President Trump And Democratic Nominee Joe Biden Face-Off For Last Debate Before Election

The final debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden was held last night at Belmont University in Nashville, with NBC News White House correspondent Kristen Welker moderating before a small audience. Over the course of 90 minutes, the candidates each spent time discussing six topics: fighting Covid-19, American families, race in America, climate change, national security and leadership.

In the opening section of Thursday’s debate, Democratic presidential nominee Biden cited the 222,977 Americans who have died to the pandemic, which has also sickened 8.4 million people in the country, as he criticized Trump’s response to the virus. Biden added that Trump has “no comprehensive plan” to respond to the virus, and if he were to be elected president he would encourage Americans to wear masks, implement rapid testing and set up national standards to safely open schools and businesses.

Trump said that a vaccine will be available “within weeks,” citing developments by pharmaceutical companies Johnson & Johnson, Moderna and Pfizer, while later stating that his comment was “not a guarantee.”  And the president also said that while Americans are “learning to live with the virus,” he would not shut down the country again in response to rising cases.

Both Trump and Biden also responded to a report by Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe that Iran and Russia have obtained voter information ahead of the U.S. presidential election. The president said that he “knew all about” the election interference efforts and claimed Ratliffe told him the countries wanted Trump to lose the election. Biden said that he would impose consequences on country’s that interfere with America’s elections.

For more highlights from last night’s debate, see the link below.

Final presidential debate highlights between Trump and Biden

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President Trump And Democratic Nominee Joe Biden Face-Off For Last Debate Before Election

The final debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden was held last night at Belmont University in Nashville, with NBC News White House correspondent Kristen Welker moderating before a small audience.

Over the course of 90 minutes, the candidates each spent time discussing six topics: fighting Covid-19, American families, race in America, climate change, national security and leadership.

In the opening section of Thursday’s debate, Democratic presidential nominee Biden cited the 222,977 Americans who have died to the pandemic, which has also sickened 8.4 million people in the country, as he criticized Trump’s response to the virus. Biden added that Trump has “no comprehensive plan” to respond to the virus, and if he were to be elected president he would encourage Americans to wear masks, implement rapid testing and set up national standards to safely open schools and businesses.

Trump said that a vaccine will be available “within weeks,” citing developments by pharmaceutical companies Johnson & Johnson, Moderna and Pfizer, while later stating that his comment was “not a guarantee.”  And the president also said that while Americans are “learning to live with the virus,” he would not shut down the country again in response to rising cases.

Both Trump and Biden also responded to a report by Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe that Iran and Russia have obtained voter information ahead of the U.S. presidential election. The president said that he “knew all about” the election interference efforts and claimed Ratliffe told him the countries wanted Trump to lose the election. Biden said that he would impose consequences on country’s that interfere with America’s elections.

For more highlights from last night’s debate, see the link below.

Final presidential debate highlights between Trump and Biden

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Editorial credit: Christos S / Shutterstock.com

 

 

President Trump And Democratic Nominee Joe Biden Face Off For Last Debate Before Election

The final debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden was held last night at Belmont University in Nashville, with NBC News White House correspondent Kristen Welker moderating before a small audience.

Over the course of 90 minutes, the candidates each spent time discussing six topics: fighting Covid-19, American families, race in America, climate change, national security and leadership.

In the opening section of Thursday’s debate, Democratic presidential nominee Biden cited the 222,977 Americans who have died to the pandemic, which has also sickened 8.4 million people in the country, as he criticized Trump’s response to the virus. Biden added that Trump has “no comprehensive plan” to respond to the virus, and if he were to be elected president he would encourage Americans to wear masks, implement rapid testing and set up national standards to safely open schools and businesses.

Trump said that a vaccine will be available “within weeks,” citing developments by pharmaceutical companies Johnson & Johnson, Moderna and Pfizer, while later stating that his comment was “not a guarantee.”  And the president also said that while Americans are “learning to live with the virus,” he would not shut down the country again in response to rising cases.

Both Trump and Biden also responded to a report by Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe that Iran and Russia have obtained voter information ahead of the U.S. presidential election. The president said that he “knew all about” the election interference efforts and claimed Ratliffe told him the countries wanted Trump to lose the election. Biden said that he would impose consequences on country’s that interfere with America’s elections.

For more highlights from last night’s debate, see the link below.

Final presidential debate highlights between Trump and Biden

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FDA Approves Antiviral Drug Remdesivir To Treat Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

On Thursday, drugmaker Gilead Sciences announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved remdesivir as a treatment for COVID-19.

Gilead, which sells remdesivir under the brand name Veklury, issued a statement saying it was the first drug to be approved to treat COVID-19 patients that require hospitalization after previously being authorized by the FDA for emergency use. Veklury was approved for treatment of adults and pediatric patients aged 12 or older and weighing at least 88 pounds and “should only be administered in a hospital or in a healthcare setting capable of providing acute care comparable to inpatient hospital care,” Gilead said.

A study by the World Health Organization last week found that remdesivir along with hydroxychloroquine, lopinavir and interferon regimens “appeared to have little or no effect on hospitalized COVID-19, as indicated by overall mortality, initiation of ventilation and duration of hospital stay.”

FDA approves first drug for Covid-19: remdesivir

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Cardinals-Seahawks Game Switched To Sunday Night Football In Place Of Buccaneers-Raiders

The Arizona Cardinals week 7 home game against the Seattle Seahawks was rescheduled Thursday from the Sunday afternoon slot into Sunday Night Football on NBC at 5:20 p.m. Arizona time, the league announced. This comes after the Cardinals defeated the Dallas Cowboys 38-10 on Monday Night Football in Week 6.

The Sunday prime-time slot was originally planned for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers road game in Las Vegas against the Raiders, but five Vegas offensive linemen are self-isolating after being in close contact with right tackle Trent Brown, who was placed on reserve/COVID-19 Thursday. 

This is the first time the Cardinals will play on Sunday Night Football since 2016 and it will be the sixth prime-time matchup between the Cardinals and Seahawks in the past eight seasons.

NFL flexes Buccaneers-Raiders out of ‘Sunday Night Football’ in Week 7, moves Seahawks-Cardinals in

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NHL Cancels 2021 Blues-Wild Winter Classic And All-Star Weekend

On Thursday the NHL canceled the Winter Classic scheduled for Jan. 1 at Target Field in Minneapolis between the host Minnesota Wild and the St. Louis Blues. The league also announced cancellation of All-Star Weekend that was set for late January in Sunrise, Florida. No guarantee of being able to host fans led to the cancellation of the two signature events. The league hopes to bring them back to those cities in future years.

The Wild were supposed to host their first Winter Classic next season at the home of Major League Baseball’s Twins against the 2019 Stanley Cup champion Blues. That will have to wait until at least 2022.

The NHL did say that they hoped each team would be playing a full 82-game season in 2021. 

NHL postpones 2021 Winter Classic and All-Star Weekend because of coronavirus concerns

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Watch The New Teaser Trailer For Netflix’s ‘The Prom’ Movie Musical

James Corden, Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman and more star in the teaser trailer for Netflix’s upcoming Ryan Murphy movie The Prom. The film, based on the Tony-nominated Broadway musical of the same name, is set to hit select theaters in December and will begin streaming on Dec. 11.

The teaser trailer shows Broadway stars Dee Dee Allen (Streep) and Barry Glickman (Corden) taking a small Indiana town by storm as high-school student, Emma (Jo Ellen Pellman) just wants to go to the prom with her girlfriend (Ariana DeBoe) and celebrate with her friends. The film, directed by Murphy from a screenplay by Broadway scribes Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin, also stars Kerry Washington, Keegan-Michael Key, Tracey Ullman and Mary Kay Place.

Watch the full teaser trailer at the link: here.

Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman and more dazzle in ‘The Prom’ musical trailer

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Netflix Releases Trailer For The Upcoming Holiday Film ‘Christmas Chronicles 2’

Netflix has dropped the trailer for The Christmas Chronicles 2, the sequel to Netflix’s 2018 movie The Christmas Chronicles. The movie once again features Kurt Russell reprising his role as Santa Claus, as well as Goldie Hawn’s portrayal as Mrs. Claus. Also returning for the sequel is Kate Pierce,  Julian Dennison, Kimberly Williams Paisley, Judah Lewis and Jahzir Bruno.

The Christmas Chronicles 2 will drop on Netflix on November 25, just in time for the 2020 holiday season.  The Christmas Chronicles was a smash hit on the streaming service, and was viewed over 20 million times within its first week of release. The original Christmas Chronicles was also the first time real-life couple Russell and Hawn had appeared in a movie together since 1987’s Overboard.

Check out the trailer for The Christmas Chronicles 2 at the link: here.

Netflix ‘The Christmas Chronicles 2’ trailer: Kurt Russell’s powerful dialogues

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World Series Game 2: Tampa Bay Rays Win 6-4 Over L.A. Dodgers To Even Series

The Tampa Bay Rays took a 6-4 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 2 on Wednesday night at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, tying the World Series at one game apiece.

Brandon Lowe hit two home runs and Joey Wendle drove in three runs for the Rays to even the championship series. Lowe hit a solo homer in the opening inning, and in the fourth, Tampa Bay extended its lead to 3-0 with Wendle’s two-RBI double off Dodgers reliever Dustin May. Lowe belted his second home run, a two-run shot to left field, in the fifth inning.

Game 3 will be held Friday night, October 23rd. Right-hander Walker Buehler is expected to take the mound for the Dodgers, and the Rays will send out Charlie Morton.

Brandon Lowe, Joey Wendle add 3 RBI apiece as Rays strike back against Dodgers in Game 2 of World Series

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Maryland Man Arrested For Threatening To Kill Senators Joe Biden And Kamala Harris

The Justice Department announced Wednesday that a Maryland man faces federal charges for allegedly threatening violence against Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, Sen. Kamala Harris and their supporters. James Dale Reed, 42, of Frederick, Md., faces one count of threats against a major candidate for president and vice president.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the District of Maryland say that Reed left a letter threatening Biden and Harris on the doorstep of a fellow Frederick resident Oct. 4. The resident, who had signs supporting Biden in their yard, said they didn’t know the suspect but caught them leaving the letter with a surveillance camera. The letter threatened the two politicians as well as their supporters. The letter threatened to capture and beat Biden, and rape Harris before executing both on national television.

Investigators said they identified Reed based on the camera footage and a citizen tip. They said he initially denied writing the letter, but later confessed and was arrested.

Man charged for threatening to kidnap and kill Biden and Harris

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