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Sunday March 15th, 2020 night edition

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Trump disbanded NSC pandemic unit that experts had praised.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Public health and national security experts shake their heads when President Donald Trump says the coronavirus "came out of nowhere" and “blindsided the world.”.

The NSC directorate for global health and security and bio-defense survived the transition from President Barack Obama to Trump in 2017.

The NSC during the Obama administration grew to about 250 professionals, according to Trump's current national security adviser, Robert O'Brien.

When Trump was asked on Friday whether closing the NSC global health unit slowed the U.S. response, the president called it a “nasty” question because his administration had acted quickly and saved lives.

On Saturday, John Bolton, a former Trump national security adviser, dismissed claims that “streamlining NSC structures impaired our nation's bio defense are false.'' »

Campaign to 'thank' Xi Jinping flatly rejected by Wuhan citizens

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Instead, he decided on a safer option, a campaign to express gratitude to Wuhan citizens for their contributions, enduring the hardship of a lockdown that was imposed on Jan. 23.

President Xi points out vegetables on sale on the side of a street in Wuhan on March 10.

But Wang's excessive loyalty to Xi, symbolized by the ill-planned political campaign, rubbed Wuhan's 11 million citizens the wrong way. »

A Knight with the Widow Benton

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Edwards had been a Southern officer who had refused to surrender and had followed General Joe Shelby to Mexico.

He was a master of disinformation and successfully created public sympathy for Jesse and his gang, particularly with former Confederates.

This story was also repeated by Judge James R. Ross, the great-grandson of Jesse, in his book I, Jesse James. »

COVID-19: Kijiji bans listings for toilet paper, hand sanitizer, face masks and other items

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Based on user feedback, and to curb pricing practices that run counter to the community-minded spirit of Kijiji, we will temporarily ban listings for health care masks including N95/N100 and surgical masks, hand sanitizer/gel, disinfecting wipes and toilet paper," a message reads on the site.

Some users have listed toilet paper for as little as $1, while others list small bottles of hand sanitizer for as much as $500.

Some Montrealers who tried to stock up and items like hand sanitizer on Saturday found prices had gone up in brick-and-mortar stores as well. »

Watchmen Showrunner Damon Lindelof Wants to Make a Marvel Studios Project

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Now that it looks like Damon Lindelof's time on Watchmen has come to an end, the writer is looking for his next project.

Though something with Marvel Studios might not be the next thing the acclaimed scribe boards, it appears he'd like to join the team at Marvel Studios sooner or later if the stars managed to align.

“I think that doing something in the Marvel universe, anywhere in the Marvel Universe, would be really potentially exciting for me, especially as they start to get a little bit more experimental,” Lindelof says. »