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Letters to the Editor: Black voters and everyone else have more than enough reasons to support Joe Biden
Letters to the Editor: Black voters and everyone else have more than enough reasons to support Joe Biden

Trump says the Democrats play "plantation politics." To that, one reader says Trump and the Republicans are playing "genocidal politics."

Letters to the Editor: No gas cars in California? What
Letters to the Editor: No gas cars in California? What's next from Newsom, an order forcing the sun to shine?

We can't even get through extreme heat waves without blackouts. What will happen when everyone in California is plugging in an electric vehicle?

After Donald Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett, Senate now must ask these questions
After Donald Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett, Senate now must ask these questions

Our View: A Supreme Court confirmation fight just 38 days from a presidential election, after denying Merrick Garland hearings in 2016, harms America.

Presidential debate coach previews Trump vs. Biden
Presidential debate coach previews Trump vs. Biden

Presidential debate coach Brett O'Donnell breaks down past Trump, Biden debates performances on 'Fox & Friends.'

Maine voters want Susan Collins to stand up to the GOP: "You can no longer trust anything she says"
Maine voters want Susan Collins to stand up to the GOP: "You can no longer trust anything she says"

"If she got a spine and proved she's really going to do what she says, then maybe I'd vote for her," one voter says

Trump calls on Joe Biden to drop out over allegations his own GOP Senate allies failed to prove
Trump calls on Joe Biden to drop out over allegations his own GOP Senate allies failed to prove

Trump and his allies have been fixated on trying to link the Biden family to wrongdoing in Ukraine for over a year

'Where Are the Kids?' School Is Back in Session, but Many Kindergarteners Are Missing

Virtual learning is especially hard on 4- and 5-year-olds expected to spend hours a day at computers following lessons

Two cranes collide at Austin construction site, sending at least 16 people to the hospital
Two cranes collide at Austin construction site, sending at least 16 people to the hospital

At least 22 people were injured after two cranes collided in Austin, Texas, Wednesday morning, medics said.

Maduro security forces committed crimes against humanity: U.N.
Maduro security forces committed crimes against humanity: U.N.

The government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has committed systematic human rights violations including killings and torture amounting to crimes against humanity, U.N. investigators said on Wednesday. Reasonable grounds existed to believe that Maduro and his interior and defence ministers ordered or contributed to the crimes documented in the report in order to silence opposition, they said. Specifically they had information indicating that Maduro ordered the director of the national intelligence service SEBIN to detain opponents "without judicial order", Francisco Cox of the U.N. Fact-Finding Mission told a news briefing.

Nicaragua's Ortega threatens life sentences for opponents

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said Tuesday he has proposed a legal reform to allow sentences of life in prison and threatened to use it against some government opponents, accusing them of committing "hate crimes." The maximum punishment under Nicaragua's penal code is currently 30 years in

Court: Trump can end temporary legal status for 4 countries

The Trump administration can end humanitarian protections that have allowed hundreds of thousands of people from El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti and Sudan to remain in the United States, a divided appeals court ruled Monday. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals lifted a preliminary injunction that had

Sanders urges Biden campaign to do more than
Sanders urges Biden campaign to do more than 'just go after Trump'

Should Biden be more clear with his messaging? Reaction on 'Outnumbered.'

This may be the first time in years Apple isn
This may be the first time in years Apple isn't launching a new iPhone in September - here's everything we know about when the iPhone 12 may be released

Apple has reportedly pushed its iPhone 12 release back to October, marking the first time in years it won't be announcing a new iPhone in September.

Life on Venus? UK scientists discover 'spectral signature' hidden in planet's clouds

Life may exist on Venus, scientists have suggested, after discovering phosphine gas hidden in the planet's clouds. The gas has been detected in the atmosphere of Venus, which indicates it could host unknown photochemical or geochemical processes. On Earth, phosphine - a colourless gas that has the smell of garlic or decaying fish - is produced predominantly by anaerobic biological sources - organisms which don't require oxygen to grow. And small amounts of the gas occur naturally from the breakdown of organic matter. While the conditions on the surface of Venus - the second planet from the Sun - are hostile to life, the environment of its upper cloud deck, around 53-62km (33-38 miles)...

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Athleta makes the best face masks-and they're on sale right now

Looking for protective cloth face masks? Use this Athleta promo code to save on our favorite one.

Iraq makes most politicians look bad. Joe Biden
Iraq makes most politicians look bad. Joe Biden's record is actually a bit above average.

Though few would defend the 2003 invasion and Iraq still has a long way to go, policies Obama and Biden put in place have led to glimmers of hope.

UK
UK's Johnson says plan to break Brexit treaty needed to counter EU's 'revolver'

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday a bill that would break international law by breaching parts of the Brexit divorce deal was needed because the European Union had not taken a "revolver off the table" in trade talks. Johnson accuses the EU of threatening to use the withdrawal treaty agreed in January to put up trade barriers between mainland Britain and Northern Ireland, and even to impose a food blockade, the latest brinkmanship of a four-year saga since Britain voted narrowly to leave the bloc. The EU says Johnson's plan would wreck trade talks and propel the United Kingdom towards a messy Brexit.

South Dakota attorney general involved in fatal car crash
South Dakota attorney general involved in fatal car crash

During a brief press conference on Sunday evening, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) announced that state Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg (R) was involved in a fatal car accident on Saturday night.The crash took place west of Highmore, in central South Dakota, and Noem said law enforcement is "working on identifying the deceased and notifying the family." The accident occurred as Ravnsborg was driving home from a dinner hosted by the state GOP.Following Noem's press conference, Ravnsborg's office released a statement saying he is "shocked and filled with sorrow following the events of last night. As Gov. Noem stated, I am fully cooperating with the investigation and I...

Trump Holds First Fully Indoor Rally in Months Despite His Own Officials
Trump Holds First Fully Indoor Rally in Months Despite His Own Officials' COVID Advice

On Sunday, President Donald Trump traveled to Henderson, Nevada, for a fully indoor evening rally, the first of its kind since his humiliating Tulsa "disaster" in June. Before he took the stage, the city officially objected to the campaign event, stating it was in direct violation of the governor's coronavirus emergency directives.For months, several of the president's own senior administration officials and close advisers had repeatedly warned him that large, indoor political rallies could risk spreading the virus and inflicting it upon his fans.On Sunday night, Trump and his team continued to not care."If you can join tens of thousands of people protesting in the streets, gamble in a...

Shooting at off-campus party near Rutgers University leaves 2 dead
Shooting at off-campus party near Rutgers University leaves 2 dead

Two people have died and six others are injured after a shooting at an off-campus party near Rutgers University early Sunday morning.

NASA Photo Shows How Far Wildfire Smoke Has Traveled
NASA Photo Shows How Far Wildfire Smoke Has Traveled

The wildfires in the western U.S. have produced a smoke cloud that covers almost 1 million square miles and has traveled 1,300 miles, as shown in the above NASA satellite image.The cloud was clearly visible from 1 million miles away and so thick that it obscured the view of California and the northern Pacific Ocean, as seen in the below images.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.

Libya
Libya's Haftar committed to ending oil blockade, U.S. says

Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar has committed to ending a months-long blockade of oil facilities, the U.S. embassy in the country said in a statement on Saturday, but it was unclear if oil fields and ports would reopen. The statement said the eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA) had conveyed "the personal commitment of General Haftar to allow the full reopening of the energy sector no later than Sept. 12". It comes after the United States led efforts to end the oil shutdown amid a wider diplomatic push to cement a ceasefire and a political agreement between rival factions based in eastern Libya and in the capital Tripoli, in the west.

Trump tries his luck in Nevada
Trump tries his luck in Nevada

While the president appears to face long odds in the state, his campaign is hoping to score a backup route to victory if his luck fails to turn in other battlegrounds.

A color-coded map shows the biggest wildfires raging up and down the West Coast
A color-coded map shows the biggest wildfires raging up and down the West Coast

More than 85 major wildfires are raging on the West Coast. Here's where the biggest blazes are located.

Tropical depression off South Florida forecast to strengthen

A tropical depression that is forecast to strengthen to near hurricane intensity by early next week formed Friday afternoon in warm waters off South Florida. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Tropical Depression 19 emerged about 80 miles (130 kilometers) east-southeast of Miami and is moving west-northwest

Jason Oppenheim says he
Jason Oppenheim says he's showing Chrissy Teigen's house after she questions whether the 'Selling Sunset' stars are real realtors

The "Cravings" cookbook author and her husband John Legend's Beverly Hills home is on the market for $23.95 million.

Anti-Shiite protest rattles Pakistan
Anti-Shiite protest rattles Pakistan's Karachi

Thousands of anti-Shiite protesters including demonstrators linked to Sunni extremists rallied in Pakistan's Karachi Friday, sparking fears that rising tensions between the religious groups may unleash a new round of sectarian violence.

Tom Ridge: Whistleblower allegation against Trump should outrage all Americans
Tom Ridge: Whistleblower allegation against Trump should outrage all Americans

The allegations should make anyone who had the responsibility to brief a U.S. president furious, and it should make all Americans shudder.

Simon Tu: Drug runner jailed after hitting police car
Simon Tu: Drug runner jailed after hitting police car

Police have described the man's arrest as "one of the easiest drugs busts ever made".

Fact check: No evidence child traffickers are tagging cars as potential targets with codes
Fact check: No evidence child traffickers are tagging cars as potential targets with codes

Child trafficking is a topic that is shared regularly on social media. But a claim that traffickers are identifying targets by tagging cars is false.

My son born after 9/11 begins college amid coronavirus. What will his generation show us?
My son born after 9/11 begins college amid coronavirus. What will his generation show us?

How will COVID-19 as well as social and political diseases instruct the Class of 2020? We'll need these graduates to help us build a better America.

Why a visit by a Saudi official to New Jersey is now part of the 9/11 investigation
Why a visit by a Saudi official to New Jersey is now part of the 9/11 investigation

Previously secret FBI documents give a look at how the 9/11 hijackers made North Jersey their home, and possible links to a mosque in Jersey City.

Indian state exceeds 1 million coronavirus cases, rivalling Russia, stifling recovery
Indian state exceeds 1 million coronavirus cases, rivalling Russia, stifling recovery

India's biggest and richest state, Maharashtra, recorded its millionth coronavirus infection on Friday, putting it on par with Russia in the pandemic and stifling India's attempts to turn around an economic plummet. Cases in the western state, home to financial capital Mumbai, passed 1 million as infections have been rising some 20,000 a day recently. If it were a country, the state would now rival Russia for the fourth-highest caseload globally.

A CDC study found that people who tested positive for the coronavirus were twice as likely to have eaten at a restaurant beforehand
A CDC study found that people who tested positive for the coronavirus were twice as likely to have eaten at a restaurant beforehand

Eating at a restaurant or drinking at a bar could increase the risk of contracting COVID-19 more than other social activities, a new study found.

As pandemic spreads, the Cuban government moves to silence independent journalists
As pandemic spreads, the Cuban government moves to silence independent journalists

When Cuban independent news site 14ymedio recently scooped the government and published the regime's plans to charge for food in dollars, the news spread like fire on social media, causing waves of disbelief and frustration among Cubans.

Germany says it will investigate Navalny poisoning case, if he agrees
Germany says it will investigate Navalny poisoning case, if he agrees

Berlin prosecutors said on Friday they would investigate the case of Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny, who is being treated in Berlin for suspected poisoning, and hand information to Moscow - if he agreed. The German government had earlier said it would not investigate the case because the poisoning took place in Russia. It has accused Russia of trying to poison Navalny and demanded an explanation from Moscow for what it said was the banned Soviet-era nerve agent Novichok found in his body by German doctors after he was airlifted from Russia for treatment.

Sen. Lindsey Graham reacts to members of Mueller team wiping department phones clean
Sen. Lindsey Graham reacts to members of Mueller team wiping department phones clean

New documents released by the Department of Justice show that multiple members of Mueller's team wiped their department phones before turning them in to the inspector general; reaction from Sen. Lindsey Graham, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

International militaries reveal interest in US Army
International militaries reveal interest in US Army's Future Vertical Lift program

Eight countries have sent letters expressing interest in the program, its director says.

Republicans are going to try to drown the economy
Republicans are going to try to drown the economy

After a campaign season lasting what seems like approximately 20,000 years, the actual election is coming up in less than two months. It has been clear for weeks that the economy is slowly stalling out well short of full employment, and tens of millions of people are falling into destitution because they either were not eligible for the first rounds of pandemic relief, or fell through the cracks in the bureaucracy, or have burned through their savings now that the programs are over.The best thing the Republican Party could do for its president's re-election campaign now would be to take Democrats up on their offer for trillions in additional rescue dollars. Yet Republicans are largely...

Mark Zuckerberg fears civil unrest after Election Day and said Facebook must help prepare people for a drawn-out result
Mark Zuckerberg fears civil unrest after Election Day and said Facebook must help prepare people for a drawn-out result

Zuckerberg said he feared that the fact the 2020 election may be drawn out over days or weeks could lead voters to question its legitimacy.

Japan says it will bear cost of coronavirus vaccines for populace
Japan says it will bear cost of coronavirus vaccines for populace

Japan's government said on Friday it would bear the cost of providing coronavirus vaccines to the populace, as it aims for a comprehensive inoculation against the pandemic. The government also said it planned to establish funds to compensate for possible side effects from the vaccines. The plans were outlined in documents distributed at a briefing by Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura, who also heads the coronavirus response.

Attorney General Barr won
Attorney General Barr won't agree it's illegal to vote twice, as Trump urged, claims ignorance of state laws

President Trump twice on Wednesday urged supporters in North Carolina to vote two times in the presidential election, once by mail and then again in person, ostensibly to test his unsubstantiated claims that mail-in voting will be rife with fraud. "Intentionally voting twice is illegal, and in many states, including North Carolina, it is a felony," The Washington Post notes. Attorney General William Barr either does not know that or he was just being coy in an interview Wednesday evening with CNN's Wolf Blitzer.> "I don't know what the law in the particular state says" -- Wolf Blitzer has to explain to the Attorney General of the United States that it's actually...

Editor of Kenosha newspaper quits over tone-deaf coverage:
Editor of Kenosha newspaper quits over tone-deaf coverage: 'Today is about Jacob Blake'

An editor at The Kenosha News resigned over what he believed to be a problematic headline that mischaracterized what took place during a peaceful protest. According to the New York Times, Daniel J. Thompson, who used to be a digital editor at the paper - and has also alleged he was the only full-time Black staff member - said he took issue with a headline that not only misrepresented the article it accompanied but also sought to give a false and negative impression of a rally he personally attended. The demonstration was inspired by the shooting of Jacob Blake, who was left paralyzed by his injuries on Aug. 23.

Nancy Pelosi criticized for visiting San Francisco hair salon despite coronavirus restrictions
Nancy Pelosi criticized for visiting San Francisco hair salon despite coronavirus restrictions

Pelosi's spokesperson said she was told by the salon that her visit would be in compliance with guidelines.

Venezuela opposition leaders in talks to join parliament vote, Turkey official says

Two high-profile Venezuelan opposition leaders are in talks with the government of President Nicolas Maduro to participate in the upcoming legislative elections despite a planned boycott, a Turkish official involved in the talks said on Tuesday. Opposition parties had agreed to sit out the parliamentary

Jacob Blake family reject
Jacob Blake family reject 'orange man in the White House' as Trump tours nearby

Family of Black man shot by police hold community event as protesters for and against the president turn out in Kenosha As Donald Trump toured parts of the Wisconsin city of Kenosha on Tuesday - against the wishes of local government officials - the family of Jacob Blake, the young Black father now paralyzed after being shot by city police, had a message for the visiting US president.Justin Blake, Jacob's uncle, kicked off a community party on the same Kenosha block where his nephew was shot multiple times in the back by a police officer. The shooting triggered yet another harsh examination of US police practices and led to the gun deaths of two protesters, killed by a white militia...

More than $130K raised for California family after girls seen using Taco Bell WiFi for school work
More than $130K raised for California family after girls seen using Taco Bell WiFi for school work

A now-viral photo of two young students using the free WiFi in a Taco Bell parking lot for online learning highlights unequal access to internet.

Marine veteran running for Congress calls out Minneapolis leaders for letting city burn
Marine veteran running for Congress calls out Minneapolis leaders for letting city burn

Minnesota congressional candidate Tyler Kistner vows to defend police.

India eases virus restrictions even as cases soar
India eases virus restrictions even as cases soar

Many Indian states eased lockdown restrictions on Tuesday, allowing more businesses and public areas to reopen to reduce economic pain caused by the coronavirus, even as the country's new daily infections remain the highest in the world and its confirmed cases near 3.7 million. Hoping to avoid more economic damage, India is gradually relaxing restrictions and has announced that urban metro trains can resume service next Monday. India has been reporting the highest single-day caseload in the world for nearly three weeks.

Founder of right-wing group says man killed in Portland was a
Founder of right-wing group says man killed in Portland was a 'supporter'

There's still a lack of clarity about the deadly shooting in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday night, but the founder of the right-wing group Patriot Prayer said that the man who was killed was a supporter, The Associated Press reports. Earlier reports indicated the victim was wearing a hat with the group's insignia.Joey Gibson, who leads the Washington state-based group, said he couldn't say much "right now" but he was able to "verify that [the victim] was a good friend and supporter of Patriot Prayer." He told AP he would make a more complete statement later on Sunday. Gibson was also in Portland on Saturday night and arrived at the scene of the shooting shortly after it...


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