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A reverend propositioned a female pastor to be his mistress, sent her penis pics and once said he wanted “a blowjob from a cute pastor like [her],” new court papers allege. Rev. Charles Atkins Jr. allegedly helped to get Rev. Grace Nzameyo Maa a job at Manhattan’s The French Evangelical Church of New York —... New York Post
President Trump will take executive action “in the weeks ahead” to protect Americans with pre-existing conditions as his administration tries to kill ObamaCare in the Supreme Court, Vice President Mike Pence said Tuesday. In an interview with CBS Evening News, Pence was asked about a brewing legal battle which could see tens of... New York Post
VOA VIEW: It show Trump means business.
Early data for the new school year suggests that attendance in virtual classrooms is down, possibly because students are working or caring for siblings. New York Times
VOA VIEW: It can't never be the same.
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Democrats shut down a pair of hearings in protest of the Republican push to quickly confirm whomever President Trump nominates to Justice Ginsburg’s seat. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Dems has nothing to say, but negatives.
The president often criticized the Defense Production Act as anti-business. Now he’s campaigning on having frequently used the law to ramp up production of medical gear. New York Times
VOA VIEW: NYT likes to promote negative news.
Assuming the process goes smoothly – a big assumption in confirmation fights – Republicans expressed optimism they could move a nominee before Nov. 3.
The president used his United Nations speech to attack China for spreading the coronavirus and claimed the U.S. was leading on environmental causes.
VOA VIEW: China wants Biden.
Roughly two-thirds of those surveyed say protesters and counter-protesters are overwhelming American cities, according to a USA TODAY/Ipsos poll. USA Today
VOA VIEW: The truth hurts.
A spate of painted "Trump 2020" signs appearing on Boston highways have Massachusetts Department of Transportation officials scrambling. MassDot officials responding to political signs along Route 44 — six in total — say they are working expeditiously to handle the situation. "[We] will be dispatching contractor crews to temporarily cover ... Washington Times
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Ranked choice voting will be used for the first time in a presidential race in the U.S. under a ruling Tuesday by the Maine Supreme Court, which concluded that a GOP-led petition drive intended to prevent its use came up short. The Supreme Judicial Court concluded the ... Washington Times
Bob Woodward says he hadn't planned on releasing audio tapes of his interviews with President Donald Trump for his book "Rage" until CNN reporter Jamie Gangel and the author's wife convinced him. That turned out to make a huge difference in the book's reception and impact, the ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: CNN is more liberal fascist political - the Communist News Network.
Virginia lawmakers on Tuesday killed legislation that called for eliminating mandatory jail time for assaulting a police officer, a bill that drew heated opposition from Republicans who said it would send the wrong message at a time when law enforcement has come under attack during nationwide ... Washington Times
A bipartisan bill aimed at keeping goods out of the U.S. that are made with the forced labor of detained ethnic minorities in China passed overwhelmingly Tuesday in the House of Representatives despite some concerns about the potential economic effects. The House voted 406-3 to declare that ... Washington Times
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The Justice Department on Tuesday announced what it said was the largest drug, gun and cash seizure in darknet history. ABC
The U.N.'s annual meeting of world leaders will be almost fully virtual. CBS
Romney's support for moving forward with the confirmation process provides crucial backing to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. CBS
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University of Hawaii researchers warn sea level rise and current beach protection practices could be precarious combination CBS
VOA VIEW: Sad, but not totally true.
Republicans have slammed the bill for not including funds to assist farmers. CBS
Stocks rose on Tuesday, recovering from the previous session's steep sell-off, as Amazon led shares of Big Tech higher. CNBC
Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden is calling to "equalize" the tax benefits savers receive for socking money away in a 401(k) plan. Here's how that might look for you. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Biden is a total fool.
Judge Amy Coney Barrett has emerged as President Donald Trump's overwhelming favorite to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, according to several people familiar with the deliberations, who say the President's view was solidified during a lengthy meeting at the White House on Monday. CNN
VOA VIEW: That may very well be the case.
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A Canadian woman is scheduled for her first court appearance Tuesday afternoon to face charges that she sent a package containing the deadly substance ricin to the White House. FOX News
A U.S. Border Patrol agent in Arizona fatally shot a person accused of stabbing him multiple times as he tried to make an arrest. FOX News
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising against traditional trick-or-treating this year. UPI
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More than 200,000 people have died of COVID-19 in the United States, according to data Tuesday from Johns Hopkins University. UPI
U.S. President Donald Trump said the international community should continue with efforts toward full North Korean denuclearization amid a stalemate in negotiations. UPI
VOA VIEW: NK will lose at the end.
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It's more appropriate than writing BLM. Fed-up New Yorkers painted a massive stretch of Brooklyn blacktop with the yellow message “F–k Cuomo and de Blasio” over the weekend in the vein of Hizzoner’s “Black Lives Matter” art, only for the city to quickly scrub the statement. The not-so-subtle shout-out to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio went up around 1 a.m. Saturday on North 15th Street between Wythe Avenue and Banker Street in Williamsburg, during the waning hours of an annual block party which this year doubled as a “small business owner protest,” one attendee told The Post.
“A few partygoers got the idea to paint in huge [letters, using] yellow paint with rollers on North 15th, ‘F–k Cuomo and de Blasio,'” the attendee said Sunday, refusing to be identified by name. “The party continued. Everyone took photos. “It was a big hit. The crowds cheered, even the cops chuckled.” But word made it back to city officials, who evidently didn’t share the assessment. Bucking widely held notions about municipal inefficiency, workers from the city Department of Transportation descended on the display less than 24 hours later — around 10 p.m. Saturday — to cover up the message with black, according to the attendee.