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Sunday, October 25, 2020

Whether Trump or Biden wins in November, Beijing will be hoping to reset the US-China relationship

Whenever there is a change of power in Washington, it is traditional for the outgoing President to write his successor a note, offering advice and a welcome of sorts to the small fraternity of United States leaders.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/25/asia/trump-biden-election-china-intl-hnk/index.html

A Lebanese artist created an inspiring statue out of glass and rubble from the Beirut port explosion

Hayat Nazer doesn't remember a time when Lebanon was at peace. But she has learned to channel her grief and pain into beautiful works of art.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/25/middleeast/lebanese-woman-sculpture-rubble-beirut-explosion-trnd/index.html

US Navy identifies crew killed in training aircraft crash in southern Alabama

The US Navy has identified the two-person crew killed Friday when a training aircraft crashed in a small town outside Mobile, Alabama.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/25/us/navy-alabama-plane-crash-trnd/index.html

Delta has banned 460 anti-maskers

In a new memo, Delta Air Lines says it has banned more than 400 people from flying for not following the airline's mask policy.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/25/business/delta-mask-ban/index.html

US pre-election voting surpasses all 2016 early ballots

Pre-election voting for the November election has surpassed all 2016 early ballots cast with 9 days left until Election Day.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/25/politics/pre-election-voting-surpasses-2016-early-ballots/index.html

Hilary Duff announces she's pregnant with her third child

"Lol quarantine was fun," Hilary Duff's husband Matthew Koma said in announcing the couple's pregnancy.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/25/entertainment/hilary-duff-pregnant-trnd/index.html

Dunkin' Brands in talks to go private

Dunkin Brands', the parent company of Dunkin' and Baskin-Robbins, is in "preliminary discussions" to be acquired by private equity-backed Inspire Brands.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/25/business/dunkin-brands-acquisition-talks-inspire-brands/index.html

Rapper Silentó, known for the Nae Nae dance, arrested for speeding in Atlanta

Rapper Silentó, best known for the hit single "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)," was arrested in Atlanta this weekend after driving 143 mph in a 65-mph zone, according to a DeKalb County Police Department incident report.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/25/entertainment/rapper-silento-arrested-speeding-atlanta-trnd/index.html

Drake teases next album name and release date

Drake has announced a new studio album called "Certified Lover Boy" for release in January 2021.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/25/entertainment/drake-certified-lover-boy-trnd/index.html

Saturday, October 24, 2020

No matter who wins the US election, the world's 'fake news' problem is here to stay

US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin were in high spirits, smirking and jovial, when they appeared in front of the press corps at the annual G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, in 2019.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/25/world/trump-fake-news-legacy-intl/index.html

The newspaper that gave Black Britain a megaphone

When clashes between residents and police erupted onto the streets of Brixton in 1981, in the heart of London's African-Caribbean community, the British press largely told one side of the story.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/25/media/the-voice-newspaper-black-history-month/index.html

Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee dies after long illness

Lee Kun-hee, the chairman of South Korean electronics giant Samsung, died Sunday at the age of 78, the company said. He had been comatose since suffering a heart attack in 2014.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/24/business/samsung-lee-kun-hee-intl-hnk/index.html

Trump promised to win the trade war with China. He failed

US President Donald Trump started a trade war with China to fix what he's repeatedly blasted as an unfair relationship between the world's two largest economies.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/24/economy/us-china-trade-war-intl-hnk/index.html

The pandemic has created a second crisis in India — the rise of child trafficking

One evening in August, a 14-year-old boy snuck out of his home and boarded a private bus to travel from his village in Bihar to Jaipur, a chaotic, crowded and historical city 800 miles away in India's Rajasthan state.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/24/asia/india-covid-child-trafficking-intl-hnk-dst/index.html

Washington Post: Trump privately said to donors it will be 'tough' for Republicans to keep Senate



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/1023-2020-election/

Obama: This basic question was 'too tough' for Trump

Former President Barack Obama took aim at President Donald Trump and his response to the coronavirus pandemic during a campaign event for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in Miami. CNN's Arlette Saenz reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/10/24/barack-obama-campaigns-biden-miami-trump-not-tough-saenz-nr-vpx.cnn

Friday, October 23, 2020

Trump is playing up China's threat to the election. But Russia remains the real danger

For months, the Trump administration has been warning of the dangers of political interference by China in the US election.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/23/politics/china-russia-trolls-trump-election-hnk-dst-intl/index.html

People are traveling across China to get an experimental Covid-19 vaccine

When Anny Ku heard that there were coronavirus vaccines on offer in Yiwu, a city in China's eastern Zhejiang province, she traveled more than 600 miles (965 kilometers) for a chance to get the shot.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/23/asia/yiwu-china-vaccine-intl-hnk/index.html

The Americas are at risk of polio outbreak due to disruptions by the pandemic, experts say

Health experts fear an outbreak of the polio virus in the Americas during the Covid-19 pandemic due to a delay in vaccinations and surveillance.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/23/health/polio-outbreak-risk-covid-19/index.html

1 very concerning headline on the 2020 vote

You could be forgiven -- amid the rising coronavirus case numbers and the final presidential debate -- if you missed this headline on Thursday in The New York Times: "Trump Campaign Draws Rebuke for Surveilling Philadelphia Voters."

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/23/politics/philadelphia-voting-trump-surveillance/index.html

See the uncomfortable question Trump asked Netanyahu

After announcing that Israel and Sudan have agreed to normalize relations, President Donald Trump asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to weigh in on the ongoing US election.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/10/23/sudan-israel-deal-trump-netanyahu-call-ip-vpx.cnn

Trump supporters in Illinois react to final presidential debate

CNN's Elle Reeve speaks with Trump supporters in Illinois as they watch the final debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/10/23/trump-supporters-illinois-biden-debate-pkg-reeve-vpx.cnn

Must-watch videos of the week



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/videos-of-the-week/

Some of NASA's asteroid sample is leaking into space

The historic collection of a sample from the near-Earth asteroid Bennu by NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on Tuesday was almost too successful. While the spacecraft collected a subsantial sample, some of it is leaking into space.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/23/world/asteroid-bennu-sample-update-scn-trnd/index.html

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Trump in need of a game-changing moment as he meets Joe Biden for final debate



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/final-presidential-debate/

Watch NASA spacecraft successfully land on an asteroid

NASA completed its first-ever mission to land on an asteroid 200 million miles from Earth.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/tech/2020/10/21/nasa-osiris-rex-asteroid-bennu-mission-orig-llr.cnn

Convalescent plasma did not reduce Covid-19 deaths or keep patients from severe illness in new study

In a new study, convalescent plasma did not reduce deaths among Covid-19 patients or prevent moderate disease from becoming severe.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/22/health/convalescent-plasma-not-effective-india-study/index.html

Bubba Wallace's new NASCAR team reveals Michael Jordan inspired team name, number and logo

NASCAR racer Bubba Wallace will be sporting a new number and car while racing with a new team in 2021.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/22/us/nascar-jordan-bubba-wallace-spt-trnd/index.html

70% of Americans support same-sex marriage -- a new high -- a new survey finds

A new survey indicates there's been a sea change in public support for same-sex marriage.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/22/us/same-sex-marriage-support-increases-trnd/index.html

Uber drivers sue over alleged 'pressure' to vote, advocate for Prop 22

For months, Uber drivers and passengers in California have received aggressive messaging in support of its controversial ballot initiative, Proposition 22.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/22/tech/uber-driver-lawsuit-proposition-22/index.html

ICE plans to target undocumented immigrants who didn't voluntarily leave US

Immigration and Customs Enforcement plans to launch an operation to find and deport undocumented immigrants who failed to voluntarily depart the United States despite previously committing to do so, according to a draft memo obtained by CNN.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/22/politics/ice-op-voluntary-departure/index.html

FDA approves remdesivir to treat Covid-19

The US Food and Drug Administration approved remdesivir for the treatment of coronavirus infection, the drug's maker, Gilead Sciences, said Thursday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/22/health/remdesivir-fda-approved-covid-19/index.html

Google's defense against antitrust lawsuit? You

In its two decades, Google has amassed a dizzying amount of power, building a search and advertising behemoth that many critics believe is an illegal monopoly. But the fact you get most of Google's services for free, and that many people seem to prefer them over alternatives, could -— Google hopes — save it from a landmark federal lawsuit challenging that alleged monopoly.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/22/tech/doj-google-antitrust-analysis/index.html

A fourth-grader walked to school to use its WiFi because he didn't have internet at home

A fourth-grader in Roswell, New Mexico, has been walking to his shuttered elementary school to do his classwork over the building's WiFi because he didn't have internet access at home.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/22/us/new-mexico-school-internet-trnd/index.html

This insect is virtually indestructible. See what makes it unique

Scientists developing new materials are studying an unlikely source of strength: The diabolical ironclad beetle, which can withstand being run over by a car.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2020/10/22/car-diabolical-ironclad-beetle-eg-na-orig.cnn

50 years on, 1970 World Cup-winning team remains Brazil's greatest ever

Every so often, a national team comes along that embeds itself in a nation's psyche.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/21/football/brazil-1970-world-cup-winning-team-anniversary-pele-dida-spt-intl/index.html

How to read Pope Francis' message of love for LGBTQ people

The highest Catholic in all the world has pushed the door towards LGBTQ inclusion open further by pronouncing that same-sex couples, historically excluded from traditional religious and civil institutions like marriage, ought to have legal protections that recognize their unions.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/21/opinions/pope-francis-civil-unions-lgbtq-families-hope/index.html

A missing painting by renowned Black artist Jacob Lawrence has resurfaced after 60 years

A long-lost painting by famed Black American modernist Jacob Lawrence is back on public display for the first time in decades.

source https://www.cnn.com/style/article/met-jacob-lawrence-painting-found-trnd/index.html

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

US Army base says its Twitter account was hacked, after it posted lewd messages

The US Army said Wednesday that the official Twitter account of its Fort Bragg base had been hacked, after the account posted several lewd messages.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/21/politics/fort-bragg-twitter/index.html

Senate Republicans defend Barrett against new report highlighting her time on board of school system that reportedly has anti-LGBTQ policies

Senate Republicans are defending Judge Amy Coney Barrett a day before her Senate Judiciary Committee vote against Democratic criticism of her record and a new report from the Associated Press that highlights her previous position on the board of an private Christian school system that the AP reports has anti-LGBTQ policies.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/21/politics/barrett-school-lgbtq/index.html

Nigerian activist: Stop killing Nigerians

Nigerian activist Aisha Yesufu tells CNN's Becky Anderson she's horrified by Nigerian forces opening fire on peaceful protesters in Lagos.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2020/10/21/exp-cnni-ctw-nigeria-yesufu.cnn

Japan has so few women politicians that when even one is gaffe-prone, all pay a price

Laast month, Japanese lawmaker Mio Sugita caused outrage on social media when she said that some women lie about sexual assaults.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/21/asia/japan-women-politics-hnk-dst-intl/index.html

Obama delivers a blistering rebuke of Trump in his return to the campaign trail



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-obama-campaign-trail-102220/

Feds say Russia and Iran have interfered with the presidential election

Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe said Wednesday that Iran and Russia have obtained US voter registration information and are trying to influence public opinion ahead of the election.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/21/politics/fbi-election-security/index.html

Experts warn US will see dramatic rise in Covid-19 cases

CNN's Nick Watt reports on the rising number of Covid-19 hospitalizations states in the US as coronavirus task force member Dr. Scott Atlas pushes for herd immunity against the surgeon general's recommendation.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2020/10/21/coronavirus-wrap-watt-rise-in-cases-dnt-lead-vpx.cnn

Why it's so hard to dethrone Google

If you use the internet, Google is practically inescapable. This is most evident in how we search for almost everything online — so much so that "Google" is synonymous with search.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/21/tech/google-antitrust-lawsuit-better-search/index.html

Tesla posts record profit and says it will sell half a million cars this year

Tesla reported by far its best quarterly profit Wednesday and said it still hopes to hit its target of half a million car sales this year.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/21/tech/tesla-earnings/index.html

Trump administration notifies Congress of $1.8B in proposed weapons sales to Taiwan

The US formally notified Congress of a proposed $1.8 billion in advanced weapons systems sales to Taiwan -- a move sure to increase tensions with Beijing.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/21/politics/taiwan-arms-sales-formal-notification/index.html

Black women's battle for the ballot

Historian and author of "Vanguard" Martha S. Jones and trailblazing civil rights activist Xernona Clayton talk about Black women's historic fight to be heard and counted.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/10/21/intv-amanpour-election-black-women-martha-s-jones-xernona-clayton.cnn

A California Black Lives Matter chapter is fundraising to get some of its members trained in gun safety

Black Lives Matter's Sacramento chapter wants to sponsor 10 Black people for gun safety training in an effort to keep its organization members safe.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/21/us/black-lives-matter-sacramento-guns-trnd/index.html

Which US state's economy is faring best during the pandemic

The Back-to-Normal Index from CNN Business and Moody's Analytics shows which states are closest to and furthest from their pre-pandemic economies.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2020/10/21/markets-now-state-economic-covid-recoveries-zw-orig.cnn-business

Democrats to boycott vote to advance Barrett nomination

Senate Judiciary Democrats, facing criticism from the left that they have not done more to question the legitimacy of the Supreme Court confirmation proceedings for Amy Coney Barrett, plan to take the extraordinary step of boycotting a key committee vote on Thursday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/21/politics/democrats-boycott-senate-judiciary-committee/index.html

Mass grave found in search for 1921 Tulsa race massacre victims

A mass grave was found this week in the cemetery where archeologists have been searching for victims of the 1921 Tulsa race massacre, an Oklahoma state archaeologist announced Wednesday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/21/us/tulsa-massacre-excavation/index.html

Short-form video app Quibi shutting down

Much like its content, Quibi didn't last very long.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/21/media/quibi-shutting-down/index.html

The 2020 election has confirmed to China that democracy is a circus

In 2016, when nearly everyone in China thought that Hillary Clinton would win the White House, one group in particular was confident of a Donald Trump victory. Back when most goods flowed from China, merchants in the trading hub of Yiwu received four times more orders for Trump than for Clinton merchandise.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/21/opinions/china-us-election-perspective-xueqin/index.html

New images show NASA spacecraft's historic landing on asteroid

New images taken by the OSIRIS-REx mission show the historic first touchdown of a NASA spacecraft on the near-Earth asteroid Bennu. The spacecraft collected a sample that will be returned to Earth in 2023.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/21/world/nasa-asteroid-bennu-new-images-scn-trnd/index.html

Two words that explain why Donald Trump is losing

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump taped a town hall with Sinclair Broadcasting Group's Eric Bolling. In it, Bolling asked the President a simple question -- and the answer Trump gave is hugely revealing.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/21/politics/trump-coronavirus-bolling/index.html

King: Biden has a significant lead right now

CNN's John King looks at several electoral college projections for the upcoming US presidential election.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/10/21/2020-us-election-electoral-college-projections-king-magic-wall-ip-vpx.cnn

A previously unknown human organ may have been discovered by scientists

It's hard to imagine there is a part of the human body that's gone unnoticed by doctors after centuries of medical research.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/21/health/new-organ-throat-scn-wellness/index.html

Inside Melania Trump's unprecedented campaign trail absence

First lady Melania Trump -- in a historic break from precedent -- has yet to set foot on the campaign trail this year even as her husband, President Donald Trump, fights for votes, especially among suburban White women with whom she could hold appeal.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/21/politics/melania-trump-campaign-trail-election-2020/index.html

Cop under investigation after wearing Trump mask at polling place

A photograph of a uniformed Miami police officer wearing a "Trump 2020" protective mask at a polling place sparked controversy and condemnation.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/10/21/cop-wears-trump-mask-polling-place-walker-nr-vpx.cnn

Covid-19 task force members contradict Trump

CNN's Brianna Keilar reports on the many coronavirus task force members stepping forward to contradict President Trump on the Covid-19 response.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/10/21/keilar-monologue-coronavirus-task-force-contradict-trump-nr-vpx.cnn

FBI says it has 'nothing to add' to Ratcliffe's claim on Russian disinformation

The FBI said in a letter Tuesday night that it had "nothing to add" to comments this week by the Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe, who said there was "no intelligence to support" that Russian disinformation efforts were connected to recently surfaced emails that have been behind stories critical of Hunter Biden and his father Joe Biden.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/21/politics/fbi-russia-disinformation/index.html

Former associate says this is Trump's greatest con

CNN's Chris Cuomo talks with Barbara Res, a former Trump associate, about her time working with President Donald Trump.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/10/21/barbara-res-donald-trump-former-associate-sot-vpx-cpt.cnn

The danger of campaigning as 'Mr. Normal'

After his first presidential debate against Donald Trump, Joe Biden kicked off a train tour of Ohio and Pennsylvania to pitch himself to working-class voters. The scene played to Biden's strengths: Born in the Rust Belt, he famously commuted from Delaware to Washington D.C. throughout much of his career. As he spoke from the platform of Alliance, Ohio, "Amtrak Joe"'s common-man message was unmistakable, designed to draw a sharp contrast with the billionaire occupant of the White House.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/21/politics/joe-biden-hollande-campaign-analysis-intl/index.html

Shakhtar produces stunning Champions League upset to defeat Real Madrid

Shakhtar Donetsk produced one of the most memorable upsets in Champions League history, beating 13-time winner Real Madrid 3-2 on home soil.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/21/football/real-madrid-shakhtar-donetsk-champions-league-spt-intl/index.html

'Borat' sequel somehow still manages to serve up audacious surprises

Like any sequel, "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm" faces the challenge of what to do for an encore, 14 years and a big box-office haul later. Somehow, though, Sacha Baron Cohen hasn't lost the power to deliver audacious surprises, with enough explosive, not-suitable-for-anywhere laughs to power through the flatter patches this sort of exercise inevitably yields.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/21/entertainment/borat-subsequent-moviefilm-review/index.html

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

'They are two peas in a pod': Toddler finds unlikely friend

A toddler smitten with a skeleton. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on a two-year old's bony buddy.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2020/10/20/toddler-skeleton-theo-benny-moos-pkg-vpx.cnn

New York Times: Tax records show Trump maintains Chinese bank account

President Donald Trump's tax records show he has pursued expansive business projects in China for years and even maintains a Chinese bank account, The New York Times reported Tuesday, disclosures that deal a blow to the President's efforts to paint Democratic nominee Joe Biden as the presidential candidate who is soft on China.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/20/politics/trump-china-taxes-financial-records/index.html

Florida officials say several people charged in flying squirrel trafficking operation

At least seven people have been arrested and charged in an "elaborate organized enterprise" to smuggle Florida's flying squirrels -- protected wildlife in the state -- and sell them, investigators announced Monday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/20/us/florida-flying-squirrel-trafficking-arrests-trnd/index.html

Parents of 545 children separated at US border still can't be found

Lawyers have not been able to reach the parents of 545 children who had been separated from their families by US border officials between 2017 and 2018, according to a Tuesday court filing.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/20/politics/children-separation-border/index.html

Experts find human remains while searching for the 1921 Tulsa race massacre victims

At least one set of human remains were found at a cemetery where experts are searching for victims of the 1921 Tulsa race Massacre, an Oklahoma state archaeologist announced Tuesday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/20/us/tulsa-massacre-remains-found/index.html

The Hummer is making a comeback -- and this time, it's all-electric

The Hummer is back. But it's a much different truck than it used to be.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/20/success/gm-hummer-ev-electric-pickup-truck/index.html

Bruce Willis reprises iconic role for commercial

With nearly as many explosions as a "Die Hard" movie, this Advance Auto Parts ad reunites some of the cast from the beloved 1988 film.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2020/10/19/diehard-commercial-bruce-willis-movie-auto-battery-ad-orig.cnn-business

Trump called CNN 'bastards' for covering Covid-19. Hear Keilar's response

CNN's Brianna Keilar responds to President Trump's comments at a rally that people are "tired of the pandemic" and those who continue to cover the crisis are "dumb bastards."

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/10/20/keilar-why-we-cover-covid-response-trump-rally-sot-vpx-nr.cnn

Coffee smells like burnt tires: See how Covid-19 changed their sense of smell

From coffee that smells like burning tires, to garlic that smells like garbage, a growing number of people who contracted Covid-19 are reporting foul smells and tastes after getting sick.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2020/10/20/covid-19-coronavirus-change-smell-or-taste-loss-orig-llr.cnn

He oversaw the bin Laden raid. See what he says about Trump

Retired Navy Adm. William McRaven, the former head of US Special Operations Command who oversaw the successful raid that killed Osama bin Laden, said he is voting for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/10/20/admiral-william-mcraven-special-ops-vote-biden-intv-lead-vpx.cnn

Tapper: Officials stunned by White House push for this 5G deal

CNN's Jake Tapper reports that senior officials are concerned about White House pressure on the Pentagon to lease premium real estate for the lucrative 5G market to Rivada, a company that has prominent GOP investors, in a deal that could be worth tens of billions. Rivada is denying they want a noncompetitive deal.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/tech/2020/10/20/white-house-pentagon-5g-rivada-deal-tapper-lead-vpx.cnn

Keilar: Host has history of peddling baseless claims

CNN's Brianna Keilar looks back at Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo's history of pushing false claims and analyzes Bartiromo's interview style with President Trump.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/media/2020/10/20/trump-fox-business-host-maria-bartiromo-baseless-claims-interview-keilar-nr-vpx.cnn

Woman dies on a plane of Covid-19

A Dallas-area woman died due to Covid-19 while on a flight in Arizona, a Dallas County official said.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/20/us/woman-dies-of-covid-on-plane-trnd/index.html

Trump abruptly ends '60 Minutes' interview before taping joint appearance with Pence

President Donald Trump abruptly ended a solo interview with CBS News' "60 Minutes" Tuesday and did not return for an appearance he was supposed to tape with Vice President Mike Pence, according to multiple sources familiar with what happened.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/20/politics/trump-interview-60-minutes/index.html

Earthquake interrupts Iceland Prime Minister's interview

Iceland's Prime Minister was interrupted by an earthquake while filming an interview on Tuesday -- but managed to shrug off the intrusion and finish her answer.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/20/europe/iceland-earthquake-interview-scli-intl/index.html

Plague history shows how a pandemic's course can be shaped

Plague outbreaks in London spread four times faster in the 17th century than they did in the 14th century, researchers have estimated after studying troves of wills and death records.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/19/europe/london-plague-intl-scli-scn-gbr/index.html

Canadian town of Asbestos chooses new name

It's been one of the most divisive elections in North America this year.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/city-of-asbestos-canada-renamed-val-des-sources/index.html

Texan voter offers hilarious tips on poll lines in viral TikTok video

Texas voter Belinda Varnado's tips on how to stay occupied in a long poll line went viral on TikTok after she encouraged others to vote. Varnardo speaks to CNN's Don Lemon.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2020/10/20/belinda-varnado-super-prepared-texas-voter-viral-tiktok-voting-video-intv-ctn-vpx.cnn

Could this be the cure to our plastic problem?

Newlight Technologies has developed an innovative, biodegradable plastic alternative that can capture greenhouse gases and won't pollute our oceans. It's called AirCarbon.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2020/10/17/plastic-pollution-climate-change-orig.cnn

UK government signs contract for first coronavirus human challenge studies

The UK government has signed a contract for the first human challenge studies for the novel coronavirus, in which healthy volunteers are deliberately infected with the virus in a controlled setting, and some receive an experimental vaccine.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/20/health/uk-coronavirus-challenge-study-intl/index.html

Monday, October 19, 2020

Air New Zealand offers 'mystery breaks' to lure travelers back

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, all of travel seems like a big question mark. So, one airline argues, why not embrace that question mark?

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/air-new-zealand-travel-mystery-breaks-intl-hnk/index.html

Australia quarantine blood-testing blunder prompts calls for hundreds to take HIV test

More than 200 former residents of coronavirus quarantine facilities in Australia are being urged to test for blood-transmitted diseases, including HIV, after authorities admitted they used the same blood-testing devices for multiple guests.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/20/australia/australia-covid-quarantine-blood-testing-hiv-intl-hnk/index.html

Town renames sewage plant after late-night comedian John Oliver

The John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant is now a reality. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on a feud that didn't go to waste.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2020/10/19/john-oliver-memorial-sewer-plant-moos-pkg-vpx.cnn

Rock legend on why his song doesn't belong on Trump's rally playlist

The founder of the rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival, John Fogerty, has directed President Donald Trump to stop using his song "Fortunate Son" by issuing him a cease-and-desist order.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2020/10/20/john-fogerty-fortunate-son-trump-rally-playlist-ctn-vpx.cnn

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Philippine foreign minister tells China to 'Get the F**k Out' over South China Sea dispute

The Philippine foreign minister on Monday demanded in an expletive-laced Twitter message that China's vessels get out of disputed waters...