New Mexico governor nixes door-knocking, but not protests — then clarifies

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said that she will not use coronavirus concerns to prevent people from protesting, but spoke out against political candidates campaigning door-to-door because it would be a “terrible idea” during the pandemic. “We are not going to use COVID or anything else to prevent a peaceful protest, but we are not […]

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Why Stephen A. isn’t concerned about the NFL season | First Take

Stephen A. Smith explains why he expects there to be an NFL season in 2020 despite concerns over the coronavirus. #FirstTake #NFL ✔️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: http://es.pn/YouTubeTV ESPN […]

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Kendrick Perkins fights to give Dion Waiters some credit | First Take

Kendrick Perkins takes on Stephen A. Smith and Jay Williams in a debate about the concerns surrounding the Los Angeles Lakers following a loss to the Toronto Raptors and Perkins advocates for big man Dion Waiters to receive credit for his contributions so far. #FirstTake #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: […]

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Thousands gather for ‘end of the pandemic’ protest in Berlin, ignore coronavirus safety measures

Thousands gathered in Berlin on Saturday to protest coronavirus restrictions as authorities raise concerns about a rise in new infections. MATT SCHLAPP ACCUSES FAUCI OF ‘PLAYING INTO THE POLITICS’ OF CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC The demonstration, called “The end of the pandemic – freedom day,” drew people from various parts of Germany after weeks of planning. Police used […]

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Stephen A. weighs in on Lou Williams and the integrity of the NBA’s bubble | First Take

Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and Jay Williams discuss their concerns about the safety of the NBA’s bubble in Orlando, Florida ahead of the restart of the 2019-20 season. #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: […]

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Senator, union leader: Postal Service considers downsizing

The U.S. Postal Service is considering closing post offices across the country, sparking concerns ahead of an anticipated surge of mail-in ballots in the 2020 elections, U.S. Sen Joe Manchin and a union leader said Wednesday. Manchin said he has received numerous reports from post offices and colleagues about service cuts or looming closures in […]

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Steady bad news from sports world a sign we should stop playing this game

Bears defensive tackle Eddie Goldman (91) has opted out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns. | Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images We want our sports. But in a pandemic, just because we want something doesn’t mean we should get it. There’s that famous scene in “Monty Python and the Holy Grail’’ in which […]

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Michigan county treasurer rebuked for seizing retiree’s home over $8 tax debt

Officials in one Michigan county are demanding answers from their treasurer amid concerns that the county could be on the hook for millions of dollars in payments to former homeowners whose properties were seized under a tough forfeiture practice. Oakland County commissioners sent an angry letter last week to Treasurer Andrew Meisner after the Michigan […]

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NFL players plead with league to address health, safety concerns

NFL players are publicly pleading with the league to address several health and safety concerns on the eve of training camp. The league informed teams on Saturday that training camps will open on time even though discussions with the players’ union regarding testing for the coronavirus and other health and safety protocols are ongoing. Rookies […]

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Chicago Marathon is canceled over coronavirus concerns

The Chicago Marathon has been canceled over health concerns for runners, spectators, volunteers and others during the coronavirus crisis. Marathon organizers and city officials on Monday cited the challenge of staging the large-scale Oct. 11 event while COVID-19 endures. As of Sunday, Chicago’s health department had reported 55,184 confirmed infections and 2,682 coronavirus-related deaths. The […]

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Fans won’t be allowed at this year’s BMW Championship

Because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, fans will not be allowed at this year’s BMW Championship. | AP Caution over the coronavirus pandemic forced the decision. Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 BMW Championship will be played without fans, tournament officials announced Monday. The tournament is part of the PGA Tour’s FedExCup playoff […]

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Trump Rally Postponed, Campaign Says, Citing Weather

WASHINGTON — Amid ongoing concerns about President Trump attracting only small crowds at his re-election events, officials said Friday that his campaign was postponing a planned rally for the following evening in Portsmouth, N.H., citing safety concerns associated with an incoming tropical storm. The rally was set for an outdoor space in an airport hangar, […]

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Surgeon general says national mask mandate would be too hard to enforce, cause over-policing concerns

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams expressed concerns about a discussed national mandate requiring the use of face coverings, in part due to a lack of enforcement mechanisms and concerns of over-policing in the wake of nationwide protests against racial injustice and police brutality. “Someone has to explain to me how a nationwide mask mandate would actually […]

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Circle K owner may sell gas stations amid concerns over Speedway deal

The owner of Circle K is angling to sell a chunk of its gas stations to quell possible antitrust concerns as it eyes a possible acquisition of the Speedway chain, The Post has learned. Alimentation Couche-Tard — a Canada-based convenience-store giant whose chain of nearly 8,000 Circle K stores in the US includes 5,900 gas […]

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Fed minutes show concerns about severity of economic downturn

By Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Federal Reserve officials last month expressed concerns about the severity of the economic downturn triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, saying the drop in economic activity in the spring would likely be the steepest in the post-World War II period. The minutes of the June 9-10 discussions, which were made […]

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Fed minutes show concerns about severity of downturn

Federal Reserve officials last month expressed concerns about the severity of the economic downturn triggered by the coronavirus pandemic By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer July 1, 2020, 7:53 PM 3 min read 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve officials last month expressed concerns about the severity […]

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TikTok is saving Judi Dench’s life during coronavirus lockdown

M’s got TikTok chops. Since the UK shuttered theaters over coronavirus concerns, that nation’s finest thespians have struggled to stay entertained. Fortunately, Shakespearean actress Dame Judi Dench has found an unlikely way to occupy herself during lockdown: filming viral videos on TikTok with her 22-year-old grandson, Sam Williams. “It [Tik Tok] saved my life,” the […]

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MLB saying Field of Dreams game is still on

A White Sox vs. Yankees matchup appears to be off, however Despite concerns of how the coronavirus and scheduling restrictions could throw a wrench into plans for the event, Major League Baseball is saying its “Field of Dreams” game has not been cancelled, although an originally planned White Sox game against the Yankees in a […]

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Stephen A. wants the NBA to have a back-up plan to the Orlando bubble | First Take

Stephen A. Smith, Jay Williams and Domonique Foxworth discuss their concerns for the restart of the 2019-20 NBA season at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. #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 […]

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How are NBA teams responding to players testing positive for COVID-19? | Get Up

Zach Lowe joins Ryan Smith on Get Up to discuss NBA GMs anonymously voicing concerns about the league restarting the 2019-20 season in the Orlando bubble and shares how teams are handling players who test positive for COVID-19. #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: […]

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Do the Bucks have the edge in the East? | Get Up

Jackie MacMullan joins Mike Greenberg to discuss concerns about the NBA’s 2019-20 restart amid the coronavirus pandemic and reacts to Milwaukee Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer saying Giannis Antetokounmpo being healthy could be a huge advantage for the Bucks during the restart of the season. #GetUp #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN […]

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Ben & Jerry’s, Eddie Bauer join Facebook ad boycott

Ben & Jerry’s and Eddie Bauer have joined a Facebook advertising boycott over concerns about how the social-media giant handles hate speech. The ice-cream brand and the sportswear retailer pledged Tuesday to pause Facebook and Instagram ad spending for July in support of the “#StopHateForProfit” campaign launched by a coalition of civil-rights groups. In a […]

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NBA concerns are growing with a spike in Florida coronavirus cases | Golic and Wingo

Trey Wingo, Mike Golic and Mike Golic Jr. discuss growing concerns throughout the NBA as coronavirus cases have spiked in Florida. #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: http://es.pn/YouTubeTV ESPN […]

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NBA concerns are growing with a spike in Florida coronavirus cases | Golic and Wingo

Trey Wingo, Mike Golic and Mike Golic Jr. discuss growing concerns throughout the NBA as coronavirus cases have spiked in Florida. #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: http://es.pn/YouTubeTV ESPN […]

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International nuclear watchdog puts pressure on Iran to cooperate, ‘immediately comply’ with safeguards

The United Nations international nuclear watchdog announced Friday that it has “serious concern[s]” regarding Iran’s inability to comply with contractual safeguard obligations. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) passed a resolution Friday, calling on Iran to allow international inspectors to visit the sites of two nuclear facilities and provide full cooperation in accordance with IAEA […]

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