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Midwestern voters say they feared the virus, but some worried more about the economy.

When Americans voted in this presidential election, they made it clear that of all the crucial issues facing the country, the coronavirus pandemic towered over the rest. They remained diametrically opposed, however, on how the pandemic reflected on President Trump. In the Midwest — states that were battlegrounds in the presidential race and where the […]

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UN Calls Special General Assembly Session On Coronavirus

193 UN member nations have adopted four resolutions on the pandemic so far this year (File) United Nations: The UN General Assembly moved Thursday to hold a special session focused on international coordination in response to the coronavirus pandemic from December 3-4 in New York. Discussed since June, the meeting is intended to bring together […]


Facebook, Alarmed by Election Misinformation, Is Said to Be Taking Action

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook is planning to enact new measures to make it more difficult for election misinformation to spread virally across its platform, two people with knowledge of the matter said Thursday, as the outcome of presidential race remains uncertain. Facebook plans to add more “friction” — such as an additional click or two […]


Detroit Pistons intrigued by LaMelo Ball, moving up in draft

2:33 PM ET Eric WoodyardESPN Currently holding the No. 7 pick in the upcoming 2020 NBA draft, Detroit Pistons general manager Troy Weaver says that “moving up is definitely an option.” One possible target has been training in the team’s backyard throughout the pandemic: top prospect LaMelo Ball — whose mentor and manager, Jermaine Jackson […]

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UNICEF and WHO call for emergency action to avert major measles and polio epidemics

UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) today issued an urgent call to action to avert major measles and polio epidemics as COVID-19 continues to disrupt immunization services worldwide, leaving millions of vulnerable children at heightened risk of preventable childhood diseases.  The two organizations estimate that US$655 million (US$400 million for polio and US$255 million […]

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Why Did Ethiopia’s Leader Launch a War on the Tigray Region?

Ethiopia edged to the brink of civil war this week after Abiy Ahmed, its Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister, ordered a military offensive against the government of the country’s northern Tigray region. The military operation, which began on Wednesday and escalated on Thursday, came after Mr. Abiy accused the region’s ruling party of attacking a […]

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Arrests Mount As Marchers Demand Vote Count, Others Cry Foul

Election officials in several states said Thursday they are worried about the safety of their staffs amid a cascade of threats and protesters responding to President Donald Trumps baseless claims of widespread voter fraud in the race for the White House. I can tell you that my wife and my mother are very concerned for […]


Fox News Meets Trump’s Fraud Claims With Skepticism

Outside of Fox News, anchors were blunt in their dismissals of the president’s claims. On Thursday morning, CNN’s Alisyn Camerota read a thread of Twitter posts in which Mr. Trump said that “we hereby claim the State of Michigan if, in fact, there was a large number of secretly dumped ballots as has been widely […]


Alibaba Beats Sales Forecasts On China E-commerce Growth

Alibaba Group beat third quarterly revenue estimates on Thursday, driven by e-commerce growth after China emerged from coronavirus lockdowns, and said it was assessing the suspension of its affiliate Ant Group’s listing. China’s surprise suspension of Ant Group’s planned $37 billion Shanghai initial public offering (IPO) was seen by some analysts and investors as an […]


Washington Huskies-California Golden Bears game canceled because of coronavirus case

Saturday’s football season opener between the California Golden Bears and Washington Huskies has been canceled after a Cal player tested positive for the coronavirus, the Pac-12 announced Thursday. “The Pac-12 has approved a request from Cal to cancel the Washington at Cal football game scheduled for November 7,” the Pac-12 said in a statement. “This […]