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What We’re Reading Today: Kenosha Shooting Arrest, Hurricane Laura Hits Gulf Coast, Covid-19 Tests Change . . . And More

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Some headlines that caught our eye.

Kenosha Shooting

Illinois teen arrested in fatal shooting at Kenosha protest, police say — CNN

NBA postpones playoff games after boycotts over Wisconsin police shooting of black man — Just The News

Milwaukee Brewers, Cincinnati Reds decide not to play Wednesday — Fox6 Milwaukee

Shooting in Kenosha Just the Beginning of Civil War in America Says Prediction Expert — PJ Media

Hurricane Laura

Hurricane Laura’s storm surge could create a ‘wall of water over two stories high,’ devastating Texas, Louisiana — CNBC

Hurricane Laura Strengthening and Is a Category 4; Catastrophic Strike Ahead Near Louisiana and Texas Fox— The Weather Channel

COVID-19 Testing Change

Possibility of COVID-19 reinfection confirmed, CDC shifts guidelines on testing — ABC News, Good Morning America, Via YouTube

Fauci says he was in surgery when task force discussed CDC testing guidelines — CNN

As Pandemic Persists, Health Care Heroes Beginning To Crack Under The Strain — NPR

CDC changes coronavirus testing guidance; asymptomatic people no longer require test — Fox News

Economy: What’s Going On?

Why does low unemployment no longer lift inflation? — The Economist

The Fed is expected to use a new pandemic-era tool to fight a long-running battle against low inflation — CNBC

Fed’s Esther George sees risks building of double-dip recession — CNBC

Fed Seen Holding Rates at Zero for Five Years in New Policy — Bloomberg

China

China Fires Missiles Into Disputed Sea; U.S. Sanctions — Bloomberg Politics, Via YouTube

China, U.S. Expected to Restart Trade Talks — Bloomberg Politics, Via YouTube

Deeper Dives

Lockdowns and Mask Mandates Do Not Lead to Reduced COVID Transmission Rates or Deaths, New Study Suggests — American Institute for Economic Research

— Written by the I&I Editorial Board.

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