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Monday October 5, 2020 - Times viewed: 619
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: 562
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: 617
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: 478
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: 476
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: 475
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: 472
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: 521
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: 470
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: 460
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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Friday October 2, 2020 - Times viewed: 460
White House says Trump experiencing 'mild symptoms' after positive coronavirus test, 'in good spirits'
“The president does have mild symptoms, and as we look to try to make sure that not only his health and safety and welfare is good, we continue to look at that for all of the American people,” Meadows continued. Meadows said that the president “continues, not only to be in good spirits, but very energetic.” Meadows, though, did not elaborate on the types of symptoms the president was experiencing, or any potential treatments the president’s ...
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Friday October 2, 2020 - Times viewed: 500
Could Nancy Pelosi become President?
Could Nancy Pelosi become President? This depends on the circumstances. Presently as House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi is second in line to the presidency behind Mike Pence. (Note that this article became highly important after the report today that President Donald Trump and his wife have Covid-19) Therefore should the worst ever happen to President and Vice President, she could theoretically take over at the White House. The next scenario w ...
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Friday October 2, 2020 - Times viewed: 503
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: 455
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: 447
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: 456
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: 456
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: 457
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: 462
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: 461
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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