Hillary Clinton mocks columnist Maureen Dowd for forgetting 2016 presidential ticket had a woman and man
NEW YORK — Earth to Maureen Dowd: Hillary Clinton is a woman and her running mate, Tim Kaine, is a man.The two-time Democratic presidential candidate and her wingman skewered Dowd on Saturday for apparently forgetting all about them in a New York Times column about mixed-gender White House tickets.Dowd’s column was designed to point out the sexist absurdity of women being so scarce on the presidential campaign scene, as Biden is poised to choose a woman as his running mate for the 2020 election.Clinton jokingly accused The New York Times writer of eating “too much pot brownie before writing he...
New York Daily News
Missouri voters narrowly approve Medicaid expansion
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Ignoring pleas from Republican leaders, Missouri voters approved a plan Tuesday to expand Medicaid coverage to more than 230,000 low-income people in the state.Missouri voted to expand its Medicaid program, as 53% of voters supported the measure. Missouri now joins 37 other states that have already expanded the federally subsidized health insurance program.The decision will mean adults between the ages of 19 and 65 whose income is at or below 138% of the federal poverty level will be covered. As of this year, that amounts to $17,608 for an individual and $36,156 for a hou...
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
SEC sets 10-game conference-only football schedule this fall. Mizzou now opens Sept. 26.
The Southeastern Conference on Thursday adopted a 10-game, conference-only football schedule for this fall, with opening games now set for Sept. 26.That means Missouri will not play its previously scheduled non-conference games to open the season, instead starting Sept. 26 against a yet-to-be determined SEC opponent.The individual SEC football teams’ fall 2020 schedules were not announced Thursday. That will come later once they are approved by the conferences’ athletic directorsThe change was made because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The conference said it wants to allow member universit...
The Kansas City Star
How top Mariners prospect Jarred Kelenic is making the most of a year upended by the COVID shutdown
TACOMA, Wash. — As Jarred Kelenic walked to the plate for his first at-bat at Cheney Stadium, there was no walk-up music blasting. There were no fans to cheer with excitement for seeing their prized prospect make his debut at the Triple-A level. And there wasn’t a real opposing team looking to shut him down.Welcome to the Mariners’ alternate training site, where the players remaining from the team’s 60-player roster invited to summer camp who are not on the active roster will spend their days working out and playing intrasquad games.Some will prepare to possibly earn a call-up to help the Mari...
The Seattle Times
In a coronavirus summer, many kids' camps shutter, others open — with masks, gallons of sanitizer, and no tag
PHILADELPHIA — Some mornings at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center summer camp in North Philadelphia, parents whose children weren’t accepted gather at the fence, watching the campers who were picked play in the sunshine.Bahiya Jones, who runs the site for the city’s Department of Parks and Recreation, brings the disappointed grown-ups water and a comforting word. “Maybe next year,” she tells them, explaining how COVID-19 has forced the city to drastically reduce camp enrollment numbers.“The neighborhood is so upset,” said Jones, able to accept just 40 children instead of the usual 1...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Getting your hair cut or heading to the gym? Get ready to sign a waiver
MINNEAPOLIS — As businesses reopen amid a slew of safety and cleaning requirements, many are asking something new of their customers and employees: a promise not to sue if they get sick.Liability waivers have long been used for risky endeavors such as downhill skiing or youth sports. But in the unchartered legal waters of the coronavirus pandemic, people now find themselves signing such forms when they get their hair cut, nails painted and teeth cleaned.“It’s a whole new world,” said Matt Murphy, an attorney with Nilan Johnson Lewis in Minneapolis. “Everybody’s freaked out.”With no specific le...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Looking for a true-crime follow-up to 'Tiger King?' Try these
To save repetition, let’s just stipulate that “shocking” describes every true-crime movie on this list.Lots of excellent documentaries examine crimes — “The Times of Harvey Milk” climaxes with a murder and little-girl-becomes-art-superstar charmer “My Kid Could Paint That” may involve fraud — but, in my mind, a true-crime doc only pops if the crime itself is front and center. The Holocaust was criminal, for instance, but the many fine nonfiction films about it belong to a different category.As shown in HBO’s current true-crime series, “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark,” these are the kinds of stories ...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Chicago will rely largely on signs announcing self-quarantine for people from states seeing COVID-19 surge
CHICAGO — Chicago health officials said Friday they have no plan for enforcing the city’s abrupt quarantine order for people arriving from states where coronavirus cases are surging, but will rely largely on signs posted along highways and at the two airports.“We do not have a plan to, for example, look for out-of-state license plates and pull people over,” the city’s public health commissioner, Dr. Allison Arwady, said at a news conference. “We do not have a plan to create a list of individuals who are traveling and try to track them down.”Arwady said the city’s main goal with the order is to...
Nation and world news briefs
Half of all COVID tests are positive in Mexico, highest in worldAs nations around the world try to get their economies humming again, the number of coronavirus tests coming back positive has turned into the metric to watch. Five percent is the threshold to reopen safely. Ten percent is troubling, 20% outrageous.In Mexico, it stands at 50%.The sky-high results are easy to explain — though not so easy to fix. The Latin American nation has stubbornly shunned widescale testing and instead runs exams only on the sickest of patients. Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez Gatell in late May said anything...
Tribune News Service
16 states meet threshold for New York quarantine order, Cuomo says
ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. Andrew Cuomo doubled the number of states included in a travel advisory mandating visitors coming from areas hit hard by coronavirus must quarantine for two weeks.Eight additional states reporting rising infection rates meet the threshold set by the governor last week.“We now have 16 states that meet the formula for quarantine, so that has gone way up,” Cuomo said during an interview Tuesday morning on NY1. “That’s a very significant problem.”Eight states were included during the initial rollout of the order last week, but as the virus spreads throughout the country, Cuomo ...
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