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A House Bill Would Require Feds to Identify Themselves | The Nation

New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Washington, D.C., Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton will be introducing legislation this week that would require federal law enforcement officials to clearly identify themselves, according to a draft bill provided exclusively to The Nation.

Source: A House Bill Would Require Feds to Identify Themselves | The Nation

Lebanon: End of the Illusion – The Inexorable Collapse of Lebanon – DER SPIEGEL

Meanwhile, in Tripoli as elsewhere in the country, people have been left to their own devices. Only a few private soup kitchens are providing for the growing number of needy, but they are having trouble soliciting donations. “We distribute food to neighborhoods we’ve never been to before, where no one has ever gone hungry,” says Fida Hajjeh, the manager of the NGO Sanabel Nour. “There are so many people crowding in front of our distribution site that we have had to call the army at times to contain the crowd. But then the officers demanded bribes from us. Now, we’ve hired security guards.”

Source: Lebanon: End of the Illusion – The Inexorable Collapse of Lebanon – DER SPIEGEL

(1) Kentucky saw nearly 1,000 coronavirus cases in a single day – National | Globalnews.ca

“I have faith and I have trust in the people of Kentucky,” Beshear said in a news release. “But today and in the days ahead we’ve got to do a whole lot better. We’re going to have to take some more action.”

Beshear said there were at least 23,161 coronavirus cases in Kentucky as of 4 p.m., including the new cases reported on Sunday. The state’s public health commissioner said efforts would be made to confirm the accuracy of the results with some of the laboratories that submitted them.

 

Source: (1) Kentucky saw nearly 1,000 coronavirus cases in a single day – National | Globalnews.ca

France makes masks mandatory — What Now News 24

Image Credit: picture-alliance/abaca/E. Blondet France made it compulsory to wear masks in all enclosed spaces. Masks were already compulsory in public transport, but from Monday, masks became compulsory in places like shops. French authorities, decided that this is the best course of action, amid fresh outbreaks. Health minister, Oliver Veran said that in France there […]

France makes masks mandatory — What Now News 24

Republican Senators Trail Democratic Challengers in Arizona, Iowa, Maine and North Carolina

GOP Senators Martha McSally in Arizona, Joni Ernst of Iowa, Susan Collins in Maine and Thom Tillis in North Carolina all appear to be falling behind their Democratic rivals, according to the latest polling averages compiled by Real Clear Politics. McSally trails her challenger, Mark Kelly, by about 5 points, while Ernst lags behind Theresa Greenfield by an average of 1 point. Sara Gideon is ahead of Collins by about 2.5 points, and Tillis trails Cal Cunningham by an average of 4.2 points.

Source: Republican Senators Trail Democratic Challengers in Arizona, Iowa, Maine and North Carolina

Coronavirus: Oxford vaccine triggers immune response – BBC News

Trials involving 1,077 people showed the injection led to them making antibodies and T-cells that can fight coronavirus.

The findings are hugely promising, but it is still too soon to know if this is enough to offer protection and larger trials are under way.

The UK has already ordered 100 million doses of the vaccine.

 

Source: Coronavirus: Oxford vaccine triggers immune response – BBC News