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Trump to ban US downloads of TikTok and WeChatTrump’s messages resonate at Wisconsin rallyCDC testing guidelines...Trump to ban US downloads of TikTok and WeChatTrump’s messages resonate at Wisconsin rallyCDC testing guidelines were published despite objection of scientistsSign up for our First Thing newsletter 7.17pm BST Programming note: the president’s press conference, which was scheduled to start about 15 minutes ago, has been pushed back to 2:30 pm ET.Trump is expected to discuss the timeline for developing a coronavirus vaccine. The president said earlier this week that a vaccine would be available within “weeks,” but no health expert has expressed agreement with that timeline. 7.10pm BST The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reversed its widely criticized guidelines on coronavirus testing, once again encouraging Americans to get tested if they have come in contact with someone who has received a positive test result.The AP reports: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention essentially returned to its previous testing guidance, getting rid of language posted last month that said people who didn’t feel sick didn’t need to get tested. That change had set off a rash of criticism from health experts who couldn’t fathom why the nation’s top public health agency would say such a thing amid a pandemic that has been difficult to control. Health officials were evasive about why they had made the change in August, and some speculated it was forced on the CDC by political appointees within the Trump administration. Continue reading...
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Kris Kobach loses his Kansas senate primaryBiden reaches out to Latino voters with plan to tackle...Kris Kobach loses his Kansas senate primaryBiden reaches out to Latino voters with plan to tackle inequalitiesNew York unveils antitrust bill making it easier to sue tech giantsJoin us for an online event with Eric Holder to discuss voter suppression in the 2020 election, Thursday at 5pm ET. Register nowSign up to our First Thing newsletter 12.23pm BST Voters on Tuesday made Missouri the 38th state to approve expanding Medicaid health care coverage to thousands more low-income adults, report the Associated Press.Support for the constitutional amendment means that as many as 250,000 more adults could choose to be covered by government health insurance beginning in July 2021, according to estimates from the state auditor. 12.13pm BST A Minneapolis commission is expected to take up a proposed amendment today that would dismantle the city’s police department in the wake of George Floyd’s death and replace it with a new public safety department.A majority of the City Council backs the idea, with supporters saying it would do away with a troubled department that has resisted change, and replace it with a more “holistic” and public health-oriented approach to public safety. Continue reading...