Australian state premier apologises for cruise ship failures after COVID-19 spike

Australian state premier apologises for cruise ship failures after COVID-19 spikeThe leader of Australia’s New South Wales state apologised on Monday for failing to stop people carrying the novel coronavirus from disembarking from a cruise ship in Sydney in March, triggering what was at the time Australia’s worst outbreak. The apology from NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian for her government’s poor handling of the outbreak aboard the Ruby Princess came as the number of deaths from a second wave of infection in Victoria state hit a record 25. Australia has reported 23,500 COVID-19 cases and 421 deaths, far fewer than many other developed nations, but missteps in the handling of the Ruby Princess and possibly also with hotel quarantine in Victoria have proven costly.



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US Postal Service crisis: Pelosi recalls House early to fight election 'sabotage' – The Guardian

  1. US Postal Service crisis: Pelosi recalls House early to fight election ‘sabotage’  The Guardian
  2. Trump’s finger-pointing on USPS is latest attempt to rewrite history in real time  CNN
  3. Schumer: McConnell must bring Senate back early if House passes Postal Service bill | TheHill  The Hill
  4. Americans need to stand up for voting — and the U.S. Postal Service  The Washington Post
  5. Does Mail-In Voting Have to Be a Nightmare?  Wall Street Journal
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Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez loses primary of pro-statehood party – NBC News

  1. Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez loses primary of pro-statehood party  NBC News
  2. Puerto Rico’s governor loses primary in chaotic election  POLITICO
  3. Puerto Rico governor loses primary after second round of voting | TheHill  The Hill
  4. Puerto Rico’s Governor Loses Primary Bid For Full Term  NPR
  5. Puerto Rico holds second round of voting after primary marred by missing ballots | TheHill  The Hill
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CDC Covid-19 guidance: how long are you immune after catching coronavirus? – AS English

  1. CDC Covid-19 guidance: how long are you immune after catching coronavirus?  AS English
  2. COVID-19: Rates Of Cases In Children ‘Steadily Increasing,’ CDC Says  Rutherford Daily Voice
  3. New CDC data says COVID-19 rates in children are ‘steadily increasing’  WWMT-TV
  4. Your back-to-school questions answered  Canton Repository
  5. DOH looking at Año’s 2nd coronavirus infection, says recovery not an ‘immunity passport’ vs COVID 1  INQUIRER.net
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Thousands on streets of Belarus demand resignation of President Lukashenko – BBC News – BBC News

  1. Thousands on streets of Belarus demand resignation of President Lukashenko – BBC News  BBC News
  2. Minsk: tens of thousands gather in biggest protest in Belarus history  Guardian News
  3. Belarus: Mass protest eclipses defiant Belarus leader’s rally  BBC News
  4. A knife at NATO’s throat: Why Belarus matters to the US | TheHill  The Hill
  5. Women make the difference in Belarus  The Washington Post
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Republican congressman goes to CNN to urge Trump to denounce QAnon after pro-conspiracy candidate sweeps Georgia primary

GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger has called on President Donald Trump to debunk the QAnon conspiracy, saying that it has gone “mainstream” after a theory-backing Republican candidate all but secured a seat in congress after a primary win.

Kinzinger, who has locked horns with Trump in the past, came out swinging against the conspiracy theory during an episode of CNN’s Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter on Sunday.

Before his appearance on Trump’s least-favoured channel (well, maybe after Fox News), Kinzinger posted a YouTube video, talking about why people fall for conspiracy theories like the fake Moon landing theory and QAnon, which originally sprang up at the 4-chan website in October 2017.

The theory is based on online postings or “Q-drops” from an alleged government insider known only as “Q,”  who casts himself as a “patriot.” The theory alleges that there exist child sex trafficking rings among the powerful, as well as Satan-worship and occultism. Some QAnon devotees believe that deep state actors are trying to undermine the Trump administration.

Speaking to Stelter, who called the four-minute YouTube clip “outstanding,” Kinzinger said that he believes that top Republicans, who have generally kept mum about the theory, should speak up against it since it has gone “mainstream.”

I think up to maybe about a week ago there wasn’t a reason to denounce it because it didn’t need the attention, but now that it’s made mainstream, we have a candidate that embraces it that won a primary

Kinzinger referred to Marjorie Taylor Greene, who prevailed over fellow Republican John Cowan this week to win the Georgia primary, and with that, most likely a Congress seat, given that her district is a deeply red one.

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QAnon-supporting, anti-Soros GOP upstart Marjorie Greene on track for Congress after landslide victory in Georgia primary

Greene has come under fire from both left and right for her support of the QAnon theory, as well as her harsh criticism of Democratic mega-donor George Soros. However, that did not stop her slide to a primary victory, gaining over 57 percent of the vote.

Arguing that Republicans should distance themselves from the theory, Kinzinger took a thinly-veiled swipe at Trump, saying: “The president hasn’t fully denounced it or denounced it at all,” adding that “now it’s time” for leaders to come out against it.

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Ironically, when going after one conspiracy, Kinzinger has added fire to another, saying that while it’s not clear who was behind the theory, it might as well be… Russia.

“We don’t necessarily know where it comes from…if it’s just one person, if it’s a basement dweller or [if] that’s started as a joke, if it’s multiple people now, if it’s Russian intelligence even,” he said in the YouTube video.

Trump congratulated Greene shortly after her resounding primary victory, however, he has brushed off questions about her QAnon beliefs so far.

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Holy vote! Thousands of Jesus 2020 signs printed as campaign grows

(WSFA) — RAMER, Alabama — It’s a gift that keeps on giving! You may recall the story we did recently on the Jesus 2020 campaign in Ramer.

Members of Sampey Memorial Baptist Church started the campaign to “put Jesus everywhere, in hopes that people will elect Him as their leader!”

Organizers behind the movement say more than 6,200 signs have been printed and sent to nine states and a handful of cities.

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Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 23,408 | NMDOH – Coronavirus Updates – NMDOH – Department of Health

  1. Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 23,408 | NMDOH – Coronavirus Updates  NMDOH – Department of Health
  2. New COVID-19 cases continue to plunge  Albuquerque Journal
  3. Daily new virus cases drop for New Mexico, Dona Ana County  KVIA El Paso
  4. New Mexico’s coronavirus tally grows by 113 | Coronavirus  Santa Fe New Mexican
  5. 3 virus deaths reported in Doña Ana County Saturday  KTSM 9 News
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Source: Google News, Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 23,408 | NMDOH – Coronavirus Updates – NMDOH – Department of Health

GOP congressman Adam Kinzinger urges Republican leaders to denounce QAnon – CNN

  1. GOP congressman Adam Kinzinger urges Republican leaders to denounce QAnon  CNN
  2. Rep. Kinzinger: ‘It’s time’ for leaders to disavow QAnon  POLITICO
  3. Two Republican Lawmakers Call On Colleagues To Disavow QAnon Conspiracy Theory  Forbes
  4. QAnon is a menace. Ignoring it isn’t an option.  The Washington Post
  5. QAnon Was a Theory on a Message Board. Now It’s Headed to Congress.  The New York Times
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A-level grades 'drop below three-year average', new analysis suggests – BBC News

  1. A-level grades ‘drop below three-year average’, new analysis suggests  BBC News
  2. UK’s Johnson urged to fix growing England exam chaos  Washington Post
  3. Ofqual ‘blindsided’ government by revoking A-level appeals process  The Guardian
  4. This year’s A-level results are a fiasco – but the system was already broken  The Guardian
  5. Too many A-level grades are patently wrong – here’s how to fix it  The Guardian
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