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Trump refuses to commit to a peaceful transition of power after Election Day

Trump refuses to commit to a peaceful transition of power after Election Day

President Donald Trump on Wednesday would not commit to providing a peaceful transition of power after Election Day, lending further fuel to concerns he may not relinquish his office should he lose in November. “Well, we’re going to have to see what happens,” Trump said when asked whether he’d commit to a peaceful transition, one…MORE

A newly discovered asteroid will pass close to Earth on Thursday

In a year that seemingly keeps on giving, perhaps it’s not so surprising that NASA’s newly discovered asteroid called 2020 SW will give earth a not so socially distant pass. Discovered only on September 18, in Tucson, Arizona, the school bus-sized asteroid which is estimated to be somewhere between 15-30 feet in diameter is expected…MORE

Belly fat linked to early death, study finds

Belly fat linked to early death, study finds

It’s more bad new for America’s growing waistline: Excess belly fat is associated with a higher risk of early death from any cause, regardless of how much overall body fat you have, a new study finds. In women, each 10-centimeter increase in belly fat raised the risk of death from any cause by 8%. For…MORE

Missouri governor and his wife test positive for Covid-19

Missouri governor and his wife test positive for Covid-19

Republican Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and the state’s first lady, Teresa Parson, have tested positive for Covid-19, the governor’s office announced Wednesday. “Out of an abundance of caution, the First Lady was tested this morning after displaying minor symptoms. The Governor was then tested as well and received a positive result,” a news release stated.…MORE

Trump nominates former Nunes aide as intelligence community inspector general

Trump nominates former Nunes aide as intelligence community inspector general

President Donald Trump intends to nominate Allen Souza as the next inspector general for the intel community after firing the previous inspector general, Michael Atkinson, in April. Trump had fumed about Atkinson for months after he informed Congress about the whistleblower complaint regarding Trump’s dealings with Ukraine that ultimately led to his impeachment. A former…MORE

Bridge inspector rescues dog stranded 120 feet above Mississippi River

Bridge inspector rescues dog stranded 120 feet above Mississippi River

An ordinary workday quickly turned into a rescue mission after a bridge inspector spotted a stranded dog 120 feet above the Mississippi River. Ryan Nataluk was working alongside his crew on Sunday afternoon when Craig Jenkins, one of his bridge inspection engineers, noticed something out of the ordinary on the Natchez–Vidalia Bridge. “Craig called over…MORE

Fact check: Trump makes false claims about his record on manufacturing and coal jobs

President Donald Trump delivered a meandering speech in Ohio on Monday that was officially about fighting for American workers. The speech included some important false and misleading claims about jobs. Manufacturing Trump claimed that “we brought back 700,000” manufacturing jobs. Facts First: This was not even true before the pandemic-driven recession: as of February, 483,000…MORE

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