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Trump email says he ‘finished debating’ Biden hours before debate begins Click Here to Open in a New Window

Trump email says he ‘finished debating’ Biden hours before debate beginsThe president’s campaign jumped the gun on touting his performance.



Chunks of ash so big you can hear them land hit the Bay Area as California fires rage Click Here to Open in a New Window

Chunks of ash so big you can hear them land hit the Bay Area as California fires rage“I could hear it landing on my car,” a Santa Rosa resident said.



Mitch McConnell ‘refusing to debate his election rival if there is a female moderator’ Click Here to Open in a New Window

Mitch McConnell ‘refusing to debate his election rival if there is a female moderator’‘He continues to resist allowing women to host debates,’ said McConnell’s opponent in the Kentucky Senate race



Deputies: 'Multiple' people dead following 'hostage situation' in Salem, Oregon Click Here to Open in a New Window

Deputies: 'Multiple' people dead following 'hostage situation' in Salem, OregonOfficials said "shots were fired" as the "incident unfolded," leading to "multiple fatalities."



Singapore Airlines drops 'flights to nowhere' after outcry Click Here to Open in a New Window

Singapore Airlines drops 'flights to nowhere' after outcrySingapore Airlines said Tuesday it had scrapped plans for "flights to nowhere" aimed at boosting its coronavirus-hit finances after an outcry over the environmental impact.



Pro-Life Senator Joni Ernst Says There’s a ‘Very Minimal’ Chance Supreme Court Will Overturn Roe v. Wade Click Here to Open in a New Window

Pro-Life Senator Joni Ernst Says There’s a ‘Very Minimal’ Chance Supreme Court Will Overturn Roe v. WadePro-life Senator Joni Ernst (R., Iowa) said on Monday that she thinks the likelihood of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that made abortion legal, is “very minimal.”Ernst’s comments during an hour-long debate for the U.S. Senate race against her pro-abortion opponent, Democrat Theresa Greenfield. Moderator David Yepsen asked what each candidate would do if the Court overturned the ruling, which President Trump has suggested may happen now that he has nominated pro-life Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the high court. If confirmed, Barrett’s appointment would create a 6-3 conservative majority on the Court. Ernst explained that she is “proudly pro-life” and thinks “every life has value and is worthwhile" but expressed skepticism that the ruling would be overturned.“I think the likelihood of Roe v. Wade being overturned is very minimal. I don’t see that happening, truly I don’t see that happening," she said.The Iowa Republican went on to say that what pro-lifers can do, in lieu of a Court decision, is educate the public on how important life is.“I think that the views that are being taken by Theresa Greenfield and those that are backing her from the coasts, from California and New York, it's inappropriate and not acceptable to most Iowa voters,” she said. Ernst has supported overturning the ruling in the past, and in January joined 206 other members of Congress in petitioning the Supreme Court to reconsider Roe v. Wade. Greenfield said she believes abortion rights are “settled law.”“I will always defend a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions with the guidance of her doctor,” she said. Barrett, when asked in 2016 about ways a future Supreme Court might allow states to pass more restrictions on abortion, said she didn't believe the core case behind Roe v. Wade would change."I think don't think the core case – Roe's core holding that, you know, women have a right to an abortion – I don't think that would change. But I think the question of whether people can get very late-term abortions, how many restrictions can be put on clinics – I think that would change," she said.Greenfield is currently polling 2.6 points ahead of Ernst, according to a RealClearPolitics average of polling totals. Editor's Note: A previous version of this article identified Theresa Greenfield as anti-abortion, when she is in fact pro-abortion.



Engineers found the location of an elusive leak on the space station: It's in a Russian module that provides crucial life support Click Here to Open in a New Window

Engineers found the location of an elusive leak on the space station: It's in a Russian module that provides crucial life supportThe source of the small leak on the International Space Station is on a module on the station's Russian side, according to NASA.



‘Fox & Friends’ Hosts Look On in Horror as Rudy Giuliani Blurts Out Biden Dementia Conspiracy Theory Click Here to Open in a New Window

‘Fox & Friends’ Hosts Look On in Horror as Rudy Giuliani Blurts Out Biden Dementia Conspiracy TheoryEveryone knows that live television isn’t easy. Anything can go wrong—from a faulty connection, a verbal slip-up, or, as was the case on Tuesday morning’s Fox & Friends, Rudy Giuliani bellowing insane conspiracy theories at the nation with no obvious way to stop him.It’s always a risk to allow Giuliani to share his wildly unpredictable stream of consciousness live. The man who was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year for 2001 has long since been reduced to sharing the latest Trumpist conspiracy theories on any cable news channel that has the budget to cover any possible subsequent defamation lawsuits.This time, his F&F hosts looked on with visible horror in their eyes as Giuliani shared his completely baseless belief that Joe Biden is suffering from dementia. If you have the time, it’s worth watching the clip at least three times so you can see each of the hosts panicking in their own unique way as the former New York City mayor rambles on and on.> On Fox & Friends, Rudy Giuliani says Joe Biden "has dementia. There's no doubt about it. I've talked to doctors. ... The president's quite right to say maybe he's taken adderall." The hosts get visibly uncomfortable. pic.twitter.com/2Ma7DKNBpS> > — Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) September 29, 2020With a mischievous cackle, Giuliani began: “The man [Biden] has dementia. There’s no doubt about it. I’ve talked to doctors. I’ve had them look at a hundred different tapes of his five years ago and today.” Trying his very best to shut Giuliani down, host Steve Doocy interjected that Biden’s team has said the Democrat has no serious medical problems.Giuliani then made an extraordinary noise at Doocy that can best be typed as “Oowughawughawugh,” before continuing: “He can’t recite the Pledge of Allegiance and he’s fine? He was in the Senate for 160 years? I mean, he can’t do the prologue to the... to the... con... to the... uh... Constitution of the United States or the Declaration of Independence, any of them.”Getting louder and increasingly excited about his armchair diagnosis, Giuliani went on: “He can’t do NUMBERS. Wow, are the numbers screwed up. He actually displays symptoms that two gerontologists told me are classic symptoms of middle level dementia.” Doocy and co-host Ainsley Earhardt both responded to that claim by softly saying, “Right.” The third host, Brian Kilmeade, can just be seen blinking rapidly.Fox News Lobotomizes Its ‘Brain Room,’ Cuts Fact-Based JournalismNevertheless, Giuliani persisted. “That’s when [Biden] does that ‘I pledge allegiance to the United States... uh... uh... um... I think,’ he’s done that twice,” said the ex mayor. “That’s a classic symptom in the DSM-V, it’s the fifth symptom, of dementia, he’s got eight of the 10.”Then, seemingly remembering that he was on the show to talk about tonight’s presidential debate, he went on: “Look, that isn’t the debate. He can get through it. I think the president is quite right to say maybe he’s taken Adderall or some kind of attention deficit disorder thing.”As Giuliani began pulling prescription medicine brands out of the air, Doocy had finally had enough and told him firmly, “None of us are doctors, that is your opinion.” Giuliani fought back, saying it was actually the opinion of some very professional-sounding doctors that he knows.But the game was up. Kilmeade, in his first verbal interjection of the entire exchange, said with exasperation, “We can stay away from that.” Earhardt then moved on to pick Giuliani’s brain on the Supreme Court.This particular line of attack is one that Giuliani—whose work as President Trump’s lawyer and top dirt-digger on Hunter and Joe Biden kicked off a chain of events that got his client impeached last year—has enthusiastically embraced as one of his primary functions now for Team Trump.Shortly before midnight on Monday night, Giuliani started texting The Daily Beast to say that Trump did “great” in recent White House debate prep (for which the president said on Sunday that Giuliani and former New Jersey governor Chris Christie took part), and to rail against Biden as a “senile,” “broken down old crook” who’s supposedly suffering from “dementia” and needs “ADD drugs” to get through the Tuesday debate. The Trump attorney also claimed that someone had told him how stupid Biden was in law school.Giuliani also mentioned late Monday evening that he’d be flying with Trump on Air Force One on Tuesday and would be at the Cleveland debate. Asked about what kinds of questions he peppered the president with during the prep, the former New York City mayor replied, “It really doesn’t work like that with him. It’s much more of a discussion rather than a rehearsal. Plus you are dealing with a very smart, very alert human being, not a senile old man.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



Chris Wallace is about the best moderator we'll get Click Here to Open in a New Window

Chris Wallace is about the best moderator we'll getWhatever oddities and outrages occur during the rest of Tuesday's first general election debate between President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden, the problem is unlikely to be the moderator, Fox News host Chris Wallace. In the grand scheme of plausible debate moderators — not our fantasy picks, but people who might actually be chosen for the role — Wallace is about the best we'll get.His first advantage is he is widely considered a real journalist. That is, in marked contrast to many of his fellow hosts on Fox, Wallace evinces an interest in truth and reportage. He is not merely an opinionator, and he is not a hack.Wallace's second advantage is the simple fact of being an old (though, at 72, younger than Trump or Biden) white guy from Fox. He said on his show, Fox News Sunday, this past weekend that he aims to be "as invisible as possible" during this debate, and his identity will help. Trump is notorious for mocking personal characteristics of people who irritate him, and he seems to particularly relish lashing out at those he considers lesser than himself, especially women, minorities, and progressives. Facing Wallace, who in a superficial demographic sense is quite similar to Trump, the president may find such gross and distracting attacks more difficult to land. He cannot, for example, accuse Wallace of having "blood coming out of her wherever."Finally, Wallace won't perform live fact checking this evening, acting on the direction of the Commission on Presidential Debates, which is run by the Democratic and Republican Parties. But his history of interaction with Trump and members of his administration suggests Wallace won't go easy on the candidates, and neither will he be cowed by their bluster. In a July interview with Trump, Wallace fact checked him repeatedly, antagonizing Trump to the point of declaring the journalist "fake news." In 2018, he taught Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin that line-item vetoes are unconstitutional live on air, and in 2019, he factually steamrolled White House senior adviser Stephen Miller's claim that there's a national emergency on the southern border.Wallace's debate questions will be as tough and pragmatic as we can hope for in a modern debate. If (when?) the evening descends into lies and drivel, don't blame the moderator.More stories from theweek.com North Carolina senate candidate commits grievous sin: confusing grilling for barbecuing Trump reportedly made tens of millions in the Great Recession by partnering with multilevel marketing companies 'Sully' Sullenberger savages Trump's 'lethal lies and incompetence' in new Lincoln Project ad



British Museum 'won't remove controversial objects' from display Click Here to Open in a New Window

British Museum 'won't remove controversial objects' from displayCultural institutions received a letter from the government warning them not to remove artefacts.



Wall Street weakens ahead of Trump/Biden showdown Click Here to Open in a New Window

NEW YORK, New York, Sept. 29 (Xinhua/Big News Network) -- Wall Street's major averages finished lower on Tuesday as investors awaited a U.S. presidential debate.

The Dow Jones Industrial Ave


Chinese experts weigh into U.S. treatment of TikTok Click Here to Open in a New Window

The logo of TikTok is seen on a smartphone screen in Arlington, Virginia, the United States, Aug. 30, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

BEIJING, China, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- A U.S. distric


Hotel and travel industry in Singpore to be depressed for years Click Here to Open in a New Window

SINGAPORE - These days, the desolate streets and shuttered businesses in popular tourist areas in Singapore like Little India and Chinatown are telling. Top tourist attractions like Sentosa, Univer


Modi says world's largest democracy should have bigger say at UN Click Here to Open in a New Window

New York/New Delhi [US/India], September 26 (ANI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday called for the reforms "in the responses, in the processes, and in the very character" of the United Natio


Chinese economy bouncing back, air cargo levels in August rise Click Here to Open in a New Window

BEIJING, China, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- China's air cargo transport has maintained gradual recovery momentum with cargo volume in August reaching 86.7 percent of that in last August, according to the


Students return to campus in Hong Kong Click Here to Open in a New Window

Students take a school bus to school in Tsuen Wan of Hong Kong, south China, Sept. 29, 2020. (Xinhua/Lo Ping Fai)

HONG KONG, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- COVID-19 has eased greatly in Hong Kong f


Xinhua Photos of the Day (Sept. 30) Click Here to Open in a New Window

Beijing, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- The world in the past 24hrs. A selection of the best daily press photos from Xinhua.

Funeral workers wearing face masks and protective suits carry the coffin of


Uyghur camp survivor lands in US after a year in exile Click Here to Open in a New Window
Washington DC [US], September 30 (ANI): Tursunay Ziyawudun, one of the few Uyghur concentration camp survivors who managed to escape China has arrived in the United States, according to the Uyghur Hum
Shantou-Jiexi expressway strengthens economic ties in Guangdong Click Here to Open in a New Window

Aerial photo taken on Sept. 29, 2020 shows the Shantou-Jiexi expressway and folk dwellings along the expressway in Shantou, south China's Guangdong Province. (Xinhua/Liu Dawei)

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Xi pays tribute to national heroes at Tian'anmen Square Click Here to Open in a New Window

A national flag-raising ceremony is held at Tian'anmen Square in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 8, 2020. (Xinhua/Ju Huanzong)

BEIJING, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- Xi Jinping and other leaders o


Projects of 220 KV transformer substations under construction in Xinjiang Click Here to Open in a New Window

Aerial photo taken on Sept. 28, 2020 shows the construction site of a 220 KV transformer substation in Hotan City of Hotan Prefecture, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. (Xinhua







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