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Requirement for face coverings to be extended to include staff in retail, all taxi users, and staff and customers in indoor hospitality settings except when seated to eat or drink PM Boris Johnson announces new coronavirus measures for England

Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-SC) hypocrisy over the nomination of a Supreme Court justice just weeks away from election day shows he’s “exhausted his time in Washington,” says his Democratic challenger, @harrisonjaime .

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BREAKING: World Health Organisation says the past week saw the highest number of reported coronavirus cases in a single week since the pandemic began.

UK PM: New Covid-19 Restrictions Will Remain For About 6 Months

Mirroring its program of forced labor for Uighurs in Xinjiang, the Chinese government is now reportedly forcing Tibetan rural laborers off their land and into recently built military-style training centers where they are turned into factory workers.

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At an Ohio rally, Trump said Covid-19 "affects virtually nobody" as the US nears 200,000 deaths. @JohnBerman : "200,000 is the opposite of virtually nobody...How can you dismiss or minimize their deaths? Except for all the dead grandmothers and grandfathers...that's victory?"

The "Fearless Girl" statue outside the NY Stock Exchange is sporting a lace collar, like the ones worn by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Justice Ginsburg is a New York native and the tribute was put up after she died.

“I am so tired of that sacred podium with that seal on it being used to lie to the American people,” @clairecmc  says in response to account documented by Bob Woodward that the president downplayed coronavirus. “He has killed people with his lies.”

Pentagon used taxpayer money meant for masks and swabs to make jet engine parts and body armor

"People take sides, like wearing a mask or not is a political statement and that's really unfortunate, totally unfortunate because this is a purely public health issue. It should not be one against the other." --Dr. Anthony Fauci


Scoops of the Day

A Black man was arrested at gunpoint in his own home in Wisconsin after neighbors didn’t recognize him. Keonte Furdge recently moved and was sitting on the porch when a neighbor called the police. Furdge is suing the city and two officers, who entered the home without knocking.

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#BREAKING: US Department of Justice designates #NYC  as an anarchist jurisdiction

BTS sang their latest hit, "Dynamite," for NPR's "Tiny Desk Concert" series

Today a GOP Senator released an ad jokingly (?) endorsing killing liberal journalists, and Ron De Santis introduced a bill in Florida making it legal to run over protesters with your car. So it's not just randos in line at rallies.

A jabot collar is placed on the Fearless Girl statue in New York's financial district in honor of the late Supreme Court Justice RuthBader Ginsburg.

robotically and idiotically saying "burn it all down" to everything that upsets you - after billions in damages already from torched cities - seems especially evil.

People are beginning to turn on each we here that Andrew Weissmann when asked if Mueller had let the American people down: "Absolutely, yep." Grab your popcorn.

BREAKING: An NYPD officer was arrested by federal authorities who say the cop has been secretly working as an agent of the Chinese government for the past six years

the actual rule mcconnell announced and abided by in 2016 was that republicans won't confirm a democratic president's nominees. that's it. that's the rule.


Scoops of the Week

BREAKING: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who charted a course for women’s rights at the U.S. Supreme Court and became a legal, cultural and feminist icon, has died from complications from cancer. She was 87.

A Jewish teaching says those who die just before the Jewish new year are the ones God has held back until the last moment bc they were needed most & were the most righteous. And so it was that #RBG  died as the sun was setting last night marking the beginning of RoshHashanah

President Trump has made dismantling federal climate policies a centerpiece of his administration. At least 100 environmental regulations have been repealed or weakened over the past four years.

The #Emmy  for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series goes to @Zendaya  @euphoriaHBO )! This is her first #Emmyss  nomination and win!

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Biden, in an embarrassing senior moment, recites the divergent biological methods of two possible vaccines (molecular structure versus immune system enhancement) and also details the chemical specifics how they have to be stored and transported. Awkward!

On recent Afghan peace talks, H.R. McMaster says President Trump is, in effect, partnering with the Taliban against the Afghan government. McMaster writes in his book that POTUS “cheapened” the sacrifice of the Americans who have died in Afghanistan.

-RBG’s (understandable) final wish will have no effect. B/c, politics. -McConnell etc will be hypocritical to hold a vote in an election year. But, politics. -Dems have no leg to stand on in objecting, since they gleefully supported H. Reid changing Sen rules on judges. Politics!

Mitch McConnell in 2016: "There hasn’t been a vacancy created in a presidential election year filled in 80 years... so this vacancy will not be filled this year. We will look forward to the American people deciding who they want to make this appointment through their own votes”

seeing the unstable, flabby few threatening violence if the WH fills a vacancy says to me, that it's time to call them on it. I'm honestly tired of being extorted by douchebags who couldn't punch their way out of saran wrap.