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PM prepares for "Covid election" as NZ marks 100 days of no community spread (Rebecca Falconer/Axios)

Memeorandum - 3 hours 35 min ago

Rebecca Falconer / Axios:
PM prepares for “Covid election” as NZ marks 100 days of no community spread  —  New Zealand has now gone 100 days with no detected community spread of COVID-19, the Ministry of Health confirmed in a statement.  —  Why It Matters: New Zealanders are going to the polls on Sept. 19.

CDC data reveals 200,700 more people died than usual from March to July

Daily Mail - 3 hours 36 min ago
An analysis of CDC data by The New York Times revealed that the United States recorded at least 200,700 more deaths from March to July this year than predicted - surpassing the death toll.

Bill Gates says the White House 'muzzled' the CDC in its coronavirus response

Daily Mail - 3 hours 39 min ago
Microsoft founder Bill Gates, 64, slammed the US coronavirus response again on Friday criticizing testing and blasting the White House for having 'muzzled' the CDC.

TikTok will sue Trump over executive order banning Chinese app from US

Daily Mail - 3 hours 42 min ago
TikTok is prepared to file a federal lawsuit against the Trump administration as early as Tuesday in the US District Court for the Southern District of California, a source revealed on Saturday.

President attacks GOP mega-donor Sheldon Adelson for not spending more on his campaign

Daily Mail - 3 hours 43 min ago
The president blasted one of his biggest benefactors in a heated phone call last week accusing him of not doing enough to support his campaign.

Stephen F. Williams, longtime federal appeals judge in D.C., dies of coronavirus at 83 (Fredrick Kunkle/Washington Post)

Memeorandum - 3 hours 45 min ago

Fredrick Kunkle / Washington Post:
Stephen F. Williams, longtime federal appeals judge in D.C., dies of coronavirus at 83  —  Judge Stephen F. Williams, a member of the powerful Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit for more than three decades, died Friday of complications from the coronavirus, his family and court officials said.

Trump signs four executive orders on coronavirus aid after Congress negotiations stalled

Daily Mail - 3 hours 52 min ago
Trump signed four executive orders related to what he called 'China virus relief' during a press conference at his golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey, on Saturday afternoon.

Trump promises permanent cut to payroll tax funding Social Security and Medicare if he's reelected (Tony Romm/Washington Post)

Memeorandum - 4 hours 9 min ago

Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Trump promises permanent cut to payroll tax funding Social Security and Medicare if he's reelected  —  The president made the pledge after signing a directive postponing payroll tax payments into next year  —  President Trump pledged on Saturday to pursue a permanent cut to the payroll taxes …

Trump announces executive actions after stimulus talks broke down (Politico)

Memeorandum - 4 hours 9 min ago

Politico:
Trump announces executive actions after stimulus talks broke down  —  President Donald Trump on Saturday announced he would move forward with multiple executive actions designed to provide relief to millions of financially struggling Americans after talks between his aides and Democratic leaders …

Two headed tortoise and museum mascot that turns 23 years old in three weeks is seen taking a bath

Daily Mail - 4 hours 10 min ago
The two headed tortoise, called Janus, was born September 3, 1997 in the Museum of Natural History in Geneva, Switzerland on September 3rd 1997. New photos show the tortoise getting a bath and eating

Biden campaign, women's groups are working to blunt sexist attacks on his vice presidential pick (Washington Post)

Memeorandum - 4 hours 15 min ago

Washington Post:
Biden campaign, women's groups are working to blunt sexist attacks on his vice presidential pick  —  Jennifer O'Malley Dillon, Joe Biden's campaign manager, warned on a recent all-staff call that when his vice presidential pick is announced, sexism will motivate the ugliest attacks against her — no matter who she is.

Queen Letizia and King Felipe arrive in Mallorca with daughters Princess Lenor and Sofia

Daily Mail - 4 hours 16 min ago
Queen Letizia, King Felipe VI of Spain and their daughters Princess Leonor and Princess Sofia were seen waving from a car as they arrived in Mallorca for their summer holidays on Saturday.

The Green New Deal is for children:  Trump takes ANOTHER swipe at AOC

Daily Mail - 4 hours 20 min ago
'They want to raise everybody's taxes, everybody, and they want to do the Green New Deal, which will decimate our country and decimate,' Trump said during a press conference Saturday.

One of Jeffrey Epstein's sex slaves claims a 'massage guru' introduced her to Ghislaine Maxwell

Daily Mail - 4 hours 23 min ago
Chauntae Davies was 21 and a trainee massage therapist when her 'mentor', Gypsy Gita, took her to the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills to give Ghislaine Maxwell a massage.

Portland police arrested 24 people and share pictures of nails to burst tires, rocks and body armor

Daily Mail - 4 hours 24 min ago
Portland police on Saturday announced that they had arrested 24 people in the early hours. Some of the arrested wore body armor (top right); others hurled rocks and concrete (bottom right).

My Statement on President Trump's Executive Orders to Sow More Chaos and Confusion (Joe Biden)

Memeorandum - 4 hours 25 min ago

Joe Biden:
My Statement on President Trump's Executive Orders to Sow More Chaos and Confusion  —  Unable to deliver for the American people in a time of crisis, Donald Trump offered a series of half-baked measures today.  He is putting Social Security at grave risk at a time when seniors are suffering …

PROFESSOR TIM SPECTOR says everything you think you know about food is WRONG 

Daily Mail - 4 hours 28 min ago
PROFESSOR TIM SPECTOR: So much of what we swallow when it comes to advice about food is not backed up by science, while some of it can be categorically wrong.

Why Sweden, pilloried by the whole world for refusing to lock down, may be having the last laugh

Daily Mail - 4 hours 38 min ago
IAN BIRRELL: As infections spike again in places that locked down, where schools struggle to reopen and the economic carnage grows clearer, is it possible Sweden made the right long-term call?

One-Third of American Renters Expected to Miss Their August Payment (Kriston Capps/Bloomberg)

Memeorandum - 4 hours 40 min ago

Kriston Capps / Bloomberg:
One-Third of American Renters Expected to Miss Their August Payment  —  Renters across America are wading into unknown territory.  With the lapse of the federal moratorium on evictions that expired July 31 and the end of the $600 per week boost to unemployment benefits …

The lost days of summer: How Trump struggled to contain the virus (Washington Post)

Memeorandum - 4 hours 45 min ago

Washington Post:
The lost days of summer: How Trump struggled to contain the virus  —  As the White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows is responsible for coordinating the vast executive branch, including its coronavirus response.  But in closed-door meetings, he has revealed his skepticism of the two physicians guiding …

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