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Sarah Sanders says migrant families deserved to be tear gassed: ‘We’ve encouraged them to follow the law’

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White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday insisted that the Trump administration does not want to tear gas women and children after the border patrol used the chemical on migrant families.

In the first White House “daily” briefing in nearly a month, Sanders was asked about a Sunday incident on the U.S. border where migrant families and their children were forced to flee tear gas deployed by the Border Patrol.

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“Certainly the White House would never want children to be in harm’s way in any capacity whatsoever,” Sanders insisted. “However, that is why we are continuing to encourage people to follow the law and go to ports of entry.”

“Law enforcement officials have used appropriate non-lethal force to protect themselves and prevent an illegal rush across the border,” she continued, noting that the “Obama presidency” had also deployed tear gas on multiple occasions.

“They didn’t have the same rush that we’re seeing in this mass caravan taking place,” Sanders said. “No one wants women or children or any individuals to have this happen, which is why we’ve encouraged them to follow the law and go to ports of entry.”

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Trump’s inspector general firing will cripple intel agencies during the coronavirus crisis: National security analyst

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On CNN Saturday, national security analyst Samantha Vinograd laid into President Donald Trump for firing intelligence community inspector general Michael Atkinson.

"Trump has decimated his own intelligence to date, and now he's continuing that pet project at a moment when, arguably, we need more, not fewer, competent professionals on board," said Vinograd. "This is an all-hands-on-deck moment for the entire U.S. government, including the U.S. intelligence community. In the face of the novel coronavirus, resources are strained. We have less intelligence professionals able to come to work and access classified servers. And rather than trying to marshal resources at this time, President Trump has removed a competent intelligence professional from a key post."

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Here’s what Wall Street doesn’t want you to know about its grip on emergency rooms

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Doctor Ling Min is the first emergency room doctor to be fired for going public with his concerns about poor hospital emergency room safety practices and shortages of medical supplies and protective gear for health workers.

He won’t be the last.

Like many hospitals in the US, PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham Washington, where Ling Min worked for the past 17 years as an emergency room doctor, has outsourced the management and staffing of its emergency room. So, Min works on-site at the hospital’s ER, but he is employed by a physician staffing firm that runs the ER. These staffing firms are often behind the surprise medical bills for ER services that patients receive after their insurance company has paid the hospital and doctors, but not the excessive out-of-network charges billed by these outside staffing firms.

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Here’s why the tormented conservative mind is so drawn to the dangerous allure of miracle drugs

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In one of the oddest developments of the coronavirus crisis, there's been a run on a pair of antimalarial drugs, hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, which are used primarily in the U.S. to treat arthritis and to prevent organ damage from lupus. The drugs are being sucked out of pharmacies at an alarming rate, thanks to Americans who have convinced themselves these drugs will save them if the develop COVID-19, and thereby leaving patients who actually need these medications in danger.

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