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MAIN News Archives for May 2020

05/31 -  NASA, SpaceX launch astronauts from US soil for the first time in a decade
05/31 -  NC Governor Cooper extends utility cut-off moratorium, creates one for evictions as well
05/31 -  Anti-lockdown protesters show how the idea of "freedom" has degenerated
05/31 -  Nashville’s City Hall set ablaze; nearly 30 arrested
05/30 -  Authoritarian governments are calling out US hypocricy over Minneapolis
05/30 -  NC COVID-19 update: Over 1,000 new cases within past 24 hours
05/30 -  Trump threatens White House protesters with 'vicious dogs and most ominous weapons'
05/30 -  Alabama, Mississippi coronavirus cases hit all-time high as states move through phased reopening
05/29 -  "When the looting starts, the shooting starts": Trump tweet flagged by Twitter for "glorifying violence"
05/29 -  NC just recorded it's highest Covid-19 hospitalization rate for the second day in a row
05/29 -  Trump threatens to turn the military on protesters: "When the looting starts, the shooting starts"
05/29 -  NC expands COVID-19 resources, including job training and testing sites
05/28 -  Conservative radio is a dangerous bubble of coronavirus misinformation
05/28 -  States, including NC, sue Trump administration over rollback of Obama-era water protections
05/28 -  Two charged after stabbing, hours-long negotiation at Asheville apartment
05/28 -  Pending home sales plunged 21.8% in April on a monthly basis
05/27 -  Why American students haven't gotten better at reading in 20 years
05/27 -  "Small" number of Mission Hospital staff test positive for Covid-19
05/27 -  North Carolina throws convention threat back at Trump and GOP
05/27 -  George Floyd's death sparks large protests, confrontations with police
05/26 -  Police search for suspect in attempted armed robbery along Sweeten Creek Road in Asheville
05/26 -  Can Charlotte back out of hosting the 2020 Republican convention?
05/26 -  How to manage anxiety about the country reopening
05/26 -  Reopening states will cause 233,000 more people to die from coronavirus, according to Wharton model
05/25 -  The twilight of the Iranian revolution
05/25 -  Some Americans take a holiday from social distancing and officials fear future spikes in coronavirus cases
05/25 -  Study finds Trump tax cuts failed to do anything but give rich people money
05/25 -  Trump threatens to move RNC without assurances from N.C. governor
05/24 -  Trump administration discussed conducting first nuclear test in decades
05/24 -  Trump plays golf as deaths from coronavirus in US near 100,000
05/24 -  Pastor who claimed to heal coronavirus by faith dies from coronavirus
05/24 -  N.C. COVID-19 update: 1,107 more cases reported since Friday; Highest one-day increase yet
05/24 -  More than 40% of Republicans think Bill Gates will use a COVID-19 vaccine to implant a location-tracking microchip in recipients, according to survey
05/23 -  American billionaires got $434 billion richer during the pandemic
05/23 -  Roughly half the Twitter accounts pushing to 'reopen America' are bots, researchers found
05/23 -  From AVL Watchdog: COVID ravages Asheville nursing home, half of patients infected
05/23 -  NC begins Phase 2 of reopening amid COVID-19 pandemic
05/22 -  How did the cruise industry become synonymous with disaster?
05/22 -  Buncombe Co. commissioners vote to require face masks to be worn in businesses
05/22 -  COVID-19 continues spreading into counties with strong Trump support
05/22 -  Teen charged with first-degree murder in Asheville double homicide
05/21 -  570 employees test positive for coronavirus at North Carolina plant, Tyson says
05/21 -  Active shooter at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi has been 'neutralized'
05/21 -  Comparing mitigation measures in NC, GA
05/21 -  Dire situation In Alabama capital: ICUs full, coronavirus cases double in May
05/20 -  Buncombe County man facing multiple child sex offense charges
05/20 -  Anti-abortion rights movement paid 'Jane Roe' thousands to switch sides, documentary reveals
05/20 -  'Obamagate' backfires: Documents show Biden, Obama acted properly
05/20 -  States accused of manipulating Covid-19 statistics to make situation look better
05/19 -  Putin's Russia is handling the COVID-19 outbreak much like Trump's America — badly
05/19 -  Either Trump is taking an unproven and potentially dangerous drug, or irreponsibly lying about it
05/19 -  Ben Smith’s NYT critique of Ronan Farrow describes a toxic, corrosive, and still-vibrant Trump-era pathology: "Resistance journalism"
05/19 -  The Lincoln Project is coming for Tillis
05/18 -  Are older voters turning away from Trump?
05/18 -  America's deadly ageism: How COVID-19 exposes prejudice against the elderly and dementia patients
05/18 -  US lockdown protests may have spread virus widely, cellphone data suggests
05/18 -  'Hang Fauci' sign brandished amid lockdown protesters Trump hailed as 'great people'
05/17 -  Betsy DeVos is funneling virus relief to private and religious schools
05/17 -  North Carolina churches allowed to temporarily reopen amid latest federal court ruling
05/17 -  NC COVID-19 Update: Cases jump by nearly 900 in 24 hours
05/17 -  Places without social distancing have 35 times more potential coronavirus spread, study finds
05/16 -  Michael Flynn isn’t a martyr; he’s a crook and a crackpot
05/16 -  Pandemic claims another retailer: 118-year-old J.C. Penney
05/16 -  SC coronavirus death toll reaches 380, 232 new cases announced Friday
05/16 -  Fox News is telling its employees to work from home for at least another month while its TV hosts push for businesses to reopen
05/15 -  Private jet company founded by Trump donor gets $27 million bailout
05/15 -  COVID-19 tests available in Buncombe County for those who need them
05/15 -  Blue State bailout? Red State residents received largest stimulus checks, and millions in federal aid
05/15 -  FDA cautions about accuracy of widely used Abbott coronavirus test
05/14 -  Columbus business defies governor's order, DA won't prosecute
05/14 -  Abbott's rapid coronavirus test, used at the White House, misses almost half of positive infections, study finds
05/14 -  Bob Dole registers as lobbyist for Chinese-owned chemical company
05/14 -  FBI serves Sen. Burr warrant, takes cell phone in stock sale investigation, report says
05/13 -  Don't let governors fool you about reopening
05/13 -  Manhattan faces a reckoning if working from home becomes the norm
05/13 -  How freedom turned sociopathic in America
05/13 -  Roy Cooper is getting it right
05/12 -  Trump abruptly ends press conference after heated exchange with reporters
05/12 -  County: Coronavirus 5 times higher in Asheville, Buncombe Latinos; mask-wearers mocked
05/12 -  Biden is planning an FDR-size presidency
05/12 -  Coronavirus flares as states and countries ease social distancing guidelines
05/11 -  Report: Zion Williamson's former agency asks him to admit to taking illegal benefits to play for Duke
05/11 -  Trump’s train wreck ABC interview illustrated why he rarely strays from Fox News
05/11 -  Search for armed & dangerous woman wanted in connection with shooting
05/11 -  Is Trump going virus-truther? Of course; keeping the numbers down is all he's ever cared about
05/10 -  The strong economy didn't make Trump, but coronavirus collapse could break him
05/10 -  As colleges go remote, students revolt against the state of higher ed
05/10 -  NC GOP candidates are running inept campaigns
05/10 -  Some businesses jump at the chance to reopen in Phase 1, while others opt to take it slow
05/09 -  The President has a new "word lump"
05/09 -  Eleven Secret Service agents test positive for COVID-19
05/09 -  Little Richard, flamboyant rock-n-roll pioneer, dead at 87
05/09 -  Asheville police identify victims, persons of interest in fatal, double shooting
05/08 -  FCC fines Sinclair record $48 million for deceptive bid for Tribune stations
05/08 -  The President is unraveling
05/08 -  History of deficiencies at NC nursing homes with biggest outbreaks
05/08 -  Pandemic speeds action on criminal justice reforms in Asheville
05/07 -  No shows at Flat Rock Playhouse this season
05/07 -  NC Republican fundraiser is new Postmaster General
05/07 -  Feds investigating Blue Flame Medical, politically connected company Maryland says failed to supply PPE during pandemic
05/07 -  GOP Georgia governor issues dire COVID-19 warning less than two weeks after grand ‘reopening’
05/05 -  Invasive 'murder hornets' have appeared in the US
05/05 -  French doctors say they found a coronavirus case from December
05/05 -  Despite increase in COVID-19 cases, Buncombe County to begin reopening
05/05 -  Why scientists think the novel Coronavirus developed naturally
05/04 -  J. Crew files for bankruptcy protection
05/04 -  COVID-19 creates treatment barriers for addictions
05/04 -  Infectious disease experts expect a surge in Georgia's coronavirus cases
05/04 -  Fauci says it's time for all states to issue strict stay-at-home orders
05/01 -  Jared Kushner’s "princely arrogance" set back the coronavirus response by weeks
05/01 -  Governor: Phased reopening of NC commerce could begin next week
05/01 -  Buncombe County adopts new 'stay home' order that aligns with state restrictions
05/01 -  Maryland governor has National Guard, Md. police protecting COVID tests from feds at secret location