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Democratic congresswomen push back against Trump's racist attacks

Four Democratic congresswomen of color targeted by President Trump are pushing back against his remarks. The president continued his attacks at the White House, inviting them to leave the country. Weijia Jiang reports.
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Seagram’s heiress Clare Bronfman sentenced to more than 6 years for role in Nxivm sex-cult
Seagram’s liquor heiress and Nxivm cult member Clare Bronfman was sentenced to more than six years in prison in Brooklyn federal court Wednesday for her role in the upstate cult. The daughter of late Canadian billionaire Edgar Bronfman Sr. pleaded guilty last year to charges related to the notorious group and its sex-trafficking svengali, Keith...
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Brewers reliever Devin Williams and his 'Airbender' out for series against Dodgers
Devin Williams posted staggering statistics this season, but right-shoulder soreness has kept him off the Milwaukee Brewers' playoff roster against the Dodgers.
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Utah pumpkin growers break record with 8 gourds over 1,000 pounds
Cue the “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” jokes. Just in time to kick off the Halloween season, a group of Utah pumpkin growers held their annual giant pumpkin weigh-off. It turns out these people really know how to grow some massive gourds. It’s a good thing this year’s weigh-off was socially distanced, as competitors...
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First Trump-Biden debate was a 'mess' and 'not good for the audience': Ari Fleischer
Constant interruptions during a debate does not serve democracy well, former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer said Wednesday in response to the first debate between President Trump and Democrat Joe Biden.
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Caesars Entertainment buys bookmaker William Hill for $3.7B
Caesars Entertainment said Wednesday it is buying the British bookmaker William Hill for $3.7 billion in a deal aimed at binding its casinos ever closer to the fast-growing legal sports betting industry in the U.S.
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WebMD slammed for 'chai latte' recipe
The recipe video was roasted on social media for using nontraditional ingredients.
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The 5 Stevie-est Stevie Nicks moments
From reinventing Fleetwood Mac to mentoring the next generation of rock stars, four-plus decades of Stevie Nicks' crystal visions.
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Some changes to the debate format to keep this from ever happening again
Featuring: Hornets.
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Trump-Biden clash was watched by at least 65 million viewers
More than 65 million people watched the first debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden Tuesday night.
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Trump Bragged About His Biggest Climate Failure
The painting style of Jackson Pollock is called “gestural abstraction,” but before last night’s debate, I never knew that it was also a governing philosophy. The debate featured many decisions from President Donald Trump that were puzzling, to put it mildly. The president constantly interrupted the moderator, Chris Wallace, and he all but jeered his opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden, even as Biden discussed the death toll of the coronavirus pandemic. It was a loud, shabby, obnoxious evening—one of the few civic rituals I can remember that, the morning after, seems to have left viewers with a televisual hangover.Yet a few of the president’s strangest political decisions came in the debate’s quietest moments: the part devoted to climate change. It was one of the few instances of the debate where Trump did not constantly interrupt Biden, even occasionally allowing the former vice president to finish his paragraphs. That there even was a climate-change section was notable: A moderator had not asked a question about climate change in a general-election debate in 12 years. Even during the 2016 campaign, when Trump was threatening to revoke many environmental policies and withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement, the only climate-change question was asked by an undecided voter, Ken Bone. The climate discussion, a historical novelty, somehow became the most historically normal part of last night’s debate.That the climate section was so comparatively tranquil also made it among the most revealing. For years, Democrats and some centrists have argued that Trump is so in thrall to falsehood that he is incapable of governing effectively. The argument was convincing, but there was periodically room for doubt: Did Trump actually believe the mistruths about climate change—or health care, or hurricane forecasting—that he mouthed? Or was he more savvy than he let on, and simply an effective messenger for partisan distortions? His administration’s ruinous response to Hurricane Maria spoke to his incompetence. Its muscular initial response to the coronavirus recession (if not to the virus itself) suggested his capability.But in this moment the truth managed to show through: The president is so tangled in falsehood that he struggles to even campaign effectively. Most politicians lie only when it helps them politically, but Trump lied, remarkably, to his own disadvantage. He defended unpopular rollbacks using arguments that his own administration has discredited. He falsely overstated Biden’s climate policies, allowing Biden to appear moderate by comparison. And he barely managed to explain his administration’s climate policy, even though polls show that environmental policy is among his most unpopular issues.The first lapse came early in the climate section, when Wallace asked him to explain his deregulatory spree, specifically his decision to freeze the fuel-economy standards, which govern the gas mileage of all new cars and trucks sold in the United States. “If you believe in the science of climate change …” Wallace asked, “why have you relaxed fuel-economy standards that are gonna create more pollution from cars and trucks?”“Well, not really,” Trump replied. “Because what’s happening is that the car is much less expensive, and it’s a much safer car, and you’re talking about a tiny difference.” In other words, Trump did not rebut that the rollback will increase pollution, but claimed that his policy will make up for that pollution by reducing the cost of new cars to consumers: You might hate the dirtier air, but you’ll love your new car. He went on to claim that his rollback would “at least double or triple the number of cars purchased.”[Read: ‘We know they had cooked the books’]But this argument—Trump’s argument—is completely untrue, according to his own administration. It was based, as I wrote earlier this year, on massively flawed math, including a broken computer program that mixed up supply and demand. When that math was fixed, the White House admitted that the gas-mileage rollback will eliminate as many as 13,500 jobs and deal as much as $22 billion in damage to the American economy. It will make consumers pay more for gas. For this reason, among others, several automakers—such as Ford, Honda, and Volkswagen—chose to strike a separate deal with California and ignore the rollback entirely.The rules that Trump gutted have also saved Americans nearly $500 billion at the pump, according to the nonpartisan Consumer Federation of America. His administration no longer argues that the rollback will save much money for anyone but oil companies and some carmakers. But Trump’s relationship with the truth is so casual that he defended the policy to the public anyway, citing arguments that were discredited by experts who at least nominally serve under him.His other lapse happened a few minutes later. As Biden explained his own approach to climate policy, Trump cut in, accusing Biden of supporting the Green New Deal. Such a policy, Trump alleged, would cost $100 trillion.It was a ham-handed attack. Biden does not support the Green New Deal, though he has praised it in limited terms since the primary, saying that he admires its link between the climate and the economy. But the truth is that no Democrat has ever supported a $100 trillion Green New Deal: Even Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who popularized the idea, has only ever sought a $10 trillion package. The sole person who has ever claimed that a Green New Deal would cost $100 trillion is Brian Riedl, a Republican and a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a conservative think tank.Biden slightly muffled his reply, saying that the Green New Deal would not cost $100 trillion before clarifying that the Green New Deal was “not my plan.” But Trump ignored the opening, announcing to the room that Biden’s rejection of the Green New Deal had just lost him the left. The president reiterated the point on Twitter earlier today.To actual leftists, Biden’s rejection of the Green New Deal is no surprise: The Democratic Party just had a whole primary about it, and the more moderate candidate won. It’s been clear for months that Biden has been desperate to distance himself from any policy such as the Green New Deal that could be construed as anti-fracking, considering the large fracking industry in Pennslyvania, a key swing state. But Trump seemed so captured by a falsehood regularly repeated in the conservative media—that Biden has been commandeered by his party’s left wing—that he seemed to have forgotten about Biden’s actual positions.But Trump got Biden to reject such a policy, publicly, on prime-time television, then celebrated it as some kind of coalition-dividing masterstroke. Meanwhile, Biden’s actual climate policy—a nearly $2 trillion infrastructure and investment package, which would be by far the most ambitious and expensive climate bill ever passed in the United States—looked like the picture of moderation.[Read: So has the Green New Deal won yet?]As a topic, climate change encapsulates Trump’s failures. He struggles to understand that facts exist independent of whether they help or hurt him politically. Asked whether he “believes” human pollution contributes to climate change, Trump replied: “I think a lot of things do, but I think to an extent, yes—I think to an extent, yes, but I also think we have to do better management of our forest.” He could not address the deeper question—do humans cause climate change?—without immediately bickering about the cause of the California wildfires. In the meantime, he showed that he does not understand climate science. Virtually all scientists say that human activity, such as greenhouse-gas pollution, causes the modern warming that we’ve observed.The president made other mistakes last night, and they will likely loom larger in the historical record than anything he said about the climate. There were many other abnormal moments: As my colleagues have written, he refused to condemn white supremacists, and he undermined trust in the election results. But if Trump loses in November, it will not be solely because of his failure to understand and evoke America’s civic patriotism. It will be his normal failures as a leader, as an administrator, and as a rhetorician that count. They were on gleaming display last night.
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Prosecutors warn Cardi B that plea deal over strip-club brawl may expire
Plea-deal talks with the Bronx-raised "WAP" rapper have been going on since early 2019 and remain open — despite Cardi's legal team initially rejecting the offer over a year ago.
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The first 'Minari' trailer shows why it was such a hit at Sundance this year
Steven Yeun and Yeri Han star in Lee Isaac Chung's "Minari," which scored the top U.S. Dramatic grand jury prize at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.
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Trump says he doesn't know who Proud Boys are, says 'let law enforcement do their work'
President Trump on Wednesday tried to clear up confusion after telling the right-wing men’s group the Proud Boys to “stand back and stand by,” saying he didn’t know who the group was but they should let law enforcement do their job. 
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Earthquake swarm shakes Northern California for second time in 3 days
An earthquake swarm of four small temblors rattled areas around a reservoir in Northern California on Tuesday, the second time in three days that multiples quakes struck the area. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quakes all took place along the northern edge of the Calaveras Reservoir in Alameda County, located about 6 miles northeast...
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Disinfecting the Texas water supply from a brain-eating amoeba could take months, officials say
Texas officials said that it could take months to disinfect the brain-eating amoeba contaminated water that claimed the life of a 6-year-old boy.
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Dolly Parton starring in new Netflix holiday musical ‘Christmas on the Square’
The project shares the same name as Parton’s first single released from her upcoming album “A Holly Dolly Christmas."
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Trump Campaign announces 'Fighters Against Socialism Bus Tour' launch in Florida
The Trump campaign announced Wednesday it would launch a Fighters Against Socialism bus tour in Florida next week. 
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L.A. Times' Sam Farmer predicts winner of Broncos-Jets game Thursday
L.A. Times' Sam Farmer predicts the winner of Thursday night's Broncos-Jets NFL game.
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NASCAR Cup Series adds Bristol dirt race in major schedule shakeup
NASCAR will hold its first Cup Series dirt race since 1970.
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Trump says economic recovery is V-shaped, Biden says it's a K. Who's right and what does it mean?
In Tuesday's debate, Trump said the economic recovery is V-shaped while Biden said it's a K. Who's right and what do the letters mean anyway?       
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Seven takeaways from Trump income taxes
Trump income taxes: Top revelations from New York Times report       
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16 things under $25 on Amazon you'll use every day
Products like reusable straws, lap desks, and microfiber towels are inexpensive, but you'll use them every day.       
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Renato Moicano vs. Rafael Fiziev added to UFC's Nov. 28 event
A lightweight matchup between Renato Moicano vs. Rafael Fiziev is the latest addition to the UFC's Nov. 28 event.        Related StoriesAfter 'being put through hell,' Dequan Townsend putting tragedies aside until after UFC on ESPN 16Dana White: Khabib pulled plug on coaching 'TUF 29' vs. Conor McGregor after message leakDana White: Khabib pulled plug on coaching 'TUF 29' vs. Conor McGregor after message leak - Enclosure 
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NFLPA asking teams to change all fields to natural grass
The NFL Players Association is asking that the 32 league teams change all field surfaces to natural grass because of injury concerns.
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For referee officiating his first NBA Finals, the assignment is a 'heart-racing moment'
The NBA Finals start Wednesday night, and of the 12 referees assigned to the series, three will be working their first Finals.        
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‘Social Distance’: Mike Colter Faces the Challenges of Quarantine in Netflix’s Coronavirus Series
Social Distance premieres on Netflix Oct. 15.
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How to pre-order Google's Pixel 5, Nest speaker, and Chromecast
Here's how to get yours fast.       
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Police find 87 pounds of marijuana on San Francisco-Nashville flight
Authorities also found 34 grams of THC gummies in the man’s backpack.
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Trump administration will no longer block abortion access for immigrant teens in custody
The change in policy follows an ACLU lawsuit on behalf of pregnant migrant teens
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LeBron James buys Beverly Hills mansion for $36.75 million
Lakers superstar LeBron James just dropped $36.75 million on the 2.5-acre Beverly Hills compound of late soap opera creator Lee Phillip Bell.
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Man charged in shooting of 2 Los Angeles deputies
California authorities say they have arrested a man in connection with the shooting of two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies as they sat in their squad car. (Sept. 30)       
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Wis. teachers want remote classes amid virus surge
A group of Wisconsin teachers unions are demanding that state health officials halt face-to-face classes in schools because of a recent spike in coronavirus cases. (Sept. 30)       
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Trump just couldn't say it. Still, he said so much.
President Donald Trump likes to make the false assertion that, perhaps save for Abraham Lincoln, "nobody has ever done for the Black community" what Trump has done. But what he said -- or rather, what he didn't say -- during the first 2020 presidential debate on Tuesday illustrated anew just how repellent he is on matters of race.
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Trump just couldn't say it. Still, he said so much
• Opinion: Trump's toxic performance was an appeal to America's worst impulses • Analysis: This is now what America's leadership looks like • Opinion: Biden did the one thing he had to do to win the debate
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Injuries keep Clevinger, Lamet off Padres' wild-card roster
Starting pitchers Mike Clevinger and Dinelson Lamet were left off the San Diego Padres’ 28-man roster for their wild card series against the St. Louis Cardinals due to injuries that forced them out of their final regular-season starts.
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What Time is ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 10 Finale on AMC?
It's almost dead o'clock, folks.
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Grits maker Geechie Boy Mill changes name amid racial backlash
Geechie Boy Mill, a South Carolina maker of heirloom grits and other products, is changing its name to Marsh Hen Mill after critics charged it with appropriating black culture. “After many days of prayer and countless bowls of grits, we are excited to announce our new company name: Marsh Hen Mill,” owner Greg Johnsman said...
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Kylie Jenner’s daughter Stormi, 2, goes back to school with $12K backpack
Did you really expect her to be hauling around a Jansport?
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Pollster: 'The election is still too close to call'
Pollster Frank Luntz and former Bloomberg 2020 adviser Kevin Sheekey discuss why the election could still be a tight race, despite President Trump's negative polling and chaotic debate performance.
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Minnesota wide receiver Rashod Bateman cleared to play after opting back in
After deciding to skip the college football season to prepare for the NFL draft, Minnesota wide receiver Rashod Bateman has been cleared to play.        
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Jon Spencer leaves Servite to take over Orange Lutheran soccer program
Jon Spencer leaves Servite, which he guided to seven Trinity League boys' titles, to take over the soccer program at rival Orange Lutheran.
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Schiff: Trump's attack on American democracy
Rep. Adam Schiff calls President Trump's unwillingness to accept the result of the election the most 'dangerous and significant' moment of the first debate.
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Prime-time "showcase" has 0-3 Broncos and 0-3 Jets
It sure seemed like a historically bad prime-time matchup when the Broncos and Jets fell to 0-3 as they headed to the Thursday night NFL “showcase.”
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Pompeo angers Vatican with call to condemn China over human rights abuses
Pompeo made the appeal at a conference on religious freedom organized by the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See, with top Vatican officials in the audience.
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18 hand sanitizers and soap dispensers that are on sale for up to 57% off
Are you tired of going to every store in your neighborhood in search of a bottle of hand sanitizer? Then the New York Post Store has you covered. We rounded up 18 sanitizing formulas and soap dispensers that are in stock and perfect for adding to your pandemic safety kit, and they’re available at up...
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Everything coming to Disney+ in October 2020
Users can look forward to titles like “Maleficent,” “Cheaper by the Dozen 2” and “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.”
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NFL threatening suspensions for maskless sideline personnel
The NFL is threatening teams with possible suspensions for sideline personnel, including coaches, who do not properly wear face coverings during the pandemic.
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