The TAPS Daily - October 6, 2020


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Today's Highlights

 

  1. Military leaders in quarantine after COVID exposure
    McClatchy
    The Pentagon’s senior military leaders are all in quarantine following exposure to a Coast Guard vice commandant who has tested positive for COVID-19, the Pentagon said Tuesday.
  2. Trump downplays virus after returning to White House
    Military Times
    Still sickened by COVID-19, President Donald Trump plunged back into playing down the disease that hospitalized him for three days and has so far killed more than 210,000 Americans.
  3. Stocks plunge after Trump orders end to coronavirus stimulus talks
    The Hill
    President Trump said in a series of tweets that White House aides will no longer discuss a fiscal support deal with Democrats, dashing hopes of a breakthrough before Election Day.
  4. After summer of protests, National Guard puts troops on standby in run-up to elections
    Task & Purpose
    The National Guard has put hundreds of military police on standby to help law enforcement deal with any potential violence in the coming months, three U.S. military officials have told Reuters.
  5. Years after they fought in Afghanistan, U.S. troops watch as their children deploy to the same war
    Stars & Stripes
    As the U.S. war in Afghanistan begins its 20th year, some of those same service members have watched as their sons and daughters have deployed to continue the fight.
  6. 20,000 empty chairs set up outside White House on COVID-19 Remembrance Day
    CBS News
    For the first National COVID-19 Remembrance Day, a powerful installation was set up outside the White House to represent the toll the pandemic has taken on the nation.
  7. Most hospitalized COVID patients have neurological symptoms, study says
    NBC News
    Neurological symptoms are extremely common among COVID-19 patients sick enough to be hospitalized, a study published Monday finds.
  8. Cousins who survived the Holocaust reunite 75 years later
    Good Morning America
    Cousins Morris Sana and Simon Mairowitz lost each other while fleeing from the Nazis in World War II and 75 years later, the Holocaust survivors have finally been reunited.
  9. Guitar rock god Eddie Van Halen dies of cancer at 65
    AP
    Eddie Van Halen, the guitar virtuoso whose blinding speed, control and innovation propelled his band Van Halen into one of hard rock’s biggest groups, has died. He was 65.

 

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