The Daily Populous

Saturday July 4th, 2020 evening edition

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Donald Trump’s top trade adviser has suggested China deliberately allowed hundreds of thousands of people infected with coronavirus to leave the country “to seed and spread the virus” abroad.

As the US approached its Fourth of July holiday weekend, more than a dozen states saw record numbers of new cases.

Five more states broke single-day records for newly identified cases on Friday, a day after eight other states saw record high numbers.

On Thursday, the US set yet another single-day record for new cases, with more than 55,000 cases identified, for the sixth time within two weeks.

The president has repeatedly falsely claimed that cases in the US are rising because more tests are being performed.

This week, the president heralded “great news” that the nation’s death rate from coronavirus “is down” despite the surge in new cases.

Arizona’s governor Doug Ducey is also requiring residents to wear masks in public after the state saw a single-day spike of 4,000 new cases. »

Kimberly Guilfoyle, Don Jr.'s Girlfriend, Positive for Covid

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Kimberly Guilfoyle, the girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr., has reportedly tested positive for Covid-19.

Guilfoyle, who has been dating Trump Jr. since 2018, is a member of the Trump 2020 campaign and a vocal surrogate of President Trump.

Citing a “person familiar” with what happened, Haberman reported that Guilfoyle “was never was with POTUS, and neither was Don Jr., who tested negative.”. »

Neil Young opposes use of his music at Trump Mount Rushmore event: 'I stand in solidarity with the Lakota Sioux'

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"I stand in solidarity with the Lakota Sioux & this is NOT ok with me," read another.

I stand in solidarity with the Lakota Sioux & this is NOT ok with me — Neil Young Archives (@NeilYoungNYA) July 4, 2020.

"Your policies, decisions and short term thinking continue to exacerbate the Climate Crisis," Neil Young wrote in the open letter to Trump. »

Cleveland Indians ready to discuss changing team name

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With the NFL’s Washington Redskins launching an internal review of their team nickname this week, the Indians have initiated plans to further examine and consider the future of their own.

The topic made the rounds in the Indians’ front office on Friday, the first full day of spring training workouts at Progressive Field.

“Our organization fully recognizes our team name is among the most visible ways in which we connect with the community. »