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More than 63 million people watched the final presidential debate

More than 63 million people watched the final presidential debate

More than 63 million people watched Thursday night’s debate between President Trump and Joe Biden, according to Nielsen TV ratings. For comparison’s sake, 73 million people watched the first Trump-Biden debate. Frequently the first debate is the most-watched of the election cycle, so this year’s results followed a familiar pattern. The high ratings for both…MORE

The week in 17 headlines

This week, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden had their last debate in Nashville, Tennessee. Meanwhile, tensions peaked on Capitol Hill as Democrats and Republicans struggled to pass a stimulus bill that would provide sorely needed aid to millions of Americans. We are 11 days out from Election Day. Monday Republicans doubt…MORE

US sanctions Russian government institution tied to malware

US sanctions Russian government institution tied to malware

The US Treasury Department on Friday announced sanctions on a Russian government research institution linked to a malware system “designed specifically to target and manipulate industrial safety systems.” Friday’s sanctions are not related to election interference and the designation was made under a section of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA). According to…MORE

Former NFL player Dana Stubblefield sentenced to prison for 2015 rape

Former NFL player Dana Stubblefield sentenced to prison for 2015 rape

Former San Francisco 49ers football player Dana Stubblefield has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison for the 2015 rape of an intellectually disabled woman, according to the Santa Clara District Attorney’s Office. Stubblefield, 49, was convicted in July following a nine-month trial. A jury found Stubblefield guilty of rape by force, oral…MORE

In Mississippi, more White people now have gotten Covid-19 than African Americans. Attitudes about masks might help explain why, official says

In Mississippi, more White people now have gotten Covid-19 than African Americans. Attitudes about masks might help explain why, official says

For the longest time in this pandemic, coronavirus had infected and killed more African Americans in Mississippi than White people, which experts explained in part by pointing to racial health disparities in one of the most impoverished states. Early on, Black Mississippians accounted for roughly 60% of the state’s cases and deaths, the state health…MORE

US joins countries with poor human rights records to denounce ‘right’ to abortion

US joins countries with poor human rights records to denounce ‘right’ to abortion

The US has joined a group of largely repressive governments in co-sponsoring an international declaration that challenges the right to an abortion. The Geneva Consensus Declaration, sponsored by Brazil, Egypt, Hungary, Indonesia, and Uganda and signed by more than 30 countries during a virtual international ceremonial on Thursday, aims, among other goals, to affirm the…MORE