Here are some of the nearly dozen candidates who are likely under consideration, as former Vice President Joe Biden faces fresh calls to choose a black woman as his running mate. Lisa Bernhard reports.
Joe Biden has started the vetting process to choose a running mate for the Democratic ticket. Reuters reports the process expected to wrap up by July. Who are some of the names on the list? Senator Kamala Harris Senator Amy Klobuchar Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer Senator Elizabeth Warren Former Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams
During flooding in Michigan, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer warned residents it could get worse. While he said floods were already “devastating,” Whitmer said they were expected to rise. According to the HuffPost, more than 10,000 people were forced to evacuate their homes. The National Weather Service called it “catastrophic dam failures” at the Edenville Dam. Whitmer said: “It is a tough time to be sure, but we are going to get through this.”
President Donald Trump traveled on Thursday to the crucial U.S. election battleground state of Michigan to visit a Ford Motor Co plant amid tensions with its Democratic governor during the coronavirus pandemic, opting not to wear a protective face mask for the cameras. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
Michigan Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib is in trouble in her home district. She is facing a difficult primary fight against legendary Michigan politician Brenda Jones. Tlaib is neck and neck with Jones. If Tlaib wins her primary she will face beloved Michigan businessman Alfred "Al" Lemmo. The Washington Times reports that Tlaib's reputation in her district has been cratering in recent weeks.
[NFA] State election officials face budget cuts after tax revenues plunged in the virus-stricken economy, with consequences that could undermine voters’ faith in the polls. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu continue to lead the coronavirus caseload of the country. The western state on July 15 reported a spike of 7,975 new infections, taking the total viral load to 2,75,640. Maharashtra also saw 233 COVID related deaths in the last 24 hours. 1,52,613 people have beaten the deadly disease in the state till now. Tamil Nadu, on the other hand, saw rise of 4,496 new coronavirus cases today despite restrictions in place in several parts of the state. The total cases have touched 1,51,820 which includes 47,340 active infections. With 68 deaths in last 24 hours, the cumulative casualties due to COVID-19 in the state are now 2,167. Karnataka, which has become the new trouble state, recorded 3176 new positive cases of coronavirus, and has now caseload of 47,253. The national capital reported 1,647 COVID-19 new cases while the active cases are down to 17,807. On a positive note, the recovery rate in the country has now improved to 63.24% after 20,572 people recovered from COVID-19 in last 24 hours. With 5,92,031 recoveries, almost 6 lakh people have overcome the disease. The number of active cases are at 3,19,840.
To ensure proper last rites of people who die of COVID-19, Andhra Pradesh has initiated a programme where the government will give Rs 15,000 to family or municipal corporation and panchayat staff, if they perform the final rites. "Andhra Pradesh government will give Rs 15,000 for last rites of those died of COVID-19. The amount will be given to family if they perform the final rites or to the municipal corporation/panchayat staff who conduct the last rites," said Health and Family Welfare Commissioner, Bhaskar Katamaneni to ANI. The decision has been taken to avoid inhuman handling of bodies of coronavirus victims.
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