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Pac-12 announces it will play college football this fall, walking back previous vote

Pac-12 announces it will play college football this fall, walking back previous vote

The Pac-12 Conference voted Thursday to return to play college football this fall. Beginning November 6, each team in the Pac-12 will play seven conference-only games, with the championship game scheduled for December 18. The vote marks a reversal from the conference’s previous stance, as they officially voted to postpone fall sports back in August,…MORE

Mike Pompeo traveled with Reince Priebus on his plane to Wisconsin this week

Mike Pompeo traveled with Reince Priebus on his plane to Wisconsin this week

When Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Wisconsin on Wednesday, Reince Priebus — the former chairman of the Republican Party and President Donald Trump’s first chief of staff — traveled with him on the government plane, according to two State Department officials familiar with the trip. “Everyone was just stunned,” said one State Department official…MORE

Immigrants in US custody died after ‘inadequate’ medical care, congressional investigation finds

Immigrants in US custody died after ‘inadequate’ medical care, congressional investigation finds

Immigrants in US custody faced widespread failures in medical care, including some issues that resulted in death, according to a new congressional investigation released Thursday. At US Immigration and Customs Enforcement facilities operated by for-profit contractors, detainees “often do not receive critical treatment or face delays,” the inquiry found. Additionally, the review found that many…MORE

Trump’s former national security adviser says President’s refusal to commit to peaceful transfer of power is disappointing

Trump’s former national security adviser says President’s refusal to commit to peaceful transfer of power is disappointing

President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser H.R. McMaster lamented Thursday the President’s refusal to commit to providing a peaceful post-election transition of power on Thursday and dismissed the notion of potential military involvement. Retired Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster added to a chorus of high-level officials grappling with the comments while promising a smooth…MORE

Countries should meet these five criteria before easing lockdowns, study says. Many aren’t even close

Countries should meet these five criteria before easing lockdowns, study says. Many aren’t even close

Countries should not ease coronavirus lockdown restrictions until they meet five criteria — and many nations are not even close, according to a new analysis published in The Lancet medical journal. The research, published Thursday, said that the prerequisites for easing Covid-19 measures are: knowledge of infection status, community engagement, adequate public health capacity, adequate…MORE

Youth-focused groups say they had record numbers for National Voter Registration Day

Youth-focused groups say they had record numbers for National Voter Registration Day

Youth-focused voter engagement organizations saw record high voter registration and engagement numbers on National Voter Registration Day. Motivated in part by the Covid-19 death toll, the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg and what organizers describe as the urgency of the 2020 election, organizations including Rock the Vote, NextGen America and When We…MORE

Federal inmate executed after Supreme Court cleared the way Thursday

Federal inmate executed after Supreme Court cleared the way Thursday

Federal inmate Christopher Vialva was executed Thursday night in Terre Haute, Indiana, after the Supreme Court denied a request to stop the execution. His execution is the seventh federal execution since the Justice Department restarted the practice this summer after a 17-year hiatus. Thursday’s unsigned order from the Supreme Court was the Court’s second refusal…MORE

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