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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Deadline reports: Amazon delivered another quarter of stellar financial results as its digital business continues to thrive during COVID-19 despite logistical challenges posed by the pandemic. Total revenue for the quarter ending June 30 was $88.9 billion, more than $7 billion more than Wall Street analysts’s consensus expectation. CEO Jeff Bezos joined other tech leaders Wednesday in delivering testimony before …

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Trump “Can’t Assure” Schools Will Be Safe [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: President Trump, who has pressed for schools to open this fall despite the coronavirus pandemic, said Thursday that he couldn’t offer assurances that holding in-person classes would be safe. “Can you assure anybody of anything?” Trump said in response to a question about how he could assure people that schools can safely be reopened. At the same …

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Pence Campaign Bus Collides With Dump Truck

Fox News reports: Vice President Mike Pence was involved in a minor vehicle collision Thursday morning while stumping through western Pennsylvania — shortly followed by a second campaign caravan crash. With Pence aboard, the Trump 2020 campaign bus collided with a dump truck around 11 a.m. in Allegheny County, according to journalists in the accompanying press pool. Following the minor …

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J&J Starts Human Trials On Single-Dose COVID Vaccine

Reuters reports: Johnson & Johnson on Thursday kicked off U.S. human safety trials for its COVID-19 vaccine after releasing details of a study in monkeys that showed its best-performing vaccine candidate offered strong protection in a single dose. When exposed to the virus, six out of six animals who got the vaccine candidate were completely protected from lung disease and …

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Pompeo Claims DOJ Can Delay The Election [VIDEO]

Law & Crime reports: President Donald Trump‘s baseless Wednesday morning question about postponing the 2020 general election has been given new life. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo suggested the final decision on any such postponement hinges upon whether Attorney General Bill Barr and others at the DOJ can find a legal justification to change the date. “Can a president delay …

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WH Withdraws Pentagon Nomination For Retired Army General Who Called Obama A “Muslim Terrorist Leader”

CNN reports: The White House notified the the Senate Armed Services Committee Thursday morning that they will withdraw Retired Army Brig. Gen. Anthony Tata’s nomination to become the Department of Defense’s undersecretary of defense for policy, a Senate source tells CNN. Tata was scheduled to testify in front of the committee Thursday at 9:30 a.m. ET, but the hearing was …

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Justice Dept Drops Gag Order Against Michael Cohen

Courthouse News reports: A week after a federal judge ordered Michael Cohen’s release, federal prosecutors asked Thursday to close the case and agreed to abandon the gag order that sparked the First Amendment battle. “There is therefore no need for this court to resolve any further dispute about restrictions on [Cohen’s] contact with the media,” the government’s 2-page letter states. …

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Canada Tightens Rules On Driving Through To Alaska

The Washington Post reports: The Canadian government said Thursday that it would tighten restrictions for all travelers transiting through Canada to Alaska for “nondiscretionary” purposes, such as work or going to a primary residence. The new rules will require travelers to enter Canada at one of five ports of entry: Abbotsford-Huntingdon, Kingsgate or Osoyoos in British Columbia; Coutts in Alberta; …

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Coalition Of Airlines, Retailers, Restaurants, Hospitals Call On Lawmakers For Coronavirus Liability Protections

The Hill reports: Around 480 business groups have teamed up to call on lawmakers to provide liability protections for businesses against coronavirus-related lawsuits in Congress’ next relief package. The coalition, led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, includes the National Association of Manufacturers, Airlines for America, National Restaurant Association, Federation of American Hospitals and the National Retail Federation. They sent …

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