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News Flash for 9/28/20

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  • The New York Times has released information pertaining to President Trump’s tax records. The news article shows that the president has not paid any income taxes in 10 of the last 15 years. There is also sufficient evidence of financial losses he accrued before and after his winning of the 2016 election. Many people connected to Trump’s campaign and legal team are denouncing the information and irrelevant, while others are looking at it as the beginnings of more information to come, potentially connected to corruption and mishandling of funds on behalf of the President.
  • Brad Parscale, the former campaign manager of President Trump, was hospitalized on Sunday following a reported suicide attempt. According to Fort Lauderdale police, they were called to the scene and advised by his wife that he was threatening suicide and had access to a variety of firearms. Officers came into contact with Parscale and were able to have him walk out of his home and detained him. He was taken to the local hospital without known injuries.
  • Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has reopened all of the state’s restaurants to operate at full capacity. This lift on restrictions runs concurrent to the banning of fines against those not wearing masks in public areas. These measures are part of the governor’s plans to reopen the state’s economy in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The move has drawn support and criticism from many. Florida is still suffering from COVID infections and deaths, with the state’s death toll now around 14,000.“We’re not closing anything going forward,” DeSantis said.
  • A 1-month old baby, which was missing since Thursday, was found safe by Philadelphia police on Monday morning. James Garrett, Jr. was last seen with his father on Thursday on Spruce Street. Upon discovery of the child, police say the father was not cooperating with authorities. Garrett, Jr. is currently at St. Christopher’s Hospital for evaluation. No further details have been released as of yet.

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