US sends additional forces to protect embassy threatened by protesters in Iraq, New York State ends cash bail for misdemeanors and non-violent felonies, Germany closes another nuclear power plant, phasing out all by 2022.
Deadly flash floods in Jakarta, Indonesia leave thousands homeless, Julian Castro ends presidential bid, Netanyahu seeks immunity from Israeli corruption charges, Australian wildfires show no sign of stopping, Don Larsen, pitched only World Series perfect game, dead at 90.
US kills top Iranian military leader Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Mohandis, a high-ranking commander in Baghdad airstrike, Iran vows there will be reprisals, Anti-public lands zealot Pendley will lead Bureau of Land Management for another 3 months.
Thousands mourn assassination of custom Soleimani in the streets of Baghdad, call for retaliation against the US, fire threats escalate in Australia, p.m. Morrison heckled over anti-climate change stance.
Tens of thousands mourn Soleimani in Iran, US send more troops to Mideast as Iraq parliament calls for US expulsion, Trump sends threatening tweet saying he will attack 52 sites in Iran, Protests against possible war with Iran all over US and world.
Huge crowds pack streets of Tehran for Soleimani funeral, Iran says it will withdraw from nuclear deal, 3 Americans killed in Kenya by Somalia's Al Shabaab, Harvey Weinstein sex-crimes trial begins today, Thousands march in NYC in solidarity against anti-Semitism.
Magnitude 6.5 earthquake followed stronger one in Puerto Rico, Letter sent regarding withdrawing troops from Iraq was “released by mistake,” Thousands mourn assassinated general in Iran, stampede killed killed at least 40, Lone Australian explorer completes longest ever unassisted Antarctic trek.
Ukrainian airliner crashes in Iran killing 63 Canadians, 82 Iranians and 11 Ukrainians, McConnell says impeachment trial will go on in Senate without decision on witnesses, Iran fires over a dozen missiles on US bases in Iraq, no casualties reported.
Trump admin acts to rollback environmental law regarding climate change and it’s impact on infrastructure, pipelines, etc., 2/3 Puerto Rico still without power after earthquake, Prince Harry and Megan Markle announce they will step back from Royal family, 2 Republican senators want to limit Trump’s war powers on Iran.
Enormous “mega-fire” engulfs 1,.5 million acres in Australia, House passes war powers resolution in effort to restrict Trump’s actions against Iran, Canadian P.M. Trudeau says evidence shows Iranian missile shot down jet – possibly unintentionally.
Iran admits to downing airliner mistakenly, Ukraine’s President Zelensky demands justice, second presidential term in Taiwan, blow to Beijing, Cross-border aid to Syria cut to appease Russia, 1 billion animals caught in Australia fires, some in danger of extinction.
Iran deploys riot police as anti-gv’t backlash grows after downing of plane, Thailand run against the dictatorship draws thousands, Scott Morrison admits to mistakes over fires in Australia.
Dozens of earthquakes continue to shake Puerto Rico, Cory Booker drops out of presidential race, Defense Secretary Esper contradicts, Trump says didn’t see evidence of Iranian plot to bomb embassies used as excuse to assassinate Suleimani, Thousands flee volcanic eruption in Philippines.
"It doesn’t matter, trump change his story on Soleimani killing, " Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez launches new pac to support progressive Democrats, Massive water main break floods NYC’s upper West Side delays subways.
Six Democratic candidates take stage in Des Moines, Iowa, no clear favorite, Human Rights Watch chief barred from Hong Kong, says China is brutal and that there is pervasive oppression, Giuliani associate Lev Parnas sent threatening text messages regarding Marie Yavonovitch, US ambassador to Ukraine, Pelosi announces impeachment managers.
Last decade confirmed as warmest on record, Giuliani associate Lev Parnas says Trump knew exactly what was going on in Ukraine as did Pence and Barr, he talked with Devin Nunes as Republican Hyde tracks Yavonovich, Russian government resigns as Putin proposes reforms that could extend his grip on power, Articles of Impeachment walked to Senate, Trump and China sign trade policy, Ukraine will investigate Yavonovich.
Trump impeachment defensive team will include Ken Starr and Alan Dershowitz, Court okays temporary weapons ban in Richmond, VA amid fear of violence at pro-gun rally on MLK day, FBI arrest 6 neo-Nazis before rally, Young persons’ climate change lawsuit dismissed by federal appeals court.
New York Times editorial board endorses Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar for Democratic nomination, Coronavirus in China cases triple as infection spreads to Beijing and Shanghai, Dozens of Iraqi protesters wounded as anti-government unrest resumes, Another water main break on the Upper West Side snarls subways.
Impeachment trial begins today with McConnell announcing rules, each side has 24 hours to present a case over 2 days, Democrats (Schumer) objects, Greta Thunberg at Davos, Our house is still on fire,” Trump trip to Davos cost taxpayers $5.6 million, Warehouse filled with aid from Hurricane Maria found in Puerto Rico, Protests turn violent in antigovernment protests in Lebanon, National Archives apologizes for altering photo from 2017 Women’s March.
After 13 hours of fiery debate Senate adopt Republican impeachment trial rules, Senate rejects 11 amendments from Democrats re: subpoenas and witnesses, Journalist Glenn Greenwald faces cybercrime complaint after exposing scandal in Brazil, Coronavirus death toll is rising is in at least 5 countries, (1 case in US.)
House Democrats conclude first day of opening arguments in Trump impeachment trial, lead manager Schiff tells senators “decide what kind of democracy you believe we ought to be,” UN court rules Myanmar must prevent genocide of Rohingya, Trump removes pollution control on wetlands and streams, Trump plans to expand travel ban.
Trump impeachment - Dems say remove Trump or risk more lawlessness, Trump’s legal defense begins, Parnas says he has recording of Trump calling for Yovanovich firing, At least 22 dead in Turkey earthquake, Coronavirus virus spreading rapidly, at least 41 dead.
Basketball star Kobe Bryant and 8 others die in helicopter crash, Trump tied Ukraine aid to inquiries he sought in unpublished Bolton book, says might affect impeachment hearings, Coronavirus cases reach 2700, 80 dead, 5 cases in US, In Mexico family members march to protest dead and missing.
Supreme Court allows Trump admin to screen green card applicants for public aid, making residency more difficult, State Department bans NPR reporter from traveling with Pompeo after testy interview, Romney says increasingly likely Bolton will be called as witness at impeachment, his book tells of Trump favors for Xi, Erdogan.
Defense rests in impeachment trial, question phase begins, Trump presents “Middle East Peace Plan” no Palestinian consultation, protests in Palestine, Syrians flee Idlib as Syrian military advances.
Justice Roberts presents 93 questions to Trump’s defense and Impeachment Managers from senators in impeachment trial, Trump’s defense lawyer Alan Dershowitz argues president can’t be I’m peached for an action he thinks will help in getting reelected (“ in the public interest,”) Thousands took to the streets across France to protest Macaron’s proposed pension reform.
Questioning part of Impeachment Trial wraps up, Senator Lamar Alexander will vote against witnesses, making a acquittal more likely, Mexican butterfly conservationist Homero Gómez Gonzalez found dead, NYPD issued more moving violations to cyclists than truck drivers last year, First cyclist of your killed by upturning truck, US plans to relax restrictions on landmines and deploys new small nukes on submarine, World Health Organization declares coronavirus global emergency.
UK finally leaves the European Union 3 1/2 years after pro Brexit vote, trump admin extensive travel ban to Sudan Nigeria Tanzania Eritrea Myanmar and Kyrgyzstan, witness vote fails impeachment vote will take place next week.
Death in Philippines from Coronavirus is first death outside of China, 305 dead total, more than 14 300 affected globally, anti-Asian racism on the right, Candidates rally in Iowa pre-caucus, senators must return to DC for impeachment vote.
US dropped more bombs on Afghanistan in 2019 than any year since Pentagon started keeping records in 2006, nearly 7500 bombs, 6 indigenous leaders killed in Nicaragua biosphere raid, First votes cast tonight in Iowa caucuses.
Trump impeachment trial winds down with closing arguments, First death in Hong Kong from coronavirus, HK health workers go on strike, Malfunctions in new app used in Iowa Democratic caucus creates chaos, no results yet.
Trump’s State of Union speech is Trump campaign speech, Pelosi tears it in half standing behind him, After Iowa caucuses glitz Buttigieg has slight lead in delegates over Sanders then Warren then Biden, 25,000 cases 490 deaths, almost all in China from coronavirus.
Senate acquits Trump with Romney as sole Republican voting guilty, Buttigieg has a tiny lead in Iowa caucus delegate count, Sanders leads in popular vote, Coronavirus cases surpasses 28,000 shiip quarantined, Gay civil rights leader is posthumously pardoned in CA.
Wuhan doctor who warned of coronavirus dies from it, #WeWantFreedomOfSpeech,” goes viral after his death, White House confirms death of Qassim al Rimi, al Qaeda leader in Yemen killed by drone,Regulators ban broker fees in NY, Human Rights Watch says at least 200 El Salvadorans were killed, raped or tortured after deportation from US ,US military deployed first major addition to nuclear arsenal, launching sub.
Democratic debate in New Hampshire, after Iowa caucus debacle and before primary, Vindman and twin bother, Sondland removed as Trump purges impeachment witnesses, NY to sue Trump administration over global entry freeze.
97 people die from coronavirus in one day in China, protest continue in El Salvador military and police force awakens of parliament demanding funding, South Korean film parasite first foreign language film to win best picture Oscar, sanders calls for partial recanvas of Iowa results.
New Trump proposed budget contains nearly $300 billion in social and social safety net cuts, highlights priorities of funding border wall, tax cuts, space exploration, nuclear weapons, AG Barr says door is open to Giuliani’s Ukraine tips, 108 die in China in one day of coronavirus – death toll 1000+, Philippine says it will end US security agreement, New Hampshire primary underway, Sinn Fein begins efforts to firm left coalition in Ireland.
Bernie Sanders wins NH primarily narrowly beating Buttigieg, Klobuchar placed 3rd, Warren and Biden in single digits, Yang, Bennett drop out, Federal prosecutors quit Roger Stone case amid fight with DOJ officials and Trump tweets, Assassination of Malcolm X being reinvestigated after Netflix documentary, NYC’s most reckless drivers could lose vehicles.
Defense will make final arguments in Harvey Weinstein rape case, AG Barr will testify before House Judiciary Committee on 3/31 regarding Roger Stone interference, Indigenous pipeline blockades spark Canada wide protests, New way of diagnosing coronavirus leads to huge jump in number of deaths and confirmed cases.
AG Barr says Trump’s tweets make it “impossible to do my job,” GOP controlled Senate passed a resolution to limit Trump’s use of military force against Iran, Cruise ship passengers finally able to disembark after being stranded at sea over a virus fears.
US defense chief says Taliban deal looks promising “but not without risk” in Afghanistan, US to evacuate Americans on cruise ship quarantined in Japan, Missouri farm wins $265 million in dicamba damage case.
China reports over 68,000 cases of coronavirus including over 1700 health workers, At Munich security conference Zuckerberg calls for more online regulations pre US elections, Storm Dennis triggers massive floods in UK.
Americans from coronavirus stricken cruise ship in Japan flown back to US, 14 test positive for virus, 1100 former prosecutors and other DOJ officials call for AG Barr to resign, Mississippi in flooding state of emergency.
Facing a wave of sex abuse claims Boy Scouts filed for bankruptcy, Bloomberg surges in poll, qualifies for Las Vegas debate, In Idlib Syria, displacement creating overwhelming relief effort, Over 150 million Chinese in coronavirus lockdown.
Trump offers clemency to 11 including former Illinois governor Rod Blagojovich, Wall Street financier Michael Milken, former New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik, and former SF 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo, Over 2000 DOJ officials call for Barr to resign over Roger Stone.
Bloomberg’s lack of preparation shows in Las Vegas debate, Trump appoints loyalist Richard Grenell, Acting Director of National Intelligence despite lack of experience, 9 people killed in to bars by suspected right-wing extremist in Hanau, Germany.
Roger Stone sentenced to 40 months in prison for obstruction of justice, lying to Congress and witness tampering, Over 200 cases of corona virus in South Korea, outbreak in Chinese prisons, NYTimes, Washington Post reports House is warned that Russia is meddling to re-elect Trump.
Thousands gather in Ladysmith, South Africa for the funeral of Joseph Shabalala, founder of music group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Front running presidential candidate Sanders tells Putin to stay away from US elections, he doesn’t want Russian help, Number of coronavirus cases in South Korea doubles, deaths in Iran and Italy, “Reduction in violence” in Afghanistan begins.
Katherine Johnson, African-American mathematician, NASA human computer, dies at 101, Harvey Weinstein found guilty of rape and sexual abuse in mixed verdict, Hosni Mbarak, Egypt’s ousted president is dead at 91, Trump says he made $3 billion in sales of weapons to India, as Delhi rocked by deadly protests.
Trump puts Pence as head of coronavirus protection, Trump cancels funds for NYC seawall, House passes law to make a lynching a federal hate crime, Molson Coors employee shoots 5 and then himself in Milwaukee, 34 dead an anti-Muslim riots in Delhi India.
Turkey Syria tensions escalate after Turkey says 33 of its troops killed in Syrian gov’t attacks, Massive protests in response to suspension of municipal elections in the Dominican Republic on its independence day, stock market tumbles, largest weekly loss since 2008 over coronavirus fears, 1st case of unknown origin in US, virus in six continents.
Court rules Congress cannot sue to force executive branch officials (Don McGahn) to testify, Unexplained coronavirus in three states raise spector of spread, US signs peace deal with Taliban after nearly 20 years of war in Afghanistan, Federal courts suspends own injunction on Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” program, Greece on defensive as Tuirkey opens border to refugees.
Biden has big win in South Carolina primary, Sanders 2nd, Tom Steyer drops out, Afghani president Ghani rejects Peace deal prisoner swap with Taliban, Coronavirus update—1st death in US in Washington state, in Australia and in Thailand, maybe more in Washington.
Pete Buttigieg drops out of Democratic presidential race, Coronavirus – 1700 cases in Italy, over 1500 in Iran with 66 deaths, 2nd death in the US, 1st case in NYC, 89,000 + worldwide with 3040 deaths, Plastic bag ban in 2nd day in NY State, Judge says Ken Cuccinelli was appointed unlawfully to top immigration post, several asylum rules now must be set aside.
Tornadoes in Tenn. kill at least 19 and cause widespread damage in Nashville, Super Tuesday--after Klobuchar and Buttigieg drop out of race- they endorse Biden, Israeli election gives "edge" to Netanyahu, Coronavirus- 2 NY cases, 6 die in Washington state.
Biden wins southern states, Massachusetts and Minnesota, Sanders wins Utah, Colorado and most likely California in Super Tuesday primary, Bloomberg wins American Samoa, Coronavirus epidemic slows in China, spreading in US, stock market plunges despite fed rate cut.
Elizabeth Warren will reportedly drop out of presidential primary race, Governor Newsom declares California state of emergency, with one death, awaiting contaminated cruise ship from coronavirus, as NY now has 13 cases, Thousands of migrants and refugees remain at Greece/ Turkey border desperate to get in EU, Bloomberg dropped out of the race, spent hundreds of billions.
Conservative federal judge Reggie B. Walton orders Justice Department to show him censored parts of Mueller report calling Barr’s report “distorted” and “misleading,“ Alabama executes Nathaniel Woods despite evidence of his innocence, Ceasefire in Idlib after meeting between Putin and Erdogan, WHO says coronavirus infection cases near 100,000 Pence says is not enough test kits.
28 states reporting coronavirus, two deaths in Florida, South by Southwest canceled as does Amtrak Acela train NY to DC, Jazz pianist McCoy Tyner dead at 81, Mick Mulvaney out, Mark Meadows in, as chief of staff.
Grand Princess cruise ship said to dock today in Oakland with 21 infected with coronavirus on board, Oil prices and stocks plunge after Saudis stun world with massive discounts, Women’s march around the world for International Women’s Day.
Italy extends emergency measures nationwide, Florida congressman who mocked coronavirus reactions was exposed to a virus at conservative conference, now has to self-quarantine, Stock markets plummets, NYS has most cases in US.
Afghan president Ghani signs decree to release 1500 Taliban prisoners to launch peace deal, Biden wins 4 states in Tuesday primary, New Rochelle is now a “containment area“ as coronavirus cluster, Putin -parliament paves the way for him to remain in power until 2036.
Trump suspends all travel from Europe to combat COVID-19 (for 30 days) also announces economic measures, New York Governor Cuomo shut down CUNY and SUNY, will institute online learning, NBA cancels season, WHO declares pandemic, Seattle closes public schools, Italy death toll jumps 30%, Iran has 10,000 cases, Harvey Weinstein sentenced to 23 years for rape and sexual assault, Supreme Court allows “remain in Mexico” program to continue, Bernie Sanders will stay in pres. race.
17 year- old Seattle resident Avi Schiffman develops Coronavirus tracker viewed by 35,000,000+ – ncov2019.live, 6 San Francisco counties order “shelter in place,” Ohio primary election called off, 3 states go on, Spain reports 368 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours, and NYC’s Saint Patrick’s Day parade called off first time in more than 250 years, bars, restaurants closed.
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Iran releases 85,000 political prisoners, faces catastrophic number of deaths, Biden sweeps primaries in Florida, Illinois and Arizona, One in five households have lost work due to pandemic in US, Mnuchin says Trump looking to send checks to Americans, bail out big corporations?
Wuhan reports no new coronavirus cases for 1st time, Massive protests from balconies as Brazil’s Bolsonaro calls preventative measurements against virus “hysteria,” 475 deaths in Italy in one day, 2 US, Congressmen have coronavirus, NYC Met Museum prepares for $100 million loss, Trump insists on calling it Chinese virus.
Governor Gavin Newsom orders all Californians to stay home, Italy surpasses China in number of coronavirus deaths- 3400+, At least for senators dumped stock ahead of market plunge over COVID-19, after having access to classified documents.
Trump makes false statements, Fauci tries to correct at coronavirus press conference, New York declared disaster goes on “pause” as Illinois Connecticut and other states order “stay at home,” Canada/US and Mexico/US borders closed, Stock market plunges, Tax deadline delayed, Tom Brady joins Tampa Bay for $60 million and Country music singer Kenny Rogers, dead at 83.
Looming concerns for presence of coronavirus in prisons and jails, 36 cases at NYCs Rikers Island, strong earthquake shakes Croatia, damaging buildings in Zagreb, Cuban doctors had to Italy to fight coronavirus, almost 5000 deaths in Italy.
Partisans clash over coronavirus economic stimulus bill, as 3 Republican senators are quarantined and Rand Paul tests positive, New York is epicenter with over 20,000 cases – Javits Center to become hospital, cases in Gaza, Syria.
Severe shortage of protective gear across the nation and especially in New York (with over 21,000 cases,) Trump consider re-opening economy despite health experts warnings, Saxophonist Manu Dibango dies at 86 of COVID-19, Olympics postponed, Pompeo cuts $1 billion in Afgan aid as 2 leaders claim presidency.
Senate and White House reach agreement on 2 trillion dollar coronavirus relieve bill, will go to House, Cuomo blasts Trump “Where are the ventilators?” Spain surpasses China in coronavirus deaths, 2nd to Italy, Playwright Terrence McNally dead of COVID-19 at age 81.
At least 280 have died from coronavirus in NYC with 88 recorded on Wednesday, 20,011 confirmed cases, hospital facilities overwhelmed, Record shattering 3.3 million Americans file for unemployment as coronavirus rips through economy, PM Modi tells over 1 billion Indians to lockdown for 3 weeks, Judge strikes down Dakota Access Pipeline permits.
US leads world in reported COVID-19 hospitalizations surge, Trump doubts NYC‘s need for 30,000 life saving respirators, New Orleans is virus hotspot, EPA citing coronavirus drastically reduces rules for EPA.
Government says social distancing should stay in place through April as predictions of 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the US are possible almost 1100 deaths in NYC, EPA rolls back auto air pollution standards.
Trump fires Intelligence Community Inspector Michael Atkinson, he first had raised concerns regarding Trump and Ukraine, Trump undercuts CDC recommendation that the public wear masks when out, NYS death toll nearly 3,000 as city uses refrigerator morgue trucks.
Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in NYC will open doors to 400 beds for non-COVID 19 patients, working with Christian fundamentalist Samaritans Purse, Boris Johnson is moved to intensive care with Covid 19, Queen of England tells UK public “We will succeed” in regard to coronavirus, Navy captain who leaked info about Covid 19 on his vessel and was fired tests positive for virus, First prisoner on Rikers Island dies, prisons are reporting rapidly increasing cases, 1st case of human animal transmission – tiger has Covid at Bronx Zoo.
In Staten Island, Amazon warehouse workers walk off job to demand safer conditions racial disparity in coronavirus deaths is becoming increasingly apparent, Supreme Court sides with Republicans allows primary despite coronavirus in Wisconsin.
NYC will soon start including home deaths- totals will rise, was over 800 deaeths from coronavirus yesterday, Cuomo hoping it is "plateauing," Singer-songwriter dead form COVID 19 at 73.
Sanders suspends primary race, 779 reported deaths (not including home deaths) from coronavirus yesterday in NYC, Trump continues to promote unproven drug hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19.
Coronavirus victims whose bodies are unclaimed may be buried in NY's Hart Island, In reversal , in response to NPR story, federal support for coronavirus testing continues, Unemployment up by another 6.6 million, exceeds 16 million.
The number of confirmed cases in US tops 500,000, 18,637 have died with almost 2000 deaths than one day from coronavirus, nursing homes are hit hard, Biden proposes lowering Medicare eligibility to 60.
Fatal tornadoes cross south, at least 12 dead, White House wants to lower wages of migrant workers to help farmers, One month after Trump (very belatedly) declares national emergency Trump retweets called to fire Dr Fauci, New York Times chronicles all of Trump’s missteps on coronavirus, OPEC, Russia approve biggest ever oil cut.
States on east coast and west coast create consortium to determine future for reopening, Trump insists he’s in charge despite press documentation of his extensive errors, Sailor on USS Theodore Roosevelt dies from coronavirus, ship is in the center of political firestorm, Sanders endorses Biden.
International outrage as Trump announces US will withdraw funds from World Health Organization, blaming it for pandemic as 2 million infections reported worldwide, 2228 US deaths yesterday, NYC starts including untested deaths, #s jump to over 10,000, Trump insists on putting his name on stimulus checks, Obama endorses Biden.
White House said to unveil plans to roll back social distancing in some regions as US registered 24 deaths yesterday (100 per hour) and there is a critical shortage of tests, California launches relief fund for the undocumented, Unemployment over 22 million, Lee Konitz, jazz sax player, dead of of COVID-19 at 92.
China raises Wuhan death stats by half to account for reporting delays and omissions, Smithfield Foods largest coronavirus hotbed in US (in South Dakota,) 4591 deaths in US yesterday from virus.
Police arrest at least 14 pro-democracy figures in Hong Kong, New York States’ face covering rule goes into effect, Protesters rally to re-open economy has COVID-19 test remain in short supply.
South Korea’s new coronavirus cases fall to single digits 740,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in US, 40,000 deaths, says NY State might be passed peak, DeBlasio says city needs $7 billion in federal money, budget cuts youth employment, city pools and more.
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Cobble Hill, Brooklyn nursing home thought to have had 55 deaths from COVID-19, police investigate motive for mass shooting where 16 died in Nova Scotia Canada, Trump encourages protest across the country against the shut down.
On the 10th anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon spill oil prices drop to less than $1.00 per barrel, At least 80 MTA workers in NYC have died from coronavirus, Trump in a tweet, threatens to stop all immigration, Netanyahu – Gantz make deal, Netanyahu will stay in power for 18 months more, Business bailout favors big corporations, 84% of small businesses in Brooklyn get nothing, Georgia will begin to reopen despite COVID-19 risks.
As the Trump administration has rolled back policy on auto emissions, climate change, pollution and oil and gas policy the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of Earth Day amid the pandemic, officials in California announced that 2 residents died of coronavirus in early/mid February.
2 New York cats test positive for coronavirus, Another 4.4 million file for unemployment bringing number to over 26 million, Some southern states begin to re-open, even Trump objects to George’s plans, Top US vaccine scientist ousted after refusing to tout hydroxychloroquine against coronavirus.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is sole Democrat to vote against new $484 billion coronavirus bill, no relief for frontline workers, post office, poor people, Outbreaks in Chicago, Boston, Seattle, San Francisco, coronavirus was there in Jan/Feb, Trump suggests quack cures for COVID-19, 21% of NYC residents test positive for virus antibodies.
FDA warns about hydroxychloroquine dangers including death, disinfectant companies warn against injection, White House signs $484 billion coronavirus bill aiding hospitals PPP, but not states, Navy recommends reinstating Navy captain.
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Republican and Democratic governors and senators object to McConnell telling states to declare bankruptcy, Children in Spain allowed out for first time since quarantine, Dr. Birx says social distancing will be with us through the summer.
The Washington Post reports that intelligence agencies warned Trump in January/ February of coronavirus, he skipped reading reports, 15,000 deaths in US reported in addition to 56,000 official deaths from virus, New York presidential primaries suspended, Sanders and supporters object, DeBlasio, in about-face, will open 40 miles of city streets to pedestrians.
Trump declares meat supply critical, aiming to reopen plants unions decry in adequate safety COVID-19 killed more than Vietnam war, in NYC number drops to 335, Pence refuses to wear a mask at Mayo Clinic visit, Brazil‘s supreme court allows investigation of Bolsonaro, DeBlasio breaks up mass Hasidic funeral, Cyclist killed by Brooklyn bus, US economy shrinks by 4.8%.
Kushner tells call US coronavirus story “a great success” with 61,000 dead and many more unreported, Fauci says US could be in for a bad fall and winter if not prepared for second wave, Dozens of bodies found in trucks outside Brooklyn funeral home, Remdesevir shows some promise as anti-COVID-19 drug, 3.8 million more people applied for unemployment, total over 30 million in six weeks, Great Britain has 3rd highest number of Covid deaths - over 26,000, South Korea Dash no new cases, 247 dead, Russia 106,000 test positive – worse yet to come, Biden remains silent on sexual assault allegations.
White House allows federal social distancing guidelines to expire, For the first time in its history NYC subways will shut down from 1 AM to 5 AM (for a cleaning and emptying the unhoused,) For May Day essential workers will strike across the nation, NJ reports highest COVID-19 deaths, will re-open parks and beaches tomorrow, Biden on MSNBC denies sexual assault accusations.
US is a patchwork of shutdown endings, some opening now others not yet decided, Adults in Spain out to exercise after 7 weeks of lockdown, Tenants across the country withhold rent, largest coordinated rent strike in nearly a century, Trump of replaces watchdog who reported on hospital shortages with new inspector general Jason Wieda, Gilead Sciences, maker of experimental COVID-19 drug Remdesivir spent record $2.45 million lobbying in first quarter.
Pelosi and McConnell decline White House offers of coronavirus test for capitol hill, highlights testing shortage, Trump received intelligence briefings on COVID-19 on Jan. 23-not deadly for most people and Jan. 28- spreading outside China and China is withholding information, India has almost 40,000 cases 1323 deaths reported, Largest ozone hole ever over Arctic, result of polar vortex, has closed.
Italy eases out of lockdown, Despite coronavirus risks the U.S. Senate returns to the capitol, McConnell, in next stimulus bill, wants to protect corporations from coronavirus liability lawsuits, Today is the 50th anniversary of the Kent State massacre, Calls for Trump to stop flotilla of Saudi oil tankers coming to US.
While Trump presses states to re-open his administration privately projects a steady rise in coronavirus infections and deaths reaching 3000 deaths daily on June 1, nearly double the current level, Navajo nation has 3rd highest per capita death rate behind New York and New Jersey includes cultural leader Valentina Blackhorse, age 28, Virus- 2 days of searches in Russia, UK coronavirus death toll highest in Europe, World leaders pledge $7.4 billion for vaccines, US does not participate, 15 children in NYC contract mysterious illness, may be to tied to COVID-19.
Trump goes to Arizona mask plant, he refuses to wear a mask, says he will change focus of coronavirus task force end of May to focus on economy as deaths are predicted to double, music in plant background Gunz and Roses playing Live and Let Die, Rick Bright, former top vaccine scientist files whistleblower complaint, demoted when refused to promote untested drugs, Supreme Court meets virtually, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is hospitalized with gall bladder infection, In NYC subway shut down during night, Amazon Staten Island worker dies, Predictions of 1 in 8 unemployment, Possible cuts of 25% at CUNY,Judge rules Bernie Sanders primary restored to ballot.
Not enough testing for Coronavirus reported in 41 states, Trump admin proceeds with lawsuit against the ACA Obamacare, 1.2 million cases of coronavirus in USA with at least 73,000 deaths, Russian cases surge 11,231 in 24 hours, over 177,000, Toxic gas leak in India kills at least 11, has hospitalized hundreds, Top Republican donor and Trump ally picked as new head of US Postal Service, Betsy Devos announces new regulations on school sexual assault, more protection for the accused.
A unanimous Supreme Court overturns conviction in “Bridgegate” scandal, Justice Department is dropping case against exTrump adviser Michael Flynn, despite the fact that he pleaded guilty of lying to the FBI, Former Georgia police officer and son arrested the death of Aboud Arbery- 74 days later, US unemployment rate hits 14.7%, 20.5 million jobs lost in April, 76,537 dead in US from virus, Trump’s valet tests positive Pence, Trump will test daily, Nurses protest lack of protections.
Coronavirus is in the White House, Pence’s spokesperson Katie Miller (married to Trump advisor Stephen Miller) and one of Trump’s valets tests positive, Belarus World War II victory parade goes on with no regard for coronavirus.
3 top public health officials, Dr. Robert Redfield, CDC Dr. Stephen Hahn, FDA commissioner and Dr. Fauci NIAID, self-quarantine after exposure, 74 children test positive for Kawasaki + Covid-19 in NYS, 3 die, Little Richard, rock ‘n’ roll legend, dead at 87.
NYC to deploy 2300 “social distancing ambassadors” after disturbing videos of police violence and statistics showing 81% of summonses went to people of color, New outbreaks of coronavirus in South Korea and China.
Fauci will testify in front of Senate, said to warn of needless suffering and death if states open to soon,” CDC reports NYC coronavirus death toll may be much higher, US death toll tops 80,000, New York Public Library gets Martha Graham archive.
House Democrats unveil $3 trillion proposal for coronavirus relief called “Heroes Act,” $ for state, local and tribal government, more unemployment funds, hazard pay, Republican say no go, Virus surges in Brazil, Broadway won’t open this summer, U of California says online for a fall, Supreme Court hears arguments about Trump taxes.
Fed chair Jerome Powell says economy will need more boost or dire consequences, In preprepared testimony, ousted scientist Rick Bright tells House White House was unprepared for COVID-19 and US will face “darkest winter in US history” without preparation, Wisconsin Supreme Court strikes down stay-at-home order, bars fill (no masks,) Trump publicly rebukes Fauci, calls Fauci’s advice on opening schools “unacceptable,” 3 million more on unemployment.
Republican chairman of senate intelligence steps down while insider trading inquiry goes on, Bezos cuts employee hazard pay at Amazon as his net worth soars, since March increasing by 18 billion, NYS begins to open 5 of 10 regions, FDA cautions about accuracy of Abbot coronavirus test, Texas sees virus spike as governor lifts more rules, Warnings went unheated, virus expert testifies.
Trump removes State Department Inspector General Steve Linick over Pompeo investigation, JCPenney files for bankruptcy, Italy to lift travel restrictions June 3, House passes $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill, Republicans call wish list, Texas Supreme Court pauses voting by mail despite coronavirus.
Democrats open investigation of Trump’s firing of State Department watchdog – said to have been at Pompeo’s urging (investigation by watchdog is of Pompeo,) Spain has less than 100 COVID-19 deaths in a day, Fire/explosion hemp oil plant LA.
White House coronavirus task force coordinator Deborah Birx says she is encouraged by virus cases decline as all 50 states are open in some way, U.S. over 90,000 dead, London’s Globe Theater in danger of closing, Johnson and Johnson will stop selling talc-based baby powder in N. America, Roe vs Wade plaintiff was paid to go anti-choice.
Columbia University study says slow reaction to coronavirus cost at least 36,000 lives (had it started one week earlier,) Cyclone Amphan hits India, Bangladesh affecting 3 million lives (1 million Rohingya), Dams breach in Michigan causes floods, chemical plant leaks, Unemployment 38.6 million in 9 weeks.
Plane crashes in Pakistan with 107 aboard, Nearly 600 workers in N. Carolina chicken processing plant test positive for coronavirus, Trump will withdraw from Open Skies Arms Control Treaty, Man who filmed Georgia shooting of black man arrested, China to expand control over Hong Kong.
US approach is 100,000 deaths from coronavirus, Hong Kong protest over proposed national security law met with teargas, Netanyahu appears in court on corruption charges, first sitting PM ever tried while in office.
US deaths from coronavirus reach 98,035, judge rules Florida law restricting felon voting is unconstitutional, Brazil coronavirus cases quadruple in May as Bolsonaro plays down new US travel restrictions.
U.S. deaths from coronavirus at 99,462 (although many think 30,000 more,) World Health Organization warns of 2nd peak of pandemic, halts hydroxychloroquine trial amid safety fears, New intelligence chief John Radcliffe, controversial Trump loyalist, will be sworn in today, Jimmy Cobb, jazz drummer and last living musician on Miles Davis album, Kind of Blue dies at 91, Trump threatens to move GOP convention from N.C. unless fully open.
As U.S. deaths from coronavirus near 100,000, the Covid Racial Death Tracker shows Black people are dying at a rate nearly 2 times higher than population share, Protests break out in Minneapolis after video of White police officer kneeling on head of Black man resulting in his death, 4 officers fired, In Central Park White woman calls police on African-American birder after he asked her to leash her dog.
Protests turn violent, fires erupt in Minneapolis over police killing of George Floyd, mayor calls for arrests of white officers, US official death count from coronavirus over 100,000, Chinese parliament voted to approve Hong Kong security law, Larry Kramer, writer and AIDS activist dead at 84.
Protest across the country in response to White police killing of Black man George Floyd in Minneapolis, At least 70 arrested in NYC, In Minneapolis CNN crew arrested on camera, Protest in Louisville in response to earlier police killing of EMT Brionna Taylor, at her apartment, Over 101,000 official coronavirus deaths in US, Trump goes after Twitter.
Violence escalates as protests against the murder of George Floyd by police spread to at least 75 cities, Trump hides in bunker, Coronavirus deaths over 100,000 weeks ago according to the report, Artist Christo dead at 84.
In NYC (and around the country) demonstrations continue to protest police killing of George Floyd as well as other police killings, NYC extends 8 PM curfew through Sunday, less looting in NYC.
Chauvin and 3 other police officers face new charges in murder of George Floyd, Retired Marine Gen. Mattis wrote a stunning critique of Trump, accusing of him of violating constitutional rights, Pentagon chief objects to deploying military, More protests around the world.
Al Sharpton delivers eulogy in Minneapolis memorial service for George Floyd, calls for DC rally in August, ACLU sues Trump and Barr over “criminal attack” on Lafayette Square protest, Trump signs executive order expediting “infrastructure projects,“ Cadman Plaza, Brooklyn protest draws thousands, mayor is booed over police misconduct, Unemployment falls to 13.3%
DC Mayor Bowser has “Black Lives Matter” painted on street leading to the White House, Minneapolis will ban chokehold, Judge restricts use of teargas and pepper balls against protesters in Denver, Throngs of protesters march in Australia and London against police brutality.
NYC emerges from coronavirus, enters phase 1 of re-opening, construction, retail curbside pick ups, after losing 22,000 to virus, Nine members of City Council- Minneapolis creating a super-majority vote to dismantle city police, More protests in NYC and world over against police brutality.
House Democrats take knee for 8.46 minutes, introduce police misconduct reform (but not Defund police,) Coronavirus very rarely spreads from asymptomatic, but numbers still growing with over 7 million infections, George Floyd’s body brought to Houston, Ex Officer Chauvin appears in court, Protests continue.
George Floyd is laid to rest in Houston, Trump’s conspiratorial Tweet about 75-year-old protester injured by police officer has provoked anger, Gugino remains in hospital, Georgia primary plagued by widespread voting problems, NYS legislature votes to repeal law 50A that shields police from scrutiny, 19 states see rising coronavirus, Sunday saw 136,000 new world infections.
Over 2 million confirmed cases of coronavirus in U.S, experts say deaths could reach 200,000 by September, Amazon halts police use of its facial recognition technology, Philonise Floyd (George’s brother) testified before Congress for police reform, NASCAR bans confederate flags, Confederate statues tumble in Richmond.
Stock market recovers a bit from yesterday‘s 1800 point dive responding to coronavirus news, Trump RNC acceptance speech moves to Jacksonville, Florida after NC coronavirus dispute, Trump will have rally on Juneteenth in Tulsa, site of racist massacre, Louisville adopts Breonna law banning no knock warrant, Top military chief apologizes for being at Trump DC photo op.
As coronavirus spikes Fauci warns Trump rally attendees that large gatherings are risky, Beijing shuts biggest vegetable market after 45 COVID-19 cases, Cuomo signs bill banning chokehold and enables other police reforms, Protests rock Lebanon as currency plunges, US healthcare agency reverses Obamacare transgender protections.
Protests in Atlanta after police shooting of Rayshard Brooks, Wendy’s set on fire, police chief quits, officer fired, Jefferson Davis statue removed from Kentucky state capitol With more than 200 cases of Covid related illness in children Cuomo says no to sleep away camps in NYS.
Atlanta protesters take to street, video shows Rayshard Brooks being polite, autopsy shows he was shot in the back, Philippine journalist Maria Ressa found guilty of violating cyberlibel law, Arizona and 21 other states show increase in coronavirus,- Arizona will not pause -Oregon will, Protests continue against police brutality in NYC and across country Black Lives Matter painted on Brooklyn street.
The Supreme Court bars workplace discrimination against LGBTQ people, also refuses to reconsider immunity that shields police accused of brutality, won’t hear challenge to California sanctuary laws, passes up challenges from gun group saying laws violate second amendment and sides with pipeline on Appalachian trail fight.
20 Indian troops dead after clashes with Chinese soldiers near border, Trump seeks to block the publication of John Bolton‘s White House memoir, North Korea pledges to deploy troops to the demilitarized border with South Korea after blowing up liaison office, Arizona, Florida, Texas report largest one day increase in new coronavirus cases, Trump signs executive order on police, critics say it falls short.
Police officer (fired) who shot Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta charged with felony murder, second officer charged with aggravated assault, NYS Attorney General Letitia James launches investigation/ holds hearings on violence by police in NYC protest, Trump uses justice department to try to block Bolton book, Coronavirus increases -new highs in Tulsa, site of Trump rally this weekend.
Supreme Court rules for DREAMers, against Trump, Calls to make Juneteenth a federal holiday gain momentum in NYS and NYC it is declared, Facebook removes Trump ads with symbol used by Nazis, Confederate monument in Decatur, Georgia removed by city.
Brazil becomes 2nd country to hit 1 million cases of coronavirus, Bolsonaro says some people are going to die, “That’s life. That’s reality,” Barr announces Geoffrey Berman, US attorney prosecuting Trump allies (Giuliani) is stepping down Berman says he has no intention, Juneteenth events, protests all over US.
Empty seats at Tulsa Trump rally, racist tropes and fear mongering in speech, Thousands of cyclists- BLM protests continue in NYC and around country and world, Coronavirus spikes in 18 states, Trump fires US attorney in NY.
In less than 1 month 6 black people have been found hanging in trees in the US, other nooses found including 1 at NASCAR this weekend, NYC goes into phase 2 today, playgrounds, hair salons, open street dining begins, Museum of Natural History in NYC will take down Theodore Roosevelt statue, Coronavirus continues to spike in south and west, US, Brazil, India most cases, Bath iron workers on strike in Maine.
NYC -phase 2, outdoor dining begins, Trump signs executive order barring hundreds of thousands of foreign workers, Nadler will subpoena Barr after firing of US attorney Berman, Arctic temperatures reach record highs, over 100°F, Protesters attempt to topple Andrew Jackson statue near DC, Primaries today in NY, Kentucky, Florida, Texas, coronavirus cases surging.
Dr. Fauci testifies in front of House says next couple of weeks are crucial, Texas reports of time daily high in coronavirus cases, Washington Governor mandates masks, Bolsonaro ordered to wear a mask in Brazil, AOC wins primary, Jamaal Bowman leads Eliot Engel in New York, Whistleblowers testifying about politicization of Justice Department, Baseball in July.
Federal appeals court orders to drop Michael Flynn‘s case, UN Secretary-General Antonio Gutiérrez urges Israel to abandon plans to annex 30% of the West Bank (including illegal Israeli settlements,) Round up maker Bayer to pay $10 billion to settle cancer suits, Dems in the House take up police reform after Senate Republican bill is blocked, 3 men indicted in death of Ahmaud Arbery, In US yesterday 38,115 new reported cases of coronavirus, 7000 in California, up 65% in Florida, NY, CT, NJ tell visitors from other states to quarantine.
Amid pandemic Trump administration asks Supreme Court to overturn Obamacare, 40,401 new cases of coronavirus reported yesterday, highest number yet, In US 124,416 deaths (although probably many more.)
Facebook will start labeling violent posts from politicians including Trump, as corporations vow to boycott, Milton Glaser, master designer and founder of New York Magazine dead at 91, Judge rules Trump can’t direct military funds to wall, Trump signs executive order to protect monuments, House passes DC statehood, Coronavirus cases number surging in Florida,Texas and more.
US coronavirus cases near 2.5 million, 44,792 new cases yesterday, hospitals in Texas and Arizona admitting record numbers, 65% rise over the last two weeks, Malawi opposition leader Lazarus Chakwara wins historic rerun, Mississippi legislature starts to change state flag, 50 years of Pride parade, this year virtual due to virus.
Trump says he was not briefed on Russian bounties Taliban to kill US soldiers in Afghanistan, Trump denies he heard man yelling “white power” in video he read tweeted, NYC City Hall occupied for one week protesters demand $1 billion cuts to NYPD, Coronavirus -world 10 million cases, 1/4 in US, Florida closes beaches, CA closes bars, Texas closes bars as case numbers climb.
Officials say Trump received written briefing in February on possible Russian bounty, Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana anti-abortion law, Lifts limits on Trump’s power to fire CFPB director, allows federal executions to restart, upholds no prostitution pledge for aids, Oregon Kansas some Florida city mandate masks, EU bans US travelers.
Williams College will open in fall with major changes, cuts price 15%, Dr. Fauci says 100,000 new cases a day is possible for Coronavirus, as US has single day high of 48,000 new cases, NYC passes “heart-wrenching” budget, $1 billion cut from NYPD, protesters not convinced, Amy McGrath wins Kentucky primary, will take on McConnell, Protests in Hong Kong, 300 arrested protesting new security law.
52,00 new cases of coronavirus were reported in the US yesterday, Biden out raises Trump in fundraising $141 million inJune, Seattle officials shutdown police- free zone- CHOP, NY, NJ and CT are demanding that visitors from 16 states quarantine if visiting. NYC restaurants will not start indoor dining.
Trump flouts virus rules, warns of new far left, fascism at Mount Rushmore event, Native Americans, others block road to site, Don Jr. girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle, Trump campaign worker tests positive for Coronavirus (was at Tulsa.)
Twice on July 4 police declare riot in Portland, Oregon, protests continue, 130,000 dead from coronavirus in US, Record flooding in Japan at least 15 dead, Baltimore protesters topple Columbus statue.
NYC enters Phase 3 of reopening(tattoo parlors, nail salons, hoops,) Duterte’s “monstrous” anti-terror bill in Philippines is challenged in court, Atlantic Coast Pipeline canceled as delays and costs mount, 11.472, 225 cases of COVID-19 in world, 534,787 deaths, affecting 188 countries and regions as scientists argue over how disease is contracted, Protesters ask for justice for murdered Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen.
Federal court orders Dakota Access Pipeline to shut down and be drained, Woman who called police on Black bird watcher in Central Park to be charged, ICE- Foreign students must leave the U.S. if their colleges go online only this fall, 7 members of congress, Tump’s lawyer, Kushner business, Trans Secretary Chao, profit from coronavirus relief, Fauci says we are knee deep onstage 1 coronavirus, numbers go up in 41 states.
Brazil’s Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus touts hydroxychloroquine, Betsy Devos, Secretary of Education, demands schools are fully operational by fall, Trump begins process of withdrawal from WHO, Bill, “new civil rights act,” the Breathe Act, introduced in House, Trump’s niece‘s book says Trump paid for SAT cheating.
62,000 new cases of coronavirus in U.S., Supreme court upholds Trump administration regulation allowing employers to opt out of birth control coverage, Trump threatens to cut funding for schools that aren’t fully reopened, demands CDC adopt looser guidelines for schools, NYC Mayor Deblasio says schools will have partial opening, Transcript released of George Floyd’s last words.
Supreme court rules Trump cannot block release of financial records, (7-2) but Congress can’t see for now, nothing will happen before election, Court rules affirming Native American rights in Oklahoma, NYC paint Black Lives Matter in front of Trump Tower, 65,000 new Covid cases, hospitals full in Texas and Florida.
Trump commutes sentence of longtime friend and advisor Roger Stone, (convicted of lying to Congress), Trump cancels Portsmouth, N.H. rally- claims due to Tropical Storm Fay, Over 10,000 new cases of of COVID-19 in one day, Over 68,000 new cases in the U.S.
At the UN Russia forces reduced access for aid to Syria, For first time Trump wears mask in public, Robert Mueller breaks silence says, “Roger Stone remains a convicted felon and rightly so,“ New York sees lowest hospitalizations from COVID-19 since mid March, Cuomo warns of resurgence coming from other states, Officials order L a apparel closed after 300 test positive for Covid, US 3.2 million cases, 135,000 deaths.
Duda, Poland’s nationalist president, wins reelection by narrowest margin, Florida breaks US record for states for daily new cases, -15,300 new COVID cases, Goya Food CEO’s praise of Trump, calls for boycott by LatinX communities, 1,000 CDC employees sign letter alleging racism at CDC, Trump accuses CDC of lying about COVID-19, Washington NFL team will drop racist team name, Fox’s Tucker Carlson’s writer, quits over racist tweets.
California rolls back coronavirus re-opening, LA,SD schools online, 17 states and DC sue Trump administration over foreign student rule change, 5.4 million lose health insurance in US this year, Government carries out at first federal execution in 17 years, No COVID-19 deaths in NYC for the first time since March, Historic flooding in China.
Trump downplays police violence against Black Americans, signs Hong Kong sanctions bill, China vows to retaliate, Biden announces $2 trillion climate plan, US- 67,000 new cases coronavirus in 1 day, CDC director Dr. Redfield warns fall and winter is going to the be most difficult time ever for public health, Congress investigates PPE contracts, Trump admin. rescinds foreign student visa change, Sessions loses Alabama race.
George’s Governor Kemp issues order rescinding local mask mandate, Oklahoma Governor Stitt tests positive for Covid-19, attended Trump Tulsa rally, Over 67,000 new cases-2nd day in a row, Outcries against Ivanka and Pres. promoting Goya Foods, violates ethics laws, Trump weakens major conservation law (NEPA,) to speed construction permits, Police body cam video shows George Floyd’s distress, America’s billionaires wealth surges during pandemic
US reports a record 75,600 new daily cases of coronavirus, Record number of deaths in Texas-129, and in Florida at 156, White House Press Secretary says”science should not stand in the way of opening schools,” Russia is trying to steal virus vaccine data, Western nations say, hacking British, Canadian, US vaccine research, Governor of Georgia sues Keisha Lance Bottoms, Atlanta mayor, over face mask order
Representative John Lewis, a force in the civil rights movement, dead at 80, India surpasses 1 million coronavirus cases, US has another day with over 70,000 new cases, 3rd federal execution takes place, Mayor of Portland to Trump, “get feds out.”
Nightly protests against police brutality continue in Portland, Oregon, Oregon justice department sues to stop Homeland Security from making illegal arrests, 259,000 new COVID-19 cases in world, US, Brazil, India, South Africa lead, 74,000 new cases US, EU leaders meet over COVD funding.
The world continues to mourn the loss of 2 civil rights leaders, Congressman John Lewis and Rev. CTVivian, champion of non-violent action, Coronavirus-world cases-14,508,419,deaths-605,945, US 3,773,260 cases,-140,534 deaths- 40 states with numbers rising, Trump will reportedly block funding for more testing and tracing.
Florida teachers sue over return to in-person classes as state experiences 6th day in a row of over 10,000 new cases, Trump threatens to send federal troops to quell protests in cities including Chicago, NY, Detroit, Philadelphia, Oakland, as happened in Portland where unidentified troops snatched protesters, Essential workers across country strike for Black Lives Matter, Three labs report possible vaccines.
Over 1000 deaths In one day in US, first time in over 2 months, Trump admits it will get worse, tells public (finally) to wear masks at 1st briefing since Clorox drinking, trump calls for unprecedented change in census- calls for excluding unauthorized immigrants for configuring Congress, Coronavirus skyrocketing in South Africa, House passes military budget, no cuts.
Major League Baseball begins – no fans, Yankees and Nationals all take the knee, China orders US to close consulate in Chengdu, after the reverse happens here, conflict ratchets up, Trump cancels Republican National Convention in Jacksonville Florida will accept nomination in NC as Florida has 10,000 new cases of Covid and 173 deaths, On the House floor Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rebukes Republican Ted Yoho for vulgar and sexist insults, Judge orders of Michael Cohen released from jail, says his rights were violated over future book, Order temporarily blocks feds from targeting press and observers in Portland.
New York State joins 19 other state attorney generals suing Trump admin. over “illegal” efforts to skew census for political gain, Turkey and Greece exchange harsh words as Hagia Sofia opens mosque, Judge rejects challenge to federal agents targeting Portland protesters, 40 countries with Covid numbers rising, Spain fears of 2nd wave.
Black Lives Matter protests continue across the country, Car drives through protest in Aurora, CO, Police and anti-racism protesters clash in Portland and Seattle, both called riots by police, Black militia group in Louisville for justice for Browns Taylor, UK brings back quarantine for Spain.
Protests continue in Portland for 60th day and in Seattle, Austin and other cities for Black Lives Matter, ProPublica publishes thousands of police discipline records NY kept silent for decades, In Selma final crossing for John Lewis “final crossing” across Edmund Pettus Bridge, COVID-19 numbers up, Florida more cases than NY, Today is deadline for migrant children on borders to be released, judge ruled.
In pre-testimony release, House Judiciary Committee - AG Barr defends federal troops response to protests, denies abuse of power re: Trump/Russia, GOP COVID-19 relief bill includes $1.75 billion for FBI building cuts unemployment benefit from $600 to $200, Robert O’Brien National Security Advisor tests positive for COVID-19, Late stage testing for Covid vaccine begins, MLB postponed games after Miami team tests positive Covid, Trump lies about Yankee first pitch invite.
Democrats charge Barr with putting Trump’s interests ahead of the country, Barr says Trump’s handling of the virus is “superb,” dismisses discrepancy in federal troops- White nationalists w/guns, Black Lives Matter, other issues- Roger Stone, Russia.
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Apples‘s Tim Cook, Google‘s Sundar Pichai and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos were grilled by House Judiciary about monopoly issues and data collection, Pelosi mandates masks in House chambers after Rep Louie Gohmert tests positive for COVID-19 (had been with Barr previous day,) US will cut 12,000 force in Germany, Trump administration stymies work of agency tasked with preventing industrial disasters (Chemical Safety Board,) US economy drops 32.9%, worst GDP report ever 150,000 dead from Covid in the US.
Herman Cain, former GOP presidential candidate, was at Trump rally, dies from COVID-19, 154,000US deaths from COVID, Hospital data system that bypasses CDC plagued by delays, inaccuracies, Wildfires, record warmth, melting ice on Arctic this summer, Trump’s suggestion on Twitter to delay election, pushback is bipartisan, as he sabotages postal service, Court releases trove of sealed record related to Ghislaine Maxwell, Obama delivers eulogy at John Lewis funeral, Unemployment bonus ends today.
World death toll from coronavirus is 700,000 -cases in India and 155,000 dead in US 500,000 cases in California Dr. Burke says it’s rural and urban extraordinarily widespread government storm prison in Afghanistan killing at least 29 lord and Taylor old is US Department store.
Vanity Fair article says Kushner’s secret testing plan “went poof into think air,” because at time virus was affecting blue states, Trump goes after Dr. Bird on Covid-19 testing being widespread, Filing suggests Trump and Co. investigated for bank And insurance fraud, Census cuts all counting efforts short by a month, Tropical Storm Isais floods mid-Atlantic coast, speeding towards northeast, Judge says thousands of NYC primary ballots missing postmarks must be counted, NYC teachers protest back to school.
Black Lives Matter activist Cori Bush ousts long-time Missouri rep. Lacy Clay, Tropical Storm Isaias whipped though NYC and up est coast killing 5, Conservative Kris Kobach loses Kansas GOP primary to Roger Marshall, Amnesty International documents 125 incidents of police violence against protesters in 11 day period this summer, 50,000 new cases of corona a virus in US, Enormous explosion rocks Beirut, 100+ dead, 4,000 injured, many missing.
Japan in the world remember Hiroshima nuclear bomb, 75 years ago today, Facebook and Twitter remove Trump's false post claiming children are almost immune to coronavirus, Biden will except nomination from home state, At least 139 dead in Beirut, 500,000 injured, hundreds of thousands homeless.
Trump signs executive order that will effectively ban use of TickTock and we chat in the US, New York Attorney General files lawsuit to dissolve NRA, India’s coronavirus virus cases top 2 million, more than 62,000 in one day, over 160,000 dead in US, Elliot Abrams convicted in Iran Contra affair is Trump’s envoy to Iran.
Top counterintelligence official in the U.S. government warned Friday of ongoing interference and influence efforts by China, Russia and Iran, Arpaio loses Arizona primary to reclaim old job as sheriff, Researchers see 300,000 covid deaths in US by December, Cuomo says in person learning can take place in NYS, !00,000 children could be homeless in Beirut.
US health chief Azar arrives in Taiwan, most senior official to visit since 1979, Covid cases in US approach is 5 million (although probably many more,) protests in Beirut, information minister quits, at least 160 dead 5000 injured, Trump signs executive order extending unemployment, defers payroll tax.
Belarus says longtime leader is reelected in vote critics call rigged, protest break out, Prominent Hong Kong publisher Jimmy L’ai arrested under new national security law, Thousands of motorcyclist without masks arrive in Sturgis, SD, Over 5 million Covid in USA.
Lebanese government resigns in response to protest over Beirut explosion of 27,000 tons of ammonium nitrate stored in court for six years, Skepticism about as Russia announces coronavirus vaccine, Canada’s last contact Arctic ice shelf has collapsed record low ice for July, 97,000 children test positive for COVID-19 past two weeks of July, children of color more likely to be hospitalized, Unrest erupts in downtown Chicago following police shooting.
Biden and Harris kick off campaign, excoriating Trump on his handling of coronavirus, Charlottesville and the economy, Post office officials say they will not prioritize mail-in ballot, 1500 coronavirus deaths in one day in the US, Women in Belarus form human chains to protest election.
UAE, Israel move to “normalize” relations as Israel (temporarily) halts planned West Bank annexations, Congress goes on holiday, no deal on coronavirus relief, Sanders calls obscene, Trump admin rolls back methane restrictions.
Obama condemns Trump’s attempt to kneecap Postal Service to discourage voting, government watchdog says homeland security leaders Chad Wolf and Ken Cuccinelli we’re not appointed through a valid process.
Democrats accuse Trump administration of crippling post office, to interfere with election, Columbia/ Barnard undergrads will be fully online, cancel all in person classes, Protests over police in Kalamazoo, Portland, Chicago.
Pelosi calls lawmakers back to block Postal Service changes, A week after election Belarus sees giant protests against Lukashenko, New Zealand delays election due to COVID-19 flare up, 170,000 deaths from coronavirus in US.
At Democratic Convention (virtual) Michelle Obama says “Donald Trump is the wrong president for our country,” Trump finalizes plans for Arctic National Wildlife Refuge drilling, UNC switches to remote classes after 177 contact Covid.
Democrats nominate Biden, Jill Biden makes case for her husband, AOC nominates Sanders, Post Office chief suspends changes until after election, Manafort aide shared campaign info with Russia according to bipartisan Senate report, President of Mali resigns after soldiers mutiny.
Kamala Harris is nominated as Democratic VP candidate, Obama blasts Trump, questioning his fitness for job, Trump offers praise for followers of Q anon, (Facebook promise to remove) Michigan agrees to $600 million to Flint residents over water debacle, California is experiencing over 20 wildfires, Alex Navalny, Putin opposition hospitalized, possibly poisoned.
Joe Biden accepts presidential nomination, pledging to end “season of darkness,” Steve Bannon arrested, charged with pocketing private border wall funds, Federal judge rules New York prosecutors can subpoena Trump tax records, NYC teachers will strike if schools aren’t safe to re-open.
After Russian officials OK, Navalny in coma, evacuated to Berlin hospital, Smithsonian National Zoo’s Giant panda gives birth, South Korea tightens social distancing rules as Covid cases rise, Over 500 fires rage in California, many from lightning strikes.
India has over 3 million cases of COVID-19, 3rd after US and Brazil, In secretly recorded audio, Trump’s sister says he has “no principles” and “you can’t trust him,“ Portland police stand by as Proud Boys and far right flash guns and brawl with protesters, House passes bill to fund PO protesters demonstrate in support.
Trump claims Dems trying to steal election, is nominated by party, says Biden will destroy America as RNC begins, Postmaster General Dejoy fails to answer questions about mail by House Dems, Another night of clashes in Kenosha, Wisconsin following Jacob Blake police shooting, NY Attorney General asks judge to order Eric Trump‘s testimony over Trump organization finances, Staten Island DA releases thousands of records on NYPD misconduct.
Central Park’s first statue of real women unveiled in Central Park, Thousands forced to evacuate in Texas, Louisiana as Hurricane Laura approaches, 3 shot, 2 dead in Kenosha as “man with long gun” protecting property? shoots protesters at demonstrations against police shooting of Jake Blake, Over 178,000 dead from Coronavirus in US, Melania Trump admits people died from Covid 19, speaking from White House Rose Garden, Pompeo speaks from Jerusalem, as violation of Hatch Act is issue, all at RNC.
After Milwaukee Bucks refuse to play in playoffs other professional sports teams join boycott in support of protests against police shooting of Jacob Blake, 17-year-old white militia Trump supporter charged with murder of 2 Kenosha protesters, Pence nominated for VP at RNC, CDC changes policy says, people without COVID-19 symptoms should not be tested, Hurricane Laura slams into Louisiana and Texas, one of the most powerful storms to hit US.
Using the White House as a backdrop (illegally) Trump, in front of 1000+ unmasked and not socially distanced accepts Republican nomination, Hurricane Laura thrashes Louisiana, Japan’s p.m. Abe steps down citing health.
Thousands gather in Washington, DC for the 57th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream speech” -Get Your Knee Off Our Neck Commitment March”, Amnesty International says Delhi police violated human rights during last February’s riots (when Trump visited), Black Panther star Chadwick Bossman dead at 43.
Judge will decide whether Honduran connected to US will be tried for murder of environmental activist Berta Caceres, India records record number of new daily Covid cases at almost 79,000, 1 man shot and killed during gathering of Trump supporters in Portland, Director of National Intelligence cancels verbal election security briefings.
NYC Housing Authority tenants say they were duped into RNC video appearance, Tony Evers, governor of Wisconsin, asks Trump to reconsider Kenosha visit, Belarus cracks down on journalists, protests continue 6,008,100 people in the US infected with coronavirus, at least 182,900 have died, 1 million in the last 22 days infected.
NYC teachers’ union prepares for possible strike authorization, New Trump pandemic advisor pushes controversial herd immunity strategy, Despite Kenosha officials attempt to dissuade Trump visit he will go-only talking to law-enforcement, Biden says he is sowing chaos and racial divide, EPA eases limits on coal plants toxic discharges.
Sen. Marley defeats a Kennedy in MA primary, DeBlasio delays NYC schools re-opening 11 days, teachers still skeptical, CDC orders eviction moratorium for most through year’s end, Facebook and Twitter remove Russia-backed accounts targeting left-leaning voters.
Trump moves to defund Democratic cities, University of SC has over 1000 infections on campus, Legendary Mets pitcher Tom Seaver dead at 75, US deficit triples in 2020, highest percentage since World War II.
Rochester, NY mayor suspends officers over asphyxiation death of Daniel Prada, Suspect in fatal shooting of Portland right-wing protester killed by law-enforcement, Trump vaccine chief cast doubt on coronavirus vaccine by Election day, Car rams into Black Lives Matter protesters in NYC’s Times Square.
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Trump faces fallout from report he calls military “losers” and “suckers”, Portland sees 100th day of protest, protests continue in Rochester, New York over police killing a Black man.
NY attorney general to form grand jury after Prude death by police in Rochester, Judge orders census work not to wind down, Armed Trump supporters gather near Churchill Downs ahead of protest about police killing of Breonna Taylor in Louisville.
Post office chief Louis DeJoy reportedly reimbursed employees for GOP donations through bonuses, Hundreds arrested in mass protest in Belarus, In India 4.2 million coronavirus infections, 2nd to US with 6.2 million, Crew rescues hundreds from massive California fire.
Firefighters are scrambling to rescue hundreds trapped by California fires, temperatures hit record 121°, over 2,000,000 acres burned by beginning of season, Brooklyn cyclist killed, was assistant DA (age 35), Conflicting stories on Belarus opposition leader Maria Kolesnikova, kidnapped or trying to leave the country?, NYC schools open for teachers today, at least 10 will not open with inadequate ventilation.
Justice Dept. intervenes to help Trump in a E. Jean Carroll defamation lawsuit, Poll conducted by NPR and others – half population in US 4 largest cities experience reduced finances since pandemic, predominantly people of color, Fires rage in Pacific Northwest, Rochester New York police chief and entire command staff resign over Daniel Prude killing.
Trump admits playing down coronavirus severity according to new Woodward book, tapes whistle blower alleges DHS told him to stop reporting on Russian threats, white supremacists, fire continues to rage on West Coast, second cyclist in Brooklyn killed this week.
Australian mining executives to step down after Rio Tinto destroys sacred aboriginal site that was 46,000 years old, Census must count illegal immigrants when allocating house seats judge rules, After fire destroys refugee camp on Lesvos I, Greece thousands living on roadside, 500,000 people in Oregon under fire evacuation orders, Volunteer showed symptoms of rare neurological order from Covid vaccine trial.
Afghanistan peace talks open in Qatar, seeking end to 2 decades of war, Toots Hibbert, pioneering reggae star, front man of Toots and the Maytals, dies at 77, 26 dead, many missing as fires ravage West Coast, California governor says fires fueled by climate change.
Israel imposes second nationwide lockdown (1st country to do this) as COVID-19 cases skyrocket, 308,000 new cases worldwide in one day, 924,000 deaths total, Bahia, Brazil will buy 50 million COVID-19 doses from Russia (as test), Farmworkers continue to harvest despite evacuation (fire) orders and pandemic, Voting restriction issues in Florida, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.
On Colbert’s Late Show, Woodward reveals new audio of Trump saying “Bob it’s so easily transmittable, you wouldn’t believe it,” while telling the public the opposite, Trump has rally in Nevada no masks, social distancing, town sues, Biden calls Trump “a climate arsonist,” Whistleblower alleges women in ICE detention being coerced into hysterectomies, Court rules gov’t can end humanitarian protections for some 300,000 immigrants, Smoke from Western fires is reaching NYC.
Breonna Taylor's family settles with Louisville over wrongful death by police, $12 million and changes in policing, House report condemns Boeing and F.A.A. in 737 Max disasters, Yoshihide Suga named as Japan's new Prime Minister, replacing Shinzo Abe, Teachers' union vows not to trust health department while Brooklyn school temporarily closes after 2 reported COVID cases, UAE, Bahrain and Israel sign accord at White House, Palestine ignored, Hurricane Sally brings “history-making” rains to Gulf coast.
Trump publicly refutes CDC’s Dr. Redfield assertion that vaccines will not be readily available by November and that masks are essential to saving lives, Michael Caputo, top coronavirus response person for Trump admin will take leave after outburst on Facebook, Barr tells prosecutors to consider sedition charges for protest violence.
Most in-person classes delayed again as NYC switches to staggered reopening of schools, Trump announces "Patriotic Education" commission largely political move, White House scuttled plan to mail 650 million masks to US households, CDC virus testing guidance was posted against scientists objections.
Trump says he plans to announce Supreme Court pick Friday or Saturday (said to be a woman) Biden says wait till after election, Buzzfeed reports dirty money pours into worlds biggest banks, In-person 3K, pre-K and special education starts in NYC public schools, Reported Covid deaths in the US nears 200,000, numbers rising in some European countries.
DOJ threatens to strip funds from NYC and other “anarchist cities,” CDC removes posting that says “main way the virus spreads“ is through air droplets from people‘s mouth’s, 3rd confusing reversal, Boris Johnson orders UK new coronavirus restrictions, Republicans Grassley, Gardner and Romney support voting on Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.
US COVID-19 death toll riches at least 200,000, Trump expands ban on racial sensitivity training to federal contractors, Close to 500 pilot whales die in massive stranding in Tasmania, Ruth Bader Ginsburg lies in repose at Supreme Court.
Grand jury fails to charge police officers with Breonna Taylor’s death, only indictment one officer for wanton endangerment, protests across the country, 2 police officers shot in Louisville, CDC says 20’s years olds are spreading Covid 19, yesterday almost 1,100 deaths, 40,000 new cases, Eric Trump must testify are re: family finances by October 8, Trump refuses to commit to peaceful transfer of power after election, Antarctic sea ice melt will raise sea level by 2.5 meters even with Paris climate goals, Metropolitan Opera will remain closed until at least fall 2021.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 1st woman and 1st Jewish person to lie in state, Court order census counting to continue through 10/31, appeal expected, Protest continue across US over Breonna Taylor, local legislator arrested, Trump still refuses to guarantee power transfer.