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    CNN’s Jim Acosta criticized the Supreme Court and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for creating a judicial body that does not represent the majority of Americans. Acosta argued that the Supreme Court differs from as the chyron put it, “the court of public opinion,” in part because former President Donald Trump appointed three conservative justices — despite losing the popular vote in the general election. Referring to the Mississippi abortion case currently before the Supreme Court, Acosta noted that “even though Americans have largely chosen Democrats for the presidency over the last three decades, a new, hard right Supreme Court appears poised to turn back the clock to the 1970s.” “It’s like Americans voted for the West Wing and instead got That ’70s Show,” he quipped. Acosta played a clip of Justice Sonia Sotomayor expressing concerns that the abortion case could taint the Court with a political “stench.” “Sotomayor is warning the credibility of the Supreme Court is on the line, making the point that the only reason why we are having this discussion about abortion rights is because the...
    As the number of Omicron variant cases continues to rise in the United States, President Joe Biden said on Friday that he remains opposed to implementing vaccine requirements for domestic air travel, but is leaving the door open to changing his mind. Biden said he didn’t think vaccine requirements for air travel within the country were necessary “at this point.” “I continue to rely on the scientists… right now, they’re saying no,” he said. While Biden admitted the fight against the pandemic has dragged on, he said “we’ve got to beat it back before we shut it down.” “The idea that you can build a wall around America to keep any COVID from around the world out is not there,” Biden said, sounding fairly hoarse from a cold he said he got from his young grandson. The address was originally intended to address Labor Department statistics that were released on Friday indicating that the American economy added just 210,000 last month. Economists had expected north of 570,000 new jobs, following a revised October total of nearly 550,000. “Our economy...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — On the heels of Black Friday comes Small Business Saturday, a day when shoppers are asked to shop local and support local. Small businesses were some of the hardest hit during the COVID-19 pandemic — resulting in the closure of roughly 200,000 of them nationwide during the first year of the pandemic alone. This year the Ravenswood industrial corridor brought back a beloved tradition to bring back people. READ MORE: Man Killed In Shooting Near Gurnee Mills MallThere are more than 100 local shops in Ravenswood that are just starting to welcome back their in-person experiences over the last few months. Many of them are now saying last year was make or break, but now that they’ve made it, they still need help. After a pandemic pause, the Ravenswood Holly Jolly Trolley was back for the first time since 2019 for Small Business Saturday. The free trolley made stops during peak shopping hours on Damen, Montrose, Wilson, Irving Park, and Ravenswood Avenues. “We’ve been gearing up for this for most of the year,” said Gene Wagendorf, associate director of...
    China Box Office: ‘No Time to Die’ Opens to $28M Amid COVID-19 Cinema Shutdowns TIAA-CREF Real Estate Securities Rides High on a Hot Market Shaping up the NFL’s potential trade deadline commodities last week, two things became apparent when you spoke to the general managers that will be manning the phones: Nobody is all that interested in taking on someone else’s salary cap dump; and overvalued “just a name” players really don’t have a market to speak of. We should have learned that in early October when the Dallas Cowboys tried in vain to get anything of value for linebacker Jaylon Smith. It became apparent very quickly that teams didn’t want to be responsible for the one-time Pro Bowler’s remaining salary, leaving Dallas to cut him purely for future cap maneuvering. And we’re going to learn it again by Tuesday, with a deadline that is likely going to be far quieter than anyone expects. Particularly as it pertains to players whose trade availability amounts to little more than a salary dump at this point. You can officially count the...
    MSNBC’s Joy Reid shredded Tucker Carlson and Fox News on Thursday night after Carlson previewed a ludicrous multipart series he filmed for FOX Nation. On Wednesday, Carlson showed the trailer for “Patriot Purge,” which looks to be a deranged fever dream about the January 6th attack on the Capitol. Reid played part of the trailer for her audience. “The domestic war on terror is here,” says a man’s voice. “It’s coming after half of the country.” “The left is hunting the right,” claims another person. “Sticking them in Guantanamo Bay, for American citizens, leaving them there to rot.” “False flags have happened in this country,” says another. “One of which may have been January 6th.” “False flag?” responded Reid. “He honestly seems to be pushing fascistic propaganda that January 6 was government plot to target conservatives. That is a lie, full stop. A lie. This special is going air on the network’s streaming platform. But he used the main Fox News platform to promote it.” Reid added that streaming online is “potentially more dangerous” because it might “go more viral...
    Meghan McCain said Sunday on Fox News Channel’s “MediaBuzz” that her family and the Trump family were in a “blood feud.” When asked about former President Donald Trump’s statement calling the former “View” co-host a “bully” and a “lowlife,” McCain said, “My first reaction is thanks for the publicity.” She continued, “He really has a way of helping people get publicity for their books. I also I think this is part of what my memoir is about. It’s about being a bad Republican at ‘The View,’ when just being a Republican in general means you’re the villain at ‘The View,’ and then it means me being a bad Republican in the Republican Party right now because I’m not a Trump supporter. My family and him have a blood feud at this point. It’s about what conservatism looks like post-Trump, which I think is something Republicans are really going to have to take a hard look at one way or another, even if he ends up running in 2024.” Host Howard Kurtz said, “Does it sting at all? I mean, it’s a former president, or...
    Meghan McCain offered a dismissive reaction to Donald Trump when asked about the former president’s latest insulting comments about her and her family. McCain spoke Fox News’ Howard Kurtz for a MediaBuzz interview on Bad Republican, her new audio memoir where she dished on her negative relationship with her former co-hosts on The View. The memoir has drawn a great deal of publicity in recent days — particularly after Trump saw fit to weigh in by trashing McCain’s family while calling the former View co-host a “bully” and a “lowlife.” Kurtz asked McCain for her thoughts, and she sarcastically responded by telling Trump “thanks for the publicity.” He really has a way of helping people get publicity for their books. I think this part of what my memoir is about. It’s about being a bad Republican at The View, when just being a Republican in general means you’re the villain at The View, and then it means me being a bad Republican in the Republican Party right now because I’m not a Trump supporter. My family and him have a...
    Alex Wong/Getty Images CNN has published an analysis claiming that President Joe Biden has spent more days on “personal travel” than former President Donald Trump had at this point in his presidency. Reporters from multiple news outlets have made an issue of President Biden’s travel to his homes in Delaware, and CNN’s Betsy Klein has now done an analysis of Biden’s public schedule — entitled “Biden’s early-presidency getaways so far outpace Trump’s” — that finds that in his first 276 days in office, he has spent all or part of 108 days at his Delaware homes, or at Camp David. Klein compares Biden’s travel unfavorably with Trump’s, writing “That puts Biden ahead of the pace set by former President Donald Trump, who had spent less time at his Florida and New Jersey getaways at the same point in his presidency than Biden has spent in Delaware,” and noting “By comparison, Trump had spent all or part of 61 days at either his Mar-a-Lago or Bedminster properties in Florida and New Jersey, respectively, during the same period of time, plus all...
    Mariska Hargitay: Why I Couldn’t Watch Law & Order: SVU’s 500th Episode Supreme Court told it should reconsider Roe v. Wade if it takes up Texas abortion law challenge © Provided by NBC Sports Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad Needing a boost to their group of edge rushers, the Packers signed former Texan Whitney Mercilus this week. Mercilus, 31, has been a consistent presence for Houston since the team drafted him in the first round back in 2012, recording 57.0 sacks for the franchise. He recorded 3.0 sacks and four tackles for loss in six games before Houston decided to let him go. During his Thursday press conference, Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said the team was fortunate to land Mercilus in mid-October. “Everything I’ve heard about him as a man is A-plus,” LaFleur said. “And then I’ve been on teams that have gone against him and he’s always been a problem to play against. So I think we’re pretty fortunate to get a guy of his caliber in this time of the season....
    President Biden's eroding poll numbers have been a major story line in the political world for nearly three months. And with the presidential approval rating a much watched indicator of how his party will perform in next year’s midterm elections – when the Democrats will fight to keep their razor-thin majorities in the House of Representatives and Senate – each drop in Biden’s numbers is likely to induce more anxiety in Democratic circles. The president currently stands at 43% approval and 51% disapproval in an average of the latest national polls compiled by Real Clear Politics. While that’s nothing for Biden to brag about, it’s better than his predecessor in the White House. Donald Trump stood at 40% approval and 55% disapproval in an average of the polls at this point in his first year in office.  WHERE BIDEN STANDS IN THE LATEST FOX NEWS NATIONAL POLL But Biden trails his two most recent Democratic predecessors. Barack Obama stood at 52%-43% on this date in 2009, and Bill Clinton was just above water, at 48%-45% in late October of 1993....
    Woman accused of trying to set fire at Jewish school arrested in New York City Hear AirPods, iMac as instruments in Start Up, a song made from Apple sounds The NBA promoted Danielle Scott to a full-time official on Monday, making her the sixth woman on the league’s current staff. The NBA now has the most women it’s ever had on its officiating staff at a single time. Join us in welcoming John Conley, Brandon Schwab and Danielle Scott as they make their full-time NBA Official debut this season! We'd also like to congratulate all of the officials returning for the 2021-22 NBA season. #NBRA #NBA75 pic.twitter.com/dixfA0vRmX— NBA Referees (@OfficialNBARefs) October 18, 2021 “I think they’ve accepted us at this point,” Scott said, via The Associated Press. “So I think if we’re not there, we’re very, very close to being there.” Scott was one of three full-time hires the NBA announced on Monday, joining John Conley and Brandon Schwab. The three of them are all coming up from the G League, and worked at least 20 NBA games last...
    Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images New York City mayor Bill de Blasio tabbed a homeless shelter operator to evict Donald Trump from his golf course and the former president is predictably enraged. In 2012, Trump reached a 20-year deal to build and operate the links at Ferry Point, a Jack Nicklaus-designed public golf course in the Bronx. At the time, Michael Bloomberg was serving as New York City Mayor. Nine years into the partnership, de Blasio seeks to dump Trump in favor of a new operator. NEW! President Donald J. Trump: "…this is what happens in Communist Countries, not in America!" pic.twitter.com/amZ0Tq11wc — Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) October 12, 2021 “At the request of Mayor Bloomberg, the former Mayor of New York City, I took a longtime scandal-ridden site in the Bronx, which for almost 30 years had been a money-losing disaster that the city could not get built, and transformed it into a magnificent Jack Nicklaus Signature designed golf course,” Trump wrote in a statement. “I invested many millions of dollars, all cash, in this...
    Massive California oil spill was reported Friday. But nobody told the millions who went to the beaches Huntington Beach oil spill could be worse than initially believed, new numbers show There are a handful of things that, over the last few years, had become supremely annoying about NBA basketball, one of which was the precipitous uptick in 3-point shooters drawing phantom fouls by throwing themselves into closing -- or even oftentimes stationary -- defenders.  © Provided by CBS Sports Thank the basketball gods the league decided to stop rewarding these bailout plays. This season, non-basketball moves/unnatural shooting motions used to draw contact will not be whistled as defensive fouls, and if the contact initiated by the shooter is beyond marginal, a foul will actually be called on the offensive player, as should've been the case long ago.  Below is a clip of Stephen Curry still trying to play by the old rules in the Warriors' preseason opener against the Blazers on Monday, throwing himself forward in such an unnatural manner that he has to heave the ball with his...
    Who will be able to get a COVID-19 booster shot and when? North Korea Conducts Second Missile Test in Less Than Week © Provided by People Earl Gibson III/Getty Images Shannen Doherty is opening up about living with stage 4 breast cancer. The 50-year-old actress spoke about changing the perception around stage 4 cancers on Tuesday during a virtual panel for her upcoming Lifetime movie List of a Lifetime, which centers around a woman who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. "I feel like I have a responsibility in my more public life, which I separate from my acting life ... to talk about cancer and perhaps educate people more and let people know that people with stage 4 are very much alive and very active," she told reporters. "My husband says that you would never know that I have cancer," added Doherty, who has been married to photographer Kurt Iswarienko since 2011. "I never really complain. I don't really talk about it. It's part of life at this point." © Provided by People Vivien Killilea/WireImage RELATED: Shannen Doherty...
    Screenshot / Scott Olson, Getty For the first time since taking office, President Joe Biden’s disapproval is higher than his approval in both major polling averages, but he’s still considerably more popular than former President Donald Trump was at the same time in his term. After many months of steady approval in the mid-50s, the president’s approval rating fell below 50 percent in mid-August in FiveThirtyEight’s average of polls, and in the RealClearPolitics average as well. But the president’s approval was still higher than his disapproval in both averages. But a few weeks, one massive airlift,  and one deadly terrorist attack later, Biden’s disapproval now eclipses his approval in both averages. In the 538 average, Biden has a slim minus .8 net approval, with 47.4 percent disapproval vs. 46.6 percent approval. In the RCP average, Biden’s net approval is more negative at minus 3.4 percent, with 49.2 percent disapproval versus 45.8 percent approval. 538, RCP The FiveThirtyEight average uses a more complicated formula that weights results based on things like the pollster ratings and sample sizes, which produces a much more stable average...
    The Los Angeles Angels are getting closer to shutting down Mike Trout for the season after his rehab from a calf injury stalled again. Mike Trout’s injury rehab is apparently never going to end. Just when it looked like the Angels outfielder was making progress towards a potential return, participating in on-field workouts in Detroit, he’s suffered another setback. On Monday, Angels manager Joe Maddon revealed Trout “came up sore” after recent workouts, per Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register.Mike Trout injury update: Angels star “still sore”The manager was candid about the possibility of Trout being shut down. “We’re probably getting closer to having to say something like that, but he still wants to continue the fight and we’re going to honor his wishes,” Maddon said. Maddon insists he’ll defer to Trout and how he feels about his injured calf. “This is truly a time you listen to the athlete, listen to his body and try to make your best decision,” he said. “There’s got to be that moment where we have to start being realistic about it and...
    Wednesday, FNC host Tucker Carlson warned forcing children to wear masks because of COVID-19 protocol and indoctrination in academia was taking education in America to an undesirable place. The Fox News personality said these new trends “encouraged tribalism” and “exacerbating the worst instincts in people.” Transcript as follows: CARLSON: It is mid-August, summer is almost over, amazingly enough. Kids are going to resume their education, not just in this country, but around the world. In Ireland, as kids begin to return to school recently, authorities there faced a choice. Now, the most obvious course would be to blindly accept guidance from self-described public health experts in the United States, that’s what many countries have done, is they’ve sought to come up with a COVID policy. And following the United States would mean, among other things, forcing children as young as two to wear moist paper burqas for eight hours a day in the classroom. The other option would be to follow the science and the Irish chose that course. The Irish commissioned their own research on masks and here’s what...
    Lauren Cohan, Norman Reedus, and Melissa McBride are three of the only remaining longtime cast members on "TWD." AMC "The Walking Dead" showrunner Angela Kang tells Insider she knows how the zombie drama will end. Kang said she and the writers have had an idea of where the show would go for "a while." She hopes they stick the finale, but says "at a certain point, that part is out of your control." Business Insider: A daily selection of curated stories Loading Something is loading. Email address By clicking ‘Sign up’, you agree to receive marketing emails from Insider as well as other partner offers and accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. The cast of "The Walking Dead" may not know how the show ends, but a few people do, including the series' showrunner, Angela Kang. When asked if she knows how "TWD" will end, Kang told Insider via phone Monday morning, "Yes, I believe I know how 'The Walking Dead' ends." The last time Insider caught up with Kang in April to discuss the...
    The boldness of the Philadelphia 76ers in getting everything they want from the Ben Simmons trade has reached the West Coast after talks with the Golden State Warriors. Has Philadelphia been going through something? Because that’s the only viable answer for what we are about to go through in this wild ride of an article. As we know, the 2021 NBA Draft is underway, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that Ben Simmons is looking elsewhere from the Philadelphia 76ers. The Sixers and Simmons share common ground in wanting a change of scenery, but not without having an absolutely abysmal conversation with the Golden State Warriors first. Here’s how this umpteenth negotiation unsuccessfully went down.The Sixers want Simmons for the Warriors’ Andrew Wiggins, James Wiseman and four first-round draft picksWhat does that say??? Warriors reject #Sixers’ steep asking price, walk away from Ben Simmons trade centered on Andrew Wiggins, James Wiseman and four first-rounders https://t.co/8rCz5ulNGI via @phillyinquirer — Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) July 29, 2021 If you need to read that a few times, be my guest. To no...
    Amid the protests in Cuba, conservative pundit Ben Shapiro is likening Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to “Hannibal Lecter” and saying that “he is just wearing around” President “Joe Biden’s not particularly sentient face at this point.” “Shocking development that this administration has gotten as radical as it did,” said Shapiro sarcastically on his weekday podcast on Wednesday. “I mean, someone’s warning about it, someone’s warning that this is Bernie Sanders with Joe Biden’s face on it. That basically, this administration was Bernie Sanders is Hannibal Lecter and he is just wearing around Joe Biden’s not particularly sentient face at this point.” The conservative commentator chided the administration for, in his view, not sufficiently backing the Cuban protesters. “What sort of solid support has come from this administration for the Cuban dissenters so far. So far as I can see, none by the way,” he said. “By the way, just your update on Cuba, the Cuban forces are now arresting and unpersoning pretty much all of the dissenters who have been out in the streets.” Shapiro went on to denounce the...
    Democrats should demand that President Joe Biden take the same cognitive test that was passed by his predecessor, Donald Trump’s former White House physician says. House Rep. Ronny Jackson, a Republican from Texas who was elected to Congress after serving as Trump's top White House doctor, thinks that Biden should be administered the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) to test for memory impairment, dementia, and other possible maladies. Biden, who is known for misspeaking and making verbal gaffes, has had his cognitive fitness questioned after mixing up the names of aides and colleagues while seeming to forget job titles and other details. During a news conference at last month's G7 summit meeting in the United Kingdom, Biden appeared to mix up Syria and Libya three times. House Rep. Ronny Jackson, a Republican from Texas who was elected to Congress after serving as former President Donald Trump's top White House doctor, thinks that President Biden should be administered the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) to test for memory impairment, dementia, and other possible maladies. Jackson is seen above on January 4 ...
    ST. PAUL (WCCO) — More than 200 people have died on Minnesota roads this year, the earliest point in the year that the state has reached this marker since 2009, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety said. As people gear up to travel over the holiday weekend, Sgt. Jesse Grabow, who works in Northwestern Minnesota, said the summer months are often the most dangerous. The Fourth of July weekend is one of the worst for DWIs, second only to St. Patrick’s Day. READ MORE: Lack Of Pyrotechnic Workers Affecting Fireworks Shows This Holiday Weekend For the 202 traffic deaths this year, speeding is mostly to blame, accounting for 40%, according to data compiled by DPS. There were 148 deaths at this same time last year and preliminary numbers show there were 394 total people who died in traffic incidents in 2020. “We’re really in the heart of summer—the 100 busiest travel days of the year are that period from Memorial Day to Labor Day weekend and that’s generally when we see an increase in the amount of serious injury in fatal-type...
    National Guard Lt. Col. and Green Beret Rep. Mike Waltz (R-FL) — who prompted Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley’s defense of critical race theory during a hearing this week — pushed back against the idea that learning critical race theory is akin to learning about “history” and that opposing it makes one racist. Waltz had queried Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin during the hearing on why there was a lecture at West Point on “Understanding Whiteness and White Rage.” While Austin acknowledged that should not have happened, Milley was invited to respond to Waltz by a Democrat congresswoman, saying he thought it was important to study critical race theory to understand “white rage,” tying it to the January 6 Capitol riot. Waltz told CNN’s Brianna Keilar: Where I disagree with General Milley who commented later was, this isn’t some kind of history class. I have no problem with understanding our very checkered past with race and the atrocities that happened in the past. This was a seminar telling cadets how they should think and behave now....
    SACRAMENTO ( CBS13) – Blood shortages across the nation, including in Northern California, are impacting hospital blood supplies. “It’s devastating that we are at this point,” explained UC Davis Health Patient, Helena Jones. READ MORE: Friends, Colleagues Remember Waitress Allegedly Shot And Killed At Work In Roseville By Ex-Fiance A lack of energy and weakness are just some of the symptoms Helena Jones feels a week away from her next blood transfusion. “I am drained. My body typically tells me every three and a half weeks to three weeks, okay we need blood, and its like clockwork,” she explained. For 20 years, every month Helena has been dependent on blood donations. She was diagnosed with Sickle Cell Anemia, a red blood cell disorder. In her adult years, she was diagnosed with another blood disease. Her body is so dependent on chronic transfusions, that the one time she didn’t receive enough blood she had a stroke in her mid 20’s. “To have to think about that every day and then for your body to have to rely on that. It’s like...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The last time the White Sox had the best record in the majors at this point of the season or later was in 2005. That year ended with the White Sox hoisting a World Series trophy, and they hope get to they do so again in 2021. READ MORE: 16 Year Old Gets Hit By Construction Vehicle In Little Village On Wednesday afternoon. the Sox blew a 7-2 lead against the Tampa Bay Rays. But they still won in walkoff fashion in 10 innings. They have now won 10 of their last 13, with four of those wins coming over a good Toronto Blue Jays team and the team that had baseball’s best record, Tampa Bay. READ MORE: Police: Woman Stabbed Three People, Threatened A Fourth For No Apparent Reason In Separate Incidents In Edgewater, Uptown, East Lakeview Despite a number of key injuries, the group has continued to believe they are as good as any team in baseball. “We were very confident in Spring Training. I mean, you heard (Tim Anderson) said we’re the best...
    By Michael Hurley, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — An old trope of the sports world always pops up when a player wins or gets nominated for a particular awards several times, wherein we all share a guffaw and utter the classic line, “They oughtta put his name on the award!” READ MORE: David Krejci Hit With $5,000 Fine For Slashing Mat Barzal In Bruins-Islanders Game 4 But. Well. There’s really no other way of saying it. They really ought to put Patrice Bergeron’s name on the Selke Trophy. The Boston Bruins captain is a finalist for the Frank J. Selke Trophy for the 10th consecutive year, the NHL announced over the weekend. That means that for 10 straight years, Bergeron has been among the top-three vote-getters for the award, which he’s won four times. The award, of course, is given to “the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game.” That’s not always the simplest aspect to judge, but Bergeron has been arguably the most consistent 200-foot player in the NHL for the past dozen or so years....
    Aaron Rodgers will more than likely remain with the Green Bay Packers despite weeks of speculation that the reigning NFL MVP might be traded over his growing discontent with the organization and general manager Brian Gutekunst, according to one report.  NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said Tuesday on "The Pat McAfee Show" that the window for trading a player of Rodgers’ caliber has come and gone. PACKERS ‘WILL NOT’ TRADE AARON RODGERS, DO NOT BELIEVE QUARTERBACK IS COMMITTED TO NOT PLAYING: REPORT  "I don't feel like it's a very good chance he gets traded at all," Rapoport said. "If you were going to do it, again which I don't think they will, you would've done it before the draft just to make sure you were set. The most value for draft picks is when you're about to use them. If someone trades for a one in next year's draft, that's great but you're not going to see it for a full year so congratulations but there's not the instant gratification you get from doing a deal right before this draft." Rapoport...
    (CNN)Imagine finally sinking into a theater seat to enjoy watching a movie outside of your own home, immersing yourself in surround sound and wafts of popcorn butter oil. It sounds inviting, but is it really safe now that more people are getting Covid-19 vaccines? Fully vaccinated people are at much lower risk of Covid-19, but unvaccinated people remain unprotected from the ways coronavirus spreads: when someone who is infected with coronavirus coughs or sneezes and others breathe in those droplets, or by virus accumulated in or moving through the air. You can get the virus from contaminated surfaces, but the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said that this isn't a primary mode of transmission. Because theaters are indoors, can involve being near crowds and may be poorly ventilated, being in a theater puts you at higher risk for Covid-19. Fully vaccinated people don't need to wear masks or physically distance unless they're on public transportation or required to by local laws, places or businesses, the CDC announced May 13. Fully vaccinated people who are immunocompromised, or living...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — In this week’s Clarifying COVID, Dr. George Morris of CentraCare returns to answer questions about COVID-19 pandemic developments. These include questions about herd immunity, reaching 70% vaccination rate before July 1 and more. Read Morris’ answers below or watch the video above! READ MORE: Sources: Minnesota Trial For 3 Other Officers In George Floyd Case Postponed Until 2022 Is herd immunity possible at this point? How big is the herd that we’re talking about? If this is you know, your school, your workplace, your community, it will be easier to get to a herd immunity level. That can be anywhere from that 70 to 90%. That really helps protect the most people. We will see pockets that have a higher vaccination rate. Can Minnesota reach a 70% vaccination rate before July 1? So we can get there, it will take us about a half a million people. So if you’re thinking weeks, before we get to the end of June, if we want to get to 70% herd immunity, we can pick up the...
    Monday, May 10, 2021. 9:48 p.m. (Update: Tuesday, May 11, 2021. 12:45 p.m.) Cincinnati Reds starter Mitch Keller was a little amused at the loss of the Pittsburgh Pirates 14-1 on Monday night. Cincy had 15 wins in the game, including seven in three innings and a third game against Keller, allowing seven runs scored before he was sent off. Eugenio Suarez and Tyler Naquin each hit a long ball for the Reds, with Nick Sensel adding three reserves. Starter Tyler Mahley (2-1) hit five innings and a third for his side to record the victory. He allowed only one point and had seven strikes. These teams are currently in the last two teams of the Central Division of the National League. Reds.500 16-16, Pirates 14-20. National Other Results : Marlins 2 – Diamondbox5 Mia: Jesus Aguilar scored two runs with the 7th homer of the seasonARI: Astrobal Cabrera scored a double with two points Rangers 1 – Giants 3Text: Kyle Gibson allowed a run in 6 inningsSF: Alex Wood controlled the Rangers to a point in...
    Former President Donald Trump will move his political and fundraising base to his New Jersey golf club for the summer after attending a Mother's Day brunch at Mar-a-Lago on Sunday, according to sources familiar with the plans. It puts him close to New York's financial center and within helicopter distance of glitzy parties, where billionaires rub shoulders during the Hamptons summer season. And it means Bedminster, Trump's championship golf course, will become the center of operations as his allies plot against their enemies in the Republican party. A source told DailyMail.com that Mother's Day was Trump's signal to leave. Trump has spent the past three and a half months plotting his future and playing golf at his West Palm Beach golf club, where he was spotted last month playing with Rep. Jim Jordan 'The main house will close till the fall and the Trumps will depart to spend the summer at their club in Bedminster,' he said.  Florida Republican operative Larry Casey said Trump was a creature of habit.  'It's what he has done for 20 years – spend...
    The country’s recent decline in new cases of the novel coronavirus is a "hopeful trend," said the former head of the Food and Drug Administration over the weekend.  Dr. Scott Gottlieb during an appearance on CBS News’ "Face the Nation" on Sunday said the recent decline in cases is different than any others seen throughout the last year, as recent declines are largely rooted in the country’s intense vaccination effort. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) late last week said 1 in 3 U.S. adults are now fully vaccinated, while more than half have received at least one dose.  The federal agency on Friday also noted that the current 7-day moving average of daily new cases decreased by 10%, compared with the previous 7-day moving average.  "Whereas the past trends when we saw cases start to decline, we were somewhat skeptical because we knew a lot of those declines were a result of behavioral changes, people pulling back more, taking more precautions. And then as soon as we sort of let our guard down, we saw cases surge again," Gottlieb...
    CAPTAIN fantastic Jamaal Lascelles nodded home a dramatic injury-time leveller to keep Steve Bruce alive and kicking. Ciaran Clark’s 86th minute own-goal left Newcastle deep in the mire against Aston Villa. 8Newcastle fought back at the death to secure a point against Aston VillaCredit: Reuters 8Jamaal Lascelles scored a powerful header with just seconds on the clock for 1-1Credit: Getty Images - Getty The calls for Mike Ashley to sack Bruce by the end of the night would have been deafening. But Lascelles headed Jacob Murphy’s cross in with the last touch of the game to keep Bruce, the great survivor, just about afloat. A point beforehand would not have been good enough, while defeat could have been critical for the Toon boss. Instead, a last-gasp equaliser might just give them the momentum they need to pull themselves out of danger with 10 games to go. In the 94th minute, it looked set to be the nerviest of weekends as the Toon Army watched relegation-rivals Fulham and Brighton from behind their sofas. When Watkin’s header from Matt Targett’s cross deflected...
    Dominic Lipinski-WPA Pool The United Kingdom has long been the United States’ closest ally, but there are a number of curious customs from across the pond that sets them apart from their American pals. Pub culture, Britpop, and putting up with really poor refereeing in the Premier League are all uniquely British, but it’s an insane love of gambling on virtually any topic that many Yanks find most curious. Take for example the latest odds put forth by MyBookie, a leading online sportsbook, which has posted odds on which royal made the racist comment alleged by both Meghan Markle and Prince Harry during their bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey that has rocked Buckingham Palace. For the uninitiated, Markle revealed that an unnamed member of the Royal Family asked about what the color of their baby Archie might look like, seeing as Markle has a Black mother and white father. The scandalous comment has caused shock around the world, which many interpreted as racist in nature, consistent with the colonial roots of Great Britain. Buckingham Palace put out a carefully worded...
    Rita Ora Dishes on Her Awkward but Amazing Moment with Madonna: We Had to Kneel on the Floor 3 Ways a Roth IRA Is a Perfect Supplement to Social Security © Provided by Golf Digest Everybody loves a good NHL knuckle chuck. Even the people who say they don’t, deep down do—like NASCAR fans who say they don’t watch for the crashes but drool for “The Big One.” The only problem with NHL fisticuffs, is that by the time they’re underway and the play-by-play guys notice and the cameras hone in, we’ve missed a huge part of the process. We’ve skipped the appetizers and gone straight to the main course, and what is life without a jalapeno popper or two, if you catch our drift. Thankfully, however, on Tuesday the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Brayden Point and the Dallas Stars’ Andrew Cogliano gave us an up-close-and-personal look on how NHL fight gets made, and suffice to say, it is pure, unfiltered entertainment. RELATED: The Calgary Flames should have got right back on the bus after this craptacular warmup on Monday...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Opening Day for Major League Baseball is less than a month away, but don’t expect to see fans in the stands at Chicago Cubs or White Sox home games when the regular season starts. Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Tuesday afternoon that officials are not yet ready to allow fans inside sports stadiums just yet, even though the city has seen significant improvement in key COVID-19 metrics, but she said she expects that to happen at some point this year. READ MORE: Spring Training Report: COVID Will Loom Over Baseball For Another Season “I think there will be a point sometime this season where you’ll see fans in the stands at both Wrigley [Field] and Guaranteed Rate Field, which I still call Sox Park,” Lightfoot said Tuesday afternoon as she announced the easing of COVID-19 restrictions on restaurants, bars, and other businesses. Chicago on Tuesday reported COVID-19 test positivity rate of 2.9%, the lowest its’ been during the pandemic, as well as a record low average of 42 emergency room visits per day for COVID-like illnesses. Chicago Department...
    More On: tiger woods Tiger Woods crash puts Genesis car brand in an unexpected spotlight Tiger Woods’ relationship history: His girlfriends, mistresses and wife Ex-NBA star shocked to hear about crash after golf lesson with Tiger How the SUV Tiger Woods was driving may have saved his life Of course, no one knows what lies ahead for Tiger Woods in the wake of his horrific accident on Tuesday and the long, complicated surgery that followed. The unanimous sentiment around golf is for Woods to recover as quickly as possible and be maintain his quality of life with his two children. But what the accident has done is push the reality of golf without Woods completing closer to the surface. When Rory McIlroy was asked on Wednesday in advance of this week’s WGC-Workday Championship at The Concession in Florida, if he believes Woods, of all people, can come back from this, he said, “He’s not Superman. He’s a human being at the end of the day, and he’s already been through so much. “At this stage, I think everyone should...
    NBA : Her Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net Panathinaikos and Priftis have excellent relations and this year, with the position of the first coach remaining headless, after the removal of Giorgos Vovoras, the Greek coach was among the candidate replacements. However, as the coach of Unix said on the camera of Cosmote TV, the conditions were not ripe for him to move to Panathinaikos, with the former assistant of the greens emphasizing that he would like all this to prosper in the future. The video with the presence of Dimitris Priftis in the show “Pick n Roll” Detailed what he said about Panathinaikos: “It all started when I left Rhodes to help Frangi, in a season when we also won the championship. There is always a good relationship. I wish I could be in this great team at some point. There was interest and events this year. Panathinaikos is a destination and a high level team. “But now things were not ripe for it.” On the situation in Russia he said: “Here is another situation. There is...
    Biden administration to house migrant teens at overflow facility in Texas closed under Trump Former police officer Adam Coy charged with murder in death of Andre Hill Cramer lays out 7 rules for new investors to follow: We are at a critical point in this market "If you're part of this new cadre of investors, I am begging you to follow my seven new rules," CNBC's Jim Cramer said Wednesday. "We are at a critical point in this market, a point where the cheapest stocks are often the best and the most expensive stocks are often the worst," the "Mad Money" host said. "I want to address the retail revolution ... [and] put it in context, because sometimes revolutions fall apart," he said. Jim Cramer: We are at a critical point in this market CNBC See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next How you can save $1 million for retirement USA TODAY How much the most populous states pay mail carriers GOBankingRates Creepy ways your company...
    VIDEO2:3202:32Jim Cramer: We are at a critical point in this marketMad Money with Jim Cramer CNBC's Jim Cramer on Wednesday delivered a message of caution to retail investors who helped drive up the price of so-called meme stocks last week. The trading activity that was sparked on Reddit ignored traditional investing logic. It triggered an unprecedented short squeeze in stocks including AMC Entertainment and GameStop that captured the attention of people in and beyond the investing community. After a mixed day of stock trading on Wall Street, where the Dow Jones and S&P 500 indexes posted modest gains and the Nasdaq Composite slipped a couple of points, Cramer sought to introduce investing guidelines to the retail investors who participated in last week's craze. "If you're part of this new cadre of investors, I am begging you to follow my seven new rules," the "Mad Money" host said. The new class of investors Cramer is referring to is, in large part, the tens of millions of market players introduced to stock investing by commission-free trading platforms such as Robinhood, which has...
    N.M. official who warned of ‘blood running out of’ U.S. Capitol jailed pending trial in Jan. 6 riot case Tim Ryan expected to seek Ohio Senate seat ‘We’re at this point where stock markets are just ludicrous,’ says Carson Block © angela weiss/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images MARKET EXTRA Load Error Carson Block thinks that investing sentiment is reaching ludicrous levels — and that could eventually fracture a market that he views as fragile. The founder of San Francisco-based Muddy Waters, who made his name shorting Chinese stocks, told MarketWatch in a Monday-afternoon interview that the dust-up between a select group of individual investors using Reddit chat forums and a clutch of professional investors highlights the problems swirling in a market that has been buttressed by easy-money policies from the Federal Reserve and government aid to help stem the economic harm from the COVID-19 pandemic. Asked if his view that markets are ludicrous centered on the hubbub surrounding retail trading that has fostered precipitous gains in shares of companies like GameStop Corp. AMC Entertainment Holdings Koss Corp. and...
    Police in upstate New York pepper-sprayed a 9-year-old, bodycam videos released on Sunday show. Officers with the Rochester Police Department responded to a call for 'family trouble' and a possible stolen car around 3.30pm on Friday, the Democrat and Chronicle reported.  Cops were told by the girl's mother, her custodial parent, that she was suicidal and wanted to harm herself and others, according to the outlet. 'She indicated she wanted to kill herself and she wanted to kill her mom,' Deputy Police Chief Andre Anderson said at a Sunday news conference. Video shows the girl drop to the ground before she is handcuffed face down in the snow The girl repeatedly cried out to see her father during the ordeal, video released on Sunday shows Cops said the girl was taken to a local hospital to receive 'the services and care that she needed,' after she was pepper-sprayed by the officers, and has since been released back to her family. The incident comes after the March 2020 death of Daniel Prude sparked protests leading city officials to partially...
    FEMA asks Pentagon to ready thousands of troops to support vaccine push Explainer: what is the filibuster and why do some Democrats want to get rid of it? A J.J. Watt Trade is Inevitable at This Point At the beginning of the 2020 NFL season, a Houston Texans team absent both Deshaun Watson and J.J. Watt was near-unfathomable. The two have come to define the organization both through their stellar play and consistent presence in the community. Now it is January 2021 and the thought of both playing different uniforms is not only a realistic possibility, it's downright expected. © Provided by The Big Lead J.J. Watt | Scott Halleran/Getty Images Watson's relationship with the team has grown more rotten than the oldest tree branch and he has officially requested a trade. The team's forward-facing message is that they have no interest in trading their superstar QB, because of course they don't have interest in doing so. But nothing we've heard so far indicates there is even a remote chance that Watson will change his mind and show...
    What else would you expect on Rocky Top?   Tennessee announced the hiring of Josh Heupel on Wednesday, which completes the logical pairing with former UCF athletic director Danny White. How did Volunteers fans respond? Look at the comments section:  MORE: Every FBS coaching change in 2020 This coaching search wasn’t anywhere near the disastrous 2018 search that started with Greg Schiano and ended with Jeremy Pruitt, but it took that one hard turn at the end that puts Heupel in an unenviable position before he gets started.  So Central Florida is about to get $6 million in buyout money from Tennessee for an AD and a head coach and they are going to hire a better coach than Tennessee to replace Josh Heupel with that money. Typical Vol football. — Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) January 27, 2021 Tony Elliott was an emerging candidate, but the Clemson offensive coordinator opted to stay with a national championship contender. Former SEC coaches Gus Malzhan and Hugh Freeze were on Vols fans’ wish lists. Big Ten coaches P.J. Fleck and James Franklin stayed put. Coastal Carolina’s Jamey Chadwell, a Tennessee native who led the...
    ROMAN ABRAMOVICH took an almighty punt when he appointed Frank Lampard as Chelsea’s manager 18 months ago. Like a pin-sticking occasional gambler on Grand National day, Abramovich ignored the form, plumped for a ‘name’, crossed his fingers and hoped for the best. 4Frank Lampard is clinging onto his job at ChelseaCredit: AFP Club legend or not, Lampard was poorly qualified for the job after just one moderately-successful season as boss with Derby in the Championship. Lampard knew it as well as anybody, insisting during his unveiling that his status as the club’s all-time record 211-goal scorer would help him for ‘about five minutes’. Now, Abramovich’s betting slip on that long-shot gamble will surely be torn up and tossed away before long. The one qualification Lamps possessed, a genuine feeling for the club where he spent the majority of his playing career, was an asset in the unique circumstances of last season. Facing a transfer ban and the loss of Eden Hazard, Lampard promoted players from the club’s fruitful but long-neglected youth system and helped reconnect Chelsea with its roots. Achieving...
    Democratic California Rep. Adam Schiff expressed his “contempt” for Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on MSNBC’s Tuesday broadcast of “Morning Joe.” Schiff was asked by host Joe Scarborough who else might be responsible for “provoking people to commit insurrection” at the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday, aside from President Donald Trump. (RELATED: ‘They’re Worshipping An Idol,’ Joe Scarborough Says Of ‘Too Many People Who Call Themselves Christians’ That Follow Trump) “I think there is a lot of responsibility, Joe, as you point out, that goes beyond the president,” Schiff said. “That goes to people in the Congress that were propagating the big lie that he’s been trying to sell the country. I have nothing but contempt at this point for Kevin McCarthy who carried the president’s water throughout these four years.” The Capitol was stormed by Trump supporters last week after the president called on them to demand Vice President Mike Pence and Congress overturn the Electoral College results. Some prominent Republican lawmakers had previously expressed their intention to object to the results being certified in a joint session of...
    Tuesday, House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) weighed in on House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) role in the “insurrection” seen during the riot at the U.S. Capitol. Schiff slammed McCarthy on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” for his push to challenge the election results and carrying Trump’s water “throughout these four years.” He said he has “nothing but contempt” for McCarthy, who he argued holds “a lot of responsibility” for the Capitol Hill chaos. “I think there is a lot of responsibility, Joe, as you point out, that goes beyond the president,” Schiff advised. “It goes to people in the Congress that have been propagating the big lie that he’s been trying to sell the country. I have nothing but contempt at this point for Kevin McCarthy, who carried the president’s water throughout these four years. You know, he and Mick Mulvaney are in exactly the same place, which is claiming somehow that they’re newly discovering that Donald Trump is a different person than they thought, apparently. No, he’s exactly the same person we knew he was every day of his...
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