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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Billboard Magazine reports: Legendary soul and R&B singer Betty Wright, known for classics such as “Tonight Is the Night,” “No Pain, (No Gain)” and “Clean Up Woman,” has died. She was 66. Wright died from cancer at her home in Miami, Billboard has confirmed. Wright earned a top 10 single in 1972 with “Clean Up Woman,” which peaked at No. …

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Pence Self-Isolates After His Press Sec Tests COVID+

Bloomberg News reports: Vice President Mike Pence is self-isolating away from the White House following his press secretary’s diagnosis of Covid-19 on Friday, said three people familiar with the situation. The vice president didn’t attend a meeting on Saturday with President Donald Trump and top military officials. Pence tested negative for coronavirus infection on Sunday, one of the people said. …

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Christian Site: Demons Are Causing Deaths By COVID

From the always reasonable Charisma News: Demonic causes of illness are more common today than purely physical ones, apostle Jay Caprietta says on the Kingdom Authority With James Alford podcast on the Charisma Podcast Network. “Today, today we are dealing with an alleged pandemic called COVID-19. Corona, by the way, means ‘crown.’ COVID-19 has attached to it a spirit of …

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Threats Ensue After Militia Outs Lockdown “Snitches”

The Seattle Times reports: As demonstrators of Washington’s stay-at-home order to slow the new coronavirus converged Saturday on the Capitol campus to again protest the restrictions, opposition has taken a darker turn online. Two Facebook pages during the past week posted names, emails and phone numbers of state residents who had complained to the state about businesses allegedly violating Gov. …

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Wallace Grills Mnuchin: Are Your “Rosy Predictions” Based On Economic Reality Or The November Election?

“I’ve got to tell you, and I want to ask about a number of signs which indicate that the recovery is going to be much slower than that, sir. Job losses are not just in hospitality industry — airlines, restaurants, as you would expect — but they’re more widespread. “The white collar and government sector, 3 million Jobs lost. Major …

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Schumer Calls On VA To Explain Use Of Malaria Drug

The Associated Press reports: The Senate’s top Democrat on Sunday called on the Department of Veterans Affairs to explain why it allowed the use of an unproven drug on veterans for the coronavirus, saying patients may have been put at unnecessary risk. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York said the VA needs to provide Congress more information about a recent …

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Pence Would Welcome Return Of “Patriot” Michael Flynn

Axios reports: Vice President Mike Pence told “Axios on HBO” that he welcomes the idea of bringing Michael Flynn back into government, after the Justice Department moved last week to drop its criminal case against President Trump’s former national security adviser. Trump said April 30 that he would “certainly consider” bringing Flynn back into the administration. Since Flynn had been …

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Brazil Ends Restrictions On Gay Men Donating Blood

The Guardian reports: Brazil’s supreme court has overturned rules that limit gay and bisexual men from donating blood in a decision considered a human rights victory for LGBT+ people in the country. The move came as more nations review restrictions on blood donations imposed during the 1980s HIV/AIDS crisis, with some countries applying blanket bans, some have waiting periods after …

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Tesla Sues California County Over “Ignorant” Lockdown

USA Today reports: Tesla late on Saturday filed a lawsuit against the California county that has prohibited the electric car company from producing vehicles during the outbreak. The company alleged in its suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, that Alameda County had violated the due process and equal protection clauses of the Fourteenth …

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