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Pentagon slammed for turning $1 billion ‘coronavirus fund’ into more military-industrial pork – but what did Congress expect?

While the Department of Defense received $1 billion in March’s CARES Act stimulus bill specifically to “prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus,” it ultimately diverted most of the windfall to defense contractors, the Washington Post revealed on Tuesday. The pandemic response fund, created under the aegis of the Defense …

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Coronavirus measures more divisive for UK than Brexit – poll

Around 68 percent of those who abide by the lockdown rules have “strong negative views” about people who violate the restrictions, the survey by the think tank Demos revealed. The same goes for face masks, with 58 percent of respondents who use protective gear saying they have “severely negative attitudes …

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Northeastern University kicks out students for ‘crowded gathering’, as coronavirus gives colleges a license to steal tuition fees

The students were enrolled in Northeastern University’s Nu.in program, which usually places students abroad for their first semester. However, coronavirus restrictions saw the students confined to Boston this year, and put up in the city’s Westin Hotel. Tuition remained at a pricey $36,534, even though the hotel’s “socially distanced” student …

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