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Biden says he won't return Trump's attacks on his children because 'it's crass' to target a political opponent's family

Former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images; Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden criticized attacking a political candidate's children as "crass." Biden said he had made a "specific decision" to not mention President Donald Trump's children through his campaign, despite the president's repeated criticisms of Hunter Biden's personal history and business relationships.  "Look, I'm running against Donald Trump,...
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Trump Votes In-Person After Years Of Casting His Ballot Absentee

President Donald Trump, a repeated absentee voter, broke with tradition on Saturday by appearing at library in Florida’s Palm Beach County to cast his ballot in person, a move that comes after repeatedly condemning mail-in voting. “It was a very secure vote, much more secure than when you send in a ballot,” Trump said on Saturday according to NPR, after telling reporters that he had “voted for a guy named Trump.”  Vice President Mike Pence also voted early a day earlier in Indianapolis....
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'Of course not': McConnell responds to questions about whether there are health issues the public should be warned about concerning his bruised hands

Photos of bruises on Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell's hands and mouth raised concerns about his health on social media. Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images After photos of his bruised hands raised concerns about his health, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters he does not have health issues.  When asked if there are any health concerns the public should know about, he answered "of course not" and said the bruises raise "no concerns," CNN reported.  His mouth had appe...
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LA County kicks off early voting as Nov. 3 Election Day draws near

Eleven Days and counting … starting now. With Nov. 3 11 days away, early in-person voting is set to kick off en masse this morning at 118 vote centers across Los Angeles County in what is already a historic election in the region. The kick-off is the first of a two-phased opening of an array of what will be 766 centers throughout vast L.A. County, where 5.6 million voters are registered. The centers will be open for the 11 days (including today) leading up to and including Nov. 3. A second batch...
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LA County kicks off in-person voting today as Nov. 3 Election Day draws near

Eleven Days and counting … starting now. With Nov. 3 11 days away, early in-person voting is set to kick off en masse this morning at 118 vote centers across Los Angeles County in what is already a historic election in the region. The kick-off is the first of a two-phased opening of an array of what will be 766 centers throughout vast L.A. County, where 5.6 million voters are registered. The centers will be open for the 11 days (including today) leading up to and including Nov. 3. A second batch...
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Reid says Biden should end Senate filibuster after 3 weeks

Former Senate leader Harry Reid says if Democrats win the presidency and the Senate, Joe Biden should take “no more than three weeks” to test bipartisanship before ending the filibuster so Democrats can overcome what they call Republican obstruction and pass bills. The retired Nevada Democrat told The Associated Press in an interview that he understands Biden wants to work with Republicans, as the former vice president and Delaware senator has in the past.
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A US Navy training aircraft crashed into an Alabama neighborhood, killing both crew members on board

Photo of a T-6B Texan II aircraft from the "Rangers" of Training Squadron (VT) 28 at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas on October 3, 2019. Anne Owens/US Navy A T-6B Texas II aircraft, which was being used for training purposes, crashed in a residential neighborhood in Foley, Alabama, on Friday afternoon. Both crew members on board died, and no civilian casualties have been reported, the US Navy said. The Navy is not yet releasing the crew members' names. The plane had flown from Nava...
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'Our hospital is not built for a pandemic': Hospitals again struggle to keep up with the surging number of COVID-19 cases across the nation

A nurse checks in on a COVID-19 patient at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida, on August 19, 2020. Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post/Getty Images The US hit an all-time high for new coronavirus cases on Friday: 82,600.  Case numbers are soaring all across the country, not just in one particular hot spot.  Hospitals are running out of space and don't have enough staff to provide adequate care, and many are on the brink.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Coro...
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Biden’s oil remark tests voter resolve on climate change

By Ellen Knickmeyer and Kathleen Ronayne | Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY — Joe Biden is confronting the harsh political realities of combating climate change. The Democratic presidential nominee has spent months touting a $2 trillion plan to boost investment in clean energy and stop all climate-damaging emissions from the U.S. economy by 2050. The plan implied that he would wean the U.S. off oil and gas, but Biden wasn’t so explicit about the industry’s fate — until Thursday night. During the f...
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Asteroid samples escaping from over-filled NASA craft

By Marcia Dunn | Associated Press CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A NASA spacecraft is stuffed with so much asteroid rubble from this week’s grab that it’s jammed open and precious particles are drifting away in space, scientists said Friday. Scientists announced the news three days after the spacecraft named Osiris-Rex briefly touched asteroid Bennu 200 million miles away. The mission’s lead scientist, Dante Lauretta, said Tuesday’s operation collected far more material than expected for return to Eart...
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Election 2020: Maine, Nebraska could play pivotal role

By Grante Schulte | Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. — Nebraska will never be mistaken for a swing state given that it hasn’t supported a Democratic presidential candidate since 1964, but if the race is close this fall, the state could have a key role in choosing the next president. It’s all thanks to a law approved decades ago that was intended to attract presidential candidates to a state they usually ignore because it’s so reliably conservative. While the statewide vote will clearly go to Preside...
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Trump boasted he had the 'best Black unemployment numbers' in history, but Black unemployment is nearly double the white jobless rate

When the jobless rate for Black Americans recorded a historic low last year in October, the Black unemployment rate (5.4%) was also roughly 1.7 times that of white unemployment (3.2%). Getty President Donald Trump concluded his remarks on Thursday's debate by lauding how "we had the best Black unemployment numbers in the history of our country" during his presidency. Although Black unemployment hit a historic low last fall, Black Americans marked higher rates than the rest of Americans in ...
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France hits 1M coronavirus cases as outbreak spikes

Associated Press PARIS — French health authorities say France has recorded over 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic, becoming the second country in Western Europe after Spain to reach that number of known infections. The national health agency released new figures showing that tests had confirmed at least 1,041,075 cases in France this year, including 42,032 new cases reported in the past 24 hours. Experts say the real numbers of infections are probably much h...
Tags: Europe, Politics, News, France, Spain, Sport, World news, Soccer, Paris, Associated Press, Western Europe, Emmanuel Macron, Macron, Pontoise, Europe France, Coronavirus

Trump says Sudan will normalize ties with Israel

By Deb Reichmann and Matthew Lee | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced Friday that Sudan will start to normalize ties with Israel, making it the third Arab state to do so as part of U.S.-brokered deals in the run-up to Election Day. The deal, which would deepen Sudan’s engagement with the West, follows Trump’s conditional agreement this week to remove the North African nation from the list of state sponsors of terrorism if it pays compensation to American victims of t...
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US embassy in Turkey issues a warning about 'potential terrorist attacks and kidnappings' of Americans and foreigners in Istanbul

U.S. Embassy located in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Burhan Ozbilici/AP Photo The US embassy in Turkey issued a warning on Friday about the threat of terror attacks. "The U.S. Mission in Turkey has received credible reports of potential terrorist attacks and kidnappings against U.S. citizens and foreign nationals in Istanbul, including against the U.S. Consulate General, as well as potentially other locations in Turkey," the alert said. American citizens have been advised to ex...
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Gap exiting malls, to shutter 350 stores by 2024

The San Francisco-based retailer said Thursday that it will be closing 220 of its namesake Gap stores.
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A massive legal fight still hangs over the Aliso Canyon gas leak, five years later

FIRST IN A SERIES  | ALISO CANYON: FIVE YEARS OF TUMULT Part one, today, Oct. 23: The leak spurred quite literally dozens of suits involving thousands of plaintiffs.Part two, coming Saturday, Oct. 24: An infographic offers a glimpse of the leak, the effort to cap it and energy consumption in California. The Aliso Canyon storage facility leak, which released an estimated 109,000 metric tons of natural gas into the air in and around the northwest San Fernando Valley, has led to a level of litiga...
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Trump-Biden takeaways: Policy over petulance in final debate

By BILL BARROW and ZEKE MILLER | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden met for the second and last time on a debate stage after a previously scheduled town hall debate was scrapped after the Republican incumbent became one of the millions of Americans to contract the coronavirus. For Trump, the matchup at Tennessee’s Belmont University on Thursday was perhaps the final opportunity to change the dynamics of a race dominated, much to his chagrin, ...
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Trump 'yet again broke the fact-check meter' in the final presidential debate, while Biden made a 'few gaffes'

"President Trump yet again broke the fact-check meter at the second presidential debate, while Democratic nominee Joe Biden made relatively few gaffes," The Washington Post's fact-check team concluded after Thursday's final presidential debate of 2020."The facts took a hit right out of the gate Thursday night," The Associated Press concurred. "Trump's first line of the night, about COVID-19 deaths, was false," and he "misrepresented the reality of the pandemic in myriad and familiar ...
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Surgeon general faces arraignment on charges of Honolulu COVID-19 violation, coronavirus cases surge on Lanai, 5k soldiers face quarantine, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams to be arraigned for beach park closure violation. U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams and an aide are scheduled to be arraigned in an Oahu court next month after police cited the two men in late August for being in a Kaneohe park during a COVID-19 emergency order-­mandated closure of the island’s beach parks. Star-Advertiser.US Surgeon General To Plead Not Guilty In Hawaii Virus Case. A lawyer for U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said Wednesday that his client,...
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LIVE: Fact-checking the final Trump-Biden debate

Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images, Drew Angerer/Getty Images President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden took the debate stage for the final time Thursday night ahead of the 2020 general election. The debate was moderated by NBC News' Kristen Welker and focused on six main topics: COVID-19, race, climate change, national security, leadership, and American families. The debate comes as Biden holds a hefty lead over Trump in a number of national and state polls, and as the Tru...
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Gun Owners Should Welcome Tommy Lee’s Threat to Leave U.S.

So will Tommy Lee come to gather up our guns and melt them into a Hillary Clinton statue before he leaves? Or does he have more blacks to assault and women to kick first? (Motley Crue/Facebook) U.S.A. – -( “Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee has made the promise that many left-wing celebrities have made before and failed to honor — leaving the United States if Donald Trump wins the presidency,” Breitbart reports. “Tommy Lee told the British publication The Big Issue that he will quit...
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Biden Announces Negative COVID Test Ahead Of Debate. Trump Stays Mum.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced on Thursday morning that he has tested negative for COVID-19 ahead of his final debate with President Donald Trump before the Nov. 3 election.  The Biden campaign said that the candidate underwent PCR testing for coronavirus on Thursday and no virus was detected. Rules put in place by the Commission on Presidential Debates requires that both candidates test negative for COVID-19 before taking the debate stage in Nashville, Tennessee on ...
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Supreme Court nomination advances despite Democrats’ boycott

By LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans powered past a Democratic boycott Thursday to advance Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination to the full Senate, keeping President Donald Trump’s pick on track for confirmation before Election Day. Democratic senators refused to show up in protest of the GOP’s rush to install Trump’s nominee to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Never has the Senate confirmed a Supreme ...
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This golden retriever loves taking bubble baths

Casper the golden retriever is loving his bubble bath, as he lays back and relaxes creating the perfect spa day.         [Author: Associated Press]
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Trump’s best path to 270 runs through Florida, Pennsylvania

By JILL COLVIN | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump still has a path to the 270 Electoral College votes he needs to win reelection. But it requires everything to break in his direction a second time. Persuadable voters in battleground states will need to overwhelmingly swing in his favor. He’ll have to win back crucial voting blocs. And his turnout operation will need to dramatically outperform Democrat Joe Biden’s in an extraordinarily turbulent year. “In 2016, his chances of ...
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The final Trump-Biden debate is tonight, and here’s what to expect

By MICHELLE L. PRICE | Associated Press After meeting last month in perhaps the most chaotic debate in modern history, President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, will take the stage tonight — Thursday, Oct. 22 — to give it another go. The bar to improve upon their last prime-time meeting is low: Their first debate was punctuated by frequent interruptions, mostly from Trump, leaving the two men talking over each other and Biden eventually telling the president to “shut up.” A pla...
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Senate Republicans defend Barrett against new report highlighting her time on board of school system that reportedly has anti-LGBTQ policies

Senate Republicans are defending Judge Amy Coney Barrett a day before her Senate Judiciary Committee vote against Democratic criticism of her record and a new report from the Associated Press that highlights her previous position on the board of an private Christian school system that the AP reports has anti-LGBTQ policies.
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Senate Republicans defend Barrett against new report

Senate Republicans are defending Judge Amy Coney Barrett a day before her Senate Judiciary Committee vote against Democratic criticism of her record and a new report from the Associated Press that highlights her previous position on the board of an private Christian school system that the AP reports has anti-LGBTQ policies.
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Southern California Catholics mostly welcome Pope Francis’s endorsement of same-sex civil unions

Pope Francis endorsed same-sex civil unions for the first time as pontiff when he was being interviewed for the feature-length documentary “Francesco,” which premiered Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the Rome Film Festival. While a number of Southern California Catholics were not surprised by the pope’s compassionate stance toward the LGBTQ community, many also recognized that his comments, significant as they are, would not change the church’s doctrine, which views the sacrament of marriage as the union...
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