health care in new campaign dust-up

WASHINGTON — Battle lines are sharpening on health care for 2020 Democrats, with former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., kicking off the most high-profile fight yet on the topic among the field’s top tier candidates. On the one side is Biden, who is making the case …

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Death of British YouTuber raises fears over e-scooter safety

LONDON — The death of a British YouTuber in an electric scooter accident has raised concerns about the safety of the increasingly popular vehicles. Emily Hartridge, who presented online series “10 Reasons Why,” was killed in a collision with a truck. London’s Metropolitan Police said a woman in her 30s …

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EU Commission head nominee von der Leyen urges 'green deal'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionUrsula von der Leyen said she wanted Europe to be the first “climate-neutral” continent The woman nominated to head the EU Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has pledged to launch a “green deal for Europe” to curb climate change. Mrs von der …

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Best Amazon Prime Day smartphone accessory deals

Amazon Prime Day 2019 is here, and with it comes a ton of great deals on smartphones and smartphone accessories. No matter what you’re looking for, here are the best Prime Day smartphone accessory deals we could find.

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R Kelly expected in court on sex charges

Image copyright Getty Images R Kelly is due to appear in court in Chicago on Tuesday on charges of recruiting girls and women to have illegal sex with him. Prosecutors say Kelly should not make bail and want him to remain in federal custody as they say he’s a flight …

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