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  • Video shows police in Breonna Taylor raid moments after officer was shot

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    In the footage, Mattingly is seen on the ground after he was shot by Taylor's boyfriend, Kenneth Walker.

    Fri, 25 Sep 2020 11:29:00 -0400
  • Teen accused of shooting 2 Kenosha protesters fighting extradition to Wisconsin

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    Defense lawyers for the 17-year-old Illinois suspect say they need more time to look at "immense" video evidence.

    Fri, 25 Sep 2020 11:27:27 -0400
  • Katilyn Bristowe gets MRI for injured ankle from 'Dancing With the Stars'

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    On Thursday, the 35-year-old shared with her Instagram followers that she underwent an MRI for her injury. Admitting that her best friends are currently Advil, Tylenol and an ankle wrap, Bristowe told fans via Instagram stories that, "Yesterday was kind of a write off for me because I was just in pain and kept my foot elevated and just did nothing all day yesterday." The "Bachelorette" star said she was "so anxious" to go for an MRI because that meant she'd be in the machine for an hour.

    Fri, 25 Sep 2020 11:20:00 -0400
  • Trump camp hopes Mideast pacts translate to Jewish support

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    Jewish American voters have leaned Democratic for decades, but Republicans are hoping the recent steps toward normalized relations between Gulf states and Israel — which Trump vigorously touted earlier this month — bolster his appeal to Jewish voters. With battleground states like Pennsylvania, Florida and Michigan decided in 2016 by fewer than a combined 200,000 votes, any loss of the Jewish support by Democratic nominee Joe Biden could be pivotal.

    Fri, 25 Sep 2020 11:17:32 -0400
  • U.S. court lets House move forward with challenge to Trump's border wall

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    Reversing a lower court judge, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit said in a 3-0 decision that the House had legal standing to sue Trump for using money to build the wall that was appropriated by Congress for other purposes. The case now returns to a lower court, where House Democrats will argue that diverting the funds violated the separation of powers doctrine laid out in the U.S. Constitution. The wall was Trump's signature 2016 campaign promise, and at the time he insisted that Mexico would pay for it.

    Fri, 25 Sep 2020 11:15:16 -0400
  • John Legend shares how he and Chrissy Teigen benefit from couple's therapy

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    John Legend is crediting couple's therapy for keeping his marriage with wife Chrissy Teigen happy and healthy. "We go to therapy sometimes," the EGOT winner told Cosmopolitan UK. The "Wild" singer, 41, also expressed what he believes are the pillars of a successful relationship.

    Fri, 25 Sep 2020 11:11:48 -0400
  • Katy Perry explains why it's wrong to assume 'being a mom isn’t a full time job'

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    Katy Perry is opening up about how much her world has changed since welcoming Daisy Dove a month ago. With feeding, changing diapers and countless sleepless nights, Perry have a shout-out to the moms who have learned how to juggle a career, their family and a personal life -- which is why she went to bat for them in a strongly-worded four-part Twitter thread.

    Fri, 25 Sep 2020 10:47:22 -0400
  • Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend ‘devastated’ he was blamed for her ‘murder’ by Kentucky AG: lawyer

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    On that fateful night, Kenneth Walker fired one shot, claiming that he thought the police were intruders. An attorney representing Kenneth Walker, the boyfriend of Breonna Taylor, said that the day a Kentucky grand jury brought no charges against the officers for killing her was “almost as tough as the day itself.” Frederick Moore III was referring to the night of March 13, when Taylor was shot to death after officers entered her apartment on a no-knock warrant.

    Fri, 25 Sep 2020 10:46:11 -0400
  • Germany confirms two more swine fever cases in wild boar

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    Another two cases of African swine fever (ASF) have been confirmed in wild boars in the eastern German state of Brandenburg, the state government said on Friday. The new discoveries bring total confirmed cases to 34 since the first one on Sept. 10, all in wild animals, with no farm pigs affected. All have been found in the region of the first discovery in the Brandenburg area.

    Fri, 25 Sep 2020 10:39:13 -0400
  • Vatican cardinal pushes back after pope fires him in scandal

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    The financial scandal that toppled Cardinal Angelo Becciu, one of the Vatican's most powerful officials, mounted Friday with evidence that he directed hundreds of thousands of euros of Vatican and Italian church funds to a charity controlled by his brother. Becciu said Francis had asked him to step down as prefect of the Vatican’s saint-making office during a “troubled” 20-minute meeting Thursday evening in which the pope said he “no longer had confidence in me.” The cardinal's name has been caught up in a whirlwind financial scandal involving the Holy See's investment in a London real estate venture.

    Fri, 25 Sep 2020 10:34:00 -0400
  • Kyle Rittenhouse, the teen charged with killing two in Kenosha, will fight extradition

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    Fri, 25 Sep 2020 10:33:00 -0400
  • 'Father of the Bride' cast reuniting for mini-film for good cause

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    "Father of the Bride" and "Father of the Bride Part II" writer Nancy Meyers is bringing the original cast back together for an important cause. Cast members Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Martin Short, Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Kieran Culkin are among those reprising their roles in Meyers' mini-film, "Father of the Bride Part 3 (ish)," premiering on Netflix Friday at 6 p.m. ET.

    Fri, 25 Sep 2020 10:28:16 -0400
  • Kentucky legislator among 24 arrested in Louisville protests over Breonna Taylor

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    Louisville police arrested 24 people including a Kentucky state representative, as relative calm prevailed overnight during a second night of protests since police were cleared of homicide in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor. Among those arrested was state Representative Attica Scott, the only Black woman in the Kentucky legislature and the author of the proposed "Breonna's Law," which would end "no-knock" warrants and require police to wear body cameras while warrants are served. Protests erupted following Wednesday's announcement that a grand jury would not bring homicide charges against police officers involved in the fatal March 13 shooting of Taylor in her home during the execution of a search warrant.

    Fri, 25 Sep 2020 10:21:33 -0400
  • J&J signs manufacturing deal with GRAM for potential COVID-19 vaccine

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    Michigan-based GRAM will manufacture the healthcare conglomerate's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine candidate, which is being developed with part funding from the U.S. government, and provide finished vials. Earlier in the week, J&J launched a late-stage trial of its experimental single-shot COVID-19 vaccine and said its expects results of the trial by year end or early next year. J&J, which is readying its supply chain to start distribution as soon as it gets FDA's approval, expects to manufacture as many as 1 billion doses in 2021.

    Fri, 25 Sep 2020 10:05:14 -0400
  • Neighbor calls 911 when hockey fans yell 'Shoot! Shoot!'

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    Fri, 25 Sep 2020 09:42:45 -0400
  • 'You are good people:' Navalny thanks Russian pilots, medics

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    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is in Germany recovering from what authorities there determined to be nerve agent poisoning, thanked Russian pilots and paramedics for acting quickly after he fell into a coma on a flight from Siberia. Navalny, who collapsed on a plane to Moscow on Aug. 20 and spent nearly three weeks in a coma, said in an Instagram post on Friday that pilots “quickly landed the plane in Omsk” and medical workers at the airport “jammed a dose of atropine" into him, immediately recognizing “a toxic poisoning.” After 48 hours in a hospital in Omsk, where Russian doctors said they found no trace of any poisoning, Navalny was transferred to the Charite hospital in Berlin.

    Fri, 25 Sep 2020 09:30:12 -0400
  • White House slams FBI chief Wray over voter fraud testimony

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    White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows on Friday denigrated FBI Director Christopher Wray's ability to detect voter fraud in the U.S. election and suggested that if he "drill down" more he would change his congressional testimony on the issue. Wray told lawmakers on Thursday he has not seen evidence of a coordinated national voter fraud effort, undercutting President Donald Trump's unfounded assault on mail-in balloting as a threat to election security.

    Fri, 25 Sep 2020 09:27:21 -0400
  • HBCU president: Student's BB gun suspension should be voided

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    Fri, 25 Sep 2020 09:12:27 -0400
  • Thailand prosecutes Facebook, Google and Twitter over posts

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    Officials say social networks failed to take down all posts that are illegal under Thai law.

    Fri, 25 Sep 2020 09:10:40 -0400
  • Mali swears in transitional president and vice president

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    Fri, 25 Sep 2020 09:04:30 -0400
  • Trevor Noah addresses the Breonna Taylor verdict: 'Nobody is winning'

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    Fri, 25 Sep 2020 09:02:31 -0400
  • U.S. business spending digging out of deep hole; outlook uncertain

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    New orders for key U.S.-made capital goods increased more than expected in August and shipments raced to their highest level in nearly six years, suggesting a rebound in business spending on equipment was underway after a prolonged slump. The show of confidence by businesses in the report from the Commerce Department on Friday also bolstered expectations for a sharp turnaround in economic activity in the third quarter, thanks to government money, after it was hammered by the COVID-19 pandemic in the first half of the year. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell this week stressed the need for more fiscal stimulus, telling lawmakers on Thursday that it could make the difference between continued recovery and a much slower economic slog.

    Fri, 25 Sep 2020 08:44:29 -0400
  • How 4 deeply rooted farms stayed strong for their communities amid COVID-19

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    With its mission to "keep family farmers on the land," Farm Aid works year-round to promote food grown on family farms, support farmers in times of need and promote fair farming policies. This year's virtual concert -- taking place on Saturday, Sept. 26, and featuring performances from the likes of founders Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp, along with fellow board member Dave Matthews -- will be especially meaningful for Farm Aid's 35th anniversary given the number of farmers who have changed their operations due to labor shutdowns to depleted demand. Many of the nation's agriculturists have been hit by the coronavirus pandemic, and "Good Morning America" met with the families and community members who run four farms across the country to learn how they have been affected by the crisis and how they've pivoted.

    Fri, 25 Sep 2020 08:40:54 -0400
  • Terror probe opened after 2 wounded in Paris knife attack

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    It is unclear what motivated the attack or whether it was linked to Charlie Hebdo.

    Fri, 25 Sep 2020 08:28:31 -0400
  • Belarus detains opposition leader's lawyer amid protests

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    Authorities in Belarus detained a lawyer representing a top opposition activist who was jailed this month amid mass protests against the country's authoritarian president, who won a sixth term in a disputed election. The lawyer, Lyudmila Kazak, went missing Thursday, with police confirming later in the day that she had been detained. According to Kazak’s lawyers, she faces administrative charges of participating in an unauthorized rally and resisting a police officer.

    Fri, 25 Sep 2020 08:24:48 -0400
  • Truck drives through Breonna Taylor protest in Hollywood, injures at least 1 person

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    Victim suffered minor injuries, police said, but while no arrests have yet been made the driver of the truck has been identified.

    Fri, 25 Sep 2020 08:19:12 -0400
  • Germany: No probe of column on police that angered minister

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    German prosecutors said Friday they won't open an investigation of a newspaper column that disparaged police and infuriated the country's interior minister, finding that it was covered by the right to freedom of expression. Berlin prosecutors looked into the matter after receiving more than 150 criminal complaints about the column published in June by the left-leaning Tageszeitung newspaper, which was headlined “All cops are unfit for work" and suggested that police officers would be better off working on garbage dumps. It can be seen as a “pointed article in the context of the current public discussion about ‘police violence’ and racism inside the police," they added in a statement.

    Fri, 25 Sep 2020 08:18:32 -0400
  • Woman tasered after refusing to wear face mask at Ohio school football game

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    The woman, identified by police as Alecia Kitts, was arrested for criminal trespassing and released at the scene.

    Fri, 25 Sep 2020 07:58:07 -0400
  • Vehicles drive through Breonna Taylor protesters in L.A.; 1 injured

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    Video posted to social media shows a blue truck striking a protester who was holding a sign, knocking the person to the ground.

    Fri, 25 Sep 2020 07:54:00 -0400
  • Turkey slams US speaker over remarks on Trump, Erdogan

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    Turkey’s foreign minister on Friday accused US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of “blatant ignorance” over her comments that questioned U.S. President Donald Trump's commitment to democracy and his alleged “admiration” of Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other leaders accused of authoritarian rule. Pelosi criticized Trump’s refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses elections in November, and called on the U.S. president to honor his oath of office and the U.S. Constitution.

    Fri, 25 Sep 2020 07:47:47 -0400
  • Madrid resists government pressure to extend soft lockdown

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    Health authorities in Madrid are expanding restrictions on movement to a further eight areas of the Spanish capital, which is leading the country’s contagion curve, despite a recommendation from the national government that the partial lockdown should apply to all the city. Throughout Madrid and its surrounding region, gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people. In a hastily organized press conference, national Health Minister Salvador Illa said that the Spanish government was recommending tougher measures, including a partial lockdown, for the whole of Madrid and its 3.3 million residents, not just heavily affected areas.

    Fri, 25 Sep 2020 07:31:47 -0400
  • Feds air FBI agent’s gripes about Flynn probe

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    The official public release of such candid assessments from inside a federal investigative team is extraordinarily rare.

    Fri, 25 Sep 2020 07:30:10 -0400
  • Endo starts manufacturing Novavax's potential COVID-19 vaccine

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    The news comes a day after Novavax launched a late-stage trial of the vaccine candidate, NVX‑CoV2373, in the United Kingdom. Endo said it has signed a deal with Novavax and its unit Par Sterile has begun production of the final drug product, with initial batches to be used in Novavax's phase-3 clinical trial in the United States.

    Fri, 25 Sep 2020 07:16:29 -0400
  • Royal baby: Princess Eugenie, husband Jack Brooksbank expecting 1st child

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    Another royal baby is on the way. Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank are expecting their first child, Buckingham Palace announced Friday morning. “Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank are very pleased to announce that they are expecting a baby in early 2021," the palace said in a statement.

    Fri, 25 Sep 2020 07:16:00 -0400
  • Trump lawyer faces tough questions from appeals court over president's tax returns

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    A lawyer for Donald Trump on Friday faced skeptical questions from a federal appeals court considering whether to let Manhattan's top prosecutor obtain the president's tax returns in connection with a criminal probe into Trump and his businesses. William Consovoy, Trump's lawyer, told the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan that the subpoena from Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance for the tax returns was overbroad and issued in bad faith to harass him.

    Fri, 25 Sep 2020 07:04:37 -0400
  • 2 wounded in knife attack at former Charlie Hebdo office in Paris

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    French police confirm suspect taken into custody after attack outside former office of satirical newspaper targeted in 2015 massacre.

    Fri, 25 Sep 2020 07:04:00 -0400
  • Two injured in Paris knife attack in 'terror attack' near the former offices of Charlie Hebdo

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    Two people were injured, one badly, in a knife attack in Paris Friday near the former offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, a source close to the investigation told AFP. One suspect has been arrested near the Bastille plaza in eastern Paris, according to police. A second was arrested on the metro. A security cordon has been erected around the former offices of Charlie Hebdo and bomb disposal experts were called in following the discovery of a package.

    Fri, 25 Sep 2020 07:02:35 -0400
  • EU Commission appeals after losing Apple $15B tax case

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    Fri, 25 Sep 2020 07:00:52 -0400
  • Instead of smuggling Cubans into the U.S., feds say, two men did far worse to them

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    Cuban migrants boarded a boat in hopes of making it to America to lead new lives, but the two men who were transporting them had other nefarious plans for them, authorities said.

    Fri, 25 Sep 2020 07:00:00 -0400
  • Four injured in Paris knife attack as police hunt suspects on the run

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    Four people were injured, two seriously, in a knife attack in Paris Friday near the former offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, a source close to the investigation told AFP. At least two of the victims were in a critical condition with life-threatening injuries, the Paris police department said. One suspect has been arrested near the Bastille plaza in eastern Paris but a further suspect is still on the run, according to police. Police sources have set up a security cordon around the offices and a suspect package has been identified, according to reports from Reuters. The stabbing came as a trial was underway in the capital for alleged accomplices of the authors of the January 2015 attack on the Charlie Hebdo weekly that claimed 12 lives. A police operation is ongoing in northeastern district of Paris, with local authorities asking people to avoid the area.

    Fri, 25 Sep 2020 06:38:32 -0400
  • 'Hotel Rwanda' hero admits backing rebels, denies violence

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    Fri, 25 Sep 2020 06:31:54 -0400
  • Reuters/Ipsos poll shows Biden leads Trump nationally, but race much tighter in key states

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    The U.S. presidential race is much closer than national surveys suggest, according to Reuters/Ipsos opinion polls in battleground states that show Democrat Joe Biden with only a slim lead over President Donald Trump in three highly competitive states and in a dead heat in three others. The online state polls, conducted earlier in September and released this week, found Biden and Trump tied among likely voters in Florida and North Carolina. Biden led by 1 percentage point in Arizona, 3 points in Pennsylvania and 5 points in Wisconsin and Michigan.

    Fri, 25 Sep 2020 06:20:30 -0400
  • Trump Supreme Court pick would slash odds of surprise liberal victories

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    Amid a flurry of major rulings early this summer, the U.S. Supreme Court in an under-the-radar case handed a significant win to Native Americans by finding for the first time that almost half of Oklahoma is tribal land. The ruling was a 5-4 decision in which conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch joined the four liberal justices, one of a handful of such surprise victories by the liberal wing of the court in recent terms. The death of liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her possible replacement by a conservative appointed by President Donald Trump imperil such unlikely liberal wins in coming years.

    Fri, 25 Sep 2020 06:17:42 -0400
  • What you need to know about the coronavirus right now

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    The number of novel coronavirus cases in the United States topped 7 million on Thursday - more than 20% of the world's total - as Midwest states reported spikes in COVID-19 infections in September, a Reuters tally shows. All Midwest states except Ohio reported more cases in the past four weeks as compared with the prior four weeks, led by South Dakota and North Dakota. European governments will pay claims above an agreed limit against AstraZeneca over side-effects from its potential COVID-19 vaccine, under different terms to a deal struck with Sanofi, an EU official told Reuters.

    Fri, 25 Sep 2020 06:16:48 -0400
  • Teenager charged with killing two in Kenosha to fight extradition, lawyer says

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    Rittenhouse, 17, has been charged by Kenosha County's district attorney with six crimes for shooting three people who tried to subdue or disarm him during protests on Aug. 25, killing 36-year-old Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber, 26. Rittenhouse participated in the hearing at the Lake County Circuit Court in Illinois via video link from the detention facility where he is being held.

    Fri, 25 Sep 2020 06:12:52 -0400
  • Explainer: 'Naked' ballots loom over U.S. election, as Trump blasts mail-in voting

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    One official in the state has warned the ruling could lead to confusion and the disenfranchisement of more than 100,000 voters in the crucial battleground state. In an interview on Fox News Radio, Trump on Thursday called mail-in ballots "a horror show," despite studies showing no significant problems with that method of voting over the years. Here are some more details on the Sept. 17 decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

    Fri, 25 Sep 2020 06:10:16 -0400
  • Justice Ginsburg becomes first woman to lie in state at U.S. Capitol

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    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a champion of gender equality, made history again on Friday as the first woman and the first Jewish person to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol, encircled by images of prominent Americans. Known simply as RBG, she was an icon to millions of Americans - especially young girls - after a long legal career built on fighting for gender equality. Female members of Congress, Democrats as well as Republicans, planned to gather on the Capitol steps to pay their respects after a formal memorial ceremony in National Statuary Hall, where Ginsburg's coffin was brought Friday morning.

    Fri, 25 Sep 2020 06:07:31 -0400
  • U.S. imports surge as pandemic worries have retailers stockpiling

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    The Los Angeles-based maker of Exploding Kittens and Throw Throw Burrito board games ordered 1 million extra units from its factory in China with the hope of preventing coronavirus from ruining its Christmas sales. The move from the company, which sells product through Target , Walmart , and Amazon.com , comes as  U.S. suppliers and retailers have been rebuilding depleted inventories and battling uncertainty by stockpiling pandemic sellers such as toys, refrigerators, home furnishings and booze. In the last few months, "I started getting the games out of China as fast as possible," said Carly McGinnis, chief operating officer at Exploding Kittens.

    Fri, 25 Sep 2020 06:05:06 -0400
  • Special Report: Will your mail ballot count in the U.S. presidential election? It may depend on who's counting and where

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    Each mailed her ballot to the local election office with a note explaining why no witness had signed the envelope, as Wisconsin’s strict voting laws require. The ballot of Peggy Houglum, a 72-year-old voter in the eastern Wisconsin hamlet of Cedar Grove, was rejected due to the missing witness information. Local election officials confirmed the fate of those ballots.

    Fri, 25 Sep 2020 06:04:33 -0400
  • Endorsement: Steve Morgan, David Berger, David Diamond for L.A. County Superior Court

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    Judicial seats on the Superior Court may seem the most obscure ballot items, but they now loom large as building blocks in a foundation of justice.

    Fri, 25 Sep 2020 06:00:04 -0400
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