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  2. Dan Daniels

    CNN- Analysis: What, exactly, is Hillary Clinton doing?

    As far as the nomination goes I would agree.
  3. simpleton

    CNN- Analysis: What, exactly, is Hillary Clinton doing?

    She might actually win
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  5. Nora Caplan Bricker writes about Dorothy L. Sayers’s “Gaudy Night,” which was a forerunner of works by Gillian Flynn and Tana French. View the full article
  6. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was not on the bench for oral arguments Wednesday due to illness, according to Chief Justice John Roberts. View the full article
  7. LTnewsDawg

    CNN- The insect apocalypse is coming

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  9. William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, says that U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland told a member of his staff in July that President Trump cared more about an investigation into former Vice... View the full article
  10. New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman wrote that he is "glad" that Michael Bloomberg is apparen... View the full article
  11. Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg on Wednesday began her return to trip to Europe on a low-carbon catamaran, the Associated Press reports.Thunber... View the full article
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  13. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday dismissed the House's impeachment investigation as "noise" as multiple current and former State Department officials are slated to testify in the probe in the coming days.... View the full article
  14. The District 3 Class 5A playoffs continue Friday night with a pair of semifinal matchups. Top-seeded Cocalico hosts Warwick in one semifinal matchup, while Cedar Cliff faces Exeter Township in the other. DISTRICT 3 CLASS 5A PLAYOFF BRACKET Friday’s winners advance to the championship game, which will be held Nov. 22 at the home of the higher seed. Here’s a look at Friday’s matchups: Warwick (10-2) at Cocalico (9-2) Their high schools might be located less than 15 miles apart, but Friday night’s District 3 semifinal clash between Warwick and Cocalico marks the first time the northern Lancaster County neighbors have met on the field since 1978, according Ephrata Review sports editor Todd Ruth. The top-seeded Eagles won a rematch with Governor Mifflin in the semifinals, riding another stellar two-way performance from senior quarterback/defensive back Noah Palm to a 42-14 victory. Palm, University of New Hampshire recruit, rushed for a team-high 91 yards and four touchdowns while running Cocalico’s Veer offense, and made a game-changing defensive play by sacking Mifflin QB Kolbie Reeser, forcing a fumble, and falling on the loose ball. That turnover led to a run of 22 straight points for the Eagles, who blew the game open and cruised to their fifth straight victory. Warwick also defeated a team it had beaten earlier this season, but the Warriors had a much more difficult time subduing perennial District 3 powerhouse Manheim Central the second time around. Tanner Haines booted a 17-yard field goal as time expired to lift Warwick to a 31-28 triumph over the Barons. It was just the third playoff victory in program history for the Warriors. Warwick beat Central 37-7 in Week 3 of the regular season, but needed a late rally to win the rematch. Adam Martin blocked a Baron punt with 1:55 to play to set up the Warriors’ game-winning drive. Though both teams use different approaches when it comes to moving the ball, their offenses are evenly matched from a statistical standpoint. The Eagles rank fifth in the Lancaster-Lebanon League in total offense, averaging 389 yards per game. The Warriors (393 yards per game) are third. Cocalico has the league’s second-best scoring offense (40.6 points per game), while Warwick’s (37.8 points per game) is fourth. But while the Warriors have a more-balanced approach, averaging 198 yards per game on the ground and 273 yards per game through the air, Cocalico relies much more heavily on its rushing attack, which averages 332 yards per game. The Eagles normally throw for just 96 yards per game. Those numbers are reflected in the players to watch for both teams. Cocalico’s offense revolves around Palm, who has a team-high 1,186 rushing yards and 28 touchdowns on 142 attempts to go along with his 917 yards and eight scores on 43-of-66 passing. Ronald Zahm (53-625, four TDs) and Steven Flinton (65-560, six TDs) are the other workhorses in the backfield. Zahm (24-580, seven TDs) is also the team’s leading receiver. Warwick QB Joey McCracken has thrown for 2,683 yards and 26 touchdowns this season, completing 162 of his 261 pass attempts. McCracken is also second on the team in rushing, with 363 yards and a touchdown on 68 carries. Colton Miller (240-1,259, 29 TDs) is Warwick’s top rusher, while Caleb Schmitz (53-923, 13 TDs) and Conor Adams (56-911, eight TDs) are both closing in on 1,000-yard receiving seasons. Warwick’s defense has given up an average of 261 yards and 13.1 points per game, while Cocalico gives up 345 yards and 23 points per game. Exeter Township (9-3) at Cedar Cliff (9-2) The host Colts punched their tickets to the semifinals with a 41-13 rout of New Oxford, riding a spectacular effort from running back Jaheim Morris, who raced for 303 yards and three touchdowns while racking up 40 carries. Morris also hauled in a 66-yard TD pass from quarterback Gannon McMeans as Cedar Cliff scored on its first three possessions to quickly take control. The Colts racked up 512 yards of total offense, while the defense held New Oxford to 146 yards. Morris, a 5-9, 190-pound senior, is Cedar Cliff’s all-time leading rusher, and his 2,165 yards and 25 touchdowns this season lead the Mid-Penn Conference. McMeans has completed 91 of 181 pass attempts, for 1,222 yards and 12 scores. Cedar Cliff has won eight straight games since falling 43-13 to Cocalico and 41-7 to Harrisburg in back-to-back weeks in September. The Colts won the Mid-Penn Keystone Division championship in the regular season. They are seeking their fourth district championship. Cedar Cliff’s last appearance in a title game was in 1996, when the Colts defeated Wilson 38-13 in the Class 4A final. Exeter fought its way to the semifinals with a 16-14 upset of Shippensburg, the No. 3 seed. It was the first loss of the season for the Greyhounds. The 11th-seeded Eagles got a 161-yard rushing performance from running back Wender Polanco. Sean Henry added three field goals for Exeter, whose lone touchdown came on a one-yard plunge by Tyler Yocum. Exeter’s pass-heavy offense was held to just 70 yards through the air, but the Eagles managed 200 rushing yards while holding Shippensburg to just 128 yards of offense. The Greyhounds also committed four turnovers. Polanco and Jeremiah Nixon split the bulk of the rushing duties for Exeter, combining for 1,198 yards and eight touchdowns on the ground. But Nixon was limited by an injury against Shipp, and managed just five yards on one carry. Quarterback Gavin McClusker has completed 106 of 197 passes, for 1,896 yards and 24 touchdowns. Those totals are all tops in Berks County. Alex Javier (40-844, 17 TDs) is McClusker’s top target. Exeter has won seven of its last eight games. The Eagles are 4-10 in their district playoff history and are making just their second appearance in the semifinals. View the full article
  15. Nearly four years after Brave proposed paying users to surf the web, that vision is finally coming to the iPhone. View the full article
  16. Republican lawmakers on the House Intelligence Committee jumped in ahead of opening statements from Wednesday's impeachment witnesses to call for a subpoena to compel testimony from the whistleblower who triggered the inq... View the full article
  17. Conservative lawyer George Conway, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, said Wednesday he's "horrified" and "appalled" with the Republican Party's defense of President Donald Trump in the impeachment inquiry. View the full article
  18. simpleton

    CNN- America's largest milk producer files for bankruptcy

    I'm guessing you meant "udderly."
  19. House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said President Trump risks "irrevocably" altering the federal balance of power. "If the president can simply refuse all oversight, particularly ... View the full article
  20. A group of Republican senators will meet with Turkish President Recep Erdoğan and President Trump at the White House on Wednesday.Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a close ally of Trump who has been critical of Turkey... View the full article
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  22. Two people in China are being treated for plague, authorities said Tuesday. It’s the second time the disease, the same one that caused the Black Death, one of the deadliest pandemics in human history, has been detected in the region — in May, a Mongolian couple died from bubonic plague after eating the raw kidney of a marmot, a local folk health remedy. The two recent patients, from the Chinese province of Inner Mongolia, were diagnosed with pneumonic plague by doctors in the Chinese capital Beijing, according to state media Xinhua. They are now receiving treatment in Beijing’s Chaoyang District, and authorities have implemented preventative control measures. Plague, caused by bacteria and transmitted through flea bites and infected animals, can develop in three different forms. Bubonic plague causes swollen lymph nodes, while septicemic plague infects the blood and pneumonic plague infects the lungs. Pneumonic — the kind the Chinese patients have — is more virulent and damaging. Left untreated, it is always fatal, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). During the Middle Ages, plague outbreaks devastated Europe, killing around 50 million people. Since then, we’ve invented antibiotics, which can treat most infections if they are caught early enough — but the plague isn’t gone. In fact, it’s made a recent comeback. From 2010 to 2015, more than 3,248 cases were reported worldwide, including 584 deaths, according to the WHO. The three most endemic countries are the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Madagascar, and Peru. In the United States, there have been anywhere from a few to a few dozen cases of plague every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2015, two people in Colorado died from the plague, and the year before there were eight reported cases in the state. Having caused close to 50,000 human cases during the past 20 years, the plague is now categorized by WHO as a re-emerging disease. How do you get plague? Is it curable? According to the CDC, people usually get plague after being bitten by a rodent flea carrying the bacterium Yersinia pestis. Infected animals like cats and dogs can also infect their owners. The bacteria persists because low levels circulate among populations of certain rodents, the CDC says. These infected animals and their fleas serve as long-term reservoirs for the bacteria. A 2018 study suggested it’s not just rats that are responsible — the Black Death may have spread by human fleas and body lice. There is currently no effective vaccine against plague, but modern antibiotics can prevent complications and death if given quickly enough. However, a strain of bubonic plague with high-level resistance to the antibiotic streptomycin, which is usually the first-line treatment, was seen recently in Madagascar. Untreated bubonic plague can turn into pneumonic plague, which causes rapidly developing pneumonia, after bacteria spreads to the lungs. A recent report suggests that researchers are exploring a variety of approaches to develop an effective vaccine. Since different vaccine designs lead to different mechanisms of immunity, the authors conclude that combinations of different types might overcome the limitations of individual vaccines and effectively prevent a plague outbreak. How do you protect yourself from plague? Key steps for prevention of plague include eliminating nesting places for rodents around your home, sheds, garages and recreation areas by removing brush, rock piles, trash and excess firewood, according to the CDC. Report sick or dead animals to law enforcement or your local health officials, do not pick up or touch them yourself. If you absolutely must handle a sick or dead animal, wear gloves. Use insect repellent that contains DEET to prevent flea bites and treat dogs and cats for fleas regularly. Do not sleep with your pets as this increases your risk of getting plague. Finally, your pets should not hunt or roam rodent habitats, such as prairie dog colonies. View the full article
  23. Lawyer and frequent Trump critic George Conway, husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, appeared Wednesday on MSNBC ahead of the first public impeachment hearings.Conway's coverage on MSNBC is particular... View the full article
  24. White House hopeful and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) on Wednesday released a new ad in Iowa highlighting his health care plan as the issue continues to be one that divides the Democratic primary field.... View the full article
  25. The White House rolled out a proposal Wednesday that, if enforced, would deny work permits to asylum-seekers who fail to enter the U.S. through a port of entry, among other things, ... View the full article
  26. Many states suppress voting by law or fiat. In 2018 alone, according to Jelani Cobb, “ninety-nine bills designed to diminish voter access were introduced…in thirty-one state legislatures”. Many laws are already in place to create hurdles for prospective voters. In Wisconsin, one of the pivotal 2016 states, a strict new voter-ID law rammed through by the Republican government resulted in the suppression of an estimated 200,000 votes, some nine times the margin that separated Trump from Hillary Clinton. https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/america-2020-interim-report-slough-anxiety/
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