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    PRESIDENT Joe Biden said the United States must deliver "real change" for black Americans after Derek Chauvin was found guilty. Speaking at a press conference in the White House, the President also slammed "agitators" for causing riots after the verdict was announced. ???? Read our George Floyd trial live blog for the latest updates 1Joe Biden made remarks on Derek Chauvin's guilty verdict in the White House todayCredit: AP President Joe Biden on Tuesday called the murder conviction of former Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd a "step forward" but said such a verdict was much too rare in a country plagued by systemic racism. "This can be a giant step forward in the march toward justice in America," Biden said in remarks from the White House. "This is the time for this country to come together, to unite as Americans," he added in nationally televised...
    Vice President Kamala Harris said Americans are “able to breath easier and sleep better” due to President Joe Biden’s “help,” during a speech in North Carolina on Monday. Harris, speaking to advance President Joe Biden’s $2.25 trillion infrastructure proposal at Guilford Technical Community College in Jamestown, promoted the Biden administration’s “help” that she believes is “delivering real, real relief.” “Help is here. Help is here,” she reiterated. “And hope is here and things are looking up. Schools are reopening. Businesses are reopening. Grandparents are seeing their grandchildren in person,” she praised. “We are delivering real, real relief and the American people are now able to breathe easier and sleep better. And we are not done. The president and I are ready to keep going and we are not going to take it slow. And we are not going to take it one step at a time,” Harris said with a caveat....
    On the day U.S. President Joe Biden set as the deadline for all adults in the United States to be eligible for COVID-19 vaccination, the White House COVID-19 Response team touted the safety, efficacy and ease of getting vaccinated. From his Twitter account, Andy Slavitt, White House senior adviser on the COVID-19 response, called Monday "Vaccination Day," as it is the day that all Americans 16 and older are now eligible for vaccinations in every state and territory. FILE - Andy Slavitt, senior adviser to the White House COVID-19 Response Team, speaks during a White House briefing in Washington, in this Jan. 27, 2021, image from video.During the virtual White House briefing, Slavitt said that as of Monday, 90% of all Americans should be within five miles of a vaccinations site, and that there are more than enough vaccine doses available for them to get one. U.S. Centers for...
    Alex Potemkin/Getty Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.These days, you can find faux beef at at any national fast-food chain and supermarket meat case. Already wildly hyped in 2019, tech-backed burger analogues got a boost from the pandemic. As COVID-19 roared through meatpacking plants, sickening and killing workers and triggering shutdowns that briefly caused real-meat shortages, consumers loaded up on Impossible Burgers and various competing products. More recently, faux bird has landed, too: Walmart now peddles house-brand vegan “chick’n patties,” and KFC is trialing not-chicken nuggets developed by Beyond Meat.  But here’s a question: When will all this plant-based “meat” consumption start to curtail the US appetite for the real stuff? Americans lead the globe in carnivory, and the great bulk of our meat supply comes from massive confinement operations that spew greenhouse...
    JOE Biden forgot how many Americans have died from COVID-19 during a Wednesday press conference, initially saying "5,000" had been killed before pulling out a cheat sheet from his pocket with the real number. The gaffe came as Biden spoke while unveiling his "Build Back Better" plan in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. 1Credit: White House Most read in US NewsTRADING BLOWSTrump says 'heartless and cruel' Biden will turn US into ChinaCAPITOL ALERTOffice for House of Reps in Capitol Hill evacuated over ‘suspicious package’NUCLEAR FEARSTruck carrying radioactive uranium compound crashes and sparks evacuationExclusive'STAR-CROSSED'Hunter had affair with late brother's wife after wanting 'to help her kids'DOUBLE CHECKIRS Get My Payment tool checks if stimulus cash arrives this weekendDEADLY CASHNew George Floyd vid sees him 'paying with fake bill while high' before arrest More to follow... For the latest news on this story keep checking back at Sun Online. The Sun is your go to...
    Happy Thursday MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories:Real-estate agents are rethinking decades of advice on pools The top keyword search on Zillow last year was … pool. Planning to take a cruise in Pandemic Year 2? You won’t be allowed on board without a COVID-19 vaccination Some 85% of people said they would take a cruise if people were required to be inoculated against COVID-19 in advance. ‘This hellfire of a year’: COVID-19 long haulers face financial and medical uncertainty in Pandemic Year 2 About 30% of COVID-19 survivors followed for up to nine months reported 'persistent symptoms,' a recent study found.After a fight with his estranged wife, my partner transferred $250K into a trust for me. He died a week ago. Can she sue me? ‘His wife has been vindictive, mean and petty, refusing to pay for an ambulance to the hospice, refusing to provide funeral information to the...
    More On: fast takes Truth-challenged Biden and other commentary Mexicans love Speedy Gonzales and other commentary Biden has killed bipartisanship and other commentary New lies about Hunter Biden’s laptop and other commentary Reality Check: Real Data on Anti-Asian Hate “Asian-Americans have undoubtedly been the target of hatred ever since they came to the US,” notes Pradheep J. Shanker at National Review, but “the narrative being pushed of suddenly resurgent anti-Asian sentiment is highly misleading.” It began with a Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism study that found a 150 percent rise in 16 US cities in 2020 over 2019 — based on numbers “so small as to be statistically meaningless” — that suggest “more of a problem specific to” Gotham, LA and Boston. Plus, “FBI statistics show consistently over the decades that young African-American males are far more likely to be the culprits of these hate crimes...
    Vice President Kamala Harris condemned the U.S. as racist, xenophobic, and sexist in remarks at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, where she and President Joe Biden traveled Friday to show solidarity with the Asian American community. “Racism is real in America and it has always been. Xenophobia is real in America and always has been. Sexism, too,” Harris said. Eight people were murdered this week at three massage parlors in Atlanta. Six of the victims were Asian. Though police said that there was no evidence of a racial motive, advocates have claimed that the event is only the latest in a wave of anti-Asian-American hate crimes. Democrats have also blamed former President Donald Trump, who took a tough stance against China and often referred to the coronavirus as the “China virus” (though he also praised and defended Asian-Americans.) In her remarks, Harris hinted that Trump was to blame...
    Over 40 per cent of Americans say they've gained weight during the coronavirus pandemic. The average weight gain in that 42 per cent was 29lbs, according to the survey from the American Psychological Association.   Eighteen percent of respondents actually lost more weight than they'd wanted to, with those people losing 26lbs on average. 'We know we all do maladaptive things to cope,' Arthur C. Evans, chief executive officer and executive vice president of the APA, told NBC News. 'The issue is the magnitude of the problems we're seeing as a result of those behaviors.'    Fluctuations in weight that were undesired affected people in nearly all walks of life Concern about the future post-pandemic is widespread for many diverse populations Almost a quarter of adults admitted to drinking more alcohol to help them cope with the many stresses of the pandemic.  That figure soared to more than half, 52 percent,...
    (CNN)As social mores and cultural preferences change, companies adjust. They change what they sell, adding or updating products and letting others go. This isn't news -- or at least it wasn't, until American right-wing media outlets became obsessed with so-called "cancel culture." Jill FilipovicTheir latest focus is Dr. Seuss. The company that controls the Seuss catalog has decided to pull six of his dozens of books, the earliest of which was written in 1937, because they contain racist images of Asians and Africans. This seems sensible: Seuss' estate has an interest in protecting and promoting his legacy, and that's not going to happen by selling racist books to kids. That is not an attack on a beloved children's author. It is a recognition that a small portion of his older work is out of place today.No one is canceling Dr. Seuss. On the contrary: he's being well-served.Still, this decision by...
    More On: supreme court Here’s what Trump thinks about the Supreme Court decision to release his tax returns Stormy Daniels’ case against Trump tossed by SCOTUS Supreme Court won’t block Trump’s tax returns Uber stock slides after UK Supreme Court rules drivers are ‘workers’ As the nation’s racial reckoning following last May’s killing of George Floyd morphed into the summer’s riotous anarchy, the term “systemic racism” emerged as a fixture of our public discourse. What began as a somewhat arcane dialogue about purported police “militarization” and the “qualified immunity” legal doctrine soon took on a much more insidious tone. America, those like The New York Times’ “1619 Project” fabulists told us, was rotten to its very core, blemished by the indelible taint of “systemic racism.” In reality, there is no factual basis to support that. There will, sadly, always be individual racists from all backgrounds and all walks...
    (CNN)Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger, who has made a name for himself within the party by speaking out against former President Donald Trump, said the country can learn from the rift his outspoken views have caused within his family.As the result of being one of 10 Republican members to vote to impeach Trump last month, 11 members of Kinzinger's family sent a letter to him accusing him of being a part of the "devil's army." The New York Times first reported on the letter last week."I'm glad the letter came out," Kinzinger said on CNN's "Cuomo Prime Time," "because I think that people need to see -- if you haven't experienced that division in your family, this is the best example of it."Kinzinger said that while he has no ill will against his family, he does not feel the need to reach out and make amends at this time."So look, I...
    Over the past several weeks, the Biden administration has laid out the first pieces of its new agenda for the American people, including the promise of a $15 federal minimum wage. This is one of many proposals taken from the "California model," and it has noble intentions – to address income inequality and make sure that no American working 40 hours a week lives below the poverty line.  Unfortunately, by increasing the federal minimum wage, President Biden is attempting to address the symptom of income inequality rather than the cause, which would ultimately ensure that many Americans in low-income jobs are no longer able to work at all. NEWT GINGRICH: JOE BIDEN IS TRUMPISM'S BEST ASSET -- WHY DO WASHINGTON ELITES FIND THIS SO HARD TO UNDERSTAND? Economists are clear that income inequality is the result of a multitude of factors: globalization, technological advancement, the efficient employment of capital, and changing institutions,...
    February 19, 2021 3:34 PM | With information from EFE 15 minutes. Investors from Latin America are once again looking to invest in real estate in the US to take advantage of the appreciation of the real estate market and benefit from low interest rates in an environment marked by the more positive attitude towards Latin Americans of the Joe Biden Administration. To the surprise of many, the pandemic did not wipe out the international real estate market in the United States. “It has been an unimaginable surprise for me to see that my sales have increased since the pandemic began,” said Alan Medellín, who from Bogotá (Colombia) sells furnished apartments in a resort called The Grove Resort & Water Park, near Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida). The pandemic gives good surprises “Suddenly clients began to reach me, not only from Colombia but also from Mexico, Argentina, Peru and...
    An aerial view over downtown West Palm Beach, where RH in December 2017 opened an 80,000-square-foot, mansion-like store with a rooftop restauratnt.Source: Indiehouse Films WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Retailers, restaurants and other business owners want to be where the people are. And people are moving to South Florida in droves. Some are taking a temporary retreat during the pandemic, away from the cold weather up North. Others are making a longer term change, and businesses are following by committing to decades-long leases. At Rosemary Square, an outdoor shopping mall situated close to downtown West Palm Beach, a West Elm furniture store and Urban Outfitters are slated to open in the coming months. They'll be joined by a slew of new eateries, including a recently opened, local fast-casual taco shop, the health-driven chain True Food Kitchen, and the hip plant-based restaurant Planta. Lucid Motors, the electric car company known...
    On Friday’s broadcast of the Fox Business Network’s “Maria Bartiromo’s Wall Street,” Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge (R) stated that she will pursue legal action to re-open the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline if President Joe Biden doesn’t reverse his decision to cancel the pipeline. Host Maria Bartiromo asked, “Leslie, are you and the other 13 states going to take legal action in order to re-open construction of this pipeline?” Rutledge responded, “Well, potentially, if need be. We’re hoping that President Biden will reconsider and cancel his cancellation of the Keystone Pipeline. Because these are real Americans, real  Arkansans whose jobs are being lost because of this decision by President Biden. It’s also an economic impact, not only for those workers, but across the country, and particularly here in Arkansas. … But it’s also about energy independence for all Americans and for the United States of America.” Follow Ian Hanchett on...
    Breaking up with a partner might mean you need to change your password. At least that’s what seems to be the reasonable course of action in response to a survey conducted by ExpressVPN – a virtual private network service. The survey used a sample of 1,506 U.S. adults and found that one-quarter admitted to logging into an online account belonging to a former flame, so they can track their real-time location. Invasive methods like these were accomplished through apps that record geolocation. 'ZUMPING' IS THE TERRIBLE BREAKUP TREND TO EMERGE AMID THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Similarly, 30% revealed they have secretly logged into an ex-partner’s social media account at least once since the breakup. Another 23% admitted they are still doing so. "Location sharing may seem like an innocuous way to build mutual trust in modern-day relationships, but even the closest relationships should maintain a level of personal privacy," ExpressVPN’s Sean...
    Inauguration security: 25,000 National Guard members in a fortified D.C. Masks on federal property: Bidens first executive order These $19k SUVs Will Make You Trade in Your Car Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/5 SLIDES © MediaPunch/Shutterstock / MediaPunch/Shutterstock Joe Biden will inherit a daunting set of challenges when he becomes the 46th president of the United States. Chief among them: how to help Americans whose financial condition has been upended by the coronavirus pandemic and how to stimulate a struggling national economy. Biden has laid out an ambitious plan to put more money in the wallets of many Americans — and fast. “During this pandemic, millions of Americans, through no fault of their own, have lost the dignity and respect that comes with a job and a paycheck,” Biden said as he introduced his American Rescue Plan...
    There aren’t many unifying forces in American politics anymore. In an age where statues of heroes like George Washington and even Abraham Lincoln are torn down, few historical figures have escaped the self-righteous indignation of the Great Awokening.   Fortunately, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy remains one of the few still respected by Americans across the political divide. And today, his birthday, is an opportune time to reflect on what makes his legacy so unique.   It wasn’t just Dr. King’s bravery and incredible leadership during one of America’s darkest periods. It was that he always kept his focus on the right enemy.  ALVEDA KING: MARTIN LUTHER KING'S INSPIRING MESSAGE TO A NATION PLAGUED BY VIOLENCE, INJUSTICE, DISCORD That enemy was neither the Republican nor Democrat party. In fact, you would be hard-pressed to find an example of Dr. King invoking partisan terms in his speeches or sermons. Even more astounding, he never...
    Photo by Erin Scott-Pool/Getty Images. Newly-elected Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has promulgated a variety of bonkers conspiracy theories, including President Donald Trump’s baseless claims of election fraud and the smorgasbord of insanity known as QAnon. On Saturday, she found a new scoop of lunacy to add to her crazy sundae, tweeting out a statement blaming “Communist ANTIFA terrorists” and various liberal groups as the real threat. Statement from Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene pic.twitter.com/rMwzNcZeKN — Marjorie Taylor Greene ???????? (@mtgreenee) January 16, 2021 The first four paragraphs of Greene’s statement, posted on her Twitter account Saturday evening, blame “Communist ANTIFA terrorists,” “Marxist BLM,” and other leftist groups for “caus[ing] billions of dollars of damage to private property, historical statues and monuments, government buildings,” and “the deaths of at least 47 Americans.” At no point in her statement does Greene acknowledge the violence caused by Trump supporters at the Capitol riots...
    AMERICANS are set to get up to $600 stimulus per child along with a $1,400 check under Joe Biden's new Covid relief plan. The extra cash was detailed in the president-elect's new $1.9trillion deal that he unveiled on Thursday evening. 2Biden unveiled a new Covid package on ThursdayCredit: AFP or licensors Biden revealed that he is intending to send a third $1,400 stimulus check to Americans. However, he has also called for additional cash to be sent to families with dependants. For the first and second round of checks, Americans received an extra $500 and $600 respectively for each kid 16 or younger. However, Biden is now pushing for the additional cash regardless of the age of the dependent. 2Americans are hoping for extra sitmulus checksCredit: Getty Images - Getty Speaking from Wilmington, Delaware, Biden said there is "real pain overwhelming the real economy, one where people rely on...
    After the Democrat victories in the Georgia Senate runoffs, moderate Members of Congress — from both parties — will control the fates of American taxpayers for the foreseeable future. Joe Biden has pledged to repeal what he calls “Trump’s tax cuts,” but for that he needs Congress to pass legislation. If enough moderates agree to go along with the Democratic Party’s vocal left wing, it’s entirely possible that taxes could go up significantly on both individuals and businesses. If the moderates insist on bipartisanship and compromise, on the other hand, we’ll avoid the foreseeable disaster of a massive tax hike while the economy is still reeling from the shock of the coronavirus pandemic. The business tax cuts included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 were designed to boost investment and entrepreneurship, and are paired with targeted policies such as revised depreciation tables for capital equipment and increased...
    Sen. Marco Rubio harshly criticized National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci, saying he has been lying about coronavirus. “Dr. Fauci lied about masks in March,” Rubio wrote on Twitter. “Dr. Fauci has been distorting the level of vaccination needed for herd immunity. It isn’t just him. Many in elite bubbles believe the American public doesn’t know ‘what’s good for them’ so they need to be tricked into ‘doing the right thing.’” Fauci explained recently to The New York Times why some of his estimates appeared to have changed during the crisis. Fauci said it was a combination of gaining knowledge about the coronavirus as the pandemic continued, as well as because he thinks people can now better handle the fact that returning to how it was before COVID-19 struck may take longer than expected, according to The Hill. Fauci specifically noted about herd immunity that he...
    Making amends for a massacre nearly 100 years ago may be a model for reparations Keir Starmer faces Labour frontbench revolt over Brexit deal Christmas tree injuries are on the rise. Really. © RonTech2000 / iStock Christmas tree disaster Four in 5 Americans intend to have at least one Christmas tree in their homes, according to the latest ValuePenguin survey, which may not bode well for injury-prone celebrants. The percentage of people who said they’ve suffered injuries from their Christmas trees more than doubled from last year’s survey. In 2019, just 9% of respondents said they'd gotten injured while putting up their trees, but that figure jumped to 20% this year — a 122% increase. Despite the injury spike, those who prefer fake or real trees believe theirs are safer than the alternative — 24% of people prefer fake trees for their safety, compared with 8% of those who...
    Some California churches set to hold indoor services GoDaddy apologises for fake Christmas bonus email security test Believe it or not, Christmas tree injuries are on the rise © RonTech2000 / iStock Christmas tree disaster Four in 5 Americans intend to have at least one Christmas tree in their homes, according to the latest ValuePenguin survey, which may not bode well for injury-prone celebrants. The percentage of people who said they’ve suffered injuries from their Christmas trees more than doubled from last year’s survey. In 2019, just 9% of respondents said they'd gotten injured while putting up their trees, but that figure jumped to 20% this year — a 122% increase. Despite the injury spike, those who prefer fake or real trees believe theirs are safer than the alternative — 24% of people prefer fake trees for their safety, compared with 8% of those who buy real trees. This...
    Loading the player... A Republican congressman-elect said on Tuesday that Rev. Raphael Warnock was disguising himself as a pastor and that “real Americans” shouldn’t give Warnock their votes. In the interview with Fox News, Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina questioned Warnock’s pro-choice stance on abortion, asking how he can even “say he’s a pastor.” Warnock’s views have surprised some due to his role as a Christian pastor, though he says he believes the issue is not a governmental one. “This Warnock fellow…coming down here…says he’s a pastor.”Unlike Madison Cawthorn, Raphael Warnock was born and raised in Georgia and is the pastor of Dr. King’s church.And unlike Cawthorn, Warnock doesn’t take trips to Hitler’s vacation home and post them on Instagram. https://t.co/joenTBXgrC — Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) December 15, 2020 “I happen to think that a patient’s room is too small a place for a woman, her doctor and the U.S....
    Madison Cawthorn suggested that the Rev. Raphael Warnock isn't really a pastor. Rep.-elect Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) attacked Democratic Senate candidate Raphael Warnock on Tuesday, baselessly suggesting the Georgia-born pastor is an imposter. In a Fox News interview during a visit to Alpharetta, Georgia, Cawthorn suggested that Warnock was only pretending to be a moderate southern religious leader. "You see this Warnock fella who's coming down here and disguising himself as some moderate pastor from the South who doesn't believe in these radical ideas," Cawthorn complained. "But if you look at him, really, what he actually believes, he is a radical's radical. He wants to defund our police. He says he's a pastor, yet he's all about abortion. This is somebody who does not represent what real Americans believe."
    Loading the player... Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has been one of America’s most trusted medical leaders during the coronavirus pandemic, recently confirmed that the virus has impacted his own family. The nation’s leading disease expert said the brother of his youngest daughter’s boyfriend died from COVID-19 at only 32, despite being previously healthy. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies at a September hearing in Washington, D.C. examining the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Alex Edelman-Pool/Getty Images) Fauci made the revelation during a livestream interview hosted by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and moderated by Dr. Sanjay Gupta of CNN. It was in response to a question about whether Fauci knew anyone personally who had been impacted by COVID-19. He noted that the man died of heart complications following a battle with the virus, which has...
    Ani Sirois, a respiratory nurse, has spent months caring for coronavirus patients at a Portland, Oregon, hospital, and she's only getting busier as infections — and hospitalizations — surge before the holidays. But on a recent sunny day, COVID-19 seemed far away as she, her husband and their 2-year-old daughter roamed a Christmas tree farm in search of the perfect evergreen for a holiday season unlike any other. The family was tree-shopping nearly a week before Thanksgiving and, for the first time, they were picking their own tree instead of buying a pre-cut one. “It’s nice to have home be a separate safe space away from the hospital, and whether we can have a gathering with family or not, I know we’ll have our own little tree with the purple lights, and that’ll be something small to look forward to,” she said. Ani Sirois puts lights and decorations on...
    After announcing that members of President Donald Trump’s coronavirus task force are set to hold a briefing on Thursday, MSNBC’s Chuck Todd obliterated the president for his failed response to both the virus and the election — later blasting Rudy Giuliani’s surreal press conference. “This is the first time they’ve done this since July,” Todd said of the upcoming briefing. “Roughly 100,000 of Americans have died of this virus since then.” Todd then took aim at Dr. Scott Atlas, who often takes to Twitter to spread Covid-19 misinformation — noting that it’s unclear if “real” health officials will be speaking or if Atlas will be in attendance. Todd added that the briefing is coming just as the CDC warned Americans against traveling this Thanksgiving in order to avoid the spread of the coronavirus. “Obviously, the president’s personal epidemiologist on this, or he’s not a real epidemiologist, Scott Atlas, is giving the...
    (CBS4) – The service of Felix Sparks, a World War II hero who became a Colorado Supreme Court Justice, is at the center of a new Netflix miniseries called “The Liberator.” The animated four-part series was released on Veterans Day and features characters who are based on real soldiers as well as a few fictional characters that the show’s creators feel accurately represent the historical context. It stems from a book by Alex Kershaw. “The Liberator” tells the tale of soldiers from the U.S. Army’s 45th Infantry Division, which became known as the Thunderbird Division. It included Sparks as well as other soldiers from western states. As Smithsonian Magazine recalls, it was “a disparate collection of Native Americans, Mexican Americans and Southwestern cowboys.” The racially integrated fighting unit took part in battles in Italy, France and Germany. Retired Brig. General and former Colorado Supreme Court Justice Felix Sparks and...
    (CNN)Forty years ago, Ronald Reagan dispatched President Jimmy Carter with a simple question to the American people: "Are you better off now than you were four years ago?" The question of the 2020 election is a variation on the theme: "Is our country better off now than it was four years ago?"Good people can disagree about politics, but let's look at the data.America is more divided at home and less respected around the world. Our national debt is higher, income inequality larger and more Americans are unemployed than when Donald Trump came into office. We're even divided on basic questions of science: Trump's disastrously denial-driven response to the pandemic has caused America to have 20% of the world's deaths despite having just 4% of the world's population, with cases spiking to new highs as we head into Election Day. So it's not a surprise that more than 80% of Americans...
    Raikkonen to continue for another season with Alfa Romeo Famous TV shows that ended in controversy I Can't Believe This Social Security Bonus Was So Easy Ad Microsoft Americans Are Obsessed With New Blanket That Puts You To Sleep In Minutes Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/12 SLIDES © Alex Emanuel Koch / Shutterstock.com A recent GOBankingRates’ survey found that Americans are drowning in debt. Fortunately, the survey also found that a majority of respondents — 71 percent — are hopeful that they will get out of debt. It certainly is possible to pay off even big debts if you make it a priority and take the right steps. These 11 people are proof. They paid off a combined $1,115,763, and...
    Rapper Lil Wayne met with President Trump in Florida on Thursday, becoming the latest hip-hop figure to publicly associate with or support the president ahead of the election.  Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., took a photo with Mr. Trump after discussing the "Platinum Plan," a Trump administration initiative launched in September meant to "uplift Black communities" across the U.S. through a $500 billion investment.  "Just had a great meeting with @[email protected] besides what he's done so far with criminal reform, the platinum plan is going to give the community real ownership. He listened to what we had to say today and assured he will and can get it done," said Lil Wayne. He has known Mr. Trump for years, having been a contestant on NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice" in 2013. Just had a great meeting with @realdonaldtrump @potus besides what he’s done so far with criminal reform, the...
    Lil Wayne on Thursday praised Donald Trump and his work on criminal justice reform, saying the president's Platinum Plan to benefit black Americans 'is going to give the community real ownership'.  The rapper tweeted about the pair's 'great meeting' at the commander in chief's resort in Doral, Florida, sharing an image of the two men.  Lil Wayne tweeted: 'Just had a great meeting with @realdonaldtrump @potus besides what he's done so far with criminal reform, the platinum plan is going to give the community real ownership.  'He listened to what we had to say today and assured he will and can get it done.' Trump later retweeted the post.  The meeting with Lil Wayne comes after other prominent black artists 50 Cent and Ice Cube appeared to lend their support to the president. Rapper Lil Pump also endorsed Trump on his Instagram page on Monday.  Lil Wayne on Thursday praised Donald...
    During Friday’s Democratic Weekly Address, Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) stated that Senate Democrats have tried to focus on the real-world impact that Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s rulings would have and “That’s what Justice Ginsburg called on the Court to do — to consider the real-world impact of its decisions.” Transcript as Follows:  “Aloha, I’m Senator Mazie Hirono, and I have the privilege of serving the people of Hawaii in the United States Senate. These are not normal times. All across the country, millions of our fellow Americans are sitting around their kitchen tables worried about the future. Some of them have lost their jobs and are unable to purchase food for their families; Others are struggling to make rent or pay their mortgage; And too many are mourning a loved one – whose empty seat at the table is a painful reminder of...
    Colorado is losing billionaires. And most of the remaining members of this very exclusive club are leaking net worth during the global downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Five Colorado residents made the 2020 Forbes 400, released last month, which tracks the richest Americans; all of them are billionaires. In 2017, Colorado boasted ten billionaires; this year, according to a real-time update from Forbes, that number is down to eight, with all but one of the survivors ranked lower among the world's 2,000-plus billionaires than they were three years ago. The majority are also worth less money overall, and one entry is down by more than two-thirds, suffering a loss in net worth of nearly $4 billion in just the last month. The two Coloradans who didn't make Forbes's cut this year are Cargill MacMillan III and William MacMillan, who tied for ninth on the 2017 roster and 1,678th on the magazine's...
    Matt Warshauer, a history professor in Connecticut, is known for making timely Halloween displays that tackle issues in society. Matt Warshauer Connecticut history professor Matt Warshauer has created current event-themed Halloween displays since 2003 to show what he deems "the real horrors" of the year. On September 27, he unveiled his display for this year, one half of which includes photos of people who lost their lives due to COVID-19. The other side of Warshauer's display includes pictures of 18 Black Americans who were killed by police. Warshauer told Insider that his goal is to showcase issues "that have captivated and rocked our country." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Since 2003, Matt Warshauer, a history professor at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Connecticut, has crafted detailed displays outside his home for Halloween. But instead of more predictable decorations, like pumpkins or store-bought finds, his...
    (CNN)While Americans decorate their homes with ghosts and goblins this Halloween, a Connecticut man has decided to put up a much scarier scene.Matt Warshauer erected a multipaneled Halloween display in front of his home Saturday featuring the victims of real-life terrors -- those killed by Covid-19 and Black Americans killed by police."These two issues to me are the key cultural/political challenges that are facing our nation," Warshauer told CNN. For 17 years, Warshauer has used the spooky season to create over-the-top statement-making displays to address social and political subjects from hauntingly new perspectives.His first political display was for Halloween 2003, in response to the Iraq War, and it has become a tradition for his family ever since. In 2017, he created a display he named "The Trumpian Ship of State" in reaction to the 2016 presidential election.Read MoreHis West Hartford home has since gained a reputation in the community as...
    Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” host Tucker Carlson slammed the media for its reaction to the Breonna Taylor grand jury findings. He argued their motivations were not honest but instead an effort to win over voters for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden for November 3. Transcript as follows: CARLSON: The chaos you were watching the promise of potential violence tonight. All began with a tragedy that took place six months ago. In March, three Louisville police officers served a search warrant at the apartment of a woman called Breonna Taylor. They knocked outside, they announced they were from the police department and then they entered the apartment. Once they did, a man called Kenneth Walker opened fire on them. Walker was Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend. He was also supposedly a drug dealer. That’s one of the reasons the police were there. Walker admits that he fired first and...
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    September has featured one scandal after another stemming from Donald Trump’s belief that the best way to handle the coronavirus pandemic is to let a bunch of people get sick and die, and then deny that it’s happening. First, journalist Bob Woodward started to releasing recordings in which Trump said he “wanted to always play it down” and admitted he had deliberately lied to the public about how serious this virus really is. Then, in a town hall for ABC News, Trump confessed that his real strategy was to let the virus run loose to create herd immunity — or rather “herd mentality” which would be “herd developed,” to quote the president accurately — even though that would literally kill millions of Americans. Then the New York Times published a new exposé revealing that Trump officials had overruled medical researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, forcing the agency to publish misleading and dangerous information designed to discourage people who have been exposed to the virus from...
    Amanda Marcotte September 22, 2020 5:05PM (UTC) September has featured one scandal after another stemming from Donald Trump's belief that the best way to handle the coronavirus pandemic is to let a bunch of people get sick and die, and then deny that it's happening. First, journalist Bob Woodward started to releasing recordings in which Trump said he "wanted to always play it down" and admitted he had deliberately lied to the public about how serious this virus really is. Then, in a town hall for ABC News, Trump confessed that his real strategy was to let the virus run loose to create herd immunity — or rather "herd mentality" which would be "herd developed," to quote the president accurately — even though that would literally kill millions of Americans. Then the New York Times published a new exposé revealing that Trump officials had overruled medical researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, forcing the agency to publish misleading...
    New York (CNN Business)A version of this article first appeared in the "Reliable Sources" newsletter. You can sign up for free right here.Nothing I'm about to say is meant to take away from the Supreme Court fight. The GOP is speeding toward a Supreme Court confirmation without even knowing who President Trump is going to nominate. It is a huge story that merits huge amounts of air time.But it shouldn't overshadow the pandemic and the economic pain and suffering all across America.Yet... It has. "The Senate majority is demonstrating priorities," The Atlantic staff writer Edward-Isaac Dovere wrote on Monday. He pointed out that "there hasn't been a vote for months on relief for the millions of Americans struggling to pay rent and suffering from COVID, but there will be a fast vote on an open Supreme Court seat."The pain is vast and unevenly distributed. The American death toll from the...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF / CNN) — Stripe is paying employees $20,000 if they relocate from expensive cities such as San Francisco, Seattle and New York, where the company has offices. But workers who make the move will have to take a 10% pay cut, the San Francisco-headquartered company said. “We want our employees to be able to make whatever life choices they feel are best for them without barriers,” a spokesperson for the financial services and software company told CNN Business. Leaving big cities has become increasingly popular since the pandemic hit. Signed contracts for sales of condos and co-ops in Manhattan, for example, plunged nearly 60% in July, while contracts for single-family homes in areas outside of New York City have skyrocketed, according to a recent report from real estate brokerage Douglas Elliman and Miller Samuel, a real estate appraisal and consulting firm. Some commuting Americans are already saving money during the pandemic....
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF / CNN) — Stripe is paying employees $20,000 if they relocate from expensive cities such as San Francisco, Seattle and New York, where the company has offices. But workers who make the move will have to take a 10% pay cut, the San Francisco-headquartered company said. “We want our employees to be able to make whatever life choices they feel are best for them without barriers,” a spokesperson for the financial services and software company told CNN Business. Leaving big cities has become increasingly popular since the pandemic hit. Signed contracts for sales of condos and co-ops in Manhattan, for example, plunged nearly 60% in July, while contracts for single-family homes in areas outside of New York City have skyrocketed, according to a recent report from real estate brokerage Douglas Elliman and Miller Samuel, a real estate appraisal and consulting firm. Some commuting Americans are already saving money during the pandemic....
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    On Wednesday morning, veteran journalist Bob Woodward released audio recordings of two damning interviews with Donald Trump, conducted in the weeks before the coronavirus pandemic swept the U.S. In those conversations, the president revealed that he was knowingly lying to the public about the dangers of COVID-19. “I wanted to always play it down,” Trump told Woodward on March 19, when the transmission rate was still low and there was a real chance of containing the virus — but only by telling the truth about the risks so the public would take the problem seriously. Now, with 190,000 Americans dead and more than 6.3 million infected, Trump has declared that he was fully justified in repeatedly lying to the public about the dangers of the coronavirus, even though those lies led to numerous states reopening prematurely and millions of Americans refusing to take basic precautions such as wearing masks. “I don’t want to create panic, as you say,” Trump...
    A CBS News/YouGov poll released over Labor Day Weekend found that only 21% of voters would get a COVID-19 vaccine this year even if it were available at no cost, down from 32% in July. One takeaway isn’t that Americans are turning into anti-vaxxers, but that they fear a rushed vaccine: President Donald Trump has made it clear that he wants to see a vaccine developed soon, preferably before Election Day. And Dr. Rochelle Walensky, head of infectious diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital, discussed her fears of a vaccine being politicized when she was interviewed by CNN on Monday. Walensky told CNN, “There is an enormous amount of vaccine hesitancy in this country at baseline. We know the flu vaccine, that has a long, long history….. of safety — generally every year, only about 45% of Americans who are eligible receive the flu vaccine.” “Given how critical this vaccine is...
    The fury over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to a San Francisco hair salon this week may appear overblown on the surface, but her disregard for local coronavirus ordinances represents a troubling mentality among Democratic leaders that's been "cursing American politics" for generations, Ben Shapiro told his podcast listeners Thursday. "That sort of Marie Antoinette feeling, that is deeply offputting to most Americans and that's why Nancy Pelosi, what she did here, I understand that it's not a world breaking story," the "Ben Shapiro Show" host said, "but it is indicative of a mentality that is cursing American politics and has lead to tremendous splits in American life." PELOSI FIGHTS BACK, DEMANDS APOLOGY FROM SALON OWNER Pelosi’s visit was captured on security cameras, with footage showing her walking through the salon with wet hair and without a mask over her mouth or nose. The stylist doing her hair can be seen in the video following her through the building while wearing a black...
    What the fuck did we do to deserve this? Why is our so-called president so entirely batshit crazy?  These are questions many, or maybe most Americans try to avoid these days. They shrug, pretend our mad king’s latest excesses and offenses are just an act, or that it will be over soon. They excuse the externalities bearing down on us as fate or bad timing, and Donald’s eccentricity and incompetence as just the icing on the political cake of America’s Annus Horribilis. (And no, Don Jr., that’s not a symptom of a bad booty bump.) To those Americans, I say: Don’t look ahead. Don’t look past this madness. The desperate, dangerous weeks ahead are the most important and fraught since the eve of the American Civil War. Sure, you know there’s a pandemic, a looming crisis in bankruptcies, evictions and homelessness as Washington squabbles. You know we’re sliding into a...
    Wow, how about that Dow? The Dow Jones Industrial Average, I mean, Wall Street’s up-to-the-minute report on whether corporate stock prices are going up, down or sideways. It’s the one economic indicator that our nation’s media and political establishment watch religiously, claiming it tells them how our national economy is performing. Recently, the stock market has been zooming up, up and away. So, like ancient priests watching burbling, hissing volcanos to determine if the gods are pleased or angry, the believers in the infallibility of the Dow are hailing today’s economy as boom times! No need for another big round of pandemic relief payments or any other urgent actions by government, exclaim the Trumpeteers, because — Boom, Boom, Boom, look at that Dow! — shareholder wealth is pouring down on us like manna from heaven. Us? Most Americans are asking: A boom for whom? America’s real economy is in shambles....
    With the coronavirus pandemic putting a new focus on school choice in America, former NFL player and Brewer Group CEO Jack Brewer told “The Story” Monday that public school systems are not keeping up with “real issues.” “I spend a lot of time in the public school system, I spend a lot of time with underserved kids in particular ... ” Brewer told host Martha MacCallum. "You look at underserved youth and you look at places, whether it’s Detroit or Baltimore, [where] you have reading proficiency levels ... and math proficiency levels that are worse than Third World countries.” TEXAS TEACHERS COULD SEE DOUBLE-DIGIT RAISES UNDER PROGRAM TO RETAIN TOP PERFORMERS According to Brewer, these public school systems are spending up to $25,000 per child, "twice as much as it costs to go to private schools." (iStock) In addition, Brewer pointed out, more than two million students drop out of public school every year, Brewer pointed...
    (CNN Business)A version of this article first appeared in the "Reliable Sources" newsletter. You can sign up for free right here."We must not become a country at war with ourselves," Joe Biden said in a Sunday statement that condemned the weekend's shooting in Portland and accused President Trump of "recklessly encouraging" such violence.For cooler heads to prevail, as they must, we all must have a sense of perspective. The tinderbox in Portland is an important story. So is the situation in Kenosha. But proportionality is key. Hyperpartisan websites and TV shows have a vested interest in blowing these stories out of proportion, which damages the public discourse and spreads unwarranted fear across the country. Here are a few examples of where proportionality is needed:-- The real problems in Portland are not reflective of the entire city, nor are they automatically applicable to other cities.-- Clashes between far-left anarchists and far-right...
    HBO Lovecraft Country If you’re watching Lovecraft Country on HBO and are feeling really unsettled by the depiction of sundown towns and counties, then you’re not alone. The series takes place in the 1950s and the concept of “sundown towns” that you see in the premiere episode is based on real life.By the Late 1960s, There Were More than 10,000 Sundown Towns in the United StatesSundown towns were very real. For example, in 1930, 44 out of the 89 counties that lined Route 66 were referred to as Sundown Towns that banned Black Americans from entering after dark, The Atlantic reported. And yes, there even were very visible, large signs that had racial slurs and warned passersby not to be in the town when the sun set. Illinois had almost 150 sundown towns in the state alone. In Lovecraft Country, the journey begins in Chicago. Sundown towns were all over America....
    Alex Berenson’s coronavirus reporting would win the coveted Pulitzer Prize if it were up to Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume, and “Americans are hungry for real reporting about COVID rather than hysteria and panic,” the former New York Times reporter told Fox News. Berenson’s latest booklet on coronavirus was released on Tuesday. It focuses on the unprecedented decision to shut down parts of America in an attempt to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Hume took to Twitter to compliment the former New York Times reporter. ALEX BERENSON DELVES INTO ‘UNPRECEDENTED’ COVID LOCKDOWNS “If the Pulitzer prizes were not so corrupted by politics, one would certainly be awarded to @AlexBerenson for his superb against-the-grain reporting on Covid 19 and the folly of the lockdowns used to fight it,” Hume wrote. “His latest contribution is part two of 'Unreported Truths About Covid 19 and Lockdowns.’ It is every bit as good as part one,” Hume wrote in a follow-up tweet. ALEX BERENSON: CORONAVIRUS TRUTH AND WHY THE MEDIA ESTABLISHMENT...
    The Federal Reserve Board—our unaccountable Central Bank—needs more citizen and congressional supervision. Fees from financial institutions fund its operations, not congressional appropriations. It is as secret as it wants to be and that’s plenty. (See Secrets of the Temple: How the Federal Reserve Runs the Country by William Greider). Plus, the Fed can print money at will. In the past several years it has “produced” trillions of dollars that juiced the stock market’s speculation. Back nearly 90 years ago, the influential British economist, John Maynard Keynes, warned about stock markets veering into speculation and away from investments to build the real economy. Today, he might view stock markets as the epitome of wasteful “casino capitalism.” They have very little to do with raising money for useful investments and everything to do with making bets, as in multi-tiered derivatives, puts, and options to make money from money. Most often using, in Justice Louis...
    Some societies center on social control, others on social investment. Social-control societies put substantial resources into police, prisons, surveillance, immigration enforcement, and the military. Their purpose is to utilize fear, punishment, and violence to divide people and keep the status quo in place — perpetuating the systemic oppression of Black and brown people, and benefiting no one but wealthy elites. Social-investment societies put more resources into healthcare, education, affordable housing, jobless benefits, and children. Their purpose is to free people from the risks and anxieties of daily life and give everyone a fair shot at making it. Donald Trump epitomizes the former. He calls himself the “law and order” president. He even wants to sic the military on Americans protesting horrific police killings. He has created an unaccountable army of federal agents who go into cities like Portland, Oregon – without showing their identities – and assault innocent Americans. Trump...
    Isaiah Washington told "The Daily Briefing" Wednesday that he is "tired" of being known for his acting tenure on the hit TV medical drama "Grey's Anatomy". Washington told host Dana Perino that much of his time is now spent talking to "real" Americans about the struggles they face on his new Fox Nation show "Isaiah Washington: Kitchen Talk." "I got tired of people telling me that I am former 'Grey’s Anatomy,' Washington, who played Dr. Preston Burke on the ABC show between 2005 and 2014. "This is my answer to show the world who I am." In the series, Washington roams the California coast traversing both the kitchens and hearts of everyday Americans and celebrities. ISAIAH WASHINGTON OPENS UP ABOUT DECISION TO LEAVE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AFTER WHITE HOUSE VISIT The series, he told Perino, is his way of showing the world "who I am, as opposed to a character that they lost, for whatever reason, and let[ting] me get to the heart of what people are thinking. "As opposed to...
    US coronavirus: Miami is now the coronavirus epicenter as cases surge, expert says Amazons upcoming supermarket could be the first step in an ambitious plan to change the way we grocery shop — heres what we know about it so far Chris Evans Launches A Starting Point Website to Help Americans Get Real Facts to Inform Their Vote Chris Evans has launched his own website — and it's probably not what fans would expect from the Avengers star. © Gabe Ginsberg/Getty; Vera Anderson/WireImage; MANJUNATH KIRAN/AFP via Getty The actor launched his bipartisan civic engagement site A Starting Point on Tuesday The actor, 39, founded A Starting Point with business partners Mark Kassen and Joe Kiani, in an effort to present non-partisan, fact-based (and fact-checked) discourse about the biggest political issues and policies that affect and are important to Americans. Evans says he was motivated to create the website after...
    (CNN)As the nation marked a somber Fourth of July with many Americans confined to their homes amid an alarming rise in coronavirus cases, President Donald Trump used his stage on the White House's South Lawn Saturday to put forward a mystifying -- and dangerously misleading claim -- that 99% of coronavirus cases in America are "totally harmless."The President's assertion without evidence about the virus was his latest attempt to minimize the threat of the coronavirus as it ravages the United States with cases rising across the country, and as an increasing number of top Republican officials from the nation's governors to members of Congress plea with Americans to redouble their efforts to curb the spread of the virus, warning of the dangerous consequences if current trends continue.Looking to distract the nation from the frightening spike in Covid-19 cases and America's grim death toll as it surpassed 129,000 people, Trump has...
    Voter fraud and Twitter censorship pose real threats to conservatives, Eric Trump said Saturday night. "Voter fraud is real and it is absolutely happening every single day. And the Democrats don't care," the president's son told host Jesse Watters during an appearance on Fox News' "Watters' World." "And the media wants to ignore it." Trump, an executive vice president of the Trump Organization, slammed Democrats for trying to push the narrative that voter fraud involving mail-in ballots doesn't exist. BIDEN SAYS TRUMP WILL ATTEMPT TO 'STEAL' PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION President Trump tweeted last Sunday that due to the "process" voters must go through to obtain an absentee ballot, such voting is safer than general mail-in balloting — and he pointed to a voter-fraud scandal in New Jersey in May as evidence that universal mail-in voting would cause widespread problems. Watters then asked Trump about Twitter, alleging the microblogging site was pushing a...
    Washington (CNN)Hours after the June jobs report -- which announced an increase of 4.8 million jobs -- was released Thursday morning, former Vice President Joe Biden gave a speech lambasting President Donald Trump over his response to the coronavirus.Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee to challenge Trump in November, attacked the President for not mentioning the US hitting an all-time high for coronavirus cases in his speech earlier that day, ridiculed the lack of oversight in stimulus programs and told Trump to "act, lead ... or get out of the way so others can." We took a look at the facts around some of the accusations he leveled against the President and his administration. Federal guidelines on reopening Biden suggested that the federal government did not have guidance for states to reopen.Read More"Without a uniformed plan and guidance from the federal government that state and local leaders can use to inform...
    Hundreds of teens at pong fest party in Texas were exposed to coronavirus, officials say McDonalds will stop reopening restaurants for 21 days as COVID-19 cases spike across America Heres how COVID-19 is affecting homebuyers © Deposit Photos Couple on computers COVID-19 has already impacted the lives of Americans in countless ways and we continue to see new effects of the virus. The economic impact has been huge and devastating — the number of unemployed citizens across all 50 states continues to grow. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that there were 20.5 million unemployed people in April, and millions more have continued to file for unemployment each week since, despite some states starting to re-open. The coronavirus has also re-shaped many of the foundations of our daily lives — from how we shop, to how we socialize, to how we work. All of these changes have the potential to impact decisions about where...
    The death of George Floyd and the coronavirus pandemic’s racial disparities have put historic inequalities shouldered by black Americans in starker relief than ever before — and some advocates say they point to a long-overdue consideration of reparations. “It is time to really have a serious conversation about restoring the wealth that’s been extracted by racism,” Andre Perry, a fellow at the center-left Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program and co-author of the April report “Why we need reparations for Black Americans,” told MarketWatch. Perry, who’s nearing 50, said he couldn’t recall another time when the country was “this close” to advancing on the issue of reparations. “ ‘It’s becoming more and more obvious that black communities have been robbed of the money that they’re owed from slavery, from Jim Crow racism and from systemic racism in things like housing and criminal justice.’ ” — Andre Perry,...
    Former President Barack Obama urged Americans on Wednesday to use the urgency of the George Floyd protests to spark "real change" in the United States. Mr. Obama's comments come after more than a week of demonstrations sparked by Floyd's death in Minneapolis.  "Let me begin by acknowledging that although all of us have been feeling pain, uncertainty disruption, some folks have been feeling it more than others. Most of all, the pain that's been experienced by the families of George and Breonna, Ahmaud, and Tony and Dreasjon, and too many others to mention." "In some ways as tragic as these past few weeks have been, as difficult and scary and uncertain as they've been, they've also been an incredible opportunity for people to be awakened to some of these underlying trends," Mr. Obama said. "And they offer an opportunity for us to all work together to tackle, to take them...
    President Obama is set to encourage Americans to make "real change" in response to the killing of George Floyd and the ensuing wave of protests.  The former president's hope is "that we can turn protest into policy," a person familiar with his plans tells CBS News. Mr. Obama is poised to be a brief part of a broader conversation about specific proposed reforms to the nation's law enforcement agencies and how to improve trust between police and the communities they protect.  The event, "Reimagining Policing in the Wake of Continued Police Violence," is hosted by My Brother's Keeper Alliance, a program established by the Obama Foundation. Trending News Watch live: Obama to discuss death of George Floyd, police reforms Fauci says U.S. could have "couple of hundred million" vaccine doses by new year McConnell blocks resolution condemning Trump's response to protests Trump says he only went to "inspect" underground bunker...
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