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Sweden spared European surge as coronavirus infections stay low | World news | The Guardian

Chief epidemiologist puts low number of cases down to light-touch ‘sustainable’ approach

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How bad is covid really? (A Swedish doctor’s perspective) – Sebastian Rushworth M.D.

Ok, I want to preface this article by stating that it is entirely anecdotal and based on my experience working as a doctor in the emergency room of one of the big hospitals in Stockholm, Sweden, and of living as a citizen in Sweden. As many people know, S

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Feds say Yale discriminates against Asian, white applicants

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department investigation has found Yale University is illegally discriminating against Asian American and white applicants, in violation of federal civil rights law,...

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NY study finds hydroxychloroquine may have saved COVID-19 patients’ lives - ThinkPol

Treatment with controversial anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine may have reduced deaths in hospitalized COVID-19 patients, according to results of a peer-rev

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At Least 12 Have Died In Nationwide Protests. Here’s Who They Were.

Nine days of protests nationwide following the death of George Floyd have left hundreds injured and at least 12 people dead.

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NYPD, LAPD Send Cops to Harass Hasidic Jews and Baseball Players for Social Distancing Violations

Has the NYPD threatened to arrest any of the peaceful protestors for social distancing violations?

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Leaked documents reveal China withheld crucial information about the coronavirus at the start of the outbreak

China didn't publish the coronavirus genome until over a week after its scientists decoded it, according to a new investigation.

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Did Japan Just Beat the Virus Without Lockdowns Or Mass Testing? - Bloomberg

Japan’s state of emergency is set to end with new cases of the coronavirus dwindling to mere dozens. It got there despite largely ignoring the default playbook.

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White House Expresses Concern Over Continued Growth Of Coronavirus Cases In LA – CBS Los Angeles

Dr. Deborah Birx, a key member of the White House's Coronavirus Task Force, said she has asked the CDC to investigate the L.A. area to determine why cases are still on the rise even though it has been shut down for two months.

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Trouble for Gavin Newsom’s $1 billion mask deal: Feds reject safety certification - SFChronicle.com

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s assertion that shipments of medical masks the state bought from a Chinese manufacturer had simply been delayed because of federal safety certification issues was thrown into doubt Wednesday when regulators said they had actually rejec

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China didn't warn public of likely pandemic for 6 key days

In the six days after top Chinese officials secretly determined they likely were facing a pandemic from a new coronavirus, the city of Wuhan at the epicenter of the disease hosted a mass banquet...

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Fact check: Did Obama administration deplete N95 mask stockpile?

During the presidency of Barack Obama, the national stockpile was seriously taxed as the administration addressed multiple crises over eight years.

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Cuomo speculates that quarantine may have backfired in some cases

Sweeping statewide quarantine orders may not have been the most effective strategy to combat the coronavirus, Gov. Andrew Cuomo conceded on Thursday.

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Rhode Island Governor Announces National Guard Will Go 'Door-to-Door' to Identify New Yorkers to Slow COVID-19 Spread

Rhode Island officials will patrol the highways and knock on doors, ordering anyone coming from New York into quarantine.

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'Trump is right about the coronavirus. The WHO is wrong,' says Israeli expert - Israel News - Haaretz.com

Dr. Dan Yamin has developed models for predicting the spread of infectious diseases, and helped curb the Ebola epidemic. He says the coronavirus could take some 13,000 lives in Israel – but there's cause for optimism

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FSI - Is the Coronavirus as Deadly as They Say?

Current estimates about the Covid-19 fatality rate may be too high by orders of magnitude, Stanford Health Policy's Eran Bendavid and Jay Bhattacharya write in this editorial published in the Wall Street Journal.

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Coronavirus quarantine, travel ban could backfire, experts fear

The government has broad legal authority to detain people in the name of public health. But politically and diplomatically, it’s more complicated.

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Trump administration eases US stance toward Israeli settlements in West Bank | Fox News

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday that the U.S. government will ease its stance on Israeli settlements in the West Bank, in the latest move by the Trump administration to bolster Israel's position and undermine Palestinian claims regarding l

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Migrant caravan to U.S. faced Mexican riot police and pepper spray

President Trump threatened to shut down the U.S. border with Mexico as migrants head north in search of asylum

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Anthony Kennedy retiring from Supreme Court

The retirement gives President Donald Trump another chance to fundamentally reshape the top of the judiciary.

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The Sea Is Rising, but Not Because of Climate Change

There is nothing we can do about it, except to build dikes and sea walls a little bit higher.

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The US Navy appears to have fooled Russia and Syria with a warship ruse before the strike

When the Syria strike happened, the destroyer that everyone was watching didn't fire a shot.

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Herschel Walker wants a spot on Donald Trump's staff

Georgia great Herschel Walker would like to serve on the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. Georgia’s legendary running back Herschel Walker has political ambitions. Walker told TMZ that he’d like to be on the staff of President-e

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Radical romance: SoCal jihadists committed to terror 2 years ago, says FBI boss Comey | Fox News

FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday that husband-wife team that carried out the San Bernardino, Calif., terror attack appeared to have been “radicalized” at least two years earlier, before they even started dating online.

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China's Latest 'Airpocalypse' Seen from Space

Severe air pollution is choking China with thick veils of smog, and yesterday (Dec. 7), Beijing issued a red alert — the highest possible — due to poor air quality in the Chinese capital city. Recent satellite images of the country show large hazy clo

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San Bernardino Shooter Passed DHS Counterterrorism Screening

CBS News reports that one of the shooting suspects in the San Bernardino massacre Wednesday passed the Department of Homeland Security's "counterterrorism screening as part of her vetting" for a visa. Writes the National Review:

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MSNBC's 'No-Fly List Is Islamophobia' Poster Boy Arrested in Turkey as Part of ISIS Cell | PJ Media

A man, who just two years ago was the poster boy for the far-Left media's attacks against the U.S. government's no-fly list for "unfairly" targeting Muslims, finds himself and several family members sitting in a Turkish prison -- arrested earlier this month near the Turkey-Syria border as members of an ISIS cell.

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‘Nonsense’: Top Scientists Demolish Alarmism Behind UN Climate Summit

A panel of prominent scientists debunked one of the most popular global warming arguments ahead of a major United Nations climate summit to take place in Paris later this month. The scientists sla

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Supreme Court gives broader immunity to police using deadly force in chases

The Supreme Court made it harder Monday to sue police for using deadly force against fleeing suspects, ruling that officers are immune from lawsuits unless it is “beyond debate” that a shooting was unjustified and clearly unreasonable.

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NASA Study: Mass Gains of Antarctic Ice Sheet Greater than Losses

A new NASA study says that an increase in Antarctic snow accumulation that began 10,000 years ago is currently adding enough ice to the continent to outweigh the increased losses from its thinning glaciers.

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Hillary Clinton Email Inquiry Weighs if Aides Erred at ‘Send’

An investigation raises complex questions about whether State Department officials broke laws or rules by sending information to Mrs. Clinton’s personal email account.

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Second Review Says Classified Information Was in Hillary Clinton’s Email

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign disagreed with the conclusion of the inquiry looking into messages received by the former secretary of state.

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‘It’s Not Classified Because It’s Marked; It’s Marked Because It’s Classified’

It appears now that Hillary Clinton’s main rhetorical defense against the increasing evidence that her private server contained classified information is that it wasn’t “marked classified.” A fair number of people have been repeating this as if it

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Mystery deepens into how classified emails got onto Clinton's unclassified server

The daily revelations over Hillary Clinton’s personal email system are raising a perplexing question for former government officials who dealt with sensitive information – who wonder how classified information made its way onto a non-classified State

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Tempers Flare As Huntington Park Appoints Undocumented Immigrants To City Commissions

Huntington Park is making history and not everyone is happy about it.

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Revealed: Here’s what the final World Trade Center tower will look like

It’s been a long time coming, but we now know what the final tower will look like when it’s built at the site of the old World Trade Center in New York. Wired has an exclusive report about the design of Two World Trade Center, which will be next to O

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Iran rejects access to military sites, scientists

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader vowed Wednesday he will not allow international inspection of Iran's military sites or access to Iranian scientists under any nuclear agreement with world powers.

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Obama’s latest concession guts what’s left of the Iran nuclear deal - Business Insider

The Iranians may be granted several years’ leeway before they’d be required to give a full estimate about how close they are to a bomb.

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California Apartments Raided in Federal Investigation of Chinese ‘Birth Tourism’ - NYTimes.com

The raids were part of a federal inquiry into an industry that helps pregnant Chinese women travel to the United States to deliver babies who will have American citizenship.

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CDC Unveils New Ebola Gear Guidelines | NBC Chicago

Health officials have released long-awaited new guidelines for how health workers should gear up to treat Ebola patients, calling for protective garb that covers their bodies entirely and for trained monitors to...

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CDC rethinking Ebola guidelines after criticism they left nurses unprotected - Yahoo News

From Yahoo News: Now that at least two Dallas nurses who cared for Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan have themselves been diagnosed with the virus, the Centers for Disease Protection and Control is facing criticism that its initial recommendations to healt

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Broken lights and the Fourth Amendment - Yahoo News

From Yahoo News: Is it a violation of the Constitution for a police officer to act on a misunderstanding of the law? That’s what the Supreme Court asked in its first case of the new term.

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Will Orange be the New Black for IRS Chief Lois Lerner?

On Friday, the IRS disclosed that an additional five computers containing information relevant to the Congressional Inquiry crashed.

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Stunning satellite images show summer ice cap is thicker and covers 1.7 million sq km MORE than 2 years ago

Seven years after Al Gore's warning, The Mail on Sunday can reveal that the Arctic ice cap is far from vanishing and has expanded for the second year in succession.

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GAO: Obama Administration Broke Law With Bergdahl Swap

The Obama administration broke the law earlier this year by secretly ordering the swap of five Guantanamo Bay detainees in return for American prisoner of war Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, according to a new report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

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Obama signs veterans' health care overhaul - Yahoo News

From Yahoo News: FORT BELVOIR, Va. (AP) — Veterans may soon have easier access to government-paid health care under a bill President Barack Obama signed into law Thursday, the government's most sweeping response to date to a public uproar over systemwid

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Illegal Immigrants Kill Border Patrol Agent, Family And Media Denied Arraignment Access

The sheriff in Willacy County, Texas, refused access to media personnel and the family of a murdered border patrol agent at the suspects’ arraignment, according to The Monitor. The arraignment, held inside the jail where the suspects are currently in c

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Leaked Border Crisis Intel Shreds Narrative from Media and Obama Admin

HOUSTON, Texas—An elite, law-enforcement sensitive El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC) intel report from July 7, 2014 was leaked to Breitbart Texas and reveals that homicide rates in Central America suggest violence are likely not the primary cause of th

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6 Israelis Held Over the Killing of Palestinian

A group of Israelis was arrested in what one official described as a revenge killing. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to pursue the case and said, “We do not differentiate between terrorists.”

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Asked whether the Taliban would be inspired by the exchange to kidnap others, a commander laughed. “Definitely."

In the days and hours leading up to the release of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl last week, his Taliban captors in Pakistan prepared for a big send-off. Those selected to physically hand Bergdahl over to U.S. officials at a pre-arranged location on the other side of the border in Afghanistan rehearsed the messages they wanted to convey to the American people.

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    Supreme Court upholds police shooting after high-speed car chase

    The police may use deadly force to shoot and kill a motorist who leads them on a reckless, high-speed chase, even if the suspect's car is temporarily cornered, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

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    Dinosaur Era Had 5 Times Today's CO2

    Dinosaurs that roamed the Earth 250 million years ago knew a world with five times more carbon dioxide than is present on Earth today, researchers say, and new techniques for estimating the amount of carbon dioxide on prehistoric Earth may help scientists