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North Carolina governor says he’s prioritizing public health over politics, after Trump scrambles convention planning

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — BY: KENDALL KARSON and BENJAMIN SIEGELNorth Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said that he is prioritizing public health over politics in the planning for the Republican National Convention, after President Trump raised the possibility of moving the event out of Charlotte.”I’m not surprised by anything that I see on Twitter,” the Democratic chief…read more »

Trump and Brazil’s Bolsonaro both downplayed coronavirus. Now Brazil faces a US travel ban

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — BY: CONOR FINNEGANSince 2019, President Donald Trump has found a fellow nationalist warrior in Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro, the controversial right-wing populist president of Latin America’s largest country, and for the last few weeks, they’ve found common cause in downplaying the threat of the coronavirus and urging their countries to “reopen,” even as…read more »

DOJ pressures state, local leaders over reopening policies

Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesBY: ALEXANDER MALLIN, ABC NEWS (WASHINGTON)  — The Department of Justice is putting increasing pressure on state and local leaders over how their reopening plans during the COVID-19 pandemic could impact religious institutions. The DOJ’s civil rights division on Sunday sent a letter to Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak raising concerns that the state’s…read more »

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