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Critics Rip Penn. House Speaker After Questionable COVID-19 Post

Twitter critics piled on Pennsylvania’s Republican speaker of the House Saturday after he tweeted the percentage of people who died after contracting COVID-19 who had underlying health issues, as part of a “Reopening Pennsylvania” campaign. The stats posted by Rep. Mike Turzai ended with urging the state to get back to business “safely, compassionately” and “urgently.”  People […]

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Facebook Says Post Proposing COVID-19 Infection Parties Doesn’t Violate Its Policies

A right-wing magazine’s Facebook post suggesting people infect themselves with coronavirus en masse does not violate the platform’s rules, a spokesperson told HuffPost. The Federalist, a fervently pro-Trump outlet, shared the still-active post to its 100,000-follower Facebook page on Wednesday morning. It links to a Federalist article written by an unlicensed dermatologist, who argues that […]

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American Expert Axed From CDC Post In China Months Before Coronavirus Outbreak

WASHINGTON, March 22 (Reuters) – Several months before the coronavirus pandemic began, the Trump administration eliminated a key American public health position in Beijing intended to help detect disease outbreaks in China, Reuters has learned. The American disease expert, a medical epidemiologist embedded in China’s disease control agency, left her post in July, according to four […]

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Immigration Courts Allowed To Post Coronavirus Flyers After Told To Remove Them

The Trump administration told immigration court staffers on Tuesday to put up posters advising the public how to avoid contracting or spreading the new coronavirus, after abruptly ordering them to take down similar signage on Monday.  The Department of Justice, which operates the immigration courts, sent a memo signed by acting Chief Immigration Judge Christopher […]

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Sarah Michelle Gellar Sparks Debate with Lingerie Photo Post About Not Overeating on Thanksgiving

Sarah Michelle Gellar’s inspiration to stay fit for Thanksgiving? Herself. The actress, 41, sparked a social media debate after she shared throwback photos in lingerie as a reminder not to overindulge during the holiday. “I’m just going to pin these up all over my house as a reminder not to overeat on Thursday #thanksgivingprep,” she captioned […]

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Gay ‘Conversion Therapy’ In ‘Cameron Post,’ ‘Boy Erased’ Is Far From A Thing Of The Past

Two new movies are shining a much-needed spotlight on the practice of gay “conversion therapy,” also known as the attempt to change the sexual orientation or gender expression of LGBTQ individuals. In “The Miseducation of Cameron Post,” released earlier this month, Chloë Grace Moretz plays Cameron, an 11th grader whose parents send her off to […]