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  • As Trump says news about COVID should be illegal, WH chief of staff says goal is to 'defeat' virus, not 'control' it

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    While President Trump’s chief of staff on Monday attempted to clarify the assertion that the United States is “not going to control” the coronavirus crisis, the president himself complained that the media is too focused on the pandemic.

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 10:42:43 -0400
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is heavily favored to win her reelection race. Her challenger has still raised $10 million because Republicans are desperate to beat her.

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    "I guarantee you 75% of his contributors don't know anything about him," a Republican strategist told The New York Times.

    Sun, 25 Oct 2020 12:22:32 -0400
  • Head of Virginia military academy resigns amid report of racist culture

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    J. H. Binford Peay III, who had been the institute's superintendent for 17 years, told its board he was stepping down after learning on Friday that Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and "certain legislative leaders had lost confidence in my leadership ... and desired my resignation." "You have profoundly changed our school for the better," John William Boland, president of the school's Board of Visitors, said in a letter to Peay. Last week, Northam and several top elected officials and lawmakers wrote to the board to express concern "about the clear and appalling culture of ongoing structural racism" at the college.

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 15:41:55 -0400
  • Trump supporting write-in candidate declares herself governor of Ohio after discussing plot to kidnap Mike DeWine

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    A woman who ran as a write-in candidate against Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has unlawfully declared herself governor of the state and been implicated in a plot to kidnap and prosecute Mr DeWine. Renea Turner, who ran against Mr DeWine as a write-in candidate in 2018, posted a video to her Facebook on Thursday in which she places her hand on a Bible and proclaims herself the governor of Ohio. "Ohio is free from Tyrannous leadership," she wrote in a Facebook post following the stunt.

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 12:55:25 -0400
  • A white woman yelled 'f--- Black Lives Matter' at a Starbucks barista after she told her to wear a mask

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    An unnamed white woman yelled at barista Alex Beckom when she told her she had to put on a mask in Starbucks. A video of the encounter went viral.

    Sun, 25 Oct 2020 11:03:17 -0400
  • France may be at 100,000 virus cases daily as Molotov cocktails thrown at German public health agency

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    Pressure in France for local lockdowns is increasing after the government's chief scientific advisor estimated that the country is seeing 100,000 new coronavirus cases every day. On Sunday, 52,000 new Covid-19 infections were reported in France, another daily record - but yesterday Jean-François Delfraissy, the government's chief scientific advisor, said the true figure was probably twice as high. Dr Delfraissy joined other senior doctors in urging the government to introduce local lockdowns or a weekend lockdown that would effectively extend the current 9pm curfew in force in much of the country to weekends in order to limit social contacts.

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 08:22:01 -0400
  • Family’s dog turns ‘vicious’ and kills infant as parents slept, Virginia police say

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    The dad killed the dog as soon as he saw what happened, police say

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 11:13:43 -0400
  • Mitch McConnell’s Conservative Challenger Gets a Boost... From Dems

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    In a last-ditch effort to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), a deep-pocketed Democratic group has begun airing ads backing the Libertarian candidate in Kentucky’s U.S. Senate contest.A new super PAC called True Kentucky Patriots started buying television and digital ads last week in support of Libertarian Brad Barron, calling him “Kentucky’s true conservative for U.S. Senate,” in the words of one thirty-second spot. “Barron is one hundred percent pro-Second Amendment, one hundred percent pro-life, and one hundred percent pro-term limits. Sorry Mitch, 36 years is too long.”The group is clearly designed to peel off conservative votes from McConnell, who faces a challenge from Democrat Amy McGrath. Federal Election Commission records show that True Kentucky Patriots is affiliated with one of the Senate race’s largest independent spenders, a pro-McGrath group called the Ditch Fund.True Kentucky Patriots also shares a treasurer with the Ditch Fund, and both groups have paid a Democratic firm called Beacon Media to produce and place their respective digital ads.It’s not uncommon for political operatives to attempt to boost third party candidates that they hope will act as spoilers and split an opposing ideological coalition’s votes to the detriment of one major party candidate or the other. But it’s less common for groups doing so to disclose those efforts in publicly available campaign finance filings.True Kentucky Patriots hasn’t been around long enough to reveal any of its donors, and it won’t have to do so until nearly three weeks after election day. But pro-McGrath forces have already attempted to promote Barron’s candidacy through other means. Another anti-McConnell super PAC, Fire Mitch Save America PAC, has sent mailers promoting Barron’s Senate bid.FEC filings also show that Democrats have sought to boost Barron directly. At least five of Barron’s donors have also given to McGrath’s campaign. One of them, a New York-based Microsoft employee, even donated to both McGrath and Barron on the same day.Polling in the Kentucky Senate contest has shown McConnell with a consistent lead, though his margin has varied from as little as five points to as much as twelve. The most recent poll of the race has McConnell with a nine-point lead over McGrath, and just four percent saying they support Barron’s candidacy, meaning the Libertarian likely will not draw enough votes to tilt the election. The race has nonetheless drawn massive investments from both parties. McConnell and McGrath have together spent nearly $115 million, with outside groups dropping another $26 million, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.Kentucky isn’t the only state where Democrats have attempted to boost a third party spoiler in a tight Senate contest. In South Carolina, Democrat Jaime Harrison’s campaign has run ads ostensibly attacking an obscure Constitution Party candidate by calling him too conservative for the state. It appears to be an effort to encourage support for the more right-wing contender among the state’s more conservative voters—to the detriment of Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham.But the most famous would-be spoiler candidate of the 2020 election cycle is Kanye West. A number of Republican operatives have lined up behind his dead-end presidential campaign in an effort to draw votes from Democratic nominee Joe Biden in some key battleground states.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 12:16:52 -0400
  • 7 held for suspected tanker hijack after UK commando raid

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    Seven stowaways seized when British naval special forces stormed an oil tanker in the English Channel have been arrested on suspicion of hijacking, police said Monday. Hampshire Police said the men, believed to be from Nigeria, were being held at several police stations on suspicion of “seizing or exercising control of a ship by use of threats or force.” Special Boat Service commandos were lowered by rope from helicopters onto the tanker, whose crew had locked themselves in a secure part of the ship known as the citadel.

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 05:25:18 -0400
  • Sorry, there will be no return to normalcy under Joe Biden

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    Biden becoming president will not make COVID-19 disappear and return the country back to normal. Just vote for whatever form of abnormal you prefer.

    Tue, 27 Oct 2020 05:00:08 -0400
  • NASA used a Boeing 747 rigged with a massive telescope to discover water on the moon — take a look at SOFIA

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    The former Pan Am Boeing 747SP that took NASA over 10 years to retrofit for space exploration made the finding that will aid humanity's lunar return.

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 12:00:00 -0400
  • Court Ruling Could Kill Uber and Lyft in California

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    Just days before Californians themselves were set to decide on the matter, a state appeals court has ruled that app-based ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft must comply with state law AB5 and classify all of their drivers as employees rather than contractors. The ruling raises the possibility that the companies will simply end operations in the state altogether, both having stated previously that their business model depends on the flexibility of using contractors.The companies claim, and drivers often confirm, that the flexibility of contract work is key to their operations. Employers are required under federal and state law to schedule and track their employees’ hours for overtime, unemployment, and other purposes. That’s not case with contractors, who are legally considered independent businesses.Critics of the ride-sharing companies, such as California Gov. Gavin Newsom, claim that’s just a dodge to get out of paying overtime and complying with other workplace regulations. Labor unions have pushed for the drivers to be classified as employees, since contractors cannot join unions.A three-judge state appeals court panel on Thursday agreed, rejecting the companies’ arguments out of hand. The panel was in full crusader mode, calling the case a “reminder that the foundation of interim injunctive relief lies in equity comes from Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who was renowned for her expertise in procedure long before she became the national icon known as RBG.”The panel said that there was just no reason to assume that forcing ride-sharing companies to operate as traditional employers would in any way hurt their business model, even as it conceded that that model was built around contractors.“We recognize that defendants’ business models are different from that traditionally associated with employment, particularly with regard to drivers’ freedom to work as many or as few hours as they wish, when and where they choose, and their ability to work on multiple apps at the same time,” it said.The “multiple apps” point, in particular, is worth noting, because that refers to the ability of drivers to work for multiple different app-based companies at the same time. In other words, the drivers can work for a company and its direct competitor, a situation no traditional employer would tolerate. But a business cannot automatically restrict a contractor from doing that. The ride-sharing companies don’t even try. If you’ve ever taken a ride in an Uber or a Lyft, you’ve probably also seen a sticker for the other service in the drivers’ window.The panel nevertheless argued the companies were employers because the ride-sharing service they provided was the core of their business model, rather than an incidental activity, pointing to a Supreme Court ruling called Dynamex. As for the possibility that the companies cannot function as traditional employers, the panel asserted that just couldn’t possibly be true.“The People counter, correctly, that a party suffers no grave or irreparable harm by being prohibited from violating the law,” the panel said.That is not true in the real world, however: An ill-conceived law can cause great damage. A good example can be found in the case of AB5 itself. In addition to scaring off many employers who use contractors, the law reined in contract work generally, strictly limiting what even traditional freelancers like photographers or musicians could do. State lawmakers were forced to amend the law and carve out exemptions for numerous professions. That’s clear proof that they had overreached. Freelancers still claim it’s too restrictive.It may yet get worse for Californians. If the state ballot’s Proposition 22 to roll back AB5 fails and the panel’s ruling stands, the companies have said they’ll simply stop operating the state. Customers throughout the state will have limited transportation options — a potential public safety issue, as Mothers Against Drunk Driving has warned. Meanwhile, numerous drivers will be left without a way to make the additional money that ridesharing offers at a time when Californians need the opportunity. The national unemployment rate is 7.9 percent, but the Golden State’s rate is 11 percent. California’s unemployment has been consistently higher than the national average throughout the year, and the state’s effort to reign in gig-economy companies has likely been a factor.

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 06:30:33 -0400
  • 'Worst time to resign' says under-fire Barca president

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    Under-pressure Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu suggested Monday that "now would be the worst time" to leave his post.

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 20:08:58 -0400
  • CNN's Jake Tapper presses White House chief of staff after new round of coronavirus cases among top officials

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    CNN’s Jake Tapper grilled White House chief of staff Mark Meadows after it was revealed that top aides to Vice President Pence tested positive for COVID-19. Under CDC guidelines, this development would call for Pence, who has been in close contact with them, to self-isolate. But Pence is still hitting the campaign trail.

    Sun, 25 Oct 2020 11:20:02 -0400
  • Protesters storm churches in Poland on the 4th day of unrest after a court ruling tightened the country's already-strict abortion laws

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    The court banned abortion in the case of fetal defects, making abortion legal only in cases of incest, rape, or danger to the mother's life.

    Sun, 25 Oct 2020 20:17:12 -0400
  • Driver runs over policeman during protests after fatal shooting of black man in Philadelphia

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    Police in Philadelphia fatally shot a 27-year-old black man after yelling at him to drop a knife, sparking protests that left an officer hospitalised when she was hit by a truck. The shooting of Walter Wallace Jr. occurred on Monday afternoon, local time. Police were called to an incident in the Cobbs Creek neighbourhood as they responded to reports of an individual with a weapon. Police spokesperson Tanya Little said the officers instructed Mr Wallace to put down his knife, but he instead “advanced towards” them. Both officers then fired “several times”.

    Tue, 27 Oct 2020 04:43:22 -0400
  • These restaurants are giving out free treats to celebrate Halloween. What to know

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    Ice cream and doughnuts and pancakes, oh my!

    Sun, 25 Oct 2020 11:45:05 -0400
  • Dozens of ballots destroyed after fire set at Boston dropbox

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    Officials called the alleged arson "a disgrace to democracy, a disrespect to the voters fulfilling their civic duty, and a crime."

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 12:30:00 -0400
  • Column: Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation was shockingly hypocritical. But there may be a silver lining.

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    Barrett's confirmation should finally convince American voters that Republicans don't deserve to control the U.S. Senate.

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 20:46:51 -0400
  • Turkey: Suspected Kurdish militants dead after police chase

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    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 14:41:58 -0400
  • In pictures: Silverado wildfire rages in California

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    The Silverado fire broke out just before sunrise on Monday in Orange County, south of Los Angeles.

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 22:22:23 -0400
  • Canadian policeman describes arresting Huawei exec Meng

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    A Canadian police officer testified Monday about his arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou on a US extradition warrant, revealing that Washington had requested that data on her phone and laptop be secured so that it could not be "erased remotely."

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 19:12:57 -0400
  • The operator of this Boeing 767 private jet says the plane has an air system so advanced it kills pathogens so passengers don't need to wear a mask onboard – see inside

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    This luxury flying apartment costs an hour what a New York City studio costs for an entire year. The difference being this one kills COVID in the air.

    Sun, 25 Oct 2020 08:16:00 -0400
  • 18-year-old freshman at University of Dayton apparently dies from Covid-19

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    Michael Lang, 18, died on Thursday “apparently due to complications from" coronavirus after a long hospitalization, officials at the Ohio school said.

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 13:01:00 -0400
  • First nest of Asian 'murder hornets' vacuumed out of tree in United States

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    Agricultural department workers wearing protective suits have eradicated the first nest of giant "murder hornets" discovered in the United States, vacuuming them out of a tree in Washington state. The nest of Asian giant hornets was found on Thursday by Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) entomologists on a property in Blaine, near the border with Canada, the agency said. They spent weeks searching for the nest, trapping hornets and tracking them, using dental floss to tie tiny radio trackers on the insects, which are nearly two inches (five centimeters) in length and have a painful sting. Before dawn on Saturday, a team of workers dressed from head to toe in protective suits vacuumed the insects out of their nest in the cavity of a dead tree. "Got 'em. Vacuumed out several AsianGiantHornets from a tree cavity near Blaine this morning," the state agriculture department said on Twitter later Saturday, along with a video showing a mass of hornets in a transparent container. It said removal of the nest appeared to have been successful and more details would be provided at a press conference on Monday. Scientists in Washington state have been actively searching for the Asian giant hornet since the first such insect was detected in December 2019 and after one of the wasps was trapped in July in Whatcom County, where Blaine is located. Canada also found Asian giant hornets in two locations in neighboring British Colombia. Several more of the invasive pest not native to the US were subsequently caught, all in the same region. The WSDA believes there was a good chance that there are more nests and "stopping this cold is very crucial," said Sven Spichiger, an entomologist with WSDA, during a press conference on Friday. "If it becomes established, this hornet will have negative impacts on the environment, economy, and public health of Washington State," the WSDA said.

    Sun, 25 Oct 2020 09:03:52 -0400
  • Rats help clear minefields in Cambodia – and suspicion of the military

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    Editor’s note: Dr. Darcie DeAngelo is a medical anthropologist at the Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention (I-GMAP) at Binghamton University, State University of New York. In this interview, she explains the relationship between locals who live near minefields in Cambodia and the mine detectors, often former military combatants, who are viewed with suspicion because of divisions caused by the series of civil wars between the 1970s and 1990s. Why are there so many unexploded bombs and minefields in Cambodia?Cambodia is known for being the site of U.S. bomb droppings during the Vietnam War and for the Khmer Rouge genocidal regime, which also planted land mines from 1975 to 1979. Today a majority of Cambodia’s population is age 35 or younger, which means most of the population has grown up since the Khmer Rouge regime ended in 1979. This statistic fails to take into account the uneven distribution of the regime’s end in the country as fighting continued in the northwest of the country where the Vietnamese and their Cambodian allies fought to keep the Khmer Rouge army out of the country. Most of the land mines in Cambodia were planted between 1985 and 1989, when the Vietnamese-allied government installed a “bamboo curtain” against the invading Thai and Khmer Rouge along the Thai-Cambodia border in the northwest. This area, called the K5 belt, remains the most densely land-mine-contaminated region of the world, a 1,046-kilometer (650-mile) strip of land with “up to 2,400 mines per linear kilometer.” Cambodia’s problem of millions of undetonated land mines makes it the country with the highest population of amputees in the world. On average it has 100 land mine accidents per year. Why are the military and other de-mining organizations viewed with suspicion by the locals?Land mine clearance requires a huge amount of military infrastructure. Decontamination, which is the term used for removal of land mines, depends on the same military skill sets that contamination depends on. So people who are de-miners are often soldiers or former combatants in Cambodia, and the divisions from the civil war still run deep. The largest de-mining organization in the country is part of the military branch of government. The current Cambodian state has been running operations to clear the land mines since the 1990s, but the state is also rumored to grab village lands, disappear people who disagree with the ruling party, and quell legitimate protests, so de-miners carry a stigma of military corruption. After war and mass atrocity, the state loses legitimacy. And so what happens is the villagers distrust even peacekeeping efforts, so even efforts to decontaminate the country result in a kind of mistrust. When you distrust the state, you need to build state legitimacy, and de-mining offers a real opportunity for states to do so. They can rehabilitate soldiers and build relationships between villagers and soldiers. But in Cambodia, I heard from villagers that they distrusted the de-miners and found them untrustworthy. They didn’t think that their land would be returned to them when the land mines were cleared, which causes some problems when it comes to information about where the land mines are. How does mine clearing with rats work?Rats are being used in de-mining because of their incredible sense of smell, relatively low cost of maintenance and ease of transport. Just like dogs, they don’t detect any false positives, as a metal detector would.In the minefield, the rat is connected to two de-miners who walk on cleared corridors with the decontaminated area in between them. The de-miners step down the field in unison as the rat sniffs for mines in the pit, scratching twice when it smells TNT. Then the de-miner maps the location, and clicks a clicker, telling the rat it can go get its reward, a delicious banana. The rats don’t get blown up by the mines because they’re so light. The rats each weigh 1 to 3 pounds, so they are weightless to a land mine, which usually requires a minimum of 11 to 35.3 pounds of pressure to activate. How did the introduction of rats to de-mining change how it is viewed in Cambodia?Rats have successfully been used to decontaminate Mozambique in Africa, and as for their import into Cambodia, the success story really lies in the fact that the organizations using them have been able to obtain donations and become independent so that they can work on demilitarizing the de-mining industry.Rats don’t fit in with the military aesthetic of de-mining, unlike dogs, which are military aid animals and have been used within militaries for centuries. The image of a soldier proudly standing next to his dog is very different from a soldier cradling a small rat in his arms. So when the villagers first saw the rat, they were a little bit puzzled, but I actually think the rat humanized the de-miners in a way that demilitarized them. When they see the rat with a soldier, it’s more of this kind of absurdity. So it make them pause and think, “OK, what is a rat doing there?” Villagers have said in interviews that they wondered about it and it made them take a second glance. It undermines the kind of villainous characterization of the de-miners for the villagers. APOPO, an organization that uses the rats in de-mining, posts publicity photos where the rats snuggle with their handlers. Since then the land mine detection dog organizations have started posting photos of their dogs being playful, and pictures of the puppies. So there is an effect which pervades other organizations, and demilitarization is seen as something to be valued, even in a highly militarized industry. These are opportunities for demilitarization of de-mining for the country itself, for the state and for people’s trust in authorities.This article is republished from The Conversation, a nonprofit news site dedicated to sharing ideas from academic experts. It was written by: Darcie DeAngelo, Binghamton University, State University of New York.Read more: * Rise of the super rat: rodents detect landmines, sniff out TB, find disaster victims * Cambodia has come a long way in 25 years of peace – but it’s far from perfectDarcie DeAngelo does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 07:59:14 -0400
  • Hillary Clinton doesn't want a job in a Biden administration

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    Hillary Clinton has no plans to come out of the woods.With Election Day less than a week away, the Clinton is doing everything she can to stop Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris from repeating her fate. But in contrast to a common motivation for boosting a campaign, Clinton wants no role in a potential Biden presidency, she told The New York Times' Kara Swisher in a podcast aired Monday.Throughout this election, Clinton has stayed out of ads and the public eye for the Democratic party — probably wisely, considering how contentious the 2016 election was. She's instead focusing on fundraising events for Biden, as well as Democratic House and Senate races. And she's convinced it will pay off, to the point that she won't even "entertain the idea" of Trump winning again. "It makes me literally sick to my stomach to think that we'd have four more years of this abuse and destruction of our institutions, and damaging of our norms and our values, and lessening of our leadership, and the list goes on," Clinton said.Clinton's vision of a Biden/Harris administration is clearer. She'll be happy to "answer any questions they have" and "provide any information that they need," Clinton said — generally to act as an outside "counselor," as Swisher put it. But "No, I don’t want a job" within the administration, Clinton said. "I just want to be able to exhale." Read Clinton's whole interview at The New York Times.More stories from theweek.com The very different emotional lives of Trump and Biden voters The 19 greatest and worst presidential campaign ads of the 2020 election The Trump administration has surrendered to the pandemic

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 14:30:00 -0400
  • Trump supporter pulls gun on protesters after unknown liquid is dumped on him

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    The man was not cited or arrested for pointing his gun at a group of young anti-Trump protestors

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 21:55:10 -0400
  • Turkey's Erdogan says it's time for two-state solution in Cyprus

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    Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday it was time for a realistic proposal about a two-state solution on the divided island of Cyprus to be discussed, and added that the parameters of the current talks were not sustainable. Cyprus was split after a Turkish invasion in 1974 triggered by a brief Greek-inspired coup. The European Union admitted the island into the bloc in 2004, represented by the internationally recognised Greek Cypriot government in the south.

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 13:38:35 -0400
  • 60,000 in Southern California to evacuate after wildfire spreads

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    A fast-moving wildfire forced evacuation orders for 60,000 people in Southern California on Monday as powerful winds across the state prompted power to be cut to hundreds of thousands to prevent utility equipment from sparking new blaze

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 16:57:22 -0400
  • 'Rescued from this evil': 179 arrested, 45 missing children recovered in Ohio's 'Operation Autumn Hope'

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    An operation involving more than 50 law enforcement offices and other agencies led to 179 arrests and the recovery of 45 missing children in Ohio.

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 23:15:20 -0400
  • Viral photo sparks concerns about Indonesia's 'Jurassic Park'

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    The viral image has raised questions about the conservation impact on the animal native to Indonesia.

    Tue, 27 Oct 2020 07:33:16 -0400
  • Tropical Storm Zeta expected to strengthen into hurricane

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    The formation of Zeta puts the 2020 hurricane season one name storm away from tying the all-time record.

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 10:26:00 -0400
  • German embassy in Bangkok becomes flashpoint as demonstrators pressure Berlin on Thai king's legal status

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    The German embassy in Bangkok became a new focal point of Thailand’s months-long pro-democracy rallies on Monday as thousands marched on the building to petition Berlin to investigate the Thai king’s use of his powers while residing in Bavaria. Since 2007, King Maha Vajiralongkorn, who ascended to the throne in 2016, has spent long periods of time in southern Germany. But his extended presence on German soil has become a diplomatic headache for Berlin during Thailand’s nationwide rallies, where some protest leaders have made bold demands for the monarchy to be reformed – long a taboo subject in the Southeast Asian nation because of strict lese majeste laws. In Germany, Heiko Maas, the foreign minister warned the king against using the country as a base to conduct Thai politics. “We are monitoring this long-term,” Mr Maas said. “It will have immediate consequences if there are things that we assess to be illegal.” His comments came as the embassy’s premises in central Bangkok turned into a potential flashpoint between rival protest groups on Monday.

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 10:41:06 -0400
  • Pakistan opens first metro line after years of delays

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    Pakistan's first metro line began operations Monday in the eastern city of Lahore following years of delays, in a country severely lacking public transport or modern infrastructure.

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 07:22:41 -0400
  • 'We want to see it happen': New Yorkers spent hours waiting in the rain to vote early and make a statement

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    A common sentiment among voters in Brooklyn was a skepticism around how well the Postal Service and local government could handle voting by mail.

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 17:45:20 -0400
  • '60 Minutes' says the huge book Trump's press secretary presented to Lesley Stahl as his 'healthcare plan' was largely filled with existing legislation

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    The White House press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, delivered the huge book to Stahl after Trump cut short an interview with CBS's "60 Minutes."

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 09:05:14 -0400
  • A Florida man drove a stolen bulldozer through a neighborhood and destroyed Biden-Harris campaign signs, police say

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    James Blight, 26, was arrested and charged with grand theft auto and trespassing in Haines City, Florida, in connection to the incident.

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 16:18:19 -0400
  • Map: State-by-state breakdown of coronavirus travel restrictions

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    U.S. states and territories are making new rules for travelers. Find which ones across the United States have implemented travel restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19.

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 14:34:54 -0400
  • He ripped the assistance money out of her hand, and then he ate it, Florida police say

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    They say finder’s keepers. Not sure what they would say about this incident in Central Florida.

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 10:38:29 -0400
  • Fort Sill Just Became the First Training Base to Get the New Army Greens Uniform

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    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 19:26:03 -0400
  • Teacher's elevator death blamed on human error

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    Officers found 38-year-old Carrie O'Connor in the elevator on September 14.

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 06:27:27 -0400
  • Fact check: Trump debate quote about 'fault' for US COVID-19 outbreak taken out of context

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    A social media post leaves out important context in quoting the president on the questions of responsibility and fault for the U.S. COVID-19 outbreak.

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 14:35:53 -0400
  • Tory revolt deepens as Scottish Conservatives back Rashford over Johnson in free school meals row

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    An internal Tory rift over Boris Johnson’s refusal to extend free school has deepended after the leader of the Scottish Conservatives publicly backed the footballer Marcus Rashford’s “extraordinary” campaign. Douglas Ross said that the Manchester United and England striker was right to demand that free school meals were extended over holiday periods in England and said Rashford had the full support of the Conservatives north of the border. Writing in The Daily Telegraph, The MP, who was the only UK minister to quit the Government over Dominic Cummings’s lockdown trip to Durham, described providing free school meals as “good policy” and added: “I support what he’s fighting for and the Scottish Conservatives are behind his campaign.”

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 17:59:28 -0400
  • Atlanta rapper Silento charged with driving 143 mph

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    Atlanta rapper Silento was arrested on Friday and accused of driving 143 mph on Interstate 85, according to authorities.

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 19:52:52 -0400
  • Hillary Clinton said it's 'pathetic' that Pompeo promised to release more of her emails ahead of the election

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    Pompeo pledged to release more of Clinton's State Department emails in Fox News interview earlier this month.

    Tue, 27 Oct 2020 02:44:48 -0400
  • Seattle woman still missing three weeks after traveling to Dallas, Texas

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    Marisela Botello, 23, was last seen leaving her ex-boyfriend’s house in Dallas, Texas on October 4, 2020. She took a Lyft alone to the entertainment district Deep Ellum. Her family said security video reportedly shows her leaving the Select Start bar at 1 a.m. with an unknown man. Her cell phone and debit card haven’t been used since that night and her other belongings were left behind at her ex-boyfriend’s house where she had been visiting from Seattle for the weekend. She missed her flig

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 19:18:00 -0400
  • Fake heiress Anna Delvey says she wants people to stop showing up at her prison to visit her

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    The "Soho scammer" was sentenced to prison last year and has been posting to Instagram while serving time.

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 17:51:24 -0400
  • Prince Harry says it took him 'many, many years' to realize unconscious bias exists

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    Prince Harry is opening up about how Meghan Markle helped him become aware of unconscious racial bias, which he didn't realize existed for "many years."In a conversation with Black Lives Matter activist Patrick Hutchinson published by GQ on Monday, Harry praised the "incredibly important" movement and described how for a while, he did not realize that unconscious biases exist in society."Unconscious bias, from my understanding, having the upbringing and the education that I had, I had no idea what it was," Harry said. "I had no idea it existed. And then, sad as it is to say, it took me many, many years to realize it, especially then living a day or a week in my wife's shoes."Harry, who has spoken out against racist harassment the Duchess of Sussex has been subjected to, described unconscious bias as a "huge thing globally" and said it's "dangerous" when those in power aren't aware of this."I think one of the most dangerous things is people within positions of power, whether it's politics or whether it's the media, where if you're not aware of your own bias and you're not aware of the culture within your system, then how are we ever going to progress?" Harry said.Harry added that "anyone that's pushing against" such attempts to make progress should "take a long, hard look at themselves in the mirror," as "everyone benefits if the Black community gets treated the way they should be treated." He previously spoke on his "awakening" on systemic racism."I've had an awakening as such of my own, because I wasn't aware of so many of the issues and so many of the problems within the UK, but also globally as well," he told the Evening Standard. "I thought I did but I didn't."More stories from theweek.com The very different emotional lives of Trump and Biden voters The 19 greatest and worst presidential campaign ads of the 2020 election The Trump administration has surrendered to the pandemic

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020 12:16:00 -0400
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