Day: June 21, 2020

The Upcoming Presidential Election Creates New Challenges

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A growing number of observers and Democratic activists are concerned that the president and the Republican party will engage in voter suppression, delay the fall elections, or refuse to abide by the results. These issues need to be addressed now because critics see voter suppression already taking place, and putting large-scale vote-by-mail operations in place requires months of preparations. Among the major sources of the concern are the pandemic, which already has led to the rescheduling of several elections, and the president’s rhetoric, which  includes repeated suggestions that various elections that have taken place, as well as the upcoming 2020 election, are “rigged.”

Voter Suppression  

The concerns raised by the coronavirus have been spelled out by David Cole, an influential progressive law professor at Georgetown: “in the coronavirus pandemic, Republicans may have discovered the ultimate voter suppression tactic. For years they have sought

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‘I used to hate road cycling, now I design biking gear’

The BBC’s weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to Remi Clermont, co-founder and co-owner of cycling clothing company Cafe du Cycliste.

When Remi Clermont was a teenager, he was embarrassed that his father liked going road cycling.

By road cycling, he means riding around on the type of bike you see in the Tour de France – “drop handlebars” that sweep downwards, and thin tyres.

Despite Remi being born and raised in the Alsace region of eastern France, and road biking being one of the country’s most popular sports, his young self just didn’t like it.

“My friends and I, all the kids, were into mountain biking at the time (the early 1990s),” says the 44-year-old. “Road biking was seen as very boring. I was almost ashamed when I told friends that my dad was into it.”

Remi loved cycling

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Homicide in Seattle autonomous zone being investigated; Floyd mural vandalized

Police are investigating a homicide inside the Seattle autonomous zone. The shooting Saturday morning left one person dead and another hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

Elsewhere, a mural of George Floyd in Salt Lake City was vandalized as San Francisco considers the future of statues and park art after protesters tore down statues.

On Saturday, President Donald Trump’s rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma hosted a smaller-than-usual crowd, with empty seats in the 19,000-capacity BOK Center.

Trump’s campaign canceled planned outdoor speeches before his rally. Campaign spokesperson Tim Murtaugh said the cancelation was because of protests outside. But journalists on the ground refuted seeing large numbers of individuals turned away due to protesters.

A closer look at some recent developments:

  • Seattle Police are investigating a homicide that happened early Saturday in which one person was killed and another in critical condition in Seattle’s “Capitol Hill Occupied Protest,” or (CHOP) zone.

  • One man is

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Where can I buy an at-home coronavirus test and how much does one cost?

As coronavirus testing has ramped up across the country, some companies have made it possible for the average American to adminster a test from the comfort of their own home.

At home tests are approved by the Food and Drug Administration and are performed either by nasal swab or saliva collection.

Below are some of the companies who offer at-home coronavirus tests and how much each one costs:

SECOND CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN NOT NEEDED IN STATES WITH SPIKING CASE NUMBERS: DR. INGLESBY

Pixel by LabCorp

Pixel by LabCorp offers an at-home coronavirus test kit for $119, but those who are eligible may be able to get it at no upfront cost either through their insurance plan or through funding from the federal government.

To order a test kit, customers are asked to take an online survey which will ask you questions on symptoms you are feeling related to COVID-19. The test 

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41 Things to Do to Before Lockdown Ends

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Photo credit: BartekSzewczyk/istockphoto

What Are You Waiting For?

As states and cities begin to ease restrictions on social isolation and public activities, many Americans are looking forward to returning to the everyday activities the Covid-19 pandemic put a stop to. But there are days (if not weeks) remaining of staying close to home, which means it’s time to tackle some of those items on your to-do list that you’ve somehow managed to avoid completing. Don’t fret; we’ve done the hard work and put together a list of projects, pastimes, and pursuits to keep you and your family engaged and entertained. Get to it!

Related: Ways to Help During the Coronavirus Crisis in All 50 States

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Photo credit: CasarsaGuru/istockphoto

Tune Into Meditation

It seems simple enough — so simple, in fact, you probably aren’t doing it, or got bored when you did. Given that meditation can reduce anxiety and promote emotional

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Up next, recap & links

Full episodes of “Sunday Morning” are now available to watch on demand on CBSNews.com, CBS.com and CBS All Access, including via Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Chromecast, Amazon FireTV/FireTV stick and Xbox. The show also streams on CBSN beginning at 9:00 a.m. ET and 11:30 a.m. ET.  

WE’LL SEE YOU ON THE RADIO: “Sunday Morning” is available to CBS News Radio listeners, and is also streamed on Sirius XM Satellite Channel 124 Sundays at 9 a.m. ET. 

You can also download the free “Sunday Morning” podcast at iTunes. Now you’ll never miss the trumpet!

RECAP: JUNE 21

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THEME: “Abblasen”: A trio of trumpets (Video)Our welcome-to-summer comes from Austin and Braden Frandino (sons of “Sunday Morning” editor Joseph Frandino), along with their University of Connecticut trumpet professor Louis Hanzlik, performing “Abblasen.”

        HEADLINES: Back on campaign trail, Trump dismisses COVID testing (Video)In Tulsa,

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10 mind-boggling and unhinged moments from Trump’s Tulsa rally

10 mind-boggling and unhinged moments from Trump's Tulsa rally
10 mind-boggling and unhinged moments from Trump’s Tulsa rally

Donald Trump’s first 2020 campaign rally in Tulsa, Okla. was jam-packed with a slew of confusing, cringe-worthy moments.

For those who didn’t watch live, the rally took place on Saturday night at the city’s Bank of Oklahoma Center. It’s also worth noting that it was held in the middle of a global pandemic, against the advice of medical professionals.

The president and attendees didn’t seem to be fazed by the threat of COVID-19, though. Social distancing was not strictly enforced in the arena, and few people were seen wearing masks – including Trump. But if you thought the lack of concern over health and safety would be the only newsworthy revelation to come out of this event, you’re wrong.

From rows and rows of empty seats, to careless comments about the coronavirus, Confederate monuments, protesters, and more, here are 10 of

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TEST Census Infographic

Every 10 years the U.S. Census Bureau conducts a population count to determine the number of people living in the United States. It’s required in the Constitution, and the data helps inform decisions about how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding are distributed to your community — every year, for the next decade — for programs and services such as emergency response, health clinics, schools, roads and public services.

The census is for everyone, regardless of your immigration status or country of origin. And not only that, but you can complete it online, by phone or by mail, and it takes just a few minutes.

To learn more about why the 2020 Census is so important and how you can respond today, watch the video above or explore the infographic below.

Fill out the census today. To make yourself count and shape your future, visit https://2020census.gov/, or call

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Ansel Elgort Fans Denounce His Denial of Sexual Assault Accusation, Others Doubt Accuser

Ansel Elgort’s denial that he had non-consensual sex with an underage girl caused an avalanche of reactions from fans Saturday night, who either questioned the sincerity of his statement or his accuser’s truthfulness.“I cannot claim to understand Gabby’s feelings, but her description of events is simply not what happened. I have never and would never assault anyone,” he said in an Instagram post. He went on to say, “As I look back at my attitude, I am disgusted and ashamed of the way I acted. I am truly sorry. I know I must continue to reflect, learn and work to grow in empathy.”Reactions poured in fast with commenters voicing strong opinions on both sides.Also Read: Ansel Elgort Accused of Sexually Assaulting 17-Year-Old Girl in 2014“Perhaps it isn’t what happened in your eyes, but if

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What’s the Difference and What Do They Do?

Dietician and nutritionist are often used interchangeably to refer to someone who works in the healthcare industry, specifically with regards to diet, food and eating habits. Though both are considered nutritional experts, these two professions have distinct qualifications that set them apart including education, certification and clinical experience. A registered dietician (RD) is federally regulated and requires specific and ongoing proof of credentials. A nutritionist, on the other hand, is much less standardized, meaning accreditation can vary from state to state and even region to region.

To help us learn more, we reached out to Brian St. Pierre MS, RD, CSCS and director of nutrition at Precision Nutrition, a digital coaching and certification platform.

What Is a Dietician?

Simply put, a dietician is an expert on diet and its effects on our health and wellbeing. Dieticians are licensed to assess, diagnose and treat nutritional problems, including chronic diseases like diabetes

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