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Biden calls for 'transition' from oil, GOP sees…

Democrat Joe Biden's remarks that he will transition away from the oil industry in favor of renewable energy sources have drawn quick attention from President Donald Trump

Some Notable Lines From Final Debate

The second presidential debate was a marked changed from the first one, with few interruptions as the candidates covered a range of topics, including COVID and corruption . Late in the forum, President Trump sought to score points on energy by asking Joe Biden if he would shut down the oil...

Natalie Portman pens children's book of inclusive…

Motherhood is what makes Natalie Portman's latest project, "Natalie Portman's Fables," so close to her heart. Portman tweaked three classic children's stories — "The Tortoise and the Hare," "The Three Little Pigs" and "Country Mouse and City Mouse" — to make them more gender-inclusive. (Oct. 22)

Will The Presidential Debate Turn The Tide…

After much ado about mutable microphones and plexiglass shields, President Donald Trump will face opponent Joe Biden on Thursday. CNN reports Trump needs to not just perform well at the presidential debate, he'll need to pull a rabbit out of the hat to swing the race his way. The president trails Biden in both national polls and key swing states that will determine whether he has a path to victory in the Electoral College. Both candidates need to improve their standing with certain groups, though. Biden needs more Hispanic voters, and Trump is struggling to get White suburban women. Biden has been laying low recently, preparing for the event. Trump, meanwhile has been barnstorming across the country in full gripe-and-moan mode. The president spends his rallies insulting scientists and refusing any responsibility for the pandemic, which has created a huge drag on his poll numbers.

UN chief says G20 leaders must coordinate to…

The U.N. chief says it’s “very frustrating” that leaders of the 20 major industrialized nations didn’t come together in March and establish a coordinated response to suppress the coronavirus in all countries as he proposed

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Jennifer Lawrence Reveals She Used to Vote…

Jennifer Lawrence Reveals She Used to Vote Republican . Lawrence recently appeared on Heather McMahan’s podcast, 'Absolutely Not.'. She admitted to McMahan that because she “grew up Republican,” she voted for John McCain over Barack Obama in the 2008 election. . I grew up Republican. My first time voting, I voted for John McCain. I was a little Republican, Jennifer Lawrence, via ‘The Guardian’. It wasn’t until she grew up that she realized the party’s views on social issues “weren’t in line” with her own. . However, Lawrence still expressed an appreciation for growing up in a Republican household. . I was fortunate to grow up in a Republican house where I can see the fiscal benefits of some of the Republican policies, Jennifer Lawrence, via ‘The Guardian’. Everything changed for Lawrence in 2016 when Donald Trump got elected president. This is an impeached president who’s broken many laws and refused to condemn white supremacy and it feels there’s been a line drawn in the sand. , Jennifer Lawrence, via ‘The Guardian’. I don’t think it’s right... It just changes things for me, Jennifer Lawrence, via ‘The Guardian’. Lawrence has since publicly endorsed Democratic candidates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

Gardner Defends Senate Seat Against Hickenlooper

Former Governor John Hickenlooper will face first-term GOP Sen. Cory Gardner in Colorado 2020 US Senate's race. Hickenlooper has a long track record in Colorado. He is the former two-term mayor of Denver. He is also the former governor, serving from 2011 to 2019. Since 2014, Colorado has become a reliably Democrat at the federal and state levels.

Trump Tests New Nickname for Biden

President Trump again pressed his case during Thursday night's debate that Joe and Hunter Biden acted unethically in regard to Hunter's business dealings. At one point, he referred to the elder Biden as "the big man" and suggested that he has orchestrated global deals that were enriching him personally. "I...

NYC ready for snow season

Accuweather's Dexter Henry talked to the New York City Department of Sanitation about how the city is preparing for snow season.

CDC Changes Guidance on 'Close Contact' With…

CDC Changes Guidance on 'Close Contact' With Those Infected With COVID-19. After a coronavirus outbreak occurred in a Vermont prison over the summer. the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has restructured its guidelines as to what qualifies as "close contact" with a person infected with COVID-19. Previously, "close contact" was spending 15 consecutives minutes with an infected person. Now, the guidance defines it as being within 6 feet of an infected person for a total of at least 15 minutes a day, regardless of if the minutes were consecutive. [The case] significantly adds to the scientific knowledge of the risk to contacts of those with Covid-19 and highlights again the importance of wearing face masks to prevent transmission, CDC, via statement. The more time you spend with someone ... the more likely you are to get infected. , Dr. William Schaffner, an infectious disease expert at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, via NBC News. It may have been that one of these six prisoners was a superspreader shedding an awful lot of virus, Dr. William Schaffner, an infectious disease expert at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, via NBC News. With the holidays approaching, Dr. Schaffner is urging gatherings to be virtual or small in-person groups, socially distant, with face coverings

NBC's Welker sharp in first turn as debate…

Moderator Kristen Welker, with the help of an offstage mute button, helped give Americans a substantive head-to-head debate over leadership that had been missing during the presidential campaign

Chelsea Hander’s personal ‘Evolution’ fuels new…

Chelsea Handler opens up about therapy, filming a comedy special in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic and the lifelong impact of her brother’s death in her new standup, “Evolution.” (Oct. 22)

Trump Brings Notable Special Guest to Debate

The second and final debate between President Trump and Joe Biden is underway, this time with one big rule change : A candidate's mic can be muted to ensure his rival can speak. In the first half hour, however, the tone has been civil relative to the first debate. First subject:...

China hopes for change if Biden wins, but little…

Chinese leaders hope Washington will tone down conflicts over trade, technology and security if Joe Biden wins the Nov. 3 presidential election

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Deaf pittie rejected multiple times finally finds…

Meet Mr. Breakfast, a once-neglected dog who now has a great life.

'Anarchist' Cities Sue Trump

Three cities labeled " anarchist " by President Trump are fighting back with an un-anarchist weapon: a lawsuit. New York, Seattle and Portland announced the suit Thursday, WABC reports. The Seattle filing names the president, Attorney General Bill Barr, and other administration officials. If it stands, the designation could cost the cities...

AP reporter discusses ruling in George Floyd case

A Minnesota judge has dismissed a third-degree murder charge filed against the former Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee against George Floyd’s neck. (Oct. 22)

Sitting This One Out? The Six Reasons People…

Despite all the brouhaha surrounding the 2020 US presidential election, not everyone--believe it or not--plans to vote. According to Business Insider, Americans who have chosen not to vote fall into six general categories. The first has to do with accessing the polling place: lacking time, transportation, child care, or problems with getting registered to vote. The second group could be named the 'Why bothers?' These people feel their votes don't count, the election is rigged, or their state has a lock on the opposing party. The third group can't vote because they're not allowed to. Perhaps they are felons, or are not US citizens, or owe outstanding fines. The fourth group won't vote because they dislike both candidates. The fifth group just doesn't feel like voting, and the sixth group cited religious or other reasons.

Carson Wentz rallies Eagles to 22-21 win over…

Carson Wentz threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to Boston Scott with 40 seconds remaining and the Philadelphia Eagles overcame an 11-point deficit in the final seven minutes to beat the New York Giants 22-21 on Thursday night

Rays' Ji-Man Choi Makes History in Game 2 Win…

Rays' Ji-Man Choi Makes History in Game 2 Win Over Dodgers. The Tampa Bay Rays beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-4 in Game 2 Wednesday night to tie the World Series 1-1. While pinch-hitting for Mike Brosseau. Rays first baseman Ji-Man Choi made history as the first Korean-born player to have a hit in the World Series. Brandon Lowe contributed greatly to the win with two home runs. One was in the first inning off of Dodgers pitcher Tony Gonsolin. and the second was off of Dustin May in the fifth inning. Game 3 of the World Series will take place Friday at 8:08 p.m. ET

Mitt Romney Reveals He Did Not Vote For Trump

Senator Mitt Romney of Utah said on Wednesday that he did not cast a ballot for Trump. He was sharing a bit about his 2020 presidential election choice, according to Business Insider. Romney was a leading GOP presidential candidate in 2008 and served as the party's standard bearer in 2012. Romney was the only Rep. senator who voted to convict Trump in his impeachment trial in 2020. He has shown that loyalty to your party does not mean turning a blind eye to wrongdoing within your party.

Russians' Hacks Might be Leaving Door Open for…

Two US agencies are warning that Russian hackers are hitting dozens of state and local government networks, stealing data from at least two of them. The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency issued the alert Thursday, Politico reports. The hackers recently have attacked a...

Weatherproof drop boxes protecting your ballot

Election mail-in drop boxes have been designed to keep your ballots intact from inclement weather.

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Last Week's First-Time Jobless Claims Hit Lowest…

Last Week's First-Time Jobless Claims Hit Lowest Level Since March. According to NBC News, about 787,000 people filed for first-time unemployment last week. That number is smaller than the 875,000 analysts had predicted and the lowest weekly count since March. According to the Department of Labor, continuing claims fell from 9.397 million to 8.373 million. However, the lower numbers may be partly due to unemployed workers moving to other assistance programs once they lose their eligibility. The labor market is far from being out of the woods, AnnElizabeth Konkel, economist at Indeed Hiring Lab, via NBC News. At least a portion of the drop in regular continuing claims is due to claimants exhausting benefits and then shifting to Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation, AnnElizabeth Konkel, economist at Indeed Hiring Lab, via NBC News. With falling temperatures and the holidays a few weeks away, there is no obvious relief on the horizon, AnnElizabeth Konkel, economist at Indeed Hiring Lab, via NBC News. Stimulus talks between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are ongoing. I’m optimistic that there will be a bill. It’s a question of, is it in time to pay the November rent, which is my goal, or is it going to be shortly thereafter and retroactive?, Nancy Pelosi, to MSNC

California court says Uber, Lyft drivers are…

A California appeals court has upheld an order requiring Uber and Lyft to treat their California drivers as employees instead of independent contractors, less than two weeks before voters will be asked to exempt the ride-hailing giants from the state’s gig economy law

AP Top Stories October 22 P

Here are the top stories for Thursday, October 22nd: U.S. jobless claims see slight drop; GOP-led Senate panel advances Barrett as Dems boycott; Residents leave homes near Colorado wildfires; Poland’s top court rules out abortions due to fetal defects.