Some Experts Worry as a Germ-Phobic Trump Confronts a Growing Epidemic

At the end of January, Mr. Trump created a 12-member coronavirus task force, which will be managed by the National Security Council. It includes the health and human services secretary, Alex M. Azar II; Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health; […]

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How history-making wins for ‘Parasite’ and ‘The Farewell’ can shift Hollywood’s diversity narrative

In the days leading up to director Bong Joon Ho’s history-shattering Oscar wins for Neon’s Parasite, which earned four trophies including Best Picture, there was a rare giddiness in the air among pundits as they debated one key question: Could the year’s most audacious, thrilling movie actually beat Universal’s World War I epic 1917? Bong’s […]

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Malabu Oil Scam: Court grants Adoke N50m bail

Mohammed Adoke Bello By Ikechukwu Nnochiri ABUJA—The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Monday, granted bail to the immediate past Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, SAN. The court, in a ruling by trial Justice Binta Nyako, ordered that Adoke and his co-defendant, Aliyu Abubakar, should be released on […]

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Coronavirus cancellations rock world’s biggest smartphone event

Handshakes have been banned, vast quantities of sanitising gel have been bought, and all passports will be vetted to see if attendees have visited China in the past fortnight. Or at least those are the rules if Mobile World Congress, the world’s largest smartphone trade fair, goes ahead in Barcelona at the end of February.  […]

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Justice Dept. Sues Over Sanctuary Laws in California, N.J. and Seattle

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has sued local and state governments in California, New Jersey and Washington State as part of a “significant escalation” in the Trump administration’s fight against so-called sanctuary laws aimed at limiting cooperation with federal immigration authorities, Attorney General William P. Barr said on Monday. “These policies are not about people […]

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8 Warning Signs of Health Problems in Your Aging Parents

As your parents get older, how can you be sure they’re taking care of themselves and staying healthy? When you visit your aging parents, start by considering these questions: 1. Are your parents able to take care of themselves? Pay attention to your parents’ appearance. Failure to keep up with daily routines—such as bathing and brushing […]

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Man United preseason plans affected by coronavirus

4:55 PM IST Rob DawsonCorrespondent Manchester United’s preseason plans are on hold because of the coronavirus, sources have told ESPN. United have discussed the possibility of returning to Asia this summer, but talks have stalled while the club seek advice about the virus, which has infected more than 40,000 people globally, mostly in China. – […]

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June 22, 1944: FDR signs GI Bill

Monday night owls. A marine veteran of the Iraq war proposes a GI bill for everyone

President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the GI Bill on June 22, 1944. Night Owls, a themed open thread, appears at Daily Kos seven days a week Will Fischer at the Independent Media Institute’s Economy for All project writes—A veteran explains why we need a new version of the G.I. Bill — for everyone: Knowing that the […]

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