6:46 a.m. Trump waits 16 hours to tweet about 100,000 dead U.S. citizens: President Trump on Thursday morning offered his “heartfelt sympathy & love” to the families of more than 100,000 coronavirus victims in the United States, almost 16 hours after the nation reached the milestone. “We have just reached a very sad milestone with the coronavirus pandemic deaths reaching 100,000,” Trump said in a tweet. “To all of the families & friends of those who have passed, I want to extend my heartfelt sympathy & love for everything that these great people stood for & represent. God be with you!” Prior to the message, Trump spent much of Wednesday night and Thursday morning tweeting conspiracy theories. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus live updates: Trump ends U.S. relationship with World Health Organization
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Contrary to popular belief, LGBT people do not enjoy protections from workplace discrimination under federal law, though almost 90 percent of Americans believe such discrimination to be prohibited. Even with advances at the state level over the past two decades, firing someone simply for being gay or transgender remains perfectly legal in a majority of states. A federal law like ENDA would put an end to that. … [Read more...] about Employee Non-Discrimination Act Must Be Passed
Throughout the day, Washington Post columnist Josh Rogin had been tweeting out new details from unnamed sources, painting a picture of a potential executive action that could roll back Obama’s 2014 protections for LGBT federal contractors, interfere with same-sex adoption, and even allow some forms of federal anti-LGBT discrimination on the basis of religious belief. It could be The Big One, LGBT groups feared. … [Read more...] about Will Donald Trump’s White House Really Safeguard LGBT Rights?
Michael Davis, former law professor at the University of Hong Kong and a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center, said public security is “where Beijing's rule is at its most repressive” and believes that the application of Chinese national laws to Hong Kong means “the freedom that Hong Kong has known will now be under grave stress.” He questioned whether Hong Kong’s courts would be allowed to exercise their constitutional judicial review power to safeguard human rights. … [Read more...] about Experts Fear Impact of China’s National Security Laws on Hong Kong’s Freedoms
1:25 p.m. Giants’ hopes of training in San Francisco boosted by new city order: Chances that the Giants will hold a second spring training at Oracle Park rather than Arizona grew significantly Thursday with the city’s decision to allow sports practices to resume Monday and games without fans beginning June 15. The Giants still have not decided which way they will go, but they have been leaning toward doing their training in San Francisco over Phoenix for a variety of reasons, including health and safety. Team officials have told The Chronicle that hurdles remain before they can pick San Francisco, but one person involved in the discussions said Thursday’s decision by the city “is a big one.” Read the full story. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus live updates: New report suggests virus began to spread in California in January