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Tuesday April 27, 2021 - Times viewed: 418
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump test positive for Covid-19
(CNN) President Donald Trump announced early Friday that he and his wife both tested positive for the coronavirus, an extraordinary development coming months into a global pandemic and in the final stretch of his reelection campaign in which he has flouted experts' guidance on preventing the disease's spread. The diagnosis amounts to the most serious known health threat to a sitting American president in decades. At 74 years old and obese, Tru ...
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Friday October 2, 2020 - Times viewed: 892
The Milky Way's most massive star cluster may have eaten a smaller cluster
The Milky Way’s core harbors two giants: the galaxy’s largest black hole and a cluster of tens of millions of stars around the black hole that is denser and more massive than any other star cluster in the galaxy. Most of the cluster’s many stars shine within just 20 light-years of the galactic center and all together weigh about 25 million times as much as the sun. New observations suggest that this “nuclear star cluster” owes some of its bril ...
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Friday October 2, 2020 - Times viewed: 743
By 2100, Greenland will be losing ice at its fastest rate in 12,000 years
By 2100, Greenland will be shedding ice faster than at any time in the past 12,000 years, scientists report October 1 in Nature. Since the 1990s, Greenland has shed its ice at an increasing rate (SN: 8/2/19). Meltwater from the island’s ice sheet now contributes about 0.7 millimeters per year to global sea level rise (SN: 9/25/19). But how does this rapid loss stack up against the ice sheet’s recent history, including during a 3,000-year-long ...
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Friday October 2, 2020 - Times viewed: 708
Chris Wallace: Trump 'bears the primary responsibility for what happened' at the debate
Wallace, who moderated the 94-minute clash in Cleveland, began by joking that the highlights host Bill Hemmer played had led to a recurrence the "PTSD" he had "just gotten over." "My initial reaction was, 'This is great' because so often these debates become parallel news conferences where one candidate answers the question to him, the other candidate answers the question to him," Wallace recalled. "So when the president started engaging with ...
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Friday October 2, 2020 - Times viewed: 721
First lady and Trump begin quarantine process after Hope Hicks tests positive for coronavirus
President Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity on Thursday that he and First Lady Melania Trump are currently awaiting coronavirus test results.after news surfaced that senior White House advisor Hope Hicks tested positive for the virus. "I just went out for a test ... it will come back later I guess, and the first lady also because we spend a lot of time with Hope," Trump said. Trump later announced on Twitter that he and the first lady w ...
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Thursday October 1, 2020 - Times viewed: 733
Vulnerable Senate Republicans raise alarm over coronavirus impasse
With their majority on the line, Senate Republicans are beginning to fret about the prospect of facing voters in the final weeks of the campaign without a new round of coronavirus aid being enacted. As the talks between Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin teetered Thursday on the verge of collapse, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is trying to stay outside the blast zone. Many of his members up for reelecti ...
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Thursday October 1, 2020 - Times viewed: 717
Trump says he'll quarantine after aide Hope Hicks tests positive for coronavirus
President Donald Trump said Thursday he will go into quarantine after Hope Hicks, one of his closest allies, tested positive for coronavirus. "Hope Hicks, who has been working so hard without even taking a small break, has just tested positive for Covid 19. Terrible!" the president tweeted late Thursday. “The First Lady and I are waiting for our test results. In the meantime, we will begin our quarantine process!“ Hicks, a counselor to the ...
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Thursday October 1, 2020 - Times viewed: 748
How Trump torpedoed the presidential debates
For more than 30 years, the Commission on Presidential Debates managed to keep the peace between Republican and Democratic nominees and set the terms of engagement in an official, serious and highly structured way. On Tuesday, in the span of less than two hours, President Donald Trump laid waste to those long standing norms and traditions. n the aftermath of a chaotic and widely-panned debate marked by Trump’s repeated interruptions of his ...
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Thursday October 1, 2020 - Times viewed: 741
There's only one way to fix the presidential debates
There's wide public agreement that the ugly, contentious presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden on Tuesday night was an irritating national embarrassment -- "must-flee TV," as CNN contributor Paul Begala wisecracked. But the Commission on Presidential Debates' announcement that it's considering changes to the format of the two remaining debates won't cure the problem. Tuesday's basic format -- two-minute answers, with opportuni ...
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Wednesday September 30, 2020 - Times viewed: 969
Which Candidate Won The First Presidential Debate?
The dust is still settling after a chaotic debate that news outlets are describing as "bitter", "absolutely awful" and even "a national humiliation". CNN's Jake Tapper described the event as "a hot mess inside a dumpster fire inside a train wreck" and NBC's "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd labeled it "a train wreck of the making of one person". Moderator Chris Wallace struggled to take control of a debate plagued by interruptions and insults as b ...
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Wednesday September 30, 2020 - Times viewed: 971
Who won the presidential debate?
Donald Trump and Joe Biden have gone head-to-head in Cleveland, Ohio in the first of three televised debates ahead of the most contentious election in modern US history. But who won? Here, The Independent's US team give their instant reactions: John Bennett, Washington Bureau Chief Donald Trump likely amazed his conservative base, but few others. I had Joe Biden on my scorecard by a comfortable margin. He looked and sounded more presidentia ...
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Wednesday September 30, 2020 - Times viewed: 803
Presidential debate: Who won the Trump-Biden clash?
On Tuesday night, on the basis of instant polls and betting markets, that man was Joe Biden - if only because his main goal was to prove to Americans that he could hold up under pressure, that he had not lost a step due to his advancing age. He had to show he could take a pie to the face, metaphorically speaking, and keep his cool. He mostly met that standard, although it was at least in part because Donald Trump, by his constant hectoring and ...
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Wednesday September 30, 2020 - Times viewed: 714
Editorial: A dismal debate, shattered by an off-the-rails American president
Americans should be saddened, if not angered, by the distressingly unhinged debate between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday night. Some of the blame could go to Chris Wallace, the moderator from Fox News, for failing to take control of a debate undermined by Trump’s constant interruptions and wanton disregard for the time limit. To be sure, Biden occasionally stepped on Trump’s lines, though he generally refrained ...
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Wednesday September 30, 2020 - Times viewed: 747
A Depressing Debate Spectacle
No one expected a Lincoln-Douglas debate, but did it have to be a World Wrestling Entertainment bout? Which may be unfair to the wrestlers, who are more presidential than either Donald Trump or Joe Biden sounded in their first debate Tuesday night. The event was a spectacle of insults, interruptions, endless cross-talk, exaggerations and flat-out lies even by the lying standards of current U.S. politics. Our guess is that millions of Americans t ...
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Wednesday September 30, 2020 - Times viewed: 727
Presidential debate didn't help Trump catch Biden, but horror show scared America
Presidential debate didn't help Trump catch Biden, but horror show scared America. Our View: Donald Trump the bully and Joe Biden the acceptable stressed to Americans that the United States is infected with more than COVID-19. In the midst of a deadly coronavirus pandemic, economic distress and racial turmoil, American voters deserved a serious exploration of the nation's problems and the range of solutions. Instead, they got a chaotic insult ...
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Monday September 28, 2020 - Times viewed: 720
Are You Ready To  Sell Your Domain
Perhaps it's time to sell your domain. Need some extra cash? Or do you have a premium domain you can sell for a bundle? Carinsurance.com sold for $47 million USD. The market is ripe for those who market their domains in more than one place. Not every domain is going to sell for a huge amount. But, you might be sitting on some unexpectedly valuable domains. Let's go over a few ideas to see if I can get you motivated, learn how to sell a dom ...
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Sunday September 27, 2020 - Times viewed: 754
Buying and Selling Domains
Buying and selling domain names is an exciting adventure that for some seems to conjure up images of finding hidden pirate treasure or guessing the winning combination on the next Powerball. Stories abound of domains that were purchased for $8 dollars 15 years ago being sold today for millions. Of course, that leads the more adventurous of us to wonder, "How can I do that?" Well, the ocean is big. Your likelihood of cashing in on the motherlod ...
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Sunday September 27, 2020 - Times viewed: 775
Serial killer's head preserved in a jar
Considered by many to be Portugal's first serial killer, Diogo Alves was born in Galicia in 1810 and traveled to Lisbon as a young child to work as a servant in the affluent homes of the capital city. It wasn't long before young Alves realized that a life of crime was better for turning a profit, and in 1836, he had himself transferred to work in a home located on the Aqueduto das Águas Livres. Despite the fact that those traveling across the ...
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Monday September 28, 2020 - Times viewed: 745
Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson was born in Albemarle County, Virginia in 1743 to Jane and Peter Jefferson. His father was a Virginia planter, surveyor, and slave owner. At age fourteen, Jefferson's father died, and Thomas inherited some thirty enslaved individuals. Jefferson fully embraced the lifestyle of an affluent member of the planter class, and over the course of his lifetime he owned over 600 enslaved people—the most of any American president. In add ...
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Saturday September 26, 2020 - Times viewed: 1038
James Madison
James Madison 1809-1817 The oldest of twelve children, James Madison was born in 1751 to James and Nelly Madison. James Sr. was a slave owner and planter. In the early 1760s, he constructed a new home in Orange County, Virginia, and the family moved into the plantation estate, Montpelier. Although James Madison was often ill as a child, he was also naturally inquisitive and studious. He pursued an education at the College of New Jersey, ...
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