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Missouri governor clarifies comments on school kids, virus

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Missouri Gov_ Mike Parson is clarifying comments he made in a radio interview in which he said children returning to school will come down with the coronavirus but will “get over it."By JIM SALTER and SUMMER BALLENTINE Associated PressJuly 22, 2020, 10:04 PM4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is clarifying comments he made in a radio interview in which he said children returning to school will come down with the coronavirus but will “get over it,” remarks that drew criticism from several Democrats as well as the head of a state teachers union. The Republican governor made the comments Friday during an interview on “The Marc Cox Morning Show” on 97.1 FM in St. Louis. Democratic State Auditor Nicole Galloway, ...
The Latest: China slams Missouri lawsuit over virus outbreak

The Latest: China slams Missouri lawsuit over virus outbreak

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The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — AP Exclusive: ER staff saves lives, suffers in hot spot — Czech Republic surpasses 7,000 virus cases; Bangladesh reports new virus cases and deaths. — Pope Francis uses the virus outbreak to speak out about environmental issues. — India plans to use wristbands with a contact-tracing app to track the coronavirus. ——— PRAGUE — The number of people tested positive in the Czech Republic has surpassed 7,000 as the country has been easing restrictive measures adopted to contain the pandemic of the coronavirus. Overall, 7,041 Czechs were infect...

Doctor at Missouri abortion clinic defends patient care

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The top doctor at Missouri's sole abortion clinic on Wednesday defended its handling of four patients who faced complications — women whose care has been cited by the state as it seeks to revoke the clinic's license. The testimony from Dr. Colleen McNicholas at a hearing that could determine the St. Louis clinic's fate came as the state faced fallout over a revelation a day earlier from Missouri's top health official that he kept a spreadsheet that tracked the menstrual cycles of women who obtained abortions. Missouri officials were staying mum, while Democrats and abortion-rights supporters decried what they called government overreach into women's private lives. During testimony Tuesday, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Director Randall Williams said the spreadsheet was...
Will Gompertz reviews Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri ★★★★★

Will Gompertz reviews Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri ★★★★★

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Cast your mind forward a few weeks to the Dolby Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard at around 8pm (PST), Sunday 4 March. Somebody, probably dressed in black with very good teeth, will be opening a golden envelope while simultaneously saying these words: "The Oscar for best actress in a leading role goes to…" He or she will then pause for dramatic effect, pull out the card and say…"Frances McDormand! - for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri."This will happen. Her only serious competition comes from Sally Hawkins as the amphibian-loving janitor in Guillermo del Torro's fabulous film The Shape of Water, but McDormand edges it for giving life to the remarkable Mildred Hayes; a kick-ass, boiler-suited, bandana-wearing working class woman with a broken heart and a raging soul. Mildred is an u...