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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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Brett Kavanaugh revised his Wisconsin ruling after Vermont official’s demands — but it still contains the lies

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Supreme Court Justice revised his Wisconsin opinion after a Vermont official complained that he misrepresented the way the state dealt with the election amid the pandemic. The problem, however, is that his corrections only cleaned up the sloppy language.

While it no longer appears like a high school mock trial assignment, it still lies about the example he gave in the Vermont details.

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Trump’s new favorite X-ray doctor is retweeting demands Dr. Fauci debate him

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President Donald J. Trump selected radiologist Scott William Atlas as his newest health care policy advisor on the White House Coronavirus Task Force this past August after a public fallout with immunologist Dr. Anthony Fauci. The two scholars could not be any more different on their approach to mitigating the pandemic, which has so far killed over 227,000 Americans.

"If we get a vaccination campaign, and by the second or third quarter of 2021 we have vaccinated a substantial proportion of the people, I think it will be easily by the end of 2021, and perhaps even into the next year, before we start having some semblances of normality," Fauci said recently during a University of Melbourne panel.

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Vermont official demands Supreme Court correct Kavanaugh’s false claims about voting in their state

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On Wednesday, the Office of Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos sent a letter to the Supreme Court formally asking them to correct the false claim that Kavanaugh made about the state's election process during his concurrence in Tuesday's decision denying an extension of mail-in ballot receipt deadlines in Wisconsin.

In the concurrence, Kavanaugh had cited Vermont as an example of a state that had taken no actions to change voting procedures for the COVID-19 pandemic. But as Condos pointed out, Vermont did in fact change procedure — issuing orders to send a mail-in ballot automatically to every registered voter, and instructing local officials to begin process ballots in the 30 days before the election to expedite the counting process.

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