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Saturday February 27th, 2021 day edition

image for U.S. diplomats in China subjected to anal swab testing for Covid-19, State Department says

U.S. diplomats in China were subjected to anal swab tests for Covid-19, a Department of State spokesperson confirmed Thursday, adding that a protest had been lodged with the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The United States had received assurances from China that the tests were done in error and that diplomatic personnel were exempt from this specific testing requirement, the spokesperson said.

The story was first reported by The Washington Post.

Some health experts say the anal swab tests are more accurate than nasal and mouth swabs to detect virus traces.

Biden spoke with Chinese President Xi Jinping by phone for the first time since he took office, earlier this month.

The White House said in a statement at the time that Biden had raised "fundamental concerns" about Beijing's "coercive and unfair economic practices, crackdown in Hong Kong, human rights abuses in Xinjiang, and increasingly assertive actions in the region, including toward Taiwan.".

The statement also said the two leaders discussed countering the Covid-19 pandemic and the "shared challenges" of climate change and global health security. »

Democrat launches campaign to unseat Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene

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But Democrats are facing a daunting task in winning in Georgia's solidly red 14th District, where Greene won with nearly 75% of the vote in 2020.

Abigail Collazo, a Georgia-based Democratic strategist, said McCormack will not be the only Democrat to go up against Greene in 2022, though she, too, acknowledged the challenges.

McCormack sought to downplay her identity as a Democrat running in a heavily Republican district and vowed to run a campaign that would have broad appeal. »

Girl, 11, finds parents dead in Missouri home. Both had Covid-19.

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The 11-year-old daughter of a Missouri couple with coronavirus found her parents dead in their home, according to NBC affiliate KSDK.

The house where neighbors say an 11-year-old girl found her parents dead from Covid-19 in St. Louis County, Mo.

Since the start of the pandemic, Missouri has recorded a total of nearly 520,000 Covid-19 cases and 8,404 deaths, according to an NBC News tally. »

White supremacist sentenced to nearly 20 years in plot to bomb Colorado synagogue

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DENVER (Reuters) - An avowed white supremacist was sentenced on Friday to 19-1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty months ago to a federal hate-crimes case stemming from a botched plot to bomb a historic Colorado synagogue in 2019.

FILE PHOTO: Richard Holzer is seen in this undated handout photo provided by the El Paso County SheriffÕs Office.

Ultimately, the agents provided him with inert pipe bombs and sticks of dynamite before arresting him, court documents showed. »

Crystal Jackson OnlyFans: Mom claims sons were expelled because of OnlyFans account

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“No matter what you do, you don’t feel attracted or sexy… so we tried different things to spice up our marriage.”.

Today, she and her husband earn as much as $150,000 per month for “pretty tame” posts on their account.

According to Jackson, that’s when one of the dads from Sacred Heart Parish School, where her three sons go to school, found the OnlyFans page. »