Pennsylvania — an important swing state — is pleading with the state’s Supreme Court after the USPS said they couldn’t guarantee on time delivery of mail-in-ballots

US Postal Service told the Pennsylvania Secretary of State that some ballots might not be delivered on time because their delivery standards couldn’t accommodate the state’s tight election deadlines, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.  Pennsylvania’s Department of State has now asked the Supreme Court to allow for mail ballots to be counted if they’re received up […]

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Here are the 3 books you have to read before applying for a spot at Abu Dhabi’s elite AI-focused university, which gives students full scholarships

The world’s first university dedicated to the field of artificial intelligence is set to open its doors to students in Abu Dhabi in January 2021.  The Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence is part of the Emirati city state’s 50-point plan to diversify its economy for the future.  Trustees includes Dr Kai-Fu Lee, previously […]

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LEADING OFF: Marlins home at last, Cole seeks 20th straight

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: HOME AT LAST Miami finally gets to play its pandemic-delayed opener at Marlins Park, which has a new look for 2020 thanks to cozier dimensions and a switch to artificial turf. Also, there will be a first-place team in the home dugout when the Marlins (8-4) […]

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LEADING OFF: Marlins home at last, Cole seeks 20th straight

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: HOME AT LAST Miami finally gets to play its pandemic-delayed opener at Marlins Park, which has a new look for 2020 thanks to cozier dimensions and a switch to artificial turf. Also, there will be a first-place team in the home dugout when the Marlins (8-4) […]

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Betts ties MLB mark with 3 of Dodgers’ 6 HRs in rout of Pads

Mookie Betts hit three home runs Thursday night — for the sixth time in his career. Now nobody’s done it more often. Betts launched half of the season-high six long balls socked by the Los Angeles Dodgers during an 11-2 rout of the San Diego Padres. His sixth three-homer game matched the major league mark […]

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Betts ties MLB mark with 3 of Dodgers’ 6 HRs in rout of Pads

Mookie Betts hit three home runs Thursday night — for the sixth time in his career. Now nobody’s done it more often. Betts launched half of the season-high six long balls socked by the Los Angeles Dodgers during an 11-2 rout of the San Diego Padres. His sixth three-homer game matched the major league mark […]

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Trump, Biden trade barbs on coronavirus response

President Donald Trump on Thursday attacked Joe Biden for calling on governors to mandate that all Americans wear masks for the next three months, accusing the Democratic presidential candidate of politicizing an issue Trump himself has used for political gain in recent months. Trump claimed Biden has been wrong about the coronavirus pandemic at every […]

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Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — For each of Damian Lillard’s 42 points on Thursday night, the moment that might most define his utter desperation to keep the Portland Trail Blazers’ season alive came on defense. After missing a shot, Lillard attacked on defense as the Brooklyn Nets brought the ball up court. He dove for […]

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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 14 Aug 2020

France, Malta and Netherlands added to quarantine list Hundreds of thousands more British tourists have had their holiday plans thrown into chaos after France, Malta and the Netherlands were added to the UK’s quarantine list. People arriving in the UK from those countries from tomorrow will have to self-isolate for 14 days. Transport Secretary Grant […]

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Trump admits he’s blocking postal cash to stop mail-in votes

President Donald Trump frankly acknowledged Thursday that he’s starving the U.S. Postal Service of money in order to make it harder to process an expected surge of mail-in ballots, which he worries could cost him the election. In an interview on Fox Business Network, Trump explicitly noted two funding provisions that Democrats are seeking in […]

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For Harris, memories of mother guide bid for vice president

Speaking from the Senate floor for the first time, Kamala Harris expressed gratitude for a woman on whose shoulders she said she stood. In her autobiography, Harris interspersed the well-worn details of her resume with an extended ode to the one she calls “the reason for everything.” And taking the stage to announce her presidential […]

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Darvish takes no-hitter into 7th, Cubs beat Brewers 4-2

Yu Darvish knew his pitch count was climbing, but he wasn’t exactly showing signs of fatigue, either. Darvish took a no-hitter into the seventh inning in his third straight dominant start, and the major league-leading Chicago Cubs defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 on Thursday night. Darvish (3-1) allowed just one hit — Justin Smoak’s towering […]

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Darvish takes no-hitter into 7th, Cubs beat Brewers 4-2

Yu Darvish knew his pitch count was climbing, but he wasn’t exactly showing signs of fatigue, either. Darvish took a no-hitter into the seventh inning in his third straight dominant start, and the major league-leading Chicago Cubs defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 on Thursday night. Darvish (3-1) allowed just one hit — Justin Smoak’s towering […]

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Darvish takes no-hitter into 7th, Cubs beat Brewers 4-2

Yu Darvish knew his pitch count was climbing, but he wasn’t exactly showing signs of fatigue, either. Darvish took a no-hitter into the seventh inning in his third straight dominant start, and the major league-leading Chicago Cubs defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 on Thursday night. Darvish (3-1) allowed just one hit — Justin Smoak’s towering […]

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Poll finds that 80% of Canadians want the US-Canada border to stay closed for the rest of the year, as the coronavirus pandemic rages on in the US

A poll found that eight out of ten Canadians want the US-Canada border to stay closed until at least the end of 2020, the BBC reported.  Canadians are reporting US license plates to federal police.  Those who are legally in Canada but have US license plates have reported harrassmenrt and vandalism of their cars.  Canadians […]

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Democrats tested in first party convention of pandemic era

Joe Biden is poised to unveil his vision for the modern Democratic Party in the first presidential nominating convention of the coronavirus era, an all-virtual affair that will test the former vice president’s ability to overcome unprecedented logistical challenges in an urgent mission to energize a winning coalition. The Democratic National Convention, which formally begins […]

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Judge: Mom accused in QAnon kidnapping plot can stand trial

A Colorado woman accused of working with supporters of QAnon to have her son kidnapped from foster care can be put on trial, a judge ruled Thursday. Judge Lawrence Bowling admitted his decision was a “close call” because the prosecution did not definitively lay out Cynthia Abcug’s role in what authorities say was a scheme […]

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