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National Cabinet postponed after PM Scott Morrison’s plane suffers ‘technical problems’ – ABC News

Discussions between premiers and the Prime Minister about bringing thousands of stranded Australians home will have to wait, after Friday’s National Cabinet meeting was postponed on Thursday night. Key points: The Prime Minister has delayed the National Cabinet meeting scheduled…

Jessica Alba And Ashley Graham Get Real About Mum Shamers With Jada Pinkett Smith

Shaming is unfortunately an all-too-familiar experience for parents, and it’s mothers who bear the brunt of it. This was the topic of the latest episode of ‘Red Table Talk’ ― the Facebook Watch show hosted by Jada Pinkett Smith, alongside…
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Cashless welfare card entrenches corruption, First Nations poverty

The Coalition federal government is pushing to make trials of the Indue “cashless welfare card” unlimited; it wants to extend its reach to a wider section of social welfare recipients. The federal budget on October 6 allocated an undisclosed amount…
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Facebook and Twitter took drastic measures to limit the reach of a disputed story about Hunter Biden

Facebook said on Wednesday morning that it’s reducing distribution of a New York Post story containing unconfirmed claims with questionable sourcing about Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden. Shortly after, Twitter said it’s blocking users from posting the…
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Amy Coney Barrett describes climate change as a “very contentious matter of public debate”

During her confirmation hearing this week, Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett declined to stake out a position on the existence of climate change, describing it as a “very contentious matter of public debate.” “I will not express a view…
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Until a coronavirus vaccine is ready, pneumonia vaccines may reduce deaths from COVID-19

The yearly influenza season threatens to make the COVID-19 pandemic doubly deadly, but I believe that this isn’t inevitable. There are two commonly given vaccines – the pneumococcal vaccine and the Hib vaccine – that protect against bacterial pneumonias. These…
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279,700 extra deaths in the US so far in this pandemic year

The Conversation, CC BY-ND The number of deaths in the United States through September 2020 is at least 10% and likely 13% higher than it would have been if the coronavirus pandemic had never happened, according to Centers for Disease…
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Neo-Nazi Golden Dawn Party Leaders Sentenced to 13 Years in Jail

Yannis Lagos has been found guilty along with others members of Greece’s far-right Golden Dawn party of leading a criminal organisation. Photo: Milos Bicanski/Getty Images The leaders of Greece’s neo-Nazi Golden Dawn were sentenced to 13 years in jail today, after…
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Homer Gets A Brutal Reality Check As He Votes In New ‘Simpsons’ Clip

Homer Simpson casts his d’oh in a new clip from “The Simpsons” teasing the annual “Treehouse of Horror” episode. And Lisa Simpson may have saved him from wasting a vote on Judge Judy. “You’re hesitating over president?” she asks. “Dad, by…
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As it happened: Victoria records seven new COVID-19 cases as regional areas brace for possible cluster; NSW ‘holding off’ on easing further restrictions as the national death toll jumps to 904 – The Sydney Morning Herald

We have made our live blog of the coronavirus pandemic free for all readers. Please consider supporting our journalism with a subscription. Latest updates Yesterday 7.58pm Wrapping up the blog for today By Rachael Dexter Our free coronavirus blog has…
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Indonesian protests point to old patterns

There has been a wave of huge protests around Indonesia in the past week against the new so-called omnibus law, which amends 79 existing statutes and is touted by the government as easing investment and facilitating job creation. Critics say…
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Amy Coney Barrett used an offensive term while talking about LGBTQ rights. Her apology was telling.

While discussing LGBTQ rights, Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett on Tuesday used a term that LGBTQ activists have called “offensive,” “outdated,” and a “dog whistle.” “I have no agenda, and I do want to be clear that I have…
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7 key moments from Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court hearing

Judge Amy Coney Barrett spent much of the first day of questions in her confirmation hearing invoking what’s known as the “Ginsburg rule” and refusing to provide a position on whether she agreed with past precedents. It’s an approach made…
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3 ways to get your point across while wearing a mask – tips from an award-winning speech coach

You wear your mask, keep six feet between yourself and others and are committed to safety. But the measures that help minimize your risk of COVID-19 can also have an impact on your interactions with others. As you stroll the…
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From Essays to Coding, This New A.I. Can Write Anything

Sign up to Morning Brew for free today here: http://cen.yt/morningbrewcoldfusion2 — About ColdFusion — ColdFusion is an Australian based online media company independently run by Dagogo Altraide since 2009. Topics cover anything in science, technology, history and business in a…
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Only a Handful of Clubs Received Funding from the £257m Arts Survival Fund

After months of uncertainty and anguish, the government has handed a much-needed bailout to the beleaguered arts and culture industries – parts of it, at least. On Monday, the Department of Media, Culture and Sport announced the recipients of the first…
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Restoring California’s forests to reduce wildfire risks will take time, billions of dollars and a broad commitment

As California contends with its worst wildfire season in history, it’s more evident than ever that land management practices in the state’s forested mountains need major changes. Many of California’s 33 million acres of forests face widespread threats stemming from…
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CNN Fact-Checker Daniel Dale Debunks The Donald Trump ‘Lie That Won’t Die’

CNN’s fact-checking reporter Daniel Dale on Monday named the lie told by US President Donald Trump that just won’t die. He then firmly debunked it. Appearing on “CNN Tonight,” Dale began by dismantling to anchor Don Lemon some of the…
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Premier backs inquiry as it sources missing phone records – The Age

Loading The Premier, his chief of staff and senior staff from his department have said they will provide their phone records to the inquiry, which is facing pressure to source more information about the vexed decision to use private security…
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Coronavirus Can Survive 4 Weeks on Phone Screens and Cash, New Research Shows

Photo via Getty, Anthony Wallace / Contributor A team of Australian scientists has discovered that the virus responsible for COVID-19 can survive on the screens of smartphones, ATMs and self-serve checkouts, along with both paper and polymer banknotes for up to…
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