An Oregon county’s mask mandate has exceptions about racial profiling putting non-White residents at higher risk of contracting coronavirus. Lincoln County, Oregon, requires most residents to wear face coverings in public settings, indoors or outdoors. The requirement will not extend to minorities if they fear harassment, the county said. “The followingContinue Reading

Major League Baseball announced a a 60-game schedule Tuesday night, set to start on July 23 or July 24 without fans in attendance following the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak. The announcement by MLB came while more players continue to test positive for the virus. Negotiations between owners and the players’ associationContinue Reading

Universal Orlando laid off an undisclosed number of employees on Tuesday despite reopening its theme parks weeks ago. No details were given regarding departments or business units impacted by the move. “We have made the difficult decision to reduce our Parks & Resorts workforce across multiple locations and business units,”Continue Reading

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The Florida Department of Health (DOH) reported a one-day record of 3,822 new positive COVID-19 cases and 43 deaths, bringing the state total to 89,748 cases and 3104 deaths. In Hillsborough County, health officials report nearly 5,000 total cases., which include 564 hospitalizations (11% of all cases) and 109 deathsContinue Reading

As a result of Philadelphia Phillies announcing Friday five players had tested positive for COVID-19, every team in Major League Baseball will shut its spring training camp over concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. The Associated Press (AP) reports that all of the spring complexes in Florida and Arizona will temporarilyContinue Reading

In its latest effort to “guard churches against foreign infiltration,” the Education Bureau of a locality in northeast China launched a special crackdown campaign in April to suppress educational institutions with foreign religious links. According to Bitter Winter, the Bureau-issued plan seeks to implement President Xi Jinping’s “important instructions not toContinue Reading

Apple is planning to close nearly a dozen retail stores located in Florida, Arizona, North Carolina, and South Carolina. “Due to current COVID-19 conditions in some of the communities we serve, we are temporarily closing stores in these areas,” an Apple spokesman said Friday in a statement after being contactedContinue Reading

Dr. Anthony Fauci believes that the United States faces a problem of “anti-science bias” and a lack of trust in authority, calling it “inconceivable and not understandable,” just days after Fauci himself confessed to lying about masks, the benefits and talking points at the beginning of the pandemic. “One ofContinue Reading

As protesters take to the street and Florida reopens many businesses, the rise in coronavirus testing has led to more positive cases and prompted St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman to announce the city will mandate that employees wear face masks in all businesses in the city beginning Friday. “Don’t expect to receiveContinue Reading

Yesterday, the Food and Drug Administration revoked emergency authorization for the malaria drug promoted by President Trump, hydroxychloroquine, warning of serious side effects and increasing evidence that the treatment doesn’t work. The FDA also warned doctors against prescribing the drugs in combination with remdesivir, a drug currently shown to helpContinue Reading

In response to overwhelming demand Awakening Events is thrilled to announce an additional tour package has been added to the Drive-In Theater Tour Concert Series. Building off the momentum of the previously announced NEWSBOYS United and TobyMac Drive-In Theater tours Awakening Events today unveiled another 10 city tour with CCMContinue Reading

The Chinese coronavirus pandemic is “just a fire drill” for what is likely to follow from the climate crisis “The overall problem is that we are not sustainable in the ways we are living and producing on the planet today,” said Lise Kingo, the executive director of the UN GlobalContinue Reading

The coronavirus pandemic may be the end of Chuck E. Cheese. The popular kid’s restaurant and entertainment center is on the brink of bankruptcy with 610 locations closed and debt rising to $1 billion. Chuck E. Cheese’s parent company, CEC Entertainment, is asking lenders for a $200 million to keepContinue Reading

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Celebrities join the call for a North Carolina university professor, Mike Adams, to be fired for referring to the state’s governor “Massa Cooper” on Twitter. Adams, a sociology and criminology professor at University of North Carolina Wilmington, tweeted in late May as he dined with six men at a six-seat tableContinue Reading