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NPC: China moves to impose controversial Hong Kong security law (BBC)

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 13:30

BBC:
NPC: China moves to impose controversial Hong Kong security law  —  China's ruling Communist Party has set in motion a controversial national security law for Hong Kong, a move seen as a major blow to the city's freedoms.  —  The law to ban “treason, secession, sedition and subversion” could bypass Hong Kong's lawmakers.

KFF Health Tracking Poll - May 2020 (KFF)

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 13:25

KFF:
KFF Health Tracking Poll - May 2020  —  , Lunna Lopes, Cailey Muñana, and Mollyann Brodie  —  Key Findings:  — Most Americans expect the coronavirus to upend summer vacation plans with few saying it is likely they will be staying in a hotel (32%), going on an airplane (23%) …

Little sense of shared grief as virus deaths near 100,000 (Los Angeles Times)

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 13:20

Los Angeles Times:
Little sense of shared grief as virus deaths near 100,000  —  For months after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the nation ached together in televised memorials, joining in a collective catharsis of uniformed salutes, bagpiped dirges and President George W. Bush declaring a national day of mourning and remembrance.

CDC estimates that 35% of coronavirus patients don't have symptoms (Arman Azad/CNN)

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 13:10

Arman Azad / CNN:
CDC estimates that 35% of coronavirus patients don't have symptoms  —  How vaccines stop the spread of viruses  —  (CNN)In new guidance for mathematical modelers and public health officials, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is estimating that about a third of coronavirus infections are asymptomatic.

Biden's virtual campaign speech repeatedly interrupted by geese (Aris Folley/The Hill)

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 07:30

Aris Folley / The Hill:
Biden's virtual campaign speech repeatedly interrupted by geese  —  Former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, was met with repeated interruptions during his virtual campaign speech on Monday even as he delivered it from the comforts of his own Delaware residence.

New Jersey gym owners cited after reopening live on 'Fox & Friends' in defiance of governor's order (Brittany Shammas/Stamford Advocate)

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 07:30

Brittany Shammas / Stamford Advocate:
New Jersey gym owners cited after reopening live on ‘Fox & Friends’ in defiance of governor's order  —  In an act of defiance that played out live on “Fox and Friends,” the owners of a New Jersey gym flung open their doors on Monday, ignoring a shutdown order from the governor.

Law firm hackers shift ransom target from Trump to Madonna (Emily Smith/Page Six)

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 07:30

Emily Smith / Page Six:
Law firm hackers shift ransom target from Trump to Madonna  —  The hackers who stole confidential files about stars including Lady Gaga from an A-list power lawyer claim to have sold all their “dirty laundry” on President Donald Trump to a secret buyer, and now they're demanding at least $1 million for details on Madonna.

Alan Dershowitz: State has right to 'plunge a needle into your arm' (WND)

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 07:25

WND:
Alan Dershowitz: State has right to ‘plunge a needle into your arm’  —  Contends Constitution grants government power to forcibly vaccinate individuals  —  Harvard Law School emeritus professor Alan Dershowitz claimed in an interview that the government has a constitutional right under …

Israeli ambassador lobbies for West Bank annexation, fearing Biden victory (Axios)

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 06:30

Axios:
Israeli ambassador lobbies for West Bank annexation, fearing Biden victory  —  Israel's ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer has been lobbying Trump administration officials, members of Congress, conservative pundits and other D.C. influencers in recent weeks to convince them that Israel must move forward …

A Brooklyn Hospital Mourns the Doctor Who Was 'Our Jay-Z' (Michael Schwirtz/New York Times)

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 05:55

Michael Schwirtz / New York Times:
A Brooklyn Hospital Mourns the Doctor Who Was ‘Our Jay-Z’  —  Dr. James A. Mahoney, who had spent his whole career at a poorly financed public hospital, went to extraordinary lengths to help patients.  —  In the first weeks after the coronavirus pandemic hit New York, Dr. James A. Mahoney barely slept.

Democrats will pay price for hurting the economy in the election (Stephen Moore/The Hill)

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 04:50

Stephen Moore / The Hill:
Democrats will pay price for hurting the economy in the election  —  At some point, we will move past the health scare of the coronavirus, and Americans will be surprised and horrified by the severe damage we have inflicted on our society.  The polls show that most Americans support the lockdown now.

As Florida re-opens, COVID-19 data chief gets sidelined and researchers cry foul (Florida Today)

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 04:10

Florida Today:
As Florida re-opens, COVID-19 data chief gets sidelined and researchers cry foul  —  EDITORS NOTE: We chose to make this story broadly accessible because of the importance of its content.  But quality, fact-checked reporting isn't free.  Collecting and verifying news is a costly …

The White House is presenting the Fyre Festival of pandemic responses (Catherine Rampell/Washington Post)

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 03:45

Catherine Rampell / Washington Post:
The White House is presenting the Fyre Festival of pandemic responses  —  Let's just do it and be legends, man.  —  That could well be the slogan of this White House's slapdash, hubristic approach to reopening the U.S. economy, which is turning into the Fyre Festival of pandemic responses.

Howard Stern takes a day off from politics - but says he predicted Trump would bankrupt the country (Brian Niemietz/New York Daily News)

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 03:40

Brian Niemietz / New York Daily News:
Howard Stern takes a day off from politics — but says he predicted Trump would bankrupt the country  —  After dominating last week's news cycle by claiming President Trump secretly despises his zealous followers, SiriusXM host Howard Stern declared Monday a politics-free day.

CDC warns of possible measles outbreak as vaccinations for children fall during coronavirus pandemic (Berkeley Lovelace Jr/CNBC)

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 03:05

Berkeley Lovelace Jr / CNBC:
CDC warns of possible measles outbreak as vaccinations for children fall during coronavirus pandemic  — Routine vaccinations for young children in the U.S. fell during the first half of this year as more Americans skipped routine doctor visits due to the coronavirus pandemic …

Police tried to tase Ahmaud Arbery in 2017 incident, video shows (The Guardian)

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 02:45

The Guardian:
Police tried to tase Ahmaud Arbery in 2017 incident, video shows  — Officers questioned why Arbery was sitting alone in his car in a park one morning in November 2017  —  Play Video  —  Police attempted to use a Taser on Ahmaud Arbery, the slain Georgia jogger, after questioning …

Trump Derangement Syndrome Has Introduced Impeachment 2.0 (Tristan Justice/The Federalist)

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 01:55

Tristan Justice / The Federalist:
Trump Derangement Syndrome Has Introduced Impeachment 2.0  —  After spending the months preceding the global pandemic in a futile impeachment attempt, House Democrats are now again trying to impeach President Donald Trump.  —  The lower chamber majority told the Supreme Court on Monday …

Pompeo's moves against inspector general leave a trail of questions and a department divided (Washington Post)

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 01:50

Washington Post:
Pompeo's moves against inspector general leave a trail of questions and a department divided  —  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his top aides blasted the State Department's ousted internal watchdog on Monday, accusing him of mishandling leaks to the media and failing to promote Pompeo's mission statement to employees.

Fox News argues nonprofit group's lawsuit over coronavirus coverage could have 'dangerous' result (Mike Brest/Washington Examiner)

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 01:50

Mike Brest / Washington Examiner:
Fox News argues nonprofit group's lawsuit over coronavirus coverage could have ‘dangerous’ result  —  Fox News rebuked the legal arguments a nonprofit organization is using in its lawsuit against the network for its coverage of the coronavirus.  —  The Washington League for Increased Transparency …

Doordash and Pizza Arbitrage (Ranjan Roy/Margins and Can Duruk)

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 03:55

Ranjan Roy / Margins and Can Duruk:
Doordash and Pizza Arbitrage  —  There is such a thing as a free lunch  —  If capitalism is driven by a search for profit, the food delivery business confuses the hell out of me.  Every platform loses money.  Restaurants feel like they're getting screwed.  Delivery drivers are poster children for gig economy problems.

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