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Supreme Court rejects Texas death row inmate’s appeal — but justice notes ‘pall of uncertainty’ over guilt



The U.S. Supreme Court rejected death row inmate Rodney Reed’s appeal Monday, but Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote separately to urge Texas courts to conduct a “full and fair” examination of evidence that raises questions about his guilt.“In my view, there is no escaping the pall of uncertainty over Reed’s conviction. Nor is there any denying the irreversible consequence of setting that uncertainty aside,” Sotomayor wrote in a statement accompanying Monday’s ruling.“Reed has presented a substantial body of evidence that, if true, casts doubt on the veracity and scientific validity of the evidence…


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‘I’m covered in Jesus’ blood’: Defiant churchgoer tells CNN she can’t get sick because she’s Christian



A churchgoer in Ohio told CNN that she is attending services during the coronavirus pandemic because she is "covered in Jesus' blood" and can't be infected.

"I wouldn't be anywhere else," the woman told CNN's Gary Tuchman from her car as she was leaving church services.

"Aren't you worried you could impact other people if you get sick inside?" the CNN reporter asked.

"No, I'm covered in Jesus' blood," the woman replied. "I'm covered in Jesus' blood!"

"There are other people who don't go to this church who you might infect," Tuchman noted.

"I go to the grocery store every day!" the woman exclaimed. "I'm in Walmart, Home Depot. Look at those people. They could get me sick!"

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Trump busted for cynical reasons behind scheduling his COVID-19 press conferences at the same time everyday



An MSNBC panel discussing the coronavirus task force's daily press briefing that have been hijacked by Donald Trump so he can be on television every day turned to explaining why they held at the same time every day.

With "Am Joy" host Joy Reid explaining that the nation's media is doing their best to try and "normalize" the president's behavior, she also called out the president for cynically scheduling the briefings to keep the public ignorant about how the coronavirus is devastating their own communities.

Noting that Trump has replaced traditional press briefings with a "hit TV show" in his eyes.

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Boom: Joy Reid explains why Andrew Cuomo ‘is the president’



MSNBC host Joy Reid asserted on Sunday that Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) is now the acting president of the United States for many Americans.

During a segment on MSNBC, a guest lamented that Donald Trump is the president instead of Cuomo, who has gotten national attention over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

"I have to admit that I am a fan of Andrew Cuomo," former ABC News anchor Carole Simpson said, "and wish very much that he were president of the United States now running a national battle against this virus."

"I mean, kind of, isn't he?" Reid said of Cuomo. "I mean, isn't he actually [the president]? I mean, in a way, he is the president."

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