Tag: Breaking

Report: Coronavirus Deaths At U.S. Senior Care Facilities Have Surpassed 100,000

Topline More than 100,000 Americans in nursing homes and other senior care facilities have died of coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, according to a Wall Street Journal report published Wednesday using state, local and federal data to understand the impact the virus has had on the high-risk individuals. Multiple outbreaks of the highly […]

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A Hungry Thanksgiving For Millions: 1 In 8 Americans Didn’t Have Enough Food Last Week, Census Bureau Reports

Topline More than 25 million American adults reported they sometimes or often didn’t have enough food to eat in the past week, according to U.S. Census Bureau survey data collected in late October and early November, a drastic increase compared to pre-pandemic totals.  food bank volunteers stand at a table of food and serve and […]

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Democrats Sharpen Elbows In Battle To Replace Feinstein On Judiciary

Topline A battle to lead Democrats on the Judiciary Committee is brewing after Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) announced she would step down as ranking member of the high-profile Senate Judiciary Committee. WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 27: Senate Judiciary Committee members (L-R) Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL), … [+] Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-DE), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) […]

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McConnell Reportedly Told Trump To Nominate Barrett On Night Of Ginsburg’s Death

Topline A former top aide to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in an interview that his ex-boss called President Donald Trump on the night Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died to tell him to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to fill the vacancy. WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 29: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) […]

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Transition In Full Swing: Biden Given Access To Federal Agencies, Intel Briefings

Topline President-elect Joe Biden’s transition into government officially got underway on Tuesday after the General Services Administration acknowledged his apparent victory following a nearly three week period of resistance amid President Trump’s ongoing refusal to concede. US President-elect Joe Biden speaks during a cabinet announcement event in Wilmington, Delaware, on … [+] November 24, 2020. […]

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Chat App Discord Is Close To A $7 Billion Valuation—Roughly Doubling In Value In Less Than A Year

(Photo by Fabian Sommer/picture alliance via Getty Images) picture alliance via Getty Images Discord could close a new funding round before the end of the year, targeting an approximately $7 billion valuation, a source familiar with the matter says. The exact terms of the financing are still in flux, but the new $7 billion price […]

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CDC Director: Covid Vaccine Will Likely Be Rolled Out In Mid-December

Topline With one coronavirus vaccine already under review for emergency approval and two others poised to start the process, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert Redfield projected on Tuesday that a vaccine could become available “by the end of the second week in December.”  CDC Director Robert Redfield. Getty Images Key Facts […]

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YouTube Bans Trump-Friendly OANN For One Week After Network Touted Fake Covid Cure

Topline YouTube blocked One America News Network (OANN) from posting new videos or earning money on its platform for one week after the conservative network promoted misleading information about the Covid-19 pandemic, Axios first reported, a move that comes as the network gains new attention amid President Trump’s feud with Fox News. POLAND – 2020/03/23: […]

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Sen. Feinstein Will Step Aside As The Leading Democrat On Senate Judiciary Committee

Topline Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) on Monday announced she will not seek the chair or ranking member position for the next Senate Judiciary Committee, after four years as the leading Democrat and recent criticism and calls to step down. Sen. Dianne Feinstein at a confirmation hearing for Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett. Getty Images […]

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Democrats Demand Briefing Over Trump Administration Delay In Starting Presidential Transition

Topline House Democrats on Monday reiterated their demand that the Trump administration’s General Services Administration provide a briefing this week over its refusal to officially start the transition process for President-elect Joe Biden — a typically customary action following a presidential election that the GSA has not taken — which Democrats warn could lead to […]

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Shuts Down Trump Campaign Attempt To Throw Out Mail-In Ballots

Topline The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Monday that Philadelphia and Allegheny counties must count thousands of mail-in ballots that had been challenged due to minor errors, delivering a blow to the Trump campaign and GOP challengers who had contested the ballots and reversing one of the GOP’s only post-election legal victories, though the ruling will […]

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Trump Campaign Files Appeal After Key Pennsylvania Election Lawsuit Is Dismissed

Topline  After a federal court in Pennsylvania dismissed a lawsuit that sought to block the Keystone State from certifying its election results, the Trump campaign filed an appeal on Sunday, underlining the campaign’s unwavering determination to challenge President-elect Joe Biden’s victory even as its challenges fall short at almost every turn. WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER […]

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‘It’s Sheer Disrespect’: A Bike That’s Part Of Banksy’s Latest Work Goes Missing

Topline A bicycle that was part of an installation by famed British street artist Banksy has gone missing from the English city of Nottingham just a month after the elusive artist claimed the work, according to a report from the BBC. Aerial view of Nottingham, England, the site of elusive street artist Banksy’s latest work. […]

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FBI Investigating Threats Against Georgia Election Officials

Topline The Federal Bureau Of Investigation and Georgia law enforcement are looking into threats against Georgia’s top election officials, Deputy Secretary of State Jordan Fuchs announced Sunday, as election workers across the country complain President Trump’s baseless voter fraud accusations are putting them at risk.  Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. ASSOCIATED PRESS Key Facts […]

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Biden’s Inauguration To Be ‘Scaled Down’ As Coronavirus Cases Surge

Topline President-Elect Joe Biden’s January inauguration will be unlike those of previous presidents, his chief of staff Ron Klain said Sunday, adding that the celebrations will use “scaled-down versions of the existing traditions,” in order to keep attendees safe as coronavirus infections ramp up across most of the country. US President-Elect Joe Biden speaks after […]

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Minnesota Senate Republicans’ Secret Covid Outbreak: Democrats Push For Any Details

Topline In Minnesota, several Republican senators and staffers have Covid-19, but that’s about all that is publicly known about the current state of the outbreak, since the senate GOP leader is refusing requests from Democrats to share details about infection stats, after earlier not even warning Democrats at all about the outbreak. In this Nov. […]

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Gordon Hayward To Sign 4-Year, $120 Million Deal With Charlotte Hornets

Topline Gordon Hayward has agreed to ink a four-year, $120 million free-agent contract with the Charlotte Hornets, his agent confirmed to ESPN on Saturday, in what many pundits consider a surprising signing by Hornets owner Michael Jordan. Gordon Hayward #20 of the Boston Celtics plays after being injured during the first quarter against … [+] […]

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G20 Meets On Coronavirus As Trump Makes 298th Golf Trip Of Presidency

Topline After a brief appearance at the G20’s virtual leadership summit on Saturday morning, President Donald Trump departed the White House for his golf resort in Virginia as the summit held a meeting focused on the coronavirus pandemic. STERLING, VIRGINIA – NOVEMBER 21: US President Donald Trump golfs at Trump National Golf Club on … […]

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‘Potential To Overwhelm’: Major Cities—Like Los Angeles And St. Louis—Now Running Out Of Hospital Space Because Of Covid

Topline Health care capacity in the United States is starting to be pushed to its limit, as some communities have run out of space to treat patients needing intensive care with major cities such as St. Louis, Los Angeles and San Francisco now warning that the healthcare crisis could reach a breaking point if the […]

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Michigan GOP Leaders Who Met With Trump Won’t Block Certification Of Biden’s Win

Topline Republican leaders in the Michigan legislature who met with President Trump at the White House on Friday announced they would “follow the law” when it comes to certifying Joe Biden’s win in their state, a blow to President Trump’s hopes of overturning the election results. TOPSHOT – Plymouth Township Supervisor Kurt Heise and Michigan […]

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Georgia Governor Plans To Certify Biden’s Win, Calling It Legally ‘Required’

Topline Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp — a staunch supporter of President Trump suddenly under fire from him — will certify his state’s 16 electoral votes for President-elect Joe Biden by Saturday, he said in a guarded speech Friday, echoing some of his party’s concerns about vote-counting processes and leaving the door open for Trump […]

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Who Is Sidney Powell? Meet Trump’s New Top Conspiracy Theorist.

Topline As President Donald Trump tries to sue his way to a second term, lawyer Sidney Powell has satiated his appetite for implausible conspiracy theories and seemingly baseless vote-rigging allegations, vaulting the former prosecutor and frequent Trump defender from the Fox News pundit circuit to the outgoing president’s inner circle. ASSOCIATED PRESS Key Facts Powell […]

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The Supreme Court Postpones Hearing On Mueller Report

Topline The Supreme Court has agreed to the House of Representatives’ request to postpone a hearing into the Democrats’ request for grand jury materials from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election that the Department of Justice will not release.  Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller testifies during the House Judiciary […]

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Giuliani’s Wild Press Conference, Debunked: No Trump Campaign Voter Fraud Theories Are Holding Up In Court

Topline Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani—making baseless accusations alleging a wide-scale voter fraud conspiracy during a press conference Thursday—promised the campaign would “prove it in court,” but the GOP’s fraud allegations have so far entirely failed in the judicial system, with judges striking down or questioning the allegations or the Trump campaign backing off its claims […]

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France Sees Slowdowns In New Coronavirus Cases And Hospitalizations, But Holds Back Ending Nationwide Lockdown

Topline Three weeks into the country’s second nationwide lockdown, France—along with other parts of Europe—is beginning to see the first signs of the curbing of coronavirus spread, though officials say it’s still too early to pull back all restrictions and that the French people must stay vigilant. People wearing face masks walk near the Eiffel […]

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