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Tulsa health official: Trump rally "likely contributed" to COVID-19 surge

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Donald Trump has turned all of American governance into a series of increasingly horrifying real-life trolley problems.

With the new security law in place, companies may think twice about doing deals in Hong Kong, says @antd 

No one knows the future, and we are in uncharted territory, but there is real reason to be *extremely* concerned about Harris County in particular right now.

Tucker Carlson rips CNN’s Don Lemon: “If you’re running a channel like CNN, you want dumb people on TV because they’re compliant. They’ll say what they’re told.”

LOOK: ABS-CBN workers and supporters prepare for a caravan leading to the House of Representatives to call for the approval of the network's franchise. | via @adrianayalin  #ABSCBNfranchise 

Amazon is removing Washington Redskins merchandise from its online store, adding to pressure on the NFL team to change its name in the midst of a nationwide conversation about racial injustices

Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri: I’m saddened by the thought of ABS-CBN not being granted a franchise. Im sad for the 11,000 employees who have to explain to their wives, husbands and children on how they will feed, cloth, and house them now they are jobless | @_katrinadomingo 

“A lot people thought once the alarm was sounded back in March surely the federal government would fix this, but that hasn’t happened.” ... America is running short on masks, gowns and gloves. Again. via @thewanreport ⁩

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Orphaned seal pups are finding great comfort in upcycled “wetsuit mammas” at Seal Rescue Ireland in Co Wexford. Tap for best view on mobile.

Every single problem we’re dealing with now stems from the fact that we never actually suppressed the virus and then put the infrastructure in place to keep it suppressed. It’s like we’re trying to figure out a way to live in a burning building. It doesn’t work.

Eartha Kitt had to flee the hemisphere for ten years because she criticized the Vietnam War at a White House luncheon. She was blacklisted from Hollywood with the help of the CIA, which wrote a dossier calling her “a sadistic nymphomaniac.” That’s cancel culture.

Javicia Leslie is the new #Batwoman : “I am extremely proud to be the first Black actress to play the iconic role of Batwoman on television, and as a bisexual woman, I am honored to join this groundbreaking show"

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"Coronavirus is abroad, not here." We went inside a Covid-19 isolation ward in Lagos, Nigeria to see how frontline workers are fighting against the virus, despite living in an environment where many still doubt its existence in the country. 📹: @briticoyemo  @ranmiray89 

Indian Army has asked its personnel to delete 89 apps from their smartphones including Facebook, TikTok, Truecaller and Instagram to plug leakage of information: Indian Army Sources

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VIDEO: Hong Kong's pro-democracy restaurants are finding creative ways to voice dissent after Beijing blanketed the city in a new security law and police began arresting people displaying now forbidden political slogans

Harvard and MIT sued the Trump admin over a new rule forcing foreign students to leave or transfer if their schools go fully online — threatening them with deportation. It impacts up to 1 million people. Schools say forcing them to leave is "impossible" or "dangerous" for many.

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President Trump went as far as to threaten to cut off federal funding if schools do not reopen. He has no authority to do that. And the decision to reopen relies largely on local and state leaders.

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Scoops of the Week

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 )

@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.

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

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

Definitely just a weird coincidence that the last two Republican presidencies both featured legacy cases who coasted on their inheritance, didn't win the popular vote to get elected, and then once in power ushered in world-historical catastrophe and suffering.

Marie Curie died of aplastic anaemia on 4 July 1934, a result of years of exposure to radiation through her work. Even today her laboratory notebook from 1899-1902, is radioactive and will be for 1,500 years. #NobelPrize 

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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 

Friendly reminder that phase 3 doesn’t mean it’s safer to go to the movies or get your nails done than it was in march, it just means that both the state and federal government don’t care if you die doing it

WATCH: FDA commissioner won't comment on Trump claim that 99 percent of coronavirus cases are “totally harmless”

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