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News 2020-05-22T23:43:07Z
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Trump will attend the historic NASA and SpaceX astronaut launch in Florida next week

This is the first time that SpaceX which was founded by Elon Musk in 2002 is attempting to launch astronauts into space.
News 2020-05-22T22:15:41Z
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'The governor is a servant of the state. I am a servant of God': 3 pastors defend why they're leading the charge to reopen churches

Churches will follow "all appropriate safety precautions recommended by the CDC," an attorney said, "just as Costco and Walmart are required to do."
Science 2020-05-22T21:47:00Z
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Trump just declared houses of worship essential. Mounting evidence shows they're super-spreader hotspots.

Trump says in-person religious services are essential. But evidence shows they can be hotbeds for coronavirus spread.
News 2020-05-22T21:11:00Z
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Politics 2020-05-22T20:29:00Z
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FBI Director Christopher Wray has ordered an internal review of the Michael Flynn investigation

The review will look at whether current employees engaged in "misconduct" while investigating Michael Flynn, the FBI said in a statement.
Science 2020-05-22T20:03:00Z
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The coronavirus pandemic in 32 charts and maps

Here's where the coronavirus has spread, how quickly the case total has grown, and how the outbreak compares to others.
Science 2020-05-22T19:52:00Z

Sweden's per capita coronavirus death toll is among the highest in the world — a sign its decision to avoid a lockdown may not be working

Sweden's strategy to fight the coronavirus did not include a mandatory lockdown. Its outsize death toll raises questions about the approach.

Trump declares houses of worship essential and claims he will override governors if they disagree

Trump likely does not have the authority to "override" individual states and force them to allow houses of worship to hold in-person services.
Opinion 2020-05-22T18:00:00Z

Facebook's remote-working plan is doomed

Facebook wants more people to work from home, but there are too many career advantages for workers to give up on the office.
Tech 2020-05-22T17:46:43Z

YouTubers are reporting that Old Spice dropped its sponsorship of h3h3's Ethan Klein amid a brewing troll war with Keemstar

The war over sponsorships between Daniel 'Keemstar' Keem and h3h3's Ethan Klein continues with reports that Old Spice dropped Klein.
Science 2020-05-22T17:38:00Z

A point-by-point debunk of the 'Plandemic' movie, which was shared widely before YouTube and Facebook took it down

"Plandemic" circulated widely before being taken down. It's full of misinformation that preys on the public's frustration over coronavirus lockdowns.
Politics 2020-05-22T17:20:59Z

'It's pretty dire': Montgomery mayor says there are 'just a handful' of ICU beds left as Alabama reopens theaters, summer camps, and daycare

The mayor blamed the surge in new infections partly on the governor's decision to end the statewide stay-home order after just four weeks.
Science 2020-05-22T17:10:00Z

The pandemic has caused the largest interruption to vaccinations since the 1970s, putting 80 million infants at risk of other diseases

Since the 70s, when many of these immunization programs began, this is the largest interruption of vaccination services there has ever been.
BI Prime Healthcare 2020-05-22T16:59:00Z

Giant companies like CVS, DaVita, Walmart, and Cigna are returning coronavirus stimulus cash. Here's why they're giving up millions.

Large companies are giving back coronavirus relief meant for doctors, clinics, and hospitals. In letters, some of them explain why.
News 2020-05-22T16:42:00Z

Live updates: Georgia hasn't seen a massive spike in coronavirus cases since reopening, but it's still too soon to say if it's a good idea

It's tempting to celebrate the data as a sign that reopening Georgia won't worsen its COVID-19 outbreak, but it's still early to draw that conclusion.
Science 2020-05-22T16:31:00Z

A comprehensive timeline of the new coronavirus pandemic, from China's first case to the present

Within a few months, the first confirmed case of the new coronavirus Wuhan, China, spiraled into a pandemic and global lockdown.
News 2020-05-22T16:28:54Z

Hong Kong activists are begging German Chancellor Angela Merkel not to sacrifice the country's values ??to please China

China is introducing a new law to gain more control over Hong Kong, which critics fear will end the Special Administrative Region's independence.
Retail 2020-05-22T16:26:25Z

Disney Springs reopened this week, but it's not the same. Check out these pictures of what visiting the resort is now like, with mandatory mask, fever checks, and social distancing.

A reduced number of restaurants and shops reopened at Disney Springs and more are expected to return to operations May 27.
Science 2020-05-22T16:21:00Z

How the coronavirus death toll compares to other pandemics, including SARS, HIV, and the Black Death

So far, COVID-19 has killed more people than the Ebola outbreak of 2014, along with MERS and SARS combined.
Science 2020-05-22T16:00:00Z

Amazon has opened a homeless shelter in a high-rise on its Seattle campus —?here's what it looks like

Amazon opened the largest family shelter in Washington state in March. It provides enough space for social distancing among guests.

Tara Reade dropped by prominent lawyer following reports that she may have misrepresented her education credentials in court

The attorney, Douglas Wigdor, hasn't said why he dropped Reade as a client, but said he still believes her allegations against Biden.
Transportation 2020-05-22T15:52:45Z

The airline that crashed in Pakistan has a spotty safety record, with several incidents in the past decade, including a fatal crash

Pakistan and its national carrier, Pakistan International Airways, have had a spotty safety record in the years before this crash.
Military & Defense 2020-05-22T15:31:58Z

European allies watch with 'regret' as Trump ditches a treaty once said to be in America's 'best interest'

Much to the "regret" of allies, the US is pulling out of the Open Skies Treaty, which Jim Mattis once said was in the US's "best interests."
Politics 2020-05-22T15:13:54Z

NY Gov. Cuomo reportedly ordered over 4,300 recovering COVID-19 patients to be sent to nursing homes

While the NYS Department of Health won't release an official tally, the AP counted 4,300 coronavirus patients moved under Cuomo's order.
Science 2020-05-22T14:19:00Z

2 infectious disease experts explain what our 'new normal' will look like in offices, childcare, and restaurants

Daily screening at offices, "pods" for children at childcare, and a log of everyone who has dined at restaurants, for contact-tracing purposes.

Trump made false claims about vote-by-mail on Facebook and Twitter. Here's why the tech companies won't ban him or take down the posts.

Both platforms determined that Trump's false claims about vote-by-mail this week don't violate their policies banning misinformation about elections.
Science 2020-05-22T12:59:00Z

Nowhere in the US will become another New York during the coronavirus pandemic

Even as states begin to relax lockdown restrictions, no location will face the same circumstances as New York did in March.
Science 2020-05-22T12:47:00Z

6 key factors to consider when determining your risk of catching the coronavirus in any situation

The coronavirus spreads best between people who are in prolonged, close contact in indoor areas with poor ventilation, research suggests.
Science 2020-05-22T12:06:00Z

Experts forecast a highly active Atlantic hurricane season, with up to 6 major storms. The season starts June 1.

The climate crisis is warming the world's oceans. Each decade, that fuels an 8% increase in the odds a tropical cyclone will become a major hurricane.
News 2020-05-22T12:02:18Z

Despite the state reopening early, 40% of all workers in Georgia have filed for unemployment support

Unemployment applications have gone up and down in the three weeks since Georgia began opening its economy at the end of April.
News 2020-05-22T11:56:58Z

A former White House butler who served 11 presidents —?from Eisenhower to Obama — has died from the coronavirus

Wilson Roosevelt Jerman died on Saturday at a hospital in Virginia at the age of 91. He worked at the White House from 1957 to 2011.
News 2020-05-22T08:19:07Z

Court cases where Biden accuser Tara Reade served as an expert witness are under scrutiny amid concerns that she misrepresented her educational credentials

"Had I had the information that I have now, this case, in my mind, would have gone differently," Lawyer Monique Hill told The Times.
News 2020-05-22T07:19:06Z

Brazilian President Bolsonaro's response mirrors the Trump playbook from praising protesters to touting unproven remedies — and the death toll is mounting

"We're in a state of calamity,"?Carlos Fortaleza, an epidemiologist at S?o Paulo State University, told The Wall Street Journal?earlier this month.
News 2020-05-22T06:42:55Z

US billionaires got $434 billion richer during the pandemic, according to report

According to a new report, the roughly 600 US billionaires have seen their wealth grow from $2.948 trillion to $3.382 trillion since March 19.
News 2020-05-22T05:54:35Z

Pompeo reportedly privately met with big Republican donors at taxpayer expense while on official State Department trips

Last year, Sen. Bob Menendez called for a special counsel investigation to see if Pompeo's frequent trips to Kansas were legal.
News 2020-05-22T04:25:11Z

Fauci says he's 'cautiously optimistic' about COVID-19 vaccine trials

"It was really quite good news," Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told CNN.
News 2020-05-22T03:38:12Z

Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook employees who move out of Silicon Valley may face pay cuts

The salary adjustment announcement comes after Zuckerberg predicted that 50% of the company could be working remotely in the next five to 10 years.
News 2020-05-22T03:23:33Z

Fauci just made his first TV appearance in over 2 weeks and says we'll be 'seeing a little bit more' of him

"We've been talking with the communications people, and they realize we need to get some of this information out," Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNN.
News 2020-05-22T01:13:17Z

Ford officials were reportedly 'surprised' when Trump took his mask off during a tour of their Michigan factory

CBS News' Weijia Jiang?tweeted that sources told her Ford officials "just went with it" after President Donald Trump took his mask off.
Science 2020-05-21T23:07:00Z

18 critical things we've learned about the coronavirus since the earliest reported cases in China

Months of scientific research has have given us a much better picture of how the virus spreads and when symptoms manifest — or don't.
Politics 2020-05-21T23:06:20Z

Trump praises Henry Ford's 'good bloodlines' while touring Michigan manufacturing plant

Trump, who has been fond of speculating about "genes" before, said, "Good blood lines, good blood lines. If you believe in that stuff ... "
Politics 2020-05-21T22:49:00Z

Trump orders American flags to be flown at half-staff as coronavirus death toll in US nears 100,000

Democratic leaders urged President Trump to lower the US flag from all public buildings as the country nears its 100,000th coronavirus-related death.
News 2020-05-21T22:45:00Z

University of California unanimously voted to suspend SAT or ACT test requirement

The University of California voted unanimously Thursday that it will gradually phase out standardized testing as a requirement to apply to its system.
Politics 2020-05-21T21:56:29Z

Democrats are pushing for payroll subsidies to keep paychecks flowing — even for workers who were laid off

Efforts led by Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Pramila Jayapal aim to subsidize salary and benefits of up to $90,000 per worker.
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