Democratic senator says Trump is undermining his experts: 'It's almost as if we have two different federal governments'

Sen. Chris Murphy accused President Donald Trump of undermining his own experts after members of the federal coronavirus task force offered a dire forecast for national infection rates on Tuesday.
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17 NYC Catholic schools to close due to COVID-19 impact
Heaven help them. A total of 17 city Catholic schools will permanently shutter due to the suffocating economic impact of the coronavirus crisis, officials announced Thursday. With countless working class parents thrust into unemployment, hundreds of thousands of dollars in tuition bills have gone unpaid and registrations for the upcoming academic year have plunged, officials...
Democrats Vow 'Environmental Justice Fund' in Biden-Sanders 'Unity' Platform
Democrats are promising the creation of an "environmental justice fund" as part of the proposals outlined by the radical Biden-Sanders "unity" platform released this week.
Andrew McCarthy: Supreme Court's Trump subpoena rulings are defeat for presidency but political win for him
Both opinions were authored by Chief Justice John Roberts and were ostensibly resounding 7–2 defeats for the president’s position.
'Black Mirror' has a cartoon counterpart in HBO Max's artful 'Close Enough'
"Regular Show" creator J.G. Quintel returns with a "Black Mirror"-meets-millennials comedy, "Close Enough," on HBO Max.
Angels unveil their schedule for 2021 MLB regular season
It remains to be seen whether MLB can pull off a coronavirus-shortened 2020 season, but the 2021 season schedules have already been announced.
The Chicks say they were treated ‘very weird’ before their 2016 performance with Beyoncé at the CMA Awards
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Tiger Woods documentary coming to HBO
Tiger Woods’ life will soon be getting “The Last Dance” treatment. “TIGER,” a two-part documentary detailing the “rise, fall, and epic comeback of global Tiger Woods,” will premiere in December on HBO, the network announced Thursday. The series will feature “never-before-seen footage and revealing interviews” from members of Woods’ inner-circle, in addition to Rachel Uchitel,...
Plurality of Americans favor spending on police at current levels
More Americans support keeping spending on policing in their areas about the same (42%) than want it increased (31%) or decreased (25%), according to a poll from the Pew Research Center released Thursday.
Black Lives Matter mural painted outside Trump Tower
New York City painted a Black Lives Matter mural on Fifth Avenue right outside of Trump Tower.
Trump rips Supreme Court ruling, calls New York a ‘hell hole’
WASHINGTON — President Trump on Thursday said he was “not satisfied” with the Supreme Court’s ruling that a New York grand jury can subpoena his tax returns, lashing his native New York as a “hell hole.” “From a certain point I’m satisfied, from another point I’m not satisfied because frankly this is a political witch hunt,...
Border apprehensions rose in June, despite expulsions policy
Border officials have carried out more than 70,000 expulsions of migrants under an emergency coronavirus order.
Trump Vincibility Watch: Uh-Oh, Cycling at Random Through All-Caps Twitter Slogans Isn’t Working Anymore
Sometimes—not always, but sometimes—voters want a president to do more than type angry stuff on the internet.
Defense Secretary Esper, In Careful Exchange, Denies Being Briefed On 'Bounties'
The defense secretary and the chairman of the joint chiefs responded to careful prompts from Republicans on Thursday aimed at defending the Trump administration on the Russian bounty allegations.
Cameo Celebrity App: Will Birthday Wishes From Snoop Dogg Mean A Big Investor Payday?
Cameo has become one of the fastest-growing tech startups by letting anyone pay for birthday wishes and other greetings recorded by celebrities and influencers. But will its Silicon Valley hype last?
Supreme Court rules large area of Oklahoma is Native American reservation
The US Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a large swath of eastern Oklahoma remains a Native American reservation, a decision that could cast doubt on hundreds of convictions and possibly limit law enforcement actions in the area. The justices — in a 5-4 ruling — decided in a case involving Native American Jimcy McGirt that...
Bye-bye Long Beach, hello LAX: JetBlue exiting longtime Southern California base
The airline already serves Los Angeles but will be adding several new destinations when flights shift from Long Beach in early October.
How the music business is faring amid the COVID-19 pandemic
Nielsen Music's midyear report shows hip-hop and R&B dominate the streaming market, and albums by men account for nine of 2020's 10 biggest records so far.
Luxury survival condo that can withstand nuclear attacks comes with a pool, movie theater
These rooms definitely don’t come with a view. Surviving the end of the world doesn’t come cheap. For those who have the money, however, it might be worth looking into this underground bunker that’s nicer than many above-ground New York City apartments. The Survival Condo is located somewhere near Kansas, CNET reported. Its exact location...
U.S. Sanctions Chinese Officials, Including Politburo Member, For Xinjiang Abuses
The Trump administration's penalties are meant to punish China for its treatment of Uighurs and Muslim minorities in the region, and target a Politburo member for the first time.
Joe Biden Vows 'End to the Era of Shareholder Capitalism'
"It's way past time to put the end to the era of shareholder capitalism," Joe Biden declared in an economic speech, calling for a more inclusive approach.
Virus projects renew questions about UAE’s mass surveillance
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Efforts by the United Arab Emirates to fight the coronavirus have renewed questions about mass surveillance in this US-allied federation of seven sheikhdoms. Experts believe the UAE has one of the highest per capita concentrations of surveillance cameras in the world. From the streets of the capital of Abu Dhabi...
Theme park reopens with strange new rule
A theme park in Fujiyoshida, Japan, is banning screaming on its roller coasters to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and instead is urging customers to "scream in their hearts."
Richmond's Confederate Soldiers and Sailors statue dismantled, latest monuments to come down
Work crews in Virginia’s capital city on Thursday dismantled the final piece of a monument honoring a Confederate naval commander and scientist, following last week’s order from Mayor Levar Stoney to clear away all city-owned Confederate statues amid weeks of protests against police brutality and racism.
Japanese theme park tells riders to ‘scream inside your heart’ amid COVID-19
A Japanese amusement park is advising its riders not to make a peep on its roller coasters — and instead “scream inside your heart” to avoid spreading the coronavirus, according to new reports. The Fuji-Q Highland amusement park, located west of Tokyo, just re-opened last month following a virus-related shutdown. Along with the re-opening came...
Esper defends using National Guard during protests
Testifying on Capitol Hill, defense chief Mark Esper defended using National Guard soldiers to support law enforcement agencies in handling civil unrest triggered by the killing of George Floyd. (July 9)
Bolivia’s first transgender news anchor puts LGBTQ issues front and center
LA PAZ – Leonie Dorado, 26, is blazing a trail as the first transgender news anchor in Bolivia, a traditionally conservative South American nation currently in the grip of the coronavirus pandemic. Dorado, the new co-host of Bolivian program Aby Ayala TV, covers LGBTQ issues in her role, drawing on her own transition and life...
Five arrested in connection with fatal shooting of rapper Pop Smoke, police say
Six days after Pop Smoke's posthumous album dropped, Los Angeles police announced Thursday that five people, two of them juveniles, had been arrested in connection with the rapper's February slaying.
AG Barr announces new initiative 'Operation Legend' to tackle violent crime
AG Barr announced the creation of a new initiative that would surge federal resources to cities seeking assistance with increasing instances of violent crime.
‘Jurassic Park’ got nearly everything wrong about Dilophosaurus, new study says
It’s a discovery, 65 million years in the making. Even though Dilophosaurus was a beautiful, but deadly addition to Jurassic Park, the hit movie of the same name was wildly incorrect in how it portrayed the deadly dinosaur, a new study suggests. The research, published in the Journal of Paleontology, notes Dilophosaurus was significantly larger...
A Texas mom gave birth to triplets right after she beat Covid-19
Maggie Sillero was 28 weeks pregnant with triplets when she got the terrifying news that she had Covid-19.
'Coal has no place in Covid-19 recovery plans,' says UN chief
At an International Energy Agency summit, the UN Secretary General urged countries to stop financing the coal industry, to deliver a sustainable future following the pandemic.
Mnuchin says administration backs 'another round' of coronavirus stimulus checks
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday that the Trump administration supports issuing another round of stimulus checks to Americans as part of a fourth coronavirus relief package, and vowed to enact legislation by the end of the month.
White House reporter tests positive for COVID-19 after attending briefings
The news follows a national surge in COVID-19 diagnoses, though new cases in Washington, DC, remain low.
White House highlights impact of school closing on minorities, amid re-opening fight
The White House on Thursday warned that continued school closings in the fall could have a particularly harsh impact on minority students, arguing that the effects could reach beyond just education -- as the Trump administration battles with Democratic politicians about when and how schools should re-open.
TikTok priest goes viral with this fashion challenge
What to wear? When you’re a Catholic priest, the decision is usually made for you. That’s what the Rev. Matt Lowry showed in this clever TikTok video, embracing the What I’d Wear Challenge. The cool clergyman, who is chaplain at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, went viral for his vestments, racking up 190,000 likes across...
Why US schools can't follow the example of Germany and Denmark, in charts
Like we've said before, the first day of school can't come soon enough for Trump.
Man spits at coffee shop owner after being booted for not wearing mask
A patron at a Virginia coffee shop flew off the handle when the shop owner told him to leave because he wasn’t wearing a mask, according to a report. The unidentified man stormed out of Abyssinia Market and Coffee House in Alexandria, but not before spitting on store owner Lily Damtew — and returned later...
NYPD’s Patrol Borough Brooklyn North gets its first female leader
Assistant Chief Judith Harrison took over the NYPD’s Brooklyn North Patrol Borough at a time shootings are spiraling out of control — but believes she can help “heal” the community and get them to cooperate with cops. “We know that there’s a fractured relationship right now,” Harrison said at police headquarters at One Police Plaza...
Michelle Williams and Oscar Isaac Team up For HBO Series Adaptation of ‘Scenes From a Marriage’
Williams and Isaac will also executive produce the project.
Feds charge phony church with selling toxic bleach as COVID-19 cure
Florida family allegedly pitched product that had U.S. regulators receiving reports of hospitalizations and death.
San Bernardino County cancels hundreds of coronavirus test appointments, citing shortage
A supply shortage forces San Bernardino to cancel hundreds of COVID-19 testing appointments. Officials hope to resume testing next week.
Lake Piru, where Naya Rivera is presumed dead, notorious for drownings
The 1,200-acre reservoir has been the site of numerous drownings over the years due to chilly temperatures that can overwhelm swimmers -- as well as strong winds that are powerful enough to tip over a small boat.
‘Fortnite’ creator Epic Games snags $250 million from Sony
Why the President Didn’t Want the World to Read Mary Trump’s Story
The new memoir takes you inside a dysfunctional American family—and into Donald Trump’s mind.
All Starbucks stores will require customers to wear face masks while inside
Mask up before you pick up.
Cam Newton wants to ‘stick it up everyone’s ass’ with Patriots
AFC East teams, take note: The chip on Cam Newton’s shoulder isn’t going away anytime soon. After an ugly divorce with the Panthers and lengthy free agency left him with a veteran minimum contract, the newly minted Patriots quarterback is fired up to prove his dissenters wrong. One of Newton’s former teammates told Michael Giardi...
Ryan Seacrest’s next girlfriend could be one of these ladies
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New York City rents slide as vacancies hit a record
With a growing number of residents leaving the city, the New York City rental market took a beating in June, a new report has found.