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Cuomo wins Emmy for his COVID-19 briefings, says he shares honor with New Yorkers and journalists

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NEW YORK — And this year’s award for heartfelt tragi-drama goes to … Andrew Cuomo.Cuomo, the governor of New York, basked in the glow of an Emmy on Friday after learning he would receive the International Emmy Founders Award for his COVID-19-focused press briefings.Cuomo became a national sensation for his sober, sometimes funny, sometimes sad briefings as the coronavirus swept through the nation and as Americans searched for a steady voice to guide them through the trauma.“I thanked the academy,” he said. “It’s flattering. I accept it on behalf of the people of the state.”Cuomo is expected to…

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Science professor calls Neil deGrasse Tyson the N-word in rant denying atom bombs and the moon landing — then insists he’s not racist

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A physical science professor at Michigan's Ferris State University has been placed on administrative leave after posting racist and homophobic slurs in rant that called the coronavirus pandemic a "leftist stunt," the Patriot-News reports.

In a statement, Thomas Brennan said he's being "unfairly portrayed as a racist and anti-Semite," while adding that he believe the pandemic has been exaggerated by the media and the government.

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Anti-masker mom defends 250-teen homecoming party: ‘Conservatives are ready to embrace freedom again’

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After a Georgia high school canceled this year's homecoming dance, as schools did nationwide due to the coronavirus, some parents decided to host one themselves.

Social media posts show hundreds of students from Ola High School gathered together Nov. 14 to dance and sing as the pandemic was setting daily records for new cases, but some organizers told The Daily Beast they had no regrets in hosting the mass gathering.

“It’s my daughter’s senior year, so I hosted a dance -- it was terrific,” one parent, Beth Knight, told website over Facebook messenger. “We sold over 300 tickets, but only about 250 kids actually showed up because they were warned by teachers and coaches that they should not attend because of the virus. The kids who came had fun.”

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GOP ‘snake-oil salesmen’ are still pushing Trump’s favorite discredited COVID-19 cure: public health expert

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A top public health expert on Tuesday shredded Senate Republicans for continuing to push President Donald Trump's favorite COVID-19 treatment, despite mountains of medical studies showing it is not effective.

Dr. Ashish Jha, the Dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, wrote an editorial for the New York Times in which he took Senate Republicans to task for devoting an entire hearing to anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine, which Trump months ago pushed as a "game changer" despite the fact that subsequent research found that it did little to mitigate the effects of the novel coronavirus in most patients.

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