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Dr. Anthony Fauci Says New Virus In China Has Traits of 2009 Swine Flu, 1918 Pandemic Flu

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC: White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday that U.S. health officials are keeping an eye on a new strain of flu carried by pigs in China that has characteristics of the 2009 H1N1 virus and 1918 pandemic flu. The virus, which scientists are calling "G4 EA H1N1," has not yet been shown to infect humans but it is exhibiting "reassortment capabilities," Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, tol...
Tags: White House, China, Tech, Anthony Fauci, Cnbc, Fauci


Hong Kong: Mike Pompeo threatens China with new measures after Beijing enacts draconian security law

The United States has threatened Beijing with new countermeasures after China imposed draconian national security laws on Hong Kong. Mike Pompeo, the US Secretary of State called the enactment of the sweeping measures a "sad day for Hong Kong, and for freedom-loving people across China" and reiterated the White House's commitment to abolishing the city's special status under US law. "Per President Trump's instruction, we will eliminate policy exemptions that give Hong Kong different ...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, White House, China, US, Beijing, United States, Trump, State, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo


White House uses last-minute briefing to defend the President

• Hillary Clinton hits Trump's claims he didn't receive intel about bounties on US troops • Advisers alarmed by Trump's calls with Putin
Tags: News, White House, US, Hillary Clinton, Stories, Trump


White House insists President Trump reads intelligence

• WH press secretary responds to accusations against Trump • Hillary Clinton hits Trump's claims he didn't receive intel about bounties on US troops • Advisers alarmed by Trump's calls with Putin • Opinion: Trump is facing what he dreads most
Tags: News, Putin, White House, US, Hillary Clinton, Stories, Trump


Why hasn't Boris Johnson released the Russia report? – podcast

Parliament’s intelligence and security committee produced a report into alleged Russian interference in UK politics. It was supposed to be published before December’s election, but the UK prime minister withheld its release. Now, six months later it still hasn’t seen the light of day. The Guardian’s Luke Harding investigates what could be in it and says witness testimony from an ex-MI6 agent makes uncomfortable reading for the governmentA report by parliament’s intelligence and security committe...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Vladimir Putin, Gchq, Russia, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Boris Johnson, MI5, MI6, Parliament, Donald Trump, Brexit


GOP Deny, Downplay Questions About Russian Bounty Scandal

One of the few remaining areas of broad bipartisan consensus on Capitol Hill has been a tough policy toward Russia—a topic that frequently creates a stark contrast with President Trump, who has maintained personally warm ties to its leader, Vladimir Putin, and has generally followed behind Congress on Russia countermeasures.But the cognitive dissonance between those things proved increasingly difficult to square on Tuesday for members of the GOP after The New York Times reported that Trump was b...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Senate, White House, Russia, Afghanistan, Gop, Taliban, House, New York Times, Moscow, Capitol Hill, Johnson, Times


White House blames 'irresponsible, anonymous leakers' for endangering US troops in Afghanistan

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany maintains President Trump was never briefed on report of Russian bounties on U.S. troops in Afghanistan; Kristin Fisher reports.
Tags: News, White House, US, Afghanistan, Trump, Kayleigh McEnany, Kristin Fisher


'Good luck, you're on your own,' Cooper on US virus strategy

CNN's Anderson Cooper reacts to the White House's strategy to combat the coronavirus pandemic, chastising President Donald Trump for not leading by example and wearing a mask.
Tags: News, White House, US, Cnn, Stories, Anderson Cooper, Donald Trump, Cooper


Kellyanne Conway's teen daughter hopes to help 'educate' with TikToks opposing Trump, supporting Black Lives Matter

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway's 15-year-old daughter is making waves with anti-Trump TikTok videos.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, White House, Usa Today, Trump, Kellyanne Conway


The White House is defending the President against accusations he didn't respond to intel about Russia paying bounties to the Taliban for killing US troops

The White House used a last-minute briefing Tuesday to continue defending President Donald Trump against accusations he let languish intelligence about Russia paying bounties to the Taliban for killing American troops.
Tags: News, White House, Russia, US, Taliban, Stories, Donald Trump


Governor signs historic bill to remove Confederate emblem from Mississippi flag – live

Top health expert says US is sliding backwards on handling of pandemicAmy McGrath wins over Charles Booker in Kentucky primaryReports: ‘Russian bounties’ intelligence was in Trump daily briefingEU bans travelers from USSign up to our First Thing newsletter 12.19am BST Bernie Sanders wants lawmakers to cut the US military budget by 10%. In an opinion piece published in the Guardian, he writes: At this unprecedented moment in American history – a terrible pandemic, an economic meltdown, people...
Tags: Mississippi, California, Kentucky, Senate, White House, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Indiana, Ap, US politics, Donald Trump, Indiana Pacers, Bernie Sanders, Mcgrath


The Pandemic and the American Mountain of Dead

For his piece The 3 Weeks That Changed Everything in The Atlantic, James Fallows talked to many scientists, health experts, and government officials about the US government’s response to the pandemic. In the article, he compares the pandemic response to how the government manages air safety and imagines what it would look like if we investigated the pandemic catastrophe like the National Transportation Safety Board investigates plane crashes. Consider a thought experiment: What if the NTSB were...
Tags: Usa, China, US, Barack Obama, Atlantic, World Health Organization, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Trump, Jason Kottke, Ntsb, National Transportation Safety Board, James Fallows, Peter Beinart, Atlantic James Fallows


'Office for talent' to be set up for scientists who want to work in UK

Unit based in No 10 will help researchers navigate post-Brexit immigration systemDowning Street is to set up a cross-departmental unit called the “office for talent” as a way to help leading scientists, researchers and others live and work in the UK in the post-Brexit immigration system.The plan, which the Liberal Democrats said was simply trying to make up the damage caused by Brexit, is intended to “ensure excellent customer service across the immigration system”, a government announcement sai...
Tags: Politics, UK, Education, Research, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Higher Education, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Dominic Cummings


LA leaders back buyout plan for city workers, in bid to prevent furloughs

The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday approved a buyout package for potentially thousands of city workers, and signaled its support for $150 million in cuts to the police department budget as part of a set of budget adjustments, as city leaders work to head off financial woes anticipated in the new fiscal year starting July 1. The buyout plan, and the budget adjustments, if also approved, would come as the city embarks on an uncertain fiscal year, with business closures prompted by the novel c...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, California, La, City, Sport, Soccer, Disneyland, Lapd, Los Angeles City Council, Los Angeles Police Department, Reseda, Top Stories LADN, Paul Krekorian, Top Stories Breeze


White House says Trump reads amid questions about his handling of intel briefings

The White House used a last-minute briefing Tuesday to continue defending President Donald Trump against accusations he let languish intelligence about Russia paying bounties to the Taliban for killing American troops.
Tags: News, White House, Russia, Taliban, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump


Sessions Refers To Renowned Black Scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. As ‘Some Criminal’

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions appeared to refer to Henry Louis Gates Jr. as “some criminal” in an interview published in The New York Times Magazine on Tuesday. Sessions spoke to the Times about his time leading the Justice Department, such as reversing an Obama-era policy that specified protections for transgender workers against discrimination and formalizing a policy on his last day in office that hindered a cornerstone of former President Barack Obama’s police-reform agenda. “Back ...
Tags: News, Obama, Senate, White House, Alabama, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Cambridge, Times, Doj, New York Times Magazine, Justice Department, Gates, Henry Louis Gates Jr, Auburn University, Jeff Sessions


Trump defense on Russian bounty story falls flat, even with Republicans

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany has defended the president over reports that Russia offered Taliban fighters a bounty on U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan.
Tags: News, White House, Russia, Taliban, Trump, Kayleigh McEnany


WH press secretary responds to accusations against Trump

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany defends President Donald Trump against accusations he let languish intelligence about Russia paying bounties to the Taliban for killing American troops. CNN's Kaitlin Collins reports.
Tags: News, White House, Russia, Cnn, Taliban, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump, WH, Kayleigh McEnany, Kaitlin Collins


2020 Polish presidential election

As we are getting ready for presidential election here in USA, Poland is about to choose a new president as well. The 2020 Polish presidential election was due to be held on May 10th 2020, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The election (wybory) was initially scheduled for May, when President Duda had a commanding lead in the polls and was expected to win easily. PiS leaders wanted to push ahead with a postal vote despite the pandemic, but the vote was postponed at the last minute. ...
Tags: Politics, Economy, Linguistics, Poland, Countries, Andrzej Duda, Duda, Gerd Altmann, Current News, Trzaskowski, USA Poland, Polski Polls, Szymon Hołownia, Krzysztof Bosak


Kellyanne Conway's 15-year-old daughter is defiantly posting anti-Trump and pro-Black Lives Matter TikToks 'to inform people and spread love'

Claudia Conway said her mother, White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, asked her to delete the TikTok videos, but she "respectfully declined" to do so.
Tags: News, White House, Trump, Kellyanne Conway, Claudia Conway


McEnany on the PDB: ‘The president does read’

At a press briefing on Tuesday, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said President Trump reads the President’s Daily Brief, and added that he is “the most informed person on planet earth when it comes to the threats that we face.”
Tags: News, White House, Trump, Kayleigh McEnany, McEnany


Sen. Joe Manchin on calls for national mandatory mask order, White House response to COVID crisis

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, Democratic member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, joins Neil Cavuto on 'Your World.'
Tags: News, White House, Senate Appropriations Committee, Neil Cavuto, Sen Joe Manchin, West Virginia Sen Joe Manchin Democratic


Kayleigh McEnany Mocked After Insisting Trump Is ‘Most Informed Person’

“The president does read and he also consumes intelligence verbally," the White House press secretary insisted.
Tags: News, White House, Kayleigh McEnany


White House says Trump reads amid questions about his handling of intelligence briefing

The White House used a last-minute briefing Tuesday to continue defending President Donald Trump against accusations he let languish intelligence about Russia paying bounties to the Taliban for killing American troops.
Tags: White House, Russia, Cnn, Taliban, Donald Trump, Trump


White House was warned about potential Russian bounties for killing US troops in early 2019

The White House was provided with intelligence in early 2019 indicating Russian actors were offering bounties to kill US soldiers in Afghanistan, more than a year before President Donald Trump claimed he was not briefed on the same threat, according to a source familiar with the situation.
Tags: White House, US, Cnn, Afghanistan, Donald Trump


Push for more developer oversight on L.A. City Council moves forward

A proposal to establish more oversight of development projects that come before the Los Angeles City Council by creating an office to enforce corruption laws in real estate decisions moved a step forward Tuesday, June 30. The council’s Rules, Elections and Intergovernmental Relations Committee approved a motion introduced by Councilman David Ryu to establish an Inspector General for Land Use and Development. The inspector general would oversee the Office of Anti-Corruption and Transparency, also...
Tags: Politics, News, Office, Sport, Fbi, Chicago, Soccer, City Council, Los Angeles City Council, City Hall, Trump, Chapman, City Planning Commission, Ryu, Huizar, Jose Huizar


No 10 accused of sowing confusion over Leicester lockdown

Shadow health secretary says government must pinpoint how new restrictions will workCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Downing Street has been accused of sowing confusion and anxiety in Leicester after imposing the first local lockdown to combat a surge in Covid-19 cases in the city, amid growing concern about how the measures will work.As part of hardened restrictions, the health secretary, Matt Hancock, announced on Monday night that schools will shut to most children...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK News, Health policy, Leicester, Downing Street, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak


CDC Director Pleads With Younger Americans To Wear Masks

(CNN) — A top US health official made another plea Tuesday for Americans — especially younger ones — to wear masks to curb the spread of the coronavirus as case numbers surge across much of the country. The comments to a US Senate committee hearing on the virus came as at least 17 states have paused or rolled back their reopening plans in response to a surge in new infections. Meanwhile three states once seen as the epicenter of the epidemic in the US — New York, New Jersey and Connecticut — exp...
Tags: Florida, New York, Texas, News, California, Cdc, Senate, White House, China, Massachusetts, New York City, US, California News, Eu, European Union, Cnn


Billions of dollars in aid for small businesses go unclaimed

By Joyce M. Rosenberg, The Associated Press Billions of dollars offered by Congress as a lifeline to small businesses struggling to survive the pandemic are about to be left on the table when a key government program stops accepting applications for loans. Business owners and advocacy groups complain that the money in the Paycheck Protection Program was not fully put to work because the program created obstacles that stopped countless small businesses from applying. For those that did seek loans...
Tags: New York, Congress, Senate, White House, Sport, Soccer, Portland, Nba, Associated Press, Portland Oregon, Los Angeles Lakers, Treasury Department, Small Business Administration, Murchison, Newark New Jersey, SBA


Americans officially banned from entering EU, at least for now

The European Union made an agreement on a list of 15 countries that could travel in its bloc from July 1st.Citizens of the United States, as well as Russia, Brazil and India, are not on it.The exclusion of the U.S. reflects concerns over its coronavirus surge. From July 1st, when its external borders will re-open, American tourists won't be welcome in Europe, decrees a new agreement from the European Union. The bloc decided on a list of 15 safe countries whose residents would be allowed to trav...
Tags: Travel, Health, Europe, Politics, Medicine, Congress, Cdc, China, Russia, India, Eu, European Union, Public Health, United States, Innovation, Epidemics



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