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Houston nursing home residents shown calmly awaiting flood rescue share new photo after moving to safety

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More than a dozen nursing home residents seen awaiting rescue from Hurricane Harvey in a viral photo have been moved to safety.

The 15 residents of La Bella Vita have been moved to another facility in Alvin, Texas, and they tweeted out another photo showing them safe and dry at their temporary home, reported CBS News.

Seven of the women were photographed Sunday as they calmly awaited emergency crews while sitting chest-deep in floodwaters at the Houston-area nursing home, and the picture has become one of the defining images from the deadly hurricane.

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“They did look sort of calm in that photo, but at this point in time they had been in that water for several hours,” said Susan Bobrick, whose sister was shown in the photo. “When you get people that are in wheelchairs, or cannot get around, or they have walkers, if the water kept coming up, what were they going to do?”

One of the women seen in the photo had suffered a debilitating head injury decades ago, at age 19.

Nursing home staffers said the residents were in good spirits, but their family members aren’t able to visit them yet as the storm continues dumping rain on the Houston area.


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Lincoln Project whacks the president: ‘We end COVID when we end Trump’s presidency’

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President Donald Trump on Thursday held a campaign rally in Wisconsin with supporters "packed in like sardines."

At the rally, Trump ridiculed former Vice President Joe Biden for social distancing at campaign appearances with America's death toll over 200,000. Also on Thursday, Biden held a town hall meeting on CNN where he spoke in-depth about the challenges of a coronavirus vaccine.

The Lincoln Project, the group of former top GOP strategists working to defeat Trump, said that "only one candidate will protect your family from coronavirus" in a new video.

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Trump said he would give UN speech despite pandemic — but reversed course and won’t be attending

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US President Donald Trump will not attend next week's UN General Assembly gathering in person, his chief of staff told journalists aboard Air Force One Thursday, according to a pool report.

The decision marks an about-face for Trump, who last month said he wanted to deliver his speech in the General Assembly hall in New York, even if other world leaders are staying away due to the coronavirus pandemic.

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows ended the debate once and for all, telling reporters en route to Wisconsin, where Trump was to hold a campaign rally, that the president would not physically attend the General Assembly's 75th session, which will take place mainly by videoconference due to the health crisis.

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Trump mocked for 95-minute ‘slurring’ campaign speech — before crowd ‘packed in like sardines’ in Wisconsin

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President Donald Trump gave a fear-filled and factually inaccurate campaign rally in Mosinee, Wisconsin on Thursday.

The rally, held in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, featured a large crowd closely packed together.

Here's some of what people were saying about Trump's speech, which lasted approximately 95 minutes:

https://twitter.com/RSBNetwork/status/1306433275381116928

https://twitter.com/bad_takes/status/1306758848577966081

Trump is slurring and sounds tired pic.twitter.com/6MJLw2fpms

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