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Trump still hasn’t filled 26 positions that help prevent and respond to bioterrorism threats: report

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Despite biological hazards like Zika, Ebola and anthrax continuing to threaten Americans and people worldwide, President Donald Trump still hasn’t filled key positions that would prevent or respond to these and a plethora of other “bioterrorist” threats.

According to the Washington Post, the Trump administration still hasn’t filled 26 jobs across multiple government agencies “that are vital for national decision-making about how to prevent, detect and respond to bioterrorism threats.” Many of these positions include those that fund and plan medical “countermeasures” to both natural threats like Ebola and chemical ones likes anthrax.

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The positions could also help prevent deaths like the “hantavirus” that killed three people in Washington state this week.

As a report from earlier this week reveals, lab made chemical agents like those found in North Korea have increased worries about what America’s enemies may use against them — and with the Trump administration dragging its’ feel on these essential anti-bioterrorism positions, those dangers increase exponentially.

The rank and agencies of these positions range from the director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (which doesn’t even have a nominee) to the unconfirmed surgeon general, multiple assistant State Department positions and others in the departments of defense and Homeland Security.

Trump has also failed to fill a single position in the White House’s science division.

 


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WATCH: Video shows NYPD beating anti-police violence protesters with batons in Brooklyn

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Protesters of police violence received a harsh reception from the New York Police Department on Friday evening.

The protesters had marched to the Barclays Center, where they were met with a large police presence.

Heavy police presence posted outside of Barclays Center. If you’re protesting, please stay safe.

- Legal Aid Society’s Contact Number: 212-577-3300- Link to Brooklyn Bail Fund: https://t.co/cxRXqgrrum #BlackLivesMatter #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd pic.twitter.com/IgISXvkOj1

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Trump is enacting the presidency ‘George Wallace never had’: Conservative columnist

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On Friday, writing for The Washington Post, conservative columnist Max Boot tore into President Donald Trump's legacy on race.

"We know how a normal president responds when a white police officer ignites furious protests by killing a black man. It is the way President Barack Obama responded in 2014 after a grand jury refused to indict a white police officer who had fatally shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and the National Guard had to be called in to deal with looting and fires," wrote Boot. "Obama expressed sympathy for the protesters — their anger, he noted, was 'rooted in realities that have existed in this country for a long time' — while making clear that he had no sympathy with violence: 'Burning buildings, torching cars, destroying property, putting people at risk — that’s destructive and there’s no excuse for it. Those are criminal acts. And people should be prosecuted if they engage in criminal acts.'"

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White House goes into lockdown as George Floyd protests in DC rage hotter

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On Friday, CBS News reporter Weijia Jiang reported that the White House has now issued lockdown orders.

The development comes as protests against the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota have spread to Washington, D.C. and crowds are growing angrier. Earlier in the evening, a protester scaled the wall of a federal building and spray-painted an obscene anti-Trump message above a window.

The White House is currently under lockdown orders. https://t.co/LasnCIjkum

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