August 25, 2020

Politics

GOP convention showcases rising stars, dark warnings

Two of the Republican Party’s rising stars, both people of color, offered an optimistic view of President Donald Trump’s leadership on Monday night, closing the opening night of the GOP’s scaled-back convention with a positive message at odds with the dark warnings that dominated much of the night. While other Republicans predicted a national “horror

COVID-19

Cellphone Data Shows How Las Vegas Is “Gambling With Lives” Across the Country

This story was originally published by ProPublica. ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. When it comes to COVID-19, what happens in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas. Las Vegas casinos reopened June 4, and they have become a likely hotbed

COVID-19

Trump announces plasma treatment authorized for COVID-19

President Donald Trump on Sunday announced emergency authorization to treat COVID-19 patients with convalescent plasma — a move he called “a breakthrough,” one of his top health officials called “promising” and other health experts said needs more study before it’s celebrated. The announcement came after White House officials complained there were politically motivated delays by

Politics

Top Trump aide Kellyanne Conway to leave White House

Kellyanne Conway, one of President Donald Trump’s most influential and longest serving advisers, announced Sunday that she would be leaving the White House at the end of the month. Conway, Trump’s campaign manager during the stretch run of the 2016 race, was the first woman to successfully steer a White House bid, then became a

Wildfires

Constellation Fire Monday 8/24 Update: Firefighters Making Progress and Gaining Containment

Location: 9 miles NE of Wickenburg, within Wickenburg Mountains Start Date: Thursday, 8/20/20 Size: 12,252 acres Cause: Lightning Strike Containment: 68% Firefighters continue to secure up containment lines on the Constellation Fire and report containment at 68%. There was minimal growth on the fire overnight and was mapped today at 12,252 acres. Monday, firefighters continued

National

How President Trump is helping lift 1 million Americans out of poverty

One million Americans will be lifted from poverty because of President Trump’s historic Opportunity Zones tax cuts program, the White House Council of Economic Advisers estimates in a new report today. For over 50 years, the “War on Poverty” has left too many American communities behind. Many of its programs have “relied on inefficient top-down

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