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Stephen Miller Tests Positive as White House Outbreak Grows

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On Tuesday evening, senior administration officials confirmed that Stephen Miller, Mr. Trump’s top speechwriter and a policy adviser, had tested positive for the coronavirus, joining a growing list of Mr. Trump’s close aides who have the virus.

“Over the last five days I have been working remotely and self-isolating, testing negative every day through yesterday,” Mr. Miller said in a statement. “Today, I tested positive for Covid-19 and am in quarantine.”

Mr. Miller is married to Katie Miller, Vice President Mike Pence’s communications director. A senior administration official said Ms. Miller, who contracted the virus this spring and returned to work in May, was tested Tuesday morning and was negative for any new infection.

On Tuesday, many White House offices were empty as officials stayed

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Trump Is Putting White House Staff at Risk of COVID-19

“There are people behind the people,” Deesha Dyer, the White House social secretary under Barack Obama, told us. And “they don’t have the privilege of being Marine One-ed to Walter Reed” if they get sick.

Asked to describe the mood inside the White House, one staffer, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he fears for his job, called the fallout from the Trumps’ diagnosis “a huge mess.” He found out about the president’s and first lady’s illness through news reports. “That happens all the time in this administration,” he said. Other White House officials have also recently tested positive, including White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany and two of her deputies. For now, the staffer said he’s “just waiting and worried for my friends and their families.”

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White House Staffers Exhibiting Covid-19 Symptoms Urged To Stay Home

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White House staffers have reportedly been urged to stay home and not come to work if they exhibit any symptoms of Covid-19, days after President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and numerous other close associates were tested positive for the disease with Trump being hospitalized at the Walter Reed Medical Center.

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According to an internal White House email obtained by New York Magazine’s Olivia Nuzzi on Sunday night, White House staffers who show any symptoms have also been directed to “immediately contact your primary care provider” and “inform their supervisors.”

The guidance from the White House comes almost three days after the president first announced that he and his wife have been infected.

The White House has been criticized for its lax policies on mask-wearing and social distancing, with

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White House staffers get email saying to stay home if they experience coronavirus symptoms

White House staffers were urged in an email Sunday to “please stay home” and “do not come to work” if they have exhibited any symptoms of the coronavirus.

An all-staff email obtained by New York Magazine’s Olivia Nuzzi directed members of the White House staff to “immediately contact your primary care provider” and “inform their supervisors” in the event of symptoms being presented.

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White Haven awards borough building renovation contracts | News

White Haven council awarded its borough building addition project to two local companies at its meeting last week.

The lowest bidder for electric work was Larry McCullion and Son of Summit Hill at $24,420, while the lowest bid for plumbing came from Richard Angelo of Hazle Twp. at $17,000, according to Donald Totino, engineer hired by the borough.

Richard Angelo was also the lowest bidder for general contractor work at $179,720. The total cost from the lowest bidders comes just under the $234,000 the borough has to spend. Some of that money was already used to pay for an architect to design the project. The project, which includes a complete renovation of the first floor, will be paid for in part by a $184,000 Local Share Account grant and a $50,000 match from the borough.

The general contract involved alternatives to the base plan because at the time the project

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White man seeks forgiveness in attack on Black family’s home

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — A white man accused of firing shots into the home of a Black suburban Detroit family who put a Black Lives Matter sign in their front window asked for forgiveness during a court hearing Thursday.



Warren, Mich., Mayor James Fouts, left, stands with Candace and Eddie Hall during a news conference, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, at police headquarters in Warren. A 24-year-old white man has been charged with ethnic intimidation and other counts for firing shots into the Hall's home just north of Detroit after the family put a Black Lives Matter sign in their front window. (AP Photo/Corey Williams)


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Warren, Mich., Mayor James Fouts, left, stands with Candace and Eddie Hall during a news conference, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, at police headquarters in Warren. A 24-year-old white man has been charged with ethnic intimidation and other counts for firing shots into the Hall’s home just north of Detroit after the family put a Black Lives Matter sign in their front window. (AP Photo/Corey Williams)

Michael Frederick Jr., 24, made the remarks after being given a moment to speak about bond. He was appearing by video in Warren District Court for arraignment on charges including ethnic intimidation.

Frederick told Judge Michael Chupa that he wanted

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Shoppers are obsessed with this $79 white kitchen trolley from Kmart

Why shoppers are obsessed with this $79 white trolley from Kmart that’s perfect ANY kitchen

  • A white kitchen trolley from Kmart is being praised by customers online 
  • The $79 product is ideal for those who have limited kitchen space 
  • It’s built with a drawer, side hooks, basket, wine rack and wheels at the bottom
  • Many use it to store kitchen gadgets including air fryers and milkshake machines

A $79 white kitchen trolley from Kmart with multiple storage compartments is being praised by customers across Australia.

The trolley has a table top, drawer, wine rack, basket, side hooks and is built with wheels that can be locked into place.

Several shoppers shared images to the Kmart Homes, Ideas and Hacks Facebook group to reveal how the trolley has helped save kitchen

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White House announces major improvements in coronavirus testing (again)




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WASHINGTON — The setting was familiar, and so were the assurances. Speaking from the Rose Garden on Monday afternoon, President Trump promised a “massive and groundbreaking expansion” in the nation’s ability to perform diagnostic tests for the coronavirus. 

“We are now at an inflection point in testing,” said Adm. Brett Giroir, a high-ranking Department of Health and Human Services official who is in charge of testing on the White House coronavirus task force. He said that 920,000 coronavirus diagnostic tests were now being performed nationwide each day. Some 7 million Americans have tested positive.

The expansion was made possible by Abbott Laboratories, whose rapid BinaxNOW test can return results in mere minutes without requiring the intrusive nasal swab that can make a coronavirus test an acutely unpleasant experience. 

The Trump administration purchased 150 million such tests for $760 million. They will go to nursing homes, schools

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White Sox hit 5 home runs, Dallas Keuchel looks sharp in return in 5-0 win against Reds

Dallas Keuchel didn’t show any rust in his return from the injured list.



a pitcher throwing a baseball on a field: Yoan Moncada of the Chicago White Sox rounds second base after a triple during action against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020.


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Yoan Moncada of the Chicago White Sox rounds second base after a triple during action against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020.

The Chicago White Sox starter struck out seven in four scoreless innings Saturday in a 5-0 victory against the Reds at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.

All five runs came via solo home runs. Tim Anderson homered twice and Nomar Mazara hit his first homer of the season. Anderson, Yasmani Grandal and Jose Abreu hit back-to-back-to-back homers in the eighth against reliever Robert Stephenson.



a group of baseball players standing on top of a field: Chicago White Sox pitcher Dallas Keuchel, left, and catcher Yasmani Grandal confer during action against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020.


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Chicago White Sox pitcher Dallas Keuchel, left, and catcher Yasmani Grandal confer during action against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, on Saturday, Sept. 19,

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Faustini & White Announce Park Improvements and Recreation Updates

     South Plainfield – Council President Christine Faustini and Councilman Derryck White, this week, announce plans to improve Cotton Street Park, Putnam Park, Shadyside Park and Pitt Street Park in late 2020 into spring of 2021. They also are providing news and updates about our Senior Center and our fall recreation programs

“I want to thank the entire Mayor and Council in supporting these much-needed improvements to our parks. With all that is going on, we need to make sure that our community has a place to enjoy for years to come and making improvements to these facilities are important,” said Councilman Derryck White.

“On the recreation and parks front we have done as much as we could in this very challenging and unique year,” said Councilwoman Christine Faustini, who serves as the liaison to Recreation and the Senior Center. “A big thanks goes to Recreation Director Elizabeth Yarus, Senior Center

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