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Trump's rallies define his view of liberty: The right not to care about other people

Mon, 19 Oct 2020 16:03 | Yahoo News

Trump's rallies define his view of liberty: The right not to care about other peoplePresident Trump made a fateful decision last week to return to holding mass rallies despite warnings from health officials about doing so during a pandemic.



‘Backhanded racism’: Biden supporters weigh in after GOP senator mocks Kamala Harris’s name

Sun, 18 Oct 2020 17:12 | Yahoo News

‘Backhanded racism’: Biden supporters weigh in after GOP senator mocks Kamala Harris’s nameAfter Sen. David Perdue mocked Kamala Harris’s name, Democratic supporters launched a viral Twitter campaign and called the comments “backhanded racism.”



CNN's Jake Tapper scolds Lara Trump for seemingly mocking Joe Biden's stutter in heated interview

Sun, 18 Oct 2020 12:34 | The Week

CNN's Jake Tapper scolds Lara Trump for seemingly mocking Joe Biden's stutter in heated interviewCNN's Jake Tapper cut off Lara Trump during a tense interview on State of the Union on Sunday after she dodged a question about appearing to mock Joe Biden's stutter by claiming the Democratic presidential candidate is in "cognitive decline."Tapper had aired a clip of Trump's daughter-in-law claiming that every time Biden speaks, "I'm like 'Joe, can ya get it out, let's get the words out, Joe.' You kinda feel bad for him." Tapper asked Lara Trump in response, "How do you think it makes little kids with stutters feel when they see you make a comment like that?"Trump said she didn't know Biden had famously overcome a stutter, and pivoted to alleging his speech was evidence of "cognitive decline." Tapper quickly interrupted: "I think you have absolutely no standing to diagnose somebody's cognitive decline," he told her, pointing out that "I'm sure it offends you" when people do the same to President Trump."I'm not diagnosing him," Trump protested. "I'm saying Joe Biden is struggling at times on stage and it's concerning to a lot of people that this could be the leader of the free world. That is all I'm saying. I genuinely feel sorry for Joe Biden."But Tapper's patience had run out. "I'm sure [your comments] were from a place of concern," he said. "We all believe that." Watch below. > Jake Tapper calls out Lara Trump for openly mocking Joe Biden's stutter. > > Lara says, "First and foremost I had no idea that Joe Biden ever suffered from a stutter. I think what we see on Joe Biden on stage is very clearly a cognitive decline."> > Tapper isn't having it. pic.twitter.com/qGlfOLzd3k> > -- The Recount (@therecount) October 18, 2020More stories from theweek.com Will Kansas go blue? What happened to third party candidates? If Roe falls



Queen grants rare royal pardon to murderer who fought off a terrorist knife attacker with a 5-foot narwhal tusk on London Bridge

Sun, 18 Oct 2020 07:55 | INSIDER

Queen grants rare royal pardon to murderer who fought off a terrorist knife attacker with a 5-foot narwhal tusk on London BridgeSteve Gallant was on his day release at a conference set up to help rehabilitate prisoners when the terror attack took place last November.



Cruise ship rescues 24 people from boat off Florida coast

Sun, 18 Oct 2020 13:53 | Yahoo News Video

Cruise ship rescues 24 people from boat off Florida coastA Carnival Cruise Line ship rescued two dozen people, including two children, from a sinking boat 37 miles off the Florida coast, the cruise line reported Saturday.



'It just exploded': Cameron Peak, CalWood fires drive thousands from their homes in Colorado

Mon, 19 Oct 2020 09:30 | USA TODAY

'It just exploded': Cameron Peak, CalWood fires drive thousands from their homes in ColoradoThe CalWood Fire began burning Saturday about 50 miles southeast of the Cameron Peak Fire that has burned more than 300 square miles since mid-August.



Lopez Obrador criticizes DEA role in Mexico after ex-army chief's arrest

Sun, 18 Oct 2020 18:00 | Reuters

Lopez Obrador criticizes DEA role in Mexico after ex-army chief's arrestMexico's president has criticized the historic role played by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in his country, days after a former Mexican army chief was arrested in Los Angeles on drug charges at the behest of the DEA. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador described Thursday's arrest of ex-Defense Minister Salvador Cienfuegos as evidence of rampant corruption in past governments. Speaking in the southern state of Oaxaca on Saturday, Lopez Obrador said the DEA had dealt for years with Cienfuegos and Genaro Garcia Luna, Mexico's security minister from 2006 to 2012, who has also been charged in the United States with drug-trafficking offenses.



Unmasked man in Washington grocery store speaks out after video goes viral

Mon, 19 Oct 2020 12:08 | NBC News

Unmasked man in Washington grocery store speaks out after video goes viralIn the viral video, an employee confronts Scott, who said his medical condition prevents him from wearing a mask.



12 Everyday Household Items That Are Worth the Investment

Mon, 19 Oct 2020 13:31 | Architectural Digest

Texas Republican becomes latest to attack Trump as senate races tighten

Mon, 19 Oct 2020 09:01 | The Independent

Texas Republican becomes latest to attack Trump as senate races tightenSenator compares dealing with president to unhappy marriage, says change ‘doesn’t usually work out very well’



3 billion people could struggle to get a COVID-19 vaccine because the world doesn't have enough fridges to store it

Mon, 19 Oct 2020 06:45 | Business Insider

3 billion people could struggle to get a COVID-19 vaccine because the world doesn't have enough fridges to store itLarge parts of Asia, Latin America, and Africa lack sufficient cold storage facilities to keep a potential COVID-19 vaccine.



Rudy’s ‘Russian Agent’ Pal Booted from Facebook for U.S. Election Interference

Mon, 19 Oct 2020 11:18 | The Daily Beast

Rudy’s ‘Russian Agent’ Pal Booted from Facebook for U.S. Election InterferenceFacebook has suspended the account of Ukrainian politician—and alleged Russian agent—Andrii Derkach for election interference activity.The member of Ukraine’s parliament has been working with President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani to gather allegations against former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.In a statement, a Facebook spokesperson told The Daily Beast, “We removed this account and this Page for violating our policy against the use of our platform by people engaged in election-focused influence operations.”Derkach was sanctioned by the Treasury Department in September for allegedly acting as an agent of Russian intelligence and being “directly or indirectly engaged in, sponsored, concealed, or otherwise been complicit in foreign interference in an attempt to undermine the upcoming 2020 U.S. presidential election.”Rudy: Only ‘50/50’ Chance I Worked With a ‘Russian Spy’ to Dig Dirt on Bidens and UkraineThrough his “Nabu Leaks” website, Derkach began spreading leaked recordings of conversations between Vice President Biden and former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko discussing a $1 billion loan to Ukraine and the need to fire an allegedly corrupt former prosecutor. Derkach and a number of Republican politicians have spread unsubstantiated allegations that Biden’s internationally backed pressure on Ukraine to fire its prosecutor general was part of a corruption scheme involving Burisma, a Ukrainian gas company where Biden's son, Hunter, sat on the board.Giuliani has come under increasing scrutiny for his relationship with Derkach, as revelations swirl about the U.S. intelligence community’s concerns that Russian spies may have tried to use the former mayor of New York as a conduit to launder disinformation from Moscow.Giuliani’s relationship with Derkach blossomed as he traveled around Ukraine in search of dirt on Biden’s son. Giuliani interviewed Derkach for a video series about his Hunter Biden conspiracy theories and recently told The Daily Beast, “The chance that Derkach is a Russian spy is no better than 50/50.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



A preschooler who spotted a missing endangered lemur gets a lifetime pass to the San Francisco Zoo

Sun, 18 Oct 2020 10:27 | INSIDER

A preschooler who spotted a missing endangered lemur gets a lifetime pass to the San Francisco ZooThe 5-year-old, James Trinh, was walking out of school on Thursday when he spotted the elderly and endangered lemur on the loose.



Sen. Schumer, McConnell spar over COVID relief bill

Mon, 19 Oct 2020 17:12 | TheGrio

Sen. Schumer, McConnell spar over COVID relief billSchumer is not impressed with McConnell’s latest proposal. The Senate minority leader, Charles Schumer, believes Republicans and Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell are the reason an agreement on a COVID-19 relief hasn’t been made. On a call with reporters on Sunday, The Hill reports that Schumer says Senate Republicans are the “No. 1 reason there’s no agreement,” and they “won’t even go along with what Trump is willing” to get done.







Today's Horoscope

Aries Horoscope for Tuesday, October 20, 2020

If you bend over backwards to help someone today, you will receive the same kind of consideration in return. The help may not come from the same person you assisted, but it will be timely and quite welcome. The form it takes could be information about a subject in which you have no expertise or perhaps a helping hand with a job so big you cannot accomplish it on your own. Collaboration is the surest road to success.
Taurus
You may be looking forward to going to a big cultural event tonight, but you could feel a bit self-conscious if you have no formal training in art, music or dance. Perhaps you can`t articulate your response to a piece of music in terms of its construction or describe a pas de deux`s technical difficulty, but your innate responses are just as valid as the trained critic`s. Art is for everyone, so lighten up and enjoy yourself.
Gemini

You want to kick up your heels today, preferably in the company of a special someone. Kisses and caresses alternate with shouts of laughter as you two share insider jokes and coded looks that no one else can interpret. As much fun as you`re having together, you may decide to widen the circle to include other happy-go-lucky folk. This more-the-merrier strategy will work for a while, but set aside the evening for just the two of you.
Cancer
Your partner may not be in the best mood this morning, starting your day off on the wrong foot. You can either brood about it or go on with your business, resolving to try to get to the bottom of the situation this evening. The trouble could be something as simple as your mate`s longing to go out on the town for a change instead of sitting home night after night. Have you been too much of a homebody lately?
Leo

There`s no need to worry about your big date tonight. The two of you will hit it off right away and have no shortage of conversational topics. You may be surprised to discover so many similarities in your opinions and outlooks because the two of you seem to be quite different. But once opposites attract, the not-so-obvious likenesses quickly become evident. Have fun and be sure to make definite plans for a follow-up.
Virgo
You could be tempted to use shopping as a balm for hurt or confused feelings today. Instead of adding to your credit card balance, it might be a better idea to open the emotional windows and let the fresh air blow through. Initiate a conversation with the special someone, friend or family member who has put you into this state. You may agree to disagree, but you will have restored the equilibrium.
Libra

You`re so full of good feelings you could almost jump up and click your heels together, you glide through this day surrounded by a joyful aura. So many invitations come your way you may have to regretfully turn down a few, but the events you choose to attend will be lively and stimulating. If you think someone is trying to catch your eye from across the room, you`re probably right. Square your shoulders, flash that megawatt smile and stroll over to introduce yourself.
Scorpio
Your confusion could cause you to feel as if you`re holding the tip of a string that`s tangled in a hopeless knot. Because you can`t quite see the best way out of your current dilemma, the temptation will be to jump at the first alternative. Despite the discomfort, hold on until you have a better grasp of the circumstances. The right choice will become apparent at the right time.
Sagittarius

So much love surrounds you today, it`s like being enveloped in a big, fluffy quilt. Cherish these shared moments with those who are closest to you, and let them know how much their support means to you. You may have to mediate a touchy situation. Listen to each side with an open mind and then come up with the most equitable decision possible, being sure that each party gets something they want.
Capricorn
Whether you`re sticking with your current employer or moving along to a new challenge, conditions are excellent for beginning a project or for starting a new job. But take time to learn the lay of the land and the particulars of the work before speaking out in front of the boss. They may read implied criticism in a suggestion that you innocently offer, thinking that it might be helpful. It will take some time before you are completely comfortable in this role, but these initial steps are solid.
Aquarius

Curiosity may have killed the cat, but in your hands it`s a tool for making fascinating discoveries. Your perambulations may bring you into contact with an enigmatic person who pays you scant attention at first. Persistence on your part, however, could lead to a conversational exchange that in turn leads to an invitation. Pursue this angle. It offers a rare chance to expand your perceptions into completely uncharted territory.
Pisces
You may have arrived at a crossroads in a relationship, whether a friendship or a romance. Only you can complete the tally sheet to determine if the good you derive from this association balances the inevitable problems. Remember that no human interaction is perfect and that both you and the other party involved must make allowances for one another. Are you better off with or without this person in your life?