- U.S. The Telegraph
A mutation of coronavirus able to spread more easily may have emerged, America’s top infectious disease expert has warned as Texas made mask-wearing in public mandatory. Dr Anthony Fauci, who sits on the White House coronavirus task force, said there is data to suggest the existence of a new mutation of Covid-19 which is more “transmissible”. He cautioned that scientists are still trying to confirm its existence and it does not appear to be more damaging for people who catch that version. However the potential existence of a mutation which spreads more easily is a cause for concern as the United States grapples with record highs of new daily coronavirus cases. Texas, one of the states seeing a surge in both case numbers and hospitalisations, announced new restrictions ordering the use of face masks in certain situations. Texans in counties with 20 or more Covid-19 cases - the vast majority of the state - must have their nose and mouth covered in outdoor public spaces or a building open to the public.
- Politics The Independent
Donald Trump has angered Neil Young by using three of his songs during his controversial visit to Mount Rushmore on Friday (3 July).The musician also said he “stands in solidarity” with Lakota Sioux, who have long claimed the land as their own.
- U.S. Reuters
The protesters all carried rifles, including military-type weapons, and some wore ammunition belts slung over their shoulders. Although African Americans appeared to account for the bulk of the marchers, protesters of various races, men and women alike, were among the group. One video clip showed a leader of the demonstrators, who was not identified, shouting into a loudspeaker in a challenge to white supremacists who historically have used Stone Mountain as a rallying spot of their own.
- Celebrity Elle
Kellyanne Conway's Daughter Claudia Conway Tweeted That She Is 'Over' Her Parents 'Trying to Silence' Her
"you're just mad that i'm finally getting my voice heard. sorry your marriage failed, 💅🏼" she wrote.
- Entertainment Deadline
Former 49ers NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick spoke out against the mistreatment of Black people on America's birthday. Earlier this afternoon Kaepernick posted a striking montage documenting the violent history against Blacks on his Twitter page. In the video acts of police brutality, photographs of slavery and lynching are juxtaposed against fireworks and the first words […]
- Health Yahoo News Canada
Experts largely agree collectively Canada has done a good job against limiting spread, but with the virus remaining active it still has plenty of potential hosts.