Day: July 8, 2020

Biden-Sanders task forces unveil joint goals for party unity

WASHINGTON  — Political task forces Joe Biden formed with onetime rival Bernie Sanders to solidify support among the Democratic Party’s progressive wing recommended Wednesday that the former vice president embrace major proposals to combat climate change and institutional racism while expanding health care coverage and rebuilding a coronavirus-ravaged economy. FILE – In this Feb. 25, […]

Canada predicts historic deficit due to pandemic spending

OTTAWA — The Canadian government is predicting a historic CDN$343 billion (US$254 billion) deficit for 2020-21 resulting from its economic and stimulus plans to battle COVID-19. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau  (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP) The amount, included in a fiscal “snapshot” the Liberal government released Wednesday, is a huge jump from the […]


Today, July 9, is the seventh death anniversary of National Artist for Music Andrea Veneracion. Born on July 11, 1928 in Manila, she founded the world-renowned Philippine Madrigal Singers and spearheaded the development of Philippine choral music. Highly esteemed for her achievements as choirmaster and choral arranger, she was named National Artist in 1999. The […]

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