What Polls Say About the 2020 Race as Biden and Trump Square Off

In the realm of public opinion, one overarching issue has dominated this year’s presidential race: President Trump himself. Throughout his term, Americans have expressed strong opinions about him one way or the other, according to polls. And today, most voters know for certain where they stand in the contest between Mr. Trump and Joseph R. […]

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Weak demand now the bane of once-storming Aussie housing market

© Reuters. The single remaining public housing tower under a lockdown is seen in Melbourne By Vivek Mishra BENGALURU (Reuters) – Australian housing market activity won’t recover from the recent slowdown for at least a year as dwindling household incomes and soaring unemployment hammer demand, causing home prices to fall this year and next, a […]

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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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Public Enemy’s Chuck D on Breonna Taylor case: ‘It was a teachable moment’

Public Enemy is still ready to “Fight the Power.” Thirty-one years after that iconic track dropped, the legendary Long Island posse returns Friday with a new LP, “What You Gonna Do When the Grid Goes Down?” It marks the group’s return to Def Jam, the iconic hip-hop label that they helped build, and features “Fight […]

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Jacob Busch: 5 Things To Know About Rebel Wilson’s New BF & Adrienne Maloof’s Ex

Rebel Wilson and Anheuser-Busch heir Jacob Busch have gone public with their romance, and it’s clear that she’s smitten with the dashing businessman. Here’s what you should know about Jacob. Rebel Wilson introduced fans to her new boyfriend, Jacob Busch, 29, in a series of adorable Instagram photos on September 24. The Pitch Perfect actress, […]

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Trump hits Biden for holding no public events for the day, slams him as ‘low energy’

President Trump slammed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden for not holding any public events on Thursday, blasting the former vice president as “a very low energy individual.” “Sleepy Joe Biden just closed down his campaign for the day (Again). Wants the rest!” Trump tweeted Thursday. ON THE 2020 CAMPAIGN TRAIL: WHERE ARE THE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES […]

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Rosemont mayor puts his nephew the police chief on leave for unspecified reasons

Rosemont Public Safety Supt. Donald E. Stephens III, who went on leave this week for unspecified reasons. | Village of Rosemont Sources told the Sun-Times that Mayor Bradley Stephens acted after being approached by members of his nephew Donald E. Stephens III’s department with concerns about his leadership and conduct. Ever since Rosemont was founded […]

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Barr says ‘notion’ of separation of church and state misunderstood because of ‘militant secularists’

Attorney General William Barr said Wednesday that he believes the American public has misinterpreted the actual meaning of “separation of church and state” during a speech at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast (NCPB). “Militant secularists have long seized on that slogan as a facile justification for attempting to drive religion from the public square and to exclude religious […]

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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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Pritzker touts state’s COVID-19 testing as best ‘between the two coasts,’ but warns of looming trouble for Rockford, Galena area

Gov. J.B. Pritzker walks out with state Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike for a news conference in Springfield on Monday. | Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register via AP The state reporting more than 74,000 tests over the weekend — a new high — comes as it logs an additional 22 deaths and 1,848 new […]

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Court reviewer: Ohio State broke law by withholding records

Ohio State University violated state public records law by intentionally withholding old documents from one of the men alleging decades-old sexual misconduct by a school doctor, according to the conclusion reached Tuesday by the official who reviewed the resulting legal dispute. In 2018, alumnus Steve Snyder-Hill requested records related to his having complained about being […]

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CDC changes, then retracts, web posting on how virus spreads

The top U.S. public health agency stirred confusion by posting — and then taking down — an apparent change in its position on how easily the coronavirus can spread from person to person through the air. But officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say their position has not really changed and that […]

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N.I.H. Official Departs After Anonymous Posts Attacking Public Health Leaders

WASHINGTON — The National Institutes of Health said on Monday that one of its public affairs officers would retire after he was revealed to be surreptitiously attacking his employer and one of its directors, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, in pseudonymous posts on Twitter and the right-wing website RedState. The official, William B. Crews, worked for […]

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Kim Kardashian & Kanye West’s Relationship Ups & Downs: From Dating To Marriage & New Troubles

From raising four kids together, to facing marital drama in the public eye, relive Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s relationship from 2012 to today. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are one of Hollywood’s most watched power couples. And, they’re one of few duos to receive their own nickname, hence: “Kimye.” Since 2012, Kim has been […]

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Twitter’s public policy director leaves to join Biden transition team: report

A former Democratic aide has reportedly left his post as director of public policy at Twitter to join former Vice President Joe Biden’s transition team. Carlos Monje left Twitter’s Washington, D.C. office Thursday, according to Politico, after helping to host a fundraiser for the Democratic nominee this week. The outlet reported that Monje has served on Biden’s infrastructure […]

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A College Football Conference Can Choose Players Over Profits for a Change

We are witnessing an egregious preference for profit over public health and a disregard for morality and common sense, not to mention the health of young athletes. Don’t fall into the trap, U.S.C., Oregon, Stanford, Washington State, Colorado, Utah. … Stand firm Pac-12. With the coronavirus raging from coast to coast, the Big Ten voted […]

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Gov. Gavin Newsom says state guidelines aren’t preventing Pac-12 from playing football

A day after USC football players made their public plea for California state officials to loosen restrictions and let them play, Gov. Gavin Newsom declared there’s nothing in the state’s guidelines that’s stopping them. “I want to make this crystal clear,” Newsom said. “Nothing in the state guidelines denies the ability for the Pac-12 to […]

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The Vikings Were More Complicated Than You Might Think

Public fascination with the Vikings runs high these days, with several current television series available for bloody binge-watching. But the Vikings have never really gone out of fashion, whether as pure entertainment or because of their real historical importance. Periodically, scholars remind the public that the people we call Vikings did not think of themselves […]

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Illinois turkey hunting: Spring permit refunds explained

File photo of a turkey decoy at an Illinois public sit. | Dale Bowman An explanation comes on who receives refunds for spring turkey permits in Illinois, and how. Some Illinois hunters have already received refunds for spring turkey hunting permits they could not use because of the pandemic. Others will be or are eligible […]

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City health chief cites ‘real progress’ in COVID-19 battle among groups hit the hardest: ‘That is exactly what I want to see’

Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady speaks at an Aug. 5 news conference. | Pat Nabong/Sun-Times Illinois has logged an average of 1,694 new coronavirus cases per day over the last week, down from about 2,166 new cases per day over the first eight days of September. Public health officials on Tuesday […]

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Ferrer: No link between LA County school reopenings, election

By ELIZABETH MARCELLINO, City News Service LOS ANGELES >>  Los Angeles County’s public health director denied on Tuesday, Sept. 15 that plans for reopening school campuses amid the coronavirus pandemic are politically linked to the upcoming election, saying comments she made on a conference call last week were only referencing an early November time frame. […]

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Chicago ‘making real progress’ as state reports 1,466 new COVID-19 cases

Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady speaks at an Aug. 5 news conference. | Pat Nabong/Sun-Times Illinois has logged an average of 1,694 new coronavirus cases per day over the last week, down from about 2,166 new cases per day over the first eight days of September. Public health officials on Tuesday […]

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Biden leads Trump in Florida, North Carolina, Wisconsin: polls

New public opinion surveys in three crucial general election battlegrounds indicate Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has the edge over President Trump in two of the states and a double-digit lead in the third. Biden tops the president 50%-45% in Florida among likely voters, according to a high turnout model in a Monmouth University poll released Tuesday. But the former […]

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Republicans unveil new agenda if they win back House

Republicans Tuesday lined the Capitol steps to unveil their new agenda for the American public if they were to win back the House in November. Dubbed the “Commitment to America,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., outlined a blueprint for restoring the economy, defeating the coronavirus and backing school choice and law enforcement. REP. KEVIN MCCARTHY: AMERICA, IF […]

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