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|As Trump courts Black voters, critics see a 'depression strategy'
While the president’s team touts its efforts to court a community that Republicans have long ignored, critics describe them as part of a cynical “depression strategy” designed to minimize Black American turnout.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 6:57 PM
|Sources: Russian aggression against U.S. intelligence satellites sparks congressional briefing
Over recent days, officials from the U.S. Space Force and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence briefed congressional committees on an “uptick” in Russian military activity in space targeting U.S. defense and intelligence satellites.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 5:41 PM
|Mass suspension of German police officers who shared pictures of Hitler and doctored images of refugees in gas chambers
The officers allegedly shared extremist content in chatrooms and WhatsApp groups. Some face charges of spreading Nazi propaganda and hate speech.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2020 5:00 AM
|Poll: Only 22 percent of Americans think the 2020 presidential election will be ‘free and fair’
Just 22% of Americans believe this year’s presidential election will be “free and fair,” according to a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll — a disturbing loss of confidence in the democratic process that could foreshadow a catastrophic post-election period with millions of partisans refusing to accept the legitimacy of the results.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 5:36 PM
|Firefighter who died battling California blaze mourned as wildfires rage
Blazes in the state have so far destroyed 3.5 million acres.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2020 10:27 AM
|Rochester: Two killed and 14 wounded after mass shooting at party in New York state
Police say incident is ‘tragedy of epic proportions’
POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2020 6:04 AM
|DNC receives thousands of $19.08 donations in honor of AKA
The DNC has nabbed over 11,000 donations in the same amount of the founding year of Alpha Kappa Alpha. Kamala Harris is a sister. The campaign to elect former vice president Joe Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris, has attracted support from what Harris has called her “secret weapon:” the women of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 12:31 PM
|An elementary school teacher asked parents to wear clothes and avoid appearing with 'big joints' in the background of Zoom classes
"This is not a party. This is a school," Edith Pride, an elementary school teacher in Boca Raton, Florida, reminded parents.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2020 10:32 PM
|T cell shortage linked to severe COVID-19 in elderly; antiseptic spray may limit virus spread
A lower supply of a certain type of immune cell in older people that is critical to fighting foreign invaders may help explain their vulnerability to severe COVID-19, scientists say. When germs enter the body, the initial "innate" immune response generates inflammation not specifically targeted at the bacteria or virus. Within days, the more precise "adaptive" immune response starts generating antibodies against the invader along with T cells that either assist in antibody production or seek out and attack infected cells.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 2:42 PM
|Trump eyes Cuban American judge from Florida for Supreme Court
Barbara Lagoa would bring lengthy judicial experience and two potential political benefits: She is a Cuban American from a battleground state.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2020 7:23 PM