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Social Distancing Stickers Were Removed At Tulsa Rally

The Washington Post reports: In the hours before his rally in Tulsa, President Trump’s campaign directed the removal of thousands of “Do Not Sit Here, Please!” stickers from seats in the arena that were intended to establish social distance between rallygoers, according to video and photos obtained by The Washington Post and a person familiar with the event. The removal …

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Texas GOP To Move Ahead With Indoor Convention

The Texas Tribune reports: As the coronavirus pandemic engulfs Texas’ metropolitan areas, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has left the door open for massive indoor gatherings. And organizers are moving forward with some big ones, including the Texas Republican party’s upcoming convention in Houston. Harris County, where Houston is located, has the highest number of coronavirus cases and deaths in the …

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Claims Of Abuse By Catholic Clergy Quadrupled In 2019

The Washington Post reports: The number of allegations of Catholic clergy sex abuse of minors more than quadrupled in 2019 compared to the average in the previous five years, U.S. church officials reported this week, in part the result of new church-run compensation programs for victims as well as survivors driven to come forward by several major clerical abuse scandals. …

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Florida Again Breaks Single-Day Record For New Cases

Tampa’s NBC News affiliate reports: Florida broke its single-day coronavirus case record Saturday morning when the health dept. reported nearly 10,000 new cases of COVID-19. A total of 132,545 people have tested positive for the new virus in the state of Florida, which is 9,585 more than Friday. The state said a total of 78,345 people got tested Friday — …

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Grassley Blasts Trump’s Word Salad On Second Term

Politico reports: Sen. Chuck Grassley laid blame on Fox News — and President Donald Trump — on Saturday over failing to articulate what his administration’s second term priorities would be during a recent interview with the news organization. The Iowa Republican tweeted that Trump got “off point” when asked by Fox’s Sean Hannity what his goals would be if re-elected, …

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MS Gov Says He Would Sign Bill To Change State Flag

The Associated Press reports: Mississippi lawmakers could vote in the next few days to remove the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag, a symbol that has come under intensifying criticism in recent weeks amid nationwide protests against racial injustice. Republican Gov. Tate Reeves said Saturday, for the first time, that he would sign a bill to change the flag …

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Pentagon: Fourth Of July Flyovers For Northeast Cities

Via press release from the Pentagon: Secretary Esper has approved a Department of the Interior request for DOD support to the 2020 Salute to America. DOD will provide aerial, musical and ceremonial support to this year’s celebration in Washington, D.C. This year’s support will also include a flyover of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial, as well an aerial salute to …

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Barr Tried To Undermine Conviction Of Michael Cohen

The New York Times reports: Shortly after he became attorney general last year, William P. Barr set out to challenge a signature criminal case that touched President Trump’s inner circle directly, and even the president’s own actions: the prosecution of Michael D. Cohen, Mr. Trump’s longtime fixer. Mr. Barr spent weeks in the spring of 2019 questioning the prosecutors over …

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DOJ Warns Against Fraudulent Mask Exemption Cards

Via press release from the Justice Department: *COVID-19 ALERT: Fraudulent Facemask Flyers* The Department of Justice has been made aware of postings or flyers on the internet regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the use of face masks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of which include the Department of Justice’s seal. These postings were not issued by …

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