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The COVID-19 superspreader ceremony that burst the White House bubble

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The Editorial Board, USA TODAY
Published 6:01 p.m. ET Oct. 6, 2020

Our View: Amid coronavirus, maskless Supreme Court nomination ceremony turned into a form of biological attack on the top echelons of U.S. government.

When the history of America’s failing response to the novel coronavirus is written, a chapter will certainly focus on the Rose Garden images of Sept. 26 at the White House.

There, amid a presidential celebration of a rushed nomination to the Supreme Court, America’s leaders behaved as if over 200,000 American deaths from COVID-19 as of that day never happened. Air kisses and bear hugs flowed freely among the couple of hundred attendees, and a smaller group later inside the White House, with little evidence of mask wearing and none of social distancing. But the virus was there. And it was busy as Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, threw his arms around friends, and former White

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What large gatherings can teach us about the spread of coronavirus

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It’s looking increasingly likely that a Rose Garden event late last month was ground zero for a spate of coronavirus infections spreading among those with close ties to the White House, including President Trump himself.



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Some 200 people gathered for the nomination ceremony for Judge Amy Coney Barrett on September 26.

So far, at least ten people who attended that event have tested positive for the virus, including the President, the first lady, Sen. Mike Lee from Utah and Sen. Thom Tillis from North Carolina, Trump’s debate sparring partner and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway, megachurch pastor Greg Laurie, and John Jenkins, president of the University of Notre Dame, along with an unnamed journalist. Press secretary Kayleigh McEnany joined the growing list Monday.

Others who recently spent time with people in this group (but did not attend the ceremony)

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Andrew Gatt’s insanely simple hack for preventing kitchen spills goes viral

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Cooking up a great hack! Man’s VERY simple hack for avoiding liquid drips in the kitchen goes viral

  • TikTok user Andrew Gatt shared the trick on the video-sharing app last week 
  • After pouring the eggs into the pan, he demonstrates how to put the bowl back on the counter without any of the leftover egg dripping down the sides 
  • Instead of simply righting it, he turns it all the way upside down and rights it on the opposite side, so the egg drips back into the bowl
  • The video has been viewed 1.7 million times so far 

Amateur home cooks who are tired of kitchen messes may be relieved to learn a seriously simple kitchen hack that keeps leftover liquid from spilling onto the counter.

TikTok user Andrew Gatt shared the trick

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Dallas-area Pastor Jack Graham opts not to follow CDC guidelines in wake of Rose Garden COVID exposure

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Updated Oct. 5 at 8:15 p.m. to include additional information.

WASHINGTON — Dallas-area megachurch Pastor Jack Graham has declined to follow medical guidelines despite being in close contact with people who have since tested positive for the coronavirus after a Sept. 26 Rose Garden ceremony, telling his congregation, “I am ridiculously healthy.”

The 70-year-old leader of Prestonwood Baptist Church attended the ceremony at the White House where President Donald Trump formally announced his nomination of conservative Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court. Since the event, at least 10 attendees have tested positive for the coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, including former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who was photographed sitting directly behind Graham. Pastor Greg Laurie of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, Calif., was sitting next to Graham and also later tested positive.

Graham, Laurie and Christie were among the vast majority of people not wearing a mask at the

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‘Black Space Matters’ exhibit changes asphalt lot to garden

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A local activist transformed a vacant lot outside the Institute for Contemporary Art in Richmond to highlight issues of food security and the importance of Black and brown community spaces.

The “Commonwealth” exhibit at Virginia Commonwealth University’s ICA features work from 10 artists including an outdoor installation created by activist and community farmer Duron Chavis who builds gardens throughout Richmond. The full exhibit seeks to examine how common resources influence the wealth and well-being of communities.

Chavis proposed the resiliency garden exhibit in 2019 during a public forum at the ICA. The resiliency garden—food grown to weather the tough times and to have food independence— is installed in an asphalt lot at Grace and Belvidere streets next to the ICA and features 30 raised beds of fruits, vegetables and flowers.

An extension of the garden exhibit is the “Black Space Matters” mural by Southside artist

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Riverside pastor who was at Rose Garden event has COVID-19

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RIVERSIDE — The head of a Southern California megachurch said Monday he has tested positive for COVID-19, joining a list that includes President Donald Trump and key White House contacts who attended a ceremony at the White House Rose Garden last month.

Pastor Greg Laurie of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside said in a Facebook post that he tested positive last Friday and has been in quarantine, although his wife and other family members tested negative for the virus.

“My symptoms have been mild so far, and I expect to make a full recovery. I have always taken the coronavirus seriously, and it has tragically taken many lives,” Laurie said in a Facebook post. “At a time like this, we need to pray for those that have it and avoid politicizing it. If our President and First Lady can get COVID-19, clearly anyone can.”

In an accompanying video message, Laurie

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BTS Used to Secretly Nap in the Bathroom During Intense Rehearsals

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BTS is one of the most popular artists in the world right now, but their rise to fame did not come without some hard work. It’s no secret that BTS has put a lot of time and effort into building up their career. In fact, there was even a time when the members worked so hard that they did not get enough sleep. This led them to secret nap in the bathroom during rehearsals.

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BTS snuck naps in the bathroom while recording their first album

BTS’s first studio album, Dark & Wild, was released in August 2014. The group was not yet a household name at this point, but they still put a lot of work into developing and promoting Dark & Wild.

In an interview with Pitchfork, BTS revealed details behind the album. Member Jungkook recalled that, while recording the lead single, “Danger,”

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Why the Rose Garden COVID-19 fiasco was dismal news for the return of live entertainment

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At the celebratory judicial nomination event for Amy Coney Barrett, scores of maskless, prominent Americans–elected officials, high-ranking staffers, the President of the University of Notre Dame–were seen hugging, kissing and other examples of the up-close-and-personal behavior most ordinary Americans are avoiding in service of personal and community safety. It looked like no one at the Sept. 26 event in the White House Rose Garden had paid any mind whatsoever to the potential ravages of COVID-19 at a nomination celebration for a member of the United States Supreme Court.

Although it certainly fits the broader political narrative on both sides, this wasn’t entirely true.

Attendees were actually given rapid Coronavirus tests, developed by Abbott Laboratories of Lake Bluff, prior to admittance. As the Wall Street Journal and others have reported, a guest took Abbott’s so-called ID NOW test, waited around for a few minute for the result, and, in the event

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Aurora Homes for Sale: Aurora, CO Real Estate

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Yoshinoya Japanese Kitchen Rewarding Employees for Voting

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Yoshinoya Japanese Kitchen, known for its artisanal Japanese-inspired rice bowls, announced it is empowering team members, and rewarding guests, who make their voice heard this election year. Specifically, the company is encouraging all employees to vote, by providing voter registration resources and an extra hour of pay for team members, which they encourage be used to educate themselves on the voting process, candidates and issues.

Along with team member support and incentives, the brand is also offering guests:

  • A free order of Donut Dippers with purchase of any bowl on Election Day, November 3rd, for any guest who shows their “I Voted” sticker in restaurant, or uses code “IVOTED” on the Yoshinoya App or YoshinoyaAmerica.com
  • Free Delivery on the Yoshinoya App and YoshinoyaAmerica.com all November long

 

“We believe in the importance of individual expression and providing freedom of choice, whether it be in customizing your favorite bowl, or selecting

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