News 2020-05-06T06:01:47Z
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Joe Biden calls for a 'swift, full, and transparent investigation' of the killing of Ahmaud Arbery after footage of the incident emerges

"The video is clear: Ahmaud Arbery was killed in cold blood. My heart goes out to his family, who deserve justice and deserve it now," Biden tweeted.
Politics 2020-05-06T05:43:10Z

Hungary rejected ratifying a treaty to protect women from violence, because it said it promoted 'destructive gender ideologies' and 'illegal immigration'

Lawmakers from Hungary's ruling party claimed that the treaty promoted "destructive gender ideologies."
Politics 2020-05-06T05:25:51Z
FILE - In this March 3, 2020, file photo, Hawaii state Department of Health microbiologist Mark Nagata demonstrates the process for testing a sample for coronavirus at the department's laboratory in Pearl City, Hawaii. An Associated Press analysis shows that some of the least-populated states, such as Hawaii, with relatively few coronavirus cases received an out-sized proportion of the $150 billion in federal money that was designed to address virus-related expenses. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File)

The US is being presented with 2 choices: the economy or public health. Experts say it's a false dichotomy and there's a 3rd option.

The US is widely said to be faced with a "very difficult choice" as some states look to reopen: restarting the economy or protecting public health.
News 2020-05-06T02:07:43Z

'A Yankee Stadium of death': Trump walked back on his prediction for the total number of US coronavirus deaths, admitting that the death toll may rise as states reopen

The Trump administration previously predicted that the US would see about 60,000 coronavirus-related deaths. Over 71,000 people have died so far.
News 2020-05-06T00:58:39Z

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized for a gallbladder condition in Maryland

The Supreme Court said in a statement that Ginsburg plans to participate in the oral arguments tomorrow morning remotely from the hospital.

A federal judge just ordered New York election officials to restore Bernie Sanders to the presidential primary ballot

The New York Board of Elections' decision to cancel its presidential primary angered Sanders and his supporters, and prompted a lawsuit
Politics 2020-05-06T00:13:21Z

Trump blames Russia investigation and his impeachment for not being able to replenish medical supplies during his 3 years as president

Trump claimed he had "a lot of things going on" and blamed "a lot of people" who "refused to allow the country to be successful."
News 2020-05-05T23:30:00Z

Trump declined to wear a mask at a mask making factory — despite signs displayed that they were required — in a visit that featured music usually played at his campaign rallies

The Rolling Stones were played at the end of President Donald Trump's speech at the Honeywell facility similar to what happens at his rallies.
Politics 2020-05-05T22:35:20Z

Obama's office excoriated a GOP-led congressional probe into Joe Biden and Ukraine as giving 'credence to a Russian disinformation campaign'

The investigation is rooted in efforts by some who are "actively supported by Russia" to blame Ukraine for meddling in 2016, Obama's office said.
News 2020-05-05T21:49:41Z

Missouri governor defends decision to go mask-free in public, says it's 'personal' and not 'government's place to regulate'

Parson was one of just a few people photographed without a face mask during his visit to a thrift store on Monday.
Politics 2020-05-05T21:11:28Z

'I have immunity': Rand Paul, who tested positive for the coronavirus in March, spotted at the Capitol without a mask

Health officials have not definitively concluded that recovering from the coronavirus will impart a person with immunity.
Politics 2020-05-05T20:54:51Z

Fox News hosts Jeanine Pirro and Brian Kilmeade received priority treatment for PPE requests from Kushner's coronavirus team, according to a new report

Fox hosts Jeanine Pirro and Brian Kilmeade passed on PPE queries that were fast tracked by Jared Kushner's team, according to a volunteer.
Politics 2020-05-05T20:33:00Z

Here are the states reopening their beaches, beauty salons, and bowling alleys, from Florida to Alaska

Florida and Georgia were among the first to begin reopening, while states like Utah and North Dakota were never fully 'shut down' in the first place.
Transportation 2020-05-05T20:26:00Z

California is suing Uber and Lyft, accusing the ride-hailing companies of misclassifying their drivers

It's a major escalation of the state's fight to classify the workers as employees instead of contractors, forcing Uber and Lyft to pay benefits.
Politics 2020-05-05T20:10:32Z

Trump says he might give federal coronavirus aid to states if they comply with his political demands

Trump has been sharply criticized for suggesting a quid pro quo between states and the federal government during a public-health crisis.
Politics 2020-05-05T19:56:30Z

Pence says the White House is considering eliminating its coronavirus task force by Memorial Day

Task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci told CBS News, however, that he wasn't aware of any plans to disband the group this month.
Politics 2020-05-05T19:39:20Z

Trump's pick for spy chief pledges to 'speak truth to power' if confirmed, despite years of evidence to the contrary

Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe worked to distance himself from the president while testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee this week.
Politics 2020-05-05T19:20:23Z

A top pandemic expert is leaving the Trump administration amid the coronavirus crisis

The Trump administration just lost one of its top experts on pandemics as the death toll from coronavirus in the US continues to rise.
Politics 2020-05-05T19:12:52Z

A top government scientist fired last month has filed a whistleblower complaint accusing officials of ignoring his coronavirus warnings

Bright reportedly claims he warned about a US outbreak as early as January but was met with "indifference which then developed into hostility."
Healthcare 2020-05-05T18:35:23Z

A coronavirus vaccine may be available in record time, but experts predict pandemonium during the rollout

Without a clear plan for distribution, US pharmacies may be mobbed and a vaccine black market could emerge.
Politics 2020-05-05T18:31:45Z

A volunteer on Kushner's coronavirus team filed a complaint to Congress warning the group was 'falling short' on helping health care workers

Kushner, the president's son-in-law, has tapped inexperienced volunteers from consulting and private equity firms to help his COVID-19 response team.
Politics 2020-05-05T18:28:00Z

Healthcare workers would have their student loans completely forgiven in a newly proposed bill

The bill from Rep. Carolyn Maloney would relieve public and private student loans for healthcare workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Opinion 2020-05-05T18:15:00Z

The White House hopes Americans will suddenly stop dying of coronavirus

While some forecasts show the coronavirus pandemic getting worse, one model from the White House shows new deaths hitting zero by May 15.
Politics 2020-05-05T18:07:09Z

Trump likens his coronavirus briefings to campaign rallies and says he attacks reporters to keep people engaged

"A lot of people love when the press hits me, you know, when I go at it with the press — they like it," Trump told The New York Post.
Politics 2020-05-05T17:18:59Z

NY Gov. Cuomo picks daughter Mariah as 'informal advisor' for coronavirus mask wearing campaign

Mariah Kennedy-Cuomo, the New York governor's 25-year-old middle child, will be an "informal advisor" for the state's Department of Health.
Politics 2020-05-05T17:13:16Z

Trump's approach to the 2014 Ebola outbreak offered a preview of his coronavirus response. He spread false info, attacked rivals, and tweeted through the whole thing.

In 2014, Trump ignored public health experts on Ebola, while relentlessly criticizing Obama via Twitter. It was a preview of his coronavirus response.
Markets 2020-05-05T16:58:05Z

3 Democratic lawmakers have proposed a plan to keep an extra $600 in weekly unemployment benefits in place during the coronavirus pandemic

The proposal would tether the boost in unemployment benefits to economic improvements once the worst of the pandemic is over.
News 2020-05-05T16:21:47Z

Ohio governor called protestors 'obnoxious' and 'very very sad' after they targeted journalists and the state's top health official

"I'm the elected official," DeWine said, telling lockdown protestors who "don't like the policy, you can demonstrate against me."
Politics 2020-05-05T15:53:29Z

Barack and Michelle Obama will host 3 virtual graduation events for the class of 2020

The Obamas' virtual commencement on June 6 will feature speeches and performances from BTS, Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Malala Yousafzai, and more.
Politics 2020-05-05T15:44:18Z

Trump says Fauci will be allowed to testify before Senate but not the House: 'The House is a bunch of Trump-haters'

"The House is a setup. The House is a bunch of Trump-haters," Trump told reporters before heading to Arizona.
Politics 2020-05-05T15:27:14Z

Chris Christie says 'there are going to be deaths no matter what' from coronavirus, but Americans need to get back to work

"If we leave this purely up to the physicians' and the epidemiologists' data, we will be locked in our houses for another year," Christie told CNN.
Markets 2020-05-05T15:24:16Z

A White House economic adviser devised a head-scratching model that shows coronavirus deaths will hit 0 in just 10 days

White House advisor Kevin Hassett is coming under fire for crafting a model showing coronavirus deaths will drop to zero by May 15.

Why Rep. Joe Kennedy is mounting a primary challenge to one of the most progressive members of the US Senate

"People don't usually run against someone from their own party with whom they are in substantial agreement on the issues," Barney Frank told Insider.
Politics Contributors 2020-05-05T14:53:26Z

What the 'reopen' protesters are really saying

The "anti-lockdown" protests have powerful and secretive backers, but there are real Americans on the streets expressing their opinions.
Science 2020-05-05T14:52:00Z

Retail giant Walmart got $12.6 million in federal health stimulus cash intended for doctors and hospitals, but decided to give it back

Congress set up a fund to help struggling hospitals and doctors. Walmart didn't think that it should be a recipient, so it returned the funds.
Tech 2020-05-05T14:30:13Z

The UK's COVID-19 contact-tracing app probably won't work properly

The NHS has released some details on how the app will work, but some questions around how it will use Bluetooth remain unanswered.
Politics 2020-05-05T14:21:32Z

Americans still overwhelmingly oppose reopening most businesses as states push to get their economies back on track

Far less than half of Americans supported reopening businesses including retail stores, hair and nail salons, and dine-in restaurant service.
Politics 2020-05-05T14:14:00Z

Canada is dealing with the coronavirus far better than the US, which has 30% more deaths per capita. Here's why.

The US has nearly twice as many confirmed cases of the coronavirus as Canada, and 30% more deaths per capita.
Politics 2020-05-05T13:14:05Z

Boris Johnson continued to shake hands after his own scientific advisers warned it could spread the coronavirus

Boris Johnson said, "I've been going around hospitals as you can imagine and always shake hands."
Politics 2020-05-05T12:15:00Z

We spoke to the mayor of Salt Lake City, an investment analyst, and infectious disease experts to learn about when and how the US will reopen

This is how the US will likely reopen, according to a mayor, an investment analyst, and infectious disease experts.
Politics 2020-05-05T11:45:00Z

Trump could withdraw US spy planes and agents from the UK if Boris Johnson pushes ahead with Huawei 5G deal

The White House has launched a wide-ranging review into the US relationship with the UK, according to reports.
Politics 2020-05-05T11:18:55Z

The UK has now suffered the highest number of coronavirus deaths in Europe

The UK has overtaken Italy and is now second only to the US in terms of its coronavirus death toll
Science 2020-05-05T10:43:29Z

A model cited repeatedly by the White House almost doubled its predicted US deaths to 134,000 by mid-August because of 'premature relaxation of social distancing'

The University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation almost doubled its death-toll prediction to 134,000 from 72,000.
Politics 2020-05-05T10:00:06Z

The White House has barred its coronavirus task force from testifying to Congress as a House panel gears up to investigate the government's pandemic response

A House subcommittee is investigating the US government's response to the coronavirus crisis and is set to meet this Wednesday.
BI Prime Tech 2020-05-05T09:01:00Z
Politics 2020-05-05T08:59:57Z

Israel's government research agency says it successfully isolated a key coronavirus antibody, paving the way for a possible breakthrough treatment

The Israel Institute for Biological Research said it has isolated a "monoclonal" antibody that can "neutralize [disease] inside carriers' bodies."
Politics 2020-05-05T05:48:32Z

Intel from US allies suggest it is 'highly unlikely' the coronavirus came from a Chinese lab and 'highly likely' that it was 'naturally occurring'

"It is highly likely it was naturally occurring and that the human infection was from natural human and animal interaction," an official told CNN.
News 2020-05-05T05:27:59Z

Fauci again dismisses conspiracy theory that the coronavirus was made in a Wuhan lab after Pompeo touted 'enormous evidence' of a cover-up

Fauci said the scientific evidence was "very, very strongly leaning toward this could not have been artificially or deliberately manipulated."
Politics 2020-05-05T05:18:12Z

Robert Kadlec, the Trump administration's top official for addressing biological threats, awarded a $2 billion contract to a company he used to advise

Kadlec also helped launch a biodefense startup, East West Protection, with the founder of the company that received the contract.
News 2020-05-05T05:01:56Z

China is reportedly silencing coronavirus survivors who want answers on what went wrong with the country's early coronavirus response

According to The New York Times, Wuhan residents who survived the virus or lost loved ones have been threatened for questioning China's response.
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