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Wuhan Tests Nine Million People for Coronavirus in 10 Days (Wenxin Fan/Wall Street Journal)

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 16:00

Wenxin Fan / Wall Street Journal:
Wuhan Tests Nine Million People for Coronavirus in 10 Days  —  City used ‘sample pooling’ for mass-testing regimen after a handful of fresh cases sparked concern  —  HONG KONG—The central Chinese city of Wuhan said early Monday that it had collected coronavirus swab tests from more than nine million …

By Air and Sea, Mercenaries Landed in Libya. Then the Plan Went South. (Declan Walsh/New York Times)

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 15:36

Declan Walsh / New York Times:
By Air and Sea, Mercenaries Landed in Libya.  Then the Plan Went South.  —  A short-lived mission uncovered by U.N. investigators offers a glimpse into the world of those who have thrived off Libya's chaos.  —  CAIRO — Two former British marines piloted their boats, a pair of military-grade inflatables …

Beshear hanged in effigy as Second Amendment supporters rally at Capitol before Memorial Day (Courier-Journal)

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 15:15

Courier-Journal:
Beshear hanged in effigy as Second Amendment supporters rally at Capitol before Memorial Day  —  What started out as a freedom-loving celebration of the Second Amendment ahead of Memorial Day turned into Gov. Andy Beshear being hanged in effigy and protesters chanting outside the governor's mansion.

Can we stop pretending Trump is fit to be president? (Paul Waldman/Washington Post)

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 14:55

Paul Waldman / Washington Post:
Can we stop pretending Trump is fit to be president?  —  At various times over the past three and a half years, many of us have asked what would happen if President Trump truly went over the edge or if his behavior became so frightening that his unfitness for the most powerful position on Earth could no longer be denied.

An effigy of Kentucky Gov. Beshear was hung from a tree at the end of a Second Amendment rally (Hollie Silverman/CNN)

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 14:25

Hollie Silverman / CNN:
An effigy of Kentucky Gov. Beshear was hung from a tree at the end of a Second Amendment rally  —  (CNN)A group of protesters holding a rally outside of Gov. Andy Beshear's mansion at the state Capitol in Frankfort, Kentucky, Sunday hung an effigy of the governor on a tree outside.

Trump threatens to pull Republican convention out of North Carolina (Politico)

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 14:10

Politico:
Trump threatens to pull Republican convention out of North Carolina  —  President Donald Trump on Monday morning threatened to move August's Republican National Convention out of North Carolina unless there are guarantees the state will let everyone attend.  —  “I love the Great State …

Donald Trump, the Most Unmanly President (Tom Nichols/The Atlantic)

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 11:25

Tom Nichols / The Atlantic:
Donald Trump, the Most Unmanly President  —  Why don't the president's supporters hold him to their own standard of masculinity?  —  Author of The Death of Expertise  —  So many mysteries surround Donald Trump: the contents of his tax returns, the apparent miracle of his graduation from college.

Furious backlash after Boris Johnson defends aide's lockdown journey (Jack Blanchard/Politico)

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 10:10

Jack Blanchard / Politico:
Furious backlash after Boris Johnson defends aide's lockdown journey  —  U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson will chair a tense bank holiday Cabinet meeting this morning with the Tory Party in a state of near-mutiny over his decision to stand by lockdown-flouting aide Dominic Cummings.

Trump 'has a point' about WHO flaws, says Germany's health minister (Guy Chazan/Financial Times)

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 06:55

Guy Chazan / Financial Times:
Trump ‘has a point’ about WHO flaws, says Germany's health minister  —  Jens Spahn tells FT that while the UN body needs reforming, now is not the time to destabilise it  —  Germany's health minister has urged the US to stay in the World Health Organization, while acknowledging that the UN body …

Video: Massive crowds gather in Daytona Beach, residents fear for their safety (WKMG)

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 06:00

WKMG:
Video: Massive crowds gather in Daytona Beach, residents fear for their safety  —  Crowds gathered for what was supposed to be Orlando Invades Daytona  —  Thomas Metevia, Digital Content Producer, Orlando  —  DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - A shooting erupted at a Florida beachside road …

As Trump removes federal watchdogs, some loyalists replacing them have 'preposterous' conflicts (Washington Post)

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 03:40

Washington Post:
As Trump removes federal watchdogs, some loyalists replacing them have ‘preposterous’ conflicts  —  The political appointee President Trump installed last week to investigate waste, fraud and abuse at the Transportation Department is the same official in charge of one of the agency's key divisions.

Ann Coulter Turns on 'Disloyal Actual Retard' Trump in Twitter Rant (Rosemary Rossi/The Wrap)

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 01:45

Rosemary Rossi / The Wrap:
Ann Coulter Turns on ‘Disloyal Actual Retard’ Trump in Twitter Rant  —  Ann Coulter went on an early Sunday morning Twitter tear, calling President Donald Trump “the most disloyal actual retard that has ever set foot in the Oval Office.”  —  The far-right media pundit and former Trump defender …

Minnesota Poll: Biden holds small lead over Trump in 2020 presidential race (Patrick Condon/Star Tribune)

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 00:25

Patrick Condon / Star Tribune:
Minnesota Poll: Biden holds small lead over Trump in 2020 presidential race  —  Former Vice President Joe Biden holds a small lead over President Donald Trump among registered voters in Minnesota, according to the first presidential poll in the state since the Democrat clinched his party's nomination.

Ilhan Omar interview: "I am America's hope and President Trump's nightmare" (Josh Glancy/The Sunday Times)

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 23:30

Josh Glancy / The Sunday Times:
Ilhan Omar interview: “I am America's hope and President Trump's nightmare” … Aside from Donald Trump himself, there probably isn't a more controversial — or divisive — figure in America today than Ilhan Omar.  The diminutive Democrat from Minnesota is the joint-first Muslim woman to serve …

On weekend dedicated to war dead, Trump tweets insults, promotes baseless claims and plays golf (Anne Gearan/Washington Post)

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 23:00

Anne Gearan / Washington Post:
On weekend dedicated to war dead, Trump tweets insults, promotes baseless claims and plays golf  —  As the death toll in the novel coronavirus pandemic neared 100,000 Americans this Memorial Day weekend, President Trump derided and insulted perceived enemies and promoted a baseless conspiracy theory, in between rounds of golf.

Federal judge guts Florida law requiring felons to pay fines before they can vote (Amy Gardner/Washington Post)

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 22:45

Amy Gardner / Washington Post:
Federal judge guts Florida law requiring felons to pay fines before they can vote  —  A federal judge has gutted a Florida state law requiring felons to pay all court fines and fees before they can register to vote, clearing the way for thousands of Floridians to register in time for the November presidential election.

White House announces new coronavirus travel restrictions on Brazil (Axios)

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 21:50

Axios:
White House announces new coronavirus travel restrictions on Brazil  —  The White House announced Sunday that President Trump would suspend entry of non-U.S. citizens who have been in Brazil in the past 14 days in an effort to stop the imported spread of the coronavirus.

Trump seeks visual contrast with Biden as economy begins to reopen (Jonathan Swan/Axios)

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 21:45

Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Trump seeks visual contrast with Biden as economy begins to reopen  —  Trump's advisers relish the contrast between his public appearances and Joe Biden's lack thereof.  The former vice president, following the guidance of public experts, has eschewed public events and stayed home for months now.

They Survived the Worst Battles of World War II. And Died of the Virus. (Ellen Barry/New York Times)

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 21:40

Ellen Barry / New York Times:
They Survived the Worst Battles of World War II.  And Died of the Virus.  —  Inside the Holyoke Soldiers' Home was a man who had served as a jailer to Hitler's top aide.  A man who had rescued Japanese kamikaze pilots from the sea.  A man who carried memories of a concentration camp.

More Than 100 in Germany Found to Be Infected With Coronavirus After Church's Services (William Boston/Wall Street Journal)

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 21:35

William Boston / Wall Street Journal:
More Than 100 in Germany Found to Be Infected With Coronavirus After Church's Services  —  Social distancing was observed and building disinfected for affected Sunday May 10 ceremonies, says senior member  —  BERLIN—At least 107 people have been found to be infected with the new coronavirus …

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