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Husband and wife with coronavirus die alone in same NJ hospital a week apart

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Sheryl Pabatao could hear machines beeping furiously through the phone when she told her hospitalized mom Susana that her husband of 44 years died from the coronavirus. Laying in a bed two floors above him in the same facility, Susana was waiting for her own COVID-19 test results.“I could hear her vitals going down,” Sheryl Pabatao said of the March 26 phone call. Then, the line went silent.A half-hour later, Sheryl Pabatao said her 64-year-old mother called her back sounding defeated. Doctors put Susana Pabatao on a breathing and feeding tube later that night— and she fought for four days bef…

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‘Awful news for Republican Senate candidates’: Odds of GOP holding Senate collapsing over support for Trump

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According to an analysis by Politico's Jeff Greenfield, recent voting trends combined with Donald Trump's unpopularity with the electorate will likely see Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) lose his power following the November election.

First proposing, "It’s a question as obvious as it is critical: How will the trio of crises—the pandemic, the economy, the demands for racial justice—affect the 2020 race for the White House," the columnist said it will be a major factor this election cycle and that is not good news for Republicans.

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Trump campaign trying to spin president’s poll numbers as good news: report

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President Donald Trump's electoral standing has eroded in recent weeks in the midst of multiple national crises, with his polling average in nearly every swing state trailing former Vice President Joe Biden.

But according to The Daily Beast, the president's campaign is trying to spin this situation as good news.

"Though poll after poll shows the president in a historically bad position for an incumbent in an election year, inside the White House and on the campaign a feeling of relief has begun setting in that it’s not worse," reported Sam Stein and Asawin Suebsaeng. "As they see it, any one of the events of the past few months would have tanked a prior president’s standing. They endured a global pandemic, a historic rise in unemployment, and a sweeping revolt against the criminal justice system in quick succession. And, through it all, many of them feel bruised but politically intact."

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Trump’s use of religion follows playbook of authoritarian-leaning leaders the world over

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It was a striking moment: Donald Trump, Bible in hand, posing for photos in an apparent moment of political theater made possible by the dispersal of protesters through the use of tear gas.

The president’s visit to St. John’s Episcopal Church, known as “the Church of the Presidents,” came immediately after giving a Rose Garden speech framing himself as “your president of law and order” and threatening to send federal troops to “restore security and safety in America.” The next day, Trump made another high-profile visit to a place of worship, this time Washington’s St. John Paul II National Shrine.

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