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Protesters have blockaded Portland ICE facility and are setting up an #OccupyICE tent camp

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Protesters in Portland, Oregon have besieged the city’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility and are putting up tents to house an indefinite protest.

An Oregon Public Broadcasting reporter visited the facility yesterday and today, and saw protestors standing in front of cars so that staffers could not leave. Supporters sent pizza, water and other provisions for the protestors. Someone brought a portable toilet to help with the protest.

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“A group of us all decided together that it’s time to shut down ICE, and that’s what we’re doing,” protestor Tony Hadden told OPB. “We can’t let this go on.”

The protest grew overnight, with more tents being set up near the facility.

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In an ironic touch, at one point someone from ICE reportedly asked the protestors to stop blocking their cars in “so they can get home to their families.”

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BUSTED: Trump said no one saw pandemic coming — but his own officials admitted it kept them up at night

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President Donald Trump has tried to claim that the coronavirus pandemic came out of nowhere and that his administration couldn't have possibly been better prepared for it.

However, CNN reports that past statements from his own administration's officials show that the threat of a pandemic hammering the United States was long seen as a danger that the country was not equipped to handle.

"Of course, the thing that people ask: 'What keeps you most up at night in the biodefense world?' Pandemic flu, of course," said Trump HHS Secretary Alex Azar nearly one year ago.

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Arkansas church vows to continue services: ‘Jesus died with COVID-19 so that you didn’t have to bear it’

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An Arkansas church intends to hold church services despite recommendations from state officials to limit gatherings as part of the fight against the coronavirus.

Awaken Church, in Jonesboro, vowed in a Facebook post to continue holding services in defiance of a Health Department directive banning gatherings of 10 or more, and after churches in other parts of the country were the source of community outbreaks, reported Newsweek.

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Trump’s path to re-election ‘smashed to splinters’ as his only achievement is swallowed up by the pandemic: report

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In a piece for Politico, Ben White writes that Donald Trump was going into November's election with only one achievement under his belt -- a healthy economy -- and now he has nothing left to run if he wants to be re-elected.

With all of the gains made in the stock market long gone due to the coronavirus pandemic and the collapse of oil prices, White claims that the president's campaign strategy lies in tatters.

"The fundamental pillars of Donald Trump’s presidency — a hot economy, strong job growth and a rocking stock market — are all being smashed to splinters by the ravaging coronavirus, which has shuttered much of the nation and now officially ended a streak of 113 months of job gains dating back to the end of the Great Recession a decade ago," he wrote before noting the explosion of unemployment claims -- over ten million so far -- that has the country reeling.

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