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  Story 246 -   Friday October 9, 2020
China is doubling down in the global push for a coronavirus vaccine (CNN) - The global push to develop a coronavirus vaccine is gathering pace, but much to the likely frustration of US President Donald Trump, caution exercised by American drug makers and regulators has put China out in front ... for now.

Moderna, a leading coronavirus vaccine maker, said this month it will not be ready to apply for emergency use authorization until at least November 25. Meanwhile, the US-based trial sites of another fron ...

  Story 245 -   Thursday October 8, 2020
Trump calls Kamala Harris 'monster' and 'communist' in Fox tirade after VP debate President Donald Trump has attacked Kamala Harris following the vice presidential debate on Wednesday night, calling the California senator ?unlikeable? and falsely claiming she is a ?communist? in an interview with Fox News' Maria Bartiromo.

Speaking about the Democratic vice presidential nominee?s debate performance, the president said on Thursday morning: ?She was terrible ? totally unlikeable.?

He added: ?And, she?s a commun ...

  Story 244 -   Tuesday October 6, 2020
Black hole research wins scientists Nobel Prize for physics Three physicists have won this year?s Nobel Prize for physics for discoveries related to black holes.

Briton Roger Penrose, a professor at the University of Oxford, will receive half of this year?s prize ?for the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity?.

Goran K Hansson, the academy?s secretary-general, said German Reinhard Genzel ? of the Max Planck Institute and the Univer ...

  Story 243 -   Monday October 5, 2020
India sees 100,000 COVID-19 deaths: What happened and what now? India has crossed the grim milestone of 100,000 coronavirus deaths, the third-highest in the world behind only the United States and Brazil.

Despite the South Asian nation?s attempts to control the spread of the COVID-19 disease, which included one of the world?s strictest lockdowns, infections have surged at an alarming pace.

To date, India has more than 6.6 million cases, second only to the US. On Monday, it registered a singl ...

  Story 242 -   Monday October 5, 2020
Nagorno-Karabakh: Key cities targeted in Armenian, Azeri shelling As Armenia and Azerbaijan continue their clash over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region for a second week, both countries have blamed each other for targeting important cities and endangering the lives of civilians.

Armenia?s government-run information centre has released footage purportedly showing artillery attacks by Azeri forces on Sunday in the city of Stepanakert.

Armenian authorities claimed civilian casualties as a resu ...

  Story 241 -   Sunday October 4, 2020
China’s Clean Air Push Could Be Contributing To Global Warming China's success in cutting major air pollutants such as sulfur dioxide (SO2) and primary aerosols likely worsened the climate change effect of the country's rising carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, new research showed.

According to the paper, 'Climate effects of China's efforts to improve its air quality' published by Chinese and U.S. scientists in Environmental Research Letters, China's success in cutting sulfur dioxide and other major a ...

  Story 240 -   Thursday October 1, 2020
Conservative hoaxers face charges over false voter robocalls Two conservative operatives were charged Thursday in connection with false robocalls that aimed to dissuade Black residents in Detroit and other Democratic-leaning U.S. cities from voting by mail, Michigan?s attorney general announced.

Jacob Wohl, 22, and Jack Burkman, 54, each face four felony counts in Detroit, including conspiring to intimidate voters in violation of election law and using a computer to commit crimes, Attorney General ...

  Story 239 -   Thursday October 1, 2020
Nearly 20,000 Covid-19 cases among Amazon workers The number equates to 1.44% of its 1.37 million workers across Amazon and its subsidiary Whole Foods.

Amazon had faced criticism from employees, unions and elected officials, who have accused the company of putting employees' health at risk.

But the online retailing giant said its infection rate is lower than expected.

Amazon has kept its facilities open throughout the pandemic to meet a surge in demand from shoppers st ...

  Story 238 -   Monday September 28, 2020
Tax bombshell reveals Trump's image is a sham CNN)It was the moment when Donald Trump's "Art of the Deal" fabulism, billionaire tycoon bluster and populist standard-bearing for forgotten Americans was revealed to be what it always looked like: a sham.

A stunning New York Times exposé of the President's tax returns Sunday revealed a pitifully inept businessman and a serial tax avoider crushed by massive debts that could expose him to conflicts of interest given his position as Presid ...

  Story 237 -   Saturday September 26, 2020
Here’s How the Pandemic Finally Ends The microscopic bundles of RNA, wrapped in spiky proteins, latch on to human cells, hijack them, use them as factories to replicate, and then leave them for dead. It?s a biological blitzkrieg?an invasion so swift and unexpected that the germs are free to jump from host to host with little interference.

Fast forward to the future. Now, when the prickly enemies invade the lungs, they slip past the human cells, unable to take hold. They?re ...

  Story 236 -   Saturday September 26, 2020
Trump poised to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to fill Ginsburg's seat President Donald Trump plans to nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Saturday, according to five people familiar with the matter, setting off a contentious Senate fight just over five weeks before the November presidential election.

Barrett, who has served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit since late 2017, was always considered the frontrunner to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg because ...

  Story 235 -   Thursday September 24, 2020
Democrats worry Feinstein can’t handle Supreme Court battle As the Senate prepares for yet another brutal Supreme Court nomination fight, one particularly sensitive issue is creating apprehension among Democrats: what to do with 87-year-old Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the ranking member of the Judiciary Committee.

Feinstein, the oldest member of the Senate, is widely respected by senators in both parties, but she has noticeably slowed in recent years. Interviews with more than a dozen Democratic sen ...

  Story 234 -   Thursday September 24, 2020
South Korea official shot dead by North Korean troops after crossing border: Seoul Seoul (CNN) A South Korean official was shot dead after crossing a maritime border into North Korea, Seoul said Thursday.

According to Lt. Gen. Ahn Young-ho, a top official with South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff, a staffer with the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries went missing in waters 1.9 kilometers (1.2 miles) south of the Yeonpyeong Islands on September 21.
The islands lie near the maritime border between North and So ...

  Story 233 -   Wednesday September 23, 2020
Trump refuses to commit to a peaceful transition of power after Election Day (CNN) President Donald Trump on Wednesday would not commit to providing a peaceful transition of power after Election Day, lending further fuel to concerns he may not relinquish his office should he lose in November.

"Well, we're going to have to see what happens," Trump said when asked whether he'd commit to a peaceful transition, one of the cornerstones of American democracy.
Trump has previously refused to say whether he would acc ...

  Story 232 -   Wednesday September 23, 2020
Breonna Taylor protests erupt across the US LOUISVILLE - Two officers with the Louisville Metro Police Department were shot Wednesday night during protests of the Breonna Taylor case, the interim chief of the Louisville Police Department confirmed in a press briefing.

Interim Police Chief Robert Schroeder told reporters that one officer is in surgery, and both are in stable condition. A suspect is in custody, according to Schroeder.

?I am very concerned about the safety o ...

  Story 231 -   Tuesday September 22, 2020
Chinese tycoon who criticized Xi Jinping's handling of coronavirus jailed for 18 years (CNN Business) A Chinese billionaire who criticized President Xi Jinping's handling of the coronavirus pandemic has been jailed for 18 years on corruption charges, a court said Tuesday.

Ren Zhiqiang, a retired real-estate tycoon with close ties to senior Chinese officials, disappeared in March after he allegedly penned a scathing essay that month criticizing Xi's response to the coronavirus epidemic. He was later charged with corruption- ...

  Story 230 -   Monday September 21, 2020
How Democrats Could Pack the Supreme Court in 2021 Within hours of the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the minds of political activists were already spinning forward?way forward, past President Donald Trump?s nominee, past the rushed Senate confirmation process that puts that person on the court, to what the Democrats should do next year if they win decisively in the election.

One likely framework looks like this: It?s January 2021. Despite a Biden victory and a newly Democratic Senate, th ...

  Story 229 -   Monday September 21, 2020
Liberal groups back plan to expand Supreme Court A group of progressive organizations is for the first time supporting the proposal to add justices to the court in hopes of weakening the conservative majority, according to a memo provided to POLITICO. The move comes weeks before the Supreme Court is expected to hand down opinions on several hotly contested issues, including President Donald Trump?s tax returns, abortion rights and the fate of ?Dreamers.?


The Progressive Change Ins ...

  Story 228 -   Saturday September 19, 2020
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies At 87

The court, in a statement, said Ginsburg died at her home in Washington, D.C., surrounded by family. She was 87.


"Our nation has lost a justice of historic stature," Chief Justice John Roberts said. "We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague. Today we mourn but with confidence that future generations will remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg as we knew her, a tireless and resolute champion of justice."


Architect ...


  Story 227 -   Friday September 18, 2020
Wildfires have burned over 5 million acres in the West. Are they too big for Washington to ignore? WASHINGTON ? With massive wildfires across the West burning more than 5 million acres and displacing tens of thousands of people, Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon says this is the moment for Congress to reform the nation?s fire management policies, or brace for more Septembers like this one.
?I want to be able to call this the day the Senate got serious about fire prevention,? the Democratic senator said Monday in a floor speech.

Residents ...


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