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Trump is unravelling – even his supporters can't ignore it now | Arwa Mahdawi
The president is leaning heavily on sarcasm to excuse a range of blunders, but US conservatives are unimpressed I don’t know what kind of disinfectant Donald Trump has been injecting, but the man does not appear to be well. The president’s lethal medical musing has turned him into (even more of) a global laughing stock and the widespread ridicule has clearly bruised his fragile ego. While Trump h
There's no such thing as just 'following the science' – advice is political | Jana Bacevic
As we’re seeing in this pandemic, politicians tend to favour the evidence that supports their argument Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage At this stage in the coronavirus crisis, the government seems to have made error after error. The UK was slow to enforce a lockdown that seemed inevitable, shortages of personal protective equipment contributed to unnecessary deaths a
Coronavirus US live: Trump repeats attacks on press as deaths continue to mount
African Americans bear the brunt of Covid-19’s economic impact Trump returns to White House briefing, subdued but no less shameful Live global updates See all our coronavirus coverage Get a fresh perspective on America – sign up to our First Thing newsletter 3.33pm BST The White House has just announced Trump will be holding a press conference with Florida governor Ron DeSantis at the White House


Andrew Cuomo wishes he 'blew the bugle' on coronavirus earlier
New York governor discussed US reactions to first news of the outbreak from China in interview with Axios on HBO Coronavirus – live US updates Live global updates See all our coronavirus coverage New York’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, has said he wishes he had “blown the bugle” about Covid-19 earlier. According to figures from Johns Hopkins University , New York state has confirmed more than 290,000
Is official guidance on face masks putting US health workers in danger?
The CDC has recommended alternatives due to a shortage of N95 respirators – but experts say the guidance is fueling illness among health workers Help us document the US healthcare workers who die fighting coronavirus With crucial protective gear in short supply, federal authorities are saying health workers can wear lower-grade surgical masks while treating Covid-19 patients – but growing evidenc
LA Lakers, valued at $3.7bn, pay back Covid-19 small business relief loan
16-time NBA champs are world’s eighth-most valuable team Team have not played since shutdown of sports in March The Los Angeles Lakers have repaid a loan of roughly $4.6m from coronavirus business relief funds after learning the program had been depleted. The Lakers applied for the loan under the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program, a part of the federal government’s $2.2t
Trump's judges are a giant step backward for America
After three years of Trump’s appointments, the federal judiciary is 73% white and 66% male, but it will be even more male and pale by the end of his term Whether or not he is re-elected, Donald Trump will be revered by conservatives for his judicial appointments. As of March, Trump has appointed 193 judges to the federal bench, with another 39 pending on the floor of the Senate or in the Senate j
Patriots kicker Rohrwasser will remove 'shameful' rightwing militia tattoo
New England selected 23-year-old in last week’s draft Three Percenters have been described as extremist group New England Patriots kicker Justin Rohrwasser has said he will remove a tattoo that depicts the insignia of a rightwing militia . Rohrwasser was drafted by the Patriots in the fifth-round of last week’s NFL draft but users on social media swiftly pointed out that he had a tattoo of the Th
BP plunges into first-quarter loss after oil price collapse
Speculation multinational may break with convention and cut dividend to survive coronavirus crisis Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage BP has reported a loss for the first months of the year because of the collapse of global oil prices following the coronavirus outbreak. The oil multinational said “exceptionally challenging” market conditions had led to a loss of $628m (
When Arsenal won a 'world title' despite having their physio sent off
Arsenal enjoyed the greatest night in their history in May 1989. A few months later they became unofficial world champions By Steven Pye for That 1980s Sports Blog Arsenal spent a large part of the 1980s avoiding trophies, but then George Graham arrived at the club and, like London buses, one brought many. Some, such as their unforgettable league title in 1989 , will be etched into the minds of f
African Americans bear the brunt of Covid-19's economic impact
Pandemic spotlights racial disparities, with black workers expected to feature disproportionately in the 26m recent unemployment claims Just two months ago in the Cabinet Room of the White House, sitting at a table surrounded by a handful of his black supporters, Donald Trump once again praised his job creation record. “Black people right now are having the best, statistically, the best numbers t
'Thirty six hours on one mask': an ER nurse on life in the thick of the pandemic
Weeks into this crisis, I still dread hearing my name called out to be assigned to the testing tent or the Covid-19 unit Coronavirus – latest US updates C oronavirus – latest global updates See all our coronavirus coverage What day is it? Is this real life? How much longer can this last? We’re seeing about half the number of patients in the ER that we usually do, but the work is intense. Weeks in
How big money measures are helping the economy through coronavirus – video explainer
The global economy is heading for what the International Monetary Fund believes is the worst recession since at least the Great Depression after the Wall Street crash of 1929. This is as a consequence of governments around the world attempting to suppress economic and social activity through lockdown measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The Guardian's economics correspondent, Richar
My friend's small hiking shop is dying. It's one story of millions | Katie Herzog
This could be the end of cities and towns as we know them. The places that make communities unique may not survive Like a lot of people, I’ve spent more time talking on the phone over the past couple of months than I have in years. There’s something about disaster that makes us want to hear voices and see faces, when, under normal circumstances, we’re rather just text. Unfortunately, the conversa
First Thing: Trump's latest coronavirus take - sue China
The president returned to his White House briefings after a weekend hiatus, saying he would seek pandemic damages from Beijing. Plus, how face masks became the world’s hottest commodity Don’t already get First Thing in your inbox? Sign up here Good morning. Donald Trump was back behind the microphone on Monday after a weekend off from his daily White House coronavirus briefings. Upon his return,
Seattle artists create murals on shuttered stores – in pictures
As businesses in Seattle closed their doors, many storefronts nailed plywood over their windows – but it created the feeling of a ghost town. So artists came together to create something beautiful and uplifting, turning these wooden coverings into murals. Sydney Pertl, who created one of the murals in Pioneer Square, says the response has been amazing Continue reading...
Shot in their friend's car: Survivors on learning how to live after a shooting
Nearly 100,000 people in the US survive firearm injuries each year. The Bay Area is at the forefront of efforts to provide them with support Caheri Gutierrez and her friend were waiting at a red light in downtown Oakland when another ca


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