‘The Challenge’ Recap: Wes & Bananas Go Head-To-Head After Putting Rivalry Behind Them

After spending the entire season in a secret alliance, Wes and Johnny Bananas finally faced off in a history-making elimination on the June 3 episode of ‘The Challenge.’ The June 3 episode of The Challenge: Total Madness featured one of host, TJ Lavin’s, favorite weekly challenges — trivia, of course! The girls and guys competed in two […]

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Drew Brees Criticized for Calling Kneeling During the Anthem ‘Disrespectful’

Drew Brees, the star quarterback of the New Orleans Saints, faced intense criticism on Wednesday after reiterating that he considered it disrespectful for players to kneel during the national anthem in protest of police brutality. Brees made the comments after he was asked in an interview how the N.F.L. should respond if the season were […]

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Even With Years of Complaints, Police Forces Are Slow to Change

In nearly two decades with the Minneapolis Police Department, Derek Chauvin faced at least 17 misconduct complaints, none of which derailed his career. Over the years, civilian review boards came and went, and a federal review recommended that the troubled department improve its system for flagging problematic officers. All the while, Mr. Chauvin tussled with […]

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Past Presidents Faced Police Brutality and Protests. They Handled It Differently.

It is a bleak reality of American history that each of the past four presidents faced the same crisis President Trump is facing now: The police just killed or seriously injured a black man, and the city where it happened is reeling with grief and rage. They did not all respond the same way. They […]

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For top U.S. virus experts, faith and science work together

NEW YORK — The relationship between faith and science has faced its share of strain during the coronavirus pandemic — but for some scientists leading the nation’s response, the two have worked in concert. National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins founded a nonprofit focused on “the harmony between science and biblical faith.” Anthony Fauci, […]

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Biden Campaign Pledges to Expand Operation, Focusing on Battlegrounds

Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s presidential campaign, which has faced criticism from some Democrats worried about his team’s general election readiness, is planning a substantial expansion of its operation and eying an ambitious battleground map even as the question of when Mr. Biden will resume in-person campaigning remains unclear. In an hour-long briefing with reporters on […]

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Trump could learn about leadership from Obama and Bush

Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush both faced difficult moments while in office, showing leadership when the country needed it most. Chris Cillizza explains what Donald Trump could learn from his predecessors during the coronavirus pandemic. SOURCES AND FURTHER READING: How 2 ex-presidents showed what real leadership looks like https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/08/politics/barack-obama-george-w-bush-coronavirus-leadership/index.html Trump attacks Bush after […]

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Criticized on Virus, Trump Goes to His Playbook: Deflect, Reject and Minimize

Faced with intense criticism of his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, stubbornly high rates of new infections across much of the country and questions about whether he is pushing too soon to get the economy going again, President Trump has settled into a messaging routine: deflect, reject and minimize. Confronted with projections showing that the […]

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Protests as Indianapolis police kill 3 in separate incidents

INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis police faced protests Thursday after officers fatally shot two men and killed a pregnant pedestrian in three separate incidents just hours apart. Police did not have body camera or dash camera footage of either shooting, but they said both men exchanged gunfire with officers. Events surrounding the first shooting were livestreamed on […]

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Indianapolis Police Face Growing Questions After Killing 3 People in 8 Hours

The police in Indianapolis on Thursday faced mounting pressure to provide answers for a traumatic eight-hour stretch in the city in which police officers killed three people — a man shot by the police while he streamed the encounter live on Facebook, a pregnant woman who was fatally struck by an officer’s car, and a […]

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Democrats Press Judicial Nominee, a McConnell Protégé, on Health Care Views

Judge Justin Walker, President Trump’s pick for an influential appeals court, faced brutal questioning from Senate Democrats on Wednesday over his views on health care policy, as the 37-year-old nominee sought to dispel criticism that he was too inexperienced and ideologically driven for the post. The nomination of Judge Walker, a Louisville, Ky., native and […]

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How Kushner’s Volunteer Force Led a Fumbling Hunt for Medical Supplies

This spring, as the United States faced a critical shortage of masks, gloves and other protective equipment to battle the coronavirus pandemic, a South Carolina physician reached out to the Federal Emergency Management Agency with an offer of help. Dr. Jeffrey Hendricks had longtime manufacturing contacts in China and a line on millions of masks […]

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Faced with 20,000 dead from coronavirus, nursing homes seek shield from lawsuits

NEW YORK — Faced with 20,000 coronavirus deaths and counting, the nation’s nursing homes are pushing back against a potential flood of lawsuits with a sweeping lobbying effort to get states to grant them emergency protection from claims of inadequate care. At least 15 states have enacted laws or governors’ orders that explicitly or apparently […]

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Unlike 2008 crisis, pandemic has no leader, no global plan

UNITED NATIONS — When financial markets collapsed and the world faced its last great crisis in 2008, major powers worked together to restore the global economy, but the COVID-19 pandemic has been striking for the opposite response: no leader, no united action to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, which has killed over 200,000 […]

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AP-NORC poll: High use, mild trust of news media on COVID-19

Americans have faced upheaval over the past six weeks as the coronavirus spreads across the country, leading to shuttered schools, restaurants and businesses and confining people to their homes. In a crowded and fluctuating information environment, a new poll finds Americans using the news media and their state or local governments as their most regular […]

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Elon Musk: 5 Things To Know About The Tesla CEO Being Torched For Call To ‘Free America’

Elon Musk faced intense backlash after tweeting ‘Free America Now’ from safety and stay-at-home orders amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. Here are five things you should know about the Tesla co-founder and CEO. On April 28, tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, 48, took to Twitter with a controversial message to “Free America Now” from stay-at-home orders […]

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A Scramble for Virus Apps That Do No Harm

Faced with a growing coronavirus threat, the governor of North Dakota last month posed a question to a friend from his private-sector days. The friend, a software engineer, had once created a location-tracking app for football fans at North Dakota State University who liked to meet up when traveling to big games. “Can you track […]

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Disney mocked for social media fail with #MayThe4th tweets

May this failure be with you. Disney faced ruthless backlash on Twitter this week as it hyped up the popular annual “Star Wars” hashtag “#MayThe4th” — while also appearing to claim the right to use any tweets using the tag — a riff on the line “May the Force be with you.” “Celebrate the Saga! […]

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Japanese mayor faces backlash over comment about women shoppers

A Japanese mayor faced backlash on social media after he suggested Thursday that men should go to the grocery store during the coronavirus outbreak because women take too long while shopping. “When a woman goes [they] take a long time as they browse around and hesitate about this and that,” Osaka Mayor Ichiro Matsui said, Reuters reported. […]

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Ruth’s Chris Steak House to return $20M small biz cash to feds: report

Faced with mounting criticism, Ruth’s Chris Steak House — which operates more than 100 restaurants in North America — will return the $20 million coronavirus small business loan it got from the federal Paycheck Protection Program, NBC News reported Thursday. The $350 billion PPP was designed to rescue the millions of small businesses that have […]

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‘The Voice’ Recap: Blake Shelton Tells Nick Jonas [Spoiler] Is His ‘Chance To Win’ In Final Knockouts

More singers faced off during the final night of ‘The Voice’ knockouts on April 20. From shocking saves to frontrunners emerging, the live shows are going to be epic. The final knockouts mean The Voice coaches have to make their toughest decisions yet. There’s also an epic twist happening. The artists who were saved in […]

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Coronavirus Live Updates: British Parliament Looks to Meet in Cyberspace

One soccer club in Spain faced criticism when it acted well before authorities banned mass gatherings. Valencia, a top soccer team in Spain, was starting to take heat from the local media and some rival teams for what they considered to be an overreaction to the threat posed by a mystery illness that had spread […]

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Criticized for Pandemic Response, Trump Tries Shifting Blame to the W.H.O.

WASHINGTON — For weeks, President Trump has faced relentless criticism for having overseen a slow and ineffective response to the coronavirus pandemic, failing to quickly embrace public health measures that could have prevented the disease from spreading. Recent polls show that more Americans disapprove of Mr. Trump’s handling of the virus than approve. So on […]

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Backup coronavirus hospital in Memphis worries residents

Faced with the threat of overburdened hospitals, states across the country are converting convention centers, sports facilities and performance spaces into backup treatment sites for coronavirus patients. Tennessee is no exception. What some Memphis residents don’t get is why in their city, a shopping center in the middle of a predominantly black, low-income residential neighborhood […]

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‘Modern Family’ Finale Recap: Mitch & Cam Make A Life-Changing Decision & Alex Moves Overseas

‘Modern Family’ aired its final episode on April 8. All of the characters faced new adventures in the series finale as they made life-changing moves across the country and the world. Mitch and Cam’s baby boy has arrived and his name is Rexford. He’s named after their street. Just as Mitch and Cam move into […]

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The N.R.A. Sees a Threat, and an Opportunity, in Covid-19

Faced with budget pressures and an invigorated gun control movement, the National Rifle Association has found a new cause amid the pandemic — fighting to keep gun stores open as its fund-raising appeals depict the government’s coronavirus response as a threat to Second Amendment rights. On Thursday, the group was planning to a file a […]

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