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An Alabama high school principal is going viral with his Cornavirus-themed "Can't Touch This" parody video.

The video is a parody of MC Hammer's '80s hit song "U Can't Touch This." Childersburg High School Principal Quentin Lee wears tailored suits, a face mask and gloves as he dances around while wielding tools to sanitize classrooms.

The video racked up 5 million views since it was uploaded to YouTube on July 28. "COVID! Is stressing me, all the updates from the CDC. Lysol! Can't be found, I've looked all around this town," Lee raps.

He sneaks up on students using a digital thermometer, a measuring tape for social distancing, and a can of Lysol spray. "You can't touch this!" he tells the students.

Lee told a reporter he hopes his efforts brings a smile to the faces of students and gives them confidence when they return to school in the fall.

"We are working tirelessly to make sure school is a place where students can be accepted, loved and clean," he said. "Everybody needs love, regardless of political party or ethnic background. If we can allow people to laugh and forget about their problems, then we've accomplished the goal."
 

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Former First Lady Michelle Obama is "dealing with some form of low-grade depression" because of the quarantine, racial strife, and Trump administration hypocrisy.

Wednesday, on her new podcast, Obama said the hypocrisy of the Trump administration keeps her up at night.

Among her symptoms are insomnia, mood disturbances, anxiety, stress, and lack of motivation in her normal daily routines.

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"I'm waking up in the middle of the night, cause I'm worrying about something, or there's a heaviness. I try to make sure I get a workout in, although there have been periods throughout this quarantine, where I just have felt too low. You know, I've gone through those emotional highs and lows that I think everybody feels, where you just don't feel yourself, and sometimes there's been a week or so where I had to surrender to that, and not be so hard on myself. And say, you know what, you're just not feeling that treadmill right now."

She added, "It is unusual, and it is, you know, it's a direct result of just being out of, out of body, out of mind. And spiritually, these are not, they are not fulfilling times, spiritually. You know, um, so I, I know that I am dealing with some form of low-grade depression. Not just because of the quarantine, but because of the racial strife, and just seeing this administration, watching the hypocrisy of it, day in and day out, is dispiriting."

When asked how she deals with hr depression, Obama said, "My spirit is lifted when I'm feeling healthy when I'm surrounded by good people. I reach out to my family, and to my friends, even in this time of quarantine. You know, I fought to continue to find a way to stay connected to the people in my life who bring me joy, and my girlfriends, my husband, my kids; it's the small things."

She continued: "It's the small rituals. For me, there is no magic to it, but it is effort because you have to recognize that you're in a place, a bad place, in order to get out of it. So you kind of have to sit in it for a minute, to know, oh oh, I'm feeling off. So now I gotta, I gotta feed myself with something better."

Obama is an unlicensed therapist who provides counseling sessions to her celebrity friends, such as rapper Common.

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Alcoholics with a sweet tooth can have the best of both worlds now that liquor-flavored ice cream is legal in New York state.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation authorizing the manufacture and sale of liquor-flavored ice cream. Ice cream infused with vodka, bourbon or rum is now legal to meet "increasing consumer demand for alcoholic ice cream," according to KTLA5.

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Ice cream infused with wine, beer or cider was already legal in New York state. "This legislation will further grow a burgeoning industry and boost small businesses while helping to put them on a path of sustained growth that empowers both producers and consumers," Cuomo said in a statement.

According to the new law, ice cream can contain a maximum of 5% of hard liquor by volume and will require the same labeling and warnings as ice cream with wine, beer and cider.

State Sen. Rachel May and Assembly Member Donna Lupardo say the new law will help businesses and boost tourism in the state.

"This legislation will help New York’s dairy industry and our liquor and craft beverage industries at the same time," May said in a statement. "I am very grateful to the Governor for signing this into law, and I look forward to sharing some maple bourbon ice cream with him at next year’s State Fair!"

Question: What's your favorite ice cream and liquor combo?
 

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Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced police will begin issuing citations to residents who refuse to wear face masks. Turner announced the new directive during a press briefing on Monday.

"For months, we have been focusing on education and not citations, but now I am instructing the Houston Police Department to issue the necessary warnings and citations to anyone not wearing a mask in public if they do not meet the criteria for an exemption," the mayor said.

The citation comes with a $250 fine, Turner tweeted on Monday.

"Lives are at stake, so I am taking this step to save lives and slow the virus from spreading in the month of August," he wrote.

Police said they would not responds to 911 calls reporting people not wearing face masks, but they would issue citations if they see someone out and about with a face covering.

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Turner asked residents not to "get mad" at police officers doing their jobs. "It's all about public health and driving our numbers down," he said.

Dr. Deborah Birx, a member of the White House coronavirus task force, suggested people wear face masks inside their homes to protect elderly parents or grandparents.

President Trump said he will mobilize the U.S. military to distribute Covid-19 vaccines when they become available.

Trump's announcement prompted his supporters to question their loyalty to him.

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Black Lives Matter protesters blocked courthouse doors across the country to prevent landlords from filing thousands of evictions.

Some governors imposed moratoriums preventing landlords from evicting their tenants during the coronavirus pandemic.

Protesters blocked courthouse doors, preventing landlords from filing evictions in cities where the eviction moratoriums expired.

More than 15,000 renters are facing evictions in New Jersey, despite Gov. Phil Murphy's executive order preventing people from being kicked out if they don't pay rent.

The moratorium doesn't prevent the filing of evictions, but it stops the courts from enforcing evictions until November. New Jersey residents can stay in their homes until then, even if they don't pay their rent.

BLM activists fear a "tsunami of evictions" after the November elections.

New Jersey could see as many as 304,000 evictions filed over the next four months, an estimate 600% increase since last year.

Tensions between landlords and renters have escalated since moratoriums were placed on evictions in some states.

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A Connecticut man decapitated his landlord with a sword after being told he had to move out for failure to pay his rent.

Hartford police arrested Jerry Thompson, 42, for the murder of his landlord, Victor King, on Sunday. King had called police on Saturday to report his roommate was waving a sword around and behaving erratically.

Thompson was gone by the time police arrived. King gave officers Thompson's cellphone number, but it isn't clear if police got in contact with Thompson before the murder.
 

 

 

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George Floyd cried and pleaded with Minneapolis police not to shoot him after they tapped on his car window with a flashlight.

London's Daily Mail exclusively obtained the full 8 minutes of leaked police body cam footage that shows Floyd's arrest on Memorial Day.

The footage shows former officers Thomas Lane and Alex Kueng ordering Floyd to show both hands.

At least one officer drew his service weapon and pointed it at Floyd, who began pleading with the officers not to shoot him. "I got shot the same way before," he said, as the cops ordered him to put his hands on the steering wheel.

"Please don't shoot me Mr. officer, please don't shoot me man," Floyd said as he grabbed ahold of an officer's hand. "I just lost my mama."

Minutes later, Floyd would die an agonizing death under the knee of former Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin, who is currently in jail awaiting trial.

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Surgeon General Jerome Adams, MD, MPH, met with past surgeons general during a virtual annual convention to discuss the Black community's hesitancy to take the COVID-19 vaccine.

The surgeons general agree that hesitancy within the Black community could worsen the impact of COVID-19.

Dr. Adams, who moderated the online discussion on Saturday, said he believes that a COVID-19 vaccine will be ready by the end of the year. But he is concerned that Black people will refuse to take Bill Gates' experimental RNA injections.

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"A safe and effective vaccine means nothing if people don't actually get vaccinated," said Adams, who recently visited a COVID-19 testing site at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium where he led health workers in a fun exercise.

Recent polls found that less than 50% of those surveyed say they are unlikely to take a COVID-19 vaccine if it were available today.

Black people haven't forgotten the infamous Tuskegee experiments on Black men.

Researchers are trying to determine what can be done to increase confidence in the COVID-19 vaccine among Black people.

Vivek Murthy, MD, who served as surgeon general under President Barack Obama, suggested using "messengers" such as Black legislators, pastors, rappers and celebrities who have the ear of the people.

"We've got to do that right now," said Murthy, even before a vaccine has been developed.

"People are not going to necessarily always trust us, but they might trust the church," said David Satcher, MD, surgeon general in the Clinton administration.

Satcher said that during the Clinton administration, the government partnered with Black churches to promote immunizations in children under age 2. "So that's what we took advantage of, and it worked out quite well," he said.

But a Black nurse at an Atlanta hospital recently told a blogger that Black nurses there say they will not "stand in line" for the vaccine.

Nurses and doctors are among the preferred "front line" recipients of the vaccines. Black people are also among the preferred first recipients, according to Bill Gates.

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Mask hysteria is bringing out the worst in people who believe it is their duty to police free-thinking citizens who choose not to wear a mask.

A viral video on Twitter.com shows a white male "Karen" assaulting a Black man for not wearing a mask.

When the customer pushed back, the man began screaming, "WTF? You assaulted me. Call 911! He assaulted me! Do NOT give him his food!"

After the shop keeper handed the customer his pizza, the male Karen destroyed a display case. "You shouldn't have done that. He assaulted me!" the man yelled, before leaving the store to pursue the customer.

Twitter users noted that the man wasn't wearing his own mask correctly. Nor was he practicing social distancing.

"He's screaming call 911 while holding a phone," tweeted @TPostMillennial. "Man, those masks really do keep oxygen from reaching the brain. And so guess that display case pushing isn't violence either."

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CNN sparked outrage and indignation on Twitter.com when the cable news network referred to a majority of its audience as "individuals with a cervix".

On Thursday, CNN tweeted, "Individuals with a cervix are now recommended to start cervical cancers screening at 25 and continue through age 65, with HPV testing every five years as the preferred method of testing, according to a new guideline released by the American Cancer Society."

CNN's followers reacted angrily to the offensive description. They schooled CNN on the proper language to describe biological females.

One user tweeted: "There is a word in the dictionary for the people you are referring to: WOMEN."

Another wrote: "Individuals with a cervix?????? We all realize only biologic women have a cervix right???? Is there a reason we cant call it what it is?"

A third user tweeted: "It's not just the headline - they get through the entire article without using the words 'woman' or 'female' once."

Others defended CNN for using inclusive and diverse language to describe a tiny segment of their audience.

"[A]ll of the ppl replying "don't you just mean women!" conveniently forget 1. trans ppl exist and 2. chromosomal abnormalities often result in ppl who aren’t biologically female having a cervix."

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A judge unsealed damning documents from a 2015 lawsuit against Ghislaine Maxwell, who fought to keep the papers from seeing the light of day.

Jeffrey Epstein's longtime associate and madam was arrested on July 2 and charged with child sex-trafficking.

Epstein's one-time girlfriend is accused of luring young girls and teenagers to Epstein's Manhattan home and private island to engage in sex with the billionaire financier and his wealthy friends.

The documents confirm longstanding rumors of sexual misconduct against former President Bill Clinton, England's Prince Andrew, famed lawyer Alan Dershowitz, and others.

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Of particular interest to President Trump's critics was a transcript of a deposition of sex trafficking victim Virginia Giuffre.

During the deposition, Giuffre was asked whether Trump ever flirted with her. "He didn't. That's what's inaccurate," she said.

When asked if she ever saw Trump on Epstein's home or infamous island, Giuffre replied, "Not that I can remember."

U.S. District Court Judge Loretta Preska ruled last week that the public was legally entitled to view the evidence against Maxwell contained in the lawsuit.

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A Tennessee state senator has been charged with theft and embezzlement of over $600,000 in federal funds, Yahoo Finance reports.

A criminal complaint was filed against Senator Katrina Robinson, who is accused of stealing funds from government programs for her own personal enrichment.

Robinson, a Democrat elected to the General Assembly in 2018, received more than $2.2 million in federal grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for her Memphis-based nursing school.

Robinson, a professional nurse, is director of The Healthcare Institute, which provides CNA training for jobs in the health care field, U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant said in a news release on Wednesday.

Robinson allegedly stole more than $600,000 and used some of the money to pay for her wedding costs, honeymoon expenses, legal fees for her divorce, and a 2016 Jeep Renegade for her daughter.

Robinson allegedly transferred cash from her nursing school's bank account to her personal bank accounts between 2015 and 2019.

The FBI executed a search warrant on her Memphis home in February. FBI agents visited her home again on Tuesday, OAN News reports.

The FBI launched an investigation after receiving a tip that Robinson used school funds to purchase a Louis Vuitton handbag.

Robinson also used the money on credit card payments, hair and beauty supplies, and home improvements, including a wrought iron front door valued at more than $5,000, the FBI said.

She also spent more than $4,700 on makeup, video services and a party for her wedding, and $5,000 on a trip to Jamaica, according to Yahoo.

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Robinson was defensive as she spoke with reporters on the courthouse steps on Wednesday.

"It is believed that if I were not in the position that I'm in, that if I did not champion the voices, the views and the faces that I represent, that I would not be in this moment right now with you today,” Robinson said.

Robinson said she will continue serving her district in the Senate "with the same integrity, the same passion that I've demonstrated since you've elected me to this office."

If convicted, Robinson faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. She is up for reelection in 2022.

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Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain has died apparently from complications related to COVID-19. Cain, 74, was hospitalized earlier this month after attending a Trump rally in June.

Cain's website announced his passing on Friday morning.

Cain had attended President Trump's rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Cain's team said he was informed that he had tested positive on June 29. His team added: "There is no way of knowing for sure how or where Mr. Cain contracted the coronavirus.

Cain was hospitalized in Atlanta on July 1.

Uninformed Twitter users bashed conservatives and others who refuse to wear face masks during the coronavirus pandemic.

"Herman Cain died because of his blind loyalty to Trump. He made a decision to attend," a Twitter user wrote.


 

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President Trump sparked a frenzy on Twitter.com when he proposed a delay in the Nov. 3 election over fears of mail-in voting fraud.

"With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history," Trump tweeted on Friday morning. "It will be a great embarrassment to the USA. Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???"

The president's tweet triggered a 490-point drop in the stock market amid concerns that the president is attempting to delay the election.

Political analysts say a president can't delay the election unless he gets the approval of Congress.

But Trump's supporters say he is trolling his Twitter followers, as usual.

Democrats expressed fears that Trump is setting himself as a dictator who will refuse to leave the White House if he loses in November.

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Center for Disease Control Director Robert Redfield says suicides and drug overdoses have surpassed the death rate for COVID-19 among young people in America.

Redfield said lockdowns and lack of public schooling negatively impacts mental health among young people.

"We're seeing, sadly, far greater suicides now than we are deaths from COVID," Redfield testified in a Buck Institute Webinar. "We're seeing far greater deaths from drug overdose that are above excess that we had as background than we are seeing the deaths from COVID."

About 146,000 people have died from COVID or COVID-related causes, according to CDC data.

Federal data recorded 48,000 deaths from suicide and at least 71,000 deaths from drug overdoses in 2018.

The Chicago Sun-Times reviewed specifically black populations. In Cook County, Illinois, the number of suicide deaths among Black people is already higher than for all of 2019.

According to the American Medical Association, there has been a 40% increase in suicides and drug overdoses in Colorado in 2020. The number of calls to suicide hotlines have increased 48 percent.

Between March 15 and April 29, as many people committed suicide in Queens, New York than did between January 1 and April 29 the year prior.

Hopelessness and despair amid job uncertainty and the ongoing lockdowns have impacted mental health among children, teenagers and young adults in this country.

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The CDC has pushed for children to return to schools and adults to return to work as the deaths from COVID-19 have reached a new low.

Just 300+ people died from COVID in the U.S. last week, according to the CDC.

Redfield said he's "absolutely comfortable" with his grandchildren returning to school in the fall.

40 million jobs have been lost to the economic shutdown caused by the pandemic, compared to 2.6 million jobs lost in all of 2008 when the SARS/H1N1 virus arrived in the U.S.

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Police in Miramar, Florida still can't locate the parents of a toddler who was found wandering barefoot in an apartment complex on Sunday.

The curly haired mixed-race boy, wearing only a soiled diaper and a T-shirt, was found wandering around an apartment complex near the 1860 block of SW 68th Avenue.

A woman who found the boy took him to her neighbor, Lori Rodriguez, because she thought the boy belonged to her.

"Being that I have blonde hair and the baby has blonde hair, she ended up at my door which was open because I was doing laundry," Rodriguez told Miami ABC affiliate WPLG Local 10.

Rodriguez took the toddler in and changed his diaper. She then accompanied her neighbor to search for the child's parents.

"We walked around and looked to see if anyone was nearby. None of us have ever seen the baby before," she said.

The approximately 2-year-old toddler, who didn't know his name or age, was placed in the care of a foster parent.

By Monday afternoon, police still had not located his parents or guardians. Police canvassed the neighborhood where he was found, knocking on doors and talking to anyone who might know him.

Many citizens contacted the Miramar police asking to donate items to him, but the police say he has been provided with necessities. They thanked the community for the outpouring of support.

Anyone with information about his identity or his parents or guardian's identity is urged to contact the Miramar Police Department at (954) 602-4000.