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California coronavirus cases hit 10,000 in a day as Trump backs therapy drugs over vaccine As entertaining as all this is, let’s not forget that the real issue at the moment remains the coronavirus. California reported more than 10,000 new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, a record rise for a single day that also surpassed …

The Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, has announced live on television he has tested positive for coronavirus. “It came back positive,” a mask-wearing Bolsonaro told a hand-picked group of reporters on Tuesday lunchtime outside his official residence. “There’s no reason for fear. That’s life,” the president added. “Life goes on. I thank God for my life …

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday his former national security adviser John Bolton will have broken the law and face criminal liability if a book he has written about his time in the White House is published. Trump told reporters that Bolton knows he has classified information in his book, and …

LONDON, June 7 (Reuters) – Anti-racism protests attended by thousands of people in London and other major British cities “undoubtedly” risk causing an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases again, British health minister Matt Hancock said on Sunday. Thousands of people attended protests on Saturday to voice their anger at police brutality after the …

STERLING, Va. (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday went on his first golf outing since the White House declared a national emergency over the coronavirus in March, visiting his club in the Washington suburbs in a purposeful display of normalcy. On a sunny spring day, Trump’s motorcade took him from the White House …

Besides lessons in ethics (and in Asher’s case, lessons in the English language), the Brady Bunch offers up a metaphor about the fault lines in American politics — fault lines that include the undermining of government, extreme individualism, race and class divides, and capitalist and corporate excesses. Blood pressures soar, especially when Jason contemplates the …

With Brazil still approaching its peak of cases, Sao Paulo’s mayor warned that the health system could be overwhelmed very soon if residents don’t follow social distancing guidelines. “The city is coming to the limit of options,” Bruno Covas told journalists Sunday, warning that nine in ten intensive care beds were full. “We need to …

9.58pm EDT 21:58 Trump unveils ‘warp-speed’ effort to create vaccine by year’s end David Smith Donald Trump has announced details of a “warp-speed” effort to create a coronavirus vaccine by the end of the year, even as experts warn that such a breakthrough could take longer than 18 months. During remarks in the White House …

The boulevard that snakes along the Biloxi coastline marks a crossroads in the city’s bid to reopen. To the north, towering hotels and casinos, lights dim, doors shut – a sign of a once-booming tourist industry that evaporated overnight last month. To the south, turquoise sea and white sand, hundreds of sunbathers enjoying recently reopened …

Doug Jones, Special to the Advertiser Published 8:30 p.m. CT May 8, 2020 | Updated 8:46 p.m. CT May 8, 2020 Buy Photo U.S. Sen. Doug Jones (Photo: Mickey Welsh / Advertiser) This is a difficult day for all of us. New unemployment numbers released Thursday morning (May 7), some of the worst in our nation’s history, …