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Many countries around the world view the U.S. as a vital partner — and as a potential threat to them, according to a survey of 18 countries from Pew.

Why it matters: The data is a reflection of America's superpower status. But while American power is still respected, polls also show global views of the U.S. growing frostier in the Trump era.

In 14 of 18 countries polled, the U.S. ranked first as top ally:

  • Israel (82% chose the U.S.), South Korea (71%), Philippines (64%), Japan (63%), Canada (46%), Australia (38%), Kenya (35%), Brazil (32%), Nigeria (27%), Mexico (27%), South Africa (24%), India (21%), Indonesia (16%).
  • The exceptions were Lebanon (France came first), Tunisia (Algeria), Turkey (Azerbaijan), and the U.S. itself (U.K. first, with 31%).
  • China didn't finish first anywhere, but narrowly trailed the U.S. in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa. That appears to be a recent phenomenon. In 2007, for example, 63% of Kenyans listed the U.S. as their top ally.

The flipside: 5 of 18 picked the U.S. as the top threat to them:

  • Mexico (56%), Turkey (46%), Argentina (40%), Brazil (18%), Nigeria (14%).

7 of 18 picked China:

  • Philippines (62%), Japan (50%), Australia (40%), South Korea (32%), Canada (32%), Indonesia (21%), South Africa (13%).

Other choices:

  • India (Pakistan was top threat), Lebanon (Israel), Israel (Iran), Tunisia (Libya), Kenya (Somalia).
  • In the U.S., both China and Russia received 24%. No other country picked Russia first.

Worth noting: Just 2% in Turkey (a NATO member) listed the U.S. as their country's top ally, while 46% consider America the top threat.

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Joe Biden's campaign, the Democratic National Committee and joint fundraising committees raised $466 million cash on hand, the presidential candidate's team announced late Sunday.

Why it matters: President Trump's campaign raised $325 million, his campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh announced Friday. In the spring, Biden was $187 million behind Trump and the Republican National Committee.

Driving the news: Slower spending by Biden's campaign and heavy spending by Trump's in the spring and record summer fund-raising hauls that spiked after he named Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) as his running mate contributed to the turnaround, notes the New York Times, which first reported the news.

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The Emmy Awards Sunday night addressed the major U.S. issues this year — including the protests on systemic racism and police brutality, the wildfires engulfing parts of the West Coast, the census, the pandemic, essential works and the election.

Why it matters: Award shows have always addressed wider cultural issues, but this year — amid unprecedented stress and uncertainty — that trend has accelerated.

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