The Daily Populous

Wednesday May 13rd, 2020 morning edition

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A leaked unreleased White House coronavirus task force report showing cases spiking in areas across the country has undercut President Donald Trump's claim that cases are declining across the nation.

"You know, the numbers are coming down very rapidly all throughout the country, by the way," Trump declared at a Monday news conference.

Though cases are decreasing in 14 states, they are rising in nine states, according to The New York Times.

A lack of widespread testing in 27 other states, plus Washington and Puerto Rico, suggests that cases in those areas are being undercounted.

The top 10 cities in the report, which was produced on May 7, saw cases increases by more than 72% over seven days.

Some areas, like St. Louis and Central City, Ky., saw cases skyrocket by 650% over that span.

Despite the alarming increases, Trump has continued to publicly and falsely claim that cases are falling nearly everywhere. »

There is no greater display of fragile masculinity than our president storming out a press conference because too many women spoke

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He claims he could beat up Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president and his political rival.

Why is this a global competition with you, if every day Americans are still losing their lives and we’re still seeing more cases every day?”.

Trump’s most recent display of fragile masculinity is, of course, nothing new: he has shown disrespect and utter disdain for any female reporter who dare question him. »

Black woman shot and killed after Kentucky police entered her home as she slept, family says

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A black woman was asleep in her Louisville, Kentucky, home when three police officers forced their way inside, "blindly fired" and killed her, according to a lawsuit filed by the woman's family.

"We stand with the family of this young woman in demanding answers from the Louisville Police Department," he said in a statement Monday on Twitter.

The three officers entered Taylor's home "without knocking and without announcing themselves as police officers," the suit states. »

‘Hamilton’ Course Change: Disney Sets July 3 Streaming Release For $75 Million Lin-Manuel Miranda Musical

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Disney has just changed its plans to release a filmed version of the Lin-Manuel Miranda Broadway musical Hamilton.

It now will be released July 3 on Disney+, accelerating an original October 15, 2021, theatrical release, followed by a Disney+ berth.

This comes after Disney moved up the release of the 10-part Michael Jordan docu The Last Dance from a planned release on ESPN during the NBA playoffs. »