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Coronavirus updates: Obama criticizes US response again; tourist arrested in Hawaii; North Carolina churches ruling

Former President Barack Obama said the coronavirus crisis spotlights inequalities in the United States and a lack of leadership. Latest COVID-19 news.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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New cinematic take on most famous U.S. tax cheat

This U.S. Department of Justice mug shot of Al Capone was taken four months before his tax eviction conviction on Oct. 17, 1931. It's 89 years, later and Scarface still gets our attention, most recently in a movie about his later days. If there's one tiny sliver of silver lining in coronavirus self-isolation, it's that I feel a bit better about shelling out money for added television features. During our stay-home time, the hubby and I are taking advantage of premium cable, as well as the m...
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READ: Former President Barack Obama's 'Graduate Together' speech

Read President Obama's 'Graduate Together' speech
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'Graduate Together': Barack Obama tells class of 2020, 'This is your generation's world to shape'

Former President Barack Obama addressed high schoolers on Saturday during "Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020.          [Author: USA TODAY]
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Obama criticizes leadership on coronavirus response, gives three pieces of advice in virtual commencement addresses

Former President Barack Obama told college graduates that the "folks in charge" don't always know what they're doing in rare public criticism of the Trump administration.
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Obama: So many folks in charge don't know what they're doing

Former President Barack Obama criticized the handling of the coronavirus pandemic without mentioning President Donald Trump by name, in a virtual commencement address to graduates of HBCUs.
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Coronavirus live news: Barack Obama attacks Trump virus response

WHO cautions ‘preparation, not celebration’Kawasaki-like disease kills boy in FranceVirus survivor, 113, calls for ‘new world order’Coronavirus latest at a glance 2.21am BST Mainland China recorded five new confirmed coronavirus cases on Saturday, down from eight the previous day, according to the National Health Commission (NHC).Two of the five confirmed cases are linked to foreign travel, while three are locally transmitted in northeastern Jilin Province. The number of new asymptomatic cas...
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‘Graduate Together:’ Barack Obama, LeBron James and More Virtually Celebrate Class of 2020

Despite all the canceled in-person graduation ceremonies, a star-studded lineup of speakers, including Barack Obama, LeBron James and Malala Yousafzai, were determined to celebrate the class of 2020. Lakers star James kicked off the virtual ceremony, commending the senior class for their resilience and hard work in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Kevin Hart, […]
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Brazil loses second health minister – as it happened

Russia records highest daily fatalities; German football gets back under way; French child dies of Kawasaki disease. Follow the latest updatesUS House narrowly approves $3 trillion Covid-19 response billTrump unveils ‘warp-speed’ effort to create vaccine by year’s endBrazil loses second health minister in less than a monthAustralia coronavirus updates – liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance 1.38am BST This live blog is now closed – the new one is here where you can join Rebecca Ratcliffe for c...
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Barack Obama attacks Trump administration's response to coronavirus pandemic

Former president breaks tradition of refraining from criticism of successor, while also highlighting the high-profile killing of Ahmaud ArberyBarack Obama attacked the Trump administration’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic during a speech on Saturday.The comments are a rare rebuke of a sitting president from one of his predecessors, and come in the midst of a pandemic that has had devastating and disproportionate effects on communities of color in the United States.“Let’s be honest, a disease ...
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Obama Critiques Trump Admin’s Virus Response: Not ‘Even Pretending To Be In Charge’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama on Saturday criticized U.S. leaders overseeing the nation’s response to the coronavirus, telling college graduates in an online commencement address that the pandemic shows many officials “aren’t even pretending to be in charge.” Obama spoke on “Show Me Your Walk, HBCU Edition,” a two-hour event for students graduating from historically black colleges and universities broadcast on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. His remarks were unexpectedly politic...
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Obama says US lacks leadership on coronavirus response

Former President Barack Obama on Saturday criticized the "folks in charge" for their handling of coronavirus pandemic in the wake of privately critiquing the Trump administration's response to the Covid-19 crisis.
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Obama criticizes leadership on coronavirus response in HBCU commencement address

Former President Barack Obama on Saturday criticized the "folks in charge" for their handling of coronavirus pandemic in the wake of privately critiquing the Trump administration's response to the Covid-19 crisis.
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Obama Criticizes Trump’s Coronavirus Response, Ahmaud Arbery Injustice in HBCU Grad Speech

Former President Barack Obama made a brief appearance during the “Show Me Your Walk HBCU Edition” virtual graduation ceremony, criticizing the country’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and the death of Ahmaud Arbery. Though Obama doesn’t mention President Trump by name, he alludes to him and the “folks in charge.” “More than anything, this pandemic […]
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Barack Obama Criticizes Trump’s Coronavirus Response, Ahmaud Arbery Injustice in HBCU Grad Speech

Former President Barack Obama made a brief appearance during the “Show Me Your Walk HBCU Edition” virtual graduation ceremony, criticizing the country’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and the death of Ahmaud Arbery. Though Obama doesn’t mention President Trump by name, he alludes to him and the “folks in charge.” “More than anything, this pandemic […]
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Coronavirus updates: Obama criticizes US response again; tourist arrested in Hawaii; Italy to reopen borders

Former President Barack Obama said the COVID-19 crisis spotlights inequalities in the United States and a lack of leadership. Latest COVID-19 news.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Obama slams Trump administration's leadership amid coronavirus pandemic

“A lot of them aren’t even pretending to be in charge,” former President Barack Obama said an during the first of two online commencement ceremonies Saturday.
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Barack Obama says leaders 'aren't even pretending to be in charge'

Barack Obama indirectly criticised his successor Donald Trump during a virtual graduation ceremony on Saturday, in a rare public judgment from the former US president during the coronavirus pandemic. "More than anything this pandemic has fully, finally torn back the curtain on the idea that so many of the folks in charge know what they're doing," Mr Obama told graduates from several dozen historically black colleges and universities. "A lot of them aren't even pretending to be in charge....
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Obama criticizes virus response in online graduation speech

Former President Barack Obama on Saturday criticized U.S. leaders overseeing the nation's response to the coronavirus, telling college graduates in an online commencement address that the pandemic shows many officials "aren't even pretending to be in charge."
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Graduate Together: Honoring the class of 2020

NBA star LeBron James, former President Barack Obama and other celebrities will appear in a primetime special to honor the class of 2020, whose graduation ceremonies were canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Follow live updates here.
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Barack Obama attacks Trump administration's response to coronavirus pandemic

Former president breaks tradition of refraining from criticism of successor, while also highlighting the high-profile killing of Ahmaud ArberyBarack Obama attacked the Trump administration’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic during a speech on Saturday.The comments are a rare rebuke of a sitting president from one of his predecessors, and come in the midst of a pandemic that has had devastating and disproportionate effects on communities of color in the United States. Continue reading...
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How to Watch ‘Graduate Together’ Special Featuring Barack Obama, LeBron James, Jonas Brothers and More

Although COVID-19 has prevented in-person graduation ceremonies, the class of 2020 will have a virtual celebration with some of the world’s biggest names on May 16. XQ Institute, The LeBron James Family Foundation and The Entertainment Industry Foundation have teamed up to present an hour-long graduation ceremony with a star-studded-lineup for this year’s high school […]
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Obama criticizes leadership on coronavirus response in HBCU virtual commencement address

Former President Barack Obama on Saturday criticized the "folks in charge" for their handling of coronavirus pandemic in the wake of privately critiquing the Trump administration's response to the Covid-19 crisis.
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US Space Force unveils its official flag at the White House

The US Space Force, the newest branch of the armed services, has unveiled its official flag.
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When and How Did I Turn Right Wing?

Another Quora question.  Lots of post inspiration over there.  Here's my answer:I’m 58 years old. That means that in 1974 I was 12. I vividly remember Watergate, and Nixon’s resignation. I also remember Jimmy Carter’s “American Malaise” period. I think Jimmy Carter is a nice man who was a lousy President. I turned 18 in 1980. I cast my first vote for President for Ronald Reagan. I watched as he, Margaret Thatcher, and Pope John Paul II rapidly accelerated the downfall of the Soviet Union. It was...
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Revolt over easing of lockdown spreads as poll slump hits PM

Manchester mayor unleashes fury at Johnson plan, while public approval for government strategy plummets• Coronavirus – latest updates• See all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson was hit by a growing revolt over his strategy for easing the Covid-19 lockdown last night as council leaders across the north of England joined unions in vowing to resist plans to reopen schools on 1 June. Related: Are we all in this together? It doesn't look like it from the regions
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Coronavirus US live: Obama criticizes Trump in virtual graduation speech

House launches inquiry into firing of state department watchdogHealth experts warn that rush to reopen risks ‘serious consequences’Analysis: 41 states fall short of testing levels needed to avoid new waveCoronavirus – latest global updatesGet a fresh perspective on America – sign up to our First Thing newsletter 9.19pm BST Barack Obama also commented in his virtual commencement address just now on the cold-blood shooting of Ahmaud Arbery that has sparked widespread horror and outrage.Arbery,...
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Democrats investigating Trump firing of State Dept. watchdog

Democrats demanded on Saturday that the White House hand over all records related to President Donald Trump's latest firing of a federal watchdog, this time at the State Department, and they suggested Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was responsible, in what "may be an illegal act of retaliation."
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Leaders 'aren't even pretending to be in charge': Obama

Barack Obama indirectly criticized his successor Donald Trump during a virtual graduation ceremony Saturday, in rare public judgment from the former US president during the coronavirus pandemic. "More than anything this pandemic has fully, finally torn back the curtain on the idea that so many of the folks in charge know what they're doing," Obama told graduates from several dozen historically black colleges and universities. "A lot of them aren't even pretending to be in charge," he sai...
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