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    A GIANT asteroid nicknamed the God of Chaos will rip past Earth during a close flyby of our planet this week. The peanut-shaped space rock Apophis will be visible at around 1:15am GMT on Friday (8:15pm ET on Thursday), according to Nasa. 3A huge 'Doomsday' asteroid will zip past Earth this week, according to NasaCredit: Alamy Apophis, which is named after the Ancient Egyptian God of darkness and chaos, put space scientists on high alert following its discovery in 2004. They calculated that the 1,200ft asteroid had a nearly 1-in-30 chance of hitting Earth in 2029, followed by a less likely chance of impact in 2036. Both were later ruled out but Nasa has closely tracked the rock's trajectory ever since. According to the US space agency's CNEOS asteroid-tracking database, Friday's flyby will see Apophis pass within 10million miles of Earth. 3Asteroid Apophis (circled above) is named after the Ancient...
    NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) — Financially, it’s been a hard year for a lot of North Texans. Now, there are changes to the tax code that could put extra money in your pocket – as long as you know about them. CBS 11 iTeam reporter Brian New is looking at top tax changes. READ MORE: Popular Dine-In Movie Chain, Alamo Drafthouse Files For Bankruptcy When the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act [CARES Act] was passed in the Spring of 2020 stimulus checks and added unemployment benefits grabbed the headlines. But what was often overlooked was a change aimed at helping the millions of Americans with student loan debt. Yes, tax-free student loan payments. READ MORE: Its A Gigantic Mistake, Experts Warn Of Potential COVID-19 Surge Amid Lifted Mask Mandates Starting in 2020 employers could make a tax-free contribution of up to $5,250 a year to their employees student debt...
    In recent years, the rare earth concern: 17 mineral elements widely used in the technology and renewable energy industry (They are used to manufacture from mobiles to electric cars and wind turbines). The EU has declared them, along with other elements such as lithium, as “critical materials” and has driven their search on European soil. And it is that the main world supplier is China. An article last week in Financial times raised the alarms by revealing that the Asian giant considered reducing imports again rare earth, as it had done for the past decade. A reduction that could affect the technology industry and that Beijing can use as a weapon in its trade war with the United States. Experts consider that Spain has potential in these materials. In fact, Ciudad Real proposed what was until now the only project on the continent to extract rare earths. A project that...
    Pfizer Inc announced on Thursday it has begun studying a third dose of its COVID-19 vaccine, part of a strategy to guard against mutated versions of the coronavirus. Health authorities say first-generation COVID-19 vaccines still protect against variants that are emerging in different parts of the world including the UK and South Africa. But manufacturers are now starting to prepare in case a more vaccine-resistant mutation comes along.  Pfizer and its German partner, BioNTech SE, said it will offer a third dose to 144 volunteers, drawing from people who participated in the vaccine's early-stage U.S. testing last year.  It wants to determine if an additional booster shot given six to 12 months after the first two doses would rev up the immune system enough to ward off a mutated virus.   Pfizer Inc and its German partner BioNTech are studying a third dose of their coronavirus vaccine, which is aimed...
    VIEWERS slammed a decluttering expert on This Morning after she shared tips to keep wires tidy - by using a cardboard box.  Australian presenter, Georgina Burnett, appeared on the show, co-hosted by Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, sharing her hacks to keep your house free from mess.  8Decluttering expert Georgina Burnett appeared on This Morning with some tipsCredit: ITV We all know wires are an eyesore and a trip hazard, so people usually mount them to keep them out of the way. But Georgina recommended hiding them inside a cardboard box, and demonstrated how she cuts holes in the side to run the plug and extension cables through, securing the wires with a hairclip.  Claiming it’s hard to relax in a room filled with junk and jumbled wires, she said: “Wires don't need to hang out so far, making a mess, they can easily be hidden with a hair clip. “It...
    A pizza box sized solar panel in orbit is producing enough electricity to power an iPad, according to a succesful test of the technology by the US Navy.  The Photovoltaic Radiofrequency Antenna Module (PRAM) was launched in May 2020 attached to a drone that loops around the Earth every 90 minutes and is designed to harness light from the sun to convert to electricity.  The 12x12 inch panel is an early experiment for a technology that could one day harness solar radiation from the sun and beam it to anywhere on the Earth. It is designed to make the best use of light in space, which doesn't have to pass through the atmosphere where it loses energy before reaching the ground. The Pentagon one day envisages an array of panels in space that could send power to even the most remote parts of the planet and create a new global power...
    (CNN)Scientists working for the Pentagon have successfully tested a solar panel the size of a pizza box in space, designed as a prototype for a future system to send electricity from space back to any point on Earth. The panel -- known as a Photovoltaic Radiofrequency Antenna Module (PRAM) -- was first launched in May 2020, attached to the Pentagon's X-37B unmanned drone, to harness light from the sun to covert to electricity. The drone is looping Earth every 90 minutes.The Photovoltaic Direct Current to Radio Frequency Antenna Module (PRAM) sits inside thermal vacuum chamber during testing at the US Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC.The panel is designed to make best use of the light in space, which doesn't pass through the atmosphere, and so retains the energy of blue waves, making it more powerful than the sunlight that reaches Earth. Blue light diffuses on entry into the atmosphere,...
    United Airlines passengers share reactions to midair engine explosion United Airlines removing 24 Boeing 777 planes from service © Getty/Buda Mendes Rodinei is on-loan at Internacional from Flamengo. Getty/Buda Mendes On Friday, a fan of Brazilian soccer club Internacional paid the club $187,000 to ensure defender Rodinei played against Flamengo. The gift backfired however as Rodinei was sent-off and Inter then lost.  The defeat means Inter missed out on winning its first title since 1979.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A fan of a Brazilian soccer team who paid his club $186,000 so that one of his team's key players could feature in a derby match saw his gamble backfire spectacularly on Sunday as the player was sent off and the team lost. According to ESPN, on Friday, Internacional supporter Elusmar Maggi Scheffer paid the club the hefty sum of one million reals ($186,000) as a no-strings...
    New York : On February 17, Vicente Fernandez turned 81 years old and Angela Aguilar He made use of his social networks to congratulate him and join the celebration by sharing a photograph where he showed off a gift that Don Chente gave him. Apparently, Angela managed to captivate the singer with her voice and, knowing that one of her great passions are horses, decided to give him an expensive and beautiful black horse Which according to Aguilar decided to mount it in honor of Fernández’s birthday. “Celebrating Mr. Don Vicente by assembling his gift, the Speedy”, published the daughter of Pepe Aguilar on his Instagram account. This post immediately managed to attract attention, since it has been exposed in various media that the approximate cost could be about $ 500 thousand dollars, that is, 10 million Mexican pesos. The truth is that Ángela is currently one of...
    Luis Suarez is shining with its own light in the Atlético de Madrid. With 16 goals in 18 league games, the Uruguayan is the main offensive weapon of the de Simeone And, although he has a clause in his contract that would allow him to go free in the summer, he has acknowledged that he is enjoying the good time he is going through in the football elite because “being at Atlético you are still in the football elite.” The forward assures that he hopes to continue “this, next year and whatever years, competing to the fullest.” «I don’t see myself in MLS or in Qatar, I still see myself enjoying the moment I’m living today in the elite of football, because being at Atlético you are still in the elite of football. Some did not believe that he could continue to be. I keep seeing myself following with the...
    A hybrid version of the coronavirus has surfaced in California after the British Kent variant and a strain found in the US merged together inside an infected person.    The variant, not yet named, has only been spotted once but scientists fear there are likely to be more cases.  Experts are worried because it carries mutations which appear to make it able to spread faster and also to slip past some of the immunity made from past infections or vaccines.  It was formed from the Kent Covid variant – known scientifically as B.1.1.7 – and a Californian variant called B.1.429. Scientists in the US claim they merged in a 'recombination event', the New Scientist reports. This happens when two different versions of the virus infect the same cell and then swap genes while they are reproducing, giving rise to a new variant.  Researchers have warned in the past that these events are...
    Scientists have developed 'flying disks' that use only light to float and hover in place. A team from the University of Pennsylvania levitated two small plastic plates using the energy from LEDs inside a vacuum chamber. The disks are made of a commercial Mylar film and coated with carbon nanotubes on the bottom that when heated up, energizes air particles beneath that create an upward force. Although some may foresee a 'Back to the Future' type of device developing from the innovation, the breakthrough could be used by NASA to explore Mars' atmosphere. The disks are made of a commercial Mylar film and coated with carbon nanotubes on the bottom. When the LED's are illuminated, the bottom of the disk heats up and energizes the air particles beneath to float in mid-air 'When the two samples were raised, there was shortness of breath between all four of us,' UPenn Ph.D....
    A NEW Covid variant with potentially worrying mutations that can make vaccines less effective has been discovered in the UK. Scientists say at least 32 cases of coronavirus have been caused by this strain. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 4Another Covid variant has been found in the UK. Pictured, people walking in London on Chinese New Year, February 12Credit: London News Pictures It comes amid alarm over several new variants of Covid which have spread in the UK since the end of 2020. The three of most concern emerged in Kent (B1.1.7), South Africa (B.1.351) and Brazil (P.2). The latest addition, described by researchers at the University of Edinburgh, has similarities to the Kent strain, but with several additional mutations. One of these is the E484K mutation, also found in the South African and Brazilian variants, and scientists believe it could make vaccines...
    PRISTINA (Reuters) - Kosovo goes to the polls on Sunday in a parliamentary election that an anti-establishment party is expected to win by a landslide, further complicating Western efforts to resolve a decades-long territorial dispute with Serbia. Opinion polls predict the Vetevendosje party will win between 45 percent and 55 percent of the vote among ethnic Albanians, who make up 90 percent of the 1.9 million population. While that would be nearly double its result in the election held in 2019, it may still need a partner to govern. Albin Kurti, the leader of Vetevendosje who served as prime minister for five months last year, won votes on pledges to fight widespread corruption and on a stance that there should be no compromise in a dialogue with Serbia, which lost control over Kosovo in 1999 after NATO bombed its forces. "A dialogue with Serbia is not one of the first...
    Yankees News: One lowkey bullpen arm that could impress during Spring Training By: Alexander Wilson February 9, 2021 ShareTweetFlipRedditYou can never have enough pitching in the MLB, something the New York Yankees have simply ignored over the past few seasons. With the starting rotation full of risky players dealing with injuries, the unit quickly became an issue, especially in 2020. General manager Brian Cashman has done a poor job piecing together the starting rotation, and he took a similar approach this off-season, acquiring Corey Kluber and Jameson Taillon. Both of these players are capable of being great, but they are also coming off significant injuries and haven’t pitched much over the past two years. Another risky approach by Cashman doesn’t brew optimism, but there is reason to believe these acquisitions this off-season will provide a bit more spark and production than in previous...
    (CBS Local)- Super Bowl LV is now just days away with the anticipation building for the matchup between Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady. While the quarterbacks are the headliners and will be talked about plenty between now and Sunday, former Seattle Seahawks defensive end and Super Bowl XLVIII champion Cliff Avril is dialed in to the pass rush for the Buccaneers. “The X-factor for Tampa to win is going to be Ndamukong Suh, J.P.P, that front four,” said Avril in an interview with CBS Local’s Ryan Mayer. “I think it’s going to be imperative that they find ways because I do believe the Chiefs are going to be moving the pocket around. They have to be able to read those boots, those nakeds, read those plays to apply pressure. Because what makes Mahomes so great is, he can kill you with his feet or he can launch it down field....
    Permanent George Floyd street mural dedicated in Houston Could Arizona Senate contempt vote on election audit lead to arrest of Maricopa County supervisors? Here's Why We're "Tripling Down" on This 1 Stock Ad The Motley Fool Full screen 1/9 SLIDES © Courtesy of Marvel Studios 9 Other Mind-Blowing Cameos That Could Happen on ‘WandaVision’ SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched Season 1, Episode 5 of Disney Plus’ “WandaVision.” As Marvel Studios ventures further into its new adventure in episodic television with "WandaVision," it's been fascinating to watch fans digest an MCU project as its still unfolding. Every new twist spawns its own small ecosystem of Twitter excitement, YouTube easter egg hunts, and feverish online speculation about what it all means. That leaped to...
    (CNN)There could be up to 534,000 Covid-19 deaths by February 27, according to an ensemble forecast by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- which would amount to about one death for every minute of the pandemic.The US recorded its first death from coronavirus on February 29, and since then the toll has reached at least 450,681 people, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Wednesday's forecast of another 80,000 people dying over this month comes as health experts race to ramp up vaccinations to get ahead of the more transmissible variant strains, which they fear could send cases surging once again.The best way to prevent variants from dominating the pandemic, said director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci, is to prevent the replication of the virus through quick vaccination and health measures to prevent spread.Theres no need to delay second dose...
    CIA officials believed that Soviet scientists took part in 'several successful Extra-Sensory Perception (ESP) experiments' in the 1980s, according to a recently-declassified document from the time. The U.S. spies wrote in an April 1991 memo that they thought the Russians had made remarkable progress in understanding ESP - reception of information not gained through the recognized physical senses, but sensed with the mind. They reported back that one Soviet scientist, Konstantin Buteyko, 'had perfected his method in the early 1980s'. A second Soviet scientist, Vlail Kaznacheyev, was described as 'a well-known authority on ESP'. Konstantin Buteyko (left) and Vlail Kaznacheyev were described by the CIA as ESP experts The documents were obtained by John Greenewald, a researcher who runs the website The Black Vault and specializes in Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. On Monday he published his latest finding: a CIA report, which was declassified in November. RELATED...
    In this new 2021 school year, La Tribune Auvergne Rhône-Alpes invites you to meet the economic representatives of your region, through several interviews to take stock of this unprecedented year, and outline the trends for the year to come. With its 220 employees spread over seven sites, the regional branch of Bpifrance opens this series with a first inventory of the financing challenges faced by businesses in the region this year. LA TRIBUNE AUVERGNE RHONE-ALPES – The great annual mass at CES in Las Vegas has just ended, this year in digital format: an opportunity to wonder if the past year has been particularly complicated for the field of innovation and young shoots that you follow? JEAN-PIERRE BES – “For Bpifrance, innovation is an essential subject as well as other subjects such as the financing of ski lifts, factories, clinics, transporters … Deeptech is of course an essential element,...
    A fire truck responding to an emergency. PBNJ Productions/Getty Images A 17-year-old from Waco, Texas has saved her family, all of whom have lost their sense of smell due to COVID-19, from a house fire. Bianca Rivera said she smelt something burning around 2am and alerted the family who escaped unscathed, KWTX reported. The family left with only the clothes on their back and Bianca also managed to get their four dogs out of the house and to safety. They are now staying in a motel until they can find alternative accommodation and are currently being helped by the Red Cross, KWXT reported. The cause of the fire is not yet known. At least half of those with coronavirus lose their sense of smell for several weeks, a condition called ansomnia which is also common with other viruses, according to the British Medical Journal. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The University of Pittsburgh is collaborating with the Food and Drug Administrationto help people with impaired vision. “They were looking for a place to partner with all the expertise. In our department, we have a strong focus on the visual restoration and vision impairment,” says Dr. José-Alain Sahel, Pitt’s Eye and Ear Foundation Endowed Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology. “When we discussed more with the FDA, they realized there is a huge potential.” The research will identify patient needs, difficulties and expectations while developing methods and measurements for assessing visual impairment. Pitt’s Department of Ophthalmology has been developing cell therapies and gene therapies, optic nerve regeneration, prosthetic vision and brain stimulation to restore sight. “We are really fighting blindness from many angles,” says Dr. Sahel. “We try to protect what is remaining in the retina, reactivate what is sleeping, replace what is lost with prosthetic...
    toggle audio on and off change volume download audio WTOP's Jason Fraley reviews 'One Night in Miami' It premiered at the Venice Film Festival and was runner-up to “Nomadland” for the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, before making its D.C.-area premiere at the Middleburg Film Festival in Virginia in October. Now, after its theatrical release on Christmas Day, “One Night in Miami” streams on Amazon Prime this Friday. While it may be Regina King’s directorial debut, it has all the makings of a Best Picture contender with a powerfully intimate look at a historic meeting. The film imagines the convo between political activist Malcolm X (Kingsley Ben-Adir), boxing champ Cassius Clay (Eli Goree), football star Jim Brown (Aldis Hodge) and iconic singer Sam Cooke (Leslie Odom Jr.) during a real-life encounter in a Miami hotel room guarded by the Nation of Islam while celebrating Clay’s...
    The mystery in which he has us is completely over Jomari goyso for almost a month. The powder that he and his family drank when he visited them in Spain has a purpose and a dream come true. What is it about? The fashionista and presenter of ‘Salt and pepper He gave more details every day, until this Wednesday he revealed that that great dream that he began to build since he was little, without knowing it, was already a fact: his own brand was coming to light. And to be consistent with his talent, it is one that has to do with beauty and repair on the inside so that it is reflected on the outside. The first product is a 15-day detox that he himself is experiencing and sharing on social media. “Today!! 1-12-2021 I present “LÍA by JOMARI GOYSO” a project that I really visualized a...
    New York : The mystery in which he has us is completely over Jomari goyso for almost a month. The powder that he and his family drank when he visited them in Spain has a purpose and a dream come true. What is it about? The fashionista and presenter of ‘Salt and pepper He gave more details every day, until this Wednesday he revealed that that great dream that he began to build since he was little, without knowing it, was already a fact: his own brand was coming to light. And to be consistent with his talent, it is one that has to do with beauty and repair on the inside so that it is reflected on the outside. The first product is a 15-day detox that he himself is experiencing and sharing on social media. “Today!! 1-12-2021 I present “LÍA by JOMARI GOYSO” a project that...
    What we know so far about season 2 of HBOs Euphoria Its a Sellers Market. Should You Bother With Renovations Before Listing? Report: Theres buzz that an NFL team could trade for its next head coach None of the six head-coaching vacancies have been filled as NFL rumors pick up about candidates and interviews one week after the regular season came to a conclusion. © Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports The Jets are one of six teams currently on the hunt for a new coach. We’ve read all about the obvious names in this cycle. Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady and San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh seem to be the hottest commodities as teams make plans to replace their recently fired coaches. However, there might be another wrinkle to this situation. According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, at least one team is looking to go...
    New York Giants: 2 free agent pass rushers that could make sense for Big Blue By: Alexander Wilson January 10, 2021 ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Giants need an influx of talent at pass rusher, as the outside linebacker corps, this past season was shredded with injuries and inconsistency. During the 2020 season, the Giants managed 40 total sacks, good for 12th in the NFL. It is quite impressive that coordinator Patrick Graham was able to scheme pressure without elite pass rushers, aside from a strong interior defense. Thankfully, Leonard Williams produced 11.5 to cover up the deficiencies of other units. Utilizing safeties, corners, and linebackers to blitz and stunt also worked effectively, but adding a solid player to the trenches would be beneficial for Graham and his quest to develop one of the best defenses in football. Let’s take a look at...
    Anya Taylor-Joy says her sudden success has been overwhelming Stimulus Checks: How Much Will Social Security Beneficiaries Receive? 2 rising stars are building extraordinary interest in a fight that could become one of boxings biggest-selling bouts of the year © Provided by INSIDER Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia. Photos by Tami Chappell / John Locher / AP Photo Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia are building extraordinary interest in a fight that could become one of boxing's biggest attractions in 2021. Both athletes have intense followings as Davis is represented by Floyd Mayweather and Mayweather Promotions, is a bona fide ticket-seller, and attracts NBA greats and rappers to his events. Garcia is backed by Oscar de la Hoya and Golden Boy Promotions, and has built a substantial following on social media platforms Tik Tok, YouTube, and Instagram. Davis and Garcia would be right up there with the biggest and...
    Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia. Photos by Tami Chappell / John Locher / AP Photo Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia are building extraordinary interest in a fight that could become one of boxing's biggest attractions in 2021. Both athletes have intense followings as Davis is represented by Floyd Mayweather and Mayweather Promotions, is a bona fide ticket-seller, and attracts NBA greats and rappers to his events. Garcia is backed by Oscar de la Hoya and Golden Boy Promotions, and has built a substantial following on social media platforms Tik Tok, YouTube, and Instagram. Davis and Garcia would be right up there with the biggest and most lucrative bouts in boxing, alongside Terence Crawford versus Errol Spence Jr. and Tyson Fury against Anthony Joshua. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Two of America's young boxing stars are building immense interest in a fight that would likely become one...
    The Georgia runoff elections will determine which party controls the Senate in the upcoming Congress, and no one has more to lose than Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who must watch as the fate of his majority is decided Tuesday. He might, however, have one more card to play: endorsement of $2,000 stimulus checks.
    Need A Covid Break? Check Out Some of the Top Viral Videos From 2020 New York tops 1 million coronavirus cases Incredible Blanket Puts Humans In A Deep Sleep, Melting Stress & Anxiety Away Ad Microsoft This is a slam dunk if you want a one-card wallet in 2021 Ad Microsoft New Policy For Cars Used Less Than 49 Miles/Day Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/21 SLIDES © Scott Olson/Staff/Getty Images News/Getty Images North America Uncharted Employment Territory No one really knows the extent to which the coronavirus pandemic will affect the nation's economy or when the recession that it triggered...
    THE January transfer window is now open and clubs across the globe will look to add some talent to their ranks. Liverpool need a centre-back or three, Arsenal are craving a creative spark and Manchester City are desperate to rediscover their X-factor. 8Lionel Messi could quit - or at least agree to quit - Barcelona this monthCredit: AFP OR LICENSORS This month promises to be an intriguing one too, with clubs not only buying and selling, but also planning for the future. Lionel Messi and David Alaba are just two big-name players out of contract at the end of the season. They can both kickstart pre-contract negotiations immediately with a view to a free summer move. Or, their clubs could look to cash-in this month before losing them for nothing. With a whole month of speculation and gossip ahead of us, we take a look at seven of the biggest...
    (CNN)Modern science often makes some unbelievable claims, but the discipline that seems to be the most outrageous may well be quantum physics. Commonly mentioned quantum ideas include cats simultaneously being alive and dead until someone looks at them and multiple worlds where not only are all things possible, but all things actually happen -- at least in a parallel reality. Don LincolnWith such mind-bending predictions, it is entirely reasonable to imagine that no useful technology could arise from quantum physics. However, this is not true. Physicists, engineers and computer scientists are trying to harness the counterintuitive behavior of quantum mechanics to build quantum computers, leading eventually to a quantum internet.And this effort isn't just an abstract goal of academics; it has been identified by the US government as an important national initiative. Federal agencies have begun to lay out the framework for an American quantum infrastructure. The Department of...
    The chief scientific adviser for Operation Warp Speed said on Wednesday that the frequency of allergic reactions to Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine is 'superior' to what is typically seen from other vaccines.  Dr. Moncef Slaoui said that the last time he was updated on allergic reactions was on Tuesday, when there were six cases, CNN reported.  'That frequency, as it stood yesterday, is superior to what one would expect with other vaccines,' he said. Dr. Moncef Slaoui said that the last time he was updated on allergic reactions was on Tuesday, when there were six cases of allergic reactions Dr. Slaoui did note that the data on coronavirus immunizations is lagging behind the actual numbers. He added that there are discussions between the vaccine makers and the National Institutes of Health to consider running clinical trials of the vaccines in very allergic populations, ideally those who carry an EpiPen with them....
    Adam Silver, NBA Commissioner.Getty Images On the eve of a new season, National Basketball Association Commissioner Adam Silver made clear his league would not jump the line to receive Covid-19 vaccines as the NBA attempts to normalize its business. The NBA returns for its 2020-21 campaign on Tuesday. The league elected to play a shortened 72-game season because of pandemic interruptions to its previous season, which ended in October instead of June like usual. The NBA will attempt to finish this season before the Tokyo Olympics start in July 2021, and align for a more normal off-season before starting again in October 2021. The NBA pulled out two heavy hitters to kick off its new season. It will showcase the Kevin Durant-led Brooklyn Nets against his former team, the Golden State Warriors, and the return of their star, Stephen Curry. The second matchup: the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers are...
    VIDEO1:2601:26Options Action: The energy playOptions Action Options traders are betting that the energy trade could be about to catch fire in the new year, even as the S&P 500 energy sector is on pace to fall nearly 40% in 2020. Oil itself has dropped more than 20% this year, but despite an uncertain coronavirus vaccine rollout schedule and the ongoing demand fears surrounding the global pandemic, traders are betting that one of the biggest names in the space can make up quite a bit of the ground it lost this year by the end of 2021. "We were taking a look at Exxon, this is a name where we saw calls outpacing puts by [a ratio of] about 5 to 1, and the most active options were the January 2022 52.5-calls. Over 13,000 of those traded for about $2.66 on average," Michael Khouw, chief investment officer at Optimize Advisors, said...
    During this week’s broadcast of FNC’s “Sunday Morning Futures,” Sen. David Perdue (R-GA), who is in the middle of a heated re-election bid against Democrat opponent Jon Ossoff, criticized outside money from beyond Georgia funding his opponent to change the country economically and socially. Perdue remarked his race had become a national race and said if he were to lose, it would return to the economy under the Obama-Biden administration. “Well, who would believe that you could spend a half-a-billion dollars in two Senate seats in one state? But it might happen. But, in my general election, my opponent, just like Kelly Loeffler’s opponent, most of their money is coming from out of state, mostly California and New York. And we just resent that to some degree down here because we don’t want people from outside the state coming down here and trying to dictate what we’re going to do....
    Jennifer Connelly is a true blue star who has given the audience several noteworthy performances throughout her career. The actress has an immaculate talent to mould herself into a character and it looks as real as it can get. This ace talent of hers has got Jennifer this far in her career all by her own merit and we cannot wait to see what she has to offer next. Jennifer started her acting career at a very young age as a child model. Only when she was 12, she bagged a small part in Sergio Leone’s Once Upon A Time In America and left everyone with her performance. It was only after a few more stellar performances did she achieved mainstream success in Jim Henson’s Labyrinth. This opened up several opportunities for the actress and she was getting offers for more adult roles. Because of her stunning looks, she was often relegated...
    Next1 of 3Prev postUse your ← → (arrows) to browse Sometimes the best hires are the ones under the radar. These coaches could be given their chance to succeed after the 2020 season.  Remember when Sean McVay was the “out of the blue” hire? A hotshot offensive coordinator who has some success with Kirk Cousins was now excepted to lead the Los Angeles Rams to victory, right? Well, he’s 34-0 when leading at halftime and hasn’t had a losing record in all four years out west. Sometimes owners and general managers overthink the hiring process of a head coach. Granted, while names like Eric Bieniemy and Robert Saleh are worthy of consideration, there’s no telling how successful they will be as the leader of the team. There could be up to nine head coaching positions available this offseason. Who’s to say that one club doesn’t take a risk with a...
    President Trump to hold White House COVID-19 summit as pressure mounts for FDA vaccine approval Brexit talks enter the final stage — maybe There’s only one company that could get in the way of Tesla shares’ path to $2,500, and it’s not another car maker, says veteran tech investor © Getty Images KEY WORDS Load Error That’s the rationale Gene Munster, co-founder and managing partner at Loup Ventures, gave CNBC in an interview Monday when asked about where Tesla is headed from here. His target: $2,500 within three years. Such a rally in the stock would bring Tesla’s valuation above $2 trillion, joining Apple at this point, as the only other company in that lofty realm. Interestingly, Munster says Apple is the only company that could get in the way of his bullish outlook. “Whatever their ambitions are in vehicles — I mean, it’s been really...
    Victory for trans advocates as Supreme Court rejects bathroom policy appeal National Zoo extends panda deal with China There’s only one company that could get in the way of Tesla’s path to $2,500, and it’s not an automaker, says veteran tech investor © Getty Images KEY WORDS Load Error That’s the rationale Gene Munster, co-founder and managing partner at Loup Ventures, gave CNBC in an interview Monday when asked about where Tesla is headed from here. His target: $2,500 within three years. Such a rally in the stock would bring Tesla’s valuation above $2 trillion, joining Apple , at this point, as the only other company in that lofty realm. Interestingly, Munster says Apple is the only company that could get in the way of his bullish outlook. “Whatever their ambitions are in vehicles — I mean, it’s been really quiet there, I’m not expecting anything...
    In a recent interview with ComicBook.com, WWE superstar Montez Ford commented on the possible breakup of The Street Profits. The team, which he’s one-half of alongside Angelo Dawkins, is currently riding high as SmackDown Tag Team Champions. However, Ford knows that they could be separated down the line. According to Ford, he doesn’t want to part ways with his partner. If it does happen, however, he said that they’d still support each other. He also acknowledged that the company’s brand split means that one of them could always be drafted to a separate show. “[It’d] be definitely one of those things that we’d be supportive and be excited about, but I don’t think that’s happening any time soon. Because like I said, I can fly around and jump, but I definitely need my tag team partner to knock over these bigger guys, man.” Ford went on to say that with...
    Next1 of 3Prev postUse your ← → (arrows) to browse ARLINGTON, TEXAS – OCTOBER 27: Justin Turner #10 of the Los Angeles Dodgers (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) Justin Turner might finally leave the Dodgers this offseason. COVID-19 fiasco notwithstanding, the Los Angeles Dodgers have been thrilled to have Justin Turner at the heart of their order for the last seven seasons. Turner went from a marginal player with the Mets to a consistent hitter and defender that helped the Dodgers win three pennants in four years while taking home the 2020 title. Still, Turner’s journey in LA might be coming to a close given how free agency is in full swing, and he might leave the Dodgers if one of these three teams come calling.Look for Justin Turner to end up with one of these three teams 3 Milwaukee Brewers NL Central Milwaukee is one of the most top-heavy...
    LeBron James has reportedly signed a two-year, $85 million contract extension with the defending-champion Los Angeles Lakers that will allow him to become a free agent in 2023, when his son Bronny could be entering the NBA Draft. The deal was first reported by ESPN. James's agency Klutch Sports, did not immediately respond to the Daily Mail's request for confirmation. LeBron 'Bronny' James Jr. is currently a 16-year-old prospect at LA basketball powerhouse, Sierra Canyon School. LeBron James (left) has reportedly signed a two-year, $85 million contract extension with the defending-champion Los Angeles Lakers that will allow him to become a free agent in 2023, when his son Bronny (right) could be entering the NBA Draft James, who turns 36 later this month, helped guide the Lakers to the franchise's 17th NBA crown back in October, finishing the pandemic-shortened season inside the league bubble at Disney World in...
    VIDEO3:4003:40Four tech stocks that could outperform during sector weaknessTrading Nation Tech has fallen out of favor in the past week, with mega-cap stocks such as Apple and Microsoft coming under pressure. But, even in the case of sector weakness, two market watchers see some opportunity in the space. Michael Binger, president of Gradient Investments, is betting on the "Amazon of China." "The first one I want to highlight is Alibaba. I mean, this is the big Chinese ecommerce play here," Binger told CNBC's "Trading Nation" on Monday. "They continue to gain share, there's a shift in China just like there is in the U.S. here where we're going from brick and mortar to online shopping, so I like it here." Alibaba has rallied 30% this year, triple the gain on the FXI China large-cap ETF. "The second one I'd like to highlight is Cisco Systems. Cisco just had a good...
    An Ohio man has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder after offering to pay $20,000 to make his wife 'disappear' so he could cash in on her life insurance, federal prosecutors say.  Scott Allen Renninger, 52, was taken into custody at his home in Uniontown, south east of Akron, on Tuesday.  The FBI started investigating Renninger after he allegedly told someone last month that he wanted his wife to 'disappear'.  Authorities subsequently started recording conversations Renninger had with two people after they became FBI sources. Scott Allen Renninger, 52, was taken into custody at his home in Uniontown, south east of Akron, on Tuesday following the FBI investigation During one conversation on November 11, Renninger allegedly discussed with one of the sources the fact that his wife had a life insurance policy. It was not immediately clear how much his wife's policy was for.  Prosecutors say he spoke to the source...
    A few days back, Johnny Depp has bowed out of Harry Potter spin-off, Fantastic Beasts 3, after Warners Bros Studios pressured him to do so. This was as a reaction to him losing the libel case against a UK tabloid for alleged misreporting on his domestic abuse case with former spouse Amber Heard. Johnny Depp had played the role of Gellert Grindelwald, the Dark wizard, who made a cameo at the end of the first Fantastic Beasts and then played the main antagonist in the sequel. The series also stars Eddie Redmayne,  Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, and Jude Law. and is set before the events of the Harry Potter films. Johnny Depp Asked By Warner Bros To Resign From Fantastic Beasts 3 After He Loses Libel Case In London, Actor Releases Statement. Now the latest reports say that Mads Mikkelsen is in talks to replace Johnny Depp...
    Rajan Menon November 9, 2020 11:35AM (UTC) This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch. Donald Trump isn't just inside the heads of his Trumpster base; he's long been a consuming obsession among those yearning for his defeat in November. With barely more than a week to go before the election of our lifetime, those given to nail biting as a response to anxiety have by now gnawed ourselves down to the quick. And many have found other ways to manage (or mismanage) their apprehensions through compulsive rituals, which only ratchet up the angst of the moment, among them nonstop poll tracking, endless "what if" doomsday-scenario conversations with friends, and repeated refrigerator raids. As one of those doomsday types, let me briefly suggest a few of the commonplace dystopian possibilities for November. Trump gets the majority of the votes cast in person on November 3rd. A Pew Research Center surveyfound that 60%...
    Tiny but powerful antibody fragments from llamas have the potential to treat and cure COVID-19, a new study suggests. The llama antibodies, called 'nanobodies,' are several times smaller than antibodies produced by humans but more effective at neutralizing the coronavirus.  Researchers found that just a fraction of a nanogram - smaller than can be seen by the naked eye - can prevent up to one million cells from becoming infected. The team, from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, says this therapy is easier, faster and cheaper to use than traditional antibodies and can be delivered directly to the lungs to prevent the virus from causing any damage. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO  In a new study from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, researchers injected a llama named Wally (pictured) with a piece of the coronavirus's spike protein and, after two months, the animal's immune system produced nanobodies,...
    Voting 2020 live updates: Will Californians, Coloradoans fleeing wildfires gain extension? Judge tosses out Michigan ban on guns at polls Costco is the latest retailer to drop Chaokoh coconut milk over allegations of forced monkey labor, PETA says Do you know these lucrative Social Security secrets? Ad Microsoft Incredible Blanket Puts Humans In A Deep Sleep, Melting Stress Away Ad Microsoft The 23 Hottest Gadgets of 2020 Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/16 SLIDES © Andy Lyons/Getty Images 15 teams that could throw a wrench in the College Football Playoff Everyone is expecting Clemson, Alabama and Ohio State to grab three of the four slots in the College Football Playoff with...
    Few of us can say we have absolutely no regrets and now people have revealed some of the actions they desperately wish they could undo in an eye-opening thread.   People from around the world discussed the mistakes they wish they had never made via the secrets sharing app Whisper.  One admitted that if they'd known trying drugs would lead to addiction they would never have touched them in the first place.   Another one said they regretted not helping their late mother during her illness when they were teenager, as it could have led them to spending more time together.  One said they wished they had let their crush knew they liked them in the past, while others regretted having left their partners.  People shared their biggest regret on anonymous US-based app Whisper. One person said they wished they had helped their late mother more when she was sick  ...
    When the Senate votes on Monday evening to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court, it will be just over a week before Election Day that will decide what both parties are portraying as the most important race in American history. If Barrett is confirmed to become a member of the highest bench in the country – and, with Republicans easily having enough votes to confirm her, that seems to be a foregone conclusion – one of the first cases she could hear as a new Supreme Court justice could decide who wins the White House. Courts at all levels have been deluged with cases relating to balloting in the run up to Election Day – and amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic – but one in particular has garnered nation attention. Republicans in the key battleground state of Pennsylvania want the Supreme Court to rule...
    Scientists say they have created a new super-white paint that reflects 95.5 percent of the sunlight that hits it.  The new acrylic, developed at Perdue University, remains significantly cooler than the surrounding temperature in both daytime and at night.  The team designed the paint with calcium carbonate fillers to minimize the amount of ultraviolet light the paint absorbs, instead of standard titanium dioxide particles.  Researchers say and could be used to keep buildings cooler naturally, helping to lessen climate change caused by air-conditioning and other cooling technology. Scroll down for video A new super-white paint (right) developed at Purdue university reflects 95.5 percent of sunlight and remains cooler than the surrounding temperature both at night and when the sun is at its peak To develop a commercially viable paint that cools passively, Xiulin Ruan, a professor at Purdue's School of Mechanical Engineering used calcium carbonate fillers to minimize the amount of...
    COVID-19 patients who experience at least five symptoms early on are more likely to suffer from lingering issues from the virus, researchers said. Researchers at King’s College London published the pre-print paper Wednesday in which they looked at the factors that could determine whether someone will still experience symptoms after they recover from the virus, the BBC reported. The study — which hasn’t been peer-reviewed — looked at self-reported data from 4,182 users of the COVID Symptom Study app who had tested positive for the virus. Researchers found that one in seven patients feel ill for at least four weeks, while around one in 20 experience symptoms for at least eight weeks, the outlet reported. Among the early warning signs for these cases — which have been dubbed “long covid” — were how many symptoms were logged in the app. “Having more than five different symptoms in the first week...
    VIDEO3:5003:50How to play the 5G rollout using ETFsETF Edge The 5G rollout is speeding up. With Apple introducing 5G-enabled iPhones last week, the trade around fifth-generation connectivity — which encompasses everything from cellular networks and satellites to cellphone tower real estate to broadband and fiber cable technologies — is heating up. "The new iPhone is absolutely going to help this out tremendously," Tom Lydon, CEO of ETF Trends and ETF Database, told CNBCs "ETF Edge" on Monday. "Unfortunately, right now, we only have 5G in 30 cities around the U.S.," he acknowledged. "But if you've got an Apple 12 and you can get that 100 times speed on your phone and you can show that to your friends, you can imagine that people are going to start talking about it." More talk begets more demand and more innovation, Lydon said, adding that Apple's rollout could benefit one exchange-traded fund in...
    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- The lack of a required roving night watchman aboard a scuba dive boat delayed the detection of a fire that killed 34 people off the coast of Southern California, federal investigators told the National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday.The predawn fire aboard the Conception is one of California's deadliest maritime disasters, prompting both criminal and safety investigations. The Sept. 2, 2019, tragedy killed 33 passengers and one crew member on a Labor Day weekend expedition near an island off Santa Barbara.Investigators told the NTSB that because the boat burned and sank, they couldn't determine what caused the fire. But they found that it began toward the back of the main deck salon area, where divers had plugged in phones, flashlights and other items with lithium ion batteries that can spread flames quickly.Court documents say federal criminal charges against the boat's captain are imminent, though that probe...
    JESSA Duggar was mom-shamed for allowing her daughter Ivy, 1, to play inside an empty dresser that "could fall on top of her." She had been previously criticized for letting her stand on a windowsill. 9Jessa Duggar shared a sweet picture of her daughter in a dresserCredit: TLC 9Fans were worried that the dresser would fall on IvyCredit: Instagram Jessa, 27, took to Instagram on Sunday to post an adorable photo of her inquisitive daughter as she hid and played in an empty dresser. Despite how adorable the toddler looked, Counting On fans were worried that Ivy could get hurt. 9Credit: Instagram 9Credit: Instagram 9Credit: Instagram One fan wrote: "Is it just me but when I see this, I cringe thinking about the whole cabinet flipping over with the little one standing in it and it seriously hurting the baby?" A second wrote: "As a grandma, it makes...
    It’s not Oscar Night, but for beer geeks across the country, tonight's live-streamed Great American Beer Festival awards ceremony will showcase plenty of red carpet-worthy drama. In the past, that drama could include not just which breweries won what awards, but who got cheered, who got booed, who got down on one knee for a marriage proposal and who would open their shirt to reveal a political message of some sort.This year, the awards won't be in person as the festival portion of the event was canceled — and there will be no Charlie Papazian doling out fist bumps — but there will still be an award ceremony and it will still be interesting to watch; the live stream is available on the the Brewing Network. Here are ten reasons to watch the awards ceremony, and if you need a little a little socialization, there are at least a...
    Next1 of 5Prev postUse your ← → (arrows) to browse Jeremy Lin wants to give it one last try in the NBA. After winning an NBA title as a seldom-used backup with the Toronto Raptors, Jeremy Lin crossed the Pacific and starred in China last year. While Lin could stay in Beijing and continue to dominate, he has his eyes on the NBA as he wants to shoot his shot one last time in America. After putting up 22.3 points per game on 49 percent shooting during his only season with the Beijing Ducks, Lin in gearing up for one final run at the NBA. @JLin7 (IG Story)Todays workout! pic.twitter.com/sGfwLIspVr — Penny Lee (@penny10654) October 15, 2020 His days as a starter are clearly over, but there are plenty of teams in need of a backup with his experience and shooting, and they should give Lin a call.Jeremy Lin...
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said he “will be announcing more openings soon” as the state shows signs of recovery from the novel coronavirus. Abbott hinted to the announcement in a tweet posted on Monday. “The hospitalizations, number of new positive cases, and positivity rate remain contained,” Abbott said. “Today was one of the lowest for fatalities in a long time.” Texans have continued to keep COVID under control. The hospitalizations, number of new positive cases, and positivity rate remain contained. Today was one of the lowest for fatalities in a long time. I will be announcing more openings soon. Cheers! pic.twitter.com/fJhTgSRx9t— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) October 5, 2020 Though the governor did not specify what his future announcement would entail, he appeared to hint that bars would be among the businesses allowed to reopen with an image of people clinking their beer mugs. Texas bars were ordered to close mid-March and...
    (CNN)Looking forward to throwing a Halloween party at the end of the month? Well, don't expect to rent an Airbnb to host it.The company announced on Friday that it is banning one-night Airbnb reservations over the Halloween weekend for entire home listings in the US and Canada. Not only are guests not able to make one-night bookings on October 30 or October 31, but previously booked reservations that meet that criteria will be canceled, and the guests reimbursed.New Jersey governor condemns house party at a packed Airbnb with over 700 guestsAirbnb made the decision in order to help stop parties and to protect public health. More than 200,000 people have died in the US from Covid-19, and thousands of new cases are still being reported. Johns Hopkins University reported 10,407 new cases and 236 deaths today."The great majority of guests are respectful of our hosts' homes and neighbors, and we...
    Black female firefighters file lawsuit alleging racial and gender discrimination The National Restaurant Association Is Hosting Free Seminars To Teach Hospitality Workers How To Deal With Anti-Maskers Bruins, Canucks among teams that could trade for Coyotes captain Oliver Ekman-Larsson? The hot stove is heating up in the NHL, and Oliver Ekman-Larsson is at the center of it all. He was listed as the top name on Frank Seravalli’s Trade Bait board for TSN and linked to the Edmonton Oilers. Darren Dreger threw cold water on the Edmonton connection as the Oilers are not currently on a short list of teams that the Coyotes captain would waive his no-movement clause for, but Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet has turned up the heat once again. Friedman tweets that the Boston Bruins and Vancouver Canucks are on that list of approved teams, while Craig Morgan of AZ Coyotes Insider says that Boston is...
    Hundreds of small earthquakes continue to rattle southern California, sending light shaking into San Diego County, as experts raise the odds that a much larger tremor could strike in the coming days.  The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported that hundreds of earthquakes had been reported by Wednesday night in the Salton Trough near Westmorland and more than a dozen more sizeable earthquakes on Thursday.   The swarm has registered only a few 4.5 magnitude earthquakes with many of the tremors falling below 3.0 magnitude. The largest so far was a magnitude 4.9.  The USGS has now listed the possibly of a magnitude 7 or higher earthquake hitting in the next few days as one in 300 as a result of the recent activity.  Hundreds of earthquakes swarm southern California raising fears that a larger one is coming. The map above shows the large number of quakes that have hit the...
    Democratic strategist James Carville reacted on Sunday to the New York Times claiming to have President Donald Trump’s tax returns, which show “chronic losses and years of tax avoidance.” Trump has called The New York Times report “fake news.” Carville, during MSNBC’s “The Week,” said the reporting makes for “one of the best days that any presidential campaign could possibly have.” “[T]his is just the original story, so we’re going to have this another two or three weeks,” Carville began. “When you combine that with the just awful polling numbers the president had this morning from polls that were coming in — national polls, statewide polls, battleground polls — you see this is a man under enormous stress. He knows he’s going to lose the election. He knows he’s in terrible legal jeopardy. In my opinion, he’s trying to negotiate a way he can leave with a pardon from New York state...
    Maybe you never wondered if there was a brand of religious zealotry out there that includes all the secretive ultra-conservative Catholicism of Opus Dei, then slathers on the anti-rationality, ready condemnation, and baked-in misogyny of extreme fundamentalist evangelicism. It doesn’t matter if you’ve thought about this worst-of-both-worlds stew, because exactly that combination seems set to remold American law for a generation or more.  With multiple news organizations reporting that on Saturday, Donald Trump will officially name 48-year-old Amy Coney Barrett as his replacement for the seat of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, it’s worth noting that Barrett is a lifelong member of “People of Praise.” This group, springing from a Catholic charismatic movement of the 1970s which seemed intent on capturing the energy Catholics saw in the surging fundamentalist movement, has, among other things, a very strict view of gender roles. Not only does this include refusing to allow women to hold positions of leadership...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – As a practice run for an eventual coronavirus vaccine, UPMC has launched Operation One Shot with the goal of immunizing as many of its employees as possible against the flu. “We have seen great excitement in participating in this fashion,” says Knox Walk, UPMC Emergency Preparedness director. Starting this week at 13 sites across UPMC, the mass vaccination is happening in different ways. “Some are doing a one-day event, some others are doing a five-day event,” says Walk. “We’re doing the non-clinical in a scheduled fashion, and we’re doing the clinical staff by someone going to the clinical unit and performing the vaccine on the unit for the staff.” UPMC has learned that technology helps with scheduling and tracking who has been immunized. “What we anticipated as a two or three minute per person process, folks are down to about 30 seconds,” Walk says. “In most of...
    President Trump hinted on Monday that Pfizer may be pulling into the lead in the race to make a coronavirus vaccine.  'Pfizer's doing really well,' Trump said in a Fox News interview.  'Johnson & Johnson...they'll probably be a little later.'  Also on Monday the same day, the White House's vaccine czar, Dr Moncef Slaoui said that the most vulnerable Americans could be vaccinated against COVID-9 by December, with 'most of the elderly' and frontline workers getting shots in January.  Dr Slaoui told Squawk on the Street that he and Operation Warp Speed could have vaccines to others by April.  That does not quite fit with the timeline laid out by the CDC last week, which suggested that, if a vaccine was approved, states should be ready to distribute it, for free, to Americans by January.  President Trump said on Monday that Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine is 'looking really good,' hinting...
    (CNN)"Filthy Rich" is a bit of a Franken-soap, seemingly stitched together from pieces of other series. Yet it works, at least kind of, as a guilty pleasure, unabashedly embracing its trashiness with sly wit and reasonably clever twists. As kickoffs to the broadcast TV season go, Fox could have, and indeed has, done worse.First, a few obvious comparisons, not only to something like "Dynasty," but more recently HBO's "The Righteous Gemstones," which also dealt with a family of hypocritical televangelists; and Fox's woefully misguided "Almost Family," which hinged on an unlikely sorority of daughters fathered by the same fertility-clinic doctor.In "Filthy Rich" (not to be confused with Netflix's recent Jeffrey Epstein docuseries), the Reese's peanut butter cup version of that blending involves a Southern family -- wallowing in the trappings of wealth, as they run something called the Sunshine Network -- rudely awakened by the sudden demise of their patriarch...
    Since the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Democrats have repeatedly pointed out the hypocrisay of Republicans seeking to force through a Supreme Court during an election year after arguing against doing so after Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland in 2016. But that is a waste of time, according to The New Yorker staff writer Jane Mayer, who wrote a major profile on McConnell that was published in April. “As the Democrats weigh their options about how to stop Mitch McConnell from filling Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat, one tactic that they should forget about immediately is arguing that it would be hypocritical of McConnell to jam in a new Justice so close to an election. Obviously, it nakedly is, given that Ginsburg died forty-five days before the 2020 election, and this was McConnell’s rationale for blocking Barack Obama’s nominee two hundred and sixty-nine days before the 2016 election,” Mayer wrote. “But...
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