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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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Wall Street Journal Leaves Out Crucial Detail In Report On China’s ‘Bat Woman’

The Wall Street Journal left out a critical detail in its report Tuesday about China’s top virologist on bat-borne viruses saying her lab in Wuhan has no connection to the coronavirus outbreak. The Journal did not include in its report that the virologist told the Scientific American in March she lost sleep worrying about the possibility that her Wuhan lab, ...

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Chinese Firm’s Letter On Hunter’s Resignation Raises More Questions Than It Answers

The CEO of a Chinese private equity firm sent a letter to Hunter Biden’s lawyer on Friday saying that the son of former Vice President Joe Biden was no longer serving as an unpaid director of the firm “effective from October 2019.” The lawyer, George Mesires, confirmed that he had received the single-sentence letter from BHR Partners CEO Jonathan Li ...

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Intelligence Officials Are Taking A Serious Look At The Possibility Coronavirus Leaked From Wuhan Lab

The U.S. intelligence community is seriously considering the possibility that the novel coronavirus could have accidentally leaked from biochemical research labs in Wuhan, according to a report Tuesday. “It’s absolutely being looked at very closely at the highest levels,” a source with knowledge of the investigations told Yahoo News. The lab leak theory has picked up steam in media, academic ...

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Chinese Government Imposes Restrictions On Coronavirus Research In Apparent Violation Of International Health Regulations

The Chinese government directive mistakenly released to the public on Friday ordered that studies relating to the origin of the coronavirus outbreak “must be strictly and tightly managed.” The directive was pulled from the public web hours after it was spotted by CNN on Friday. Republican Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana said Monday the Chinese government’s directive violates the 2005 ...

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Leading Model: New York Among 7 States Projected To Have Hit Its Peak

Seven states will have seen their peak hospital resource use come and go by the end of Wednesday, according to a leading coronavirus projection model that has informed the White House’s response to the pandemic. New York, Michigan and Louisiana, which have seen some of the worst coronavirus outbreaks in the United States, are among the states projected to reach ...

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Tom Cotton Blasts ‘Apologists’ In Media For Accepting Chinese Propaganda Surrounding Coronavirus Origins

Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arizona said Wednesday it is wholly appropriate to question whether the coronavirus outbreak originated from a biochemical lab in Wuhan, China. Noting the Chinese government’s dishonesty surrounding the outbreak from its earliest stages, Cotton criticized the media for their inclination to accept Chinese propaganda at face value. “The mainstream media are largely apologists for Chinese ...

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Bipartisan Effort Underway To Hold Chinese Government Financially Accountable For Coronavirus Outbreak

A bipartisan effort is underway outside of Congress to hold China accountable for what could be trillions of dollars worth of damage caused by their mishandling of the global coronavirus pandemic. The Berman Law Group, a Miami-based law firm advised by the younger brother of former Vice President Joe Biden, filed a class-action lawsuit against the government of China on ...

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China Concealed Over 43,000 Confirmed Coronavirus Cases By End Of February

More than 43,000 people who tested positive in China for coronavirus by the end of February were not included in the nation’s official tally of confirmed cases, according to a report Sunday. The figure represents so-called “silent carriers,” people who tested positive for the virus but showed no symptoms, according to Chinese government data obtained by the South China Morning ...

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Taiwan Says It Warned WHO About Coronavirus In December, But Its Warnings Were Ignored

Taiwan is blaming the World Health Organization’s relationship with China for its failure to act on early warnings of human-to-human transmission of coronavirus. Taiwanese health officials alerted the WHO of the infectivity of coronavirus in late December, but the organization failed to report the claims to other countries, according to a Financial Times report. Weeks after receiving Taiwan’s warning, on ...

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