Politics Rosh Hashanah, Trump and Biden head to Minnesota, Nuggets-Lakers: 5 things to know Friday
If Biden, Then What, on Iran? | Opinion
Given the regime's strategy of nuclear incrementalism, there is no reason to believe Tehran will tone down its regional escalation just to please a new U.S. administration eager for diplomacy. The Islamic Republic has spent considerable blood and treasure on creating and entrenching what it calls "the Axis of Resistance"—a constellation of pro-Iran and anti-status quo actors—in the heart of the Middle East. These groups form a key component of Iranian security policy, exerting pressure on U.S. and allied interests in the region.
Rosh Hashanah begins
This year,and ends at sunset on Sunday. It’s the start of the Jewish month of Tishrei, or Tishri, which falls in September or October, according to the Gregorian calendar. Rosh Hashanah marks the beginning of the Jewish New Year and is filled with shared meals and prayer among loved ones. Celebrations include special treats such as apples or challah bread dipped in honey; prayer services and Torah readings on both mornings; and the lighting of candles in the evenings with appropriate blessings.
Yosemite National Park closes as wildfires scorch West Coast
The federal government-run air quality monitor, Airnow.gov, showed that pollutant levels in the park were so high they exceeded the site’s index. Dangerous air quality is expected in the park, which is spread across nearly 1,200 square miles in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, for the next several days, the park service said. It isn’t clear when Yosemite will reopen.Two wildfires were burning in or near the park, including the massive Creek Fire to the south.
Biden and Trump campaigns both head to Minnesota
Competing for the appeals of middle-class voters will throw the spotlight onon Friday. The visits coincide with the first day of Minnesota's early voting period for the election. Trump is vying to win a state Democrats have carried reliably since 1972 and therefore isn't routinely mentioned among crucial swing states like neighboring Wisconsin, Michigan or Florida. Recent polling shows Biden leads Trump in Minnesota by an average of 8.8 percentage points. Both candidates have been targeting the state's northern Iron Range, known for mining and manufacturing. "It’s nice that Minnesota is getting attention," said Vin Weber, a Republican political strategist. “I do appreciate that the candidates are not just visiting the Twin Cities."
Why Biden and Trump are both headed to Minnesota to battle for the middle class
Twin campaign visits to Minnesota Friday by President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden will focus on who is more trusted on jobs and manufacturing.The sale of slaves saved Georgetown University: will descendants be repaid?
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Thousands remain without power across Deep South wrought by Sally
Nearly 400,000 homes and businesses remained without power across the Deep South early Friday as, A day after leaving a swath of coastal Alabama and Florida in ruin, Sally pounded Georgia and the Carolinas with torrential rain. By late Thursday, Sally was moving over Virginia, where it was expected to dump up to 8 inches of rain, prompting flash flood warnings and moderate river flooding, according to the National Hurricane Center. In Pensacola, Florida, a barge-mounted construction crane smashed into the recently completed Three Mile Bridge, causing a section of the span over Pensacola Bay to collapse, authorities said. Repairs could take more than a month.
The foreign policy issues that divide Trump and Biden
The foreign policy issues that divide Trump and Biden(Reuters) - Republican President Donald Trump won election in 2016 promising to put "America First," overturn what he said were unfair trade deals and force U.S. allies to pay more toward joint defense measures.
- Sally's damage:
- There's only one name left on the 2020 hurricane list: Next up? The Greek alphabet.
New presidential memorial opens in the nation's capital
Thein Washington, D.C., after a delay due to the coronavirus pandemic. The memorial, meant to honor Eisenhower's legacy as the supreme allied commander in World War II and the 34th U.S president, has actually been more than 20 years in the making since Congress commissioned it in 1999. The memorial is a four-acre park, featuring several columns, statues and a large stainless steel woven tapestry all meant to honor Eisenhower, designed by architect Frank Gehry. During the day, it's best viewed from the back. But visitors can head there at night for a dazzling lit-up display from the front.
NBA Western Finals: Lakers, Nuggets look for fast start in Game 1
The basketball universe will turn its attention to the Western Conference Finals as the. The Lakers, hoping to acquire its 17th NBA championship, have benefitted from LeBron James and Anthony Davis' workman-like attitude during these playoffs. Denver, meanwhile, became the first team in NBA history to overcome a 3-1 playoff series deficit twice in the same postseason after stunning the Los Angeles Clippers earlier this week. The Western Conference Finals begin Friday at 9 p.m. ET on TNT.
Gun man targeted home of New Jersey police officers and their baby, public's help sought
Investigators seek public's help after attack on officers' East Camden home.Pelosi calls out Trump ‘enablers’ for not speaking up about the coronavirus sooner
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- Clippers' collapse vs. Nuggets
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Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump celebrate Rosh Hashanah .
Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump continued their stay with his family in Long Branch, New Jersey, on Sunday to attend an outdoor service celebrating Rosh Hashanah with their family, including Joshua Kushner and Karlie Kloss, on Sunday. The Kushners continued their brief getaway from Capitol Hill, where warring over the Supreme Court Justice vacancy raged on, and observed the Jewish New Year surrounded by family. Photos taken by DailyMail.com showed the Kushner sons and their families returning to their parent's opulent home in Long Branch, New Jersey, after the religious service.