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As fires ravage California, Trump gives his climate-change solution: 'It'll start getting cooler'California Gov. Gavin Newsom unsuccessfully pressed President Trump on Monday to acknowledge that climate change is making wildfires worse across much of the West Coast.

9/14/2020 3:31:10 PM

Breonna Taylor's mother reaches $12M settlement, police reform agreement with LouisvilleThe family of Breonna Taylor, a Black woman who was shot and killed by police in her Louisville, Ky., apartment earlier this year, has settled a wrongful death lawsuit against the city for $12 million that includes an agreement to implement a number of police reforms.

9/15/2020 3:09:50 PM

Armed gangs ‘protecting property’ in wildfire evacuation zones are confronting people at gunpoint, Oregon police say‘The last thing I want to see is something tragically happen because somebody is overreacting’

9/15/2020 1:01:13 PM

'Hi, this is Navalny': Poisoned Putin critic posts photo from hospital as his aide says he plans to return to Russia"I still can hardly do anything, but yesterday I was able to breathe on my own for the whole day," wrote Alexei Navalny, a prominent Putin opponent.

9/15/2020 11:10:13 AM

In U.S. elections, it's winner take all — and Blacks are the losersWhy not just let the American people choose our president directly, instead of relying on some clumsy work-around to the Constitution known as the Electoral College?  

9/14/2020 2:47:57 PM

Teen hunter run over by corn chopper after falling asleep in field, Michigan cops sayThe teen had been dropped off to hunt earlier in the day, police say.

9/14/2020 8:15:06 AM

Birds are dropping dead in New Mexico, potentially in the 'hundreds of thousands'Scientists are investigating why so many birds are dying and are asking the public for help.

9/15/2020 9:37:35 AM

Three BLM protesters charged following confrontation with Pittsburgh dinersVideos of demonstrators shouting at customers previously surfaced online

9/15/2020 5:04:10 PM

White House blocks Navarro from testifying to House panel about ventilator dealMichael Purpura, deputy counsel to President Donald Trump, wrote to Krishnamoorthi on Sept. 9 that the White House would not make Navarro available.

9/14/2020 6:15:23 PM

Poll: Number of Americans willing to get COVID-19 vaccine falls to new low amid fears Trump is putting politics before safetyThe latest Yahoo News/YouGov poll reveals that less than a third of Americans (32 percent) say they plan to get vaccinated, a stunning 23-point decline that reflects rising concern about the politicization of the vaccine process.

9/14/2020 3:37:27 PM

An 88-year-old Black man killed by officers in California was a former employee of the same police departmentRobert Coleman, a resident of West Sacramento, worked for the police department for nearly a decade, authorities said.

9/15/2020 6:24:54 PM

13 photos that show how bad Oregon wildfires and air quality really areIn Oregon, more than 1 million acres are burning, and wildfires have wiped out two small towns near the California border.

9/15/2020 10:39:54 AM

Theme park worker falls to death from world's tallest swing rideIncident took place at ICON Park, on Orlando’s International Drive, amid routine checks

9/15/2020 4:19:41 AM

Catholic Group Launches $9.7 Million Anti-Biden Campaign in Battleground StatesA Catholic group is launching a multi-million dollar effort to educate Catholic voters in key battleground states about Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's "anti-Catholic record and policy agenda" ahead of the general election in November.CatholicVote, a national Catholic political advocacy group, on Tuesday announced the $9.7 million campaign to discourage Catholics from voting for Biden. The organization is producing an "in-depth report on Biden's record on issues Catholics care about," including a shortened "voter guide" version, that it plans to send to five million Catholic voters. The effort will also kick off with a $350,000 digital ad buy in the swing states of Pennsylvania and Michigan.The group's new effort, which involves full-time staff in six states and thousands of volunteers, will reach voters through digital advertising, parish-by-parish canvassing, direct mail, and "get out the vote" efforts in six states.“Joe Biden’s record makes clear he will not protect our Catholic values or defend our way of life. For Catholics who cherish the Faith and their freedom to live it, a Biden presidency represents an existential threat,” said Brian Burch, president of CatholicVote.“Catholics are less focused on Joe Biden’s claims about his personal faith, and instead on what his policies would do to the culture, and their freedom to live out their own beliefs,” Burch added.Biden, who frequently touts his Catholic faith on the campaign trail, invoked Pope St. John Paul II during a campaign speech in Pittsburgh late last month as he encouraged voters to remain hopeful about the country's future.“The campaign for the presidency has come down to fear,” Biden said. “But I believe Americans are stronger than that. I believe we’ll be guided by the words of Pope John Paul II, words drawn from the scriptures: 'Be not afraid. Be not afraid.'”“Fear never builds the future,” the former vice president continued. “Hope does. And building the future is what America does.”Despite Biden's willingness to talk about his Catholic faith as he campaigns for president, he remains staunchly in favor of legal abortion, in direct opposition to the teachings of the Catholic Church, which prohibits abortion.Biden's presidential platform includes working to codify Roe vs. Wade, the landmark 1973 Supreme Court case that legalized abortion nationwide, as well as making sure his Justice Department does "everything in its power to stop the rash of state laws that so blatantly violate" the case. Biden also supports repealing the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits federal funds from paying for abortions.CatholicVote's first ad for its anti-Biden campaign emphasizes Biden's pro-abortion stance and invites Catholic voters to learn more about the Democratic presidential candidate's record on abortion and support for it.

9/15/2020 1:39:21 PM

Photos of coronavirus attacking lung cells show how ‘intense’ infections can get“These images make a strong case for the use of masks by infected and uninfected individuals.”

9/15/2020 2:23:09 PM