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'Our hospital is not built for a pandemic': Hospitals again struggle to keep up with the surging number of COVID-19 cases across the nation

A nurse checks in on a COVID-19 patient at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida, on August 19, 2020. Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post/Getty Images The US hit an all-time high for new coronavirus cases on Friday: 82,600.  Case numbers are soaring all across the country, not just in one particular hot spot.  Hospitals are running out of space and don't have enough staff to provide adequate care, and many are on the brink.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Coro...
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Reports focus on need for humane immigration detention policies

The nation’s immigration policies are the source of contentious disagreements as we head toward a national election, but there should be one area of broad agreement among all Americans. Our country should deal with undocumented immigrants and refugees as humanely as possible as their judicial cases make their way through the system. Unfortunately, two recent news stories suggest that federal immigration policies are falling short of that reasonable standard. First, a Los Angeles Times investigat...
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Trump quietly closed the U.S.'s vaccine safety office last year. Researchers are scrambling to replace it.

Developers will start rolling out their COVID-19 vaccines in the coming months, leaving U.S. health officials to test their long-term safety. But that won't be easy, especially given that the Trump administration quietly shut down the office responsible for ensuring the safety of vaccines last year, The New York Times reports.Before the late 1980s, vaccine safety relied on parents, doctors, vaccine makers, and hospitals to step forward and report symptoms they feared were connected to a vacc...
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Grace Community Church and The Master’s University Have Outbreaks of COVID-19 (UPDATED with Church Response)

(UPDATE) Jenna Ellis, attorney for Grace Community Church just released this statement in response to the LA Times article about the COVID outbreak at the church: Three very mild positive tests among more than 7000 people is hardly news. 0.0004% is not an ‘outbreak.’ The LA Times and others’ grossly misleading and fear-mongering headlines aim to mischaracterize Grace Community Church as irresponsible and a superspreader. It has never been the Church’s position that it is only safe to hold servi...
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Significantly reduced room rates lured me to the Ace Hotel New Orleans — while many amenities are still closed, I was impressed by their new COVID protocols and the facilities that were open

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. The rooftop is available via pre-booked, two-hour time slots. I practically had it to myself during my stay. Paul Oswell/Business Insider The Ace Hotel New Orleans is open with new COVID-19 protocols in place and some restrictions on facilities.I booked an entry-level Medium Room and enjoyed my stay despite many of the hotel's signature amenities being unavailable.My room cost $117 per night, which ...
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Facebook Touts Free Speech. In Vietnam, It's Aiding in Censorship

An anonymous reader shares a report: For months, Bui Van Thuan, a chemistry teacher turned crusading blogger in Vietnam, published one scathing Facebook post after another on a land dispute between villagers and the communist government. In a country with no independent media, Facebook provides the only platform where Vietnamese can read about contentious topics such as Dong Tam, a village outside Hanoi where residents were fighting authorities' plans to seize farmland to build a factory. Believ...
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Florida Law Enforcement Will Add Security To Early Voting Sites

Law enforcement deputies will be stationed at five early voting sites in Florida, officials said, after two armed men dressed as security guards who, by some accounts, claimed they had been hired by the Trump campaign to provide security were seen at a campaign tent outside a polling station on Wednesday. According to local reports earlier this week, Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri told Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Julie Marcus that the armed men, who wore blue polo shirts wi...
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Trump defends his Chinese bank account, and says he closed it before he was elected. 'I was a businessman doing business.'

President Donald Trump defended his Chinese bank account during the final presidential debate on October 22. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters President Donald Trump closed his Chinese bank account before he ran for president, he claimed during Thursday's election debate. The New York Times reported Wednesday that Trump maintained a Chinese bank account and paid nearly $200,000 in local taxes between 2013 and 2015. Trump said he opened the account because he was considering a deal in China. He was me...
Tags: Asia, Politics, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, New York Times, Republican Party, Bank Account, Biden, Times, Donald Trump, Presidential Election, Trump, Hunter, Election 2020


NYT: Trump Campaign Is Video-Surveilling Philadelphia Ballot Drop Boxes

The Trump campaign is conducting video surveillance of Philadelphia voters turning in mail-in ballots at drop boxes, according to a New York Times report. Then the campaign is using that footage to make accusations of impropriety when a voter turns in two or three ballots, according to the new report. The revelation earned a warning from Pennsylvania’s attorney general that suggested the tactic could amount to illegal voter intimidation. “Pennsylvania law permits poll watchers to carry out ve...
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Intelligence officials think the Trump administration's election interference warnings are focused on the wrong country

American intelligence officials described the Trump administration's decision to focus on Iran's election disinformation campaign on Wednesday night as "concerning," characterizing efforts by Russia to be a bigger threat to destabilizing Americans' faith in the integrity of election results come Nov. 3.FBI Director Christopher Wray and Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe shared on Wednesday that both Russia and Iran have obtained voter registration information and that I...
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California judge tosses extortion charges against megachurch leader; child rape and human trafficking counts left in place

LOS ANGELES — Citing insufficient evidence, a judge on Wednesday threw out extortion charges against the leader of a Mexican megachurch but left in place accusations of child rape and human trafficking. The California attorney general’s office failed to show that Naasón Joaquín García, the self-proclaimed apostle of La Luz del Mundo, extorted sex acts from alleged victims by threatening to disgrace them, Superior Court Judge Stephen A. Marcus ruled, according to the Los Angeles Times. Garcia has...
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Obama Mocks Trump’s Chinese Bank Account

“Can you imagine if I had a secret Chinese bank account?” the former president asked, referring to a recent Times report, as he returned...
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The New York Times Digs into the Adoptions of Amy Coney Barrett’s Children

When word leaked in 2005 that the New York Times was digging into the details of the adoptions of then-Supreme Court nominee John Roberts’s two children, the non-partisan National Council for Adoption issued a scathing denunciation of the Times’ “abject invasion of privacy [that] shows a shameful disregard for the integrity of the family in general and the adoptive family in particular.”The Times never published a story on Roberts’s kids and announced that “any gratuitous reporting about the Rob...
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Tom Cotton is already laying the groundwork in New Hampshire for a 2024 presidential run

Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas was spotted in New Hampshire on Monday during his second visit to campaign for down-ballot Republicans in a state worth two electoral votes. The pair of candidates Cotton stumped for remain relative long shots in their bids to unseat Democratic incumbents in the House and Senate respectively, and Democratic nominee Joe Biden is leading President Donald Trump by an average of 11 perc...
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Inside Trump's relationship with a multi-level marketing company that helped give him a financial lifeline

Donald Trump holding the ACN videophone with the ACN co-founders around him. Doe et al v. The Trump Corporation et al President Donald Trump took $8.8 million from a multi-level marketing company called ACN between 2005 and 2015, part of a larger "Apprentice"-tied lifeline that helped save him from financial ruin, according to a New York Times analysis of his tax records. Four anonymous MLM sellers are suing Trump, his company, and his family members, saying their endorsement of ACN led to...
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US voters are receiving threatening emails from foreign servers warning them to vote Trump 'or we will come after you'

Getty Registered voters in Florida and Alaska have received threatening emails purporting to be from a far-right US group telling them: 'Vote for Trump on Election Day or we will come after you.' The emails, which were obtained by outlets including the New York Times and CNN, appeared to come from an email address linked to the Proud Boys, a far-right US group. But metadata reviewed by CNN and the New York Times indicated that the emails had been sent from foreign servers, and the group's...
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Obama Mocks Trump’s Chinese Bank Account: ‘They Would’ve Called Me Beijing Barry’

“Can you imagine if I had a secret Chinese bank account?” the former president asked, referring to a recent Times report, as he returned...
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Florida accused of sowing confusion with last-minute voting changes

The Republican secretary of state has issued controversial guidance about ex-felons’ rights and ballot dropboxes in what critics call an attempt at voter suppressionFlorida’s top election official is facing accusations of voter suppression after two last-minute moves critics say will lead to intimidation and confusion.Alarm bells went off last week after the office of Florida’s secretary of state, Laurel Lee, abruptly notified election officials the state was beginning to flag voters for potenti...
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While doing business between 2013 and 2015 Trump paid $188,561 in taxes to China. He paid $750 in taxes to the US in 2016 and then 2017.

US President Donald Trump looks on as he departs a rally at Toledo Express Airport in Swanton, Ohio on September 21, 2020. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump paid more in taxes to China through his business ventures between 2013 and 2015 than he did in the US in the years 2016 and 2017, according to tax records obtained by The New York Times. The tax records reviewed by The Times showed an account controlled by Trump International Hotels Management LLC in China "paid $...
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While doing business between 2013 and 2015 Trump paid $188,561 in taxes to China. He paid $750 in taxes to the US in 2016 and 2017.

US President Donald Trump looks on as he departs a rally at Toledo Express Airport in Swanton, Ohio on September 21, 2020. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump paid more in taxes to China through his business ventures between 2013 and 2015 than he did in the US in the years 2016 and 2017, according to tax records obtained by The New York Times. The tax records reviewed by The Times showed an account controlled by Trump International Hotels Management LLC in China "paid $...
Tags: Politics, Taxes, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Getty Images, United States, New York Times, The Times, Times, Donald Trump, Trump, Internal Revenue Service, Trump Organization, Garten


McConnell reportedly warned White House against passing stimulus bill before the election

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has reportedly shut down all hope of passing a COVID-19 stimulus bill in the next two weeks.Discussions regarding the next relief bill have gone on for months with no actual results after the last package — and the boosted unemployment insurance that came with it — expired after July. But despite Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) continuing discussions Tuesday, people familiar with the discussions say McConn...
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Texas Man Murders Wife, Allegedly Shooting Her 10 Times in Front of Their Kids, After She Asked for Divorce

A husband and father of three from Texas is facing murder charges in the deadly shooting of his wife. According to NBCDFW, on Sunday (Oct. 18), police in Mesquite, Texas—a suburban city located near Dallas—discovered the body of 28-year-old Markeita McCleary with multiple gunshot wounds around 5:34 p.m. local time. Police said McCleary was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead. McCleary’s husband, Ashton Neroes, who is also 28, was subsequently arrested and charged with murder ...
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Video is Key to Small Businesses Boosting Global Economic Recovery

Small businesses like mine, that support small to midsize business are more vital than most people realize. Almost half, 44%, of the US GDP is from small businesses. This is over 5.6 trillion dollars contributed to our output. Every global giant we have now started with one woman or man with a dream. Small businesses are the lifeblood of America, setting up your own day and being your own boss is the dream of most people in business. Small businesses give the entire economy energy, they create t...
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Google is expected to counter the DOJ's historic antitrust lawsuit with claims that it's misunderstood and faces plenty of competition

Google's Don Harrison speaks to senators on whether Google harmed competition in online advertising in September. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin Google is facing a historic antitrust lawsuit filed by the United States Department of Justice on Tuesday morning.  "Today's lawsuit by the Department of Justice is deeply flawed," Google Public Policy tweeted. "People use Google because they choose to — not because they're forced to or because they can't find alternatives." The tech giant is expec...
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US spies and diplomats are suggesting a Trump administration cover-up after officials in Cuba, Russia, and China got mysteriously sick

The US Embassy in Havana, Cuba, in November 2019. Reuters In 2016, US embassy staff in Cuba and China reported falling ill with symptoms including balance and vision problems. Subsequent studies said they might have been exposed to a microwave radiation attack. On Monday, The New York Times reported that US diplomats and spies in other countries, including Russia, had reported the same symptoms. CIA and State Department employees who say they were affected in China and Russia told The Time...
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Stupid Russian Disinformation Campaign Targets Oxford Vaccine (slashdot)

The Times of London reports that "a Russian disinformation campaign designed to undermine and spread fear about the Oxford University coronavirus vaccine has been exposed by a Times investigation." Pictures, memes and video clips depicting the British-made vaccine as dangerous have been devised in Russia and middlemen are now seeking to "seed" the images on social media networks around the world. The crude theme of the distorted images is that the vaccine, millions of doses of which will be man...
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To improve LA County’s justice system, elect George Gascón: Fernando Guerra and Matt Johnson

Los Angeles County sends more people to death row than Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Virginia, combined. We operate the world’s largest jail system which doubles as the nation’s largest mental health institution, and we incarcerate black people 13 times more than white people. LA prosecutes kids as adults at alarming rates, disproportionately arrests people of color, and sends people to prison at per capita rates far exceeding the vast majority of California’s prosecutors. Is t...
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Trump's campaign is despondent as he keeps reusing strategies which worked against Hillary Clinton but aren't landing on Joe Biden, reports say

President Donald Trump at the end of a rally in Carson City, Nevada on October 18, 2020. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images The Trump campaign team is worried that President Donald Trump's attacks on Joe Biden are failing to connect, The New York Times and The Associated Press reported. Sources cited by the outlets worried that Trump is reusing strategies from the 2016 election which were effective against Hillary Clinton, but not her successor. Recent polls frequently show Biden with a more...
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Kremlin dismisses vaccine disinformation campaign accusations as 'circus'

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov dismissed the reaction of the UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to the Times report saying that Russia is engaging in a disinformation campaign to discredit the Oxford University coronavirus vaccine in an effort to promote its own vaccine Sputnik V, developed by the Gamaleya Institute.
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