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Sailors hit with COVID-19 outbreak on USS George H.W. Bush: report

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The aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) is underway in the Atlantic Ocean. George H.W. Bush is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nicholas Hall/Released)

On Thursday, The Daily Beast reported that sailors aboard the USS George H. W. Bush carrier are facing a new outbreak of COVID-19.

“A ‘small number’ of sailors on the USS George H.W. Bush have contracted COVID-19, according to a Naval Air Force Atlantic spokeswoman,” reported Madeline Charbonneau. “The crew members who have the virus were sent home to isolate and will be receiving medical support, Commander Jennifer Cragg said. Those still on board the ship are taking precautionary measures including wearing personal protective equipment and social distancing.”

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So far, over 9,000 sailors have been diagnosed with coronavirus. One of the early outbreaks, on the USS Theodore Roosevelt, caused controversy after Capt. Brett Crozier was relieved of command for the leak of a letter warning that his sailors were in danger.


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Rick Wilson roasts Trump’s debate prep — and predicts none of it ‘will do a damn bit of good’

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Conservative political strategist Rick Wilson on Tuesday roasted President Donald Trump for seemingly doing nothing to prepare for his upcoming debate with Democratic rival Joe Biden.

Writing in The Daily Beast, Wilson imagined several different scenarios in which both family members and professional campaign staff try to get Trump to prepare for his big debate, while also predicting that none of it "will do a damn bit of good."

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How Christian nationalism in the US legislates evil and punishes the poor

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On August 26th, during the Republican National Convention, Vice President Mike Pence closed out his acceptance speech with a biblical sleight of hand. Speaking before a crowd at the Fort McHenry National Monument in Baltimore, he exclaimed, “Let’s fix our eyes on Old Glory and all she represents. Let’s fix our eyes on this land of heroes and let their courage inspire.” In doing so, he essentially rewrote a passage from the New Testament’s Book of Hebrews: “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross.”

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Mudslinging, half-truths and a clash of cultures: Here are 7 things to look for in tonight’s Trump-Biden debate

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Well, we can be sure tonight’s debate will be sarcastic, insulting and lively – and a fact-checker’s heaven, starting with why Donald Trump hasn't paid any income taxes recently.

Donald Trump is reported to have spent his prep time coming up with one-line zingers particularly aimed at his opponent’s family and mental acuity, even as Joe Biden seeks to lay blame for coronavirus and economic problems on Trump. Still, the whole event sets up as a clash of cultures more than any debate about who stands where on issues, a showdown of sorts about what sort of country we want.

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