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Man Who Recorded Video Of Ahmaud Arbery Being Shot Arrested On Murder Charge

Officials announced Thursday that the man who filmed video of two white men fatally shooting an unarmed a black man who was jogging down a road, has now also been arrested on murder charges. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said.50 year-old William “Roddie” Bryan Jr. is expected to face charges of felony murder and criminal intent to commit false imprisonment in connection with the killing of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery.... [Read Full Story]

Shooting At Naval Air Station In Texas Considered “Terrorism Related’

The FBI has determined that an active shooter incident at a Texas naval base Thursday morning was related to terrorism. The FBI said at a press briefing Thursday afternoon, “we have determined that the incident this morning at the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi is terrorism-related,, adding that while the shooter is deceased; there may be a second person of interest at large in the community. The public should remain calm, and if you see something, say something,” officials said.... [Read Full Story]

President Trump Reveals He’s Been Taking Unproven Covid-19 Drug Hydroxychloroquine

On Monday, President Donald Trump told reporters he’s been taking hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malaria drug he’s touted as a possible treatment for COVID-19. Trump said he asked the White House doctor if he could take the unproven treatment despite having no symptoms, adding he’s been taking a pill a day for about a week-and-a-half. “I’m still fine,” he said, referring to possible dangerous side effects.... [Read Full Story]

11 Firefighters Injured In Downtown Los Angeles Explosion

An explosion Saturday at an oil manufacturer in downtown Los Angeles injured 11 firefighters who had gone inside and on the roof to try to control a fire. Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Erik Scott said “one significant explosion” shook the neighborhood around 6:30 p.m. Firefighters inside had to run through a wall of flames he estimated as 30 feet high and wide. Some of the fleeing firefighters were on fire and tore off their protective equipment and left it on the sidewalk, along with melted helmets, Scott said.... [Read Full Story]

Navy Grants First Waiver Allowing Transgender Officer To Remain In Uniform

The U.S. Navy granted its first waiver that will allow a transgender service member to continue serving despite a 2019 policy that would have seen the sailor discharged. The naval officer, identified in the case as Jane Doe, served nearly 10 years in uniform as a surface warfare officer before being confronted with the likelihood of being kicked out under the new rules.... [Read Full Story]

Wisconsin Supreme Court Blocks State’s ‘Stay-At-Home’ Order

The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down the state’s stay-at-home order during the coronavirus pandemic as “unlawful, invalid and unenforceable” after finding the state’s health commissioner exceeded her authority. In a 4-3 ruling, the court called State Department of Health head Andrea Palm’s directive, known as Emergency Order 28, a “vast seizure of power.”... [Read Full Story]

Dr. Anthony Fauci Enters ‘Modified’ Self-Quarantine After Coronavirus Exposure

Dr. Anthony Fauci, along with several other members of the White House coronavirus task force, are taking precautions after possible exposure to the coronavirus. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and lead health expert on the White House’s coronavirus task force, has entered a “modified quarantine” for 14 days after making a “low risk” contact with a White House staffer who tested positive for the coronavirus.... [Read Full Story]

President Trump Now Says Coronavirus Task Force “Will Continue On Indefinitely”

A day after President Donald Trump stated that he planned to disband the White House coronavirus task force, Trump announced Wednesday that it will now continue indefinitely. In a series of tweets, Trump said the task force, led by Vice President Mike Pence, has done a “fantastic job of bringing together vast highly complex resources that have set a high standard for others to follow in the future.” Trump said later Wednesday that the task force will also be “very focused” on the development of a coronavirus vaccine and treatments and he would be announcing “two or three new members to the task force” as soon as Monday. ... [Read Full Story]

Blood Thinners May Help Improve Survival Among Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

In treating hospitalized COVID-19 patients, anticoagulants–  or blood thinners — are helping improve their chances of survival.  In recent weeks, physicians have noticed that the sickest coronavirus patients are more prone to forming blood clots — an unexpected symptom for a respiratory virus. Clotting means “patients are at increased risk for deep vein thrombosis, strokes, heart attacks” and pulmonary embolisms.... [Read Full Story]

15 Children Identified With Rare COVID-Related Condition

At least 15 children in New York City have been hospitalized with a mysterious illness believed to be linked to COVID-19. Ranging in age from 2 to 15 years old, the children have shown symptoms consistent with other inflammatory illnesses, such as Kawasaki disease and toxic shock-like syndrome, which affect the heart and blood vessels. Other cases of what’s now being called “pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome” have also been reported in Europe.... [Read Full Story]

Students At 26 Universities File Lawsuits Seeking Refunds

Students at more than 25 U.S. universities are filing lawsuits against their schools demanding partial refunds on tuition and campus fees, claiming they are not receiving the “caliber of education they were promised.”  Schools scrambled to create as the coronavirus forced campuses across the nation to close last month. The suits say students should pay lower rates for the portion of the term that was offered online, arguing that the quality of instruction is far below the classroom experience.... [Read Full Story]