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President Trump And Democratic Nominee Joe Biden Face-Off For Last Debate Before Election

The final debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden was held last night at Belmont University in Nashville, with NBC News White House correspondent Kristen Welker moderating before a small audience. Over the course of 90 minutes, the candidates each spent time discussing six topics: fighting Covid-19, American families, race in America, climate change, national security and leadership.... [Read Full Story]

HHS Secretary Alex Azar Says Coronavius Vaccines “Could Be” Available By Year’s End

One or more COVID-19 vaccines could be ready before the end of 2020, based on the progress of ongoing clinical trials. Dr. Jay Butler, the deputy director for infectious diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told reports during a news conference on Wednesday that “we’re cautiously optimistic that vaccines will be available, although in limited quantities, before the end of 2020.”  ... [Read Full Story]

Transcripts in Ghislaine Maxwell Criminal Case Expected To Be Released This Week

On Tuesday, a judge ordered the release of a deposition that British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell gave in 2016 related to her dealings with the late financier Jeffrey Epstein, which she has fought to keep under wraps. The documents came from a civil defamation lawsuit against Maxwell by Virginia Giuffre, who accused Maxwell of aiding Epstein in grooming and trafficking her for sex with him and other wealthy, powerful men.... [Read Full Story]

CalWood Wildsire Continues To Spread As Colorado Cameron Peak Tops 200,000 Acres

A wildfire that originated in California has now spread to more than 8,000 acres in less than 24 hours, forcing more than 3,000 evacuations on Sunday. The CalWood Fire began burning in Boulder County on Saturday and quickly grew to 8,788 acres. Boulder County Sheriff’s Office Division Chief Mike Wagner said it is already the largest blaze in the county’s history. Wagner said the causes for both blazes in Boulder County remained under investigation, but the area has experienced “critically dry” conditions for weeks. He added that efforts to combat the fires have been hampered by the weather.... [Read Full Story]

Indiana Officer Fired After Discovery of Ties To Neo-Nazi Internet Forums

Authorities said over the weekend that a police recruit in Lafayette, Indiana, was fired the discovery of his apparent ties to a neo-Nazi internet forum, authorities said Saturday. , Lafayette Police Chief Patrick Flannelly said in a statement that the recruit, Joseph Zacharek, is believed to have participated in a forum called “Iron March” four years ago. The department was alerted to Zacharek’s posts on Friday, when a self-described anti-fascist tagged its Twitter account with a link to messages from the forum that were posted on a site called “ironmarch exposed.” The department opened an investigation and determined that the messages were accurate and credible.... [Read Full Story]

European Countries Push To Combat Second Wave Of Coronavirus With New Lockdowns

Leaders across Europe are pushing to contain surging coronavirus infections in the region, with governments imposing restrictions and shutdowns in an effort to curb the rate of infections. Within the last 24 hours, France has declared a public health state of emergency, the U.K. is approaching a second national lockdown and Germany has introduced new rules in an effort to lower the infection rate. Europe now has over 7.2 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), and hospitalizations are rising.... [Read Full Story]

Biden Campaign Aide And Flight Crew Member Test Positive For COVID-19

The Biden campaign announced that someone who was on a flight with Vice President Joe Biden to Ohio on Monday and Florida on Tuesday has tested positive for COVID-19. The positive result was discovered through contact tracing following the positive diagnosis of Sen. Kamala Harris’ communications director, and a non-staff flight crew member. However, the campaign says that Biden and the member who tested positive did not have any passing or close contact during the flight and he is not required to isolate.... [Read Full Story]

First Lady Melania Trump Reveals Son Barron Also Had Coronavirus

First lady Melania Trump wrote in a statement Wednesday that her son with President Trump, 14-year-old Barron, contracted the coronavirus this month at the same time both of his parents were ill. Mrs. Trump said she had experienced a “roller coaster of symptoms,” which she described as “minimal” and added, “Naturally my mind went immediately to our son. To our great relief he tested negative, but again, as so many parents have thought over the past several months, I couldn’t help but think ‘what about tomorrow or the next day?’ My fear came true when he was tested again and it came up positive.”... [Read Full Story]

Supreme Court Allows Administration To End Census Count On October 31st

The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday the U.S. Census Bureau can conclude its 2020 count on October 31, which will give it enough time to finish with enough time to process the data before year end. The decision, favored by the Trump administration, came with a dissent from Justice Sonia Sotomayor.  Sotomayor wrote in her dissent, “Meeting the deadline at the expense of the accuracy of the census is not a cost worth paying. Especially when the Government has failed to show why it could not bear the lesser cost of expending more resources to meet the deadline or continuing its prior efforts to seek an extension from Congress. This Court normally does not grant extraordinary relief on such a painfully disproportionate balance of harms.”... [Read Full Story]

U.S. Drugmaker Eli Lilly To Pause Antibody Trial Over Safety Concerns

U.S. health regulators have paused Eli Lilly’s trial of an antibody treatment for COVID-19 over potential safety concerns. It was confirmed on Tuesday that regulators paused enrollment in the leading late-stage trial of monoclonal antibody treatment for the coronavirus. Details regarding the safety concern are not yet known. A review from the independent data and safety monitoring board will be completed before further action is taken. According to spokeswoman Kathryn Beiser, Eli Lilly said it supports the decision by an independent monitoring board to “cautiously ensure the safety of the patients participating in this study.”... [Read Full Story]

President Trump Hits The Campaign Trail As Doctors Say He Has Tested Negative For COVID-19

President Donald Trump’s White House physician Dr. Sean Conley released a memo on Monday stating the president had recently tested negative for COVID-19 on consecutive days and is no longer contagious. Conley said in his memo a number of measures were used to test Trump and that he had tested negative on antigen tests instead of the more conclusive polymerase chain reaction test. Conley did not say on which days Trump tested negative. “This comprehensive data, in concert with the CDC’s guidelines for removal of transmission-based precautions, have informed our medical team’s assessment that the President is not infectious to others,” Conley said in the memo.... [Read Full Story]

Twitter Flags President Trump’s Tweet Claiming He Is ‘Immune’ To Covid-19

On Sunday, social media platform Twitter flagged a tweet in which President Donald Trump claimed he was now “immune” to COVID-19 after receiving treatment for the virus. Twitter hid the president’s tweet behind a warning, stating that it “violated Twitter rules about spreading misleading and potentially harmful information” related to the coronavirus.... [Read Full Story]

Denver Police Identify Suspect In Fatal Shooting Near Opposing Protests

On Sunday, Denver authorities identified the security guard who was arrested after a fatal shooting near dueling protests by left-wing and right-wing demonstrators. The Denver Police Department said in a statement that Matthew Dolloff, 30, was being held for investigation of first-degree murder in a shooting Saturday outside the Denver Art Museum that left one man dead. Dolloff was being held without bond.... [Read Full Story]

13 Arrested In Failed Plot To Kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer

Prosecutors said on Thursday that thirteen people, including seven men associated with the Wolverine Watchmen militia group, have been arrested for alleged plots to take the Michigan governor hostage and attack the state capitol building. The group aimed to kidnap Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer ahead of the Nov. 3 presidential election, according to a criminal complaint filed in a Michigan federal court. The criminal complaint said the alleged plotters discussed recruiting a force of 200 to storm the state capitol in Lansing and take hostages, but later abandoned the plan in favor of a scheme to kidnap Whitmer at her vacation home.... [Read Full Story]

Hurricane Delta On Path Towards Gulf Coast As It Intensifies Into Category 4 Storm

On Tuesday, the National Hurricane Center reported that Hurricane Delta “has rapidly strengthened into a dangerous Category 4 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph.” Meteorologist Dennis Feltgen of the National Hurricane Center confirmed that Delta moved from a Category 2 storm to a Category 4 storm in just two hours, 20 minutes and added that in over 24 hours, Delta increased from 45 mph to 130 mph.... [Read Full Story]

President Trump Returns To White House After Being Discharged From Hospital

President Trump was discharged from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Monday, and returned to the White House after being treated for COVID-19 over the past three days. Trump left the hospital in Bethesda, Md., at around 6:40 p.m. Monday evening wearing a mask, while flashing a thumbs up and a balled fist to cameras before entering a motorcade for a brief drive to board a Marine One flight back to Washington, D.C.  Before emerging from the hospital, the president tweeted that he would “be back on the campaign trail soon!” In a video message shared to his Twitter account Monday night, Trump thanked the staff at Walter Reed and again urged Americans not to fear the virus.Trump’s medical team said he had met the requirements for discharge, however his physician Dr. Sean Conley did note that the president “may not entirely be out of the woods yet,” adding that the White House medical unit could handle his ongoing treatment. Conley said Trump hadn’t had a fever for 72 hours and that there was no evidence of the presence of live coronavirus. Trump has received “medical management that is within national, clinical and societal guidelines,” said Jayson Blaylock, head doctor at Walter Reed.... [Read Full Story]