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  • Virus crisis ebbs in China, spreads fear across the West
    PARIS – The coronavirus epidemic shifted increasingly westward toward the Middle East, Europe and the U.S. on Tuesday, with governments taking emergency steps to ease shortages of masks and other supplies for front-line doctors and nurses. “We are concerned that countries’ abilities to respond are being compromised by the severe and increasing disruption to the global supply of personal protective equipment, caused by rising demand, hoarding and misuse,” said World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. More
  • Virus spread prompts Fed to slash rates
    WASHINGTON – In a surprise move, the Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate by a sizable half-percentage point Tuesday in an effort to support the economy in the face of the spreading coronavirus. Chairman Jerome Powell said at a news conference that the virus “will surely weigh on economic activity both here and abroad for some time.” It was the Fed’s first move since last year, when it reduced its key short-term rate three times. More
  • Sanders wins top prize, California; rival Biden surges nationwide
    WASHINGTON – Bernie Sanders seized victory in Super Tuesday’s biggest prize, California, while a resurgent Joe Biden scored wins in the upper Midwest and African American strongholds in the South, in a dramatic offensive. The two Democrats, lifelong politicians with starkly different visions for America’s future, were battling for delegates as 14 states and one U.S. More
  • Thousands of migrants look for way around shut Greek border
    KASTANIES, Greece – Thousands of migrants and refugees searched for ways to cross Greece’s border with Turkey on Tuesday, as Athens ramped up its diplomatic efforts for help from the European Union to seal off its eastern land and sea frontiers. Turkey has made good on a threat to open its borders for those seeking to cross into Europe. More
  • Elgin restaurant closes abruptly with weddings, events still booked
    Gifford's Kitchen & Social in Elgin closed abruptly this week, leaving in a lurch customers who booked parties, fundraisers and weddings. A steady stream of unhappy people stopped by the restaurant at 2300 Bushwood Drive on Tuesday afternoon after news spread on social media. More
  • History on GOP's Side for Filling Ruth Bader Ginsburg Vacancy...And McConnell Might Have the Votes To Do It.
    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died. She was 87. Now, the Left is in total panic mode. Donald Trump is still president. The Senate is still controlled by Republicans. And ...
    09/18/2020 - 9:25 pm | View Link
  • Lines are history at Iowa driver centers
    The DMV jokes, at least in Iowa, can be put to bed. You know, the ones that follow along the lines of: "It took so long to (insert task here), it was almost like waiting in line at the DMV." The list ...
    09/18/2020 - 6:13 pm | View Link
  • On This Day in 2015: Japan pull off biggest shock in Rugby World Cup history
    Karne Hesketh’s 84th-minute try sealed the biggest shock in Rugby World Cup history as Japan stunned South Africa 34-32 in their opening match of the tournament in Brighton. The two-time champions ...
    09/18/2020 - 6:12 pm | View Link
  • ‘The Most Important Woman Lawyer in the History of the Republic’
    She was not the most important justice, even if she was the most famous one. She was, as one of my sources told me, quite simply the most important woman lawyer in the history of the Republic. ‘She ...
    09/18/2020 - 5:02 pm | View Link
  • Brownlow Medal 2020: When is it, how to watch, odds, previous winners, history, who will win
    There's a clear favourite, who came up just short last year and looks set to take home his first Brownlow this time around. However, a handful of players at longer odds have enjoyed brilliant seasons, ...
    09/18/2020 - 1:43 pm | View Link
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