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GOP brushes back charges of hypocrisy in Supreme Court fight
- Republicans are brushing back charges of hypocrisy as they march toward a possible vote ahead of the election that would confirm a nominee from President Trump Donald John Trump to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court. Democrats have howled that it would be the height of hypocrisy for Republicans to confirm a Trump nominee weeks before an election after they refused to hold ...

Source: thehill.com
U.S ban on TikTok abolished: App signs a deal with Oracle and Walmart
- On Saturday, President Donald Trump has affirmed to terminate the TikTok ban in the U.S following a deal that has allowed the American tech-giant, Oracle Corporation to manage and become the data partner for TikTok. Speaking on this matter, Trump says. I approve the deal in concept… if they get it done that’s OK too if they don’t that’s fine too," - Trump Posed as a security threat earlier by White House ...

Source: techgenyz.com
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Emmy Awards 2020: Schitt's Creek and Succession win big
- Schitt's Creek, Succession and Watchmen were the big winners at this year's Emmy Awards, which were held virtually amid the coronavirus pandemic. Schitt's Creek won nine prizes - breaking the Emmys record for most wins in a single season for a comedy. It was a glowing send-off for the Canadian series, which broadcast its sixth and final season this year. Succession took home the night's top prize, best drama ...

Source: bbc.com
What to know from NFL Week 2: Injuries piled up, and the Cowboys pulled off a miracle
- The fresh dangers posed by playing football in 2020 have overshadowed the constant dangers of playing football. That does not mean, as Sunday so brutally revealed, they have diminished. Just because NFL players must take care to avoid covid-19 transmission does not mean their ligaments, bones and brains are at less risk when they step on the field. San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa was carted off the ...

Source: washingtonpost.com
Storm surge and debris already present along Gulf Coast as Tropical Storm Beta takes aim at Texas
- (CNN) Tropical Storm Beta is churning off the coast of Texas with winds of 60 mph as it takes aim for a potential landfall Monday night or Tuesday morning. A storm surge warning is in place from Port Aransas, Texas, to Cameron Parish, Louisiana, where 2 to 4 feet of storm surge is possible. Beta's slow moving approach is expected to produce rain over a long period, causing flash, urban and river flooding, the ...

Source: cnn.com
Suspect who allegedly sent envelope containing ricin to White House arrested
- Washington — A person suspected of sending an envelope addressed to White House that contained the poison ricin has been arrested, the FBI said Sunday. CBS News has learned the suspect, a woman, was apprehended at the New York-Canada border and is believed to have been trying to enter the U.S. CBS News has also learned that the woman was carrying a gun. Her name wasn't released. The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol ...

Source: cbsnews.com
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If You Wait Until Election Day to Vote, You’re Already Too Late
- The only way Democrats can prevent Trump from stealing the election is if overwhelming numbers vote early—and in person. I can’t keep up with all the different ways Donald Trump is trying to steal the upcoming presidential election. And I can’t keep track of all the ways he is trying to undermine faith in the election so that he can declare himself the winner even if he loses. As of this writing, Trump’s ...

Source: thenation.com
US Government Leak Reveals How Major Banks Move Dirty Money for Terrorists and Criminals
- Here's what you need to know about the FinCEN Files—a leak that exposes how some of the world's biggest banks support some of the world's richest criminals. A mass leak of highly secret United States government documents reveals that some of the world’s biggest banks have laundered trillions of dollars of illicit cash for criminal networks and shady individuals—including foreign oligarchs and terrorists. The ...

Source: vice.com
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Iran Claims Victory Over U.S. After Allies Abandon Sanctions Effort
- Iranian officials are celebrating what they claim is a victory over President Donald Trump's administration, after U.S. efforts to reimpose United Nations sanctions against Tehran fell flat this weekend. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Saturday that the U.S. had reimposed international sanctions using a so-called "snapback" mechanism in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)—colloquially known as the ...

Source: newsweek.com
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GreatSchools Wanted to Disrupt Online School Ratings. But Did It Make Neighborhood Segregation Worse? - Mother Jones
- For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the newsletter. Among the first results on a cursory Google search is usually GreatSchools, a nonprofit site that ranks public schools nationwide and feeds that information to real estate sites such as Redfin, Zillow, and Realtor.com. GreatSchools is easy to find, but its ratings correlate closely with students’ racial or ...

Source: motherjones.com
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Pelosi won’t rule out new impeachment inquiries to block Trump’s Supreme Court nominee
- Appearing on ABC’s  This Week  on Sunday morning, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi honored the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by aptly describing her as a “brilliant brain” on the Supreme Court, reminded people that it’s absolutely imperative to get out and vote this November, and the ongoing importance of battling the novel coronavirus pandemic. On the subject of the vacant Supreme Court seat, the Democrat ...

Source: alternet.org
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Jake Gardner, Bar Owner Indicted in Killing of Black Protester, Dies by Suicide
- A white bar owner charged with manslaughter after fatally shooting a Black protester has died by suicide, his attorneys said. Last week, a grand jury indicted Jake Gardner over the shooting death of 22-year-old James Scurlock during protests in Omaha, Nebraska on May 30. Gardner, a former Marine, was found dead outside a medical clinic in a suburb of Portland, Oregon, on Sunday. Hillsboro Police said officers ...

Source: newsweek.com
Emmys 2020: 'Euphoria' star Zendaya makes history with 1st ever win
- Zendaya is the youngest winner for lead actress in a drama series. Zendaya won her first Emmy at the 2020 Emmys, becoming the youngest person to win for lead actress in a drama series for her role in " Euphoria ." "I know this feels like a really weird time to be celebrating, but I just want to say there is hope in the young people out there," Zendaya said in her acceptance speech. "I know our TV show doesn't ...

Source: abcnews.go.com
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CDC updates coronavirus guidelines to recognize airborne spread
- The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), is still actively spreading across the globe. The case toll sits at over 31 million infections, and over 960,000 lives lost. Early on in the pandemic, it was thought that the virus was only spread via respiratory droplets. However, scientific research soon showed it also to be an airborne virus. ...

Source: news-medical.net
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Oklahoma State University bull rider dies after being injured during Texas rodeo
- An Oklahoma State University bull rider died of injuries he sustained during a competition in Texas. Rowdy Swanson, 20, was competing at the Palo Pinto County Livestock Association's PRCA Rodeo Thursday night in Mineral Wells, Texas, when he was bucked off while riding a bull, the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association said in a  news release. The Oklahoma State University's rodeo team tweeted a photo and ...

Source: cbsnews.com
Nikola’s founder steps down from board as company faces fraud allegations
- company announced on Sunday . Milton will be replaced by existing board member Stephen Girsky, a former vice chairman of GM, who will become Chairman of the Board. reports the company’s shares fell 22 percent in US pre-market trading. “We remain committed to delivering on our objectives and creating value for our shareholders,” said Mark Russell, Nikola’s Chief Executive Officer. The electric truck startup ...

Source: theverge.com
Asia Today: Fewer cases in Melbourne, new surge in India
- Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne, has moved close to easing severe lockdown restrictions after recording only 14 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday MELBOURNE, Australia -- Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne, has moved close to easing severe lockdown restrictions after recording only 14 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday. It was the second day in a row new infections fell below 30, after 21 were reported ...

Source: abcnews.go.com
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15 new deaths, 340 new cases due to COVID-19 Sunday, state reports
- The state reported 15 new deaths due to the coronavirus Sunday, bringing the Massachusetts confirmed death toll to 9,100. The number of confirmed cases of the disease climbed to 125,479, with 340 newly reported cases. The three-day average of confirmed COVID-19 deaths was 16 as of Thursday, a reduction of one from an average of 17 reported on Wednesday, according to the state. The state said 17,399 new people have ...

Source: bostonglobe.com
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"A Rock of Righteousness; and My Good, Good Friend": SCOTUS Eulogizes Ruth Bader Ginsburg
- Read their lovely tributes to their longtime colleague and friend. For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the newsletter. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a feminist icon, a tireless jurist, and a fearsome dissenter holding down the court’s liberal wing. But for the other members of the country’s highest court, where Ginsburg spent 27 years, she ...

Source: motherjones.com
W.N.B.A. Postpones Storm-Lynx Game Over Coronavirus Concerns
- Some Seattle Storm players received inconclusive virus test results before Game 1 of their semifinal series against the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday. The game was postponed. The opener of the W.N.B.A. semifinal playoff series between the Seattle Storm and the Minnesota Lynx was postponed nearly 90 minutes before its scheduled tipoff Sunday because of inconclusive coronavirus test results for Storm players. “Players ...

Source: nytimes.com
Anton Khudobin is playing like a star among Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals
- As the Stanley Cup glimmered on a platform above the ice at Rogers Place in Edmonton before Game 1 of the finals Saturday night, it caught the eye of Anton Khudobin. “Told the guys, maybe we just steal it and run?” the Dallas Stars goaltender joked after the game in Russian. But after a strong Game 1 win against the favored Tampa Bay Lightning, it’s looking more and more like Dallas might be able to earn the ...

Source: washingtonpost.com
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England sets £10,000 fine for breaking self-isolation rules
- People in England will be fined up to £10,000 (about $12,917) if they're caught not following requests to self-isolate beginning on Sept. 28, according to the . The state of play: The fine will start at £1,000 and could rise up to £10,000 for repeat offenders, and for the worst offenses. The new fines "could risk a backlash from sections of the public and some Conservative MPs," according to the Independent . ...

Source: axios.com
Tour de France: Tadej Pogacar Becomes Slovenia's First Winner
- Tour de France Crowns Young Champion to Close Its Pandemic Edition Riding into Paris a day after grabbing the lead, Tadej Pogacar, 21, was still struggling to fathom how he had claimed his victory over two unforgettable days. Tadej Pogacar on Sunday became the youngest winner of the Tour de France in the post-World War II era, rolling into Paris a day after he took the leader’s yellow jersey off the shoulders of ...

Source: nytimes.com