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Internal Docs Show Top Execs Behind Mail Slowdown

The Washington Post reports: A senior executive at the U.S. Postal Service delivered a PowerPoint presentation in July that pressed officials across the organization to make the operational changes that led to mail backups across the country, seemingly contradicting months of official statements about the origin of the plans, according to internal documents. The presentation stands in contrast with agency …

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Mask Refuser Tased At OH Middle School Football Game

The Marietta Times reports: Noncompliance with state mask mandates during an eighth-grade football game at Logan and video-recorded resistance resulted in the tasing and arrest of a Marietta City Schools parent Wednesday. Logan Athletic Director Theresa Schultheiss confirmed the incident publicly shared via two social media videos online Wednesday. Schultheiss said the venue hosted 300 fans for the game Wednesday, …

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Branch Covidian Refuses To Wear Face Mask In Court

The Christian Post reports: Louisiana Pentecostal Pastor Tony Spell, who was charged for violating state orders by holding in-person worship services during the coronavirus pandemic lockdowns, was prevented from entering a courthouse Tuesday because he refused to wear a mask. Spell, the pastor of Life Tabernacle Church in Baton Rouge, appeared at the 19th Judicial District Courthouse as he faced …

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Labor Dept Reports 870K New Jobless Claims For Week

Yahoo Finance reports: Another 870,000 Americans filed for first-time unemployment benefits last week, unexpectedly rising slightly from the prior week to reaffirm a slowdown in the U.S. economic recovery. The U.S. Department of Labor released its weekly jobless claims report at 8:30 a.m. ET Thursday. At 870,000, Thursday’s figure represented the fourth consecutive week that new jobless claims came in …

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EU Boycotts Pompeo’s “Human Rights” Speech To UN

The Washington Post reports: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo brought his campaign to redefine and prioritize human rights to the United Nations on Wednesday, declaring that such protections around the world are in “crisis.” Pompeo delivered his remarks via videotape during a U.S.-hosted event at the United Nations General Assembly. He quickly pivoted from the 1948 U.N. declaration that is …

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Facebook To Ban Ads Falsely Claiming Election Victory

Fast Company reports: Facebook has said it will reject political ads that spread misinformation about the outcome of the November 3 election, several hours after Fast Company reported that the company’s stated policies would do nothing to prevent a candidate such as Donald Trump from declaring victory before the final results are tabulated. “We will be rejecting political ads that …

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Death Of Ginsburg Spurs Surge In Voter Registrations

CNBC reports: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death Friday helped prompt a surge in voter registration, according to voting groups. Since then, these organizations have seen a wave of engagement that carried through to National Voter Registration Day, which was Tuesday. Just over 62% of those they helped register were female. Those who registered the most through Vote.org were …

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Matt Gaetz Claims Sen. Kelly Loeffler Offered Trump Team $50M To “Take Out” Her GOP Senate Opponent

The Daily Beast reports: A leading congressional ally of President Donald Trump alleged last week that Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) threatened to withhold financial support for the president’s re-election effort unless he helped get her top primary opponent out of the race. According to Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Loeffler or her representatives approached the Trump campaign and offered to spend …

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Trump Threatens To Overrule FDA On COVID Vaccine

Politico reports: President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the White House may not approve tougher FDA guidelines for authorizing the emergency use of any coronavirus vaccines. “That has to be approved by the White House,” Trump said. “We may or may not approve it.” Trump also suggested that the FDA’s decision to revise the standards, first issued in June, “was …

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