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Biden urges Senate Republicans not to vote for SCOTUS nominee before election
Former Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday pleaded with Senate Republicans not to vote on President Trump’s nominee to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the election. “I’m not speaking to President Trump who will do whatever he wants. I’m not speaking to Mitch McConnell who will do what he wants and what he does....
Broncos' Drew Lock ruled out after shoulder injury as NFL sees league-wide injuries
Denver Broncos’ quarterback Drew Lock was ruled out for the remainder of Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers after suffering a shoulder injury early on.
Reality TV couple who won Alaskan lodge say they’ve been swindled
A UK couple says their dream of winning a reality their own Alaskan lodge in a TV show competition for turned into a nightmare when the owner flipped the script on them and decided to keep the home. Emily Padfield, 37, and Mark Warner, 53, competed against five other couples for a chance to win...
Live updates: Washington looks to improve to 2-0 with road test against the Cardinals
Follow along for live updates during Sunday's game in Arizona.
Friends Give Apartment to Handyman Who Went Viral Asking for Work
Community members in Louisville, Kentucky, gave a local handyman and his loved ones a huge surprise on Friday.
Michael Moore Urges Pelosi to Shut Down Government to Block GOP from Filling Ginsburg's Seat
Documentary filmmaker and hard-left activist Michael Moore has suggested that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi shut down the U.S. government to prevent President Trump from filling the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Mark Levin rips Democrats in Supreme Court clash: ‘They hate the Constitution’
Fox News host Mark Levin weighs in on Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court vacancy and how the Democrats plan to "sabotage" the Constitution.
Murkowski Becomes Second GOP Senator to Oppose Vote on Supreme Court Nominee Before Election
The Alaska senator was less specific in her statement than Sen. Susan Collins, who said the winner of the presidential election should pick the nominee.
Jessica Mulroney addresses Meghan Markle friendship amid rumored falling out
Speculation about the status of their friendship first swirled in June.
Michael Moore Calls on Americans to Get 'Out in the Streets' over SCOTUS Pick -- Be 'Ruthless'
Liberal documentary filmmaker Michael Moore called on Americans to get "out in the streets" and protest Republican Senators possibly pushing a Supreme Court nomination before the November election following the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Sunday's broadcast of MSNBC's "Weekends."
Opera, travel, food, law: The strange bedfellows friendship of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia
The odd coupling of Ginsburg – petite, serious, seemingly shy – and Scalia – rotund, garrulous, overtly opinionated – may be viewed as an anachronism.
Trump vs Biden on Covid-19
Joe Biden has questioned the reopening strategy around the country and called for an emphasis on testing. President Donald Trump has pushed for businesses and schools to open and has downplayed the importance of testing.
A North Carolina couple married for over 50 years died minutes apart of Covid-19 while holding hands
A couple married for over 50 years died of coronavirus only minutes apart holding hands.
Trump campaign promises to nominate a woman to fill Supreme Court vacancy
President Trump's 2020 campaign released a statement Sunday, saying the commander-in-chief will nominate a woman to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat left open following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Lee Kerslake, drummer for Ozzy Osbourne and British rock band Uriah Heep, dies at 73
Drummer Lee Kerslake, who performed with Ozzy Osbourne and British rock band Uriah Heep, has died, the band confirmed Saturday. He was 73.
Biden Calls On 'Handful' Of Republicans To Hold Off On Supreme Court Nominee
The Democratic nominee for president asked Republicans to "follow your conscience" and not consider a nominee until after Nov. 3.
Taking out the moves: NJ trash men caught on video dancing in the street
A trio of New Jersey garbage men was caught on now-viral video busting out moves in the middle of the street while working. As singer Cupid’s 2007 dance hit the “Cupid Shuffle’’ blared from speakers on the Roselle Sanitation truck in Keansburg in Monmouth County last week, the workers boogied while emptying residents’ trash cans....
Fitness influencer shows how 'before and after' photos are manipulated
The Internet is full of lies.
Performer accidentally shot during Kansas ‘cops-and-robbers’ reenactment
A Roaring ’20s cops-and-robbers reenactment at a Kansas museum got too real when one of the performers was hit with an actual bullet. The Friday night “Coppers Raiding the Bootleggers” reenactment at the Old Cowtown Museum in Wichita, which was supposed to use blanks, instead left one unidentified participant with a real wound to the...
Three 49ers stars suffer game-ending injuries vs. Jets
The San Francisco 49ers had three key injuries in their game against the New York Jets on Sunday afternoon.
Ohio high school students awarded college scholarships for carrying flags onto football field
Two Ohio high school students have been awarded scholarships after being briefly suspended from their football team for carrying flags onto the field during a game on September 11.
GOP Breaks Record by Raising $67.6 Million in August
The Republican Party shattered its previous fundraising record by hauling in $67.6 million in August 2020.
Joe Biden Says He Should Choose Supreme Court Nominee 'If I Win This Election'
Biden said Sunday that if he defeats President Donald Trump in the upcoming election, then his Supreme Court justice nominee should be withdrawn.
A rare blue moon will light up the sky on Halloween
Spooky season is almost upon us -- and this year it will be a little bit spookier.
Schumer: “Nothing is off the table” in Supreme Court nomination fight
Sen. Chuck Schumer speaks in New York City in September 2020. | Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket/Getty Images Democrats signal they won’t rule out court-packing or other significant changes. In the wake of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death on Friday, President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have announced their intention to fill her seat on the Court as swiftly as possible. Democrats have not yet settled on one particular strategy to counter the Republican agenda, but they’re signaling that they’re not ruling out aggressive responses like rebalancing the Court through court-packing or seeking unconventional ways to delay the nomination. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said during a Democratic caucus call on Saturday that “everything Americans value is at stake” and that he is willing to consider all options should Republicans begin the process of filling Ginsburg’s seat this week, as is planned. “Let me be clear: If Leader McConnell and Senate Republicans move forward with this, then nothing is off the table for next year,” Schumer said. “Nothing is off the table.” Democrats are furious that McConnell plans to proceed with the nomination process despite having led the Republican effort to block President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in February 2016. At that time, McConnell said the “vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president” given that it was an election year. “Mitch McConnell set the precedent. No Supreme Court vacancies filled in an election year,” Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) tweeted Friday. “If he violates it, when Democrats control the Senate in the next Congress, we must abolish the filibuster and expand the Supreme Court.” Enacting either of those policies would transform American political life. Ending the filibuster would allow legislation to pass the Senate with a simple majority of more than 50 votes. If Democrats won control of the Senate in November and scrapped the filibuster, they’d be able to pass ambitious legislation with far greater ease than they could during the Obama administration. And court-packing is a bold strategy that Democrats could use to gain ideological influence over the Court if they win back the Senate in the 2020 elections. “If Democrats control the White House and the Congress, in other words, they can pass a law adding seats to the Supreme Court. If Biden is president, he could then quickly fill them (with the consent of the Senate),” Vox’s Ian Millhiser recently wrote. “And four new seats could give Court a Democratic-controlled majority, despite another Trump pick.” Leaders of the anti-Trump group Indivisible, the abortion rights organization NARAL, and the court advocacy nonprofit Demand Justice reportedly discussed the maneuver on a call on Friday. So far, it’s unclear which, if any, of the potentially sweeping policies like packing the Court or ending the filibuster are being taken seriously by Democratic leadership or could emerge as tangible threats against the GOP. Sunday on NBC’s Meet the Press, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) was asked to explain what Schumer meant by “nothing off the table“ and declined to offer specifics. “I think he’s talking about the fact that there’s reforms that we’ve all looked at that you could consider ... but, again, I’m not going to concede this,” she said. WATCH: Judiciary Comm. Member @amyklobuchar points out the only time a justice died this close to the election, President Lincoln decided to wait until after to fill the seat. #MTP"This is the position of a woman that never gave up. ... I'm not going to give up."— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) September 20, 2020 She continued by arguing that Republicans need to be consistent in their statements, pointing out that a number of Republicans previously publicly said they would follow 2016’s precedent if faced with a Supreme Court vacancy ahead of November’s election. Some of these Republicans, such as Sen. Lindsey Graham (SC), have since said they’ve changed their minds; others, like Sens. Susan Collins (ME) and Lisa Murkowski (AK), have argued following Ginsburg’s death for waiting until after the election to seat a new justice. Nancy Pelosi signals potential receptivity to a number of options During an appearance on ABC’s This Week on Sunday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also signaled an openness to aggressive strategies. ABC’s George Stephanopoulos asked Pelosi about the idea floated by some activists that Democrats could use impeachment hearings against Trump or Attorney General Bill Barr to tie up the Senate if Republicans try to push through a nomination during a lame-duck session (after a potential win for Democrats in Congress and the White House). “Well, we have our options,” Pelosi replied. “We have arrows in our quiver that I’m not about to discuss right now, but the fact is we have a big challenge in our country. This president has threatened to not even accept the results of the election with statements that he and his henchmen have made.” Stephanopoulos pressed Pelosi further on the issue, and tried to get her to confirm that she wasn’t “ruling anything out” as an option, and she again said her party feels it has a number of options at its disposal. “We have a responsibility. We’ve taken an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States,” she said. “We have a responsibility to meet the needs of the American people. That is when we weigh the equities of protecting our democracy requires us to use every arrow in our quiver.” During the interview, Pelosi did rule out using a looming government shutdown as leverage over Republicans but refuses to issue a statement on adding justices to the Supreme Court. What is clear is that Democrats do not yet have the votes to block a Trump nominee in the Senate. They will need four Republican senators to either abstain or vote no on that nominee; as of Sunday, only two — Collins and Murkowski — have said they believe the Senate shouldn’t vote on the president’s nominee before November’s election. Trump is expected to announce his nominee this week, meaning Democrats will need to unveil a firm strategy soon. 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. 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Ted Cruz on why Senate must confirm SCOTUS nominee before election: 'It's precedent'
Sen. Ted Cruz on Sunday made a case for why the Senate must confirm Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's successor before election day.
'Tenet' hits $250K globally, but moviegoers are mostly staying home amid COVID-19 pandemic
About three quarters of the country's movie theaters are open, but Americans are not going back in significant numbers in the COVID-era.
Twins vs. Cubs prediction: The Under is the way to go
The Minnesota Twins and Chicago Cubs are both looking to finish atop their respective divisions, and each will send an All-Star to the mound on Sunday night at Wrigley Field. Though Jose Berrios of the Twins has a 5.76 road ERA compared to a 2.67 ERA at home, he’s allowed three runs or fewer in...
‘Good Place,’ ‘Better Call Saul,’ monopolize Reddit before Emmys 2020
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5 biggest takeaways from UFC on ESPN+ 36: Colby Covington's antics, Khamzat Chimaev's hype
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People are ditching in-person financial services for apps
The pandemic has changed how people are managing their money — they're using technology more than ever. That's good news for "fintech" firms that make digital financial services and banks investing in new technology capabilities.
Emmy Awards 2020: Who The Experts Think Will Win Tonight
The Emmys 2020 is about to give out their awards to the brightest and best of the year's TV, and entertainment experts have given their predictions.
Power outage stopped CBS’ Bills-Dolphins broadcast
CBS was unable to air the entire first quarter of the Miami Dolphins’ home opener against the Buffalo Bills Sunday afternoon due to technical difficulties at Hard Rock Stadium. A CBS spokeswoman told USA Today that a power outage in a quadrant of the stadium caused the disruption. “I’m wondering if they didn’t pay the...
Missouri biker fest draws tens of thousands to Lake of Ozarks despite 'super spreader' concerns
An estimated 125,000 people have come to Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks over the past week to attend an annual biker festival that was held despite concerns the event could turn into a “superspreader” amid the coronavirus pandemic.
49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo exits game after being hobbled by ankle injury
Jimmy Garoppolo played on after suffering an ankle injury, but he left the game in the second half with the 49ers holding a steady lead over the Jets.
Tech Elites Endorse Joe Biden to Secure More Foreign Workers for U.S. Jobs
Tech industry elites have endorsed Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden, citing their opposition to President Trump's efforts to prioritize Americans for high-paying tech jobs in the United States.
Air Force Reaper drone fires 'air-to-air' missile
The combat-tested Air Force Reaper drone can attack terrorists, destroy enemy tanks and target fixed infrastructure with precision-guided Hellfire missiles.
Dems threaten to pack Supreme Court if Trump gets nominee confirmed
As President Trump moves to nominate a candidate to fill the seat of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday, a growing number of Democrats are threatening to implement a radical strategy and pack the Supreme Court if they take control of the White House and the Senate.
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Why Supreme Court politics in 2020 look way different from 2016 or 2018
President Donald Trump was likely helped in the 2016 election by the fight over a Supreme Court nomination. Similarly, Republicans were likely aided in the 2018 Senate battle by the nomination and eventual confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
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Bride-to-be bans guest from wedding for refusing to not talk about politics
There are other things to talk about.
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Past scams complicate Miami-Dade County's contact tracing efforts
A history of a scams and fraud in the Miami-Dade County area is haunting Covid-19 contact tracing efforts, according to local officials.
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Arizona police officer rescues American flag blown from post: ‘It’s a sense of honor'
Peoria, Arizona police officer Shelly Montes shared the significance of saving an American flag that had been blown away.
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Judge halts Trump administration order to remove WeChat from app stores
WASHINGTON — A U.S. judge early Sunday blocked the Trump administration from requiring Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google to remove Chinese-owned messaging app WeChat for downloads by late Sunday. U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler in San Francisco said in an order that WeChat users who filed a lawsuit “have shown serious questions going to...
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Russell Wilson: I’m ‘without a doubt’ the best quarterback in the NFL
Russell Wilson agrees with Bill Belichick’s glowing assessment. The Patriots’ head coach caused a stir after he praised Wilson — not Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson or Aaron Rodgers — as the league’s top quarterback ahead of their Week 2 matchup. “Do I think I’m the best quarterback in the NFL?” the seven-time Pro Bowler said...
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Dolphins-Bills CBS television broadcast briefly dropped during Hard Rock Stadium power outage
Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida suffered a power outage that briefly dropped the Bills-Dolphins CBS television broadcast,        
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UFC on ESPN+ 36 rookie report: Grading the newcomers in Las Vegas
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Here’s What Every Current Supreme Court Justice Said About the Passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
"To me, as to countless others, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a hero"
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AP Top 25: No. 12 Miami rises; Marshall jumps into rankings
A week before Big Ten teams become eligible again for The Associated Press college football poll, No. 25 Marshall is ranked for the first time since 2014 and Miami jumped to No. 12 after a conference road victory.
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