Dodgers vs. Brewers lineups: Mookie Betts leads off; Edwin Ríos at DH

Unlike in recent years, the Dodgers will trot out lineups without many moving parts this postseason. Their lineup for Game 1 against the Milwaukee Brewers is an example. The first six hitters, led off by Mookie Betts, are a group the team expects to start and bat in that order every game. The three final […]

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Trump set to miss required deadline for 2021 refugee quota

President Donald Trump appears to be ignoring a deadline to establish how many refugees will be allowed into the United States next year, raising uncertainty about the future of the 40-year-old resettlement program that has been dwindling under his administration. The 1980 Refugee Act requires presidents to issue their determination before Oct. 1, the start […]

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Could California’s policies work on a federal scale under a Biden-Harris administration?

California has long been known for its push toward more progressive policies, many of which now form the basis of the Joe Biden-Kamala Harris presidential ticket. But whether or not such proposals have been successful – and whether California should be lauded as a model — is subject to intense debate. The notion that California serves as an appropriate […]

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2020 Presidential Debate Calendar: What to Know

Like many things this year, the presidential and vice-presidential debates will look a little different. There will be only one moderator per debate, and the number of people allowed to watch in person will most likely be much more limited than usual. Each debate will start at 9 p.m. Eastern time and will run uninterrupted […]

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Pandemic Is Far From Over, Experts Say, Despite Trump Allies’ Claims

In the last two weeks, leading epidemiologists from many respected institutions have, through different methods, reached the same conclusion: About 85 to 90 percent of the American population is still susceptible to SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing the current pandemic. The number is important because it means that “herd immunity” — the point at which a […]

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Mr. Trump, why do you pay less in income taxes than a Starbucks barista?

President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday. | AP Photos And many more questions we’d like to ask on Tuesday night at the first presidential debate . . . A few questions for Donald Trump at Tuesday’s presidential debate. Mr. Trump, a barista at Starbucks who earns $20,000 a year pays $760 in […]

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Agency proposes protections for 2 Eastern US mussel species

Federal regulators are proposing to list as threatened two freshwater mussel species native to many eastern U.S. rivers and streams By JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer September 28, 2020, 10:06 PM • 3 min read TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Federal regulators Monday proposed listing as threatened two freshwater mussel species native to many eastern U.S. […]

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Louisville drops curfew, legislator questions rioting law

A curfew is being lifted in Louisville, where many people have been arrested for refusing to stop their nighttime protests after a grand jury’s decision not to charge officers in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor By The Associated Press September 28, 2020, 4:00 PM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this […]

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Boutique office tower 28 & 7 set to open next year

Even as developers and landlords sweat out the pandemic, many new projects that were set in motion earlier are nearing completion or achieving construction milestones. The speculative boutique office tower known as 28 & 7 topped off last week at 322-326 Seventh Ave., with the opening set for late next year. The project by Sweden’s […]

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Put Down Your No. 2 Pencils. But Not Your Face Mask.

SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. — Many of the teenagers pouring into the halls of Sleepy Hollow High School on Saturday morning, some still wearing their pajamas, hadn’t been inside of a classroom in months, and their lack of experience with social-distancing rules showed. “Do you know what six feet looks like?” asked a scowling hall monitor, […]

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Tribes see ballot collection as a lifeline in Indian Country

Many older people living on the expansive Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation in northern Nevada relied on the tribe’s senior services van to get to the grocery store or the doctor before the coronavirus pandemic ended that option. Now, tribal officials worry how elders and others who don’t have cars or can’t travel on their own […]

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Brandi Maxiell: 5 Things To Know About ‘Basketball Wives’ Star Hospitalized With A Severe Case Of COVID

Many of Brandi Maxiell’s former ‘Basketball Wives’ costars sent their prayers for her after it was confirmed that she was hospitalized with a severe case of COVID. Social media first became alert of Brandi Maxiell‘s condition after one of her former BBW castmates DJ Duffey posted a cryptic message asking fans to “uplift her in […]

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2020 Presidential Debate Calendar: What You Need to Know

Like many things this year, the presidential and vice-presidential debates will look a little different. There will only be one moderator per debate, and we’re still not sure if there will be a crowd — and, if there is, how many people will be allowed in. Each debate will start at 9 p.m. Eastern time […]

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7 Things to Know About Your Used Car

The pandemic has led many people to avoid public transportation in favor of walking, bicycling or driving a motorized vehicle. If the first two options aren’t practical, an automobile may be the best choice. Sales of used cars have, in particular, boomed in the last few months. If you’re among the buyers, you should have […]

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Covid-19 Live Updates: Florida Lifts State Restaurant Restrictions

Here’s what you need to know: Florida is lifting state restrictions for restaurants and many other businesses, the governor said. The former leaders of a Massachusetts veterans’ home were charged after 76 residents died in an outbreak. N.Y.C. warns some Orthodox Jewish areas that they could face a lockdown without progress on the virus. The […]

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Largest California wildfire threatens marijuana-growing area

California’s largest wildfire is threatening a marijuana-growing enclave and authorities say many of the local residents have refused to evacuate By The Associated Press September 25, 2020, 2:59 PM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California’s largest wildfire is threatening a marijuana-growing enclave, and authorities said many […]

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An Election That Could Hinge on the Voting Process Itself

Many Americans watch fireworks displays on Independence Day, eat turkey on Thanksgiving and, on Election Day, head to a school gymnasium, library or senior center to cast a ballot for their favorite presidential candidate. A deadly pandemic has turned upside down one of these quintessential American routines: the act of voting. Numerous voters say they […]

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Celebrity Secret Babies: Billie Lourd, Kylie Jenner & More Stars Who Had Surprise Pregnancies

Billie Lourd, Kylie Jenner & Iggy Azalea are a few of the many stars who were able to keep their pregnancies under wraps until they gave birth — see some of the most shocking right here. Celebrities like Billie Lourd, 28, Kylie Jenner, 23, and Iggy Azalea, 30, may be in a major spotlight most […]

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Bow Wow Confirms He’s A New Dad With First Photo Of Newborn Son With Model Olivia Sky

Bow Wow has finally confirmed what many fans have been speculating — that Olivia Sky gave birth to his first son. The rapper revealed the news shortly after he hinted in his new song that his daughter Shai has a ‘brother.’ Bow Wow is officially a father of two! The rapper, 33, took to social media […]

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For North Korea, UN membership is a key link to larger world

Hermit Kingdom? Not quite. To pay close attention to North Korean diplomacy is to notice the many ways it upends the stereotype of the isolated, nuclear-armed wildcard of Northeast Asia. Yes, the country’s propaganda services are prone to rhetoric meant to convey a sense of towering fury, mostly for domestic consumption. But before the coronavirus […]

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2nd Texas death row inmate declared intellectually disabled

For the second time in as many weeks, Texas’ highest criminal court on Wednesday commuted the death sentence of an inmate after agreeing with findings that he was ineligible to be executed because of an intellectual disability. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals changed the death sentence that Gilmar Guevara had faced to life in […]

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30 Stars Under 30 Who’ve Made The Time’s 100 List In The Last Decade: Kylie Jenner, Selena Gomez, & More

There are so many public figures who have influenced politics, pop culture, and more in the last decade. See 30 stars under 30 who made the Time’s 100 list in the last decade. Since its inception in 2004, the Time‘s 100 most influential people list has curated the names of artists, politicians, innovators, icons and […]

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Hallmark Channel’s Christmas Movies Schedule: Candace Cameron Bure’s Holiday Film & More

The holiday season is upon us, and Hallmark Channel will be treating us to so many wonderful Christmas movies this year. Hallmark’s holiday schedule this year is its most diverse yet. Given how 2020 has been, it’s never too early to get into the holiday spirit. Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ Miracles of Christmas lineup […]

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6 Stars Encouraging Fans To Vote On Nov. 3: Taylor Swift, Halsey & More

Taylor Swift and Halsey want YOU to vote on November 3. The singers and so many more stars are encouraging their fans to cast their ballots in the 2020 presidential election, and make a difference. November 3 is now just weeks away, and many celebrities are using their platforms to encourage their fans to not […]

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Elon Musk Promises to Make a $25,000 Tesla (in 3 Years)

Tesla is working on cheaper, more powerful batteries for its electric cars, but many of the required innovations are still works in progress, its chief executive, Elon Musk, said Tuesday at a much anticipated presentation at the company’s California factory. The advances could ultimately cut battery costs more than 50 percent and increase the distance […]

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