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Saturday September 12nd, 2020 morning edition

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South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of the most hawkish US lawmakers, told Trump, "Mr. President, this is over the top," the book says.

He added that "with the election coming," Trump should temper his response and avoid risking "major war.".

Mick Mulvaney, Trump's chief of staff at the time, made an "urgent request" and "almost begged" Graham to "stop this talk of hitting Soleimani," the book says.

"The intelligence was very strong that Soleimani was orchestrating chaos in Iraq at our expense and throughout the region," Graham told "Fox & Friends" in January.

Trump and Graham were playing golf at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida, when Trump floated the idea.

"You've got to find a way to stop this talk of hitting Soleimani, Mulvaney almost begged," the book said.

Shortly after the strike, Iran essentially abandoned the 2015 nuclear deal, which Trump withdrew the US from in May 2018. »

Gov. Newsom signs bill to allow ex-inmates to become firefighters

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"There is a climate emergency," he said, with smoke-filled skies from the North Complex Fire as his backdrop.

"What we're experiencing is coming to communities all across America unless we get our act together...This is a climate damn emergency.".

He signed AB 2147, a bill that will allow formerly incarcerated people to be able to try to expunge their records and become professional firefighters. »

Community and Close Contact Exposures Associated with COVID-19 Among Symptomatic Adults ≥18 Years in 11 Outpatient Health Care Facilities — United States, July 2020

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Adults with positive SARS-CoV-2 test results were approximately twice as likely to have reported dining at a restaurant than were those with negative SARS-CoV-2 test results.

To assess community and close contact exposures associated with COVID-19, exposures reported by case-patients (154) were compared with exposures reported by control-participants (160).

The final analytic sample (314) included 154 case-patients (positive SARS-CoV-2 test results) and 160 control-participants (negative SARS-CoV-2 test results). »

Donald Trump mocked for “absolute irony” of playing ‘Fortunate Son’ at rally

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Donald Trump has been widely mocked after playing Creedence Clearwater Revival‘s ‘Fortunate Son’ when arriving at a campaign rally in Michigan.

Singer John Fogerty previously said of the track: “The song speaks more to the unfairness of class than war itself.

But there is a certain irony in Trump playing the track as he arrived on Thursday evening (September 10), given his dubious association with the conflict. »