Midday News To Use: 12.07.2020

A Day That Will Live in Infamy
On this day in 1941 Pearl Harbor was attacked by Japan. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt told an emergency session of Congress, “the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.” But is this day being forgotten? If not for the annual news story of the event, it seems that this important date is beginning to be lost.
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The Light is Still Far Away
The US is nearing an average of 200,000 new Covid-19 cases every day, a sign that bad weather and bad pandemic behavior are worsening the situation. As of midnight this morning, millions of Californians are under new lockdown orders, and the Navajo Nation has implemented another three-week lockdown to relieve its taxed health care system.
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The President’s Men
President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Gulianni is now hospitalized with Covid-19. Meanwhile Attorney General Bill Barr is considering resigning with just weeks to go in the Trump administration. Barr was put on the hot seat when he said a little more than a week ago that there was no evidence of widespread fraud that would overturn the outcome of the election.
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More Than Meets the Eye
According to a Sun Sentinel Investigation, Gov. Ron DeSantis ‘Ordered Public Health Officials Not To Discuss The COVID-19 Virus With The Public.’ And is intentionally misleading Floridians about the coronavirus. The Governor had a data analyst fired for not deleting data and ordered the reporting of deaths and hospitalizations stopped by health officials. And while Florida has seen over 1 million infections from the virus and over 20,000 dead those numbers are most likely grossly under reported.
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Real Life Super Heroes
Marvel comics has teamed up Allegheny Health Network, and is putting the real-life heroic stories of nurses and doctors on the front lines into the pages of a new comic book called “The Vitals.”
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