Latest Morning Briefing Stories

Trump, Biden Weigh Location Options For Acceptance Speeches

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With the pandemic keeping both presidential candidates away from their national convention sites, President Donald Trump and Vice President Joe Biden will likely deliver speeches closer to home. Other reports on how the epidemic is affecting the November election.

Facebook, Twitter Pull Trump Video For Spreading Bad COVID Information

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President Donald Trump’s post linked to a Fox News interview in which he claims kids are “virtually immune” to the coronavirus. Facebook said that the “video includes false claims that a group of people is immune from COVID-19 which is a violation of our policies around harmful COVID misinformation.”

Relief Funds Flowed To Nursing Home Providers Accused Of Fraud, Misdeeds

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A Washington Post analysis of coronavirus relief money distribution finds that hundreds of millions of dollars went to dozens of nursing home companies that settled recent lawsuits with the Justice Department over alleged improper Medicare billing, forged documents, substandard care and other abuses.

Medicaid Expansion Passes In Missouri

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Another ballot measure campaign results in voters again overruling Republican state lawmakers who refused to expand Medicaid as part of the Affordable Care Act. Meanwhile, fewer unemployed have enrolled in Medicaid during the pandemic than expected.

Nearly 6,000 People Dying A Day Across The Globe

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The total confirmed number of humans who have died from the coronavirus surpassed 700,000, according to Reuters’ count. Meanwhile, the U.S. closes in on 5 million Americans who have been infected.

Trump And The Credibility Gulf

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President Trump continues to say that the United States is doing “very well” in its fight against the coronavirus. Evidence suggests otherwise and a number of media outlets fact check his statements.

Obituary Blaming Mask-Deniers Goes Viral

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The wife of a man who died from COVID-19 blames President Trump, the governor of Texas and people who won’t wear masks for her husband’s death, while a man allegedly shoots a store employee who requests he don one.

Trump Threatens Mail-In Voting Executive Order

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“I have the right to do it,” President Donald Trump said, though he did not say what such a measure would entail. As more states consider action to protect voters’ health, the administration takes Nevada to court over its move toward universal mail-in ballots.