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Romney supports holding a vote on Trump's Supreme Court nominee

22 Sep 2020 at 2:52pm

Romney supports holding a vote on Trump's Supreme Court nomineeIf the nominee reaches the Senate floor, I intend to vote based upon their qualifications,? Sen. Mitt Romney said.




Naomi Biden writes personal tribute to dad Hunter in response to political at...

23 Sep 2020 at 9:32pm

Naomi Biden writes personal tribute to dad Hunter in response to political attacksThe 26-year-old spoke out just hours after GOP senators published a controversial report about her father




Coronavirus vaccine researcher: 'People will die because of a lack of faith i...

22 Sep 2020 at 6:48pm

Coronavirus vaccine researcher: 'People will die because of a lack of faith in the system'The clearest way for the U.S. to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic, Stat News reports, is to achieve herd immunity through vaccination. Experts estimate that will occur once 50 to 70 percent of the population is protected. But, as Kawsar Talaat, a vaccine researcher at Johns Hopkins University points out, "the most effective vaccine in the world is useless if no one will accept it."There's a lot of skepticism about a coronavirus vaccine across the political spectrum in the U.S. A new Axios poll released Tuesday showed that only 43 percent of Democrats and 33 percent of Republicans would take a first-generation vaccine as soon as it's available, and the numbers have trended downward rapidly over the last few months.> A stunning and huge problem:> > The share of Americans who say they'll try a first-generation coronavirus vaccine is plummeting. https://t.co/t6WjEMNTYS pic.twitter.com/w19im7SSzz> > ? Axios (@axios) September 22, 2020The expectation is that there will be more than one vaccine rolling out over time, so it's possible those numbers would go back up as safety and efficacy become more clear, but there's certainly a disconnect between the public and the government and scientific community on the issue. "I think people will die because of a lack of faith in the system," Talaat said, arguing that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have wavered on testing guidelines, and the Food and Drug Administration has been undermined by the optics of political interference from the Trump Administration. Stat notes that others want vaccine makers to be more transparent about the process.Either way, Talaat said, "you can't talk your way into trust. You need to demonstrate that you're trustworthy, and that the process is trustworthy." Read more about how the pandemic may play out over the course of the next year at Stat News.More stories from theweek.com America needs to hear the bad news first A mild defense of Republican hypocrisy on the Supreme Court Trump is the only one being honest about the Supreme Court fight




Stranger tries to snatch child from moving SUV outside Costco, California cop...

23 Sep 2020 at 3:09pm

Stranger tries to snatch child from moving SUV outside Costco, California cops say?I?d do anything I could to stop him because that?s the worst nightmare.?




The Latest: Black women address rally in downtown Portland

23 Sep 2020 at 8:37pm

The Latest: Black women address rally in downtown PortlandIn downtown Portland, Oregon, the site of months of demonstrations against police brutality, several hundred people held a rally in the rain Wednesday night in front of the Multnomah County Justice Center, the Oregonian/Oregonlive.com reported. Police say they have deployed chemical agents on Atlanta protesters demonstrating against a grand jury?s decision not to indict police officers for the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor.




Pregnant Bindi Irwin reveals baby's sex: 'You are our world'

22 Sep 2020 at 2:21pm

Pregnant Bindi Irwin reveals baby's sex: 'You are our world'Irwin and her husband, Chandler Powell, are about to become a family of three.




Fact check: McDonald's US flags have not been removed for BLM and antifa

24 Sep 2020 at 12:13am

Fact check: McDonald's US flags have not been removed for BLM and antifaA Facebook post states incorrectly that McDonald's has removed its U.S. flags nationwide to support antifa and Black Lives Matter.




House passes temporary funding bill, averting shutdown

23 Sep 2020 at 10:27am

House passes temporary funding bill, averting shutdownThe House on Tuesday night passed a sweeping bipartisan funding bill, averting a government shutdown.




Indonesia president warns over super-power tensions in U.N. address

23 Sep 2020 at 3:41am

Indonesia president warns over super-power tensions in U.N. addressIndonesia's President Joko Widodo used his first address to the United Nations General Assembly to warn on Wednesday that global stability and peace could be "destroyed" if growing geo-political rivalries persist. Earlier this month, Indonesia's government protested when a Chinese coast guard vessel entered the portion of the South China Sea it claims.




Republicans can't be stopped from confirming Trump's Supreme Court nominee, S...

22 Sep 2020 at 10:41pm

Republicans can't be stopped from confirming Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Senate Democrat saysSenator Sheldon Whitehouse tells ?Skullduggery? Democrats do not have the votes to stop the Republicans from confirming Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's replacement. It could happen before the election.




Man who drove into California protesters used vineyard as 'tactical training ...

24 Sep 2020 at 4:16am

Man who drove into California protesters used vineyard as 'tactical training camp,' officials sayBenjamin Hung, 28, is accused of possessing a machete, a Glock and other weapons in his truck and driving into a crowd of racial justice protesters in Pasadena.




The FDA is reportedly about to make approving a coronavirus vaccine before th...

22 Sep 2020 at 8:26pm

The FDA is reportedly about to make approving a coronavirus vaccine before the election a lot tougherThe Food and Drug Administration is poised to roll out new, rigorous standards for an emergency approval for a coronavirus vaccine, The Washington Post reports.The standards, which appear to be an example of the agency's efforts to increase public trust amid the politicization of vaccine development, could be unveiled as soon as this week and are expected to be much tougher than what was used for the controversial emergency clearances of potential COVID-19 treatments hydroxychloroquine and convalescent plasma, per the Post. Manufacturers will be asked to follow vaccine trial participants for at least two months after they receive their second shot, two individuals familiar with situation told the Post on condition of anonymity. The agency will also reportedly be looking for at least five severe COVID-19 cases in the placebo group for each trial, as well as some cases of the disease in older people to see if the vaccine works. Given the new standards, plus the time it will take companies developing vaccine candidates to apply for an emergency use authorization and for the FDA to review the data, "it's hard to imagine how an EUA could possibly occur before December," Paul Offit, the director of the Vaccine Education Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and FDA vaccine advisory board member, told the Post.That will likely allay at least some fears that the White House will try to push a vaccine out before the November election, although there are some people who think the FDA shouldn't grant an EUA for a vaccine at all since there'd still be less safety data required for approval than under normal circumstances. Read more at The Washington Post.More stories from theweek.com America needs to hear the bad news first A mild defense of Republican hypocrisy on the Supreme Court Trump is the only one being honest about the Supreme Court fight




Kenosha protesters who say they were assaulted by right wing militias are sui...

23 Sep 2020 at 3:53pm

Kenosha protesters who say they were assaulted by right wing militias are suing Facebook for hosting a 'Kenosha Guard' pageThe lawsuit challenges the precedent of Section 230, a federal law that shields platforms like Facebook from being held liable for users' posts.




Tucker Carlson Accuses BLM of Lying About Breonna Taylor?s Death, Gets Major ...

24 Sep 2020 at 2:24am

Tucker Carlson Accuses BLM of Lying About Breonna Taylor?s Death, Gets Major Fact WrongFox News host Tucker Carlson reacted Wednesday night to Louisville police officers dodging charges in the killing of Breonna Taylor by claiming Black Lives Matter had peddled a ?lie? about the 26-year-old?s fatal shooting, all while falsely accusing Taylor?s boyfriend of being a drug dealer.With protests erupting in Louisville hours after a grand jury decided not to charge three cops with killing Taylor, Carlson recapped the decision while complaining about the way Taylor?s death had been portrayed by social justice activists and the press.?In March, three Louisville police officers served a search warrant at the apartment of a woman called Breonna Taylor,? Carlson said. ?They knocked outside and announced they were from the police department and then they entered the apartment.?While Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron said that one civilian witness testified they heard police announce themselves before breaking through Taylor?s door, media interviews with residents at the complex reveal that the vast majority didn?t hear the officers do that. The New York Times found one neighbor, who was directly above the apartment, say they heard the police announce themselves.Carlson went on to note that Kenneth Walker, Taylor?s boyfriend who was at the apartment that night, fired on the police after they entered the apartment. Walker has maintained that he never heard the officers announce themselves as police and believed someone was breaking in. But Carlson portrayed the incident as an attack on police officers by someone who he mistakenly referred to as ?supposedly a drug dealer.??Walker was Breonna Taylor?s boyfriend?he was also supposedly a drug dealer,? Carlson declared. ?That was one of the reasons the police were there. Walker admits that he fired first and that he shot a police officer.?Walker, however, was nowhere to be found on any of the series of warrants that were served by police, including the ?no-knock? warrant on Taylor?s apartment by three plainclothes policemen. Taylor?s ex-boyfriend, Jemarcus Glover, was the subject of the investigation by Louisville police, while Walker has no drug offenses to his name.Glover, meanwhile, has accused Louisville prosecutors of trying to bribe him with a plea deal in order to incriminate Taylor, claiming they offered a lighter sentence in exchange for testimony that Taylor was part of a criminal organization. Glover currently faces charges of drug trafficking and criminal syndication.Carlson would go on to say ?those are the facts of the case? before turning his ire towards Black Lives Matter, saying ?BLM lied about how Breonna Taylor died? and that her killing was falsely described as a ?murder.?Towards the end of his program, however, Carlson issued an on-air correction about how he described Walker, insisting he ?inadvertently? mixed up Walker and Glover.?We made a mistake at the top of the show and we want to correct it, as we always do,? the Fox News host stated. ?We flipped the names around of a couple people inadvertently. We said police believed Breonna Taylor?s boyfriend was a drug dealer?he might have been. We meant to say her ex-boyfriend. We wanted to correct that, sorry.?Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.




Oregon grieves for natural places wiped out by wildfires

22 Sep 2020 at 3:41pm

Oregon grieves for natural places wiped out by wildfiresOregonians are grieving the loss of some of their most treasured natural places after wildfires wiped out campgrounds, hot springs and wooded retreats that have been touchstones for generations in a state known for its unspoiled beauty. The flames that destroyed hundreds of homes and killed at least nine people also encroached on beloved state parks, scorched some of Oregon's best-known hiking trails and raged through a whitewater rafting mecca. A forest center built on the ruins of an old mining town that hosted thousands of Oregon children was largely reduced to ashes.




Conjoined twins are successfully separated after being locked in embrace

23 Sep 2020 at 7:28pm

Conjoined twins are successfully separated after being locked in embraceAmelia and Sarabeth Irwin were born attached at the chest and upper abdomen in June 2019. Luckily, the conjoined twins did not share a heart.




China running hundreds of detention centres in Xinjiang, say researchers

24 Sep 2020 at 9:10am

China running hundreds of detention centres in Xinjiang, say researchersChina is running hundreds of detention centres in northwest Xinjiang across a network that is much bigger than previously thought, according to research presented Thursday by an Australian think tank.




France's Macron says U.S. maximum pressure on Iran not working

22 Sep 2020 at 5:55pm

France's Macron says U.S. maximum pressure on Iran not workingThe United States' maximum pressure campaign on Iran has so far failed, France's president said on Tuesday, and he dismissed U.S. efforts to restore U.N. sanctions against Tehran because Washington had left the 2015 nuclear deal. "The maximum pressure strategy, which has been under way for several years, has not at this stage made it possible to end Iran's destabilising activities or to ensure that it will not be able to acquire nuclear weapons," Emmanuel Macron said in a speech to the United Nations General Assembly. "This is why France, along with its German and British partners, will maintain its demand for the full implementation of the 2015 Vienna Agreement and will not accept the violations committed by Iran."




Trump lashes out at Cindy McCain after she endorses Biden

23 Sep 2020 at 1:32pm

Trump lashes out at Cindy McCain after she endorses Biden?Never a fan of John,? the president tweeted. ?Cindy can have Sleepy Joe!?




Great power competition heats up in the thawing Arctic, and the US must respond

23 Sep 2020 at 2:53pm

Great power competition heats up in the thawing Arctic, and the US must respondRussia and China have been busy in a rapidly changing Arctic, and America seems to have barely noticed.




'No way in hell': Some wary parents won't vaccinate kids, setting up future s...

23 Sep 2020 at 9:02am

'No way in hell': Some wary parents won't vaccinate kids, setting up future school showdowns"This is going to be a huge issue, and I don't think most people understand that yet," a school law attorney said.




Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny mocked Putin for suggesting that he ...

23 Sep 2020 at 6:08pm

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny mocked Putin for suggesting that he poisoned himselfPutin's critics and opponents have routinely been poisoned and some have been killed. Navalny is seemingly the latest victim.




Louisiana trooper who faced firing in Black man's death dies in crash

23 Sep 2020 at 12:15am

Louisiana trooper who faced firing in Black man's death dies in crashA Louisiana state trooper died following a single-vehicle highway crash that happened hours after he learned he would be fired for his role last year in the in-custody death of a Black man.




Neighbor angry over kids playing near his yard kills their grandma, Colorado ...

23 Sep 2020 at 8:30pm

Neighbor angry over kids playing near his yard kills their grandma, Colorado cops say?If I could take a bullet for her, I would have.?




Belarus president sworn in at unannounced inaugural ceremony

23 Sep 2020 at 8:49am

Belarus president sworn in at unannounced inaugural ceremonyPresident Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus was sworn in Wednesday to his sixth term in office at an inaugural ceremony that was not announced in advance amid weeks of huge protests of the authoritarian leader's reelection, which the opposition says was rigged. One opposition leader called the secretive ceremony ?a farce,? and several European countries reiterated that they don?t recognize the results of the election and refuse to regard Lukashenko as the legitimate president. In the evening, thousands of people took to the streets in the capital of Minsk to protest the inauguration and were met with a strong response from police.