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- Tucker Carlson says his former head writer 'paid a heavy price' for racist Internet posts
- Trump's attacks on mail-in voting could lead to nightmare scenario, election expert warns
Even before the pandemic made it likely that there will be a historic number of mail-in ballots in this fall’s election, UC Irvine professor Richard Hasen worried that if it were close, President Trump might declare victory before all votes were counted. That concern is now much greater for Hasen.
- Trump again directs blame at Obama as coronavirus pandemic worsens in U.S.
- Is too much hope being put into a coronavirus vaccine?
It’s a commonly accepted truth that the only way the coronavirus pandemic will come to an end is through the development of an effective vaccine. Is the idea that a vaccine may be right around the corner holding back efforts to contain the virus?
- Alabama primary tests Trump's influence among Republican voters
- ICE to launch 'Citizens Academy' to teach civilians about 'targeted arrests'
- School officials in frantic scramble to plan — and pay for — reopening
Weeks before the 2020-21 school year is due to start, plans vary wildly from district to district, with school superintendents across the country scrambling to figure out how to safely educate children during a pandemic and a looming financial crisis.
- Trump identifies another hoax: The coronavirus
- Trump says a President Biden would get 'no ratings'
President Trump, whose halting leadership in the face of the coronavirus pandemic Americans increasingly question, boasted Monday about his one undisputed success: his ability to command media attention.
- What do dueling crises reveal about American exceptionalism?
President Ronald Reagan defined America as a “shining city on a hill,” a country that other nations would look to as a model of prosperity and freedom. In light of the coronavirus pandemic and racial reckoning in the U.S., does that vision still hold true?
- Trump commutes Roger Stone's sentence before three-year prison term was to begin
- The Lincoln Project's 'Never Trump' ads expertly troll a president who never fails to take the bait
The Lincoln Project, which was created by a group of anti-Trump Republican political operatives last December, believes there is a logic to being a metaphorical fly buzzing around the president’s head.
- Internal document reveals shortfall in coronavirus supplies — including body bags — in U.S. stockpile
More than three months after President Trump promised that “America will be fully prepared for any of the future outbreaks,” the federal government still has shortfalls of personal protective equipment for health care workers, according to a document obtained by Yahoo News.
- Author Christopher Buckley: 'Everything Trump touches dies'
- Dr. Anthony Fauci is still talking. But is the president listening?
- Trump still struggling to articulate his agenda for a second term
- Miami is a new coronavirus hot spot, internal CDC document says
With Florida adding coronavirus infections at the rate of about 10,000 per day, Miami has emerged as one of the most significant coronavirus hot spots in the U.S., according to an internal Trump administration document reviewed by Yahoo News.
- Looking ahead to a COVID vaccine: Who will make it? Who will receive it? How much will it cost?
- Should face masks be mandatory nationwide?
- Trump's terrible, no good, very bad stretch on the campaign trail
- 'Still unclear' who ordered action against protesters at Lafayette Park, defense secretary says
Defense Secretary Mark Esper told Congress on Thursday he did not know who gave the widely denounced order to clear peaceful antiracism protesters from Lafayette Park, across the White House, early last month.
- Biden promises to unify the country as he unveils plan to revitalize manufacturing
- As COVID-19 lockdowns ease in some cities, violent crime returns to the streets
- Florida sheriff wins battle with DeSantis administration over coronavirus data
- SCOTUS rulings on Trump taxes and financial records: Explained
The Supreme Court on Thursday issued rulings in two cases involving President Trump's finances, upholding a Manhattan district attorney's demand for his tax returns but keeping a hold on financial records that Congress has been seeking for more than a year.
- Universities scramble to protect students from deportation under new ICE policy requiring in-person classes
- Trump boasted of falling COVID-19 deaths as a sign of success. Now they're rising again.
As the coronavirus has made its alarming American comeback in recent weeks — with dozens of states across the South and West regularly reporting record numbers of new cases and propelling the nationwide total of new daily infections past 50,000 for the first time — President Trump and others have sought to downplay the disturbing data by reciting a simple refrain: Yes, but what about the deaths?
- Reopening schools: Do the benefits outweigh the risks?
The debate over whether schools should reopen in the fall has reached a new level of urgency as start dates for schools across the country grow closer. Do the benefits of bringing kids back to campus outweigh the health risks?
- Facebook thrives off 'hate speech, disinformation and conspiracy theories,' says early investor Roger McNamee
- CDC says guidelines for reopening schools are 'not requirements' after Trump calls them 'impractical'
After President Trump on Tuesday lashed out at what he called “impractical” and “expensive” guidelines for reopening schools published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the agency’s director stressed that they are just guidelines, “not requirements.”
- As COVID cases spike in Florida, Trump now says he's 'flexible' on convention format in Jacksonville
- White House pushes schools to open their doors on schedule
The Trump administration deployed some of its top officials — including both the president and vice president — to press school districts to reopen on their regular schedules for in-person instruction.
- New Yorkers remember loved ones lost to COVID-19: 'I wasn't able to be there when she needed me the most'
Once the pandemic’s epicenter, New York City has finally found a way to flatten the curve, and yet it still leads the country in COVID-19 cases and deaths. Yahoo News honors the lives of those lost during this pandemic and remembers the sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, friends and family of those all around us. These are their stories.
- Facebook on defense over ad boycott, but regulation remains the bigger threat
- As COVID-19 makes a comeback, so will lockdowns
- Mary Trump's book chronicles how a dysfunctional family 'created the world's most dangerous man'
- Hydroxychloroquine: The drug Trump can't quit
- Is Kanye West running for president? Probably not.
- Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms tests positive for COVID-19
- Video shows Black man pinned to tree in what he calls 'attempted lynching' at Indiana lake
- Exonerated Central Park Five members speak out: ‘Not too many things have changed since 30 years ago’
In 1989, five Black and Hispanic teens were falsely accused of raping and nearly killing Trisha Meili, a white woman jogging in Central Park. Known collectively as the Central Park Five, Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise were convicted in two trials despite a lack of eyewitness testimony or DNA evidence and spent between six and 13 years in prison. Exonerated in 2002 after an investigation confirmed that a convicted murderer and rapist had committed the crime, the Central Park Five sued the city and state of New York, settling for millions.
- DeSantis cuts $28 million from disease treatment at Florida prisons as pandemic's toll worsens
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis used his veto powers late last month to excise from the state budget a $28 million initiative to treat prisoners for hepatitis C and the coronavirus. It was one of many vetoes DeSantis made in the proposed $93.2 billion state budget.
- White House defends Trump's claim that 99 percent of COVID-19 cases are 'harmless' with chart showing 5 percent are fatal
Press secretary Kayleigh McEnany came to her press briefing on Monday prepared to defend President Trump’s assertion that “99 percent” of U.S. coronavirus cases are “totally harmless” with two charts that inadvertently disproved his claim.
- Don't count on ever seeing Trump's 'Garden of American Heroes'
Call me cynical, but I have a feeling the National Garden of American Heroes announced by President Trump on Friday will never get off — or into — the ground, even if he doesn’t put his son-in-law in charge of it. Establishing an official United States Hall of Fame will secure the reputations of Betsy Ross and Benjamin Franklin from the changing political winds, no less than the one in Cooperstown, N.Y., preserves for the ages the memories of Ted Williams and Roberto Clemente.
- From Thomas Jefferson's own family, a call to take down his memorial
- COVID-19 warning for expectant mothers — especially Black and Hispanic women
- FDA commissioner declines to defend Trump's latest coronavirus boasts
FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn, a member of the White House coronavirus task force,said he wouldn’t “get into who’s right and who’s wrong” when asked if he agreed with two widely disputed claims President Trump made a day earlier.
- Rep. Swalwell: Trump 'makes us look like geniuses every day for impeaching him'
Rep. Eric Swalwell to the Yahoo News "Skullduggery" podcast: Recent disclosures that the White House failed to act on intelligence showing that Russian operatives were paying bounties to kill American soldiers fully vindicates impeachment.
- Only 14 states are seeing coronavirus declines
- New Yahoo News/YouGov July 4 poll: A staggering 62 percent of Americans no longer see America as Ronald Reagan's 'shining city on a hill'