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Si se cumplen los últimos planes del Ministerio de Trabajo, septiembre debería alumbrar dos cambios importantes en la normativa laboral: las regulaciones del teletrabajo y de la condición de asalariados de los trabajadores de la economía de...
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Petri Dishes with Alexandra Petri (Oct. 27)
Humor columnist Alexandra Petri takes your questions on the news and political in(s)anity of the day.
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King: That was the peak of the Covid-19 surge. We passed it
As President Trump continues to say the US is turning the corner in the coronavirus pandemic, no state has reported fewer Covid-19 cases this week than last week. CNN's John King breaks down the numbers.
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An all-Black group is arming itself and demanding change. They are the NFAC
When two loud bangs rang out on the streets of Lafayette, Louisiana, no one knew where the gunshots came from as protesters gathered to demand justice for another Black man killed by police.
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Voter Denied Access to Polling Location for Wearing Black Lives Matter Face Mask
The woman said she was initially turned away due to the slogan on her face covering after being told it constituted campaigning.
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Adele Hosted ‘SNL’ For The First Time, But Don’t Worry, She Also Sang Her Hits, And H.E.R. Sang H.E.R. Hits
Plus: Who was this episode's MVP?
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Florida nurse claims doctor intentionally infected her with COVID-19
Jean-Baptiste said they were both walking in the hallway when she suggested the visibly-sick doctor get tested for the virus. But that's when she said her boss stopped, turned and coughed in her direction.
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Meet the head of the armed Black group demanding justice
Grandmaster Jay is the head of the NFAC-- the Not F**king Around Coalition. Members of the Black paramilitary group attend protests heavily armed.
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Voter fraud, suppression, partisanship: A look at the 1876 election
With just days left until Election Day, many Americans hope the race finishes smoothly — unlike the disputed election of 1876.
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Voter fraud, suppression and partisanship: A look at the 1876 election
With nine days left until Election Day, many Americans hope the race finishes smoothly — unlike the disputed election of 1876. As the United States celebrated the centennial of the Declaration of Independence, a heated competition between Republican Rutherford B. Hayes and Democrat Samuel Tilden was rife with accusations of voter fraud and suppression. Mo Rocca speaks to historians about how the tight race was eventually decided.
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RNC Chair McDaniel calls out Biden for energy comments: 'He's lying to the American people'
Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel accused Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden of "lying to the American people" regarding his energy policies, specifically regarding fracking and the oil industry.
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Pence Keeps Campaigning After at Least Five People Close to Him Test Positive for Coronavirus
The vice president's chief of staff, Marc Short, as well as a close adviser, Marty Obst, have recently tested positive for COVID-19.
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The real key to winning this election
As Joe Biden leads the national polls and the country sees potential record-breaking turnout in early voting, Julian Zelizer writes that this election will be decided based on who turns out the biggest vote
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Offset briefly detained by police near gathering of Trump supporters, passenger arrested and charged
Cardi B's husband, Offset, was briefly detained by police near a pro-Trump rally in Los Angeles.
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Simple ways to save photos and get them off your phone
Scroll through the photo gallery on your phone. I bet you have hundreds or even thousands of photos. Those are all precious memories you can’t replace if they’re lost.
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Several Pence Aides Test Positive for Coronavirus
Six states broke records as the virus surged at an alarming pace. A single case disrupts life in Kashgar, in China’s West.
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Tributes pour in for 'greatest champion in UFC history' Khabib Nurmagomedov after shock of his retirement
Following his stunning retirement after his most recent title defense, tributes have poured in to praise the undefeated Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) career of Khabib Nurmagomedov.
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The end of democracy? To many Americans, the future looks dark if the other side wins.
Heading into Election Day, partisans view each other not just as opponents, but as ‘deeply evil,’ supporters of either catastrophic socialism or devastating totalitarianism.
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Former home of Jennifer Dulos goes on market for $1.75M
The six-bedroom house in Farmington, Connecticut is part of a sell-off sale for the estate of Fotis, who took his own life in January while charged with Jennifer's murder.
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Khabib Nurmagomedov honored his parents beautifully by retiring at UFC 254 | Opinion
As surprising as Khabib Nurmagomedov's retirement announcement might've been, it's also the perfect time to leave the sport.        Related StoriesGeorges St-Pierre surprised, wishes Khabib Nurmagomedov well after 'perfect career'Dana White confident Khabib Nurmagomedov will stay retired after UFC 254Robert Whittaker says Israel Adesanya rematch isn't urgent, but will likely happen 
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No bones about it: One kid's sweet relationship with a spooky buddy
Steve Hartman brings a special story to "CBS Sunday Morning" just in time for Halloween, though it's more sweet than scary.
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Prince Andrew reportedly plots public return despite Epstein scandal
Prince Andrew is plotting a return to public duties to “serve his country” — even as the feds still want to speak to him about his ties to his late pedophile pal Jeffrey Epstein, according to a report Sunday. Andrew, 60, was dumped from royal duties almost a year ago amid uproar over a BBC...
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Start your week smart: Record cases, icy weather, Amy Coney Barrett, NASA, Cat Day
Here's what you need to know to Start Your Week Smart.
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Trump Truck Parade Draws Crowds of New Jersey Women Who Believe the President Can Carry the Suburban Vote
"Trump's not inviting any of us to dinner, nor has he come into any of our dinner parties," said LaRonda Gumm.
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Sacha Baron Cohen Responds To Donald Trump’s ‘Borat’ Criticism: “The Whole World Laughs At You”
The US President called Cohen a “creep” for the content in his new film, one scene of which shows Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani with his hand down his pants.
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Biden says in video he has created 'voter fraud organization'
Democratic nominee Joe Biden said his team has created "the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American politics" in a recent video.
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What makes a Guinness World Record?
For adjudicators from Guinness World Records, it takes some record-setting nerves to judge a world-record attempt as successful. Guinness may get a thousand applications every week to break a world record, and during a time of pandemic, when social distancing prevents mass-participation records, they have even set up weekly at-home challenges. But you have to go outdoors to pursue what one team in Colorado recently attempted: the world's largest fireworks shell ever launched. Lee Cowan reports.
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Impatience: Why we don't want to wait, and what we can do about it
Barry Petersen set out before the COVID-19 pandemic hit to learn just why we dislike waiting so much, and what we can do to keep our cool in an impatient world.
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Tropical Storm Zeta to threaten Gulf Coast as 2020 ties record for most named storms
Wind, rain, and storm surge to accompany landfall along the U.S. Gulf Coast.
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Pastor dispels rumors he was the man who urinated on a sleeping woman on flight: 'It's been a weird day'
A popular pastor took to social media to disprove rumors that he was involved in a bizarre incident on a flight from Las Vegas to Detroit.
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Operation eradicates first 'murder hornet' nest in US
Washington state bug hunters laid waste Saturday to the first “murder hornet” nest found in the U.S.
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Afghanistan claims killing an al Qaeda leader wanted by FBI
KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan claimed Sunday it killed a top al-Qaeda propagandist on an FBI most-wanted list during an operation in the country’s east, showing the militant group’s continued presence there as U.S. forces work to withdraw from America’s longest-running war amid continued bloodshed. The reported death of Husam Abd al-Rauf, also known by the...
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Majorities of Men, Seniors and Independents View Trump Unfavorably With Less Than 10 Days to Election Day: Poll
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's favorability with Americans is 9 percentage points higher than President Donald Trump's.
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Tropical Storm Zeta forms, forecast to become hurricane and track toward Gulf Coast
The latest tropical storm during a record-tying 2020 Atlantic hurricane season formed Sunday morning and may present a threat to the U.S. Gulf Coast later this week.
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Road to 270: This red state is now a toss-up
CNN's John King breaks down the spending and traveling of President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden in the run-up to Election Day.
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How the World Series shifted toward the Rays on one panic-driven Dodgers bungle
Regardless of how this World Series ends, the final at-bat of Game 4 will live on in infamy — long-remembered by one team and not soon forgotten by the other.
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Panthers vs. Saints prediction, line: Teddy Bridgewater will give old team fits
The Wildcat returns for his 24th season in The Post. Including the 1997-2019 seasons in the Bettor’s Guide, Cat’s record in print stands at 636-537 (54.2 percent) against the spread. (Home team in CAPS) Carolina Panthers (+7.5) over NEW ORLEANS SAINTS When Teddy Bridgewater had to step in for Drew Brees in New Orleans last...
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Kate McKinnon Takes Swipe at JK Rowling's Anti-Trans Controversy in SNL Skit: 'Stick to The Books'
"If any of you see J.K. Rowling, please tell her... Stick to the books!" McKinnon says in the sketch, where she plays a psychic predicting what 2020 has in store for a group of friends.
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Kamala Harris' L.A. neighborhood of Brentwood feels less insulated after a year of turbulence
Since Sen. Harris launched a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, the problems of the country she wants to help lead — poverty, racial inequities, climate change, civil discord — have inched closer to her doorstep in Brentwood.
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Column: An 'unrelenting belief' helped Brett Phillips become the Rays' hero in Game 4
A soft liner by the Rays' Brett Phillips, who hadn't had a hit since Sept. 24, set off a bizarre chain of events that beat the Dodgers in World Series Game 4.
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Solution to Evan Birnholz’s Oct. 25 Post Magazine crossword, “Metamorphosis”
A Halloween puzzle with some spooky transformations.
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How one 'imperfect storm' of a play destroyed Game 4 for the Dodgers
The final play of Game 4 of the 2020 World Series will live in Dodgers infamy. Here's how the team reacted to it after their 8-7 loss to the Rays.
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Column: Trump inspired them to become U.S. citizens and to vote. Against him
Xenophobic rhetoric and legislation from the Republican Party has pushed millions of Latinos — like Rafael and Carmela Serrano — to vote Democrat.
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"Sunday Morning" Full Episode 10/25
Hosted by Jane Pauley. In our cover story, Barry Petersen sets out to find why people don't want to wait and what we can do to keep cool in an impatient world. Plus: Lee Cowan finds what makes a Guinness World Record; Steve Hartman reports on one kid's sweet relationship with a spooky buddy; Ben Mankiewicz reports on a film about his grandfather's struggle to complete the screenplay for "Citizen Kane;" Mo Rocca looks back at the 1876 election; Tracy Smith speaks with Stevie Nicks; Seth Doane reports on how Europeans see the 2020 U.S. presidential election while Elizabeth Palmer reports on the view from Russia; Luke Burbank takes a look at how some places are setting up drive-thru haunted houses for Halloween; and John Dickerson discusses what to consider when casting your ballot.
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Larry Kudlow rebuffs Biden claim to ‘transition from oil industry’ in 15 years
White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow rejected Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's claim that he would phase out fossil fuels in 15 years.
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From Wuhan to the White House: A Timeline of COVID-19's Spread
From its first mention by a doctor in Wuhan, China to today, see how the COVID-19 pandemic went from a highly contagious virus to a global health crisis.
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How bookstores are weathering the pandemic
Customers browse at Rodney’s Book Store in Central Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on September 3, 2020. | Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images Independent bookstores are doing everything they can to stay in business. The pandemic arrived early for Emily Powell, owner of Powell’s Books in Portland, Oregon. The state had one of the first confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the US in February. As she watched more cases pop up across the country, “I felt an increasing sense of panic and crisis,” she said. On March 15, she abruptly closed her stores in the middle of the day. She immediately shrank her staff from 500 to 60 who were “just helping us turn the lights off and put out-of-office messages on the website.” Almost overnight, she shifted her business entirely to online orders. She’s since been able to bring back around 150 employees, and thanks to a flood of online sales, a Paycheck Protection Program loan from the federal Small Business Administration, and partial reopenings of her stores, she’s made it this far. Twenty percent of independent bookstores across the country are in danger of closing Still, Powell’s and other independent bookstores across the country face an uncertain and undoubtedly difficult future: Government assistance has dried up, foot traffic is still low, and the virus is again threatening to bring everything to a screeching halt. Independent bookstore owners dug deep into their wells of creativity and passion and found ways to transform their businesses to cope with Covid-19. But even so, according to the American Booksellers Association (ABA), 35 member bookstores have closed during the pandemic, with roughly one store closing each week. Twenty percent of independent bookstores across the country are in danger of closing, the ABA says. Between mid-April and June, the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (BINC) distributed $2.7 million to store owners in need. “That equals the distribution that we had had in the previous eight years,” said executive director Pamela French. The individual grants it gives out have increased 443 percent over last year. The level of need has subsided somewhat since the peak of the pandemic, but it’s remained consistently elevated, even with many stores now open. A number of bookstores shut their doors voluntarily before any government lockdowns were imposed. “We were one of the first places in our town to close down,” said Suedee Hall-Elkins, manager of Dickson Street Bookshop in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Her store’s aisles are very narrow, so they felt the need to close “for morally responsible reasons.” Closing off browsing meant a seismic shift in bookstore business models. Kris Kleindienst’s shelves at Left Bank Books in St. Louis, Missouri, were fully stocked with newly released books in March. “All of a sudden, they just became décor,” she said. Still, owners pivoted as quickly as they could. “These independent bookstore owners are just tenacious,” French said. Owners suddenly found themselves arranging curbside pickups, shipping thousands of online orders, and staging completely virtual events. Many factors boosted sales just when stores needed them. Customers flooded online ordering systems, many in the hope of helping their local stores, others simply desperate for something to read during lockdown. Amazon started prioritizing essential goods over things like books, giving an edge to independent stores. Annie Philbrick’s online orders at Bank Square Books in Mystic, Connecticut, and Savoy Bookshop & Café in Westerly, Rhode Island, are about 10 times what they were each year for the past five. Michael Fusco-Straub, co-owner of Books Are Magic in Brooklyn, New York, sold 50,000 books during his city’s lockdown. Then the Black Lives Matter protests over the death of George Floyd took off, prompting another deluge of purchases as readers were eager to get their hands on books about race and racism. “The summer was mostly fulfilling ... anti-racism orders,” Kleindienst said. The switch to online and curbside ordering saved bookstores from ruin. But it wasn’t easy, nor was it enjoyable. “It started to feel like a fulfillment warehouse for widgets,” said Steven Salardino, manager of Skylight Books in Los Angeles, California. “It really took a toll on us psychologically.” What kept him going, he said, was getting notes in online orders saying thank you. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Powell's Books (@powellsbooks) on Oct 6, 2020 at 12:30pm PDT Philbrick took it upon herself to pick up books from her two stores and drive them to customers’ homes. “I was a UPS driver for a month or so,” she said. She would hang bags of books on their doors, ring the bell, and walk back to her car. She even drove an hour and a half out of town to bring books to a couple who would leave her snack bags in thanks. “That was a pleasure,” she said. In many ways, online ordering is the antithesis of what independent bookstores are. “We are a community space that thrived with that in-person, face-to-face conversation about ideas and literature,” said Hilary Gustafson, owner of Literati Bookstore in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Her store typically stages 300 events a year, and the in-store ones pack 50 people “elbow to elbow,” she said. Now, she’s been entirely focused on online orders, which requires “10 times as much work for a sale of one book.” Stores like Gustafson’s quickly moved their programming — author events, book clubs, classes — to online platforms. But it’s a difficult and often money-losing way to do them. Stores typically make money from free events when people buy books, often getting them autographed. Online, it’s different. “Sales are down even though audience levels are, in some cases, up,” Graham said. Readers also now have a vast array of stores’ events to choose from because they’re all online. “The competition has just become fierce,” Philbrick said. Despite the many hurdles small-business owners faced in getting PPP loans, all of the stores I spoke to were able to secure loans, and the money was vital. “The thing that got us this far and avoided bankruptcy was the PPP money,” said Bradley Graham, co-owner of Politics and Prose in Washington, DC. Even so, it was gone within a couple of months. Other money came from unexpected places. Philbrick got $5,000 from Spanx, which was offering grants to women-owned businesses. That, she said, was a turning point of sorts, when she realized that not only would she have a cushion to get through, but “we’re all in this together trying to figure this out.” Some customers even gave their local bookstores donations in the hope of keeping them alive. Gustafson’s store launched a GoFundMe, which was a “lifeline,” she said. She raised more there than she got in PPP money. But at this point, most of the money has dried up. “Given the current level of economic activity, it’s not realistic to think that bookstores or other retail businesses can, on their own, make a go of it,” Graham said with a heavy sigh. “More federal assistance is needed so long as the pandemic persists.” “We want to survive, so it’s like, ‘How do we make this work?’” Some stores are doing as well as they would otherwise expect thanks to loyal customers and a thirst for books as people stay closer to home. But those factors aren’t making the numbers work for everyone. Vroman’s, which bills itself as the oldest and largest independent bookstore in Southern California, has warned that without a significant increase in sales, its 126-year tenure will come to a close. Powell’s has exhausted its PPP loan and isn’t making enough in sales to support the business. Politics & Prose is still not breaking even, and the store will need to make enough in the next few months to have a cushion headed into 2021. “It’s not a sustainable position to continue to operate in the red,” Graham said. Laughing, he added, “You don’t need a degree in anything to understand that fact.” A number of stores have opened their doors simply to remain as financially solvent as possible. When we spoke, Gustafson was preparing to open with limited hours and days. “Our rent is still due and we still have payables,” she said. “We want to survive, so it’s like, ‘How do we make this work?’” “We face this tension between the need to welcome in more customers for the holiday shopping season in order to at least get back in the black,” Graham said, “while at the same time being very careful not to create a public health hazard.” Public health has been at the forefront of the minds of owners who have reopened as fully as possible. All stores have reduced their hours as well as their capacity. Everyone has installed Plexiglas barriers at cash registers and hand sanitizing stations throughout their stores. There’s crowd control not just to limit the number of shoppers but to ensure that masks are worn correctly. Many stores have rearranged their layouts so customers don’t have to squeeze by each other in tight aisles. Hall-Elkins went even further, installing UV lights and ionizing cleaners in all three of her HVAC units, putting fans around the store, and keeping the door open as much as possible to better ventilate. She replaced her old carpets and installed touchless credit card systems. ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images Books Are Magic in Brooklyn, New York, in May 2020, before reopening at limited capacity. Owners have found themselves in entirely new roles, worried not just about their business’s finances but the health of their employees, their customers, and their own families. Hall-Elkins finds herself up late reading medical articles. “I’m in a heightened state of anxiety for sure,” she said. Laughing, she added, “I feel responsible for everybody’s life, and that’s a really weird thing to feel as a manager of a bookstore.” Some have kept their doors closed. When we spoke in the first week of October, Kleindienst said she was planning to open that weekend by appointment and only after 6 pm. “Our staff really did not feel like they wanted people to be just walking in off the street and wandering around,” she explained. “It just didn’t seem like it was worth risking our lives.” She’s hoping that allowing a very select group of customers back in will be enough to keep the store afloat. But, she added, “I don’t see us opening the doors to walk-in traffic for quite a while.” The holiday season will be crucial. Nearly every bookstore owner mentioned how important the season is normally — and therefore what it will mean now. Graham said the store typically makes anywhere from a quarter to a third of the whole year’s sales in December alone. “It’s an absolutely critical period.” To help stores that need to see high sales without big crowds, the American Booksellers Association has begun a campaign urging consumers to shop early called “October Is the New December.” Other things will have to change, too. Normally, Salardino’s store offers gift-wrapping for a fee, and he’d have a long line of people waiting to have books wrapped. That’s not possible now. One book could make or break the future for many stores: The first volume of President Barack Obama’s memoir will be released November 17. Not only is it destined to be a bestseller — the publisher ordered a first printing of 3 million copies — but it’s pricey, coming in at $45. “I literally think that that book is going to save a lot of stores,” Fusco-Straub said. His store will be ordering a whole pallet. The future, of course, remains completely uncertain. It’s difficult just to plan ahead. Philbrick noted she’s ordering paperback copies of hardcover books that she struggled to sell during the shutdown, which means the data she typically relies on to predict future sales are almost useless. “As a business person, we’re all used to being able to forecast,” Powell said. But now, “we can’t see beyond a 30-day time horizon.” “Books aren’t … groceries or rent. How much will people be willing to come out to our stores?” Hall-Elkins worries that a virus spike or just cold weather will keep people home from holiday shopping. Then there’s what could happen with the election or the economy. The immediate pandemic-caused contraction appears to be turning into a full-blown recession. “We don’t know how much folks will be able to shop,” Powell noted. “Books aren’t ... groceries or rent. How much will people be willing to come out to our stores?” Few owners were willing to contemplate what another complete shutdown would mean. “I don’t even know what we would do,” Hall-Elkins said. “We would probably be in pretty big trouble.” Losing an independent bookstore is a huge blow to a community. “These are places where folks can come together to discuss what’s going on in the world, to also have a safe haven and a safe place for exploring new ideas,” French said. Bookstores “provide everything from sanctuary to just meditative spaces.” And they help keep an economy humming, retaining money in the local community and generating jobs and tax revenue. Still, independent bookstores have been through a lot, including competition from big chains and Amazon. “People have been predicting the end of indie bookstores since the Great Depression,” said Kate Weiss, programs manager at BINC. Even with a pandemic, 30 bookstores have opened this year so far, although that’s still a far cry from the 104 that opened in 2019. “We’re a stalwart bunch,” Philbrick said. “We’re just going to keep going. We’re not dead.” Help keep Vox free for all Millions turn to Vox each month to understand what’s happening in the news, from the coronavirus crisis to a racial reckoning to what is, quite possibly, the most consequential presidential election of our lifetimes. Our mission has never been more vital than it is in this moment: to empower you through understanding. 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 make sense of an increasingly chaotic world: Contribute today from as little as $3.
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Kanye West tells Joe Rogan that he was inspired by God to be ‘the leader of the free world’ in 2015
Kanye West opened up about his life and presidential plans during an appearance on the “Joe Rogan Experience” podcast.
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Al Qaeda's second in command on FBI's most-wanted list killed in Afghanistan: reports
Afghanistan claimed Sunday it killed a top al Qaeda propagandist on an FBI most-wanted list during an operation in the country's east, showing the militant group's continued presence there as U.S. forces work to withdraw from America's longest-running war amid continued bloodshed.
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