Donald Trump cancels border wall section over rising costs - The Trump administration told a federal court that it has canceled a portion of border wall it had planned to build near Yuma, Arizona, saying costs for other parts of the wall are coming in higher than anticipated and there's not enough money to go around.
500 doctors tell Trump to end the coronavirus shutdown, say it will cause more deaths - Hundreds of doctors wrote a letter to President Trump asking him to end the coronavirus shutdown, saying it is a “mass casualty incident” spurring deaths from other factors such as substance abuse and suicides. The letter estimates about 150,000 Americans each month that the shutdown remains in place would have had new cancer detected, millions more are missing dental exams that could discover problems linked to heart disease, while others are experiencing domestic violence like child abuse.
Commentary: How to Keep Workers Off the Job - "...More evidence that the enhanced $600 unemployment benefit will slow the recovery and keep the jobless rate high."
Reopened states revive economy as doomsday predictions don’t materialize - Positive economic news poured in from reopened states as President Trump hosted the governors of Arkansas and Kansas at the White House, while Florida’s governor blasted the media for incorrectly predicting that he ended the state’s coronavirus shutdown too soon.
House Republican Introduces Bill to Ban 'Ballot Harvesting' - Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL), ranking member of the Committee on House Administration, introduced a bill to ban the practice of “ballot harvesting,” which allows anyone to deliver unlimited numbers of mail-in ballots on others’ behalf.
Retail Spending Dropped a Record 16.4% in April - Retail spending fell as consumers pulled back sharply on shopping and eating out due to coronavirus-related lockdowns, and industrial production posted the steepest monthly fall on record.
New Disturbing Details Emerge In Case Of Elderly Man Who Was Beaten At Michigan Nursing Home - The father of the 20-year-old man who beat an elderly man in a Michigan nursing home, which went viral after video of the alleged incident was viewed millions of times on social media, says that his son was not supposed to be at the nursing home, but was taken there because he tested positive for the coronavirus. Police are now also reportedly investigating whether the suspect beat an elderly woman.
Horror: Black Man Who Trains in Boxing Caught on Video Beating White Elderly Nursing Home Patients for Jollies - There is disgusting video going around of a Michigan man beating elderly white men and women in nursing homes. There are three videos showing the man beating white people. The man is filming himself beating the seniors in their beds until they are bleeding.
CDC now says coronavirus 'does not spread easily' via contaminated surfaces - For those of you still wiping down groceries and other packages amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, breathe a sigh of relief: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now say that the novel virus “does not spread easily” from touching contaminated surfaces or objects.
Hunker down: Some states say no full-scale reopening until coronavirus vaccine, treatment is ready - As most states begin to move forward with measures to reopen their economies, some governors and big-city mayors are now saying the restrictions will not fully be lifted until a vaccine or treatment for the disease is available -- a timeline that could take a year or more.
California's Newsom says fed help to states 'not charity,' but 'moral and ethical obligation' to Americans - California Gov. Gavin Newsom said that his state is facing a major budgetary crisis as a “direct result” from the coronavirus pandemic and called on federal lawmakers to provide some sort of relief funding to states across the nation as they struggle with the economic fallout that has accompanied the public health emergency.
Lawsuit blaming Fox News for coronavirus is a threat to press freedom - A judge on a Washington state court has a chance May 21 to quash a dangerous, outlandish lawsuit against Fox News that would eviscerate First Amendment media freedoms.
US says Chinese hackers might be targeting virus researchers - The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security’s cyber division are warning that hackers backed by the Chinese government may be attempting to steal the work of researchers dealing with the response to the coronavirus pandemic.
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