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    People

    Brielle Biermann Poses in Revealing Thong Bikini from Mom Kim Zolciak-Biermann’s Swimwear Line

    The 23-year-old left little to the imagination as she modeled a Brazilian thong bikini from her mom's luxury swim line, Salty K

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  • U.S.
    National Review

    L.A. Protests Draw Thousands Hours after Gov. Newsom Prohibited Fourth of July Gatherings

    A protest in Los Angeles on July 1 drew thousands of people hours after California governor Gavin Newsom discouraged residents from holding Independence Day gatherings with anyone outside an immediate household.A photo published by the LAPD showed protesters standing shoulder to shoulder, with many wearing masks. Los Angeles has seen a resurgence of coronavirus cases over the past week, leading some businesses to reduce or shut operations. LAPD is monitoring a peaceful protest between City Hall and the Hall of Justice. Please adhere to social distancing protocols. pic.twitter.com/nIRZl92Sek -- Rick Stabile 🇺🇸 (@LAPDRickStabile) July 2, 2020Los Angeles police have not issued permits for mass gatherings since March 3, when Mayor Eric Garcetti issued an executive order forbidding such gatherings because of the coronavirus pandemic. However, police have not intervened to break up the gatherings. The protests are part of a wave of demonstrations in response to the death of George Floyd, an African American man killed during arrest by Minneapolis police officers, has sparked waves of massive demonstrations in major cities across the U.S.Newsom's executive order on Wednesday required restaurants and museums to shift to outdoor operations in 19 counties, with bars closing entirely. While large family gatherings are technically forbidden, the governor acknowledged that enforcing that rule would be impossible."You have 40 million people in the state of California, and if 40 million people turn their back on these guidelines and common sense, that is not something we can enforce,” Newsom said at a press conference. “No one is naive about that."Los Angeles County public health director Dr. Barbara Ferrer urged residents during a Wednesday press briefing to avoid crowded situations. When asked if county officials had downplayed the risk of contracting coronavirus at mass protests, Dr. Ferrer said that health workers' recommendations for avoiding crowds applied to any mass gathering."In situations where people are close together for longer periods of time, and it's very crowded, we are certain that there is going to be spread," Dr. Ferrer said. "We have never said that there's no spread from people who are protesting, and we have, in fact, said that those very same conditions that allow for spread among people who may be protesting apply in all kinds of other situations as well."Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger said last week that she believed the current spike in coronavirus cases in the area were connected to increased protests."I definitely think there’s a direct correlation between the protesters and the spike,” Barger told the local CBS affiliate. “I mean, obviously, the opening up probably threw something into it." Barger added that the size of the crowds made contact tracing for coronavirus almost impossible.Los Angeles beaches will be closed and the city will feature no fireworks or block parties for Independence Day."Yes, this weekend is a holiday weekend. As much as we all want to celebrate with friends and family, gathering with people outside of our households is not permitted and puts everyone at risk of COVID-19," the Los Angeles County administration warned residents on Twitter earlier this week. "Protect yourself and others by avoiding gatherings this July 4th."

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  • Politics
    The Wrap

    Herman Cain Hospitalized for COVID-19 Hours After Tweeting ‘People Are Fed Up’ With Masks

    Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain announced Thursday that he has been hospitalized due to symptoms of COVID-19. But in an unusually on-the-nose development, the announcement came only hours after he denounced measures to stem the spread of the illness on Twitter in a show of political support for Donald Trump.Early Thursday afternoon, Cain’s representatives said in a statement, posted on Cain’s Twitter account, that he was informed June 29 that he tested positive for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, and that by Wednesday his symptoms were severe enough that he “required hospitalization.” According to the statement, Cain was taken to an Atlanta-area facility Wednesday night, and while his symptoms are “serious,” he “did not require a respirator.”Left out of Cain’s statement is a notable event that took place between his diagnosis on Monday and his hospitalization Wednesday night. On Wednesday afternoon, Cain tweeted a link to a Western Journal article about South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, who bragged that social distancing will not be required at a July 4th Trump rally at Mt. Rushmore. In his tweet, Cain added: “Masks will not be mandatory for the event, which will be attended by President Trump. PEOPLE ARE FED UP!”Also Read: Trump Says He Would Wear a Mask Around a Large Group of People -- Though He Hasn't (Video)Cain’s reps said in the statement that “there is no way of knowing” where Cain was infected with the coronavirus. While that may indeed be true, it’s possible to piece together a potential timeline. COVID-19 has an incubation period of anywhere between 2 and 14 days. And nine days before Cain was diagnosed, he attended Trump’s under-attended political rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma.That event — notable for requiring attendees to sign a waiver promising they won’t sue if they contract coronavirus — has been associated with multiple coronavirus infections among people surrounding Trump. Several advance staffers tested positive on the day of the event, with more testing positive after, including two secret service agents. And dozens of agents present at the rally were subsequently ordered to self-quarantine due to possible exposure.Cain, who survived a stage IV cancer diagnosis in 2006, tweeted a photo from inside the venue, where he didn’t wear a mask or practice social distancing. Here’s what that looked like:Here’s just a few of the BlackVoicesForTrump at tonight’s rally! Having a fantastic time!TulsaRally2020 Trumptulsa TulsaTrumprally MAGA Trump2020 Trump2020Landslide pic.twitter.com/27mUzkg7kL— Herman Cain (@THEHermanCain) June 20, 2020By this weekend, 130,000 people in the United States will have died from COVID-19. So for anyone “FED UP” with wearing a mask or simply not wearing one to begin with, cases are still rising, and health officials are urging everyone to wear masks. You may not just save someone else’s life; you could save your own.See Cain’s tweet denouncing masks, and the announcement less than a day later that he’d been hospitalized, below:Masks will not be mandatory for the event, which will be attended by President Trump. PEOPLE ARE FED UP!https://t.co/Oykdz4xThD— Herman Cain (@THEHermanCain) July 1, 2020We are sorry to announce that Herman Cain has tested positive for COVID-19, and is currently receiving treatment in an Atlanta-area hospital. Please keep him, and all who are battling this virus, in your prayers.Our full statement appears below. Updates to follow. pic.twitter.com/lDRW7Rla4e— Herman Cain (@THEHermanCain) July 2, 2020Read original story Herman Cain Hospitalized for COVID-19 Hours After Tweeting ‘People Are Fed Up’ With Masks At TheWrap

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  • Celebrity
    TODAY

    New mom Maren Morris responds to backlash over pic of her holding son on pool float

    Country stars Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd are blasting back against the mommy-shamers. The married couple took to Twitter to respond to criticism over a photo — which has since been deleted — of Morris enjoying a drink while holding their 3-month-old son, Hayes, on a pool float at a lake. While most fans gushed over the mom and son's matching cactus-print swimsuits after Morris, 30, tweeted the pic Tuesday, others criticized the "Girl" singer for not putting Hayes into a life jacket.

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