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Bernie-backing Sarah Silverman to Sanders convention die-hards: ‘Stop being ridiculous’

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Saying she was proud to have supported the candidacy of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, comedian Sarah Silverman touted the nomination of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton — only to have to make an off-script comment to Sanders delegates on the floor.

“Bernie showed us that all of American citizens deserve quality health care and education, not just the wealthy elite,” Silverman said after explaining that she had been “feeling the Bern” for the past year.

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She then turned to Clinton, saying, “It’s so inspiring. Just a few years ago she was a secretary and now she’s going to be president. She’s like the only person ever to be overqualified for a job–as the president. I will vote for Hillary with gusto, as I continue to be inspired and moved to action by the ideals set forth by Bernie.”

As her speech wrapped up, she was met with chants of “Bernie! Bernie!” only to hold up her hand and respond, “Can I just say to the `Bernie or Bust’ people—you’re being ridiculous.”

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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?

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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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‘Retaliation plain and simple’: Vaccine agency top Doc fired by Trump administration files whistleblower complaint

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Dr. Rick Bright has retained an attorney and will be filing a whistleblower complaint after the Trump administration fired him from his position as head of the federal agency charged with developing a COVID-19 vaccine. Dr. Bright was moved to a different agency with a narrower focus after he raised concerns over President Donald Trump's obsession with promoting hydroxychloroquine, a malaria drug recent studies found doubles the death rate in coronavirus patients.

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