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NYT: Trump’s “Voter Fraud” Court Battles Are Doomed

The New York Times reports: President Trump’s bellicose pledge to fight the outcome of the election in the courts crashed on Friday into skeptical judges, daunting Electoral College math and a lack of evidence for his claims of fraud. On a day that began with vote tallies in Georgia and Pennsylvania tipping in Biden’s favor, Mr. Trump’s campaign declared, “This …

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Pence-Harris Debate Will Still Happen Next Week

The Associated Press reports: The vice presidential debate between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris next week will go on as scheduled after President Donald Trump tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday. An official with the Commission on Presidential Debates confirmed that no changes are anticipated to the Wednesday night debate in Salt Lake City. Both Pence and Harris underwent …

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Hillary Clinton Focuses On 2020 Turnout In DNC Speech

The Associated Press reports: Hillary Clinton urged Democrats to vote in “overwhelming” numbers in remarks Wednesday night to the Democratic National Convention that at times reflected her bitter loss to Donald Trump four years ago despite winning the popular vote. “Don’t forget: Joe and Kamala can win by 3 million votes and still lose. Take it from me,” the former …

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Trump Accuses Black NASCAR Driver Of Noose “Hoax”

The Sports News reports: The Bubba Wallace story had largely died down in the NASCAR world. That was, of course, until the president of the United States decided to reignite it Monday morning. Donald Trump blasted Wallace in a tweet Monday morning, a week and a half after NASCAR revealed a photo of the rope pull tied in a noose …

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Trump Admin Plans Greatly Expanded Drilling In Alaska

The Hill reports: The Trump administration wants to open up 82 percent of an Alaska reserve for oil and gas leasing, it announced on Thursday. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) unveiled its plan for oil and gas leasing at the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska. The plan would allow for 18.7 million acres of the approximately 23 million acre …

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Minneapolis Erupts In Violence, Fires, Looting [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: A violent wave of protests erupted across South Minneapolis overnight Thursday, with the police firing tear gas and rubber bullets as people set buildings on fire and looted stores days after George Floyd, an African-American man, died in police custody. Mr. Floyd, 46, died on Monday after being handcuffed and pinned to the ground by …

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Pakistan Airlines Plane Crashes With 107 Aboard

The BBC reports: A Pakistan International Airlines plane has crashed in Karachi on a flight from Lahore, aviation officials say. The plane, which was reportedly carrying around 99 passengers and eight crew, was flying from Lahore to Jinnah International Airport, one of Pakistan’s busiest airports. Pictures shared on social media show smoke rising from the crash site, a residential area …

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Missouri Cultist Doxes Hundreds Of Lockdown Violation “Snitches” For “Ratting Out Others In The Panic-demic”

The New York Daily News reports: The names of more than 900 tipsters who spoke up about social-distancing violations in Missouri have been splashed all over Facebook — prompting many to fear retaliation, according to a local report. In response to a Sunshine Law request, St. Louis County released a document that included the names and contact information of people …

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China Claims Last Wuhan Patient Has Been Discharged

The Associated Press reports: Wuhan, the city at the center of China’s coronavirus outbreak, has no more hospitalized patients after the last 12 were discharged Sunday, the Hubei province health commission said. Hubei’s remaining patients were all in Wuhan, the provincial capital where the outbreak took the heaviest toll in China. The 3,869 people who died in the city account …

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Trump’s Latest Lie: “I Haven’t Left The WH In Months”

CNN reports: A reporter reminded President Donald Trump that he held campaign rallies in February and March. He responded by suggesting he didn’t recall these rallies — and saying that hasn’t left the White House in “months” except for a coronavirus-related trip to Virginia in late March. Trump’s laughably obvious false claim about his travels was one of several false …

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SD Republican Leaders Seemed Drunk For Virus Session

The Rapid City Journal reports: South Dakota legislators decided Thursday to investigate allegations that Senate Majority Leader Kris Langer was drunk during a meeting earlier this week that involved legislation related to the coronavirus outbreak. Both Langer, a Dell Rapids Republican, and Senate Pro Tempore Brock Greenfield, a Clark Republican, will be under investigation for their conduct during a marathon …

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Coronavirus Briefing

Roll Call reports: Vice President Pence and health officials are set to hold a press briefing Wednesday afternoon to address the Trump administration’s work to combat the coronavirus outbreak. The briefing comes as 11 people have died of coronavirus in the U.S. Officials in California confirmed the state’s first fatality and the country’s first outside Washington state on Wednesday. The …

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Chief Justice John Roberts Warns Against Fake News

Politico reports: “In our age, when social media can instantly spread rumor and false information on a grand scale, the public’s need to understand our government, and the protections it provides, is ever more vital,” Chief Justice John Roberts declared in his annual New Year’s Eve message summing up the work of the federal judiciary. Roberts was not explicit about …

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British Pound Continues Slide Over Brexit Fears

The Guardian reports: The pound fell below $1.21 for the first time since January 2017 as concerns mounted that the UK is heading for a no-deal Brexit. Sterling fell to $1.2085 before edging up to $1.2104, down 0.45% against a stronger US dollar. Against the euro the pound fell 0.01% to €1.0978. Sterling’s fall will be felt immediately by holidaymakers …

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Conway Mocks “Catfight’ Between Female Democrats

Politico reports: Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway called the spat between Speaker Nancy Pelosi and four female freshman Democrats a “major meow moment,” mocking the “huge catfight” over border aid spending between the House leader and some of her highest-profile caucus members. Conway, in an interview with Fox News, said Pelosi had brushed back Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New …

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7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Southern California

CNN reports: A powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake swayed buildings and cracked foundations in Southern California on Friday night, sending terrified residents onto the streets a day after another temblor hit. The latest earthquake Friday struck 11 miles northeast of Ridgecrest, according to the US Geological Survey. It was five times bigger than Thursday’s 6.4 -magnitude earthquake, also centered near Ridgecrest, CNN …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Miami’s ABC affiliate reports: “He comin.'” Those are the only words tweeted to describe a video of a Florida man riding a bicycle backward on a Miami interstate. He’s wearing hot pink socks and sneakers, a headband and pink underwear – and nothing else. Possibly not surprising is this isn’t the first time the man has been spotted nearly nude …

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Transformer Explosion Lights Up NYC In Eerie Blue

ABC New York reports: A transformer exploded at a power plant in Queens Thursday night, lighting up the sky over New York City while causing some flight delays and scattered power outages. The power outages affected operations at LaGuardia Airport. There was a total ground stop at the airport for about a half hour before power was restored and flights …

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Graham: Macron Is Trying To Pick A Fight With Trump

Politico reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday that French President Emmanuel Macron’s perceived swipe at President Donald Trump is because the leader of America’s oldest ally is facing his own internal problems. “I think he’s got a political problem at home, and I think he’s picking a fight with President Trump to play good politics,” the South Carolina Republican told …

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STD Cases Hit Record High, Resistant Gonorrhea Rises

Bloomberg reports: The U.S. saw a record number of cases of sexually transmitted diseases in 2017, marking the fourth straight year of sharp increases in gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia, according to preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The trend is exacerbated by the fact that gonorrhea could soon become resistant to antibiotic treatment, the CDC said …

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