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1. France attack: Three killed in ‘Islamist terrorist’ stabbings 2. Parishioners remember sexton killed in Nice terror attacks One of the three people killed in the Nice terror attack has been named as Vincent Loqués, a father of two who worked at the Notre-Dame basilica. Loqués, 55, had his throat cut by the attacker and
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Harvard President Lawrence S. Bacow won’t make Election Day a school holiday despite a student petition urging for the move, the Harvard Crimson reported Thursday. Bacow said there were “lots of complexities in declaring holidays” like their effects on “obligations on various union contracts” and federal research funding, the Harvard Crimson reported. Bacow said the
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HBO host Bill Maher said this week that the Democrats are the “loser” party and that late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg should have resigned during former President Barack Obama’s presidency. What are the details? In remarks on Monday’s episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Maher — who hosts HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher”
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A federal grand jury has returned an indictment alleging corporate entities conspired to steal technology from a Houston-area oil & gas manufacturer, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick and Assistant Attorney General John C. Demers of the Department of Justice’s National Security Division. Jason Energy Technologies Co. (JET) in Yantai, People’s Republic of China; Jason
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Michael Moore famously predicted Trump’s win in 2016. Today he appeared on the Hill’s show Rising and warned that the presidential race could be closer than it appears, especially in battleground states: “Trump has tightened virtually every one of these swing states to the point where—what are they saying this morning…Biden’s 5 points ahead in Wisconsin,
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President Trump rallies with supporters in Goodyear, Ariz., October 28, 2020. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) For The Bulwark, Michael Stokes Paulsen argues that pro-lifers should “vote against Donald Trump’s reelection.” I don’t have any blanket view of how pro-lifers should vote in 2020. Personally, I subscribe to Ramesh Ponnuru’s and Robert George’s view that Joe Biden has practically
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( rclassenlayouts/Getty Images) As society roils with COVID and the election, the biotechnological revolution rushes forward with scientists bound by few enforceable ethical boundaries. As a consequence, we have already seen babies born who were genetically engineered, the march toward three- (or more) parent human embryos, and increasingly radical proposals for creating novel family forms.
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New York Times investigative reporter Eric Lipton noted Wednesday how conservatives were reacting on Twitter to Philadelphia looting on the heels of the fatal police shooting Walter Wallace Jr., a black man, who approached officers while reportedly armed with a knife Monday: Watching my Twitter feed since last night very notable the intensity of tweets
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Chalk up another Operation Warp Speed reveal, thanks to corporate reporting. Moderna has one of the three most promising and advanced COVID-19 vaccine candidates, which is currently in Phase 3 testing. Following a similar announcement from Pfizer earlier this week, Moderna told its investors that they have begun “actively preparing for the launch of mRNA-1273,”
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As part of the Trump Administration’s goal of delivering life-saving vaccines and therapeutics in record time through Operation Warp Speed, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Department of Defense (DOD) today announced an agreement with Eli Lilly and Company to purchase the first doses of the company’s COVID-19 investigational antibody therapeutic
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Microsoft said Wednesday they stopped hacking attacks on numerous “high profile” accounts, according to an official company blog post. Phosphorus, an Iranian-backed hacker group, attacked more than “100 high-profile” possible attendees to the Munich Security Conference and the Think 20 Summit in Saudi Arabia, according to Microsoft Corporate Vice President Tom Burt. Microsoft said the
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Lotta chatter last night about how Trump introduced her at yesterday’s rally in Arizona, with some comparing it to how one might call a dog to come. Having watched the clip, I didn’t take it that way. But it does seem as if she wasn’t scheduled to speak and he decided, impromptu, to give her
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Politics in 2020 is all about hating the other side, yet that isn’t compatible with how most people live, among the near and the familiar. “Trump-Pence” signs and banners are seen on a street in Olyphant, just outside Scranton, Pennsylvania, on August 11, 2020. (Photo by ERIC BARADAT/AFP via Getty Images) Northampton County in Pennsylvania
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A documentary from former football star Benjamin Watson discusses an inconvenient truth: the abortion industry targets black people. Benjamin Watson has been a regular speaker at prominent events like the March for Life for years, but Divided Hearts of America is the soft-spoken NFL star’s most significant foray into pro-life advocacy to date. More fundamentally,
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Golf icon Jack Nicklaus endorsed President Donald Trump for next week’s presidential election and the president offered a grateful response from his Twitter account. Nicklaus tweeted his endorsement in a statement on Wednesday. “Through the years, I have been blessed to personally know several Presidents on both sides of the aisle. All were good people.
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Girl Scouts of the USA organization has issued an apology after receiving backlash for publicly congratulating Justice Amy Coney Barrett for becoming the fifth woman appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States. What are the details? On Wednesday, the group tweeted portraits of all the women who have been chosen to sit on
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After the New York Times published Anonymous’s op-ed, CNN’s Chris Cillizza went to bat for the newspaper in a piece titled: “Here’s one big clue to the identity of the anonymous op-ed writer.” (Hat-tip, Eddie Zipper) Here’s the relevant portion: In short: If some midlevel bureaucrat in the Trump administration comes to the Times —
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CNN contributor and former administration bureaucrat Miles Taylor revealed Wednesday that he was the so-called “senior administration official” who wrote an op-ed for The New York Times in 2018 with many unsubstantiated accusations against President Trump. CNN’s Chris Cuomo managed to snag Taylor’s first interview since coming out and that too was filled with unsupported
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The district attorney in Philadelphia issued a fiery statement warning President Donald Trump about supporting uncertified poll watchers for the election. Larry Krasner issued the statement on Wednesday as a third night of violent protests were expected to erupt in the historic city. “The Trump Administration’s efforts to suppress votes amid a global pandemic fueled
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1. Reuters: Egypt says freedom of expression “stops” when Muslims offended 2. Hate crime bill: Hate talk in homes ‘must be prosecuted’ Conversations over the dinner table that incite hatred must be prosecuted under Scotland’s hate crime law, the justice secretary has said. 3. Montse Alvarado: The Next Four Years: Religious freedom needed for a
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