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The Chinese CDC now says the coronavirus didn't jump to people at the Wuhan wet market - instead, it was the site of a super-spreader event
The origin of the new coronavirus still isn't known. But according to the Chinese CDC, it isn't the wet market in Wuhan.
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Geraldo Rivera delivered one of the harshest condemnations of Donald Trump ever aired on Fox News Friday afternoon when he appeared on The Five and took the president to task for threatening Minneapolis protesters with violence.After first criticizing Democrats for “studiously avoiding” the looting and vandalism by “anarchists” in that city following the police killing of George Floyd, Rivera pivoted to attack Trump directly. “But the other thing is, the president, in these tweets, ‘when the looting starts, the shooting starts,’ c’mon!” Rivera said, referring to the tweet that Twitter hid from Trump’s timeline because it broke its rules on “glorifying violence.” “What is this, 6th grade?” he asked. “You don’t put gasoline on the fire. That’s not calming anybody. Who are you daring?” Rivera mocked the idea that any demonstrators would stop what they’re doing because Donald Trump tweeted that they might get shot. “That’s not going to happen!” he exclaimed. “All he does is diminish himself.” Rivera, who has at times both admitted that Trump is a “racist” and called him a “civil rights leader,” went on to say that he “laments” the “recklessness of his tempestuous nature when it comes to Twitter.” In response to Trump’s accusations that Twitter is trying to censor him, the pundit called on the president to “self-censor himself.” Trump attempted to walk back his incendiary comments in a pair of tweets on Friday, claiming that he was just worried about the safety of the protesters. “It’s very simple, nobody should have any problem with this other than the haters, and those looking to cause trouble on social media,” the president wrote, adding, “Honor the memory of George Floyd!” ‘Fox & Friends’ Confronts Kayleigh McEnany With Chris Wallace CriticismRead more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
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At 33, Kaden Webb had given up on ever owning a home in pricey Greater Vancouver.But Prince Edward Island seemed friendly and affordable.So, with the help of his family, he purchased 11 acres on the Island.The thrill of owning his own plot soon had him talking non-stop about building an energy-efficient home. He was so energized, he said, his brother and father also caught the dream."My dad ended up purchasing another property with my brother, about 12 acres," said Webb."With my whole family, we own 23 acres."After making some preparations, including loading up a camper van with food and water and his dog, Webb set out to cross the country about two weeks ago.Trouble at the borderHe described it as a beautiful trip and largely uneventful until he reached the Quebec-New Brunswick border, where he got stopped by authorities.He said he told New Brunswick officials that he was moving to P.E.I. and he showed them his driver's licence and his P.E.I. property deed.He was then allowed to pass into New Brunswick.He said he also vividly remembers that they told him if he didn't get onto Island, for any reason, he would have to self-isolate in New Brunswick for 14 days. To Webb, that was an important and reassuring point - if he couldn't reach P.E.I., he could stay in New Brunswick as long as he followed the rules.He said he entered New Brunswick at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Twenty-four hours later, Webb said he arrived on the P.E.I. side of the Confederation Bridge.Again, he said he produced his P.E.I. deed.However, he couldn't prove that he had sold any property in another province. That's a requirement under the rules of P.E.I.'s state of emergency travel restrictions, which ban non-essential travel.However, people who are moving to the Island permanently can apply for an exception if they provide the required documentation."I never owned a home in B.C.," said Webb.Nor could he provide a copy of a cancelled rental agreement. That's because he was unemployed and couldn't afford rent, he said. Instead, he said he'd been living in his camper van and sometimes with relatives.'You have five hours to get out of New Brunswick'Because he didn't have the necessary paperwork, Webb said the P.E.I. authorities denied him entry. Then, he said, they threatened him with arrest if he didn't leave immediately.Back on the New Brunswick side, things went from bad to worse."On the [New Brunswick] side of the bridge, there were multiple officers waiting for me," said Webb."They said they were going to arrest me and put my dog in a shelter even though I told them he was an emotional support animal."Webb said a conservation officer told him he could be fined up to $10,000 if Webb didn't start driving right away.Webb choked up while describing what happened next. "I said, 'I'm tired. I've been driving across Canada. I don't want to drive right now,'" Webb said."He said, 'It doesn't matter. You have five hours to get out.'"That's literally what he said, 'You have five hours to get out of New Brunswick.'"On Friday, Webb said he'd spent a sleepless night in his camper van and told CBC News he still hasn't mustered the energy to drive back to Quebec.He said he's physically and mentally exhausted and distraught and he doesn't think it's safe to be behind the wheel for hours.Meanwhile, he said he lives in fear that he'll be arrested and fined in New Brunswick.Try again, says P.E.I. officialP.E.I. Public Safety spokesperson Vicki Tse said the province is trying to manage a large volume of requests from people who want exceptions from the non-essential travel ban.Webb said he's still hopeful that someone will reconsider his case.He said he's been corresponding by email with the P.E.I. Emergency Measures Organization since March.In one message that he shared with CBC News, Webb is informed that in order to assess his application, he must produce a dated sale of agreement for his home in B.C., a dated purchase agreement for his land in P.E.I. and a signed agreement with a contractor for construction of his home.Webb said he continued to communicate with EMO officials by phone while driving across Canada, but he never got a written approval to enter P.E.I. to present at the point of entry.Tse said her best advice to any individual in the situation that was described to her would be to go through the proper channels and try again.
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If you’ve been online over the last few months, you’ve no doubt seen a huge spike in a meme where the name Karen is used to mock a specific kind of racist white woman. But you might not be sure what actually qualifies someone to be a “Karen.” So on Friday’s “Real Time,” Bill Maher provided some helpful tips for white women who want to know if they fit the bill.The gag came during the show’s mid point, immediately after he had discussed the situation involving Amy Cooper, a white woman in New York who on Monday was caught on cell phone video making a false police report against Christian Cooper (no relation), a black man who asked her to put a leash on her dog.“People called this woman a ‘Karen.’ This is a new term but not a new concept,” Maher said. “We’ve had Clueless White Girl, and Becky I think is in this tradition. It’s a white woman of privilege, sometimes racist. It’s hard to define, so we thought we would, as a public service, for any middle-aged white women who wonder, ‘maybe I am a Karen,’ tell you some signs.”Also Read: Mark Zuckerberg Says Trump's Minneapolis Shooting Post Did Not Violate Facebook's PoliciesAnd so it is Maher unveiled those signs, which we’ll list below:“In high school, you were voted most likely to make a citizen’s arrest. Yeah, that would be one.”“You park in the handicap spot because of a gluten intolerance.”“You threatened to call immigration during a pedicure.”“When you’re at the baseball stadium and your team loses you demand to speak to the manager.”“When Samuel L Jackson says, ‘What’s in your wallet?’ you pepper spray the TV. That’s a definite sign.”“You go on a Facebook rant about how the Asian section in the supermarket keeps getting bigger.”“You repeatedly cancel Ubers until you get a driver with a ‘normal’ name.”“And when a friend says, ‘this is my fiancee,’ you say, ‘this is America, damn it, speak English!’.”Read original story Bill Maher Provides a List of Signs to Help White Women Know if They’re a ‘Karen’ At TheWrap
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In these uncertain times, it’s good to see that some things never change, among them the ancient tradition of celebrities finding their characters inexplicably smeared in the wake of a relationship breakup.The move, often assumed to be a kind of phony war for hearts and minds ahead of divorce proceedings proper, was of course much on display in the opening cases of Pitt v Jolie and Heard v Depp. The latest celebrity breakup to rock the brotherhood of celebrity is the parting of the ways by Transformers star Megan Fox and her husband, former 90210 hunk Brian Austin Green after a tumultuous 15 years.While Brian has been sweet as pie in public, telling a podcast that he would “always love” Fox, a weird story has surfaced on Page Six claiming that, in 2015, Fox dumped Green when he was seriously ill with a “with a terrifying undiagnosed brain condition” that left him bedridden for six months “barely able to lift his head.” According to Page Six, Fox zipped off to shoot Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows in the spring of 2015 and returned to Hollywood “suddenly very keen to end their marriage,” and filed for divorce in August, telling Green she “liked herself better” when not with him.However, the couple subsequently reconciled and had a third child. Fox, who has been seen in Los Angeles without her wedding ring in recent days, has also been spotted with rapper Machine Gun Kelly in recent weeks, and has a staring role in the video for his latest single, “Bloody Valentine.”Green said in his podcast, ...With Brian Austin Green, “We’ve had an amazing relationship and I will always love her and I know she’ll always love me.”He said, “As far as a family, what we’ve built is really cool and it’s really special. So we decided let’s make sure that we don’t lose that. Let’s make sure that we’re always friends with each other and we’re a united front with the kids. We’ll do family vacations and holidays with the family and really make that a focus with the kids.”He continued, “Since the end of the year, we’ve really been trying to be apart and figure out what life is now. It’s a big change for both of us.”During the podcast, Green also said their decision to separate had nothing to do with anyone “cheating,” and he called Machine Gun Kelly “a really just nice, genuine guy.”He added: “I don’t want people to think that [they] are villains or I was a victim in any way with any of this-because I wasn’t,” he added. “This isn’t something new for us. This is something new for people to experience and hear about in the press... but it’s not new for us.” And the less said about the time she ditched him while he had a terrifying brain injury that left him prostate in bed, well, the better.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.