Saying it was done to embarrass him, President Trump said a reportedly defective section of his new border wall should not have been built by a private company.'I disagreed' »
earlier in July. South Africa's government had also banned the sale of alcohol but has since eased that restriction, which according to an AP report, has led to an increase in "drunken brawls and traffic accidents, putting added strain on hospitals as they deal with the virus." Reuters FITA is also arguing that by banning the legal sale of cigarettes, the South African government is encouraging a black market trade, and putting thousands of jobs at risk.
A federal appeals court ruled Sunday that the first federal execution in nearly two decades may proceed as scheduled on Monday. The ruling from the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturns a lower court order that had put the execution of 47-year-old Daniel Lewis Lee on hold. Lee, of Yukon, Oklahoma, had been scheduled to die by lethal injection on Monday at a federal prison in Indiana.
On Saturday morning, Utah Sen. Mitt Romney became the first Congressional Republican so far to speak out against President Donald Trump's Friday night decision to commute the sentence of his longtime associate Roger Stone. Stone had been sentenced to 40 months in prison for multiple felonies including lying to Congress and attempting to obstruct the Congressional investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election. “Unprecedented, historic corruption: an American president commutes the sentence of a person convicted by a jury of lying to shield that very president,” Romney tweeted Saturday morning. The President's announcement that he would commute Stone's sentence came just a few days before the Republican political operative was set to enter prison.
“The coronavirus will not stop at the school door because America is tired of being inconvenienced.”
“Given the enormous cost of keeping kids out of school, even part time, the rational solution is to reopen.”
“Teachers are caught in the middle...they’re worried about putting themselves or their families at risk of getting sick.”
“Keeping schools closed will only widen the divide in learning, especially for those in low-income districts.”
“The hot summer months were supposed to bring less coronavirus infection, but the complete opposite has happened.”