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Day 1204

(Matt Kiser) #1

1/ An additional 3.2 million Americans filed unemployment claims last week, down slightly from 3.8 million the previous week. More than 33.5 million have filed for unemployment over the last seven weeks and the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the week ending April 25 was 15.5%. Continuing claims – the number of people receiving ongoing benefits – is now at more than 22 million, surpassing the recessionary peak of 6.6 million. (Bloomberg / Wall Street Journal / Politico / ABC News / NBC News / The Guardian)

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(David Bythewood) #2

Colorado Lockdown Protester Arrested For Possession Of Pipe Bombs

(David Bythewood) #3

Meatpacking worker told not to wear face mask on job died of coronavirus: report

Trump offers Russia assistance as its coronavirus cases soar

If you thought “what this pandemic needs is less useful information”, then Mark Meadows is your man.

(David Bythewood) #4

During the worst pandemic in American history, Trump ignored Barr & asked the Supreme Court to destroy the entire ACA, taking way vital healthcare that both covers Americans for coronavirus & helps keep them out of hospitals for other reasons.


Justice served…or in name only, being charged with murder IS a first step. Let’s hope for a conviction.

2 Suspects Charged With Murder in Ahmaud Arbery Shooting

Gregory McMichael and Travis McMichael were arrested in connection with the killing of Mr. Arbery, which had led to protests in Georgia.

Georgia authorities announced on Thursday evening that the two white men who chased and then shot to death Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old black man, had been arrested and charged in connection with the slaying, days after graphic footage of the February encounter went viral.

The authorities said the men, Gregory McMichael, 64, and his son Travis McMichael, 34, were each charged with murder and aggravated assault and booked into a jail in coastal Glynn County, Ga., where the killing took place.

In recent days, details surrounding the circumstances of Mr. Arbery’s death — and the fact that one had been arrested — prompted a wave of outrage and concern from figures as diverse as former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., the basketball star LeBron James and Russell Moore, a prominent leader of the Southern Baptist Convention.

(David Bythewood) #6

Hoping Llamas Will Become Coronavirus Heroes

Antibodies from Winter, a 4-year-old llama with great eyelashes, have neutralized coronavirus and other infections in lab experiments.

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