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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Last month, the House Republican campaign committee falsely accused Democratic Rep. Tom Malinowski of lobbying to "protect sexual predators." On Tuesday, followers of QAnon -- a collective delusion that alleges President Donald Trump is fighting a Satanist cabal of elites who abuse children -- targeted him, leading to death threats. read more


Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese said he has never and "will never" support President Donald Trump after the president claimed the "Portland sheriff" endorsed him during the first presidential debate Tuesday night. read more


Over three days, the New York Times dropped a tax bombshell, Florida cops cuffed Brad Parscale, and the president just couldn't help himself onstage. "Trump didn't win over any voters," said a prominent Republican, "and he pissed off a lot of people." read more


Frank Bruni - [A]fter Tuesday night's horror show: a disgrace to the format, an insult to the country, a nearly pointless 90 minutes - and, I should add, a degradation of the presidency itself, which Trump had degraded so thoroughly already - (h)e put on a performance so contemptuous, so puerile, so dishonest and so across-the-board repellent that the moderator, Chris Wallace, morphed into some amalgam of elementary-school principal, child psychologist, traffic cop and roadkill. read more


The economic collapse sparked by the pandemic is triggering the most unequal recession in modern U.S. history, delivering a mild setback for those at or near the top and a depression-like blow for those at the bottom, according to a Washington Post analysis of job losses across the income spectrum. Recessions often hit poorer households harder, but this one is doing so at a scale that is the worst in generations, the analysis shows. read more


When a man pulled a shotgun out from under a long coat and started shooting into a church congregation near Fort Worth, Texas, last winter, Jack Wilson didn't hesitate. read more


Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, in an extremely rare move Tuesday, took control of the Senate floor and is forcing a procedural vote on a bill, a step that is typically done only by the Senate majority leader. read more


In light of the messiness from the first debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, the Commission on Presidential Debates has announced that they will implement new measures to facilitate a more-controlled discourse in their future events. read more


Mac Davis, the pop-country crossover star who wrote hits for Elvis Presley and had a No. 1 pop single of his own with "Baby Don't Get Hooked on Me," died on Tuesday at a hospital here. He was 78. Davis enjoyed early success as a songwriter in the late 1960s, supplying Presley with Top 10 pop hits like "In the Ghetto" and "Don't Cry Daddy" after spending much of the decade working in sales and publishing for independent record companies. He also wrote "Something's Burning," a Top 20 pop single in 1970 for Kenny Rogers and the First Edition, and "I Believe in Music," which was recorded by the Detroit pop group Gallery, reaching the Top 40 in 1972. read more


Helen Reddy, the Australian-born singer whose 1972 hit song "I Am Woman" became the feminist anthem of the decade and propelled her to international pop-music stardom, died on Tuesday in Los Angeles. She was 78. "I Am Woman" reached No. 1 on the Billboard chart at the end of 1972 (a good six months after it was released -- individual call-in requests helped build radio play) and earned her the Grammy Award for best female pop vocal performance. read more


The conspiracy theory, which was pushed in a text message sent by the Trump campaign after it went viral on Facebook and YouTube, claimed that Biden had declined to "undergo inspection for electronic ear pieces before debate." read more


The University of North Carolina system reported its first coronavirus-related student death on Tuesday since several campuses reopened with at least partial in-person learning last month. Chad Dorrill, a 19-year student at Appalachian State University who his mother and former coach described as a "super healthy" athlete, died on Monday due to coronavirus complications, officials said. ... "This is a perfectly healthy 19-year-old kid that two years ago was running up and down the floor playing 30 out of 32-minute games," [former high school coach Jason] Anderson said. read more


FOX News Channel host Maria Bartiromo said that her sources are now saying that they no longer expect U.S. Attorney John Durham to release a report on possible wrongdoing in the intelligence community during the 2016 election before the 2020 election. read more


What could be more 2020 than an ongoing invasion of jumping worms? These earthworms are wriggling their way across the United States, voraciously devouring protective forest leaf litter and leaving behind bare, denuded soil. read more


New York City will impose fines on people who refuse to wear a face covering in public, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Tuesday, as he announced that the rate of positive tests for the coronavirus had climbed above 3% in the city for the first time in months. read more


The largest city in Brazil's Amazon has closed bars and river beaches to contain a fresh surge of coronavirus cases, a trend that may dash theories that Manaus was one of the world's first places to reach collective, or herd, immunity. read more


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