The Wall Street Journal


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Hong Kong Police Fire Tear Gas at Protesters

Thousands of protesters blocked roads around Hong Kong’s legislature, forcing lawmakers to postpone debate on a widely unpopular proposed law that would allow people to be extradited to China.

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Google Axes Lobbyists Amid Growing Government Scrutiny

Google has fired several of its largest lobbying firms as part of a major overhaul of its global government affairs and policy operations amid the prospect of greater government scrutiny

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Huawei Pulls Laptop Launch as U.S. Restrictions Sting

China’s Huawei Technologies canceled the launch of a new laptop and paused production at its personal-computer business due to restrictions on buying American components.

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KKR Doubles Down on House Flippers

The investment house has agreed to pump another $250 million into Toorak Capital Partners, which buys short-term loans made to real-estate investors who purchase, renovate and resell residential properties.

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Busy IPO Market Offers Lifeline to Troubled Retailers

A thriving market for IPOs is helping ease tensions between a pair of struggling retailers and their lenders, as Neiman Marcus and PetSmart explore selling their e-commerce platforms.

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Trump, Biden Escalate Feud in Iowa in Potential 2020 Preview

After months of Democratic presidential hopefuls flooding the state, President Trump is making his own pilgrimage to Iowa this week, his first visit this year to the perennial battleground.

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Some Republican Lawmakers Break With Party on Climate Change

A small but growing number of Republican lawmakers are urging action on climate change, driven by changing sentiment among GOP voters and the effects of global warming, from stronger hurricanes to more-destructive wildfires.

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If Your Future Flights to Europe Feel More Cramped, Here’s Why

The new Airbus A321LR could fundamentally change trips across the Atlantic. They could cost less, but at the expense of valuable seat space.

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The USWNT Score, Score and Score, and Are Loved, Loved and Loved

The scene around the U.S. Women’s National Team’s World Cup opener Tuesday night in Reims, France, was special, writes Jason Gay.

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Lego Struggles to Find a Plant-Based Plastic That Clicks

Lego has spent the past seven years trying to make its blocks with plastic derived from plants, but finding the material to hit its target is proving difficult.

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The Woman Leading PBS Through TV’s Time of Turmoil

When Paula Kerger took over as chief executive of PBS in 2006, “Downton Abbey” hadn’t yet made its debut and Charlie Rose and Tavis Smiley were mainstays. Thirteen years later, Ms. Kerger isn’t just the longest-serving chief in PBS history; she is one of the longest-surviving leaders in television.

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