Month: October 2020

With just days to go, Trump bets big on Pennsylvania

With just three days to go until Election Day, President Donald Trump is going all in on Pennsylvania, a state that could be crucial to his chances of winning reelection, with a hectic itinerary of rapid-fire campaign rallies. The president…

/ October 31, 2020
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Queensland election results reveal the winners and losers in 2020 – ABC News

With millions of votes tallied, Queensland's election results are finally in, with Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk re-elected for a third term.It's been an unusual election influenced by a global pandemic, with the state's borders and economy looming large and hundreds of…

/ October 31, 2020
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Greens advance as Labor returned in Qld election

The most important result of the Queensland election is the advance of the Greens, which have increased the party's representation from one to at least two members of parliament, writes Alex Bainbridge. Read More…

/ October 31, 2020
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German President Steinmeier: ‘This is a test for our democracy’ | DW Interview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MF0yHat9DbwIn an interview with DW, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier expressed his sympathy with the relatives of the attack in Nice. He warned that democratic societies must not "commit themselves to a course that makes hatred and exclusion the yardstick for…

/ October 31, 2020
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Labor wins Queensland election, as Greens could win up to four seats

With 48% of enrolled voters counted in Saturday’s Queensland election, the ABC is giving Labor 47 of the 93 seats (a bare majority), the LNP 33, all Others seven and six seats remain in doubt. Statewide vote shares are currently…

/ October 31, 2020
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Lori Loughlin Begins 2-Month Prison Term For College Scam

BOSTON (AP) — “Full House” actor Lori Loughlin has reported to a federal prison in California to begin serving her two-month sentence for her role in the college admissions bribery scandal, authorities said Friday. The US Attorney’s office in Boston…

/ October 31, 2020
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Coronavirus Australia live news: Victoria’s chief medical officer Brett Sutton says people have earned right to ‘enjoy themselves’ – ABC News

Premier Daniel Andrews is absent from a coronavirus update for the first time in four months, as chief health officer Brett Sutton says Victorians have earned the right to "enjoy ourselves now" while taking the necessary COVID-19 precautions.Leave a commentLive…

/ October 31, 2020
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Dunkin’ Brands agrees to $11B Inspire Brands sale

Dunkin' Brands, operator of both Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, agreed on Friday to be taken private for nearly $11.3 billion, including debt, by Inspire Brands, a restaurant platform sponsored by private equity firm Roark Capital.Why it matters: Buying Dunkin’ will…

/ October 31, 2020
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FTX Increases Trump Futures Margins Before the Election, Biden Futures Lead by 64%

At the beginning of the year, the trading platform FTX Exchange launched a futures market so people can bet on the U.S. election and created a futures contract token called TRUMP. On Friday, FTX revealed that the exchange is lifting…

/ October 31, 2020
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A 7.0 earthquake struck near Greece and Turkey, killing at least 14 and injuring hundreds

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck the Aegean Sea on Friday afternoon local time, killing at least 14 people, and injuring hundreds more in Turkey and Greece. The earthquake caused the most damage in Izmir, Turkey’s third-largest city, with a population of…

/ October 30, 2020
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89,000 new Covid-19 cases per day. And the worst may be yet to come.

The United States has reached a new terrible milestone in the Covid-19 pandemic. This past week, the country saw, on average, 75,561 new cases per day — the highest on record in a pandemic full of atrocious records. On Thursday,…

/ October 30, 2020
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What Day of the Dead tells us about the Aztec philosophy of happiness

Growing up in the United States, I remember on Halloween my mother used to say, “Honey, this is not just a day for costumes and candy. You must also remember your relatives. Know their names.” She would show me pictures…

/ October 30, 2020
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The Soldiers Using Mindfulness to Manage Stress and Become Better Killers

Stocktrek Images, Inc. / Alamy Stock PhotoA soldier stares down the viewfinder of his rifle in a war-torn country, catching his breath as the sun beats down. As a thousand thoughts whizz through his brain he controls his racing mind…

/ October 30, 2020
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What it’s like to lose a presidential election

The American public may not find out who wins the presidential election on Nov. 3 or Nov. 4 or even Nov. 5. But, at some point, we will learn whether Republican Donald Trump is elected to a second term or…

/ October 30, 2020