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Fox Doc Calls Trump “Irresponsible” For Taking Drug

The Hill reports: Fox News Channel’s senior managing editor for health news, Dr. Manny Alvarez, said late Monday that President Trump is acting “highly irresponsible” for taking hydroxychloroquine as a preventive measure against contracting coronavirus, adding that he would like “to hear from the White House physician” on the matter. “I found it to be highly irresponsible for the president …

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Apple Stores To Require Temperature Check To Enter

The Washington Post reports: Apple’s retail stores are known for crowded areas of display devices ready for experimenting and the ability to make a purchase without needing to line up at a cash register. But as the Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant reopens about 100 of its retail stores globally, the customer experience is bound to feel different. Apple will be …

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Trump Threatens To Withdraw US Membership In WHO

Axios reports: President Trump tweeted a letter Monday night threatening to permanently cut off the World Health Organization’s U.S. funding, accusing the WHO of “repeated missteps” during the pandemic and demanding it “demonstrate independence from China.” What he’s saying: If the WHO “does not commit to major substantive improvements within the next 30 days, I will make my temporary freeze …

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Florida Health Official: I Just Got Fired For Refusing To Fake COVID Data To “Drum Up Support” For Opening

Florida Today reports: Late last Friday, the architect and manager of Florida’s COVID-19 dashboard — praised by White House officials for its accessibility — announced that she had been removed from her post, causing outcry from independent researchers now worried about government censorship. The site was created by a team of Florida Department of Health data scientists and public health …

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Albania Becomes Latest Country To Ban Ex-Gay Torture

Agence France-Presse reports: Albania’s psychologists have banned so-called “conversion therapy”, which tries to change the sexual orientation of young LGBT people, a move hailed on Saturday by the country’s rights groups. The decision by Albania’s order of psychologists on Friday is “significantly important for LGBTI adolescents”, the gay rights association Pink Embassy said in a statement. All registered therapists in …

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LGBT Group To Host Utah GOP Gubernatorial Debate

Ben Winslow reports at Salt Lake City’s Fox affiliate: The Republican candidates seeking to lead one of the reddest states in the nation have all agreed to appear in a forum on LGBTQ issues. Equality Utah, a political advocacy organization for LGBTQ rights, will host the GOP candidates for governor in an online forum on Friday, FOX 13 confirmed. Thomas …

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Trump Won’t Unveil Obama’s Official WH Portrait

NBC News reports: It’s been a White House tradition for decades: a first-term president hosts his immediate predecessor in the East Room for a ceremony to unveil the portrait of the former president that will hang in the halls of the White House for posterity. Yet this modern ritual won’t be taking place between Obama and President Donald Trump, according …

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Trump Rages Against “Asshole” Fox Host Neil Cavuto

Politico reports: President Donald Trump on Monday night issued a flurry of angry messages against Fox News’ Neil Cavuto — and the network itself — after the host criticized the president for saying he’d been taking hydroxychloroquine as a preventive measure against coronavirus. Cavuto said: “If you are taking this as a preventative treatment to ward off the virus, or …

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Pelosi Worries For “Morbidly Obese” Trump’s Health

Yahoo News reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said it’s “not a good idea” for a “morbidly obese” President Donald Trump to be taking the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine as a preventative treatment for COVID-19 — especially given his age and weight group. “He’s our president and I would rather he not be taking something that has not been approved by the …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Broadway.com reports: This virtual performance is filled to the brim with favorites from the Hairspray family. We spy Hairspray Tony winners Marissa Jaret Winokur and Harvey Fierstein, original Broadway cast members Laura Bell Bundy, Kerry Butler, Matthew Morrison and Jackie Hoffman, Hairspray film star Nikki Blonsky, Hairspray Live! stars Maddie Baillio, Kristin Chenoweth and Ephraim Sykes and so many more. …

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