Even though the outbreak was seriously dampened by sheltering in place, it never disappeared entirely. In the Bay Area, newly reported daily cases dropped below 100 only once since the stay-home orders took effect in mid-March. But public health officials believed they’d done the best they could, and they used those three months to shore up hospital and public health resources for what they anticipated would be a long-haul battle with COVID-19. … [Read more...] about How did we get here? California struggling to stay on top of pandemic
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“You fought for days to protect it,” Best said in a video address to Seattle police officers posted on YouTube Thursday. “I asked you to stand on that line. Day in and day out, to be pelted with projectiles, to be screamed at, threatened, and in some cases hurt. Then to have a change of course nearly two weeks in, it seems like an insult to you and our community.” … [Read more...] about Confusion reigns as Seattle’s seized six blocks known as CHAZ purportedly changes name to CHOP: ‘We’re not trying to secede’
Then there are the 11 million or so undocumented immigrants, most of whom have been here for many years and have lived decent and productive lives. They may be considered illegal but they are not criminal although they’ve been criminalized by Trump in order to make them prey to his obsession in hunting them down and driving them out. Even legislation to protect the Dreamers — brought here as children and aspiring to the American Dream — is struggling to gain passage in a Republican-led Congress after Trump arbitrarily undermined the status of DACA. … [Read more...] about Bible-Quoting Jeff Sessions Makes Little Children Suffer
Thousands of documents in that case were released in August of last year, revealing the identities of powerful men accused of participating in Epstein’s sex ring—including former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, financier Glenn Dubin, and now-deceased MIT scientist Marvin Minsky. The Miami Herald sued to make the filings public, and Epstein’s onetime lawyer Alan Dershowitz has also demanded their release. (Giuffre claims Epstein trafficked her to Dershowitz, who has repeatedly denied this and says the documents will prove his innocence. Ransome also claimed Epstein forced her into sex with Dershowitz. The Harvard law professor claims he’s never met her.) … [Read more...] about A Year After Epstein’s Arrest, Will Victims Finally Get Justice?
The Daily Beast used business filings to identify the new school, which was incorporated by the head of Musk’s family office, Jared Birchall. Birchall has managed many of Musk’s newer businesses, including The Boring Company, which is building transportation tunnels in Las Vegas, and brain-interface start-up Neuralink. Birchall could not be reached for comment, and requests for comment to Musk-led businesses SpaceX and Tesla went unanswered. … [Read more...] about Would You Pay $7,500 to Educate Your Kid Like Elon Musk’s?