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Biden, Harris call for all states to mandate masks after first joint Covid-19 briefing

1 month ago   |   By Politico

Joe Biden and his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris called on Thursday for every governor to mandate mask-wearing in public for at least the next three months, citing studies that say it would save more than 40,000 lives and speed the nation's economic recovery.
“Wearing a mask will give the life of a clerk in your local store or your letter carrier, your child's teacher, it will increase their prospects of not contracting the virus,” Biden said. “Even though it's uncomfortable, and we're not used to it, wearing a mask is going to get our kids back to school sooner and safer. Every American...
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Biden calls on Trump to issue nationwide mask mandate

Biden calls on Trump to issue nationwide mask mandate

1 month ago   |   By New York Post

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday called for an immediate nationwide mask mandate for the next three months, providing few specifics but saying the measure could save 40,000 people. “I hope we learned a lesson. Hope the president has learned the lesson. But again, this is not about Democrat, Republican or independent. This is...
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Biden Calls For National Mask Mandate For Next Three Months ‘At Minimum'

Biden Calls For National Mask Mandate For Next Three Months ‘At Minimum'

1 month ago   |   By Forbes

‘That's what real leadership looks like,' Harris said of Biden, with Biden predicting the measure would save 40,000 lives.
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Economy plunges 31.4% in spring but big rebound expected

Economy plunges 31.4% in spring but big rebound expected

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Palantir is officially a public company - and investors are bidding up...

Palantir is officially a public company - and investors are bidding up shares in the money-losing, 17-year-old data mining business

Summary List Placement Palantir, the secretive and often-controversial big data company founded by Peter Thiel, made its public markets debut on Wednesday with a splash, as... Read more ...

Asana jumps 10% in trading debut after opening at $4.2 billion valuation

Asana jumps 10% in trading debut after opening at $4.2 billion valuation

Summary List Placement Asana jumped as much as 10% in its first day of trading on Wednesday. The stock opened at $27 per share, 29% above its reference price of $21. The... Read more ...

A 'super healthy' 19-year-old college student has died from coronavirus...

A 'super healthy' 19-year-old college student has died from coronavirus complications

Summary List Placement Chad Dorrill, a 19-year-old student at Appalachian State University, died Monday from complications related to COVID-19, the university reported... Read more ...

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Juggling Financial Stress And Caregiving, Parents Are 'Very Not OK' In The Pandemic

The pandemic economy is squeezing families with kids: 74% of those earning less than $100,000 report serious financial woes, in an NPR poll. Experts worry about lasting impacts... Read more ...

The Proud Boys are using Trump's 'stand by' remark as a recruiting tool...

The Proud Boys are using Trump's 'stand by' remark as a recruiting tool, rebranding to incorporate what they see as his call to action

Summary List Placement The Proud Boys street militia have seized on President Donald Trump's remarks during the first US presidential debate to launch a recruitment drive. The... Read more ...

Biden tells Trump to 'shut up, man' after 20 minutes of constant bickering...

Biden tells Trump to 'shut up, man' after 20 minutes of constant bickering in the first presidential debate

Summary List Placement After getting cut off by President Donald Trump repeatedly over the first 20 minutes of Monday night's debate, Democratic nominee Joe Biden finally had... Read more ...

Facebook is merging its Messenger and Instagram direct message features...

Facebook is merging its Messenger and Instagram direct message features, allowing users on Instagram to send chats to people on Facebook and vice versa

Summary List Placement Facebook is merging its Messenger service and Instagram's direct message feature in a move that has long been in talks as part of an effort to integrate... Read more ...

Walmart unveils new store design inspired by Amazon and airports

Walmart unveils new store design inspired by Amazon and airports

Our mission to help you navigate the new normal is fueled by subscribers. To enjoy unlimited access to our journalism, subscribe today . On Wednesday, Walmart announced a new... Read more ...

Disney to lay off 28,000 employees at its parks in California, Florida

Disney to lay off 28,000 employees at its parks in California, Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. - Squeezed by limits on attendance at its theme parks and other restrictions due to the pandemic, The Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday it will lay off 28,000 workers... Read more ...