Dramatic video shows a massive explosion near Beirut's port that caused destruction to homes miles away. Dozens have been killed and thousands are believed to be injured, officials say. https://t.co/wOOvmOdkM4 pic.twitter.com/2QxqtTfuQz
— CNN (@CNN) August 4, 2020
At least 50 people were killed and 2,700 injured, with bodies buried in the rubble, officials said https://t.co/zcGuIseZbd
— TIME (@TIME) August 4, 2020
UPDATE: The Beirut explosion that killed at least 50 and injured thousands on Tuesday, was caused by an estimated 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate left without “preventative measures” in a warehouse, Lebanon PM Diab says.https://t.co/cHQB2zNuVM
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) August 4, 2020
Beirut/Lebanon explosion supercut pic.twitter.com/r6ccUpYUPk
— intelwave 🌺🌸 (@inteldotwav) August 4, 2020
The streets of #Beirut right now.
Total destruction! pic.twitter.com/Gax35oEZkn
— Inside Naija (@Insid3Naija) August 4, 2020
And the NYT is updating a live blog here with reported facts from the ground: https://t.co/tvijppFJwF
— Sheera Frenkel (@sheeraf) August 4, 2020
— Jesse McKinley (@jessemckinley) August 4, 2020
A family at a hospital is informed of death. This young woman bent over in anguish, spread her arms open to an infant child and said: “Youssef, dad is in heaven."
— Timour Azhari (@timourazhari) August 4, 2020
🇱🇧had an economic/banking crisis. Lebanese pound had lost 80% of its value. Debt was 170% of GDP.
🇱🇧had a political crisis
🇱🇧had a refugee crisis (30% of population are Syrian refugees)
🇱🇧had a Covid crisis
All of this was before today even happened.
— Lewis Goodall (@lewis_goodall) August 4, 2020
Who is saying this was an attack? https://t.co/nxIAvRfw1e
— Chris Megerian (@ChrisMegerian) August 4, 2020
Trump refers to the Beirut explosion as "an attack." There were conflicting reports on what caused the blast, but the director of the general security directorate said it was because of "high explosive materials confiscated years ago." https://t.co/ntfmELSGcG
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) August 4, 2020
Asked if he's confident this was an attack and not an accident, Trump says, "It would seem like it, based on the explosion." He says he met with some "great generals" and they "seem to feel" that it was an attack. He then adds it was a "bomb of some kind." ?
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) August 4, 2020
If the "generals" really told Trump that, then he just disclosed what would otherwise be highly classified information.
— Spin Doctor (@SpinDr) August 4, 2020
Trump made a point of announcing the loan to Kodak himself.
Now that the SEC is investigating the matter…
"I wasn't involved in the deal."
— Eli Stokols (@EliStokols) August 4, 2020
Before it was announced that Kodak would be receiving a big government contract, the company's trading volume spiked. Did those who purchased Kodak stock have access to any secret information? I'm demanding answers——and I'm glad the SEC will investigate. https://t.co/K8wi4EF9iD
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) August 4, 2020
Trump is now saying that a private business needs to pay (beyond normal taxes) for his approval to buy another private business.
— Peter Baker (@peterbakernyt) August 4, 2020
The Trump administration mismanaged ventilator negotiations with a major medical device manufacturer, overpaying by roughly $500 million for tens of thousands of breathing machines earlier this year, House Democrats said in a new report. https://t.co/OhUJgi6cVt
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) August 4, 2020
Trump, this morning, introducing his Secretary of the Interior: "He loves the Interior."
— Annie Karni (@anniekarni) August 4, 2020
Wonder if on Friday nights “Shabbat Shalom” will give way to “Yo, Semites”? https://t.co/3suPQfuFy5
— Richard N. Haass (@RichardHaass) August 4, 2020
Trump fails to understand that denial is not a river in Egypt.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) August 4, 2020
"What? No, that's totally how its pronounced. Yo Semites! It's always been that way. It's an old Jewish Native American name. Not many people know that."
— The National Park Service, soon, probably. https://t.co/SZYd5EvJEk
— Stonekettle (@Stonekettle) August 4, 2020
Jonathan Swan reveals the magic way to expose Trump’s lies: ask him follow-up questions. https://t.co/K1YcszCQ6p
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) August 4, 2020
When you totally shit the bed during an actual interview and go crying to someone to give you the love Daddy never did https://t.co/Dmzzy4gQ1e
— Jaynie's Got a Bun (@FreeGirlNowNYC) August 4, 2020
The tree is the Trump Adminstration. pic.twitter.com/WaNGkkAoa8
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) August 4, 2020
— Reuters (@Reuters) August 4, 2020
Perspective: The spread of covid-19 in the South shows the risks of anti-intellectualism https://t.co/tuZl4Kmr3v
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) August 4, 2020
Reporter: Why is mail-in balloting acceptable in Florida but not the rest of the country?
Trump: Florida has a great Republican governor.
Trump is explicitly saying he only trusts election administration by members of his party. The quiet part out loud.
— Miranda Yaver (@mirandayaver) August 4, 2020
NEW: Trump said Epstein was never a member of Mar-a-Lago. He was. | Miami Herald https://t.co/4VxojMEDCe
— julie k. brown (@jkbjournalist) August 4, 2020
NEW: The pick to be ambassador to Germany has attacked the country for supporting "Muslim invaders" saying Muslims want to turn it into an "Islamic state."
He has called for allowing the shooting of undocumented immigrants trying to cross at the border. https://t.co/r6rqAIYmco
— andrew kaczynski🤔 (@KFILE) August 4, 2020
Neil Young sues Donald Trump campaign for using his music https://t.co/1UJTquHe5S
— Guardian news (@guardiannews) August 4, 2020
High risk workers forced back out. Food parcels withheld if you’ve got “the wrong” disability. Services for disabled children scrapped. Coronavirus has exposed Britain’s shameful treatment of disabled people. >> My col. https://t.co/26tZAF5PsA
— Frances Ryan (@DrFrancesRyan) August 4, 2020
He has to be stopped
Boris Johnson 'planning second peerages list to reward donors in autumn' https://t.co/YA9jeqCMFB
— sue#NHSLove (@SueSuezep) August 4, 2020
Boris Johnson's decision to make Evgeny Lebedev a Lord has gone down well in #Moscow. Here's a piece from Komsomolskya Pravda. It describes Evgeny's KGB father Alexander as a "former Soviet diplomat" and says Evgeny is "the first Russian" to become a peer https://t.co/gicS5SMa0M
— Luke Harding (@lukeharding1968) August 4, 2020
— Jim Edwards (@Jim_Edwards) August 4, 2020
— Bernadette Meaden (@BernaMeaden) August 4, 2020
After telling people to go back to work on Monday, Boris Johnson left Downing Street to spend time in Chequers https://t.co/PhT6Y6NbqF
— The New European (@TheNewEuropean) August 4, 2020
— The Hill (@thehill) August 4, 2020
— The Weather Network (@weathernetwork) August 4, 2020
At least 4 people were killed and others remained missing after Isaias hammered the East Coast, triggering tornadoes, knocking down trees and leaving more than 2.6 million homes without power.https://t.co/gY89zaDVA3
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) August 4, 2020
— POLITICO (@politico) August 4, 2020
My students in my Global Health Governance course study the Haj as a case study of how collective action essential to managing disease risks during global population movements. Here is a fascinating visual of how this global event has adapted further during COVID-19 pandemic. https://t.co/35YP5TrFr4
— Kelley Lee (@profplum8) August 3, 2020
— Claire Bushey (@Claire_Bushey) August 4, 2020
— Independent.ie (@Independent_ie) August 4, 2020
Such a touching photograph of John Hume’s remains returning to the place he loved in a wicker coffin pic.twitter.com/JX7Kn0mfGm
— Allison Morris (@AllisonMorris1) August 4, 2020
It was an honour to write this for the Guardian, on John Hume, the everyday Derryman whose steely benevolence bent the moral arc of the universe toward justice.
(You'll also learn that he shouted at me when I was a teenager but I probably deserved it).https://t.co/AShJcmflQ4
— Séamas It Ever Was (@shockproofbeats) August 4, 2020
“The solution will be found not on the basis of victory for either, but on the basis of agreement and a partnership between both. The real division of Ireland is not a line drawn on the map, but in the minds and hearts of its people." https://t.co/ZOJn1GTG0c
— Fergal McFerran (@FergalMcFerran) August 4, 2020
Following a request from John Hume's family, President Higgins and Sabina this evening lit a "candle for peace" at Áras an Uachtaráin. pic.twitter.com/3GPZhkfRkp
— President of Ireland (@PresidentIRL) August 4, 2020