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Sin seguir las recomendaciones sanitarias, para hacer frente a los contagios del COVID-19, cientos de franceses festejaron anoche el pase del PSG a la final de la Champions. Muchos de los que salieron a las calles abarrotaron calles, bares y terrazas para seguir el encuentro que se jugó en Lisboa. Pocos utilizaron mascarillas y pocos guardaron la mínima distancia de seguridad. La victoria de los de Neymar y Mbappé finalmente animó a miles de personas a celebrarlo con cánticos, saltos y abrazos en la vía pública. De nuevo una celebración deportiva ha sacado a los más irresponsables a las calles, irresponsables que parecen desconocer que la pandemia se ha cobrado en  Francia la vida de 30. 500 personas. -Redacción-
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4 upcoming Supreme Court cases will reveal who Amy Coney Barrett really is
Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the third day of her confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill on October 14, 2020, in Washington, DC. | Jonathan Ernst-Pool/Getty Images We know she’s conservative. We don’t yet know if she’s a nihilist. Well, that happened. Just over one month after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing, the Senate voted almost entirely along party lines to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court. President Trump has been quite clear that he thinks “it’s very important that we have nine Justices” if we have a contested election, strongly suggesting that Trump expects Barrett to rule in his favor if the election ends up in front of the Court. The incoming justice has been coy about whether she would do so — or even whether she will hear cases involving the 2020 election in the first place. During her confirmation hearing, Democratic senators repeatedly asked Barrett whether she would commit to recuse from cases related to the 2020 election, due to the appearance of impropriety created by Trump’s comments. Barrett, however, would only offer a vague promise of “fully and faithfully applying the law of recusal” if asked to sit out an election case. Similarly, while Barrett’s record suggests that she agrees with the Republican Party’s opposition to abortion and Obamacare, much of her scholarship discusses legal theory at a very high level of generality and offers little insight into how she would decide specific cases. We know that Barrett will be a very conservative justice. But we don’t yet know if she will embrace the radical, even nihilistic approach preferred by someone like Justice Clarence Thomas, who has suggested that federal child labor laws are unconstitutional. We don’t know how much she’ll feel bound by precedent, or whether she’ll be moved by public opinion in cases where conservative “originalists” like herself read the law in ways that are wildly at odds with the public’s preferences. But these are contentious times, and the Supreme Court has an unusually contentious docket. Almost immediately after joining the Court, Barrett will confront cases that seek to move the law dramatically to the right — often relying on arguments that even many leading conservatives view as ridiculous. The four cases below will likely help us gain an understanding of whether Barrett is a right-wing outlier, even within an increasingly conservative federal judiciary. The votes she casts in these cases, and the specific legal arguments that she signs onto,may show us just how hostile the Court’s newest member is to democracy, and whether she’s willing to embrace deeply radical legal arguments that undermine progressive policy or punish interest groups aligned with the Democratic Party. To be sure, Democrats should not necessarily heave a sigh of relief even if Barrett rejects the conservative position in each of these lawsuits. These four cases represent some of the most extreme arguments before the Court, and there are others that could well be revelatory. How Barrett rules on them should offer a window into just how radical the newest justice is likely to be. 1) Pennsylvania mail-in ballots and the 2020 election Earlier this month, the Supreme Court handed down a brief order in Republican Party of Pennsylvania v. Boockvar, which left in place a Pennsylvania state Supreme Court decision allowing some mail-in ballots that arrive after Election Day to be counted — although it is far from clear that this decision will remain in place now that Barrett is on the Court. On the surface, Republican Party was a defeat for the GOP, which hoped to have these ballots tossed out. But the Court divided 4-4 in Republican Party, meaning that Barrett could potentially provide the fifth vote to trash these ballots. The Pennsylvania GOP has already asked the Supreme Court to reconsider this case. So Barrett’s very first action as a justice could be to hand the GOP a victory against voting rights. One of the GOP’s primary arguments in Republican Party — an argument that three justices seemed to endorse in Bush v. Gore (2000) — is astonishingly radical. The GOP argues that only the state’s Republican-controlled legislature — not the state Supreme Court or some other body — is allowed to determine how Pennsylvania chooses presidential electors. Taken to its logical extreme, the Republican Party’s argument could invalidate state constitutional provisions protecting the right to vote, at least in presidential elections. It could even allow Republicans to steal the 2020 election for President Trump. This latter point may seem far-fetched, but bear with me. The Constitution provides that “each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct,” members of the Electoral College. In its briefs in Republican Party, the GOP focuses on the word “Legislature,” claiming that only the Pennsylvania state legislature may set the state’s rules for choosing presidential electors, and not the state Supreme Court. For more than a century, the Supreme Court has understood the word “legislature,” when used in this or similar contexts, to refer to whatever the valid lawmaking process is within that state. As the Court held most recently in Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission (2015), the word “legislature” should be read “in accordance with the State’s prescriptions for lawmaking, which may include the referendum and the Governor’s veto.” Similarly, if a state’s constitution protects voting rights and gives the state Supreme Court the power to interpret state law, then the state Supreme Court may make binding decisions regarding how state law or a state constitution should be interpreted during a presidential election. The Arizona decision was 5-4, however, with the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg writing the majority opinion. While the four dissenting justices in Republican Party did not explain why they voted with the GOP, it’s not unreasonable to think that they voted the way they did because they agree with the GOP’s hyper-literal interpretation of the word “legislature.” Indeed, two of those four dissenters, Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, signaled that they do agree with the GOP’s approach in an opinion handed down Monday night. So what would it mean if Justice Barrett provides the fifth vote for this interpretation of the Constitution? For starters, it could mean that state constitutional provisions protecting the right to vote would no longer function in presidential elections. The GOP is quite explicit about this in one of its briefs, claiming that to the extent that the Pennsylvania Constitution conflicts with the GOP’s understanding of the word “Legislature,” “the State Constitution must give way.” But that’s only the beginning. If the Supreme Court embraces the GOP’s understanding of the word “Legislature,” Republicans could potentially hand down pivotal rulings in battleground states that hand Trump a second term. Although every state has a law providing that the state’s electoral votes will be decided in a popular election, the Constitution does not actually require such an election. Again, it provides that “each State shall appoint” presidential electors “in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct.” Under the Republican Party’s theory in the Pennsylvania lawsuit, only the elected representatives in the state’s legislative body are allowed to make this determination. The state courts are cut out of the process because the judicial branch is not the “Legislature.” A similar logic could apply to Pennsylvania’s Democratic governor — again, because the governor is part of the state’s executive branch, not the “Legislature.” In other words, Republican-controlled legislatures in states like Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan could potentially overrule the voters of their state, or stop a close and contested count, and simply assign their states’ electoral votes to Trump. All three states have Democratic governors, but if the Supreme Court reads the word “Legislature” in a hyper-literal way, those governors would not be allowed to veto such legislation. One of Barrett’s very first actions as a justice could be to weigh in on such a question. To be clear, we don’t know for sure if the Court’s conservatives would take such an argument all the way to that conclusion. But the Court’s4-4 vote in Republican Partycertainly left the door open to such a reading. 2) Obamacare On November 10, just one week after Election Day, the Court will hear oral arguments in California v. Texas, the latest effort by Republican lawyers to repeal the Affordable Care Act through litigation. Unlike previous efforts to convince the Supreme Court to take out Obamacare, however, the plaintiffs’ arguments in this lawsuit are widely viewed as laughable even among conservative opponents of Obamacare. As Yuval Levin, a prominent conservative policy wonk, wrote in the National Review, the Texas lawsuit “doesn’t even merit being called silly. It’s ridiculous.” As originally enacted, the Affordable Care Act required most Americans to either carry health insurance or pay at least $695 in additional taxes. The Supreme Court upheld this requirement, commonly known as the “individual mandate,” as a valid exercise of Congress’s power to levy taxes inNational Federation of Individual Business v. Sebelius (2012). The 2017 tax law signed by President Trump, however, effectively repealed the individual mandate by reducing the amount of the tax for people who do not have insurance to zero dollars. The plaintiffs argue that this zeroed-out mandate — which tells people that they must be insured or else they’ll be forced to pay absolutely nothing — is unconstitutional. Their theory is that the original mandate was upheld as a tax, and a zero dollar tax is no tax at all. That’s a plausible argument, but hardly an airtight one. It also shouldn’t be more than an academic argument. Who cares if a “mandate” that does nothing at all is constitutional or not? The answer can be summarized in one word: “severability.” When a court strikes down a provision of law that is part of a broader statute, it often must ask whether the rest of the statute can stand without the invalid provision. Ordinarily, this is a speculative inquiry. The court must try to figure out what law Congress would have enacted if it had known that a single provision of that law would be struck down. But in Texas, no speculation is necessary. Congress spent the bulk of 2017 debating whether to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Ultimately, it didn’t have the votes to do so. So it repealed just one provision: the individual mandate. We know, in other words, that Congress would have preferred to leave the rest of the law intact if the zeroed-out mandate were struck down, because Congress left the rest of the law intact! This conclusion is bolstered by the Supreme Court’s decision in Murphy v. NCAA (2018), which held that courts should preserve as much of the statute as possible if they strike down one provision. “In order for other ... provisions to fall,” Justice Samuel Alito wrote for the Court in Murphy, “it must be ‘evident that [Congress] would not have enacted those provisions which are within its power, independently of [those] which [are] not.’” There’s also another glaring problem with the Texas lawsuit. Federal courts are not allowed to hear a lawsuit challenging a particular legal provision unless the plaintiff has been injured in some way by that law — this is a requirement known as “standing.” But no one is injured by a zero dollar tax, so no one should have standing to raise the arguments presented in the Texas case. Yuval Levin, in other words, is correct. The plaintiffs’ arguments in Texas are ridiculous. If Barrett accepts them, it raises very serious questions about whether the new justice is capable of distinguishing her own conservative political views from the law. 3) The census and undocumented immigrants The 14th Amendment to the Constitution provides that “representatives shall be apportioned among the several states according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each state, excluding Indians not taxed.” This is unambiguous text. With a narrow exception for certain Native Americans, all “persons” must be counted in the decennial census, regardless of their immigration status. And yet, last July, President Trump released a memorandum announcing that “for the purpose of the reapportionment of Representatives following the 2020 census, it is the policy of the United States to exclude from the apportionment base aliens who are not in a lawful immigration status.” Thus, in violation of the plain text of the Constitution, Trump would not allow the census to count undocumented immigrants for the purpose of determining how much representation each state receives in the House of Representatives. Notably, about 20 percent of the estimated 10.6 million undocumented immigrants in the United States live in California. If Trump’s unconstitutional plan — which is now before the justices in Trump v. New York — succeeds, then the nation’s largest blue state could lose as many as three House seats. (It’s likely that Texas, a one-time Republican stronghold that is starting to trend toward Democrats, would also be hit hard.) In his memorandum, Trump tries to get around the Constitution’s explicit text by claiming that undocumented immigrants do not count as “inhabitants” of the state where they live. “Although the Constitution requires the ‘persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed,’ to be enumerated in the census,” Trump claims, “that requirement has never been understood to include in the apportionment base every individual physically present within a State’s boundaries at the time of the census.” As Trump correctly notes, there are many people who may be present in the United States — tourists visiting from other nations, foreign diplomats, and businesspeople, for example — who are not counted by the census. “The term ‘persons in each State’ has been interpreted to mean that only the ‘inhabitants’ of each State should be included,” Trump argues, and “determining which persons should be considered ‘inhabitants’ for the purpose of apportionment requires the exercise of judgment.” At the most general level, Trump is right that someone needs to determine which individuals who may be temporarily present in a state do not count as a resident of that state. But that doesn’t mean that Trump himself gets to make this determination, or that this decision can be made arbitrarily. As a federal court that rejected Trump’s argument explains, “it does not follow that illegal aliens — a category defined by legal status, not residence — can be excluded” from the census by claiming that they are not “inhabitants” of a state. “To the contrary,” the court continues, while quoting from Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, “the ordinary definition of the term ‘inhabitant’ is ‘one that occupies a particular place regularly, routinely, or for a period of time.’” Many undocumented immigrants reside in a state for “many years or even decades.” They are as much “inhabitants” of those states as any other resident. The three-judge panel — two appointed by George W. Bush, one by Barack Obama — ruled unanimously. The legal questions in the New York case are, in the words of the lower court that rejected Trump’s arguments, “not particularly close or complicated.” 4) Union-busting litigation More than four decades ago, in Abood v. Detroit Board of Education (1977), the Supreme Court held that public sector unions may, under certain circumstances, charge “agency fees” to non-members of the union. These fees are intended to reimburse the union for services it provides to such non-members. Then, in 2018, the Supreme Court decided Janus v. AFSCMEby a 5-4 vote along party lines. Janus overruled Abood, and held that public sector unions may not charge agency fees to non-members. So, from 1977 until 2018, agency fees charged by public sector unions were legal. And they were legal because the Supreme Court said they were legal. Nevertheless, anti-union litigators have, since Janus, brought a wave of cases claiming that unions have to pay back many of the agency fees that they charged prior to the Court’s decision in Janus — again, during a period when it was legal for unions to charge such fees. Though these cases have not fared well for the anti-union side in the lower courts, many of them are now before the Supreme Court. For the time being, at least, the Supreme Court has not announced whether it will hear these cases or not. But the justices have discussed these anti-union cases at multiple conferences — a sign that at least some members of the Court want to take them up. As one of the federal appeals courts that rejected these lawsuits explained, “the Rule of Law requires that parties abide by, and be able to rely on, what the law is,” not what the law may become in the future. It would be extraordinary if Barrett — or any other justice — voted to sanction unions for actions that, again, the Supreme Court itself held to be legal at the time that the union engaged in those actions. Will you help keep Vox free for all? The United States is in the middle of one of the most consequential presidential elections of our lifetimes. It’s essential that all Americans are able to access clear, concise information on what the outcome of the election could mean for their lives, and the lives of their families and communities. That is our mission at Vox. But our distinctive brand of explanatory journalism takes resources. Even when the economy and the news advertising market recovers, your support will be a critical part of sustaining our resource-intensive work. If you have already contributed, thank you. If you haven’t, please consider helping everyone understand this presidential election: Contribute today from as little as $3.
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Video shows man dumping pregnant girlfriend’s body on Queens expressway
Disturbing video released early Tuesday shows a man dragging his pregnant girlfriend’s lifeless body out of a car and dumping her on the side of an expressway in Queens. The clip, tweeted by NYPD Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison early Tuesday, shows 29-year-old Goey Charles yanking the body of Vanessa Pierre, also 29, out of...
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A week before election, affirmative action measure Prop. 16 has Latinos divided, uncertain
While polls indicate a majority of Latinos support Proposition 16, the ballot measure's confusing wording could cost it support.
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Kazakhstan adopts Borat’s ‘very nice’ catchphrase in new tourism campaign
The former Soviet republic -- which banned the first “Borat” movie in 2006 over Sacha Baron Cohen’s depiction of a Kazakh TV reporter – has come around for “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.”
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Germany sees exponential rise in cases
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Renters thought a CDC order protected them from eviction. Then landlords found loopholes.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's eviction moratorium went into effect in September to help protect people from the novel coronavirus. But it has a loophole that allows landlords to continue evicting tenants.
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Proposition 15 promises cash for schools and local governments. How much isn't clear
The question for voters is how much money would be collected under Proposition 15 and whether a largely overlooked tax cut in the ballot measure might mean some communities across the state end up losing money.
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How much bias is too much to become a police officer? Experts fear policing law might backfire
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Most scooter injuries in D.C. region happen on sidewalks, study says
Nearly 3 out of 5 scooter riders who were hospitalized in the nation’s capital last year were injured riding on the sidewalk.
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UCLA's savory menu for football program bloats its financial waistline
UCLA has spent much more on food for its football team than other high-profile programs since Chip Kelly took over as coach, and the bill is pricey.
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Phil Hawes after 18-second KO at UFC 254: 'We have bigger things in line'
Take a look inside Phil Hawes' 18-second knockout of Jacob Malkoun at UFC 254 in Abu Dhabi.       Related StoriesMagomed Ankalaev floats 'Shogun' Rua or Anthony Smith after Cutelaba KOLauren Murphy tired of being overlooked, wants UFC title shotTai Tuivasa embracing addiction that comes with winning after snapping skid at UFC 254 
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U.S. workers have taken a powerful hit. Any true recovery must include them.
The pandemic has exacerbated the cruel inequities of the U.S. economy.
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California wildfires force 100,000 from homes in Orange County, neighbors help fire crews
Two major out-of-control wildfires in Southern California have spurred mass evacuations and left two firefighters critically injured as the region faces more dangerous fire weather conditions Tuesday. 
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UFC 254 medical suspensions: Three fighters handed provisional six-month layoffs
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With Barrett seated, Republicans push for Supreme Court hearing of Pennsylvania voting case
With Amy Coney Barrett now seated on the Supreme Court, Republicans are pushing for reconsideration of a Pennsylvania case on mail-in voting -- the first potential test of how the new justice will handle election challenges.
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Uber, Lyft, DoorDash workers on Prop. 22: 'I don't want to end up on the wrong side'
Gig companies have been pressing their drivers to vote yes on Proposition 22 and — regardless of the drivers' feelings on the matter — to push the same message to customers.
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Column: America's oldest children's bookstore is struggling in the pandemic. But there's hope
Jimmy Fallon, local authors and devoted regulars are rallying to help Once Upon a Time in Montrose — the country's oldest kids' bookstore — survive the pandemic that has destroyed so many small businesses.
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Immigration fact check: "Who built the cages?"
Last week's Trump-Biden debate raised questions about which administration first caged kids separated from their parents. We examined the record.
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Pandemic depression is about to collide with seasonal depression. Make a plan, experts say.
Helpful tips include setting up your medication and healthy routines in advance, knowing your triggers and figuring out ways to stay connected.
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VMI cadets attack Blacks, women on anonymous chat app as furor over racism grows
Jodel, widely used at the Virginia Military Institute, offers an unfiltered glimpse of bigotry at the state-supported military school
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Mayor Bowser says she’ll vote against ballot question on psychedelic mushrooms
The decrimininalizaiton initiative has the support of at least three council members and several council candidates.
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Bryan Washington’s ‘Memorial’ is a tender look at modern family life
Washington’s debut novel, following his acclaimed story collection ‘Lot,’ captures the complexities of love, race and what connects us
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Jared Kushner says Black Americans must "want to be successful"
Kushner said President Trump's polices can help Black people "break out of the problems that they're complaining about."
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Two firefighters critically injured in Southern California fires, thousands forced to evacuate
Two firefighters are critically injured during wind-driven wildfires in Orange County, California. Jonathan Vigliotti is on the front lines as thousands of people are forced to evacuate.
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The Health 202: President Trump's predecessors have a mixed record of prepping for a pandemic
But some feared something like the coronavirus infection soon could be coming.
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NFL power rankings after Week 7
Here is how the 32 NFL teams stand following Week 7 of the 2020 season. The Pittsburgh Steelers are the new No. 1 team.       
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NFL power rankings: Seahawks' loss elevates Steelers as latest No. 1 team
With only one unbeaten team remaining after Week 7, fourth different team in four weeks tops USA TODAY's power poll.       
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Body of Missing Man Found Shot to Death in Car Trunk After Expressway Crash, Police Say
Troopers noticed flies buzzing around the rear of the vehicle and inside found the remains of aspiring rapper Brian Trotter.
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Biden makes play for red states in final days of campaign as Trump narrows his focus
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Pennsylvania teen fatally shot while watching sunset in park with girlfriend, authorities say
Jason Kutt, the 18-year-old shot at Nockamixon State Park Saturday died from injuries, according to his family.        
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For abuse victims, registering to vote brings a dangerous tradeoff
Nearly every state makes its voter registration records public. With this information in tow, domestic violence survivor advocates say, an abuser can resume their torment of a survivor who's escaped them.
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The Finance 202: Executives pocketed big bonuses before declaring bankruptcy, firing thousands
The practice is the latest highlighting an uneven recovery primed to worsen as winter arrives.
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ShowBiz Minute: Foxx, Harry, Brown
Jamie Foxx pays tribute to sister DeOndra Dixon following her death; Prince Harry says ignorance no excuse for unconscious bias; Sterling K. Brown relates to BLM issues on "This Is Us." (Oct. 27)        
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Amy Coney Barrett swears first of two Supreme Court oaths hours after being confirmed by Senate
After one of the most partisan confirmation votes in U.S. history, Judge Amy Coney Barrett is preparing to become the latest Supreme Court justice. She'll swear the second of two oaths later and begin her work on the high court. Weijia Jiang reports.
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AMD to buy Xilinx for $35 billion in massive chip deal
Computer-chip designer AMD will buy industry peer Xilinx in a $35 billion all-stock deal, the companies announced Tuesday. The blockbuster acquisition will unite two leading developers of semiconductors and further ramp up AMD’s bid to challenge Silicon Valley titan Intel, particularly in the rapidly growing data center business. “Our acquisition of Xilinx marks the next...
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The Plot to Kidnap Me
When I put my hand on the Bible at my inauguration, it did not occur to me that less than two years later, I would have to tell my daughters about a plot against me. But earlier this month, I learned that a multistate terrorist group was planning to kidnap and possibly kill me. Law-enforcement announced charges against 14 people as part of the plot. As jarring as that was, just over a week later, President Donald Trump traveled to Michigan, and when a crowd chanted “Lock her up” after he mentioned me, he said, “Lock them all up.”I am not surprised. I have watched the president wedge a deeper divide in our country; refuse to denounce white supremacists on a national debate stage; and launch cruel, adolescent attacks on women like Senator Kamala Harris and public-health leaders like Anthony Fauci. And while I won’t let anything distract me from doing my job as governor, I will not stand back and let the president, or anyone else, put my colleagues and fellow Americans in danger without holding him accountable.[Nicholas Bagley: A warning from Michigan]Every time the president ramps up this violent rhetoric, every time he fires up Twitter to launch another broadside against me, my family and I see a surge of vicious attacks sent our way. This is no coincidence, and the president knows it. He is sowing division and putting leaders, especially women leaders, at risk. And all because he thinks it will help his reelection.Look no further than the president calling me a “dictator” on Fox News, Mitch McConnell laughing on the debate stage as his Democratic challenger called on him to save lives by passing a COVID-19 relief bill, or Republican legislative leaders right here in Michigan fraternizing with those who stormed the Michigan capitol, long guns in hand. From the White House all the way down to state and local governments, these leaders have shown a disdain for unity and have failed to rally fellow Americans against a common enemy: COVID-19.Even now, as leaders from both sides of the aisle call on him to tone down his violent rhetoric, Trump just keeps going, hostile as ever. He is trying to distract Americans from his failure to protect our families and trying to divide us further to win the election. He has taken to Twitter to spread lies and launch cheap insults against those with whom he disagrees. Eight months into the pandemic, he still does not have a plan to protect our frontline workers or rebuild our economy. He has only lies, vitriol, and hate. And as we saw earlier this month, his violent rhetoric puts leaders across the country in danger.We cannot count on President Trump to rebuild America. We cannot expect him to unite us against violence and hate. Fueling the deep divisions within our country is a tactic he has been using for years, often with the help of social-media platforms like Facebook, which domestic terrorists used to organize the plot against me.I grew up during a time when Republicans and Democrats routinely worked across the aisle to get things done, whether it was at the federal level or at the state level right here in Michigan. I grew up in a bipartisan household, with a dad who worked for a Republican governor and a mom who worked for the Democratic state attorney general. This was a time when, as the late Representative John Dingell wrote in his last words to America, leaders “observed modicums of respect even as we fought, often bitterly and savagely, over issues that were literally life and death.” Our leaders knew that at the end of the day, we are all Americans; we all deserve to be treated with humanity and respect. And they were bound by their calling to public service. Those were the values I learned when I sat down at the dinner table with my parents every night.[Gretchen Whitmer: ‘There’s going to be a horrible cost’]That is what this election is about. This election is about looking our kids in the eye and proving to them that we did everything in our power to build a stronger, safer, more sustainable America for everyone.The past four years have been the worst version of America. Ever since Donald Trump first stepped foot in the White House, we have moved away from the common ideals and values that are supposed to unify us as a country, putting leaders across the country—including me—in danger. This president has failed our country, and it is on all of us to come together to turn things around. We deserve better.
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This final sprint explains why Trump is heading for defeat
The president's failures are in plain view.
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Barrett is the first Supreme Court justice confirmed without opposition support since at least 1900.
Will Democrats retaliate if they take the Senate?
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The Cybersecurity 202: Courts rule election money from Facebook founder will stay despite conservative attempts to reverse it
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U.K. Study Finds Covid-19 Antibodies Fall Significantly, Making Immunity Unlikely
Just 4 percent of the U.K. population showed antibodies in September.
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Birx Calls North Dakota's Lack of Mask Mandate 'Deeply Unfortunate' As Cases Continue to Soar
The White House coronavirus task force member said mask usage in Bismarck was the worst she had seen in 40 states she had visited.
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'Borat 2': Why Sacha Baron Cohen Might Be Sued for KKK Scene
"Borat 2" has been hit by its latest bout of controversy after CPAC has threatened legal action over scenes Sacha Baron Cohen shot in the conference.
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Chief Justice Roberts to administer judicial oath to Amy Coney Barrett
Chief Justice John Roberts will administer the judicial oath to newly confirmed Justice Amy Coney Barrett in a private ceremony Tuesday morning at the Supreme Court. “Upon administration of that oath, she will be able to begin to participate in the work of the Court,” the Supreme Court said in a statement. Justice Clarence Thomas...
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Eye Opener: Amy Coney Barrett sworn in as Supreme Court justice
Judge Amy Coney Barrett was sworn in to the Supreme Court by Justice Clarence Thomas, to the opposition of Congressional Democrats. Also, new U.S. coronavirus cases are hitting daily records. All that and all that matters in today's Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds.
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At least 30 Philadelphia cops injured during riots over police shooting
At least 30 Philadelphia cops were injured by early Tuesday as mobs torched squad cars and charged lines of officers in a night of carnage sparked by a police shooting.
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Shaquille O'Neal's experience with police shapes his new initiative with Pepsi in NBA cities
Here's how Shaquille O'Neal, Pepsi plan to foster stronger relationships with law enforcement and communities. He says there needs to be conversation.       
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Trump Support Among NYPD Raises Concerns About Outsized Role of Police on Polling Day
Democrat Brad Hoylman was one of the first to raise issue over on-duty officer saying "Trump 2020" while using patrol vehicle speaker.
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