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Trump’s Attack on Coronavirus Relief Divides GOP and Threatens Recovery


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Statue on Slovenia's Melania tourist trail divides opinion

Statue on Slovenia's Melania tourist trail divides opinionAfter Melania cake, Melania honey, and even Melania slippers, the Slovenian hometown of the US first lady will now boast a statue of its most famous daughter — albeit one that has faced decidedly mixed reviews. The life-size statue on the outskirts of Sevnica was inaugurated on Friday and is the brainchild of 39-year-old American conceptual artist Brad Downey, who says it’s the first monument anywhere dedicated to the wife of US President Donald Trump. The sculpture was carved into a tree using a chainsaw and depicts Melania in a blue dress raising her left hand in a waving gesture, emulating a pose she struck at her husband’s 2017 inauguration.



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Love of country? Or a political stunt? Trump holiday speech divides Americans

Love of country? Or a political stunt? Trump holiday speech divides AmericansJan Shairrick and two friends drove more than a thousand miles from southern Arkansas to join President Donald Trump’s “Salute to America” Independence Day celebrations in Washington. Some residents of the capital, however, stayed well away from the nearby festivities for fear of being wrongly identified as Trump supporters. Trump has injected himself into this year’s Fourth of July celebrations by planning a speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial and organizing a show of military power that includes a display of tanks and a flyover of fighter jets.



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Sri Lanka bombings put Christians on frontline of religious divides

Sri Lanka bombings put Christians on frontline of religious dividesThe Easter Sunday attacks on three churches in Sri Lanka mark a devastating escalation of violence against a Christian minority that has been targeted in the past, but never to such brutal and deadly effect. Ethnic and religious violence has plagued Sri Lanka for decades, with a 37-year conflict with Tamil rebels that claimed 100,000 lives and an upswing in recent years in clashes between the Buddhist majority and Muslims. The US State Department’s most recent report on religious freedom said the National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka had documented “97 incidents” of attacks on churches, intimidation and violence in 2017.



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In Florida race, climate change divides DeSantis and Gillum

In Florida race, climate change divides DeSantis and GillumThe two candidates in the governor's race in Florida are at odds over global warming.



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School nickname change divides Vermont community

School nickname change divides Vermont communitySOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A move to change a high school team name to be more inclusive has sparked death threats, a stalking charge and likely contributed to the defeat of the school budget twice in a Vermont community that has long supported education.



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