Senator Lindsey Graham skips final debate in South Carolina amid battle to keep seat

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham is skipping the final debate in South Carolina Wednesday to focus on confirming Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Polls show Graham is in a tight race with Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison. Jamie Lovegrove, South Carolina political reporter with The Post and Courier, joined CBSN’s “Red & Blue” to discuss the latest on the race.

Source: CBS, Senator Lindsey Graham skips final debate in South Carolina amid battle to keep seat

Former President Obama holds first in-person campaign event for Joe Biden

Former President Barack Obama hit the campaign trail Wednesday, holding his first in-person event for Joe Biden in Philadelphia. Biden is hoping to flip Pennsylvania back to blue after President Trump won it in 2016. Ravi Gupta, a former member of the Obama administration and campaign team, joined CBSN’s “Red & Blue” to discuss the state of the Biden campaign and Democratic Party.

Source: CBS, Former President Obama holds first in-person campaign event for Joe Biden

OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma To Plead Guilty As Part Of $8 Billion Settlement | NBC Nightly News – NBC News

  1. OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma To Plead Guilty As Part Of $8 Billion Settlement | NBC Nightly News  NBC News
  2. Officials tell AP that OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma will plead guilty to federal charges, agree to $8 billion-plus deal  Bay News 9
  3. OxyContin maker to plead guilty to federal criminal charges, pay $8 billion, and will close the company  CNN
  4. Purdue Pharma pleads guilty in case initiated by Vermont prosecutors  WCAX
  5. Purdue Pharma Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges for Opioid Sales  The New York Times
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Source: Google News, OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma To Plead Guilty As Part Of Billion Settlement | NBC Nightly News – NBC News

Here's how Disney lost Shonda Rhimes to Netflix over a Disneyland pass – MarketWatch

  1. Here’s how Disney lost Shonda Rhimes to Netflix over a Disneyland pass  MarketWatch
  2. Shonda Rhimes Opens Up About Leaving ABC: ‘I Felt Like I Was Dying’  PEOPLE
  3. Shonda Rhimes Left ABC for Netflix After a Disneyland Ticket Snub  Vulture
  4. Why Shonda Rhimes was right to leave ABC over a Disneyland pass  Quartz
  5. Shonda Rhimes Is Ready to “Own Her S***”: The Game-Changing Showrunner on Leaving ABC, “Culture Shock” at Netflix and Overcoming Her Fears  Hollywood Reporter
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Source: Google News, Here’s how Disney lost Shonda Rhimes to Netflix over a Disneyland pass – MarketWatch

Jared Leto to Play Joker in Zack Snyder's Justice League – IGN Now – IGN

  1. Jared Leto to Play Joker in Zack Snyder’s Justice League – IGN Now  IGN
  2. Jared Leto to Play Joker in Zack Snyder’s ‘Justice League’ (Exclusive)  Hollywood Reporter
  3. Justice League Is Jared Leto’s Best Chance For Suicide Squad Redemption  Screen Rant
  4. How Will Jared Leto’s Joker Fit Into Zack Snyder’s Justice League? – IGN  IGN
  5. Jared Leto joins Zack Snyder’s Justice League Snyder Cut on HBO Max  Polygon
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Source: Google News, Jared Leto to Play Joker in Zack Snyder’s Justice League – IGN Now – IGN

How Stan Van Gundy Found His Way Back to Coaching with New Orleans Pelicans – Bleacher Report

  1. How Stan Van Gundy Found His Way Back to Coaching with New Orleans Pelicans  Bleacher Report
  2. Reacting to the Pelicans naming Stan Van Gundy head coach | The Jump  ESPN
  3. Stan Van Gundy: “Deep Down, I’m Always A Coach”  hoopsrumors.com
  4. New Orleans Pelicans: Hiring Stan Van Gundy means winning now  Pelican Debrief
  5. Stan Van Gundy record New Orleans Pelicans Zion Williamson  The Athletic
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Source: Google News, How Stan Van Gundy Found His Way Back to Coaching with New Orleans Pelicans – Bleacher Report

The Latest: Trump tells rally about '60 Minutes' interview – The Associated Press

  1. The Latest: Trump tells rally about ’60 Minutes’ interview  The Associated Press
  2. The *real* reason Donald Trump walked out of that ’60 Minutes’ interview  CNN
  3. Lesley Stahl in Trump interview ‘came across more like an opinion journalist than a real reporter’: Meadows  Fox News
  4. Mark Meadows nails what makes Trump different  The Washington Post
  5. Why Trump’s endgame is to rage at Lesley Stahl  The Washington Post
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Source: Google News, The Latest: Trump tells rally about ’60 Minutes’ interview – The Associated Press

‘Show Me The Monet’: Banksy’s Version Of Impressionist Water Lilies Nets Nearly $10 Million – Forbes

  1. ‘Show Me The Monet’: Banksy’s Version Of Impressionist Water Lilies Nets Nearly $10 Million  Forbes
  2. Banksy’s painting inspired by Monet masterpiece up for auction  TRT World
  3. Banksy’s Show me the Monet painting sells for £7.5m at auction  The Guardian
  4. Banksy artwork sells for almost $10 million at auction  BetaBoston
  5. Sotheby’s Livestreamed Paris-to-London Hybrid Sales Pull in $90 Million, Led by a Picasso Head and Banksy’s Goof on Monet  artnet News
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Source: Google News, ‘Show Me The Monet’: Banksy’s Version Of Impressionist Water Lilies Nets Nearly Million – Forbes

Nearly 75% of residents in Venezuela's capital eat less than in 2019, survey shows

Nearly 75% of residents in Venezuela's capital eat less than in 2019, survey showsSome 75% of residents in Venezuela’s capital Caracas eat less food than they did in December 2019, according to a survey released on Wednesday by opposition legislators, signaling that the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated an existing hunger problem. The government of President Nicolas Maduro in March created a strict quarantine that shuttered most businesses for months, though authorities have now allowed some economic activities during alternate weeks. The effects of the pandemic and restrictions have been much more pronounced in Venezuela than in other countries due to a lack of government support, said legislator Jose Guerra during a virtual news conference.



Source: Yahoo News, Nearly 75% of residents in Venezuela’s capital eat less than in 2019, survey shows

US Intel Officials Say Iran, Russia Have Obtained Voter Registration Info

The FBI and the director of national intelligence, John Ratcliffe, held an emergency news conference Wednesday evening to announce that Russia and Iran have obtained some voter registration data, aiming to interfere in the 2020 Presidential election.

“We would like to alert the public that we have identified that two foreign actors, Iran and Russia have taken specific actions to influence public opinion relating to our elections,” Ratcliffe said.

Iran has been sending spoof emails to confuse voters with false information, the officials said. Officials say still, our election systems are resilient and secure.

FBI Director Christopher Wray said, “We are not going to tolerate any interference in our elections. We are not going to let our guard down.”

Watch the press conference below.

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Source: Breaking 911, US Intel Officials Say Iran, Russia Have Obtained Voter Registration Info

Two injured Alabama players remain questionable for Tennessee game – AL.com

  1. Two injured Alabama players remain questionable for Tennessee game  AL.com
  2. Nick Saban Press Conference before Alabama Tennessee game  Alabama Football
  3. Alabama football coach Nick Saban sees positives in false coronavirus test  ESPN
  4. Hear what Nick Saban had to say Wednesday evening as the Tide prepares to head to Knoxville  Alabama Crimson Tide on AL.com
  5. Tennessee Vols victory over Nick Saban proved to be one-hit wonder | Adams  Knoxville News Sentinel
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Source: Google News, Two injured Alabama players remain questionable for Tennessee game – AL.com

Asian investors prepare for choppy trade as U.S. stimulus talks drag on

October 21, 2020

By Jessica DiNapoli

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Asian investors prepared for rough trading on Thursday after a bumpy session on Wall Street amid fears that agreement on a key U.S. stimulus bill will not be reached until after the presidential election on Nov. 3.

In early Asian trade, Australian stocks <.AXJO> fell at the open.

“We’re looking at a fairly rough day for regional investors, we had a volatile session in the U.S.,” said Michael McCarthy, chief markets strategist at CMC Markets in Sydney. “Futures markets are reflecting a worse day here. We’ll see losses across the region.”

MSCI’s gauge of stocks across the globe <.MIWD00000PUS> shed 0.06%.

On Wednesday, the Nikkei 225 index <.N225> closed up 0.31% at 23,639.46. The futures contract is down 0.31% from that close.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index futures <.HSI> <.HSIc1> were up 0.32%.

Wall Street’s three major averages closed lower on Wednesday after a choppy trading session, as investors eyed difficult negotiations in Washington for a fresh coronavirus stimulus package.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average <.DJI> inched lower by 0.35%, while the S&P 500 <.SPX> lost 0.22%. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite <.IXIC> dropped 0.28%.

U.S. lawmakers had not reached an agreement on the stimulus package by late Wednesday. President Donald Trump blasted Democrats in a Tweet, accusing them of being unwilling to compromise, despite earlier reports of progress.

The dollar hit a seven-week low on Wednesday against a basket of currencies, while benchmark U.S. Treasury yields rose to four-month highs, after Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi boosted hopes an agreement on stimulus was close.

Oil prices ended lower after U.S. inventories showed demand weakening for refined products as global COVID-19 cases rose.

(Reporting by Jessica DiNapoli in New York; editing by Jane Wardell)

Rudy Giuliani Calls 'Borat' Gotcha Moment 'a Complete Fabrication' and Attempt to Thwart Biden Investigation

Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani has hit out against the new Borat sequel, saying that a scene in the movie in which he appears to have an encounter with a young woman is a “complete fabrication” and is an attempt to thwart his ongoing investigation into Joe Biden and his family.

Source: Breitbart, Rudy Giuliani Calls ‘Borat’ Gotcha Moment ‘a Complete Fabrication’ and Attempt to Thwart Biden Investigation

Pope Francis Endorses Civil Unions For Same-Sex Couples In Shift For Church | NBC Nightly News – NBC News

  1. Pope Francis Endorses Civil Unions For Same-Sex Couples In Shift For Church | NBC Nightly News  NBC News
  2. Pope endorses civil union laws for same-sex couples  CNN
  3. Pope Francis endorses same-sex civil unions  CNN
  4. DC priest not surprised Pope Francis voices support for civil unions  WTOP
  5. Opinion: Why the pope’s words about civil unions for gay couples matter  Los Angeles Times
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Source: Google News, Pope Francis Endorses Civil Unions For Same-Sex Couples In Shift For Church | NBC Nightly News – NBC News