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Apple caves to China, deletes police-tracking app used in Hong Kong protests

Charles Mok, an IT legislator in Hong Kong, tweeted his letter to Cook about his disappointment in Apple Hong Kong for banning HKmap.live from the App Store. At the of the letter, he said: “We Hongkongers will definitely look closely at whether Apple chooses to uphold its commitment to free and other basic human rights, or become an accomplice for Chinese censorship and oppression.”

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New peer reviewed academic study finds diversity is not strength, erodes social trust

Seeking to answer whether “continued immigration and corresponding growing ethnic diversity” was having a positive impact on community cohesion, the study found the opposite to be the case.

Studying existing literature and also carrying out a meta-analysis of 1,001 estimates from 87 studies, the researchers concluded, “We find a statistically significant negative relationship between ethnic diversity and social trust across all studies.”

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Socialist Secretary General of the UN warns UN running out of money

The United Nations is running a deficit of $230 million, Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Monday, and may run out of money by the end of October. In a letter intended for the 37,000 employees at the UN secretariat and obtained by CBS News’ Pamela Falk, Guterres said unspecified “additional stop-gap measures” would have to be taken to ensure salaries and entitlements are paid.

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White House won’t comply with Pelosi’s “illegitimate and unconstitutional” impeachment inquiry

On Tuesday, the White House sent a defiant 8-page letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, condemning her announced impeachment inquiry and warning that the Trump administration will not comply with the “illegitimate and unconstitutional” effort. Echoing House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, the letter claims that the proceedings have violated congressional norms and the president’s due process rights.

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Hunter Biden owns stake in Chinese company blacklisted by US

One of the 27 Chinese companies the Commerce Department added to its so-called entity list of firms barred from doing business with the U.S. is Megvii Technology, a business in which Hunter Biden owns a stake through BHR Partners, the cross-border investment arm of China’s Bohai Industrial Investment Fund. Biden owns a 10 percent stake in BHR.

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“Whistleblower” has ties to 2020 Democrat candidate

Under questioning from Republicans during last Friday’s impeachment inquiry interview with Atkinson, the inspector general revealed that the whistleblower’s possible bias was not that he was simply a registered Democrat. It was that he had a significant tie to one of the Democratic presidential candidates currently vying to challenge President Trump in next year’s election.

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Poll: Trump gains among independents against Biden, Warren

President Trump is gaining among independent voters in head-to-head matchups with the Democratic presidential front-runners, according to a new IBD-TIPP poll.

Former Vice President Joe Biden leads Trump by just 1 point among independents, which is down from Biden’s 18-point lead among the voting group in September.

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