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Feds Says Russia Is Spreading COVID Disinfo In US

The Associated Press reports: Russian intelligence operatives are using a trio of English-language websites to spread disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic, seeking to exploit a crisis that America is struggling to contain ahead of the presidential election in November, U.S. officials said Tuesday. Two Russians who have held senior roles in Moscow’s military intelligence service known as the GRU have …

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New Maine Poll: Joe Biden +12, Sara Gideon +5

The Bangor Daily News reports: Democrats are leading in each of Maine’s three biggest races, according to a new poll, with House Speaker Sara Gideon, 2nd District Rep. Jared Golden and former Vice President Joe Biden holding leads with a little over three months until Election Day. The poll had Gideon with 44 percent of the vote compared to 39 …

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FL Gym Owner Arrested For Defying County Mask Rule

Miami’s ABC News affiliate reports: Michael Carnevale was contesting authorities’ decision to close his gym on Monday when he was arrested. He said he was allowing his members to choose whether or not they should wear a face mask during workouts. Officers locked his business. Carnevale, who owns Fitness 1440, a 24-hour gym at 7067-A W. Broward Blvd., in Plantation, …

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NYPD SPOX: Two Men Assault Manhattan Trader Joe’s Staffers In Mask Dispute: “Don’t Make Me Get My Gun”

Vice News reports: On July 14, two customers entered a Trader Joe’s grocery store in the Murray Hill neighborhood of Manhattan without masks. They refused orders from workers to wear a mask, and began assaulting workers there, according to employees of the store and the New York City Police Department. The men are both in their 30s, and the altercation …

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AZ GOP Chair Locked Out By Twitter For COVID Lies

Arizona Central reports: Twitter has “temporarily limited” the account features of Arizona Republican Party Chairwoman Kelli Ward after determining she violated its policy on spreading misleading and “potentially harmful” information about the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision by Twitter came after she shared the viral video of a group of physicians making false and misleading comments about the pandemic. Twitter’s decision …

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Far-Right Dark Money Behind Batshit Doctors Group

NBC News reports: America’s Frontline Doctors is led by a group of 10 doctors of varying specialties, according to its website, which was registered two weeks ago. The group’s leader, Dr. Simone Gold, is a “concierge immediate-needs physician,” who offers private medical consultations, according to an archive of her recently deleted professional website. In April, she made several videos answering …

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DNC Delegates Vote Against Legal Weed In Platform

The Huffington Post reports: Democratic National Committee delegates voted 105-60 against including marijuana legalization in the party platform on Monday. The draft version of the platform supports decriminalizing marijuana use and legalizing medical marijuana, adding that it should be left up to the states “to make their own decisions about recreational use.” The platform was unlikely to ever endorse full …

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Texas AG Seeks To Override Health Officials: Schools Cannot Be Closed For “Purely Prophylactic Reasons”

The Texas Tribune reports: Local health officials do not have the authority to shut down all schools in their vicinity while COVID-19 cases rise, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in nonbinding guidance Tuesday that contradicts what the Texas Education Agency has told school officials. After Texas ordered schools to reopen their classrooms this fall, county and city public health …

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Bill Barr Backtracks On Foreign Help For Candidates

The Hill reports: Attorney General William Barr changed course and stated that it is not appropriate for a presidential candidate to accept foreign assistance after he initially responded to a question from a Democratic congressman stating it “depends” on the assistance. Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) asked Barr during a Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday if it is ever appropriate for a …

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