The Daily Populous

Monday June 29th, 2020 day edition

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Back in March, the Food and Drug Administration took the unprecedented step of allowing COVID antibody tests to flood the market without review.

The tests were billed as a critical tool to assess where the virus had spread and who might have immunity.

Over the course of a three-month investigation, 60 Minutes has learned that federal officials knew many of the antibody tests were seriously flawed but continued to allow them to be sold anyway.

Sharyn Alfonsi: And so tell me about the deal that was placed in front of you about buying this.

Sharyn Alfonsi: Was there a lotta guidance at that point, at the state level or the federal level, for procuring?.

It announced it would allow antibody tests into the U.S. market without FDA review or formal clearance.

Back in Laredo, Robert Castaneda agreed to the broker's deal and bought 20,000 antibody tests from a Chinese manufacturer, Anhui DeepBlue. »

Mississippi to remove state flag, the last to display the Confederate battle emblem

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The Mississippi state legislature voted on Sunday to replace its state flag, the last in the nation to display the Confederate battle emblem.

The state flag of Mississippi flies at the Governor's Mansion in Jackson, Mississippi, on Friday, April 26, 2019.

But nowhere is the Confederate flag more on display than in Mississippi, the last remaining state to include the design on its official state flag. »

Trump retweets, then deletes, video of supporter shouting 'white power'

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The video on Twitter, which was later deleted from the president’s feed, showed Trump protesters and supporters in Florida shouting profanities at each other.

After a protester called a Trump supporter a racist, the man responded by raising his fist and shouting, “white power.”

Senator Tim Scott, the Senate’s only Black Republican, told CNN’s “State of the Union” program. »

China forces birth control on Uighurs to suppress population

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The population control measures are backed by mass detention both as a threat and as a punishment for failure to comply.

The result of the birth control campaign is a climate of terror around having children, as seen in interview after interview.

Seven former detainees told the AP that they were force-fed birth control pills or injected with fluids, often with no explanation. »