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American Academy Of Pediatrics Urges Schools To Reopen In Fall

The American Academy of Pediatrics issued guidance on Thursday urging school systems across the country to have students physically present in schools at the start of the upcoming academic year in the fall. The AAP, which represents more than 67,000 pediatricians, said that there was mounting evidence showing that children are less likely to become infected with COVID-19, and if ...

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A Convicted Terrorist Sits On Board Of Charity Handling Black Lives Matter Fundraising

Thousand Currents, the California-based charity that manages fundraising operations for the national arm of Black Lives Matter, includes on its board a convicted terrorist whose sentence was commuted by former President Bill Clinton on his last day in office. Susan Rosenberg was identified as the vice-chair of the Thousand Currents board of directors on the charity’s website until Wednesday when ...

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Texas To Pause Further Reopening Amid Spike In Coronavirus Cases

Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday a temporary pause on the state’s economic reopening amid a surge in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. “As we experience an increase in both positive COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, we are focused on strategies that slow the spread of this virus while also allowing Texans to continue earning a paycheck to support their families,” ...

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New York To Mandate 14-Day Quarantine For Travelers From States With ‘Significant Community Spread Of COVID-19

New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will impose a 14-day quarantine on travelers from states that are experiencing significant community spread of coronavirus, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday. “We worked very hard to get the viral transmission rate down. We don’t want to see it go up because a lot of people come into this region and they can literally ...

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Seattle Strikes Down Drug And Prostitution Loitering Laws, Because … Racism

The Seattle City Council unanimously voted Monday to ditch an ordinance allowing police officers to arrest loiterers if they’re suspected of drug dealing or prostitution, citing its racial origins. The rejection of the loitering bill, which reportedly affected black communities at a higher rate, has moved to Democratic Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan’s desk for final approval before the law is ...

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Follow the Money: Only 6% of Black Lives Matter Funds go to Local Chapters, Financial Statements Show

Black Lives Matter Global Network spent millions on consultants, travel and compensation for its staff from July 2017 through June 2019, according to audited financial statements from its fiscal sponsor, Thousand Currents. About 6% of BLM Global Network’s spending during those three fiscal years was in the form of grants to outside organizations such as its independent affiliated chapters, the ...

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Antifa Marked Richmond Federal Courthouse For Potential Arson, FBI Document Warns

A federal courthouse in Richmond, Virginia, was vandalized with a mark indicating it was designated as a target for potential arson by antifa, according to an FBI report obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation. The FBI report, issued Tuesday, said the graffiti was spotted one day after unidentified individuals believed to be associated with a local “anarchist/ANTIFA group” were ...

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Medicare To Ratchet Up Enforcement Against Nursing Homes As Coronavirus Fatalities Exceed 25,000

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) unveiled enhanced enforcement actions on Monday against nursing homes after preliminary federal data shows that at least 25,923 nursing home residents across the country have died from coronavirus. “This data, and anecdotal reports across the country, clearly show that nursing homes have been devastated by the virus,” CMS Administrator Seema Verma and ...

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Medicare Chief Says Cuomo Was Wrong When He Blamed Trump for Nursing Home Catastrophe

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is wrong to say his state was following the Trump administration’s guidance when ordering nursing homes to admit coronavirus patients from hospitals, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator (CMS) Seema Verma said Wednesday. “Under no circumstances should a hospital discharge a patient to a nursing home that’s not prepared to take care of those ...

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YouTube Automatically Deletes Any Comments That Contain Certain Phrases Insulting To Chinese Communist Party

Youtube’s enforcement algorithm is automatically removing any comments that contain one of two Chinese-language phrases that are critical of the ruling Chinese Communist Party. Any comment posted to YouTube, which is owned by Google, that contains the phrase “共匪,” which stands for “communist bandit,” or “五毛,” which translates to “wumao” and stands for “50-cent party”, is deleted within seconds without ...

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Philadelphia Election Official Pleads Guilty To Stuffing Ballots In Return For Bribes

A former Philadelphia judge of elections pleaded guilty in federal court to stuffing ballots in return for bribes during primary elections between 2014 and 2016. Domenick Demuro, 73, admitted during a sealed proceeding in March to using his position as an elections judge, which granted him the responsibility of overseeing the entire election process in his jurisdiction, to add fraudulent ...

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Leaked Tapes Show Biden Pressuring Ukraine President To Fire Prosecutor In Return For $1 Billion

A Ukrainian lawmaker with ties to Russian intelligence leaked on Tuesday excerpts of recordings of phone calls between former Vice President Joe Biden and former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko discussing the ouster of a Ukrainian prosecutor. In one of the tapes, Poroshenko told Biden that he asked for former Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin’s resignation despite having no evidence of ...

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Democrats’ New $3 Trillion COVID Stimulus Includes The Word ‘Cannabis’ 68 Times

The $3 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill House Democrats introduced Tuesday includes provisions that would provide a safe harbor for banks to provide loans and other services to “cannabis-related legitimate businesses.” The measures would prohibit federal banking regulators from taking adverse actions against financial institutions that provide services to businesses that cultivate, produce, manufacture, sell, transport, display or purchase cannabis products ...

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Mike Pompeo Says There’s ‘Enormous Evidence’ That Coronavirus Came From Wuhan Lab

Mike Pompeo white house press briefing 6-7-18

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that there’s “enormous evidence” backing the theory that the novel coronavirus originated from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. “There’s enormous evidence that that’s where this began,” Pompeo said on ABC’s “This Week.” “We have said from the beginning, this virus originated in Wuhan, China. We took a lot of grief for that from ...

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