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Santa Claus is immune to COVID-19, says Dr. Fauci

Santa Claus is immune to COVID-19, says Dr. Fauci

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (/AP) — While we’ve all got things on our mind this holiday season, one thing we don’t need to worry about is Santa Claus coming to town. He’ll be spreading joy, not the virus, says the top U.S. infectious disease expert.According to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the big man in red is actually immune to COVID-19.“Santa is exempt from this because Santa, of all the good qualities, has a lot of good innate immunity,”.With Santa’s advanced age and excess weight from all those cookies, it makes sense that kids might worry he’s at high risk. But rest assured, boys and girls, Santa’s magic...

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Pennsylvania Police: Woman covered care-dependent husband with kitty litter after accident

Pennsylvania Police: Woman covered care-dependent husband with kitty litter after accident

WARNING: The following article contains graphic descriptions of physical injuries and neglect. Reader discretion is advised.CARBONDALE TOWNSHIP, Pa. – () — Pennsylvania State Police say a woman left her 53-year-old dependent husband, who was suffering from open sores and other injuries, covered in cat litter because he was “ruining the house.”Police say David Maijala had multiple broken bones when he arrived at an area hospital in September covered in feces, urine and litter. He also had a large, rotting sore on his back that a nurse described as so deep it almost left his spine...

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Man breaks into home during children’s remote learning class, teacher calls 911

Man breaks into home during children’s remote learning class, teacher calls 911

GALT, Calif. (NEXSTAR) – A California teacher jumped into action after she noticed fear on the faces of two students who didn’t immediately sign off after a remote learning session Thursday.“I was just watching their faces and I can see their faces go from concern to panic,” teacher Jennifer Petersen told . Petersen said she never logs off until the last student does.Mother Reyna Luna said the source of her children’s fear was a stranger who broke into the family’s Galt home during the class while she was out.“They said that a guy opened the window and went inside the house,” Luna said.The...

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Stimulus checks: Senate sets aid vote, $1,200 direct payments not included

Stimulus checks: Senate sets aid vote, $1,200 direct payments not included

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — The Senate is set to vote this week on a $500 billion “skinny” economic recovery bill that does not appear to include an additional round of $1,200 direct payments to Americans.Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced plans for a Wednesday vote. He says the bill will include money for schools, expanded unemployment benefits and additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program“Nobody thinks this $500B+ proposal would resolve every problem forever,” McConnell said in a Saturday statement. “It would deliver huge amounts of additional help to workers and...

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Disney adds new content advisory to Peter Pan and other films that include stereotypes

Disney adds new content advisory to Peter Pan and other films that include stereotypes

(NEXSTAR) — Disney has added a new advisory that displays before content on Disney+ that has been identified as including stereotypes and “negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures.”The advisory, which is part of Disney’s “Stories Matter” initiative, includes a statement that displays on the screen for approximately 10-12 seconds before the unedited content.Some of the films that contain negative depictions include Lady and the Tramp, The Jungle Book, The Aristocats, Dumbo, Peter Pan, and Swiss Family Robinson.The statement says:“This program includes negative depictions...

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Trump now more likely to lose Texas than win election, FiveThirtyEight models show

Trump now more likely to lose Texas than win election, FiveThirtyEight models show

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) – Polling is going in the wrong direction for President Donald Trump in the final month before the General Election, and modeling based on that data suggests we could see a sizeable Electoral College win for the former Vice President.The poll watchers at run computer models based on polling data to plot the potential range of outcomes based on the polling averages. Less than a month ago the firm said Trump was likely to win 23 out of 100 times in their simulation of over 40,000 vote totals. But since Biden has built a 10 percent national polling lead – as of Monday –...

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Missing hiker shows up at press conference held to find him

Missing hiker shows up at press conference held to find him

NORTH YORKSHIRE, England – An 80-year-old hiker missing for three days may have been just as surprised to learn that people were looking for him as they were when he showed up at his own press conference Tuesday.Harry Harvey, an experienced hiker, was walking in North Yorkshire, England when a “really heavy hailstorm” and “howling gale of wind” separated him from his group Sunday, according to the .“By the time I got my kit on it was getting really dark, so I missed what I would say was a turning,” he told local journalists Tuesday. “I had a plan B straight away, find somewhere safe to...

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President Trump says he’d sign ‘stand alone’ stimulus check bill ‘immediately’

President Trump says he’d sign ‘stand alone’ stimulus check bill ‘immediately’

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — President Trump said in a tweet Tuesday night that he would sign a “stand alone” bill solely designed to give Americans a second round of $1,200 stimulus checks.“If I am sent a Stand Alone Bill for Stimulus Checks ($1,200), they will go out to our great people IMMEDIATELY. I am ready to sign right now. Are you listening Nancy?” Trump tweeted.Earlier on Tuesday, Trump said he had instructed his “representatives” to “stop negotiating” with Democrats for a new stimulus package “until after the election.”In the , Trump said he plans to pass a “major stimulus bill” if he...

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Biden pushes for increasing minimum wage to $15 an hour

Biden pushes for increasing minimum wage to $15 an hour

MIAMI (NEXSTAR) — Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden pushed his plan to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour if he defeats President Donald Trump in November.Biden made the comments Monday afternoon while campaigning in Florida.“Fifteen dollars should be a minimum wage in the United States of America. Period,” Biden said.His economic plans include raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour and expanding health insurance access, as well as investing billions of dollars in childcare, early childhood education and college tuition assistance.“Joe understands that if you work 40...

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Trump leaves hospital briefly to greet supporters outside

Trump leaves hospital briefly to greet supporters outside

President Donald Trump briefly left the hospital Sunday in his car to wave to supporters gathered outside.Trump was driven past the crowd and was seen wearing a mask while greeting hundreds of people gathered around the hospital waving “Make America Great Again” and “Trump 2020” flags and holding up signs.The president was cheered by supporters as he drove by. Trump returned to his hospital suite following the short trip.Trump’s visit came shortly after he promised his supporters “a surprise” in a video posted a video on social media.“It’s been a very interesting journey,” Trump said in the...

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Watch: Trump surprises supporters gathered outside Walter Reed

Watch: Trump surprises supporters gathered outside Walter Reed

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — President Donald Trump made a surprise visit Sunday afternoon to greet who he called the “patriots” gathered outside Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.Trump was driven past the crowd and was seen wearing a mask while waving at hundreds of people gathered around the hospital waving “Make America Great Flags” and holding up signs.The president was cheered by supporters as he drove by. Trump returned to his hospital suite following the short trip.Prior to making the appearance outside the hospital, Trump posted a 75-second clip to Twitter where he announced...

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Is the president really sick? Misinformation circulates after Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis

Is the president really sick? Misinformation circulates after Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis

DALLAS (NEXSTAR) — Confirmation that President Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19 sparked numerous conspiracy theories that the president is lying about his diagnosis.According to Dataminr, a social media monitoring service, tweets questioning the diagnosis peaked Friday at roughly five tweets per minute.Doubters included Anand Giridharadas, editor of Time, and Jelani Cobb, a staff writer at The New Yorker, according to theThere is no evidence that Trump or the White House is lying.Other social media users were suggesting that Trump’s diagnosis is a hoax aimed at generating sympathy...

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Obama wishes Trump, first lady a ‘speedy recovery’

Obama wishes Trump, first lady a ‘speedy recovery’

WASHINGTON – Former President Obama sent best wishes to President Trump and first lady Melania Friday after Trump flew by helicopter to Walter Reed Medical Center for treatment for coronavirus.“Michelle and I hope that the President, First Lady, and all those affected by the coronavirus around the country are getting the care they need and are on the path to a speedy recovery,” Obama said in a tweet.The 44th president added, “Obviously, we’re in the midst of a big political battle right now, and while there’s a lot at stake, let’s remember that we’re all Americans. We’re all human beings....

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What happens if President Trump becomes too sick to serve?

What happens if President Trump becomes too sick to serve?

President Donald Trump’s announcement of his COVID-19 diagnosis early Friday has many wondering what will happen if he becomes incapacitated and is no longer able to lead the nation.Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany announced Friday evening that Trump will be transported to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. McEnany said he was experiencing “mild symptoms” Friday.If Trump’s condition becomes too grave for him to carry out his duties, however, the 25th Amendment provides guidelines for what would happen next.In line to assume presidential duties first is Vice President Mike Pence,...

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Second stimulus checks: Democratic leadership rejects bipartisan proposal with $1,200 direct payments

Second stimulus checks: Democratic leadership rejects bipartisan proposal with $1,200 direct payments

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — Democratic leadership in the House rejected a bipartisan $1.5 trillion coronavirus aid proposal that includes a second round of $1,200 direct payments to Americans.The plan, unveiled by a group calling itself Problem Solvers Caucus, also included $500 billion for cities and states, unemployment insurance of $600 a week, increased SNAP benefits and rental assistance.A set of powerful Democratic committee chairs swung against the proposal saying it “leaves too many needs unmet” — a leadership effort that signals that the Problem Solvers bill is going nowhere.No. 2 House...

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Chiefs ban headdresses, American Indian-themed face paint from stadium

Chiefs ban headdresses, American Indian-themed face paint from stadium

The Kansas City Chiefs will no longer allow fans wearing headdress or American-Indian-themed face paint into games, among other changes before the upcoming season, according to a statement Thursday.The Chiefs organization said the policy changes resulted from an ongoing dialogue with local American Indian leaders that the NFL team started in 2014, and recently expanded with a “national organization that works closely on issues affecting American Indian people and tribes.”The statement says that the headdresses have been discouraged “for several years,” but are now banned from the...

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Woman shot multiple times while trying to steal Nazi flag from Oklahoma man’s yard

Woman shot multiple times while trying to steal Nazi flag from Oklahoma man’s yard

GARFIELD COUNTY, Okla. – A 26-year-old woman was shot multiple times after she was dared to steal a swastika flag from an Oklahoma man’s front yard.Garfield County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a shots fired call at 3 a.m. Sunday. When they arrived they found the woman lying in a ditch.“The female had multiple gunshot wounds, so my deputies rendered aid to her,” Jody Helm, Garfield County Sheriff said.Helm said the woman was at a party across the street from the residence of 44-year-old Alexander John Feaster.According to the Sheriff, she was dared to try and steal one of the two swastika...

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Florida man who downplayed coronavirus as ‘fake crisis’ gets infected, warns others after ending up in ICU with wife

Florida man who downplayed coronavirus as ‘fake crisis’ gets infected, warns others after ending up in ICU with wife

A Florida man who initially said he believed the was a “fake crisis” that was “blown out of proportion” is now hospitalized with the virus, along with his wife, and he has a warning for others. “Many people still think that the Coronavirus is a fake crisis which at one time I did too and not that I thought it wasn’t a real virus going around but at one time I felt that it was blown out of proportion and it wasn’t that serious,”  in a lengthy Facebook post last Tuesday.Hitchens said he continued to downplay the pandemic until he began feeling sick and couldn’t work anymore, KTLA sister...

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Cal Guard fighter jets to fly over L.A. Wednesday morning in salute to front-line workers

Cal Guard fighter jets to fly over L.A. Wednesday morning in salute to front-line workers

A flyover salute to thank local health care workers and other first responders for their efforts during the coronavirus pandemic is set to take place Wednesday, according to the California National Guard.Pilots from Fresno’s 144th Fighter Wing will take to the skies in four F-15c Eagle aircraft, . They will take off from the Fresno Air National Guard Base at around 10 a.m. and first fly over Reedley and Selma, north as far as Sacramento County, via the Bay Area through Monterey County, to Los Angeles County, and back north to return to Fresno for a pass over locations in the city.Cal Guard...

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