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Woman Found Dead In McDonald's Bathroom, Investigation Underway
Police responded to the McDonald's restaurant after a woman, reportedly aged around 50, was found dead in a bathroom in Burlington, North Carolina.
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Libertarian nominee Jo Jorgensen on voting third party and why America should be more like Switzerland
Jo Jorgensen would like America to be "one giant Switzerland," the Libertarian Party's nominee for president told the "Fox News Rundown" podcast Tuesday.
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Amnesty International halts India operations after 'freezing' of its bank account
Amnesty International has halted its operations in India after the "complete freezing" of its bank accounts by the Indian government, the not-for-profit human rights organization said in a statement Tuesday.
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6 things to look for in the first Biden-Trump presidential debate
Donald Trump could face the most direct challenge of his presidency to his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, the economy and his personal conduct in his first debate against Democratic nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday.
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Trump Could Face Jail Over Alleged Tax Affairs, Watergate Prosecutor Claims
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GOP state lawmakers introduce bill to strengthen parole board oversight
ALBANY — Outraged over the Cuomo administration’s recent stream of parole approvals for convicted cop-killers Herman Bell and Anthony Bottom and murderer-rapist Samuel Ayala, Republican state lawmakers are introducing a new bill giving the Legislature more oversight of the state parole board. State Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R-Syracuse) and Assemblyman Joseph Giglio (R-Gowanda) are...
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Letters to the Editor: Homes burn because of embers, not trees. Fire policy ignores that
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Private employers show new interest in expanded Medicare and regulated drug prices
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Op-Ed: LACMA's redesign doesn't deserve this much carping
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Sen. Ron Johnson: Biden family's corrupt ties to foreign oligarchs, officials met with mainstream media yawns
After we released our report on the sordid involvement of Joe Biden’s family with corrupt foreign oligarchs and officials some media outlets reacted with exaggerated yawns.
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Sending kids to school would expose them to COVID-19, and distance learning brings its own challenges. The solution: Follow the coronavirus guidelines and end the pandemic.
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China announced new climate goals. But it can’t quit coal just yet.
Stringent domestic targets will be key to transforming a massive, carbon-intensive economy.
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Letters to the Editor: Conservatives won the Supreme Court, but lost their excuse for voting for Trump
Many on the right who voted for Trump did so despite their deep dislike of him. Now, with the court firmly in conservative hands, they have an out.
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Let’s embrace the craziness of this 16-team MLB postseason — but then never do it again
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Letters to the Editor: A billionaire pays $750 in taxes? 'They're Trumps, and we're chumps'
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Amy Coney Barrett’s 2017 confirmation hearing, analyzed
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President Trump's Taxes
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How the world's first foldable PC came to be
Years before we even heard whispers of a Galaxy Fold or a Z Flip, Jerry Paradise of Lenovo and Josh Newman from Intel had an idea. And one day, they put their minds together, along with their respective teams, to flush it out. What started out as an idea built out of pieces of cardboard morphed into, what they hope, is a revolutionary device: the world's first foldable PC.
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Amy Coney Barrett and the New Feminism of Interdependence | Opinion
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I Can’t Stop Thinking About This Murder in My Small Town.
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Help! My Friend Says Faking Orgasms Is “Basically Abuse.”
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Actual Senate Confirmation Hearings Take Time
As Donald Trump and Senate Republicans try to confirm Amy Coney Barrett as a justice of the Supreme Court in the 38 days between her nomination and Election Day—with many votes already being cast—much of the criticism has focused on the hypocrisy of moving this nomination forward when Republicans blocked Merrick Garland’s nomination for 237 days before the 2016 election.That point is important, but the problem with pushing this nomination through at breakneck speed goes well beyond the distastefulness of hardball politics and a feeling of fundamental unfairness. The problem is also a practical one: There is simply not enough time for a meaningful Senate process, and a confirmation without such a process erodes yet one more key piece of our system of checks and balances, which is at its core what makes the American government function.[Deborah Pearlstein: How the government lost its mind]The Constitution gives the Senate the power and responsibility of “advice and consent” over the president’s nominations to the Supreme Court. Justices serve for life, and once they’re in place, Congress has no realistic way to serve as a check on them. Congress has also in recent years stood by as its avenues to check the president’s power have been eroded. Confirmation of a justice is one of the few remaining meaningful checks Congress has on the other branches of government, and it is well on its way to throwing that check away.As a counsel on the Senate Judiciary Committee from 2005 to 2013, I worked on the Senate’s consideration of five Supreme Court nominations. What I saw was a rigorous process for vetting nominees that developed over decades and that both parties rightly insisted on. It is a process that has often been criticized and that has not always worked as intended, but at base it has guaranteed that senators do not vote on lifetime appointments to one of the most important positions in American life without a thorough basis on which to judge whether a nominee’s background, views, and character make them an appropriate choice for the Supreme Court.If the idea were simply for the president to get his pick without any check, the Framers would not have included the constitutional provision giving the power of advice and consent to the Senate. It is a real responsibility, and it should be done right. If there is not time to do it right, it should not be done at all.The process has not been and cannot be a quick one. It has included a careful examination of just about everything a potential justice has written and said. The Senate has been provided with judicial opinions, writings, and press appearances by a nominee, as well as complete sets, with limited redactions, of the nominee’s papers from any previous executive-branch service. Senators and staff on both sides of the aisle have pored through every page of that often-massive record, which could contain memos about key executive-power issues, judicial decisions on constitutional rights, or provocative opinion pieces.The process has included a thorough FBI background investigation with a chance for senators and staff to review it and follow up on any issues raised. Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation showed that the FBI review itself can sometimes be rushed or overly restricted, which reduces its usefulness and shows the need to go more slowly and methodically, not to speed up the process further. The FBI investigation has been an important part of ensuring that a nominee is suitable for a lifetime appointment to a court that each year decides cases affecting the rights and responsibilities of millions of Americans. Almost all senators have in the past reviewed the FBI file, and in my experience it was not taken lightly.The vetting process has included the opportunity for senators to have private conversations with the nominee, which often feature prominently in senators’ decision-making process. It has included the chance to ask the nominee questions publicly at a hearing, followed up by extensive written questions.[Bob Bauer: Six ways to fix the Supreme Court confirmation process]The process didn’t end there. Senators and staff would review a nominee’s finances and past work experience; they would think through potential conflicts of interest. During investigations and hearings, they would dive into unique issues that arose from a nominee’s background. They would hear from witnesses with personal knowledge of the nominee or with deep expertise or a personal stake in important issues the nominee might consider as a justice. They would discuss and debate extensively.This process led nominees such as Harriet Miers and Abe Fortas to withdraw; it led to the defeat of Robert Bork’s nomination; it led to painful but important discussions about the nominations of Clarence Thomas and Kavanaugh. It led to overwhelming support for past nominees.This has previously been a serious process, and it should be one now. It is important, and it rightly takes time.Only if the Senate performs a genuine, thorough review of the president’s nominee for a lifetime appointment to the highest court in the land, though, is this key piece of our system of checks and balances meaningful. There are no do-overs, and Amy Coney Barrett could be on the Court for many decades. In that time, she could overturn a century’s worth of jurisprudence and set a century’s worth of precedent. The Senate has a chance to make an independent judgment and put its imprimatur on a decision that could affect the rights of millions of Americans and the balance of power in the American government for years to come.Some senators have already signaled their intention to dispense with any serious vetting process. Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Lindsey Graham said last week that all committee Republicans will vote for the president’s nominee—without even waiting to find out who that nominee was, let alone meaningfully reviewing that person.There is quite clearly not time to implement the Senate’s review process correctly before the election. The length of time between now and Election Day is shorter than the time it took any nominee to be confirmed in almost four decades. The average time in recent decades has been almost twice what remains now. Those nominees confirmed more quickly decades ago were noncontroversial and were put forth at times when they had the Senate’s full attention.[Read: The true victors of Trump’s Supreme Court nomination]There is simply no way to do all that the Senate must do to make this a legitimate process before November 3—not to mention that senators will also be campaigning for reelection during this time and will be unable to give their full attention to the process. After the election, we will know whom the voters want as president and as senators; those chosen will then have ample time to fulfill their constitutional responsibilities and confirm a qualified justice.Pushing this nomination through without the Senate taking the time and making the effort to serve as a meaningful check on the other branches of government will be the forfeiture of one more crucial check on tyranny, and it will be one more step toward a system of government that no longer looks like a democracy at all.
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White House Pressured C.D.C. Over School Risks
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Ted Lasso Makes America Good Again
The clueless, self-assured American no longer seems like a benign figure, but no such clouds darken Ted Lasso’s sunny skies.
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Brexit is back and the stakes are higher than ever
Britain left the European Union eight months ago. Nothing much changed for most people back then, but Brexit is now back with a vengeance as talks on a deal to keep trade flowing next year enter the final stretch.
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Dear Care and Feeding: Will I Regret Having Only One Child?
Parenting advice on only children, friendship breakups, and parenting differences.
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Amnesty International Halts India Operations Citing Government Reprisals
Amnesty International India alleged that Indian authorities froze its bank accounts on suspicions of violating rules on foreign funding
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'Multiple' people dead following 'hostage situation' in Salem, Oregon State Police investigating
Multiple people are dead following an officer-involved shooting at an east Salem residence Monday, officials say.        
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The WhatsApp voice note that led to a death sentence
A heated conversation in a WhatsApp group has led to a death penalty sentence and a family torn apart in northern Nigeria over allegations of insulting Prophet Mohammed.
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Cruise Ship Coronavirus Outbreak Was False Alarm As Staff Tests Come Back Negative
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The Collateral Damage of Airbnb’s COVID Refund Policy
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South Korea says slain man tried to defect to North Korea
South Korea said Tuesday that a government official slain by North Korean sailors wanted to defect, concluding that the man, who had gambling debts, swam against unfavorable currents with the help of a life jacket and a floatation device and conveyed his intention of resettling in North Korea.
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Oregon man plunges to his death posing for picture near cliff: report
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Mark Cuban Offers to Pay for Delonte West Rehab After Picking Up Former NBA Player at Gas Station
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Ann Coulter Says Trump Tax Returns Expose 'Utterly Corrupt' System
The pundit criticized both Republicans' response to The New York Times' story and the overall tax code system.
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Elementary Students in N.Y.C. Return to Classrooms After 6 Months
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Took Social Security early during the pandemic and regretting it? You could get a do-over
Some people may regret taking Social Security early if they resume working as the economy improves. Luckily, they may be eligible for a do-over.      
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Trump, Biden get ready in different ways for their first debate
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Elon Musk Helps Washington Town Destroyed by Wildfires by Supplying Starlink Internet for Free
Space X's Starlink project aims to beam high-speed internet to Earth, with "near global coverage" potentially possible next year
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Mexico asks U.S. to "clarify" alleged hysterectomies on migrant women
A former nurse at a privately run detention center in Georgia said women in ICE custody were sterilized without understanding why.
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6 Questions Ahead Of The 1st Trump-Biden Presidential Debate
The first presidential debate is high stakes. Can Trump avoid the sitting-president first-debate slump? Does Biden come across competently? And how personal will it get?
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Trump's Supreme Court pick on Capitol Hill for meeting with GOP senators
President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, will meet Republican senators throughout Tuesday on Capitol Hill, as the party finalizes plans for a quick confirmation process ahead of the November presidential election.
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The Children Who Desegregated America’s Schools
In 1954, the Supreme Court decided that segregation of public schools was unconstitutional—but it was thousands of children who actually desegregated America’s classrooms. The task that fell to them was a brutal one.In the years following Brown v. Board of Education, vicious legal and political battles broke out; town by town, Black parents tried to send their children to white schools, and white parents—and often their children, too—tried to keep those Black kids out. They tried everything: bomb threats, beatings, protests. They physically blocked entrances to schools, vandalized lockers, threw rocks, taunted and jeered. Often, the efforts of white parents worked: Thousands upon thousands of Black kids were barred from the schools that were rightfully theirs to attend.But eventually, in different places at different times, Black parents won. And that meant that their kids had to walk or take the bus to a school that had tried to keep them out. And then they had to walk in the door, go to their classrooms, and try to get an education—despite the hatred directed at them, despite the knowledge that their white classmates didn’t want them there, and despite being alone. They changed America, but in large part, that change was not lasting. As they grew older, many of them watched as their schools resegregated, and their work was undone.Those kids are in their 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s now. Many of them are no longer with us. But those who are have stories to tell.Here are five of them.Hugh Price and his family fought for him to be one of the first Black students at his all-white high school in Washington, D.C. But once he was there, he “couldn’t wait for it to be over.” Jo Ann Allen Boyce and 11 other students desegregated their high school in Clinton, Tennessee. Then the riots came. Sonnie Hereford IV desegregated Alabama’s public schools in 1963. He was only 6 years old. Millicent Brown changed Charleston, then watched it stay the same. Frederick K. Brewington’s education came at the end of a bitter civil-rights battle that engulfed New York state, more than a decade after the Court’s Brown v. Board decision.
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