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By this tally, nine states plus DC have a reproduction number under 1. In those areas the average infected person infects less than one other person, so the number of cases declines over time. In most states it’s over 1, which means cases are increasing.

Microsoft and Zoom join firms not currently complying with Hong Kong authorities' requests for user data

#Watch | Robbers in PPE suits loot jewellery shop

COVID-19: Dis-Chem fined R1.2m for inflating prices

Kanye West, West Virginia’s Governor Jim Justice and 13 other billionaires’ businesses got PPP loans

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On March 6, Pres. Trump said: "Anybody that wants a test can get a test." It wasn't true then, and in July, it's still not true. Here's a piece about shortages of tests today:

Welcome to Johnson’s alternative reality – where care home workers get the blame | Marina Hyde

#OnThisDay 1965: Tomorrow's World was first broadcast. You can view the entire first episode at -

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A Dallas megachurch whose pastor has been a vocal supporter of President Donald Trump was approved for a forgivable loan worth $2 million to $5 million, according to long-awaited government data released

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New Jersey is going to the polls on Tuesday, which in 2020 means most voters across the state are headed to the mailbox to send in their ballots in a series of Democratic and Republican congressional primaries.


Scoops of the Day

@PressSec  has said repeatedly today that Pres Trump has not taken a stance in favor of or against the Confederate flag. Let that sink in a minute. The president of the United States can't say whether he supports flying a flag associated with treason and supporters of slavery.

Florida man at Fort Myers Costco in "Running the World Since 1776" shirt flips out on elderly woman who asked him to wear a mask and man who defended her #BecauseFlorida  (via @jaffarPhd )

Kushner's family got a freaking PPP loan. Kushner's. Family.

Billionaire rapper and shoe designer Kanye West’s company has received a multimillion-dollar loan as part of the federal government’s coronavirus stimulus package, according to records released by the U.S. Treasury

Dear @realDonaldTrump  - I'd like to nominate Charlie Daniels for the National Garden of American Heroes.

NYPD detective Jeremiah Williams has been accused of anally penetrating 4 different detainees; had 60 complaints and 11 lawsuits filed against him in the last decade. Never disciplined, received 13 pay raises and a big promotion

NEW from @NASCAR : "We are proud to have @BubbaWallace in the NASCAR family and we commend his courage and leadership. NASCAR continues to stand tall with Bubba, our competitors and everyone who makes our sport welcoming and inclusive for all racing fans.”

BREAKING: Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro tested positive for #COVID19 . He has previously called the virus a "little flu" and resisted lockdown efforts. Brazil has the 2nd most cases and deaths globally.

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I'm curious if other people have had something in them break the last few weeks, where you realize "normal," or even a rough approximation of it is gone for a good long while. We've always known that at some level but I feel it intensely and viscerally right now.

Yesterday, Boris Johnson accused care homes of failing to follow the coronavirus guidelines. This is James O'Brien's passionate response. @mrjamesob  | #carehomes 


Scoops of the Week

"They say Black Lives Matter. You killed your own... You killed a child.” Secoriya Williamson, father of 8-year-old Secoriea Turner, addressed the public after his daughter was shot and killed last night in Atlanta by armed protesters.

Aurora police chief shows the photos of three former officers smiling and reenacting a chokehold near the site of Elijah McClain's arrest

Black and Latino people in the U.S. are 3 times as likely to contract the coronavirus than their white neighbors — and nearly twice as likely to die, according to new data we obtained by suing the CDC

"Today, after many years, Ghislaine Maxwell finally stands charged for her role in these crimes," SDNY officials say during a presser. "Combatting the exploitation of children is a priority of our office”

The @nytimes  is really mad, & liberals are freaking out. Once again, Trump didn’t fold and came punching back. They hate him for that, & for exposing how WEAK AND DUMB they are. In other words, @realDonaldTrump  hit a home run. Thank you Mr. President for having our backs.

This is Davon McNeal, the 11-year-old boy shot and killed last night in Southeast DC. The boy's grandfather shared these photos with FOX 5

BREAKING: Aurora’s police chief has fired three of the officers involved in the photos re-enacting the chokehold used against #ElijahMcClain  when he died in August. She called the act “a crime against humanity and decency.”

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BREAKING: A group of lawyers led by Atty. Howard Calleja, the De La Salle brothers led by Brother Armin Luistro, and civic groups have filed the 1st petition before the Supreme Court questioning the Anti-Terrorism Act. They ask for TRO to stop its implementation. | @mikenavallo 

I’ve grown up watching a lot of weak Democratic ads that don’t grab voters’ attention. This Biden ad is bad ass. Whoever put it together knows what they’re doing.