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Joe Biden calls for COVID-19 vaccine plan, admits he didn’t read Trump’s

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Wednesday said that the US needs “an effective distribution plan” for a COVID-19 vaccine — before admitting he didn’t study the plan put out by the Trump administration earlier in the day. “They haven’t put one in place for real yet, number one. Number two, I haven’t seen the...
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September ends with heat wave in the West
Heat, fires, smoke and drought to end September 2020 for the West as portions of the upper Great Lakes prepare for near freezing temperatures for early October.. CNN Meteorologist Pedram Javaheri has the forecast
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Man charged with attempted murder after attacking two Los Angeles police officers
A 29-year-old man is facing attempted murder charges after he allegedly entered the Harbor Police Station in San Pedro, California over the weekend and attacked two officers, authorities announced Tuesday.
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Notre Dame football coach: Virus spread like wildfire
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As US states sound alarm on Covid-19 trends, some communities loosen restrictions
Communities across the US are loosening restrictions meant to curb the spread of Covid-19 ahead of a fall and winter season experts warn could be especially challenging.
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Watch the stand out moments from the first presidential debate
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'Chaotic' Trump-Biden Debate Exposes Cracks in U.S. Democracy: Iran Media
Iran is closely watching the November contest, hoping for relief from Trump's "maximum pressure" campaign.
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Jurgen Klopp's influence on Liverpool FC
With a rip-roaring start to their title defense, Liverpool seem early favorites to win the Premier League in 2020/21. Their guiding light and influence is German manager Jurgen Klopp.
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Calls For Joe Rogan to Host Presidential Debate After Chris Wallace Blasted by Both Sides
Twitter erupted with harsh words for Wallace last night, with many lambasting the anchor for presiding over a chaotic debate and favoring Rogan's interview style.
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Google Doodle Celebrates German Dachshund Bobblehead or 'Wackeldackel'
The nodding Weiner dog dolls get their Wackeldackel name from "wackel" meaning wobble and "dackel" meaning dachshund.
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Woman Assaults Boss Who Asked Her to Wear Mask at Work, Police Say
Tina Hock was taken into custody after the incident at her workplace in the town of Sand Lake, New York.
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The NBA’s bubble held for two months. League executives won’t celebrate for two more weeks.
The NBA bubble’s stringent health and safety protocols have worked perfectly to date, without a single player who cleared quarantine testing positive and without a single game impacted by the coronavirus.
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Japan's Defense Ministry asks for decades-high 8.3% budget increase amid growing threats in East Asia
Japan's Defense Ministry is asking for a 8.3% budget increase in 2020, its largest rise in more than two decades, in the face of China's rapid military modernization and a looming threat from North Korea.
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Sheriff in Portland denies Trump's debate claim of winning his endorsement
The sheriff of Multnomah County, which includes Portland, Ore., emphatically denied supporting President Trump Tuesday evening shortly after the president made the claim.
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6 takeaways from the off-the-rails first debate between Biden and Trump
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St. Louis Gun Couple to Embark on 'Team Trump' Bus Tour of Luzerne County, PA
Mark and Patricia McCloskey, accused of felony unlawful use of a weapon, set to embark on three-stop "Team Trump Bus Tour."
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There is still plenty of fire season left to go as California firefighters struggle to contain the Glass and Zogg fires
California fire crews have spent the summer going from one fire to another as the state contends with a record-shattering wildfire season that is still weeks away from its potential end.
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US presidential debate raises concerns among democratic allies
The chaotic first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden has raised concerns among international allies. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.
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CNN diplomatic editor: First presidential debate disappoints democratic allies
The chaotic first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden has raised concerns among international allies. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.
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Kentucky Army Reservist dies of coronavirus; military fatalities now at 8
A 48-year-old Army Reservist has become the eighth military service member to die of the coronavirus, the Pentagon said this week, according to reports.
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Mary Trump Calls President's Debate Performance 'Grotesque' and 'A Complete Disgrace'
President Donald Trump's niece gave a harsh assessment of his performance in the first presidential debate on Tuesday.
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Michigan boy, 10, severely injured by explosive in Christmas ornament box: report
A Michigan boy was recovering at a hospital after an explosive device hidden in a Christmas ornament box severely injured him last week, according to a report. 
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Cal State Long Beach Student Parties Lead to Coronavirus Outbreak With at Least 22 Infected, Over 200 Quarantined
The students may face disciplinary action for putting their community at risk, according to an official.
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Lionel Messi says he 'only wanted to make Barcelona better and stronger' after failed attempt to leave the club
Lionel Messi says he had Barcelona's best interests at heart when announcing that he wanted to leave the club in August.
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Lincoln Project on Trump's Debate Performance: 'You Just Collapsed in Front of the Whole World'
"Your performance was weak," the ad's female narrator says, barely above a whisper. "You failed...you're losing, Donald."
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South African airline asks public to come up with new name; winner will receive year's worth of free flights
What about “Airline Airlines”? That one’s not taken, is it?
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Trump-Biden debate, Breonna Taylor grand jury record, NBA Finals: 5 things to know Wednesday
The grand jury record in the Breonna Taylor case will be released, the Heat and Lakers battle in the NBA Finals and more news to start your Wednesday.       
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Biden’s team commits to all presidential debates after Cleveland showdown
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Portland police union boss backing plan to limit assembly rights: report
Freedom of assembly is a right guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. But after more than four months of nightly rioting in Portland, Ore., some leaders – including the head of the city’s police union -- are proposing modifications for the First Amendment right.
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Covid-19 Disobedience Goes Deeper Than We Think
Plugging holes in people’s pocketbooks might give contact tracers a fighting chance when they next place their call
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Live Updates: Supreme Court fight continues after first debate
The Supreme Court nomination fight -- a partisan political battle -- continues to rage following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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AOC Calls Trump a 'White Supremacist' After Proud Boys Debate Comments
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) made the remark in response to comments made by the president in the election debate.
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‘I have never supported Donald Trump’: Portland-area sheriff hits back after president claims his endorsement in debate
"As the Multnomah County Sheriff I have never supported Donald Trump and will never support him,” Sheriff Mike Reese tweeted.
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Reduce back pain with this 5-minute home workout
Back pain is the second most common reason for missing work behind catching a cold. In Part II of this series of five-minute strength workouts, Stephanie Mansour shares how to help stabilize the lumbar spine and engage the abdominals to bring relief.
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Reduce back pain with this 5-minute home workout
Low back pain, whether acute or chronic, can be a struggle for many people. In fact, about 80% of people have complained about low back pain at one point in their lives, research has shown.
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There is no getting 'back to normal,' experts say. The sooner we accept that, the better
The human tendency to believe change is temporary and that the future will again resemble the past is called "normalcy bias." Eventually, however, people need to adapt to change, psychologists say.
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Daniel Dale fact checks key moments from the 1st presidential debate
CNN's Daniel Dale fact checks key moments from the first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Vice President Joe Biden. See more CNN Facts First fact checks here.
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CNN 10 - September 30, 2020
September 30, 2020
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Upgrading to an Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5? What to do with your old video game console
As video game players wait for the PS5 and Xbox Series X to arrive, some are wondering what to do with your PS4, Xbox One or other older consoles.        
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'The Boys in the Band' Review: Netflix Movie is a Gay Old Time
"The Boys in the Band" is Netflix's all-star cast version of the classic play about gay men at a birthday party from hell—but the film is heaven.
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On Tuesday, incumbent Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden met for their first debate. Today's show has highlights!
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We Counted Every Single Time Trump Interrupted During the First Presidential Debate
This has to be a personal record.
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The Trump Family Chose to Watch All of That Maskless and Indoors for Two Hours
A reporter inside the debate atrium noted a mask disparity compared to Biden’s crowd.
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Ex-Washington Post Editor Leonard Downie Dishes on Bob Woodward, Fox News, and the Importance of Being Factual
Brendan Hoffman/GettyThe American public’s trust in the news media has probably eroded even further in the five months since the Committee to Protect Journalists released former Washington Post Executive Editor Leonard Downie Jr.’s disheartening report detailing the effectiveness of President Donald Trump’s campaign to discredit working reporters who cover his administration.“It’s gotten worse,” the 78-year-old Downie told The Daily Beast, adding that he hopes his just-published memoir, All About The Story—chronicling his four-decade journey from cub reporter to big boss—plays some small role in restoring the profession’s credibility.“I hope that they will see, by my taking them inside in great detail, how factual journalism works,” said Downie (under whom this writer, a former Post reporter and columnist, toiled for the better part of 23 years). “And how the difficult decisions that need to be made in dealing with factual journalism—including very aggressive factual journalism, investigative reporting that brings about change, decisions about national security and politicians and so on—will help them understand, and believe in, the mission of factual media and the credibility of factual media.”Read more at The Daily Beast.
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The Big COVID Vaccine Challenge Is Keeping Them Super-Cold
Photo Illustration by Kelly Caminero/The Daily Beast/GettyBy Anna Nagurney, The ConversationJust like a fresh piece of fish, vaccines are highly perishable products and must be kept at very cold, specific temperatures. The majority of COVID-19 vaccines under development—like the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines—are new RNA-based vaccines. If they get too warm or too cold they spoil. And, just like fish, a spoiled vaccine must be thrown away.So how do companies and public health agencies get vaccines to the people who need them?Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Exposing Trump’s Ugly Fearmongering Over the Migrant Caravan
National GeographicBlood on the Wall, the new film from Restrepo co-director Sebastian Junger, and co-directed by Nick Quested, is Junger’s most political yet. The film, out Sept. 30 on National Geographic, follows three groups in 2017 and 2018: a caravan of Central American migrants traveling through Mexico and hoping to make it to the U.S. where they can claim asylum in the wake of extreme violence due to drug trafficking; the drug traffickers themselves, usually Central Americans and Mexicans from poor or working-class families that have been left behind by neoliberal economic policy; and the townspeople and community police units formed to protect them from extortion, sexual abuse, and murder.Rather than embed himself as a fly-on-the-wall “apolitical” observer, as Junger has previously described his filmmaking style, he and Quested allow their subjects to inform the thrust of the story while using interviews and archives to provide ample sociopolitical context to their conditions. Combining incredible access with a lucid yet standard approach to historicizing a human rights issue that’s been cynically politicized by the Trump, Bush, and even Obama administrations, Blood on the Wall is not the most compelling film about Central American immigration you’ll see, but it is thoughtfully designed to inform American skeptics and equivocators.The U.S. has played a major role in destabilizing the countries from which the majority of immigrants risking their lives to cross the Mexico-U.S. border hail. The CIA funded and the Reagan government openly supported the Contras, a counterrevolutionary group formed to take out the communist Sandinistas in Nicaragua. This anti-communist activity reverberates into present-day Nicaragua, where economic degradation and community destruction has made drug trafficking one of the few realistic paths out of poverty for many while leading to turf wars that result in constant violence for locals. Reagan’s War on Drugs in the states only exacerbated the issue, since trying to take out drugs at the supply level through an extreme carceral approach rather than addressing the socioeconomic root causes of drug use and trafficking allowed for more competing gangs to form in Mexico, breaking the peace between established drug families.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Tech Army Set Up by Europe’s Last Dictator Turns on its Creator
Valery Sharifulin/GettyWARSAW, Poland—One of the rare successes chalked up by the regime of Europe’s last dictator has been the establishment of a kind of East European Silicon Valley, which spawned a booming industry of Belarusian programmers and tech start-ups.The autocratic president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, now fears he has created a monster.An army of 30,000 tech-savvy professionals is turning against its creator. Coders and software engineers, many of whom are linked to the state-sponsored Hi-Tech Park in Minsk, have formed a hacking collective called Cyber Partisans which is wreaking havoc as Lukashenko tries to quell a growing revolution.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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How Andrew Rannells and Tuc Watkins Fell in Love While Making ‘The Boys in the Band’
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos via InstagramIn the winter of 2018, Andrew Rannells and Tuc Watkins arrived at a New York City photoshoot for T, The New York Times Style Magazine, alongside producer Ryan Murphy and the unprecedented ensemble cast of The Boys in the Band: Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer, and a roster of out gay celebrities co-starring in the 50th anniversary revival of Mart Crowley’s landmark play, all playing gay men without any risk to their careers or public image.Rannells and Watkins were cast as Larry and Hank, lovers in 1968 who had been living as “roommates,” torturing each other over warring expectations when it comes to sex, monogamy, and commitment. The actors were instructed to act vaguely in character while posing for the magazine’s photos, which meant the pair spent the morning lightly flirting.“I remember standing next to Tuc and not knowing him super well, but looking at him and thinking, ‘Ah, fuck. This is going to happen isn’t it?’” Rannells tells The Daily Beast. “‘We’re going to be those two actors who have a showmance.’”Read more at The Daily Beast.
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‘We’re Not Afraid’: Complacency Is King as COVID-19 Retakes New York
Anton Petrus/GettyOn Tuesday, one day after Yom Kippur, and three before the start of Sukkot, shoppers vastly outnumbered masks along the central commercial corridor of Borough Park, Brooklyn. Here, in the heart of New York City’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, COVID-19 is surging, with positivity rates spiking to as high as 17 percent on Sunday.From what was visible along 13th Avenue just north of New Utrecht Avenue, whether at the outdoor stalls selling palm fronds and citrons, or through storefront windows of busy shops, or the dark glass of lumbering yellow yeshiva buses, even those who took some precautions often failed to cover both their mouth and their nose.That’s not unique to a neighborhood and a community leery of being singled out by authorities for what some allege is a double standard. Virtually any block in the five boroughs has complacent residents months after sirens wailed inescapably across New York, formerly the global epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, and more recently a sort of U.S. pandemic safe harbor.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
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