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During a speech Monday in Wisconsin, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden implored Americans to resist the urge to become numb to COVID-19's escalating death toll, and once again blamed President Trump's “lies and incompetence” for the devastation caused by the disease. “What worries me now is we've been living with this pandemic for so long, we're at risk of becoming numb to the toll it's taken on us and our country,” said Biden in Manitowoc. In late March, Trump said that if deaths from the virus stayed under 200,000, his administration would have done “a very good job” at curtailing its spread.
A man showing off his gun to a friend accidentally shot himself in the groin and leg, Oregon police said. Lincoln City Police said in a Monday news release that Nicholas Ellingford, a 29-year-old from Lincoln City, Oregon, shot himself Sunday at a supermarket. “Investigation revealed that Ellingford was inside the store and as he was waiting in the checkout line, he un-holstered a Glock 9mm semi-automatic pistol from his waistband so that he could show it off to a friend,” police said in the news release.
The former chairman of a state-owned real estate company who publicly criticised President Xi Jinping's handling of the coronavirus pandemic was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Tuesday on corruption charges, a court announced. Ren Zhiqiang, who became known for speaking up about censorship and other sensitive topics, disappeared from public view in March after publishing an essay online that accused Mr Xi of mishandling the outbreak that began in December in the central city of Wuhan. Mr Ren, 69, was convicted of corruption, bribery, embezzlement of public funds and abuse of power, the Beijing No. 2 Intermediate People's Court announced on its social media account.
Mark Smith, The King's College senior fellow and constitutional law expert, joins 'Fox & Friends First' to discuss the records of the two reported top contenders.
A doctor who contracted Covid-19 treating stricken patients at a Texas hospital has died after a two-month battle with the virus. Dr Adeline Fagan became infected as she did a coronavirus rotation in the ER and died over the weekend after suffering a “massive brain bleed. Dr Fagan, 28, fell ill in July and quarantined at home for a week after testing positive for Covid-19.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky. rejected the government funding resolution House Democrats introduced Monday, leaving the U.S. government on the verge of a shutdown. The current government funding package only lasts another nine days, so on Monday, Democrats released a draft resolution that would extend in through Dec. 11.
President Donald Trump insisted Monday that he welcomes the threat of a second impeachment by Democrats if he is successful in his push to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. "Go ahead ... I want them to do it," Trump told a crowd that broke into chants of "fill that seat!" at a campaign rally at the Toledo Express Airport in Swanton, Ohio. "I'm the only guy in the world that could get impeached for trying to fill a seat."
An Australian state leader on Tuesday described an Israeli court decision to extradite a former teacher wanted in Australia on charges of molesting children as a victory for abuse victims. Daniel Andrews is premier of Victoria state where Malka Leifer is accused of molesting three sisters — Dassi Erlich, Nicole Meyer and Elly Sapper — while they were students at a Melbourne ultra-Orthodox school. Andrews welcomed a Jerusalem District Court ruling on Monday that Leifer could be extradited to Australia to stand trial for 74 charges of child sex abuse, potentially paving the way for the Israeli citizen to stand trial in Victoria after a six-year legal battle.
Three Lower Keys residents were jailed Friday after state fish and wildlife police said they were found with more than 100 undersized lobsters and a haul of out-of-season stone crab claws. Rigoberto Morales, 52, of Stock Island, was the captain on the ESPY vessel, which was headed into shore near Stock Island carrying the illegal catch when officers on patrol decided to check their catch, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Two crew members, Charles William Rahming, 27, of Key West, and Arlem Silva, 34, were also booked into the Stock Island Detention Center along with Morales on a number of charges.
The investigation is into comments she made on a Fox News interview slamming Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is being investigated by the Office of the Special Counsel for potentially violating the Hatch Act when she slammed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden during an interview with Fox News, Politico reported.
The U.S. passed yet another "grim milestone" in its COVID-19 pandemic Monday night, Reuters notes, with at least 200,000 Americans dead from the new coronavirus and an average of nearly 1,000 more dying each day. As "the country blew past estimate after estimate" of COVID-19 deaths, Politico's pandemic newsletter said Monday night, "the term 'grim milestone' in headlines became so routine that we banned it." COVID-19 deaths are rising again in the U.S. after a four-week decline, with Texas and Florida leading the news fatalities, Reuters reports, and the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation now predicts 300,000 deaths by Dec. 9 and 378,000 by the end of 2020...
Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) claimed Monday that Republicans have “no right” to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the recent death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ahead of the November election, and said doing so would “spell the end” of the Senate. Schumer's comments came in a speech on the Senate floor in response to Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell's remarks that President Trump's nominee for a vacancy would receive a vote on the floor of the Senate. By all rights, by every modicum of decency and honor, Leader McConnell and the Republican Senate majority have no right to fill it, no right,” Schumer said.
India recorded nearly 87,000 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours as it edged closer to the United States in having the most reported cases in the world. The Health Ministry also Monday reported 1,130 deaths in the past 24 hours, taking the total reported fatalities to 87,882. India now has over 5.4 million reported cases, and the nation of 1.3 billion people is expected to become the pandemic's worst-hit country within weeks, surpassing the United States, which has 6.8 million.
A former California lawyer has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, after he was convicted of throwing his ex-wife's body off a cruise ship in the Mediterranean. Lonnie Loren Kocontes, of Safety Harbor, Florida, was convicted in June of first-degree murder with a special circumstances enhancement of murder for financial gain, for the incident that occurred in 2006, according to The Associated Press. Prosecutors said that the 62-year-old killed he ex-wife Micki Kanesaki while they were on holiday together, in order to inherit more than $1m (£781,005) from the combined money from their bank accounts and the sale of their home that they shared joint ownership of.
With a ratio of more than 10,000 replies to fewer than than 2,000 retweets and counting, this tweet from disgraced MSNBC host Chris Matthews is already being touted as the worst take of 2020. “Trump is right to show respect for RBG,” Matthews tweeted Monday morning, after President Donald Trump went on Fox & Friends and baselessly claimed that the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg's dying wish was some sort of left-wing hoax. Olbermann, a notoriously fierce critic of President George W. Bush during his eight years as host of Countdown on MSNBC, was referring to the infamous moment the 43rd president gave a speech to troops on an aircraft carrier in front of a giant “Mission Accomplished” banner less than two months after the start of the Iraq War.
Mississippi may have a real Senate race on its hands. At least that's what the latest Tyson Group poll suggests. The survey has incumbent Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.
In recent months, we've been inundated with pundit analyses and campaign messaging about the enormous implications of the 2020 presidential election. Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day, and there needs to be a push in all local communities to ensure that Americans are positioned to cast a ballot. Registration is an important first step, particularly this year.
The postal workers union is threatening to stop deliveries in Chicago after multiple mail carriers were shot walking their routes in recent weeks. A 24-year-old United States Postal Service mail was hospitalized after being shot four times in a drive-by shooting in Chicago's southside on 10 September. The female victim, who police said wasn't the intended target, is the second mail carrier shot and wounded while working their route after a carrier was shot in Brighton Park, according to ABC Chicago.
Bogota, the Colombian capital, will lift most of the restrictions implemented to curb the spread of coronavirus, the mayor's office said on Monday, though it warned that a new outbreak in the city of 8 million is inevitable. Bogota began quarantine measures in the second half of March, before the Andean country entered a nationwide lockdown to control the pandemic, which lasted through August. While a selective quarantine remains in place nationally for September, authorities in Bogota will lift many restrictions from Tuesday, including rules dictating when people can shop or visit banks.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slammed Facebook during a new interview with The New York Times' Kara Swisher. Pelosi said she holds Facebook "very accountable" for posts on the platform in support of QAnon, a right-wing conspiracy theory that claims, in part, that Democratic Party leaders are involved in child sex trafficking. "I don't know how the Facebook board of directors or their top employees can look themselves in the mirror," Pelosi said.
A New York City police officer has been arrested on charges he was secretly working as an agent of the Chinese government. Baimadajie Angwang, a community affairs liaison at the 111th Precinct in Queens and a member of the US Marine Corps Reserve, had for years been reporting back to “handlers” in the People's Republic of China (PRC), according to a criminal complaint filed at a New York federal court. Mr Angwang, 33, an ethnic Tibetan native of China and a naturalised American citizen, had allegedly been reporting back on the activities of fellow Tibetans in the US since 2014.
A prominent group of current and former Republicans working to unseat Donald Trump in the November elections have targeted Mitch McConnell and other allies of the president in a scathing new ad. The Lincoln Project released a video on Twitter that rounded up comments previously made by the Senate majority leader and other conservatives on Capitol Hill speaking out against filling a vacancy on the Supreme Court during an election year. That was because Republicans had refused to hold a confirmation process for Merrick Garland, a judge nominated by former President Barack Obama in 2016.
Pollster Frank Luntz on nominating a replacement for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and how the election will be impacted.
Tropical Storm Beta made landfall Monday night, roughly five miles north of Port O'Connor, Texas, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. The storm hit with maximum winds of 45 mph, and forecasters expect coastal counties will see four to six inches of rain. Over the next few days, Beta will likely move northeast along the Texas coast before weakening into a depression as it arrives in the Houston-Galveston area.
“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.”