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String fullTitle = "McConnell: Impeachment distracted government from coronavirus threat";
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String date = "03/31/20(Tue)20:53:39";
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday blamed the Democrats’ push to impeach President Trump in January for distracting the Trump administration from the threat posed by the coronavirus.
“It came up while we were tied down in the impeachment trial. And I think it diverted the attention of the government because everything every day was all about impeachment,” McConnell said in an interview on “The Hugh Hewitt Show.”
Trump has come under sharp criticism for the nation’s slow response to the spreading pandemic, especially for the shortage of coronavirus testing kits when the virus first spread to the United States.
More than 160,000 Americans have tested positive for COVID-19 and more than 3,000 people have died from the virus in the country.
McConnell told Hewitt that he has not heard any new reports about senators being diagnosed with coronavirus.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) missed a vote on the $2 trillion economic relief package after being diagnosed with COVID-19, and four other Republican senators placed themselves in quarantine last week out of caution for potential exposure.
China reported its first known death due to the coronavirus on Jan. 11, after researchers in the country discovered a new, unknown disease had infected dozens of people.
By Jan. 20, countries outside of China, including Japan and South Korea, reported the virus had spread, and on Jan. 23, Chinese authorities sealed off the city of Wuhan, where the virus first emerged.
The World Health Organization declared a global health emergency on Jan. 30, and on Jan. 31, the Trump administration blocked foreign nationals who had traveled to China in the previous two weeks from entering the United States. However, the immediate family members of U.S. citizens and permanent residents were allowed back to the U.S."
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String fullTitle = "The missing six weeks: how Trump failed the biggest test of his life";
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When the definitive history of the coronavirus pandemic is written, the date 20 January 2020 is certain to feature prominently. It was on that day that a 35-year-old man in Washington state, recently returned from visiting family in Wuhan in China, became the first person in the US to be diagnosed with the virus.
On the very same day, 5,000 miles away in Asia, the first confirmed case of Covid-19 was reported in South Korea. The confluence was striking, but there the similarities ended.
In the two months since that fateful day, the responses to coronavirus displayed by the US and South Korea have been polar opposites.
One country acted swiftly and aggressively to detect and isolate the virus, and by doing so has largely contained the crisis. The other country dithered and procrastinated, became mired in chaos and confusion, was distracted by the individual whims of its leader, and is now confronted by a health emergency of daunting proportions."
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String fullTitle = "Defend Yourself In The UK? Five Years In Prison!";
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String date = "03/26/20(Thu)13:34:54";
String comment = "Absolutely fucking insane and THIS is what the Dems want to bring to the U.S.
And the BBC (which gets over $3.7 BILLION per year from British tax payers) shows its blatant bias by using a pic of the homeowner where he's scowling and looking mean and angry, while using a pic of the ARMED FUCKING HOME INVADER where he's nicely smiling...
24 March 2020
A man who killed an armed robber after he turned up at his house demanding money has been jailed for five years.
Patrick Phinn, 49, stabbed Ronald Pattison 17 times at his home in Easterhouse, Glasgow, in September 2018.
The High Court in Glasgow heard that Pattison, who had a knife, had threatened to kill Phinn and his partner.
A fight broke out and Phinn grabbed a knife which he used to stab Pattison.
He was originally charged with murdering the 38-year-old, but a jury found him guilty of the reduced charge of culpable homicide.
Lord Matthews told Phinn: "It is difficult to think of circumstances where provocation is more appropriate than this.
"This was extreme in the circumstances.
"However, the jury was satisfied that you went beyond what was necessary.""
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String fullTitle = "In Late February, Nancy Pelosi Encouraged Large Groups to Congregate in Chinatown";
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String comment = "…later Pelosi blamed Trump’s early “denial” for spread of coronavirus.
A video clip from late February shows Nancy Pelosi encouraging large groups of people to congregate in San Francisco’s Chinatown before she would later go on to blame President Trump’s early “denial” for the spread of coronavirus.
The footage, which was taken on February 24th, is introduced by a reporter noting how Pelosi wanted residents to understand how it’s “perfectly safe to be here” in Chinatown.
“We do want to say to people, come to Chinatown, here we are…come join us,” said Pelosi.
The reporter then explains how the stunt was a response to San Francisco’s Chinatown experiencing a drop in business since the outbreak of coronavirus in Wuhan, China."
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String fullTitle = "Wuhan Xi Virus -- Over 0.5 Million!";
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String date = "03/26/20(Thu)16:02:16";
String comment = "over half a million confirmed cases of the Wuhan Xi Virus!
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String fullTitle = "Trump: If it's easy for people to vote, Republicans and I will never win again";
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String comment = "Donald Trump on Monday offered insight into why Republican lawmakers opposed a Democratic proposal in the coronavirus relief package that would've allowed states to shift their 2020 elections to all-mail ballots.
"If you look at before and after, the things they had in [the bill] were crazy," Trump told "Fox & Friends" on Monday morning. "They had things, levels of voting that if you ever agreed to it you'd never have a Republican elected in this country again."
Democrats have been pushing for a shift to absentee ballots in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure that states could still hold elections even if the virus is still raging in November.
Already, a number of states that do not allow for no-excuse absentee voting — that is, allowing voters to vote by mail for any reason — have had to postpone their primary contests, as requiring voters to show up at polling sites, and possibly wait in crowded lines for hours, could further spread the virus.
"Without federal action, Americans might have to choose between casting a ballot and protecting their health. That’s wrong, and we must take swift action to address the problem," Democratic Sens. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Ron Wyden of Oregon — who introduced a bill to shift states to all-mail elections — wrote in a Washington Post op-ed. "The best way to ensure that this virus doesn’t keep people from the ballot box is to bring the ballot box to them. We must allow every American the ability to vote by mail."
Democrats initially proposed $4 billion to help states expand absentee voting, increase early voting, and allow states to ensure that any in-person voting sites were safe should the pandemic still be raging in November, according to NPR.
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String fullTitle = "There was no COVID-19 coverup in China";
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String date = "03/27/20(Fri)00:19:40";
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>2019-12-01 – a viral pneumonia patient with an unknown cause was hospitalized at Jinyintan Hospital. This patient was the earliest known case of 2019-nCoV infections. The patient did not have any exposure to Huanan Seafood Market.
2019-12-27 – Dr. Zhang Jixian, ICU doctor at Hubei Hospital of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine, files report to Wuhan Municipal Health Commission on pneumonia patients with an unknown cause. Investigation opens shortly later.
2019-12-28 – three more patients arrives to the hospital, all of whom were related to Huanan Seafood Market.
2019-12-30 – Li Wenliang sent messages to private Wechat group about 7 cases of unknown virus, (wrongly) claiming it was SARS.
2019-12-30 – Notice issued and public health announcement made by Wuhan Municipal Health Committee of an unknown viral illness.
2019-12-31 – China receives genome results from commercial lab."
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String fullTitle = "Scientists have developed a way to destroy the coronavirus";
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String date = "04/01/20(Wed)08:02:12";
String comment = "MOSCOW, 1 Aprl -"RIA Novosti". Scientists from SKOLKOVO found that water treated with cold plasma can effectively fight against bacteria, fungi and viruses, including the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. This is reported by the newspaper "Izvestia".
Experts have designed a plant that can transform ordinary water so that it destroys small biological objects. The resulting liquid disrupts the life of pathogens due to the action of reactive oxygen species and hypochlorous acid.
This technology consists in the production of cold plasma-a gas from charged and uncharged particles that enters ordinary water, after which the atoms lose some of the electrons and as a result can no longer connect to the H2O molecule. the Result of this process is the appearance of various forms of oxygen and hydrogen, which damage the cells of viruses.
Apply the liquid can be used for processing medical masks, various surfaces, as well as for spraying in the air, write "Izvestia". According to the publication, the resulting product, in contrast to alcohol solutions and chlorine, is completely safe for the body, while its cost in the case of starting production will be about one hundred rubles per thousand liters.
Corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences Sergey Netesov, commenting on the development of scientists from SKOLKOVO, told Izvestia that the method of obtaining such water with disinfecting properties, in principle, is promising. However, he pointed out that the technology requires a number of improvements. According to Netesov, in addition, it is necessary to check the effect of this liquid on viruses that have a lipid envelope — this includes the coronavirus.
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String fullTitle = "British teen dies after suicide attempt due to coronavirus fears";
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>A British teen petrified of being isolated with the coronavirus has died following a suicide attempt, according to a report.
>Emily Owen, a 19-year-old waitress from King’s Lynn, about 100 miles north of London, died in a hospital Sunday after trying to take her own life due to fears of the “mental health impacts” of isolation amid the COVID-19 outbreak, the Sun reports.
>Days before she was found on March 18, Owen warned relatives she was unable to deal with “her world closing in, plans being canceled and being stuck inside” during the global pandemic, according to the report.
>Owen had been in critical condition since the suicide attempt and relatives later decided to remove her from life support, allowing doctors to prep her organs for donation, according to an online fundraiser posted by colleagues at the pub where she worked.
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String fullTitle = ""Millionaires Don’t Need a New Tax Break"";
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String date = "03/31/20(Tue)22:15:20";
String comment = "Grassley Blasts Pelosi’s Attempt to Eliminate SALT Deduction Cap
The office of Senator Chuck Grassley on Tuesday panned House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s push to repeal the cap on state and local tax deductions in the next coronavirus relief bill.
The SALT deduction cap, which was implemented in 2018 as part of the Republican-led tax reform bill, places a ceiling of $10,000 for deductions from federal returns of property taxes or state and local taxes. The deduction primarily benefits high-earners living in high-tax states.
Pelosi argued that “retroactively” scrapping the deduction cap would inject much-needed cash into American households struggling in an economy flagging from the restrictions placed on business, part of efforts to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
“We could reverse that for 2018 and 2019 so that people could refile their taxes,” Pelosi told the New York Times. “They’d have more disposable income, which is the lifeblood of our economy, a consumer economy that we are.”
Grassley, who chairs the tax-writing Senate Finance Committee, dismissed her reasoning on the grounds that eliminating the SALT cap would only mean more tax breaks for the wealthy.
“This is a nonstarter. Millionaires don’t need a new tax break as the federal government spends trillions of dollars to fight a pandemic,” said a spokesperson for the Iowa Republican."
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String fullTitle = "Austin Steinbart";
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String comment = "Check out this guy's YouTube channel. Time will tell if this guy is legit or not, but I've gotta say that either way, this is the most interesting thing happening on the internet right now.
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String fullTitle = "COVID 19 SPREADING";
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String comment = "BREAKING NEWS
Covid-19 has been confirmed to have formed in this toilet
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String fullTitle = "Marco Rubio calls reporting on US exceeding China in coronavirus cases 'grotesque'";
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Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, slammed the media for what he described was its "grotesque" coverage of the U.S. exceeding China in reported coronavirus cases.
For weeks, China and Italy had led the global count of reported coronavirus cases as the U.S. saw a drastic increase of its own numbers between the spread of the disease and the growing availability of testing kits. On Thursday, the U.S. officially had more reported cases than any nation in the world.
On Sunday, Rubio, a fierce critic of China, blasted the media's coverage, suggesting they are too trusting of China's self-provided data.
"Some in our media can’t contain their glee & delight in reporting that the U.S. has more #CoronaVirus cases than #China," Rubio tweeted. "Beyond being grotesque, it's bad journalism.
NBC'S CHUCK TODD UNDER FIRE FOR ASKING BIDEN IF TRUMP 'HAS BLOOD ON HIS HANDS' FOR DELAYED CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE
He continued, "We have NO IDEA how many cases China really has but without any doubt it's significantly more than why [sic] they admit to."
Some journalists on Twitter fired back at Rubio.
"Journalists are concentrated in cities that are being ravaged by a plague that could have been better contained with a competent president. They're lonely and scared and reporting while homeschooling their kids. No one feels glee or delight. Some of us feel white hot rage," New York Times columnist Michelle Goldberg reacted.
HILLARY CLINTON UNDER FIRE FOR JOKE ABOUT US LEADING IN VIRUS CASES: TRUMP 'DID PROMISE AMERICA FIRST'
"This tweet is grotesque. Delete it," GQ political columnist Laura Bassett wrote."
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String fullTitle = "Faceberg & Twit censor Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro";
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Shortly after Twitter removed a post about the coronavirus pandemic by Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, Facebook followed suit also removing the president’s post from its platform as well.
TechCrunch reports that Facebook has appeared to stray from its general policy of not fact-checking politicians and removed a post by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro relating to the coronavirus pandemic. On Sunday, Bolsonaro shared a post stating that “hydroxychloroquine is working in all places,” to treat the coronavirus, Facebook removed the post to prevent the spread of “misinformation that could lead to physical harm.”
The company said in a statement to TechCrunch: “We remove content on Facebook and Instagram that violates our Community Standards, which do not allow misinformation that could lead to physical harm.” Facebook says it specifically prohibits false claims relating to cures, treatments, the availability of essential services and outbreak locations.
The removal of the post was first reported by BBC News Brazil. In the video which was removed Bolsonaro had been speaking to a street vendor and stated that “They want to work.” Bolsonaro also added that “medicine there, hydroxychloroquine, is working in all places.”
Breitbart News reporter Allum Bokhari reported this week that Twitter had also removed posts by Bolsonaro, writing:
The deleted videos consist of videos of Bolsonaro discussing the Chinese virus with Brazilian citizens, emphasizing the need to balance concern about the pandemic with economic reality.
In one of the deleted videos, Bolsonaro tells a street vendor, “What I have been hearing from people is that they want to work.”
“What I have said from the beginning is that ‘we are going to be careful, the over-65s stay at home,’” he said."