'They Question My Ethnicity, My Patriotism': Elaine Chao Slams Democrats for 'Double Standard' on Racism
Elaine Chao is accusing Democrats of a “double standard” on racism against Asian Americans, saying she has faced attacks on her Chinese heritage both in office and on the campaign trail. On Democrats: Chao, who served as the former secretary of Transportation in the Trump administration, said Democrats accuse her of “divided loyalties” while claiming to be “purveyors of anti-discrimination.” “They’re the ones who question my ethnicity, question my patriotism, question the patriotism of my family and my husband,” Chao, who is Taiwan-born and married to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, told the Washington Examiner.news.yahoo.com
Daywatch: U. of I. saliva COVID-19 test approved, thousands of CPS students return and the plight of restaurant workers in the pandemic
Good morning, Chicago. Illinois on Monday recorded 1,143 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 — the lowest case count since late July — as well as 20 additional fatalities. The state administered 50,897 coronavirus vaccine doses Sunday. Meanwhile, the Tribune talked to Laurie Zoloth, a bioethicist at the University of Chicago, about the ethical questions around getting the COVID-19 vaccine. If you missed the Facebook Live, you can watch it here.chicagotribune.com
Texas is one of the top RV destinations amid the pandemic, survey says
How to vacation in an RV on Live in the DHOUSTON – From postponing vacations to flying out of airports, many Texans are dusting off their RVs and traveling to faraway destinations like never before. In a survey conducted by SatelliteInternet.com, Texas became one of the top RV destinations in the past year, along with Florida, California, New York and Arizona. Thirteen percent of travelers say Texas is their top destination by road this summer. Of those who answered, 76% said they felt safer traveling in an RV rather than on an airplane or staying in a hotel room. Do you find yourself traveling by road amid the pandemic?
Houston Symphony announces Live from Jones Hall virtual concert series
The Houston Symphony is returning to the stage for a new concert series. The symphony announced the series Live from Jones Hall will offer an intimate concert experience. The new series will introduce audiences to diverse and engaging programs during an hour-long live stream from Jones Hall at 8 p.m. each Saturday night in July and Saturday, Aug. 1. “I think it will be emotional for all of us when our incredible musicians return to the Jones Hall stage after a more than three-month absence. Virtual attendees can gain access to the private live stream performances by purchasing a $10 ticket online.
Big Rivers Waterpark announces new opening date, plans to hire 400, free passes for first responders and promises to follow CDC guidelines
NEW CANEY, Tx – Summer is still on at Big Rivers Waterpark, as announcements were made this week regarding a brand new opening date and free ticket giveaways for first responders and healthcare workers. The new opening date? They had to postpone their Spring Break opening date due to the coronavirus outbreak. Big Rivers Waterpark & Adventures BIG UPDATE! Big Rivers Waterpark & Adventures Announces Opening Date, New Attractions and "Rewarding Our Heroes" Program.
Aftermath of Minnesota police shooting streamed live on Facebook
Philando Castile was shot several times Wednesday night during a traffic stop outside Minneapolis. His girlfriend broadcast the immediate aftermath in a Facebook Live post, showing tense moments with police officers at the scene. Castile later died at a hospital. Ashley Roberts of CBS Minneapolis station WCCO reports from Falcon Heights.cbsnews.com
Kelly Ripa a no-show after Michael Strahan announces he's leaving
"Live" Host Kelly Ripa was absent from her talkshow today, one day after co-host Michael Strahan announced he's leaving for Good Morning America. Strahan was forced to awkwardly announce his departure from the show Wednesday with guest fill-in Ana Gasteyer.cbsnews.com