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Trump's desperation to leave hospital shows the dangers ahead
The president’s carelessness about others’ safety shows he will do almost anything not to lose in November Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The desperation that has driven Donald Trump to leave hospital prematurely and theatrically pull off his mask on the White House balcony while in the throes of coronavirus infection gives some measure of how dangerous the next fou
Supreme court rejects appeal from clerk who refused to register gay marriage
Kim Davis jailed for refusing same-sex marriage licences Outrage after two justices issue ‘appalling’ attack on 2015 decision LGBTQ campaigners and legal experts have told of their fears and outrage on Monday after two US supreme court justices issued an “appalling” attack on the 2015 landmark decision enabling same-sex couples to marry. It came as the court declined to hear an appeal in the case
Contagious Trump removes mask for photos upon return from hospital
President poses near his staff and downplays threat of virus after three days at military medical center A contagious Donald Trump returned to the White House on Monday and immediately took off his face mask for a photo op, despite being in close proximity to his staff. After a three-day stay at a military hospital to treat symptoms of the coronavirus, the US president stepped off the Marine One


'Masks matter': Joe Biden reminds Trump that face covering is there to protect others
Democratic presidential candidate tells Florida town hall that ‘tough guy’ president should be afraid for those around him after taking off mask Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential candidate, has said he was not surprised by Donald Trump’s coronavirus infection and delivered a blunt rebuke: “Masks matter.” Speaking at an NBC televis
John McAfee, antivirus software pioneer, charged with tax evasion in US
Entrepreneur has been arrested in Spain after US prosecutors alleged he hid millions, including in assets such as real estate and a yacht John McAfee, the antivirus software entrepreneur, has been charged with evading taxes after failing to report millions earned promoting cryptocurrencies, consulting work, speaking engagements and the sale of the rights to his life story for a documentary, US pr
Chiefs remain unbeaten as Patriots struggle without Cam Newton
New England Patriots 10-26 Kansas City Chiefs New England quarterback absent due to Covid-19 diagnosis Tyreek Hill and Mecole Hardman had short touchdown catches, the Kansas City defense shut down a Patriots offense missing quarterback Cam Newton and running back Sony Michel, and the Chiefs beat New England 26-10 Monday night in a game postponed by positive Covid-19 tests on each team. Tyrann Mat
‘Don't be afraid of it’: Trump removes mask as he returns to White House – video
Donald Trump has returned to the White House following his hospital stay at the Walter Reed Medical Center. He removed his surgical mask on the White House balcony and recorded a video message telling people not to be afraid of Covid-19. 'Don't let it dominate you, don't be afraid of it, you're going to beat it,' the US president said. 'I know there's a risk, there's a danger but that's OK'. He s
Oscar Grant: California officials re-open inquiry into 2009 police killing
Video of officer firing into Black man’s back on train platform prompted outrage and was subject of film Fruitvale Station California officials are re-opening the investigation into the 2009 killing of Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old Black man, on a train platform in Oakland, amid a national reckoning on police violence. The fatal New Year’s Day shooting was one of the first incidents of police brutal
Trump leaves hospital but ‘not out of woods’ – video
Donald Trump has left Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after spending several days receiving treatment for Covid-19. Trump’s doctors said the US president was ‘not yet out of the woods’ but had met all standard hospital criteria to be discharged. Trump’s physician, Dr Sean Conley, said: ‘We remain cautiously optimistic and on guard because we're in a bit of uncharted territory when it
'Listen to the scientists': Biden urges Trump to support mask wearing – video
Speaking in Miami, US presidential nominee Joe Biden said he was glad to see his rival Donald Trump's recovery from coronavirus but made a plea for the president to take mask wearing seriously. 'Now that he’s busy tweeting campaign messages, I would ask him to do this: listen to the scientists. Support masks. Support a mask mandate nationwide,' Biden said. Trump mocked Biden for his mask-wearing
Melania Trump discusses Stormy Daniels in secretly recorded tapes
Stephanie Winston Wolkoff releases another recording, in which the first lady calls Daniels ‘the porn hooker’ Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, a New York socialite turned author of a tell-all book about her relationship with Melania Trump, has released another recording of America’s first lady in embarrassingly candid conversation, this time discussing an adult film star accused of an affair with her h
A week when Trump's White House flouted Covid rules – in pictures
Social distancing and masks were largely absent from a series of events attended by the president and senior Republicans When you look at photographs of Donald Trump and his team since the pandemic, they almost appear as if they are from another world, before the coronavirus existed. Those images may have once been intended to portray a strong White House, impervious to the virus – we have always
Leader of non-profit labeled 'hate group' attended White House Amy Coney Barrett event
Michael Farris leads Alliance Defending Freedom, designated an anti-LGBTQ+ hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center The head of a conservative Christian non-profit organization that has been designated an anti-LGBTQ+ hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) attended the White House event announcing Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett for the supreme court. The ex
Covid has highlighted America's flaws, says bank boss Jamie Dimon
JP Morgan chief says pandemic and George Floyd killing magnify problems of racism and poverty Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The JP Morgan boss has said the Covid pandemic and the police killing of George Floyd have shone a spotlight on America’s flaws and its failure to address inequality and racism. Jamie Dimon told a banking conference on Monday that the tumultuo
White House grinds to a halt as Trump's press chief joins Covid-infected list
Trump announces he will be leaving hospital Monday evening Senior staff complain at lack of advice over how to stay safe Donald Trump’s top spokesperson, Kayleigh McEnany, announced she had tested positive for coronavirus on Monday, in yet another escalation of a rampaging outbreak that hospitalized the president and threw the White House into disarray – even as Trump announced he was leaving hos
Trolls on 'dragging sites' can ruin lives. It's time they answered for their actions | Sali Hughes
Like me, many people struggle to stop unfounded allegations on unscrupulous forums, which can destroy reputations Suppose a website published hundreds of false allegations about your work, relationship and personal life. That, say, you’d had your hand in the till, were accepting bribes from clients, were abusive to an employee, had plagiarised a peer’s design. Let’s also say – if you can bear it
Young people inspired by George Floyd ask what is more powerful: voting or protest?
For many youngsters who took to the streets of Minneapolis this summer, the protests were a political awakening On 25 May, white Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin killed George Floyd by kneeling on his neck for nearly nine minutes. The viral video of the horrific slaying became a catalyst for a civil uprising that started in the city. Soon it would spur the largest-scale protests in Americ
Trump told Woodward he 'didn't have a lot of time' to meet Fauci as virus spread
Asked if he had sat down with Fauci in March, Trump reportedly said: ‘Yes, I guess, but honestly there’s not a lot of time for that’ Donald Trump said in March he “didn’t have a lot of time” to meet the top public health expert Dr Anthony Fauci for a briefing about the coronavirus outbreak that was then gathering pace, according to a new recording released by the reporter Bob Woodward . Related:
California fires set bleak record as 4m acres destroyed
4m figure double the previous record for most land burned Officials warn season ‘far from over and fire potential high’ The wildfires that have ravaged California have reached a bleak new milestone, having consumed 4m acres in a fire season that shows little sign of ending. Related: ‘We just had to get home’: the Californians who rebuild despite the danger of wildfires Continue reading...
New York governor agrees to shut schools and businesses in Covid hotspots
Bill de Blasio requested closures as cases rise Mayor asked for shutdowns in nine zip codes in the city The New York governor, Andrew Cuomo, has agreed to close schools from Tuesday in several New York City neighborhoods, due to a resurgence of the coronavirus. The crackdown, requested by the New York mayor, Bill de Blasio, is warranted due to high rates of infections in several hotspots, Cuomo s
How Covid is accelerating the fight for Black voting rights in the US – video
Donald Trump’s election campaign in 2016 targeted nearly 3.5 million Black Americans to deter them from voting, and the battle for the right to vote is just as important in 2020. Kenya Evelyn travels to Florida where it's the Democrats' most loyal bloc, Black women, who are also bearing the brunt of the coronavirus outbreak, with its impact accelerating the fight for voting rights. From mail-in b
First Thing election special: Trump's 'insane' coronavirus drive-by
President briefly left hospital after a weekend of White House confusion and experimental treatments. Plus, a new poll has Biden 14 points up Good morning. With just 29 days left until 3 


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