WATCH: Mikko Rantanen’s game-winning goal in overtime for Avalanche to beat Vegas in Game 2 – The Denver Post

Donald Trump Jr.’s Twitter Poll On Anthony Fauci Elicits A Series Of Stinging Reminders

Donald Trump Jr. joined in the latest right-wing outrage over Dr. Anthony Fauci on Wednesday by posting a poll on Twitter about the country’s top infectious diseases expert.

Ex-President Donald Trump’s son asked his 6.8 million followers what they thought the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases was best at:

As of Thursday morning, more than 85% of 64,000 respondents had answered “destroying America.”

But responses to the tweet itself said differently as many reminded Trump Jr. of his father’s catastrophic handling of the pandemic which has now killed more than 595,000 people nationwide.


Ted Cruz Tries A Monty Python Crack And Twitter Users Run Away

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) tried to attack Vice President Kamala Harris with a clip from “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” — and he didn’t just get taunted for a second time in response.

Cruz on Wednesday shared the “run away” moment from the 1975 movie on Twitter to accuse Harris of inaction on a surge of migration to the U.S.-Mexico border, even though her stated focus is on addressing the root causes of migration from Central America rather than managing the border itself.

Cruz’s tweet was immediately flipped back on him.

Critics recalled the Donald Trump sycophant’s own “run away” moment when in February he fled to Cancun, Mexico, on a family vacation as his home state was hit by winter storms and widespread power outages.

It’s not the first time that Monty Python has been used to mock Cruz.


FDA Approves Lantheus Holdings’ Imaging Agent For Prostate Cancer

Lantheus Holdings Inc.’s (LNTH) PYLARIFY injection, a prostate specific membrane antigen-targeted positron emission tomography imaging agent, has been approved by the FDA.

PYLARIFY is indicated for identification of suspected metastasis or recurrence of prostate cancer.

The product will be immediately available in parts of the mid-Atlantic and southern regions and its availability is expected to rapidly expand over the next six months with broad availability across the U.S. anticipated by year end, the company noted.

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in American men and over 3.1 million people are living with it today.

PYLARIFY will have to compete with Bracco’s Axumin (fluciclovine F 18), which is already on the market and Telix Pharmaceuticals Ltd’s PSMA-targeted prostate cancer PET diagnostic imaging agent Illuccix, which is under FDA review, with a decision expected in September of this year.

LNTH has traded in a range of $10.52 to $24.26 in the last 1 year. The stock closed Wednesday’s trading at $19.51, down 3.65%.

Biden acknowledged Trump's role in the vaccine rollout as he urged skeptics to get the shot

  • Biden acknowledged Trump’s role in the US’s successful coronavirus vaccination program.
  • He noted that vaccines were authorized under Trump, and credited both parties.
  • Biden is trying to boost vaccine take-up, and Republicans are less likely to get the shot.
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President Joe Biden acknowledged former President Donald Trump’s role in the coronavirus vaccine rollout as he encouraged more people to get vaccinated.

He said on Wednesday, according to CNN: “The science was done under Democratic and Republican administrations. Matter of fact, the first vaccines were authorized under a Republican president and widely developed by a Democratic president.”

Biden is trying to reach his target of getting one dose of a vaccine to at least 70% of Americans by July 4.

Republicans and Trump supporters have been less likely to get vaccinated. 

Trump and his allies have complained that he doesn’t get enough credit for the US success in manufacturing and administering vaccines.

The Moderna vaccine was a major beneficiary of the Trump administration’s Operation Warp Speed program. The former president also tried to take credit for the Pfizer vaccine, though that drugmaker did not take part in the program.

Gold Dips As Investors Await US Data

Gold edged lower on Thursday and the dollar ticked up as investors await key U.S. economic data that could set the tone of U.S. monetary policy.

Spot gold dipped 0.8 percent to $1,893.11 per ounce, after having hit its highest level since Jan. 8 at $1,916.40 on Tuesday. U.S. gold futures were down 0.8 percent at $1,895.15 per ounce.

U.S. ADP private payrolls data for May along with the weekly jobless claims for the week ended May 29 and ISM services PMI for May will be released in the New York session.

Investors also look ahead to Friday’s U.S. jobs report for further clues about the economic recovery and the interest rate outlook.

Economists expect the report to show employment jumped by 664,000 jobs in May after climbing by 266,000 jobs in April. The unemployment rate is expected to dip to 5.9 percent from 6.1 percent.

Fed officials, led by Chair Jerome Powell, have said repeatedly they expect price pressures to be transitory and monetary stimulus to stay in place for some time.

‘Food Is Culture’: Alice Waters on the Cookbook That Changed Her Life

The chef and restaurateur, whose new book is “We Are What We Eat,” was heavily influenced by Elizabeth David’s book “French Country Cooking”: ‘All I wanted to do was live like the French.’

WATCH: Mikko Rantanen’s game-winning goal in overtime for Avalanche to beat Vegas in Game 2 – The Denver Post

The Avalanche’s playoff points leaders were quiet during regulation on Wednesday, but they came up big when it counted.

At 2:07 into overtime, as Colorado was on a power play, right winger Mikko Rantanen received a cross pass from Nathan MacKinnon and blasted it past Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fluery’s glove to give the Avs a 3-2 victory at Ball Arena. Defenseman Cale Makar was also credited with an assist.

The win gave Colorado a 2-0 lead as the series heads to Las Vegas.

Read the full game story here.