Grace and Glory 10/4/2020
Grace and Glory 10/4/2020
The Trump administration's credibility crisis continues as the president is mocked for apparently signing a blank piece of paper with a marker in photos taken at Walter Reed military hospital, in a vain attempt to show him working while fighting coronavirus. On Saturday night, the White House released photos of Donald Trump appearing hard at work while in hospital, where he remained for a second night after a “very concerning” period. Jon Ostrower, editor-in-chief of aviation publication The Air Current, took a closer look at data embedded in the photos shared by the White House, and found they were taken just 10 minutes apart but showed the president working in two different places.
Two white males in rural Mississippi have been arrested and charged with assault after chasing and shooting at two Black teenagers who were riding ATVs on their property, according to local news reports. Forty-eight-year-old Wade Oscar Twiner and his 22-year-old son Lane Twiner were arrested in late September and each charged with three counts of aggravated assault. Deputies from the Yazoo County Sheriff's Office responded to calls of the father and son chasing the teens in a white Chevrolet pickup truck and shooting at them as they were riding ATVs near their home.
Near the end of a week in which he begged supporters to donate money to his campaign for a second time, embattled Senator Lindsey Graham took to the debate stage on Saturday to face his opponent in the race to represent South Carolina in the Senate. Senator Graham is tied with Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison at 48 per cent each, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll, in a race that has become unexpectedly competitive and could play a role in flipping control of the Senate. Mr Harrison has seen a surge in donations since the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the incumbent Graham's u-turn on his previous pledge to not fill a Supreme Court vacancy in an election year.
As the number of coronavirus cases connected to the Trump administration continue to rise and questions over President Trump's health remain, some White House staffers have expressed frustration with the situation, The New York Times reports. Per the Times, the aides were concerned that the White House's decision to release so little information about Trump's health would "stoke fears beyond the known facts." But, on a personal level, the staff members who work in a building that is experiencing a coronavirus outbreak also had trouble getting tested, the Times reports.
The man's neighbor then came out of her home carrying a sword and claiming Mata was an abductor, reports said. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A seventh-grade history teacher, who is Latino, was stunned when police in Torrance, California arrived at his home and asked the identity of the white baby that he was holding moments earlier, he told the Los Angeles Times.
At Saturday night's South Carolina Senate race debate, there was more to social distancing than two podiums set thirteen feet apart. Jaime Harrison, the Democratic Party challenger to Senator Lindsey Graham, was shielded by a large plexiglass screen, and prior to the debate, his campaign manager tweeted that the incumbent senator should be quarantining. As chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, this week Mr Graham had prolonged exposure to Senator Mike Lee, who has since tested positive for Covid-19 — per CDC guidelines he should be in quarantine.
A letter signed by 1,513 Rhodes College alums challenges Amy Coney Barrett's nomination in a letter, arguing that her record does not reflect the values of the school she and the alums attended. "We believe both her record and the process that has produced her nomination are diametrically opposed to the values of truth, loyalty, and service that we learned at Rhodes," the letter said. The alumni also argued in the letter that Barrett might vote to gut or "seriously curtail" Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that said abortions are constitutionally supported.
The closure plan, which will also affect universities, seminaries, libraries, museums, theatres, gyms, cafes and hair salons in the Iranian capital, came after Alireza Zali, head of the Tehran Coronavirus Taskforce, called for the shutdown to help control the epidemic. Zali warned in an interview on state television that if the spread of the epidemic continues at the current rate in Tehran, there would be a three- to five-fold increase in cases and a rise in the fatality rate to between 1.5% and 3%. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said anyone concealing a COVID-19 infection should face a severe penalty.
A quick-thinking mom outwitted a stranger who offered to buy her 2-year-old child for $1,500 at a Shoreline, Washington, transit center, sheriff's officials say. The woman declined but got the 43-year-old man's email and phone number “in case she changed her mind,” the King County Sheriff's Office reported on Facebook. She contacted the sheriff's office after the Sept.
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was hospitalized Saturday after testing positive for COVID-19, the latest Trump administration insider to come down with the virus. Christie told CNN he drove himself to a hospital in the Garden State after coming down with a fever and experiencing flu-like aches and pains. “While I am feeling good and only have mild symptoms, due to my history of asthma we decided this is an important precautionary measure,” Christie wrote on Twitter.
President Donald Trump's positive coronavirus diagnosis has prompted many people to wish for his death on social media. The tweets have since prompted Twitter to issue a statement saying the messages violate their abusive behavior policy and could result in suspension. The company's statement, however, has sparked a backlash within the Twitter community, with many people describing it as hypocritical.
Will the next presidential debate shift into the virtual realm? Former Health and Human Services senior official Lanhee Chen explores the possibilities.
Test monitoring software, which colleges are implementing to curb academic dishonesty during distance learning, is posing problems for students. One college student went viral on TikTok after posting a video in which she said that a test proctoring program had flagged her behavior as suspicious because she was reading the question aloud, resulting in her professor assigning her a failing grade. The TikTokker is not the only student who has run into issues with monitoring programs — students have reportedly had racialized experiences with facial recognition software and others have said filmed exams have taken a mental toll on them.
Vaisia Itaaehau: I loved being around JJ and Tylee. Tylee was really protective over JJ. and she was kind of like another mama to him.
A firefighter ignites a controlled burn during the Glass Fire near Calistoga, California, U.S., on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. Credit - Philip Pacheco—Bloomberg/Getty Images California s wildfires have burned through more than 4 million acres this year—already far surpassing the previous annual record set two years ago in which wildfires covered less than 2 million acres. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, known as Cal Fire said in a statement Sunday that more than 8,200 wildfires—of which 23 major incidents are currently active—have led to 31 deaths and the destruction of more than 8,400 structures in 2020.
Newly formed Tropical Storm Gamma was headed for a Saturday collision with the resort-lined coast of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, bringing torrential rains to a large swath of southern Mexico. A tropical storm warning was in effect for the northern half of the peninsula's Caribbean coast, covering Cancun, the Riviera Maya and other resorts. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said 4 to 8 inches (100 to 200 mm) of rainfall are likely in parts of the Yucatan and far-western Cuba.
A top adviser to President Donald Trump's campaign on Sunday ridiculed 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's mask-wearing even as President Donald Trump remains hospitalized with Covid-19. Speaking with ABC's "This Week," Trump campaign senior adviser Jason Miller was asked about Trump's comments on masks at Tuesday's debate. Trump ridiculed Biden for frequently wearing a mask in public and defended having large rallies with many maskless attendees.
A 35-year-old Arkansas shot two people last year after they arrived at his home with the wrong fast food order, KTHV reported. Andra Crockett, Blytheville, Arkansas resident, shot 37-year-old Priscilla Aldridge and his own brother Kevin Thomas for the incorrect food order on March 5, 2019, Newsweek reported. According to FOX13, a neighbor heard Crocket say, "B----, you know I don't like mayonnaise on my hamburger."
Sean Patterson is not worried that Donald Trump has been hospitalized with coronavirus because he believes what the president tells him. The president attended an election rally in Wisconsin the next day and failed to wear a mask.
Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin has lashed out at Melania Trump over her taped comments regarding the separation of children from their parents at the southern border. The attack came on Friday after Ms Trump expressed gratitude for well wishes she has received since the announcement of her positive coronavirus diagnosis on Friday. Ms Rubin, who describes herself as a “never Trump, pro democracy opinion writer", responded with a scathing comment: “You may not give a f*** about children but decent people care about one another.”