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Thursday March 12nd, 2020 evening edition

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Prison whistleblower who exposed unsafe conditions in Arizona facility found dead Police in Arizona said her death is being treated as a suicide.

An Arizona correctional sergeant who blew the whistle on corruption and unsafe conditions inside a jail facility was found dead in an apparent suicide, officials confirmed to ABC News.

Contreras initially turned over the videos and altered documentation regarding the broken locks anonymously, but came forward in an exclusive interview with ABC15 a month later.

The whistleblower was suspended for a week when she was caught downloading the videos.

"I had enough," Contreras said during the May 2019 interview when asked why she downloaded and leaked the footage.

"Because it’s a crime, what they were doing: allowing this to happen, allowing staff to get hurt, and not doing anything about it.".

Because of Contreras' fight, over 1,000 cell doors were repaired and replaced, the prison took on new leadership and was renamed the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry. »

Insurance Industry Corrects Trump: Actually, We're Only Waiving Copays for Coronavirus Testing, Not Treatment

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A spokesperson for America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), a major insurance industry lobbying group, was quick to clarify that, actually, companies are only waiving copays for "testing."

"Heaven forbid they miss a chance to bankrupt sick people," tweeted Lori Kearns, legislative director for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the most prominent champion of a policy that would entirely eliminate insurance copays, premiums, and deductibles.

As Common Dreams reported, some have been hit thousands of dollars in surprise medical bills after seeking coronavirus testing. »

A sneaky attempt to end encryption is worming its way through Congress

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But if the EARN IT Act were passed, tech companies could be held liable if their users posted illegal content.

This was the chief outcome of FOSTA-SESTA, the last bill Congress passed to amend Section 230.

[The law] threatens any website owner with up to 10 years in prison for hosting even one instance of prostitution-related content. »

U.S. to Suspend Most Travel From Europe; N.B.A. Pauses After Player Gets Virus

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But her top medical adviser, Dr. Lothar Weiler, who appeared with her, added that, “we don’t know how fast that will happen.”

One of the country’s top virologists recently said that it could take a year or two, or even longer, for that many people to become infected.

The consensus among experts is that 60 to 70 percent of the population will be infected.”. »