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Cleveland prosecutor who cleared cops in Tamir Rice’s death defeated in Dem primary

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Prosecutor Tim McGinty speaks during a news conference in May 2015 (Screenshot)

Cuyahoga County District Attorney Tim McGinty lost his bid for re-election on Tuesday night, less than three months after Cleveland activists began calling for him to be voted out for his handling of the case of 12-year-old Tamir Rice’s shooting death at the hands of police.

CleveScene reported that McGinty conceded the Democratic primary race to opponent Mike O’Malley around midnight local time.

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McGinty became the subject of protests around the area for clearing Officers Frank Garmback and Timothy Loehmann in Rice’s death.

Footage showed the boy was shot and killed within seconds of the officers driving up to the boy at a local park, where he was spotted holding a replica gun in late 2014. McGinty has refused to release the testimony heard by the grand jury who heard the case.

O’Malley amassed the support of 55 percent of voters compared to 44 percent for McGinty with 95 percent of precincts reporting. Since there are no Republican or independent candidates for the position, the result means O’Malley has won the position outright.

McGinty’s loss was announced shortly after Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez, who was similarly criticized for her handling of the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald, was also defeated in a primary election.

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The Trump Medicaid record: Zero achievements on president’s ‘ambitious’ goals — and ‘some damaging changes’

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President Donald Trump entered office seeking a massive overhaul of the Medicaid program, which had just experienced the biggest growth spurt in its 50-year history.

His administration supported repealing the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion, which has added millions of adults to the federal-state health program for lower-income Americans. He also wanted states to require certain enrollees to work. He sought to discontinue the open-ended federal funding that keeps pace with rising Medicaid enrollment and costs.

He has achieved none of these ambitious goals.

Although Congress and the courts blocked a Medicaid overhaul, the Trump administration has left its mark on the nation’s largest government-run health program as it has sought to make states more responsible for assessing its impact and improving the health of enrollees.

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‘Letting it rip’: Trump now all-in on ‘herd immunity’ say top health officials – and experts warn half-million more Americans may die

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President Donald Trump and his White House advisers are now fully-embracing the debunked concept of "herd immunity" as a means to approach the coronavirus pandemic. And while Trump, White House officials, and even Dr. Scott Atlas, the Fox News radiologist who brought the concept to the president, all deny herd immunity is their new policy, senior health officials working with the coronavirus task force say Trump and his advisors are all in.

Experts warn adopting a herd immunity approach could cause an additional half-million Americans to die.

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All eyes are on Pennsylvania — but does Joe Biden really need it to win it?

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If former Vice President Joe Biden wins every state that 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton won four years ago and flips Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin — all of which Trump won four years ago — that would get him over the 270 electoral votes he needs in order to win the election. But what if Trump wins Pennsylvania a second time? Polling expert Nate Silver examines that possibility on his FiveThirtyEight website.

Silver notes that although polls are showing Biden with an advantage in Michigan and Wisconsin, "The polls have been tighter in Pennsylvania." Citing FiveThirtyEight's polling analysis, Silver explains, "Biden's current lead is just 5.1 points, and in 2016, polls were off by 4.4 points in the Keystone State — Trump won it by 0.7 points after trailing in our final polling average by 3.7 points there. So, with a 2016-style polling error in Pennsylvania, Biden would be cutting it awfully close — perhaps even so close that court rulings on factors like 'naked ballots' could swing the outcome."

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