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Germany sacks military counter-intelligence chief overseeing investigation into soldiers’ suspected ties to neo-Nazi groups - rt

Germany sacks military counter-intelligence chief overseeing investigation into soldiers’ suspected ties to neo-Nazi groups

The head of Germany’s military counter-intelligence service has been dismissed amid a sweeping probe into hundreds of soldiers for suspected links to far-right extremism, the military’s latest effort to overhaul the agency.
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The peak wasn’t the peak? UK & France record HIGHEST-EVER daily rises in Covid-19 cases - rt

The peak wasn’t the peak? UK & France record HIGHEST-EVER daily rises in Covid-19 cases

The UK and France have both reported their highest-ever daily total of coronavirus cases since the beginning of the pandemic, confirming that the ‘second wave’ of the deadly virus is well and truly in full swing.
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Acclaimed newspaper editor, Sir Harold Evans, dies aged 92 - channel 4

Acclaimed newspaper editor, Sir Harold Evans, dies aged 92

He started on local newspapers as a 16-year-old and rose to become the editor of the Sunday Times.
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Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds: the unlikely hero of Wrexham FC? - channel 4

Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds: the unlikely hero of Wrexham FC?

Hollywood actor and the star of Deadpool, Ryan Reynolds, is emerging as a possible saviour. 
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Boris Johnson sought advice from Sweden over Covid strategy - channel 4

Boris Johnson sought advice from Sweden over Covid strategy

Sweden's Chief Epidemiologist has told Channel 4 News that the UK having a lockdown - and then ending it - was probably the biggest cause of a surge in British Covid cases
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NHS Covid app launched after months of delay - channel 4

NHS Covid app launched after months of delay

After months of delays, the new NHS Covid-19 app has been launched in England and Wales. 
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‘We may not have a peaceful transition of power,’ says Democratic strategist - channel 4

‘We may not have a peaceful transition of power,’ says Democratic strategist

We were joined by Cornell Belcher, a political strategist and pollster who served the Democratic Party and the polling teams for both Obama Presidential campaigns.
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‘Killer who knifed his mother 77 times until her head almost fell off’ must stay in jail - metro

‘Killer who knifed his mother 77 times until her head almost fell off’ must stay in jail

Joshua Carr was ordered held without bond for the alleged murder of his mother Pamela earlier this month
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Donald Trump refuses to commit to peaceful transition of power - channel 4

Donald Trump refuses to commit to peaceful transition of power

Two police officers were shot in Louisville Kentucky as protests erupted at a decision by a grand jury not to charge police officers with the shooting dead of Breonna Taylor in her own home.
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Students in Scotland banned from visiting parents - channel 4

Students in Scotland banned from visiting parents

The Scottish government imposed stricter rules after a major Covid outbreak at Glasgow University where over a hundred students tested positive.
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Chancellor unveils new scheme to save jobs - channel 4

Chancellor unveils new scheme to save jobs

Rishi Sunak has unveiled his plan to protect jobs through the winter.
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‘We’re freedom-loving too, but also serious’: Italian president responds to BoJo’s claim about why Italy has lower Covid-19 rate - rt

‘We’re freedom-loving too, but also serious’: Italian president responds to BoJo’s claim about why Italy has lower Covid-19 rate

Italian President Sergio Mattarella has replied to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s unexpected explanation as to why Rome seems to be doing better in containing the spread of the coronavirus.
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Scores injured after MASSIVE gas tanker explosion on outskirts of Lagos, Nigeria (VIDEOS) - rt

Scores injured after MASSIVE gas tanker explosion on outskirts of Lagos, Nigeria (VIDEOS)

A major explosion has occurred outside Nigeria’s largest city, Lagos, after a gas tanker caught fire. Footage from the scene shows heavily damaged buildings and vehicles, and reports say multiple people have been injured.
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FactCheck: new figures contradict ministers on Covid test journeys - channel 4

FactCheck: new figures contradict ministers on Covid test journeys

New figures have been released today showing that the average journey to a coronavirus testing centre hasn't got shorter at all.
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An Ex-Black Panther Convicted of Killing 2 Cops Is Getting Paroled After Almost 50 Years - vice

An Ex-Black Panther Convicted of Killing 2 Cops Is Getting Paroled After Almost 50 Years

Jalil Muntaqim was hospitalized with COVID-19 earlier this year, but the state blocked his bid for even temporary release.
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US wildfire heroes on climate front line - channel 4

US wildfire heroes on climate front line

America’s West Coast is ablaze. These are the stories of people fleeing, and those staying to fight the fires.
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‘Twindemic’: EU officials warn of flu & coronavirus mix, tell governments to keep their guard up - rt

‘Twindemic’: EU officials warn of flu & coronavirus mix, tell governments to keep their guard up

European Union officials have urged member states to do everything possible to slow the fresh wave of Covid-19 infections as the region's annual flu season begins, in order to avoid new lockdowns.
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Disabled girl, 13, died ‘after mother turned her vital signs alarm off to get some peace’ - metro

Disabled girl, 13, died ‘after mother turned her vital signs alarm off to get some peace’

Kylie Larson died after her mom Elise Nelson allegedly silenced the vital signs monitor alarm, with Nelson now charged with murder
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FactCheck: government won’t show evidence for number of people tested daily - channel 4

FactCheck: government won’t show evidence for number of people tested daily

No official body publishes figures on the number of people who are tested each day.
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Mary Trump Is Suing Uncle Donald for Allegedly Defrauding Her of Millions - vice

Mary Trump Is Suing Uncle Donald for Allegedly Defrauding Her of Millions

The lawsuit represents a fresh battle in the ongoing Trump family feud, which erupted after Mary went public with her bombshell best-seller.
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The Supreme Court Just Did Trump a Huge Solid on Obamacare

The Supreme Court Just Did Trump a Huge Solid on Obamacare

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The Democrats rode voters’ frustrations with the GOP over healthcare to a resounding win in the 2018 midterms. A decision by the Supreme Court just saved Republicans from the worst case scenario in 2020.

The case, fought between two coalitions of states led by California and Texas, centers around the individual mandate to purchase health insurance, an unpopular part of the Affordable Care Act which was repealed as part of the GOP tax law in 2017. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court denied a motion by a coalition of Democratic attorneys general and the House of Representatives to expedite its review of the case before the election.

Now, the Supreme Court won’t decide the case before the November election, which saves Republicans, including President Donald Trump, from a campaign fought on grounds where over 20 million people just had their healthcare taken away by conservative Supreme Court.

The case has so far seen two tough losses for supporters of the ACA, which was passed during former President Barack Obama’s first term. In a December 2018 ruling that was heavily criticized by both ACA supporters and opponents in the legal arena, a federal judge in Texas struck down the law on the grounds that the reduction of the individual mandate’s penalty to $0 made it unconstitutional, and thus the rest of the law was invalidated. One year later, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals — one of the most conservative in the country — also found the mandate unconstitutional but sent it back down to the lower court to rule on how much of the rest of the law should be invalidated.

Earlier this month, the Department of Justice argued — contrary to the pro-ACA states, led by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra — that there was no reason to expedite the case before the election. In its decision Tuesday, the Supreme Court agreed.

The nation’s highest court didn’t completely rule out a review of the case, however, and a spokesman for Becerra told Politico that the Democratic coalition is “cautiously optimistic” the Supreme Court will take up the case by the next term.

The Texas case is just the latest in a long line of legal battles over Obamacare. In a 2012 ruling, the Supreme Court found that the individual mandate was a tax while striking down the federal government’s attempt to force states to expand Medicaid to their low-income citizens. Three years later, the Court upheld an IRS regulation in ruling that people living in states which don’t operate their own health insurance exchanges are eligible for subsidies from the federal government.

It’s likely that healthcare will still be a big point of contention in the general election, due to Democratic candidates’ promises to expand coverage, Trump’s continued criticisms of the ACA, and the cost of rising insurance premiums. Given the Republicans’ failure to repeal Obamacare even with unified control of government, however, Trump and other vulnerable Republicans facing re-election this year are breathing a huge sigh of relief: The Obamacare can has, once again, been kicked down the road.

Cover image: President Donald Trump gives thumbs up as he steps off Air Force One as he arrives Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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