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July 2, 2020 17 min
Plus, new coronavirus cases topped 50,000 yesterday for the first time ever, and Pfizer reports some encouraging early vaccine data.
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Anthony Fauci warns that America may soon wind up with 100,000 new coronavirus cases a day, and people who got their jobs back after being laid off in March are losing them again.
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Plus, reopenings grind to a halt as Sunbelt states witness a surge in hospitalizations, and critical deadlines are approaching to extend expiring relief measures.
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Plus, coronavirus infections surpass 2.5 million in the U.S. And Trump allies are pushing the president to shake up his campaign.
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Plus, President Trump races to open more than two-thirds of the largest swath of U.S. public land to drilling, and protesters in D.C. are now demanding the removal of a statue of Abraham Lincoln.
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Plus, Trump is deploying troops and marshals to protect monuments. And Tucson’s police chief offers to resign after releasing unsettling body camera footage.
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Plus, a federal prosecutor will testify that he faced political pressure to go easy on Roger Stone, and the Senate is teetering on the cusp of failure in the push for police reform.
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Plus, public health officials are leaving their posts in the face of death threats, and President Trump is increasingly preoccupied with defending his mental capacity.
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Plus, the president is fuming about his small crowd in Tulsa. And, a Minnesota jail is allegedly giving special treatment to the officer charged with killing George Floyd.
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Plus, a deal to start the baseball season appears within reach after a secret meeting in Arizona. And the former Atlanta police officer who shot Rayshard Brooks was charged with murder.
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Plus, an inexpensive steroid is the first drug shown to reduce coronavirus deaths, and some good news for getting kids back to school this fall.
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Plus, volunteers put their lives on the line as guinea pigs for a coronavirus vaccine, and cars have rammed into crowds of peaceful protestors 19 times this month.
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Plus, a Republican congressman loses his seat because he officiated a gay wedding, and New York’s governor threatens to reverse reopenings because people aren’t social distancing.
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Plus, the sign-up page for President Trump’s rallies now includes a coronavirus liability waiver, and the Trump administration is concealing the identities of coronavirus loan recipients, shielding undeserving applicants from public scrutiny.
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Plus, the Federal Reserve forecasts a slow recovery – with worsening inequality. And the voting debacle in Georgia’s primary this week does not bode well for November.
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Plus, the World Health Organization clarifies that asymptomatic people can transmit the coronavirus, and, patients who survive covid-19 because of ventilators face an arduous recovery.
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Plus, fourteen states report new record-high coronavirus infections, and the Trump administration is making it easier for hunters to kill hibernating bear cubs and slaughter wolf pups in national parks.
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Plus, protesters in Europe are pushing for a reckoning with racism in their own countries. And, President Trump is struggling to come up with a new campaign slogan.
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Plus, as protests continue in D.C., President Trump clashes with the mayor over control of the city’s streets. And the black-white economic divide is as bad today as it was when the 1968 riots broke out.
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Plus, Former Defense Secretary Mattis blasts President Trump. And Virginia’s governor is going to take down the Robert E. Lee statue in downtown Richmond.
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