Ancient trash heaps reveal the Plague of Justinian’s economic toll | Ars Technica

Over the next 160 years, wave after wave of plague may have carried away up to half the population of the Byzantine Empire. Ancient trash heaps reveal the Plague of Justinian’s economic toll | Ars Technica Another unpopular plague of the ancient world decimated the grape trading industry of the mid-500s CE. People stopped working.Continue reading “Ancient trash heaps reveal the Plague of Justinian’s economic toll | Ars Technica”

Citing impostors, feds urge lifting of court order protecting journalists amid Portland protests

Justice Department lawyers leveled the claims of misconduct by purported journalists in filings submitted Thursday. … Federal officials responding to the long-running protests in Portland are asking that a court order protecting journalists be lifted on the grounds that some of those engaged in violence are masquerading as members of the press. Citing impostors, fedsContinue reading “Citing impostors, feds urge lifting of court order protecting journalists amid Portland protests”

How Jared Kushner’s Secret Testing Plan “Went Poof Into Thin Air”

This spring, a team working under the president’s son-in-law produced a plan for an aggressive, coordinated national COVID-19 response that could have brought the pandemic under control. So why did the White House spike it in favor of a shambolic 50-state response? This purchase did not appear in any government database. Nor was there anyContinue reading “How Jared Kushner’s Secret Testing Plan “Went Poof Into Thin Air””

US coronavirus: It’s ‘impossible to predict’ how long the pandemic will last, Fauci says

Without a national effort to adhere to preventative measures, the nation’s top infectious disease doctor said, it will be impossible to predict how much longer the Covid-19 pandemic will last in the United States. US coronavirus: It’s ‘impossible to predict’ how long the pandemic will last, Fauci says – CNN It’s too late…

That time Keith Richards pulled a knife to have Donald Trump fired: A very special Rolling Stones memory

“I run to the press room in the next building and what do you think is happening? There’s Donald Trump giving a press conference, in our room! Richards himself confirmed details of the run-in during a 2018 interview with BBC, jokingly adding, “Now America has to get rid of him. Don’t say I didn’t warnContinue reading “That time Keith Richards pulled a knife to have Donald Trump fired: A very special Rolling Stones memory”

Testing Results Take Too Long, U.S. Official Concedes

Speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Mr. Giroir acknowledged that turnaround times were too long. But he asserted that while testing was still not widely available to anyone who wanted it — despite past claims from Mr. Trump that it would be — it was available to those who needed it. Testing Results TakeContinue reading “Testing Results Take Too Long, U.S. Official Concedes”

Trump administration plans to keep federal presence in Portland into October

Portland has been the site of ongoing protests for more than 50 days that have turned violent, sparking outrage among local officials who have faulted the federal presence for aggravating the situation on the ground. Trump administration plans to keep federal presence in Portland into October – CNNPolitics It is going to be a massacre.

National Teachers’ Union Authorizes Strikes if Safety Measures Fall Short

Leaders of hard-hit states are considering new limits on businesses. Germany is dealing with a surge. President Trump shared a video with misleading coronavirus claims. Live Coronavirus News Updates and Analysis – The New York Times If there was a time to prove the value of paying union dues, now’s the time!