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Media to be banned from Republican convention due to coronavirus restrictions – The Guardian

In a modern first, the press will not be present when the GOP votes to renominate Donald Trump for president

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The media will be barred from the Republican national convention where Donald Trump is set to be renominated as presidential candidate later this month, a spokeswoman said on Saturday, citing coronavirus restrictions.
While Trump called off the public components of the convention in Florida last month, citing spiking cases of the virus across the country, 336 delegates are scheduled to gather in Charlotte, North Carolina, on 24 August to formally vote to make Trump the GOP standard-bearer once …

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Beverly Hills party for NFL player ends with 1 killed, at least 3 wounded after gunshots ring: Reports – Fox News

A shooting at a Beverly Hills, Calif. house party early Tuesday morning killed one person and left three others wounded, two critically.

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A shooting at a Beverly Hills, Calif., house party early Tuesday morning killed one person and left three others wounded, two critically, according to officials and reports.
The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a shooting shortly after 12:45 a.m. PST on Mulholland Drive in Beverly Hills, the agency wrote on Twitter, at a crowded house party that was reportedly hosted to honor an athlete who had just been drafted to the NFL, according to CBS Los Angeles.
Dozens of bullet rounds could be…

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‘It is what it is,’ Trump says of rising coronavirus deaths as he insists outbreak is ‘under control’ – USA TODAY

When asked if he was giving people a “false sense of security” with his positive spin on the outbreak, Trump said the virus is “under control.”

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President Donald Trump said his administration has done an “incredible” job handling the coronavirus pandemic and that despite rising deaths the outbreak is “under control,” in a wide-ranging and contentious interview that aired on HBO Monday night. 
Axios National Political Correspondent Jonathan Swan began the interview by asking Trump if his sometimes “wishful thinking” and “salesmanship” was suitable in a crisis that has killed more than 155,000 people in the U.S. 
“I think you have to hav…

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The correct way to make tea? Science weighs in on microwaving vs. kettle – CNN

Water heated in a microwave just isn’t the same as when it’s heated in a kettle, scientists in a new study said, confirming what many tea-drinking Brits have known instinctively for years.

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(CNN)An American woman’s TikTok guide to making hot tea that went viral in June had Brits tut-tutting in horror over their morning cuppa — largely because of the controversial use of a microwave rather than a kettle to heat water.
The spat over the best way to brew tea boiled over into a transatlantic incident, with both the UK and US ambassadors sticking their spoon in and the British military summoned to explain the “correct” technique.
Now scientists have waded into the debate, apparently…

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