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Trump rips Biden and Fauci for coronavirus 'bad calls' and again suggests the pandemic nearly over
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 19:29:58 -0400
President Trump attacked Joe Biden and the nation’s top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci during a campaign rally in Prescott, Ariz.

Trump's rallies define his view of liberty: The right not to care about other people
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 16:03:13 -0400
President Trump made a fateful decision last week to return to holding mass rallies despite warnings from health officials about doing so during a pandemic.

CDC criticizes White House medical adviser's discredited mask claim
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 13:12:04 -0400
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is criticizing a White House coronavirus adviser for spreading misinformation about facial coverings, in a potential escalation of the feud between the administration and public health officials within the federal government.

Trump rails against 'disaster' Fauci on campaign staff call
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 12:34:37 -0400
On a campaign call Monday morning, Trump repeatedly insulted the country's top infectious disease expert.

Trump, Biden campaigns approach COVID threat very differently
Fri, 16 Oct 2020 17:49:00 -0400
Joe Biden’s campaign has been adamant that they’ve followed coronavirus mitigation efforts for months and that they’ve been transparent with reporters, in contrast to the Trump administration.

Almost all of Wisconsin is classified as a COVID 'hot spot'
Fri, 16 Oct 2020 15:42:17 -0400
Officials in the state report some hospitals have already reached 90 percent capacity in their intensive care units.

Outrage boils over in Kansas City after video captures arrest of pregnant Black woman
Fri, 16 Oct 2020 13:37:44 -0400
A Kansas City woman gave birth on Friday, just over two weeks after she was thrown to the ground by police in an altercation at an event commemorating a murder victim.

How a Florida hockey game became a COVID-19 'superspreader' event
Thu, 15 Oct 2020 13:00:46 -0400
The game, which took place on June 16, did not lead to any hospitalizations or deaths. But it does represent one of the few documented instances of viral spread stemming from an athletic event.

Fauci says to be safe, his family won't be gathering for Thanksgiving
Thu, 15 Oct 2020 11:31:21 -0400
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, is not going to be gathering with his children on Thanksgiving because they are concerned about the threat of the coronavirus, which is surging in more than 30 states.

What Dr. Fauci says when asked about Trump's crowded rallies
Thu, 15 Oct 2020 10:01:05 -0400
The nation's top infectious disease expert remains concerned that large-scale gatherings like President Trump's campaign rallies will lead to more coronavirus outbreaks.

Barron Trump also tested positive for COVID-19, first lady says
Wed, 14 Oct 2020 16:58:17 -0400
President Trump’s 14-year-old son, Barron, tested positive for COVID-19 but did not show any symptoms, first lady Melania Trump disclosed Wednesday, about two weeks after it was revealed that she and the president had contracted the disease.

Trump presses attack on Fauci in dispute over campaign ad
Tue, 13 Oct 2020 10:12:37 -0400
The nation's leading expert in infectious diseases has asked for a video that takes his words out of context to be removed.

How another president tried to hide his illness during a pandemic — and the disaster it created
Sun, 11 Oct 2020 10:48:06 -0400
President Trump's White House and medical team have been criticized for not being transparent enough about the president's condition after he tested positive for COVID-19. But this isn't the first president to contract a deadly pandemic virus. President Woodrow Wilson's personal physician tried to downplay the severity of the president's illness during a crucial moment in American history when he became sick during the 1918-19 influenza pandemic.

Wisconsin is battling America's worst coronavirus outbreak, and the state's broken politics are partly to blame
Sat, 10 Oct 2020 10:36:50 -0400
The state GOP’s relentless campaign to delegitimize pandemic precautions as partisan overreach has restricted the government’s ability to address a worsening crisis.

Coronavirus pushes Trump into a 'fiasco vortex' as events spin out of administration's control
Fri, 09 Oct 2020 16:15:39 -0400
The coronavirus outbreak at the White House has plunged Trump’s presidency into what crisis relations expert Eric Dezenhall calls “the fiasco vortex,” a phenomenon in which crisis overtakes a public figure, destroying any attempts to impose a favorable cast on developments.

Another Black life that mattered: A small town in Texas unites for justice for Jonathan Price after police kill 'an amazing person'
Fri, 09 Oct 2020 13:24:32 -0400
Jonathan Price, a Black man, was killed by a white police officer after reportedly breaking up a domestic dispute on Oct. 3 in his hometown of Wolfe City, Texas. Many people within the small town are realizing that racism is not just a big-city issue, but a countrywide problem.

Explore the CDC’s school reopening guidelines in augmented reality
Fri, 09 Oct 2020 10:45:06 -0400
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has promoted preparing schools for the safe return of students to the classroom this fall amid the continuing coronavirus pandemic across the United States. The CDC has shared its recommended strategies to slow the spread of COVID-19 in schools, which includes measures like social distancing, wearing masks and practicing proper hand hygiene. 

CDC: White men still aren't washing their hands
Thu, 08 Oct 2020 13:00:48 -0400
While Americans are washing their hands much more amid the pandemic, the CDC reports that young white men are the picture of handwashing recalcitrance.

9 Easy Ways to Make Your Jack-o'-Lanterns Last Longer
Thu, 08 Oct 2020 11:42:00 -0400
A little bleach goes a long way.

Trump claims he won't participate in virtual debate
Thu, 08 Oct 2020 09:12:21 -0400
“I’m not going to waste my time doing a virtual debate,” the president said shortly after organizers announced the Oct. 15 town hall would be held remotely. “That’s not what debating is all about. You sit behind a computer and do a debate, it’s ridiculous, and then they cut you off whenever they want.”

Trump says catching COVID-19 was a 'blessing from God'
Wed, 07 Oct 2020 19:02:51 -0400
President Trump released a new video from the White House Wednesday in which he said that his contraction of COVID-19 was a “blessing from God."

Pence will defend mixed coronavirus record at Wednesday's debate
Wed, 07 Oct 2020 12:25:36 -0400
After Democrats have endlessly assailed Trump’s pandemic response, Pence could prove an elusive target. While he's associated with the administration’s much-criticized response to the pandemic, he answers to a boss who offers subordinates little independence.

20 Simple and Savory Ways to Cook Green Beans This Thanksgiving
Wed, 07 Oct 2020 10:53:00 -0400

Virus strikes Coast Guard admiral, forcing top military brass to quarantine
Tue, 06 Oct 2020 18:19:53 -0400
Most of the Pentagon’s most senior military leaders are in home quarantine after the Coast Guard’s No. 2 officer tested positive for COVID-19, the Defense Department announced on Tuesday.

PHOTOS: Some of the many times Trump has appeared in public without covering his face
Tue, 06 Oct 2020 17:09:22 -0400
One of the most pressing questions raised by President Trump falling ill with COVID-19 has been when, exactly, he contracted the coronavirus. It’s impossible to know for sure, in part because he has had so many interactions with aides, family members, political figures and strangers.

As Trump fell ill, Republican report praised his leadership on pandemic response
Mon, 05 Oct 2020 16:27:32 -0400
The rosy report contrasted sharply with the reality of a White House in turmoil, not to mention of a nation that widely disapproved of Trump’s coronavirus response even before he himself fell ill.

CDC finally acknowledges airborne spread of coronavirus
Mon, 05 Oct 2020 15:03:45 -0400
In late September, the CDC was forced to delete a guidance describing the airborne qualities of the coronavirus. The new guidance comes as President Trump remains hospitalized with what could be a serious case of COVID-19.

How damaging is Trump's illness to his reelection chances?
Mon, 05 Oct 2020 14:12:40 -0400
President Trump trails Joe Biden in polls with less than a month to go before election day. Will his illness make it impossible for him to mount a comeback?

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany tests positive for COVID-19
Mon, 05 Oct 2020 12:18:21 -0400
McEnany announced on Monday that she has tested positive for the coronavirus, becoming the latest member of the Trump administration or campaign to be infected.

Is Trump's illness a coronavirus wake-up call for Americans?
Sun, 04 Oct 2020 11:35:07 -0400
Throughout the pandemic, a significant share of the public has doubted the severity of COVID-19. Will the president becoming infected change that?

From both sides, thoughts and prayers for Trump, some more heartfelt than others
Sat, 03 Oct 2020 16:34:59 -0400
Americans from across the political spectrum are offering prayers to the president as he battles COVID-19. Sadly, the virus hasn’t shown itself to be particularly susceptible to prayer.

New California probation law celebrated by reform group founded by Jay-Z, Meek Mill and Michael Rubin
Sat, 03 Oct 2020 15:29:35 -0400
REFORM Alliance, the criminal justice reform organization co-founded by Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, rapper Meek Mill, entrepreneur Michael Rubin and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft among others, just passed its first significant reform law in the U.S., which dramatically changes California’s probation system.

Will banning gas-powered cars help curb climate change?
Sat, 03 Oct 2020 09:46:06 -0400
California recently announced a plan to ban sales of gas-powered cars in the state by 2035. Does the move go too far, or not far enough?

Kellyanne Conway tests positive for COVID, with ‘mild’ symptoms, as epidemic spreads through Trump circle
Fri, 02 Oct 2020 23:38:22 -0400
President Trump tested positive for COVID-19 earlier int he day. "As always, my heart is with everyone affected by this global pandemic," Kellyanne Conway tweeted.

With Trump hospitalized for COVID-19, experimental therapeutics show some promise
Fri, 02 Oct 2020 21:39:03 -0400
While there is currently no cure for COVID-19, Dr. Uché Blackstock, a Yahoo News medical contributor and CEO of Advancing Health Equity, says there are therapeutics that President Trump's medical team could try if his condition worsens.

As COVID spread through White House, top Trump allies and family members mingled at events in D.C.
Fri, 02 Oct 2020 17:33:00 -0400
Photos posted on social media show that the Trump Victory Finance Committee, a joint fundraising effort run by the Republican National Committee and Trump’s campaign, held a series of events at Trump’s Washington hotel on Tuesday.

Azar says Trump family 'is a different situation than the rest of us' on COVID safety measures
Fri, 02 Oct 2020 16:45:27 -0400
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar was at pains to defend not only the administration’s response, but the president’s behavior.

News of Trump's illness another blow to U.S. prestige on the global stage, say experts
Fri, 02 Oct 2020 15:51:09 -0400
President Trump’s positive test for COVID-19 may not spark any sudden moves by foreign adversaries, but the news will be another blow to U.S. prestige on the global stage, according to national security experts.

Trump faces serious risks from COVID-19, says medical expert
Fri, 02 Oct 2020 15:48:53 -0400
In his mid-70s and apparently overweight, President Trump faces a COVID-19 mortality risk of between 9 and 10 percent, Yahoo News medical contributor Dr. Kavita Patel said. 

Trump's COVID diagnosis prompts his campaign to go virtual
Fri, 02 Oct 2020 14:42:41 -0400
President Trump’s campaign announced it is postponing some events and moving others to a virtual format, a recognition that his coronavirus diagnosis will require him to quarantine and avoid public settings.

Future of presidential debates unclear after Trump tests positive for COVID-19
Fri, 02 Oct 2020 14:32:23 -0400
Now that President Trump has the coronavirus, will there be any more debates this year? 

Amid rush to confirm Barrett to court, two key Republican senators test positive for COVID-19
Fri, 02 Oct 2020 13:49:34 -0400
Two GOP Senators who sit on the Judiciary Committee, which will hold hearings on President Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, announced Friday that they have tested positive for COVID-19.

Top White House staffers still not wearing masks
Fri, 02 Oct 2020 12:42:06 -0400
Hours after President Trump announced he had tested positive for the coronavirus, some of his top aides were still appearing in public without masks, including White House chief of staff Mark Meadows.

Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis throws presidential campaign into uncertainty
Fri, 02 Oct 2020 10:49:58 -0400
Among the questions that have immediately emerged, the most serious revolved around what happens to the nation’s government if a nominee for president is incapacitated or dies so close to an election.

Colleges must do more to stop coronavirus spread, CDC says
Tue, 29 Sep 2020 15:27:57 -0400
The coronavirus is spreading among young people on college campuses, a trend that college administrators and the public health officials working with them must do more to prevent, say new studies from the CDC.

Trump promised 300 million N95 masks by September. He isn't even close.
Tue, 29 Sep 2020 14:30:19 -0400
The Trump administration is falling far short of its goal of having 300 million N95 respirators available in time for the flu season, according to internal documents reviewed by Yahoo News.

Kentucky's Black Republican attorney general comes under fire in Breonna Taylor probe
Tue, 29 Sep 2020 12:55:22 -0400
In the continuing fallout from the death of Breonna Taylor, many residents of Louisville appear to view Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, who is Black, as an obstacle to justice in the case.

White House announces major improvements in coronavirus testing (again)
Mon, 28 Sep 2020 17:57:09 -0400
“We are now at an inflection point in testing,” said Adm. Brett Giroir, a Department of Health and Human Services official who is in charge of testing on the White House coronavirus task force.


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