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Sen. Collins Says Shell Vote Against Trumps Supreme Court Nominee

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said Tuesday that she'll vote "no" on whomever President Donald Trump nominates to the Supreme Court, if the Senate votes on the nominee before the Nov. 3 election. “I made it very clear, yes, that I did not think there should be a vote prior to the election. And if there is one, I would oppose the nominee not because I might not support that nominee under normal circumstances, but we're simply too close to the election," Collins told reporters in Washington. "And in the interest of being fair to the American people, and consistent, since it was, with Read More From Source [contf] [contfnew] The Epoch Times [contfnewc] [contfnewc]

UK Politics

Betsy DeVos Faces Potential Investigation for Alleged Hatch Act Violation

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is facing investigation for potentially violating the Hatch Act after her department promoted a Fox News interview, in which she criticized Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. The Office of Special Counsel (OSC) reportedly started the investigation after Checks and Balances Project, a government watchdog group, filed a complaint against DeVos earlier this month. The complaint alleged that DeVos used her official authority to affect the result of an election—a violation of the Hatch Act, which regulates political activities of federal employees. During a Sept. 1 interview with Fox News, DeVos expressed frustration that Joe Biden, who had defended federaRead More From Source [contf] [contfnew] The Epoch Times [contfnewc] [contfnewc]

UK Politics

COVID-19, Economy, Violence in Cities Among Topics for First Trump-Biden Debate

The COVID-19 pandemic and the violence that's taken place in cities across the country this year are among the topics chosen by Fox News moderator Chris Wallace for the first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Biden and Trump are scheduled to face off on Sept. 29 at Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. Wallace chose COVID-19, "Race and Violence In Our Cities," the candidates' records, "The Integrity of the Election," the economy, and "The Supreme Court," as the six topics the candidates will answer questions on. Each topic will be tackled for 15 minutes. The debRead More From Source [contf] [contfnew] The Epoch Times [contfnewc] [contfnewc]

Europe

UK’s Johnson urges Britons to ‘work from home’ amid surge in Covid-19 cases

Issued on: 22/09/2020 – 14:34 British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told people on Tuesday to work from home where possible and ordered bars and restaurants to shut earlier in a bid to tackle a fast-spreading second wave of Covid-19. Advertising Read more After government scientists cautioned that deaths may soar without urgent action, Johnson stopped short of another full lockdown as he did in March but said further action could be taken if the disease was not suppressed. "We reserve the right to deploy greater firepower, with significantly greater restrictions," Johnson told parliament following emergency meetings with ministers and leaders of the United Kingdom's devolved governments. "We will only be able to avoid it if our new measures work and our behaviour changes." He said Britain had reached a similarly perilous point as countries like Spain and France. UK coronavirus pandemic: 'We've reached perilous turning point', PM Johnson said "We will spar..

Tech

Arctic sea ice hits 2nd smallest summer extent on record

EnlargeNASA One sign of the transition from summer to fall in the Northern Hemisphere is the annual minimum point in Arctic sea ice extent. Last year tied 2016 and 2007 for second place behind 2012s record-low coverage. But after another warm year on a warming planet, 2020 hit a lower mark and claimed the No.2 spot free and clear. Sea ice is floating, frozen seawater, and so its melting does not materially contribute to sea level rise, unlike glacial ice on land. Sea ice coverage in both polar regions grows over the winter and shrinks over the summer. In the Arctic, losses bottom out and give way to growth in mid-September. Around this time of year, scientists watch satellite data carefully, waiting for several days of stability or slight growth to call the minimum. That minimum likely occurred on September 15, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center. (Its possible that a weird turn of weather could cause the extent to drop again to a lower minimum in the next few days, bu..

Tech

Apple Watch Series 6 teardown unveils missing Force Touch, bigger battery

Opening up the Apple Watch Series 6 reveals a slightly larger battery. iFixit Here's the Taptic Engine, which is also a little bigger. iFixit And the sensor that powers blood-oxygen monitoring. iFixit Here's the full breakdown. iFixit The Apple Watch Series 6 isn't a radical leap forward from its predecessor. It adds a few new features, like blood-oxygen monitoring, but at its heart, it's the same Apple Watch people have been buying and wearing for a bit now. That said, repairability advocates (and repair-tool vendors) iFixit did a teardown of the Watch to find out just how different or similar it is inside. The verdict is that the Series 6 is indeed mostly the same Watch, with a few key differences. First, it opens a little differently—it "opens to the side like a book." This is a slightly different approach to getting inside the Watch. iFixit posits that this change may be possible in part because the hardware for Force Touch has been removed from the..

Tech

What to expect from Googles 2020 Hardware event

Google's big yearly hardware event is scheduled for September 30, and as usual, we're expecting a big pile of products to be announced. Google has a hard time keeping anything under wraps before the event, so we're doing a roundup of all the leaks so far. We're expecting four products: the Pixel 5 (and Pixel 4a 5G), the "Nest Audio" smart speaker, a new Chromecast with a remote and Android TV, and maybe even a new Nest thermostat. The Pixel 5 (and Pixel 4a 5G) An official render of the Pixel 5. WinFuture Another official render. WinFuture The first live image of the Pixel 5 (black) and Pixel 4a 5G (white). Anonymous Redditor OnLeaks' Pixel 5 render. OnLeaks x PriceBaba The front is a modern design. The rear has three cameras and a fingerprint reader. OnLeaks x PriceBaba There's no headphone jack, just a USB-C port. OnLeaks x PriceBaba Google's official teaser image. Google No yearly Google hardware event would be complete withou..

UK Politics

McConnell Expects Harsh Supreme Court Fight to Replace Ginsburg

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that even though the GOP appears to have the votes to confirm a new Supreme Court justice, the fight is far from over. McConnell (R-Ky.) spoke after obtaining the support of Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) to hold a pre-election vote. “Two years ago, a radical movement tried to use unproven accusations to ruin a mans life because they could not win a vote fair and square," McConnell said on the Senate floor, referring to the contested confirmation process for former Justice Brett Kavanaugh. "Now they appear to be readying an even more appalling sequel. This time, the target will not just be thRead More From Source [contf] [contfnew] The Epoch Times [contfnewc] [contfnewc]

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Bloomberg Effort Raises $20 Million to Pay Fines for Florida Felons So They Can Vote

An effort bolstered by support from billionaire Michael Bloomberg has raised over $20 million to pay off fines for Florida felons, enabling them to vote in the upcoming presidential election. Bloomberg, NBA star LeBron James, and singer John Legend were among those helping raise funds for the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition with an October 5 voter registration deadline looming. The effort drew contributions from more than 44,000 people and eclipsed the $20 million milestone, the coalition announced Tuesday. "The right to vote is fundamental to our democracy and no American should be denied that right," Bloomberg, a former Democratic presidential candidate, said in a statement. "WoRead More From Source [contf] [contfnew] The Epoch Times [contfnewc] [contfnewc]

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