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  • Today’s Top Stories: May 19, 2020
    Today’s Top Stories is brought to you by My Daily Grind News. The Lede Trump probably lied about taking malaria drug, hydroxychloroquine. (CNN) The fragile foundation of evidence-based reality shoring up Donald Trump’s life and presidency just got even more tenuous.Trump’s admission that he was dosing up on hydroxychloroquine, an unproven and possibly harmful therapy to ward off the coronavirus, appears to conflict with the codes of medical science and is a stunning development given his position. “Here’s my evidence: I get a lot of positive calls about it,” Trump told shocked reporters when he made the disclosure about […]

Political Wire

  • Rep. Steve King (R-IA) has been defeated in the Republican primary in Iowa’s fourth congressional district, according to Dave Wasserman of the Cook Political Report.
  • “When the history of the Trump presidency is written, the clash with protesters that preceded President Trump’s walk across Lafayette Square may be remembered as one of its defining moments.” […]
  • Televangelist Pat Robertson joined the religious leaders criticizing President Trump for his “law and order” response to the nationwide unrest following the death of George Floyd in the custody of […]
  • “President Trump’s vow to ‘dominate’ demonstrators protesting police brutality has mobilized the full might of federal law enforcement, from border agencies and the Drug Enforcement Administration to F.B.I. hostage rescue […]
  • Defense Secretary Mark Esper told NBC News he had no advance notice before President Trump led him and other senior administration officials to St. John’s Episcopal Church for a widely […]

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  • by Isaac Arnsdorf ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. Companies receiving taxpayer dollars as part of President Donald Trump’s signature food aid program hired a longtime lobbyist to push back on criticism that the government is relying on unqualified […]
  • by Mick Dumke and Haru Coryne ProPublica Illinois is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to get weekly updates about our work. Someone needed to check on Leonard Graves. The 57-year-old lived alone in a senior building on Chicago’s North Side, and no one had seen him in at least two […]
  • by Justin Elliott, Lydia DePillis and Robert Faturechi ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have become the public faces of the $3 trillion federal coronavirus bailout. Behind the scenes, […]
  • by Anne Raup, Anchorage Daily News, and Agnes Chang, ProPublica ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. This story was co-published with the Anchorage Daily News, a member of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network. Every portrait in Unheard was different. […]
  • by Adriana Gallardo and Nadia Sussman ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. This story was co-published with the Anchorage Daily News, a member of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network. In the course of reporting Unheard and interviewing dozens of […]

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The Guardian

  • Markets shrug off US protests as China services survey hits 10-year-high 7.42am BST Good morning and welcome to our rolling coverage of the world economy, the financial markets, eurozone and businessMarkets are still riding on a wave of economic optimism, boosted by a strong survey of China’s services sector, which hit a near-10-year high last […]
  • US troops from 82nd airborne division moved from Fort Bragg – reportsFloyd’s family: ‘I want justice for him because he was good’Biden says Trump ‘is part of the problem and accelerates it’Washington archdiocese: ‘Reprehensible’ to allow Trump visitTrump’s threat to deploy military raises spectre of fascismAre you taking part in US protests after the death […]
  • ABS reports growth slowed to 1.4% through the year as industrial relations roundtables prepare an agenda to regrow the jobs lost during Covid-19. Follow liveABS releases latest national accountsFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 7.52am BST My colleague Martin Farrer reports:Councils around Australia have […]
  • UK prime minister says all eligible for BNO passport can apply if China cuts freedomsBoris Johnson has opened the path to what he called one of the “biggest changes” ever to the British visa system, stating he was ready to offer a right to live and work in the UK to any of the nearly […]
  • Yemen aid funding falls short by US$1bn; Australian treasurer admits first slump in 30 years is inevitable; global cases pass 6.3mIndia evacuates 100,000 from homes, virus hospital ahead of cycloneGlobal report: Germany eases travel ban and cafe culture returns to ParisUK coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates – liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance 7.36am BST […]

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News & Guts

  • The United States is not on the verge of collapse. I say this not to minimize the dangers of this moment. They are great. I say this not to negate the pain. It is deep. I say this not to normalize the injustices. They are real and have been festering for far too long. But […]
  • George W. Bush is out with a statement about the killing of George Floyd and the unrest that has followed. He is also asking “A long overdue question: How do we end systemic racism in our society?” In addressing the protests, some of which have turned violent, the 43rd president wrote, “We know that lasting […]
  • In any normal election year, Tuesday would have been a pretty big deal. It’s presidential primary election day in eight states from Pennsylvania to New Mexico, plus D.C. — and the last big warm-up for the national election on Nov. 3. But it’s being conducted in the strangest of times. The nation is still partially […]
  • A handful of Republican lawmakers are speaking out against the president’s actions yesterday in having protestors teargassed so he could hold a photo opp across the street from the White House. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), “I did not think that what we saw last night was the America I know.” Politico adds: Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) told Politico that […]
  • Donald Trump has said he will be “forced to find… another Republican National Convention site” if North Carolina’s governor doesn’t give in to his demands for the convention. In tweets back in May, Trump said he needed a “guarantee that by August we will be allowed full attendance in the Arena.” Today, in a move that […]