Here’s What 4 of Our Reporters Are Watching as Voting Begins to Unfold

Perhaps never before in American history has the act of voting been so closely scrutinized before a presidential election. A pandemic, partisan attacks on voting rights and a White House incumbent falsely warning of fraud have put extraordinary pressure on the democratic process. The Times’s Politics editor, Patrick Healy, spoke with four reporters who are […]

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Coronavirus testing czar claims he’s ‘never been pressured’ by Trump to ‘change the guidance’

Assistant Secretary for Health Adm. Brett Giroir told “The Story” Wednesday that he has never felt pressured by the Trump administration to alter public guidance about coronavirus. “Have you ever been in a situation,” host Martha MacCallum asked, “where you felt that the White House was saying to your task force, ‘No, we don’t like that. It’s not […]

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Report: Video refutes trooper who denied unmasking protester

A former Tennessee state trooper’s insistence that he never yanked the mask off a protester near the state Capitol has been refuted by surveillance footage and an eyewitness account from a fellow law enforcement officer, state records show. A public records request by The Associated Press also revealed a lengthy disciplinary record and an initial […]

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Plaschke: Lakers go from ‘Mamba Shot’ to ‘Miserable Flop’ in Game 3 loss to Nuggets

Two days after one of the greatest moments in team history, you’ll never guess what the Lakers did for an encore. Nothing. Absolutely nothing. They went from The Mamba Shot to The Miserable Flop. They went from wholly inspired to mostly insipid. They went from the Lakers to … the Clippers? We honestly didn’t know […]

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She’s the W.N.B.A. Threat No One Warned You About

The Minnesota Lynx never planned to give Crystal Dangerfield many minutes earlier this season. Yet somehow the former Connecticut guard was on the floor in the closing seconds of a tight game on Thursday. She had been announced as the W.N.B.A.’s rookie of the year that afternoon. She started her first-ever professional playoff game that […]

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Watch Republican Senators Argue Against Filling a Supreme Court Seat in an Election Year

A Supreme Court seat has opened in an election year, and you’ll never guess who is strongly in favor of filling it — all of the people who were against it last time. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his Republican colleagues would like to fill the vacancy created by Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, despite […]

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Naya Rivera, Chadwick Boseman & More Honored At 2020 Emmys With Powerful H.E.R. Performance

Gone but never forgotten. The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards celebrated Regis Philbin, Naya Rivera, and more of the stars who passed this year with a stirring performance by H.E.R. “On Friday, we lost a great American,” said Jimmy Kimmel right before the 2020 Emmy Awards’ “In Memoriam” segment. “Ruth Bader Ginsberg was a compassionate and tireless […]

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Watching good 2020 Toronto Film Festival movies from home sucked

I never want to sit through a film festival in my bedroom again. No, I don’t mean streaming all 24 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies in a futile attempt to fill a weekend. The 2020 Toronto International Film Festival — a hugely impactful 45-year-old event — went digital. While some lucky Canadians snagged seats […]

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Nearly 60 percent of COVID-19 business closures are permanent: report

Nearly 60 percent of businesses that closed nationwide during the COVID-19 pandemic are never reopening again, according to a report. The vast majority of those businesses are restaurants and gift stores, according to Yelp’s Local Economic Impact Report, a monthly survey of business listings. As of Aug. 31, 163,735 businesses were listed as closed, with […]

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Jon Gosselin’s Daughter Hannah, 16, Defends Him Amid Abuse Claims From Brother Collin

Jon Gosselin’s daughter Hannah claims her dad has never been abusive towards her brother Collin, who accused his father of beating him up in a now deleted social media post. Hannah Gosselin has rushed to her father Jon‘s defense, calling him a “very loving and supportive dad,” amid claims that he abused her sextuplet brother […]

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Clippers still have next season: Five takeaways from Game 7 loss to Nuggets

The Buffalo Braves reached three consecutive conference semifinals from 1974-76, but never advanced. Two moves, a new name and 30 years later, the franchise known as the Clippers finally had a chance to take the next step in 2006. Instead, they lost in seven games to Phoenix. Then “Lob City” arrived, but the conference-final breakthrough […]

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Why Unemployment Claims May Be Overcounted by Millions

Economic statistics were never designed to measure the sudden shutdown and restart of large segments of the U.S. economy. Still, if there is one question that the government seemingly should be able to answer, it is this: How many Americans are receiving unemployment benefits? Since the start of the pandemic, however, federal data on the […]

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Lt. Col. Vindman says he now identifies as a ‘Never Trumper’

Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman said he now identifies as a “Never Trumper” following his official retirement from the military. In a preview clip from his interview with NBC News released on Monday, Vindman — a key witness in the impeachment trial of President Trump over the Ukraine scandal — was asked about whether he is a “Never Trumper,” something the […]

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Milania Giudice & Antonia Gorga Recreate Teresa & Caroline’s Iconic ‘RHONJ’ Reunion Fight — Watch

Caroline Manzo may have never understood Teresa Giudice’s ‘sense of humor’, but the ‘RHONJ’ star’s daughter, Milania, and niece, Antonia Gorga, seem to appreciate it. One of Teresa Giudice and Caroline Manzo‘s iconic RHONJ fights just resurfaced on social media, thanks to the former’s daughter, Milania Giudice, 14, and niece, Antonia Gorga, 15, who took […]

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Teofimo Lopez: I’ll make history vs. Vasiliy Lomachenko | Now or Never

Teofimo Lopez joins Now or Never to preview his title unification bout vs. Vasiliy Lomachenko on Oct. 17 on ESPN. Lopez also discusses his friendship with NBA star Damian Lillard and explains why he doesn’t believe that Lomachenko is the pound-for-pound best boxer. #Boxing #ESPN ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn […]

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White House Press Secretary Claims Trump “Never Lied” to Public on Coronavirus

new video loaded: White House Press Secretary Claims Trump “Never Lied” to Public on Coronavirus transcript Back bars 0:00/1:05 –1:05 transcript White House Press Secretary Claims Trump “Never Lied” to Public on Coronavirus The White House press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, defended President Trump when asked whether he knowingly downplayed the threat of the coronavirus, as […]

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DHS ‘will never abdicate this moral and legal duty’ to protect US from rioters: Chad Wolf

The Department of Homeland Security will never abdicate its “moral and legal duty” to protect American cities from rioters, acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf said during his 2020 State of the Homeland Address on Wednesday. “Let me be clear: Those who seek to undermine our democratic institutions, indiscriminately destroy our businesses and attack our law […]

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Black, Native American, and Fighting for Recognition in Indian Country

OKMULGEE, Okla. — Ron Graham never had to prove to anyone that he was Black. But he has spent more than 30 years haunting tribal offices and genealogical archives, fighting for recognition that he is also a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. “We’re African-American,” Mr. Graham, 55, said. “But we’re Native American also.” His […]

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Tina Charles Is a W.N.B.A. Superstar Hiding in Plain Sight

Even if Tina Charles never plays another basketball game, she’s bound to be a Hall of Famer. That’s according to UConn’s Geno Auriemma, her already-inducted former coach — but it doesn’t take winning 11 national championships to see that her enshrinement is inevitable. Some of her numerous accolades, though, already have a public place of […]

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Mike Pompeo responds to report Trump insulted military: ‘I never heard him say it’

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he has “never heard” President Trump refer to members of the military as “suckers and losers.” “I’ve been with this president coming on four years. I’ve never heard the president use the language” described in a report in The Atlantic, Pompeo told “Fox & Friends” on Friday. “I’ve never seen that. […]

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Jamie Miller Delivers An Energetic Version of Maroon 5’s ‘Sunday Morning: ‘It’s Just The Perfect Song To Sing’

After putting the ‘City That Never Sleeps’ to bed, rising music star Jamie Miller vibes out with a cover of Maroon 5’s ‘Sunday Morning,’ and he explains to HL EXCLUSIVELY why he thinks it’s the ‘perfect’ song for performers. Sixteen years after Maroon 5 released “Sunday Morning,” Jamie Miller has given his own take on […]

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Tekashi 6ix9ine Gets Honest About His Time In Prison On New Track ‘Locked Up 2’ With Akon

Never one for subtly, Tekashi 6ix9ine has just dropped his new album, ‘Tattle Tales,’ which kicks off with a track about the rainbow-haired rapper’s time behind bars. Meanwhile, fans were preoccupied with the fact that Akon was featured on TWO songs! In the span of five months, Tekashi 6ix9ine went from rotting in prison to […]

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Jessica Simpson, 40, ‘Shocked’ That She Can Fit Back Into Her Jeans From 14 Years Ago After 100 Lb. Weight Loss

After having three children, Jessica Simpson never thought she could get back into skinny jeans she wore in her 20s. At 40, she says it left her in ‘shock’ that they fit once again. Jessica Simpson‘s weight had yo-yo’ed during her singing career, and then she went on to have three children. But she never […]

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Lakers must heed fragility of playoffs against Houston Rockets

As the expressionless Milwaukee Bucks answered questions, their voices never matched the frustration that must be bubbling inside. Yeah, Mike Budenholzer thought it was a tough call. Yeah, Khris Middleton thought that there were too many mistakes. And yeah, Giannis Antetokounmpo is ready to play more if asked. The things easiest to assume — the […]

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Politics Is Back in Fashion

Around this time four years ago, the American fashion industry did something it had never done before: It pledged its troth, publicly, and practically unanimously, to a political candidate. Designers like Joseph Altuzarra, Marc Jacobs, Prabal Gurung and Tory Burch created products to support Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Anna Wintour, the editor of Vogue, and Diane […]

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Kennedy dynasty on the line in Senate primary showdown against AOC-backed Markey

Two winning streaks are on the line in Tuesday’s Democratic Senate primary in Massachusetts. Sen. Ed Markey has never lost an election in his nearly half century in elective politics – and the Kennedy dynasty remains undefeated in Massachusetts. One streak is bound to end. MARKEY BUILDS LEAD IN HOTLY CONTEST SENATE PRIMARY And in the […]

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