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Families aim to find 'safe haven,' build 'city of Freedom' for Black people on 97 acres in Georgia

Nineteen Black families who collectively purchased nearly 100 acres in Georgia call it the "future city of Freedom."
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Sen. John Kennedy to Dem colleague on Barrett criticism: 'Sell crazy somewhere else'
Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., bluntly criticized Democrats who are claiming that Judge Amy Coney Barrett will certainly vote to knock down ObamaCare if given the opportunity to do so as a Supreme Court justice.
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Poll: Half of Americans who lost their job during the pandemic still don’t have one
A New York City store prepares to shut its doors permanently in September 2020. | Noam Galai/Getty Images The finding comes in a new Pew study that also found many Americans struggling to pay bills. Roughly six months after the coronavirus outbreak began to wreak havoc on the US economy, about half of those who lost their job say they are still without one. That’s one of the most notable findings of a new Pew Research Center survey, which paints a picture of a nation still reeling economically even as it recovers from the labor market free-fall earlier this year that intensified as Covid-19 cases increased, and state lockdowns froze businesses across the country. The study, which surveyed 13,200 US adults in the first two weeks of August, found some limited recovery with respect to employment: Of all those who said they had lost a job, a third have returned to their old job, and 15 percent say they have a new job. But that limited recovery has not been one shared equally by workers at different income levels: According to Pew, while 58 percent of upper- and middle-income adults who lost a job due to to coronavirus have returned to their old job or gotten a new one, only 43 percent of lower-income adults have been able to the same. The study’s findings also include a number of other indicators of ongoing economic hardship. “One-in-four adults have had trouble paying their bills since the coronavirus outbreak started, a third have dipped into savings or retirement accounts to make ends meet, and about one-in-six have borrowed money from friends or family or gotten food from a food bank,” the report reads. Pew’s findings track roughly with government data and other economic analyses of the labor market. Less than half of the 22 million jobs lost during the early stages of the pandemic have been recovered, according to the New York Times. The Labor Department said earlier in September that in August that the economy added 1.4 million jobs in August, bringing the overall unemployment rate down to 8.4 percent. As Vox’s Aaron Ross Coleman has noted, that unemployment rate doesn’t reflect the exceptionally high rates faced by workers of color — for example, while the August unemployment rate for white Americans was 7.3 percent, the rate for Black Americans was 13 percent; Asian and Latinx Americans also saw unemployment rates higher than 10 percent. As with Pew’s results on regained jobs, the findings were a reminder the economy is not improving at the same rate for everyone. And overall, the department’s findings suggested reason for concern. The jobs report signaled a slowdown from earlier in the summer: the economy added 4.8 million jobs in June, and 1.7 million in July. With job growth slowing down and economic assistance from Congress stalled, economists and forecasters have cast doubt on the prospects of a rapid, or V-shaped, economic recovery. “I continue to view the glass as half-empty. We’re still a long ways from where we were pre-Covid,” Gregory Daco, chief US economist at Oxford Economics, told MarketWatch recently. It’s unclear when a coronavirus relief bill will have any chance of passing Pew’s findings — as well as the Labor Department’s report — show Americans are in great need of aid. However, attempts to unveil a new federal economic stimulus package have repeatedly failed, even as programs created earlier in the year — like an extra $600 per week in federal funds for the unemployed — have ended. On Thursday, however, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said that he and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have agreed to restart negotiations over another coronavirus relief bill after talks collapsed in August. The two parties have struggled to find a compromise on the size and scope of relief legislation, with Republicans preferring to offer a far smaller amount of aid than Democrats. The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives passed the $3 trillion HEROES Act in May, but Republicans struggled for months to answer it with legislation of their own. In September, Senate Republicans announced their plan, a much narrower relief package that would provide $650 billion in new funding. Democrats argued the bill did not provide enough aid, and the legislation failed to pass the Senate. How much aid is necessary has been a sticking point for negotiations between the parties, with Democrats standing firm on the need for trillions of dollars in stimulus. However, Pelosi has now reportedly directed Democratic committee chairs in the House to design a more modest coronavirus relief package to bring to the next set of negotiations with the White House. Moderate Democrats whose face tough reelections odds have reportedly been applying pressure to Pelosi to put out a new bill that they can vote on before the House’s next recess, which is currently set to begin on October 5. Outside of Congress, the time line is even more urgent. With September ending, rent and other bills are coming due. But millions of Americans who could benefit from more robust unemployment aid, stimulus checks, more state-run services, and aid for their businesses, continue to wait for help.
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Titanic disaster may have been influenced by space weather, researcher says
Space weather may have played a part in the Titanic disaster, according to new research.
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Northern California faces more fires amid record-breaking heat, poor air
Worsening wildfires and poor air quality are set to hit Northern California Sunday and Monday amid potentially record-breaking heat, meteorologists said.
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GPS Web Extra: Zarif on negotiating w. the US
Fareed asks Iran's foreign minister about whether his country is willing to re-open negotiations with the US for a new deal on its nuclear program.
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Ant Anstead breaks silence on split from Christina Anstead: 'I pray Christina’s decision brings her happiness'
British TV presenter Ant Anstead opened up about his pending divorce from his HGTV star wife, Christina Anstead.
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Trump says elimination of Obamacare would be a ‘win for the USA’
President Trump said it would be a “win for the USA” if the Supreme Court eliminates the Affordable Care Act. “Obamacare will be replaced with a MUCH better, and FAR cheaper, alternative if it is terminated in the Supreme Court. Would be a big WIN for the USA!” the president said Sunday in a tweet....
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Oklahoma prosecutors argue Uber driver accused of murder may flee to Saudi Arabia
Oklahoma prosecutors fear an Uber driver released on a $500,000 bond in a murder case may flee to Saudi Arabia.
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Over 10,000 gallons of red wine floods winery after tank breaks, social media reacts: 'Holy God, what a waste'
Red pine does not pair well with dirt and grass.
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Dwayne Johnson backs Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, his first presidential endorsement
Dwyane Johnson announced Sunday that he's endorsing Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, the first time he's ever publicly endorsed a presidential candidate.        
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'We Can't Stop The Outcome,' No. 2 Senate Democrat Says Of Barrett Confirmation
President Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court dominated the Sunday political shows, with Democrats accusing Republican senators of hypocrisy.
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French President Macron Says Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko ‘Must Go’
Thousands of Belarusian citizens have taken part in huge rallies since the Aug. 9 election
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American Airlines CEO Doug Parker on federal aid: "We need laws, not bills"
As lawmakers remain at an impasse over extending aid to airlines, CEO Doug Parker says the industry "just need[s] the bills to be laws."
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GOP sells 'Notorious A.C.B.' T-shirts moments after nomination, one day after RBG honored in Capitol
Moments after the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett, the NRSC began selling "Notorious A.C.B." T-shirts, playing on Justice Ginsburg's nickname.        
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Trump's fight for Georgia: White House struggling to keep state red
CBS News' Mark Strassmann reports from Atlanta on the latest from the campaign trail and the president's efforts to keep Georgia Republican-leaning.
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National Coronavirus Antibody Study Suggests Herd Immunity 'Remains Out of Reach' in the U.S.
The study, conducted by medical experts at Stanford University, indicated less than 10 percent of the U.S. population had COVID-19 antibodies in July.
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In postponing Guston exhibition, the National Gallery and three other museums have made a terrible mistake
The indefinite cancellation of “Philip Gunston Now” is patronizing and outrageous.
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Chiefs vs. Ravens: MVP battle could be AFC championship preview
This game is so good it warrants three marquee billings: AFC Championship Preview. NFL MVP Showdown. “Monday Night Football” Game of the Year. What did we do to deserve this treat: The 2-0 Chiefs playing the 2-0 Ravens on Monday night in Baltimore? They’re two of the best teams in the NFL with two of...
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Dem Sen. Stabenow insists Barrett's 'writings' show she would oppose Obamacare
Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., claimed that if Judge Amy Coney Barrett becomes the next Supreme Court justice, she would cast a deciding vote to eliminate ObamaCare -- but when asked for evidence to support her assertion, she provided nothing specific.
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These earbuds offer great sound quality for less than $50—and they're on sale
As some of the best earbuds under $50 we've tested, these Final Audio E2000 earbuds offer stunning audio for the value—and they're on sale.       
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Supreme Court Will Make 'Being a Woman' a Pre-Existing Condition, Nancy Pelosi Says
The House Speaker said the president has only one goal for rushing Amy Coney Barrett onto the Supreme Court: to abolish the Affordable Care Act, starting with November 10 oral arguments over the health law.
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Why Joe Biden's lead is different than Hillary Clinton's
Biden may end up losing like Hillary Clinton (more on that in a minute), but Trump's job is significantly harder this time around. While Trump trailed Clinton at this point, the race was simply much closer in 2016.
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Houston Texans at Pittsburgh Steelers: Live stream, how to watch, odds, time
Between the Watt trio's family reunion and Ben Roethlisberger setting a franchise record, Texans vs. Steelers will be a game to watch Sunday.        
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COVID-19 won't stop the longest competitive off-road rally in the US
Teams will spend 8 grueling days in the California and Nevada desert.
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Army lineman head butts coach with helmet still on
While most of college football is trying to determine how to maneuver around the coronavirus outbreak, it doesn’t mean the players’ intensity has dropped.
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Jeh Johnson urges Americans to "look past the noise" ahead of election
The former homeland security secretary says it's "disconcerting to see the president and his chief on staff cast doubt on the integrity of our democracy."
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Katherine Waterston Is All For An ‘Alien 3’ Film But Ridley Scott Wants To Evolve
Waterston says she would do the film "in a heartbeat" during a recent interview.
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Dwayne Johnson Endorses Joe Biden and Kamala Harris: 'You're a Certified Bad*ss'
Hollywood actor and former WWE super star Dwayne Johnson announced on Sunday in a five-minute video that he's backing Joe Biden and Kamala Harris (D-CA) in the November election.
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Trump calls for Biden take a drug test before upcoming presidential debate
President Trump said Sunday that he demanded his Democratic opponent Joe Biden take a drug test either directly before or after the upcoming presidential debate this week.
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Sen. Blackburn: Dems' 'petty' attempts to 'demonize' Amy Coney Barrett show what they think about conservative women
Democrats are willing to "demonize" Judge Amy Coney Barrett in an effort to derail President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee out of spite, Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., said Sunday.
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Coons says he'll press Barrett on Obamacare at confirmation hearing
Democratic Senator Chris Coons, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, says he'll question Amy Coney Barrett about previous comments questioning rulings upholding the Affordable Care Act.
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Padres vs. Giants prediction: Why Under is the play
Going into the season, the San Diego Padres were thought to be a breakout team and have been just that. Few figured the San Francisco Giants would enter the weekend in a playoff chase, but they will look to one of their hidden gems to close out the regular season with a victory. Drew Smyly...
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Professionals turning to freelance, contract work to fill employment gaps
When digital marketer Allyssa Kaiser, 29, looked to part ways with her employer a few months ago, jobs were few and far between. Blame the timing — the pandemic had caused business at her employer Bowlero Corporation, the largest owner and operator of bowling centers in the world, to come to a near halt. “Many...
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Meadows expects "pretty aggressive" timeline for Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation
White House chief of staff Mark Meadows says the actual timing for a vote on naming Amy Coney Barrett to the high court will be "up to Leader McConnell."
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Andrew McCarthy: Steele dossier source – would you believe a suspected Russian spy?
In an effort to depict Donald Trump as if he were in an espionage conspiracy with the Kremlin, the Obama administration used bogus information from a man the FBI suspected was an actual Russian spy.
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Is now a good time to be looking for another job?
My son has been working at a startup for three years since graduating college and is ready to move. He has been exploring career coaches and found an online source that charges 9 percent of your first year’s salary if you get a job. Sounds high to me. Is there a way to find a...
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In Pakistan, the Rising Tide of Climate Disasters
The country debates women’s honor inexhaustibly but pays little attention to the ferocious and imminent dangers of climate change.
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Juan Espino says he wants Sakai, Overeem, Lewis level of jump in competition
Juan Espino says he wants Sakai, Overeem, Lewis level of jump in competition        Related StoriesUFC 253 bonuses: Israel Adesanya, Jan Blachowicz nab 'Performance of the Night' honorsTwitter reacts to Israel Adesanya's masterful title defense against Paulo Costa at UFC 253Twitter reacts to Jan Blachowicz's TKO of Dominick Reyes at UFC 253 – and Jon Jones went hard 
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States Donating the Most to Donald Trump vs. Joe Biden
With so much at stake this election, donors are digging deep—but the candidate for whom they're doing that digging often has a lot to do with where they live.
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Maryland man sentenced to year in jail after hosting multiple parties in defiance of coronavirus rules
A Maryland man who defied the state’s coronavirus emergency order and hosted dozens of guests at house parties in March has been sentenced to a year in jail, authorities said.
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Renée Fleming and Vanessa Williams sang at the Kennedy Center. And it turned the electricity back on.
The first indoor performance at the arts center since March 13 was a night to remember.
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LeBron James: 10th NBA Finals ‘don’t mean s—t’ unless I win
LeBron James scored 16 of his game-high 38 points in the fourth quarter of the Los Angeles Lakers’ 117-107 Game 5 victory over the Denver Nuggets Saturday to secure the 10th NBA Finals appearance of his career. But just getting to the finals again isn’t something James is hanging his hat on. “Right now, it...
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What Supreme Court pick means for election race
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Las Vegas Raiders at New England Patriots: Live stream, how to watch, odds, time
The Raiders are 2-0 since they moved to Las Vegas, but the Patriots have won the last five meetings between the two teams.        
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Scalia: Dems will use Obamacare as 'red herring' in attacking SCOTUS pick Barrett
Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia warned that Democrats will use ObamaCare as an issue on which to attack President Trump's nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett, but warned that there is no substance to the coming accusations.
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Protests in Portland, Seattle lead to more than a dozen arrests
More than a dozen people were arrested by cops in Portland, Oregon, and Seattle during another night of unrest that included flags burned and objects thrown at officers, authorities said. Hundreds of people were gathered in downtown Portland when authorities declared the demonstration an unlawful assembly just before midnight, according to the Multnomah County Sheriff’s...
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‘American History X’ Director Tony Kaye Sets ‘African History Y’ Film Starring Djimon Hounsou
“’African History Y’ could not have come at a better time as I explore bringing more extraordinary African stories to the world," says Hounsou.
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What NBA lottery teams are hoping to accomplish during their voluntary two-week minicamps
The eight NBA teams that did not get invited to the bubble have reconvened for voluntary group practices. Here's what they are trying to accomplish.       
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