Politics
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Biden appeals to Sanders’ base

by Harvest Prude
Posted 4/10/20, 12:35 pm

Former Vice President Joe Biden released proposals Thursday to expand student debt forgiveness and lower the Medicare eligibility age. He hopes to gain support from the more liberal wing of the Democratic Party now that Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has exited the presidential race.

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The cost of China’s info wars

Politics | Holding Beijing accountable for COVID-19 disinformation
by Harvest Prude
Posted 4/09/20, 05:37 pm

In late December, a Chinese doctor warned former classmates about a new severe respiratory disease he had treated. Later, he realized it was a new coronavirus, the same kind of pathogen that caused the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak in the early 2000s.

With that, Dr. Li Wenliang, a 33-year-old ophthalmologist in Wuhan, China, became the first to sound the alarm on what would become the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Inspector general shakeup in Washington

by Harvest Prude
Posted 4/08/20, 11:03 am

Republican lawmakers want answers after President Donald Trump ousted two federal watchdogs from their positions. On Friday, Trump fired Michael Atkinson, inspector general of intelligence. On Tuesday, he demoted Glenn Fine from acting Defense Department inspector general.

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