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The Media Said Trump Didn’t Have a COVID Testing Strategy. The Media Was Wrong.

The White House had the idea of opening hundreds of ambitious mobile testing sites at the outset of the coronavirus crisis. But there was a problem: Officials quickly realized that creating that many sites would use up an inordinate amount of the nation’s limited supply of testing swabs.“We had 1.2 million swabs in the country for the month for everything,” recalls Admiral Brett Giroir, the HHS official who became the administration’s testing czar in mid-March and soon will be returning to his r...
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Washington Post: Officials familiar with Lafayette Square confrontation undercut Trump administration narrative

More than a half-dozen officials from the National Guard, federal law enforcement and public safety agencies have challenged the Trump administration's narrative that the clearing of peaceful protesters outside the White House earlier this month was unrelated to President Donald Trump's subsequent walk to a nearby church for a photo-op, The Washington Post reported Sunday.
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MPs criticise exclusion of NHS workers from free visa extensions

It will cost low-paid NHS and social care staff thousands to stay in UK, says reportCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageExcluding foreign care workers and lower-paid NHS staff from a fee-free NHS visa extension scheme is unfair and fails to recognise their contribution to the fight against Covid-19, an influential group of MPs has said.In a report, the cross-party home affairs select committee said some of the lowest-paid workers in healthcare were facing charges of thous...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Society, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Public services policy, NHS, Yvette Cooper, Social Care, Health policy, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Trump claims 'radical left' has 'taken over' Seattle as he spends birthday at golf club

President targets city’s ‘Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone’, where protesters have taken over part of neighborhoodDonald Trump spent his 74th birthday on Sunday in seclusion at his New Jersey golf club, breaking cover late in the afternoon, shortly before his return to the White House, to claim the “radical left” had “taken over” Seattle. Related: What is antifa and why is Donald Trump targeting it? Continue reading...
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GOPers Aren’t Fazed By The High Risk Of COVID-19 Spread At Trump’s Tulsa Rally

Three Republicans on Sunday appeared to be full-steam ahead when asked about President Trump’s first re-election campaign rally in three months amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Trump is scheduled to travel to Tulsa, Oklahoma next Saturday in what will be his first rally since early March. The President delayed his upcoming rally by a day after facing backlash for originally scheduling it on Juneteenth, a holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S. Backlash over the risk of spreading COVID-...
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Republicans insist Trump Tulsa rally won't spread coronavirus – despite local concern

* Attendees at Saturday campaign rally will have to sign waiver * Tulsa health director expresses concern over indoor eventRepublican lawmakers are downplaying concerns that a Donald Trump indoor rally planned for Tulsa, Oklahoma, for next weekend could contribute to the spread Covid-19, amid an increase in cases in the city.The Tulsa city-county health department director, Bruce Dart, said he worried the rally could be dangerous for attendees as well as the president.“I wish we could postpone ...
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WHO cautions against further lifting of lockdown in England

Exclusive: senior official says contact tracing should be more effective before measures easedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEngland’s coronavirus lockdown should not be further lifted until the government’s contact-tracing system has proven to be “robust and effective”, the World Health Organization has said after widespread criticism of the first results of the new tracking operation. Continue reading...
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White House Adviser: No ‘Transparency’ Promise Ever Made Over Billions In Loans

Larry Kudlow contradicted a promise made by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
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Hong Kong activists urge UK to spell out extended visa offer

NGO demands more details on Boris Johnson’s ‘vague and imprecise’ commitmentHong Kong democracy campaigners are pressing the Foreign Office to spell out how Boris Johnson’s “vague and imprecise commitment” will give a path to British citizenship to millions of residents.It came as Johnson wrote to seven former UK foreign secretaries saying he is trying to build a global groundswell of opposition to Chinese plans to impose a new security law in Hong Kong. Continue reading...
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Nazir Afzal joins legal fight for new inquiry into Dominic Cummings

Ex-regional chief prosecutor urges CPS to pursue case after PM’s aide breached lockdownCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNazir Afzal, a former regional chief prosecutor, has joined a legal campaign for a new investigation into Dominic Cummings over alleged breaches of the coronavirus lockdown rules.Afzal has urged his former employers at the Crown Prosecution Service, and the police, to pursue a case against the prime minister’s chief aide over his trips to Durham and B...
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Trump economic adviser urges wearing of masks at Tulsa rally

People attending U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Oklahoma this week should wear masks, a White House adviser said on Sunday, as health experts cautioned against large gatherings such as political rallies during the coronavirus pandemic. New coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in record numbers swept through more U.S. states including Texas, Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina, while Oklahoma reported record new cases over the weekend.. "It is a concern," White House e...
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Johnson and Starmer mark third anniversary of Grenfell fire with online tributes

Bishop of Kensington hosts virtual commemoration service for 72 people who diedBoris Johnson and Keir Starmer marked the third anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire in video messages as the commemoration moved online because of the coronavirus pandemic.The prime minister said the people of Britain were with the Grenfell Tower community in spirit, and the Labour leader pledged to do everything in his power to prevent a similar tragedy . Continue reading...
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Kudlow: Extra $600 In Unemployment Checks Amid COVID-19 Pandemic Are ‘A Disincentive’

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow called the extra $600 per week in unemployment checks as part of coronavirus relief efforts “a disincentive” during an interview on CNN Sunday morning. Asked by CNN’s Jake Tapper about whether unemployment benefits stemming from coronavirus relief efforts will stop in August, Kudlow denied that’s the case before adding that the extra $600 per week currently given to those who filed for unemployment “may stop” because it’s “a disincentive.” “The $600 pl...
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Top White House official says people attending Trump rally should 'probably' wear face masks

A top Trump administration official said Sunday that people attending President Donald Trump's upcoming campaign rally should "probably" wear face masks to help curb the spread of coronavirus.
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Economy is 'off to the races' on V-shaped recovery: Kudlow

The U.S. economy is "off the the races" on a V-shaped recovery, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said, despite more moderate predictions from other economic experts.
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Fauci says normality could only come back 'within a year or so' as the country faces a spike in coronavirus infections

White House infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said that ongoing protests sweeping the US were potential COVID-19 hotspots.
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Melania Trump bio presents inscrutable first lady as 'most influential' voice in White House, all-in for 2020

Who is Melania Trump? A new unauthorized biography attempts to explain America's most enigmatic first lady. She won't do it herself.          [Author: USA TODAY]
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Tapper: Trump Stands Firm With One Group of Generals—‘Dead, Racist Losers’

CNN anchor Jake Tapper lambasted President Donald Trump on Sunday morning for “standing firm” with Confederate generals as Washington begins moving forward with renaming several military bases named after Lost Cause leaders, noting that the president is openly backing “dead, racist losers.”Amid large nationwide protests over systemic racism and police brutality in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death, there has been a renewed effort to remove Confederate monuments and rename government faciliti...
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Scientists report flaws in WHO-funded study on 2-metre distancing

Mistakes mean findings should not be used as evidence for relaxing rule, say professorsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSenior scientists have reported flaws in an influential World Health Organization-commissioned study into the risks of coronavirus infection and say it should not be used as evidence for relaxing the UK’s 2-metre physical distancing rule.Critics of the distancing advice, which states that people should keep at least 2 metres apart, believe it is too c...
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Scientists report flaws in WHO-backed study on 2-metre distancing

Mistakes mean findings should not be used as evidence for relaxing rule, say professorsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSenior scientists have reported flaws in an influential World Health Organization-commissioned study into the risks of coronavirus infection and say it should not be used as evidence for relaxing the UK’s 2-metre physical distancing rule.Critics of the distancing advice, which states that people should keep at least 2 metres apart, believe it is too c...
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Scientists report flaws in WHO study on two-metre distancing

Mistakes mean findings should not be used as evidence for relaxing rule, say professorsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSenior scientists have reported flaws in an influential World Health Organization study into the risks of coronavirus infection and say it should not be used as evidence for relaxing the UK’s two-metre physical distancing rule.Critics of the distancing advice, which states that people should keep at least two metres apart, believe it is too cautious. ...
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Should LAPD’s budget go from $1.9 billion to $190 million?

In the demonstrations that have swept Los Angeles the past two weeks as part of a nationwide backlash against police violence, some protest chants have called for budget cuts that would amount to the near abolition of the city’s Police Department. Protesters have raised up cardboard signs: “Defund LAPD.” Hundreds of people have called into typically sedate budget meetings to blast elected officials. Songs, catchphrases, pie graphics, memes and videos supporting the cause have popped up. A potent...
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"Melania has been overheard referring to Ivanka as 'The Princess'.... Ivanka, when younger, called Melania 'The Portrait' because she spoke as often as one."

Writes Dwight Garner in "A New Book Brings Melania Trump Into (Slightly) Better Focus" (NYT). Also:[Melania] spends much of her time with Barron and her parents. Barron speaks Slovenian...  “Trump has complained to others,” [author Mary] Jordan writes, “that he has no idea what they are saying.”...[O]ne of her former New York roommates... told the author that Melania, in those pre-Trump days, liked to watch “Friends,” ate seven fruits and vegetables a day, didn’t drink alcohol and walked with we...
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By tearing down our statues, Albanians stopped learning from the past | Lea Ypi

The removal of communist-era statues gave the illusion of freedom but obscured how history still shapes the presentAlmost 30 years ago, I sat with my parents in front of the television and watched one of the last mass actions that marked the end of state socialism in Europe: the toppling of the statue of Enver Hoxha, the historic leader of the Albanian Communist party. Transfixed by the live images of tens of thousands of people taking turns to pull ropes, I saw the gigantic bronze figure of a m...
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Trump Aides Know His Polls Are Terrible—And Tell Him Otherwise

This past week, Donald Trump’s campaign did what one senior aide on the president’s 2020 team described to The Daily Beast as the “dumbest thing I’ve read in a long time.”In a cease-and-desist letter dated June 9, 2020, the president’s re-election staff demanded that CNN retract and apologize for a recently released poll that had presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden leading Trump by 14 points. The letter, which the cable news network immediately laughed off, heavily cited the wo...
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Kim Jong Un Dumps Trump

North Korea announced on Friday that it saw little reason to maintain “personal relations between our Supreme Leadership,” in other words, Kim Jong Un, and “the U.S. President.” The statement, issued by Foreign Minister Ri Son Gwon on the second anniversary of the historic Trump-Kim summit in Singapore, came immediately after the North threatened the U.S. with “terrible” things and hinted it would disrupt the November elections. Moreover, Pyongyang at the same time launched a rhetorical barrage ...
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The Lancet’s editor: ‘The UK's response to coronavirus is the greatest science policy failure for a generation’

Richard Horton does not hold back in his criticism of the UK’s response to the pandemic and the medical establishment’s part in backing fatal government decisionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThere is a school of thought that says now is not the time to criticise the government and its scientific advisers about the way they have handled the Covid-19 pandemic. Wait until all the facts are known and the crisis has subsided, goes this thinking, and then we can analyse ...
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Why Trump loves the US military – but it doesn't love him back

The president’s West Point speech went smoothly but protests have focused a harsh light on his use of the militaryDonald Trump attempted to solidify his bond with the US army on Saturday, delivering the graduation speech to cadets at the United States Military Academy and boasting of a “colossal” $2tn rebuilding of American martial might.Trump’s West Point speech was studiously vapid, with only a modicum of partisan boasting. But the political setting crackled with civil-military tension.When al...
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