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State: Let's Use $16M in Virus Aid for Fracking

North Dakota officials are hoping to use federal coronavirus funds for fracking grants—a move that has critics up in arms, the Grand Forks Herald reports. A state energy commission voted unanimously Friday to reallocate over $221 million in congressional virus aid to state agencies, including $16 million for fracking....

Bellinger back in CF for LA with roof closed for…

The roof is closed for Game 5 of the World Series, when Cody Bellinger is set to be back in center field for the Los Angeles Dodgers

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California Court Rules Uber and Lyft Must Make…

California Court Rules Uber and Lyft Must Make Drivers Employees. On Thursday, a California appeals court told the ride-sharing companies that their drivers can no longer be classified as independent contractors. Uber and Lyft can appeal to the California Supreme Court within the next 30 days. Both companies have contributed to a nearly $200-million campaign, Prop. 22, in an effort to keep drivers as independent contractors in California. According to NPR, it's the most expensive ballot campaign in the state's history. Today's ruling means that if the voters don't say Yes on Proposition 22, rideshare drivers will be prevented from continuing to work as independent contractors, ... , Uber spokesperson Matt Kallman, via NPR. ... putting hundreds of thousands of Californians out of work and likely shutting down ridesharing throughout much of the state, Uber spokesperson Matt Kallman, via NPR. Uber and Lyft claim the gig economy laws of California do not apply to them since they are "tech platforms" rather than "transportation businesses.". San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera says both companies have been "breaking the law for years.". This is a victory for the people of California and for every driver who has been denied fair wages, paid sick days, and other benefits by these companies, San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera, via NPR

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Exec Made Odd Request of Employees in Bad-News…

A Wednesday video call with Quibi employees, in which they were informed the streaming service would be shutting down just six months after launching , got a little strange at one point. Founder Jeffrey Katzenberg, whom the Wall Street Journal reports was "emotional," gave the employees—who will be laid off...

How The Winner Of A Presidential Election Is…

Many Americans believe that once the media 'calls' a presidential election and one candidate gives a concession speech, the other is officially named the winner. But according to Voice of America, that's far from the truth. In fact, it's a multi-step process that takes place over the course of months, not days. Once all the in-person, mail-in, and provisional ballots are tallied, each state governor draws up a list of electors. Copies of this list are submitted to the US Archivist. The electors then meet in their state capitals on the first Monday after the second Wednesday in December, to formally vote for president and vice president. The electors in each of the states complete Certificates of Vote and send them to the US Senate, the National Archives, and state officials. The final step in the process occurs in early January. Congress meets to count the electoral votes and officially certifies the winner. While the process is ordinarily ceremonial, there can be objections.

"Do another one!" Girl shows off flipping skills…

A mother filmed her daughter doing backflips on their trampoline at their home in Denver, Colorado, after it snowed on Oct. 25.

Coming Home Again (Clean Trailer)

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Mark Meadows Makes Startling COVID Comment

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows is making headlines Sunday with his comments about the coronavirus, CNN reports. "We are not going to control the pandemic," he said on State of the Union . "We are going to control the fact that we get vaccines, therapeutics and other mitigation areas....

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Founder of Electronics Dynasty Has Died

The man who turned Samsung into a tech powerhouse—and nearly lost it all amid white-collar crime convictions—died Sunday in Seoul, the Washington Post reports. Lee Kun-hee was 78. "Chairman Lee was a true visionary who transformed Samsung into the world-leading innovator and industrial powerhouse from a local business,...

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Steelers dominate early, hold off Titans for…

The highly anticipated showdown between the AFC’s last undefeated teams turned into a Pittsburgh beatdown early and a near Tennessee comeback late

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Trump Says Israel and Sudan Have Agreed to…

Trump Says Israel and Sudan , Have Agreed to Normalize Relations. President Trump made the announcement on Friday, less than two weeks before the election. According to CNN, before talks of normalization could move forward, . Sudan Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok requested that the country be removed from the state sponsor of terrorism list, which it has be on since 1993. Trump signed an executive order to implement Sudan's removal from the list. According to CNN, if both the House and Senate pass veto-proof joint resolutions of disapproval within 45 days, . Congress can overturn the decision to remove Sudan from the state sponsor of terrorism list

Murder Hornet Nest Is No More

State entomologists have won the opening battle against murder hornets in Washington, successfully removing the first nest discovered in the US. Two days after it was discovered in a cavity of a tree near Blaine, the nest was shut down and the hornets removed, CNN reports. The nest held between...

How Do Votes On Election Day Get Counted?

When the polls close on Election Day and no more voting is allowed, the election judge at each polling place has poll workers seal all the ballot boxes. The boxes are sent to a central vote-counting facility. This is usually a government office, such as a city hall or county courthouse. There, if paper ballots are still used, election officials manually read each ballot and add up the number of votes in each race. Where punch-card ballots are used, election officials count the ballots by hand, then run them through a mechanical punch card reader, which prints out a tally. For absentee/mail-in ballots, they're first cross-checked against voter registration records, to ensure there's no fraud taking place. On Election Day—but never before—state election officials count the mail-in ballots, and add the tally to the ballots cast in-person. With newer, fully computerized voting systems, the vote totals are transmitted automatically, or via removable digital media, to the central counting facility.

Snowy Sunday in Steamboat Springs

A powerhouse storm moved through Colorado, leaving cold and snowy conditions in its wake. Steamboat Springs, Colorado, was left with a fair amount of snow on the ground on Oct. 25.

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The Last Sermon

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Museum Visitor Realizes Where Long-Lost Painting…

Jacob Lawrence's renowned 1950s series of paintings " Struggle: From the History of the American People " arrived at New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art in August missing five of its 30 panels. It will leave next month missing only four. A visitor to the museum realized that a painting she...

Still Another Governor Could be a Target

An Ohio man said he was asked to help arrest, try, and sentence Gov. Mike DeWine. Under the plan, DeWine's penalty could be exile from the state or execution for his supposed crimes, Cleveland.com reports. An activist opposed to DeWine's handling of the coronavirus pandemic confirmed that she called...