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Bobby Mitchell, first black player for the Washington Redskins, dies at 84

NFL Hall of Famer Bobby Mitchell, who became the first African American to play for the Washington Redskins, died Sunday, according to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He was 84. His cause of death was not disclosed. Mitchell was a seventh-round pick in the 1958 NFL draft from the University of Illinois, according to…MORE

Stelter: Federal response to pandemic is a 9/11-level failure

A version of this article first appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter. You can sign up for free right here. There’s a lot of revisionist history being written right now. Lots of digging of the so-called memory hole. Pro-Trump media outlets are trying to bury the Trump White House’s failures to fully protect the country…MORE

Heated disagreement breaks out in Situation Room over hydroxychloroquine

There was a heated disagreement in the Situation Room this weekend over the efficacy of the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine — but multiple sources say it was mostly one-sided, as President Donald Trump’s top trade adviser Peter Navarro feuded with other officials over the drug’s unproven effectiveness to treat coronavirus. The debate is not a new…MORE

Former intelligence community watchdog addresses recent firing

The former intelligence community inspector general, who informed Congress of the whistleblower complaint that led to President Donald Trump’s impeachment, said Sunday that he believes Trump fired him for doing his job. Michael Atkinson said in a statement that he was “disappointed and saddened” by Trump’s decision to oust him on Friday, with the President…MORE

Trump suggests hydroxychloroquine may protect against Covid-19. Researchers say there’s no evidence of that

Trump suggests hydroxychloroquine may protect against Covid-19. Researchers say there’s no evidence of that

President Donald Trump has twice tested negative for the coronavirus, but during a briefing at the White House on Saturday, he said he “may take” the drug hydroxychloroquine against Covid-19. He suggested it has protective effects against the novel coronavirus, although researchers say there’s no evidence of that. “I think people should [take hydroxychloroquine],” he…MORE

What happened to the big cats of ‘Tiger King’?

What happened to the big cats of ‘Tiger King’?

With their sanctuary closed to visitors, the most excitement four male tigers got on a chilly but sunny April afternoon was the shattering sound of icicles falling from empty walkways high above their enclosure. Because of Colorado’s mandated coronavirus precautions, the only people these tigers had seen in a week at the Wild Animal Sanctuary…MORE


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