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American Airlines ditches social distancing guidelines as coronavirus spikes to record levels in US: report

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In a statement released by American Airlines Group Inc., flights will be booked to capacity going forward, abandoning previous social distancing guidelines for operation, according to a report from Bloomberg.

“Customers will still be notified when they’re booked on crowded flights and can move their reservations at no cost, the airline said in a statement Friday,” Bloomberg reports. “As of June 30, American also will ask customers to certify that they have been free of Covid-19 symptoms for the previous 14 days.”

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The move comes as cases of coronavirus spike to record levels all across the country. The spikes are taking place in states where American Airlines has major operations, such as Texas, Arizona and North Carolina.

Read the full report over at Bloomberg.


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A delay in Trump finance scandal may prevent the prosecution of other people: court filing

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President Donald Trump is continuing to fight the Manhattan District Attorney's case requiring his taxes and financial documents. But in a Wednesday court filing Cy Vance indicated that there is a need for urgency because his case could involve the prosecution of "other people."

Time is of the essence to minimize "any risk that criminal conduct will go unpunished," says Vance in the filing.

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‘Are you kidding me?’ CNN’s Cuomo lays into Trump for hawking Goya products during a pandemic

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On CNN Wednesday, Chris Cuomo exploded with outrage over the image of President Donald Trump promoting Goya food products from the Oval Office — just a day after his daughter did the same.

"The pandemic is in full effect," said Cuomo. "You tell me how a president, in the middle of a pandemic, has got time for this bullsh*t. Are you kidding me? Hawking products? Goya, I don't care who it is. Resolute Desk? This is what he's resolute about? Pandemic priorities? His daughter Ivanka, top White House adviser, are you kidding me? Marketing for a brand following calls for a boycott after Goya's CEO heaped praise on Trump last week. On your dime, in the middle of a pandemic, they're selling beans. Are you kidding me?"

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Brad Parscale mocked over demotion: ‘Apparently there is a limit to how much you can grift’

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On Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced on Facebook that campaign manager Brad Parscale has been demoted, after several months of a reportedly rocky relationship and frustration from the president over his sinking poll numbers.

Commenters on social media buried Parscale in mockery over the news.

Irony: Brad Parscale just got demoted on Facebook. pic.twitter.com/HZ2jWVS5iJ

— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) July 16, 2020

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