May 25, 2020

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China warns US against sparking Cold War

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.Wang Yi, the Chinese foreign minister, said Sunday that the U.S. should “give up on its wishful thinking of changing China” and avoid bringing the two countries to a “new Cold War.”“China has no intention to change, still replace, the United…

Trump slams Biden ad critical of golf outing

President Trump late Sunday lashed out at Joe Biden after the likely Democrat nominee criticized his golf outing earlier in the day as the country approaches 100,000 coronavirus deaths.TOP GOP REP BLASTS FLYNN JUDGEBiden has been a fierce critic of Trump’s handling of the outbreak and the ad juxtaposed Trump playing golf at the Trump National…

Michael Jordan or LeBron James? Magic Johnson helps settle the debate

“The Last Dance,” the ESPN documentary about Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls, gave a new spark to the debate over who’s the greatest basketball player of all time.Most fans have said it would come down to two players: Jordan and LeBron James.DENNIS RODMAN CALLS OUT FORMER BULLS TEAMMATES’ COMPLAINTS ON PORTRAYAL IN ‘THE LAST DANCE’Los…

Ex-Independent Counsel Robert Ray predicts prosecutions from Durham probe: ‘Political scandal of the highes…

Former Whitewater prosecutor Robert Ray said the investigation by U.S. Attorney John Durham into the origins of the Russia investigation likely will spark indictments of bureau officials as new information continues to emerge.”It is a criminal investigation with grand-jury authority, and I don’t think the attorney general expects this is going to be just left to the side of history without actual prosecutions being brought to hold those responsible accountable,” Ray…

Trump retweets personal attacks on Clinton, Pelosi, Abrams | TheHill

President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden slams Trump in new ad: ‘The death toll is still rising.’ ‘The president is playing golf’ Brazil surpasses Russia with second-highest coronavirus case count in the world Trump slams Sessions: ‘You had no courage & ruined many lives’ MORE spent part of his Memorial Day weekend using his Twitter account to promote…

GOP sues California over Newsom’s vote-by-mail order | TheHill

The Republican Party is suing California Gov. Gavin NewsomGavin Christopher NewsomWatch live: California Gov. Newsom gives coronavirus updates Trump demands governors allow churches to open Conservative group files challenge to California vote-by-mail order MORE (D) over his order to send every registered voter in the state a ballot by mail for the November elections.”[California’s] election system is already…

White House bars entry of non-US citizens traveling from Brazil, citing coronavirus concerns

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox.  Sign up here.The White House on Sunday announced that the U.S. would bar entry of non-citizens traveling from Brazil, which has seen a sharp rise in coronavirus cases in previous weeks.The Trump administration “has determined that the Federative Republic of Brazil is…

NY Times on Memorial Day Weekend: US Military celebrates white supremacism

As Americans reeling from coronavirus stay-at-home orders struggle to celebrate the nation’s heroes on Memorial Day, The New York Times published an editorial over the weekend that claims the U.S. military celebrates white supremacy.On Sunday, The New York Times Editorial Board published the piece titled “Why Does the U.S. Military Celebrate White Supremacy?” The editorial made the argument that…

‘Bigfoot’ shown enjoying home in real estate listing

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.Nothing sells a house like a mythical creature.It can be hard to make a house stand out when selling it, so one real estate agent came up with an interesting angle for a property in California. Instead of just showing…

Emily Compagno: On Memorial Day I remember my military family and all who have paid the ultimate sacrifice

If you are aware of the work I do, likely you know I am committed to bringing awareness to the needs of our United States service members and veterans, and to the selfless individuals and organizations dedicated to getting those needs met.Perhaps not as well known, however, might be why I hold that commitment. Besides…

Pence: Next coronavirus relief bill would need legal shield for businesses | TheHill

Vice President Pence said the next coronavirus relief bill would need to provide a legal shield for businesses in order for the country to be able to reopen. The vice president told Breitbart News in an interview that aired Saturday the administration wants to provide a “safe harbor” to businesses that follow Centers for Disease Control and…

GOP faces internal conflicts on fifth coronavirus bill | TheHill

Republicans are increasingly saying they expect to pass a fifth coronavirus bill — just don’t ask them to agree, yet, on what should be in it. While a growing number of GOP senators say they should move quickly, deep divisions remain within the caucus on everything from key policy provisions and timing to if another bill should be…

Trump targeted Michigan’s top 3 officials because they’re all women, state AG says

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel continued her criticism of President Trump on Friday, claiming he had “risked the health, safety and welfare” of all Michiganders by removing his mask during a tour of a Ford Motor Co. factory in the state…

California retail employee posts photo of her bloody face after alleged customer attack

It’s getting rough out there for retail workers during the coronavirus outbreak, a California woman wants the public to know.Earlier this month, Samantha Clarke of Modesto says, a customer attacked her while she was working at a Big 5 sporting goods store.“We didn’t have what they wanted and she lost her temper and she hit…

Judge in Flynn case hires lawyer as appeals court reviews his decision not to dismiss: report

U.S. District Court Judge Emmett G. Sullivan has taken the unusual step of hiring an attorney to represent him as an appeals court reviews his decision not to immediately grant the Justice Department’s (DOJ’s) request to dismiss its case against former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.Sullivan hired attorney Beth Wilkinson who, according to The Washington Post, is expected…

Allen West, former Florida congressman, injured in motorcycle crash: reports

Allen West, a former Florida congressman who is now a candidate to lead the Republican Party of Texas, was hospitalized Saturday after being injured in a motorcycle crash, according to reports.The accident occurred around 5 p.m. on the northbound side of Interstate 35 near mile marker 353 outside Waco, the Texas Department of Public Safety…

COVID-19 makes Trump’s work with black Americans that much harder | TheHill

President TrumpDonald John TrumpREAD: The Hill’s interview with Anthony Fauci Trump’s routing number revealed as press secretary announces he’s donating quarterly salary to HHS: report Former White House aide won M contract to supply masks amid pandemic MORE, who stepped up his effort to target black voters earlier this year by focusing on criminal justice…

Remdesivir alone not enough to treat COVID-19, study says | TheHill

A preliminary study of the antiviral drug remdesivir found that the use of it alone does not cure patients who are experiencing severe symptoms of COVID-19. Data posted in the New England Journal of Medicine Saturday showed it shortened the amount of days patients experienced severe symptoms, but did not have a great enough impact on the…

Gen. Mark Milley to serve as grand marshal at NASCAR’s 61st Coca-Cola 600: report

NASCAR is back after being suspended for more than 10 weeks amid the coronavirus outbreak, and giving the command to fire things up at the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday will reportedly be none other than Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley.As grand marshal, Milley will give the virtual command ahead of the 61st…

NFL changes Colin Kaepernick’s status from ‘retired’ to ‘UFA’ on league site after backlash

The NFL came under fire Friday after listing former San Francisco 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick as “retired” on the league’s official website.The former quarterback’s girlfriend Nessa Diab took to Twitter to slam the league for “lying” and “claiming [Kapernick] retired.”COLIN KAEPERNICK DONATES $100G TO CORONAVIRUS FUND FOR ‘DISPROPORTIONATELY DEVASTATED’ MINORITY GROUPS “Colin did NOT retire. You cowards blackballed…

Charlamagne tha God says Biden an ‘intricate part’ of system that ‘needs to be dismantled’: ‘What have you …

Radio host Charlamagne tha God is pushing back one day after former Vice President Joe Biden said on his show “The Breakfast Club” that African-American voters “ain’t black” if they can’t decide whether to vote for him or incumbent President Trump.“I see black communities all across America catching hell regardless of who is in the White House,” the radio…

Tippi Hedren, 90, still lives with ’13 or 14 lions and tigers,’ granddaughter Dakota Johnson reveals

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox.  Sign up here.Tippi Hedren is still a big cat enthusiast at age 90.Hedren, the actress who shot to fame thanks to her roles in Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” and “Marnie,” has been known for housing dozens upon dozens of felines at her…

5 ways you’re using the grill wrong

For the sake of your cookout, don’t mess up your burgers. (iStock)From gas leaks to charred meat, to mixing cooked and raw, here’s what not to do this grilling season if you want to stay healthy.1. Assuming your grill is ready to go A little preparation goes along way when it comes to preparing for a…

NAACP pushes back on Biden’s claim it endorsed him after ‘you ain’t black’ furor

The NAACP on Friday pushed back on a claim by presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden that the civil rights organization had endorsed him “every time I’ve run” — stating that the group never endorses any political candidate.“Yesterday, former Vice President Joe Biden made a comment about the NAACP’s endorsement,” the statement by Derrick Johnson, president…

US says China blocking return of American passenger jets amid coronavirus rules

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.The Trump administration late Friday accused China of blocking U.S. passenger flights into the country amid coronavirus restrictions, according to a report.“China has, over the objections of the U.S. government, impaired the operating rights of U.S. carriers,” Department of Transportation…

Florida mom facing murder charge after autistic son, 9, found dead, police say

A Florida woman who authorities say initially told them her 9-year-old son was kidnapped now faces a murder charge in connection with his death.Patricia Ripley, 47, of West Kendall, was booked into the Miami-Dade County jail early Saturday following hours of questioning by police, the Miami Herald reported.Her arrest came after her son, Alejandro, was…

Where Biden, Trump stand in key swing states | TheHill

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenOn The Money: Jobless rate exceeds 20 percent in three states | Senate goes on break without passing small business loan fix | Biden pledges to not raise taxes on those making under 0K Trump to attend SpaceX launch in Florida Hillicon Valley: Lawmakers demand answers on Chinese COVID hacks…

READ: The Hill’s interview with Anthony Fauci | TheHill

The Hill on Friday spoke with Anthony FauciAnthony FauciREAD: The Hill’s interview with Anthony Fauci On The Money: Jobless rate exceeds 20 percent in three states | Senate goes on break without passing small business loan fix | Biden pledges to not raise taxes on those making under 0K Overnight Health Care: Fauci on why…

Whitmer extends Michigan’s stay-at-home order until June 12

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer extended her stay-at-home order Friday to June 12, her fifth extension of a mandate that has put her at odds with Republican lawmakers and has been the subject of mounting criticism and anti-lockdown protests.The order, called…

Trey Gowdy reacts to belated FBI ‘internal review’ of Flynn probe: ‘What the hell have they been doing?’

Former House Oversight Committee Chairman and Fox News contributor Trey Gowdy reacted Friday to FBI Director Christopher Wray ordering an internal review of the Michael Flynn probe by asking, “What the hell have they been doing?””It’s been four years …” Gowdy said on “The Story”. “I mean, this this happened in 2016 and 2017. So, I mean, it’s…

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