How the Trump campaign is trying to dig its way out of Trump’s Covid-19 diagnosis

President Donald Trump has tested positive for the coronavirus. As has former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, Republican Sens. Mike Lee of Utah and Thom Tillis of North Carolina, former senior White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, and Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien, among other officials.

This is bad — for Trump, but also for his efforts to remain in the White House past 2020. The White House’s handling of Trump’s diagnosis has been shambolic, with staffers and household staff left unaware of their own contacts with the disease. Many conservatives, including supporters of …

Violent Protests in Kyrgyzstan Over Results of Election Marred by Vote Buying

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — Protesters clashed with the police in Kyrgyzstan’s capital, Bishkek, on Monday during a demonstration against the results of a parliamentary election, with dozens of people reported injured.

Local reports said at least 590 others had been injured. One news outlet reported at least one fatality.

Early results in the election gave the majority of votes to two parties with ties to the country’s ruling elites amid allegations of vote buying.

Later, an opposition politician who proclaimed himself the acting Kyrgyz prosecutor general suggested that the election result would be annulled, according to local news media. Reports said