No mask? Not taking coronavirus seriously? Talk to this medical professional on the front lines – he’ll change your mind

“I wish the non-believers could walk half a day in my shoes. They’d become the most cautious people out there.” – Ervin Inocenio It’s 6 a.m. last Wednesday, and Ervin Inocenio is reporting for work in the emergency room at Providence Saint Joseph’s Medical Center in Burbank, where he’s been employed the past 23 years […]

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British government picking up half of restaurants tabs to help boost economy

Brits dining out in restaurants will have the cost of half of their meals picked up by the Government in an attempt to get them out and spending. The innovative scheme is aimed at kick-starting economic growth and boosting the hospitality sector, which has been hit hard by the lockdown. The measure is part of […]

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Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Oklahoma Indian Claim

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled by a 5-4 margin that nearly half of Oklahoma is an Indian reservation in the eyes of the criminal-justice system, preventing state authorities from prosecuting offenses there that involve Native Americans. The decision was potentially one of the most consequential legal victories for Native Americans in decades. […]

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United sending layoff notices to nearly half of U.S. employees

By DAVID KOENIG United Airlines is warning 36,000 employees – nearly half its U.S. staff – they could be furloughed in October, the clearest signal yet of how deeply the virus pandemic is hurting the airline industry. The outlook for a recovery in air travel has dimmed in just the past two weeks, as infection […]

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‘Marriage Boot Camp’ Recap: Phaedra Parks Admits She’s ‘Never Had Sex’ With BF Medina

Phaedra Parks claims that her ‘lower half’ is so ‘powerful’ that if a man gets a taste of it, he might lose his mind — it’s like ‘the holy grail’, she said during the July 2 season premiere of ‘Marriage Boot Camp’. Phaedra Parks, 46, was openly intimate with ex-husband Apollo Nida when they both […]

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Rating Firms Seek to Withdraw Nearly Half of India Debt Ratings

© Reuters. Rating Firms Seek to Withdraw Nearly Half of India Debt Ratings (Bloomberg) — Rating firms in India are seeking to withdraw credit scores where issuers don’t provide enough information to support their assessments in a move that could potentially affect nearly half the country’s ratings. The current situation means that ratings don’t fully […]

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Cook County’s new website shows more than half of census funds spent on advertising, marketing

A new Cook County website shows that nearly half of the $670,000 in census outreach money spent so far this year has gone toward advertising and marketing materials. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times The uptick in spending in that category jumped since the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Census by the Numbers website unveiled Wednesday. A new […]

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Red Stars play Thorns to scoreless draw in NWSL tournament

Red Stars goalkeeper Cassie Miller dives for the ball during the second half of an NWSL Challenge Cup soccer match against the Portland Thorns. | Rick Bowmer/AP Portland dominated possession and outshot Chicago’s young lineup but couldn’t manage to score in the match played without fans in Herriman, Utah. HERRIMAN, Utah — The Red Stars […]

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Stock Markets Edge Higher: Live Business Updates

[embedded content] Here’s what you need to know: Wall Street enters the second half of 2020 on uncertain footing. Treasury to loan $700 million to trucking company and take 30 percent stake. United Airlines adds scores of flights to August schedule. Wearing masks may have a major economic impact. U.S. Senate votes to extend program […]

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Pence paints deceptive picture as Covid situation worsens

The US had just hit a single-day record for new coronavirus cases. More than half the states were seeing increases in the rate of new cases. Multiple states were dealing with record numbers of coronavirus hospitalizations. Texas had announced hours earlier that it had to shut down in-person service at its bars again. And Vice […]

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US economy may not recover from coronavirus crisis until 2023, expert says

The US economy may not shake its bad case of the coronavirus for another two and a half years, a new economic forecast warns. The nation is in for a gradual economic recovery from the “depression-like crisis” sparked by the pandemic, with production and employment likely to remain under pressure through the end of 2022, […]

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U.S. on track for economic rebound despite virus ‘interruptions’, Commerce secretary says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. economy is still on track for a strong rebound in the second half of the year, despite Texas’ decision to scale back its reopening as cases of the novel coronavirus spike, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Friday. “It’s natural there will be some little interruptions as we come […]

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Polls show Trump facing prospect of landslide loss

A half dozen new swing-state polls released Thursday morning suggest that not only would President Donald Trump lose if the election were held today, he would lose in a landslide. The surveys, conducted by The New York Times and Siena College, show Trump trailing former Vice President Joe Biden by double digits in Michigan (Biden […]

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Stacey Dash & Jeffrey Marty Divorce: She Files To End Marriage 1 Mo. After Confirming Split

A month and a half after ending her relationship with Jeffrey Marty, Stacey Dash has officially filed for divorce to terminate the pair’s more than two-year marriage. After just two years of marriage, Stacey Dash has filed for divorce from her husband, Jeffrey Marty, according to documents obtained by HollywoodLife. Stacey filed her divorce docs on […]

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U.S. to have six captain’s picks for Ryder Cup team

U.S. captain Steve Stricker would pick half of his 12-man Ryder Cup team under a revised points system that accounts for golf not being played for three months during the COVID-19 pandemic. Qualifying for the top six Americans also was extended by one week through the BMW Championship, the second of three FedEx Cup playoff […]

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Coronavirus pandemic could lead airlines to lose $84 billion in 2020

Airlines are set to lose $84 billion as the coronavirus pandemic reduces revenue by half to mark the worst year in the sector’s history, the International Air Transport Association forecast on Tuesday. With most of the world’s airliners currently parked, IATA said revenue would likely fall to $419 billion from $838 billion last year. “Every […]

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Biden and Trump all tied up in Texas: poll

It’s been nearly half a century since a Democratic presidential candidate carried Texas. You have to go all the way back to Jimmy Carter in 1976. But a new poll in the Lone Star State suggests that Texans are split right now between President Trump and Democrat challenger Joe Biden, with five months to go until the […]

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Box office could see 50 percent drop in ticket sales this year, analyst finds

The coronavirus will slash box office revenues in half this year, and the pandemic is now poised to weaken the longtime status of movie theaters as destinations for first-run movies, according to an influential media analyst. Revenue from ticket sales will plunge to $5.5 billion this year, down more than 50 percent from $11.4 billion […]

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Trump Vowed to Disrupt Washington. Now He Faces Disruption in the Streets.

WASHINGTON — One of the recurring themes of the last three and a half years is that President Trump has disrupted Washington, just as his voters demanded. This is true in a certain sense: The Trump White House has been a chaotic drama, a procession of scandals, leaks, investigations, feuding protagonists and trampled norms. But […]

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Half of Fox News Viewers Believe Bill Gates Wants to Use Virus Vaccines to Track You, New Poll Says

Misinformation is taking a dangerous hold on Fox News viewers. According to a new poll, half of all Americans who name Fox News as their primary news source believe the debunked conspiracy theory claiming Bill Gates is looking to use a coronavirus vaccine to inject a microchip into people and track the world’s population. The […]

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Biden campaign staffers: The top aides guiding former VP’s presidential campaign

President Trump’s had nearly three and a half years to build his 2020 reelection campaign juggernaut. That’s not the case for former Vice President Joe Biden, who declared his candidacy for the White House in April of last year. And Biden’s team was smaller in size than some of his rivals in the Democratic presidential […]

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