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Nursing home resident: ‘I feel as though I am in #DeathCamp2020’

Nursing home resident: ‘I feel as though I am in #DeathCamp2020’

When news broke months ago about the country’s first coronavirus outbreak at a nursing home, Linda Mayberry immediately recognized the home’s corporate logo as it flashed across her television screen. It was the same one emblazoned throughout the long-term care facility where she lived. Her nursing home, she realized, was owned by the same company…MORE

Oil prices rise to three-month high ahead of OPEC meeting

Oil prices rise to three-month high ahead of OPEC meeting

Anticipation that OPEC and allied countries will extend record production cuts through July is sending oil prices higher, with Brent crude futures, the global benchmark, rising above $41 per barrel for the first time since early March. The latest: OPEC will meet on Saturday to discuss extending output cuts by one month, two OPEC sources…MORE

Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams on her not joining protesters in person: I ‘do what I can to support their message, but not to distract from their efforts’

Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams on her not joining protesters in person: I ‘do what I can to support their message, but not to distract from their efforts’

Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams said she has not physically joined in the protests over the death of George Floyd, but is being supportive in other ways, believing that young people should lead and her participation would only “distract” from the demonstrators’ message. “I appreciate the instinct of leaders to join in these protests, but too…MORE

What you need to know about coronavirus on Friday, June 5

What you need to know about coronavirus on Friday, June 5

The coronavirus pandemic isn’t making everyone poorer. A jobs report today is expected to show that US unemployment is now near 20% — the highest since 1948. But US billionaires have become $565 billion richer since mid-March, according to a study published yesterday. The two reports are just the latest signs that the virus is…MORE

NFL players release video calling on the league to condemn racism and support black players

NFL players release video calling on the league to condemn racism and support black players

Several NFL players have released a powerful video titled “Stronger Together” that calls on the league to condemn racism and support black players. Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson was joined in the video, released Thursday night, by other football stars including Odell Beckham Jr., Patrick Mahomes, Michael Thomas, DeAndre Hopkins, Tyrann Mathieu, Ezekiel Elliott and…MORE

The Electoral College won’t save Trump if this keeps up

The Electoral College won’t save Trump if this keeps up

We’ve learned the lesson multiple times in the last few decades: There is no national presidential election. Candidates can get fewer votes and win, if they win enough states containing a majority of electoral votes. That’s something President Donald Trump may hope happens again, because the national polls have had him trailing all year. The…MORE

Trump campaign removes space-themed ad amid complaints from former astronaut, others

Trump campaign removes space-themed ad amid complaints from former astronaut, others

President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign pulled a space-themed ad from YouTube Thursday after complaints were raised that it violated NASA guidelines and at least one former astronaut objected to appearing in it without her consent. The “Make Space Great Again” ad was several minutes long and included snippets of speeches from former President John F.…MORE

AstraZeneca now has capacity to make 2 billion doses of coronavirus vaccine

AstraZeneca now has capacity to make 2 billion doses of coronavirus vaccine

AstraZeneca says it has secured capacity to produce 2 billion doses of a potential coronavirus vaccine being developed in partnership with researchers at Oxford University. The new production figure includes 400 million doses that will be provided to low and middle-income countries before the end of this year. The UK-based pharmaceutical company announced Thursday that…MORE