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Outgoing Virginia GOP congressman says 'the two-party system is really failing the American people right now'

First-term lawmaker Denver Riggleman called it "very difficult" to stay with any party and warned the GOP against soliciting support from fringe groups like QAnon.
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Outgoing Virginia GOP congressman says 'the two-party system is really failing the American people right now'

Rep. Denver Riggleman (R-Virginia) speaks at a press conference on Capitol Hill. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images US Rep. Denver Riggleman of Virginia on Sunday lamented the state of American politics on NBC's "Meet the Press," questioning the effectiveness of the current two-party system. "I believe duopoly is really, the two-party system is really failing the American people right now," Riggleman said. Riggleman, a Republican, has been highly critical of the QAnon movement...
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Black contractor braves threats in removing Richmond statues

Devon Henry paced in nervous anticipation, because this was a project like nothing he’d ever done. An accomplished Black businessman, Henry took on a job the city says others were unwilling to do: lead contractor for the now-completed removal of 14 pieces of Confederate statuary that dotted Virginia’s capital city. “You did it, man,” said Rodney Henry.
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Black contractor braves threats in removing Confederate statues in Richmond

Devon Henry paced in nervous anticipation, because this was a project like nothing he’d ever done. An accomplished Black businessman, Henry took on a job the city says others were unwilling to do: lead contractor for the now-completed removal of 14 pieces of Confederate statuary that dotted Virginia’s capital city. “You did it, man,” said Rodney Henry.
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Distortions and Smears Surround California’s Affirmative Action Bid

Amid the chaos of nationwide racial violence and lawlessness, proponents of Proposition 16 — on the California ballot in November — claim the need for state-sanctioned racial preferences in order to fight alleged systemic racism.Prop 16 aims to overturn Proposition 209, passed in 1996 by California voters, which prohibits racial preferences and discrimination in admissions to public universities, and in hiring and contracting for state jobs.Many Prop 16 supporters talk of the “failed experiment”...
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In the wake of disasters & COVID-19, will the IRS be ready for the 2021 tax season?

The continuing COVID-19 chaos, plus an extended 2020 filing season for those coping with this year's natural disaster onslaught, could create more challenges in 2021 for taxpayers and the Internal Revenue Service. Are we — and the agency — ready for it? 2020, a year that many of us would just as soon forget, will end in just more than two months. This federal tax filing season, however, will continue for folks who've endured some of the notable natural disasters that have helped make 2020 so ...
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Netflix partners with Norfolk State University in Virginia for its first-ever Virtual HBCU Boot Camp

The program will launch in January 2021.
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Comment on broccoli cheddar soup by Stephanie

In reply to Virginia. Thanks for the tip, Virginia! I’ll remember that next time.
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US Navy Plans to Put Hypersonic Missiles on Attack Submarines and Destroyers

The U.S. Navy plans to put hypersonic missiles on Virginia Attack Submarines, Zumwalt Destroyers and all Arleigh Burke-class destroyers. The Conventional Prompt Strike program will provide hypersonic... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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A Christian School Sued Over Michigan’s Mask Mandate. Officials Just Shut It Down.

The Libertas Christian School, a “Bible-based” institution that local officials say is grappling with an “ongoing” coronavirus “outbreak,” has had enough of Michigan’s COVID-19 guidelines.In a lawsuit filed in federal court last week against top state officials—including Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, the Michigan attorney general, and the director of the Department of Health and Human services—the school alleges the state government has made “repeated, unreasonable demands” since it re-opened last mont...
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Why Is Socialism Becoming Less Scary?

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis.  In her extraordinary new documentary film, “The Big Scary ‘S’ Word,” director Yael Bridge examines the surprising rebirth of American socialism. “Socialism is as American as apple pie,” notes one of the film’s interviewees, Harvard University philosopher and activist Cornel West. That statement becomes the film’s theme.  Of course, many would dispute West’s statement. “America will never be a socialist country,” P...
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Ninth Circuit District Judge Delivers Another Superbly Written Court Order

The GOA reports on the Thode V Becerra amicus brief. iStock-1055138108 U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- On 23 September 2020, Judge Roger T. Benitez issued another impressive order in a case involving the Second Amendment. A number of California residents, firearm businesses, special interest groups, foundations, and a political action committee have organized to sue California AG Xavier Becerra et al, to challenge the constitutionality of California's complex net of regulations for the ownership and...
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34 photos that show how Halloween has been celebrated at the White House

U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump hand out Halloween candy to visiting schoolchildren in advance of Halloween at the White House in Washington, U.S., October 28, 2019. Tom Brenner/Reuters Halloween at the White House has been a fun tradition honored by presidential administrations over the past 60 years. It started when First Lady Mamie Eisenhower first decided to decorate the White House for the holiday in 1958. Since then, presidents and first ladies have welcomed ...
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Goldman Sachs is paying billions in fines over the 1MDB scandal and cutting exec pay. Here's what's been going on inside the bank.

Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon. Getty Images Goldman Sachs has agreed to pay nearly $3 billion to settle a probe into its role in Malaysia's 1MDB corruption scandal, its Malaysia unit pleaded guilty to violating foreign bribery laws, and the firm is clawing back or cutting pay for executives including current CEO David Solomon.This all could help draw a line under a long saga that has for years dogged the storied Wall Street firm."We must continue to hold ourselves to the highest standards...
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United States: Detailed Virginia COVID Regulation Takes Effect Today For Virginia Employers - Husch Blackwell LLP

Today, Virginia's new and detailed COVID-19 regulation takes effect.
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Goldman Sachs is paying billions in fines over the 1MDB scandal and clawing back exec pay. Here's what's been going on inside the bank.

Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon. Getty Images Goldman Sachs has agreed to pay nearly $3 billion to settle a probe into its role in Malaysia's 1MDB corruption scandal, its Malaysia unit pleaded guilty to violating foreign bribery laws, and the firm is clawing back pay from executives including current CEO David Solomon.It's been a long saga that has for years dogged the storied Wall Street firm."We must continue to hold ourselves to the highest standards, and each of us has a vital role to p...
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New ‘The Underground Railroad’ Teaser Introduces Cora Randall and the Real Runaway Slave Train Station

Everyone learns about The Underground Railroad in school as a network of secret routes and safe houses used to help enslaved African-Americans escape out of slavery into the free states of the North and Canada. But what if The Underground Railroad wasn’t merely a metaphor, but rather an actual railroad full of engineers and conductors riding on secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the southern soil, taking slaves on the first journey of their free life? That’s what Moonlight director Ba...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Drama, Virginia, Canada, Adaptation, Brad Pitt, Joel Edgerton, South Carolina, Nicholas Britell, Cora, Caesar, Underground Railroad, Jeremy Kleiner, Colson Whitehead, Barry Jenkins


"In the 465-page document, [Ghislaine] Maxwell repeatedly denies and dismisses numerous allegations, and insists she never saw the financier have sex with anybody."

"' never saw any inappropriate underage activities with Jeffrey ever,' she said. Asked if she was aware of any non-consensual sexual acts between Epstein and masseuses, she replied: 'All the time that I have been in the house I have never seen, heard, nor witnessed, nor have [had] reported to me that any activities took place, that people were in distress, either reported to me by the staff or anyone else.' She also said she never hired anyone under the age of 18 to work in Epstein's homes and n...
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Dopesick: Rosario Dawson Joins Michael Keaton-Led Hulu Miniseries

Dopesick: Rosario Dawson Joins Michael Keaton-Led Hulu Miniseries According to Deadline, Rosario Dawson (Rent, Luke Cage, Briarpatch) has officially signed on to star opposite Oscar nominee Michael Keaton (Birdman) in Hulu‘s forthcoming limited series Dopesick. She is set to portray the role of a  tough DEA agent named Bridget Meyer, who is being described as someone who fights to curtail the use of OxyContin. She will also be joining previously confirmed cast members Golden Globe nominees Ka...
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New The Underground Railroad Teaser: First Look at Thuso Mbedu’s Cora

New The Underground Railroad Teaser: First Look at Thuso Mbedu’s Cora Nearly two days after the release of the first teaser, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Barry Jenkins has revealed another The Underground Railroad teaser for his upcoming historical fiction miniseries, providing us with our first look at the adaptation’s leading star Thuso Mbedu as she portrays the role of Cora Randall. The long-in development project has no release date yet but it is expected to debut on Amazon Prime. Che...
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Amy Coney Barrett committee vote due before Trump and Biden head for debate – live

Democrats to boycott Senate judiciary committee voteTrump and Biden to have second TV debate in NashvilleObama returns to campaign trail for BidenFBI warns Russia and Iran obtained US voter dataSign up for Fight to Vote – our weekly US election newsletter 1.24pm BST We had a live online panel discussion this week featuring our senior political reporters Daniel Strauss and Lauren Gambino and the Guardian’s US columnist Richard Wolffe discussing the US election. Jonathan Freedland was in the c...
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Experts are meeting to discuss coronavirus vaccines

Welcome to Business Insider's daily healthcare newsletter, your daily dose of pharma, biotech, and healthcare news. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Hello,Today's a big day in the race for an effective and safe coronavirus vaccine. A group of experts is meeting in a conversation that could have big implications for what it'll take for a vaccine to get cleared by the FDA. Also in healthcare news: 11 charts that break down h...
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Google AI Tech Will Be Used For Virtual Border Wall, CBP Contract Shows

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Intercept: After years of backlash over controversial government work, Google technology will be used to aid the Trump administration's efforts to fortify the U.S.-Mexico border, according to documents related to a federal contract. In August, Customs and Border Protection accepted a proposal to use Google Cloud technology to facilitate the use of artificial intelligence deployed by the CBP Innovation Team, known as INVNT. Among other projects, INVNT ...
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Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe announces that Russia and Iran are taking 'specific actions to influence public opinion relating to our elections'

US Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe. Reuters Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe announced on Wednesday that Russia and Iran have "taken specific actions to influence public opinion relating to our elections." "First, we have confirmed that some voter registration information has been obtained by Iran, and separately, by Russia," Ratcliffe said. "This data can be used by foreign actors to communicate false information to registered voters" to sow chaos and unde...
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US Director of National Intelligence: Russia and Iran are working to 'influence public opinion' ahead of the election

US Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe. Reuters Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe announced on Wednesday that Russia and Iran have "taken specific actions to influence public opinion relating to our elections." "First, we have confirmed that some voter registration information has been obtained by Iran, and separately, by Russia," Ratcliffe said. "This data can be used by foreign actors to communicate false information to registered voters" to sow chaos and unde...
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US director of national intelligence: Russia and Iran are working to 'influence public opinion' ahead of Election Day

US Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe. Reuters Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe announced on Wednesday that Russia and Iran had "taken specific actions to influence public opinion relating to our elections." "First, we have confirmed that some voter-registration information has been obtained by Iran and, separately, by Russia," Ratcliffe said. "This data can be used by foreign actors to communicate false information to registered voters" to sow chaos and under...
Tags: New York Post, Florida, Politics, News, Putin, Obama Administration, Washington Post, Cbs News, China, Virginia, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Iran, Ukraine


Comment on skillet turkey chili by Virginia

In reply to Mike. I’m sure you could use any oil you’re comfortable cooking savory dishes with! I used some avocado blend oil that I bought by accident, and it was totally fine.
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Amy Coney Barrett was board member of anti-LGBTQ Christian school - Business Insider

Trinity School Inc., which has campuses in Indiana, Minnesota, and Virginia, is part of People of Praise, a religious group Barrett is a part of.
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Amy Coney Barrett was on the board of a private Christian school that once tried to ban children of same-sex parents

Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett attends the second day of her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, October 13, 2020. Kevin Dietsch/Reuters Amy Coney Barrett was on the board of trustees for Trinity School Inc. from 2015 to 2017.  The school, which has campuses in Indiana, Minnesota, and Virginia, is part of People of Praise, a religious group Barrett is a member of.  In interviews with Associated Press, former People of...
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Supreme Court nominee Barrett was trustee for private schools with anti-gay policies

By MICHELLE R. SMITH and MICHAEL BIESECKER | Associated Press Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett served for nearly three years on the board of private Christian schools that effectively barred admission to children of same-sex parents and made it plain that openly gay and lesbian teachers weren’t welcome in the classroom. The policies that discriminated against LGBTQ people and their children were in place for years at Trinity Schools Inc., both before Barrett joined the board in 2015 and d...
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