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Hundreds gather at Supreme Court to mourn…

Hundreds of people have gathered outside the Supreme Court, singing in a candlelight vigil and weeping together as they mourn the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Listen to an alligator on helium

Stephan Reber has been awarded an Ig Nobel Prize for Acoustics - for a 2015 study that involved an alligator inhaling helium. This was done to understand if alligators have resonances in their vocalizations, something that certain animals use to communicate body size.

McConnell: Senate Will Vote on Trump's SCOTUS…

Mitch McConnell wasted no time in making clear that the nominee President Trump selects to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg "will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate." In a Friday night statement that acknowledged Ginsburg's "extraordinary American life," McConnell laid out his justification...

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a towering women’s rights champion who became the court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington. She was 87. (Sept. 18)

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Is Dead

CNN is reporting that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died. The court announced that she passed due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer. She was 87 years old. Ginsburg was appointed in 1993 by President Bill Clinton. In recent years served as the most senior member of the court's liberal wing. She consistently delivering progressive votes on the most divisive social issues of the day. She was instrumental in protecting abortion rights, same-sex marriage, voting rights, immigration, health care and affirmative action. "Our Nation has lost a jurist of historic stature," said Chief Justice John Roberts. President Donald Trump and the Republican controlled senate now have less than 50 days to confirm a new justice before the November 3rd election.

McConnell vows quick vote on next justice; Biden…

The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday has cast an immediate spotlight on the vacancy on the high court, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vowing to bring President Donald Trump’s nominee to a vote with just over six weeks before the election

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Dr. Fauci Cites These 3 Things for an Optimal…

Dr. Fauci Cites , These 3 Things , for an Optimal Immune System. Beyond social distancing measures, hand-washing and wearing a mask, . White House task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci has three solid recommendations to keep your immune system healthy. 1. , "Get a reasonable amount of sleep.". The rule of thumb is that between seven and eight hours of sleep is necessary to keep your immune system healthy. 2. , "Get a good diet.". Foods that are rich in necessary vitamins and minerals will help your immune system to stay strong. 3, "Try to avoid or alleviate severe stress, which we know can sometimes impact the immune system.". Regular exercise, a consistent meditation practice and listening to your favorite music are just a few ways to mitigate and release stress

How To Reduce You Sodium Intake

Sodium is a killer. It can lead to high blood pressure, and cause heart attacks and strokes. Reducing sodium is important to maintain good health. Adults should consume no more than 2,300 milligrams of sodium per day, but most people in the US consume about 50% more than that. What are some simple ways to reduce sodium intake? Track your salt intake. Opt for "low in sodium" or "reduced sodium" products. Limit Processed Food.

The Statement RBG Dictated Before Her Death

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday at her home in Washington, DC, reports the AP . She was 87. Ginsburg died of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer, the court says; it was her fifth bout with cancer since 1999. NPR reports that in the days before her death, Ginsburg...

Sally's rain and storm surge hammer Gulf Coast

Follow Hurricane Sally's path to landfall and aftermath along the Gulf Coast with AccuWeather's live coverage throughout Sally.

Trump Says He Will Create National Commission to…

Trump Says He Will Create National Commission , to Push 'Pro-American' History. Speaking at the National Archives, President Donald Trump announced the "1776 Commission" on Thursday. . He cited the purpose of the commission as promoting a “pro-American curriculum that celebrates the truth about our nation’s great history.". The title of the commission seems to be a response to the 1619 Project, named in reference to the first year enslaved Africans were brought to the "New World.". The 1619 Project was created by Pulitzer Prize- winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones. It has been integrated into existing school curricula around the country. What we’re witnessing today is a result of left-wing indoctrination in our nation’s schools and universities, Donald Trump, via 'The Washington Post'. American parents are not going to accept indoctrination in our schools, cancel culture at work .., Donald Trump, via 'The Washington Post'. ... or the repression of traditional faith, culture and values in the public square. Not anymore, Donald Trump, via 'The Washington Post'. Many young Americans have been fed lies about America being a wicked nation plagued by racism, Donald Trump, via 'The Washington Post'. Chris Dier, 2020 teacher of the year in Lousiana, said he was "not teaching my students to hate America.". We are teaching our students to embrace our country, even the things that are negative. We’re choosing not to ignore the ghosts of our country’s past, Chris Dier, 2020 Teacher of the Year, via 'The Washington Post'

Asia Today: India's cases keep rising; rallies in…

India has maintained its surge in coronavirus cases, adding 93,337 new confirmed infections in the past 24 hours

Biden says 2020 winner should pick RBG successor

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden says the winner of the November election should pick a successor to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (Sept. 18)

A 50-50 Senate Split Is as Good a Bet as Any…

Democrats have a slight edge at the moment in their effort to take control of the Senate from Republicans, but many outcomes—including a tie—remain possible. That's the upshot from FiveThirtyEight , which kicked off its Senate forecast Friday. The most likely result from the November elections is a Senate...

Trump shifts on Puerto Rico, releases aid as…

President Donald Trump has announced the release of $13 billion in assistance to repair the damage in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria three years ago, and has pledged to restore its economy

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Meet Stan, the $8 million dinosaur

Unearthed in 1987, less than a century after the existence of Tyrannosaurus rex had first become known, STAN — named after his discoverer Stan Sacrison — represents one of the most complete fossil skeletons of the most famous dinosaur species ever to have lived.

Kaepernick Jersey Honoring Protest Sells Out in…

Fans and supporters could buy a new commemorative Colin Kaepernick jersey on Thursday—if they were really, really fast. Nike sold out online in less than a minute, CBS reports. The all-black, No. 7 jersey marks the fourth anniversary of the first time the former quarterback took a knee during...

Biden pays tribute to late Supreme Court Justice

Former US Vice President Joe Biden has paid to tribute to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her enduring legacy. (Sept. 18)

What Are The Health Benefits Of B6?

Vitamin B6 is one a very popular vitamin. Business Insider explored the benefits of this vitamin. Vitamin B6 helps turn food into energy. Vitamin B6 supports heart health. Vitamin B6 promotes healthy brain function. Vitamin B6 may help morning sickness. Vitamin B6 may treat seizures in newborns. Vitamin B6 fosters a healthy immune system .

Stopgap bill to prevent shutdown held up over…

Efforts to fashion a temporary spending bill needed to avert a government shutdown at the end of the month have run aground amid a fight over farm bailout funding that’s a key priority of President Donald Trump and Capitol Hill Republicans

Maya Rudolph Wins First-Ever Emmy Award for ‘Big…

Maya Rudolph Wins First-Ever Emmy Award for ‘Big Mouth’ Role . On Thursday, during night four of the Creative Arts Emmys, Maya Rudolph won her first-ever Emmy. She won the award for outstanding character voice-over performance for her role as Connie on ‘Big Mouth.’. Her competitors in the category were Wanda Sykes, Nancy Cartwright, Hank Azaria, Leslie Odom Jr. and Taika Waititi. . Rudolph also received two nominations in the category of outstanding guest actress in a comedy series. She was recognized for her role as the judge on ‘The Good Place’ and her portrayal of Kamala Harris on ‘Saturday Night Live.’. The results of that category will be presented on September 19, the final night of the Creative Arts Emmys. ‘Big Mouth’ may also win an additional category that night, as it is nominated for outstanding animated program.

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CDC Reverses Advice That Riled Experts

After health officials objected to changes in government guidance about whether people without coronavirus symptoms should be tested, the advice has been changed again. As of Friday, Politico reports, the CDC straightforwardly states that if you've spent at least 15 minutes within six feet of a person who has contracted...

People rescued from sinking boats during…

A new retiree told AccuWeather that he saw people rescued from boats that capsized near Pensacola, Florida during Hurricane Sally.

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National Black Farmers Association Announces…

National Black Farmers Association, Announces Boycott of John Deere. On September 9, the National Black Farmers Association (NBFA) spoke out against John Deere. The organization is asking members to stop buying products from a company that doesn’t “value [their] work.” . According to a statement from NBFA, John Deere has a history of disrespecting Black farmers and “cares little for equality and inclusiveness.”. NBFA president John Boyd specifically referenced John Deere's repeated refusal to attend the NBFA’s annual conference. The statement points out that John Deere instead chooses to attend “predominantly white farm shows.”. We buy tractors and John Deere parts as well. We deserve to be treated with dignity and respect not as a nuisance, John Boyd, via statement. The NBFA represents a “substantial customer base for John Deere,” as it has 116,000 members in 42 states

Biden would push for less US reliance on nukes…

Democrat Joe Biden has left little doubt that if elected he would try to scale back President Donald Trump’s buildup in nuclear weapons spending

Trump: Justice Ginsburg was “an amazing woman”

President Donald Trump says the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was “an amazing woman” who led an “amazing life.” (Sept. 18)