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Florida reports yet another record number of coronavirus deaths for a fourth day in a row


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The Florida Department of Health reported 257 new COVID-19 deaths in Florida on Friday, marking the fourth consecutive day the state has surpassed its own daily death record.

The state’s total amount of lives lost to the virus since the beginning of the pandemic in March now nears 7,000, with 6,843 Florida resident deaths and 123 non-resident deaths. July alone saw 3,409 COVID-19 related deaths recorded – nearly 50 percent of the state’s total COVID-19 deaths.

The health department added another 8,989 new cases in Florida on July 30. The number of cases in Florida since the beginning of the pandemic in March now totals 470,386.

While the state’s fatality toll continues to rise daily, the numbers presented each day do not necessar...

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The New George Wallace: Barack Obama

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Posted By: MissMolly, 7/31/2020 4:12:12 AM

“And I say … segregation today … segregation tomorrow … segregation forever.” Fifty-seven years ago, the newly sworn-in Democrat governor of Alabama, George Wallace, delivered those words in his inaugural address. In other words: George Wallace, who was a product of a political party that built its political power by supporting every imaginable policy that divided Americans by race, was at it again. Using the momentary pulpit that was a governor’s inaugural to play the race card — again. Yesterday there was a new George Wallace. He appeared in an Atlanta church to eulogize the late Democratic Congressman John Lewis, Lewis a certifiable hero of the 1960s civil rights movement...

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Friday’s letters: Parks a legacy for future generations

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If you are as concerned as I am, please write or talk to your MLA, or to Jason Nixon, minister of the Environment and Parks, or add your name to a petition on this matter.

Rosemary Neaves, Athabasca

Health more than services, care

In the Journal on July 28, Minister Tyler Shandro states he is “not content with an increasingly expensive health-care system that does not result in better services for Albertans.” AMA president Christine Molnar says that “Our priority is, and always will be, your care.”

I suggest that Minister Shandro also speak about better health outcomes for Albertans, not just better services. And that president Molnar also speak about patient/citizen outcomes and not just care.

Without Albertans (who are sometimes patients) there is no n...

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Hurricane Isaias expected to strengthen to Category 2, Hurricane Watch issued for Brevard County

click image The latest forecast on July 31 - GRAPHIC COURTESY NOAA

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  • The latest forecast on July 31

Hurricane Isaias is expected to bring tropical storm and hurricane conditions to the east coast of Florida beginning Saturday.

Isaias is currently heading over the Bahamas at 16 mph with a maximum sustained wind speed of 75 mph, according to a report from the National Hurricane Center. While the storm’s center is not predicted to hit mainland Florida, its winds extend 45 miles from its core, and its tropical-storm-force could potentially stretch out over 205 miles.

Many of the Sunshine State’s east coast communities from Fort Lauderdale to Titusville received a hurricane watch Friday morning, according to the 11 a.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center.

Although Isaias is a Category 1 hurricane, the ...

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Remembering my friend Herman Cain —businessman, media personality and unlikely politician

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Posted By: MissMolly, 7/31/2020 4:09:44 AM

Herman Cain, who died Thursday after being hospitalized for coronavirus, was Trump before Trump. I first met Herman Cain in 2011, when he was running for the Republican nomination for president. He was the Donald Trump candidate before Trump: a successful businessman, a Washington outsider, a larger-than-life personality with an extraordinary story. In those days the only people who dared run for president were governors or Washington insiders. So when Herman Cain threw his hat into the ring for president, the Washington establishment couldn’t wait to treat it like a joke...

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Edmonton weather: Not as hot as hot-hot but still hotter than not hot

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A look at today’s Edmonton weather by Environment Canada.

Friday morning temperatures at the Edmonton Blatchford station measured 18.9 C with 10 km/h winds out of the southeast.

It’s downright cool compared to previous days.

I have every window in my house open right now trying to get that cool breeze reverberating throughout the entire home. The humidity is still there, but a forecast high of 25 C (28 with the Humidex) we’re right in that Canadian sweet spot that some of us love so very much.

Enjoy today’s little reprieve because Saturday and Sunday are going to be hot-hot once again with a forecast high of 29 C tomorrow (34 if you count the Humidex) and 31 C Sunday. Depending on who you ask, that’s hot-hot. Quite hot. Somewhat hot. Fairly hot? No, definitely hot...

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In 2014 shooting of Michael Brown,St. Louis’ top prosecutor announcesno charges against Darren Wilson

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Posted By: MissMolly, 7/31/2020 4:06:42 AM

A St. Louis County, Mo., prosecutor said Thursday that he will not be charging the White police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in 2014, after quietly reopening the investigation. Civil rights leaders and Brown’s mother reportedly hoped that Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell, who became the county’s first Black prosecutor in January 2019, might reopen the investigation into police officer Darren Wilson, who shot Brown six years ago. Bell told reporters today that his decision was “one of the most difficult things I’ve had to do.”

Reply 1 – Posted by: Miceal 7/31/2020 4:15:43 AM (No. 495384)

Ah yes, the BLM hero. Got exactly what he deserved...

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String of alleged hate crimes investigated in Fort McMurray: RCMP

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Wood Buffalo RCMP are investigating multiple alleged hate crimes in Fort McMurray that may be linked.

Police say that on July 22 between 3:45 p.m. and 5 p.m., in a parking lot near Timberlea Landing, an individual’s truck tires were slashed and racially-charged writings were left on the victim’s vehicle. Timberlea Landing plaza includes the Independent grocery store, Scotiabank, TD Canada Trust, a municipal office, a Jiffy-Lube and a Kentucky Fried Chicken.

The owner of the vehicle, who shared his experience with Mix 103.7 FM earlier this week, believes he was targeted because his wife is Filipino.

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Orange County teachers union seeks to block schools reopening


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Contending that the school district has “failed to put the proper safety protocols in place,” the Orange County teachers union on Thursday asked a court to block the reopening of school campuses next month.

The Orange County Classroom Teachers Association is seeking an injunction to prevent the planned Aug. 21 reopening of classrooms until an arbitrator can rule on a grievance filed by the union.

Thursday’s complaint, filed in Orange County circuit court, contends that the district has not taken adequate steps to protect staff members and students from COVID-19 and has not released public records that include the names of schools that have had COVID-19 outbreaks and what ...

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John Brennan blocked from accessingclassified information

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Posted by ladydawgfan 7/31/2020 4:03:45 AM Post Reply

Former CIA Director John Brennan, a vocal critic of President Trump, found out he had been blocked from accessing his classified notes and records while working on his new memoir. He writes in his forthcoming book, Undaunted: My Fight Against America’s Enemies, at Home and Abroad, that after months of “haggling” he discovered the CIA was abiding by the directive Trump gave in August 2018 “that purportedly forbids anyone in the intelligence community from sharing classified information with me...

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