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Birks wonders how long she can stay on White House task force, sources say

Birks told people around her that she was “concerned” by the working group’s guidelines, describing the nation’s response to the coronavirus as a nightmare. According to people familiar with her thinking, Birks views Dr. Scott Atlas, a recent addition to the task force, as an unhealthy influence on President Donald Trump’s thinking when it comes to the virus. “The president …

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Pennsylvania election officials warn of “ballot” decision, warning it could jeopardize 100,000 votes

Pennsylvania election officials raised the alarm that thousands of votes could be cast in November following a state Supreme Court ruling last week that “vote ballots” could not be counted. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Thursday that battlefield state officials may reject mail-sent ballots sent without a security envelope, preventing respondents from seeing how someone voted. The decision repealed previous …

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Tesla is suing to lift the Trump administration’s tariffs on China

Tesla is suing the US government and US Trade Representative Robert Leitheimer over tariffs by the Trump administration on items Tesla imports from China. The electric car maker wants the court to declare two batches of Trump’s administrative tariffs invalid and return to Tesla the tariffs it paid with interest, according to the lawsuit filed in the American court for …

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9,000 city managers collapsed in a budget crisis

Another 9,000 employees in the city will be outsourced, saving the city $ 21 million in an attempt to balance the budget, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Wednesday. The five-day work will begin in October and last until March, and will affect all managers and non-union workers in city agencies. “This has real human consequences, but it is necessary,” …

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Covid-19 Live Updates: Johnson and Johnson test vaccine with one shot

The split scenes at the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions hearing and the Supreme Court ceremony honoring Ruth Bader Ginsburg – just a few blocks apart – were an impressive image in Washington. Opening the hearing, Sen. Lamar Alexander, chairman of the committee, called on Congress to begin planning the next pandemic, warning that experts say it could come …

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The Senate GOP report attacked Bidens with pre-broadcast allegations of conflict of interest

The report was published less than two months before the presidential election and days before the first debate between Biden and President Donald Trump. The report focuses mainly on Hunter Biden’s role on board Burisma, the Ukrainian energy company. The report says concerns have been expressed in the Obama administration and directly with Biden about potential problems with Hunter Biden’s …

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