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Monday October 5, 2020 - Times viewed: 1254
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: 1231
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: 1532
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: 1265
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: 1548
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: 1041
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: 993
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: 1002
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: 1029
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: 1247
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: 983
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: 1000
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: 972
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: 1168
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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Tuesday April 27, 2021 - Times viewed: 680
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: 1191
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: 976
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: 974
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: 964
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: 967
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: 947
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: 984
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: 984
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: 1300
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: 1286
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: 1140
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: 935
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: 1019
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: 950
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: 974
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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