Pence Will Visit Wisconsin While Biden Stays Home From Milwaukee Convention

WASHINGTON — When Vice President Mike Pence, traveling aboard Air Force Two on Wednesday, heard that former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. had scrapped his planned trip to Milwaukee to accept the Democratic presidential nomination, he saw an opportunity. Before he landed back in Washington after a day trip to Florida, Mr. Pence and […]

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If You Love Your Family, Stay the Hell Away From Them

In a New York Times op-ed published Wednesday, writer Reyhan Harmanci details the “chaos” that ensued when her husband’s cousin got results from a coronavirus test she’d taken days before hanging out maskless in Harmanci’s yard: positive. (Harmanci had not known she had been tested.) Harmanci spent the next several days trying to figure out […]

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Blackhawks’ Jeremy Colliton uses last change to alter matchups against Oilers’ stars

The Blackhawks were able to control line matchups Wednesday. | Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images The Hawks coach mainly used his Jonathan Toews line against Leon Draisaitl’s line and his Kirby Dach line against Connor McDavid’s line. The Blackhawks were the official home team in Game 3 for the first time in the series, meaning that — […]

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This is what Beirut looks like in aftermath of explosion

Beirut was declared a "disaster city" by authorities on Wednesday, in the wake of a huge explosion in the port of the Lebanese capital that left at least 135 people dead and 5,000 injured. The number of deaths is expected to climb amid ongoing search and rescue efforts. Many people were still missing the day […]

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Fran Spielman interviews Northwestern University Senior Associate Vice President and Chief Risk and Compliance Officer Luke Figora

Northwestern University sign at Sheridan Rd. and Chicago Ave., Wednesday, June 10, 2020. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times Sun-Times City Hall reporter Fran Spielman is joined by Senior Associate Vice President and Chief Risk and Compliance Officer Luke Figora to discuss what campus life will look like for Northwestern University students this fall. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | […]

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At least 20 Senate Republicans won’t vote for coronavirus stimulus deal: congressman

Rep. Lance Gooden, R-Texas, said Wednesday that at least 20 Senate Republicans will not vote for a fresh coronavirus stimulus deal. Congress has stalled on a new deal to get money into the hands of Americans for weeks as states across the country continue to battle COVID-19 and severe unemployment; the Trump administration has said if […]

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos sells $3 billion worth of stock

Jeff Bezos is cashing in on the coronavirus. The 56-year-old Amazon CEO on Wednesday sold $3.1 billion worth of stock in the e-commerce juggernaut, bringing his total stock sales for the year over $7 billion. The world’s richest man sold exactly 1 million shares of Amazon Wednesday — a week after the company shattered expectations […]

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Julio Teheran’s brief but solid Angels debut offers a sliver of optimism despite loss

Lost amid a flurry of home runs and a 7-6 loss to the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night was a solid Angels debut by veteran right-hander Julio Teheran, a significant development for a team that lost the pitching services of two-way player Shohei Ohtani to an elbow injury for the rest of the season. Teheran, […]

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He Spent 26 Years in a Chinese Prison. Then He Was Cleared of Murder

A Chinese court on Wednesday exonerated a man who had spent more than 26 years in prison for the murder of two boys, a striking sign of the deep flaws in China’s criminal justice system, and new, if halting, efforts at reform. Zhang Yuhuan, 53, was arrested in 1993 after the police discovered the bodies […]

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GOP senators introduce bill to allow judges to hold illegal immigrants who miss hearings in contempt

EXCLUSIVE: Two Republican senators on Wednesday introduced a bill that would allow immigration judges to hold illegal immigrants in contempt of court and issue arrest warrants if they miss their court proceedings — a move the lawmakers say will also deal with the massive backlog of cases. The Immigration Court Efficiency (ICE) Act, introduced by Sens. […]

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‘Big Brother’ premiere reveals rowdy ‘All-Stars’ cast, COVID-19 precautions

“Big Brother” unveiled its “All-Stars” cast during Wednesday night’s two-hour live premiere. For the first time in its 20-year history, the show aired the live move-in of 16 returning houseguests from previous seasons. Host Julie Chen Moonves greeted the cast in groups of four and explained the safety precautions they took to resume production. The […]

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Maryland gov’s coronavirus ‘failure’ on nursing-home inspections draws WH heat

The Trump administration criticized Maryland Gov. Larry Logan in a letter Wednesday, claiming he missed a federally mandated deadline related to coronavirus inspections for the state’s more than 200 nursing homes. “I write today to express my extreme concern for the health and safety of Maryland’s aged population due to your state’s failure to conduct federally required […]

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Dodgers out-slug Padres to win high-scoring affair

The Dodgers took the field Wednesday without Mookie Betts, the star right fielder they’ve committed to paying nearly $400 million, for the third straight game. Losing a player of that caliber – a perennial All-Star and former MVP — would debilitate most teams. For the Dodgers, it just meant plugging in another slugger and riding […]

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Health Experts to F.D.A.: Make Your Vaccine Deliberations Public

A coalition of leading public health experts urged the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday night to conduct full safety and efficacy reviews of potential coronavirus vaccines before making the products widely available to the public. In a letter signed by nearly 400 experts in infectious diseases, vaccines and other medical specialties, the group called […]

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Trump says he’ll listen to both sides on Alaska mine project

President Donald Trump said Wednesday he would “listen to both sides” after his eldest son and a campaign adviser urged him to intervene to block a proposed copper and gold mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region. Donald Trump Jr. on Tuesday agreed with a tweet from Nick Ayers, a former aide to Vice President Mike […]

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White House and Congress Remain Far From Any Stimulus Deal

WASHINGTON — Top Democrats and White House officials on Wednesday remained nowhere close to an agreement for a new rescue package to address the coronavirus’s toll on the economy, growing increasingly pessimistic that they could meet a self-imposed Friday deadline as President Trump again threatened to act on his own to provide relief. Even as […]

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Biden’s Milwaukee Trip Is Canceled, and So Is a Normal Presidential Campaign

WASHINGTON — Joseph R. Biden Jr. acknowledged on Wednesday that he would not appear in Milwaukee to accept the presidential nomination he has sought on and off since the 1980s, bowing to the realities of a pandemic that has altered every aspect of life in 2020, including the November contest. The decision to cancel major […]

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Facebook Removes Trump Campaign’s Misleading Coronavirus Video

WASHINGTON — Facebook took down a video posted by the campaign of President Trump on Wednesday in which he claimed children were immune to the coronavirus, a violation of the social network’s rules against misinformation around the virus. It was the first time Facebook has removed a post by Mr. Trump’s campaign for spreading misinformation […]

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Iowa Gov ends state’s place as only remaining state to deny voting rights to felons

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds issued an executive order on Wednesday allowing convicted felons the right to vote, so long as they have completed their prison sentences, parole, or probation requirements. With this action, Reynolds — a Republican — ended Iowa’s status as the only state in the U.S. to broadly deny voting rights to felons. […]

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Split 5 to 4, Supreme Court Rules for California Jail Over Virus Measures

WASHINGTON — By a 5-to-4 vote, the Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with officials at a California jail in a dispute over the adequacy of its response to the coronavirus pandemic. The court’s brief order was unsigned and gave no reasons, which is typical when it acts on emergency applications. The four more liberal justices […]

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Trump says Italy and Belgium are next ‘delinquents’ to pony up defense spending for NATO

President Trump told Fox and Friends anchor Brian Kilmeade Wednesday that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was “a disaster” and that he got countries to pay $130 billion more a year. “The United States was paying for everybody, I said ‘you gotta pay.’ Bottom line, after one meeting we got $130 billion a year more, […]

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Illinois lawmaker calls for Dem governor Pritzker to be held in contempt over coronavirus measures

A Republican state representative in Illinois filed a petition Wednesday calling for Gov. J.B. Pritzker to be held in contempt for supposedly violating a court ruling when he issued two executive orders to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Pritzker signed the executive order late last month: one allowing K-12 schools to reopen, and the […]

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Trump walks back claim that Beirut explosion was caused by bomb

President Trump on Wednesday hedged his comments from the previous day that the massive explosion in Beirut was caused by a bomb – saying that the blast that left more than 70 dead and thousands injured could have been an accident. “Whatever happened, it is terrible,” Trump said during his daily press briefing at the […]

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Sally Yates, Under Attack by Republicans, Defends Flynn Investigation

The former deputy attorney general Sally Q. Yates on Wednesday adamantly defended the Justice Department’s investigation of Michael T. Flynn, clashing with Senate Republicans who accused her of being part of a politically motivated ploy by the Obama administration to frame President Trump’s former national security adviser. In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Ms. […]

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Member of Conservative Think Tank Takes On Reporter Duties on Air Force Two

WASHINGTON — When Vice President Mike Pence traveled to an event in Florida on Wednesday, he was not accompanied on his plane by a member of the White House press corps, as is typically the case. Instead, seated on Air Force Two in a space normally reserved for a White House reporter was the vice […]

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Trump calls kneeling ‘disgraceful’; Doc Rivers finds the president’s attitude ‘disgraceful’

Doc Rivers sat down for his video conference call with reporters on Wednesday and stayed on his social justice message. The Clippers coach wore a blue baseball cap with the word “VOTE” in capital letters. He was asked about President Trump’s critical comments that NBA players were “disgraceful” for kneeling during the national anthem before […]

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