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Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden will meet for the last time before the 2020 US election for the final presidential debate. After a disastrous first debate and and a cancelled second, the candidates will have one last chance to make their case for the Oval Office to the massive audience the showdowns draw. Dr Tammy Vigil, associate professor of communication at Boston University who has authored books on presidential debates and rhetoric, said that if she were advising the candidates, before they even got on stage, she'd advise them to watch Saturday Night Live.
Registered voters in Florida and Alaska have received threatening emails purporting to be from a far-right US group telling them: 'Vote for Trump on Election Day or we will come after you. The emails, which were obtained by outlets including the New York Times and CNN, appeared to come from an email address linked to the Proud Boys, a far-right US group. But metadata reviewed by CNN and the New York Times indicated that the emails had been sent from foreign servers, and the group's chairman said the email is 'definitely not' from them.
The claim: Joe Biden threatened to withhold $1 billion from Ukraine to assist his son, Hunter Biden While former Vice President Joe Biden oversaw foreign policy in Ukraine, his son Hunter Biden served on the board of Burisma Holdings, the largest gas company in the fledgling democracy. Despite a recently concluded investigation by Senate Republicans that found no wrongdoing by the Bidens, claims to the contrary have continued to circulate on social media. "VP Biden threatened to withhold 1 billion dollars from Ukraine to save his son's job," reads a meme posted to Facebook by Secure America Now.
At least 10 bodies were found in an unmarked grave in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as researchers continue the search for victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Riots. One set of human remains and possibly a second were found Tuesday at the city-owned Oaklawn Cemetery in north Tulsa, where the July excavation previously ended unsuccessfully. "We are still analyzing what has come out of the ground at this point in time, and so no, unfortunately we have not been able to assess the trauma at this point in time, or potential trauma," Oklahoma state archaeologist Kary Stackelbeck said.
The USPS ordered its uniformed police officers to halt their patrol duties at the end of August, raising concerns about the security of mail-in ballots and sparking a lawsuit against the agency. "Why not wait until after the election to neuter the postal police," a union rep for the officers told The Wall Street Journal. The order came a day after Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testified to Congress that he would suspend sweeping changes until after the election following criticism they could delay ballot delivery.
Hindu groups in the US have expressed outrage at a morphed photo of the Hindu goddess Durga with Kamala Harris's face, after it was shared online by the vice presidential candidate's niece. Meena Harris, who has been very active on social media with support for her aunt Kamala for the upcoming election, said in a tweet which has now been deleted: “I am speechless, other than to say that the first day of Navratri was LIT.” Navratri is a nine-day Hindu festival, which is currently being celebrated, to worship the feminine deity Durga.
A woman who has accused President Donald Trump of raping her in the 1990s said she was stunned and speechless after the Justice Department on Wednesday turned down an opportunity to make oral arguments on whether Trump can substitute the United States for himself as the defendant in her defamation lawsuit. E. Jean Carroll watched from a seat in the top row of a jury box as U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan gave a government lawyer a chance to argue by phone, after the lawyer who was supposed to argue in person was banned from the courthouse because he traveled from Virginia. William Lane, a Department of Justice civil division attorney, told the judge the government would rest on its papers, meaning it would rely solely on already submitted written arguments.
This one involved a flight attendant and a passenger. “Chasing Atlanta” star Lauryn England was on a Delta flight from Miami to Atlanta on Monday night when all hell broke loose in the aisle right before takeoff. England was just feet away from the action and took video of a fight between a female passenger and flight attendant.
Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the supreme court has prompted former members of her secretive faith group, the People of Praise, to come forward and share stories about emotional trauma and – in at least one case – sexual abuse they claim to have suffered at the hands of members of the Christian group. In the wake of the allegations, the Guardian has learned that the charismatic Christian organization, which is based in Indiana, has hired the law firm of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan to conduct an “independent investigation” into sexual abuse claims on behalf of People of Praise.
Addressing a rally in Erie, Pennsylvania, President Donald Trump told his supporters that “there's no way” he would have bothered to campaign there – had it not been for the coronavirus pandemic hurting his re-election prospects. “Four or five months ago when we started this whole thing before the plague came in, I had made it, I wasn't coming to Erie,” said Mr Trump. Mr Trump said he had to return to battlegrounds like Pennsylvania because of the damage caused to the economy by the pandemic.
In September, a close friend of Anil Hebbar died of Covid-19 in India's western city of Mumbai after being ferried around three hospitals over five days. Mr Hebbar, who runs a medical equipment firm, had visited his 62-year-old friend, a well-known social worker, in the intensive care unit, hours before his life ended. The social worker was not the only friend Mr Hebbar lost during the pandemic.
President Trump's nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court has ignited an expected, yet unfortunate, conflagration on the left. Most Americans, regardless of political party, recoil at that idea, which is why Joe Biden and Kamala Harris refuse to answer direct questions on the subject. Now their handmaids in the media and on Capitol Hill have recently trotted out another misguided proposal that they hope will be more popular — term limits for Supreme Court justices.
Big Lebowski actor Sam Elliot caused a storm on Twitter, where users shared a Joe Biden advert he narrated. Titled "Go From There," the commercial, which aired as the 2020 World Series began on Tuesday, called on Americans to come together and to put their differences aside. As a piano rendition of the star spangled banner plays, Mr Elliot, whose appearances in "A Star is Born” and "The Big Lebowski" have made him a household name, says “'There is only one America.”
Fact check: Video claiming to show bikers praying for Trump at Walter Reed is from a South Africa protest Image is from a festival in Switzerland A reverse Google image search reveals that the photo is actually from a music festival called "Street Parade" in Switzerland. The original photo was taken in 2018 at a Zurich lake, according to Street Parade's website, where similar bird's-eye photos of the event are available. Related video: Presidential debate fact check The festival, which takes place every August but was canceled this year due to COVID-19, attracts "hundreds of thousands of dance fans from every continent," according to the event's about tab.
United States spies and diplomats have accused the Trump administration of refusing to investigate mysterious illnesses that happened to officials while abroad in Cuba, China and Russia, with some calling it a cover-up, the New York Times reported. Cases of a mysterious illness among Americans first were reported in Cuba in 2016. Officials reported hearing strange noises and felt symptoms of nerve damage and headaches.
Joe Biden's tax plan would see the highest earners in California and New York City paying as much as 62% in combined federal and state taxes, while top earners in New Jersey could face a combined rate totalling over 60%. Top earners in New York state could pay slightly more than a 58% tax rate. These calculations from the Tax Foundation come as discussions related to taxes on the wealthy have picked up steam, with the election now just two weeks away.
WASHINGTON – House Republicans said they will push an inquiry into Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's use of an Amtrak charter train to campaign. In a letter to Amtrak President and Chief Executive Officer William Flynn, four GOP members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee asked whether the Biden campaign use of an Amtrak charter train on a campaign swing through Ohio and Pennsylvania last month drained resources from the struggling government-subsidized railroad.
Ivanka Trump has been mocked for saying she is using the coronavirus pandemic to learn how to play the guitar, just a few days after it was reported that eight million Americans have fallen into poverty since May. During an interview on Monday, Ms Trump, 38, who serves as an adviser to her father, president Donald Trump, revealed she has started learning guitar over the last few months. For a lot of us during this pandemic, we've reconnected to some of life's simple pleasures — board games, for example.
In James Hibberd's book "Fire Cannot Kill a Dragon," Emilia Clarke said that she "fought back" against "Game of Thrones" producers turning Daenerys into a "cold expressionless" character Clarke said: "I get that she has to be steely and unforgiving and a powerful force. But in this moment she's also a goddam human being." Clarke previously told Entertainment Weekly that the events of the final season made her "look back at all the notes I've ever had."
OPINION: We need to re-engage our problematic brothers, because even if Trump loses, what have we gained as a community if we decide that 13% of Black men are just trash? How can you spot if there's an Ice Cube in your life?
Donald Trump veered wildly from topic to topic but failed at another re-election rally to describe his vision for a second term, opting instead to mock a former president's middle name and gripe about a list of personal grievances. As he courted voters in swing state North Carolina, the president made his latest direct appeal to suburban women voters, a group he won in 2016 but lost during the 2018 midterm elections.
Kim Kardashian West and Khloe Kardashian often share their workout sessions on social media and both of their routines seem pretty intense. As a Kardashian fan who regularly exercises, I decided to do a bit of research on each sister's regular moves, try routines inspired by their fitness regimes for one week each, and put them head-to-head to see which I liked best. Keep scrolling to see what it was like working out like Kim and Khloe, plus which routine won.
Nick Saban tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, October 14 — three days before his Alabama Crimson Tide were scheduled to play against the Georgia Bulldogs. According to The New York Times, the university commissioned a private jet to fly a third sample to a lab across the state, enabling Saban to rejoin his team ahead of Saturday's game. Nick Saban's journey from returning a positive COVID-19 test to returning to the sidelines at Bryant-Denny Stadium in three days was something of a miracle for Alabama Crimson Tide die-hards.
“Until solar and wind power take more of the energy load, I like not paying an arm and a leg to heat my house.”
“It is imperative to ramp down greenhouse gas emissions as quickly as possible.”
“Any kind of ban on fracking would cause severe damage to our stressed economy.”
“Climate scientists are urging us to leave all fossil fuels in the ground so that they’ll never be burned. That includes natural gas.”
“Any immediate economic repercussions to the economy can be offset if oil-and-gas companies are made to pay their fair share.”