10 things you need to know today: October 15, 2020
On Wednesday, the last day of her confirmation meeting, Judge Amy Coney Barrett again failed to articulate her legal views regarding reproductive rights, the Affordable Care Act and other topics.
She did still not claim that it was unfair to split migrant children from their parents so that criminal trafficking might be deterred by members of the Senate's Judicial Committee.
Barrett replied to a question by Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.). In spite of her reticences, Barrett's opinions of certain main issues were not questioned. "It's a topic of hot political discourse on which I can not articulate or be drawn as a judge"
"This was the first time that we nominated a woman in American history who is shamefully pro-life who has taken up her religion without apology," says Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) committee chairman, Barrett.
[D.P] [W. Post]
On Wednesday, French President Macron declared a curfew in Paris and eight other cities to restrict the travel and public meetings of coronavirals in Europe as a new state of emergency.
Curfew at 9 p.m.
To 6 o'clock.
Starting on Saturday and running for 4 weeks or more.
"That's all we need-because if in 15 days, three weeks and a month we're not going to take tougher action, we must do it and comply with it," said Macron.
The latest limitations were adopted as European governments stepped up attempts to curtail the spread of the virus as the burden of cases rose and winter approaches, and the fear of a latest pandemic surge grew.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel reported that the country had passed a total 6,638 new cases on Wednesday in a deal with government governors on limits on public meetings and national transport.
Russia has recorded a record regular rise in confirmed infections.
[The Times of New York]
Americans proceeded to cast early ballots on Monday, almost three weeks later, in unparalleled numbers.
About 15 million Americans voted now.
If this patterns persist, the plurality of votes cast before Election Day could be the first elections in U.S. history.
Electors in Georgia have been waiting for eleven hours to cast votes this week.
North Carolina has not yet voted since general elections in 2016 for about 100,000 of the 500,000 voters who have returned mail voting to date.
Democrats have become highly optimistic and Black people and woman supporters, categories that favor Democrat Joe Biden mostly over President Trump in surveys, turn out to be disproportionately multiple.
[D.P] [W. Post]
The Director of Disease Control and Prevention at the Centers Robert Robert Redfield reports that COVID-19 has been a "growing threat" in small domestic gatherings and that this warning is being rendered during a call to the Governors of new cases of coronavirus in 36 States.
"All of the jurisdictions on public square have a higher level of alertness and mitigation," said Redfield.
"With thanksgiving coming up, the CDC defines a small dinner with one household members as a lower risk, and a small outdoor dinner with nearby relatives and friends as moderate risks. The CDC 's thoughts are that contamination is becoming more dangerous.
It advises that you stop "big indoor meetings with people outside your home."
The youngest son of President Trump, Barron, screened the coronavirus positive, but didn't display any signs. First lady Melania Trump posted a personal article on Wednesday on the White House web.
In the first test Barron, 14 years old, evaluated negatively, but wrote, "I couldn't help but wonder, 'Tomorrow or the next day, what about?.'"
President Trump, who returned to the trail of the campaign after his doctor deemed him to be infectious, assured White House reporters, "Barron's all right." Ms Trump wished she will regain her duties shortly.
"I want people to realize how blessed it is my family to have the kind of treatment we did," she says.
[Bloomberg, CNN] [Bloomberg]
Amy Cooper, a white woman who reported falsely to 911 that Christian Cooper, a Black birdwatcher, had threatened her with a second call made to a New York City city police unreported beforehand claiming he had assaulted her.
Amy Cooper is also guilty of a fabricated study, says Vance, a third-grade misdemeanor.
Christian Cooper has caught part of the May 25 video conversation. He has identified what she did as 'racial illegal behavior.'
Amy Cooper was dismissed from her position with an investment firm and apologised after he shared it online and it went viral.
Her outbreak followed Christian Cooper asking her to lay her cocker in a central park area where dogs can't roam.
[NBC News] [NBC News]
The Wall Street Journal announced Wednesday that the European Union aims to reach the representatives of the inner circle of Russian President Vladimir Putin by sanctions on the poisoning with the Soviet-era agent of the Opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
EU officials said sanctions against six top Russian officials and one non-identifiable entity, including a travel ban, and an assets freeze, will come into place early Thursday.
Another Russian, Yevgeny Prigozhen, is being prosecuted similarly for reportedly breaking an EU embargo on the sale of weapons and other aid to mercenary powers in Libya.
In 2018, a U.S. Grand Jury convicted Prigozhin and Russia's Internet Research Service for suspected involvement with the presidential election in 2016.
The EU is already evidently willing to penalize Navalny for his supposed actions to bully him.
[The Newspaper of Wall Street]
According to a study published Wednesday by the Sentencing Initiative, about 5.2 million Americans would not be eligible to vote in the November referendum owing to criminal sentences.
There are only just a fifth of them behind bars.
More than 40% have ended their sentences but are yet not eligible to vote.
Black Americans are about four times the proportion as those with criminal backgrounds disenfranchised.
The percentages in the South are strongest and are projected to be more detrimental to the Democrats than to Republicans.
Florida has the most felony disenfranchisement, about 1.1 million people.
In 2018, the state's electorate enacted a reinsertion measure after citizens completed their sentences; nevertheless, the state-run legislature blocked felons from casting seats before all court penalties and costs have been charged.
[The Times of New York]
Wells Fargo has fired over 100 workers to collect Coronavirus relief funds inappropriately, published Bloomberg Wednesday, referring to a competent individual.
The bank discovered out the staff had US money fraudulently.
According to an internally-specific memo checked by Bloomberg, the small business administration "by using misleading statements to request coronavirus relief funds for itself"
The supposed theft was not connected to the job of the bank workers.
In previous cases, JPMorgan Chase & Co. found that, in some instances, the same program provides access to funds to over 500 employees.
U.S. banks have been encouraged to reveal suspicious program deposits to clients and employees.
[Bloomberg] [The Netherlands]
On Wednesday, Twitter and Facebook limited the posting to an article from the New York Post that Hunter Biden had dropped a Mac laptop in a repair shop and had damned mail on their hard drive.
One of the emails related to reports of a meeting between Hunter Biden 's father and the new Democrat candidate for president and a contractor to the Ukrainian power company whose board served Hunter Biden.
Joe Biden 's campaign claimed that Biden had checked the official timetables from that period on and no meeting had ever taken place. "Allegedly, the machine shop owner supplied the FBI with the hard disk and sent Rudy Giuliani a copy to his counsel.
The Post was provided by Giuliani.
The tale will be tracked by Facebook and banned by Twitter because of a violation of its hacked content policy.
[The New York Times, NBC News] Trump called the information "explosive" and the information "crooks"
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