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Baseball is in crisis mode as more MLB players and staff test positive for COVID-19

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CHICAGO — Seems like just yesterday Anthony Rizzo was providing hand sanitizer at first base for Brewers shortstop Orlando Arcia.It was a Rockwellian moment for the restart of the 2020 baseball season, giving viewers reason to smile and briefly put the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic on hold.“We’re playing in unusual circumstances,” Rizzo said afterward, admitting he was just trying to bring some fun back after the lengthy shutdown.But only eight days later, baseball already was in crisis mode.The latest news out of Milwaukee — four more positive coronavirus tests in the Cardinals organizat…

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Conservative rips GOP ‘turkeys’ for turning Thanksgiving COVID safety measures into a culture-war fight

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Writing in The Bulwark this Thursday, Tim Miller says that America should be experiencing a time of national solidarity in the midst of a global pandemic. Instead, "we have a president whose focus is entirely on his effort to perpetrate a fraud on the American public."

According to Miller, Republicans are disseminating a narrative that says coronavirus restriction should be met with a sort of "organized resistance" from individuals and businesses that feel unfairly oppressed. While everyone wants to be with their families on Thanksgiving, "one thing that most people have learned by the time they are adults is that they don’t get to do whatever they want whenever they want."

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‘Deadly game’: Legal experts blast Supreme Court’s dead-of-night decision enshrining ‘religious rights’ over all others

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At 11:57 PM Wednesday, three minutes before the country tries to celebrate Thanksgiving during a pandemic, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 for a group of Catholics and Jews who sued to prevent the State of New York from imposing restrictions in the future on the number of people who can gather in churches and synagogues.

"The court’s ruling was at odds with earlier ones concerning churches in California and Nevada," The New York Times notes, reflecting the addition of Justice Amy Coney Barrett. "In those cases, decided in May and July, the court allowed the states’ governors to restrict attendance at religious services."

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WATCH: Trump-loving father-son duo throw tantrum over masks — and whine as cops escort them from store

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A Trump-supporting son and his father were kicked out of a Costco earlier this week after the son defiantly removed his face mask and boasted about it on TikTok.

Local news station CBS 46 reports that a manager at a Costco in Cumming, Georgia, this week called the police after 18-year-old Andrew Wayland, who was clad in a red "Make America Great Again" hat, took off his face mask while in the store and refused to put it back on despite being asked by multiple employees.

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