With coronavirus cases surging, nurses in North Dakota demand a statewide mask mandate

With coronavirus cases surging, nurses in North Dakota demand a statewide mask mandateNurses in North Dakota are pushing back against a new policy stating that they can continue working after testing positive for the coronavirus, as long as they do not show any symptoms and only treat COVID-19 patients.North Dakota has the worst infection and death rates per person in the United States, and is experiencing a shortage of health care workers and hospital beds. Gov. Doug Burgum (R) announced the new policy on Monday, and the North Dakota Nurses Association said in a statement on Wednesday it “recommends that all other public health measures to reduce the demand on the health care system and address staffing shortages are deployed before implementing this particular strategy.”The nurses are urging Burgum to impose a statewide mask mandate, rather than encourage people to wear masks while outside, and said that while it’s clear the state is experiencing a crisis, “if a nurse believes they are not well enough to provide safe patient care and chooses not to work under these circumstances, employers should not retaliate against the nurse for making this decision.”More stories from theweek.com 7 scathingly funny cartoons about Trump’s refusal to concede Trump is reportedly ‘very aware’ he lost the election but is putting up a fight as ‘theater’ Texas senator suggests it’s too soon to declare Biden the winner because Puerto Rico is still counting votes



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Google Photos hooked users with free unlimited storage. Now that's changing – CNN

  1. Google Photos hooked users with free unlimited storage. Now that’s changing  CNN
  2. No, future Pixel phones aren’t exempt from Google Photos’ money grab  The Verge
  3. Here’s how to tell when your Google Photos storage will run out  Android Police
  4. Google Photos Will No Longer Offer Unlimited Storage  Fstoppers
  5. Google Photos stops offering unlimited storage: Here are storage, pricing and other details of Google One, Apple One and Microsoft OneDrive  Gadgets Now
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Dolly Parton has new Scrooge-style Christmas movie

Dolly Parton plays an angel trying to help Christine Baranski’s Scrooge-like character in Netflix’s upcoming “Christmas on the Square.” Though filled with Parton’s signature rhinestones, cheerful dance numbers and plenty of laughs, the film also highlights the problem with wealth disparities, a topic Parton is particularly passionate about. (Nov. 12)

       



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Jose Abreu and Freddie Freeman Win 2020 MVP Awards – The New York Times

  1. Jose Abreu and Freddie Freeman Win 2020 MVP Awards  The New York Times
  2. Braves’ Freddie Freeman beats out Mookie Betts, Manny Machado for NL MVP award  ESPN
  3. Cubs: 2020 MVP winners show what the Cubs lacked – an offensive leader  Cubbies Crib
  4. José Abreu praises Ricky, excited to play for La Russa  Comcast SportsNet Chicago
  5. Chicago White Sox slugger Jose Abreu wins AL MVP award  ESPN
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Week 10 Thursday inactives: Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans – NFL.com

  1. Week 10 Thursday inactives: Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans  NFL.com
  2. NFL Week 10: Discussing expectations for Colts vs. Titans | SportsCenter  ESPN
  3. Titans vs. Colts Odds & Picks: How Our NFL Expert Is Betting This Thursday Night Football Spread  The Action Network
  4. Keys to Colts-Titans clash on TNF in Week 10 | Pro Football Talk | NBC Sports  NBC Sports
  5. Titans WR Corey Davis to play to honor late brother  Deadspin
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California becomes the second US state to top 1 million Covid-19 cases, after Texas – CNN

  1. California becomes the second US state to top 1 million Covid-19 cases, after Texas  CNN
  2. California hits 1 million COVID-19 cases, becoming 2nd state to reach grim milestone  KTLA Los Angeles
  3. California hits 1 million coronavirus cases  Los Angeles Times
  4. California becomes second state in US to surpass 1m Covid-19 cases  The Guardian
  5. ‘We all need to act now’: L.A. County grapples with new coronavirus surge as Thanksgiving approaches  KTLA Los Angeles
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Pennsylvania secretary of state asks judge to toss Trump campaign's 'desperate and unfounded' lawsuit – CNBC

  1. Pennsylvania secretary of state asks judge to toss Trump campaign’s ‘desperate and unfounded’ lawsuit  CNBC
  2. Pennsylvania court: Secretary of state lacked authority to change deadline 2 days before Election Day  Fox News
  3. Trump gets win in Pennsylvania ballot lawsuit, but unlikely to affect outcome  KSDK.com
  4. Trump Press Sec McEnany Claims Democrat and GOP Counties Were Under Different Vote Counting Systems  Newsweek
  5. Court sides with President Trump, blocks small number of ballots in Pennsylvania over ID issues  WTAE Pittsburgh
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‘All Combat Takes Place at Night’: Kyle Rittenhouse’s Lawyer Urges Trump Fans to ‘Dust Off’ Gun Rights

‘All Combat Takes Place at Night’: Kyle Rittenhouse’s Lawyer Urges Trump Fans to ‘Dust Off’ Gun RightsThe lawyer for Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse is on a Twitter tear again—this time, urging supporters to “dust off those Second Amendment rights” and not let China “steal” the election from lame-duck President Trump.“Time to dust off those Second Amendment rights. Founders put it there for a very specific reason,” attorney John Pierce tweeted Wednesday night.In another tweet, Pierce wrote, “Trump won in a landslide. The triad of Big Tech, mainstream media and the CCP is trying to steal it. Obvious. Do not let them. Do not give an inch. Fight over every single hedgerow. Nothing less than our freedom hangs in the balance.” The post included hashtags: FightBack, TrumpWon and 1775.Pierce then shared an image of Washington Crossing the Delaware—an oil painting commemorating General George Washington and the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War—with the words: “All combat takes place at night.”> All combat takes place at night. In the rain. At the intersection of four map segments. No matter the hardships that fortune brings over the coming months, never surrender. We will win. FightBack USA Trenton TrumpWon pic.twitter.com/R3sdhss2cc> > — John Pierce (@CaliKidJMP) November 12, 2020> Let’s not mince words. There is a war coming between nihilist globalist marxists and God-fearing freedom loving populists across the world. Full spectrum. Hot and cold. Whole of society. Be prepared. And never, ever, surrender. FightBack USA> > — John Pierce (@CaliKidJMP) November 12, 2020Some Twitter users have called out Pierce for trying to “incite violence.”Asked whether he was actually encouraging people to bear arms to defend Trump, Pierce told The Daily Beast, “Of course not. Just metaphors.”“Our true enemy is the Chinese Communist Party,” Pierce said in an email. “All Americans must unite together in this time of adversity as we always have. E Pluribus Unum. We are one family and one nation under God. We all must unite in peace and insist on free and fair elections.” Officials have found no evidence of voting fraud in the 2020 election, despite Trump’s claims.Pierce’s client, 17-year-old Rittenhouse, is charged with killing two Black Lives Matter protesters and injuring a third during an Aug. 25 demonstration over the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Two days before, a Kenosha cop shot Blake seven times in the back at close range, paralyzing him. Blake was unarmed.On the day of the protest, Rittenhouse joined a group of gun-toting civilians supposedly guarding businesses. Video from the scene revealed the Illinois teenager tripped and fell to the ground before firing an AR-15-style rifle at protesters who tried to disarm him.According to a criminal complaint, Rittenhouse shot and killed one of the demonstrators, Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, after he accosted the teen and tossed a plastic bag at him. Several protesters chased Rittenhouse and tried to grab his weapon after he stumbled to the pavement. Rittenhouse then fatally shot Anthony Huber, 26, as he tried to swing a skateboard at the gunman and snatch his rifle. Gaige Grosskreutz, 26, who appeared to be holding a handgun, was shot in the arm and survived.This week, Rittenhouse’s mother Wendy broke her silence to defend her son and instead blame protesters and law enforcement for the deadly episode.Meanwhile, Pierce is on a publicity blitz that, at one point, tried to paint Rittenhouse as a hero of a new American Revolution. As The Daily Beast previously reported, the attorney vowed to dispatch a “Seal Team” of lawyers to Wisconsin and is drumming up support for the teen’s legal defense via the FightBack Foundation, a right-leaning fundraising vehicle he launched with defamation lawyer Lin Wood.In September, Pierce stepped down from the organization’s legal fundraiser after The Daily Beast reported on the troubled financial history of his boutique litigation firm Bainbridge Pierce, which is millions of dollars in debt.A Wisconsin court commissioner recently set Rittenhouse’s bail at $2 million, saying because he’s considered a “flight risk” because of the life sentence he faces if convicted. Pierce recently told the Chicago Tribune a legal-defense fund raised nearly $2 million to secure his client’s release, while a separate Christian crowdfunding site has raised $565,678 for Rittenhouse.On Tuesday, Pierce tweeted, “Please understand that because I am no longer on FightBack board, I do not have precise figures. We should be looking at another couple hundred thousand needed for bail. But keep in mind we will need much more for the entire defense of this case.”“There are also lawyers, investigators and experts who need to be paid,” Pierce added. “This is going to be a very long, hard and expensive fight. But one that we will win.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



Source: Yahoo News, ‘All Combat Takes Place at Night’: Kyle Rittenhouse’s Lawyer Urges Trump Fans to ‘Dust Off’ Gun Rights