Month: October 2020

Obama Campaigns with Biden for First Time, Slams Trump for Treating Presidency Like a ‘Reality Show’

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Former President Barack Obama delivered a critical takedown of Donald Trump on Saturday and called out his successor for only caring about “feeding his ego” during his time in the White House.

At a drive-in rally for Democratic nominee and his former vice president Joe Biden in Flint, Michigan, Obama slammed Trump for failing to focus on the nation and instead only working to promote himself using a “reality show”

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Jonathan Baker
 |  Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

The holidays are just around the corner – and that means we’ve all got some shopping to do. Things have been difficult this year, no question, but we’re a resilient city and we know how to get through this – by supporting local. Whether you’re ordering online or by phone and picking up your purchase, or donning a mask and paying a visit in person, you’ll find a welcome environment

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Gavin Newsom, Under Fire for California Thanksgiving Rules, Stirs Fresh Outrage Over Private School Kids

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is facing new criticism online following his Thanksgiving rules—this time regarding his own children’s in-person education.

Critics lashed out at the Democratic governor on Twitter after he revealed on Friday that he was sending his four kids—ages 4 to 11—back to in-person learning under a “phased-in approach” at a private school in Sacramento County, while public schools in the state are still waiting to reopen.

“They’re phasing back into school and

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Power Rangers vs. Freddy Krueger is the best ‘Elm Street’ story in decades

The weirdest thing about the Power Rangers fighting Freddy Krueger is how well it works.

“He represents everything they’re not,” indie comics creator Stephen Harber tells Inverse. “There’s a bit of Freddy in most villains in Power Rangers. And Freddy’s specialty is teenagers. It just seems like peanut butter and chocolate.”

In a quiet corner on the internet, Stephen Harber, a copywriter and freelance film and TV critic, is exercising his creative voice

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Experts warn against letting your guard down against covid-19 during Thanksgiving


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If it’s not too chilly on Thanksgiving, Anthony Fauci and his wife, possibly joined by their isolating next-door neighbors, will bundle up in sweaters, turn on a recently bought portable outdoor heater and enjoy their holiday meal on their

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How to decorate your front door for Halloween

It’s time to welcome trick-or-treaters and other guests with these festive door-decorating ideas! Of all the autumn decor available, nothing is as welcoming to ghouls and goblins as Halloween decorations. And, a well-crafted Halloween door decoration embraces the fun and spooky spirit of the season and lets trick-or-treaters know that you’re open for business!

So whether you are a DIY novice or an all-out crafter, creating a Halloween-ready door can be easy, fun, and affordable!

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Trump officials blur lines on campaigning, governing

Multiple Trump administration officials have turned into surrogates for the president’s reelection campaign this week, further muddying the distinction between government work and politicking in a White House that has pushed those boundaries for four years.

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany has appeared on TV multiple times this week as a “Trump 2020 campaign adviser.” Senior White House adviser Stephen MillerStephen MillerStephen Miller: Trump to further crackdown on illegal immigration if he wins

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Experts warn against letting your guard down against covid-19 during Thanksgiving – U.S.


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If it’s not too chilly on Thanksgiving, Anthony Fauci and his wife, possibly joined by their isolating next-door neighbors, will bundle up in sweaters, turn on a recently bought portable outdoor heater and enjoy their holiday meal on their

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Bed Bath & Beyond pins turnaround on remodeling stores, tech spending

Jordyn Holman, Bloomberg
Published 9:40 a.m. ET Oct. 28, 2020

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. is laying out its next round of plans to overhaul the business, from store updates and technology improvements to a new share repurchase program.

The strategic goals are accompanied by financial projections that stretch through the company’s fiscal 2023. The forecasts show Bed Bath & Beyond expects to sustain its comparable-store sales at the 2020 level – bolstered by quarantined

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Federal agencies fall short of Trump forest protection goals

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FILE – In this Nov. 17, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump talks with then California Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom, left, during a visit to a neighborhood impacted by the wildfires in Paradise, Calif. Nearly two years ago President Trump ordered the U.S. Forest Service and the Department of Interior to make federal lands less susceptible to catastrophic wildfires. But the agencies fell short of his goals in 2019, treating a combined 4.3 million acres —

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Tunisian family of alleged Nice knife attacker reject links to extremism

 Brahim, 21, told her he would sleep in a stairwell in Nice that night and search for housemates and a job in the morning.

 Instead, French authorities say, he changed his clothes in the city’s train station early Thursday before entering the nearby Basilica of Notre-Dame de L’Assomption. There, he allegedly used a seven-inch knife to slash a 60-year-old woman’s throat, stab to death a 55-year-old man, and mortally wound a 44-year-old woman who died

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130 dogs and cats rescued from Puerto Rico. Some found their way to new homes in N.J.

Headed from San Juan, Puerto Rico, a chartered plane flew over the Atlantic on Oct. 10. There was no in-flight entertainment or beverage service. There were no flight attendants. And the passengers were uneasy, yapping and yelping at sudden bouts of turbulence before landing in Morristown.

The din could be excused, as it was the passengers’ first time flying. Not to mention, they were loaded tightly into crates, stacked in the back of the plane.

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Aspiring to be a full time entrepreneur? Then you should probably consider these five growth tools

Going it alone in the big bad world of business can be both nerve-racking and strangely freeing. Obviously, a one-man-band heaps a lot of responsibility on his or her own shoulders when every success or failure leans entirely on them. However, it does grant cagey thinkers the opportunity to work smart and streamline operations in a way that can’t happen with loads of employees to consider.

We pulled together five resources that should really help

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How Under Armour plans to compete after MyFitness deal, ‘soul searching’ on its brand

After a strong quarter that saw the sale of its fitness platform, Under Armour (UAA) is set to “compete in a major way” in 2021, the sports apparel and footwear company’s CEO told Yahoo Finance on Friday.

Under Armour’s stock popped by over 1% Friday, after the sportswear company reported better-than-expected third-quarter results and its plan to sell its MyFitnessPal app to a private equity firm. All told, the shares are now nearly 50% higher

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Sean Connery, the first James Bond, dies at 90

Sir Thomas Sean Connery, the iconic Scottish actor and Hollywood legend who made a name for himself as the first James Bond, has died, according to multiple outlets.

He was 90.

Before he was “Bond, James Bond,” Connery was just another kid in a working-class neighborhood in Fountainbridge, Scotland. Born on Aug. 25, 1930, to Joe and Euphamia Connery, “Tommy” ― as he was nicknamed ― spent his first years sleeping in a drawer, as

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Indiana vs. Rutgers: 3 keys to the game | Stopping Hoosiers’ Stevie Scott is top priority

On Aug. 8, 2017, Stevie Scott made a non-binding commitment to play for Chris Ash’s Rutgers football program. Four months later, Scott reneged following a weekend visit to Piscataway, telling NJ Advance Media’s Todderick Hunt he “wasn’t feeling (his Rutgers commitment) anymore.’’

The 6-foot-2, 231-pound bruising running back out of Syracuse has been a thorn in Rutgers’ side ever since, rushing for 222 yards and a touchdown in his two previous encounters for Indiana in

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How stores are changing Black Friday for the pandemic

The shopping spectacular is getting a pandemic-induced makeover, with many major retailers starting their sales earlier than ever and ending them later. Companies are hoping to avoid the crush of customers that crowd stores on the Friday after Thanksgiving by giving them more buying, pickup and delivery options.
This year, the Black Friday deals that are usually reserved for in-store shopping will appear online during the month. Nearly 51% of shoppers feel anxious about shopping
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Face masks and COVID-19 tests at Thanksgiving. Here’s how some families are celebrating.

Usually there are around 30 guests at Melanie Gaffin’s house on Thanksgiving.

This year, she’s planning for 10.

“Nobody including myself feels safe all being together,” Gaffin explained.

For families in New Jersey and across the nation, the coronavirus pandemic is turning Thanksgiving — ordinarily the antithesis of social distancing — into a tangled web of health concerns, disrupted traditions and heartache.

The federal Centers for Disease Control has warned that traditional Thanksgiving gatherings could

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How to Avoid the 5 Worst Bathroom Design Mistakes

WHAT DO designers fear in the bathroom more than a monster behind the shower curtain? For Allison Babcock, an interiors professional in Sag Harbor, N.Y., it’s seashells that rudely protrude from shower walls. “I cannot stand built-in whimsical accents in bathrooms,” she said. If you want a little idiosyncrasy, she advised, focus on easily swapped-out accessories.

Design pros see mistakes repeated in bathroom planning and decorating, and it pains them. Here are the five most

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the rise of platonic co-parenting

When Jenica Anderson and Stephan DuVal clicked on one another’s online profile on Modamily.com – tagline “A new way to family” – neither was looking for romance. They were both in their late 30s, and their short bios indicated that they shared similar views on health and education, had solid incomes and were searching for the same thing: a non-romantic partner to have – and raise – a child with. A co-parent.

Anderson, 38, a … Read More