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Pope Francis meets with NBA players to discuss their social justice efforts

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Several NBA players met with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Monday to discuss their efforts to address social and economic injustice, the National Basketball Players’ Association (NBPA) said in a release.  After the Vatican reached out to the......

Trump nearing last stand as efforts to challenge election slip

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Van Langevelde did not respond to requests for comment. If either Shinkle or Van Langevelde vote to certify the election — despite personal appeals for delay from the Trump campaign and top national GOP officials, including Republican National Committee Chairwoman......

N.B.A. Players Meet With Pope Francis on Social Justice Efforts

New York Times
Jonathan Abrams A delegation of five N.B.A. players and officials from the players association met privately with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Monday to discuss their social justice efforts. The visit came after the Vatican extended an invitation to the players union about two weeks ago. Michele Roberts, the......

PM Suga says Japan will lead international efforts on climate change

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan will lead international efforts to combat climate change, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on the sidelines of Sunday’s G20 summit. Suga has already declared the country’s goal of net-zero emissions by 2050. Reporting by Ju-min Park and Kiyoshi Takenaka; Editing by David Goodman Source – For......

Desperate efforts to control COVID surge across U.S.

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The United States has recorded more than 12 million COVID-19 infections – a million more new cases since Sunday – as hospitalizations topped 82,000. Correspondent Tom Hanson reports on the dire new benchmarks in the nation’s battle with the......

The Memo: Trump plows ahead with efforts to overturn election

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Niall Stanage A full two weeks after President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenOutside groups flood Georgia with advertising buys ahead of runoffs Biden will receive @POTUS Twitter account on Jan. 20 even if Trump doesn’t concede, company says Trump to participate......

Election misinformation often evaded YouTube’s efforts to stop it.

New York Times
YouTube videos endorsing the false idea that there was widespread election fraud were viewed more than 138 million times on the week of Nov. 3, according to a report from an independent research project that has been studying misinformation trends on the video site. The report by the project, called......

Eye Opener: Task force says current efforts to stop COVID-19 are inadequate

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The latest White House coronavirus task force report says current mitigation efforts may be inadequate. Also, after a top cybersecurity official reported that the 2020 election was the most secure in history, President Trump fired him. All that and......

Trump to give update on coronavirus vaccine efforts in first public remarks since Biden was projected election winner

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here President Donald Trump speaks in the Brady Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC on November 5, 2020. Brendan Smialowski | AFP | Getty Images President Donald Trump will deliver remarks on Friday about his administration’s efforts to......

Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick backs “Trump’s efforts,” offers $1 million reward for “voter fraud” tips

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Houston — Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick announced Tuesday that he would pay up to $1 million from his campaign account to incentivize, encourage and reward people to come forward and report voter fraud from anywhere in the country, CBS......

Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick backs “Trump’s efforts,” offers $1 million reward for “voter fraud” tips

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Houston — Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick announced Tuesday that he would pay up to $1 million from his campaign account to incentivize, encourage and reward people to come forward and report voter fraud from anywhere in the country, CBS......

Trump efforts to challenge election results ‘are a gift to America’s adversaries,’ foreign policy experts say

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Storm clouds are seen above the White House as the edges of Hurricane Delta reach Washington, DC on October 10, 2020. Samuel Corum | Getty Images WASHINGTON — Foreign policy experts say President Donald Trump’s attacks on the vote-counting process......

Inside Democrats’ efforts to fight election security threats

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Still, Lord and his team face significant challenges. “Given how impermanent campaigns and party committees are, creating an effective long-lasting institutional cyber regime was always going to be a very tough assignment,” said Simon Rosenberg, who was a senior strategist......

Northeast Ohio Colleges Step Up Efforts to Help Students With Basic Needs During COVID-19

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click to enlarge Taking five classes at once is a heavy load for any college student, but for 26-year-old Marcus Thornton, it sometimes feels like a crushing weight. That’s because the computer science major at Cleveland State University is also working full-time to pay for tuition and living expenses. Yet......

Minnesota shows few signs of flipping — despite Trump’s best efforts

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Four years ago, it was close. Trump lost the state by fewer than 45,000 votes, and immediately after the election began signaling his infatuation with Minnesota. It was one of his few offensive opportunities on the 2020 battleground map. If......

Strong winds and hot temperatures hamper firefighting efforts in Northern California

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Firefighters in Northern California continue battling two major wildfires that have charred thousands of acres, and on Thursday, extreme winds and hot temperatures were making the firefight even more difficult. The Zogg Fire has killed at least four people......

After LeBron James’ recruiting efforts, more than 10,000 volunteers have signed up to become poll workers

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here More than 10,000 poll workers have been recruited by NBA superstar LeBron James’ voting rights organization More Than A Vote, and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF), the non-profits announced in a press release Wednesday. Their campaign......

House Democrats push to renew efforts for second round of $1,200 stimulus checks

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Has the President Handicapped His Own Party’s Efforts on Absentee Voting?

New York Times
[Follow our live coverage of the 2020 election between President Trump and Joe Biden.] The North Carolina Republican Party spent $213,000 on glossy mailers sent out in August to voters believed to be supporters of President Trump. “Urgent Notice,” the mailers warned, alongside a photo of the president. On the......

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