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    JOE Biden has skipped a tradition and not mentioned Dr Seuss in his Read Across America Day proclamation after "racism" claims. This comes after Loudoun County Public School District in Virginia removed Dr Seuss from its Read Across America Day celebration, claiming that the legendary author's books had racial "undertones." 5Biden did not mention Dr Seuss in his Read Across America declarationCredit: Splash News 5There have been recent claims that Dr Seuss's books have racial 'undertones'Credit: Getty - Contributor Read Across America Day is held on March 2, which is also Seuss's birthday, and is meant to encourage children to get into reading. In Biden's proclamation declaring Tuesday Read Across America Day, he made no mention of Seuss - even though his predecessors Donald Trump and Barack Obama both mentioned the author in their own declarations. The White House hasn't commented specifically on why the president chose not to mention...
    GRANT McCANN is lucky to be alive so the pressure he has been under at Hull has never been a problem for him. The Tigers boss came under so much flak last season after the club were relegated from the Championship. 4The Europa Hotel in Belfast after the IRA bombCredit: PA:Press Association And now he is fighting hard to try to guide the team out of League One. But all that is nothing compared to escaping with his life after a thousand-pound bomb exploded near him in Belfast. The then teenage McCann had literally just been driven past the Europa Hotel SECONDS before the monster explosive had been detonated by the Provisional IRA. Growing up during The Troubles in the centre of Belfast worrying about just being able to negotiate surviving to the next day was a daily pressure. And he said: “In Northern Ireland back then it was part...
    A new documentary film exploring the lives of four transgender Americans living in the so-called “red states” debuted the very same day the Equality Act passed the House, the day the first-ever transgender nominee faced a Senate confirmation hearing, and on the same day this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference got underway. How fitting that CPAC will be the scene of former President Donald Trump’s first public speech since flying off to Mar-a-Lago last month, and that he will be greeted by a golden statue of himself. It’s almost as if, for conservatives, nothing has changed. That’s also true for trans Americans in the Republican-controlled regions of North Carolina, Texas, Mississippi, and Idaho, where anti-trans legislation is flourishing or in the works: nothing has changed.READ THIS LIST Covid-19 Cheat Sheet Politics Entertainment Media Royalist World Half Full U.S. News Scouted Travel Beast Inside Crossword Newsletters Podcasts ...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — When it comes to nutrition, many people try to get five servings a day of fruits and vegetables. Now, a behavioral psychologist is recommending that people try five small servings a day of things to reduce their stress and improve their mental health. “I think there’s an assumption that it’s selfish,” said Seth Gillihan, a psychologist who created what he calls “a mental health five-a-day.” It uses the acronym BLOOM: Breathe, Love, Observe, offer, and move. Just like we try to optimize the foods we eat, Gillihan says we can optimize the way we think. “It doesn’t have to take a lot of time. Stuff we enjoy doing, just bring a little more intention to it, and do it every day,” he said. BREATHE “It doesn’t have to take a long time. We don’t have to sit and do 15 minutes of focused meditation. Just a single...
    People looking to shift a few pounds before summer should put down the dumbbells because exercise does not help you lose weight, according to one scientist.  Professor Herman Pontzer claims that people should instead focus on diet because everyone burns the same number of calories regardless of our activity levels.  Ten years of research on a hunter-gatherer tribe in Tanzania found they exert the same energy each day as their less active counterparts in Western countries.    People looking to shift a few pounds before summer should put down the dumbbells and focus on diet because exercise does not help you lose weight, according to one scientist Prof Pontzer, professor of Evolutionary Anthropology at Duke University, North Carolina, set out to compare how the historical shift to a more sedentary lifestyle has changed the amount of calories we burn.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Eating too...
    RORY McILROY does not believe Tiger Woods will play competitive golf again – but says that is not important when he could easily have lost his life. The four-time Major champion was stunned by pictures of the wreck Woods had to be cut out of, after crashing and turning his car over several times in Los Angeles. Follow our Tiger Woods live blog for all the latest news and stories... 6Tiger Woods is unlikely to ever play golf again, according to Rory McIlroyCredit: Getty Images - Getty 6McIlroy claims people should just be relieved Woods is alive rather than focus on his golfCredit: Getty Images - Getty 6Woods was involved in a horror car crash early on Tuesday morning, with his vehicle flipping and rolling multiple times off the roadCredit: AP:Associated Press McIlroy said it was hard to believe he had not suffered far worse injuries than the leg and ankle fractures...
    WHEN it comes to cleaning, most of us will have ditched traditional gender roles, insisting that our blokes chip in with the housework. However, for Charlotte Clarke it’s more trouble than it’s worth. 6Charlotte Clarke is responsible for all of the housework in her houseCredit: Charlotte Clarke/ Medavia Since moving in with partner of two years Steve Lewis, both 28, Charlotte has found herself taking on the brunt of the cooking, cleaning, laundry, ironing as her ‘dirt blind’ partner watches on. In fact Steve’s only jobs are to take the bins out and the washing up, well, stacking the dishwasher. But Charlotte, from Torquay, Devon, had no idea about her man’s slovenly ways until after they moved in to their first home together in March last year. Speaking exclusively to Fabulous Digital, Charlotte said: “Because we were saving to buy the house, I was living with my nan and Steve...
    DANI Dyer revealed that she's experiencing extreme "night sweats" after giving birth and admitted she doesn't shower "all day" as she panics about baby Santiago. The 24-year-old star opened up about the realities of motherhood explaining that she's having severe postpartum sweating. 6Dani Dyer opened up about her extreme postpartum night sweats The Love Island beauty gave birth to her first child last month with boyfriend Sammy Kimmence. Speaking on Sorted with the Dyers, she said: "“Dad, I’m telling you now the hot sweats I get in the night time – Oh my God, the smell under my armpits. I’ve never experienced anything like it. “Apparently it’s so normal, you just sweat. I wake up and there is a puddle. It’s really bad. “What upsets me, is Santi obviously with the breastfeeding he is under my armpit and I think my poor son. 6The new mum said she doesn't...
    LAUREN Goodger did NOT accidentally let slip the sex of her unborn child, The Sun Online can exclusively reveal. The pregnant star, 34, sent fans into a spin after sharing a snap of an ultrasound scan displayed in a silver photo frame on Instagram. 5Lauren Goodger's fans thought she'd accidentally revealed her baby's genderCredit: Instagram 5Fans spotted a glass frame on Instagram with the word 'girl' on it Eagle-eyed followers spotted that the frame, which was a Valentine's gift for her boyfriend Charles Drury, featured the words: "A girl." But although fans were convinced it gave the game away, Lauren and Charles are yet to find out whether their baby is a girl or a boy. Lauren's rep has told The Sun Online: "It was a frame which has boy and girl on but you couldn’t see the boy bit. "Lauren will find out the...
    Courtesy of Peloton Peloton instructor Jess King said she doesn't track nutrients like carbs, fat, or protein. She eats what makes her feel good, which includes celery juice and home-cooked Mexican food.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Peloton instructor Jess King, a former dancer, is known for her high-energy bike and tread sessions.  As the daughter of a competitive bodybuilder and a lifetime athlete herself, you'd think King would be very particular about how she eats for her intense workouts and high-energy Peloton classes. But while food is a key part of fueling her performance, King told Insider she doesn't set specific daily goals for her macronutrients (carbohydrates, fat, and protein), or strictly structure her eating.  Instead, she listens to her body, and eats depending on how she's feeling that day and what her workouts include. "I don't really keep track, I'm a feelings person, I'm not a...
    Sir Lewis Hamilton has been the talk of the town over the past couple of months, with Mercedes holding up his contract announcement as long as possible. The days are numbered, and it looks like the internal talks are never-ending. Although the odds of the knight bowing out of F1 are quite low at the moment, Lewis hinted at what might cause his potential exit from the sport in the future. How Lewis could sense his end in F1 During a podcast, Lewis Hamilton opened up about what might push him towards hitting the ‘retirement’ button. Apparently, it’s the smile on his face. He mentioned that the moment that smile fades away is the moment he’ll call it a day. “Yes, it’s a competitive space that I’m in. But damn, I get in that car and put down the visor and the team start up the car and I leave...
    Rep. Dan Crenshaw went after President Biden’s Day One agenda, pointing out who he believed the new policies would actually benefit instead of the American people. “Who this agenda helps,” Crenshaw posted on Twitter. “Paris Agreement - > China, European diplomats. Cancel Keystone -> Russian oligarchs. No wall -> illegal immigrants. Working class American priorities, small businesses reopening and recovering….nowhere to be found.” Crenshaw was responding to an NBC report that laid out the new president’s agenda for his first day in office. Aside from the policies specifically pointed out by Crenshaw, Biden’s Day One plans included repealing former President Donald Trump’s travel ban, a mask mandate, extending the eviction freeze, announcing a new immigration plan, and extending the student loan pause. Who this agenda helps:Paris Agreement -> China, European diplomatsCancel Keystone -> Russian oligarchs No wall -> illegal immigrants Working class American priorities, small businesses reopening and recovering....nowhere to...
    The Texas real estate broker who bragged about taking a private jet to storm the US Capitol earlier this month is now demanding President Donald Trump pardon her from charges.  Jennifer 'Jenna' Ryan, 50, of Frisco, turned herself into authorities on Friday for her role in the January 6 Capitol seige that left five people dead.  She was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.  The FBI searched her Carrollton home Friday and hours after her arrest she was released.   'I would like a pardon from the President of the United States. I think that we all deserve a pardon. I’m facing a prison sentence. I think that I do not deserve that,' Ryan said to CBS11 after returning home.  'From what I understand everyone is going to be arrested that was there, so I think everyone...
    THE View's Meghan McCain revealed that Real Housewives Of Orange County's Kelly Dodd was "so mean" and called her a "trust fund kid" who "doesn't work." The reality star has faced plenty of backlash for numerous controversial comments in the past. 8The View's Meghan McCain said that Real Housewives Of Orange County's Kelly Dodd was 'so mean' to herCredit: Bravo It all kicked off when the TV personality appeared on Andy Cohen's Watch What Happens Live when the topic of Kelly sprung up. Meghan said: "But on Kelly Dodd— this is what I will say. I was totally Team Kelly Dodd for a long time because I think this day about Kelly Dodd. “And then I went on Watch What Happens Live with her and she was so mean to me and had clearly had some drinks beforehand.” Meghan continued: “And now I’ve totally turned on her. Remember how...
    VANESSA Bryant has said she sometimes "doesn't feel like being alive" as the anniversary approaches of the death of husband Kobe. Kobe Bryant died on January 26 last year aged 41 when his helicopter crashed in poor conditions over Calabasas, California. 5Vanessa Bryant has said she sometimes 'doesn't feel like being alive' amid grief over the death of husband KobeCredit: Reuters 5Bryant died with daughter Gianna in January last yearCredit: Instagram/vanessabryant 5Vanessa posted an Instagram Story ahead of the anniversary of the deaths Bryant's daughter 13-year-old Gianna, one of four he had with Vanessa, was also among the nine people killed in the crash. Vanessa has spoken publicly about the crash on a number of occasions, including at a memorial held at the Staples Center last February, but has rarely been so open about her grief. In an Instagram Story posted to her 13.9million followers today,...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It’s been two weeks since Christmas and yet some are still waiting on Santa to deliver their packages. The holidays are over, but some are still waiting for packages from the USPS. It’s getting to the point where they’re starting to lose their patience. The post office is turning packages left and right, yet the load doesn’t seem to get any lighter. “Mail backed up to the ceilings,” Nick Casselli, the local American Postal Workers Union president, said. Casselli says postal workers are doing the best they can, but with a hiring freeze and no allotted overtime, packages are simply backed up. “I looked into one of the containers, two-day priority mail, and the dates were Dec. 1, Dec. 5, Dec. 10,” Casselli said. That’s a huge complaint by many, paying for a service that doesn’t deliver. Eyewitness News morning anchor Jim Donovan received his priority one-day...
    A MUM has revealed how she gets up at 5am to slave away on Christmas Day, while her husband spends the day on his PlayStation. Tracey Sheppard, 42, from Braintree, Essex, says she doesn't mind doing the cooking as her husband Steve, 36, works long weeks as a welding manager - although she does hate all the cleaning. 7Tracey Sheppard, 42, from Essex, gets up at 5am to get all the jobs done on Christmas DayCredit: Tracey Sheppard Speaking to Fabulous Tracey, who's mum to Thomas, nine, and Kayleigh, eight, says: "I do everything on Christmas Day. Steve works really hard, he does 60 hours-a-week. "I don’t mind as it’s normally just the four of us and last year my mother-in-law helped me. "But I do hate doing all the hoovering - and the washing up. "I'm a furloughed cleaner, I normally work at a leisure centre, so...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- The race for a COVID-19 vaccine is reaching the finish line - but so are unemployment benefits for millions of Americans.Unless Congress acts fast, nearly one million Californians will suddenly lose their unemployment benefits on the day after Christmas - casting yet another bleak shadow over the 2020 holiday season.RELATED: Bank of America reveals it paid millions to 'double-dipping' EDD fraudstersAnd it's not too far ahead. Congressional leaders are still bickering over a possible relief package. It means thousands of gig workers, contractors, the self employed, and part timers - would lose the one lifeline they have."This is my last haircut and color for the year," Alicia Orabella is closing her Oakland hair salon. "I'm really bummed and I'm scared," she says.With the latest shutdown, Orabella is counting on unemployment to kick in."A little anxiety today for sure. I kept looking at the clock," Orabella says.But...
    Food and Drug Administration chief Stephen Hahn was ordered to approve Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine by the end of the day or else. White House chief of staff Mark Meadows on Friday pressed Food and Drug Administration chief Stephen Hahn to grant an emergency use authorization for Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine by the end of the day or face possible firing, two administration officials said. The vaccine produced by Pfizer Inc. and its German partner BioNTech won a critical endorsement Thursday from an FDA panel of outside advisers, and signoff from the agency — which is expected within days — is the next step needed to get the shots to the public. The FDA is not required to follow the guidance of its advisory committees, but often does.
    Jason Kempin/GettyImages Celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels has spoken out against the popular workout style CrossFit once again, arguing that the fast pace and intensity may lead to injury, especially with inconsistent coaching.  Michaels has previously critiqued CrossFit, calling certain exercises "cheating." The sport has been controversial among other fitness experts as well.  Top athletes and gym owners have defended CrossFit's methodology, citing its precise definition of fitness as a combination of strength, endurance, power, and a variety of skills.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Celebrity personal trainer Jillian Michaels has reignited her feud with the popular fitness brand CrossFit, saying that she doesn't "understand the logic" of the program, and that she believes the fast-paced, high-intensity workouts may do more harm than good. Michaels made the comments in a video posted her Instagram and YouTube pages in response to questions from fans and users of her...
    Getty Former Los Angeles Lakers Metta Sandiford-Artest, Pau Gasol and Dwight Howard. Imagine a world where Pau Gasol re-joined the Los Angeles Lakers. VideoVideo related to pau gasol doesn’t want to practice with lakers every day: ex-teammate2020-12-09T20:41:47-05:00 “I think that would be dope,” Earl Watson, a Memphis Grizzlies teammate of Gasol, told me on the Heavy Live With Scoop B Show. “But, I don’t think Pau wants to deal with practice every day; like the body has this thing like, ‘Nah bro, I’m tapping out!’ So Pau could do it to play with Marc. It’s interesting. Now Marc is back with the team that he was originally with and they were traded for each other and I think that would be hilarious and Marc was a kid back in those days just playing high school basketball coming to the games and there’s no way...
    Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott, in his first full day on the job, imposed tough new restrictions in response to rising COVID-19 cases. "This is about saving lives, nothing more and nothing less," Scott said. "COVID doesn't get tired, COVID doesn't take days off, and COVID doesn't care how you want to go back to normal." According to the Baltimore City Health Department, the seven-day average positivity rate in the city is 7.7%, an 85% increase from a month ago. The city is averaging about 245 cases a day, an increase of 98% over the last four weeks. The restrictions will take effect at 5 p.m. on Friday. Theaters and outdoor entertainment venues face some of the toughest restrictions, with all live performances being prohibited. Indoor recreational establishments such as bingo halls, bowling alleys, and social and fraternal clubs also will have to close. Indoor and outdoor dining will be prohibited...
    WHEN we first went into lockdown back in March, I was working two jobs – in a fish and chip shop and in my local pub in Hereford – and everything had to close. I had no work and no money coming in. Years ago I had thought I might like to go into care work because it seemed like such a rewarding job. My nan had been supported by a care worker so I knew a bit about what the work involved, and care workers are in demand so I decided to give it a go. 2 Imogen decided to give care work a go after losing both her jobs during the first lockdown I applied for a home care job in March and got it, so in the end I was only out of work for about two weeks! I was a bit nervous when I started the...
    Tina Turner says her husband of seven years, Erwin Bach, has shown her that “true love doesn’t require dimming of my light.” The legendary singer shares inspiring tales and words of wisdom in Happiness Becomes You: A Guide to Changing Your Life for Good, which is available now. Turner authored the self-help book detailing her experience on how “to love without giving up who I am.” Turner, 81, and Bach, 64, married in 2014 and they live peacefully and comfortably in Zürich, Switzerland. In her book, she describes her relationship with Bach as her “one true marriage.” READ MORE: Tina Turner was dragged where on the night she married Ike? UGH! “We grant each other freedom and space to be individuals at the same time we are a couple,” Turner writes in the book, PEOPLE Magazine reports. “Erwin, who is a force of nature in his own right, has never...
    Tetra Images/Getty Images The winter months offer many food-related holidays that can evoke fear and guilt about overeating. But a feast day doesn't have to be a cheat day — it's possible to indulge without derailing your diet or health goals, according to a nutritionist.  Being flexible with your diet can make it easier to sustain and improve your success. Enjoy your indulgence, then get back to balanced eating habits like including plenty of veggies and fruits.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. While many people eagerly await winter and the food-centric holidays it brings, celebrating with a big meal can also be a source of stress, anxiety, and guilt.  But holiday festivities don't have to derail your diet or healthy habits, according to Bonnie Taub-Dix, registered dietitian nutritionist and author of Read It Before You Eat It — Taking You from Label to Table.  A few days of...
    A bride-to-be has been criticized for suggesting her wedding guests all compete to capture the best picture on her wedding day - so she can cut back on the cost of hiring a professional photographer.   The unnamed woman, believed to be based in the US, took to That's It, I'm Wedding Shaming Facebook group, and told how she did not want to fork out for a professional photographer for her wedding.  She said she planned to ask her guests to take part in a competition to see who would snap the best pictures, and offered a prize at the end to reward their efforts.  And many were quick to take to the comments section to slam the idea - with the majority adding the bride-to-be would end up with terrible pictures of her special day.   An anonymous bride-to-be, from the US, took to a Facebook group and told how she...
    Sam Darnold returned to practice Wednesday on a limited basis for the first time in more than three weeks, but the Jets weren’t ready to make any declarations on his status for Sunday’s game against the Dolphins. “We’re going in there thinking he’s going to be able to do quite a bit [in practice],” head coach Adam Gase said before the team’s workout in Florham Park. “With Sam, we’re taking this day-by-day, we’ll see how (Wednesday) goes. “Hopefully things can go smooth and he feels good. Things have been trending in the right direction, but we’re going to take this one day at a time and see how this week goes.” Gase added that the coaching staff will “eliminate any kind of unnecessary throwing” in practice by Darnold, limiting his participation to individual and team drills. The third-year quarterback has missed the past two games with a sprained AC...
    Jim Loscalzo/ZUMA 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.I’ve heard from Eric Trump, Donald Trump Jr., and Lara Trump. I’ve heard from Rudy Giuliani, Ronna McDaniel, and Newt Gingrich. And I’ve heard from Donald Trump. Over and over again. The 2020 election was stolen from Trump. The left-wing mob, the Democrats, the fake news media—they successfully plotted together to pull off the greatest political heist of all time. Trump really won. But fake ballots were counted. Real ballots were trashed. American democracy was undone. The people have been robbed of their rightful president.  Yes, this is what I am told every day—multiple times—by Trump, his family, and his lieutenants. I am on several rightwing email lists, including various Trump campaign lists, and for the past three weeks, each day I have received...
    A WOMAN has revealed that she masturbates “four times a day”, and says she needs it the same way “other people need water”.  Mum-of-two Tracy Kiss, 32, from Buckinghamshire, opened up about the racy topic on her blog - and did not hold back.  6Tracy Kiss admits she masturbates up to three times a dayCredit: Stewart Williams - The Sun She said that mastubration “is a natural and normal part of life and something we need not be embarrassed nor ashamed about.” Tracy wrote: “Personally I masturbate 2-3x per day, basically whenever I’m in bed on days when I haven’t been sexually intimate with my partner and need a sexual release.  “I realise that this may seem like an extremely high amount that most women couldn’t match let alone dream of discussing or confessing.” Despite admitting that her preferred method of pleasure is sexual intercourse, she added that masturbation is...
    Small, short-term research studies have found that intermittent fasting has weight loss benefits — though it may not be sustainable. Chalermphon Kumchai/EyeEm/Getty Images Intermittent fasting can work as a weight-loss tool, and short-term research has found that it can improve overall health for those with obesity.  However, the long-term results are less clear, and intermittent fasting may be less sustainable than other calorie restriction diets.  It also may not be safe for everyone. Teenagers, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, people who take medication that can cause hypoglycemia, and those with a history of eating disorders should not try intermittent fasting.  This article was medically reviewed by Melissa Rifkin, MS, RD, CDN, owner of Melissa Rifkin Nutrition LLC.  This article is part of Insider's guide on How To Lose Weight. Intermittent fasting may be a popular weight-loss strategy, but it's not a particularly new phenomenon.  In addition...
    Over 1 million children have been infected with COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, report says Fact check: Ticketmaster exploring tech to provide fans COVID status before events Seniors On Medicare Are Getting a Big Pay Day in 2020 Ad Microsoft Expert: “This credit card is so good I signed up personally” Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/13 SLIDES © Westend61/Getty Images How to win the battle against clutter Clutter happens. It’s a fact of life, especially when we’re tired, rushing around, and have way too many things on our minds. But that doesn’t mean we should resign ourselves to having a cluttered home. The key to getting things under control is tackling clutter hot spots every day...
    Charles traded Siwa's glitter and sparkles for a more understated glam look. YouTube JoJo Siwa told Carissa Culiner of the E! Daily Pop show that getting a makeover from James Charles made for the "scariest day" of her life. She said she was "terrified" of the transformation because she doesn't like "looking different." Back in August, Charles posted a video of himself giving Siwa a curled hairstyle, smokey eye makeup, and dark lipstick. Though Siwa said at the time that the look didn't match her style, she still thought it was pretty. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. JoJo Siwa is opening up about what it was really like to get a glamorous makeover from James Charles. Speaking to Carissa Culiner for the E! Daily Pop show, Siwa talked about hosting virtual concerts from her backyard, her new Christmas-inspired EP, and being transformed by Charles back in...
    (CNN)In historic fashion, Americans came together, cast ballots amid a global pandemic and elected a new president and vice president, pending official certification by state election officials. The process moving forward is well-established, as the states' electors will officially cast their votes in a few short weeks. It's part of the glorious American tradition of the peaceful transfer of power. Charlie DentThat's why President Donald Trump's speech from the White House press briefing room on Thursday evening was so alarming and reprehensible. By declaring absentee ballots lawfully cast by mail fraudulent, Trump is engaging again in anti-democratic behavior with his wrecking ball approach to representative government and the institutions that undergird it.In doing so, he is shamelessly undermining the integrity of the American electoral process with charges of a rigged or stolen election. Even for Trump, this is out of bounds. Like more than 2.5 million Pennsylvanians, my family...
    Squeezing the bulk of your calories into the morning and eating a 'big breakfast' with smaller meals later has no impact on weight loss, a new study revealed.  Researchers from Johns Hopkins University followed 41 overweight adults with an average age of 59 over 12 weeks on various eating plans including a 'big breakfast'. For years the idea of eating 'breakfast like a king' and then gradually smaller meals throughout the day has been supported by health gurus to help with weight loss. This new US study found that squeezing most calories in early has no impact on how much weight someone loses, adding it was more down to reducing overall calories. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University followed 41 overweight adults with an average age of 59 over 12 weeks on various eating plans including a 'big breakfast'. Stock image All of the volunteers involved in the study...
    In the lead-up to the election, President Donald Trump repeatedly suggested that somehow worry about the coronavirus would dissipate after the election, as though the global pandemic was being used as a political cudgel against him and would cease to be talked about as a concerning thing once the political fight was over. Meanwhile, this week the number of daily covid cases again reached record high after record high, with the latest figures showing daily cases hitting around 120,000. Just this week the number of daily cases crossed that grim threshold into over 100,000. Over 1000 covid deaths were reported both on Election Day and the day after Election Day. MSNBC’s Chris Hayes took a moment during wall-to-wall election coverage Friday to highlight this “awful record” we have reached. “I feel like this is the background and we’re all focused on those results and the pandemic, the virus doesn’t...
    It's Election Day, and CNBC.com's MacKenzie Sigalos digs into a trove of historical financial data to learn whether the stock market prefers Republicans or Democrats to win the White House. Plus, the "After Hours" team brings you a look at what Election Day in America looks like as the coronavirus pandemic grips the country.Stop stressing about which party is better for the stock market: The data shows it doesn't matter much For investors worried about how the election will impact their portfolios over the long haul, fear not: Elections have seldom had a lasting impact on equity prices. President Donald Trump has warned that the stock market will crash if former Vice President Joe Biden wins the presidential election. Some market experts have also raised concern about the potential for a "blue wave" if Democrats gain a majority in the Senate, win the White House and keep control of the...
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana shoppers will see state sales taxes suspended for two days in November, under a bill passed by lawmakers in their latest special session and signed into law by Gov. John Bel Edwards. House Speaker Clay Schexnayder, a Gonzales Republican, sponsored the measure to help residents and businesses recovering from Hurricanes Laura and Delta and coping with the coronavirus pandemic. The state sales tax holiday will be held on Nov. 20 and 21. Louisiana's 4.45% state sales taxes will not be charged on the first $2,500 of a purchase. The holiday doesn't cover car, truck and other vehicle purchases. And it doesn't apply to local sales taxes. The state is estimated to lose $4.5 million in sales tax collections because of the tax holiday, according to a nonpartisan financial analysis of the bill. Louisiana has had several sales tax holidays in recent years, but they've...
    (CNN)The doomsday scenario of lawyers and judges setting surprise terms for voting or even deciding the election this year has loomed large. Yet that likelihood is diminishing by the day, several elections law experts say, with the terms for voting already essentially set in many states and a calm coming over the courts in pre-Election Day litigation.The focus on courts has been extreme at times this year, especially with President Donald Trump pushing for the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court in case the election must be decided there. More on Voting CNN's Election 101 How to track your mail-in ballot How to stay safe when voting in person What not to wear when you go vote What we do and don't know about early voting What to do if your right to vote is challenged Your questions about voting, answered But that outsized attention...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — LAPD Chief Michel Moore says his department is prepared to respond to any election-related violence that might arise on Nov. 3. Voting starts at many Los Angeles County vote centers Saturday, but more than 1.5 million early ballots have already been cast, according to state officials. Moore told the Police Commission Tuesday that he would tell residents concerned about their safety at the polls: “We are safe.” The chief said the department is working with the Registrar Recorder/County Clerk’s office to ensure that people understand the rules of participating in an election and the ways they can vote. “The most important aspect in our democracy is an election, a right to vote,” Moore said. So far, Southern California’s only election-related violence has been a possible case of arson committed on a ballot box in Baldwin Park. He also said that the LAPD is working with all...
    On October 19, Governor Jared Polis's office, the Colorado Restaurant Association, and assorted design and architecture groups will hold a workshop/charrette to explore creative ways to extend outdoor dining in Colorado this winter. Xcel will help fund installing some of the ideas that emerge from that event. But some eateries aren't waiting. As the weather gets chillier, they're modifying their patios right now. My Brother's Bar, for example, has put in private plastic dining domes, and other spots have come up with equally creative ideas. In Facebook comments on Mark Antonation's story about outside dining, readers applaud their efforts. Says Melanie: I am here for it! This looks fun and new, and bring me the Sunday brunch igloos all day! Bottom line, this is what it is right now. They are doing their best and hospitality needs this! They deserve it! Whoever has the best music and food and...
    (CNN)There's one kind of unmasking even Donald Trump doesn't love.The President is furious that a probe of what he claims is the worst political crime in history has come up empty. In an investigation endlessly hyped by conservative US media, the Justice Department had sought to find whether Obama aides improperly tried to identify US citizens during wiretaps of foreigners (a process known as "unmasking") around the 2016 election. But the inquiry has now fizzled out, and its chief investigator will not even issue a public report, The Washington Post reported.Leveraging the power of the federal government for his political gain, Trump wanted a big scandal to tout before Election Day -- and to drag in Democratic nominee Joe Biden, Barack Obama's vice president. "Personally, I think it's ridiculous. It's ridiculous. It's a disgrace," Trump told Newsmax when asked about the hot air whooshing out of the unmasking balloon. "I...
    President Trump, who has said he has "one of the greatest memories of all time," said Thursday that he doesn't know and doesn't remember whether he was tested for COVID-19 on the day of the first presidential debate. Mr. Trump made the remarks during an NBC News town hall with Savannah Guthrie that was scheduled after the second presidential debate was canceled.  The White House and the president's physician, Dr. Sean Conley, have repeatedly declined to say when the president's last negative test was. Candidates were supposed to be tested ahead of the September 29 debate, but the president arrived too late to be tested on-site and the honor's system was used instead.  Mr. Trump announced early on October 2 that he tested positive for COVID-19. One of his top aides, Hope Hicks, was pulled from a trip to New Jersey for a fundraiser on October 1 after testing positive...
    A MUM has revealed that she plans to make her family eat their main Christmas dinner the night before so she doesn’t miss out on the big day - and it has had a mixed reaction.  The woman said that she ends up spending lots of Christmas day in the kitchen if she is cooking the main meal for her family.  2A mum has revealed she wants to make her family Christmas dinner on December 24 so she doesn't miss out on the big dayCredit: Getty Images - Getty She wrote on Facebook: “Looking for folks opinion on eating the BIG Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve.....is this a thing?  “Just feel I miss out on spending quality time with my children on the special day cause I’m always so busy in the kitchen.” Her post has had a mixed reaction with some hailing it as brilliant, but others saying she’d...
    In July, as federal troops were confronting demonstrators in Portland, Oregon, longtime 9News meteorologist Marty Coniglio tweeted a photo that compared the action to Nazi Germany. A fixture on the channel's popular morning show, he was off the air the next day...for good. This week, Coniglio explained why he did what he did in a column for Westword, which starts with this: "Better to be a good American than a good employee. Distilled to its most elemental expression, that is the reason why I blew up a 35-year career in broadcast media to add my voice to the alarms sounding about the current state of our Republic." You can read Marty Coniglio's complete piece here (and see the Tweet below). Thousands of people did, and posted more than a hundred comments on the Westword Facebook page, most applauding the longtime TV personality and wishing him the best. Says Al: "Better...
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    (CNN) — The last time Americans faced a fall and winter like this, World War I was just ending. A months-long pandemic exploded in the fall of 1918, killing 195,000 Americans in just the month of October. Fast-forward 102 years, and the US is on track for another devastating fall and winter. By the end of December, Covid-19 could kill more than 2,900 people a day in the US, according to projections Monday from the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. But it doesn’t have to be that way. With a smart approach to these cold-weather months, researchers say you can defy their grim projections. Why is the fall / winter outlook so bad? Health experts say colder weather, the flu season, reopened schools and pandemic fatigue are a recipe for the difficult months yet in the fight against coronavirus. Here’s why: Colder weather: When more people...
    By Holly Yan | CNN The last time Americans faced a fall and winter like this, World War I was just ending. A months-long pandemic exploded in the fall of 1918, killing 195,000 Americans in just the month of October. Fast-forward 102 years, and the US is on track for another devastating fall and winter. By the end of December, Covid-19 could kill more than 2,900 people a day in the US, according to projections Monday from the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. But it doesn’t have to be that way. With a smart approach to these cold-weather months, researchers say you can defy their grim projections. Why is the fall / winter outlook so bad? Health experts say colder weather, the flu season, reopened schools and pandemic fatigue are a recipe for the difficult months yet in the fight against coronavirus. Here’s why: Colder weather:...
    (CNN)The last time Americans faced a fall and winter like this, World War I was just ending. A months-long pandemic exploded in the fall of 1918, killing 195,000 Americans in just the month of October.Fast-forward 102 years, and the US is on track for another devastating fall and winter. By the end of December, Covid-19 could kill more than 2,900 people a day in the US, according to projections Monday from the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. But it doesn't have to be that way. With a smart approach to these cold-weather months, researchers say you can defy their grim projections. Why is the fall / winter outlook so bad?Read MoreHealth experts say colder weather, the flu season, reopened schools and pandemic fatigue are a recipe for the difficult months yet in the fight against coronavirus. Here's why:Colder weather: When more people gather indoors, there's less...
    Mask mandates are still in place throughout much of the U.S., although far too many people still refuse to abide by them. Anti-maskers throwing fits of rage in public spaces, often called “Karens,” get harder to watch as the death toll from COVID-19 continues to rise. Hide But despite simply refusing to wear masks, a number of these folks are trying to get their local mandates struck down entirely. Hide One woman’s comments during a public meeting of the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners in Kansas City sparked annoyance online as they seem to represent so much of the entitlement problem with the anti-mask stance. “I could say a lot about my time in Johnson County not wearing a mask, which is my choice as a free individual, but I’ll boil it down to one point, which is discrimination,” the woman said. She insisted that the discrimination she faces...
    Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday said he would start imposing fines on anyone who does not wear a mask in public Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday said he would start imposing fines on anyone who does not wear a mask in public as the COVID-19 infection rate rose above 3 percent for the first time since June.  It is a state law that while in public spaces, everyone over the age of two must wear a face covering or risk fines.  De Blasio on Tuesday said that he was going to aggressively crackdown on people who flouted the rule and that cops will start issuing fines.  First, they will offer people a free mask if they are not already wearing one. If they refuse, they will be fined, he said, without saying how much they would be fined.  Cuomo previously told the MTA to issue fines of...
    President Donald Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump, Jr., on Tuesday previewed the upcoming first presidential debate between the president and 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. The younger Trump highlighted on Fox Business Network’s “Mornings with Maria” his father’s accomplishments from running the country. He listed off his efforts getting peace deals signed in the Middle East, combating the coronavirus pandemic and building the “greatest economy America has ever known.” “Listen, the reality is the president has been practicing every day for this,” Trump told host Maria Bartiromo. “I mean, he is running the country. He’s doing, you know, an amazing job of that, he is getting peace deals done in the Middle East, he’s pulling us out of endless wars, he’s combating coronavirus, he built the greatest economy America has ever known. That is all within the purview of these things. You know, Joe Biden has been talking about...
    BOSTON, MA (CBS) – For the second consecutive day, hundreds marched through Boston’s streets demanding justice for the death of Breonna Taylor. Saturday’s rallies come three days after Kentucky officials announced officers would not face charges directly for Taylor’s death back in March, but rather charges for shooting through a wall endangering the apartment next door to her. “They murdered her and there’s no charge for it. Like, it doesn’t make sense,” said Christina Exilhomme of Boston. Hundreds in Boston protested the verdict for the officers involved in Breonna Taylor’s death. (WBZ-TV) Exilhomme was among those in the large crowd marching from Nubian Square in Roxbury calling for charges in the death of Breonna Taylor. The 26-year-old Louisville, Kentucky woman was shot and killed by police in her home six months ago. Another protester, Beza Galatis, expressed her frustration by the verdict. “Definitely disappointed and surprised. I mean, considering all...
    Sarah K. Burris September 18, 2020 9:22AM (UTC) This article originally appeared on Raw Story It's Constitution Day in America, which is generally the day in which politicians try to prove their immense knowledge and appreciation for the U.S. founding documents. Occasionally some of them misquote it, instead citing the Declaration of Independence, but Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) took another route. "We will never rewrite the Constitution of the United States," she proclaimed proudly on Twitter. : When the Constitution is changed it's called an Amendment and the founding document is rewritten. As Justice Stephen Breyer has remarked, the Constitution is a "living constitution" that looks to text, history, precedent, purposes, consequences and current values to interpret any text that may have been vague, The Olympian recalled in 2011. It was 1992 the last time the Constitution was rewritten, when Blackburn was serving as the chair of the Williamson...
    CORONAVIRUS cases in the UK have hit over 4,000 for the first time since May, but experts claim it won't be as bad as the peak of the pandemic in April. A further 3,991 cases were recorded overnight in the biggest rise since May 8 - as health chiefs battle to curb the surge in infections. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 4 Infections have climbed 40 per cent in a week and officials claim this increase is down to more testing. Sites across the country have been flooded with people trying to access tests. Health secretary Matt Hancock revealed earlier this week that tests would be rationed for those who needed it most. The rolling-seven day average of infections each day currently sits at 3,286. This is a dramatic increase from last week when it sat at 2,358. At the peak of...
    Hi, all. With Labor Day behind us, we are now facing treacherous autumn. At least you will have Plaintext by your side, though only if you subscribe to WIRED. But laggards take heart. We recently promised (threatened?) to limit this newsletter to paying customers, beginning with this edition. But some technical changes have temporarily delayed the Plaintext cutoff. So if you are reading this on the web, you have a temporary reprieve. But don’t get caught short in October— subscribe to WIRED here at a fantastic discount. The Plain ViewWhen Instagram first appeared in 2010, one factor that helped it rise in the App Store rankings—drawing the attention of Mark Zuckerberg, who purchased the company in a deal that antitrust enforcers are currently reexamining—was its innovative use of filters to make images more distinctive. It seemed so cool to capture and share a portrait or scene with sepia tones or...
    Donald Trump once said he didn't have enough time to watch television. Donald Trump on Thursday said he had watched more than seven hours of Fox News programming since Wednesday night, listing off the prime-time shows he tuned in to on the right-wing propaganda network. "I watched Liz MacDonald — she's fantastic. I watched Fox Business. I watched Lou Dobbs last night, Sean Hannity last night, Tucker last night, Laura. I watched 'Fox & Friends' in the morning," Trump said at a news conference from the White House, referencing Fox's prime-time line-up as well as its three-hour-long morning show. Loading...
    Getty Golden Tate #15 and Darius Slayton #86 of the New York Giants run a route throughout the Blue and White scrimmage. New York Giants large receiver Golden Tate returned to the observe area on Tuesday and has remained a participant ever since. This, on the heels of lacking every week of observe with what has been labeled as a lower-body harm. But, whereas his presence at observe would seem to bode effectively for his availability come Week 1, ESPN’s Jordan Raanan sounded a tad bit much less optimistic, claiming the 11-year veteran didn’t “appear 100%” in Thursday’s session. WR Golden Tate was taking part in Thursday’s observe. Can be attention-grabbing to see how he’s listed later at the moment on the harm report. Doesn’t appear 100%. #Giants — Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) September 10, 2020 The Giants are set to launch their...
    Fox News is full of Trump sycophants, from Sean Hannity to Tucker Carlson to Laura Ingraham to Jeanine Pirro —and the right-wing cable news outlet is stridently pro-Trump more often than not. But for President Donald Trump, any criticism at all from Fox News or Fox Business is way too much. And journalist Gabriel Sherman, in Vanity Fair, addresses Trump’s fears that Fox News will be insufficiently supportive of him as Election Day draws closer. Two of the people at Fox News who haven’t been shy about criticizing Trump at times are Andrew Napolitano, a libertarian, and Chris Wallace — who, on September 29 in Cleveland, will be hosting the first of three presidential debates. Sherman explains, “Perhaps anticipating a grilling by Wallace, Trump has been ratcheting up his anger at Fox. Last week, Trump called on Fox to fire national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin after she appeared on air...
    Twitter slapped warning labels on several of President Trump’s tweets on Thursday after the tweets encouraged voters who submitted ballots by mail to visit their polling stations on Election Day in order to verify their vote had been counted. Twitter deemed the messages a violation of its policy against advocating illegal election activity.   Preventing users from reading the posts without first viewing a warning that the tweet “violated the Twitter rules about civic and election integrity,” the social media behemoth conveniently neglected to disclose its partnership with two groups financed by leftist donors deeply involved in voter participation efforts, including drives pushing mail-in balloting. In light of concerns that use of mail-in voting without voter identification would allow for rampant fraud, Trump’s tweets encouraged voters who submitted ballots by mail to verify their vote had indeed been counted. In a thread of tweets, the president suggested signing and mailing...
    HARRISBURG (KDKA) – With Labor Day weekend about to kick off, Gov. Tom Wolf is reminding Pennsylvanians to avoid large gatherings and wear masks. Right now it’s mandatory to wear a mask in public places, and mass gatherings are limited to 25 people indoors and 250 outdoors. “COVID-19 knows no bounds – it doesn’t respect county or state lines and it certainly doesn’t take a holiday, so it is important that we remind our neighbors to stay safe over the long weekend as COVID-19 remains a threat in our communities,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said in a statement. “Pennsylvanians should refrain from attending large gatherings, and if you do go out and interact with others, social distance, wash your hands frequently and wear a mask. Remember: My mask protects you, and your mask protects me and by wearing a mask it shows that you care about...
    You may want to read this story in the sun. A new study has found a strong correlation between vitamin D deficiency and COVID-19, though researchers say that doesn’t mean loading up on so-called sunshine pills will protect you from the virus. Researchers from the University of Chicago looked at 4,314 patients who were tested for the coronavirus—and then zeroed in on those who had their vitamin D levels checked in the past year.  “People whose vitamin D levels were insufficient, meaning low level and not adequately treated, were about 77 percent more likely to test positive for COVID than people whose levels were adequate,” lead researcher David Meltzer told The Daily Beast. The study, published Thursday by the Journal of the American Medical Association, notes that about half of the U.S. population has low vitamin D. But the deficiency is more prevalent in Black and Hispanic people, residents of...
    Controversial rapper and convicted felon Tekashi 6ix9ine has said that he gets compared to Donald Trump every day for his social media use and 'would jump off that ledge' if he were no longer famous - but intends to use his new-found freedom to 'keep making music and keep dominating.'  The Brooklyn-born rapper, real name Daniel Hernandez, was released from prison in April, amid concerns about COVID-19, and remains under house arrest. In February 2019 he pled guilty to nine charges including conspiracy to commit murder and armed robbery, and was given a two-year prison sentence after testifying for the prosecution against the his former drug-dealing street gang, Nine Trey Gangster Bloods. Tekashi 6ix9ine pled guilty in Feb 2019 to conspiracy to commit murder and armed robbery In court in New York he testified against his fellow Nine Trey gang members In his first interview since his release, Hernandez,...
    Jason Day has been impressed with the power of Bryson DeChambeau but he doubts whether the bulked-up American’s body can handle the stress over the long term. DeChambeau has been the talk of the golf world since the PGA Tour’s June resumption, bringing an extra 20 pounds of muscle and impressing rivals with startling distance off the tee. “I had a quick chat to him about his body and his swing,” the former world No. 1 said.  “In the short-term I think it’s going to be fine. Mid-to-long-term I don’t think it’s going to be. I don’t think his body can handle the amount of stress that he’s putting on it because not only did he add a lot of weight quickly, he’s added a lot of speed very quickly, too.” Day, 32, said his own experience of beefing up in the gym a few years ago had...
    Jason Day has been impressed with the facility of Bryson DeChambeau however he doubts whether or not the bulked-up American’s physique can deal with the stress over the long run. DeChambeau has been the discuss of the golf world because the PGA Tour’s June resumption, bringing an additional 20 kilos of muscle and impressing rivals with startling distance off the tee. “I had a fast chat to him about his physique and his swing,” the previous world No. 1 stated.  “Within the short-term I believe it’s going to be superb. Mid-to-long-term I don’t assume it’s going to be. I don’t assume his physique can deal with the quantity of stress that he’s placing on it as a result of not solely did he add loads of weight rapidly, he’s added loads of velocity in a short time, too.” Day, 32, stated his personal expertise of beefing up within the...
    Headlines abound this week about an asteroid heading toward Earth at perhaps the most opportune time during a terrible year: November 2nd, the day before the presidential election. It sounds too good to be true — an asteroid to wipe us all out before what will surely be a very contentious election process — and that’s because it is. This so-called “dangerous” asteroid, dubbed 2018VP1, has a 0.41 percent chance of crossing paths with Earth on November 2nd and entering our atmosphere — incredibly low odds. And even if it did take a turn and hit us, no one would be in danger. The asteroid is a measly 2 meters, or 6.5 feet, across, making it slightly smaller than a compact Smart car. If it did hit our atmosphere, it would completely disintegrate up above us and pose no threat to anyone below. For reference, much larger satellites and...
    Meaghan Ellis August 17, 2020 0 Comments President Donald Trump is accusing presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden of avoiding the media and refusing to take questions. During a phone interview on “Fox & Friends” Monday, Trump was asked about the critical stance on campaign etiquette that suggests election candidates refrain from campaigning during opposing party conventions. According to Trump, he has “no choice” but to campaign due to the “fake media in this country.” He also criticized Biden as he insisted that the former vice president “doesn’t come out of his basement” and “hasn’t taken one question.” Trump insisted he is regularly confronted by reporters who have “fire coming out of their eyes.” He added, “Somebody like Biden, he doesn’t know what to do. He doesn’t come out because he can’t. He doesn’t take any questions from reporters. I keep saying to my people, ‘Here I am getting...
    President Donald Trump suggested former Vice President Joe Biden “doesn’t take any questions from reporters” because “he doesn’t know what to do” during an interview on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” Monday morning. Biden has been criticized for not being more available to the press amid the global pandemic, although he has left to hold campaign events and has taken part in some interviews. Trump has previously commented on Biden’s “basement” strategy and continued to do so Monday morning during a phone interview. (RELATED: Why Democrats Are Getting Frustrated With Biden’s Basement Campaign) “And somebody like Biden, he doesn’t know what to do,” Trump said. “He doesn’t come out because he can’t. He doesn’t take any questions from reporters.” “I keep saying to my people, you know, ‘Here I am getting bombs thrown at me everyday by people that are totally, you know, frankly dishonest reporters’ … They’re espousing the view...
    STACEY Solomon left the Loose Women panel horrified by revealing she doesn't shower every day. The hosts opened up about which of them were 'soap dodgers' on today's show, and Stacey, 30, immediately put her hands up. 7Stacey Solomon horrified the Loose Women by revealing she doesn't shower every day She explained: "I am not going to lie I do not wash my hair every day and sometimes if I'm in a rush I just wash my important bits. "I've always thought as long as you wash your important bits it's OK. "Like you can have a quick wash, sometimes I don't have time for a 15 minute shower. "Also I don't think it's that good for your hair and skin and stuff." Kéllé Bryan was left gobsmacked by her admission, and Stacey tried to get back up from Judi Love - but Judi couldn't believe it either. 7Judi Love...
    A-LEVEL students opened their results today, and many will no doubt be feeling disappointed by their results after regulators revealed that 40 per cent of grades were marked down. The news on A-level grading was met with outrage by students, who did not sit any exams this year due to the coronavirus crisis. 9 Thousands of students received their A-level results todayCredit: Getty Images - Getty As students either celebrate or commiserate their results, we've rounded up the biggest A-listers who failed their A-levels. Simon Cowell TV's Simon Cowell created some of the most successful singing competitions ever: The X Factor, Pop Idol, America and Britain's Got Talent are just a few strings to his bow. But the music industry mogul, 60, has just one O Level, which is equivalent to a GCSE. He got his first big break by working in the mailroom at his dad's record label,...
    A new ad from the Lincoln Project takes President Donald Trump to task for the looming eviction crisis that is facing millions of Americans who cannot afford to pay rent in the wake of the COVID pandemic-induced recession. “It’s moving day for 25 million Americans,” the ad states. “Not by choice — but because the Trump evictions are starting soon.” The ad goes on to accuse Trump of “wrecking” the economy with his negligent handling of the coronavirus pandemic, and then said he wouldn’t even support extending the monthly $600 enhanced unemployment benefits that have helped keep families afloat. “The man in [the White House] doesn’t give a damn if you lose yours,” the ad concludes. “On November 3rd, remember: It’s America or Trump.” Watch the video below. Very soon, it’s going to be moving day for 25 million Americans. The #TrumpEvictions are beginning. pic.twitter.com/5ai3UV0PbF — The Lincoln...
    TLC’s 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? star Colt Johnson has a new lady in his life, but his mother, Debbie Johnson, might be trying to sabotage his relationship in an upcoming episode, according to a report from E! News. In a sneak peek for the August 2 episode of the series, Colt and his girlfriend, Jess Caroline, can be seen walking into Debbie’s hotel room to greet her. As they enter, the older woman compliments her son and his lady before asking what they had planned for the night. Colt tells his mother that they’re going out to meet some of Jess’s friends before asking whether she’d like to tag along. Jess adds that she should come outside and try to enjoy herself since she’s visiting Brazil for the first time. Debbie doesn’t accept the couple’s invitation but instead announces that she has been talking to Colt’s past flame,...
    TLC’s 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? star Debbie Johnson is comparing her son Colt Johnson’s ex-wife, Larissa Dos Santos Lima, to his girlfriend, Jess Caroline, according to a report from Us Weekly. “I don’t think Larissa is evil. I mean, I don’t think she is not,” Debbie said. “She’s a different type of person, and she can’t help some of the things that she does and…it’s just the way she is. She can’t help it, but I think Jess just has a plan.” After meeting online, Larissa and Colt spent five days getting to know each other in-person before deciding to apply for the K-1 visa, which allowed her to move from her home in Brazil to the United States. While appearing on the show, the couple’s relationship was plagued with issues, including the fact that Debbie and her new daughter-in-law did not get along. By the end of...
    As the coronavirus pandemic continues, Americans are embracing a new “normal” and trying to adapt to everyday life in a time of fear and uncertainty. But for children with an autism spectrum disorder -- which affects about one in 54 children in the U.S., according to federal estimates -- adjusting to change presents a far greater challenge, as has been the case for 26-year-old Billy Caulley. Billy's parents, Jan and Greg Caulley told "The Daily Briefing" on Wednesday that due to Florida state regulations restricting access to visitors in assisted home facilities, their son, who was regularly visited three times a week prior to the pandemic, has become confused and aggressive as they try to explain their sudden distance. HOW THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC IS AFFECTING CHILDREN WITH AUTISM  "Our son Billy doesn’t understand," Greg Caulley explained. "We're using excuses like 'his mother's sick or something' but he doesn't have any comprehension." "He has no understanding. He probably feels like...
    (CNN)It's been nearly 6 months since Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash en route to a basketball tournament in Southern California.And not one of them has gone by without LeBron James remembering his longtime friend and former Olympic teammate."A day doesn't go by when I don't think about him," James said this week on a conference call with reporters ahead of the NBA's July 30 restart.The Lakers, James said, will wear Kobe's numbers, 24 and 8, as well as Gianna's number 2. They'll wear them "with pride and with remembrance of how great they were," James said. "They're a part of this family." Bryant's last Instagram post and tweet shared before the crash had honored James for passing him on the all-time scoring list. "Keep growing the game and charting the path for the next."Read MoreJames, in a post of his own...
    DENVER (CBS4) — “It’s what I really want to do.” Most teachers love to be with their students. Molly Veliz, a teacher with Denver Public Schools, is no exception. “Our teachers and staff members are really excited to get back with their kids,” Kallie Leyba, the President of the teachers’ union in Douglas County, the Douglas County Federation, says. (credit: CBS) Almost all of them also agree that they shouldn’t go back to school until it is completely safe to do so — and right now it doesn’t seem that is possible. “Unfortunately Colorado’s numbers, while still low, they’re not headed in the right trajectory,” says Leyba. They worry about schools becoming coronavirus spreaders. Leyba says, “Younger kids aren’t transmitting as much as adults, but it doesn’t mean that they’re not transmitting.” (credit: CBS) Districts are working with teachers’ unions to come up with reopening plans that keep everyone safe,...
    An Australian personal trainer has revealed the 'fat loss basics' everyone trying to lose weight needs to know. Sophie Allen, 30, from Sydney, said there are nine things she swears by to keep her weight down and her muscles in shape - and while you might follow some of them, it's only when you do them all that you'll really start to see results. 'The first thing you need to do is eat less than you burn in a day,' Sophie explained on Instagram.  An Australian personal trainer has revealed the 'fat loss basics' everyone trying to lose weight needs to know (Sophie Allen pictured) RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next An 'island paradise': Inside the incredible three-bedroom... 'I ask that you don't make any more contact': Heartbroken... Bikini designer, 30, who has struggled with chronic eczema... Personal trainer, 39, reveals why...
    SAN ANTONIO – Mayor Ron Nirenberg is reminding people that COVID-19 is a serious virus after nine deaths were reported on Wednesday, the most in a single day since the pandemic began. “This is a stark reminder that this virus doesn’t discriminate. And, you know, no one is immune from it,” Nirenberg said during a Q&A with KSAT on Wednesday. Two of the people who died were under the age of 40. The city said one of them was a man in his 20s. Nirenberg also said he will be making an announcement this week about the fate of Fiesta. “We have to be realistic. And one of the places that is most difficult to manage in terms of spread of this virus is when you get a lot of people together congregating,” he said. The mayor also spoke about COVID-19 testing and why the total number of cases fluctuates...
    Photo via Fox News Florida Sen. Rick Scott defended Gov. Ron DeSantis’ decision not to impose further sweeping shutdowns in Florida as the state’s case count continues to surge. Scott appeared on Fox & Friends Thursday, supporting the governor’s Tuesday announcement that Florida is “not going back” on its reopening and to call on local, state and federal governments not to issue further shutdowns.  “I think we ought to stop mandating things and start just giving people good information,” Scott said. The former Florida governor added, “That’s what I did when I had hurricanes. People are smart. Give them good information. Tell them where there’s the spread of the virus—places that are at risk. If you tell me a restaurant has had patients or employees with coronavirus, I’d probably avoid it for a while.” “So, give us information,” he said. “You don’t have to tell me to wear a mask....
    Democratic strategic James Carville said Thursday he sees a “significant chance” that President Donald Trump will withdraw from the presidential race before the 2020 election, and predicted that congressional Republicans including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) will turn on him if he remains in the running. “I think there is a significant chance he doesn’t run,” Carville said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. “I mean, this thing is going so poorly. He’s so far back. It doesn’t even — to me, it doesn’t make much sense for him to run.” Carville said congressional Republicans might turn on the president after Labor Day in the event he remains in the race, but suggested some of those most likely to do so — Sens. Martha McSally (R-AZ), Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) — would seem like hypocrites for turning so quickly. “This is the great ‘Moscow Mitch’ strategy. After Labor Day, we’re going to...
    Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden rebuked President Trump on Tuesday over reports that sensitive intelligence about a Russian spy agency offering bounties to Afghan militants to kill U.S. and coalition forces was included in the president's briefing material months ago. Though he said the story is still developing, Biden told reporters in Wilmington, Delaware, that "it's an absolute dereliction of duty if any of this is even remotely true," adding, "I think the president has a lot to answer for, and we should get the answers quickly." "This president talks about cognitive capability. He doesn't seem to be cognitively aware of what's going on," Biden said, apparently in reference to Mr. Trump's attacks on Biden's cognitive abilities. "He either reads and/or gets briefed on important issues, and he forgets it, or he doesn't think it's necessary that he need to know it." Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox Biden...
    Dear Moneyist,  For most of his life, my father has lived a life of crime and drugs. He threw away every opportunity we gave him, financial or otherwise. He was never really around besides the odd note written on yellow legal paper that I would get from time to time, asking how my life was going. In 2008, my father had a son and began to turn his life around, or so I thought. A few years later, he hurt himself playing softball and thought that ended his quest for maintaining a job. The doctor disagreed. After that, his aunt purchased a home for him. Because he wasn’t working, my father’s cousin kept paying the mortgage while he continued to live there. After a year, the cousin evicted my father, who began staying in hotels and shelters. The Moneyist: My mom asked for a divorce. My dad made...
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