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Five Underreported News Stories.

 

July 23rd, 2021

I will try to make this a regular notice on wire and email. 

 

  1. Chicago Public Schools announced July 22 all students and staff must wear masks inside schools for the fall semester, and it doesn’t matter whether a person has received a COVID-19 vaccination.
  2. Barring another postponement, Friday's opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics will launch competitions overshadowed by a pandemic that has already forced a major delay, has interfered with the pageantry ahead of the Games, and will keep spectators from the stands and prevent some athletes from competing at all. For casual observers in the United States, excitement and anticipation are hard to find as the Olympic Games vie for attention with dire domestic and international headlines. “We've hardly heard much about it," Kevin Watson of Alexandria, Virginia, told VOA. "It's already been a letdown, with few interviews with the athletes or TV commercials to promote the sports." Even before the pandemic, primetime ratings for the Summer Olympics had been declining. Data compiled by Zeta Global in New York indicated that 60% of Americans were not interested or excited about the Tokyo Games. And at least 45% were not even looking forward to them.
  3. A new Gallup Poll shows race relations between black and white Americans began to decline in 2013, coincidentally this is the same year Black Lives Matter was founded. 
  4. Rep. Ronny Jackson, the former White House physician-turned-congressman, says he’s “terrified for our country” in the wake of President Joe Biden’s disastrous town hall this week — and that he doubts whether the commander in chief has the cognitive ability to make it through a full term. “He’s completely LOST it!” Jackson (R-Tex.) tweeted Saturday, along with a video clip — recorded this week — in which Biden bizarrely answered a reporter’s question about defunding the police by claiming that Republicans accuse him of “sucking the blood out of kids.” “Needs a cognitive exam NOW!” Jackson posted.
  5. Hunter Biden's artistic debut is sparking ethics concerns for the White House as some critics raise eyebrows over the high-priced pieces and whether they pose a conflict of interest. Sources told CNN the White House was involved in forming an agreement between a SoHo New York Gallery owner, Georges Bergès, and Hunter Biden in an effort to address any ethics concerns.