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Trump teased a forthcoming health care plan more than a dozen times as president. Then nothing happened. Post

Amid the worst pandemic since 1918 , President Trump has turned his attention in recent weeks to something that has long eluded him as president: overhauling the nation’s health-care laws. It is a policy proposal Trump said he would unveil and enact no fewer than 15 times since November 2016, according to a Fix count. You can watch examples of this in the video above. Support our journalism. Subscribe today. But as The Post reports, Trump has ... Full story

Axios reporter Jonathan Swan receives praise for his new President Trump interview

In October 2018, Axios’s Jonathan Swan tweeted that he was “excited to share” a snippet of his interview with President Trump from the first episode of “Axios on HBO.” The clip showed Swan responding, “Tell me more,” when the president asserted, incorrectly, that he has the power to eliminate “birthright citizenship” with an executive order. Swan’s seemingly gleeful tone during the interview was strongly criticized. Support our journalism. ... Full story

Germany's confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 741 to 212,022: RKI

FILE PHOTO: A traveller receives a voluntary coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test at the new corona test centre at the Hochfelln service station on the A8 motorway near the town of Bergen, Germany, 30 July 2020. REUTERS/Michael Dalder. BERLIN (Reuters) - The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 741 to 212,022, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Wednesday. The reported death toll ... Full story

Investors launch climate plan to get to net zero emissions by 2050

FILE PHOTO: Sun shines through steam rising from chimneys of a power plant in Moscow, Russia November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo. LONDON (Reuters) - An investor group managing more than $16 trillion on Wednesday launched the world’s first step-by-step plan to help pension funds and others align their portfolios with the Paris Agreement on climate change. Many investors have pledged high-level support to the goals of the 2015 ... Full story

Warren: SEC should investigate potential insider trading at Eastman Kodak

Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday asked the Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate potential insider trading surrounding Eastman Kodak’s recent announcement that it would receive a $765 million government loan to start producing the chemical ingredients needed to make pharmaceuticals. Support our journalism. Subscribe today. The day before the loan was announced , more than 1 million shares of Kodak’s stock traded hands, compared with ... Full story

Global coronavirus deaths exceed 700,000, one person dies every 15 seconds on average

(Reuters) - The global death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 700,000 on Wednesday, according to a Reuters tally, with the United States, Brazil, India and Mexico leading the rise in fatalities. A funeral home worker waits for the funeral of a person who died of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), as the outbreak continues, at La Bermeja cemetery in San Salvador, El Salvador August 3, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas. Nearly 5,900 people are dying every ... Full story

What you need to know about the coronavirus right now

(Reuters) - Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus right now:. FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker is pictured while patients recovered from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are being released from the "Tierra y Libertad" public hospital in Monterrey, Mexico July 24, 2020. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril. World’s highest death toll. Latin America surpassed Europe on Tuesday to become the region with the highest novel coronavirus death toll, ... Full story

Opinion of Kashmir as the world remains silent Post

Support our journalism. Subscribe today. One year later, the fears that the Hindu-nationalist government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi will accelerate an existing settler-colonial project that aims to alter the demographics of the Muslim-majority disputed region have materialized. India’s long-standing war crimes in Kashmir— ranging from extrajudicial killings, home demolitions , rapes, use of human shields , arbitrary detentions, enforced ... Full story

Pandemics Go Hand in Hand with Conspiracy Theories

In 1793, yellow fever descended upon Philadelphia, and President George Washington fled the disease-ridden capital with the rest of the new national government in tow. About ten per cent of the city’s population died. The following year, an outbreak of the same pestilence hit New Haven, followed by reports of several hundred fever deaths in Baltimore. New York City’s port authorities blockaded ships of suspect origin, and citizen patrols sought ... Full story

Before Air-Conditioning

Exactly what year it was I can no longer recall—probably 1927 or ’28—there was an extraordinarily hot September, which hung on even after school had started and we were back from our Rockaway Beach bungalow. Every window in New York was open, and on the streets venders manning little carts chopped ice and sprinkled colored sugar over mounds of it for a couple of pennies. We kids would jump onto the back steps of the slow-moving, horse-drawn ice ... Full story

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