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What We’re Reading Today: Debating COVID-19 Relief, Beirut’s Bomb, Biden In His Basement . . . And More

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Some headlines that caught our eye.

The Politics Of COVID-19 Relief

Dems, White House inch closer on coronavirus relief deal, hoping for agreement by end of week – USA Today

White House threatens executive action if it fails to reach coronavirus relief deal with Democrats — CNBC

McConnell mocks Malibu for seeking stimulus funding to help with electric car conversion — Fox News

Beirut’s Blast

What Is Ammonium Nitrate And Why Did It Devastate Beirut? — Forbes

A Russian ship’s cargo of dangerous ammonium nitrate was stranded in Beirut port for years — CNN

Russia Investigation

Ex-US attorney rejects Sally Yates claim Comey went ‘rogue’ on Flynn probe: ‘I don’t buy it’ — Fox News

‘Sally Yates has zero credibility’ — President Trump, Twitter

Alternative Energy

The World’s Largest Nuclear Fusion Reactor Is Finally Being Built — Oilprice.com

Important Safety Tip: Don’t Drink Hand Sanitizer!

15 adults have been hospitalized after drinking methanol-contaminated hand sanitizer. Four died — NBC News

Stay Away From These 115 Hand Sanitizers, F.D.A. Warns — New York Times

Biden’s Basement

Democrats planted false stories in effort to derail Biden investigations, Grassley says — Just The News

Joe Biden will not travel to Milwaukee to accept Democratic nomination — Just The News

Los Angeles’ Self-Inflicted COVID-19 Disaster

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti Says DWP Will Shut Off Water And Power At Homes That Throw Large Parties — Deadline.com

COVID-19 Aid Corruption

Millions Worth of PPP Loans Went to Chinese-Owned Companies, Report Finds — Zero Hedge

Supreme Court Is Very Popular

Supreme Court’s approval rating highest in over a decade: Gallup — The Hill

World Stuff

Colombia’s Ex-President Uribe Is Put Under House Arrest, Catches Coronavirus — NPR

HHS Secretary Azar to become highest U.S. Cabinet member to visit Taiwan since 1979 — Fox News

U.S. official’s visit to Taiwan may anger China — Reuters, Via YouTube

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