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The beard was superior to the mustache on Thursday night. The Dolphins were able to earn their first win of the 2020 season as Miami rolled into Jacksonville and beat the Jaguars, 31-13, to begin Week 3 of the regular season. Miami was able to take this game from the jump and on the back of veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. He was especially hot out of the gate, completing his first 12 passes on the night (a career-high) and led the Dolphins on three-straight touchdown drives to begin the game. 

On the other side, the Jaguars couldn’t get much going offensively and struggled to get off the field on defense, allowing Fitzmagic to run wild at TIAA Bank Field. With receiver D.J. Chark ruled out for this game, Gardner Minshew couldn’t push the ball downfield, which constantly forced him to check down. On the night, Minshew finished with 275 yards through the air, no touchdowns, and an interception. James Robinson was a bright spot for the Jags in the backfield, again, this game rushing for 46 yards and two touchdowns while catching all six of his targets for 83 more yards. 

As for how the game ultimately unfolded, check out our major takeaways from this primetime contest below. 

Why the Dolphins won

The Dolphins jumped out to a massive lead from the get-go, scoring touchdowns on their first three offensive possessions. A theme of those scoring drives — and many drives throughout the evening — was Miami’s ability to extend plays on third down. For the game, the Dolphins converted seven of their 13 third-down tries. They also converted their lone fourth-down attempt. Of course, a lot of that success was thanks to Fitzpatrick, who was sensational to begin the game and throughout the contest. As we noted above, he completed a career-high 12 passes to start and finished the first half with a 144.0 passer rating. On top of being efficient with his throws, Fitzpatrick spread the love around, completing passes to eight different receivers (including himself!). On the night, Fitzpatrick completed 18 of his 20 passes for 160 yards and two scores.

On the ground, the Dolphins were able to find success as a team, rushing for 138 yards and two more touchdowns. Offensive coordinator Chan Gailey was particularly savvy in the run game on an end-around call for Jakeem Grant. Jaguars edge rusher Cassius Marsh was biting inside to help stop the run and Miami was able to take advantage by calling this end-around with Grant that earned them 29 yards, the longest rush of the day.

On the defensive side of the ball, the pass rush answered the call that Brian Flores made earlier in the week and did provide solid pressure on Gardner Minshew. As a team, they were able to take him down four times, including a strip-sack by Kyle Van Noy in the second half that helped extend Miami’s lead. What was arguably the most impressive, however, was the coverage in the secondary. Minshew noticeably held the ball longer than he wanted as he was trying to force the ball deep. Oftentimes that first read was locked up and the second-year quarterback was forced to check down. 

Why the Jaguars lost

What made Miami’s hot start that much worse for Jacksonville is that their offense was out of sync. They were down 14 points before they could even blink and then didn’t do much after they brought it to a one-score game. After scoring their first touchdown of the game on their second offensive drive of the night, the Jaguars punted twice, failed to convert on fourth down, and fumbled deep in their own territory on their ensuing drives. With Chark sidelined, Jacksonville struggled to find chunk plays in the passing game as Minshew routinely checked down, putting the club in third-and-long or third-and-medium situations, which they mostly failed to convert. For the game, Jacksonville converted just three of their 10 third-down attempts and turned the ball over on downs on all three of their fourth-down attempts.  

Defensively, the Jags just had no answer for this Dolphins offense and couldn’t get off the field. Miami had a near 10-minute time of possession advantage for the game. Jacksonville also had more penalties and committed the more turnovers than the Dolphins, which simply is not a recipe that will get you a win. 

Jacksonville’s best opportunity to get back in this game came around halftime. They drove down to the Miami 36 yard line but failed to convert on fourth down after Minshew was sacked for a 10-yard loss with just 1:15 to play in the second quarter. Coming out of the halftime locker room, they traveled just 17 yards and were forced to punt. In a perfect scenario, the Jags could have scored twice without Miami even touching the ball and knotting the game up at 21. Overall, that was an opportunity squandered.

Turning point

The Dolphins offense was a tidal wave from the opening kickoff, finding the end zone on their first three offensive possessions. Over that stretch, Jacksonville was only able to put up seven. While that initial flood of scoring had the Dolphins playing with a lead from wire-to-wire, the offense did go silent for a period, which allowed the Jaguars to hang around. 

The break in this game really came in the closing minutes of the third quarter. On a third-and-12 from the Jacksonville 12 yard line, Dolphins linebacker Kyle Van Noy was able to strip-sack Minshew and Miami recovered at the Jacksonville five-yard line. Five plays later, Fitzpatrick was able to rush for a one-yard touchdown to put the Dolphins up by 21 points and completely rule out any sort of miracle comeback.  

Play of the game

It was an overall quiet night for Keelan Cole Sr. but the receiver did come up with the best catch of the night in the second quarter. With 13:41 to go before the half, Gardner Minshew dropped back on a third-and-five try and tossed it towards the sideline for Cole. The former undrafted receiver was able to rise up over his defender, make the catch, and maintain his focus to get both feet in bounds as his momentum was forcing him to the sideline. 

That play was particularly impactful for Jacksonville as it extended the drive and James Robinson was able to score on an 11-yard rush on the very next play while also making it a one-score game at the time. Cole finished with four receptions for 43 yards. 

What’s next

From here, the Dolphins (1-2) will look to earn their second consecutive win when they head back to Hard Rock Stadium and host Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks, who’ll be fresh off a matchup against Dallas. As for the Jaguars (1-2), they will go back to the drawing board prior to hitting the road to face the Bengals in Cincinnati. 

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Season Leaders



R. Fitzpatrick

519 YD, 2 TDS, 3 INTS


R. Fitzpatrick

519 YD, 2 TDS, 3 INTS


G. Minshew

512 YD, 6 TDS, 2 INTS


G. Minshew

512 YD, 6 TDS, 2 INTS



M. Gaskin

16 ATT, 86 YD


M. Gaskin

16 ATT, 86 YD


J. Robinson

32 ATT, 164 YD, 1 TD


J. Robinson

32 ATT, 164 YD, 1 TD



M. Gesicki

11 REC, 160 YD, 1 TD


M. Gesicki

11 REC, 160 YD, 1 TD


D. Chark

7 REC, 109 YD, 1 TD


D. Chark

7 REC, 109 YD, 1 TD

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That will do it for tonight’s coverage. Thanks for joining us, and be sure to check out CBS for all of your Week 3 coverage!

That’ll do it. Dolphins get their first win of the 2020 season and do so in impressive fashion. Thanks so much for following along with us tonight and be sure to check out our main takeaways that will be posted above shortly.

And that run by Gaskin should wrap this one up. This is the Dolphins’ first double-digit win since 2017. As Tyler said, Dolphins are doing a lot of things right. They got the perfect balance on offense while getting several key second half turnovers.

You have to feel really encouraged with the direction of the Dolphins. The broadcast is noting how much praise Ryan Fitzpatrick has for Tua. Whenever his time comes under center, he’s going to be adopting a great group of pass-catchers and a well-coach defense. Dolphins are building something solid.

Fitzpatrick has only attempted six passes this half, but he didn’t have to do much work given what he did in the first half and what his defense has been able to do all night. He’s also gotten enough from his running game, which has gained 122 yards on 32 carries.

James Robinson has 329 yards from scrimmage through three games.

That’s the most for an undrafted rookie in his first three career games since 1950.

Jaguars offense found its groove, but are now going to need a stop by their defense. Jacksonville are going to have to contain Myles Gaskin, who has 40 yards on 14 carries and five catches for 29 yards. I also expect to see more Matt Breida, who has just three carries so far. Breida came up with a nice third down conversion on Sunday, taking a quick pitch from Fitzpatrick and getting to the outside. Expect the Dolphins to try to get to the outside again if faced with a similar situation now.

Jaguars defense has played a lot better in this half, with Josh Allen registering his first sack of the season on Miami’s last offensive possession. But is it too little too late? That will likely be the case if the Jaguars can’t score now. Jacksonville will have the ball at their own 49 when the drive begins. Expect more work for Robinson, who has 16 touches for 128 yards thus far. 

Looks like Jamal Perry didn’t make a clean catch, so the Jaguars will be looking at a fourth down when play resumes. That incomplete pass could end up being the nail in the coffin if Jacksonville can’t convert here. 

Conley was wide open on that second down pass. Yes, Minshew was pressured by Van Not, but that was an easy touchdown pass that would have been a 14-point game heading into the fourth quarter. Minshew 16-of-23 for 153 yards through three quarters. Robinson is still his most productive receiver, with five catches for 73 yards. He’s been the vocal point on this drive.

Flores’ decision to punt on Dolphins’ last possession looking like the right call now. Pinned the Jaguars deep, got a turnover, and now lead 28-7 following Fitzpatrick’s touchdown run. Dolphins coaching staff has done a great job tonight, especially Chan Gailey, who was enjoying retirement before being talked into joining Miami.

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Coronavirus live news: France sees record new cases; virus may be becoming more contagious – The Guardian

India records 86,052 new cases

India’s coronavirus case tally surged to 5.82 million after it recorded 86,052 new infections in the last 24 hours, data from the health ministry showed on Friday.

India has regularly been confirming daily case numbers above 80,000 since late August, according to Johns Hopkins University.

A total of 1,141 people died of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, the ministry said, taking mortalities to 92,290, which is a relatively low 1.6% of all cases.

Globally, India has the second-highest number of coronavirus cases, behind the United States where infections crossed 7 million on Thursday.

Daily wage labourers wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus stand together as they wait for work at a wholesale market in Bengaluru, India, Thursday, 24 September 2src2src.

Daily wage labourers wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus stand together as they wait for work at a wholesale market in Bengaluru, India, Thursday, 24 September 2020. Photograph: Aijaz Rahi/AP

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 2,153 to 280,223, data from the Robert Koch Institute for infectious diseases showed on Friday.

The reported death toll rose by 15 to 9,443, the tally showed.

Rio carnival delayed for first time in a century

Rio de Janeiro delayed its annual Carnival parade, saying Thursday night that the global spectacle cannot go ahead in February because of Brazil’s continued vulnerability to the pandemic, AP reports.

Rio’s League of Samba Schools, LIESA, announced that the spread of the coronavirus has made it impossible to safely hold the traditional parades that are a cultural mainstay and, for many, a source of livelihood.

Carnival parade floats sit unfinished in the Unidos de Padre Miguel samba school workshop, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, 21 September 2src2src.

Carnival parade floats sit unfinished in the Unidos de Padre Miguel samba school workshop, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, 21 September 2020. Photograph: Silvia Izquierdo/AP

Rio’s City Hall has yet to announce a decision about the Carnival street parties that also take place across the city. But its tourism promotion agency said in a statement to The Associated Press on 17 September that without a coronavirus vaccine, it is uncertain when large public events can resume.

Brazil’s first confirmed coronavirus case was 26 February, one day after this years Carnival ended. As the number of infections grew, the samba schools that participate in the glitzy annual parade halted preparations for the 2021 event. Thursdays announcement removed the cloud of uncertainty that has hung over the city one of worst hit by the pandemic in Brazil.


In the US, all Midwest states except Ohio reported more cases in the past four weeks as compared with the prior four weeks, led by South Dakota and North Dakota. South Dakota had the biggest percentage increase at 166% with 8,129 new cases, while North Dakota’s new cases doubled to 8,752 as compared to 4,243 during the same time in August, Reuters reports.

Many cases in those two states have been linked to the annual motorcycle rally in Sturgis, South Dakota, that annually attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors.

According to a Reuters analysis, positive cases rose in half of the 50 US states this month. Ten states have reported a record one-day increase in Covid-19 cases in September.

New cases rose last week after falling for eight consecutive weeks. Health experts believe this spike was due to reopening schools and universities as well as parties over the recent Labor Day holiday.

A study by researchers from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Indiana University, the University of Washington and Davidson College said recent reopening of college and university campuses for in-person instruction during late summer this year could be associated with more than 3,000 additional cases of Covid-19 per day in the United States in recent weeks.

The US, with nearly 7m confirmed cases, has the highest number of infections in the world followed by India with 5.7 million cases and Brazil with 4.6 million, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The United states is currently averaging 40,000 new infections per day.

Top US infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci has said he would like to see the number to fall below 10,000 per day before flu season starts in October.

Health officials and President Donald Trump have presented different views about the nation’s health crisis. Trump, who is seeking re-election to a second term on Nov. 3, early this month had claimed that the United States was “rounding the corner” on the crisis. Fauci contradicted the claim the next day, saying the statistics were disturbing.

More on the rally, from Reuters:

Trump campaigned in the battleground states of North Carolina and Florida on Thursday, saying the country’s economic prosperity was riding on the outcome of his 3 November showdown with Democrat Joe Biden.

“If you want to save America, you must get out and vote,” he told thousands of cheering supporters, most not wearing masks during the coronavirus pandemic, at the outdoor airport rally in front of Air Force One in Jacksonville, Florida.

People attend a campaign rally by US President Donald Trump at Cecil Airport in Jacksonville, Florida, US, 24 September 2src2src.

People attend a campaign rally by US President Donald Trump at Cecil Airport in Jacksonville, Florida, US, 24 September 2020. Photograph: Tom Brenner/Reuters

Trump criticised Biden as too far left for Americans and warned that the Democrat’s efforts to battle the coronavirus would endanger the economy.

Trump has been criticised for failing to lay out a national strategy to combat the pandemic, which has killed more than 200,000 people in the United States, the most deaths of any country from the virus.

He has pushed for rapid deployment of a vaccine once one is ready, and for a broad reopening of the economy after a lockdown in the spring that resulted in heavy job losses.

“Biden’s plan will crush Florida,” Trump said. “My plan will crush the virus.”

Here is a picture of the crowd at US President Donald Trump’s rally in Jacksonville, Florida. There are few masks and little, if any, social distancing:

Jill Colvin

The crowd here at Trump’s Jacksonville, Florida rally just goes on and on.

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Israel toughens restrictions

Israel toughened its coronavirus measures on Thursday as a second nationwide lockdown failed to bring down the world’s highest infection rate a week after it was imposed, AFP reports.

The new rules will close the vast majority of workplaces, shutter markets and further limit prayers and demonstrations.

“Saving lives is our priority – we are living in a moment of national crisis,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a televised news conference late Thursday, justifying the decision to reinforce restrictions.

“The State of Israel will overcome the epidemic and we will emerge stronger,” he added without detailing all the measures taken by his government.

The move comes as Israel is poised to enter the second week of a three-week lockdown imposed last Friday, which included the closure of schools and restrictions on work and leisure.

Under the new measures approved during a first reading by parliament on Thursday, only “essential” work will be permitted from 2.00 pm local time (1100 GMT) on Friday and synagogues will only be allowed to open on Yom Kippur, a Jewish holiday that begins Sunday afternoon.

At other times, only outdoor prayer with a maximum of 20 people in attendance will be allowed. The same restrictions have been applied to demonstrations.

A decision on whether to close Ben Gurion international airport outside Tel Aviv would be made later on Thursday, the government said.

“To save the lives of Israel’s citizens, we need to impose a full lockdown now for two weeks,” Netanyahu said earlier.

“This is also necessary for the economy. Whoever thinks we can work with a raging pandemic, with death and infections rising, without it affecting the economy, is wrong.”

Israel has the world’s highest coronavirus infection rate per capita, according to an AFP tally from the past fortnight – more than 200,000 infections have been recorded, out of a population of nine million.

Meanwhile The Telegraph has a report that suggests face masks are giving people a form of immunity from the virus.

The idea comes from research that suggests that the lower the amount of the virus your are exposed to when you are first infected, the higher your chances of survival: “Indeed, a large study published in the Lancet last month found that ‘viral load at diagnosis’ was an ‘independent predictor of mortality’ in hospital patients,” the Telegraph reports.

Wearing masks could therefore reduce the infectious dose that the wearer is exposed to and, subsequently, the impact of the disease, as masks filter out some virus-containing droplets.

If this theory bears out, researchers argue, then population-wide mask wearing might ensure that a higher proportion of Covid-19 infections are asymptomatic.

Better still, as data has emerged in recent weeks suggesting that there can be strong immune responses from even mild or asymptomatic coronavirus infection, researchers say that any public health strategy that helps reduce the severity of the virus – such as mask wearing – should increase population-wide immunity as well.

This is because even a low viral load can be enough to induce an immune response, which is effectively what a typical vaccine does.

More now on the the mutation of SARS-CoV-2, which US scientists believe may be making the virus more contagious.

The Washington Post reports that a genetic mutation has been detected on one of the spikes on on the virus – these are the spikes that give the virus it’s crown or “corona”, and which are an important part of how it is able to infect people so quickly.

Because the virus is so widespread, especially in the US, which has the highest number of infections worldwide, it has had “a lot of chances,” the author of the study told the Washington Post: “There is a huge population size out there right now.”

It is also important to note that while the virus may be more contagious, it does not appear to be deadlier. In other words, the scientists haven’t found a mutation that suggests the virus has become deadlier.

From the Post:

Like all coronaviruses, SARS-CoV-2 has a series of characteristic spikes surrounding its core. These spikes are what allow the virus to attach to human cells.

A mutation affecting the spike protein changed amino acid 614 from “D” (aspartic acid) to “G” (glycine). Research suggests that this small change — which affects three identical amino acid chains — might enhance the virus’s transmissibility.

Here is our story on the study:

Late on Thursday, the UK’s chancellor defended his decision to replace the government’s furlough scheme with a plan that will subsidise the wages of people in work. Workers will need to work at least a third of their normal hours to qualify for the new Job Support Scheme.

‘I can’t save every job’: Rishi Sunak defends new Covid-19 job protection scheme – video

Speaking at a Downing Street press conference, Rishi Sunak said the change was necessary to manage the long-term economic consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic.

‘We can’t continue to provide the same degree of support that we did at the beginning of this crisis,’ he told reporters. ‘It’s not sustainable for a prolonged period of time.’

Caroline Davies

Buckingham Palace is belt-tightening after a projected £35m double-whammy financial blow due to Covid-19, as royal accounts reveal the Sussexes’ flights to southern Africa cost nearly £250,000 and Prince Andrew took a £16,000 charter to a Northern Ireland golf tournament.

The palace also confirmed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have made a “substantial contribution” for an undisclosed amount to the sovereign grant for Frogmore Cottage, their private Windsor residence refurbished with £2.4m in public money before the couple relocated to Los Angeles.

The one-off payment for a number of years’ rental is set at a commercial rate and takes into account the property’s enhanced value as a result of the refurbishment. A senior palace source indicated the private rental agreement would cover the £2.4m the couple agreed to repay to the sovereign grant. They want to retain the residence, and will be expected to make further rental payments in future years:

Global deaths pass 980,000

The global coronavirus death toll has passed another grim milestone as we near the toll of one million lives lost as a result of the virus in just nine months.

There are currently 980,299 deaths confirmed on the Johns Hopkins University tracker, which relies on official government data. The true toll is believed to be higher due to lags in reporting, differing definitions and testing rates and suspected underreporting in some countries.

These are the ten countries with the highest tolls worldwide:

  1. US: 202,728 deaths
  2. Brazil: 138,977 deaths
  3. India: 91,149 deaths
  4. Mexico: 74,949 deaths
  5. United Kingdom: 41,991 deaths
  6. Italy: 35,781 deaths
  7. Peru: 31,870 deaths
  8. France: 31,524 deaths
  9. Spain: 31,118 deaths
  10. Iran: 25,015 deaths

Brazil recorded 32,817 additional confirmed cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, and 831 deaths from the disease, the Health Ministry said on Thursday.

South America’s largest country has registered more than 4.6 million cases of the virus since the pandemic began, according to ministry data, ranking it as the third worst outbreak in the world after the United States and India.

Nearly 140,000 people have died of the disease in Brazil, which ranks second after the United States in coronavirus deaths.

Activists of the NGO Rio de Paz in protective gear dig graves on Copacabana beach to symbolise the dead from coronavirus during a demonstration in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 11 June 2src2src.

Activists of the NGO Rio de Paz in protective gear dig graves on Copacabana beach to symbolise the dead from coronavirus during a demonstration in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 11 June 2020. Photograph: Pilar Olivares/Reuters


The state of Victoria, Australia’s coronavirus hot spot, on Friday reported eight deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours and 14 new infections as the state looks set to ease some tough restrictions during the weekend.

A day earlier the state reported two deaths from the virus and 12 new cases.

The two-week average of new infections in the city of Melbourne dropped below 26, well below the 30-50 level which the state has set as a precondition to ease curbs.

Hilary Osborne

Londoners are increasingly looking for jobs outside the capital as the city’s economy stalls, one of the UK’s largest recruitment sites has found, raising the prospect of a wave of “reverse commuters” or a continued exodus of residents.

Figures from Indeed, based on millions of job adverts and searches, show that on 18 September, the number of posts advertised in London was down by 55% on the same date in 2019.

The sharp decline reflects the impact of closed offices and reduced hospitality services on the city’s jobs market:

Haroon Siddique

Mental health experts have joined forces with nearly 2,000 family members bereaved by Covid-19 to warn of an impending crisis unless support services for grieving relatives are made available.

Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice, together with organisations including the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the National Bereavement Partnership, want the government to use the comprehensive spending review to fund measures addressing particularly traumatic forms of grief:

EU warns virus epidemic worsening, as restrictions ramp up

The European Union raised the alarm on Thursday over the coronavirus pandemic, saying it is worse now than at the March peak in several member countries, as governments in Europe and beyond reimpose drastic measures, AFP reports.

EU Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides said in “some member states, the situation is now even worse than during the peak in March”.

The death rate has not returned to the levels seen earlier this year but new infections are soaring once again, prompting the bloc’s disease control agency to flag seven countries of “high concern”.

Customers have breakfast inside a bar in the southern neighbourhood of Vallecas in Madrid, Spain, Monday, 21 September, 2src2src.

Customers have breakfast inside a bar in the southern neighbourhood of Vallecas in Madrid, Spain, Monday, 21 September, 2020. Photograph: Bernat Armangué/AP

The countries, including Spain and several of the EU’s eastern states, have “an increased proportion of hospitalised and severe cases” among older people and rising death notification rates.

Although France was not among those nations, it has tightened its measures – closing restaurants, workplaces and gyms as businesses already hammered by the earlier lockdown struggle to stay afloat.

Bars in Paris and 10 other cities will be forced to close early and the southern city of Marseille will see restaurants and bars close completely.

Local officials have reacted with anger and frustration.

Virus may be becoming more contagious

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The Covid-19 virus is continuing to mutate throughout the course of the pandemic, with experts believing it is probably becoming more contagious, as coronavirus cases in the US have started to rise once again, according to new research.

The new US study analyzed 5,000 genetic sequences of the virus, which has continued to mutate as it has spread through the population. The study did not find that mutations of the virus have made it more lethal or changed its effects, even as it may be becoming easier to catch, according to a report in the Washington Post, which noted that public health experts acknowledge all viruses have mutations, most of which are insignificant.

David Morens, a virologist at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said that the new study should not be over-interpreted, but added that the virus could be responding to public health interventions such as social distancing.

“All those things are barriers to transmissibility, or contagion, but as the virus becomes more contagious it statistically is better at getting around those barriers,” he said.

Morens noted that this could mean that the virus might continue to mutate even after a vaccine is available, meaning the vaccine will have to be tinkered with – just as the flu vaccine is altered each year:



Hello and welcome to today’s live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic.

My name is Helen Sullivan and I’ll be bringing you the latest from around the world for the next few hours.

Get in touch on Twitter @helenrsullivan or via email:

The Covid-19 virus is continuing to mutate throughout the course of the pandemic, according to new research, with experts believing it is probably becoming more contagious. The study did not find that mutations of the virus have made it more lethal or changed its effects.

Meanwhile France set a new record for daily new Covid-19 cases, at more than 16,000. French health authorities reported 16,096 new confirmed coronavirus cases on Thursday, a significant increase on the previous record of 13,498 and setting a fourth all-time high of daily additional infections in eight days.

  • Hundreds of thousands of students in Scotland banned from socialising. In a set of rules agreed by Scottish university leaders, students across the country were told they will not be allowed to socialise outside their households and must avoid bars, pubs and other venues.
  • Genetic or immune defects may impair ability to fight Covid-19. A significant proportion of patients who develop life-threatening forms of Covid-19 have genetic or immunological defects that impair their ability to fight the virus, research has found.
  • Coronavirus continuing to mutate, study finds. The Covid-19 virus is continuing to mutate throughout the course of the pandemic, with experts believing it is probably becoming more contagious, as coronavirus cases in the US have started to rise once again, according to new research.
  • Italian president rebuts Johnson’s ‘freedom’ remarks over restrictions. Italy’s president, Sergio Mattarella, said its citizens “also love freedom, but we also care about seriousness”, responding to Boris Johnson’s suggestion that the UK’s rate of coronavirus infection was worse than both Italy and Germany’s because Britons loved their freedom more.
  • Spain’s tally of confirmed coronavirus infections passed 700,000 as authorities warned of tougher times ahead in the region of Madrid, which accounts for over a third of hospital admissions.The number of cases now stands at 704,209, the highest in western Europe. “Tough weeks are coming in Madrid. We must act with resolve to bring the pandemic under control,” the health minister Salvador Illa said. Authorities in Madrid could announce further measures on Friday.
  • The UK reported a record daily rise in the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases. A further 6,634 lab-confirmed positive test results took the overall number to 416,363. This doesn’t necessarily mean, however, that there are more cases now than there were during the peak in the spring, as there was a lack of community testing at that time.
  • Denmark, Slovakia, Iceland and Curaçao were removed from the UK government’s list of travel corridors. Travellers arriving in England from those countries after 4am on Saturday must self-isolate for 14 days, the transport secretary Grant Shapps said.

  • Portugal has extended measures to curb the coronavirus pandemic until at least mid-October, the government announced.The country will remain under a state of contingency until 14 October, meaning gatherings continue to be limited to 10 people and commercial establishments must close between 8pm and 11pm.

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‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ Review: Aaron Sorkin’s Counterculture Docudrama is a Knockout — the Rare Profound Movie about the 1960s – Variety

It’s a curious thing that in the movie culture of the last 50 years, you can count on one hand (or maybe one middle finger) the good dramas that have been made about the political counterculture of the 1960s. The turbulence of that era has never stopped casting a shadow over our own. Yet there’s something about it that resists being captured with any real onscreen authenticity. When you gather up a bunch of actors and dress them like hippies and have them carry protest signs, it tends to look like what it is: a staged insurrection. And the ’60s were such an amped orgy of media signifiers — the flower-power fashion, the groovys and hey, mans, the rock psychedelia, the jabbering on about revolution — that the era, viewed in hindsight, has a way of devolving into a compost heap of clichés.

Yet Aaron Sorkin’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7” is the rare drama about the 1960s that’s powerful and authentic and moving enough to feel as if it were taking place today. Sorkin doesn’t just re-stage the infamous trial, in which a motley crew of anti-war leaders were charged with plotting to stir up violence at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in 1968. He jumps into the trial, goes outside the trial, cuts back to the demonstrations, and leads us into the combustible clash of personalities that was going on behind the scenes — the way, for instance, that the Yippie ringleader Abbie Hoffman (Sacha Baron Cohen), with his viper’s grin and showbiz-ready revolution-for-the-hell-of-it bravura, and Tom Hayden (Eddie Redmayne), the buttoned-down, furrowed-brow cofounder of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), neither like nor trust one another, in part because they have a deep rift: Do you work to change the system from within, or jolt the system with shock therapy? (The movie’s answer is: both.)

Sorkin has a flowingly combative love for words, for drama that’s charged with competing notions of what’s right. He wants to hash it all out, to let the animating passions of the ’60s make their case — in court, but also out of court, among the people who fought the establishment and were still fighting amongst themselves about what they believed in. As a docudrama, “The Trial of the Chicago 7” is layered and enthralling, and it adds up to something that could scarcely be more relevant: a salute to what political freedom in America really means, and a vision of how the forces who line up to squash it tend to be scoundrels who try to look like patriots.

The Chicago 7 trial, which began on Sept. 24, 1969, and lasted for close to six months, was one of the signature events of the ’60s, and it was a theater of the absurd — a mythological made-for-reality-TV showdown between the rude, shaggy, say-what-you-feel radical left and the uptight, controlling forces of the straitlaced American mainstream.

The defendants, on trial for “conspiracy” (a thinly based charge that, in this case, was less legal crime than metaphor), looked as out-of-place as the Grateful Dead at a meeting of the Chamber of Commerce. Abbie Hoffman mouthed off in court like a stand-up comedian — he was Lenny Bruce gone Dada in a headband. And the judge, Julius Hoffman, who was born in 1895 (the fact that he had the same last name as the Yippie leader only added to the weird Oedipal warfare of it all), kept charging the defendants and their lead attorney, William Kunstler, with contempt of court when, in fact, it was clear that he had contempt for them — overruling every objection, suppressing key testimony, getting the same names wrong over and over again, putting his fear and loathing of the defendants right out there. He took their worst paranoia about the American criminal-justice system and made it come true.

The Chicago 7 trial was a circus, an outsize burlesque of a trial, yet it was also a deeply serious battle over who can say what — and how — in America. And that’s the level of import that Sorkin keys into. Early on, John Mitchell (John Doman), the U.S. attorney general under Nixon, summons Richard Schultz (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and Thomas Foran (J.C. Mackenzie), the ’50s-straight-arrow prosecutors he has chosen to handle to case, to his office, and tells them that a Justice Department investigation concluded that the Chicago demonstrations violated no federal law. (As we later learn, the investigation laid the blame for the chaos in the streets squarely on Mayor Richard Daley’s Chicago police force.) But he wants the defendants convicted anyway! In other words: This is a show trial — or, as Abbie Hoffman puts it, a political trial.

That’s why Abbie, on day one, disrupts the proceedings, speaking out of turn, winning laughs from the spectators — but when the defendants meet up afterward (they’re free on bail), Tom Hayden reminds them that if they keep up the antics they could all go to prison. Hayden accuses Abbie of secretly wanting to keep the Vietnam War going. That’s how much of a showboater he thinks Abbie is.

Abbie is there with his Yippie colleague, the shaggy-bearded Jerry Rubin (Jeremy Strong), who drops sharp observations in a stoned voice, and Hayden has his SDS cohort, Rennie Davis (Alex Sharp), a brainy geek in oxford shirts and glasses. This pair of duos, one hip and one square, are the yin and yang of the new youth culture. The other main defendant, David Dellinger (John Carroll Lynch), who’s in his mid-50s, is a lifelong peacenik who was a conscientious objector during World War II, and he looks like the mild-mannered Boy Scout troop leader he is. Making up the rest of the seven are Lee Weiner (Noah Robbins) and John Froines (Danny Flaherty), who have no idea what they’re doing there, and neither do we.

And then there’s Bobby Seale (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II). He’s the National Chairman of the Black Panther Party, and he came to Chicago during the convention to give a speech, then left a few hours later. He’s not really part of the Chicago 7 (he had no part in organizing the protests), but the prosecutors have attached him to the case because they think a Black Panther will scare the jury.

Seale keeps arguing with Judge Hoffman because his lawyer is in the hospital, and he wants a postponement — or the chance to act as his own attorney. The judge will allow neither, and their battle over protocol, which is really about something deeper, escalates until Hoffman orders Seale to be bound and gagged in the middle of the courtroom. This was one of the most disgraceful episodes in American history, and to see it enacted here, as it emerges from the judge’s personal neurotic power game, has a calamitous force. It’s a barely concealed act of racial terrorism, one that graphically symbolizes what the entire trial hangs on: whether the truth can be spoken out loud.

Sorkin has structured “The Trial of the Chicago 7” ingeniously, so that it’s never about just one thing. It’s about the theatrical insanity of the war in the courtroom, about how the government would stop at nothing (including flagrant attempts at jury tampering), and about the politics, at once planned and spontaneous, of how the Chicago protests unfolded. It’s about Abbie doing stand-up riffs to college audiences, about the sneaky prevalence of FBI undercover agents, about how William Kunstler, played with masterful dour puckishness by Mark Rylance, combines the mind of a litigator with the heart of a grizzled rabbi, and about how Abbie and Tom circle each other with resentment, until they’re forced to confront each other in a great scene that seems to sketch in the next half century of American politics.

The performances are rich, avid, juicy, and, in several cases, memorable. Sacha Baron Cohen may be a head taller than the real Abbie Hoffman, but he catches the exuberance of Hoffman’s rascal Jewish charisma — the haughty Boston accent and fun-loving literacy, and the moral gravity that centered everything he said. Eddie Redmayne, pale with gravitas, makes Tom Hayden the slightly uptight soul of the New Left, and John Carroll Lynch, as Dellinger, has one of the most moving moments in the film when he lets down his pacifist guard and slugs a court official. A delectable actor I won’t name plays Ramsey Clarke, the previous (uncorrupt) attorney general, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II invests Bobby Seale with an incendiary awareness of how a rotting legal system is out to railroad him.

In each case, maybe because I grew up with the Chicago 7 (they were my heroes in seventh grade), I rarely forgot that I was watching actors, but the 82-year-old Frank Langella, as Judge Hoffman, does something uncanny. With his shiny reptilian eyes and lordly scowl, he digs into this grumpy old man, full of bitter decorum, and makes him the embodiment of a world that will do anything to hold onto its power.

Which may remind you of something else. The trial, as Sorkin presents it, is really about the soul of America — the ability to protest, to question the most fundamental actions of the government. The overlap between the 1968 Chicago protests and the Black Lives Matter protests that have taken place this year is all too obvious. Yet the true parallel, I think, is that “The Trial of the Chicago 7” is really about what it looks like when a society starts to treat people speaking freely as if they were doing something dangerous. The movie reminds you, quite stirringly, that the Chicago 7 weren’t attacking America. They were upholding it.

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Protests erupt after homeless Black man fatally shot by California deputy – NBC News

Five protesters were arrested Thursday as dozens of demonstrators descended on the beach town of San Clemente, California, to decry the death on Wednesday of a homeless Black man shot by an Orange County sheriff’s deputy.

The arrests were announced during an afternoon news conference by Sheriff Don Barnes, who tried to get out in front of the story as local organizers drew a few dozen supporters to the South Orange County city on Thursday to protest the shooting.

Barnes urged the public to reserve judgement of the two deputies involved in confronting the deceased, identified as 42-year-old Kurt Andras Reinhold of Los Angeles County, until the district attorney could complete an investigation.

Reinhold was pronounced dead at the scene after two deputies for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s Homeless Outreach Team contacted him on a San Clemente street at about 1:12 p.m. on Wednesday for undisclosed reasons, the department said in a statement.

The three ended up in a physical struggle on the ground when, Barnes said, the homeless man “appeared” to grab a gun from the holster of a deputy and one of the two law enforcement officers opened fire twice.

Barnes indicated that security video from the nearby Hotel Miramar captured the clash, including the moment the man allegedly grabbed a gun, and would eventually be released to the public.

The sheriff said there was at least one witness who claimed Reinhold did not grab a gun, but urged the media to “please refrain from putting out misinformation until the facts can be known.”

He said Reinhold had been in South Orange County for about a month and that “there were several attempts to try to offer services to him” to no avail.

The two unnamed deputies — who didn’t have body cameras — were trained in crisis intervention and deescalation, and tried to revive the man following the confrontation.

“It didn’t end how we would hope,” Barnes said.

The deputies have been placed on administrative leave during an investigation into the shooting.

The scrutiny of police action, particularly in the case of a homeless Black man, came amid a backdrop of the nationwide racial reckoning since spring over the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.

The death of Rienhold happened the same day protesters took to the streets in Louisville, Kentucky, after one of the police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Taylor was indicted by a grand jury and charged with wanton endangerment, but none of the officers — including the one whose shot killed Taylor — faced charges for her death.

The surfing mecca of San Clemente is a traditionally wealthy, conservative community abutting the San Diego County line. President Richard Nixon enjoyed his unofficial Western White House, which he called La Casa Pacifica, less than a mile from the site of Reinhold’s death.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department has been involved in a spate of scandals, including allegations a deputy who responded to a residential death returned to the home and burglarized it, and a separate case in which a deputy is suspected of taking a credit card from a suspect for her son to use.

Asked about the defund-the-police movement that arose in the wake of of Floyd and Taylor’s deaths, Barnes said he could agree with critics on one thing: That there needs to be more funding for homeless services and other social ills police are often not properly equipped to handle.

“We take these matters very seriously,” the sheriff said.

Four protesters were arrested Thursday for allegedly failing to follow deputies’ orders to get out of the street; another was arrested for allegedly scratching up a law enforcement vehicle, Barnes said.

A representative of organizers was unable to respond on Thursday.

Image: Dennis RomeroDennis Romero

Dennis Romero writes for NBC News and is based in Los Angeles.

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The Ring Always Home Cam Flies Around Inside Your House – WIRED

Tech product launches in the year of 2020 involve a kind of perspective whiplash that makes it more difficult than usual to decide whether or not you really need the thing.

There’s the consideration of whether the gadget fits into your life right now, at a time when our needs have changed considerably. There’s also the fact that most of the products launching this year were dreamt up in 2019 or earlier. Back then, tech companies had a different vision of the future in mind, or at least different ideas of what the “lifestyle” images in their 2020 product marketing kits would look like. We all did.

Do you need a fully autonomous surveillance drone for inside your home? At this point I am going to say no. And yet, around fourteen months ago, someone—or someones—at Amazon wrote up a future press release for a multi-camera drone that flies from room to room in your home, surveilling your abode from overhead.

The drone was announced today at Amazon’s annual hardware event, typically a rapid-fire release of new Echo products, Alexa updates, and the occasional gadget oddity, like a talking microwave. Other than this year’s Amazon event being virtual, it was similar to years past. There’s a new orb-shaped Echo speaker, and an Echo Show with a swiveling screen. But it was the Ring drone that stole the show, because it demonstrated just how far Amazon is willing to go to get into every space in your home.

Come Fly With Me

This drone is called the Ring Always Home Cam. (The product is being sold under the Ring brand, which Amazon owns.) I asked Dave Limp, Amazon’s top hardware executive, whether it’s been named that because it is always in your home, or because we are now always home. Limp says it’s more the former, a nod to Ring’s ethos, the notion that it’s there even when you’re not. This noisy whir of techno dystopia can be yours for $249 when it ships later this year.

How you feel about the Ring Always Home Cam probably depends on how you feel about having any Ring camera in your home, because that’s part of the pitch. “The seed was planted by the customers who don’t want cameras in every room for privacy reasons, or because they don’t have power outlets in the right spot, or because they can’t afford a camera in every room,” Limp says. “This seemed like an interesting way to thread the needle a little bit.” (In an interview with The Verge, Ring founder Jamie Siminoff called it an “obvious product that is very hard to build.”)

When any kind of disturbance in your home is detected, the drone will launch from its dock and fly to where the incident is—say, if there’s an intruder, or a raccoon, Limp suggests. It’s all part of Amazon’s larger strategy to have its singular products plug in and fly and rotate and simply appear where you need them to be, similar to the way the voice assistant Alexa started to show up, well, everywhere. Amazon’s been at this for awhile now. The drone may be coming from inside the house, but it should also come as no surprise.

Police Helicopter

The drone sits in its charging dock until it’s commanded to fly around your house.

Photograph: Amazon

Limp’s suggestion that the Ring drone could help thwart an intruder or something as benign as a raccoon rummaging through your trash is representative of the calculations consumers are forced to make whenever a new internet-connected product is shoved in our faces. There is the knee-jerk gadget-blog reaction—look at this freaking drone—and then the inevitable pause when its implications are considered.

The Ring Always Home drone is still a Ring camera. Amazon originally said the device would be included in the hundreds of video-sharing partnerships Amazon has with law enforcement agencies across the US. The company later sent a correction and said the drone would be ineligible for this “video request” feature. These partnerships have been criticized by civil liberties groups and lawmakers for potentially contributing to “a surveillance network that places dangerous burdens on people of color and feeds racial anxieties in local communities,” as Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts wrote in a letter to Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos last fall. Ring has maintained that sharing videos with the police is always the customer’s choice, but the concern has been whether they’ve been nudged into doing so.

Now, in 2020, a home surveillance drone conceived of just fourteen months ago seems both more prescient and problematic. Who, exactly, is the technology going to help the most? To put it bluntly: What happens if the intruder is also the police? (Similarly, Amazon announced a $200 Ring car camera with dual-facing cameras and a feature called “Traffic Stop.” If someone is being pulled over by the police, they can command Alexa to start recording the interaction and save the video to the cloud.)

Over the years, Ring has also been called out for significant privacy blunders, which it has taken steps to address. Today the company said it would finally roll out end-to-end encryption on its video feeds by the end of the year. This means videos won’t be as easily shareable, Limp says; only the person with the keys to the account will be able to access Ring videos. “You could argue we should have done it sooner,” Limp says. “I would take that criticism.” And yet, videos won’t be end-to-end encrypted by default. Customers will have to opt in to that advanced privacy feature.

Limp argues that the Ring drone has at least a couple automatic privacy features. One is its sound. Drones use rotors, or fans, for propulsion. These are noisy. Whether it’s flying towards someone entering your house from the outside, or someone inside the home who would prefer not to be surveilled, the drone will announce itself. It’s a somewhat bizarre explanation when part of the drone’s pitch is to be a flying substitute for the multitude of cameras that would sit silently on your windowsills. If the rummaging racoon, the intruder, or the erosion of civil liberties doesn’t wake you up at night, the drone will.

A surveillance drone that flies around your home—in your home!—is the stuff we only could have imagined thirty years ago, or even just a few years ago. To hear Amazon tell it, it was designed to be a problem solver, a solution for wanting a camera in every corner of your home. A techno-utopian vision of safety. Look at this freaking drone. If only someone could have imagined that our 2020 problems would be much greater than this—and in fact, tangled right up in it.

Update, 12:23am EDT, September 25: The original article said that the Ring Always Home Cam would be a part of Amazon’s partnerships with law enforcement, based on comments made by Amazon following the hardware event. Amazon later corrected its statement. Clarifications have also been made around the end-to-end encryption feature of the camera.

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Trump accuses Joe Biden of going on an ‘anti-police crusade’ after Louisville unrest – Daily Mail

President Donald Trump went full ‘law and order’ at his rally Thursday night in Jacksonville, Florida accusing his rival Democratic Joe Biden of going on an ‘anti-police crusade’ and calling law enforcement the ‘enemy.’ 

The president’s comments come on the heels of another night of violence in the United States, as two police officers in Louisville, Kentucky were shot during demonstrations after a Kentucky grand jury brought no charges against Louisville police for Breonna Taylor’s death. 

‘Biden’s anti-police crusade must stop,’ the president demanded. ‘I will always stand with the heroes of law enforcement.’  

President Donald Trump blasted Democrat Joe Biden for going on an ‘anti-police crusade’ during his rally Thursday night in Jacksonville, Florida 

Trump described his opponent as ‘weak as hell,’ accused him of surrendering to a party of ‘flag burners, rioters and anti-police radicals’ and again claimed Biden was on drugs 

Trump claimed his crowd in Jacksonville was 30,000 strong, while mocking Biden for holding small events due to the coronavirus pandemic 

Trump described the Democratic ex-vice president as being ‘weak as hell.’ 

‘He surrendered his party to flag burners, rioters and anti-police radicals,’ the president said. 

Trump brought up Wednesday night’s chaos in Kentucky – actually complimenting the state’s Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear for calling up the national guard. 

But then accused Biden of backing the unrest. 

‘Joe, they’re not peaceful!’ Trump yelled. ‘I think he believes it,’ the president smirked. 

Biden has condemned violence and destruction related to this summer’s Black Lives Matter protests getting out of control.

Biden tweeted Wednesday, ‘Even amidst the profound grief & anger today’s decision generated, violence is never & can never be the answer.’ 

‘Those who engage in it must be held accountable,’ he said. 

‘Jill & I are keeping the officers shot tonight in Louisville in our prayers. We wish them both a swift & full recovery,’ Biden added.  

Trump, photographed with an American flag above him, mocked Biden for saying that the Black Lives Matter protests have been peaceful. ‘Joe, they’re not peaceful!’ Trump yelled 

While Trump claimed Biden was on an ‘anti-police crusade,’ the Democratic nominee tweeted Wednesday night taht ‘violence is and never can be the answer.’ Biden added that the two officers shot were in his and wife Jill’s prayers

Trump supporters pose for photos before Thursday night’s rally, with one fan sporting a shirt that says ‘Trump Rallies Matter’ 

A Trump supporter waits for the president’s arrival Thursday night in Jacksonville, Florida sporting a stars and stripes suit 

But Trump continued to say that he was candidate of law enforcement, while Biden was the candidate of Black Lives Matter – portraying the broader movement as violent and unhinged.   

‘He even described law enforcement as the enemy,’ Trump said of Biden Thursday night, taking Biden’s words warning of the overmilitarization of the police out of context.   

On July 8, the former vice president said, ‘Surplus military equipment for law enforcement: they don’t need that. The last thing you need is an up-armored Humvee coming into a neighborhood – it’s like the military invading.’ 

‘They don’t know anybody; they become the enemy. They’re supposed to be protecting these people,’ Biden said. 

The president has made the claim before, with fact checkers rating it a distortion.  

Trump spent Monday, Tuesday and now Thursday doing campaign rallies – with rallies planned for Friday and Saturday night as well. 

Trump supporter Jonathan Riches waits for the arrival of the president Thursday night in Jacksonville, Florida sporting some Trump-branded eyewear

Trump’s supporters cheer for the president at his Thursday night rally in Jacksonville, Florida, which marked the second swing state he traveled to that day 

One supporter wore Trump 2020 shoes and Trump 2020 socks to Thursday night’s rally in Jacksonville, Florida 

He had traveled to North Carolina – another swing state – earlier to give an address on healthcare before traveling to Florida, his adopted homestate. 

Trump, of course, brought up this fact with the audience – which he suggested was 30,000 strong, while Biden – who’s limited campaigning due to the coronavirus pandemic – can’t even fill his ‘circles,’ used at the Democrat’s events to ensure proper social distancing. 

Biden has also kept a lighter campaign schedule.  

‘Did you see he did a lid this morning again? Lid. Lid. Do you know what a lid is?’ Trump asked the crowd. ‘A lid is when you put out the word that you’re not going to be campaigning today. That he won’t be working today.’  

Trump suggested Biden could be ‘right’ when it came to this tactic. 

‘Think of it, supposing he never campaigns and he wins, do you know how badly I’m going to feel?’ he asked the audience. ‘I’m working hard.’  

Trump again hammered Biden for being a ‘low energy individual,’ which echoed the nickname he gave to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush in 2016 during the GOP primary. 

‘He’s the lowest energy individual I’ve ever seen,’ Trump said of 77-year-old Biden. 

The president then turned his attention to the first presidential debate, which will take place Tuesday night in Cleveland, Ohio. 

And like he has for weeks, Trump accused Biden of being on drugs. 

‘They’ll give him a big shot of something,’ Trump said looking ahead to the debate. ‘He’ll be Superman for about 15 minutes.’   

The president lashed out at other familiar targets too. 

He, again, went after Rep. Ilhan Omar, two days after he suggested that the U.S. wasn’t her country, as she was born in Somalia before becoming a U.S. citizen. 

On Thursday, Trump sarcastically said, ‘She loves our country very much.’  

‘She has total disrespect for our country and I think she has hatred for our country,’ he said, being serious now. ‘I would say Omar is a big reason we’re going to win. They’re not too fond of her in Minnesota.’ 

Trump’s campaign has targeted Minnestoa as a state Hillary Clinton won that the president might be able to flip in 2020. 

The president also pointed to the unrest in Minneapolis following the Memorial Day death of George Floyd as a reason the state could switch parties. 

Trump also rehashed – inaccurately – journalist Ali Velshi getting hit with a rubber bullet during unrest in Minneapolis after Floyd’s death at the hands of a white police officer.   

‘Behind him the entire city was burning down,’ Trump said, ridiculing the MSNBC reporter for calling it a peaceful protests. ‘He got his on the knee with a cannister of teargas,’ the president said, mixing up the projectile.   

‘They say it hurts. That is only going 52 miles per hour. A bullet goes about 2000 miles per hour,’ Trump said.   

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What it means to “pack” the Supreme Court – Washington Post

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Palantir Expected to Be Valued at Nearly $22 Billion in Trading Debut – The Wall Street Journal

Palantir Technologies Inc. is expected to fetch a lofty valuation in its transition to a public company despite an unusually aggressive governance structure, in the latest sign of investors’ voracious appetite for new shares.

The data-mining-software specialist is eschewing the traditional IPO route and going public through a direct listing, in which a company floats its existing shares on a public exchange and lets the market determine the price. Ahead of a debut planned for September 30, Palantir’s bankers have told investors the shares could start trading around $10 apiece, according to people familiar with the matter. That equates to a market valuation of nearly $22 billion on a fully diluted basis.

In the private markets over the past year, Palantir’s stock has trended higher. The volume-weighted average price in August was $7.31 and in September, $9.17.

Those average prices are likely to help determine Palantir’s reference price, the guidepost to where the stock could open in a direct listing. The stock exchange publishes the price after looking at recent private-market transactions and consulting with the company’s financial advisers.

There is no guarantee Palantir shares will start trading at the expected level, and even if they do, that they’ll stay that high for long.

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