'It's not how I wanted to go out': Chris Krebs, the election security official fired by Trump, opens up in new interview and dismisses 'farcical' claims of voter fraud

Christopher Krebs, former director of the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on May 14, 2019. Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call Chris Krebs, the former director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, told CBS "the American people should have 100% confidence in their vote." Krebs was fired by President Trump earlier this month for refusing to go along with Trump's unsupported...
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With end drawing near in 25th Congress election, Garcia leads Smith by 405 votes

The fascinating, hotly contested race for the 25th Congressional District seat wound down to its final moments, with incumbent Republican Mike Garcia holding on to a 405-vote lead over challenger Christy Smith. The latest update came as the L.A. County Registrar/Recorder’s office posted its latest numbers in an ongoing canvass of the election that will end on Monday, when the entire county general election result is expected to be certified. While Democrat Smith’s lead is substantial in the L.A....
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Fact check: Barack Obama favored Hillary Clinton over Joe Biden in 2016

A claim that the former president "pleaded with" his former vice president not to run for the White House is lacking context.
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Trump Now Insists Biden Must ‘Prove’ He Won 80 Million Votes To Enter The White House

Trump claims Biden has a "big unsolvable problem" to demonstrate that votes certified by states are legitimate.
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Lancaster calls special meeting to call no-confidence vote in Ferrer and consider own public health department

Frustrated by COVID-19 public health orders, a northern Los Angeles County city’s elected officials next week will consider a no-confidence vote in the county’s public health chief. The vote sets the stage for a related effort in which the city of Lancaster, looking to team with neighboring cities, would establish its own public health department. Lancaster has called a special meeting for Thursday, Dec. 3, to consider both efforts. Both reflect months of bubbling frustrations among some leaders...
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Virtual YouTuber Kiryu Coco Temporarily Ceasing All Activities

Battered and beaten Hololive virtual YouTuber Kiryu Coco has been forced to temporarily cease all her activities for reasons unknown, with many suspecting this to be the result of the incessant vitriol slung her way without rest. The message she sent out to her faithful followers on Twitter, though it was not specified if this […]
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Biden reportedly considering a retired four-star general to lead US military, would be first Black defense secretary if confirmed

US Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, commander of United States Forces - Iraq, presents a coin for an enlisted soldier at Operating Base Adder, Iraq. Defense Department President-elect Joe Biden is adding to his list of potential defense secretaries a retired US Army general, according to an Axios report published Friday. Lloyd Austin is a Black four-star general with over four decades in the military. If confirmed, Austin would be the first Black defense secretary in the US. Visit Business I...
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The mayor of Fargo, North Dakota, is a medical doctor. He reveals how he's wrestling COVID-19 outbreaks in the state's largest city.

Fargo, North Dakota Mayor, Dr Tim Mahoney speaks to Sailors present at the USS Robalo (SS 273) wreath laying ceremony held at the Lindenwood Park, during Fargo Navy Week, July 23, 2018. Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images North Dakota has experienced one of the biggest COVID-19 outbreaks the US has seen since the start of the pandemic.  Dr. Tim Mahoney, the mayor of Fargo, the state's most populous city, recently implemented a mandatory mask order to help address the growing number...
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Pope Francis slams anti-lockdown protesters and praises healthcare workers in New York Times op-ed

Pope Francis wearing a protective mask attends an international Prayer for Peace initiative at the Capitoline Hill on October 20, 2020 in Rome, Italy. Alessandra Benedetti - Corbis/Getty Images Pope Francis spoke out against people who protested coronavirus lockdowns in a New York Times op-ed on Thursday. "Looking to the common good is much more than the sum of what is good for individuals," he wrote. The opinion piece came after the Supreme Court ruled against placing restrictions on reli...
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DA leader bought wife a car with ‘corruption’ earnings

Senior Ekurhuleni councillor Shabangu purchased a Ford SUV from an alleged R1.2-million kickback The post DA leader bought wife a car with ‘corruption’ earnings appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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A Trump-appointed judge eviscerated the president's biggest election lawsuit in Pennsylvania, saying the campaign's 'claims have no merit'

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 at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Thursday Nov. 19, 2020. Sarah Silbiger for The Washington Post via Getty Images A Pennsylvania appeals court rejected the Trump campaign's effort to block a lower court ruling that said the campaign cannot stop the state from certifying it...
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The Trump administration quietly pushed out nearly a dozen prominent defense advisors after its Pentagon leadership purge

The Pentagon Associated Press The Trump administration has reportedly gutted the Pentagon's Defense Policy Board, removing most of its 13 members, according to Foreign Policy. A US defense official confirmed to Insider that some members had been removed, and acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller said in a statement that he looks forward "to naming new board members in the coming days." The changes to the Defense Policy Board, which saw the departure of advisors like former Secretary of ...
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S&P 500 ends week at record highs as Biden-transition optimism overshadows virus surge

Lucas Jackson/Reuters US stocks gained on Friday as hopes for a peaceful transition to the Biden administration offset concerns about soaring COVID-19 cases. The S&P 500 closed at a record high.President Donald Trump said Thursday that he'd hand over power when the Electoral College certifies President-elect Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 election.The US reported 125,082 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, bringing the seven-day average to 163,831, according to the COVID Tracking Pr...
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Court rejects Trump appeal in Pennsylvania; he wants Supreme Court to intervene

By MARYCLAIRE DALE | Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — President Donald Trump’s legal team suffered yet another defeat in court Friday as a federal appeals court in Philadelphia roundly rejected its latest effort to challenge the state’s election results. Trump’s lawyers vowed to appeal to the Supreme Court despite the judge’s assessment that the “campaign’s claims have no merit.” “Free, fair elections are the lifeblood of our democracy. Charges of unfairness are serious. But calling an election u...
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No 10 wanted union flag on Oxford coronavirus vaccine kits

Plan hatched by new ‘Union unit’ to counter rise in Scottish nationalismCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDowning Street tried to get doses of the Oxford University/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine labelled with an image of the union jack, it has emerged, as scientists and statisticians raised more questions over the press release that proclaimed the trial’s success.The request for injection kits to bear the flag was driven by No 10’s newly formed “Union unit”, which is ...
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More Silicon Valley tech talent is flocking to Austin, Texas, during the pandemic. Here's what it's like in the growing tech hub of 'Silicon Hills.'

Katie Canales/Business Insider The COVID-19 pandemic has appeared to bolster an exodus from the pricey San Francisco Bay Area to more affordable locales, including Austin, Texas. Dropbox CEO Drew Houston is among those who have announced their move to Austin in the last few months amid a widespread shift to remote work. Big Tech has noticeably made itself more at home in Texas's capital in the last decade, but the industry has a long history in Austin. Visit Business Insider's homepage fo...
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One third of America ignored COVID-19 by gathering for Thanksgiving — and it's easy to see why

Business Insider Travelers at Miami International Airport on Sunday, November 22, 2020. David Santiago/Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via Getty Images Public health experts warned for months that Thanksgiving dinner would be the perfect place for the coronavirus to spread. They suggested people limit their feasts, just for this year, to single-household affairs. Still, more than a third of Americans surveyed by Insider said they would not be changing anything at all about how ...
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Trump implies that he won't leave the White House unless Biden 'can prove' he won 80 million votes, as the president continues to tweet lies and conspiracy theories about the election

President Donald Trump speaks with reporters after participating in a video teleconference call with members of the military on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, at the White House in Washington. AP Photo/Patrick Semansky In a Friday tweet filled with lies, President Trump implied he won't leave the White House and won't let President-elect Joe Biden "enter" unless Biden can prove his election win was not fraudulent.  Just a day earlier, Trump told reporters at the White House that wo...
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Hospitals in England told to prepare for Covid vaccine rollout in 10 days' time

Exclusive: NHS could receive first deliveries of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine as soon as 7 December Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHospitals have been told to prepare for the rollout of a coronavirus vaccine in as little as 10 days’ time, with NHS workers expected to be at the front of the queue, the Guardian has learned.NHS bosses said hospitals in England could expect to receive their first deliveries of a vaccine produced by Pfizer/BioNTech as soon as Monday 7 December...
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Trump implies he won't leave White House unless Biden can disprove fraud - Business Insider

Trump does not have the power to determine whether Biden can take office, and his campaign has failed to prove in court that there was...
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Trump claims Biden must prove votes weren't 'illegally obtained' in order to enter White House

President Trump on Friday claimed that President-elect Joe Biden must prove that the votes he received in the presidential election were...
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Slashing overseas aid reflects badly on Britain | Letters

Readers respond after the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, cut international aid by a third in his spending reviewRishi Sunak has said he could not tell the country he was giving 0.7% of gross national income to foreign aid (Foreign Office minister resigns as Sunak cuts aid budget, 25 November). What kind of country does he think he lives in? Can he and the rest of the government not see that so many of the problems in the world come from the gross divide between countries like ours and ones where so ma...
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Hold Me Closer, Tiny Table: Internet Has Field Day Over Trump’s Mini Desk At Thanksgiving Presser

Somebody lied to him several times. The ever-camera hungry President Donald Trump held Thanksgiving video teleconference call with members of the military in front of the press, and it was the first time Trump took questions from the media since his defeat on Election Day. Though the President peddled the same tired lies about the election results, he seemed to acknowledge reality, saying he’d “certainly” leave the White House if the Electoral College cemented President-elect Joe Biden’s deci...
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Trump-Fired DHS Official Who Debunked Falsehoods Reveals What Upset Him Most About Ouster

Chris Krebs, who led the Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity arm and was fired by President Trump last week after publicly debunking the sitting president’s conspiracy theories challenging the legitimacy of the election process, reiterated that he was not “necessarily surprised” about getting the axe, during an interview set to air on CBS’ “60 Minutes” on Sunday. Krebs led the DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency since 2018 and earned bipartisan praise from election...
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Iran's top diplomat says there are 'serious indications' Israel was involved in the reported assassination of a top nuclear scientist near Tehran

Russia's FM Lavrov meets with Iran's FM Zarif in Moscow Reuters Iran's top diplomat, Javad Zarif, on Friday suggested Israel was involved in the reported assassination of a top nuclear scientist.  Iranian media on Friday reported that nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was assassinated in a small city not far from Iran's capital, Tehran. "Terrorists murdered an eminent Iranian scientist today. This cowardice — with serious indications of Israeli role —shows desperate warmongering...
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'Don't talk to me that way': Trump lashes out at White House reporter over election question

Trump angrily admonished Reuters reporter Jeff Mason after he asked if he would concede the election after the Electoral College voted for Biden.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Trump may be coming to terms with loss he won't acknowledge

President Donald Trump still won't bring himself to concede the election he decisively lost to President-elect Joe Biden. But he's now acknowledging he will leave the White House if Biden's win is affirmed by the Electoral College, which is firmly on track to do just that in a few weeks.
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Trump's baseless claims of Georgia voter fraud spark fears among Republicans

Trump’s party worries his comments could depress GOP turnout in key Senate runoff electionsDespite giving his strongest hints yet that he is coming to accept his loss of the White House to challenger Joe Biden, Donald Trump’s continuing reluctance to leave office and baseless claims about electoral fraud are increasingly worrying his own party.In particular, Republicans are concerned that the chaos caused by Trump’s stance and his false comments on the conduct of the election in the key swing st...
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Trump's furniture fail: that's not a desk, Donald – it's a table for TV dinners

The Resolute desk at the White House is made of timbers taken from a Royal Navy ship. It projects pure power. Is that why the defeated US president has switched to an occasional table he can barely squeeze his legs under?Has Donald Trump conceded the presidency by design? Is his choice of furniture betraying a subconscious admission of defeat? When the outgoing US president gave a speech this week saying he would depart if the electoral college voted for Joe Biden, his words came as less of a sh...
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Biden's win hides a dire warning for Democrats in rural U.S.

While Democrats powered through cities and suburbs to reclaim the White House, the party slid further behind in huge rural swaths of northern battlegrounds.
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