Ted Cruz will self-quarantine after interacting with individual with coronavirus at CPAC



Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) announced he will self-quarantine in Texas after interacting with an individual who tested positive for the novel coronavirus at the Conservative Political Action Conference. #CNN #News

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Goya Foods boycott takes off after its CEO praises Trump



The hashtag #Goyaway was trending on social media after Robert Unanue, CEO of Goya Foods, appeared in the White House Rose Garden afternoon and praised President Donald Trump.
“We are all truly blessed … to have a leader like President Trump who is a builder,” Unanue said during the Rose Garden speech. “We have an incredible builder, and we pray. We pray for our leadership, our president.”
The fact that Unanue would associate with Trump was sufficient to anger some of America’s most prominent Hispanic leaders.
CNN’s Ana Navarro explains why many in the Latino community are upset.

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Decoding the viral video on coronavirus protests



A video went viral when Trump supporters began verbally attacking a local TV reporter at a coronavirus reopening protest in Long Island, New York. This video is being used by both sides — President Trump has retweeted the video at least three times — to argue their perspective on the shutdown. Chris Cillizza explains why this video is a Rorschach test of America right now.

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This viral video of Trump supporters screaming at a reporter is a Rorschach test of America right now
https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/16/politics/donald-trump-media-reporters/index.html

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Trump and some top aides question accuracy of virus death toll
https://www.axios.com/trump-coronavirus-death-toll-d8ba60a4-316b-4d1e-8595-74970c15fb34.html

How Many Covid Deaths? Don’t Ask President Trump

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Famous 'God Bless America' rendition banned over singer's racist past



It’s been more than 30 years since Kate Smith died, but the singer is at the center of a recent controversy about racist lyrics. The NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers announced they would stop playing her famous rendition of “God Bless America” during games and have removed her statue outside the team’s arena. The MLB’s New York Yankees said they pulled Smith’s iconic version of “God Bless America” on April 1. The Yankees said the song had been a fixture at their games since 9/11. Smith’s rendition has been replaced with other versions.

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