Texas gov. warns of potential lockdown if Texans don't wear masks

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As coronavirus cases in Texas continue to skyrocket, Governor Greg Abbott warned Friday that he may have to implement a lockdown if the numbers don’t come down. The governor has reiterated several times this week that his statewide mask order must be followed.  “The worst is yet to come as we work our way through that massive … Read more Texas gov. warns of potential lockdown if Texans don't wear masks

As COVID crisis worsens, Miami-Dade scaling back $70M program for delivering senior meals

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As the coronavirus crisis hits a new peak, Miami-Dade is preparing to scale back one of its most expensive and ambitious programs to protect residents from the virus and isolation: a $70 million delivery operation that dropped off more than 8 million meals to the homes of elderly residents. The planned July 15 “sunset” of … Read more As COVID crisis worsens, Miami-Dade scaling back $70M program for delivering senior meals

Christian groups say Trump has closed the door on persecuted Christian refugees

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WASHINGTON — Despite public statements promoting religious freedom, the Trump administration has failed to provide a lifeline to persecuted Christian refugees and other religious minorities around the world, according to a report by two Christian advocacy groups. The number of Christian refugees and other religious minorities allowed to enter the U.S. has dropped dramatically under … Read more Christian groups say Trump has closed the door on persecuted Christian refugees

Huge sandbar party on Fourth of July may have spread COVID-19, Michigan officials say

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A huge party at a sandbar on a Michigan lake over the Fourth of July may have exposed people to COVID-19, health officials say. Several people who attended the sandbar gathering at Torch Lake in northern Michigan over the holiday weekend have now tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the Health Department of Northwest … Read more Huge sandbar party on Fourth of July may have spread COVID-19, Michigan officials say

In Hong Kong Security Law, China Asserts Legal Jurisdiction over the Entire World

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The Chinese Communist Party’s new security law has criminalized any actions it deems to be subversion, secession, terrorism, and collusion with foreign entities in Hong Kong. The law spells an abrupt end to the political freedoms that Hong Kongers used to enjoy. Authorities Friday raided the offices of a research and polling institute associated with … Read more In Hong Kong Security Law, China Asserts Legal Jurisdiction over the Entire World

Dr Fauci last briefed Trump two months ago, as the top expert admits he has reputation to not ‘sugar-coat’ information

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Dr Anthony Fauci, prepares to testify at a hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labour and Pensions Committee on 30 June: Getty Dr Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, has not briefed President Donald Trump in the past two months about the coronavirus pandemic, as cases surge in parts of the US. Early … Read more Dr Fauci last briefed Trump two months ago, as the top expert admits he has reputation to not ‘sugar-coat’ information

Photos show what it's like inside a Houston hospital right now, where coronavirus cases are skyrocketing and ICUs are nearly full

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Healthcare workers move a patient in the Covid-19 Unit at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas Thursday, July 2, 2020. MARK FELIX/AFP via Getty Images Coronavirus cases and deaths are skyrocketing across Texas, and Houston has become one of the worst-hit cities. Hospitalizations have more than doubled throughout the state in the past two … Read more Photos show what it's like inside a Houston hospital right now, where coronavirus cases are skyrocketing and ICUs are nearly full