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1.2M New Jobless Claims As $600/Week Benefit Ends

Yahoo Finance reports: The number of new unemployment insurance claims improved last week to a pandemic-era low but held above 1 million yet again, as the coronavirus outbreak continues to weigh on the pace of recovery in the labor market. Thursday’s report reflected the twentieth straight week that new claims topped 1 million, as the pandemic forced furloughs and layoffs …

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PAC Offers To Hire Cohen For Media Appearances

The Hill reports: Michael Cohen has been offered a job at an unspecified political action committee to work as a consultant and to make media appearances, a lawyer for President Trump’s former personal attorney and fixer said. Cohen’s lawyer, Danya Perry, asked U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein in a letter on Monday to approve the move. [Read the letter …

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Iowa Paper Blasts Trump Campaign For Unauthorized And “Manipulated” Use Of Their Photo To Attack Biden

The Cedar Rapids Gazette reports: A new ad from President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign uses a manipulated version of a news photo taken in Coralville by a Gazette photographer to falsely say it shows presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden hiding in his Delaware basement. The image, which was used without The Gazette’s permission, was taken by Photo Editor Liz …

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TX Regulators Fire Warning Shot At Demon Semen Doc

The Houston Chronicle reports: In an apparent warning shot at Dr. Stella Immanuel, the Texas agency that regulates the practice of medicine has advised physicians it can take action against those who promise a cure for COVID-19. Numerous studies have found the drug touted by Immanuel does not show any benefit against COVID-19 and the Food and Drug Administration has …

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Deutsche Bank Handed Over Trump’s Financial Records

The New York Times reports: The New York prosecutors who are seeking President Trump’s tax records have also subpoenaed his longtime lender, a sign that their criminal investigation into Mr. Trump’s business practices is more wide-ranging than previously known. The Manhattan district attorney’s office issued the subpoena last year to Deutsche Bank, which has been Mr. Trump’s primary lender since …

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Fauci Contradicts Trump: COVID Will Never “Go Away”

CNN reports: With 4.7 million cases and 158,249 deaths across the US alone, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Wednesday that the “highly transmissible” virus isn’t likely to be eradicated from the planet. The conclusion drawn by the nation’s leading infectious disease expert contrasts with that of President Donald Trump, who on Wednesday said the virus will “go away.” Fauci said the …

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LA To Cut Off Power/Water For Hosting House Parties

The Washington Post reports: Los Angeles will cut off water and electricity at houses that repeatedly host “egregious” parties, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Wednesday. With bars and nightclubs closed to stop the spread of the coronavirus, hundreds of young people have flocked to large parties held at private homes and rental properties in the Hollywood Hills. In addition to raising …

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New York State COVID Infection Rate Falls Below 1%

The New York Daily News reports: New York’s coronavirus infection rate fell below 1% Wednesday as the state continues to stave off a second wave of the deadly respiratory illness. Gov. Cuomo said only 636, or 0.87%, of the more than 70,000 test results that came back Tuesday were positive as hospitalizations fell by four patients to 564 people statewide. …

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Pence Hits “Disappointing” SCOTUS Justice Roberts

Axios reports: Vice President Pence told the Christian Broadcast Network in an interview to be broadcast Thursday that Chief Justice John Roberts “has been a disappointment to conservatives.” The conservative Roberts has this year sided with the Supreme Court’s more liberal justices on abortion, LGBTQ discrimination and the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Roberts wrote last month’s ruling …

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