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Damian Lillard on the antics of Patrick Beverly and Paul George down the stretch of today’s game. Lillard unloads.

Members and visitors at Trump golf club also gathering to watch the president's press conference. Most wearing masks.

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Don’t miss a really important element of this $KODK story - Even if the deal is postponed Even if the deal gets cancelled The trading activity the took place over the last 3 weeks requires serious investigations This could be one of the most egregious pump & dumps in history

We share our heartfelt condolences with our friend PM @narendramodi  and all the people of India affected by the tragic plane accident, and the recent flooding. You remain in our prayers during these difficult times.

Pres Trump plans to sign EOs that will: -Defer payroll tax until to the end of year & be retroactive to July 1 -Enhance unemployment benefits until end of 2020 -Defer student loans and forgive interest until further notice -Extend eviction moratoriums Legal challenges expected.

Analysis: There was no political incentive — other than public need — for the White House and Congress to reach a deal. So they didn't. - @jonallendc 

Brace yourself for what’s expected to be the first U.S. presidential election conducted mostly by mail. It’s likely to be a wild ride, with as many as three in four Americans expected to embrace the option. But a vote-by-mail election is complicated.

1 out of 3 kids hospitalized for the coronavirus was admitted to the ICU, a CDC analysis finds. Hispanic children were about 8 times as likely as white children to be hospitalized, while Black children were 5 times as likely.

‘That bullsh*t is gonna kill us.’ — This California doctor has no time for COVID-deniers and calls on the federal government to take action against anti-maskers


Scoops of the Day

Gardai appeal to find boy (15) missing for a week

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Trump: “We’re doing very well.” Coronavirus deaths over the last 7 days: Australia: 70 Canada: 37 France: 51 Germany: 49 Italy: 55 Japan: 27 Spain: 57 Sweden: 27 UK: 414 US: 7,189

REPORTER: "Just in this room, you have dozens of people who are not following the guidelines..." TRUMP: "It's a peaceful protest"

Jerry Falwell Jr has been asked to take an indefinite leave of absence from his roles as President and Chancellor of Liberty University.

The Postal Service has informed states that they’ll need to pay first-class 55-cent postage to mail ballots to voters, rather than the normal 20-cent bulk rate. That nearly triples the per-ballot cost.

@JoyAnnReid : "The President apparently has assembled a fan club of members of his golf club ... without masks on, to be the audience so he could have applause during a press conference." @JRubinBlogger : "And they wonder why they're losing an election." #TheReidOut 

In the pandemic failures of Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, you can see a microcosm for the country’s trajectory as a whole, writes @amandamull .

The difference between Russian interference in 2016 and now in 2020? Apparent participation by US lawmakers.


Scoops of the Week

Missing your dog? 10 dogs were recovered by gardaí from a property in Rathkeale, Co Limerick on Saturday

Stunning video shows explosions just minutes ago at Beirut port

The White House is playing "Live and Let Die" before Trump's arrival at a thinly disguised campaign event in Ohio that the state's governor cannot attend because he just came down with Covid-19, the disease that killed over 1,400 Americans yesterday.

From our cold, dead hands.

USA: #RamMandir  digital billboard comes up in New York’s Times Square.

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Pres Trump on a tear on Fox. He says Black Lives Matter is a “Marxist group” & that it’s wrong for the group to have gained “respectability.” He is bashing athletes for kneeling during the anthem. “If I’m wrong, I’m going to lose an election. OK? And that’s OK with me,” he says.

BREAKING: Lebanese Prime Minister says #Beirut  explosions caused by an estimated 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate left unsecured for 6 years in a warehouse. He vows to punish officials responsible. 50+ dead, 3,000 injured, hospitals overwhelmed.

RACE COMMENT BACKLASH: @marykbruce  reports on the backlash Joe Biden is facing after appearing to suggest most African Americans are uniform in their views, with Pres. Trump seizing on the comment and the Biden campaign responding.

NEW: Biden draws distinction between diversity within Black and Latino communities, telling @NPR’s@lourdesgnavarro  that “unlike the African-American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly different attitudes.."