Big Ten teams start sprint toward unusual football season

Now that the Big Ten has a rescheduled kickoff weekend, coaches and players can start the sprint to opening day.
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Live updates: Trump incorrectly claims that coronavirus affects ‘virtually’ no young people
In a March 19 interview, however, Trump acknowledged that “plenty of young people” were affected and admitted that he had downplayed the risks of the virus.
Lindsey Graham Says Democrats Will Try to 'Destroy' SCOTUS Nominee Like They Did to Kavanaugh
Senator Lindsey Graham has suggested Democrats will do everything possible to keep the vacant Supreme Court seat open.
New Hampshire mom says she was kicked off flight after her 2-year-old refused mask: report
A New Hampshire woman says she said was forced off an American Airlines flight last week because her 2-year-old son would not wear a face mask amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report on Monday.
Former US soldier first of two additional inmates who will be executed
William Emmett LeCroy raped, killed Georgia nurse he believed put spell on him
Let’s Not Sleepwalk Into New European Lockdowns
Spain, France and the U.K. have a shot at turning things around provided Covid-19 fatigue doesn’t take hold.
Sen. Gardner, Trailing Hickenlooper in Colorado, Backs SCOTUS Seat Push
The Colorado senator has said he will support a "qualified nominee" who will "protect our constitution, not legislate from the bench, and uphold the law," should one be put forward.
Voter Registration Day, Trump's UN address, Tropical Storm Beta: 5 things to know Tuesday
This is a good day to register to vote, President Trump's U.N. address will be released before his latest rally and more news to start your Tuesday.
Kate Middleton Forces Magazine to Delete 'Lies' About Family, But Meghan Markle Spat Stays
Kate Middleton has won extensive edits to a disparaging article in U.K. society magazine Tatler but allegations of a rift with Meghan Markle over bridesmaids outfits remains online.
28-year-old Houston doctor dies after battle with coronavirus, family says
Adeline Fagan, a second year OBGYN resident living in Houston, died early Saturday after a couple months-long battle with Covid-19, her family announced in a post on a GoFundMe page established on her behalf.
Ready for your Zoom: What's the best camera for video meetings?
The laptop webcam is your worst choice, the smartphone is the easiest, but nothing beats a crisp mirrorless or DSLR camera. Get ready to spend money.
Coronavirus spike pushes Canadian authorities to step up powers to limit large gatherings
Canadian authorities are expanding restrictions on gatherings as daily Covid-19 cases spike to levels the country hasn't seen since May.
Tropical Storm Beta made landfall as Hurricane Teddy continues north
Tropical Storm Beta made landfall in Texas last night. Meanwhile, Hurricane Teddy continues north, bringing dangerous conditions to Nova Scotia.
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Democrats Furious As Dianne Feinstein Dismisses Packing Supreme Court
Senator Dianne Feinstein ruled out abolishing the filibuster on Monday, earning condemnation from many Democrats and progressives
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Is Drew Brees Finally Declining? Stats Paint Worrying Picture for Saints QB
The veteran quarterback averages 4.82 air yards on his passes so far this season, his lowest figure after two games since he joined the Saints in 2006.
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Trick-or-treating, costume masks and Halloween parties discouraged by CDC this year
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued its first guidance for the holidays, including Halloween, amid the raging coronavirus pandemic in a new posting on its website Monday night.
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NFL fines 3 head coaches, teams over $1M for not wearing masks: report
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Press pounds Republicans on court vacancy, but hypocrisy is widespread
The media love nothing better than to pounce on hypocrisy.
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Coronavirus Upends College Admissions Tests, Creating Chaos for Students
An Iowa school district that defied a reopening order is moving toward a “hybrid” model. South Korea suspends a plan to provide free flu shots to 19 million people.
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Tropical Storm Beta makes landfall in Texas Monday night
Tropical Storm Beta makes landfall in Texas Monday night. Beta is still forecast to bring heavy rainfall to parts of the southeast. CNN meteorologist Pedram Javaheri has the latest.
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The future of climate change is here, scientist warns
In the same week that Hurricane Laura made landfall and California battled wildfires, the Republican National Convention barely mentioned the environment or climate change. CNN's Bill Weir reports.
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50 fun things to do this fall (take your pick)
Looking for safe things to do during the pandemic? Explore our list of 50 things to do this fall.
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Right Wing Social Network Parler is Trashing Zuckerberg for 2020 Election 'Information Blackout'
"Zuckerberg and his technoauthoritarian pals have made their plans clear. They will impose de facto censorship," read a letter posted online by the niche right wing social network.
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Joe Lo Truglio Talks Transforming Himself Into Jeff Sessions in ‘The Comey Rule’
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/Getty“I also was quite surprised,” Joe Lo Truglio admits when I ask how in the world he ended up getting cast as former Attorney General Jeff Sessions in Showtime’s The Comey Rule. For one, the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star is almost entirely known for comedy and the new two-part series—based in part on former FBI Director James Comey’s book A Higher Loyalty—is deadly serious.On top of that, Lo Truglio is about a quarter-century younger than the septuagenarian Alabama politician. “You know, it's not like I’m super good looking, but I’m also not 70 years old,” the actor jokes on this week’s episode of The Last Laugh podcast.But somehow, it works.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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‘Agents of Chaos’ Breaks Down Exactly How Russia Helped Give Us Trump
Courtesy of HBOWe’re so inundated with evidence of Donald Trump’s fascistic villainy—these days, largely related to the pandemic he’s neglected and mismanaged to the tune of 200,000 dead Americans and counting—that it’s sometimes easy to forget that he’s also a traitorous puppet who won the 2016 election with Russian assistance. Enter Agents of Chaos, a two-part HBO documentary from the insanely prolific Alex Gibney (debuting Sept. 23) which reminds Americans that their commander-in-chief achieved his illustrious post thanks to interference from a strongman despot who saw, in Trump, an ideal tool he could use to undermine Western democracy.Serving as the film’s narrator, Gibney states at outset that he won’t make his audience relive the entirety of the 2016 election. While that’s welcome news—even the intro credits’ montage of clips from that period are enough to raise one’s blood pressure—the investigation conducted by Agents of Chaos is nonetheless upsetting and enraging in equal measure. Or at least, it is unless you’re like Margarita Simonyan, and believe it’s all fake news, and that Trump wasn’t aided by, or in bed with, Vladimir Putin. The editor-in-chief of RT, Russia’s state-run news network, Simonyan opens the proceedings by saying that Trump’s ascendancy was a “very optimistic” development (“That is how democracy is supposed to work”), thereby figuratively scoffing at the fact that her nation sowed seeds of U.S. discord through a scheme of online disinformation, hacking, and wink-wink, nod-nod collaboration with the Trump campaign. By the conclusion of Gibney’s damning four-hour inquiry, only the willfully blind—or those with a vested interest in denying cold, hard reality—will agree with her bogus and agenda-driven attitude.Doubt, however, is central to Agents of Chaos (whose second part is co-directed by Javier Alberto Botero). Wielding his usual array of talking-head interviews, TV news and archival footage, and digital screens and headlines, Gibney’s film makes plain that Russia preferred Trump to his rival Hillary Clinton, since he was an easily-controlled asset who revered Putin and cared more about himself than democracy, and she was a former Secretary of State who’d chastised Russia for its interference in Ukraine’s 2011-2012 election. Still, the overriding thesis of the director’s latest is that Russia’s larger strategy in 2016 was to exploit social media platforms—and the theft and dissemination of electronic data—to amplify existing schisms in American society, with the hope of undercutting public trust in, and the basic operation of, its democratic systems. That such efforts led to Trump’s victory was a beneficial outcome for Putin, to be sure. Yet the portrait painted by Gibney is of new-world warfare designed to destabilize by playing opposing social/cultural/political sides against each other, leading to inflamed tensions and cynicism about the values, and structures, governing our lives.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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SCOTUS Battle Pours Lighter Fluid on South Carolina’s Senate Race
Jamie HarrisonMost everyone following the heated U.S. Senate contest in South Carolina recognizes that the opening of a U.S. Supreme Court seat—six weeks before Election Day—has shifted the balance of the race.Which candidate will ultimately benefit, though, depends on who you ask.Sen. Lindsey Graham was already facing a determined challenge from Democrat Jaime Harrison before Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death last Friday. Less than a day later, Graham officially discarded his stance from 2016 that high court appointments shouldn’t be made in an election year—and fully embraced his role as President Donald Trump’s warrior in securing a third Supreme Court justice.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Republicans Hit a Disgusting New Low With Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Death
Todd Heisler/New York Times via ReduxHow fast the Supreme Court nominee talk began, with the monumental life that precipitated it surreally relegated in its shadow. It’s there in Donald Trump’s creepy, elated stump speeches, and Mitch McConnell’s pathetic justifications for his own hypocrisy; in the liberal scramble to avert their idea of disaster; and in the glassy eyes of pundits who rack up their appearance fees chatting ever so amiably about the violations of our democracy. It’s there in Meghan McCain’s foghorn petulance which makes The View so often unwatchable.Everyone is in on the game, ghouls at a poisonous feast.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Trump’s ‘Herd Mentality’ Is Going To Kill Us
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photo GettyAs Donald Trump found himself under such harsh criticism for having no plan for handling the coronavirus pandemic as the death poll approached 200,000, he concluded that revealing he has one, however appalling, is better than having none at all.Washington only does one thing at a time and Trump is thrilled to change the subject to ramming through a Supreme Court nominee. But out in the country, death has a way of focusing the mind and more than 70 percent of Americans believe Trump is not doing enough about to stop the killing.Time then for Trump to reveal that he’s doing something other than downplaying the virus (to keep us from panicking, but let’s be serious). He divulged The Plan. “It’s going to disappear — I still say it.” He went on. “You’ll develop herd—like a herd mentality.” He meant immunity, not mentality, but hey. “It’s going to be—it’s going to be herd-developed, and that’s going to happen. That will all happen.”Read more at The Daily Beast.
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If You Want Biden to Pick the Next Justice, You’re No Conservative
Jim Watson/GettyPeople are freaking out over Donald Trump’s decision to try and swiftly nominate and confirm a Supreme Court Justice, and I’ve been hearing an earful about it on TV and onlineAs a Never Trump conservative, I am especially prone to criticism from people who are surprised, angry, or incredulous when I support something Trump wants to do. This SCOTUS fight is no exception. After all, why is someone who has been so consistently critical of Trump supporting “such blatant hypocrisy,” as one emailer put it?Because I am in a unique position here, I thought it might be helpful to answer some of the questions that keep popping up. Here goes:Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Oregon man allegedly shot self in groin while showing off gun in supermarket: report
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Authorities identify firefighter who died battling a blaze sparked by gender reveal party
A firefighter killed while battling a wildfire that was sparked by a gender reveal party has been identified by authorities.
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Pompeo stumps for Trump, and looks past him
Breaking with tradition, the secretary of State is getting more political as the election approaches. But for whose benefit?
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How to Vote in a Dystopia
Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily BeastThis year, voting by mail is a more desirable option during the nightmarish overlap of the coronavirus pandemic, flu season, hurricane season, unprecedented wildfires and the general gloom-and-doom anxiety of anyone paying attention.When, where, and how you can vote varies depending on where you live—so The Daily Beast assembled a how-to guide based on your state.First, register to vote. Most states offer online registration, but all states offer in-person and registration by mail. Again, the specifics vary by state, so make sure to look up your state’s options and deadlines.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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NYPD Officer Charged With Spying on Tibetan Immigrants for China
Baimadajie Angwang, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Tibet, is also a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserve who was given security clearance by the Department of Defense, according to court papers
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Reverends to Team Biden: When Will You ‘Learn How to Fight?’
Photo Illustration by Kelly Caminero/The Daily Beast/GettyReverend Greg Lewis was enraged.As executive director of “Souls to the Polls Milwaukee,” a program to engage religious Black voters in Wisconsin, Lewis was triggered by a campaign question: Is the Biden team doing enough to reach out to communities of faith like his?“When are these people going to learn how to fight?” Lewis said in an interview Monday afternoon. “They just stand there and just let the Republicans just punch them in the face. And they sit there complaining about getting punched. Do something about it, man. This is crazy! That question right there really hits my gut,” he said.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
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Here’s What a Rushed Vaccine Rollout Might Look Like
GettyIf the Trump administration’s desperation for a novel coronavirus vaccine has never been more obvious, public health experts have never been more worried about just how much damage could be done by a premature rollout in the face of a relentless pandemic. In the short term, an insufficiently tested vaccine could make a lot of Americans sick. In the longer term, it could further undermine public confidence in life-saving inoculations, launching pre-existing anti-vaxxer sentiment into a dangerous new mainstream.“There is a real risk of a catastrophic effect harming large numbers of individuals who get the COVID-19 vaccine,” Lawrence Gostin, a Georgetown University global health expert, told The Daily Beast.Welcome to Rabbit Hole, where we dive deep on the biggest story. It’s for Beast Inside members only. Join up today.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
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Fauci on Trump’s Vaccine Boasts: No One’s Seen The Data
Drew Angerer/GettyIn recent weeks, President Donald Trump has boasted about his administration’s efforts to produce a safe COVID-19 vaccine while simultaneously declaring that the distribution of that vaccine to the American public would happen “very soon.”But Trump has not seen the vaccine data.In fact, no one in the administration has seen it. In an interview with The Daily Beast Monday evening, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said there is only one individual who has access to the data that would show whether a vaccine is viable.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Charlotte McKinney Would Like to Be Taken Seriously
Greg Doherty/GettyListen my darling, you’re never going to win the Nobel Prize for quantum physics, but you are easy on the eye. Those words, uttered by Dancing with the Stars judge Bruno Tonioli, still haunt Charlotte McKinney.“I’ve been put squarely in a box and I’m still in that box,” she says. “There’s nothing wrong with it necessarily but it’s been a struggle to try and get out of. I started my career as ‘the Carl’s Jr. commercial girl’ who was a bikini model, so I’ve always felt a degree of judgment from that. But as soon as people see my personality and sense of humor, I feel that goes away. It’s definitely a work in progress.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
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Graham says GOP-controlled Senate has enough votes to confirm SCOTUS nominee
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham on Monday night claimed his party has enough votes to confirm a new Supreme Court justice before the November election. “We’ve got the votes to confirm Justice Ginsburg’s replacement before the election,” Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, told Fox News’ Sean Hannity. “We’re going to move forward in...
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Body camera video shows officer involved shooting of 13-year-old with Asperger's after mom calls for help
The Salt Lake City Police Department released body camera footage of an officer involved shooting that left a 13-year-old boy who has Asperger's with multiple injuries.
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California city announced $4 million settlement over fatal police shooting of mentally ill Black man
A California city announced a $4 million settlement of a federal lawsuit with the family of Miles Hall, a 23-year-old Black man who was shot by police last year while having a mental health episode.
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Trump Says Coronavirus 'Affects Virtually Nobody,' As U.S. Has World's Highest Death Toll
At a campaign event on Monday, Joe Biden struck a different tone to the president, stating the number of dead cannot become "background noise."
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Cardi B faces defamation suit for blasting ‘racist MAGA supporters’ after beach fight
Cardi B defamed a group of Long Island beachgoers, who she called “racist MAGA supporters,” by posting edited video and commentary of an altercation between them, her sister and her sister’s partner, a new lawsuit reportedly alleges. Cardi’s sister, Hennessy Carolina, and her girlfriend, model Michelle Diaz, got into a heated argument with the group...
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Hernández: Raiders open new stadium in Vegas minus fans, much to disappointment of L.A. travelers
Fans follow Raiders to Las Vegas, and even to an empty stadium, writes columnist Dylan Hernández.
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Firefighter who died in El Dorado fire is ID’d as crew boss
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Pilgrims' 400th marked by COVID, irony
Some historians believe an epidemic among native inhabitants paved the way for the Plymouth Colony. To some, it feels like a twist of fate that the pandemic has canceled many events to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims' landing. (Sept. 22)       
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Parents charged for allowing teen rager that forced high school into remote learning
A Massachusetts couple who allegedly let their high school-aged kid throw a party with alcohol and a “complete lack” of coronavirus precautions will face charges for allowing the shindig, which forced a local school to adopt a remote learning plan. The unidentified parents and their juvenile child were hit with charges for allegedly violating the...
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Mourners reflect on RBG's legacy, open court seat
People are continuing to pay their respects outside the US Supreme Court as they reflect on the legacy of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and come to terms with the approaching power struggle to fill her vacant seat. (Sept. 22)       
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Attack ad falsely claims lawmaker helped sexual predators ‘hide in the shadows’
Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-N.J.) worked on foreign policy issues at Human Rights Watch, but the ad claims he lobbied on a domestic issue.
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