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  • Who won the presidential debate?

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    Writers for The Independent have their say on the chaotic first clash between Donald Trump and Joe Biden

    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 22:40:25 -0400
  • Brake failure, 'egregious disregard for safety' caused NY limo crash that killed 20 people, NTSB says

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    Two years after the country's worst road transportation disaster since 2005, the NTSB finalized its report on the cause of the Schoharie, New York, crash.

    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 17:12:25 -0400
  • College student wakes to armed police raiding dorm in false report, Texas family says

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    “This could have been a Breonna Taylor circumstance.”

    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 10:52:41 -0400
  • A hacker published thousands of students' grades and private information after a Nevada school district refused to pay ransom

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    The school district suffered a ransomware attack during its first week of online classes and said law enforcement was investigating.

    Mon, 28 Sep 2020 11:09:08 -0400
  • No more 'ladies and gentlemen' on Japan Airlines flights

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    The airline says it has committed to not discriminate based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 18:21:13 -0400
  • Ethiopian Airlines rides out pandemic on strength of cargo boom

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    Six months since the coronavirus pandemic upended the global airline industry, Ethiopian Airlines is facing a heavy toll: more than $1 billion in lost revenue, to say nothing of 850 infected employees.

    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 06:08:33 -0400
  • Cheating has gone into overdrive after slowing at the start of the pandemic, according to infidelity dating app Ashley Madison

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    The report found more people are cheating during the pandemic, fueled by lockdown frustration with their spouse, a lack of intimacy, and more.

    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 16:35:00 -0400
  • Mitch McConnell ‘refusing to debate his election rival if there is a female moderator’

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    ‘He continues to resist allowing women to host debates,’ said McConnell’s opponent in the Kentucky Senate race

    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 14:57:57 -0400
  • Governor endorsements adds more fuel to Georgia Senate race

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    A pair of new high-profile endorsements are adding fuel to an already contentious special election for a U.S. Senate seat in Georgia.

    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 18:40:55 -0400
  • Don Jr. Didn’t Get the Memo About Raising Biden Expectations Before Debate

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    After weeks and months of President Donald Trump characterizing former Vice President Joe Biden as an senile old man who can’t string two sentences together, his campaign has finally realized that they should start raising expectations for his performance at the first debate this Tuesday night.Apparently, Donald Trump Jr. didn’t get the memo.The president’s eldest son kicked off his Fox & Friends appearance by attacking CNN’s Jake Tapper for not pressing Jill Biden harder on her husband’s history of making “gaffes” during an interview on State of the Union Sunday. “Once a Democrat operative, all of it—always a Democrat operative,” he said, unconvincingly.“Joe Biden can’t remember where he is 50 percent of the time,” Trump Jr. declared. “He forgets the office that he’s running for.” He added, with no sense of irony, “If Donald Trump made one Joe Biden-type error, once, it would be all over! Joe does it every day.”“So that’s why he’s in debate prep,” he continued, mocking his father’s opponent for doing his homework. “He can’t be on the campaign trail because he needs to be able to perform for two hours, despite having done this for 50 years.”Is Trump or Biden More Likely to Keel Over on Debate Night?But he wasn’t done. He called Biden “the guy who’s most inept in terms of speaking, in terms of ability” and telling the Fox hosts, “You would think that after half a century in Washington, D.C., Ainsley, you’d be able to remember your platform, you’d be able to remember a couple talking points and not need a TelePrompter. It’s absolutely ridiculous.”In recent weeks, Trump’s top campaign staff have been doing whatever they can to undo the president’s attempts to lower expectations for Biden’s performance. “Joe Biden is not formidable anywhere else but he is formidable on the debate stage,” campaign manager Bill Stepien told NBC News this month.Communications director Tim Murtaugh went even further, telling Fox News, “Biden spent decades skillfully debating in the Senate, won two debates while running for vice president and just came through 11 debates in Democratic primaries where he defeated two dozen challengers. Joe Biden is a master debater who knows what he is doing.”And yet, like his father, Donald Trump Jr. seems unable to help himself from giving Biden an exceedingly low bar to overcome. At least he didn’t accuse him or anyone else from his family of being on drugs this time.Later in his Fox & Friends interview, Trump Jr. actually seemed to realize what he had done, backtracking a bit to claim, “Joe Biden should be decent in the debate, he’s been doing it for half a century. I’m worried about Joe Biden the other 22 hours of the day where he can’t seem to leave the basement.”The message seemed to be, don’t let a successful debate performance fool you.Jimmy Kimmel on Donald Trump Jr.’s Attempts to ‘Cancel’ Him and Hosting the Virtual EmmysRead 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, 28 Sep 2020 11:20:30 -0400
  • Portland police seize shields, arrest 24 before march; one officer hospitalized

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    At least 24 people were arrested when police broke up a planned march, then declared an unlawful assembly when protesters reorganized.

    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 12:29:12 -0400
  • Lost wallet used as bait to lure alleged meth dealer into an arrest, Florida cops say

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    The suspect showed up to the meeting spot with methamphetamine and $3,000 on his person.

    Mon, 28 Sep 2020 19:05:03 -0400
  • 'Utter devastation': Three dead as multiple wildfires in California explode in size

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    "This was pretty devastating," one official said. "Just literally hundreds and hundreds of homes devastated with nothing standing."

    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 01:37:00 -0400
  • Nigeria's Boko Haram crisis: 'Bomb on donkey' used to ambush Borno governor

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    Militants from an Islamic State-linked group strapped the animal with explosives in Borno state.

    Mon, 28 Sep 2020 12:11:28 -0400
  • Singapore Airlines drops 'flights to nowhere' after outcry

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    Singapore Airlines said Tuesday it had scrapped plans for "flights to nowhere" aimed at boosting its coronavirus-hit finances after an outcry over the environmental impact.

    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 05:36:53 -0400
  • Marine jet crashes after mid-air collision in California

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    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 21:38:15 -0400
  • Breonna Taylor: Officer who may have fired fatal shot looking to retire after receiving 'countless threats'

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    A Kentucky police officer who may have fired the shot that killed Breonna Taylor is seeking to retire after receiving “countless threats”, his family has said. According to an online fundraising drive apparently organised by the family of Myles Cosgrove, it is no longer safe for the Louisville officer to remain in his job. It said his relatives were trying to raise enough money for him to stand down from the force, and take care of his family.

    Mon, 28 Sep 2020 20:20:42 -0400
  • ‘Defund the police’ message on Starbucks cups gets barista fired in Texas

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    Starbucks called the incident “unacceptable.”

    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 13:00:56 -0400
  • Mueller issues a rare public statement disputing his former right-hand man's claim that he didn't pursue Trump hard enough

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    "When important decisions had to be made, I made them," former special counsel Robert Mueller said about his investigation.

    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 15:01:55 -0400
  • Despite hopeful speculation, Biden campaign says remaining debates are still on

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    At the end of Tuesday night's raucous presidential debate, cable news hosts and pundits immediately began speculating on whether it would be the only one held this year, but Democratic nominee Joe Biden's campaign quickly dashed that dream.Many thought Tuesday's debate was an unmitigated disaster, as Trump routinely interrupted Biden and moderator Chris Wallace. CNN's Wolf Blitzer, for example, called it an "embarrassment for the United States" and wondered whether the next two debates would be canceled.During a phone call with reporters, Kate Bedingfield, Biden's deputy campaign manager, said he is "going to show up" at the next debate, scheduled for Oct. 15 in Miami. Biden wants to "continue speaking directly to the American people," Bedingfield said, and is looking forward to the debate's town hall format, with the nominees taking questions from undecided voters."There is an open question here based on what we saw from Donald Trump tonight," Bedingfield said. "Is he going to try to bully actual voters? Is he going to insult his way through the next debate? Joe Biden's going to show up. ... We'll see if [Trump] decides to show up in Miami next month." Biden is also planning on attending the third debate set for Oct. 22 in Nashville, Bedingfield confirmed. "We are going to the debates, guys," she said. "We don't know how many different ways we can say it. Yes, we are going to the debates."More stories from theweek.com The worst presidential debate of all time Trump pummels Biden — and America Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, and Trevor Noah unhappily recap the chaotic Trump-Biden debate

    Wed, 30 Sep 2020 01:25:48 -0400
  • Texas sheriff indicted and booked in own jail after probe into Black man's death

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    A Texas sheriff has been indicted on charges of destroying or concealing video in an investigation into the death in custody of a Black man, Javier Ambler, that was filmed by the police reality TV series “Live PD," prosecutors said Monday.

    Mon, 28 Sep 2020 19:52:54 -0400
  • China's UK envoy warns Britain to avoid lectures over human rights

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    China's ambassador to London has told Britain that it will suffer "setbacks" in its relationship with Beijing if it continues to raise issues about human rights. The warning came after a junior Foreign Office minister took Beijing to task at a Chinese embassy function on Monday, held to mark the 71st anniversary of the People's Republic. In his remarks, James Duddridge said that while Britain wanted to retain good relations with China, it was also concerned about Beijing's erosion of democracy in Hong Kong and its treatment of the Muslim Uighur minority in Xinjiang. Mr Duddridge’s comments drew a cool response from Liu Xiaoming, the Chinese ambassador, who is understood to have replied pointedly that as Hong Kong was no longer under British rule, Beijing was not obliged to listen to British concerns. Mr Liu added that China's policies in Xinjiang, where the government has been accused of putting up to two million people into "re-education" camps, were designed to combat terrorism. Unless Britain and China observed a policy of "non-interference" in each other's internal politics, he continued, their relationship "would suffer setbacks or even retrogression." Mr Liu, 64, who has been China's envoy to London since 2010, is one of a new generation of Chinese diplomats who have eschewed the low profile traditionally favoured by their predecessors. Earlier this year, he hinted that some Chinese companies might pull out of Britain after the government reversed its decision to allow telecoms giant Huawei a key role in the 5G network. Last year, he also criticised the then Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, over his support for pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong, saying the protests were "a matter about breaking laws". His robust reply to Mr Duddridge's comments, which were made during an online gathering of guests, will be seen as a further indication of how relations between London and Beijing have cooled. Traditionally, routine diplomatic functions are not seen as forums where political differences are aired. Other Chinese ambassadors have already taken up a much more aggressive tack than Mr Liu, developing what become known as "wolf-warrior" diplomacy - a new, assertive dialogue to remind the world that China is now a superpower. Named after a Chinese film in which Beijing's troops defeat US enemies in Africa and Asia, the "wolf warrior" tactic was pioneered by Zhao Lijian, until last year China's envoy to Pakistan. In July last year, he got in a vicious Twitter spat with Susan Rice, a former advisor to Barack Obama, about China's treatment of Uighur Muslims, in which he suggested America improve its own record on race relations. It culminated in Ms Rice urging the Chinese government to recall him to Beijing.

    Mon, 28 Sep 2020 13:56:34 -0400
  • South Carolina city apologizes to Black residents for racial injustice resulting from its policies

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    The Spartanburg city council unanimously approved a resolution that acknowledges systematic racism.

    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 14:49:15 -0400
  • British Museum 'won't remove controversial objects' from display

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    Cultural institutions received a letter from the government warning them not to remove artefacts.

    Mon, 28 Sep 2020 08:10:02 -0400
  • Germany walks away from Lockheed, Boeing cargo helicopter offers

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    The surprise decision halts an acquisition race that was scheduled to a see a contract awarded in 2021.

    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 12:09:52 -0400
  • Police officer who choked black man during stop will never serve again

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    Officer captured on camera saying he had choked Desmond Marrow

    Mon, 28 Sep 2020 17:46:23 -0400
  • ICE reverses COVID-19 measure, says it will resume arresting non-criminal migrants

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    U.S. immigration officials quietly announced they would resume regular apprehension and detention practices, an apparent reversal from an earlier temporary suspension of non-criminal enforcement due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 15:46:07 -0400
  • Trump's jarring white supremacist moment launches an online furor

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    The president told the Proud Boys, a self-described "western chauvinist" group, to "stand back" and "stand by."

    Wed, 30 Sep 2020 02:08:17 -0400
  • Brooklyn voters report getting ballot return envelopes with the wrong name and address. The error could invalidate their vote.

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    "This is not my ballot, we have this random lady's ballot — it's like they messed this up in a big way," Victoria Edel told THE CITY.

    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 00:42:51 -0400
  • They Protested at a Police Station. They’re Charged With Trying to Kidnap Cops.

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    The July 3 protest in Aurora, Colorado, seemed, at least on the surface, like just another of the hundreds of racial justice protests that have swept the nation this year. Demonstrators sat outside a police station chanting and playing music. Although they said they wouldn’t leave until their demands were met, the protesters were cleared out by police around 4:30 a.m.Colorado Protest Erupts in Panic as Car Drives Into Crowd, Shots Fired But several of the protest leaders are facing felony attempted kidnapping charges for allegedly imprisoning police officers in their own precinct during the protest—charges their fellow activists are calling absurd.Lillian House, Joel Northam, and Whitney “Eliza” Lucero are among a group of Denver-area activists facing a slate of charges related to their protest activities this summer. Local prosecutors say the activists tried to kidnap police by holding a short-lived “occupation”-style protest outside the precinct and blocking its doors. But activists allege a crackdown on the most visible members of their movement, leading to terrifying SWAT arrests and the threat of years in prison.“This characterization that someone quote-unquote kidnapped officers is absolutely ridiculous,” Ryan Hamby, an organizer with the Party for Socialism and Liberation, the Marxist group with which House, Northam, and Lucero are affiliated, told The Daily Beast.“It would be laughable if it wasn’t so serious,” he added.The July 3 protest was one of many that called for the termination of officers involved in the killing of Elijah McClain, a young Black man who died in Aurora Police custody last year. McClain was not accused of any crime but became the subject of police suspicion while walking home from the convenience store when someone called 911 to report him “look[ing] sketchy.” Police placed McClain in a now-banned chokehold, causing him to vomit and lose consciousness. Paramedics later injected him with the sedative ketamine.An autopsy did not conclusively identify a single cause of death, and two of the three arresting officers have not been fired. The third arresting officer was fired for responding “ha ha” to pictures of other officers re-enacting and mocking McClain’s death. (That officer is suing the city over his termination.)The firings of the police who re-enacted McClain’s death were announced July 3, the same day as the protest outside the police precinct where demonstrators believed the remaining officers worked. Media reports—and even police tweets from most of the night—characterize the demonstration as peaceful, with some 600 protesters sitting around. Police ordered protesters to disperse at 2:30 a.m., tweeted a half-hour later that protesters were throwing things, and had cleared out the site by 4:30, the Denver Post reported at the time.But a statement from the Adams County district attorney this month accused protesters of holding cops hostage. Protesters “prevented 18 officers inside from leaving the building by barricading entrances and securing doors with wires, ropes, boards, picnic tables and sandbags,” the statement read. (The district attorney was unavailable for comment. In a call with Denver’s 9News, defendant Lillian House said she was unaware of the alleged barricade.)Those allegations come alongside serious criminal charges for six protest leaders, including three who are accused of attempted kidnapping, inciting a riot, and inciting a riot by giving commands, all of which are felonies.The protesters and prosecutors both point to a mid-protest phone call between activist Lillian House and Aurora’s interim police chief Vanessa Wilson, which House broadcast to protesters over a microphone. House called on Wilson to fire the remaining officers involved in McClain’s death; Wilson said she didn’t have the authority to do that but thanked the protesters for not trying to enter the precinct.“I appreciate that you haven’t breached the building and I hope that you continue to keep that promise,” Wilson said.Activists like Hamby have pointed to the call as evidence that protesters stayed within their rights.“Like, why would you even say that?” Hamby said of Wilson’s call. “She’s basically admitting on the phone that we have not done any of the things that they’re now claiming we did in this affidavit.”On the phone call, House, who is also accused of a felony count of attempting to influence a public servant, affirmed that the protesters wouldn’t enter the building. But they wouldn’t leave, either, until the two remaining officers in McClain’s killing were fired.“I just want to make it perfectly crystal clear that everyone here has agreed that we are going to sit here,” she said. “We’re not going anywhere. We’re not going in, we’re not going out, we’re sure not going out, and neither are these pigs that are inside the building. So we’re not doing anything wrong. We’re standing here.” (The protesters did, in fact, reportedly leave before sunrise, when police advanced on them.)House’s statements appear to be part of the basis for the prosecution’s claims that the protest was actually a kidnapping attempt. What followed, fellow activists allege, was a heavy-handed roundup of the protest’s most visible faces.Hamby, who organizes with House, Northam, and Lucero, claimed the busts were an attempt to “strike fear into organizers, strike fear into the movement.”House and Lucero were arrested by multiple squad cars—House while driving and Lucero while in her apartment—and detained in jail for eight days, Hamby said. Fellow organizers have accused corrections officers of verbally abusing the two women and failing to provide adequate COVID-19 protections. Another protester, John “Russel” Ruch, was followed from his home in unmarked cars and scooped up in a Home Depot parking lot around dawn by officers who gave him “no information” about the cause for his arrest, Hamby claimed.In the most aggressive instance, multiple organizers claimed a SWAT team showed up to arrest protester Joel Northam, allegedly banging on the door and refusing to slide a warrant underneath. Aurora Police did not return a request for comment.“He was on the phone with a lawyer the entire time, and the lawyer ended up telling him, ‘You need to comply with what they’re saying,’” Hamby said. “Because at that point we were worried that they were going to bust down the door and kill him.”If convicted on all counts, the activists accused of attempted kidnapping could face decades in prison. The charges come as other activists associated with Black Lives Matter protests face heavy-handed charges, including a Utah protester who faced life in prison for allegedly purchasing paint that was used in a demonstration (the most aggressive charging enhancements in that case have since been dropped).Hamby said protesters planned on further mobilizing around a call to drop the charges. “If anything, the fight-back will be strengthened and emboldened,” he said.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. 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    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 04:36:18 -0400
  • Senate Democrats Want to Wait until November 4 to Reveal Their Court-Packing Plan

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    If Democrats control Congress and the White House in 2021, will they pack the Supreme Court with additional progressive justices?Following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the efforts of the Senate GOP majority to fill the vacancy, it may be the most important question facing Democrats in 2020. But it’s a question only a few Senate Democrats are willing to answer.Massachusetts senator Ed Markey tweeted on September 21: “This Republican hypocrisy is shameful but not surprising. If they violate their own precedent, we must expand the Supreme Court.” West Virginia senator Joe Manchin, the most conservative Democrat in the Senate, told CNN on Sunday that he “can’t support” court-packing.But most Democratic senators have made it clear they don’t want to reveal their intentions on court-packing until after the election. “What we need to do before we talk about what happens in the next session of Congress is for Democrats to win the presidency and a majority in the Senate,” Connecticut senator Richard Blumenthal told National Review in the Capitol last week when asked about court-packing.Before voters go to the polls, should they get to know whether court-packing is likely or even on the table? “There are so many reasons to vote for Democrats now — that we need to focus on the pandemic,” replied Blumenthal, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. “You know, we just passed 200,000 deaths. The president’s failure to deal with the pandemic and the public-health and economic crises and his cruel and reckless indifference [are] costing lives.”“I think we’ve got to wait to get through the election,” Pennsylvania Democratic senator Bob Casey said when asked about court-packing. “The key thing right now is people have to understand what’s at stake, especially on ACA and preexisting conditions.”“No thoughts at the moment,” New Mexico Democratic senator Martin Heinrich replied when asked about adding justices to the Court. “We have a job to do before we have that conversation.”California senator Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice-presidential nominee, dodged the question during an appearance on MSNBC on Monday night.“If Judge Barrett is confirmed and the Democrats have control of the Senate next year and the White House and the House of Representatives, should the Supreme Court be expanded?” MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell asked Harris.“You know, let’s, I think that — first of all — Joe has been very clear that he is going to pay attention to the fact, and I’m with him on this 1,000 percent — pay attention to the fact that right now, Lawrence, people are voting,” Harris replied. She said that the winner of the November presidential election should fill the current vacancy, but she never said a word about what a Biden-Harris administration would do on court-packing.It’s not clear how likely court-packing would be if Democrats have unified control of Congress and the White House in 2021. It’s obviously more likely in a Senate with 54 Democrats than a Senate with 51 Democrats. If they are unwilling to say before the election that they will pack the courts, they will not be able to say in 2021 they have a mandate to do so. And it’s worth remembering that Franklin Delano Roosevelt tried and failed to pack the Court when Democrats held 76 out of 96 Senate seats and 334 out of 435 House seats. (The pressure did famously result in one justice’s beginning to rule favorably on the New Deal — the “switch in time saves nine.”)If Democrats do add justices to the Court, it guarantees that Republicans would do the same the next time they control Congress and the White House. In October 2019, Joe Biden said: “I would not get into court-packing. We add three justices; next time around, we lose control, they add three justices. We begin to lose any credibility the Court has at all.”But since the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Biden has repeatedly refused to state his position on court-packing. “It’s a legitimate question,” Biden said last week. "But let me tell you why I’m not going to answer that question. It will shift the focus. That’s what [Trump] wants. Let’s say I answer, then the whole debate’s gonna be about what Biden said or didn’t say. Biden said he would or wouldn’t.”Asked again about court-packing on Sunday, Biden said: “I know you’re going to be upset with my answer. But what I’m not going to do is play the Trump game — which is a good game he plays — take your eye off the issue before us. If I were to say yes or no to that, that becomes a big issue.”Given how transformative court-packing would be to our system of government, it’s not clear that Biden and Senate Democrats will be able to get away with that non-answer over the next month.

    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 17:22:09 -0400
  • “So much misinformation”: Fauci calls out Fox News and Trump’s new adviser for “outlandish” claims

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    "Fox News . . . some of the things that they report there are outlandish, to be honest with you"

    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 10:55:37 -0400
  • Fire on Navy Cruiser Antietam Injures 13 in Philippine Sea

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    The fire is the fourth to break out on a Navy ship in recent months.

    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 20:15:38 -0400
  • Universities could be asked to end face-to-face teaching early to allow students home for Christmas

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    Universities could be forced to end face-to-face teaching early this term and students told to quarantine in halls in order to go home at Christmas, Gavin Williamson has announced. The Education Secretary sought to quell fears of students being unable to see their families over the festive period, insisting that “every student” would be able to leave university at the end of term. However, he said in order to do so some may be required to quarantine beforehand, requiring universities in certain areas to end “in-person learning early” and shift the remainder of the term online. Mr Williamson said this would only be required for institutions where there were “specific cases” or “specific local circumstances” adding that it would apply to a “very small number of universities.” His comments suggest that universities based in areas with high infection rates will be asked to stop normal teaching before other parts of the country, although a Whitehall source said this would be clarified in new guidance. While Mr Williamson did not say where students would be required to isolate, the source indicated they would be asked to do so in their university accommodation. In a warning shot to vice-chancellors, Mr Williamson also revealed he would be asking the university watchdog to make clear that bonuses should not be handed out where institutions had failed to maintain standards. It comes after the Office for Students on Monday warned that universities may be forced to issue partial refunds and face regulatory action if they allow standards to slip during the pandemic.

    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 12:28:52 -0400
  • Alabama town removes statue of Confederate soldier in the middle of the night

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    The town will pay a $25,000 fine for removing the 115-year-old monument

    Mon, 28 Sep 2020 18:34:46 -0400
  • Tow company sold vehicles of Texas military members while they were on duty, feds say

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    One of the service members was at basic training when his car was towed, officials say.

    Mon, 28 Sep 2020 19:29:55 -0400
  • ICE reportedly planning operations in 'sanctuary cities' ahead of election

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    Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers are expected to carry out targeted arrest operations in "sanctuary cities" across the country next month, three U.S. officials with knowledge of the matter told The Washington Post.Two of the officials said this is more of a political messaging campaign rather than a major ICE operation, and acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf is expected to travel to one of the targeted cities to amplify President Trump's claims that he is a "law and order president" who is doing more to protect Americans than their local leaders.ICE agents could start arresting undocumented immigrants in California as early as later this week, the Post reports, and operations are also expected to take place in Denver and Philadelphia. When asked for comment, an ICE spokesman told the Post he would "not comment on any law enforcement sensitive issues that may adversely impact our officers and the public."Sanctuary cities typically do not hold undocumented immigrants in jail longer than required in order for ICE to take them into custody or check a person's legal status when they are arrested for minor offenses. Officials in sanctuary cities say they need to ensure immigrants in their communities feel safe reporting crimes without fear of being deported.More stories from theweek.com The worst presidential debate of all time Trump pummels Biden — and America Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, and Trevor Noah unhappily recap the chaotic Trump-Biden debate

    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 20:22:30 -0400
  • 'Miracle on the Hudson' pilot Sully Sullenberger said he'll only fly with airlines that block the middle seat during the pandemic

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    The pilot who famously landed a damaged plane on the Hudson shared his thoughts on airline safety amid coronavirus.

    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 10:00:00 -0400
  • Breonna Taylor evidence leaks appear to show charged Louisville officer in her unit after shooting

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    Just three days after a grand jury decided no charges for the killing of Breonna Taylor, evidence is leaking on social media and news sites.

    Mon, 28 Sep 2020 15:56:23 -0400
  • Collins, Gideon clash over Supreme Court, pandemic in debate

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    Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and Democratic challenger Sara Gideon clashed Monday over the Supreme Court and the response to the pandemic during their second debate in the closely watched Senate race. Gideon, the Maine House speaker, accused the four-term Collins of failing to use her seniority to show results for the people of Maine, especially when additional help is needed during the pandemic. Collins said the Paycheck Protection Program she authored saved hundreds of thousands of jobs while noting that the Maine Legislature adjourned during the pandemic.

    Mon, 28 Sep 2020 21:15:32 -0400
  • Mass evacuations as wildfire erupts in California wine country

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    Tens of thousands of people have been forced out of their homes as a new wildfire burns out of control in Napa and Sonoma counties.

    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 07:40:00 -0400
  • Air Force Completes 8-Year B-1 Bomber Battle Station Upgrade

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    The service announced that it finished the Integrated Battle Station, or IBS, modification earlier this month.

    Mon, 28 Sep 2020 16:11:11 -0400
  • Police are investigating a shooting at YouTuber Boogie2988's home after he said he was being stalked by a banned YouTube personality

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    Both Boogie2988 and Frank Hassle made social media posts confirming their involvement in the incident, which per Motherboard is under investigation.

    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 18:12:45 -0400
  • Oregon hostage situation leaves ‘multiple people' dead

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    Officers responded to an address in Salem at around 12:30 pm on Monday

    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 03:16:53 -0400
  • Texas man had 13-year-old drive him for ice cream because he was too drunk, cops say

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    The driver told the officer she was “driving her stepfather to get ice cream because he was drunk.”

    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 20:40:06 -0400
  • "No question about it": Former Watergate prosecutor predicts Trump and Ivanka may end up behind bars

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    "Any decent prosecutor" could make a "pretty viable" case, Nick Akerman, who investigated Nixon's tax returns, says

    Wed, 30 Sep 2020 05:00:02 -0400
  • Florida reported a spike in COVID-19 cases just days after allowing restaurants and small businesses to fully reopen

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    Florida's cases were declining but large crowds gathered this weekend following Gov. Ron DeSantis' order loosening restrictions on many businesses.

    Wed, 30 Sep 2020 02:30:48 -0400
  • CDC agrees to extend 'no-sail' order through Oct. 31 in compromise with White House Task Force

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  • Worldwide grief: Death toll from coronavirus tops 1 million

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    Joginder Chaudhary was his parents’ greatest pride, raised with the little they earned farming a half-acre plot in central India to become the first doctor from their village. After the virus killed the 27-year-old Chaudhary in late July, his mother wept inconsolably. With her son gone, Premlata Chaudhary said, how could she go on living?

    Mon, 28 Sep 2020 20:43:11 -0400
  • Massacre in Mexican bar leaves 11 people dead

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    A massacre in a Mexican bar left 11 people dead on Sunday (September 27). The attorney general's office in the central state of Guanajuato said the bodies of seven men and four women were found at the scene in the city of Jaral del Progreso in the early hours. Authorities added that another woman was also found with gunshot injuries. It comes as the country grapples with a record homicide rate - despite the government's promises to tackle gang violence. Guanajuato, a major car-making hub, has become a recurring scene of criminal violence in Mexico, ravaged by a turf war between the local Santa Rosa de Lima gang and the powerful Jalisco New Generation Cartel. In July, gunmen killed 24 people at a drug rehabilitation center in Guanajuato. It was one of the worst mass slayings since President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office - pledging to reduce record levels of violence.

    Mon, 28 Sep 2020 08:55:44 -0400
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