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Elections Coronavirus updates: 500,000 counterfeit N-95 masks seized; University of Missouri expels 2 students, suspends 3 for COVID violations – USA TODAY

CLOSE COVID-19 widespread testing is crucial to fighting the pandemic, but is there enough testing? The answer is in the positivity rates. USA TODAYThe timeline for a coronavirus vaccine gets murkier by the day as political leaders and pharmaceutical companies can’t seem to agree on when a COVID-19 vaccine will be ready for public use. President Donald…

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Elections Video game superpower ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops’ embraces its history and returns to Cold War in newest episode

CLOSEThe next Call of Duty video game returns to the setting of the original Black Ops, when Cold War intrigue dominated global relations.Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, out Nov. 13, will be available for Sony PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PCs on Battle.net – and for PS5 and Xbox One X this upcoming holiday season…

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Elections Biden calls Barr ‘lousy’ AG, ‘really bad intelligence officer’ over China election claim

CLOSE Joe Biden accused President Trump of playing a role in the unrest by refusing to acknowledge racial injustice during a speech delivered in Pittsburgh. Associated PressWASHINGTON – Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden pushed back against statements made by Attorney General William Barr that China, not Russia, is the most aggressive in trying to sow discord…

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Elections Fair elections in 2020 are under attack. Here’s how we can protect the vote.

OPINIONDick Gephardt, Trevor Potter and Tim Wirth, Opinion contributors Published 6:01 a.m. ET Sept. 4, 2020 | Updated 4:23 p.m. ET Sept. 4, 2020CLOSE Civil rights experts point to long wait times to vote as a sign of growing voter suppression in the U.S. Here’s what to expect in the 2020 election. USA TODAYThe public…

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Elections Disinformation surges amid COVID-19, elections. Here are 3 ways we all can fight back.

Daniel Darling, Opinion contributor Published 6:02 a.m. ET Aug. 28, 2020 | Updated 10:20 a.m. ET Aug. 28, 2020CLOSE President Donald Trump has been criticized over a baseless Harris citizenship conspiracy, and it’s not the first time. USA TODAYWe should resist using fear to drive outcomes. This is important for civic leaders, for religious leaders…

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New york Disbarred NYS attorney accused of stealing $927G from 9/11 first responder’s Victim Compensation Fund reward: DOJ

A disbarred New York attorney is accused of stealing more than $925,000 that had been rewarded to a former New York City police officer and 9/11 first responder by the Victim Compensation Fund, officials recently announced.Gustavo Vila, 62, was barred from practicing law in New York State in 2015 but kept working for at least one…

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New york Cuomo swipes de Blasio for crime: ‘We have a problem in New York City’

Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday took a swipe at Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, saying crime in the city is “a problem,” and “everybody has a sense that crime is worse.”Daylight shootings doubled through May and July compared to the same period last year, according to the New York Police…

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New york Giuliani slams de Blasio on NYC crime, warns Biden election would bring ‘lawlessness’

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani slammed New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio during the final night of the Republican National Convention, while warning that a vote for Joe Biden is a vote for “lawlessness.”“In 2013, my city elected a self-described progressive Democrat as mayor. New York City, once described as America’s crime…

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Elections Microsoft says election interference alive and well

CLOSEThe same Russian military intelligence outfit that hacked the Democrats in 2016 has attempted similar intrusions into the computer systems of more than 200 organizations including political parties and consultants, Microsoft said Thursday.Those efforts reflect a broader increase in targeting of U.S. political campaigns and related groups, the company said.“What we’ve seen is consistent with…