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Barrett faces senators on health care, legal precedent; Defiant Trump defends record at rally; and more | National News

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. Let’s get caught up.

These headlines are in the news this morning: Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is set to face senators’ questions; President Trump is as defiant as ever in his first rally after contracting the coronavirus; and Trump and Joe Biden both seek to tie themselves to popular infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci.

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Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is sworn in during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington.




Barrett to face senators on health care, legal precedent

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett will face senators’ questions over her approach to health care, legal precedent and even the presidential election during a second day of confirmation hearings on track to

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Barrett faces senators on health care, legal precedent; Defiant Trump defends record at rally; and more | Nation

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Today is Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. Let’s get caught up.

These headlines are in the news this morning: Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is set to face senators’ questions; President Trump is as defiant as ever in his first rally after contracting the coronavirus; and Trump and Joe Biden both seek to tie themselves to popular infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Read on for these stories, other top headlines, celebrity birthdays and more.

 

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APTOPIX Supreme Court Barrett

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is sworn in during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington.




Barrett to face senators on health care, legal precedent

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett will face senators’ questions over her approach to health care, legal precedent and even the presidential election during a second day

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Analysis: Trump faces credibility crisis over health scare

FILE – In this Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump steps down from Marine One as he arrives at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., after he tested positive for COVID-19. White House chief of staff Mark Meadows is in the background. The president’s coronavirus infection, as well as the illnesses of several aides and allies, has imperiled the highest levels of the U.S. government. The White House’s efforts Saturday to project calm backfired in stunning fashion, resulting in a blizzard of confusing and contradictory information about the health and well-being of the commander in chief. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — One month from Election Day, President Donald Trump is facing a credibility crisis as yawning as his health crisis, at a moment when he needs the public’s trust the most.

The president’s coronavirus infection, as well as the illnesses of several

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Trump faces credibility crisis over health scare

WASHINGTON (AP) — One month from Election Day, President Donald Trump is facing a credibility crisis as yawning as his health crisis, at a moment when he needs the public’s trust the most.



FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump steps down from Marine One as he arrives at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., after he tested positive for COVID-19. White House chief of staff Mark Meadows is in the background. The president’s coronavirus infection, as well as the illnesses of several aides and allies, has imperiled the highest levels of the U.S. government. The White House’s efforts Saturday to project calm backfired in stunning fashion, resulting in a blizzard of confusing and contradictory information about the health and well-being of the commander in chief. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)


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FILE – In this Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump steps down from Marine One as he arrives at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., after he tested positive for COVID-19. White House chief of staff Mark Meadows is in the background. The president’s coronavirus infection, as well as the illnesses of several aides and allies, has imperiled the highest levels of the U.S. government. The White House’s efforts Saturday to project calm backfired in stunning fashion, resulting in a blizzard of confusing and contradictory information about the health and well-being of the commander in chief. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

The president’s coronavirus infection, as well

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Screaming Faces Made of Dots

The night before the Twin Towers fell, my brother Phillip tried to remove my nose with an X-Acto knife. I was eight years old. Phillip was eleven. We were in the living room, where a glass auditorium of ceramic angels observed our every move. The angels had belonged to our mother’s best friend, Colleen, who died from a brain tumor two years earlier, just shy of the new millennium. Mom felt responsible for the tumor, which had quietly blossomed near Colleen’s ear, presumably where the telephone went on the many nights Mom called Colleen to complain about her life: how my father had dumped us in Kansas like a sack of newborn kittens, how every day she thought about packing up and leaving, heading back to New York City to reclaim him. She would drag him to the prairie by his earlobes, so he could suffer alongside us. Of course,

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Universal Health Services Faces Cyberattack

The health organization is working “diligently” to restore security and access to its suspended applications.

Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) issued a statement on Monday announcing it had suffered an “IT security issue” over the weekend.

Currently there is no evidence that patient or employee data was compromised during the cyberattack, according to a press release issued Tuesday morning.

In response to the event, UHS has temporarily suspended user access to “information technology applications related to operations located in the United States.”

While the suspension may cause “temporary disruptions” across the organization’s clinical and financial functions, UHS stated that patient care will continue to be delivered “safely and effectively” through “offline documentation methods.”

The health organization is currently working with its security partners to restore security and access to its applications. UHS has also “implemented extensive information technology security protocols” in response to the attack.

This isn’t the only cyberattack

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Dentistry ‘faces resourcing crisis as skilled staff move to testing and tracing’



a person wearing glasses and smiling at the camera: Dr Anne O’Neill, incoming president of the Irish Dental Association (IDA), warned that the public service dentistry is facing a resourcing crisis (PA)Picture supplied by Gordon MRM.


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Dr Anne O’Neill, incoming president of the Irish Dental Association (IDA), warned that the public service dentistry is facing a resourcing crisis (PA)Picture supplied by Gordon MRM.

The public service dentistry is facing a resourcing crisis, the incoming president of the Irish Dental Association (IDA) has warned.

Dr Anne O’Neill said their resourcing levels have become a full-blown crisis.

The HSE Community Dental Service deals with vulnerable special needs patients and children. However, according to the IDA members’ survey, between 25% and 40% of its skilled staff have been assigned to testing and contact tracing for Covid-19 and have not been replaced.

Dr O’Neill warned that the needs of patients “cannot be met”.

She also said that services including the annual school assessments have fallen behind, adding that this puts children’s health at risk.

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