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As Trump courts Black voters, critics see a 'depression strategy'While the president’s team touts its efforts to court a community that Republicans have long ignored, critics describe them as part of a cynical “depression strategy” designed to minimize Black American turnout.

9/18/2020 5:57:38 PM

The CIA sent a team of 4 operators on a spy mission targeting China. None came back.In 2008, CIA operative Stephen Stanek faced a decision: cancel the operation he was running or go forward with it — as a tropical storm barreled through the Philippines with a projection to veer north and miss his team's area of operation.

9/19/2020 4:00:47 AM

Mass suspension of German police officers who shared pictures of Hitler and doctored images of refugees in gas chambersThe officers allegedly shared extremist content in chatrooms and WhatsApp groups. Some face charges of spreading Nazi propaganda and hate speech.

9/19/2020 4:00:00 AM

'A perfect storm': Why a California wildfire continues to elude firefighters“It’s been a stressful week,” said Monrovia resident Anna Howie. “I don’t think I’ve gotten three or four hours of sleep each night.”

9/19/2020 9:28:00 PM

US borders with Canada, Mexico to remain closed through Oct. 21 to 'slow spread of COVID-19'Neither border closure extension comes as much of a surprise: The U.S., Canada and Mexico have all seen a rise in cases since August.

9/19/2020 8:07:11 AM

Michigan residents urged to stay indoors as scientists race to deal with threat of rare mosquito-borne disease‘This is an ongoing threat to the health and safety of Michiganders,’ says Department of Health and Human Services chief medical executive Dr Joneigh Khaldun

9/18/2020 9:46:31 AM

Sources: Russian aggression against U.S. intelligence satellites sparks congressional briefingOver recent days, officials from the U.S. Space Force and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence briefed congressional committees on an “uptick” in Russian military activity in space targeting U.S. defense and intelligence satellites.

9/18/2020 4:41:04 PM

T cell shortage linked to severe COVID-19 in elderly; antiseptic spray may limit virus spreadA lower supply of a certain type of immune cell in older people that is critical to fighting foreign invaders may help explain their vulnerability to severe COVID-19, scientists say. When germs enter the body, the initial "innate" immune response generates inflammation not specifically targeted at the bacteria or virus. Within days, the more precise "adaptive" immune response starts generating antibodies against the invader along with T cells that either assist in antibody production or seek out and attack infected cells.

9/18/2020 1:42:01 PM

Poll: Only 22 percent of Americans think the 2020 presidential election will be ‘free and fair’Just 22% of Americans believe this year’s presidential election will be “free and fair,” according to a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll — a disturbing loss of confidence in the democratic process that could foreshadow a catastrophic post-election period with millions of partisans refusing to accept the legitimacy of the results.

9/18/2020 4:36:05 PM

The man behind Trump’s campaign against 'critical race theory'The programs Rufo targeted are intended to improve communication, defuse tensions and promote equal opportunities among co-workers of different races and ethnicities, and are analogous, or identical to, similar programs that have been a staple of corporate human relations departments for decades.

9/18/2020 7:00:21 AM
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