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Conservative Christian leader gets schooled by a pastor after claiming Trump defends families

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Timothy Head, executive director of the Faith & Freedom Coalition, tried to present Trump as a defender of family values who upholds the sanctity of life, and got smacked down for his hypocrisy by both Reverend Raphael Warnock, senior pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church, and MSNBC host Katy Tur.

“When it comes to the voting booth, we have seen more protection of innocent life,” Head replied when Tur asked why evangelicals stick with Trump, despite his multiple marriages and unrepentant adultery. “For most white evangelicals across the country, the question of life and innocence remains the number one driving public policy driving question. I think we have seen progress on that.”

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“I don’t mean to interrupt but we have innocent children being separated from parents at the border,” shot back Warnock. “Those are our babies.”

Head began to concede that his organization favored a “much more thoughtful approach”, when Tur asked pointedly “what about keeping them in detention? Indefinitely?” Head continued to talk about streamlining immigration, but Tur called him out for dodging the issue.

“If you’re talking about being pro-life and protecting fetuses, protecting babies in the womb, what about the babies who are being taken away from their parents at the border?” she asked. “Why was that not as offensive, if not more offensive, than something like abortion?”

Head replied that Congress needs to do something about immigration.

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Privacy rights may become next victim of killer pandemic

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Digital surveillance and smartphone technology may prove helpful in containing the coronavirus pandemic -- but some activists fear this could mean lasting harm to privacy and digital rights.

From China to Singapore to Israel, governments have ordered electronic monitoring of their citizens' movements in an effort to limit contagion. In Europe and the United States, technology firms have begun sharing "anonymized" smartphone data to better track the outbreak.

These moves have prompted soul-searching by privacy activists who acknowledge the need for technology to save lives while fretting over the potential for abuse.

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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards honors staffer who died from COVID-19

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Gov. John Bel Edwards (D-LA) offered a moving tribute to a member of his staff who died from COVID-19.

"On behalf of the first lady and my entire administration, it is with heavy hearts that we mourn the loss of our dear April, who succumbed to complications from COVID-19," he posted on Twitter, along with photos.

"She brightened everyone’s day with her smile and was an inspiration to everyone who met her," he continued.

"She lived her life to the fullest and improved the lives of countless Louisianans with disabilities as a dedicated staff member in the Governor's Office of Disability Affairs. April worked hard as an advocate for herself & other members of the disability community," he wrote.

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Washington state nurses share shocking stories from their war against coronavirus

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by Ken Armstrong and Vianna Davila

Nurses at one hospital in southeastern Washington state have alleged that, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, they were ordered by supervisors to use one protective mask per shift, potentially exposing themselves to the novel coronavirus.

At another hospital, just east of Seattle, nurses had to use face shields indefinitely.

At a third hospital, on Washington’s border with Oregon, nurses reported that respirators were expired. The hospital responded, the nurses said, by ordering staff to remove stickers showing that the respirators might be as much as three years out of date.

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