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‘We’re moving in the wrong direction’: Houston mayor issues dire warning about Texas COVID-19 explosion

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On CNN Tuesday, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner warned that the COVID-19 situation in Texas is worsening.

“What is your response in reaching this new milestone of 10,000 cases in Texas in a single day?” asked anchor Wolf Blitzer.

“It’s scary, not one I like to brag about,” said Turner. “Today, for the first time in a long time, we reported in the City of Houston 1,060, so we represented about 10 percent of those cases. We are moving in the wrong direction. That’s why we have to clamp down and slow the virus.”

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“Mayor, you have said the number of people in ICU beds has exponentially increased,” said Blitzer. “Are you in danger in Houston of running out of space to care for the critically ill coronavirus patients?”

“We are fortunate to have the largest medical center in the world,” said Turner. “We can go to Phase Three and that’s a little over 500 beds in Phase Three, so we still have capacity. The next two weeks will be important, critical. You don’t want to have to enter Phase Three. It is not just about providing beds, but the staffing that goes along with it. But you don’t want to get there if you can avoid it. That’s why we encourage people to put on their masks and wear them and engage in social distancing.”

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Investigative reporter David Cay Johnston explains when you’ll see Trump get indicted

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Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Cay Johnston appeared Thursday on CNN, where he explained when he believed President Donald Trump would be indicted.

After receiving a subpoena from New York prosecutors last year, Deutsche Bank reportedly handed over detailed records about their dealings with Trump, according to the New York Times. The subpoena indicates that the investigation of Trump's family business is more expansive than previously thought.

"Prosecutors already have the basic tax information on Donald Trump. Your state tax return is virtually identical to your federal return, and the IRS shares tax information with the state," Johnston explained to CNN host Brianna Keilar.

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Dr. Fauci says his family is being threatened because of a ‘completely crazy’ backlash against science

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Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNN's John Berman on Thursday that he and his family are facing death threats because some Americans are having an irrational backlash against scientists during the COVID-19 pandemic.

When asked by Berman about the threats he's received, Fauci turned it into a broader discussion about America's divisive politics.

"You know, there's such divisiveness right now in this country, John, I mean, I can't explain it," he said. "The kinds of things that you see in society, you have a lot of outlier people that do things that are almost inexplicable, where the push back against science is in a way that gets translated into threats to me, my daughters, my wife. I mean that is completely crazy, it really makes you shake your head."

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WATCH: CNN fact checker shows how Trump campaign ‘egregiously altered’ Biden photos in new ad

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CNN fact checker Daniel Dale on Thursday showed how President Donald Trump's campaign has been blatantly manipulating photos of former Vice President Joe Biden to make it look like he has spent the last year sitting in his basement.

While appearing on "New Day," Dale dissected images of Biden in Trump's new ad and showed how the campaign used Photoshop to put the photos in a completely different context.

"[The ad] uses three misleading images, one of which is egregiously altered," Dale said. "That first image shows Joe Biden speaking at a town hall in Iowa outdoors at a nature preserve... what the ad does is remove the microphone from his hand and remove the trees, replacing it with a wall to make him seem like he's alone and not talking to anyone."

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