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  • 'Anonymous' WH official who wrote about officials thwarting Trump reveals himself

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    Miles Taylor, the former chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security, revealed himself Wednesday as the author of an anonymous 2018 New York Times op-ed that depicted President Trump as a danger to the nation.

    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 17:11:00 -0400
  • Here's how former Vice President Joe Biden went from 'Middle-Class Joe' to millionaire

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    Joe Biden has earned millions from book royalties and speaking engagements — mostly following his vice presidency.

    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 09:55:00 -0400
  • More sex assault charges filed against adult film actor Ron Jeremy

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    The seven new counts, which add to others previously filed, involve six victims dating to 1996, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said.

    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 21:55:00 -0400
  • Tony Chung: Hong Kong activist detained near US consulate charged

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    Tony Chung was detained as he reportedly planned to claim asylum at the US consulate.

    Thu, 29 Oct 2020 13:32:54 -0400
  • Former school principal in Florida apologizes for Holocaust remarks, asks to keep job

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    A former principal, whose Holocaust comments prompted national outrage, apologized and asked to keep his position at a Florida high school.

    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 15:04:09 -0400
  • Telescope gives closer look at asteroid worth $10,000 quadrillion

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    16 Psyche is one of the most massive objects in the solar system's main asteroid belt — and it appears to be made entirely of metal worth approximately $10,000 quadrillion.

    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 13:30:59 -0400
  • 2020 polls: Can Trump pull another 2016 upset? The data says no chance

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    The blue wave is coming - if you believe the polls

    Thu, 29 Oct 2020 11:59:21 -0400
  • Mexican search group finds 59 bodies in clandestine pits

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    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 23:56:15 -0400
  • Tourist, 12, and guide lose limbs in shark attack at Sharm El-Sheikh

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    A young Ukrainian tourist lost an arm and an Egyptian tour guide lost a leg in a rare shark attack over the weekend off Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh, officials said on Tuesday. The attack took place on Sunday when two tourists - a mother and her son - and their tour guide were snorkelling in Ras Mohammed national park, the Environment Ministry said. The injured were taken to a nearby hospital and an initial investigation showed that the attack involved a 2m-long (6-foot) Oceanic Whitetip shark. The ministry did not release details of the injuries, but a statement by Ukraine's State Agency for the Development of Tourism said that the 12-year-old boy was in intensive care, and that surgery had failed to save his arm. An Egyptian health official said that the family's guide had lost a leg, and the mother suffered light injuries. The health official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to brief the media. Officials have closed the area of Ras Mohammed National Park where the attack took place. Shark attacks have been rare in the Red Sea coastal region of Egypt in recent years. But in 2010, a spate of shark attacks killed one European tourist and maimed several others off Sharm el-Sheikh. Sharm el-Sheikh resort at the southern tip of the Sinai peninsula is one of Egypt's major tourist destinations that offers European tourists a warm and quick escape from frigid winter temperatures on the continent. Divers are drawn by the steep drop-offs of coral reefs just offshore that offer a rich and colourful sea life. Authorities have in recent years sought to revive the vital tourism sector battered by years of instability and, more recently, the coronavirus pandemic.

    Tue, 27 Oct 2020 22:37:01 -0400
  • Who do Americans blame for lack of second stimulus deal? Here’s what a new poll shows

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    Negotiations surrounding another COVID-19 relief package have hit a dead end until after the election.

    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 12:18:12 -0400
  • Amidst a second COVID-19 lockdown, Macron is facing mounting international backlash and a boycott of French goods over his comments about Islam

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    French Muslims and anti-racism activists worried about a rise in hate crimes as a result of diplomatic tensions and new Charlie Hebdo row.

    Thu, 29 Oct 2020 04:20:18 -0400
  • Our Favorite Home Decor Pieces From the Second Annual Etsy Design Awards

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    Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:41:09 -0400
  • 'Please don't shoot my son': Man killed by police needed mental health help, family says

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    His relatives said they called 911 requesting an ambulance and hoped he could receive medical intervention. But police arrived first.

    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 18:41:00 -0400
  • 'A big win for justice!': Texas officials scrap rule that would allow social workers to deny LGBTQ, disabled clients

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    After backlash, Texas officials have reversed a rule that would have allowed social workers to turn away clients who are LGBTQ or have a disability.

    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 00:32:19 -0400
  • Egypt says freedom of expression 'stops' when Muslims offended

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    Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said on Wednesday freedom of expression should stop if it offends more than 1.5 billion people, following the display of images in France of the Prophet Mohammad that Muslims see as blasphemous. Sisi also said he firmly rejects any form of violence or terrorism from anyone in the name of defending religion, religious symbols or icons. The Grand Imam of Egypt's al-Azhar university, one of the world's most eminent seats of Sunni Muslim learning, also called on the international community to criminalise "anti-Muslim" actions.

    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 05:30:14 -0400
  • Supreme Court won't expedite GOP challenge to Pennsylvania mail-in ballot deadline

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    The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to expedite a request from Pennsylvania Republicans to stop the state from counting mail-in ballots received in the three days after Election Day.This means the case won't be heard before Nov. 3, but in a statement, Justices Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, and Neil Gorsuch said it could be reviewed by the court after the election.Earlier this month, the Supreme Court deadlocked on the issue, leaving in place the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's ruling that ballots postmarked by Election Day can be counted if they arrive up to three days later. Wednesday's brief order did not say why the Supreme Court declined to expedite consideration of this similar case, The New York Times reports. Justice Amy Coney Barrett, whose first day on the job was Tuesday, did not cast a vote on Wednesday, with a spokesperson for the court saying she "did not participate in the consideration of this motion because of the need for a prompt resolution of it and because she has not had time to fully review the parties' filings."More stories from theweek.com How to make an election crisis 64 things President Trump has said about women Republicans are on the verge of a spectacular upside-down achievement

    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 19:17:00 -0400
  • Karabakh city hit by heaviest shelling in month of fighting: official

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    Azerbaijan on Thursday launched its heaviest missile strikes in a month of fighting on the largest city in its Armenian-populated breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, separatist officials said.

    Thu, 29 Oct 2020 07:06:09 -0400
  • Jeff Van Drew, congressman who ditched Democrats for Trump, struggling in reelection race

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    A congressman who switched from the Democratic Party to join Republican ranks is struggling in his ace for reelection.

    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 09:03:01 -0400
  • US election polls tracker: who is leading in swing states, Trump or Biden?

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    With the presidential election just days away, the Guardian is tracking the latest polling in eight states that could decide the electiondefault Joe Biden is leading ​Donald Trump in the national polls for the presidential election.But that doesn’t guarantee ​the Democratic candidate victory. Hillary Clinton also had a clear lead over Trump in the polls for almost the entire 2016 campaign. She ended up losing in the electoral college.​Because the presidential ​voting system assigns each state a number of electoral college votes, which​ go to the state’s victor regardless of the​ margin of victory (with the exception of Nebraska and Maine), a handful of swing states will ​probably decide the election and be targeted heavily by campaigners.Each day, the Guardian’s poll tracker takes a rolling 14-day average of the polls in ​eight swing states.In order to track how the race is developing in the areas that could decide the election, six of the eight states we focused on were those that flipped to Trump​ in 2016 after backing Barack Obama in 2012. Arizona and North Carolina were also added due to what they might tell us about a shifting electoral landscape – they could emerge as vital new swing states this year.We must caution that the polls – particularly some swing state polls – severely undercounted Trump supporters in 2016. We are not certain, despite assurances, that they they have corrected this​. Additionally, they may be over-counting Democratic support (more people may say they will vote for Biden than actually turn out).We present the latest polls with those caveats in mind.default The national pollsThe latest polling average puts Biden ahead of Trump nationally.While the national poll tracker is a poor indicator of how the crucial swing states will sway the election, a strong polling lead across the country can point to how the race will develop.Each day, the Guardian’s national poll tracker takes a 14-day average of national voting intention polls.default On Tuesday 3 November 2020, Americans will vote for their next president, with a choice between ​Donald Trump, the Republican incumbent, or his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden.default MethodologyThe Guardian poll tracker tracks the latest polls in eight crucial swing states. For Biden to win, he needs to reclaim some of these swing states.The Guardian is collating polls in each of these ​states, as well as another set of national polls. Polls are assessed for their reliability by looking at factors such as their sample size.Our polling average is a 14-day rolling average: on any day, we collate any polls published in the last 14 days and take a mean average of their results.If any ​company ​has conducted multiple polls in the last 14 days, we average out their polling results in order to give them just one entry. After this standardi​zation process, we take a mean average of these daily entries to present the polling average. * This article was amended on 28 October 2020 to clarify that Maine and Nebraska are alone in assigning their electoral college votes in proportion to the popular vote.

    Thu, 29 Oct 2020 08:52:48 -0400
  • A mutated coronavirus strain causes most new COVID-19 infections in Europe and was spread within the continent by tourists, scientists say

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    The coronavirus variant, known as 20A.EU1, has been identified in 12 European countries as well as in Hong Kong and New Zealand, scientists said.

    Thu, 29 Oct 2020 06:46:02 -0400
  • He was drunk and fighting with his girlfriend. Then out came the pumpkin, police say

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    A common autumn and Halloween decoration was used as a weapon in Largo, Florida.

    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 11:52:40 -0400
  • Jerry Falwell Jr. is suing Liberty University after his forced resignation over sex scandal

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    The former president was ousted earlier this year and now hints he was victim of political retribution.

    Thu, 29 Oct 2020 16:14:00 -0400
  • A couple has lived in a 130-square-foot tiny house for 5 years — here's what a typical week looks like for them

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    As part of the "A Week in My Tiny House" series, Alexis Stephens and Christian Parsons show the reality of living in a tiny house with your partner.

    Thu, 29 Oct 2020 14:47:14 -0400
  • China's Communist party leadership says to promote Taiwan's reunification with mainland: Xinhua

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    Thu, 29 Oct 2020 06:35:48 -0400
  • Mitch McConnell’s approval drops nationwide despite political win with Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination

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    Only 16 per cent of respondents say they felt better about Mr McConnell’s job performance

    Thu, 29 Oct 2020 15:47:16 -0400
  • Megyn Kelly slams Sunny Hostin over SCOTUS comments: ‘More intentionally dishonest than stupid’

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    Megyn Kelly is no stranger to controversy and being called out on social media, but this week she was the one taking the offensive against Sunny Hostin for what she believes to be “intentionally dishonest” rhetoric. Hostin, who serves as a co-host and political analyst on The View, slammed the Republican Party on Tuesday for stealing seats from the Democrats and pushing through right-wing judges in their place. “We all know the Republican Party has been packing the Supreme Court for decades,” Hostin said.

    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 12:45:43 -0400
  • US says 'very real' risk of Turkey sanctions over Russian arms

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    A US official warned Wednesday that NATO ally Turkey faced a risk of sanctions after it defiantly tested Russia's S-400 air defense system.

    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 17:19:31 -0400
  • Biden criticizes Trump over rallygoers who were stranded after Omaha event

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    While delivering remarks Wednesday on health care and the coronavirus pandemic, former Vice President Joe Biden criticized President Trump after people who went to his rally in Omaha, Neb. on Tuesday night, were stranded after the event ended because of bus delays.

    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 13:31:56 -0400
  • Hackers breach Trump campaign website, threaten to release 'evidence' of crimes

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    The Trump campaign's website was briefly hacked late Tuesday, with the culprits posting a typo-riddled message on the site threatening to release "evidence" of the president's "criminal involvement" in a supposed scheme to sway next week's election. The hackers, whose identity was not immediately known, only managed to crack into the Trump website's "about" page. The rest of the website ...

    Tue, 27 Oct 2020 21:39:00 -0400
  • Nice stabbings: Pictured, the church worker among three killed in suspected terror attack

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    Reports that Nice attacker passed through Lampedusa spark political row in Italy Leo McKinstry: The Nice attack is an appalling assault on Western civilisation Malaysian ex-PM tweets that Muslims have 'right' to kill French people after deadly attack Rakib Ehsan: The vilification of Macron by Muslim countries is disturbing A woman has been decapitated, and two others have been killed, during a knife attack inside the Notre Dame Basilica church in the French city of Nice. The mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi, tweeted that the incident is a "terrorist" attack. Here's what we know so far: At least three people, two women and a man, have been killed, including one woman who was decapitated. The man is reportedly the sexton of the church. The man, a sacristan at the church, has been named locally as 45-year-old, father of two Vincent L. The suspected attacker has been identified as Brahim Aoussaoui, a 21-year-old Tunisian migrant who arrived in France from the Italian island of Lampedusa in October. He is reportedly unknown to French security services. Nice mayor Christian Estrosi said it was a terrorist attack, and that the "Islamo-fascist" assailant "didn't stop shouting Allahu Akhbar even under medication" after being shot and arrested. France raises its alert status to "terror attack emergency" - PM Castex. President Emmanuel Macron has delivered a defiant message to the French people, saying the attacks would not force France to "give up our values". A Saudi citizen has also been arrested in Jeddah for stabbing a security guard outside the French consulate with "a sharp tool".

    Thu, 29 Oct 2020 04:37:02 -0400
  • Body of missing hip-hop artist found in trunk after Miami car crash

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    Robert Deupree Avery Coltrain was arrested and charged with illegal transport of human remains and second-degree murder in the death of Brian Trotter.

    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 00:17:00 -0400
  • Everybody is moving to Miami during the pandemic. Honestly, we’d rather you didn’t

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    So you want to move to Miami.

    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 13:58:08 -0400
  • Mexican president slams European coronavirus lockdown measures

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    Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Wednesday blasted European countries for adopting strict lockdowns to stem the spread of coronavirus, suggesting they smacked of authoritarianism. Germany and France were on Wednesday preparing to announce restrictions approaching the level of spring's blanket lockdowns as COVID deaths across Europe surged. National or local authorities have already imposed nighttime curfews in several European countries, including France, Spain, Italy and the Czech Republic.

    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 14:17:51 -0400
  • USPS admits delivery times are plummeting, says there's no "constitutional right" to timely delivery

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    USPS data shows that less than 70% of first-class mail arrived on time on Wednesday — and only 42% in Philadelphia

    Thu, 29 Oct 2020 14:03:54 -0400
  • Southwest Airlines just announced 10 new routes and has a new shortest that's only 73 miles long – here's the full list

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    Fresh from a $1.2 billion third-quarter loss, Southwest is revising its route map and moving into new, larger airports that it's previously avoided.

    Thu, 29 Oct 2020 11:48:30 -0400
  • Pilot killed as Taiwan fighter jet crashes into sea

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    A Taiwanese pilot was killed Thursday after his fighter jet crashed off the island's eastern coast during routine training, the air force said, in the second fatal air crash in three months.

    Thu, 29 Oct 2020 01:09:25 -0400
  • Trump rushes struggling GOP senator at rally: 'You got one minute, they don't want to hear this'

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    President hurried Arizona Senator Martha McSally before calling up three politicians from other states - plus Nigel Farage - to address the crowd

    Thu, 29 Oct 2020 04:24:21 -0400
  • SpaceX engine swap should clear way for astronaut launch

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    SpaceX is replacing two suspect engines in the Falcon 9 rocket that will boost four astronauts to the space station.

    Thu, 29 Oct 2020 07:55:00 -0400
  • Allegiant passenger removed over flight attendant's mask demands apology from airline

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    John Peterman states he was denied a request to speak with the plane’s captain to lodge his complaint that a flight attendant was not wearing a mask.

    Thu, 29 Oct 2020 14:32:42 -0400
  • FBI arrests five in U.S. accused of trying to coerce political dissenters to return to China

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    A note left on the door of one victim read, "If you are willing to go back to mainland and spend 10 years in prison, your wife and children will be all right."

    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 13:45:00 -0400
  • Another typhoon poised to strike the storm-weary Philippines

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    After a brutal blow from Typhoon Molave, many of the hardest-hit communities in the Philippines will have little time to recover as newly formed Typhoon Goni sets its sights on the nation. Early Wednesday morning, local time, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) began to issue advisories on a tropical depression in the Philippine Sea. By Thursday, the depression had strengthened to a tropical storm and eventually into a powerful typhoon. The storm is referred to as Rolly by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). As Goni tracks westward over the open waters of the Philippine Sea, it will stay in an environment featuring low vertical wind shear and warm sea surface temperatures: two main atmospheric ingredients needed for further strengthening. Through the end of the week, this system will continue to strengthen as it churns westward across the Philippine Sea toward the Philippines. The impacts from Goni will be felt as early as Friday across portions of the country. CLICK HERE FOR THE FREE ACCUWEATHER APP "Regardless of intensity, flooding rains and gusty winds are expected across the central or northern Philippines Friday night through Sunday, local time," AccuWeather's lead international forecaster Jason Nicholls said. Rainfall amounts on the level of 100 to 200 mm (4 to 8 inches) will be common across the island groups of Luzon and Visayas while portions of Mindanao can receive 50 to 100 mm (2 to 4 inches). An AccuWeather Local StormMax™ of 405 mm (16 inches) is forecast across the central and northern Philippines. Typhoon Goni lurks to the east of the Philippines early Friday Oct. 30. 2020 local time. (Photo/CIRA/RAMMB) Heavy rain from the system will cause flash flooding issues across portions of the northern and central Philippines as well as elevate the risk for mudslides across mountainous terrain. The risk for mudslides will be especially high across portions of the country that were recently soaked by Molave. While heavy rainfall will likely create issues for residents, damaging wind gusts will be an even greater concern with Goni. Residents wearing masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus wade through a flooded road from Typhoon Molave in Pampanga province, northern Philippines on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. The fast-moving typhoon has forced thousands of villagers to flee to safety in provinces. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) Forecast to be a dangerous severe tropical storm or even a typhoon at landfall, winds from Goni will certainly pack a serious punch. Dangerous wind gusts on the order of 185 km/h (115 mph) will be likely near where the system makes landfall with an AccuWeather Local StormMax™ of 210 km/h (130 mph). As the system tracks west across the Philippines, widespread wind gusts of 65 to 95 km/h (40 to 60 mph) will cover a large swath of the country. Areas along the track of Goni will more commonly receive 95- to 130-km/h (60- to 80-mph) wind gusts. These strong wind gusts can bring down power lines and cause significant damage to trees and poorly constructed structures. Structures already weakened by the blow from Typhoon Molave will be in peril. "Goni is expected to follow a path similar to Molave as it crosses the Philippines and may eventually go on to impact Vietnam next week" Nichols said. Due to the anticipated flooding rainfall and damaging winds, Goni will be a 3 on the AccuWeather RealImpact™ Scale for Tropical Cyclones. The AccuWeather RealImpact™ Scale was developed to help people make better decisions around tropical systems, bringing improvement upon the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale by also factoring in flooding rain, storm surge and economic damage and loss. Since Oct. 13, three named tropical systems have made landfall over the Philippines. Just five days after Tropical Storm Saudel, known in the Philippines as Pepito, made landfall, Typhoon Molave took aim at the weather-weary nation. Typhoon Molave, known in the Philippines as Quinta, was the most recent storm to strike the nation and brought disastrous, even deadly impacts for some residents. After it first made landfall on Oct. 25, Molave went on to record a total of five landfalls across the Philippines, the last of which occurred over the province of Oriental Mindoro. Oriental Mindoro, a province with a thriving agricultural industry, suffered heavy economic losses as a result of Typhoon Molave. Across the province, an estimated 2 billion PHP (41.3 million USD) worth of damage was done to crops as a result of Molave, according to ABS-CBN. Some farmers in the area had 100 percent of their crops destroyed by Molave. These same areas will likely experience the wrath of Goni over the weekend. At least 16 deaths in the Philippines have been blamed on Typhoon Molave, according to the Associated Press. To add insult to injury, even more tropical trouble may be on the way for the Philippines after Goni exits the area at the end of the weekend. Following Goni, another system may eye the Philippines in early November. AccuWeather forecasters are closely monitoring a tropical depression that developed near Micronesia late in the day on Thursday, local time. By Thursday night, this feature has strengthened into a tropical storm and was given the name Atsani. "Atsani may impact the northern Philippines late next week," warned Nicholls. However, interests from Taiwan to Japan should monitor this system into the beginning of next week as a turn to the north could bring dangerous impacts to these areas. Keep checking back on AccuWeather.com and stay tuned to the AccuWeather Network on DirecTV, Frontier and Verizon Fios.

    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 13:01:19 -0400
  • Justice Thomas's wife spreads unfounded Biden claims, asks followers to repost

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    The wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is using her Facebook page to amplify unsubstantiated claims of corruption by Joe Biden.

    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 07:24:40 -0400
  • Glenn Greenwald Resigns From The Intercept, Claims He Was Censored

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    Glenn Greenwald on Thursday announced that he had resigned from The Intercept—the digital outlet he founded in 2013 with fellow journalists Laura Poitras and Jeremy Scahill, and with funding from First Look Media—claiming “repression, censorship and ideological homogeneity” at the publication. In response, the outlet disputed his claims of censorship and suggested his exit was essentially “a grown man throwing a tantrum.”In a post published to Substack, the long-time reporter claimed that “The final, precipitating cause” of his exit was that “The Intercept’s editors, in violation of my contractual right of editorial freedom, censored an article I wrote this week, refusing to publish it unless I remove all sections critical of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, the candidate vehemently supported by all New-York-based Intercept editors involved in this effort at suppression.”He continued: “The censored article, based on recently revealed emails and witness testimony, raised critical questions about Biden’s conduct. Not content to simply prevent publication of this article at the media outlet I co-founded, these Intercept editors also demanded that I refrain from exercising a separate contractual right to publish this article with any other publication.”The long-time writer, whose reporting on the NSA’s surveillance operations helped The Guardian win a Pulitzer Prize in 2014, noted that he will publish the allegedly censored article in full on his Substack page.The Intercept’s editor in chief Betsy Klein told The Washington Post that “it is absolutely not true that Glenn Greenwald was asked to remove all sections critical of Joe Biden from his article. He was asked to support his claims and innuendo about corrupt actions by Joe Biden with evidence.”And she further responded, in a scathing public statement, that “Greenwald’s decision to resign from The Intercept stems from a fundamental disagreement over the role of editors in the production of journalism and the nature of censorship. Glenn demands the absolute right to determine what he will publish. He believes that anyone who disagrees with him is corrupt, and anyone who presumes to edit his words is a censor. Thus the preposterous charge that The Intercept’s editors and reporters, with the lone noble exception of Glenn Greenwald, have betrayed our mission to engage in fearless investigative journalism because we have been seduced by the lure of a Joe Biden presidency. A brief glance at the stories The Intercept has published on Joe Biden will suffice to refute those claims.”She continued: “The narrative he presents about his departure is teeming with distortions and inaccuracies—all of them designed to make him appear a victim, rather than a grown person throwing a tantrum. It would take too long to point them all out here, but we intend to correct the record in time. For now, it is important to make clear that our goal in editing his work was to ensure that it would be accurate and fair. While he accuses us of political bias, it was he who was attempting to recycle a political campaign’s—the Trump campaign’s—dubious claims and launder them as journalism.”Klein concluded: “We have the greatest respect for the journalist Glenn Greenwald used to be, and we remain proud of much of the work we did with him over the past six years. It is Glenn who has strayed from his original journalism roots, not the Intercept.”Greenwald’s colleague, D.C. bureau chief Ryan Grim, wrote on Twitter that he and Greenwald had “started out writing this Hunter article together, but he wanted to get deep into Burisma and media criticism and I wanted to focus on the China element, so we decided to write separate pieces. His piece was still in the edit process when all this blew up.” Other now-former colleagues chimed in as well. “Here are some examples of actual censorship,” tweeted Intercept investigative reporter Mara Hvistendahl, seemingly in response to Greenwald, including a link to the U.S.-based China Digital Times, which reports on official Chinese government directives issued to media outlets demanding censorship or favorable coverage. “I’ll always be grateful to Glenn for bringing me on to launch The Intercept. It’s still a place where I can write freely on subjects I hold dear,” tweeted criminal-justice reporter Liliana Segura. “But the one time I wrote a piece fiercely disagreeing w/ the work of a colleague, he asked me to pull my punches. The piece never ran.”Prior to the Trump presidency, Greenwald’s reporting and commentary was influential on the left—especially among civil-liberties and anti-war groups—but since 2016, his frequent Fox News appearances and increasingly Fox-friendly columns have been a source of tension at The Intercept. In recent years, Greenwald’s view of Russian interference in the U.S. election mirrored that of pro-Trump Republicans, leading to an increased presence on Fox News—especially on Tucker Carlson’s primetime program—as a non-conservative skeptic of the scandals that led to President Trump’s impeachment and as a critic of liberal “resistance” politics.“The Intercept published some of the most credulous and false affirmations of maximalist Russiagate madness, and, horrifyingly, took the lead in falsely branding the Hunter Biden archive as ‘Russian disinformation’ by mindlessly and uncritically citing—of all things—a letter by former CIA officials that contained this baseless insinuation,” he wrote in his resignation announcement.Greenwald’s appeared to hint at his criticism of his own outlet over coverage of the Hunter Biden emails during an Oct. 21 appearance on Carlson’s show, in which he insisted that editors at many publications were outright ordering their reporters to lay off the story.“There are newsrooms all throughout New York and Washington, D.C., where top editors are explicitly saying they do not want this story investigated and they are being clear that the reason they don't want to investigate it is because they think even if there is corruption that's exposed here,” Greenwald claimed. “In their view, Trump is worse and therefore it would be malfeasance on the part of the media to report corruption on the part of Biden when Trump is so much more corrupt.”“If what they are saying is, they see their role as journalists not as informing the public to let the public decide which candidate is better and which is worse, they see journalism, the function of it is to defeat Donald Trump and elect Joe Biden,” he added.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. 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    Thu, 29 Oct 2020 13:57:21 -0400
  • Venezuela's Maduro says Amuay refinery was hit by a 'terrorist attack'

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    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday said the country's Amuay oil refinery was victim of a terrorist attack on Tuesday that involved a "powerful weapon", but said the country had gasoline reserves equivalent to 20 days of consumption. An explosion hit a distillation unit at the 645,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) plant on Tuesday, people familiar with the matter said, though there were no reports of injuries. "Yesterday, the Amuay refinery - one of the most important refineries in Venezuela and Latin America - was attacked with a long, powerful weapon," Maduro said at a press conference, adding that the government was seeking to determine what kind of weapon was involved.

    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 14:54:52 -0400
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez warned Rep. Ted Yoho that she won't be 'so nice next time' following harassment incident

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    "You do that to me again, I won't be so nice next time," Ocasio-Cortez told Yoho the day after he verbally attacked her on the steps of the Capitol.

    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 19:08:43 -0400
  • President Pelosi? Odds are low, but here's how it could happen

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    What happens if neither candidate receives the required 270 votes in the electoral college and the House is left to pick the country's next president?

    Thu, 29 Oct 2020 13:36:34 -0400
  • Jeff Bezos may be considering purchase of CNN, according to bankers

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    Rumours of the purchase stem from investment bankers discussing the potential sale

    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 20:35:00 -0400
  • Mother’s body decayed for years in home she shared with her adult children, TN cops say

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    Police found her skeleton buried under a pile of clothes on a bed

    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 15:24:17 -0400
  • Polish president backtracks on abortion view amid protests

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    “It cannot be that the law requires this kind of heroism from a woman,” Duda said in an interview.

    Thu, 29 Oct 2020 06:39:00 -0400
  • Michigan man missing after allegedly spending virus relief funds on luxury gifts for girlfriend

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    A Michigan man looks to be on the run after allegedly conspiring to steal $2.5 million in coronavirus relief funds. Johnny Richardson, 25, and his girlfriend Micahia Taylor, 27, are accused of teaming up with Brandi Hawkins, a contract employee of the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency, to embezzle the money.

    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 10:49:33 -0400
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