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    The Independent

    Trump and his entourage fail to eat anything from special vegetarian menu prepared for them on India trip

    Donald Trump and his entourage reportedly failed to eat a single item of a special vegetarian feast prepared for him during his trip to India.The American president and his wife, Melania, were presented with the menu during their visit to Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad, one of the former homes of the Indian independence hero.

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    A woman who tripped for 34 hours on LSD after taking 550 times the normal dose said it cured her Lyme disease

    After surviving her overdose unscathed, the woman started microdosing LSD. Three years later, she no longer needed opioids to manage her chronic pain.

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    Teacher resigns in front of school board, delivers powerful message to students in viral video

    A Kansas middle school teacher publicly resigned in front of a school board while delivering a powerful message to her students in a now viral video.

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    National Review

    ‘Don’t You Think You Ought to Check?’: Sen. Kennedy Demands DHS Chief Provide ‘Straight Answers’ on Coronavirus Spread

    Senator John Kennedy on Tuesday demanded answers from acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf regarding the likely extent of the domestic coronavirus outbreak, saying the American people deserve "straight answers" about the deadly virus.During a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, Kennedy asked Wolf how many cases of people infected with the coronavirus the U.S. anticipates having."You're head of Homeland Security, and your job is to keep us safe. Do you know today how many the experts are predicting?" the Louisiana Democrat-turned-Republican said."We only know that, again, we anticipate those numbers to grow in the U.S.," Wolf responded, saying that he cannot provide an "exact number.""Don't you think you ought to check on that?" Kennedy asked. "You're the secretary. I think you ought to know that answer."Kennedy also asked Wolf for answers on the mortality rate of the coronavirus, whether the U.S. has enough respirators, and when a vaccine is expected."You're the secretary of Homeland Security and you can't tell me if we have enough respirators?" Kennedy said, adding that lawmakers previously heard separate testimony that the U.S. does not have enough respirators.Kennedy also pointed out that the DHS chief's testimony does not match up with information put out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention."Your numbers aren't the same as CDC's. Don't you think you ought to contact them and find our whether you're right or they're right?" Kennedy said. "The American people deserve some straight answers on the coronavirus and I'm not getting them from you."Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen afterwards urged Wolf to hold "open briefings" about the situation surrounding the coronavirus, adding, "I didn't hear anything this morning that I haven't read in the newspaper."A slew of new countries on Monday confirmed their first cases of the virus, a respiratory illness that originated in China and has infected close to 80,000 people in 37 countries, killing at least 2,600.

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    The Daily Beast

    Whoopi Goes Off on Bernie’s Castro Remarks: ‘There’s Nothing Groovy About a Dictatorship!’

    The women of The View continued to rail against Democratic presidential frontrunner Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Tuesday, this time taking issue with the democratic socialist senator doubling down on his praise of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro’s literacy program.“There is nothing groovy about a dictatorship,” host Whoopi Goldberg exclaimed at one point.Sanders has come under fire, including by many Democrats, for telling 60 Minutes that it was “unfair” to say “everything is bad” with Castro’s regime. Noting that he was opposed to the “authoritarian nature” of Castro’s government, Sanders did commend the communist leader for launching a “massive literacy program.”“Is that a bad thing?” Sanders wondered aloud. “Even though Fidel Castro did it?”After Sanders defended his comments in a Monday night CNN Town Hall— adding that “teaching people to read and write is a good thing”—the hosts of the ABC talk show all took turns blasting the Vermont lawmaker over his remarks.Liberal co-host Joy Behar expressed exasperation over Sanders’ position, claiming he should have also said that Cuba is “an oppressive dictatorship” where the “quality of life is awful.” (For his part, Sanders did say that he condemned the regime’s imprisoning of political dissidents and that he’d been “extremely consistent and critical of all authoritarian regimes all over the world.”)‘Senator Sanders, I’m Sorry’: Chris Matthews Apologizes for Nazi AnalogyConservative colleague Meghan McCain followed up by saying “this will not play well in Florida” if Sanders becomes the Democratic nominee, something co-host Sunny Hostin agreed with.“That is not going to do well in Florida, a swing state for that Latino contingent,” Hostin added. “They are not going to forgive him for this position.”“It’s a dictatorship,” Goldberg shouted in response. “There is nothing groovy about a dictatorship!”McCain, meanwhile, insisted that Sanders offering praise of Castro or Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro is “no different than saying Hitler was a good orator.” “It’s that insane,” she shouted. “It’s that bat-blank insane!”After Behar added a Mussolini reference for good measure, Goldberg brought it back around to comparing Sanders’ remarks to one of President Donald Trump’s most infamous moments.“There’s no way around that,” the Oscar-winning actress stated. “This is as bad as you-know-who saying there were good people on both sides. It’s the same thing.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.