Trump Admits Minimizing the Virus, Woodward Reports in New Book

President Trump acknowledged to the journalist Bob Woodward that he knowingly played down the coronavirus earlier this year even though he was aware it was “deadly” and vastly more serious than the seasonal flu. “This is deadly stuff,” Mr. Trump told Mr. Woodward on Feb. 7 in one of 18 interviews they conducted for his […]

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Biden reveals he’s been tested for coronavirus

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden acknowledged on Friday that he’s been tested for coronavirus. “I have been tested once with a deep test and I’m going to continue to be testing on a regular basis,” Biden told reporters at a campaign event in his home state of Delaware. For most of the summer, the former […]

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Trump reveals why he resists funding US postal service

President Donald Trump acknowledged in order for there to be widespread voting by mail, the United States Postal Services needs more money. Now Trump says he is resisting it and revealed why. He sees it as what could amount to a bargaining chip with Democrats as they are negotiating on Capitol Hill to get another […]

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Biden’s Milwaukee Trip Is Canceled, and So Is a Normal Presidential Campaign

WASHINGTON — Joseph R. Biden Jr. acknowledged on Wednesday that he would not appear in Milwaukee to accept the presidential nomination he has sought on and off since the 1980s, bowing to the realities of a pandemic that has altered every aspect of life in 2020, including the November contest. The decision to cancel major […]

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US military says airstrike targeting al-Shabab in Somalia killed civilian

The U.S. military has acknowledged killing a civilian and wounding three others with an airstrike in Somalia earlier this year. A report released Tuesday substantiates allegations around the Feb. 2. airstrike. “We believe our operations caused the inadvertent death of one person and injury to three others who we did not intend to target,” U.S. […]

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Trump, in a Shift, Endorses Masks and Says Virus Will Get Worse

WASHINGTON — President Trump acknowledged on Tuesday that the coronavirus pandemic was growing more severe in the United States and endorsed mask wearing in a shift after weeks of playing down the seriousness of the crisis that has killed more than 140,000 Americans. Rather than just “embers” of the virus, as he has repeatedly characterized […]

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Trump’s Health Officials Warn More Will Die as Covid Cases Rise

Two of the Trump administration’s top health officials acknowledged Sunday that the country is facing a very serious situation with the onslaught of rising coronavirus cases in several states, striking a far more sober tone than President Trump at this stage of the pandemic in the United States. Adm. Brett Giroir, an assistant secretary with […]

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Trump confirms he OK’d US cyberattack against Russia in 2018: report

President Trump acknowledged this week that in 2018 he authorized a covert U.S. cyberattack against a Russian “troll farm,” according to a report. The attack targeted Russia’s Internet Research Agency, the St. Petersburg organization that led Russian efforts to disrupt the 2016 U.S. presidential election and was repeating its efforts ahead of the 2018 midterm […]

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Yoan Moncada absent from White Sox workouts

Manager Rick Renteria acknowledged that third baseman Yoan Moncada was not at Guaranteed Rate Field with other White Sox regulars Monday, the fourth day of summer camp. Manager Rick Renteria acknowledged that third baseman Yoan Moncada was not at Guaranteed Rate Field with other White Sox regulars Monday, the fourth day of summer camp. Moncada […]

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Trump Denies, Then Admits, Going to White House Bunker During Protest

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Wednesday first denied and then acknowledged that he had gone to a secure bunker in the White House over the weekend as protesters demonstrated nearby but said he went there for an “inspection,” not because of concerns over his safety. “Well, it was a false report,” Mr. Trump said during […]

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Kendall Jenner Vows To ‘Take Real Action’ & ‘Become A Better Ally’ After George Floyd’s Death

In a new Instagram post, Kendall Jenner acknowledged her ‘white privilege’ and showed her support for the Black Lives Matter movement following the horrific death of George Floyd. Kendall Jenner has broken her silence about George Floyd’s death with an Instagram post on June 1. “To everyone reading this and to myself: Keep researching, reading and […]

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Fed will soon begin ‘challenging’ Main Street lending, says Powell

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell acknowledged Friday that the Fed faces a major challenge with the launch in the coming days of a program that will lend to companies other than banks for the first time since the Great Depression. The Fed’s Main Street Lending is geared toward medium-sized companies that are too large for […]

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Pelosi calls $3T coronavirus relief bill Democrats’ starting offer as White House issues veto threat

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi acknowledged Thursday the long odds of the Democrats’ $3 trillion coronavirus relief legislation of becoming law and suggested the massive bill could be a starting point of negotiations with the White House and Senate. “We’re putting our offer on the table, we’re open to negotiation,” Pelosi said Thursday on the eve […]

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In Rare Admission, U.S. Military Says Strikes Killed 2 Civilians in Somalia

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon acknowledged on Monday that an American military strike in Somalia more than a year ago killed two civilians and injured three more. The announcement, by United States Africa Command, was a rare acknowledgment from the military of civilian casualties in its campaign against the Shabab extremist group in Somalia. “Regrettably two […]

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‘Tip of the iceberg:’ Nations struggle to count virus toll

By ARITZ PARRA, MIKE CORDER and KEN MORITSUGU BEIJING  — China acknowledged Friday that the coronavirus death toll in the one-time epicenter city of Wuhan was nearly 50% higher than reported, underscoring just how seriously the official numbers of infections and deaths around the world may be understating the dimensions of the disaster. In Italy, […]

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W.H.O., Now Trump’s Scapegoat, Warned About Coronavirus Early and Often

On Jan. 22, two days after Chinese officials first acknowledged the serious threat posed by the new virus ravaging the city of Wuhan, the chief of the World Health Organization held the first of what would be months of almost daily media briefings, sounding the alarm, telling the world to take the outbreak seriously. But […]

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Sanders ducks question on Biden endorsement in first interview after suspending campaign

Sen. Bernie Sanders  suspended his presidential campaign and acknowledged that “Vice President Biden will be the nominee.” But the populist firebrand from Vermont isn’t ready yet to formally endorse Joe Biden for president. WHY SANDERS PICKED WEDNESDAY TO END HIS WHITE HOUSE BID On Wednesday night – in his first interview since announcing the end of his […]

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Sanders raises eyebrows with move to amass delegates for convention ‘influence,’ lack of Biden backing

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday suspended his presidential campaign and acknowledged that “Vice President Biden will be the nominee.” But the populist firebrand from Vermont made it crystal clear that his name will remain on the Democratic primary ballot going forward. SANDERS SUSPENDS PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN, MAKING BIDEN THE CLEAR PRESUMPTIVE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE “I will stay on the […]

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Puerto Rico acknowledges missteps as coronavirus peak looms

Puerto Rico’s newest health secretary on Wednesday acknowledged a series of mistakes the government has committed as the U.S. territory prepares for a peak in coronavirus cases. Lorenzo González, who is the third health secretary to serve in the span of two weeks, said the missteps include a lack of contact tracing and improper tracking […]

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US deports former Guatemalan soldier wanted in 1982 massacre

U.S. immigration authorities have deported a former Guatemalan sergeant who acknowledged participating in a 1982 massacre during the country’s civil war By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON Associated Press March 3, 2020, 11:38 PM 2 min read MIAMI — A former Guatemalan sergeant who acknowledged participating in a massacre in 1982 during the country’s civil war was […]

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Sheriff ordered destruction of Bryant crash-scene photos

The Los Angeles County sheriff acknowledged Monday that he ordered eight deputies to delete graphic photos of the site of the helicopter crash that killed former Lakers star Kobe Bryant and eight others. Sheriff Alex Villanueva told NBC News that he was concerned the photos would get shared and gain public distribution. “That was my […]

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