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Michigan governor shrugs off Trump’s attacks: ‘The real enemy is COVID-19’

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President Donald Trump has repeatedly attacked Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI), complaining that “the woman in Michigan” has not been nice enough to him, and according to her, medical supplies to Michigan from the federal government have been delayed as this feud has unfolded.

In a video posted to Twitter on Friday, Whitmer shrugged off the attacks from Trump — and urged the state and the country to unite in the face of the pandemic threat.

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“My team and I are working 24/7, as I know there are wonderful people in the federal government, from the White House down, working 24/7 as well,” said Whitmer. “We know that COVID-19 cases are rising exponentially, and they will do so across the country, but right now Michigan is a hot spot. Right now, we have got people fighting for their lives in our hospitals, families who are mourning loved ones, and we need assistance. We need more masks and more gloves and more gowns. We need the PPE right now. We are worried about making it through this weekend.”

“And so that’s why it’s on all of us to lock arms to meet this challenge,” said Whitmer. “Remember: the enemy is COVID-19. This is a phenomenal country. I am proud to be an American. And I know that we can beat any challenge before us so long as we do it together.”

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‘They just fired on us’: Horrifying videos of cops ‘using journalists for target practice’ in Minneapolis

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Journalists covering the protests in Minneapolis reported on being targeted by police on Saturday.

Multiple reports -- including live coverage on CNN -- showed police firing rubber bullets at journalists.

It’s open season on the media for the cops in Minneapolis. Evil. https://t.co/ZR3Nnf9ofH

— Nick Stellini (@StelliniTweets) May 31, 2020

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Scientists warn of ‘superspreaders’ as Americans flock back to restaurants, salons and churches

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SAN DIEGO — Churches. Hair salons. Restaurants. Malls. What do they all have in common?They’ve all been cleared to reopen in San Diego County amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic — and by and large, they all require people to congregate inside, potentially with strangers.This comes as an increasingly vocal group of scientists has sounded the alarm about the danger of indoor gatherings due to the potential for airborne transmission of the disease by “superspreaders.”This week Kimberly Prather of UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography penned an urgently worded perspective paper in t... (more…)

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About 75% of Trump’s proposed coronavirus capital gains tax cut would go to the top 1% of earners

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Roughly three-quarters of the benefits from the capital gains tax cut floated by President Donald Trump as part of the administration's coronavirus relief plan would go to the top 1% of earners, according to the Tax Policy Center.

Trump has repeatedly floated a cut to capital gains taxes, which are taxes paid by investors on profits made when an asset, like stock or real estate, is sold. The capital gains tax rate is already 35% lower than the top income tax rate, and only about 6% of households in the bottom 80% of earners claim any capital gains, meaning the overwhelming majority of benefits would flow to the wealthy.

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