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Posted by on July 8, 2021 11:16 am
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A group of prominent communications specialists has urged Democrats to go on the offensive against Republican and right-wing disinformation, by creating a year-round campaign to sell Democratic Party achievements and combat lies told to the American public.

In a public letter to the Democratic National Committee and Democratic funders, the communications experts warned that the right-wing is successfully pushing regular “purposeful and highly effective disinformation attacks across digital media”.

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The death toll in the Surfside condo building collapse has risen to 60, after search crews recovered additional bodies at the site.

Of the 60 confirmed victims, 35 have been identified, Miami-Dade county mayor Daniella Levine Cava said at a press conference this morning.

The number of confirmed deaths in the Surfside condo collapse is now 60, Miami-Dade mayor says.

200 people are accounted for and 80 are potentially unaccounted for.

In tribute to lives lost, our rescue teams held a moment of silence & prayer near the Surfside building collapse. With heavy hearts, we begin search & recovery efforts, and will continue to give our all as our commitment still remains to reunite families with their loved ones.

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