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avengers-july22.jpg Avengers: Endgame is set to surpass Avatar and become the highest-grossing film in history at the global box office in just its 13th weekend of release. The superhero epic by Marvel Studios and Walt Disney earned $2.7892 billion as of Friday, half a million dollars short of the James Cameron epic. With the revenue from weekend ticket sales tallied, Avengers is certain to break Avatar's record of

apollo11-july22.jpg Auction house Sotheby's said on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, it has auctioned the three original videotape recordings depicting the event for $1.82 million in New York. The price is more than 8,000 times the price paid for the tapes by then-NASA intern Gary George at a government surplus auction in 1976. Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that first landed humans on the moon.

powerrestored-july22.jpg New York was affected by power outage for the second consecutive weekend. The blackout was attributed to unabated heat and high usage. Brooklyn was experiencing 102 degree heat. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Con Ed's system in parts of Brooklyn is under severe strain and some equipment has failed. "Con Ed is taking 30K customers in Brooklyn, including Carnarsie, Mill Basin and Flatbus

waltdisney-july22.jpg Now named as one of the Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion, Disney's "ongoing commitment to people with disabilities includes workplace efforts and making content, products and experiences accessible for consumers and guests," the company said on its website.

us-capitol-071919.jpg In a landmark measure, the House of Representatives passed a bill raising the federal minimum hourly wage for U.S. workers to $15. The bill, co-sponsored by more than 190 Democrats, passed by a 231-199 vote in the Democratic-controlled House. However, the bill's passage in the Republicans-controlled Senate is in doubt.

laborsecretary-071919.jpg Prominent attorney Eugene Scalia is President Donald Trump's choice as the new U.S. Labor Secretary. Trump announced his intention to nominate the son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to the post via Twitter on Thursday.

the-amphibious-assault-ship-071919.jpg A month after Iranian forces shot down an unmanned U.S. surveillance drone, President Donald Trump said Thursday the U.S. Navy has shot down an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz. Trump told reporters the USS Boxer took defensive action after the drone closed to within 1,000 yards of the amphibious assault ship and ignored multiple calls to stand down.

algreentrump-july18.jpg The US House of Representatives for a third time voted down Democrat Congressman Al Green's move to impeach President Donald Trump. It was a clear message that the Democrats were not ready yet to impeach Trump despite enjoying majority in the lower house. 332 lawmakers voted against Al Green's articles of impeachment while 95 supported it. "We've just received an overwhelming vote against impea

trumpsupporters-july18.jpg President Donald Trump's intensified targeting four progressive Democratic Congresswomen, this time with public support. Addressing his Republican supporters at a 2020 presidential election rally in North Carolina, Trump defended his remarks against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna S. Pressley of Massachusetts. In a weekend tweet

faceapp-071819.jpg Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer has demanded an investigation by FBI and FTC into FaceApp, which alters users' photos to make them look older or younger. The federal agencies must look into the national security and privacy risks that the digital application poses because millions of Americans have used it, the veteran Democratic lawmaker said in a letter sent to FBI Director Christopher Wra

billgates-july18.jpg Bill Gates has been dethroned as the world's second-richest person, by Bernard Arnault, CEO of the Paris-based luxury goods conglomerate, LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton. According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Arnault's net worth rose to $108 billion, which is $1 billion more than that of...

immigration-july17.jpg As part of modernizing the US immigration system, Senior presidential adviser Jared Kushner has laid out the Trump administration's new policy that promotes merit-based legal immigration. As per a Bill that was presented to the Cabinet meeting, the United States will take in 57 percent of applicants through merit-based legal immigration. This is nearly five times more than the current 12 per cent

housecondemns-july17.jpg The House of Representatives passed a resolution condemning President Donald Trump's alleged racist tweets targeting four progressive Democratic Congresswomen. The resolution alleged that the President's racist comments have legitimized fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color. It was introduced by Rep Tom Malinowski, who was born in Poland and migrated to the US when he was 6. The

ikea-071719.jpg Swedish home furnishings giant Ikea is shutting down its only production facility in the United States, due to high cost of raw materials. The decision would imply 300 job cuts.

earthquake-july17.jpg One of the aftershocks from the July 5 earthquake in Southern California has rattled the northern areas of the state Tuesday afternoon. No damages or casualties have been reported. A magnitude 4.3 earthquake was reported in the East Bay Area followed by magnitude 3.5 aftershock in a space of few...

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