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3 Stories You Should Read: Lebanese, Kamala Harris, Louie Gohmert

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In the category of:  Devastation

Lebanese capital rocked by huge explosion

  • At least 50 people were killed in a massive explosion that shook the Lebanese capital, Beirut, on Tuesday evening, the health minister said.
  • The blast appears to have been centered on the city’s port area.
  • A CNN producer witnessed “chaotic scene” in Beirut emergency room following the explosion.
  • Lebanon state-run NNA news reported that a major fire broke out near Beirut port and firefighting teams rushed to the scene and worked to put out the fire.



In the category of:  Popularity Contest

Exclusive: Kamala Harris leads Elizabeth Warren and Susan Rice in new VP poll

She is Democratic voters’ top choice for Biden’s running mate, according to a poll from SurveyUSA and FairVote.

Sen. Kamala Harris is Democratic voters’ top choice for Joe Biden’s vice president, according to a new poll provided in advance to Vox.

The survey, which was fielded by SurveyUSA and sponsored by FairVote, polled 1,296 Democratic and independent voters July 30-31 on seven prospective candidates. Included in the poll were Harris, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, former White House National Security Adviser Susan Rice, former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, Sen. Tammy Duckworth, Rep. Val Demings and Rep. Karen Bass.

The survey contained both a standard poll and a ranked-choice poll, intended to find the candidate with a majority of voters’ support. (The sponsor of the survey, FairVote, is a nonpartisan electoral reform group, which advocates in favor of a ranked-choice system.)



In the category of:  Hypocrisy 

GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert’s Daughter Calls Him Out For Ignoring Coronavirus Advice

“My father ignored medical expertise and now he has COVID,” wrote the daughter of the anti-mask Texas Republican, who tested positive last week.

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) has been publicly called out by his daughter for ignoring medical expertise and refusing to wear a face mask before he tested positive for the coronavirus last week, according to multiple media outlets.

“Wearing a mask is a non-partisan issue. The advice of medical experts shouldn’t be politicized,” wrote Caroline Gohmert, a singer who performs as BELLSAINT, in posts shared on social media Friday that were verified to CNN by her agent.

“My father ignored medical expertise and now he has COVID,” the musician continued. “This has been a heartbreaking battle bc I love my dad and don’t want him to die.”



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