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Overdoses rise in South Florida as people struggle with isolation from pandemic

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — More people who are out of work and isolated at home are dying of drug overdoses in South Florida, becoming overlooked victims of the COVID-19 pandemic.Florida reported 5,621 overdose deaths, a 14% increase from January 2019 to January 2020, according to figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And in parts of South Florida, early numbers suggest 2020 could be even worse.In Palm Beach County, overdose deaths are already 49% higher from January to August of this year than they were for the same period last year, according to records. At the current ra…

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‘That is not true’: MSNBC cuts away from Trump’s press briefing after he claims Biden is anti-vaccine

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During a press briefing at the White House this Friday, President Trump touted the coronavirus vaccine currently in development, preemptively calling it “successful” and saying that it will save “millions of lives.”

While making his comments, Trump took a dig at Joe Biden, claiming he espouses "anti-vaccine theories" and he's "putting a lot of lives at risk" for "political reasons."

Trump's words prompted MSNBC's Ayman Mohyeldin to cut away from the briefing and issue a fact check.

"Obviously there's no evidence of that -- that is not true," Mohyeldin said.

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Trump treated the coronavirus pandemic like a reality TV show — now it’s blowing up in his face

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It's hardly new or revelatory to say this, but it's critical to remember the role that "The Apprentice" played in turning Donald Trump, a notoriously bad businessman with a string of bankruptcies, into an American icon of capitalist success. Everything from careful editing to set designers giving the dreary Trump Organization offices a glow-up came together to create the illusion of success where only failure and mediocrity had been before.

This article was originally published at Salon

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‘Now we have all these victims’: Trump 2016 voter bolting GOP because president ‘can’t handle the job’

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According to New York Times/Sienna College poll, Donald Trump has yet to recover with voters from his mismanagement of the coronavirus pandemic, and his collapse in the polls is mirrored by at least three Republican senators who are all facing ouster in November.

With the embattled president still fighting with his own public health officials over precautions the public should take to avoid being infected by the deadly COVID-19 virus, his own campaign is watching his numbers flounder as voters express their unhappiness at his fumbling of the first real crisis of his presidency.

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