Californians to vote on racial, gender preference programs

A California with vastly different political preferences and demographics is voting on whether to allow affirmative action in public hiring, contracting and college admissions — nearly a quarter century after voters outlawed programs that give preference based on race and gender. If approved, Proposition 16 would repeal a 1996 initiative that made it unlawful for […]

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Fraud Schemes Exploit Weak Spots in Unemployment Claims System

The for-sale ad appeared last week in an underground internet bazaar that specializes in selling stolen accounts and data. It was for access to a filched unemployment insurance claim in California that had been approved and offered benefits worth $17,550. The black-market sale of jobless benefits is just one sign that the unemployment insurance system […]

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Goldman Sachs cutting 400 jobs despite vow to freeze layoffs in 2020

Goldman Sachs is moving forward with a plan to slash about 400 jobs — despite pledging earlier in this year that the firm would freeze layoffs in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. The Wall Street giant headed by David Solomon said Thursday about 1 percent of its workforce will be affected — a far smaller […]

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Facebook bans ads for conspiracy theory group QAnon

Facebook this week updated its ad guidelines, announcing that it would ban any ads for the right-wing conspiracy theory group QAnon. In a blog post, the social networking giant said that it would be directing anyone searching the hashtag “#savethechildren” – which has been used by the group “to recruit and organize” – to credible […]

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EU takes action over UK’s blow to Brexit bill

© Reuters. British PM May meets German Chancellor Merkel to discuss Brexit in Berlin By Gabriela Baczynska and William James BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) – The European Union launched a legal case against the United Kingdom on Thursday for undercutting their earlier divorce deal and a senior UK minister said differences remained in talks on a post-Brexit […]

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United, American start furloughs of 32,000 airline workers as aid runs dry

Two major US airlines started furloughing more than 32,000 workers Thursday as federal funding to keep them on the payroll ran out. American Airlines said it would sideline some 19,000 employees while United Airlines will furlough more than 13,000 after the feds’ $25 billion Payroll Support Program for passenger carriers expired Wednesday. Both companies said…

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Stunning photos show Chadwick Boseman in final role, ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’

Netflix has dropped pictures of Chadwick Boseman’s last role in the streaming giant’s flick “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” which premieres Dec. 18. Based on Pulitzer Prize-winning August Wilson’s play of the same name, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” explores racial tensions through the lens of the real-life “Mother of Blues,” who died in 1939. The photos, […]

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Stunning photos show Chadwick Boseman in final role, ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’

Netflix has dropped pictures of Chadwick Boseman’s last role in the streaming giant’s flick “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” which premieres Dec. 18. Based on Pulitzer Prize-winning August Wilson’s play of the same name, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” explores racial tensions through the lens of the real-life “Mother of Blues,” who died in 1939. The photos, […]

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Kim Kardashian, Gabrielle Union support Chrissy Teigen after pregnancy loss

Share this: Share this: October 1, 2020 | 9:11am Chrissy Teigen and John Legend received a barrage of support from famous friends including Kim Kardashian and Gabrielle Union following the model’s heartbreaking message announcing her pregnancy loss. On Wednesday night, Teigen, 34, revealed the news in an Instagram post days after she was hospitalized for […]

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Kim Kardashian, Gabrielle Union support Chrissy Teigen after pregnancy loss

Share this: Share this: October 1, 2020 | 9:11am Chrissy Teigen and John Legend received a barrage of support from famous friends including Kim Kardashian and Gabrielle Union following the model’s heartbreaking message announcing her pregnancy loss. On Wednesday night, Teigen, 34, revealed the news in an Instagram post days after she was hospitalized for […]

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Trump Launches Xenophobic Attack Against Omar in Minnesota Speech

new video loaded: Trump Launches Xenophobic Attack Against Omar in Minnesota Speech transcript Back bars 0:00/1:23 –1:23 transcript Trump Launches Xenophobic Attack Against Omar in Minnesota Speech Chants of ‘‘lock her up” broke out during a campaign rally for President Trump after he accused Representative Ilhan Omar of telling “us” how “to run our country.” […]

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Galleries and an Auction House Follow Collectors to Florida

As the birds fly south for the winter, some of the art world will undertake a similar migration: Pace Gallery, Acquavella Galleries and Sotheby’s are opening seasonal gallery spaces in Palm Beach, Fla., a hub for wealthy vacationers. They’ll all open in the Royal Poinciana Plaza, a shopping destination there, in early November and stay […]

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Stephen A. & Max react to Lakers vs. Heat Game 1: What went wrong for Miami? | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman react to the Los Angeles Lakers defeating the Miami Heat in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. #FirstTake #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ Watch ESPN on YouTube TV: […]

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Stephen A. & Max react to Lakers vs. Heat Game 1: What went wrong for Miami? | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman react to the Los Angeles Lakers defeating the Miami Heat in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. #FirstTake #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ Watch ESPN on YouTube TV: […]

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The Titans vs. Steelers game will be rescheduled for later this season | Get Up

Adam Schefter reports that there were two more positive coronavirus tests from the Titans’ organizations, including one player, which led to the NFL postponing Tennessee’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. #GetUp #NFL ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ http://espnplus.com/youtube ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on […]

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The Titans vs. Steelers game will be rescheduled for later this season | Get Up

Adam Schefter reports that there were two more positive coronavirus tests from the Titans’ organizations, including one player, which led to the NFL postponing Tennessee’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. #GetUp #NFL ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ http://espnplus.com/youtube ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on […]

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‘The Lakers are just TOO good’ – Jalen Rose on Game 1 | Get Up

Jalen Rose reacts to the Los Angeles Lakers’ Game 1 win against the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals and looks ahead to Game 2. #GetUp #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ Watch ESPN on […]

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‘The Lakers are just TOO good’ – Jalen Rose on Game 1 | Get Up

Jalen Rose reacts to the Los Angeles Lakers’ Game 1 win against the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals and looks ahead to Game 2. #GetUp #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ Watch ESPN on […]

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I Got All My Debate News from Facebook. How Do You Think It Went?

WASHINGTON — On a typical morning, I, an atypically voracious consumer of news, will read several newspapers, devour much of Apple News, spend unhealthy amounts of time scanning Twitter, and monitor trending political stories on sites such as Memeorandum and Political Wire. By 9 or 10 in the morning, I feel confident that I’ve got my […]

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Russia’s Navalny accuses Putin of being behind poisoning

BERLIN (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is recovering in Germany after being poisoned in Russia by a nerve agent, accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of being behind the attack in comments released Thursday. Navalny’s supporters have frequently maintained that such an attack could have only been ordered at the top levels, although […]

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Euro zone banks must brace for profit hit: ECB

© Reuters. Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) near Frankfurt FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Euro zone banks need to prepare for a rapid deterioration in their balance sheets and take decisive steps to restore profitability, European Central Bank supervisor Andrea Enria said on Thursday. With the bloc suffering an unprecedented recession amid the pandemic, governments have […]

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U.S. Consumer Sentiment Strong Despite Drop in Financial Comfort

© Bloomberg. A customer waits to enter The RealReal Inc. store on Madison Avenue in New York, U.S., on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. The pandemic has battered New York City businesses, with almost 6,000 closures, a jump of about 40% in bankruptcy filings across the region and shuttered storefronts in the business districts of all […]

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