Month: August 2020

More details released on 7-year-old Georgia boy’s coronavirus death – Atlanta Journal Constitution

The boy was unresponsive before being taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. A rapid COVID-19 test conducted at the hospital came up positive, Wessinger said. The boy was not believed to have had any pre-existing conditions. “Every COVID-19 death we report is tragic, but to lose someone so young is especially …

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Pence Will Visit Wisconsin While Biden Stays Home From Milwaukee Convention – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — When Vice President Mike Pence, traveling aboard Air Force Two on Wednesday, heard that former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. had scrapped his planned trip to Milwaukee to accept the Democratic presidential nomination, he saw an opportunity. Before he landed back in Washington after a day trip to Florida, Mr. Pence and …

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Joe Biden says he won’t stand in the way of a possible prosecution of Trump – Salon

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden told NPR on Thursday that while he was unsure if it was “good for democracy,” if elected he would not stand in the way of a hypothetical Justice Department prosecution of President Donald Trump for crimes committed in office. “Look, the Justice Department is not the president’s private law firm,” the …

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Thousands of Israelis join in renewed anti-Netanyahu protests – Al Jazeera English

Thousands of demonstrators have once again filled the streets near the official residence of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a renewed show of strength as weeks of protests calling for his resignation showed no signs of slowing. The protesters were angry at the government’s handling of the coronavirus crisis and said Netanyahu should not …

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Coronavirus: Moral duty to get all children back in school – PM – BBC News

Image copyright PA Media There is “a moral duty” to get all children back into schools in England next month, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said. Writing in the Mail on Sunday, he said it was the “national priority” after months without in-person education during the coronavirus pandemic. Government advisers have warned of risks in …

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Saudi ex-spy suing crown prince faces fresh death threat in Canada – report – The Guardian

A former senior Saudi intelligence official who has accused Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of trying to have him assassinated in 2018 has been placed under heightened security after a new threat on his life, a Canadian newspaper has reported. The Globe and Mail said Canadian security services had been informed of a new attempted …

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Venezuela jails former US soldiers for 20 years over botched bid to overthrow Maduro – The Guardian

A Venezuelan court has sentenced two former US special forces soldiers to 20 years in prison for their part in a blunder-filled beach attack aimed at overthrowing president Nicolás Maduro. Lawyers for the former Green Berets, Luke Denman and Airan Berry, said they were barred from the secretive jailhouse proceedings Friday night in what they …

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Eleven die in fire in Czech Republic tower block – BBC News

Image copyright EPAImage caption The fire broke out on Saturday afternoon Police in the Czech Republic are investigating a fire that killed 11 people, including three children. Saturday’s blaze, in a block of flats in the north-eastern town of Bohumin, has been described as the worst fire in the country’s history. Six people died in …

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Why Joe Biden Keeps Missing His Own V.P. Deadlines – The New York Times

Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s campaign staff is making plans to introduce his eventual vice-presidential choice to key party constituencies. Donors are readying finance events featuring the still-unnamed running mate — “date and time to be announced.” An in-person reveal is being discussed. But as the political world awaits his announcement, Mr. Biden himself has not …

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Susan Rice Sells Netflix Shares as Biden Eyes Her as Possible Running Mate – The Wall Street Journal

Susan Rice, believed to be a top contender to be Joe Biden’s vice presidential running mate, has sold a significant proportion of the Netflix Inc. shares she has acquired since becoming a company director in May 2018. The former national security adviser and United Nations ambassador for President Obama exercised roughly a quarter of the …

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