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The Air Force is sending 60 healthcare workers to North Dakota to address a staffing crisis as the state has just 13 ICU beds open

Gov. Doug Burgum announced in a statement Thursday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency approved the state's request for federal assistance. Reuters The US Air Force is sending 60 medical personnel to North Dakota to address a staffing crisis, after the Federal Emergency Management Agency approved the state's request for federal assistance. The state has 13 staffed intensive care unit beds available across all of its hospitals, and 211 standard inpatient beds, according to the ...
Tags: Science, Nurses, White House, Trends, North Dakota, Fema, Healthcare, Air Force, US Air Force, Reuters, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Bismarck Tribune, Doug Burgum, Burgum, Healthcare Workers, Coronavirus


FHA’s Proposal for Private Flood Insurance Applies to Reverse Mortgages

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) last week released a proposed rule which would allow a private flood insurance option instead of insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), when flood insurance is required by FHA. This is a change that would potentially apply to all single family mortgage programs under FHA, including the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program. “The proposed changes would allow lenders to begin accepting private flood insurance policies for...
Tags: Finance, Federal Emergency Management Agency, FHA, Gormley, Joe Gormley, National Flood Insurance Program, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau CFPB, National Flood Insurance Program NFIP, Federal Housing Administration FHA, HECM, Dana Wade


'Defund my butt': Democrats battle over left-wing policy demands even as they agree Biden should focus on the economy and healthcare

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks to media during a census outreach event ahead of the census deadline in The Bronx, New York City Andrew Kelly/Reuters As the Democratic Party processes its devastating losses in down-ballot races across the country this cycle, prominent voices within the party are waging public battles over what went wrong.  But there's relatively broad consensus among Democratic operatives that the party should refocus itself on progressive policies that enjoy...
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The Latest: President declares emergency in Mississippi

President Donald Trump has declared an emergency exists in Mississippi and ordered federal assistance be expedited to aid state, local and tribal efforts to recover from Hurricane Zeta. The president authorized the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate all disaster relief efforts in the state and provide help to save lives and protect property. It added that FEMA is authorized to identify, mobilize, and provide equipment and resources to deal...
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The nightmare that Joe Biden could inherit

Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a campaign rally, in Charlotte, North Carolina, October 14, 2016. AP Photo/ Evan Vucci The outcome of the 2020 presidential election remains in doubt, but is clear is that if Joe Biden wins he will inherit a country wracked by a pandemic and riven by political polarization. In his three-month lame duck period, President Donald Trump seems likely to do little to alleviate Americans' economic pain while sabotaging the incoming a...
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The 9 biggest takeaways from 'Totally Under Control,' a new documentary filmed in secret about the Trump administration's coronavirus response

The official poster for "Totally Under Control," a new documentary about the US government's response to the coronavirus pandemic. Courtesy of Neon "Totally Under Control," a documentary about the US government's response to the coronavirus pandemic, is now streaming on Hulu. It was filmed mostly in secret over five months and blasts the Trump administration for failing to contain the pandemic. Here are nine key takeaways from the film.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stori...
Tags: Health, Politics, New York, Science, Movies, Entertainment, Obama, Congress, California, Cdc, Ebay, Senate, White House, China, Virginia, Massachusetts


Pres. Trump Reverses Course, Approves California’s Request For Wildfire Disaster Relief Funds

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Trump Reverses Course, Approves California’s Request For Wildfire Disaster Relief Funds

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Tags: National Weather Service, Politics, News, California, White House, California News, Sacramento, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Southern California Edison, Cbs, Associated Press, Calistoga, Napa, Donald Trump


The Trump administration declined California's request for disaster declaration for 6 fires following massive wildfires

David McNew/Getty Images The Trump administration rejected California's request for disaster assistance for six fires after massive wildfires — one of which was the largest one in its history — tore through the state over the last few months. California Gov. Gavin Newsom requested a disaster declaration and financial aid from the federal government in a sent on September 28, estimating damages from the fires exceeded $229 million. "The request for a Major Presidential Disaster Declarati...
Tags: Politics, News, California, San Francisco, Trends, Cnn, Donald Trump, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Northern California, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Newsom, Office of Emergency Services, Brian Ferguson, Trump Administration, David McNew


Trump Administration Denies California’s Request For Wildfire Disaster Relief Funds

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Trump administration denies California relief for 6 wildfires

President Donald Trump’s administration this week rejected California’s request for disaster relief funds aimed at cleaning up the damage from six recent wildfires among the siege of deadly and destructive blazes that have scorched the state. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom formally submitted a letter to the White House on Sept. 28 asking for a major disaster declaration, said Brian Ferguson, with the governor’s Office of Emergency Services. “The state plans to appeal the decision and believes we h...
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Project Homekey eyes Los Angeles County

On Wednesday evening at 6 p.m., Los Angeles City Councilman John Lee will hold a public meeting on Zoom to inform residents of Chatsworth and the surrounding area that a Travelodge hotel at 21603 Devonshire Street has been selected for conversion to homeless housing. This hotel backs up to a residential neighborhood. It’s next to a supermarket and across the street from a post office. It’s a few blocks away from Chatsworth Park Elementary School. If this project went through a normal approvals p...
Tags: California, Opinion, Washington, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Oakland, Chatsworth, Gavin Newsom, Motel, Legislature, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Los Angeles County, Norwalk, John Lee


The Trump administration forced states to bid eBay-style for masks and ventilators, according to an explosive new documentary

Official poster for 'Totally Under Control,' a new documentary about the US government's response to the coronavirus pandemic. Courtesy of Neon The Trump administration failed to address major mask and equipment shortages during the first few months of the pandemic. This lack of government action forced states to bid against each other for supplies in March and April, according to a new documentary about the US government's response to the coronavirus. New York Gov. Andrew Cuom...
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It's too late to trace infections at the White House Rose Garden ceremony, experts say: 'I bet you we'll never find out'

President Donald Trump and Judge Amy Coney Barrett in the Rose Garden at the White House on September 26. Alex Brandon/AP Photo President Donald Trump and at least 34 White House staffers and contacts have been infected with the coronavirus following Judge Amy Coney Barrett's nomination ceremony at the White House Rose Garden on September 26. The White House accepted the CDC's offer to help with contact tracing on Wednesday, The Washington Post reported. Epidemiologists say those efforts m...
Tags: Chris Christie, Science, News, Supreme Court, Washington Post, Cdc, White House, Trends, Gop, Washington Dc, New Jersey, Graham, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Stanford University, Trump


A debate between Sen. Lindsey Graham and challenger Jamie Harrison got nixed after Graham refused to take a COVID-19 test

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-SC. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images A debate between South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham and Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison was canceled after Graham refused to get tested for COVID-19.  Harrison demanded on Thursday that Graham take a COVID-19 test before they got together on the debate stage.  The two candidates will separately participate in interviews with local reporters instead. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A debate between South Ca...
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34 people in Trump's orbit have tested positive for the coronavirus, leaked FEMA report says, as White House staffers say they are scared to go back to work

President Donald Trump removes his mask upon return to the White House from Walter Reed medical center on October 5, 2020. Win McNamee/Getty Thirty-four White House staffers and contacts have been infected with COVID-19 in recent days, according to an internal Federal Emergency Management Agency memo, ABC News reported Thursday. The memo was leaked as multiple reports said White House staffers are afraid to come back to work now that President Donald Trump has returned home while still sic...
Tags: Politics, UK, Supreme Court, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Atlantic, Fema, News UK, Donald Trump, Abc News, Walter Reed, Trump, Mike Pence, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Troye


Internal government memo reveals 34 coronavirus cases tied to White House in recent days, higher than previously known

An internal government memo distributed Wednesday among senior leadership at the Federal Emergency Management Agency and obtained by ABC News revealed that 34 "White House staffers and other contacts" have tested positive for the coronavirus in recent days. That figure is higher than the 24 cases among White House aides previously reported by ABC News.It's unclear who exactly is counted among that group, but the number illustrates the scope of the growing outbreak within the Trump administra...
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An explosive new documentary details how Jared Kushner's coronavirus task force consisted mainly of 20-something volunteers buying PPE with personal email accounts

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and counselor Kellyanne Conway listen as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting about the coronavirus response in the Oval Office on April 30, 2020. AP Photo/Evan Vucci For several weeks in March and April, Max Kennedy, Jr., then 26, served on Jared Kushner's White House COVID-19 Supply-Chain Task Force. Kennedy, who is Robert F. Kennedy's grandson, quit the task force in April. Soon after, he wrote an anonymous whistleblower complaint to Co...
Tags: Health, Politics, New York, Science, Movies, Entertainment, Congress, Documentary, Washington, White House, China, US, Trends, Fema, Silicon Valley, Fox News


What Trump's comments about ceasing stimulus-package negotiations mean for future $1,200 payments — in one minute or less

The likelihood of a further delay in any further rounds of direct payments just increased. Jeff Fusco/Stringer While Trump said that stimulus talks should end immediately, that doesn't mean another $1,200 check is off the table. Both Senate Republicans and House Democrats have brought forward second stimulus plans, but none have been signed into law. Trump's recent comments decrease the likelihood of a speedy resolution resulting in a round of $1,200 payments being sent out before the elec...
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, Senate, Trends, Policy, South Dakota, House, Treasury, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Pelosi, Barbara Smith, Mnuchin


9 takeaways from 'Totally Under Control,' the new documentary filmed in secret about the Trump administration's coronavirus response

Official poster for 'Totally Under Control,' a new documentary about the US government's response to the coronavirus pandemic. Courtesy of Neon "Totally Under Control," a documentary film about the US government's response to the coronavirus pandemic, premieres October 13.  The film was filmed mostly in secret over the past five months, and blasts the Trump administration for failing to contain the pandemic. Here are nine key takeaways from the film.  Visit Business Insider's h...
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The White House is proposing a $400 weekly federal unemployment benefit as part of its $1.6 trillion stimulus package

President Donald Trump, accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, right, speaks to reporters about the coronavirus outbreak on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. AP Photo/Alex Brandon The White House is proposing a $400-a-week federal unemployment benefit as part of its stimulus package. It would be retroactive to September 12, Roll Call first reported. There appears to be early agreement among lawmakers and the White House that any...
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Hawaii educators lay out school reopening guidelines, mayors unclear on pre-travel COVID-19 testing, Caldwell looks to loosen Honolulu lockdown, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Public schools will make ‘gradual’ transition to blended learning in October. Public school parents should prepare for distance learning to continue into the second quarter, but schools will slowly transition to a blended model that includes some in-person instruction starting in mid-October, schools Superintendent Christina Kishimoto announced Thursday. Hawaii News Now.Some students could return to Hawaii public schools after fall break. Some public schools may offer blended learning later thi...
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White House announces nearly $13 billion in aid for Puerto Rico three years after Hurricane Maria

The U.S. emergency agency is sending almost $13 billion to Puerto Rico, directed at the territory's energy and education systems, to help it recover from 2017's devastating Hurricane Maria, the White House said on Friday. The "federal share" of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's grants to the territory totals $11.6 billion, with most money, $9.6 billion, going to the battered power authority, according to a White House announcement, which did not provide details on the remaining funds or...
Tags: News, White House, Fema, Puerto Rico, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Wanda Vázquez Garced


NIH Director: Public Mistrust Of Vaccine Driven By ‘Unfortunate Mix Of Science And Politics’

National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins said Wednesday that public hesitation about getting a vaccine to protect against coronavirus needs to be urgently addressed, suggesting that public mistrust of a vaccine has been “enhanced” by an “unfortunate mix of science and politics.”  “Those who are vaccine hesitant have had their hesitancy enhanced by a variety of things that are happening right now, particularly the unfortunate mix of science and politics,” Collins said at an e...
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Biden Calls Out Trump For Denying Climate Change Amid Wildfires: ‘The Science Is Clear’

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden  rebuked  President Donald Trump’s dismissal of  climate change Saturday, criticizing the White House for its failure to take bold action to battle wildfires that continue to tear across Western states. “The science is clear, and deadly signs like these are unmistakable — climate change poses an imminent, existential threat to our way of life,” Biden said in a statement. “President Trump can try to deny that reality, but the facts are undeniable. W...
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Trump To Visit Sacramento For Briefing On Historic Wildfire Season

(CNN/CBS13) — President Donald Trump will visit California on Monday to join local and federal fire and emergency officials for a briefing on the state’s historic wildfire season, the White House announced on Saturday. The announcement came hours after Trump thanked the firefighters and first responders battling the historic wildfires raging in the western part of the United States Trump’s public acknowledgment of the crisis comes after weeks of remaining largely silent on the fires that have ki...
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With Wildfires, California Experiences a 'Cascading' of Climate Disasters

"Multiple mega fires burning more than three million acres. Millions of residents smothered in toxic air. Rolling blackouts and triple-digit heat waves. "Climate change, in the words of one scientist, is smacking California in the face," reports the New York Times. (Alternate URL here.) The crisis in the nation's most populous state is more than just an accumulation of individual catastrophes. It is also an example of something climate experts have long worried about, but which few expected t...
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10 ways to honor those who died on Sept. 11 and help others in their memories, today and any day

Nearly 3,000 people in three states died on Sept. 11, 2001, in a coordinated foreign terrorist attack. On this 19th anniversary (or any day), you can honor their memories by helping those in need today. (Photo courtesy Corporation for National and Community Service) Today, Sept. 11, is Patriot Day. It's not a federal holiday. Federal and state offices are open. So are businesses and schools, where allowed by COVID-19 precautions. It is, however, a solemn day in the United States. On Sept....
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‘Evacuate Now’: Hundreds Of Thousands Ordered To Flee Oregon As Fires Engulf State

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Deadly wildfires in heavily populated northwest Oregon were growing, with hundreds of thousands of people told to flee encroaching flames while residents to the south tearfully assessed their losses. The number of people ordered to evacuate statewide because of fires rose to an estimated 500,000 — more than 10 percent of the state’s 4.2 million people, the Oregon Office of Emergency Management reported late Thursday. The number was calculated by determining how many people ...
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‘Evacuate now:’ Wildfires grow in Oregon as 500K flee

By GILLIAN FLACCUS and ANDREW SELSKY | Associated Press PHOENIX, Ore. — Deadly wildfires in heavily populated northwest Oregon were growing, with hundreds of thousands of people told to flee encroaching flames while residents to the south tearfully assessed their losses. The number of people evacuated statewide because of fires rose to an estimated 500,000 — more than 10 percent of the state’s 4.2 million people, the Oregon Office of Emergency Management reported late Thursday. One fire approach...
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