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Scientists Spot “Unlikely Patterns” In Russian Vax Data

Reuters reports: Twenty-six scientists, most of them working at universities in Italy, have signed an open letter questioning the reliability of the data presented in the early-stage trial results of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine, named “Sputnik-V”. Addressing the editor of The Lancet, the international peer-reviewed medical journal in which Moscow’s Gamaleya Institute published its early-stage trial results, the scientists said …

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Amtrak Seeks Additional $4.9 Billion To Stay Afloat

Roll Call reports: The new chief of Amtrak told a House subcommittee Wednesday that his government-subsidized company will need an additional $4.9 billion from taxpayers to avoid sweeping service cuts and job losses after Oct. 1 William J. Flynn, who became president and CEO of Amtrak in April, said the company, which received $1 billion from a roughly $2 trillion …

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Trump Camp Screams After Canceling Nevada Rallies

The Washington Post reports: Trump’s “Keep America Great” rallies scheduled for this weekend in Nevada have been canceled, according to the co-chairman of the president’s campaign in the state. Trump was scheduled to rally supporters in Reno on Saturday and Las Vegas on Sunday. The Las Vegas Review-Journal cited a person with knowledge of the situation as saying that the …

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Pence, Top Trump Officials To Attend Fundraiser Hosted By QAnon Extremists Who Vowed To Shoot Protesters

The Associated Press reports: Vice President Mike Pence and top officials from President Donald Trump’s campaign are slated to attend a Montana fundraiser next week hosted by a couple who have expressed support for the QAnon conspiracy theory. The hosts of the fundraiser, Caryn and Michael Borland, have shared QAnon memes and retweeted posts from QAnon accounts, their social media …

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NYC Indoor Dining To Return With Stringent Rules

The New York Daily News reports: Order up. Gov. Cuomo set the table Wednesday for indoor dining to resume in New York City by the end of the month. Restaurants in the five boroughs can reopen their doors and welcome patrons back to their dining rooms on Sept. 30 — with stringent coronavirus precautions in place. Capacity will be limited …

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Republicans Flee Questions On Trump’s COVID Lies

Mediaite reports: A multitude of reporters on Capitol Hill tweeted out their progress on Wednesday — or lack thereof — as they tried to get Republican lawmakers to react to President Donald Trump’s recorded admission that he downplayed the coronavirus. As the United States nears 200,000 coronavirus deaths, Woodward’s tape on Trump’s virus downplaying became an instant flashpoint among the …

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Trump’s SCOTUS Shortlist Is Full Of Anti-LGBTQ Haters

Via press release from Lambda Legal: Today, the Trump Administration released a new list of dangerous, ultra-conservative ideologues as potential nominees for the highest court in the land. This list is teeming with individuals who have alarming anti-LGBTQ and anti-civil rights records, which should be disqualifying for any judicial nominee, let alone a nominee for the Supreme Court. Notably, the …

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Cultist GOP House Rep Calls On Public To “Unmask”

The Arizona Republic reports: Rep. Andy Biggs is neither a physician nor a scientist but he continues to attack public health advice and scientific evidence on COVID-19. Biggs, R-Ariz., whose 5th Congressional District includes most of the East Valley area, in recent days has posted a string of anti-mask messages on social media. Biggs is urging people to “unmask” and …

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Trump Puts Ted Cruz, Tom Cotton On SCOTUS Shortlist

Axios reports: President Trump unveiled Wednesday his revamped list of potential Supreme Court justices that includes 20 new names, including Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Neb.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas). Top aides and advisers to the president urged him months ago to put together a new list of justices ahead of Election Day to pump up his base and remind them why …

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