5 things to know for July 15: Coronavirus, Election 2020, Iran, incentives, Washington football

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1. Coronavirus

Day by day, America is at the top in coronovirus cases and deaths. 77,225 new cases came on Thursday, eclipsing Tuesday’s one-day nationwide case record. At least 943 people died. Florida alone reported 156 new coronovirus-related deaths over a 24-hour period. Hospitals are also growing: the mayor of Miami says the city’s hospitals have reached 95% capacity. In Texas and Arizona, the morgue is filling in the most difficult areas and officials are bringing coolers and refrigerated trailers to store the carcasses. Yes, it is bleak, and the international community is taking notice. Mark Lokok, a top UN official, warned humanitarian allies that the failure and response of rich countries to the pandemic would allow the virus to devastate less developed nations and reduce the impact of the global health crisis for tens of millions of people Can. Of people. Currently, more than 13.8 million people worldwide have contracted the virus, resulting in at least 590,000 deaths.

2. Election 2020

Both the Republican National Convention and the Democratic National Convention will look very different now that the coronovirus is back with a vengeance. Democratic officials have advised members of Congress not to plan to travel to this summer’s party conference. DNC leaders already asked state parties and conference delegates to participate remotely, allowing virtual voting for about two weeks before the convention. The Republican National Committee has revised the party’s conference plan in Jacksonville, cutting crowd numbers and speeches. This includes Trump’s big well-planned speech on the last day, which will now include a restricted appearance. Meanwhile, GOP leaders are trying to convince Trump to stop their attacks on mail-in voting more than fears that it could shut down GOP voters if they have to go to a person-election in November.

3. Iran

The US has given “several” intelligence signals that Iran has put parts of its air defense system on “high alert” in recent times, which means that the country’s surface-to-air missiles are now a threat. As will be designed for targeting. . Changes in the situation occur after several unexplained explosions in key facilities associated with the country’s military and nuclear programs. The US had concluded that the recent promotion of security is out of uncertainty about whether there is an undisclosed threat to the regime. One theory among the international community is that Israel may be behind some explosions. Discussing the events of two weeks ago, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz did not rule out the possibility.

4. Stimulation

Lease for congressional sprint toward a new coronovirus relief package. However, given how much Democrats and Republicans agree on the next steps, it can be like a roller derby. Senate Republicans are slated to release their plan next week, which will likely be rejected by Democrats who want a larger, more comprehensive plan (remember, House Democrats passed that massive $ 3 trillion measure in May, Who never actually went anywhere). Some topics for debate are small business aid, education financing, state and local funding, corporate liability and unemployment protection. However, the two sides have only a few weeks before the current unemployment hike comes out. There is also an August holiday, but House Democrats have made it clear that they will withdraw the holiday to negotiate a deal.

5. Washington Football

The Washington Redskins have conducted an internal investigation after 15 former female employees and two journalists who covered the team and accused the team employees of sexual harassment and verbal abuse. The allegations were first released in a Washington Post article. Some of the employees of the team trapped in the article have recently been fired or relinquished their positions. Owner Dan Snyder and former team chairman Bruce Allen were not directly implicated, but Snyder was criticized for promoting the team’s culture in which such abuse could occur. The team has been in the headlines for the past few weeks as it faced pressure to change its name, which has long been criticized for racist perceptions.


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“I know there is an argument going on in the state about whether the governor can mask you or not. I am in that fight. But I am ready to tell you here.”

Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnellStating that the state of Kentucky, whether state government or not. Andy Besser has the right to wear masks, people should wear them because it is, in his words, “the best way we can all hold ourselves accountable.” And sensitive to the health of others. “

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We brought in the week with a video of a cat and, darn it, we’re going to go out with one too. (Click here to see.)