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  1. coronavirus
    Pence Announces CDC Will Change School-Reopening Guidance After Trump ComplaintThe administration continues to overrule public-health officials six months after learning the peril of doing so.
  2. jeffrey epstein
    Deutsche Bank Fined for Ignoring Suspicious Jeffrey Epstein TransactionsRegulators state that Deutsche Bank “inexcusably failed to detect or prevent millions of dollars of suspicious transactions” in Epstein’s account.
  3. vision 2020
    GOP Senators Are Already Bailing From the Convention in Florida Next MonthFive Republican senators announced this week that they would skip the convention in Jacksonville, further revealing the uselessness of the event.
  4. coronavirus
    Coronavirus Hot Spot States by the NumbersA rundown of states — like Arizona, Florida, and Texas — facing alarming summer outbreaks, including closures, caseloads, and hospitalizations.
  5. president trump
    Everything We Learned From Mary Trump’s BookIn Too Much and Never Enough, the president’s niece describes how he allegedly cheated on the SATs and made lurid comments about her.
  6. white house
    Former Melania Confidant Pens Latest Trump Tell-All BookStephanie Winston Wolkoff, a former adviser to Melania Trump, is set to release a book on her friendship with the first lady on September 1.
  7. coronavirus
    ICE Makes International Students Choose Between Coronavirus Risk and DeportationICE’s new ruling requires that college students with visas take in-person courses, transfer to a campus with physical classes, or exit the U.S.
  8. coronavirus
    Everything We Do and Don’t Know About New York’s Reopening PlanIndoor dining will not resume in New York City in phase three as planned, though tattoo parlors, nail salons, and more park activities can return.
  9. international affairs
    Trump Was Reportedly Briefed on Russian Bounties for Dead U.S. Troops Last Year John Bolton reportedly briefed Trump on the Russian bounties for dead American soldiers in Afghanistan in March 2019.
  10. public health
    A Flu Strain With ‘Pandemic Potential’ Has Been Found in Pigs in ChinaResearchers describe a virus that has been “predominant in swine populations since 2016” with “the essential hallmarks of” a possible pandemic.
  11. coronavirus
    California’s Summer Coronavirus Outbreak Is Getting UglyL.A. County health officials are projecting that they could run out of hospital beds in two weeks, while ICU beds could run out sometime in July.
  12. vision 2020
    Trump’s Plan to Boost Poll Numbers: Be Meaner to BidenAmong other questionable campaign decisions reported this weekend, Trump may be considering a more abrasive nickname for his “sleepy” opponent.
  13. vision 2020
    The Betting Markets Are Betting Big on BidenAccording to current polling, Biden is hardly a gamble at the moment. Bettors on Predictit are responding, favoring the former veep by 21 points.
  14. coronavirus
    America Is Done With the Coronavirus, But It Isn’t Done With UsAs the U.S. faces a record day of new coronavirus cases, the Trump administration stands behind its decision to cut federally funded testing sites.
  15. coronavirus
    U.S. Records Highest Single Day Total of Coronavirus Cases With Over 38,000The 38,000 new cases reported in the United States on Wednesday beat the previous single-day record from April 25.
  16. coronavirus
    Here Are the States Where the Coronavirus Is Still Getting WorseSeven states are at an all-time high in the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations.
  17. 2020 primaries
    Will There Be a Kid Congressman From North Carolina?On Tuesday, the 24-year-old GOP candidate Madison Cawthorn defeated a Trump-endorsed challenger in a North Carolina district that leans Republican.
  18. ufos
    Senate Intelligence Committee Votes to Allow Public to See UFO RecordsThe committee endorsed a major step in the recent push to reform the UFO reporting process, with the public getting a look as soon as 2021.
  19. black lives matter
    Protesters Try to Take Down Statue of Andrew Jackson, Trump’s Favorite PresidentDemonstrators in Lafayette Park outside the White House attempted to remove a statue of Andrew Jackson, a slaveowner and Trump’s favorite president.
  20. president trump
    Trump Finally Names the Crime He Thinks Obama Personally CommittedIt’s treason.
  21. voting by mail
    Trump Staffers Who Voted By Mail, a Process He Calls ‘Rigged’The president keeps attacking the vote by mail process, though he and more than a dozen White House and campaign staffers have done it.
  22. white house
    What We Know About John Bolton’s Tell-all BookBolton writes that Trump was obsessed with giving Kim Jong-Un an autographed CD of “Rocket Man” and pressured China to interfere in the 2020 election.
  23. vision 2020
    All of a Sudden Trump Wants to Debate Joe BidenIn December, Trump laid the groundwork to skip the debates. Trailing now in several national polls, he finally cares about the democratic process.
  24. trump campaign
    Facebook Removes Trump Ads With Nazi Symbol Used to Identify Political PrisonersThe ad condemning “dangerous” leftist groups featured an inverted red triangle used by Nazis to identify political prisoners in concentration camps.
  25. black lives matter
    What We Know About the Death of Black Lives Matter Activist Oluwatoyin SalauSalau, 19, went missing on Saturday, June 6, the same day she reported being sexually assaulted. Her was found by Tallahassee police a week later.
  26. coronavirus
    Trump Still Doesn’t Want to Know How Bad the Pandemic IsAfter boasting of the increase in COVID-19 testing for months, Trump now blames the uptick of coronavirus cases on more testing.
  27. president trump
    Trump’s Niece to Make a Big Addition to the Genre of Tell-all Trump BooksMary Trump’s book will detail how she aided an inquiry into the president’s tax schemes in which he borrowed $413 million to prop up his businesses.
  28. vision 2020
    Tulsa Health Director ‘Wishes’ Trump Would Postpone Rally As Cases Spike in OKThe health director added that he was “concerned about our ability to ensure the president stays safe” in an indoor arena without social distancing.
  29. coronavirus
    Trump Rally Attendees Must Agree Not to Sue Campaign If They Get the CoronavirusTo attend Trump’s first rally since March, supporters must sign a waiver saying they won’t sue if they get COVID-19 in the crowded indoor arena.
  30. george floyd protests
    Chicago Police Caught Sleeping in U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush’s Office During ProtestsThirteen police officers, including three supervisors, slept and ate in Bobby Rush’s office for up to four hours as property damage occurred nearby.
  31. breonna taylor
    The Police Report on the Killing of Breonna Taylor Is Almost Entirely BlankOfficers left the section for injuries empty despite shooting her eight times and indicated there was no forced entry despite using a battering ram.
  32. maga
    Trump to Return With His First Rally Since the Coronavirus Shutdown Next FridayCampaign officials reportedly hope the return of the rallies will distract Trump from destructive online behavior, citing zero past examples.
  33. george floyd
    Republicans Belatedly Realize Protests Aren’t Going AwayAs outrage over police brutality and the killing of George Floyd persists, GOP leaders respond with lukewarm efforts of reform and appeasement.
  34. george floyd
    The Most Powerful Moments From the Funeral of George FloydGeorge Floyd’s family described his generosity, the Houston mayor banned police chokeholds, and he was entombed next to his mother.
  35. george floyd
    Police Spar With Protesters for 6th Straight Night: Live UpdatesNationwide protests have expanded and intensified in response to George Floyd’s death, with violence reported in dozens of cities.
  36. george floyd
    Public-Health Experts Warn of Coronavirus Outbreaks After George Floyd ProtestsMany protesters have been wearing masks, but chaotic mass demonstrations make social distancing nearly impossible.
  37. jeffrey epstein
    What We’ve Learned From Recent Jeffrey Epstein AllegationsA Netflix documentary and a new book detail new allegations about the sex offender’s connections with Bill Clinton, Prince Andrew, and Harvard.
  38. coronavirus
    Coronavirus in New York: Latest UpdatesMayor De Blasio is warning New Yorkers that they may have to “improvise” when it comes to their transportation.
  39. george floyd
    Minneapolis Faces Third Night of Protests Following George Floyd’s KillingDemonstrators and police clashed for the third day in a row, following the death of George Floyd in police custody.
  40. the longest lives
    ‘Those Were Memorable Times. But I Don’t Want to Live There.’Jazz musician Reggie Workman played with John Coltrane, won a Guggenheim at 82, and can’t wait to get back to rehearsal.
  41. president trump
    Twitter Fact-Checks Trump Tweet for the First TimeThe platform flagged a Trump tweet on voting by mail as misinformation, raising several practical questions on how to use such a measure.
  42. voting rights
    Federal Judge Overrules GOP Poll Tax for Ex-Felons in FloridaA federal judge ruled that the GOP-led effort prohibiting some ex-felons from voting because they could not afford to pay fines was unconstitutional.
  43. business
    The Company Taking Over YouTube Advertising Just Got a Pile of MoneyMasterClass, an educational start-up selling access to the stars, just raised $100 million — meaning their YouTube pre-rolls aren’t going anywhere.
  44. qanon
    QAnon Supporter Wins Republican Senate Primary in OregonJo Rae Perkins, an insurance agent in Oregon, became the first advocate for the sweeping conspiracy theory to win a GOP nomination for the Senate.
  45. carlos ghosn
    The Law Might Be Catching Up With Carlos GhosnTwo Americans who allegedly aided Carlos Ghosn’s escape from Japan were arrested, suggesting the businessman may not be out of the clear yet.
  46. coronavirus
    Hydroxychloroquine and Coronavirus: What Studies Actually SayExamining clinical trials on the antimalarial drug’s use in fighting COVID-19 amid President Trump’s swirl of misinformation.
  47. politics
    Obama’s White House Portrait May Be the Latest Casualty of Trump’s Norm-BreakingAs Trump pursues the spurious Obamagate scandal, he reportedly intends to skip the White House tradition of hanging his predecessor’s portrait.
  48. coronavirus
    Read Letter From Trump’s Doctor Explaining Why He Is Taking HydroxychloroquineIt doesn’t actually explain why — or if — Trump is taking the antimalarial, which can cause dangerous heart problems in certain at-risk groups.
  49. coronavirus
    NYC DOH: Black and Latino Residents Dying at ‘Around Twice the Rate’ of WhitesThe city Department of Health announced that black and Latino residents are dying of COVID-19 at “around twice the rate of their white counterparts.”
  50. politics
    Don Jr. and Eric Preview Trump Camp’s Ugly Biden AttacksThe president’s sons lobbed unsubstantiated allegations at Biden and claimed the coronavirus is a “hoax” meant to derail Trump’s reelection.
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