• 'Mr. Rogers' versus 'someone's crazy uncle': There wasn't a debate on Thursday, but the dueling town hall format played to Joe Biden's strengths

    13 days ago - By Business Insider

    Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and President Donald Trump.
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    President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden participated in separate town halls on Thursday evening in lieu of a second presidential debate.
    Trump had a shorter one on NBC with "Today Show" host Savannah Guthrie, while Biden went on for longer on ABC with "Good Morning America" and "This Week" host George Stephanopoulos.
    The Trump town hall mainly focused on the myriad scandals and controversies around the White House, while Biden's offered a...
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  • United Airlines Starts Customer COVID-19 Testing Program at San Francisco International Airport

    United Airlines Starts Customer COVID-19 Testing Program at San Francisco International Airport

    13 days ago - By Travel and Tourworld

    Today, customers traveling on United from San Francisco International Airport to Hawaii were the first to experience the airline's COVID-19 pilot testing program, allowing customers who return a negative result to bypass the state's mandatory quarantine requirements and enjoy their time on the islands sooner. In collaboration with San Francisco International Airport, customers now have the option to take a same-day, pre-flight rapid test at the airport or a conveniently-located drive-through test at United's San Francisco Maintenance Center ahead of their trip. United has been approved by...
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  • The FBI is investigating whether purported Hunter Biden-Burisma emails were part of a foreign intelligence operation

    13 days ago - By Business Insider

    Rudy Giuliani, former New York City mayor and current lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks to members of the media during a White House Sports and Fitness Day at the South Lawn of the White House May 30, 2018 in Washington, DC.
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    The FBI is investigating whether emails purportedly featuring communications between Hunter Biden and a Ukrainian official that were published by The New York Post this week were part of a foreign intelligence operation, NBC News reported.
    The news comes shortly after The Washington Post reported that President Donald Trump's...
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  • Federal judge accuses Trump administration lawyers of 'straight up dishonesty' in case over COVID-19 outbreak among detained immigrants

    13 days ago - By Business Insider

    Over 20% of immigrants detained at the Adelanto ICE Processing Center in Adelanto, California, have contracted COVID-19.
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    A federal judge on Thursday said he was concerned that Trump administration lawyers had been "dishonest or, at best, disingenuous" in a case involving a COVID-19 outbreak at an ICE detention center.
    US Judge Terry Hatter said he had "been concerned for some time with the lack of candor exhibited by the government," noting it had failed to comply with an order to provide updates regarding the Adelanto ICE Processing Center.
    At least 162 currently...
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  • Biden says he's 'not a fan of court packing' and promised to reveal his position on the issue before Election Day

    13 days ago - By Business Insider

    Democratic nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden during Thursday night's town hall on ABC.
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    Democratic nominee Joe Biden was pressed on whether he is in favor of "court packing" during a town hall on ABC Thursday night.
    Biden said he is personally not in favor of adding justices to the Supreme Court, but warned Republicans may force his hand.
    "It depends on how this turns out," Biden said of the confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett.
    "If I answer the question directly, then all the focus will be on, what's Biden going to do if he wins...
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  • Trump repeatedly refused to condemn QAnon and said he agreed with part of the far-right conspiracy movement during his NBC town hall

    13 days ago - By Business Insider

    President Donald Trump.

    President Donald Trump repeatedly alternated between claiming he didn't know what the QAnon conspiracy movement was and expressing support for it during an NBC town hall Thursday.
    "I know nothing about QAnon," Trump said when debate moderator Savannah Guthrie reminded him that the conspiracy claims the world is run by a satanic cult of powerful Democrats and that Trump will save the world from it.
    "I do know they are very much against pedophilia," the president said shortly after. "And I agree with that. I do agree with that."
    QAnon has been linked to multiple...
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  • 'You're not someone's crazy uncle:' Savannah Guthrie slams Trump over his promotion of conspiracy theories during the NBC News town hall

    13 days ago - By Business Insider

    President Donald Trump defended tweeting out conspiracy theories during Thursday night's town hall.
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    NBC News host Savannah Guthrie challenged President Donald Trump's decision to retweet a baseless conspiracy theory about Joe Biden's involvement in Osama bin Laden's death.
    When Trump defended his decision to promote the outrageous conspiracy theory, Guthrie admonished him, saying, "You're the president, you're not like someone's crazy uncle who can just retweet whatever."
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    During Thursday night's town hall, NBC News...
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  • Trump refuses to say if he was tested for COVID-19 before his debate with Joe Biden

    13 days ago - By Business Insider

    President Donald Trump speaks during an NBC News town hall
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    During his town hall on NBC News on Thursday night, President Donald Trump wouldn't say when he last tested negative for COVID-19 before he contracted the virus earlier this month
    Trump said he takes coronavirus tests "all the time," but not every day.
    He said he "probably" took a test on the day of the first presidential debate on September 29, but he couldn't say for sure.
    "Possibly I did, possibly I didn't," Trump said.
    He also insisted that he didn't feel ill during the debate against Democratic presidential...
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