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Trump rally likely contributed to surge in COVID-19 cases, Tulsa health official says

Trump rally likely contributed to surge in COVID-19 cases, Tulsa health official says

Official White House Photo by Tia DufourBy WILL STEAKIN and OLIVIA RUBIN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in late June, as well as the accompanying counterprotests, likely contributed to the area’s recent spike in coronavirus cases, Tulsa City-County Health Department Director Dr. Bruce Dart said Wednesday.”In the past few days, we’ve seen…

Barr defends Justice Department against claims of politicization

Barr defends Justice Department against claims of politicization

ABC NewsBy PIERRE THOMAS, LUCIEN BRUGGEMAN, JACK DATE, ALEXANDER MALLIN and LUKE BARR, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Attorney General William Barr offered a forceful defense of the Justice Department’s independence on Wednesday amid criticism that its work has been leveraged as a political tool for President Donald Trump.”Where independence is most important and, in fact, essential…

Trump threatens to ‘cut off funding’ for schools that don’t reopen amid pandemic

Trump threatens to ‘cut off funding’ for schools that don’t reopen amid pandemic

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — BY: BEN GITTLESON, ABC NewsPresident Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened he “may cut off funding” for schools that do not reopen, although it was unclear how the federal government could exert significant financial pressure on state and local school systems.The president also said he not only disagreed with guidance on school openings…