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Amazon fires New York worker who led strike over coronavirus concerns

Chris Smalls led workers who demanded protective gear and hazard pay while Bill de Blasio orders investigation into dismissal An told Vice News on Tuesday. To fire someone after five years for sticking up for people and trying to give them a voice. Strikers at the JFK8 warehouse in Staten Island demanded Amazon temporarily shut down the large facility for cleaning, after reports of multiple employees testing positive for killed more than 3,000, more than died in the 9/11 terror attacks. The workers also demanded more protective gear and hazard…

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‘I won’t survive’: Iranian scientist in US detention says Ice will let Covid-19 kill many

Although he was exonerated, Dr Sirous Asgari remains locked up and tells the Guardian inhumane jail is denying detainees masks and hand sanitizer An Iranian scientist who was exonerated in a US sanctions trial but remains jailed by immigration authorities said the conditions in detention were filthy and overcrowded and officials were doing little to prevent a deadly coronavirus outbreak. Dr Sirous Asgari, a materials science and engineering professor, was conducting testing at Ice facilities and providing personal protective equipment in accordance with US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines,…

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‘It’s all Covid’: New York medical staff brace for a surge of coronavirus patients

The governor has warned that efforts to slow the spread of the virus have so far failed; hospitals will no doubt be overwhelmed Frontline medical workers in New York are braced for a surge of patients unlike anything they have seen in their careers, with the state at the center of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States. New York Citys infamously bustling streets have almost emptied of pedestrians and cars, but inside its hospitals, emergency departments and critical care units are already busy with Covid-19 patients. Were trying to…

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No greater love hath Trump than to lay down your life for his re-election | Richard Wolffe

Only a once-in-a-century leader has the guts to say out loud what the worst among us are really thinking: everyone other than me is expendable Donald Trump isnt much of a doctor or scientist. He isnt much of a diplomat or general. His leadership skills match his business skills. Theres a estimated death count is 2.2 million Americans. You cant just come in and say, Lets close up the United States of America, continued the president who prides himself on closing the borders of, um, the United States of America.…

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Are Trump’s coronavirus briefings the new 2020 campaign rallies?

The pandemic has brought in-person electioneering to a halt but the presidents daily appearances are unnervingly partisan For more than an hour from the lectern he self-aggrandises, rewrites history, casts blame, scores political points, goads the media and sends factcheckers scrambling, ceding the bully pulpit only to let other speakers sing his praises. But for the absence of a sea of Keep America Great Again hats and Rolling Stones soundtrack, Donald Trumps coronavirus press briefings at the White House are, critics say, increasingly resembling to drop live coverage of the…

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How Mexicans help satisfy British demand for blood plasma

A growing source of the UKs blood plasma is from Mexicans crossing the border into the US and donating at high frequencies, which some experts fear could risk their health The first time I went, I wanted to cry, said Luca, a mother of three, describing how her economic situation would compel her to do the journey from her home in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Jurez to line up outside a blood plasma donation center in El Paso, Texas. There are more than 800 such facilities in the…

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‘Where’s Fauci?’ America panics as doctor absent again from White House briefing

Infectious disease expert, who has politely sparred with Trump, has become a calming presence in a time of deep uncertainty Moments after Donald Trump approached the lectern to open the daily task force briefing on the coronavirus pandemic, mild panic broke among viewers online. Where was Dr Anthony Fauci, the 79-year-old infectious disease expert who has become a regular fixture and a calming presence alongside the president? Fernand R. Amandi (@AmandiOnAir) Will the press in the

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Did RuPaul just announce he has a fracking empire on his ranch?

The host of RuPauls Drag Race revealed recently that he leases the mineral rights of the 60,000 acres he owns in Wyoming to oil companies RuPaul, of the beloved RuPauls Drag Race television show, said in a recent interview that he leases the mineral and water rights of his land in Wyoming to oil companies. In an interview with NPRs Terry Gross on her show Fresh Air (the irony), Gross asked RuPaul about the 60 acres of land he owns in Wyoming. Oh, no, no no. No, no, no. Sixty…

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Rand Paul becomes first senator to test positive for Covid-19

Senator of Kentucky who was seen at the Senate gym Sunday morning says he is feeling fine and is in quarantine Senator Rand Paul has said he has tested positive for Covid-19, the disease caused by coronavirus, with the Republican becoming the first member of the Senate to test positive. A post on the Kentucky senators Twitter account said on Sunday that he is feeling fine and is in quarantine. Paul, an eye surgeon, said he has not had symptoms and was tested out of an abundance of caution due…

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End of the cruise? Industry struggles through rough waters of coronavirus crisis

One by one, major cruise lines are halting operations and mothballing ships as they face biggest challenge since 9/11 It is close to peak season at Port Everglades, Floridas second-busiest cruise port, yet an air of deep anxiety hangs over the deserted quaysides and departure terminals. With all major cruise lines shuttering operations, countries port workers infected with the virus, adding to a public relations nightmare that just days earlier saw Princess Cruises, one of Port Everglades biggest clients with 18 vessels, Disney Cruise Lines on Thursday. Others had fallen…

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‘Easiest time I’ve ever had’: US airports return to calm after travel ban chaos

Travelers arrived in New York on half-empty European flights with little hassle after people endured long waits over the weekend The chaos that enveloped some US airports as European travel ban went into effect over the weekend was little in evidence Monday as passengers arrived in New York off a dwindling number of European flights. It was the easiest time Ive ever had, said Meroula Hondrow, stepping of a half-empty Virgin Atlantic plane from Heathrow. I was expecting queues and hassle but there was none. Passengers, she said, had their…

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Alabama bill may lift yoga ban in public schools but prohibit ‘namaste’ greeting

Lawmakers move to lift decades-old ban, but the bill would continue to prohibit chanting, mantras and the greeting Alabama could takes steps to lift a decades-old ban on yoga in public schools this week, but would keep a ban on the greeting namaste in place. A bill brought by Representative Jeremy Gray, a Democratic legislator from Opelika, is on the proposed debate agenda Tuesday in the Alabama House of Representatives. If the bill passes with a two-thirds majority, it will then go to the Senate for further debate. The Alabama…

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Facebook to remove misleading Trump ‘census’ ads

Presidents re-election campaign had sponsored misleading ads, which actually linked to Republican fundraising site Facebook has announced it will remove a series of misleading ads from Donald Trumps re-election campaign. The Trump Make America Great Committee posted 2,000 iterations of an ad this week, asking users to respond to the Official Congressional District Census. Instead of information at the Census Bureau, however, the posts linked to a once-in-a-decade event that seeks to count every person in the country, with drastic consequences for resource allocation and government representation nationwide. Trumps campaign…

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Martin Luther King’s son and others rally to halt Alabama execution

Activists have been lobbying for the state to stop Nathaniel Woods planned execution following confession from co-defendant The son of Martin Luther King has joined a growing list of activists and celebrities calling on Alabamas governor to stop the planned execution of an inmate over the killings of three police officers. Nathaniel Woods was convicted of capital murder in 2004 and is scheduled to die by lethal injection on Thursday night. Martin Luther King III, an activist and the son of the civil rights leader, has sent Alabama governor Kay…

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‘America v socialism’: conservatives rage against the left and plot new red scare

At the Trump faithfuls annual get-together, there was fresh fearmongering about Democrats in general and Bernie Sanders in particular It came from abroad and infected America. It can spread from person to person and is potentially fatal. When symptoms emerge, it may already be too late. Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). The virus is not going to sink the American economy, he said at the National Harbor near Washington. What is, or could, sink the American economy is the socialism coming from our friends on the other side of the…

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