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7-year-old girl and dad finally released after horrific 250 days at migrant family jail

7-year-old girl and dad finally released after horrific 250 days at migrant family jail

In a major victory for advocacy groups that have been pushing for their release, a seven-year-old child and her dad were finally freed from a migrant family jail in Pennsylvania after a horrific 250 days in detention, Philadelphia Inquirer reports. “Maddie had spent more time inside than any child currently held in the country’s three family detention centers, the two others are in Texas.” Philadelphia Inquirer had previously reported that the girl had “become deeply depressed” while detained at Berks County Residential Center—child welfare experts have…

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Trump super PAC follows instructions from Trump campaign with $10 million ad campaign against Biden

Trump super PAC follows instructions from Trump campaign with $10 million ad campaign against Biden

Consider the message received: Last week, Trump campaign concerns about a key Trump super PAC falling down on the job leaked out. That job was “attack, attack, attack”—and America First is following orders, with a $10 million ad buy attacking former Vice President Joe Biden in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin. The Trump campaign isn’t allowed to coordinate directly with America First, due to campaign finance laws. But campaign officials sure can drop some heavy hints. “We cannot let Biden hide in the shadows,” campaign…

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How Trump surprised his own team by ruling out Obamacare

How Trump surprised his own team by ruling out Obamacare

As coronavirus ran rampant and record jobless numbers piled up, the nation’s health insurers last week readied for a major announcement: The Trump administration was reopening Obamacare to millions of newly uninsured Americans. It was an announcement that never came. The White House instead rejected the prospect of allowing new sign-ups across the 38 Affordable Care Act marketplaces it controls – a decision that shocked the health care industry, triggered widespread criticism and prompted a scramble within the administration to…

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‘Lord of the Flies: PPE Edition’: U.S. cast as culprit in global scrum over coronavirus supplies

‘Lord of the Flies: PPE Edition’: U.S. cast as culprit in global scrum over coronavirus supplies

The coronavirus pandemic is pushing countries around the world into a cutthroat competition for medical resources — and the United States is being cast as a leading villain. President Donald Trump’s administration stands accused of effectively hijacking shipments of masks and additional crucial supplies meant for other countries, including U.S. allies, and strong-arming private firms to prioritize America over other parts of the world. On Friday, Trump announced he was invoking the Defense Production Act to restrict U.S. exports of…

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Despite expanded DPA, confusion reigns over coronavirus industrial response

Despite expanded DPA, confusion reigns over coronavirus industrial response

Three weeks after mobilizing against the coronavirus outbreak, chaos is still swirling around the federal government’s response, which has been hobbled by the weak and scattershot application of the powerful emergency law called the Defense Production Act. On Friday, President Donald Trump invoked the DPA to prevent the hoarding or exporting of critical medical gear needed to combat the coronavirus outbreak, a day after applying the act to compel 3M to stop exporting masks to other countries, along with speeding…

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‘No problem whatsoever’: Trump downplays Fauci absence at coronavirus briefing

‘No problem whatsoever’: Trump downplays Fauci absence at coronavirus briefing

President Donald Trump on Friday dismissed suggestions that his relationship with Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, might have soured, after Fauci was conspicuously absent from Friday’s news briefing by the White House coronavirus task force. “I don’t know. But every time you ask that question, whenever he’s not here, you say, look, where is he? And you’ll say, is there a problem? No problem whatsoever,” Trump told CNN’s Jim Acosta, who inquired about Fauci’s absence, after his…

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Trump administration recommends Americans wear cloth masks amid pandemic

Trump administration recommends Americans wear cloth masks amid pandemic

President Donald Trump on Friday said his administration is recommending that Americans wear face coverings to curb the spread of the coronavirus but added he wouldn’t follow the recommendation. The guidance from the Centers for Disease Control encourages use of cloth masks when outside the home. Health experts say the practice, which is common in parts of Asia, would reduce the risk of exposed individuals not exhibiting symptoms spreading the disease. “You do not have to do it. They suggest…

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