A sustained blast of heat is expected to bake much of the United States with hotter-than-usual temperatures this holiday weekend, and forecasts suggest that the heat and the humidity could linger for several weeks. The extreme weather — the first major heat wave of the season — comes as many states are scrambling to contain the rampant spread of the coronavirus and resources are already strained. And while the pandemic presents some unique challenges this summer, experts say these extreme events will continue to pose public health risks because climate change is making heat waves around the world more frequent and more intense.
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American Torpedoes Killed More Than 83,000 Japanese Soldiers Before They Even Left Their Troopshipsw
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Trump's "birds of feather" tweet backfired badly.
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A deadly rabbit virus nicknamed "bunny ebola" is spreading across the southwest US, killing thousands of wild and pet rabbits. Outbreaks of the rare and highly contagious virus have been reported in seven states across America's Sun Belt, including Arizona, California and Texas. The disease, RHDV2, has been referred to as "bunny ebola" by veterinarians because it replicates the severe bleeding and organ failure the ebola virus causes in humans. In many cases the virus is only detected after an animal dies and its nose leaks blood. The US Department of Agriculture confirmed cases of the RHDV2 in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Texas beginning in April.
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Video Beto O'Rourke claims Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is ‘asking minimum wage workers to do the dying’
Former congressman Beto O’Rourke appeared on The Last Word With Lawrence O'Donnell, Thursday. O’Rourke spent the entirety of the interview discussing the increase in COVID-19 cases in Texas, which he heavily attributes to Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick’s desire to keep the state open. Patrick made headlines in March when he suggested the elderly would be willing to die for the economy. Governor Greg Abbott briefly shutdown the state, but under alleged pressure from Patrick, he reopened early and against CDC guidelines. A recent spike in cases has led to a partial shut down again, as some hospitals have reported their ICU facilities are over capacity. Despite this, Patrick is still fighting to open the state. He is also no longer taking the advice of infectious disease expert Dr. Fauci. “Dan Patrick and this death cult that he's trying to lead here in Texas where he says there are more important things than living as an argument to re-open the state,” said O’Rourke. O’Rourke believes Patrick is unencumbered by concern for those most at risk by keeping the state open. “He’s asking minimum wage workers, Black Texans, Latino Texans, to do the dying,” said O’Rourke. “He just literally does not care about them.”
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Michael Cohen may have violated the terms of his prison release by eating out at a restaurant in Manhattan
The New York Post obtained photos showing Cohen, Trump's former lawyer, eating out with his wife and another couple in Manhattan Thursday night.