Fact-Checking Biden on the Coronavirus and His Own Record

Since effectively securing the Democratic nomination in April, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. has focused his low-profile campaign on hammering President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus epidemic. We rounded up some inaccurate claims in his recent remarks. Mr. Biden misleadingly suggested he had recommended specific interventions that would have saved tens of thousands […]

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Why We Still Don’t Know Enough About Covid-19 and Pregnancy

At the end of April, Denise J. Jamieson, M.D., a member of the Covid-19 task force at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and chairwoman of gynecology and obstetrics at the Emory University School of Medicine, noted in an email that it was “remarkable” how much we still do not know about Covid-19 in […]

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980 new Illinois coronavirus cases, biggest daily increase in a month

Roseland Hospital offer drive-thru and walk-up testing for the coronavirus to the public, Friday, April 3, 2020. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times The latest batch of cases were detected among 32,742 tests, the fourth highest total ever received by the state. Another 980 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in Illinois, health officials said Wednesday, marking […]

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It’s a time of protests, and college football players are starting to make their voices heard

In this April 17, 2014, file photo, a statue of former Twins’ owner Calvin Griffith stands in the snow outside Target Field before a baseball game between the Minnesota Twins and the Toronto Blue Jays in Minneapolis. The Twins say they’ve removed a statue of former owner Calvin Griffith at Target Field, citing racist remarks […]

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April Ryan Trolls Kanye West’s 2020 Presidential Bid & 7 More Celebs Who Took Jabs At Him

April Ryan, and dozens of other celebs are not here for Kanye’s presidential bid. Stars quickly took to Twitter to troll the rapper, who has no experience in politics. Kanye West dropped a massive surprise on Independence Day: he’s running for President in the 2020 general election. Celebs were quick to react to the news, […]

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Illinois ends June with about half the daily COVID-19 deaths and new cases as in peak month of May

A nurse takes her gloves off as she walks out of a COVID-19 patient’s room April 28 at Roseland Community Hospital. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 23 additional deaths attributed to COVID-19 and 724 newly confirmed cases of the virus. That raises the state’s death toll to 6,923, among […]

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Nearly 60% in Chicago seeking early prison release under Trump’s First Step Act go free

Former Gangster Disciples “governor” James Yates, freed from prison in April under the First Step Act, hugs his grandchildren at his South Side home. “To sit in the yard and take in the fresh air, I don’t really know how to put words on it,” he says. | Provided Federal prisoners aiming to get out […]

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G20 debt relief program draws 41 poor countries so far: statement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Group of 20 debt service suspension initiative agreed in April has received 41 applications from the 73 poor countries eligible for the official bilateral debt relief initiative, Saudi Arabia’s G20 Secretariat said on Thursday. Following a G20 debt working group meeting, the Secretariat said in a statement that 26 of the […]

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Mayoral aides offer details of Chicago’s move on Friday into Phase 4 of reopening plan

A nearly-empty Eisenhower Expressway on a Monday afternoon in April. Traffic is starting to pick up, however, and likely will get even worse after Chicago moves into Phase 4 of its reopening plan on Friday. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times Theaters can open to audiences of up to 50, but all but the smallest theaters will […]

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‘They Just Dumped Him Like Trash’: Nursing Homes Evict Vulnerable Residents

On a chilly afternoon in April, Los Angeles police found an old, disoriented man crumpled on a Koreatown sidewalk. Several days earlier, RC Kendrick, an 88-year-old with dementia, was living at Lakeview Terrace, a nursing home with a history of regulatory problems. His family had placed him there to make sure he got round-the-clock care […]

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Latest Illinois coronavirus numbers: 44 more deaths, 692 new cases

Roseland Hospital offer drive-thru and walk-up testing for the coronavirus to the public, Friday, April 3, 2020. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times Outbreaks at nursing homes and other long-term care facilities continue to account for an outsize brunt of the pandemic: more than half Illinois’ coronavirus deaths (3,649) and almost a fifth of the case tally (21,476). […]

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University of Virginia changes logo to remove reminder of school’s link to slavery

When the University of Virginia unveiled its new logos in April, the school was sure to highlight some new curves added to the handles of the crossed sabres that have traditionally stood for Cavaliers athletics. The detail was added to mimic the serpentine walls that surround the garden space on the Charlottesville, Va., campus, the […]

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US retail sales up a record 17.7% in a partial rebound

BALTIMORE — U.S. retail sales jumped by a record 17.7% from April to May, with spending partially rebounding after the coronavirus had shut down businesses, flattened the economy and paralyzed consumers during the previous two months. The government’s report Tuesday showed that retail sales have retraced some of the record-setting month-to-month plunges of March (8.3%) […]

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Republican Larry Hogan, America’s Most Popular Governor, Has Some Advice for Trump

Larry Hogan, the Republican governor of Maryland, was on his own. It was early April and COVID-19 infections were spiking. Hogan needed a dramatic increase in testing capacity if his state had any hope of tracking and slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus before it swamped the hospitals and led to thousands of unnecessary […]

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The WHO Is Sending Mixed Messages About Asymptomatic Spread—Here Are the Facts

On April 3, the CDC issued its official recommendation that all people start wearing non-medical masks in public to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, because, it said, asymptomatic spread—transmission of COVID-19 by people who were infected but would never show any symptoms—was a big contributor to new cases. The agency cited seven […]

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Coachella 2020 reportedly canceled after massive staff cuts to parent company

Coachella 2020 has reportedly been canceled. After rescheduling its April dates to October due to the coronavirus lockdown, the end has finally come for this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Billboard reports. This week, the parent company for Goldenvoice, AEG, laid off 15% of its staffers, furloughed more than 100 people and issued […]

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Boeing deliveries hit 60-year low with just four planes shipped

Boeing deliveries worsened even further in May compared with April as the coronavirus pandemic’s crushing impact on airlines added to a year of crisis following the grounding of its 737 Max planes, company data showed on Tuesday. The US planemaker said it handed over just four planes in May, down from six it delivered in […]

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April Ryan: 5 Things To Know About WH Reporter Who Trolled Trump About The BLM Plaza Sign

April Ryan, a White House correspondent and bureau chief for American Urban Radio Networks, has often been on the receiving end of Donald Trump’s criticisms. Here’s everything you need to know about her. As a White House correspondent, April Ryan, 52, is no stranger to coming head-to-head with President Donald Trump, 73, and his staff […]

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Trump Trolled By Reporter April Ryan: Enjoy Living At ‘1600 Black Lives Matter Plaza’, Mr President

April Ryan promoted the new Black Lives Matter Plaza sign that replaced the Pennsylvania Ave sign across from the White House in Washington D.C. and reminded Donald Trump that he ‘now resides’ there. White House correspondent April Ryan, 52, took the opportunity to troll President Donald Trump, 73, on June 6 when she posted a […]

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One year in, Lightfoot’s approval rating at 75%, according to poll taken shortly before looting hit city

Mayor Lori Lightfoot at a news conference in April. | Annie Costabile/Sun-Times file “She’s almost like the aunt you had down the street. You respected her, even if she was grabbing you by the ear and telling you you were doing something wrong,” said political consultant Pete Giangreco. Mayor Lori Lightfoot has been on the […]

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What Pennsylvania’s ‘Dry Run’ Election Could Reveal About November

Every weekend since Gov. Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania issued a statewide stay-at-home order, on April 1, millions of cellphones across the commonwealth have buzzed with text messages from the state Democrats, checking on the status of voters’ mail-in ballots. During that period, state Republicans called two million phones around the state to try to mobilize […]

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