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A Republican congressman and Senate candidate has foregone any gesture of sympathy upon the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, instead using the occassion to suggest pro-abortion laws she “defended” were responsible for the deaths of “innocent babies”. Georgia representative Doug Collins, who is running to unseat fellow Republican Kelly Loeffler, tweeted his unvarnished message in the hours after Justice Ginsburg's death. “RIP to the more than 30 million innocent babies that have been murdered during the decades that Ruth Bader Ginsburg defended pro-abortion laws,” he wrote.
Gary Kirby, the owner of Westside Sports Bar and Lounge in West Melbourne, Florida, has a no-mask policy for his customers amid the coronavirus pandemic. Customers who refuse to take off their face masks at Kirby's bar will be asked to leave, WESH 2 reported. West Melbourne, which is located in Brevard County, doesn't have mask-wearing enforcement for business owners.
Hordes of people are descending on fragile Los Angeles-area tide pools to scrape starfish, mussels and other sea life from the rocks, city officials say. The Los Angeles city attorney's office announced charges Thursday against 45 people accused of overfishing, fishing without licenses and taking restricted species at White Point Beach in San Pedro. “I understand how desperate people are in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic — I get it,” said City Attorney Mike Feuer, reported the Los Angeles Times.
In a Palm Beach County school board meeting earlier this week, elementary school teacher Edith Pride implored parents to behave appropriately during their children's remote school days, which are filmed and recorded. In her three-minute speech, Pride asked parents to "have on proper clothing" and avoid "appearing with big joints" in the background of their children's videoconferences during the school day. Several other Palm Beach County school teachers reported similar incidents of alcohol consumption, partial nudity, or drug use in the background of virtual lessons.
A finalist for Trump's second high court nomination, which ultimately went to Brett Kavanaugh in 2018, Barrett, 48, is a favorite of religious conservatives. Barrett rocketed to the top of Trump's list of potential nominees after her 2017 confirmation hearing for a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, when Democrats cited her deep Catholic faith not as an advantage but an obstacle.
Donald Trump graded his coronavirus pandemic response with a 'D' and appeared to admit to trying to blackmail Oracle, in talks to partner with TikTok, into supporting his patriotic education programme during his latest campaign rally. The US president, who referred to himself on Saturday as “Donald Prump”, told supporters that the coronavirus “should've been stopped in China”, as he championed his administration's D-grade response. “I would say – I would give myself and my whole group – because Mike Pence is great, Mike really worked so hard, it's so unfair, he worked so hard,” said Mr Trump, in apparent reference to criticism over his administration's handling of the pandemic, partly overseen by the vice president's leadership of the White House coronavirus task force.
Maria Garcia knows exactly how many days have passed since her daughter disappeared. Sunday marks 854 days without Nancy Troche Garcia, and her mother said she has suffered tremendously through each and every one of them. Nancy was last seen on May 20, 2018, in Asheboro, North Carolina.
Sen. Susan Collins of Maine said in a statement Saturday that the president elected on November 3 should be the one to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death. Collins did not outright refuse to vote on a nominee ahead of the election, but said it would be more fair and consistent for the Senate to wait. Republican leadership already announced Friday they would immediately move to vote on whomever President Donald Trump nominates ahead of the election.
An Idaho pastor, who described himself as a “no-masker” and held in-person church services where face masks were not required, is currently in the ICU after contracting coronavirus. Paul Van Noy, a senior pastor at Candlelight Church in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, has been receiving treatment in a local hospital for the past two weeks, after testing positive for Covid-19. After his diagnosis in early September, the church temporarily shut, as five other staff members and Mr Van Noy's wife Brenda also tested positive for the virus, but they have all since recovered, ministry coordinator Eric Reade told CNN on Thursday.
Just 22% of Americans believe this year's presidential election will be “free and fair,” according to a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll — a disturbing loss of confidence in the democratic process that could foreshadow a catastrophic post-election period with millions of partisans refusing to accept the legitimacy of the results.
President Donald Trump said on Thursday that Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice-presidential nominee, couldn't become the first woman to be president. Trump has dug into Joe Biden's running mate ever since she became the first Black woman to be on a major party's presidential ticket. President Donald Trump on Thursday continued his line of attack against Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice-presidential nominee, saying that "if a woman is going to become the first president of the United States, it can't be her."
One of Nicola Sturgeon's closest allies has faced a barrage of criticism over a "disgraceful" article stating the deaths of elderly Scots was delivering a “gain” for independence. Angus Robertson, the SNP's former Westminster leader and deputy leader, said “55,000 predominantly No supporting voters [were] passing away every year”. Combined with more pro-separation young people reaching voting age, he said that had produced a “gain of over 100,000 for independence” since the referendum of 2014.
The good news: a major university has doubled the number of women arriving to study computer science in the space of a year. The optimism comes from Durham University, where 45 women are starting a computer science degree this year, up from 22 last year. Prof Sue Black, who mounted a successful campaign to save the wartime coding centre Bletchley Park, has for years been running all sorts of initiatives to get more women involved in technology.
Several Republican senators have been heavily criticised for their public responses to the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg – one of them for sending out fundraising messages just minutes after her death. First-term Iowa senator Joni Ernst, whose chances of re-election are on a knife-edge, expressed her condolences at Justice Ginsburg's passing on Twitter – only for her campaign to send out fundraising messages. Local political news site Iowa Starting Line reported that just 10 minutes after the announcement of Justice Ginsburg's death, the Ernst campaign sent Supreme Court-themed calls for donations by both texts and emails.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates said that the government's travel ban earlier this year may have made the coronavirus outbreak in the US worse. Speaking to Fox News in an interview that will be aired on Sunday, the billionaire said that the ban made thousands of people rush back into the country from overseas. "We created this rush, and we didn't have the ability to test or quarantine those people," Gates told "Fox News Sunday" anchor Chris Wallace.
The QAnon conspiracy theory is vast, complicated and ever changing, and its adherents are constantly folding new events and personalities into its master narrative. Donald Trump, according to this fantasy, is the only person willing and able to mount an attack against them. The conspiracy theory began on 4chan, a digital cesspool of hate speech and conspiracy theorizing, and adherents derive their beliefs from the cryptic postings of Q, an anonymous commenter who they believe to be a highly credentialed member of the Trump administration who is assisting Donald Trump in his heroic fight against the Satanic pedophile Democrats.
A person holds a banner referring to the Qanon conspiracy theory during a alt-right rally on August 17, 2019 in Portland, Oregon Stephanie Keith/Getty Images During his 22 years in the Central Intelligence Agency, Michael F. Scheuer became known for the time he spent tracking Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. But Scheuer left the CIA in 2004, and these days, he is best known for his violent rhetoric and fondness for far-right conspiracy theories. Journalist Spencer Ackerman wrote an in-depth article chronicling the story for the Daily Beast this week.
President Donald Trump on Saturday night asked a group of women supporters if their husbands were aware they were at his campaign event in Fayetteville, North Carolina. "I hope your husbands are okay with it," Trump said, speaking to a group of women in the crowd on what their husbands think about their attendance. At a campaign rally Saturday night, President Donald Trump asked a group of women supporters if their husbands were "okay" with them being present at the event in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
The CDC's weekly report on US COVID-19 deaths breaks down fatalities by age, sex, race, and comorbidities — health conditions that increase a person's risk of a severe case. Because only 6% of Americans who died of COVID-19 had no preexisting conditions, some people think those are the only people who the virus has truly killed. Health problems like diabetes and heart disease make COVID-19 more deadly.
Sarabeth and Amelia Irwin were locked in an embrace when they were born at 11:06 a.m. June 11, 2019. Conjoined from their chests to their bellies, the identical twins' arms wrapped around one another as they were carefully lifted from their mother's womb at Michigan Medicine's Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital in Ann Arbor, said Dr. Marcie Treadwell, director of Michigan Medicine's Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Center. About 14 months later, the twins returned to Ann Arbor, where they underwent an 11-hour surgery Aug. 5 at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, becoming the first known set of conjoined twins to be successfully separated in Michigan.
Proposition 15 is arguably the most consequential measure facing California voters on the Nov. 3 ballot. How can we even contemplate imposing a heavier tax burden on businesses at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has forced some to shut down and when the fires, heat waves and epic air pollution have caused people to wonder if it is time to flee California for good? The other way that one could, and we argue should, view Proposition 15 is through a lens of hope.
President Donald Trump greets supporters following a Fox News Town Hall event with moderators Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum on March 05, 2020 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Among other topics, President Trump discussed his administration's response to the Coronavirus and the economy. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images Fox News on Friday examined why it would be a "big mistake" for Republicans to attempt to force through a nominee to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court.
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Irish-American billionaire Chuck Feeney reached his lifetime ambition of giving away his entire $8 billion fortune this week. Feeney has been making secret donations to charities, universities, and institutions worldwide under his foundation, Atlantic Philanthropies, for decades. On Monday, the philanthropist signed the documents marking the end of his foundation, which was first set up in 1982.
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“The SAT is emblematic of higher education’s failure to keep up with the times...Just the stuff that systemic racism thrives on.”
“These tests create unnecessary stress for young people already dealing with mental health challenges.”
“Dropping the SAT requirement makes it harder for colleges to compare applicants against a common standard.”
“The best predictor of college success overall is a simple one: high school grades.”
“What matters more is a broader push to help minority students get better educations.”