'A perfect storm': College students face incredible mental health stressors during COVID-19 pandemic

"It has surely been a difficult nine months," UL Lafayette Dean of Students Margarita Perez said. "We're seeing stress, anxiety, worry, loneliness, depression."         [Author: Lafayette Daily Advertiser]
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Coronavirus updates: FDA grants emergency use for first at-home rapid test; US museums face 'unsustainable' future; 248K US deaths

The FDA approved the first at-home COVID test. Chicago public schools plan to resume in-person learning in January. France tops 2M cases. Latest news.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Pfizer is about to ask the FDA to authorize its coronavirus vaccine, a critical step before it can be given to more people

The first patient enrolled in Pfizer's COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine clinical trial at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, receives an injection. University of Maryland School of Medicine/AP Photo Pfizer and BioNTech are about to request that the US Food and Drug Administration review their coronavirus vaccine for emergency authorization. The vaccine was 95% effective at preventing COVID-19 in a late-stage trial. The FDA has said it might take weeks to review the...
Tags: News, US, Trends, Healthcare, Fda, Pfizer, Baltimore, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Reuters, US Food and Drug Administration, Baylor College of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Moderna, Andrew Dunn, BioNtech, Allana Akhtar

‘National Embarrassment’: Christie Blasts Trump’s Legal Team As Election Challenges Fizzle

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) blasted President Trump’s legal team on Sunday for being “a national embarrassment” as it boosts the sitting president’s refusal to concede by waging bogus claims of widespread election fraud. Trump’s legal battles in his efforts to delegitimize the election process have continued falling flat. During an appearance on ABC News, Christie repeated his suggestion that Trump finally needs to concede. After ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos mentioned th...
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Trump called Republican election official in Wayne County, Michigan, who initially voted against certifying results

Monica Palmer, the Republican chair of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers, says Trump called her after Tuesday night's meeting.         [Author: Detroit Free Press]
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Astronaut Soichi Noguchi has now flown on 3 different spaceships. SpaceX's Crew Dragon is 'the best,' he said.

Astronaut Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency is a mission specialist for Crew-1, the first operational SpaceX Crew Dragon mission. Sam Friedman/SpaceX SpaceX launched its first long-term astronaut mission for NASA on Sunday, blasting a crew of four into orbit. Soichi Noguchi, one of those astronauts, said Crew Dragon is "the best" spacecraft he's ever flown. Noguchi is only the third person ever to fly on three different spaceships: Crew Dragon, NASA's Space Shuttle, ...
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We've now found microplastics on the very highest and lowest points on Earth. Mount Everest is littered with them.

Members of the National Geographic and Rolex Perpetual Planet Everest Expedition celebrate after setting up a weather station 27,650 feet up Mount Everest. Mark Fisher/National Geographic Every part of the climbing route up Mount Everest is littered with microplastics, researchers found. They even found plastic fibers just below the summit — at 27,690 feet above sea level — according to a new study. The fibers likely came off climbing gear, clothing, and tents. Microplastics have also been...
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Tucker Carlson calls out Trump's election lawyer for refusing to show evidence supporting the president's baseless voter fraud claims

Tucker Carlson slams the Trump campaign's refusal to produce evidence to support their election claims. Screenshot/Fox News Fox News primetime host Tucker Carlson lashed out at a lawyer on President Donald Trump's election legal team after she refused to send him any evidence of her baseless voter fraud claims.  Carlson said he was eager to have the attorney, QAnon supporter Sidney Powell, on his show and would've given her "the whole hour" or "the entire week" to detail her claims.  B...
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Guitar Center, the largest retailer for musical instruments in the US, has filed for bankruptcy

View of a Guitar Center store in Hollywood, California. Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images Guitar Center, the largest musical instrument retailer in the US, has filed for bankruptcy. The company announced Saturday it was entering the Chapter 11 restructuring process, during which it'll stay in business. Guitar Center said it expects to finish up the process by the end of the year. Like other physical retailers, Guitar Center has felt the negative impacts of consumers' increasing reliance o...
Tags: Music, News, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Bankruptcy, New York Times, Retail, Afp, Guitar Center, Hollywood California, Lord Taylor, Valerie Macon, Paige Leskin, Getty Images Guitar Center, US Guitar Center

A new CDC report found that Kansas counties who complied with a mask mandate saw a decrease in cases compared to counties that didn't

President Donald Trump opted against wearing a face mask at a press conference in May, while flanked advisers Drs. Deborah Bird and Anthony Fauci, who wore face masks. Jabin Botsford/Getty Images A Friday report from the Centers for Disease Control found that counties in Kansas that adopted a mask mandate saw a decrease in cases of the disease, while counties that opted out saw an increase by 100%. While experts have long agreed that masks are a key part of limiting the spread of COVID-19,...
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Judge orders Trump administration to stop expelling unaccompanied migrant children at US-Mexico border

A U.S. judge has barred the Trump administration from expelling unaccompanied migrant children detained at the border under an emergency health order.         [Author: Arizona Republic]
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Simon Stålenhag directed a music video for Duvchi

I'm a big fan of Simon Stålenhag (previously at BB) but found the screen production of Tales from the Loop more cold and distant than his disarming, monumental artwork. His own directorial debut, though, is full of warm magic: the video for Geronimo, a song from Duvchi's forthcoming album This Kind of Ocean [Amazon]. — Read the rest
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Trump is dead set on fighting election-fraud claims — even as his entire team is 'despondent' — because he thinks it will help him in 2024, report says

MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images As President Donald Trump continues to erroneously contest the results of the 2020 election, some of his advisors told The Washington Post that he thinks his supporters want to see him "keep fighting" to bolster support for a 2024 run. "He is more dug into his position than he was at the beginning," one Trump advisor told The Post. "He thinks this is his base for 2024, and that half the country are warriors fighting for him, and that he's got to keep fight...
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Trump Takes Another L: Michigan GOPers Say No To Election Steal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to leverage the power of the Oval Office on Friday in an extraordinary attempt to block President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, but his pleas to Michigan lawmakers to overturn the will of their constituents appeared to have left them unswayed. Trump summoned a delegation of the battleground state’s Republican leadership, including the Senate majority leader and House speaker, in an apparent extension of his efforts to persuade judges and election offi...
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People are waiting on long lines for coronavirus tests ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday

People stand in line at a clinic in Long Beach, California offering quick coronavirus testing for a fee, on Monday, June 29, 2020. Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group/Long Beach Press-Telegram via Getty Images Health officials are asking people to avoid large gatherings this week, but people are lining up to get tested in droves ahead of the holiday. About 40% of people responding to a poll conducted by Ohio State University said they are planning to gather in person with 10 or more people thi...
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Texas deployed its National Guard to help with overflowing morgues in El Paso as the coronavirus death toll rises

El Paso County detention inmates, Sheriff officers, and morgue staff move bodies to refrigerated trailers outside the Medical Examiner's Office, November 14, 2020. Texas is sending 36 of its National Guard personnel to El Paso to help process the bodies of dead coronavirus victims. El Paso's county morgue has been so overwhelmed that it is using refrigerated trailers and paying prison inmates to move the bodies. That's just one snapshot in a nationwide surge of coronavirus cases — th...
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Trump and his allies have won zero out of the 22 lawsuits they've filed since Election Day

President Donald Trump. Win McNamee/Getty Images President Donald Trump's campaign and Republican officials have filed nearly two dozen lawsuits since Election Day in an effort to contest the results of the 2020 election. The campaign filed lawsuits and motions to intervene in cases in swing states Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, and Pennsylvania. They've notched zero victories, 18 cases where they've withdrawn or lost, and have 4 cases pending. Scroll down for a list of lawsuits the T...
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Pfizer just asked the FDA to authorize its coronavirus vaccine, a critical step before it can be given to more people

The first patient enrolled in Pfizer's COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine clinical trial at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore receiving an injection. University of Maryland School of Medicine/AP Photo Pfizer and BioNTech requested that the US Food and Drug Administration review their coronavirus vaccine for emergency authorization, they announced Friday. The vaccine was found to be 95% effective at preventing COVID-19 in a late-stage trial. The FDA has said it might ...
Tags: News, US, Trends, Healthcare, Fda, Pfizer, Baltimore, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Reuters, US Food and Drug Administration, Baylor College of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Moderna, Andrew Dunn, BioNtech, Albert Bourla

Coronavirus updates: Arizona, South Dakota hold out against mask mandates; Colorado's largest school district returns to virtual learning

Denver public schools halt in-person learning. Arizona Gov. Ducey says he won't impose statewide mask mandate. 250K U.S. deaths. Latest COVID news.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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VistaJet is about to take delivery of its first charter-ready Bombardier Global 7500, a $70 million ultra-long-range private jet that can fly 7,700 nautical miles — see inside

A VistaJet Bombardier Global 7500. VistaJet Private aviation firm VistaJet will welcome another Bombardier Global 7500 to its fleet in January that will be available for charter after its first model was scooped up by a single client. The Global 7500 has the longest range of any aircraft in its class, and is able to fly up to 7,700 nautical miles in a single flight.  The 14-passenger configuration allows for four living spaces, including a private bedroom and office.  Visit Business Inside...
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LSU censored Derrius Guice's name in recently released police report; USA TODAY sues for full record

LSU refused to give Samantha Brennan full, unredacted copy of police report she filed after Derrius Guice took and shared partially nude photo of her.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Biden: Trump Stalling Transition Will Put COVID Vaccine ‘Behind By Weeks Or Months’

President-elect Joe Biden rebuked President Trump on Wednesday for standing in the way of his formal transition, especially because the sitting president’s refusal to concede will put the distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine during the Biden administration “behind by weeks or months.” During a roundtable with workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic on Wednesday, Biden particularly expressed his dismay over General Services Administration chief Emily Murphy’s refusal to sign an “ascerta...
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'Real eye-opener': Microplastic pollution discovered in snow near top of Mount Everest

Microplastic pollution is apparently everywhere: It's in the ocean, it's in our food and now we know it's atop the highest peak in the world: Mount Everest.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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A federal judge threw out a major Trump campaign lawsuit in Pennsylvania, issuing a blistering opinion refusing to disenfranchise 7 million voters

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks during a news conference about lawsuits contesting the results of the presidential election on Thursday Nov. 19, 2020. Sarah Silbiger for The Washington Post via Getty Images In a scathing opinion released Saturday evening, a federal judge tossed out a major Trump campaign lawsuit in Pennsylvania seeking to block the certification of the state's election results. Judge Matthew Brann wrote that the Trum...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington Post, New York City, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Biden, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, United States of America, Brann, Plaintiffs, Trump Campaign

Cardinals' DeAndre Hopkins isn't the only one benefiting from Hail Mary catch – Nike is, too

As footage of Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins soaring to catch a game-winning Hail Mary spreads, Nike's Jordan Brand apparel brand is benefiting.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Kyle Rittenhouse, 17-Year-Old Kenosha Shooter, Released From Jail After Posting $2M Bail

Kyle Rittenhouse—the 17-year-old domestic terrorist accused of shooting three people, two fatally, in Kenosha, Wisconson—is a free man … for now. Rittenhouse was released from the Kenosha County Jail Friday afternoon (Nov. 20) after posting $2 million bail. The teen is accused of fatally shooting Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber and wounding Gaige Grosskreutz during a Black Lives Matter protest back in August following the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha. He posted bond through his a...
Tags: Crime, News, Shooting, Guns, Washington Post, Wisconsin, Jazz, BLM, Gun Violence, Kenosha, Kenosha County, Keating, Antioch Illinois, Huber, Rittenhouse, David Wright

The WHO will not recommend remdesivir for COVID-19 patients, since it doesn't seem to boost their chances of survival

A vial of remdesivir as seen during a news conference at the University Hospital Eppendorf in Hamburg, Germany, April 8, 2020. Ulrich Perrey/Reuters The FDA approved remdesivir as a treatment for severe COVID-19 cases last month, after granting emergency authorization in May. But on Thursday, the World Health Organization announced it will not recommend the drug's use for COVID-19 patients. "There is currently no evidence that it improves survival or the need for ventilation," the organiza...
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We're likely to need coronavirus booster shots after the initial vaccine

A volunteer receives an experimental coronavirus shot from a medical worker at Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto, South Africa, June 24, 2020. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko People may need to get booster shots after the initial coronavirus vaccine doses in order to stay protected, experts say. Other vaccines, like the tetanus shot, also require periodic boosters.  That adds further complication to the impending challenge of distributing coronavirus vaccines, which are likely to require two doses. Vi...
Tags: Health, Science, News, New York City, Trends, Pfizer, University of Oxford, Vaccines, Mount Sinai, Chicago Illinois, Soweto South Africa, Icahn School of Medicine, ORENSTEIN, Moderna, Siphiwe Sibeko, Aylin Woodward

Trump Tries Desperate And Damaging New Tack As He Refuses To Accept Loss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Getting nowhere in the courts, President Donald Trump’s scattershot effort to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victory is shifting toward obscure election boards that certify the vote as Trump and his allies seek to upend the electoral process, sow chaos and perpetuate unsubstantiated doubts about the count. The battle is centered in the battleground states that sealed Biden’s win. In Michigan, two Republican election officials in the state’s largest county initially ref...
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How Joe Biden went from being a kid from Scranton to a six-term Senator, VP, and now the President-elect

Joe Biden has long straddled the line between presenting himself as an accomplished, career politician and a cool, down-to-earth dad. Mark Makela/Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden turns 78 years old on Friday, November 20.  Biden, who served as US senator from Delaware from 1973 to 2009 and then former President Obama's vice-president from 2009 to 2017, ran for president three times before winning the Democratic nomination. Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, on November 20, 1942, to a us...
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