Law
E. Jean Carroll: Trump attacked me in the dressing room of Bergdorf Goodman.
The Elle advice columnist says the assault took place in Bergdorf Goodman.
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nbcnews.com Oct 27, 2020, Tuesday
Judge says Justice Department cannot defend Trump in E. Jean Carroll rape defamation suit
The DOJ tried to represent Trump in a defamation lawsuit brought by E. Jean Carroll, a writer who has claimed that he sexually assaulted her in the 1990s.
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Politics
The 2020 United States Presidential Election
The 2020 United States presidential election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 3, 2020. It will be the 59th and *maybe the last* quadrennial presidential election in USA.
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motherjones.com Oct 27, 2020, Tuesday
Brett Kavanaugh Lays Out a Plan to Help Trump Steal the Election – Mother Jones
A Bush v. Gore 2.0 crisis just became much more likely.
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Politics
Lawmakers On New Coronavirus Relief Bill
Leaders from both parties maintain that they want to approve a deal and send it to the president to sign before they head out for an August recess, which marks the final campaign push before the November elections. Pelosi has said she will "absolutely" delay the start of ...
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businessinsider.com Oct 27, 2020, Tuesday
Senate adjourns until after election without COVID-19 bill - Business Insider
The Senate's last order of business was confirming Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, capping a contentious nominations process.
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Politics
Filling Supreme Court Vacancy To Replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at 87 on Sep 18, 2020
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thehill.com Oct 26, 2020, Monday
Could Justice Amy Coney Barrett deliver the election to Trump? | TheHill
We may be on the road to having a president who is not elected by the will of the people, but by unelected judges.
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Environment
California wildfires continue burning as governor declares state of emergency
Multiple fires in California triggered evacuations throughout the region. On Tuesday, California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency.
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apnews.com Oct 26, 2020, Monday
70,000 in Southern California to evacuate after blaze grows
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fast-moving wildfire forced evacuation orders for 70,000 people and seriously injured two firefighters in Southern California on Monday as powerful winds across the state...
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Law
Here Are The Major 2020 Supreme Court Rulings
A look at the major Supreme Court rulings of 2020, including on abortion, religion and immigration.
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bloomberg.com Oct 26, 2020, Monday
Supreme Court Rejects Democrats on Wisconsin Ballot Deadline - Bloomberg
The U.S. Supreme Court rejected Democratic calls to reinstate a six-day extension for the receipt of mail ballots in Wisconsin, a state that is experiencing a surge of Covid-19 cases and could be pivotal in the presidential election.
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Politics
Trump's Deep Swamp
then More deep Swamp
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forbes.com Oct 23, 2020, Friday
Forbes Estimates China Paid Trump At Least $5.4 Million Since He Took Office, Via Mysterious Trump Tower Lease
Donald Trump maintained a stake in Trump Tower when he became president, and with it, a financial connection to the Chinese government.
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Tech
Facebook on Misinformation
Facebook has traded moral accountability for commercial gain
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vox.com Oct 26, 2020, Monday
How to regulate Facebook and Twitter: Hunter Biden allegations rekindle debate - Vox
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Bussiness
YouTube/Google on Misinformation and Hate Speech
YouTube sides with misinformation and hate speech spreaders
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cheddar.com Oct 23, 2020, Friday
DuckDuckGo CEO Wants Consumers to Have More Choice in Search Engines on Cheddar
Gabriel Weinberg, founder and CEO of DuckDuckGo joined Cheddar to discuss how Google's practices may have constrained the industry
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Health
Coronavirus Spreads around White House
President Donald Trump said early Friday that he and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus, a stunning announcement that plunges the country deeper...
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bloomberg.com Oct 24, 2020, Saturday
Pence Chief of Staff Short and Adviser Obst Have Coronavirus - Bloomberg
Mike Pence’s chief of staff, Marc Short, has tested positive for coronavirus infection, bringing the pandemic into the vice president’s inner circle.
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Media
The Epoch Times Became One of Trump's Biggest Supporters
The Epoch Times now wields one of the biggest social media followings of any news outlet.
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nytimes.com Oct 24, 2020, Saturday
How The Epoch Times Created a Giant Influence Machine - The New York Times
Since 2016, the Falun Gong-backed newspaper has used aggressive Facebook tactics and right-wing misinformation to create an anti-China, pro-Trump media empire.
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Politics
Texas Gov. Abbott forces Harris County to close 11 mail ballot drop-off sites, leaving just one
Gov. Greg Abbott declared Thursday that counties can designate only one location to collect completed mail ballots from voters, forcing Harris County to abandon 11 sites set up for that purpose.
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dallasnews.com Oct 24, 2020, Saturday
Texas Supreme Court stays order that had blocked Gov. Greg Abbott’s mail ballot drop-off limits
AUSTIN — The Texas Supreme Court on Saturday stayed a lower court’s order that had blocked Gov. Greg Abbott’s order limiting counties to one mail ballot...
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Health
COVID-19 Coronavirus Spreads
Novel coronavirus, denoted 2019-nCoV by the WHO
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vox.com Oct 24, 2020, Saturday
Remdesivir approved by FDA to treat Covid-19, but the evidence is mixed - Vox
Researchers are concerned the FDA’s first full approval of a Covid-19 drug doesn’t have enough research behind it.
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News
Black Man George Floyd Dies After Police Kneeled on His Neck
Black man George Floyd died shortly after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck
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startribune.com Oct 23, 2020, Friday
Charges: Boogaloo Bois fired on Mpls. precinct, shouted 'Justice for Floyd' - StarTribune.com
Feds say Texas adherent of far-right group fired on precinct building, conspired with cop killer to ignite civil war.
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Bussiness
Big Tech Hearing: Apple, Google, Facebook And Amazon CEOs Testified Before Congress
The CEOs of Facebook, Apple, Amazon and Google virtually testified before Congress in a historic antitrust hearing.
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politico.com Oct 23, 2020, Friday
Twitter, Facebook CEOs to testify before Senate Judiciary after election
Republican lawmakers on the Judiciary Committee voted to authorize subpoenas to compel Facebook and Twitter CEOs to testify on the companies' handling of a disputed New York Post report.
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Health
ICE Whistleblower Complaint Alleges Mass Hysterectomies Performed at Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia
The allegations are part of a larger complaint alleging “jarring medical neglect” and lack of coronavirus safety precautions at a detention center in Georgia.
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latimes.com Oct 23, 2020, Friday
Women allege medical abuse in Georgia immigration detention - Los Angeles Times
Records and a report obtained by the Times detail allegations of widespread medical abuse and forced sterilization against women held at an immigration detention center in Georgia. The report was presented to Congress Thursday.
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Bussiness
California Judge ruled that Uber and Lyft have to classify their drivers as employees
A California judge on Monday granted the state's request for a preliminary injunction blocking Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc from classifying their drivers as independent contractors rather than employees.
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theguardian.com Oct 22, 2020, Thursday
Uber and Lyft 'likely broke law' by classifying drivers as contractors, court rules | California | The Guardian
Ruling deals blow to firms’ battle against AB5, which requires companies give California drivers minimum wage and benefits
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Environment
Trump administration’s effort to weaken environmental rules
The reversal is the latest move in the Trump administration’s ongoing effort to weaken environmental rules, but it could be quickly undone after the November election.
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politico.com Oct 07, 2020, Wednesday
Opinion | The Trump Administration’s Bad Deal for Public Lands - POLITICO
Oil and gas prices are at record lows, so why is the Interior Department selling drilling leases as fast as it can?
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Politics
Voting By Mail In 2020 Election
The coronavirus pandemic is set to change the way millions of Americans can vote in November, and Trump Administration to Kill the U.S. Postal Service
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wsj.com Oct 22, 2020, Thursday
Mail Service Deteriorated After Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s Arrival, Watchdog Found - WSJ
A dramatic and lasting slowdown in mail delivery flowed from actions that Postmaster General Louis DeJoy initiated or which were accelerated after he took office in June, according to an analysis by the U.S. Postal Service’s watchdog.
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Bussiness
Justice Dept. files landmark antitrust case against Google
The Justice Department on Tuesday sued Google for abusing its dominance in online search and advertising — the government’s most significant attempt to protect competition since...
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theguardian.com Oct 21, 2020, Wednesday
Google is facing the biggest antitrust case in a generation. What could happen? | Google | The Guardian
Filing is first step in a battle that could take years, and experts say it will probably move forward even if Biden wins the election
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Politics
Senate Seats Play In 2020
The 2020 United States Senate elections will be held on November 3, 2020, with the 33 class 2 seats of the Senate being contested in regular elections.
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opensecrets.org Oct 21, 2020, Wednesday
Senate GOP ‘dark money’ group passing millions to super PAC, avoiding disclosure • OpenSecrets
Senate GOP leadership-aligned “dark money” group One Nation has funneled tens of millions of dollars into 2020 elections.
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Politics
California GOP Caught Installing Unofficial Ballot Drop-Off Boxes for Election
One state Republican operative posted a photo of himself next to one of the very unofficial boxes that was marked: “Official ballot drop-off box.”
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latimes.com Oct 20, 2020, Tuesday
California AG says GOP hasn't complied in ballot box inquiry - Los Angeles Times
California Republicans say their ballot drop box program has followed all regulations and accuse Democratic officials of partisan retaliation.
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Politics
Trump’s Taxes Show Chronic Losses And Years Of Income Tax Avoidance
The New York Times obtained Donald Trump’s tax information extending over more than two decades, revealing struggling properties, vast write-offs, an audit battle and hundreds of millions in debt coming due.
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nytimes.com Oct 20, 2020, Tuesday
Trump Records Shed New Light on Chinese Business Pursuits - The New York Times
As he raises questions about his opponent’s standing with China, President Trump’s taxes reveal details about his own activities there, including a previously unknown bank account.
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Law
The Tragic Death of Breonna Taylor
Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old African-American emergency medical technician, was fatally shot by Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) officers Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison, and Myles Cosgrove on March 13, 2020.
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nbcnews.com Oct 20, 2020, Tuesday
Kentucky judge orders grand jury records unsealed in Breonna Taylor case
Jurors will now be able to speak publicly about the probe that led to charges against former Louisville police Det. Brett Hankison related to the fatal shooting of Taylor.
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Politics
The Democrats Have A Dianne Feinstein Problem
Some in the party believe the 87-year-old senator is ill-equipped to lead the opposition to Trump’s Supreme Court nominee—so why won’t they do anything about it?
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cnn.com Oct 20, 2020, Tuesday
Top Democrats refuse to stand by Dianne Feinstein after she praised GOP handling of Barrett hearings - CNNPolitics
Senate Democratic leaders on Tuesday pointedly refused to say if they supported California Sen. Dianne Feinstein staying in her post as the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, sidestepping questions about the veteran party elder after she praised Republicans' handling of the confirmation proceedings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.
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Joe Biden 2020 Presidential Campaign
Our Best Days Still Lie Ahead.
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politico.com Oct 20, 2020, Tuesday
Biden eyes GOP candidates for Cabinet slots - POLITICO
Progressives fret as Joe Biden's transition team vets a handful of Republicans for his potential administration.
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Bussiness
Microsoft to Buy TikTok in U.S, finnally it is Oracle
Trump is considering forcing ByteDance to sell U.S. video app TikTok.
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theverge.com Oct 17, 2020, Saturday
Oracle founder donated $250,000 to Graham PAC in final days of TikTok deal - The Verge
"If TikTok is saved, you can thank me"
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Politics
Unusually sycophantic behavior from federal agencies
National Archives, VOA, FDA, CDC, HHS....
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propublica.org Oct 15, 2020, Thursday
Inside the Fall of the CDC
How the world’s greatest public health organization was brought to its knees by a virus, the president and the capitulation of its own leaders, causing damage that could last much longer than the coronavirus.
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Politics
Federal Law Enforcement Use Unmarked Vehicles To Grab Protesters Off Portland Streets
Federal law enforcement officers have been using unmarked vehicles to drive around downtown Portland and detain protesters since at least July 14.
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pbs.org Oct 15, 2020, Thursday
Oakland, Portland sue over use of federal agents at protests | PBS NewsHour
The lawsuit cites the deployment of U.S. agents to quell protests and also accuses the U.S. Marshals Service of acting unlawfully by deputizing dozens of local police officers as federal agents despite objections from city officials.
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Supreme Court Rules On Trump Financial Records In 2 Key Cases
The U.S. Supreme Court handed President Trump a big loss Thursday, ruling that he is not "categorically immune" from having his pre-presidential financial records released to a New York grand jury. But in a second decision, the court pushed back against the breadth of con...
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cbsnews.com Oct 13, 2020, Tuesday
Trump files emergency request with Supreme Court to stop release of his tax returns - CBS News
The president is trying to keep his tax records from a grand jury.
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Science
Nobel Prize 2020 is coming
Nobel medicine prize: Americans Harvey J. Alter and Charles M. Rice and British-born scientist Michael Houghton; Nobel physics prize: Briton Roger Penrose, German Reinhard Genzel and American Andrea Ghez; Nobel chemistry prize: Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer D...
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cnn.com Oct 12, 2020, Monday
Nobel Prize in Economics awarded to Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson for contribution to auction theory - CNN
American economists Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson have been awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in economics for their contributions to auction theory, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said on Monday.
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Trump Campaign Election Lawsuit Thrown Out In Pennsylvania
Republicans have challenged state laws that they say will lead to voter fraud. The judge said the Trump campaign's concerns were mere speculation. In reality, voter fraud is extremely rare.
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whyy.org Oct 10, 2020, Saturday
Judge rejects Trump lawsuit over Pa. ballot drop boxes - WHYY
A federal judge in Pennsylvania rejected a suit from President Donald Trump’s campaign that sought to bar use of mail ballot drop boxes across the state.
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Politics
Pelosi to introduce legislation related to the 25th Amendment
The 25th Amendment outlines the transfer of power to the vice president if a president is removed, incapacitated or dies.
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nydailynews.com Oct 08, 2020, Thursday
Pelosi plans review of Trump’s mental capacity as part of first step in 25th Amendment process - New York Daily News
The speaker’s focus on Trump’s mental health comes as sources say she has privately voiced concern this week that the president may not be of sound mind since testing positive for COVID-19 last week.
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Politics
The Trump administration knew exactly what it was doing with family separations
A government watchdog reportedly found that Jeff Sessions and Rod Rosenstein directly pushed to take children away.
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vox.com Oct 07, 2020, Wednesday
Top Trump administration officials reportedly lied about deliberately separating families at the border - Vox
A government watchdog reportedly found that Jeff Sessions and Rod Rosenstein directly pushed to take children away.
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Books
Here’s The Full List Of Finalists Of 2020 National Book Awards
The list includes Rumaan Alam and Jenn Shapland.
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vox.com Oct 06, 2020, Tuesday
Here’s The Full List Of Finalists Of 2020 National Book Awards
On Tuesday, the National Book Foundation announced the 2020 finalists for the National Book Awards.
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Wisconsin Man Jacob Blake Shot By Kenosha Police into his back at close range
Jacob Blake was airlifted to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, where he is in serious condition. The officers have been placed on leave.
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nbcnews.com Oct 01, 2020, Thursday
Internal Document Shows Trump Officials Were Told To Make Comments Sympathetic To Kyle Rittenhouse
In prepping DHS officials for questions about Rittenhouse, the document suggests they say he took a gun to Kenosha "to help defend small business owners."
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Voters Sue Gov. Greg Abbott Over Order To Close Ballot Drop-off Locations
The Texas and National Leagues of United Latin American Citizens, the League of Women Voters of Texas and two Texas voters asked a federal judge in Austin to overturn the governor’s order, which forced Travis and Harris counties — two of the state’s most important D...
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texastribune.org Oct 02, 2020, Friday
Voters Sue Gov. Greg Abbott Over Order To Close Ballot Drop-off Locations | The Texas Tribune
The Texas and National Leagues of United Latin American Citizens, the League of Women Voters of Texas and two Texas voters asked a federal judge in Austin to overturn the governor’s order, which forced Travis and Harris counties — two of the state’s most important Democratic strongholds — to shutter a number of drop-off sites they had already opened this week.
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Law
Supreme Court: The Right To Vote Just Got Terrible News From The Court
And Republicans are about to gain a 6-3 majority on the Supreme Court.
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vox.com Oct 02, 2020, Friday
Supreme Court: The Right To Vote Just Got Terrible News From The Court - Vox
And Republicans are about to gain a 6-3 majority on the Supreme Court.
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Law
California To Study Reparations For Black Americans
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the law on Wednesday. It sets up a nine-member task force to come up with a plan for how the state could give reparations to Black Americans.
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pbs.org Sep 30, 2020, Wednesday
California To Study Reparations For Black Americans | PBS NewsHour
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the law on Wednesday. It sets up a nine-member task force to come up with a plan for how the state could give reparations to Black Americans.
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Health
California To Use Market Power In Bid To Lower Drug Costs
California will attempt to use its massive market power to increase the availability and lower the cost of prescription drugs under a bill Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law Monday. The bill is SB 852
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sfchronicle.com Sep 28, 2020, Monday
California To Use Market Power In Bid To Lower Drug Costs - SFChronicle.com
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will attempt to use its massive market power to increase the availability and lower the cost of prescription drugs under a bill Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law Monday. The new law requires the California Health and Human Services Agency to create partnerships designed to increase competition, lower prices and reduce shortages for generic prescription drugs. Newsom said the measure brings the state “one step closer” to his January budget proposal for California to eventually create its own generic label. The new law “will help inject competition back into the generic drug marketplace — taking pricing power away from big pharmaceutical companies and returning it to consumers," Newsom said. He said the most populous state has started to identify certain medications and develop a plan to promote its manufacturing and purchasing. The agency will look for drugs that could produce the biggest cost savings. California is switching all Medi-Cal pharmacy services next year from managed care to direct state payment, which he said will also boost the state's ability to negotiate better drug prices. ___ The bill is SB 852
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Sports
Kobe Bryant is killed in helicopter crash in Calabasas
Kobe Bryant, Lakers legend, died when the helicopter he was traveling in crashed into a hillside in Calabasas shortly before 10 a.m.
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theguardian.com Sep 29, 2020, Tuesday
California's Kobe Bryant law bans photos of the dead by first responders | Kobe Bryant | The Guardian
Governor signs law covering accident or crime scenes after Bryant’s widow sued sheriff’s department over distressing images
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Law
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies At 87
Ginsburg, the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court, died from complications from cancer. Her death will set in motion what promises to be a tumultuous political battle over who will succeed her.
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