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Pakistan Airlines Plane Crashes With 107 Aboard

The BBC reports: A Pakistan International Airlines plane has crashed in Karachi on a flight from Lahore, aviation officials say. The plane, which was reportedly carrying around 99 passengers and eight crew, was flying from Lahore to Jinnah International Airport, one of Pakistan’s busiest airports. Pictures shared on social media show smoke rising from the crash site, a residential area …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Playbill reports: The YouTube channel The Shows Must Go On!, which has aired several free full-length recordings of Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals and tributes, will continue with the 2013 NBC broadcast of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music Live! The live television adaptation, starring Carrie Underwood, Stephen Moyer, Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti, and Christian Borle, launched a …

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Trump Orders Flags Lowered To Half-Mast For 3 Days

The Associated Press reports: President Trump has announced that flags on all Federal Buildings and National Monuments will be at half-staff in memory of Americans who have died from coronavirus. The President made the announcement on his Twitter page and says flags will stay at half-staff over the next three days. According to Johns Hopkins University, there have been over …

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GEORGIA: Man Who Recorded Shooting Of Unarmed Black Jogger Is Charged With Felony Murder [VIDEO]

Atlanta’s CBS News affiliate reports: The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has arrested the man who recorded cellphone video of Ahmaud Arbery being shot and killed. William “Roddie” Bryan, 50, shot the video that showed what appears to be Gregory and Travis McMichael shooting and killing Ahmaud Arbery while he was out jogging in February. In a news release, the GBI …

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Junior Backs Homocon Dave Rubin’s Twitter Alternative

Mediaite reports: Donald Trump Jr. announced he would be joining libertarian commentator Dave Rubin’s alternative social network Locals.com on Thursday in an effort to take on Silicon Valley. In response to Twitter’s new feature which allows users to turn off replies to their tweets, Rubin claimed on the website, “This is just step one Soon certain people will be able …

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Trump: US Will Not Close Again If Second Wave Hits

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump on Thursday said “we are not closing our country” if the U.S. is hit by a second wave of coronavirus infections. “People say that’s a very distinct possibility, it’s standard,” Trump said when asked about a second wave during a tour of a Ford factory in Michigan. “We are going to put out the fires. …

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Victoria’s Secret To Permanently Shutter 250 Stores

ABC News reports: Victoria’s Secret is closing 250 stores in shopping centers, malls and other locations in the U.S. and Canada. This news comes as the lingerie giant continues to see a plummet in sales during the coronavirus pandemic. With these closures, the brand’s parent company, L Brands, will eliminate 22% of the company’s 1,091 stores in addition to 1.26 …

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Researchers Warn: Second Wave In Red State Hotspots

The Washington Post reports: Dallas, Houston, Southeast Florida’s Gold Coast, the entire state of Alabama and several other places in the South that have been rapidly reopening their economies are in danger of a second wave of coronavirus infections over the next four weeks, according to a research team that uses cellphone data to track social mobility and forecast the …

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Pentagon Rescinds Ban On Recruits Who Had COVID

We knew that ban would not stand: The Defense Department has rescinded a policy that banned recruits from enlisting in the military if they have been hospitalized for coronavirus, the Pentagon’s head of manpower said Thursday. The original policy, released earlier this month, began as a total ban on recruits who had been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past. That …

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Trump Tours MI Ford Plant Without Mask: “I Didn’t Want To Give The Press The Pleasure Of Seeing It” [VIDEO]

The Chicago Tribune reports: Pandemic politics shadowed President Donald Trump’s trip to Michigan on Thursday to highlight lifesaving medical devices, with the president and officials from the electoral battleground state clashing over federal aid, mail-in ballots and face masks. Trump visited Ypsilanti, outside Detroit, to tour a Ford Motor Co. factory that had been repurposed to manufacture ventilators, the medical …

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