US President Donald Trump administration is considering replacing its secretary of Health and Human Services, Alex Azar, because of early missteps in the handling of the coronavirus pandemic, the Wall Street Journal and Politico report. A White House spokesman, Judd Deere, denied it and said the HHS under Azar continues to lead on a number of the president priorities. “Any speculation about personnel is irresponsible and a distraction from our whole of government response to COVID 19,” Deere said.

Online book sales have gone up during lockdown, but without tours, readings, signings and festivals, it hard to get attention for new books. Come September, we be facing a glut of new titles in what is already the busiest publishing month in the calendar. Unless we back in lockdown and the new releases are pushed back till next year..

Major League Soccer approves small group training sessionsMajor League Soccer teams may begin to use outdoor team training fields for voluntary small group training sessions, the league announced this week, with the usual safety measures still in place. Adams: Ex Whitecap Froese adds another chapter to storybook soccer seasonKianz Froese had already helped FC Saarbrcken into the semifinals of the DFB Pokal, the first time a fourth division club had made it, but also has played a major role in the team’s promotion to the third division for the first time in 10 years. Adams: Sense of belonging, bond prompts Teibert to help Penelakut First Nation”It was an experience of a lifetime, an experience money can’t buy.

Baker is unquestionably a smoother debater than Coakley in command of policy details, direct to the point of bluntness in his answers while Coakley often seemed to ramble. Coakley correctly called the program “an arbitrary cap” and said, “I don’t want any kid to go hungry.”Baker runs as an innovative manager, but there is a certain social tinkerer aspect to him that is worrisome, especially for disadvantaged people who depend on government most. Sure it is good to shake up status quo bureaucracies, but providing a basic human need like shelter is not the same as finding a more efficient way to clean MBTA stations.

W. At Dougall Ave., Sunday, June 14, 2015. (DAX MELMER/The Windsor Star)EMS Paramedics tend to a young man with apparent stab wounds on Wyandotte St. History’s Most Dangerous LeadersThere has been no shortage of dangerous, evil dictators throughout history, including many in the modern era. Such rulers are defined by their ability to oppress large groups of people by wielding military might and through other fear and intimidation tactics. They also funnel the country’s financial resources into their own pockets and into the building of their armies, which in turn, commit acts of aggression against the people.