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Thursday October 8, 2020 - Times viewed: 737
Vice-presidential debate: Pence and Harris claims fact-checked
Pence: "Donald Trump... suspended all travel from China." Verdict: That's not right. Some people were exempt - it's estimated that thousands still flew to the US. Vice-President Mike Pence defended the US government's response to coronavirus, claiming hundreds of thousands of lives were saved because President Trump suspended all travel from China, in the early stages of the outbreak. Mr Trump issued an order on 31 January which stopped fo ...
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Thursday October 8, 2020 - Times viewed: 750
Harris seen as winner in vice presidential debate
(CNN) More Americans said Sen. Kamala Harris did the best job in the vice presidential debate Wednesday night, according to a CNN Instant Poll of registered voters who watched. About 6 in 10 (59%) said Harris won, while 38% said Vice President Mike Pence had the better night. Those results roughly matched voters' expectations heading into the debate. In interviews conducted before the debate, 61% of those same voters said they expected Harris ...
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Wednesday October 7, 2020 - Times viewed: 849
Why Kamala Harris has been so quiet as Biden's No. 2
A couple years after being elected attorney general of California a decade ago, Kamala Harris was sitting in San Francisco with a handful of aides when one speculated about her becoming president someday. The room fell silent, and the half-dozen staffers turned to the Democratic up-and-comer to see how she would react. Harris was already being discussed for bigger roles on the national stage. “I would never want to be president,” Harris sai ...
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Tuesday October 6, 2020 - Times viewed: 754
United States District orders Iran to pay over nearly 1.5 Billion Dollars for missing ex-FBI agent
United States District court ordered Iran’s government to pay about 1.5 billon dollars in punitive and compensatory damages to the family of a former FBI agent who disappeared during a visit to an Iranian island in March 2007. In an order issued late last week, US District Judge Timothy Kelly said he adopted a special expert’s recommendation that Robert Levinson’s family be awarded $107m in compensatory damages. The judge awarded punitive dama ...
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Tuesday October 6, 2020 - Times viewed: 786
4 Funny Feelings About 2020
The presidential debates have begun, millions of early votes have already been cast and Election Day is right around the corner. That can only mean one thing: Pundits and prognosticators are about to start making bold predictions about who wins the presidency. Not me. Not yet, anyway. There’s no question that President Donald Trump is losing; that former Vice President Joe Biden holds the high ground. Still, if the 2016 election taught us a ...
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Tuesday October 6, 2020 - Times viewed: 794
Trump impersonates Mussolini on the white house balcony
Former Trump White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci likened President Donald Trump to Mussolini in reacting to his return from Walter Reed Medical Center. Scaramucci spoke with Chris Cuomo Monday night after the president returned to the White House from Walter Reed and immediately took off his mask. Former Italian fascist dictator Benito Musso ...</a></div>
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Monday October 5, 2020 - Times viewed: 749
Suicide car bomb targets Afghan governor, many killed: Officials
A suicide car bomber has targeted the convoy of a provincial governor in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least eight people, including four civilians, government officials have said. At least 30 others were also wounded in the incident, which took place in eastern Laghman province’s capital, Mehtarlam, Afghanistan’s interior ministry said on Monday. The condition of the governor, Rahmatullah Yarmal, was not immediately known and officials w ...
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Monday October 5, 2020 - Times viewed: 754
Secret Service agents denounce Trump's parade
(CNN)Pacing the well-appointed presidential suite at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center between intravenous doses of remdesivir and near-hourly checks of his vitals, President Donald Trump has told more than one well-wisher he's desperate to fly the coop. So on Sunday he did. Just past 5 p.m. ET, a combination of boredom, agitation and yearning for adulation while convalescing from coronavirus brought the President to the rear seat o ...
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Monday October 5, 2020 - Times viewed: 768
Republicans gripped by dread as multiple crises swirl
On Sunday evening Sen. Lindsey Graham, like many Republicans in Washington, was simultaneously monitoring three political crises, all of which were made worse by the spread of coronavirus infections through the upper echelons of the Republican Party. First there was the president. His real condition was as much of a mystery to Graham as to everyone else. Graham said he hadn’t talked to Trump since Friday after the president’s positive Covid-19 ...
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Monday October 5, 2020 - Times viewed: 882
Trump's drive-by photo-op amid COVID treatment slammed
US President Donald Trump, who has been hospitalised with COVID-19, was driven around outside the medical facility on Sunday so he could wave to a group of supporters on the street in a move critics derided as a dangerous political stunt. Video showed Trump, wearing a black mask, waving from the back seat of a black four-wheel drive with two men – also masked – in the front seats. “President Trump took a short, last-minute motorcade ride to ...
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Monday October 5, 2020 - Times viewed: 755
India Is Shocked Over The Rape And Killing Of A Young Dalit Woman
The family of a 19-year-old woman in India accused the police of forcibly cremating her body after she died of injuries as a result of rape. The victim was allegedly raped by four men in Uttar Pradesh, a state in North India, on Sept. 14. She died two weeks later at a hospital in New Delhi. She was Dalit, a still-marginalized caste in India known historically as "untouchable." Gut-wrenching details about the woman's injuries have been widel ...
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Monday October 5, 2020 - Times viewed: 880
Once Solid Trump Country Ohio Now Exhibiting Buyer's Remorse
Until recently deemed irrevocably in Donald Trump’s column, Ohio has been thrown into play as November’s election hurtles near. A series of opinion polls since the spring have put Trump neck and neck with Joe Biden. Analysts say that makes Ohio a mineshaft canary for the president’s reelection, regardless of whether he ultimately carries the state. “A close outcome in Ohio means that Trump has lost enough support in the Midwest that he will ...
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Sunday October 4, 2020 - Times viewed: 598
Two children killed in Blackford County crash
HARTFORD CITY, Ind. — Two children were killed Friday night in a head-on collision on Ind. 18 in northern Blackford County. Blackford County Coroner Zach Crouch late Friday confirmed the children — later identified as Justin Cook, 6, and Raelynn Cook, 5 — were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, about a mile east of Ind. 3's intersection with Ind. 18. The children were passengers in an eastbound pickup truck — driven by their father, ...
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Sunday October 4, 2020 - Times viewed: 589
Global heating warming up 'nights faster than days'
The climate crisis is heating up nights faster than days in many parts of the world, according to the first worldwide assessment of how global heating is differently affecting days and nights. The findings have “profound consequences” for wildlife and their ability to adapt to the climate emergency, the researchers said, and for the ability of people to cool off at night during dangerous heatwaves. The scientists compared the rises in dayti ...
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Saturday October 3, 2020 - Times viewed: 603
dvisers made last-minute push to get reluctant Trump to Walter Reed
Marine One was idling on the South Lawn Friday as President Donald Trump's advisers were inside the White House making a last-minute push to get him to board the helicopter. The President, who had recently tested positive for coronavirus, was reluctant to go to the hospital, multiple sources familiar with what happened later told CNN. Though Trump had developed symptoms and was now on experimental drugs, he didn't want to be "hospitalized," he s ...
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Saturday October 3, 2020 - Times viewed: 603
Coronavirus infects three senators, derailing Senate schedule
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Saturday that the full Senate will not return until Oct. 19 — two weeks later than planned — after three GOP senators tested positive for the coronavirus. But McConnell also vowed that the Senate would still move ahead with Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination, with the Senate Judiciary Committee set to begin confirmation hearings on Oct. 12. “The Senate’s floor schedule will not inte ...
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Saturday October 3, 2020 - Times viewed: 705
Trump's health condition highlights gaps in the 25th Amendment
On March 3, 1958, President Dwight Eisenhower penned a terse, 190-word letter to his deputy and would-be successor, Richard Nixon. Eisenhower, then 67 and still in poor health after a 1955 heart attack, wanted to document the informal understanding he and Nixon had reached about how a president should hand over his powers “in the event of inability.” Only later would the “personal and secret” agreement between the two men be disclosed to the p ...
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Friday October 2, 2020 - Times viewed: 584
Trump taken to Walter Reed medical center and will be hospitalized 'for the next few days'
(CNN)President Donald Trump arrived Friday evening at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where the White House says he will remain hospitalized for "the next few days." Emerging from the White House residence at 6:16 p.m. ET for his first public appearance since announcing 16 hours earlier he had tested positive for coronavirus, Trump walked under his own power to his waiting helicopter and displayed no major outward signs of illnes ...
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Friday October 2, 2020 - Times viewed: 576
Shell-shocked Trump campaign seeks a way forward
President Donald Trump’s Covid-19 diagnosis has thrust his already reeling reelection campaign into further disarray and forced his top advisers to rip up their plans for the final month of the race. Trump campaign aides say they’re rethinking everything from rallies to fundraisers, adjustments that will take the president off the trail and potentially complicate his efforts to erase former Vice President Joe Biden’s polling lead. The chang ...
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