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AP-NORC poll: Half of Americans would get a COVID-19 vaccine

Associated Press2020-05-27 05:38:39

Author: LAURAN NEERGAARD and HANNAH FINGERHUT
Only about half of Americans say they would get a COVID-19 vaccine if the scientists working furiously to create one succeed, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for... ...Read full article

World watches as South Korea cautiously returns to life

Associated Press2020-05-27 04:58:05

Author: HYUNG-JIN KIM
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The baseball league is on. Students have begun returning to school. And people are increasingly dining out and enjoying nighttime strolls in public parks. As South... ...Read full article

Roma director Cuarón makes plea for housekeepers

BBC News2020-05-27 04:57:25

Roma director Cuarón makes plea for housekeepers Author: BBC News
He says domestic workers laid of during the Covid-19 pandemic should continue to receive pay. ...Read full article

Richard Grenell accuses Politico of 'fake news' over report that he's joining Trump campaign

Fox News2020-05-27 04:37:20.8190603

Richard Grenell accuses Politico of 'fake news' over report that he's joining Trump campaign Author: Fox News
Former acting DNI Richard Grenell slammed Politico on Tuesday over its report that he was joining the Trump campaign, calling it "fake news." ...Read full article

Live updates: A third of Americans show signs of anxiety or depression; Twitter starts fact-checking Trump

The Washington Post2020-05-27 04:27:44

Live updates: A third of Americans show signs of anxiety or depression; Twitter starts fact-checking Trump Author:
Twitter appended a fact check message to one of Trump's tweets directing readers to articles debunking his claims on remote balloting. ...Read full article

Live updates: A third of Americans show signs of anxiety or depression; Twitter starts fact-checking Trump

The Washington Post2020-05-27 04:27:44

Live updates: A third of Americans show signs of anxiety or depression; Twitter starts fact-checking Trump Author:
Twitter appended a fact check message to one of Trump's tweets directing readers to articles debunking his claims on remote balloting. ...Read full article

Live updates: A third of Americans show signs of anxiety or depression; Twitter starts fact-checking Trump

The Washington Post2020-05-27 04:27:44

Live updates: A third of Americans show signs of anxiety or depression; Twitter starts fact-checking Trump Author:
Twitter appended a fact check message to one of Trump's tweets directing readers to articles debunking his claims on remote balloting. ...Read full article

Live updates: A third of Americans show signs of anxiety or depression; Twitter starts fact-checking Trump

The Washington Post2020-05-27 04:27:44

Live updates: A third of Americans show signs of anxiety or depression; Twitter starts fact-checking Trump Author:
Twitter appended a fact check message to one of Trump's tweets directing readers to articles debunking his claims on remote balloting. ...Read full article

Live updates: A third of Americans show signs of anxiety or depression; Twitter starts fact-checking Trump

The Washington Post2020-05-27 04:27:44

Live updates: A third of Americans show signs of anxiety or depression; Twitter starts fact-checking Trump Author:
Twitter appended a fact check message to one of Trump's tweets directing readers to articles debunking his claims on remote balloting. ...Read full article

Exclusive: Volkswagen in final talks to seal biggest M&A deals in China EV sector - sources

Reuters2020-05-27 04:26:45

Exclusive: Volkswagen in final talks to seal biggest M&A deals in China EV sector - sources Author: Julie Zhu
Volkswagen AG is in final talks to seal its largest investment deals with Chinese electric vehicle (EV) firms, two sources said, as the German automaker accelerates its push into the world's largest market for environmentally friendlier cars. ...Read full article

Riot police shield Hong Kong legislature as protests gather against anthem bill

Reuters2020-05-27 04:26:01

Riot police shield Hong Kong legislature as protests gather against anthem bill Author: Sarah Wu
Hong Kong deployed riot police around the Legislative Council on Wednesday as activists called for protests against a bill to criminalise disrespect of the Chinese anthem, amid soaring tensions over perceived threats to the city's freedoms. ...Read full article

Exclusive: Research finds concerning drop in U.S. colorectal cancer screenings and surgeries

Reuters2020-05-27 04:23:39

Exclusive: Research finds concerning drop in U.S. colorectal cancer screenings and surgeries Author: Robin Respaut
New diagnoses of one of the deadliest cancers fell by one-third in March and April as U.S. physicians and patients halted appointments and screenings during the COVID-19 outbreak. ...Read full article

When can you be around others? CDC updates guidance

CNN2020-05-27 04:21:09

When can you be around others? CDC updates guidance Author: Maggie Fox, CNN
People who have been sick with coronavirus infections should stay away from other people, self-isolate, even after fever passes, the CDC says in updated guidance. ...Read full article

Spread of coronavirus fuels corruption in Latin America

Associated Press2020-05-27 04:08:46

Author: JOSHUA GOODMAN
MIAMI (AP) — Even in a pandemic, there's no slowdown for swindlers in Latin America.From Argentina to Panama, a number of officials have been forced to resign as reports of fraudulent... ...Read full article

Venezuela's apparent respite from COVID-19 may not last long

Associated Press2020-05-27 04:07:37

Author: SCOTT SMITH
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Defying dire predictions, Venezuela so far seems to have avoided the coronavirus wave striking much of South America. But experts warn that while the virus may... ...Read full article

Twitter Has Not Fact-checked Adam Schiff's False Claims of 'Russian Collusion'

Breitbart News2020-05-27 04:06:48

Twitter Has Not Fact-checked Adam Schiff's False Claims of 'Russian Collusion' Author: Joel B. Pollak
Twitter's new policy evidently does not extend to Democrats like Adam Schiff, who claimed Russian "collusion" even after the Mueller report. ...Read full article

Global pandemic: Through the eyes of the world's children

Associated Press2020-05-27 04:04:37

Author: MARTHA IRVINE
CHICAGO (AP) — These are children of the global pandemic. In the far-north Canadian town of Iqaluit, one boy has been glued to the news to learn everything he can about the coronavirus. A... ...Read full article

Pelosi blasts House Republicans over lawsuit to halt proxy voting: 'Sad stunt' | TheHill

The Hill2020-05-27 03:55:15

Pelosi blasts House Republicans over lawsuit to halt proxy voting: 'Sad stunt' | TheHill Author: Jesse Byrnes
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) late Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit from House Republicans... ...Read full article

CDC warns it 'may be possible' for coronavirus to spread on surfaces, in new shift

Fox News2020-05-27 03:52:19.3731595

CDC warns it 'may be possible' for coronavirus to spread on surfaces, in new shift Author: Fox News
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) edited information posted to its website last week on the transmission of the coronavirus from contaminated surfaces after the health agency deemed it confusing. ...Read full article

Johnson to face senior MPs amid Cummings row

BBC News2020-05-27 03:52:19

Johnson to face senior MPs amid Cummings row Author: BBC News
The PM will be questioned by the Liaison Committee as critics call for his chief adviser to resign. ...Read full article

Swift firings for Minneapolis officers in death of black man

Associated Press2020-05-27 03:48:38

Author: AMY FORLITI and JEFF BAENEN
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — To the general public, the video of a white police officer pressing his knee into the neck of a shirtless black man prone on the street, crying out for help until he finally... ...Read full article

11 Democrats Who Lied, on Twitter, About 'Fine People' in Charlottesville

Breitbart News2020-05-27 03:46:35

11 Democrats Who Lied, on Twitter, About 'Fine People' in Charlottesville Author: Joel B. Pollak
Twitter does not apply the same standard to inaccurate or speculative claims by Democrats, like the Charlottesville "very fine people" hoax. ...Read full article

Twitter fact-checks Trump as US president cries vote meddling

Al Jazeera English2020-05-27 03:45:00

Twitter fact-checks Trump as US president cries vote meddling Author: Al Jazeera
Social media platform has been tightening policy amid criticism it has allowed fake accounts, misinformation to thrive. ...Read full article

Hong Kong legislature surrounded by riot police ahead of expected protests

Reuters2020-05-27 03:36:42

Hong Kong legislature surrounded by riot police ahead of expected protests Author: Scott Murdoch
Hundreds of riot police took up posts around Hong Kong's legislature overnight, as protests were expected on Wednesday over a bill criminalising disrespect of China's national anthem and against plans by Beijing to impose national security laws. ...Read full article

Trump says U.S. to take action on China over Hong Kong this week

Reuters2020-05-27 03:36:42

Trump says U.S. to take action on China over Hong Kong this week Author: Reuters Editorial
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he is preparing to take action against China this week over its effort to impose national security laws on Hong Kong, but did not give details. ...Read full article

Biden won't commit to picking a woman of color as VP - CNN Video

CNN2020-05-27 03:22:26.1101657

Biden won't commit to picking a woman of color as VP - CNN Video Author:
In an interview with CNN's Dana Bash, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said he was considering choosing a woman of color as his running mate, but was also considering other candidates. ...Read full article

Brian Stelter Denies CNN Tries to Deplatform People

Breitbart News2020-05-27 03:20:54

Brian Stelter Denies CNN Tries to Deplatform People Author: Joel B. Pollak
CNN media reporter Brian Stelter claimed Tuesday that his network does not attempt to "deplatform" people. ...Read full article

Trump takes his war on masks to new heights

CNN2020-05-27 03:18:57

Trump takes his war on masks to new heights Author: Analysis by Stephen Collinson, CNN
The simple act of wearing a mask to protect others during a pandemic is now a political and cultural flashpoint, underscoring the polarization afflicting every corner of American life. ...Read full article

Asian shares slip as new Hong Kong tensions rise

Reuters2020-05-27 03:12:51

Asian shares slip as new Hong Kong tensions rise Author: Hideyuki Sano
Asian shares slipped on Wednesday as investor concerns about rising tensions between the United States and China tempered optimism about a re-opening of the world economy. ...Read full article

HK ramps up security ahead of anthem bill reading

BBC News2020-05-27 03:09:34

HK ramps up security ahead of anthem bill reading Author: BBC News
Protesters were urged to disrupt proceedings in an attempt to derail the bill's second reading. ...Read full article

Hong Kong's China national anthem bill aims to legislate 'respect'

Reuters2020-05-27 03:00:20

Hong Kong's China national anthem bill aims to legislate 'respect' Author: Greg Torode
Hong Kong's legislature is moving forward on a controversial bill that would criminalise abuse of China's national anthem. ...Read full article

Charles Hurt: Joe Biden's Record: 100% Wrong, 100% of the Time

Breitbart News2020-05-27 02:59:34

Charles Hurt: Joe Biden's Record: 100% Wrong, 100% of the Time Author: Charles Hurt
You can’t say you were not warned. As President Trump has been saying for years now, “What have you got to lose?” | 2020 Election ...Read full article

Mask and all, Biden crushes Trump

CNN2020-05-27 02:53:51

Mask and all, Biden crushes Trump Author: Opinion by Frida Ghitis
Frida Ghitis writes of the stark contrasts on a day where, as Joe Biden came across as strong and polite in his first in-person interview since the pandemic forced him off the campaign trail, Donald Trump gave another one of his bizarre, conspiracy-laden, sel… ...Read full article

Jim Acosta: Trump Lying About Link Between Vote-by-Mail, Voter Fraud

Breitbart News2020-05-27 02:50:17

Jim Acosta: Trump Lying About Link Between Vote-by-Mail, Voter Fraud Author: Joshua Caplan
Jim Acosta took aim at President Donald Trump for accusing Twitter of election interference over their decision to fact-check his tweets. ...Read full article

China expands scope of Hong Kong security legislation: media reports

Reuters2020-05-27 02:47:01

China expands scope of Hong Kong security legislation: media reports Author: Reuters Editorial
Beijing has expanded the scope of draft national security legislation to include organisations as well as individuals, media reported on Wednesday, a move that is likely to exacerbate concerns over freedoms in the financial hub. ...Read full article

CNN's Jeffrey Toobin: Twitter Should Delete Trump's Scarborough Tweets

Breitbart News2020-05-27 02:46:26

CNN's Jeffrey Toobin: Twitter Should Delete Trump's Scarborough Tweets Author: Joshua Caplan
Jeffrey Toobin advocated for Twitter to censor President Donald Trump's Twitter feed by deleting his tweets about Joe Scarborough. ...Read full article

House Republicans sue Pelosi in bid to stop proxy voting amid coronavirus concerns

Fox News2020-05-27 02:37:23.6051639

House Republicans sue Pelosi in bid to stop proxy voting amid coronavirus concerns Author: Fox News
House Republicans filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to block a system of proxy voting put in place during the coronavirus pandemic on the grounds that it is unconstitutional. ...Read full article

'Falsely masculine': Biden hits Trump over face masks as president calls them 'politically correct'

USA Today2020-05-27 02:32:14+00:00

'Falsely masculine': Biden hits Trump over face masks as president calls them 'politically correct' Author:
"Ok, you want to be politically correct. Go ahead," Trump told a reporter who wouldn't take his face mask off. ...Read full article

Hong Kong on edge before National Anthem Bill: Live updates

Al Jazeera English2020-05-27 02:25:00

Hong Kong on edge before National Anthem Bill: Live updates Author: Al Jazeera
Riot police surround Hong Kong's legislature as protest threat looms over second reading of controversial bill. ...Read full article

Coronavirus updates: Latin America has 'become new epicentre' of virus

BBC News2020-05-27 02:22:24.0224656

Coronavirus updates: Latin America has 'become new epicentre' of virus Author: BBC News
Latin America now has more daily reported cases of Covid-19 infections than Europe and the US. ...Read full article

Coronavirus pandemic: Updates from around the world

CNN2020-05-27 02:21:04

Coronavirus pandemic: Updates from around the world Author: By Jessie Yeung and Steve George, CNN
The coronavirus pandemic has brought countries to a standstill. Here's the latest updates on Covid-19 cases, deaths, government responses and more. ...Read full article

What we know about the death of George Floyd: 4 Minneapolis police officers fired after 'horrifying' video hits social media

USA Today2020-05-27 02:17:16+00:00

What we know about the death of George Floyd: 4 Minneapolis police officers fired after 'horrifying' video hits social media Author:
Public outcry following the death of George Floyd on Monday led to the firing of four Minneapolis police officers and an FBI investigation. ...Read full article

Trump asks whether he should be taking insulin despite not being diabetic

USA Today2020-05-27 02:09:44+00:00

Trump asks whether he should be taking insulin despite not being diabetic Author:
"I don't use insulin," Trump said Tuesday. "Should I be? Huh? I never thought about it. But I know a lot of people are very badly affected, right? Unbelievable." ...Read full article

Factbox: What people are saying about controversial legislation for Hong Kong

Reuters2020-05-27 01:59:32

Factbox: What people are saying about controversial legislation for Hong Kong Author: Reuters Editorial
Hong Kong legislators are holding a debate on Wednesday over a controversial bill that would require schools to teach China's national anthem, organisations to play it and sing it, and anyone who disrespects it to face jail or fines. ...Read full article

CNN's Cooper on Trump's Scarborough Tweets: 'He Is Just a Little Man, Despite His Girth and Size'

Breitbart News2020-05-27 01:53:41

CNN's Cooper on Trump's Scarborough Tweets: 'He Is Just a Little Man, Despite His Girth and Size' Author: Pam Key
Tuesday on CNN, host Anderson Cooper criticized President Donald Trump for his messaging on masks and his tweets about MSNBC host Joe Scarborough. | Clips ...Read full article

Hannity: Biden can't hide from his disturbing pattern of racial rhetoric

Fox News2020-05-27 01:52:17.6589885

Hannity: Biden can't hide from his disturbing pattern of racial rhetoric Author: Fox News
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden briefly emerges from his basement. ...Read full article

Tucker: Media critics scold Americans for enjoying Memorial Day

Fox News2020-05-27 01:37:18.7213169

Tucker: Media critics scold Americans for enjoying Memorial Day Author: Fox News
CNN and MSNBC are peddling panic and reckless moral judgement. ...Read full article

Brittany Murphy’s sudden death at 32 still ‘puzzles' pathologist, says doc: ‘It was all very perplexing’

Fox News2020-05-27 01:22:18.9137697

Brittany Murphy’s sudden death at 32 still ‘puzzles' pathologist, says doc: ‘It was all very perplexing’ Author: Fox News
Angelo Bertolotti never stopped wondering what really happened to his daughter. ...Read full article

Biden blasts Trump for mocking face masks

CNN2020-05-27 01:12:29

Biden blasts Trump for mocking face masks Author: Eric Bradner, CNN
Joe Biden called President Donald Trump "an absolute fool" on Tuesday for sharing a tweet that mocked the former vice president for wearing a mask Monday at a Memorial Day ceremony. ...Read full article

Four Minneapolis policemen fired after death of unarmed black man

Reuters2020-05-27 00:32:19

Four Minneapolis policemen fired after death of unarmed black man Author: Brendan O'Brien
Four Minneapolis police officers were fired on Tuesday, a day after a bystander's cell phone video captured one of them kneeling on the neck of an unarmed black man who later died in a hospital, the city's mayor said. ...Read full article

Donald Trump: 'Twitter Is Now Interfering in the 2020 Presidential Election'

Breitbart News2020-05-27 00:29:25

Donald Trump: 'Twitter Is Now Interfering in the 2020 Presidential Election' Author: Charlie Spiering
Trump accused Twitter of interfering in the 2020 presidential election after branding one of his tweets warning about election fraud "false." ...Read full article

Trump Campaign: Twitter 'Fact Check' Proof of Silicon Valley Obstruction

Breitbart News2020-05-27 00:20:34

Trump Campaign: Twitter 'Fact Check' Proof of Silicon Valley Obstruction Author: Charlie Spiering
President Donald Trump's reelection campaign on Tuesday reacted to the news that Twitter had fact-checked the president's tweet. ...Read full article

Republican challenging AOC drops out of race, blames impact of Cuomo's executive orders on political process

Fox News2020-05-27 00:07:22.3598993

Republican challenging AOC drops out of race, blames impact of Cuomo's executive orders on political process Author: Fox News
The Republican challenger to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., dropped out of the race Monday, citing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's executive orders amid the coronavirus pandemic and issues with qualifying for the state's upcoming Republican primary elect… ...Read full article

Trump accuses Twitter of 'stifling' free speech after fact check | TheHill

The Hill2020-05-27 00:03:08

Trump accuses Twitter of 'stifling' free speech after fact check | TheHill Author: Zack Budryk
President Trump on Tuesday evening accused Twitter of “stifling FREE SPEECH” and interfering in t... ...Read full article

Biden: Twitter 'Should Say When Things Are Patently Not True'

Breitbart News2020-05-26 23:57:22

Biden: Twitter 'Should Say When Things Are Patently Not True' Author: Ian Hanchett
During an interview broadcast on Tuesday's edition of CNN's "Situation Room," 2020 Democratic Presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden | Clips ...Read full article

What is SpaceX and why is it working with Nasa?

BBC News2020-05-26 23:46:18

What is SpaceX and why is it working with Nasa? Author: BBC News
Ahead of the launch of the Crew Dragon mission, the BBC explains what SpaceX does exactly ...Read full article

Trump urges GOP to vote against bill reauthorizing surveillance powers | TheHill

The Hill2020-05-26 23:42:22

Trump urges GOP to vote against bill reauthorizing surveillance powers | TheHill Author: Morgan Chalfant
President Trump on Tuesday evening urged House Republicans to vote against ... ...Read full article

CNN reporter debunks beachgoers' Covid-19 theories - CNN Video

CNN2020-05-26 23:22:29.1115944

CNN reporter debunks beachgoers' Covid-19 theories - CNN Video Author:
CNN's Gary Tuchman speaks with beachgoers in Gulf Shores, Alabama, about the Covid-19 pandemic. ...Read full article

Joe Biden's 'you ain't black' comment hangs over running mate decision

Fox News2020-05-26 23:22:16.8958844

Joe Biden's 'you ain't black' comment hangs over running mate decision Author: Fox News
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden continues to deal with controversy from attack on black voters that support President Trump; reaction on 'The Five.' ...Read full article

Trump wants answer from Gov. Cooper 'within a week' on whether GOP can hold 2020 RNC in Charlotte

Fox News2020-05-26 22:52:18.6206801

Trump wants answer from Gov. Cooper 'within a week' on whether GOP can hold 2020 RNC in Charlotte Author: Fox News
President Trump increases pressure of North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper over status of the 2020 Republican National Convention. ...Read full article

Twitter tags Trump tweet with fact-checking warning

BBC News2020-05-26 22:29:18

Twitter tags Trump tweet with fact-checking warning Author: BBC News
This is the first time the social media company has placed a marker on one of President Trump’s tweets. ...Read full article

Ex-Pompeo staffers asked to sign letter against 'smear campaign' | TheHill

The Hill2020-05-26 22:24:35

Ex-Pompeo staffers asked to sign letter against 'smear campaign' | TheHill Author: Olivia Beavers
Former House staffers to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are being asked to sign a letter offering... ...Read full article

Twitter labeled Trump tweets with a fact check for the first time

CNN2020-05-26 22:18:06

Twitter labeled Trump tweets with a fact check for the first time Author: Brian Fung, CNN Business
For the first time, Twitter has labeled a tweet from President Donald Trump as misleading. ...Read full article

Trump insists family of Scarborough staffer wants to 'get to the bottom' of her death | TheHill

The Hill2020-05-26 22:17:54

Trump insists family of Scarborough staffer wants to 'get to the bottom' of her death | TheHill Author: Morgan Chalfant
President Trump on Tuesday dismissed a letter written by the widower of an aide to for... ...Read full article

Trump, Biden signal how ugly the campaign will be | TheHill

The Hill2020-05-26 22:13:00

Trump, Biden signal how ugly the campaign will be | TheHill Author: Amie Parnes
The 2020 general election campaign has already become a slugfest—and it’s only just beginning.... ...Read full article

Twitter adds fact-check to unsubstantiated Trump tweets about mail-in voter fraud | TheHill

The Hill2020-05-26 22:12:22

Twitter adds fact-check to unsubstantiated Trump tweets about mail-in voter fraud | TheHill Author: Chris Mills Rodrigo
Twitter on Tuesday placed warnings on two posts from President Trump earlier in the day in which... ...Read full article

He asked Twitter to remove Trump's false tweets about his dead wife. Twitter refused

CNN2020-05-26 22:09:40

He asked Twitter to remove Trump's false tweets about his dead wife. Twitter refused Author: Brian Stelter and Donie O'Sullivan, CNN Business
Six times this month, in a vile attempt to punish a political rival, President Trump has tweeted about a decades-old conspiracy theory about MSNBC's Joe Scarborough. ...Read full article

Trump: North Carolina governor must decide 'within a week' about GOP convention | TheHill

The Hill2020-05-26 21:34:10

Trump: North Carolina governor must decide 'within a week' about GOP convention | TheHill Author: Brett Samuels
President Trump on Tuesday said the governor of North Carolina must decide within a week whether... ...Read full article

US braces for COVID-19 'slow burn' | TheHill

The Hill2020-05-26 21:32:45

US braces for COVID-19 'slow burn' | TheHill Author: Peter Sullivan
The U.S. is likely to enter a period of “slow burn” of coronavirus cases through the summer, with... ...Read full article

GOP governors jockey to elbow out North Carolina as convention host | TheHill

The Hill2020-05-26 21:15:25

GOP governors jockey to elbow out North Carolina as convention host | TheHill Author: Max Greenwood
Republican governors are preemptively pitching their states as potential host sites for the Repub... ...Read full article

Minneapolis mayor says officers involved in restraint death of black man have been fired

Fox News2020-05-26 20:37:22.6199103

Minneapolis mayor says officers involved in restraint death of black man have been fired Author: Fox News
The four officers fired after video release of incident. ...Read full article

Life and death on coronavirus ward

BBC News2020-05-26 20:03:57

Life and death on coronavirus ward Author: BBC News
The BBC has been given unprecedented access to a hospital in the heart of London, for one week. ...Read full article

Joe Biden: Donald Trump 'stoking deaths' by not wearing mask

The Washington Times2020-05-26 19:59:30

Joe Biden: Donald Trump 'stoking deaths' by not wearing mask Author: Seth McLaughlin
Joseph R. Biden says President Trump's refusal to sport a mask in response to the coronavirus is "stoking deaths" and amounts to fake masculinity. ...Read full article

What we know -- and still don't know -- about the coronavirus

CNN2020-05-26 19:51:04

What we know -- and still don't know -- about the coronavirus Author: Paul P. Murphy, CNN
Dr. Megan Ranney spent last week testifying about coronavirus in front of Congress. Here's what she says we know, and what we still don't know, about Covid-19. ...Read full article

MIT Election Lab says mail-in voter fraud 'more frequent' than in-person voting

The Washington Times2020-05-26 19:43:21

MIT Election Lab says mail-in voter fraud 'more frequent' than in-person voting Author: Ryan Lovelace
All-mail elections have been going on for years in some states, and from the liberal bastions of Oregon and Washington to rock-red conservative Utah, the voters who use it love it. ...Read full article

Biden wore a mask. Trump did not. Now a single accessory can define the presidency.

The Washington Post2020-05-26 19:30:17

Biden wore a mask. Trump did not. Now a single accessory can define the presidency. Author:
Biden's mask underscored his humanity. His signature Ray-Ban aviators were perched on his nose because Biden is still Biden. ...Read full article

Age discrimination laws, CDC coronavirus guidance create dilemma for employers

The Washington Times2020-05-26 19:26:00

Age discrimination laws, CDC coronavirus guidance create dilemma for employers Author: S.A. Miller
Employers reopening businesses face a dilemma with older workers: follow health guidance against using employees at high risk for COVID-19, or heed age discrimination laws. ...Read full article

Afghanistan peace talks see life with Taliban prisoner release

The Washington Times2020-05-26 19:19:16

Afghanistan peace talks see life with Taliban prisoner release Author: Mike Glenn
The release Tuesday of as many as 900 Taliban prisoners signaled a potentially major breakthrough in relations between the Taliban and the government in Kabul, which continued to trade violent blows after the Trump administration and Taliban leaders announced… ...Read full article

Stocks surge as stay-at-home orders ease, reopening revs up

The Washington Times2020-05-26 19:01:49

Stocks surge as stay-at-home orders ease, reopening revs up Author: David Sherfinski
The push to reopen businesses gained momentum Tuesday, with the stock market surging and several states easing more stay-at-home orders. ...Read full article

This summer: Audiobooks that make you feel like you’re on a vacation

The Washington Post2020-05-26 18:40:27

This summer: Audiobooks that make you feel like you’re on a vacation Author:
Transporting audiobooks whisk us to Hindu Kush, the Gulf of Mexico and a 17th century pirate ship. ...Read full article

Roy Cooper, North Carolina governor, given GOP convention decision deadline by Donald Trump

The Washington Times2020-05-26 18:19:19

Roy Cooper, North Carolina governor, given GOP convention decision deadline by Donald Trump Author: Dave Boyer
President Trump on Tuesday gave North Carolina's Democratic governor one week to decide if the state will allow the Republican National Convention to go forward with a capacity crowd in late August, as several GOP governors lobbied for the massive four-day ev… ...Read full article

Weather better for historic SpaceX launch of NASA astronauts

Associated Press2020-05-26 18:11:20

Author: MARCIA DUNN
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — With the weather looking up, SpaceX and NASA officials vowed Tuesday to keep crew safety the top priority for the nation's first astronaut launch to orbit in nearly a... ...Read full article

'I can't breathe': Black US man dies after officer pins him down

Al Jazeera English2020-05-26 17:52:00

'I can't breathe': Black US man dies after officer pins him down Author: Laurin-Whitney Gottbrath
FBI to probe incident in which a White Minneapolis officer pins down George Floyd for several minutes with his knee. ...Read full article

Richard Grenell-Robert O'Brien purge stifles anti-Trump resistance at White House, ODNI

The Washington Times2020-05-26 17:43:57

Richard Grenell-Robert O'Brien purge stifles anti-Trump resistance at White House, ODNI Author: Bill Gertz
Cuts of hundreds of staff members at the White House and at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence have curbed leaks and stifled anti-Trump activists within both agencies, according to senior administration officials. ...Read full article

Canada tow-truck turf wars lead to nearly 200 charges

BBC News2020-05-26 17:26:46

Canada tow-truck turf wars lead to nearly 200 charges Author: BBC News
Rival companies resorted to murder and arson as they sought control of Toronto's towing market. ...Read full article

Can Trump feel your pain? US nears haunting virus milestone

Associated Press2020-05-26 17:23:51

Author: CALVIN WOODWARD
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the rubble of buildings and lives, modern U.S. presidents have met national trauma with words such as these: “I can hear you.” “You have lost too much, but you have not lost... ...Read full article

Politics vs. science during the COVID-19 pandemic

The Washington Times2020-05-26 15:08:11

Politics vs. science during the COVID-19 pandemic Author: David Marion
The debate over the desirability and duration of stay-at home orders during the current coronavirus pandemic has exposed the uncomfortable relationship that exists between science and democracy. ...Read full article

Back to school? 1 in 5 teachers are unlikely to return to reopened classrooms this fall, poll says

USA Today2020-05-26 14:42:08+00:00

Back to school? 1 in 5 teachers are unlikely to return to reopened classrooms this fall, poll says Author:
Most Americans expect schools to reopen in the fall, but teachers and parents express significant resistance, according to USA TODAY/ Ipsos polls ...Read full article

The virus has made healthy eating more costly — just when we need a better diet

The Washington Post2020-05-26 13:44:43

The virus has made healthy eating more costly — just when we need a better diet Author:
There’s no cure for covid-19, but it couldn’t hurt us to boost our immune systems. ...Read full article

In a first, Twitter adds fact-check warnings to Trump tweets

Associated Press2020-05-26 13:32:05

Author: BARBARA ORTUTAY and DINO HAZELL
For the first time, Twitter has flagged some of President Donald Trump's tweets with a fact-check warning.On Tuesday, Twitter added a warning phrase to two Trump tweets that called mail-in... ...Read full article

Black man dies after US officer kneels on neck

BBC News2020-05-26 13:15:02

Black man dies after US officer kneels on neck Author: BBC News
The FBI investigates Minnesota police after video shows man being arrested and saying he can't breathe. ...Read full article

White woman placed on leave after calling police on black man who asked her to leash her dog

USA Today2020-05-26 12:34:20+00:00

White woman placed on leave after calling police on black man who asked her to leash her dog Author:
In a now viral video, a white woman in Central Park called police on a black man, who says he simply asked for her dog to be leashed. ...Read full article

White woman called police on black man in dog row

BBC News2020-05-26 10:15:52

White woman called police on black man in dog row Author: BBC News
The woman has now been suspended from her job at an investment firm in New York City. ...Read full article

Masks spark public judgment, ridicule among customers as businesses reopen

USA Today2020-05-26 07:00:06+00:00

Masks spark public judgment, ridicule among customers as businesses reopen Author:
Public ridicule and judgment is common among people who selectively wear masks or forgo them all together in the middle of a pandemic. ...Read full article

Stocks rise on Wall Street, but US braces for 100,000 deaths

Associated Press2020-05-26 06:42:38

Stocks rise on Wall Street, but US braces for 100,000 deaths Author: MATT OTT, TED SHAFFREY and LISA MARIE PANE
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks surged on Wall Street to their highest levels since the business shutdowns took hold in the U.S. over two months ago, climbing on optimism Tuesday about the reopening... ...Read full article

My daughter’s sleep issues have resurfaced with the pandemic, and I’m losing my mellow mojo

The Washington Post2020-05-25 22:08:45

My daughter’s sleep issues have resurfaced with the pandemic, and I’m losing my mellow mojo Author:
Experts talk about helping kids set routines, get plenty of exercise and shift their mind-set. But what happens when those things aren’t working? ...Read full article

Organ donations get wasted every year. That's killing people like me.

MSNBC2020-05-25 14:01:40

Organ donations get wasted every year. That's killing people like me. Author: MSNBC
Many of the government contractors responsible for getting organs to transplant recipients are failing on a very basic level. ...Read full article

Trump's coronavirus lies and propaganda suggest America needs its own 'perestroika'

MSNBC2020-05-25 08:31:00

Trump's coronavirus lies and propaganda suggest America needs its own 'perestroika' Author: MSNBC
Trump's coronavirus lies and COVID-19 propaganda suggest America needs its own Russian 'perestroika' ...Read full article

Trump rejected the CDC's first coronavirus reopening America guide. The second is useless.

MSNBC2020-05-19 08:30:00

Trump rejected the CDC's first coronavirus reopening America guide. The second is useless. Author: MSNBC
Trump rejected the CDC's first coronavirus guide on reopening America. The second is useless. ...Read full article

The coronavirus means new rules for public life. But crowds are bad at following new rules.

MSNBC2020-05-18 08:30:00

The coronavirus means new rules for public life. But crowds are bad at following new rules. Author: MSNBC
Event planners know you can't just rely on people to obey rules when they're in crowds. So why are government officials doing so right now. ...Read full article

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