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White House chief of staff details plan for unemployment benefits; pins recovery on therapeutics and vaccine

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows appeared on ABC’s “This Week.” July 26, 2020, 2:44 PM 8 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article As 25 million people prepare for the expiration of expanded pandemic unemployment assistance, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows attempted to push back Sunday against speculation that […]

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White House readies new message for the nation on coronavirus

WASHINGTON — After several months of mixed messages on the coronavirus pandemic, the White House is settling on a new one: Learn to live with it. Administration officials are planning to intensify what they hope is a sharper, and less conflicting, message of the pandemic next week, according to senior administration officials, after struggling to […]

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White House goes quiet on coronavirus as outbreak spikes again across the U.S.

Nine current and former administration officials, as well as outside experts, further detailed how the White House is steadily ramping down the urgency to fight a threat that continues to sicken more than 100,000 Americans per week and is spiking in more than 20 states. For instance, the administration in recent days told state health […]

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Cork residents urge gardaí to use 1947 Act to stop house parties

Residents living near University College Cork have called on the HSE and gardaí to use powers available under health legislation to stop students and others having house parties. Magazine Road and Surrounding Areas Residents Association spokeswoman Catherine Clancy said the gardaí and the HSE should use the 1947 Health Act to stop parties in the area […]

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City paying nearly $3M to temporarily house, feed homeless over 6-month period

The city will be paying nearly $3 million over a six-month-period to temporarily house homeless people moved from encampments at the end of April in two leased midtown buildings, The Toronto Sun has learned. On April 30, the city announced the homeless living in tents were being moved into 125 furnished units in midtown as […]

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‘We need justice’: Protesters light fires near White House, smash storefronts, march against police brutality in U.S.

MINNEAPOLIS — Fires burned near the White House, stores were looted in New York City and Southern California, and a tanker truck drove into marchers in Minneapolis as the United States struggled to contain chaotic protests over race and policing. National Guard troops were deployed in 15 states and Washington, D.C. in an attempt to […]

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White House goes into lockdown amid countrywide demonstrations over the death of George Floyd 

Violent protests demanding justice for George Floyd spread across the US Friday night, with the CNN headquarters under siege in Atlanta, NYPD officers forced to fend off rioters at a police precinct in Brooklyn and the White House forced to go into lockdown as demonstrators tried to scale the walls.  Looting and fires broke out […]

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‘The Godfather 2’ house in Lake Tahoe is for sale

Planning your next kill? The Lake Tahoe house featured in “The Godfather Part II,” Francis Ford Coppola’s cinematic masterpiece, can be yours for the listing price of $5.5 million. The cozy compound has vaulted wood-beam ceilings, breathtaking water views and sits on the California side of the lake in a luxury community with a heated […]

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Coronavirus upends the battle for the House

In a recent memo sent to House Republicans, Tom Emmer, chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, accused Democrats of politicizing the novel coronavirus and warned his caucus not to do the same. “You should not fundraise off coronavirus directly as the Democrats have done,” the Minnesota representative wrote. “Be sensitive that your donors may […]

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Freedom House: Democracy is in decline around the world — and Trump is part of the problem

“Democracy and pluralism are under assault,” read the opening sentence of its report, written by Sarah Repucci. “Dictators are toiling to stamp out the last vestiges of domestic dissent and spread their harmful influence to new corners of the world.” The usual suspects remain among the worst offenders. Freedom House decried China for its “totalitarian […]

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