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CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin snaps at Trump-supporting co-host

CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin snaps at Trump-supporting co-host In many ways, the argument between Sorkin and Kernen reflects nationwide polarization over just how aggressive the USA should have been in combating COVID-19. "Hold on!" Mr Sorkin said. "Joe, you missed it a hundred percent on the way down, and you missed the hundred thousand deaths", he continued, "so we can have this debate back and forth, or you can try to question, the questions I'm asking". [Full Article...]

Video captures horrific moment mum 'pushes son into canal'

Video captures horrific moment mum 'pushes son into canal' Ripley is now facing charges of first-degree murder and attempted premeditated murder and, if convicted, could face a death sentence in the U.S. state or life in prison without the possibility of parole. "It's not real", the father, Aldo Ripley, said after a bond court hearing. Fernandez Rundle also noted that because the boy was nonverbal, he could not have told his initial rescuers what had ha... [Full Article...]

Biden says he hopes to announce VP pick around this date

Biden says he hopes to announce VP pick around this date The President denied that he was mocking Biden and asked why the Democratic candidate was wearing the mask while "standing outside" in "perfect conditions". A Trump campaign official defended the approach so far, saying the campaign has spent millions of dollars on digital and TV ads in recent weeks to hit Biden on his approach on China, energy, foreign policy, taxes and his economic record. [Full Article...]

Coronavirus restrictions could impact state GOP convention in Greenville

Coronavirus restrictions could impact state GOP convention in Greenville Roy Cooper (D) by President Trump on Monday that threatened to relocate this year's Republican National Convention if the Democratic governor couldn't "guarantee" Republicans would be allowed full capacity of the arena in Charlotte. Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., who is up for re-election amid allegations of insider trading , said she "totally" agreed with Kemp. It could open the door to virtua... [Full Article...]

Putin Sets Date For Delayed World War II Victory Parade

Putin Sets Date For Delayed World War II Victory Parade Russia's coronavirus caseload surpassed 360,000 - the third highest in the world after the USA and Brazil - with nearly 9,000 new infections registered. Restrictions have been eased in many areas though hard-hit Moscow remains on a strict lockdown until at least the end of May. "The risks for all participants should be minimised, or even better, eliminated", Putin said , while adding that " str... [Full Article...]

New Zealand reports one COVID-19 case in a week

New Zealand reports one COVID-19 case in a week There are now 1504 confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus in New Zealand . The last coronavirus death was reported on May 6 . This is the number that is reported to the World Health Organization each day. A recovered case means the person is symptom free for at least 48 hours and it has been at least 10 days since they first became ill. In the USA however, the lack of testing early on... [Full Article...]

Iran convenes new hardline-dominated parliament

Iran convenes new hardline-dominated parliament Next week, politicians will choose a parliamentary speaker for a one-year term. Pilgrims have to respect social distancing regulations when entering. Iran's health ministry said on Tuesday the death toll in Iran had reached 7,508 with 139,511 confirmed cases. [Full Article...]

100,000 coronavirus deaths in United States; 355,000 globally

100,000 coronavirus deaths in United States; 355,000 globally The worst-affected state in the USA has been NY, where nearly 30,000 people have died. The "original projections" Trump appeared to be referring to were from a British study that predicted more than 2 million US deaths if no social distancing or other mitigation measures were implemented. [Full Article...]


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