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GOP to split convention between venues

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 6/11/20, 05:50 pm

WASHINGTON—The business side of August’s Republican National Convention will stay in North Carolina. The Republican National Committee voted on Wednesday to keep behind-the-scenes convention work, like building the party’s platform, in Charlotte. But the keynote event, President Donald Trump’s speech accepting the party’s nomination, will happen elsewhere after he expressed frustration with the state’s Democratic governor, Roy Cooper, and his social distancing requirements for the event.

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A doctor goes to New York

Medicine | One Minnesota doctor’s experience volunteering at the COVID-19 front lines for a week
by Hannah Harris
Posted 6/11/20, 05:03 pm

On April 23, Ben Daxon, a critical care physician, donned scrubs and a scuba mask. Fitted with a 3D-printed adapter for a viral filter, the mask was “heavy, tight, suffocating,” he says. But it was necessary during Daxon’s shift working in one of six COVID-19 intensive care units at a Brooklyn, N.Y., hospital, where he volunteered for a week and where only curtains divided one critical patient from the next.

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Spilled blood

History | Zealous lessons from the past
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 6/11/20, 04:56 pm

Many of us are familiar with the Jerusalem event of A.D. 30 or 33 that is the turning point in all human history and our own salvation. Fewer of us know of the Jerusalem disaster of A.D. 70 that offers a crucial spiritual lesson.

Picture this scene 1,950 years ago: Roman legions, the top soldiers in the world, have spent four years subduing almost all of ancient Israel. Romans have crucified thousands, some upside down or sideways, and enslaved others. Desperate Judeans and Galileans have responded ferociously. 

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