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Mississippi mayor refuses to resign after facing backlash for George Floyd comments: 'I didn't see anything unreasonable' Mississippi mayor refuses to resign after facing backlash for George Floyd comments: 'I didn't see anything unreasonable'
Hal Marx, the mayor of Petal, Mississippi, rejected calls for his resignation after his comments in the wake of George Floyd's death in Minneapolis sparked controversy. The Petal Board of Aldermen on Thursday held a special meeting seeking to persuade Marx to step down. He refused. "I will never surrender to the mob mentality," said Marx, adding that he and his family had received death t...
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Veepstakes: More contenders emerge on short list for Biden's running mate and undergo vetting Veepstakes: More contenders emerge on short list for Biden's running mate and undergo vetting
WASHINGTON – More potential vice president contenders emerged Thursday as being on the short list or having advanced to the vetting stage to become Joe Biden's running mate, multiple news outlets report. CBS News first reported that Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., has been asked by Biden's campaign to undergo a formal vetting to be considered for the veep slot. More:Joe Biden vowed to pick a wo...
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'Vital' American Academy of Physician Assistants survey outlines coronavirus struggles: A lack of PPE, furloughs and burnout 'Vital' American Academy of Physician Assistants survey outlines coronavirus struggles: A lack of PPE, furloughs and burnout
A lack of personal protective equipment. Reductions in pay. Burnout. Those are among the challenges being faced by physician assistants during their ongoing frontline battle against the novel coronavirus, according to a survey released Tuesday by the American Academy of Physician Assistants. The survey took responses from 743 PAs over a 12-day period, according to the AAPA. Almost 39% of re...
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First special pia flight for stranded pakistanis in the US. First special pia flight for stranded pakistanis in the US.
Washington: A special charter flight arranged by the Government of Pakistan in collaboration with the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) for repatriation of stranded Pakistanis left with around 200 passengers today from Dulles International Airport (IAD), Washington DC. This is the first of six special charter flights being arranged by the Government for the safe return of our stranded citizens...
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DOJ drops case against former Trump adviser Michael Flynn in boldest step yet to undermine Mueller probe DOJ drops case against former Trump adviser Michael Flynn in boldest step yet to undermine Mueller probe
When he first acknowledged lying to the FBI more than two years ago, Michael Flynn brought the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election to the doorstep of the White House and President Donald Trump's inner-circle. While he was then the fourth ex-Trump aide to face criminal charges in special counsel Robert Mueller’s inquiry, the former national security adviser was the first t...
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Trump to visit Honeywell plant in Arizona; Kroger to test frontline employees for free; US nears 70K deaths Trump to visit Honeywell plant in Arizona; Kroger to test frontline employees for free; US nears 70K deaths
President Donald Trump on Tuesday is scheduled to visit a Honeywell aerospace plant in Arizona that produces face masks, a day after Gov. Doug Ducey announced he was accelerating the plan to reopen the state's economy. Also Monday, Kroger, the nation's largest supermarket chain, announced it would offer free testing to all its frontline associates who have symptoms or a medical need, Costco set...
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‘Our patients are dropping like flies’: 16,000 dead from COVID-19 in U.S. nursing homes ‘Our patients are dropping like flies’: 16,000 dead from COVID-19 in U.S. nursing homes
Under mounting public pressure to increase transparency, more states are now releasing information about the scourge of the coronavirus on nursing homes and long-term care facilities. The data paints a grim picture: more than 16,000 residents and staff have died, roughly a quarter of the nation’s overall deaths. In Maryland, which released a list of facilities with positive cases for the first...
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Donald Trump moves to prevent meat shortage; US deaths top 58K; California city votes to keep beaches open Donald Trump moves to prevent meat shortage; US deaths top 58K; California city votes to keep beaches open
As the number of confirmed coronavirus cases topped 1 million in the U.S., President Donald Trump ordered meat processing plants to remain open despite safety concerns among workers and warnings of food shortages. Trump signed the executive order Tuesday. Many states, meanwhile, have begun to outline plans to reopen their economies and resume everyday life. In California, Gov. Gavin Newso...
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Federal coronavirus strategy lurches as plans to help states change, then change again Federal coronavirus strategy lurches as plans to help states change, then change again
The nation’s top federal disease agency had just started activating teams in nine states still relatively untouched by coronavirus when new orders came in last week from the White House coronavirus task force: Shift resources to Tennessee and Nebraska, and double down in New Mexico and North Dakota. Then, three days later, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention rolled out yet another pl...
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Trump touts study on sunlight to kill coronavirus, but official warns against Americans changing behavior Trump touts study on sunlight to kill coronavirus, but official warns against Americans changing behavior
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump touted a federal study Thursday that indicates sunlight and humidity can weaken the coronavirus – a finding that prompted the president to float the idea of treating patients with "light inside the body." The Department of Homeland Security study, which the agency described as "emerging," found the lifespan of the virus on a surface or in the air could be sig...
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