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Trevor Noah mocks doctor’s bizarre diagnosis for ‘cancer in a wig’ Donald Trump

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Daily Show host Trevor Noah was skeptical on Tuesday of the rosy health assessment Donald Trump got from physician Harold N. Bornstein, who said his lab results were “astonishingly excellent.”

“That’s just a little bit weird,” Noah said. Lab results are either bad, or normal. Unless the doctor was like ‘I’m astonished. I mean, look at him — he looks like cancer in a wig.’ But I digress.”

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Bornstein gushed on Monday that the real estate mogul and Republican presidential front-runner would be “the healthiest individual” ever to win the office if elected.

Noah and his correspondents imagined that the mutual admiration between Trump and the gastroenterologist started with a shared appreciation for their hair, since Bornstein’s picture showed him sporting curiously long hair.

“This guy looks like the kind of doctor who would be caught supplying Mexican steroids to minor-league baseball players,” Noah said. “I’m not saying that’s true, I’m just saying that’s how he looks.”

Watch Noah’s commentary, as posted online on Tuesday, below.

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California bill to establish nation’s second public bank applauded as ‘historic challenge to Wall Street domination’

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"If California is serious about addressing racial and income inequities, we must create a banking system that centers people not profits."

In a move advocacy groups celebrated as a "historic challenge to Wall Street domination of municipal finances," a pair of California state lawmakers on Thursday unveiled legislation that would establish the nation's second publicly-owned bank and empower the institution to lend to businesses and local governments fighting to stay afloat amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

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What is China doing to stop Beijing’s new coronavirus outbreak?

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Over 1,000 flights have been cancelled, schools shut and residents urged not to leave Beijing, as Chinese authorities race to contain a fresh outbreak linked to the capital's largest wholesale food market.

The number of confirmed cases in the capital has shot up to 137 within the last week after two months of no cases, and four other provinces have revealed cases linked to the Beijing cluster.

How did the outbreak begin, and what measures are Beijing taking to contain it?

- What is the origin of the cluster? -

Beijing had turned into a virtual fortress at the height of the pandemic, with people arriving from other regions or countries required to undergo quarantines.

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Democrats and Never-Trumpers gaming out ‘doomsday scenarios’ if president refuses to leave office: report

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According to a report in the New York Times, Democratic strategists and Never-Trumper conservatives fear Donald Trump will refuse to leave office should he lose in November and are making plans and figuring out their legal options should such an unprecedented state of affairs come to pass.

The report, by the Times' Reid Epstein, begins with one such possible scenario.

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