NFL roundup: Patriots defeat Raiders; Titans remain unbeaten

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Rex Burkhead scored three touchdowns and Bill Belichick became the third coach in NFL history to reach 275 regular-season victories in the New England Patriots’ 36-20 win over the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday. Sony Michel finished with nine carries for 117 yards. Burkhead had two rushing scores and an 11-yard TD […]

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Michigan to give clerks more time to handle absentee ballots

Michigan lawmakers approved a bill on Thursday that gives workers more time to prep the more than 2 million absentee ballots for counting that are expected to roll in for the upcoming election. Clerks in the state’s largest cities will be given 10 additional hours to sort absentee ballots ahead of the count and also be allowed […]

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‘On The Rocks’ review: An ingenious Bill Murray will make you miss NYC

In the pantheon of perfect Bill Murray roles — “Caddyshack,” “Groundhog Day,” “Lost In Translation” — his smooth-talking character in the new comedy “On The Rocks” ranks as one of the best. He plays Felix, a suave New York renaissance man and art dealer in Sofia Coppola’s wonderful movie — the pair’s first narrative feature […]

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China blasts US House bill, denies forced labor in Xinjiang

China is lashing out at the passage of a bill by the U.S. House of Representatives that threatens sanctions over the alleged use of forced labor in China’s Xinjiang region, calling the allegation a lie By The Associated Press September 23, 2020, 10:37 AM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article […]

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Seattle City Council overrides mayor’s veto of police cuts

Seattle’s City Council voted 7-2 Tuesday evening to override Mayor Jenny Durkan’s veto of a bill that would cut police funding by around $3 million. “We cannot look away from this and we can no longer accept the status quo if we truly believe that Black lives matter,” Council President Lorena Gonzalez said, according to MyNorthwest.com. The […]

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House approves spending bill in effort to avoid government shutdown during pandemic

The House easily passed a temporary government-wide funding bill Tuesday evening in a bipartisan effort to keep the government funded through the beginning of December. The House voted 359-57 to approve the stop gap measure that will keep the government open through December 11. 56 Republicans and Rep. Justin Amash, I-Mich. voted against the measure, […]

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House Approves Short-Term Bill to Avoid a Shutdown

WASHINGTON — The House approved a stopgap spending bill after Democratic congressional leaders and the Trump administration reached a deal on Tuesday to avert a government shutdown next week and extend funding through Dec. 11, agreeing to include tens of billions of dollars in additional relief for struggling farmers and for nutritional assistance. With Congress […]

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ENDORSEMENT: Bill Foster for Congress in 11th District

The Sun-Times endorses Bill Foster in the 11th Congressional District. | Rich Hein/Sun-Times In times like these, it’s nice to have an actual scientist — a nuclear physicist, no less — in Congress. At a time when the discipline of science is being trashed by those who would rather ignore crises such as climate change […]

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Elliott: The ‘Original Nine’ of women’s tennis made history — and a dollar each — 50 years ago

Fifty years ago on Wednesday, holding a dollar bill and wearing smiles illuminated by more hope than certainty, nine women changed the course of professional sports. Stymied by a system that relegated them to back courts and meager paydays while favoring their male counterparts, eight female tennis players joined influential World Tennis magazine publisher Gladys […]

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Giuliani blasts de Blasio as ‘danger’ to NYC residents: ‘People die as a result of his incompetence’

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is killing people with his incompetence, former Mayor Rudy Giuliani told FOX Business Network’s “Mornings with Maria” Tuesday. “The man is, without doubt, a terrible mayor. He’s a danger,” Giuliani told host Maria Bartiromo. “People die as a result of his incompetence.” Giuliani, now President Trump’s personal attorney, pointed […]

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Michelle Obama, Bill Clinton set for ‘West Wing’ reunion on HBO Max

Former First Lady Michelle Obama and President Bill Clinton have been tapped to appear in the upcoming HBO Max “West Wing” reunion. “A West Wing Special To Benefit When We All Vote” will premiere Oct. 15, the network announced Tuesday, and will also feature an appearance by “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. The get-together marks the […]

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Democrats and Republicans Clash Over Spending Bill to Avoid Shutdown

WASHINGTON — Congressional leaders clashed on Monday over a stopgap spending bill to stave off a government shutdown at the end of the month, as Democrats put forth a measure that omitted billions of dollars in additional relief that President Trump had promised for farmers battered by his trade policies and the coronavirus pandemic. The […]

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Kris Jenner: How She Feels About Potentially Joining ‘RHOBH’ After Garcelle Beauvais’ Comments

Garcelle Beauvais said Kris Jenner ‘fits the bill’ for ‘RHOBH’ — and a source close to the ‘KUWTK’ star reveals she’s ‘open’ to appearing on the Bravo series! Kris Jenner, 64, has built a realty TV dynasty in her own right — but with Keeping Up With The Kardashians coming to an end in 2021, many fans […]

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Hillary Clinton says McConnell, Trump move to confirm Ginsburg successor shows ‘lust for power’

Former Democratic president Bill Clinton and former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Sunday both weighed in on the fight over the seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who was a trailblazer for women’s rights and the face of the liberal bloc on the Supreme Court — and Hillary Clinton accused Republicans of a […]

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Bill Clinton: ‘Superficially hypocritical’ for Republicans to fill Supreme Court vacancy

Former President Bill Clinton speaks with CNN’s Jake Tapper about why he decided to nominate Ruth Bader Ginsburg for the Supreme Court. Clinton said it is "superficially hypocritical" for President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans to push to put a new justice on the Supreme Court before the November election.

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Bill Clinton shares statement, photo after Ginsburg death

Former President Bill Clinton commented late Friday after the news that Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died at age 87. In a Twitter post, the former president included a photo of himself with Clinton, as she addressed an audience around the time of her nomination. Clinton also issued a separate statement: “With […]

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Sen. Chuck Schumer pushes Save Our Stages Act to save Broadway

A $10 billion bill that will help keep the lights on along Broadway took center stage Friday as Sen. Chuck Schumer vowed to fight for entertainment venues hard hit by the coronavirus crisis. The New York Democrat and Theater District representatives touted the proposed Save Our Stages Act as a much-needed lifeline to live venues […]

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NYC mayor ‘very confident’ in new school reopening timeline

Mayor Bill de Blasio is confident that New York City will meet a revised timeline to bring public school students back to classrooms within the next two weeks, following closures because of the coronavirus pandemic, he said Friday. “I feel very confident about that date,” de Blasio said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” De Blasio on […]

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Biden blasts AG Barr for comments comparing coronavirus restrictions to slavery

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden went after Attorney General Bill Barr during a CNN Town Hall Thursday evening, calling Barr’s comments linking coronavirus restrictions to slavery “outrageous.” “What Bill Barr recently said is outrageous,” Biden said. “I will tell you what takes away your freedom, not being able to see your kid, not being able to go to the football game or baseball […]

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Democrat-led marijuana bill spins out of control as election looms

The momentum for Democrats’ marijuana bill has stalled amid testy negotiations over the next coronavirus pandemic stimulus package and pre-election partisan bickering. Scared by Republicans’ weaponization of the legislation, Democrats are now thinking about punting until after Election Day in November. “In about two weeks, the conversation has gone from ‘no problem’ to people now doing a […]

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De Blasio: Entire NYC mayor’s office, including mayor himself, to be furloughed for a week in budget crisis

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday that to help fight the city’s multibillion-dollar budget crisis, his entire office — including the mayor himself — will be furloughed for a week beginning in October. De Blasio, wife Chirlane McCray and 493 others will take unpaid furlough at some point between October and March 2021, which is expected to save $860,000, according […]

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Bill Gates Sr., father of Microsoft co-founder, dies at 94

William H. Gates II, a lawyer and philanthropist best known as the father of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, has died at 94. Gates died peacefully Monday at his beach home in Washington state from Alzheimer’s disease, the family announced Tuesday. In an obituary the family credited the patriarch with a “deep commitment to social and […]

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Bill Gates says Pfizer has best shot at early COVID-19 vaccine

Bill Gates says Pfizer has the best chance of seeking emergency approval for a coronavirus vaccine by next month even though he thinks such an aggressive timeline is unlikely. “The only vaccine that if everything went perfectly, might seek the emergency use license by the end of October, would be Pfizer,” the billionaire tech tycoon-turned-philanthropist […]

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Gates Offers Grim Global Health Report, and Some Optimism

On Monday, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation released the fourth of its annual Goalkeeper reports, which track the slow but steady progress the world has made toward more than a dozen health-related goals set forth by the United Nations in 2015. This year’s was unrelentingly grim. The coronavirus pandemic has scorched away years of […]

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WNBA playoff preview: Aces, Storm big favorites for Finals showdown

When Bill Laimbeer arrived in Bradenton, Fla., for the WNBA’s quarantined season in July, the Las Vegas Aces head coach had a clear idea which team he thought would rise to the top of the league. It wasn’t his. Two months later, with the No. 1 seed in the WNBA playoffs, Laimbeer needed a moment […]

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