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Talks over next coronavirus relief bill at risk of collapse

McConnell is sending the Senate home rather than forcing impatient senators to bide their time while Democrats play hardball. That suggests a vote won't come until late next week or even after. Progress has been scant in the talks despite more than a week of negotiation.

The GOP is pushing Kayne. Will it really hurt Biden?

West himself has hinted he may be in the race to detract from Biden. When an interviewer from Forbes suggested as much in a text message Thursday, West responded, "I'm not denying it."

Doctored videos of Beirut explosion already circulating

Some of the videos on Facebook had a "false information" warning, including one that had over 1,500 shares. Others did not bear that warning, including one with over 8,400 views.

UW coronavirus forecast predicts 300,000 US death by Dec. 1

The U.S. death toll stands at over 159,000, the most of any country in the world, with 4.8 million known cases.

Commission rejects Trump call for additional debate

Biden campaign spokesman TJ Ducklo said in a statement that Biden would appear at the scheduled debates. "As we have said for months, the commission will determine the dates and times of the debates, and Joe Biden will be there," he said.

Trump claims, without proof, that Biden is ‘against God’

Trump billed his trip to Ohio Thursday as a chance to promote economic recovery, but he quickly pivoted to a deeply personal attack on Joe Biden, even questioning without foundation the former vice president's faith in God.

Western Europe swelters under extended heat wave

England will come close to its hottest temperature of the year Friday, set during last week's intense hot spell. Highs Friday will also come close to the country's all-time heat record of 38.7 degrees Celsius (101.6 degrees Fahrenheit) set just last July, according to the UK Met Office, England's weather service.

Armed man takes hostages in northern France

The 34-year-old man with a history of mental health problems was armed with a handgun and initially took six people, a national police representative told Reuters. But four were subsequently released, according to French media and Denis Jacob of the Alternative police trade union.

Facebook takes down pro-Trump network based in Romania

Many of the 35 Facebook and 88 Instagram accounts posed as Americans, and some managed Trump fan pages, but they ran afoul of the social network’s rules on what it calls coordinated inauthentic behavior. In addition to misleading people about their location, some account holders ran multiple personas with similar names that posted identical content.

Grandmother sues after she was arrested at Disney with CBD oil in her purse

Sheriff, on behalf of Hester Burkhalter, a 69-year-old White woman from Hickory, North Carolina, and her family.
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