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  • Trump forced to defend Nebraska in contest for single electoral vote

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    With precious few days remaining in the 2020 campaign, President Trump was forced on Tuesday to travel to Nebraska’s Second District to try to fend off a challenge from Joe Biden, who leads in polls tracking the battle for a single electoral vote.

    Tue, 27 Oct 2020 21:16:30 -0400
  • Jaime Harrison enlists Common in bid to defeat Lindsey Graham in South Carolina

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    Democrat Jaime Harrison enlisted the help of Grammy Award-winning rapper Common at a Monday rally in Columbia, S.C., as polls continue to show a closer race between Harrison and Sen. Lindsey Graham than many had expected.

    Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:50:00 -0400
  • More sex assault charges filed against adult film actor Ron Jeremy

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    The seven new counts, which add to others previously filed, involve six victims dating to 1996, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said.

    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 21:55:00 -0400
  • Passenger hanging out van window falls and dies after killing bicyclist, Vegas cops say

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    “There’s no reason behind this that I can tell you why it occurred, other than complete stupidity.”

    Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:40:17 -0400
  • Trump: 'Seven days from now, we’re going to win Nebraska'

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    “Seven days from now, we’re going to win Nebraska,” President Trump said in Omaha, the largest city in the state which resides in the 2nd District, and added, “You know we have to win both Nebraskas, you’re two, you’re cut.”

    Tue, 27 Oct 2020 21:25:47 -0400
  • Charlie Hebdo sparks Turkish fury with cartoon of Erdogan

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    Turkey on Tuesday accused French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo of "cultural racism" over a front-page cartoon for its latest edition that mocks President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

    Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:20:07 -0400
  • A mutated coronavirus strain causes most new COVID-19 infections in Europe and was spread within the continent by tourists, scientists say

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    The coronavirus variant, known as 20A.EU1, has been identified in 12 European countries as well as in Hong Kong and New Zealand, scientists said.

    Thu, 29 Oct 2020 06:46:02 -0400
  • Tourist, 12, and guide lose limbs in shark attack at Sharm El-Sheikh

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    A young Ukrainian tourist lost an arm and an Egyptian tour guide lost a leg in a rare shark attack over the weekend off Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh, officials said on Tuesday. The attack took place on Sunday when two tourists - a mother and her son - and their tour guide were snorkelling in Ras Mohammed national park, the Environment Ministry said. The injured were taken to a nearby hospital and an initial investigation showed that the attack involved a 2m-long (6-foot) Oceanic Whitetip shark. The ministry did not release details of the injuries, but a statement by Ukraine's State Agency for the Development of Tourism said that the 12-year-old boy was in intensive care, and that surgery had failed to save his arm. An Egyptian health official said that the family's guide had lost a leg, and the mother suffered light injuries. The health official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to brief the media. Officials have closed the area of Ras Mohammed National Park where the attack took place. Shark attacks have been rare in the Red Sea coastal region of Egypt in recent years. But in 2010, a spate of shark attacks killed one European tourist and maimed several others off Sharm el-Sheikh. Sharm el-Sheikh resort at the southern tip of the Sinai peninsula is one of Egypt's major tourist destinations that offers European tourists a warm and quick escape from frigid winter temperatures on the continent. Divers are drawn by the steep drop-offs of coral reefs just offshore that offer a rich and colourful sea life. Authorities have in recent years sought to revive the vital tourism sector battered by years of instability and, more recently, the coronavirus pandemic.

    Tue, 27 Oct 2020 22:37:01 -0400
  • Mexican search group finds 59 bodies in clandestine pits

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    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 23:56:15 -0400
  • 'Anonymous' WH official who wrote about officials thwarting Trump reveals himself

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    Miles Taylor, the former chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security, revealed himself Wednesday as the author of an anonymous 2018 New York Times op-ed that depicted President Trump as a danger to the nation.

    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 17:11:00 -0400
  • Bobulinski Claims Documents Prove Joe Biden ‘Lying’ about Lack of Involvement in Hunter’s Influence Peddling

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    Tony Bobulinski, a former business associate of Hunter Biden, has accused Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden of "lying" about whether he was directly involved in his son's foreign business dealings."When he states that, that is a blatant lie," Bobulinski said in an interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson that was aired Tuesday.The former U.S. Navy lieutenant and corporate investor added that he almost walked out of the second presidential debate, which he attended as President Trump's guest, when the former vice president claimed again that he had no knowledge of his son's business dealings and was not involved in them."In that debate, he made a specific statement around questions around this from the president," Bobulinski said. "And I'll be honest with you, I almost stood up and screamed 'liar' and walked out because I was shocked that after four days or five days that they prep for this, that the Biden family is taking that position to the world."Bobulinski was the former CEO of SinoHawk Holdings, which he said was a partnership between the CEFC China Energy conglomerate and the Biden family. He was the recipient of a May 13, 2017 email that discussed a plan to have 10 percent in their related joint venture, Oneida Holdings, “held by H for the big guy?” The "big guy" was Joe Biden, and "H" was Hunter, Bobulinski confirmed.Bobulinski also slammed Democratic efforts to discredit his claims about the Bidens' business dealings by dismissing it as Russian disinformation, singling out for particular criticism Democratic congressman Adam Schiff, who said on television that this "smear" of Biden "comes from the Kremlin.""To have a congressman out there speaking about Russian disinformation or Joe Biden at a public debate referencing Russian disinformation when he knows he sat face to face with me, that I was traveled around the world with his son and his brother, to say that and associate that with my name is absolutely disgusting to me," Bobulinski said.Bobulinski told Carlson that Schiff's baseless disinformation claim motivated him to come forward with what he knew of Biden family corruption.The former business associate of the Bidens also said he was warned by former partner Rob Walker that going public with information about the Bidens would "bury all of us."In a recording of a phone call between Bobulinski and Walker, which Carlson aired, he told Walker that if the elder Biden "doesn't come out on record, I am providing the facts.""Don't say this Tony, you're just gonna bury all of us, man," Walker responds in the recording."Throughout 2015 and 2016 while Joe was still the sitting vice president of the United States, these guys had been doing extensive work around the world," Bobulinski said, adding that "the only qualification they had was the Biden name.""They're able to set up meetings and get people to jump through hoops in an interest to garner favor with the sitting vice president, Joe Biden," he said.The American people "can form their own conclusion" about the Biden family's business dealings, Bobulinski added.

    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 10:31:36 -0400
  • FBI arrests five in U.S. accused of trying to coerce political dissenters to return to China

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    A note left on the door of one victim read, "If you are willing to go back to mainland and spend 10 years in prison, your wife and children will be all right."

    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 13:45:00 -0400
  • Electoral college explained: how Biden faces an uphill battle in the US election

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    Trump won the presidency in 2016 despite Clinton receiving almost 3m more votes, all because of the electoral college. How does the system work? Who elects the US president?When Americans cast their ballots for the US president, they are actually voting for a representative of that candidate’s party known as an elector. There are 538 electors who then vote for the president on behalf of the people in their state.Each state is assigned a certain number of these electoral votes, based on the number of congressional districts they have, plus two additional votes representing the state’s Senate seats. Washington DC is also assigned three electoral votes, despite having no voting representation in Congress. A majority of 270 of these votes is needed to win the presidency.The process of nominating electors varies by state and by party, but is generally done one of two ways. Ahead of the election, political parties either choose electors at their national conventions, or they are voted for by the party’s central committee.The electoral college nearly always operates with a winner-takes-all system, in which the candidate with the highest number of votes in a state claims all of that state’s electoral votes. For example, in 2016, Trump beat Clinton in Florida by a margin of just 2.2%, but that meant he claimed all 29 of Florida’s crucial electoral votes.Such small margins in a handful of key swing states meant that, regardless of Clinton’s national vote lead, Trump was able to clinch victory in several swing states and therefore win more electoral college votes. Biden could face the same hurdle in November, meaning he will need to focus his attention on a handful of battleground states to win the presidency.A chart showing electoral college votes by state The unequal distribution of electoral votesWhile the number of electoral votes a state is assigned somewhat reflects its population, the minimum of three votes per state means that the relative value of electoral votes varies across America.The least populous states like North and South Dakota and the smaller states of New England are overrepresented because of the required minimum of three electoral votes. Meanwhile, the states with the most people – California, Texas and Florida – are underrepresented in the electoral college.Wyoming has one electoral college vote for every 193,000 people, compared with California’s rate of one electoral vote per 718,000 people. This means that each electoral vote in California represents over three times as many people as one in Wyoming. These disparities are repeated across the country.A visual of population per electoral vote by state Who does it favour?Experts have warned that, after returning two presidents that got fewer votes than their opponents since 2000, the electoral college is flawed.In 2000, Al Gore won over half a million more votes than Bush, yet Bush became president after winning Florida by just 537 votes. In all, the US has had five presidents who lost the overall popular vote but won the election.A chart showing recent election outcomes by popular vote and electoral college marginsProfessor George Edwards III, at Texas A&M University, said: “The electoral college violates the core tenet of democracy, that all votes count equally and allows the candidate finishing second to win the election. Why hold an election if we do not care who received the most votes?“At the moment, the electoral college favours Republicans because of the way Republican votes are distributed across the country. They are more likely to occur in states that are closely divided between the parties.”Under the winner-takes-all system, the margin of victory in a state becomes irrelevant. In 2016, Clinton’s substantial margins in states such as California and New York failed to earn her enough electoral votes, while close races in the battleground states of Pennsylvania and Michigan took Trump over the 270 majority.A visual showing margins and electoral votes by state gained by Trump and Clinton in 2016As candidates easily win the electoral votes of their solid states, the election plays out in a handful of key battlegrounds. In 2016, Trump won six such states - Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin – adding 99 electoral votes to his total.The demographics of these states differ from the national average. They are older, have more white voters without college degrees, and often have smaller non-white populations. These characteristics generally favour Republicans, and made up the base of Trump’s votes in 2016.For example, 67% of non-college-educated white people voted for Trump in 2016. In all six swing states, this demographic is overrepresented by at least six percentage points more than the national average.default The alternativesSeveral alternative systems for electing the president have been proposed and grown in favour, as many seek to change or abolish the electoral college.Two states – Maine and Nebraska – already use a different method of assigning their electoral college votes. The two “Senate” votes go to the state-wide popular vote winner, but the remaining district votes are awarded to the winner of that district. However, implementing this congressional district method across the country could result in greater bias than the current system. The popular vote winner could still lose the election, and the distribution of voters would still strongly favour Republicans.The National Popular Vote Compact (NPVC) is another option, in which each state would award all of its electoral college votes in line with the national popular vote. If enough states signed up to this agreement to reach the 270 majority, the candidate who gained the most votes nationwide would always win the presidency.However, the NPVC has more practical issues. Professor Norman Williams, from Willamette University, questioned how a nationwide recount would be carried out under the NPVC, and said that partisanship highlighted its major flaws. Only Democratic states are currently signed up, but support could simply switch in the future if a Republican candidate faces winning the popular vote but not the presidency.The NPVC is a solution that would elect the president with the most votes without the difficulty of abolishing the electoral college that is enshrined in the constitution.The current system is also vulnerable to distorted outcomes through actions such as gerrymandering. This practice involves precisely redrawing the borders of districts to concentrate support in favour of a party. The result being abnormally shaped districts that disenfranchise certain groups of voters. Today, an amendment that would replace the college with a direct national popular vote is seen by many as the fairest electoral system.According to Professor Edwards III, “There is only one appropriate way to elect the president: add up all the votes and declare the candidate receiving the most votes the winner.”default

    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 05:15:10 -0400
  • Tony Chung: Hong Kong activist detained near US embassy charged

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    Tony Chung was detained as he reportedly planned to claim asylum at the US consulate.

    Thu, 29 Oct 2020 07:22:05 -0400
  • Pilot killed as Taiwan fighter jet crashes into sea

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    A Taiwanese pilot was killed Thursday after his fighter jet crashed off the island's eastern coast during routine training, the air force said, in the second fatal air crash in three months.

    Thu, 29 Oct 2020 01:09:25 -0400
  • 'A big win for justice!': Texas officials scrap rule that would allow social workers to deny LGBTQ, disabled clients

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    After backlash, Texas officials have reversed a rule that would have allowed social workers to turn away clients who are LGBTQ or have a disability.

    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 00:32:19 -0400
  • Our Favorite Home Decor Pieces From the Second Annual Etsy Design Awards

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    Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:41:09 -0400
  • Merkel heckled in German parliament after warning against Covid-19 'lies and disinformation'

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    Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, was heckled by opposition MPs during a speech to parliament on Thursday, while taking aim at groups spreading “lies and disinformation” as the country continues to battle the coronavirus crisis. The speech, which took place the morning after Mrs Merkel announced a range of sweeping reforms to tackle the spread of the pandemic, warned that the German people find themselves in a “dramatic situation”. On Thursday morning, Germany recorded 16,774 new daily coronavirus infections, the highest number of new cases within a 24-hour period since the pandemic began. In a veiled criticism of the far-right Alternative for Germany – staunch opponents of the country’s lockdown measures – Mrs Merkel laid out a plea for unity. “Lies, disinformation, conspiracy theories and hate not only damage democratic debate, but also the fight against the coronavirus” Mrs Merkel said. “Soothing wishful thinking and populist trivialisation (of the coronavirus) is not only unrealistic, it is irresponsible.” The speech was frequently interrupted by jeers from AfD MPs. Such interjections are rare in German parliament, with house speaker Wolfgang Schäuble threatening the hecklers with calls to order and criticising their “dangerous” behaviour.

    Thu, 29 Oct 2020 07:59:07 -0400
  • Trump rushes struggling GOP senator at rally: 'You got one minute, they don't want to hear this'

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    President hurried Arizona Senator Martha McSally before calling up three politicians from other states - plus Nigel Farage - to address the crowd

    Thu, 29 Oct 2020 04:24:21 -0400
  • Op-Ed: Time to prepare for an even more deadly pandemic

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    As lethal as the novel coronavirus has been, a novel influenza could be worse, transmitting even more easily and killing millions more people.

    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 07:00:37 -0400
  • 'Please don't shoot my son': Man killed by police needed mental health help, family says

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    His relatives said they called 911 requesting an ambulance and hoped he could receive medical intervention. But police arrived first.

    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 18:41:00 -0400
  • A US embassy staffer drugged and sexually abused at least 23 women and kept the evidence on his iCloud account, prosecutors say

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    Brian Jeffrey Raymond had more than 400 photos and videos that showed the scope of his abuse, according to prosecutors.

    Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:32:33 -0400
  • Biden campaigns in Atlanta, notes how remarkable it is that Democrats are competitive in Georgia

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    Speaking at a drive-in campaign rally in Atlanta on Tuesday, former Vice President Joe Biden said that there weren’t a lot of pundits in 2016 who would have guessed that the “Democratic candidate for president in 2020 would be campaigning in Georgia” in the final week of the election.

    Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:33:55 -0400
  • Hackers breach Trump campaign website, threaten to release 'evidence' of crimes

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    The Trump campaign's website was briefly hacked late Tuesday, with the culprits posting a typo-riddled message on the site threatening to release "evidence" of the president's "criminal involvement" in a supposed scheme to sway next week's election. The hackers, whose identity was not immediately known, only managed to crack into the Trump website's "about" page. The rest of the website ...

    Tue, 27 Oct 2020 21:39:00 -0400
  • 'One step closer': Virginia judge rules Robert E. Lee statue in Richmond can be removed pending possible appeal

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    An attorney for the plaintiffs says his clients will appeal the decision to the state Supreme Court. Four other statues have already come down.

    Tue, 27 Oct 2020 22:18:32 -0400
  • China's Communist party leadership says to promote Taiwan's reunification with mainland: Xinhua

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    Thu, 29 Oct 2020 06:35:48 -0400
  • Megyn Kelly slams Sunny Hostin over SCOTUS comments: ‘More intentionally dishonest than stupid’

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    Megyn Kelly is no stranger to controversy and being called out on social media, but this week she was the one taking the offensive against Sunny Hostin for what she believes to be “intentionally dishonest” rhetoric. Hostin, who serves as a co-host and political analyst on The View, slammed the Republican Party on Tuesday for stealing seats from the Democrats and pushing through right-wing judges in their place. “We all know the Republican Party has been packing the Supreme Court for decades,” Hostin said.

    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 12:45:43 -0400
  • AOC claps back at Trump for mocking her education

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    ‘Plenty of people without college degrees could run this country better than Trump ever has’ says AOC

    Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:05:03 -0400
  • James Comey's wife tried to convince him not to make his surprise October announcement about Hillary Clinton's emails in 2016

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    Patricia Comey tried to stop her husband from announcing the FBI would reopen its Hillary Clinton email investigation, days before the 2016 election.

    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 14:46:33 -0400
  • Cause of Southern California fire that forced thousands to evacuate may be 'lashing wire'

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    The fast-moving Silverado Fire has burned more than 11,000 acres and forced tens of thousands to flee the Irvine area.

    Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:01:00 -0400
  • ‘White racist cops got my own dad’: Walter Wallace’s young son speaks out

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    An investigation has been opened into the police shooting of Walter Wallace who died in Philadelphia on Monday afternoon

    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 09:17:04 -0400
  • Why critics find Kavanaugh's Wisconsin mail-in voting opinion 'sloppy'

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    Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's critics are perplexed by his concurring opinion following the court's 5-3 ruling that Wisconsin can only count absentee ballots that arrive by Election Day, describing his reasoning as "sloppy."One of the accusations hurled at Kavanaugh is that he confused receipt and submission deadlines while making his point. The Wisconsin case involved extending the former in light of U.S. Postal Service slowdowns, but Kavanaugh's analogies appeared more congruent with the latter.> This analogy makes no sense. The WI deadline is receipt deadline, not a submission deadline. The in-person voting equivalent is if someone showed up at their polling place before it officially closed but -- due to long lines -- didn't get to cast their ballot until after midnight. pic.twitter.com/q26z0vctGa> > -- Tierney Sneed (@Tierney_Megan) October 27, 2020> Another analogy that makes no sense! The IRS April 15 deadline is a submission deadline, not a receipt deadline. pic.twitter.com/UU3Lngl55V> > -- Tierney Sneed (@Tierney_Megan) October 27, 2020Kavanaugh was also criticized for his stance that the deadline should remain intact so that the "apparent winner" on the morning after election night doesn't have their victory overturned by late-arriving ballots, which could spark allegations of a "rigged election." In response, observers argued that declaring an election winner on Nov. 3 isn't necessary and that it's reasonable for close races in states to remain uncalled.> Still stuck on this Kavanaugh concurrence claiming that states announce the winner on election night. They don't. News organizations project based on the trajectory of incoming results. And furthermore, it's not uncommon for close races and states to be undeclared for days. https://t.co/Ivayoe6fOk> > -- Abby D. Phillip (@abbydphillip) October 27, 2020Finally, analysts called Kavanaugh out for apparently misreading a source that influenced his decision. > Kavanaugh ruled AGAINST the six-day extension for Wisconsin to accept ballots postmarked by Election Day. He cited an article from legal scholar (and CNN contributor) Rick Pildes. But in that article, Pildes says states SHOULD extend postmark deadlines. https://t.co/Uupirxyrgm pic.twitter.com/nEyj92Gh6p> > -- Marshall Cohen (@MarshallCohen) October 27, 2020More stories from theweek.com How to make an election crisis 64 things President Trump has said about women Republicans are on the verge of a spectacular upside-down achievement

    Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:53:00 -0400
  • A North Carolina pastor is accused of peeing on a woman while she was sleeping on a Delta flight

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    "I jump up and I seen his private area out and I screamed and that woke everybody up," Alicia Beverly told a local news outlet on October 14.

    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 13:35:14 -0400
  • 84-year-old Ohio man assaulted for having Biden campaign sign in his yard

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    A neighbor told a deputy that the 84-year-old man had been punched and kicked days after the suspect confronted the man for a Biden sign in his yard.

    Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:53:42 -0400
  • US says 'very real' risk of Turkey sanctions over Russian arms

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    A US official warned Wednesday that NATO ally Turkey faced a risk of sanctions after it defiantly tested Russia's S-400 air defense system.

    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 17:19:31 -0400
  • Familiar refrain by Perdue, Ossoff in Georgia Senate debate

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    Republican Sen. David Perdue and Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff battered each other Wednesday night with what has become the familiar refrains of their bitter race: Perdue repeatedly accused Ossoff of backing radical, socialist policies while Ossoff slammed Perdue's handling of the coronavirus pandemic and Republican efforts to overturn the Affordable Care Act. Perdue and Ossoff met in Savannah for their second debate of the race, which polls indicate is extremely close. The outcome could have national implications over which party controls the Senate, with Democrats hoping Ossoff could give the party their first U.S. Senate win in Georgia since 2000.

    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 15:09:23 -0400
  • Blame Game Begins After Trump’s Nebraska Rally Sh*tshow

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    President Donald Trump went to Omaha, Nebraska Tuesday night hoping to boost his chances of winning the area’s competitive electoral college vote.But he left a logistical mess in his wake at Eppley Airfield as scores of people were left trying to get back to their vehicles via buses from the large-scale event in the midst of a raging pandemic.Trump’s rallies during the pandemic have already worried health experts because, even when they’re outdoors, the large events feature little in the way of social distancing and lax mask-wearing from the audience. But the logistical issues in Omaha likely only compound the existing anxieties over holding such big events and gathering so many people together at a time when health experts are still sounding the alarm over the deadly coronavirus.No Lockdown, No Problem, Says Nebraska GOP Guv as Cases RiseThe Omaha World-Herald reported there were hundreds left stranded for “up to three hours in freezing temperatures,” as they attempted to leave the event via chartered buses.A spokesperson for the Omaha Police Department said in an email that “buses loaded and hauled approximately 25,000 people to the event site over a 10 hour period of time,” from 10 a.m. Tuesday until the start of the event. But estimates about how many people headed to the airfield have varied, and the spokesperson noted the numbers were preliminary.Officer Michael Pecha, a public information officer with the Omaha Police Department, said that six people were taken to area hospitals with a variety of medical conditions. “Those needing medical attention were contacted by medics over the duration of the event, not just at the end,” he said in the email. > Thousands of people left out in the cold and stranded in Omaha, Nebraska after a Trump rally. I’m told the shuttles aren’t operating & there aren’t enough busses. Police didn’t seem to know what to do. Some walked. I saw at least one woman getting medical attention. pic.twitter.com/oIkmixaZt0> > — Jeff Paul (@Jeff_Paul) October 28, 2020Those in the crowd “flooded to the waiting buses” around the time the rally ended at about 9 p.m., according to the Omaha Police Department. As a result, a large number of people decided to walk to their cars, OPD said, even though the closest parking lot was about 2.5 miles away.Those on foot snarled traffic “and delayed bus trips considerably,” Pecha said in the email, noting that law enforcement worked to help as best they could. “Many people underestimated the distance from the event back to the parking lot on foot. The last person was loaded into a bus from the rally site at about 11:50 p.m.,” Pecha said.Derek Oden, executive director of the Douglas County Republican Party, said in an email that the rally “had 3 times the expected number” of attendees. He raved about “an amazing atmosphere; tailgating, positive, flags, vendors everywhere” but, post-event, he said the “real problem was the 40 shuttle buses (cap. 54/each) were getting trapped in the unload parking lot and unable to make returns quickly.”“A lot of police driving back and forth along the hike and stopping for folks having trouble with the hike,” Oden said in the email. “Overall, it was a lot of fun.”A spokesperson for the Trump campaign responded to the aftermath of the event in an email saying, “President Trump loves his supporters and was thrilled to visit Omaha last night,” while also touting that “despite the cold, tens of thousands of people showed up for his rally.”Samantha Zager, the Trump campaign’s deputy national press secretary, blamed “local road closures and resulting congestion” for the delays but added that “at the guest departure location, we had tents, heaters, generators, hot cocoa, and handwarmers available for guests.”“We always strive to provide the best guest experience at our events and we care about their safety,” Zager said.On the campaign trail, the scene was criticized by Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, who said that “hundreds of people including older Americans and children” had been “stranded” following the event.“It’s an image that captured President Trump’s whole approach to this crisis,” Biden said, referring to the pandemic.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.

    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 15:25:36 -0400
  • Republican Sen. Mike Lee said fact-checking is a form of censorship

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    The comment was made during a Senate hearing in which Republicans said Twitter, Facebook, and Google are discriminating against conservatives views.

    Thu, 29 Oct 2020 03:43:18 -0400
  • Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe told to pack bag for prison over new charge

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    Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been summoned to court in Iran and told to pack a bag for prison, as her family called on the British government to urgently change its strategy in securing her release. Richard Ratcliffe, Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe's husband, said she had been told to face an Iranian judge in court next Monday to face a new charge brought against her and that she would be returned to the country's notorious Evin prison. Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who holds dual British and Iranian nationality, was detained in Iran in 2016 while visiting her family and convicted on dubious spying charges, as part of an apparent attempt by Iran to use her as a hostage in negotiations with Britain. “Yesterday Nazanin was suddenly told that she will be facing Judge Salavati in Court on Monday November 2. She was told to pack a bag for prison and bring it with her when the IRGC [Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps] pick her up, since that is where she will be going after court,” Mr Ratcliffe said in a statement on Wednesday. She had been due to attend a trial in September to face new charges against her, but that hearing was postponed. Mr Ratcliffe added that he recently discussed her case with Dominic Raab, the foreign secretary, who is said to have reassured him that diplomatic efforts to free his wife were “ongoing.”

    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 12:34:28 -0400
  • Typhoon Molave: Landslides kill at least 19 after heavy rain in Vietnam

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    Dozens are still missing after Typhoon Molave struck central Vietnam, lashing it with wind and rain.

    Thu, 29 Oct 2020 07:41:50 -0400
  • Jeff Bezos may be considering purchase of CNN, according to bankers

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    Rumours of the purchase stem from investment bankers discussing the potential sale

    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 20:35:00 -0400
  • Body of missing hip-hop artist found in trunk after Miami car crash

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    Robert Deupree Avery Coltrain was arrested and charged with illegal transport of human remains and second-degree murder in the death of Brian Trotter.

    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 00:17:00 -0400
  • Venezuela's Maduro says Amuay refinery was hit by a 'terrorist attack'

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    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday said the country's Amuay oil refinery was victim of a terrorist attack on Tuesday that involved a "powerful weapon", but said the country had gasoline reserves equivalent to 20 days of consumption. An explosion hit a distillation unit at the 645,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) plant on Tuesday, people familiar with the matter said, though there were no reports of injuries. "Yesterday, the Amuay refinery - one of the most important refineries in Venezuela and Latin America - was attacked with a long, powerful weapon," Maduro said at a press conference, adding that the government was seeking to determine what kind of weapon was involved.

    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 14:54:52 -0400
  • Chicago sisters accused of stabbing employee 27 times after being asked to wear a mask

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    Two sisters entered a small shop in Chicago on Sunday when they were approached by a worker who asked them to wear a mask and to use hand sanitizer to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 according to Karie James who is a police spokesperson, the Chicago Sun Times reported. The argument escalated and the women Jessica Hill, 21, and Jayla Hill, 18, are accused of attacking the man. Jessica pulled a knife out of her back pocket and began stabbing the 32-year-old man.

    Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:54:24 -0400
  • Jeff Van Drew, congressman who ditched Democrats for Trump, struggling in reelection race

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    A congressman who switched from the Democratic Party to join Republican ranks is struggling in his ace for reelection.

    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 09:03:01 -0400
  • Pennsylvania county will evaluate discarded military ballots

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    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 13:37:00 -0400
  • Charlie Hebdo, whose cartoons sparked terror attacks in France, published a cutting caricature of Turkish President Erdogan amid his feud with Macron

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    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said French President Emmanuel Macron needed mental treatment after criticizing Islam and proposing regulations on it.

    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 06:49:53 -0400
  • Mother’s body decayed for years in home she shared with her adult children, TN cops say

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    Police found her skeleton buried under a pile of clothes on a bed

    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 15:24:17 -0400
  • Hurricane Zeta makes landfall in Louisiana as Category 2 storm with 110 mph winds

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    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Hurricane Zeta, which has been increasing in intensity and speed all day, is making landfall in southeast Louisiana as a Category 2 storm with 110 mph winds, according to the 5 p.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center. Zeta, which is traveling at a brisk 24 mph, is almost a Category 3 hurricane, which is considered a major hurricane. A Category 3 hurricane has ...

    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 19:49:00 -0400
  • Man arrested with two weapons at pro-Trump rally attended by South Dakota governor

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    Governor Noem’s security says she was ‘not in harm’s way’ during incident

    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 16:53:46 -0400
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