Month: September 2020

‘Big Bang Theory’ star Jim Parsons reveals he and husband Todd Spiewak had coronavirus

‘Big Bang Theory’ star Jim Parsons reveals he and husband Todd Spiewak had coronavirus

Jim Parsons contracted the novel coronavirus and didn’t realize it until the worst had hit. The “Big Bang Theory” alum recently opened up about his experience enduring through COVID-19, which the actor and his husband, Todd Spiewak, tested positive for earlier this year. ″Todd and I both had it early on. It was, like, middle of March,″ Parsons revealed to …

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Sen. Rand Paul pitches debate format changes after 'exhausting' Trump-Biden clash

Sen. Rand Paul pitches debate format changes after ‘exhausting’ Trump-Biden clash

The first presidential debate was an “exhausting” spectacle that provided little clarity to undecided voters, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. told “Your World” on Wednesday. “It was exhausting even to watch, much less participate in,” Paul told host Neil Cavuto. ”I frankly don’t think that it was that informative.” Paul urged the Commission on Presidential Debates to switch to an interview-style format …

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Disinfecting the Texas water supply from a brain-eating amoeba could take months, officials say

Gov. Greg Abbott held a news conference Tuesday to address what he called “the total tragedy” of the death of Josiah McIntyre, who CNN previously reported died from single-celled brain eating amoeba Naegleria fowleri found in the Lake Jackson water supply earlier this month. While Naegleria fowleri infections are rare, most are fatal, according to …

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Greenland is seeing unprecedented melting. A new study shows it could get much worse

Greenland lost more ice last year than in any year on record, and the melting has accelerated rapidly since the 1990s. But in the context of Earth’s 4.5 billion-plus year history, melting in any one year or even a few decades amounts to the blink of an eye. Whether the rapid disintegration we’re seeing on …

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Some of the most frequently banned books feature LGBTQ stories, library association says

But a great deal of the most frequently challenged books of the last decade center around LGBTQ characters and themes, an analysis from the American Library Association revealed. In honor of “Banned Books Week” the ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom published lists of the top 10 most challenged books of 2019 and the top 100 …

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Army network shortens sensor-to-shooter 'kill web' to 20 seconds

Army network shortens sensor-to-shooter ‘kill web’ to 20 seconds

The Army’s Project Convergence 2020 sought to bring new, explosive “warfare at speed” dimensions to future combat as part of a broad transformational attempt to surge in front of competitors and near-peer rivals with accelerated networking and sensor-to-shooter times … designed to enable an entirely new generation of warfare possibilities. The network consists of many interwoven technical …

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Revealed: No 10 explores sending asylum seekers to Moldova, Morocco and Papua New Guinea

Revealed: No 10 explores sending asylum seekers to Moldova, Morocco and Papua New Guinea

Downing Street has asked officials to consider the option of sending asylum seekers to Moldova, Morocco or Papua New Guinea and is the driving force behind proposals to hold refugees in offshore detention centres, according to documents seen by the Guardian. The documents suggest officials in the Foreign Office have been pushing back against No …

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Fifth seed Kiki Bertens leaves court in wheelchair following win at French Open

Bertens struggled with cramps as the final set developed, eventually sinking to the clay in relief and pain following her 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 9-7 victory, which took three hours and 11 minutes. The Dutchwoman had to overcome a 5-2 deficit and save a match-point in the third set while struggling with cramps that became so …

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Trump’s allies offer public praise but privately worry after debate

“I think he misspoke in response to Chris Wallace’s comment,” Sen. Tim Scott, R-South Carolina, a supporter of the President’s, told reporters on Capitol Hill. “I think he should correct it,” Scott said. “If he doesn’t correct it, I guess he didn’t misspeak.” As Americans woke up dazed from a bruising debate in which the …

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NASA astronaut, Russian cosmonauts woken to find space station leak

NASA astronaut, Russian cosmonauts woken to find space station leak

NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy and Russian cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner were woken on Monday night to search for a small leak on the International Space Station. “Late Monday night, the Expedition 63 crew was awakened by flight controllers to continue troubleshooting a small leak on the International Space Station that appeared to grow …

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