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Trump coronavirus adviser undermines importance of masks as cases spike

Twitter has removed a tweet from White House coronavirus task force member Dr. Scott Atlas that sought to undermine the importance of face masks because it was in violation of the platform's Covid-19 Misleading Information Policy, a spokesman for the company confirmed on Sunday.

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Opinion: Trump's taxes tell a tale of debt and desperation

The New York Times has broken a major story, based on access to decades of President Donald Trump's tax return data, just as they have in the past broken stories about the President's father, Fred Trump, and his aggressive tax planning, Donald Trump's billion-dollar tax losses in the late 80s and early 90s, and son-in-law Jared Kushner's years of apparent multimillion dollar federal tax avoidance. (A spokesman for Kushner's attorney has said that "Mr. Kushner properly filed and paid all taxes due under the law and regulations.")

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HHS spokesman Michael Caputo diagnosed with cancer

Michael Caputo, the top spokesman at the Department of Health and Human Services who recently began a two-month medical leave, has been diagnosed with a metastatic head and neck cancer, a spokesman for the Caputo family said Thursday.

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Top HHS spokesman shares conspiracy-laden rant in Facebook Live

Top Health and Human Services spokesman Michael Caputo claimed without evidence that CDC scientists are trying to undermine President Trump's efforts to fight the coronavirus. CNN's Nick Valencia reports on the video shared on Facebook Live, first obtained by Yahoo News.

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Opinion: Caputo fits very well in the Trump administration

The current craziest thing from Trumpworld involves Michael Caputo, who was installed in a key government job as the top spokesman for the Department of Health and Human Services, where a federal health official said Caputo is pressuring scientists to change their reports on the coronavirus pandemic.

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Saudi court sentences suspects in Jamal Khashoggi murder

Saudi Arabia has issued "final verdicts" against eight suspects in the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi in October 2018 -- sentencing five of the defendants to 20 years in prison -- the state-run Saudi Press Agency (SPA) has reported, citing a public prosecutor spokesman.

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Republicans say they hauled in $76 million during convention

President Donald Trump's reelection campaign, the Republican National Committee and their joint fundraising committees raised $76 million over the party's four-day convention this week, a spokesman for the campaign told CNN on Friday.

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Flames scorch roads in fires caused by lightning

Nearly 11,000 lightning strikes have sparked 367 wildfires, with more than 300,000 acres burned across California, according to a Cal Fire spokesman. At least four blazes have already burned more than 150,000 acres in Colorado.

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Ghislaine Maxwell transferred to a Brooklyn federal detention facility

Ghislaine Maxwell, the onetime girlfriend and alleged accomplice of accused sex-trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, was transferred on Monday to a Brooklyn federal detention facility as she awaits her first appearance in a New York courtroom, according to a Bureau of Prisons spokesman.

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