Scott Atlas resigns as special adviser to Trump on coronavirus – Fox News
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Dr. Scott Atlas has resigned as special adviser to President Donald Trump on the coronavirus, Fox News reported on Monday, after a controversial four months at the White House in which he clashed repeatedly with other members of the task force responding to the deadly pandemic.
PHOTOS: Several Republicans maskless during COVID-19 special session at Colorado Capitol
At the onset of a special legislative session designed to address the extraordinary and ever-worsening devastation wrought by COVID-19 in Colorado, many elected Republicans chose to go maskless inside the Capitol.
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PHOTOS: Homeless camp along Platte River in RiNo cleared
In a pre-dawn operation along the Platte River on Monday, Denver officials began uprooting a street camp where people live in tents, in parked cars and under tarps, telling them to move to another location.
Except most of the people there said they had nowhere else to live.
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Upgrading One of Africa’s Busiest Land Border Crossings
Unfazed by the prospect of a prolonged economic downturn, Harith General Partners and Pembani Remgro Infrastructure Fund have taken a stake in a $296m project to upgrade Zimbabwe’s Beitbridge border with SA. Harith is an infrastructure-focused private equity fund manager that was formed over a decade ago and counts Absa and Old Mutual among its shareholders. Pembani Remgro Infrastructure Fund was founded in 2012 by former MTN CEO Phuthuma Nhleko and Johann Rupert, chair of Remgro, one of SA’s investment heavyweights.
Maputo Spreads Christmas Cheer and Awareness
A six-metre-tall Christmas tree made from 3,000 plastic bottles has been unveiled outside a hospital in Mozambique’s capital, Maputo. Environmentalists say they used the bottles to encourage recycling, while the tree had been put in front of the Maputo Central Hospital’s emergency ward to thank staff for providing health care to patients, especially those infected by Covid-19.
Fox News Slaps Lara Trump With Reality Check On President’s ‘4 More Years’
President Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law clearly startled a Fox News host Monday when she confidently referred to the president’s “four more years” in office — despite his election loss to President-elect Joe Biden.
“I still think that the president will get four more years in office,” declared Lara Trump, who’s married to the president’s son Eric. “I think it will be the next four years because this thing is far from over.”
Host Martha MacCallum shot back: “Why? You just had certifications today in Arizona, in Georgia, in Wisconsin. You heard Geraldo [Rivera] moments ago say that it’s time to accept the outcome. What are you seeing or hearing out there that he is not?”
Trump blew off result certifications as mere “procedural steps.” She added: “The reality is the Electoral College does not vote in their states until December 14th. Congress doesn’t actually certify anything until the beginning of January, so we’ve got plenty of time.”
The president has refused to concede the election despite the failure of lawsuit after lawsuit to challenge Biden’s victory and the lack of evidence to support Trump’s baseless accusations of election fraud. Trump has now failed to stop the certification of results in all six states where he contested his losses.
Jakarta Governor Tests Positive for Coronavirus, No Symptoms
Anies Baswedan, governor of Indonesia’s capital Jakarta, tested positive for the new coronavirus and is undergoing self-isolation.
Baswedan showed no symptoms of the deadly virus, according to his office in a statement Tuesday. He had dismissed the mayor of Central Jakarta earlier for failing to enforce social-distancing measures.
Jakarta remains the epicenter of the local outbreak, accounting for a third of Indonesia’s more than half a million confirmed cases. The city has imposed movement restrictions twice and is currently in a transitional phase with people allowed to return to offices, malls and restaurants with limits on capacity.
Baswedan is a key political figure in Indonesia. His bid to become the capital’s governor was backed by President Joko Widodo’s former rival Prabowo Subianto, who has since been appointed defense minister in the current cabinet. Jokowi himself served as governor of the city of more than 10 million people before being elected president.
— With assistance by Arys Aditya
Live Updates: Arizona, Wisconsin certify election results for Biden
Trump spars with press over election
Insists vote was rigged, will fight despite setbacks
President Trump suffered another setback in his push to overturn his defeat in the presidential election, as Arizona on Monday certified President-elect Joe Biden's victory in the state.
The results of the election were certified by Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, who's a Democrat, with GOP Gov. Doug Ducey, Republican state Attorney General Mark Brnovich, and state Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Brutinel in attendance.
Hours after the certifying of the vote in Arizona, Wisconsin finalized their results, becoming the last of the remaining contested battleground states to do so.
- Trump said he would bring a lawsuit in Wisconsin by Tuesday.
- Arizona Republican Party Chair Kelli Ward has indicated the state party will file a challenge to the results after they were certified
In Wisconsin, state Elections Commission chair Ann Jacobs signed "the official state determination of the results of the Nov. 3, 2020 election."
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