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    Yes, I am Taiwanese American, but I regret to inform you that I will not be taking a side on whether House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was right to visit Taiwan last week. My entire extended family lives there, and I have many better-informed relatives to answer to. Relatives who, when I proudly display the Mandarin I have polished as a reporter in the San Gabriel Valley, pat me on the head like I’m a particularly intelligent talking dog. Relatives who take me to all the delicious places to eat, who might stop if they didn’t like my thoughts on cross-strait politics. So the strongest opinion I can offer about this week of debates over Taiwan is this: Please, don’t mess this up for me. Taiwan is a beautiful island that I have been visiting nearly every year since I was a child. Politics has always been a sensitive subject, and the divide is generational. All my cousins believe in Taiwanese identity and independence, and my aunts and uncles usually vote for the Kuomintang party, which has favored closer...
    President Joe Biden on Monday said he 'strongly support's a House bill that would codify the right to contraception. The Biden administration put out a statement of support for the Right to Contraception Act, which the House will vote on this week as part of a slew of legislation Democrats are passing to protect reproductive rights.  In the statement, Biden again warned the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade would have 'far-reaching consequences' on women's health.   'The Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs, which overturned Roe v. Wade and eliminated a constitutional right to choose, has already had devastating implications for women's health and public health,' the administration said in a statement.   The Right to Contraception Act allows people to obtain and use contraceptives, and protects healthcare providers' ability to provide contraceptives and relevant information to patients.  The goal is to protect all contraceptives approved by the Food and Drug Administration, including oral and emergency contraceptives, intrauterine devices and condoms.  President Joe Biden put out a statement of support for the Right to Contraception Act, which the House will vote on...
    Jason Connolly/AFP via Getty Images Women oppose the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade by a whopping two-to-one margin — while a plurality of men support it, according to a poll taken after the decision was announced. News broke Friday morning that the Supreme Court has effectively overturned the landmark s Roe v. Wade decision with a 5-4 decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, in an opinion that closely resembles the leaked Justice Samuel Alito-authored draft opinion that has roiled politics for months. In short order, polling showed the lines of division that had been drawn. Respondents to a YouGov poll — taken Friday following the decision — were asked “The Supreme Court overturned its Roe v. Wade decision, meaning that abortion access is no longer protected nationwide. Do you support or oppose the Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade?” Among women, 56 percent say they “Strongly oppose” (48%) or “Somewhat oppose” (8%) while 29 percent either “Strongly support” (20%) or “Somewhat support” (9%) — about a 2 to 1 margin. But among men, 43 percent say they “Strongly oppose” (34%) or “Somewhat oppose”...
    "I apologize for saying white male writers having trouble finding work is a form of racism," Patterson tweeted. "I absolutely do not believe that racism is practiced against white writers. Please know that I strongly support a diversity of voices being heard—in literature, in Hollywood, everywhere." \u201cI apologize for saying white male writers having trouble finding work is a form of racism. I absolutely do not believe that racism is practiced against white writers. Please know that I strongly support a diversity of voices being heard\u2014in literature, in Hollywood, everywhere.\u201d — James Patterson (@James Patterson) 1655222583
    Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AK) argued on Sunday that the Biden administration’s “mealy-mouthed” response to mounting Russian aggression at the Ukrainian border “emboldens and encourages our adversaries everywhere.” Cotton noted two of Vladimir Putin‘s demands — that Ukraine not join NATO and the U.S. not have large numbers of combat troops in Ukraine — are “pretexts.” “There is no plan for Ukraine to join NATO,” Cotton said, adding that the U.S. has not had large numbers of combat troops in Ukraine either. “What [Putin] really wants is to reassemble the greater Soviet Russia empire that he thinks…was a geopolitical catastrophe when it collapsed in the 1990s,” Cotton said. “And he wants to have a non-democratic buffer zone so the Russian people can’t look to places like Ukraine and Georgia and say, ‘If democracy works in those countries why shouldn’t it work in ours?'” Cotton said this has been a longtime goal of Putin’s, but the reason he appears to be acting on it now, by increasing Russian military presence on the border and planning a “false flag” operation in order to...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court rejects a new, 4-year congressional map that strongly favored GOP, sends it back to be reworked. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Supreme Court rejects new, 4-year Statehouse maps that strongly favored Republicans, gives panel 10 days to fix. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    White House chief medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said Monday Americans should “stay away from” New Year’s Eve gatherings, as he predicted a further increase in the number of Omicron variant infections. Fauci made an appearance on Monday’s episode of CNN’s “New Day,” where he warned that large social gatherings were dangerous, because of the impossibility of ascertaining everyone’s vaccination status. “When you are talking about a New Year’s Eve party, where you have 30, 40, 50 people celebrating, you do not know the status of their vaccination — I would recommend strongly, stay away from that this year,” Fauci said. “There will be other years to do that, but not this year.” As per the guidance posted on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) website, vaccinated individuals infected with COVID-19 can still transmit the virus. Dr. Anthony Fauci says he recommends that people “stay away” from large New Year’s Eve gatherings where they don’t know the vaccination status of guests. “There will be other years to do that, but not this year,” he says.https://t.co/X6u5qGcrbn pic.twitter.com/5eaEpVfWhd — New...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden will coach Sunday’s game under uncomfortable circumstances, after comments he made in a 2011 email about NFLPA president DeMaurice Smith surfaced on Friday. In the email, Gruden wrote, “Dumboriss Smith has lips the size of michellin tires [sic].” He’s since apologized, though it’s not yet determined if or how he will be disciplined by the Raiders or the NFL. On Sunday morning, former Patriots Randy Moss and Tedy Bruschi spoke candidly about the matter. “This may have been 10 years ago, OK, but Jon Gruden’s response slash excuse was recent. See, I don’t think he understands what he did in that email,” Bruschi said on Sunday NFL Countdown. “When you insult a Black man’s intelligence by demeaning his appearance, that is racist. That is the only way I know it. That is the only way I was raised. That is racist.” ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on the show that after Gruden apologized to his team on Friday morning, one Black player hugged Gruden and told the coach that he has his...
    Joe Biden last night threw a spanner into the works of the UK's 'special relationship' with the United States, warning Boris Johnson that growing trade tensions between the two nations should not jeopardise 'hard-fought' peace in Northern Ireland. Boris Johnson is expected to discuss concerns over the agreement aimed at preventing a hard trade border on the island of Ireland in a series of meetings with the President and other White House officials today. But Mr Biden said he feels 'very strongly' that there should be no changes to the 'Irish accords' resulting in 'a closed border'. Asked about a UK-US trade deal, Mr Biden, appearing alongside the Prime Minister, told reporters in the Oval Office: 'To do with the UK, that's continuing to be discussed. 'But on the (Northern Ireland) protocols I feel very strongly on those. We spent an enormous amount of time and effort, the United States, it was a major bipartisan effort made. 'And I would not at all like to see, nor I might add would many of my Republican colleagues like to see, a change...
    The Biden administration said on Monday that it “strongly supports” a bill the House will consider this week that would block many state-level abortion restrictions. A statement of administration policy from the Office of Management and Budget said the White House “strongly supports House passage of H.R. 3755, the Women’s Health Protection Act of 2021.” The Women’s Health Protection Act would give medical providers the right to perform abortions and would override certain state-level restrictions, such as bans on abortion via telemedicine or requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. AHEAD OF LOOMING SHUTDOWN, DEMOCRATS SEEK STOPGAP SPENDING BILL The bill is poised to pass in the House but unlikely to pass the Senate. Tom McClusky, president of March for Life Action, told the Washington Examiner that “Joe Biden’s descent into abortion extremism has reached a new low with his support of this legislation." "This bill goes far beyond codifying Roe v. Wade. It seeks to overturn the hundreds of state laws across the nation that protect women and...
    By Michael Hurley, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — Cam Newton was forced to miss five days of work last week, including three practices. During that time, rookie quarterback Mac Jones took most of the reps at the most important position on the field. READ MORE: Bill Belichick Speaks On Mac Jones: QB Can Do Thing The Way We Want Them Done Now, Newton is gone, and Jones is the team’s QB1. Considering those circumstances, and considering Bill Belichick has famously stated that “dependability is more important than ability,” fans and media reacted to the release of Newton on Tuesday by wondering if his status of not being fully vaccinated contributed to the end of his Patriots tenure. Belichick adamantly denied that Newton’s — or anyone’s — vaccination status impacted his decisions on roster cutdown day, and noted that many positive COVID cases around the NFL have been in players who are vaccinated. “No. Look, you guys keep talking about that, and I would just point out that I don’t know what the number is — I mean, you guys can look...
    For weeks now, DeSantis has strongly promoted early treatment for COVID-19 using the lab-made antibodies and has opened multiple sites in his state where sick people can receive free treatment before they need to be hospitalized. The governor has also urged Floridians to get vaccinated against COVID-19 to reduce their risk of serious illness and avoid the need for treatment in the first place. But DeSantis has been maligned for promoting this treatment. An Associated Press report published last week insinuated that the governor has been promoting the treatment, which is manufactured by Regeneron, to benefit one of his top donors who is heavily invested in the company. The governor strongly pushed back against the story, accusing the AP of publishing a "partisan smear" and discouraging people from seeking "life-saving treatment." Others have criticized the governor over the cost of the drug, which at $1,000 per Regeneron treatment is more expensive than a $25 vaccine dose. But DeSantis has pointed out that vaccines won't help people who are already infected with COVID-19 and need treatment. And Fauci agrees...
    Being able to shoot the basketball would seem like an obvious requirement for NBA players. But despite being a three-time All-Star at just 24-years-old, not only does Ben Simmons struggle to shoot the basketball, he appears fearful of it. Multiple coaches have tried to fix the problem for the Philadelphia 76ers star. Every offseason, various videos are released to show Simmons working on his shooting woes, but once the games start, the same struggles persist. Still, Metta World Peace is convinced he has the answer. “Fixable, easily fixable,” the player formerly knowns as Ron Artest said of Simmons. “He has to learn to live with butterflies.” World Peace has been open about seeing a sports therapist throughout his NBA career. And because of that experience, World Peace told Shannon Sharpe he’s confident Simmons can overcome his shooting woes. “I gotta say, he doesn’t believe in himself right now. It looks like he don’t believe in himself,” World Peace acknowledged on Sharpe’s Club Shay Shay podcast. “And that’s really crazy. It’s like those Instagram models who are like ‘I gotta...
    LONDON (AP) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave a strong hint Saturday that the next planned relaxation of coronavirus restrictions in England this month will be delayed as a result of the spread of the delta variant first identified in India. In a series of interviews on the sidelines of the Group of Seven leaders’ summit in southwest England, Johnson conceded that he has grown more pessimistic about sanctioning the next easing scheduled for June 21 as the number of infections across the United Kingdom has increased to levels not seen since February. The British government has planned to take the next step in bringing England out of lockdown by removing all legal limits on social contact – including allowing nightclubs to reopen for the first time since the pandemic struck in March 2020. Johnson is set to make an announcement about the June 21 timetable on Monday. However, the recent rise in new confirmed cases has led many scientists to call for a delay, potentially of up to four weeks, so more people can get vaccinated before the...
    Dolphins seem to be permanently smiling... but it seems darker emotions may be bubbling under the surface. After studying 'alliance networks' between male bottlenose dolphins living in Shark Bay, Western Australia, marine researchers now reckon the mammals can hold a grudge. A team from Bristol University found individual dolphins responded strongly to the calls of 'allies' that had come to their aid in the past.  But they were more likely to ignore those who hadn't previously helped – even if they had seemed on friendly terms. Dolphins seem to be permanently smiling... but it seems darker emotions may be bubbling under the surface. After studying 'alliance networks' between male bottlenose dolphins living in Shark Bay, Western Australia, marine researchers now reckon the mammals can hold a grudge Dolphins team up to hunt or protect themselves from predators and form social concepts of 'team membership', the study in Nature Communications argued.  Dr Stephanie King said: 'Social animals can possess sophisticated ways of classifying relationships with members of the same species. 'In our own society, we use social knowledge to classify...
    President Joe Biden called for more action on gun control during his Friday press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga. Biden touted his own history on the issue and said that while he had already discussed with Attorney General Merrick Garland what could be done by executive order, it would ultimately be Congress’ job to take action. (RELATED: Biden Unveils Executive Gun Control Orders, Calls On Congress To Go Even Further) WATCH: “No one has worked harder to deal with the violence used — by individuals using weapons than I have,” Biden began. “I am the only one to ever have passed an assault weapons ban. I’m the only one that ever had a 10-year assault weapons ban, and a ban on clips of more than ten bullets.” Biden went on to say that his intent was to push Congress to follow up on the gun control measures he had already taken by executive order. “I strongly support, I strongly support the universal background checks, which I continue to push, the Congress has to step up and act,...
    President Joe Biden defended his record on gun control despite spending his energy on infrastructure spending, angrily condemning gun owners for owning weapons with the capacity of holding 20 rounds “Who in God’s name, needs a weapon that can hold 100 rounds, or 40 rounds, or 20 rounds?” he asked. “It’s just wrong.” Biden repeated he strongly supported a ban on assault weapons and even a ban on magazines holding more than ten rounds. “It’s just wrong, and I’m not going to give up until it’s done,” he said. The president blamed the Senate for blocking gun control, demanding that Republicans finally act on the issue. “I continue and I strongly, strongly urge my Republican friends in the Congress who refuse to bring up the House-passed bill,” he said. Biden complained that gun violence had become a “national embarrassment” in the United States. “It’s not only these mass shootings that are occurring, every single day, every single day there’s a mass shooting in the United States if you count all those who are killed on the streets and our rural...
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    BTS is a craze that has not only put South Korea strongly on the global map apart from their dramas but also the member of the K-pop idol. They now enjoy a global fanbase with India too swaying to their beats. The rapper in the group Suga or Min Yoong-Gi celebrates his birthday today. He is also the person who has written songs along with other members of the band. A royalty by his own admission, Suga also has a wonderful sense of camera. Many of his pictures make you believe he is actually romancing it.  Grammys 2021: Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, BTS and More to Perform at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards So while you swoon over his many mixed tapes and BTS tracks, we thought of exploring the picture-perfect side of Suga in this feature. P.S. If you think your heart can race strongly because of him, please refrain from watching this. But then can you? With a dash of gold Some charm up for grabs Eyes on the...
    The DeFi market continues to grow very strongly, which has caused the tokens of this segment to appreciate in a surprising way. This week the cryptocurrencies / tokens that have increased the most belong to this segment, that of decentralized finance. The rise of projects like UMA, 0X, PancakeSwap, Nexo, and Maker is causing the prices of their native tokens to have increased by at least 80% in recent days. DeFi Tokens were the best performers this week across the crypto ecosystem. Source: CoinMarketCap UMA stands out among DeFi tokens with 175% gains With surprising gains, the one who stands out this week between DeFi tokens and the crypto ecosystem in general is UMA, a native token of a decentralized protocol for the creation of synthetic assets within the Ethereum blockchain. 175.04% was the great jump that UMA made during the last 7 days, reaching a historical maximum of almost $ 44, after having started the week at just $ 12. At the time of writing, UMA is retreating strongly, thus trading at...
    Freshman Republican Michigan Rep. Peter Meijer said he is “strongly considering” House Democrats’ efforts to impeach President Donald Trump. Appearing Monday evening on CNN’s “Out Front,” Meijer told anchor Erin Burnett that Trump “is no longer qualified to hold that office. WATCH: “Erin, I had a break,” Meijer said. “On Wednesday at around 4:17 p.m., after we’d fled the House chambers, after we knew that at least one person had died, when we were in a secure location, we didn’t know whether any of our colleagues were injured or killed, and the one person who could tamp down the rhetoric, the one person who could have put an end to that violence, the president, he put out that video that said, ‘We love you, you’re special, come home.’ No condemnation, no urge to bring things back. To me, that was an abject failure of leadership and something just broke then.” Meijer told Burnett that while some colleagues have expressed concerned about the process, the impact, timing, and public reaction, none have argued against “the merits.” “To me, this is...
    Washington (CNN)Michigan GOP Rep. Peter Meijer said Monday evening he is "strongly considering" voting to impeach President Donald Trump following last week's riot at the US Capitol, assessing that the President is "no longer qualified to hold that office.""I would prefer that we have a more fulsome investigation into what happened. Most of what I know about January 6 came either from personal experience or from Twitter. But at the end of the day, I think it is obvious that the President is no longer qualified to hold that office," Meijer told CNN's Erin Burnett on "Out Front."Pressed on whether he'd made a definitive decision on impeachment, Meijer maintained that he will "wait to see the additional evidence presented, but again, this is something we're strongly considering."His pointed comments came the same day Democrats formally introduced their impeachment resolution, charging Trump with "incitement of insurrection" as they race toward making him the first president in history to be impeached twice. The chamber will vote on the resolution Wednesday.While some GOP lawmakers have called on Trump to resign -- notably Sens....
    Newly-elected Republican Rep. Peter Meijer (MI) came out as leaning toward supporting the House Democrat effort to impeach Donald Trump over the Capitol insurrection, saying he is “strongly considering” the move because “it is obvious that the president is no longer qualified to hold that office.” Meijer joins another House Republican, Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger, as a second possible GOP defection to support House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s announced plan to launch an impeachment move early this week. Kinzinger had already called for the removal of Trump just one day after the MAGA mob violently assaulted the Capitol, killing a police officer in the rioting. However, Kinzinger only invoked the 25th Amendment to accomplish Trump’s ouster, and has yet to explicitly come out in favor of impeaching Trump. Speaking with CNN’s Erin Burnett, the freshman Congressman, Meijer, who replaced retiring libertarian Independent Rep. Justin Amash, recounted his shocked reaction to Trump’s tacit approval of the assault even as he and his Congressional colleagues were sheltering in the Capitol for their safety. “Erin, I had a break,” Meijer explained. “On Wednesday at around 4:17 p.m., after we fled the House chambers,...
    Research psychologist Dr. Robert Epstein believes that search giant Google manipulated what content it showed users in the weeks and months before the 2020 election in a way that was highly favorable to Democrats. “We found a period of days when the vote reminder on Google’s homepage was being sent only to liberals,” Epstein said during an appearance on Tucker Carlson Tonight. “Not one of our conservative field agents received the vote reminder.” After Epstein made those results public, he said Google actually “shut off that manipulation” and were showing vote reminders to everyone in the four days before the election. Epstein said his team included “733 field agents” located in the “three key swing states” of Arizona, North Carolina, and Florida. Epstein said that the team found that Google’s search results are “strongly biased in favor of liberals and Democrats,” which was not the case on smaller search engines Bing and Yahoo. “The bias was being shown to pretty much every demographic,” Epstein said. “Including conservatives.” “Conservatives got slightly more liberal bias in their search results than liberals,” he...
    Shabana Azmi is one of the brilliant actresses that Indian Cinema has been lucky to be blessed with. The movies she did in her prime mostly spoke about a social cause, or a reality or were highly content-driven. But what many aren’t really aware of is the veteran actress has been heavily inclined towards social causes for a long time now. You all must be familiar about the Mijwaan Welfare Society – Girl Child Empowerment. Many Bollywood celebrities have walked the ramp to raise funds for this cause. To help you remember, Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone too had shown off their collections at the ramp show to raise funds for the girl child welfare. This society was established by Azmi’s father, the renowned poet Kaifi Azmi, in 1993. But something for Shabana Azmi changed after Arth. Shabana Azmi on Jaya Bachchan’s Parliament Speech: It Was a Much-Needed Statement, Kudos to Her! Speaking with Asia Society, Azmi had reminisced, “When we were screening the film for possible distributors, everyone said it was a wonderful film but it would not run a day...
    Iowa State University has decided to allow 25,000 fans at the football team's opener against visiting Louisiana-Lafayette on September 12 despite the recent coronavirus surge in the surrounding city of Ames, which now has the second-worst outbreak in the country relative to population size. ISU athletic director Jamie Pollard informed fans in a letter that 25,000 season ticket holders will be permitted to attend the 2020 home opener, but will be prohibited from tailgating and required to wear face coverings while respecting others' wishes for social distancing.  Ames, Iowa's Jack Trice Stadium has capacity for 61,500 spectators at football games. Iowa State University has decided to allow 25,000 fans at the football team's opener against visiting Louisiana-Lafayette on September 12 despite the recent coronavirus surge in the surrounding city of Ames, which now has the second-worst outbreak in the country relative to population size. Ames' Jack Trice Stadium (pictured) has capacity for 61,500 spectators ISU athletic director Jamie Pollard (left) informed fans in a letter that 25,000 season ticket holders will be permitted to attend the 2020...
    Donald Trump on Saturday said that he was 'very strongly' considering pardoning Edward Snowden - the former CIA employee who leaked highly classified information from the National Security Agency. In his strongest indication yet that the 37-year-old could be coming home from exile in Russia, Trump said he was weighing up Snowden's fate.  Snowden's revelations triggered a debate over government eavesdropping, with some hailing him as a hero and others calling him a traitor. Trump said he is 'not that aware of the Snowden situation,' but that people on both the left and the right are divided over the former contractor. 'It seems to be a split decision,' he said.  Donald Trump, pictured speaking on Saturday at Bedminster, is considering a pardon Read more: Trump: 'A lot of people' think Edward Snowden 'not being treated fairly'
    Donald Trump on Saturday said that he was 'very strongly' considering pardoning Edward Snowden - the former CIA employee who leaked highly classified information from the National Security Agency. In his strongest indication yet that the 37-year-old could be coming home from exile in Russia, Trump said he was weighing up Snowden's fate.  Snowden's revelations triggered a debate over government eavesdropping, with some hailing him as a hero and others calling him a traitor. Trump said he is 'not that aware of the Snowden situation,' but that people on both the left and the right are divided over the former contractor. 'It seems to be a split decision,' he said.  Donald Trump, pictured speaking on Saturday at Bedminster, is considering a pardon Read more: Trump: 'A lot of people' think Edward Snowden 'not being treated fairly'
    Hong Kong (CNN Business)Beijing is pushing back on a decision by India to ban dozens of Chinese mobile apps as tensions between the countries continue to rise.Zhao Lijian, a spokesperson for China's Foreign Ministry, told reporters on Tuesday that the government was "strongly concerned" about the ban. He added that authorities were still "checking and verifying information on the situation."India announced Monday that it would block 59 Chinese apps including TikTok, Weibo and WeChat, claiming that the platforms posed a threat to the "sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, security of state and public order." WeChat, a messaging app that is owned by Chinese tech giant Tencent (TCEHY), is one of China's biggest social media apps. Weibo is a microblogging platform similar to Twitter.India bans TikTok as tensions with China escalate The move is the latest indication of escalating tensions between India and China, which engaged earlier this month in border clashes in the Himalayas that left at least 20 Indian soldiers dead. Read MoreThe clash has already caused hiccups in international trade, the suspension of business deals...
    New Jersey's K-12 students will be encouraged to wear masks when they return to in-person instruction this fall, state officials announced Friday. "Throughout our school facilities, all faculty and staff and all visitors will be required to wear face coverings, unless doing so would inhibit individual health as per CDC recommendations," Gov. Phil Murphy (D) said a press conference. "Students will be strongly encouraged to wear face coverings and will be required to do so when social distancing cannot be maintained, whether that be in the classroom, or in the hallways, or in between belts." The sweeping health guidelines are a part of the reopening report that was put together by New Jersey's education officials that outlined everything that must be done to ensure that in-person instruction is as safe as possible amid the pandemic. One of the main goals of the guidelines is to keep students socially distanced – six feet apart – as much as possible. State guidelines will mandate in-person teaching of some form, though individual schools can develop a mix between in-person and remote learning that works best for...
    SAN ANTONIO – As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, local elected officials and the governor are seeing their approval ratings drop. While San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg, Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff and Gov. Greg Abbott still appear to be popular with Bexar County voters. Each of them had at least a 61% approval rating in the latest Bexar Facts-KSAT-Rivard Report poll released on Tuesday, which was a drop of seven to nine percentage points from the previous poll in April. UTSA Professor of Public Administration Heywood Sanders attributes the dip to residents’ fatigue over the pandemic and opinions on how the elected officials are handling the crisis. “A little bit of the bloom is off the rose,” Sanders said.Bexar Facts Poll leaders ratings June 2020 (KSAT)The Bexar Facts poll was performed online and over the phone in English and Spanish with 616 registered Bexar County voters from June 10-14. During the previous poll, conducted April 16-20, Wolff and Nirenberg were suddenly much more in the public eye, Sanders said. Thanks to the perception that they were taking action during...
    BURNLEY moved quickly to condemn a 'White Lives Matter Burnley' banner which flew over the Etihad last night. The banner was visible during the 5-0 defeat by Manchester City, and the club released a strong statement at half-time. 2 The banner was flown from a plane during Burnley's 5-0 loss at Man CityCredit: Reuters What have Burnley said? The Clarets immediately released a statement, saying: "Burnley Football Club strongly condemns the actions of those responsible for the aircraft and offensive banner that flew over The Etihad Stadium on Monday evening. "We wish to make it clear that those responsible are not welcome at Turf Moor. "This, in no way, represents what Burnley Football Club stands for and we will work fully with the authorities to identify those responsible and issue lifetime bans. "The club has a proud record of working with all genders, religions and faiths through its award-winning Community scheme, and stands against racism of any kind. "We are fully behind the Premier League’s Black Lives Matter initiative and, in line with all other Premier League games undertaken since...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Travelers are returning to the skies, albeit slowly. But is it safe? The TSA check at the Philadelphia International Airport is still quiet. Just a handful of passengers are coming through every few minutes. But there has been an uptick in travelers here and across the country for the first time in months. The Philadelphia International Airport is anticipating more than 400,000 passengers to travel through the airport in the month of June. That’s much greater than the number of passengers PHL served in the month of April, which was 120,000. Still, airport officials also anticipate that June passenger numbers will be down approximately 85% compared to June 2019. “We strongly believe that it’s safe to fly but we also really believe in personal responsibility,” Philadelphia International Airport spokesperson Florence Brown said. Coronavirus Cases Continue To Surge In Parts Of Country Where Officials Say Young People Are Ignoring Safety Precautions Stickers placed on the floor remind passengers to “please physically distance.” Airlines, like Frontier, are using touchless thermometers to check passengers’ temperatures before boarding. Many travelers are...
    BEIJING (AP) — China’s ceremonial legislature passes draft of a national security bill for Hong Kong that has been strongly criticized. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
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