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  • ‘Shy’ Trump voters will power his win, says pollster who called 2016 race

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    Thanks to the hidden support from voters who are embarrassed to admit they will vote for Donald Trump, the president will be narrowly reelected on Nov. 3, says one of the few pollsters who correctly predicted his 2016 victory.

    Fri, 23 Oct 2020 16:34:48 -0400
  • 'A flat-out lie': Breonna Taylor attorneys seek new prosecutor after jurors speak out

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    The two anonymous grand jurors in the Breonna Taylor case who spoke out this week about the deliberations had no agenda other than to pursue the truth, their lawyer said. But their disclosures have spurred calls for a new prosecutor in the case.

    Fri, 23 Oct 2020 15:47:12 -0400
  • The family of the rescued Zion National Park hiker spoke out after a sheriff's sergeant questioned her survival story — but it's still confusing

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    Holly Courtier was found 12 days after disappearing on a hike. Her sister spoke to reporters after a sheriff's sergeant questioned the survival story.

    Fri, 23 Oct 2020 09:41:04 -0400
  • JetBlue bans white man, donning Burger King crown, after racist scene on New York-bound flight

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    Sat, 24 Oct 2020 10:12:52 -0400
  • Mark Kelly says it's not him dressed as Adolf Hitler for Halloween in yearbook photo

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    According to Kelly’s campaign, the story injects a false but new line of attack against by allies of his Republican opponent.

    Fri, 23 Oct 2020 22:02:27 -0400
  • Watch a man in a garbage bag ‘suit’ set fire to garbage trucks at Broward waste center

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    A man wearing goggles and a garbage bag “suit” was caught on camera breaking into a waste management center and setting several garbage trucks on fire. Deputies are asking for help in finding the arsonist.

    Fri, 23 Oct 2020 16:04:14 -0400
  • Why is QAnon more obsessed with an imaginary sex-trafficking ring than with Jeffrey Epstein’s real one?

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    Epstein’s long history of sexual misconduct, on private islands, in his Florida mansion, aboard yachts and and his private jet, with a who’s who of powerful “elites” including former President Bill Clinton (who denies having had a close relationship with Epstein or any knowledge of his crimes), is probably the closest real-world analogue of the imaginary global sex-trafficking ring at the core of the QAnon conspiracy. 

    Fri, 23 Oct 2020 21:31:59 -0400
  • Some Parents Are Demanding In-Person Schooling as the Pandemic Stretches On

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    Parents' impatience is growing as the pandemic shows no sign of ending and as remote learning takes a toll on children

    Fri, 23 Oct 2020 09:55:24 -0400
  • Americans Should Brace for 100,000 New COVID Cases a Day, Experts Say

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    “You should be prepared for how bad it’s going to get.”The words of Dr. William Haseltine, an internationally renowned infectious disease expert, summarized the resounding—and sobering—takeaway from several public health experts and epidemiologists who spoke to The Daily Beast on Saturday, hours after the U.S. smashed its previous record of new daily COVID-19 cases. The country hit 83,757 reported infections in one day on Friday, while hospitalizations rocketed across the nation by 40 percent.The problem, experts say, isn’t Friday’s number. It’s the upward trajectory.“It’s going to get a lot worse,” said Dr. Haseltine, who was at the heart of the U.S response to the HIV/AIDS and anthrax crises. “We’re looking at easily an excess of 100,000 infections a day and overwhelmed hospitals all over the country.”Haseltine said that prediction was supported by several factors: The weather will only get colder, forcing people indoors. Flu season is approaching. The holidays will tempt people to gather in groups. There are no silver bullets coming. The smaller—but still devastating—peaks in the spring and the summer were largely contained to specific regions of the United States.“Now it’s just about everywhere across the country,” said Haseltine, noting that cases are impacting more age groups, environments, and facilities. While many states saw clusters originating in meatpacking plants, prisons, and retirement facilities earlier in the year, they’re now being traced more often back to private family gatherings, religious services, bars, athletic events, colleges, high schools, and more.That news might be shocking to anyone who believed President Trump’s declaration this week that the country is “rounding the corner” on the pandemic and that the virus is “going away.”But Haseltine’s prediction that “we’re not even near the peak” of the latest surge was backed by other experts who spoke with The Daily Beast on Saturday.“What we can hope for,” said Haseltine, “is that this will plateau at 100,000 [new cases per day], and that enough people will get enough scared and that enough hospitals will get overwhelmed” that it convinces the American public to wear masks, social distance, and exercise caution.Dr. Jennifer Horney, founding director and professor in the University of Delaware’s epidemiology program, noted that Haseltine’s prediction was consistent with the latest published results from the forecasting team at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington in Seattle. Its report on Friday in Nature estimated a cumulative total of 511,373 deaths across the United States by Feb. 28, 2021. A Pervasive Myth To be clear, more Americans are, every day, gaining increased access to quicker and effective tests, raising a question that Horney called a “pervasive” myth: Are dramatic COVID-19 case increases just a reflection of the fact that we’re testing more people?In short: No.Experts surveyed by The Daily Beast on Saturday pointed out that hospitalization and fatality rates are also increasing—robust indications of trends—and that positivity rates in several states are too high to be accurately reflecting a full picture of the number of infections.“Hospitalizations don’t yet reflect what happened this week,” Haseltine said.Even still, hospitals all over the country—from Amarillo, Texas to Salt Lake City, Utah, and Kansas City, Missouri and Milwaukee, Wisconsin—reported this week that they were overwhelmed and approaching capacity.Dr. Irwin Redlener, founding director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness and a senior research scholar at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, agreed with Haseltine’s prediction, saying he would “also remind people” that the number of confirmed cases is only “a fraction of the total.”In June, Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said the number of confirmed cases likely represented only 10 percent of true infections. That means on the days that the country saw 60,000 new cases, there were actually closer to 600,000. While Delaware’s Dr. Horney noted that such case representation has likely improved with access to testing, it hasn’t improved enough not to be reflecting a true rise in cases across the nation.And, worryingly, none of the experts interviewed by The Daily Beast said there was any evidence of change at the institutional, state, local, or individual level that would curb the deadly virus’s worrying trend. ‘Failure of Leadership’“There’s a failure of leadership, failure of governance and failure of social solidarity in the Western world,” said Haseltine. “The Chinese taught the world what to do. You can stop the infection without a vaccine, without a drug—and stop it forever. It’s not that they’re totalitarian, it’s that they did what public health officials told them to do. What is wrong with the rest of us?”On that point, both Redlener and Horney agreed.“The dearth of federal leadership has become so apparent and has had such a tragic impact,” said Horney. “The secret in all of these kinds of emergencies is to have strong guidance with enough flexibility to make it locally relevant.”The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation’s projection published on Friday in Nature also found “that achieving universal mask use—95 percent mask use in public—could be sufficient to ameliorate the worst effects of epidemic resurgences in many states” and that such compliance “could save an additional 129,574 lives” through the end of February 2021. Even 85 percent mask compliance, said the forecast, could save an additional 95,814 lives.“It’s not too late to talk about a national mask mandate, which is one of the few tools we have to deal with this since we don’t have a vaccine,” said Redlener, echoing a sentiment vocalized a day earlier by Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease official.But without a national mandate, state and local health departments are left to make their own ordinances, the result of which has been headline-grabbing in-fighting from Texas to Georgia.In Illinois, the state’s public health director broke down in tears on Friday, begging the public to follow health guidelines.“If you’re talking about COVID fatigue from having to keep wearing a mask, think about the COVID fatigue for health-care workers, respiratory therapists, who are going to have to go through this whole episode again of trying to fight for people’s lives, because we couldn’t figure out how to control this virus by doing some of the simple measures that have been prescribed,” Dr. Ngozi Ezike said.Without a federal strategy, said infectious disease experts, pandemic-weary Americans have been left to make their own decisions in the public interest, to decipher mixed messages from departments and politicians, to understand that eating indoors at restaurants may be technically allowed, but not responsible. There will always be people who trust a corporation’s analysis that its product is safe—or who believe their individual liberty is more important than the public good.“We are always emotional and sometimes rational, it’s just human nature,” said Haseltine. “Belief trumps facts every time.” ‘Be Prepared’Horney’s advice to the public is to “double down” and make plans now. Whether you live in New York or South Dakota, in a city or rural environment, on a college campus or in a retirement community: “Get your flu shot. Wear your mask.” The more lax people are, the worse cases will get, and the worse off every community will be, she said.“Be prepared—and not in this joking sort of way about running out of toilet paper—in the real way,” she continued. “If your kids are in school, be ready for them to pivot to remote learning.”As Redlener said, the nation is in a “battle” between pandemic fatigue and pandemic fatalities.“This virus is anything but slowing down,” Redlener warned, and if Americans don’t begin to take it much, much more seriously, he said, “We’re in trouble.”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.

    Sat, 24 Oct 2020 17:41:57 -0400
  • Washington state discovers first 'murder hornet' nest in U.S.

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    Scientists have discovered the first nest of "murder hornets" in the United States and plan to remove it Saturday to protect native honeybees, officials in Washington state said.

    Fri, 23 Oct 2020 18:45:08 -0400
  • Letters to the Editor: How Pope Francis' support for civil unions gives cover to mariage equality opponents

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    Marriage equality opponents may now argue in court that same-six civil unions are just as good legally as marriages. Of course, they are not.

    Sat, 24 Oct 2020 06:00:26 -0400
  • NASA astronaut Kate Rubins posted a photo of her voting from the 'ISS voting booth' in space

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    Most astronauts live in Houston, Texas, and the state allows them to use a secure electronic ballot to vote from space.

    Fri, 23 Oct 2020 09:58:55 -0400
  • Trump says that if Biden is elected, seniors will have 'no air conditioning during the summer'

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    At a campaign rally in Florida, the president accused the former vice president of enacting extreme energy policies if he is elected.

    Sat, 24 Oct 2020 12:57:58 -0400
  • How the End Sars protests have changed Nigeria forever

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    The campaign against police brutality has encouraged young Nigerians to take on the older generation.

    Fri, 23 Oct 2020 19:59:18 -0400
  • Evo Morales leaves Argentina for Venezuela: report

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    Bolivia's former president Evo Morales left Argentina for Caracas late Friday in an official Venezuelan aircraft, the official Argentine news agency Telam said.

    Fri, 23 Oct 2020 22:31:16 -0400
  • Fact check: Obama administration approved, built temporary holding enclosures at southern border

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    A meme about a recent speech is true. The facilities were built during the Obama era -- and were intended to hold migrant children for up to 72 hours.

    Fri, 23 Oct 2020 10:33:04 -0400
  • Judge moves criminal case against Texas attorney general

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    A judge on Friday ordered the long-running criminal case against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton returned to his home county in a legal victory for the Republican. Judge Jason Luong ruled that the securities fraud case should continue in Collin County, north of Dallas, siding with Paxton's defense attorneys who argued the case should be returned there after it was moved to Houston. Paxton pleaded not guilty in 2015 and the case has been stalled for years over legal challenges.

    Fri, 23 Oct 2020 16:56:28 -0400
  • Armenian-Americans march in Miami Beach to condemn Azerbaijan, demand Artsakh liberty

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    As voters inside Miami Beach City Hall used the ballot box to decide their country’s future, a group of Armenian-Americans took part in a more public display of patriotism right outside.

    Fri, 23 Oct 2020 21:09:32 -0400
  • Snow due to hit Colorado wildfire areas

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    "We don’t anticipate it will be a season-ending event, but we do believe it will help us a great bit," said a fire incident spokesman.

    Sat, 24 Oct 2020 18:07:59 -0400
  • Cops Nab Kansas Dad After 2 Boys Killed, 2 Girls Abducted

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    Kansas police have arrested a man they say abducted his two young daughters from a home where two boys were found dead.Donny Jackson, 40, was found on the highway in Erick, Oklahoma, on Saturday night. The girls, 7-year-old Nora and 3-year-old Aven were with him and are safe, authorities said.The arrest came hours after an Amber Alert was issued and a manhunt spread to three states.Cops actually had Jackson in their grasp much earlier in the day. Around 12:30 p.m., police stopped his vehicle on Highway 169 near the Oklahoma border, while the girls were in the car, but let him drive on.The reason for the traffic stop wasn’t specified but it wasn’t related to the abduction. In fact, it wasn’t until 45 minutes later—when cops got a call from a home in Leavenworth—that they discovered the slain boys and learned that Nora and Aven were missing.The relationship between the boys and the girls was not given, but Jackson’s Facebook page contains photos of two brothers posing for first day of school photos.His account is also full of postings denying the usefulness of masks during the COVID-19 pandemic and mocking the Black Lives Matter movement, religious aphorisms, conspiracy theories, and cryptic comments.“When you have to lie to the mother’s body to carry your seed, do not expect the abomination to succeed,” one Sept. 10 comment read.“Why do they call it the bible belt?” he wrote on Aug. 31. “Disciplinary action requires a belt occasionally.”Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Maj. James Sherley said police “have had dealing” with Jackson in the past.“Investigators are still trying to ascertain what had gone on in the family dynamic that has gotten us to this point,” he said.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.

    Sat, 24 Oct 2020 18:31:31 -0400
  • Hundreds of protesters clash with police over coronavirus restrictions in Naples

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    Hundreds of protesters in Naples threw projectiles at police and set rubbish bins on fire late on Friday during a demonstration against coronavirus restrictions in the southern Italian city. Calls were issued on social media to challenge a curfew that took effect in the Campania region ahead of the weekend, enacted in response to a spiralling second wave of infections that saw nearly 20,000 new cases detected in the last 24 hours. A mostly young crowd marched through the streets of the regional capital and chanted as the curfew started at 11pm, with some lighting smoke bombs. One carried a makeshift sign that read: "If you close, you pay."

    Fri, 23 Oct 2020 23:47:57 -0400
  • Trump refuses to donate to his own re-election, leaving his campaign with one third of Biden's war chest

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    The president had said he would give 'whatever it takes' of his own money

    Fri, 23 Oct 2020 12:27:23 -0400
  • NASA will share an 'exciting new discovery' about the moon on Monday. Listen to the announcement live.

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    NASA says the discovery could support deep-space exploration efforts. It will share the findings in a briefing on Monday and stream the audio live.

    Sun, 25 Oct 2020 07:51:00 -0400
  • Belarus and Russia will respond to external threats, Lukashenko tells Pompeo: agencies

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    Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko told U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a phone call on Saturday that Belarus and Russia were ready to respond jointly to external threats, Russian agencies quoted Belarus state media as saying. Lukashenko, who is holding on to power despite major protests in recent weeks calling for him to resign, is facing the prospect of a national strike that could begin on Monday following an ultimatum set by opposition leaders.

    Sat, 24 Oct 2020 11:39:50 -0400
  • Pentagon condemns Turkish missile system test, warns of 'serious consequences'

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    The Pentagon on Friday strongly condemned the test of a Russian-made S-400 missile defense system by NATO ally Turkey and warned of "serious consequences."

    Fri, 23 Oct 2020 15:15:10 -0400
  • Putin: China and Germany heading for superpower status as U.S. influence dwindles

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    The era when the United States and Russia were the world's superpowers is in the past, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday, saying China and Germany are now heading for superpower status.

    Fri, 23 Oct 2020 19:38:13 -0400
  • Nigeria's police order massive mobilization after unrest

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    Nigeria’s top police official on Saturday ordered the immediate mobilization of all officers to “reclaim the public space from criminal elements masquerading as protesters” after days of unrest and demonstrations over police abuses that left at least 69 people dead. The police order could further heighten tensions in Africa’s most populous country after some of its worst turmoil in years. Nigeria’s inspector general of police, M.A. Adamu, ordered colleagues to “dominate the public space” while announcing that enough is enough, a statement said.

    Sat, 24 Oct 2020 14:46:28 -0400
  • Hurricane force gusts prompt extremely critical fire risk in California

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    Meanwhile, record shattering cold brings heavy snow and wind chills below zero to Colorado.

    Sat, 24 Oct 2020 22:28:21 -0400
  • 'Not just numbers': The women disappearing in Peru

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    Thousands of women go missing in Peru every year and many are never found.

    Sat, 24 Oct 2020 19:17:39 -0400
  • U.S and China are playing tug of war with this tiny island nation

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    "We don’t want to be manipulated or caught in a great power competition," said Evan Tsao, 31, a master’s degree student from Kaohsiung, in southern Taiwan.

    Sat, 24 Oct 2020 04:30:00 -0400
  • Harris appeals directly to Black men: ‘Honor the ancestors’

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    Democratic vice presidential hopeful Kamala Harris made a direct appeal to Black men Friday, defending her record as a prosecutor, blasting President Donald Trump as “racist” and vouching for Joe Biden as a man capable of addressing systemic racism and leading a diverse country. The California senator warned that Trump wants to “turn 20% of Black men in favor of him,” a mark that could tilt a range of battleground states in the South and Upper Midwest to the president.

    Sat, 24 Oct 2020 10:08:07 -0400
  • This Boeing 767 private jet's operator claims it has an advanced air system that kills pathogens so passengers don't need to wear a mask onboard – see inside

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    This luxury flying apartment costs an hour what a New York City studio costs for an entire year. The difference being this one kills COVID in the air.

    Sun, 25 Oct 2020 08:16:00 -0400
  • ‘Black Guy’ label for student in yearbook was created by employee, Indiana school says

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    The school has said it was a “truly reprehensible error.”

    Fri, 23 Oct 2020 17:16:35 -0400
  • Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-hee dies at 78

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    Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-hee, who transformed the South Korean firm into a global tech titan, died at the age of 78 on Sunday, the company said.

    Sun, 25 Oct 2020 00:32:24 -0400
  • ‘Urban Warfare’ as Europe’s Second Wave Spins Out of Control

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    ROME—A few hours after the regional governor of the Italian region of Campania where Naples is located announced he would be locking down the entire province to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Neapolitans took to the streets Friday night to defy the order. The situation quickly turned into what one police official likened to urban warfare with protesters lighting dumpsters and ducking teargas being lobbed by police. All the while, the mostly maskless, yelling crowd undoubtedly spread coronavirus even more.Europe is very much out of control when it comes to its second wave, with every single nation in the 27-member zone struggling in a race against time as hospitals fill up and death tolls—which are substantially less than the first wave so far— continue to rise. Millions of people are facing harsh new restrictions as governments play what amounts to whack-a-mole to try to stop the spread of the virus they thought just a few months ago they had defeated. Improved testing in many countries has painted a clearer picture of just how widespread the pandemic is, but because of the number of new infections, systems to contact trace have been overwhelmed, making the spread impossible to control.The U.S. is in Denial Over the Coronavirus Pandemic as Europe Struggles With Second WaveFrance has expanded its Draconian curfew that has stifled Parisian nightlife and put a massive dent in the hospitality sector economy of one of the most vibrant cities in the world. Now 46 million French people will have to be home by 9 p.m. In Wales, a two-week “firebreak” started Friday, meaning everyone but essential workers has to be home by 6 p.m. The Czech Republic has just reached the dubious honor of having the most cases per capita in Europe with 1,148 cases per 100,000 residents, with Belgium and the Netherlands close behind. Ireland is under a six-week lockdown and Slovakia has vowed to test every single citizen to try to mitigate the spread. The Polish president has just tested positive and Germany reached 10,003 COVID-related deaths as the infection rate continues to rise. Filming of Mission Impossible 7 with Tom Cruise has been suspended in Venice as cases there reach record levels. And the Italian government is facing calls by 100 top scientists to mandate strict new measures in the next two or three days, or the outcome could be catastrophic.And it is still only October.Europe’s problems are dire, and citizens are angry that their governments have not been able to come up with any better plan than locking down, which puts already weak economies that were so badly hurt in the first wave of the pandemic at even greater risk of collapse. Ludovic Subran, the chief economist at Allianz warned last week of a high risk serious recession across Europe as new restrictions are put in place. “We see an elevated risk of a double dip recession in countries that are once again resorting to targeted and regional lockdowns,” he said, adding that the European Union’s first bailout $880 billion won’t likely go to growth but be used by many countries like Italy, Spain and Greece to just stay afloat.On Saturday, the group Save Our Rights U.K. is holding a massive demonstration in London to protest not only restrictions being enforced by the British government, but the overall handling of the pandemic, pointing to contact tracing and other means to track the spread of the coronavirus as an affront to privacy. “We believe that the coronavirus regulations that are in place are not proportionate and appropriate, and are causing more harm than good,” Louise Creffield, the group founder told the Guardian. “We are very concerned with protecting people’s human rights: right to privacy, family life, bodily autonomy, medical freedoms, and so on. We are not just concerned with lockdowns per se, we are concerned with the infringements with our privacy by having this track and trace everywhere.”Similar sentiments are now common across Europe, where pandemic fatigue is now evident. And with lack of a feasible containment plan anywhere, the people are angry, desperate and increasingly ambivalent about what is really at stake: thousands of lives.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet 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.

    Sat, 24 Oct 2020 08:37:13 -0400
  • The states with and without travel restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic

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    Some US states require travelers to get tested for the coronavirus and self-quarantine for 14 days, while others have no travel restrictions in place.

    Fri, 23 Oct 2020 13:21:00 -0400
  • Nearly 9,000 flee homes in Philippines as Molave intensifies into typhoon

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    Sun, 25 Oct 2020 00:00:46 -0400
  • Man gets 20 years for buying guns used in 2015 terror attack

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    The man who bought two rifles that husband-and-wife assailants used to kill 14 people in a Southern California terror attack nearly five years ago was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison. Enrique Marquez Jr. supplied the weapons that Syed Rizwan Farook and Farook’s wife, Tashfeen Malik, used on Dec. 2, 2015, to open fire on a meeting and holiday gathering of San Bernardino County employees who worked with Farook. Minutes later, a post on a Facebook page associated with Malik pledged allegiance to the leader of the Islamic State terror group.

    Fri, 23 Oct 2020 11:22:26 -0400
  • Supreme Court sides mostly with Republicans in last-minute voting cases

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    More rulings on election procedures with mail-in ballots in key battleground states are expected before Nov. 3

    Sat, 24 Oct 2020 09:29:24 -0400
  • Trump announces Sudan and Israel will normalize relations, asks Netanyahu if 'Sleepy Joe could have made this deal'

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    President Trump on Friday announced that Israel and Sudan will normalize relations -- and in the process unsuccessfully sought an attack on his Democratic opponent from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The White House on Friday said that Israel and Sudan "have agreed to the normalization of relations," touting this as a "historic agreement" and calling it "another major step toward building peace in the Middle East." Trump spoke in the Oval Office about the agreement, with Netanyahu joining him over the phone, and got in a dig at Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden."Do you think Sleepy Joe could have made this deal, Bibi?" Trump asked Netanyahu. "Sleepy Joe. Do you think he would have made this deal? Somehow, I don't think so."But Trump didn't get what he was apparently looking for from Netanyahu, who ignored the question about Biden entirely and avoided going after the former vice president. "Well, Mr. President," Netanyahu responded, "one thing I can tell you is we appreciate the help for peace from anyone in America." > Trump has Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on speaker phone to discuss a deal normalizing relations between Israel and Sudan. He asks: "Do you think Sleepy Joe could have made this deal?"> > Netanyahu: "We appreciate the help for peace from anyone in America" pic.twitter.com/OtCAL37m8e> > -- CBS News (@CBSNews) October 23, 2020More stories from theweek.com Trump loses on the merits Who won the final 2020 debate? Call it a draw. Get ready for Trump TV, America

    Fri, 23 Oct 2020 14:25:58 -0400
  • A US Navy training aircraft crashed into an Alabama neighborhood, killing both crew members on board

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    The T-6B Texan II plane crashed in Foley, Alabama, around 5 p.m. local time on Friday. It had flown from NAS Whiting Field, Florida.

    Sat, 24 Oct 2020 06:15:57 -0400
  • Wild hogs running amok in California city. Can bow hunters help get rid of them?

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    Wild pigs are destroying land due a population boom.

    Fri, 23 Oct 2020 18:22:28 -0400
  • Coronavirus is surging in college towns. The worst spot? Texas

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    College towns have seen a surge of the coronavirus, especially in Texas, but they're doubling down on in-person classes and fans at football games.

    Sat, 24 Oct 2020 16:51:10 -0400
  • The week of pantomime-like negotiations that brought Britain back to the Brexit negotiating table

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    It was only a week ago that Boris Johnson declared the Brexit trade talks over, and said the UK would “embrace” WTO terms. Just days later, both sides were back around the table. The resumption of talks followed a series of carefully choreographed moves which saw the European Union meet British conditions to restart the negotiations. Many in Brussels have suggested that they never believed Boris Johnson was serious when he threatened a no deal Brexit. The EU is, after all, used to fiery summit walkouts during tense negotiations, which traditionally happen just before a deal is done. It clears the atmosphere and rolls the pitch for concessions. Nevertheless, Mr Johnson had said that unless a trade deal was “in sight” by the October 15 EU summit, the UK should quit negotiations. Once it was clear his deadline would be missed, the Prime Minister called the presidents of the European Commission and Council. On the eve of the summit, he told them to agree to round the clock talks or else. As EU leaders arrived in Brussels for their first in depth discussion of Brexit this year, it became clear they planned to call his bluff. A commitment to “intensified negotiations” was removed from the summit conclusion. EU leaders told the UK to make the “necessary moves” on the three major issues of fishing, level playing field and enforcement. David Frost, in a breach of protocol that infuriated EU officials, took to Twitter and let rip just as Michel Barnier began a summit press conference.

    Sat, 24 Oct 2020 11:46:47 -0400
  • Police chief: Illinois officer who shot Black couple in car fired

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    A police officer who shot a Black couple inside a vehicle — killing a 19-year-old man and wounding his girlfriend — has been fired, the police chief announced Friday.

    Sat, 24 Oct 2020 12:00:24 -0400
  • Ireland's beloved wild dolphin Fungie mysteriously vanished for more than a week, and people fear he may have died

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    Fungie hasn't been seen in Dingle Bay, County Kerry, since October 12, prompting fears he is dead or gone somewhere else.

    Sat, 24 Oct 2020 05:19:00 -0400
  • Houston officer killed two weeks before retirement

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    Sgt. Harold Preston, who led ‘from the front,’ died at an area hospital with his family by his side. A longtime Texas police officer just two weeks away from his retirement was shot and killed Tuesday while responding to a domestic violence call. Houston Police Sgt. Harold Preston, 65, suffered multiple head wounds after the 41-year force veteran responded to a call at a local apartment complex.

    Fri, 23 Oct 2020 12:03:29 -0400
  • The South was a lost cause for Democrats. Now eight key Senate seats are in play.

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    "You'd sometimes have a good candidate run, but they had no capacity to raise money or get involvement from the national party. That’s changed now," one Democratic strategist said.

    Sat, 24 Oct 2020 06:01:42 -0400
  • Letters to the Editor: Trumpism is a dangerous way of doing politics. Let's hope it ends with Trump

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    Trumpism is nothing but governing based on instinct and self-interest. If it has a future in the Republican Party, we should be very scared.

    Sat, 24 Oct 2020 06:00:53 -0400
  • Japan's unique heated tables may be the solution to winter outdoor dining for Chicago restaurants

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    Kotatsu are Japanese heated tables that can be traced to Zen temples in the middle ages. This winter, they're coming to Chicago.

    Sun, 25 Oct 2020 07:34:00 -0400
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