Critic of Chinese leader sentenced to 18 years in graft case

The former chairman of a Chinese state-owned real estate company who publicly criticized President Xi Jinping’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic has been sentenced to 18 years in prison on corruption charges
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Kanye West gives Kim a hologram, plus Harry Styles leaves a note and Paula Jai Parker recalls love life
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The Drudge Report posted a 45 percent decline in web traffic in September as it’s content has turned against Trump ahead of the Nov. 3 presidential election. The numbers — derived from comScore, which tracks the industry — were released in a report by TheRighting, a website that analyzes traffic to right-leaning websites. TheRighting told...
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Atlanta restaurant owner apologizes after Black couple is booted from restaurant over sneaker policy
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Walt Disney World has laid off 720 actors and singers, according to the Actors' Equity Association, the labor union representing the performers.
Homeless man dies after being set on fire during argument
A homeless man died more than a month after he was set on fire during a squabble over a scooter in Brooklyn, cops said Friday. Patrick Winkler, 46, who lived at a Manhattan shelter, was arguing with a man he knew at Schenectady Avenue and Rutland Road in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens around 9:20 p.m. Sept. 16,...
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Coronavirus-laden nursing home loses federal Medicare funding
A Kansas nursing home has lost its federal Medicare funding after a state investigation revealed faulty practices led to widespread coronavirus infection and 10 deaths.
Phil Collins’ ex Orianne Cevey to vacate his Miami house by mid-January
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Trump campaign accuses NBC News of ‘running interference for Biden’ by debunking irrelevant Hunter Biden docs
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Body of missing Oregon climber found in crevasse on Mount Hood
The body of an accomplished Oregon mountain climber who was reported missing on Mount Hood was found in a crevasse about 9,400 feet up the state’s tallest peak, authorities said. The search for Austin Mishler, a 27-year-old wilderness guide from Bend, ended Thursday, two days after he failed to return from a planned climb of...
Police union accused of using photo of Black boy as "propaganda"
The nation's largest police union posted and then deleted a photo on Facebook purporting to showing a Philadelphia police officer a "lost" Black toddler.
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20 products under $20 that will get you extra organized
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GOP Congressional Candidate Gets Into Scuffle With Teens Over 'Say No to Joe' Campaign Sign
Videos of the incident show the group of teens attempting to steal the anti-Biden sign.
Supreme Court watchers worry Amy Coney Barrett's 'originalism' could uphold racist policies
Now that Amy Coney Barrett has been confirmed to the Supreme Court, civil rights advocates are concerned her ideology will reverse their progress.
Beyoncé covers British Vogue’s December issue in Ivy Park x Adidas Drip 2
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The region’s average number of daily infections is hovering just below a record set on May 31.
Trump will introduce middle class tax cut if re-elected, Kudlow says
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More Terror Attacks Inevitable in France as 'War on Islamists' Continues
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Russian police kill teen who stabbed cop, called them ‘enemies of Allah’
Authorities in Russia on Friday shot and killed a teen after he allegedly hurled Molotov cocktails at a police station and stabbed an officer — while calling police officers “enemies of Allah,” reports said. During the chaotic attack in the Republic of Tatarstan, the teen identified by local media as 16-year-old Vitaly Antipov, tossed at...
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The Louisville, Kentucky, police officer shot while executing a warrant at Breonna Taylor's home has sued her boyfriend
The Louisville, Kentucky, police officer who was shot while executing a no-knock warrant at Breonna Taylor's home has sued her boyfriend Kenneth Walker III for battery, assault and emotional distress, court documents show.
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Keilar: Covid-19 shouldn't be partisan, but it is. Here's how
CNN's Brianna Keilar takes a deep dive into why Democrats and Republicans have two very different coronavirus infection rates on Capitol Hill, showing how the virus is partisan.
McConnell targets early 2021 for new stimulus bill
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday a new coronavirus stimulus bill should be considered at the beginning of 2021, not in a post-election lame duck session of Congress as some lawmakers had hoped would happen after pre-election talks failed.
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Georgia Sen. Perdue pulls out of final debate after bitter clash at previous face-off
Georgia Republican Sen. David Perdue pulled out of his final debate with Democrat challenger Jon Ossoff scheduled for Sunday after Ossoff’s bitter attack in the last debate went viral on Twitter.
New Music Friday: Ariana Grande, Sam Smith, Busta Rhymes all drop new albums
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Professor of African American history accused of faking Mexican heritage
An assistant professor of African American history resigned from her post after she was outed for allegedly passing herself off as Mexican — in yet another instance of someone faking their race. An anonymous essay posted Wednesday on Medium accused Kelly Kean Sharp, who taught at Furman University, of faking her heritage by describing herself...
Trump may spend election night at the White House
WASHINGTON — President Trump on Friday said he could very well spend election night at the White House — a sign of the ongoing pandemic and contrast with the raucous Big Apple celebration he held in 2016. “We haven’t made a determination. We have certain rules and regulations, you know, Washington, D.C. is shut down,”...
Woman in labor refused to go to the hospital until she voted
"It was an odd situation, but she wanted to vote and that was her right as an American citizen," a poll worker said.
CSUSB investigating university officer who allegedly pulled a gun on another officer
Cal State San Bernardino is investigating an incident involving two university police officers — one of whom drew a gun and allegedly aimed it at the other.
Lady Gaga: Vote 'If You Want the Country to Be Different Than It Is'
Pop megastar Lady Gaga, donning a collection of her outrageous outfits, urged Americans that they must get involved in the election, go out, and vote if they "want the country to be different than it is."
Bizarre squid caught on film in natural habitat for first time ever
A bizarre squid has been caught on camera in the wild for the first time and scientists are very excited. The ram’s horn squid has never been officially recorded in its natural habitat despite their small shells being a common find on beaches all over the world. A remotely operated vehicle was sent to the...
Facebook Claims 'Technical Problems' Blocked Political Ads
Tech giant Facebook recently admitted that some political ads on its platform were "improperly" restricted due to a "technical flaw."
Cubans make last push with salsa to reelect Trump
A salsa song about voting for President Donald Trump, first performed by the Cuban band Los 3 de la Habana at a private party in Miami, has traveled widely and now plays at rallies and early polling locations. (Oct. 30)
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