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Donald Trump once pledged that, if elected president, he would put America first and spend no time at all worried about what the rest of the world thought about us. Mission accomplished!
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Justin Verlander needs Tommy John surgery in Astros blow
Justin Verlander’s injury comeback has been cut short — in serious fashion. The Astros ace needs Tommy John surgery, he revealed Saturday in an Instagram video. The 37-year-old pitched only in the Astros’ season opener this year, but was working his way back from a forearm strain in hopes of pitching in the postseason until...
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This pressure washer can help you tackle tough cleaning jobs—and it's on sale
A new electric pressure washer from Sun Joe can be yours for 25% off today thanks to this deal at Woot—get the details.       
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Queens man charged with metal-pipe attack on elderly gas station worker
A Queens man bashed an elderly Long Island gas station worker with a metal pipe after the clerk asked him to keep his distance, police said. Hiram Vega, 41, of Flushing, was arrested Friday by Nassau County Police and charged with first degree assault in the April 3 attack at a Freeport Shell gas station,...
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Syracuse's Rex Culpepper throws first TD pass since being declared cancer-free
Syracuse quarterback Rex Culpepper was declared cancer-free in 2018. More than two years later, against Pittsburgh on Saturday, he threw his first touchdown since overcoming the disease.
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Will Democrats grow backbones amid Trump-Republican rush to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg?
Most Americans didn't vote for Trump or the GOP Senate. The time has come to consider new states, more justices and 18-year Supreme Court term limits.        
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Education Secretary DeVos warns about wave of private school closings: 'That's a crisis in the making'
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos called for Congress to pass coronavirus relief legislation with funding for school choice, warning that more private schools are on the brink of closing without federal help.
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Ex-Clinton aide claims Trump's SCOTUS pick would be 'fundamentally illegitimate' if confirmed
A leading Democratic activist and former adviser to Hillary Clinton argued on Friday that President Trump's replacement for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will inevitably be "illegitimate."
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Celebrities demand justice amid fight to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat: 'This is war'
A number of Hollywood stars are speaking out in defense of late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's reported last wish to not be replaced until after the 2020 presidential election.
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What McConnell has said on SCOTUS vacancies in an election year
"I believe that it is today the American people who are best-positioned to help make this important decision," he said in 2016
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Official: Toilet display mocking mail-in voting is a crime
Michigan resident’s apparent joke is no laughing matter for elections official.
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What Time Will ‘Power Book II: Ghost’ Episode 3 Be on Starz?
"It's not the truth that matters. It's what we can sell to a jury."
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Gareth Bale completes loan move to Tottenham Hotspur from Real Madrid
Gareth Bale completed a season-long loan move from Real Madrid to Tottenham on Saturday, seven years after leaving the English Premier League club.
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In 2020, unprecedented protests have swept through Louisville and the US. Why now?
Trayvon Martin. Eric Garner. There have been periods of protest in the recent past, but 2020 has seen something bigger.        
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New York to honor Ginsburg with a statue in Brooklyn, her birthplace
"This statue will serve as a physical reminder of her many contributions to the America we know today," said Governor Cuomo.
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Ginsburg Supreme Court vacancy could complicate possible contested election, some scholars say
Some legal minds are warning of a possible “constitutional crisis” in the case the election heads to the courts
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Gabourey Sidibe Says “A Few Factors” Boosted Anna Kendrick’s Career Over Hers After Both Were Oscar Noms
"No, the Hollywood seas didn’t part for me," claims the Antebellum actress.
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NYC parents say de Blasio’s free child care program is a mess
The city’s free child care program is costing parents their patience. Parents say they’ve been left in lurch with no notification on whether their child secured a slot or have received last-minute acceptances into the Learning Bridges program. “The mayor fails to provide any specific information that parents need,” said Robert Bonanni, of Forest Hills,...
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Beloved Staten Island tavern loses liquor license days after suing over restaurant ban
The borough's beloved Joyce's Tavern lost its liquor license following a "surprise, random" visit during a 9/11 fundraiser on Sept. 11 by State Liquor Authority (SLA) inspectors.
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Basketball legend Rebecca Lobo remembers Ruth Bader Ginsburg: 'My heart weeps tonight'
Basketball legend Rebecca Lobo paid tribute to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday night after news of her death swept across the U.S.
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Election-year Supreme Court blockbusters: A look back at history
Here are some landmark, presidential election-year legal disputes handled by the Supreme Court
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Record-breaking storm season spawns slow-moving Beta along an already battered Gulf Coast
Tropical Storm Alpha, named Friday, took the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane season into the Greek alphabet for only the second time in recorded history.
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Ginsburg v. cancer was a 'remarkable fight': RBG battled five bouts of cancer over two decades
Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had overcome four bouts with pancreatic, lung and colon cancer dating back two decades.       
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Demonstrators in Trafalgar Square protest mask regulations
Protesters defying coronavirus measures gathered in London's Trafalgar Square, clashing with police. As of September 19, the UK reported 390,358 positive coronavirus cases and 41,759 deaths tied to the virus.       
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TikTok and WeChat downloads soar ahead of Sunday's ban
People in the United States rushed to download TikTok and WeChat after the Commerce Department announced plans to restrict access to both apps starting Sunday.
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Hillary Clinton: Quickly filling RBG's seat would be 'monument to hypocrisy,' 'greatest travesty'
Democrats should use every tool at their disposal to prevent what would be a "monument to hypocrisy" in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., replacing Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the election, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton argued Friday.
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Alex Rodriguez on Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death: 'You will be deeply missed by all'
Alex Rodriguez was among the current and former professional athletes who remembered Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg after her death Friday night.
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Tom Brady pays respects to Ruth Bader Ginsburg: 'We should all aspire to live our lives as principled as RBG'
Tom Brady reacted to the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Saturday – hours after one of the biggest champions for women’s rights had died.
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Democratic donors raised millions after Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks after touring Jerry Alander Carpenter Training Center on September 18, 2020, in Hermantown, Minnesota. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images Swing state polls show voters want Joe Biden to choose the next Supreme Court justice. As soon as the news of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death was announced, the speculation began about the fight to replace her on the Court and how it might affect the 2020 presidential election. Court appointments were already a key issue for voters across the political spectrum. Recent polling showed that Democratic voters were more motivated than Republicans by Supreme Court nominations. As President Trump’s polling numbers have lagged behind Democratic nominee Joe Biden over the past several months largely due to his inept response to the coronavirus pandemic and resulting economic collapse, Trump has attempted to remind voters that Supreme Court nominations are on the line this election. “The next president will get one, two, three, or four Supreme Court justices,” Trump said at a rally in Minnesota Friday, seemingly unaware of the news of Ginsburg’s passing. “Many presidents have had none, they’ve had none, because they are there for a long time.” But polling taken before Friday’s news broke shows that voters in several key swing states largely trust Biden, not Trump, to choose Supreme Court justices. In Arizona, where Biden currently holds a 9-point lead, according to a New York Times/Siena College poll of 653 likely voters in the state taken September 10 to 15, voters trust Biden to choose a Supreme Court justice 53 to 43 percent with a 4.1 percent margin of error. In Maine, where Republican senator and self-proclaimed moderate Susan Collins is currently trailing her Democratic opponent Sara Gideon, voters trust Biden to choose a justice by an even wider margin. A similar NYT poll of 663 likely voters in Maine taken September 11 to 16 showed voters prefer Biden choose a justice over Trump 59 percent to 37 percent, with a 5.1 percent margin of error. And in North Carolina, a state that went for Trump by 2.6 percent in 2016, voters again choose Biden, 47 percent to 44 percent, in an NYT poll of 653 likely voters in the state taken September 11-16, with a 4.3 percent margin of error. Four Republican senators would need to join forces with Democrats to block Trump from successfully confirming a justice to the Supreme Court. Republican senators from each of those three states are locked in difficult reelection campaigns, and the polling suggests confirming a Supreme Court nomination before the election or during a lame-duck session of Congress might complicate their effort to keep their seats. Meanwhile,early indicators suggest that Democratic voters have responded to Ginsburg’s death, and the coming political and electoral fight, in a big way. According to the Democratic donor site ActBlue, $6.2 million flowed through the site in the 9 pm hour Friday, immediately following news of Ginsburg’s death. It was more money raised in a single hour on the site since its launch 16 years ago — and it was immediately eclipsed by the 10 pm hour, which saw $6.3 million raised. A major shake-up — and new stakes — for the presidential campaigns Ginsburg’s passing has clearly raised the stakes for this November’s general election. While Biden had solidified a lead by hammering Trump for his administration’s failed pandemic response and continuing to trumpet the health care message that swept Democrats into power in the House in 2018, Trump has continually reminded conservative voters about the importance of the courts over the long term. Trump on Saturday morning tweeted a pledge to immediately fill the seat, reminding voters that he was elected with a strong mandate to appoint conservative judges. Biden, in turn, called for the nomination process to be stalled until after the election so that voters can have a direct voice in who the nominee should be. It remains to be seen whether another hotly contested Supreme Court nomination process will help Trump close the polling gap with Biden. “There was always going to be massive turnout, and Democrats are already fired up beyond belief,” Robert Blizzard, a Republican pollster, told Politico Friday. “With Democrats likely to enjoy a significant advantage in early, mail-in voting, we’re going to need every vote we can get come Election Day to offset that deficit.” The calculus for Trump is clear. After struggling deep into this election cycle, he needs to remind his base that he is their champion on social issues, such as abortion, LGBTQ rights, and other key decisions that lie with the high court. And as the two most recent nomination processes have shown, Trump and Senate Republicans are more than capable of seating justices favored by conservatives In 2018, many pundits believed that the emotional battle over Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court would rally outraged conservatives to turn out in the midterm elections. Instead, there was a blue wave. And if the early fundraising numbers are any indicator, there may just be too much on the line for Democrats this year for Trump to overcome. Will you help keep Vox free for all? The United States is in the middle of one the most consequential presidential election of our lifetimes. It’s essential that all Americans are able to access clear, concise information on what the potential 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. 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GOP Senator's Fundraising Highlights Supreme Court Opening Less Than an Hour After Ginsburg's Death
Iowa Senator Joni Ernst sent out a fundraising campaign email detailing the Supreme Court vacancy shortly after the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was announced.
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Colts owner Jim Irsay refuses to let fan's 300-game streak come to an end
An Indianapolis woman had attended every home Colts game since 1984, but 300-game streak was going to end Sunday, until owner Jim Irsay got involved.        
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Queen Elizabeth II Revokes Convicted Rapist Harvey Weinstein’s Top U.K. Honor
Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in jail for rape and criminal sexual assault over six months ago.
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Meghan Markle says we must ‘honor’ and ‘remember’ Ruth Bader Ginsburg
California native Meghan Markle has shared her condolences over the passing of United States Supreme Court judge, Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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Senate Republicans’ Last Chance to Stand Up to Trump
Nearly every reporter in Washington has experienced it: A Republican member of Congress says, “Off the record,” shifts into a quieter voice, and expresses how much he or she doesn’t like President Donald Trump. Soon after, you watch this same elected official speak up in favor of the president—or, more often, avoid saying anything meaningful at all. Sometimes it concerns the same issue that they were complaining about to you in private. Sometimes within the same day. Sometimes within the same hour.The battle to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death is a pivotal moment for these whispering Republicans in the Senate.The prospect of a conservative-heavy Court persuaded many Trump-wary conservatives to support him in 2016. This election, Ginsburg’s death will likely energize Biden-wary Democrats—millions of dollars have been raised online since news of her death broke last night—but Trump will also hope for an enthusiasm boost. He’ll aim to shift the conversation away from his mismanagement of the pandemic toward an ideological battle for the future of abortion rights and other contentious issues in American culture.The secretly apostate Republican senators have two choices: They can support a president they think is a threat to American democracy while also violating Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s invented 2016 rule about not confirming justices in an election year, or they can oppose Trump, enraging both him and their progressively cultish base, but do so at the cost of giving up what might be their last chance to secure a conservative majority for a generation.For McConnell, this is principle versus power, where the golden rule is “Whoever has the gold makes the rules.” And it’s happening as the next generation of ambitious Republicans looks to a future where Trumpism remains a dominant force within the party no matter what happens in November.[Read: What Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death means for America]Don’t expect many Republicans—even those who want to stick it to Trump—to be direct with their commitments. “If they try to shove something through, I think you’re going to see some of these Republicans who hate Trump fall on the horrible sword of ‘This country is dangerously divided right now; the hypocrisy is horrible; if we do something like this, it will tear the country apart,’” says Joe Walsh, the former Republican representative from Illinois, who briefly ran a primary campaign against Trump that went nowhere earlier this year. Based on conversations he’s had, Walsh estimates that, of the current Republican senators, “if you put a gun to their head privately, I would say more than 40 of the 53 would like to see him lose.”Walsh insists that Republicans didn’t want this vacancy—not now. “This is political death for the Republicans,” he told me.This is not the time for Republicans to insist that they haven’t “seen the latest tweet.” This is where they either will or will not give Trump the boost that he needs weeks before the election. Now, more than ever, they are either with him or against him. “This,” Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, a Democrat, said on CNN last night, “is my colleagues’ moment of reckoning.”Just hours before Ginsburg’s death, Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska said, “I would not vote to confirm a Supreme Court nominee. We are 50 some days away from an election.” (We’re actually 45 days out.) That leaves the decision in the hands of just three Republican senators.Susan Collins, the senator from Maine who is famous for prevaricating statements about Trump but who voted for both of his Supreme Court picks, wouldn’t even say last week whether she will be voting for Trump this fall. Collins is not the only one who will be pressed. Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado is facing a tough reelection race, but given the compositions of his state, he will almost certainly need voters who will be going with Biden. Senator Martha McSally of Arizona, in a similar position in the polls, already said yesterday that she wants to push ahead with a confirmation.Senator Joni Ernst, in a tight reelection race in Iowa, said in July that she would support a nomination process if an opening occurred. But that puts her at odds with her fellow Iowa senator, Chuck Grassley, who said in August that he couldn’t support a confirmation in an election year, if he was going to be consistent with the position he took standing with McConnell’s adamant refusal to give Merrick Garland a hearing after Antonin Scalia’s sudden death in 2016, though he was nominated nine months before Election Day. Of course, that assumes Grassley will hold to his position now that the question is no longer theoretical.The bind is even more acute for Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who said in 2016, “I want you to use my words against me. If there’s a Republican president in 2016 and a vacancy occurs in the last year of the first term, you can say Lindsey Graham said, ‘Let’s let the next president, whoever it might be, make that nomination.’” In case this wasn’t clear, he reiterated the point in an interview with The Atlantic in 2018: “If an opening comes in the last year of President Trump’s term and the primary process is started, we’ll wait for the next election.” But now Graham is up against newcomer Jaime Harrison, with polls surprisingly tight and his opponent outraising him by millions of dollars. However, Graham is also the chairman of the Judiciary Committee and the senator who has shape-shifted the most, from Trump critic to Trump golf buddy and ally in the Senate. In a tweet this morning, he appeared to endorse Trump’s argument that the GOP has “an obligation” to fill the seat “without delay.”[Read: Can Lindsey Graham be beat?]Late yesterday, I asked a former Republican House member what an anti-Trump Republican senator would do when facing a choice that sounds more out of a novel than what Goethe might have come up with if he’d ever wandered around Capitol Hill.“The Republican senator,” said the person, who requested anonymity to speak directly about old colleagues, “will do what they must in the name of self-preservation.”“Guess what?” said the former House member of Graham. “He’s going to do it. You know he is. He’s up for reelection in South Carolina. He needs his base. He’ll flip on this.”McConnell, in his Rube Goldberg–machine statement explaining why Trump’s nominee will get a vote on the floor of the Senate but Obama’s didn’t, left the door open to having a vote in a potential lame-duck session after the election.Maybe it’ll all come down to Senator Mitt Romney, who is publicly offended by pretty much everything Trump stands for but whose spokesperson shot down rumors last night that he would oppose a confirmation before the election. Or maybe, if Mark Kelly wins his Senate race in Arizona, it will all hinge on a legal dispute over whether he would get to immediately be sworn into the seat because his opponent was appointed to it. Or maybe by then we’ll be in a country where the November 3 votes are taking weeks to count, rioters and militias are out on the streets, and, as in 2000, the election will head to the Supreme Court now without a tiebreaker vote. In 2016, from the minute he learned of Scalia’s death, Obama knew that Republicans would try to prevent him from appointing a justice and flipping the balance to a 5–4 liberal majority. He nominated Garland anyway, and threw himself into the fight, daring the GOP senators to oppose a middle-of-the-road, accomplished judge whom so many had voted for in his confirmation to a lower court. Working the phones for a few senators he dreamt might buck McConnell, he pleaded with them: Don’t do this.I remember speaking with one of the Republican senators struggling with breaking the process then. The senator, though torn, ultimately did not say anything publicly, and didn’t invite Garland in for a meeting.Last night, Obama closed his statement mourning Ginsburg with, “As votes are already being cast in this election, Republican senators are now called to apply that standard.” Don’t hold a confirmation, he said. Always an institutionalist with his eye toward history, Obama was admitting that the process breakers had won.Now the question is, what else will Trump, the ultimate process breaker, win?
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Craig Carton’s free-fall documentary sparks suspicion
Ever have a feeling you can’t shake? Stupid question, I know. Already, this Oct. 7 HBO documentary about the colossal free-fall of Craig Carton has caused suspicion. That’s likely because Carton, who after his release from prison after just over one year of his 3 ½-year sentence for millions of dollars in fraud, instills suspicion....
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‘The Boys’ Season 2: Buffy and Spike Walked So Homelander and Stormfront Could Run… Sex-wise
Stormfront and Homelander's superhero tryst includes heat vision, levitating, and Aerosmith.
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Bellator featherweight title challenger Pedro Carvalho shares his 'biggest moment'
Featherweight title challenger Pedro Carvalho tells the story of his biggest win inside the Bellator cage.        Related StoriesFedor Emelianenko, Kimbo Slice, more: Bellator's best finishes by legendsVideo: Relive all of Colby Covington's UFC finishes ahead of Tyron Woodley showdownTwitter Mailbag: Will Michael Chandler go the way of Justin Gaethje or Will Brooks in UFC? 
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Reward doubled for suspects who targeted Camden cops, newborn
Anyone with information is asked to call the department hotline at 856-757-7420 or submit a tip via the STOPit app.
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Indicted ‘We Build The Wall’ founder says feds are on witch hunt for Trump pals
In his first interview since the charges were handed down on Aug. 20, Kolfage, 37, called the indictment by the US Attorney in the Southern District of NY as reading like "a New York Times hit piece.”
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Ed Markey Says Dems Should Nix Filibuster If GOP Fills Supreme Court Seat Before Election
The Massachusetts senator appeared to be referencing the fact that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had announced his intent to push a Trump nominee through, just hours after receiving the news that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died.
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A fall 'twindemic'? As US nears 200,000 coronavirus deaths, experts fear COVID-19, flu may be a deadly combo
The U.S. is nearing 200,000 deaths from the coronavirus. Now experts are looking ahead, and the forecast for the fall and winter isn't good.       
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D.C. United acquires forward Yordy Reyna in trade with Vancouver Whitecaps
In a written statement, United General Manager Dave Kasper said Yordy Reyna "has been on our radar for a while now."
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McConnell under pressure from conservatives to fill Supreme Court vacancy before election
Conservatives are pushing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell behind the scenes to consider moving to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the November election, potentially leaving the conference divided over what timeline is best.
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ER doctor’s memoir reveals the carnage — and courage — from the front lines
In more than 25 years of working in trauma medicine and emergency rooms, Dr. Frank Huyler, 55, has seen gunshot wounds, Iraq War veterans with PTSD, bank robbers, addicts, animal attacks, murder victims, a woman who inserted a sewing needle into her own heart, and a patient who lied about being a rock star from...
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Bill Maher Receives News Of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Death During ‘Real Time’ Broadcast: “She Was Just Awesome”
Maher and his panelists felt the immediate political impact of this untimely news, claiming that McConnell will move fast to replace her with no convictions.
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Trump’s ‘Eagle’ persona could slay Biden’s ‘Dove’ in election: personality expert
Ask President Trump how he’s preparing for his high-stakes debate series with Joe Biden, and he’s apt to throw up his hands in response. “Well, I sort of prepare every day by just doing what I’m doing,” Trump told Fox News on Tuesday. “But I don’t know which Biden is going to show up.” Trump...
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7 continents, 1 wheelchair: Cory Lee's adventures show travel has no boundaries
Going to Antarctica is a bucket list goal for many, but for Cory Lee, it was that and much more.
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Fact check: Doctors aren't pushing an 'untested' seasonal flu vaccine for the coronavirus
A widely shared Facebook post contains incorrect information about the seasonal flu vaccine, which does not include the novel coronavirus.       
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Live Ruth Bader Ginsburg Death Updates and Tracker
The death of Justice Ginsburg, the second woman appointed to the Supreme Court, has injected new uncertainty into the presidential election and sets off political maneuvering.
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