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Schiff proposes postelection 9/11-style commission to study coronavirus response

Schiff proposes postelection 9/11-style commission to study coronavirus responseRep. Adam Schiff’s proposal for a 9/11-style commission to study the nation’s response to the coronavirus outbreak "is not an exercise in casting blame or scoring political points, but something that the American people should rightly expect from their government as an exercise in accountability," he said.



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Divisions among Hong Kong expats over virus response

Divisions among Hong Kong expats over virus responseAs Hong Kong suffers a new spike in coronavirus infections, anger and recrimination have broken out among the city’s expatriates over whether enough of their well-heeled community is taking the outbreak seriously enough. Ahead of the city’s decision on Monday to ban non-residents from entering for two weeks, officials had reported the number of cases had more than doubled to 318 infections after locals and foreign residents flooded back once the pandemic spread to Europe and North America. The vast majority of new infections have been among Hong Kongers, many students fleeing schools and universities overseas.



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Coronavirus: Sinister people are knocking on doors claiming to be part of official disease response, police warn

Coronavirus: Sinister people are knocking on doors claiming to be part of official disease response, police warnScammers are knocking on people's doors and claiming to be part of the official response to the coronavirus, police in New Jersey have warned.The people could then try and take advantage of anxiety around the spread of the disease to sell products at inflated price or otherwise try and scam anyone in the house, authorities warned.



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SNL Roasts Trump’s Coronavirus Response: ‘We’re All Gonna Die’

SNL Roasts Trump’s Coronavirus Response: ‘We’re All Gonna Die’“Well, last week we had six democratic candidates,” Colin Jost said at the top of this week’s “Weekend Update” on Saturday Night Live. “And this week it’s become like my dad’s favorite radio station: just the oldies.” He then added, “I’ve got to say, honestly, I cannot be more excited for Biden-Trump debates. They’re going to be the first debates that have to be moderated by a Jamaican nurse.” “At this point, between Bernie, Biden and Trump, I think the next debate should be on that cruise ship and whoever can beat coronavirus should become our next president,” Jost joked.Michael Che, meanwhile, said he finds it “hilarious” watching white people fight over Biden and Sanders. “I don’t even care who wins, just as long as they beat Trump,” he said. “I’m not even really a Democrat, I just vote not Republican. Democrats are like condoms to me. I’ll use them because it’s safer, I guess, but it doesn’t feel good.” SNL: Elizabeth Warren Throws Down With Fox News Host Laura IngrahamFrom there, Jost moved on to mock Trump’s recent visit to the CDC, during which he suggested he has a “natural ability” for combating pandemics like coronavirus. “Oh my God, we’re all gonna die,” Jost said in response. “What does that mean he has a ‘natural ability’ for coronavirus? I don’t know, guys, maybe Trump’s born with it? Or… maybe it’s brain disease.” Che went on to report that the odds of he and Jost catching the disease were about the same as them landing on SNL. “And here we are, Colin, so we’re both gonna catch it,” he said. “Yeah, we had a good run, we accomplished a lot. Can you believe we both almost got to marry Scarlett Johansson?” Finally, Jost shared the breaking news that an attendee of CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference where both Trump and Vice President Mike Pence spoke last week, has tested positive for coronavirus. “Worse, it was the guy in charge of handling Trump’s flag,” he said, showing the photo of Trump making out with the stars and stripes.For more, listen and subscribe to The Last Laugh podcast. Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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Serbia passes law in response to missing babies scandal

Serbia passes law in response to missing babies scandalSerbian lawmakers on Saturday approved a long-awaited law that aims to shed light on the fate of hundreds of children whose parents fear might have been stolen from birth clinics throughout the Balkan country. Two lawmakers abstained. The high number of absent lawmakers was unrelated to the bill, but an ongoing boycott of parliament sessions by opposition parties and other reasons.



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Trump's coronavirus response includes many things he criticized President Obama for

Trump's coronavirus response includes many things he criticized President Obama forElements of the response outlined by Trump mirror things he specifically criticized President Barack Obama for during the ebola outbreak in 2014. Yahoo News asked Trump about this contradiction and he argued the coronavirus epidemic is “a much different problem than ebola.”



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