Colleges slash budgets in the pandemic, with ‘nothing off-limits’

Ohio Wesleyan University is eliminating 18 majors. The University of Florida’s trustees this month took the first steps toward letting the school furlough faculty. The University of California, Berkeley, has paused admissions to its doctoral programs in anthropology, sociology and art history. As it resurges across the country, the coronavirus is forcing universities large and […] Go to Source

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Pope Francis appoints first African American cardinal

The elevation of Gregory, the first American named as a cardinal since 2016, comes as demonstrations for racial justice and debates over how to address the legacy of slavery and racism have dramatically shifted the conversation about race in the United States. Go to Source

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Murder Hornet nest, first in U.S., is found in Washington state

The discovery of the nest — which may contain 100 to 200 hornets — came after weeks of hunting and trapping the insects, which are notorious for using their powerful mandibles to attack and destroy honeybee hives in a matter of hours. Go to Source

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Rudy Giuliani caught in hotel bedroom scene in new ‘Borat’ film

NEW YORK (AP) — Rudy Giuliani is shown in a compromising position in a hotel room with a young actress pretending to be a television journalist in a scene in Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest mockumentary, a sequel to his hit “Borat” film. The scene shot in a New York hotel room in July — which […] Go to Source

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Maryland man arrested, accused of threatening to kidnap and kill Biden and Harris

A man in Maryland has been arrested on charges that he threatened to kidnap and execute Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, and his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, law enforcement officials said on Wednesday. A criminal complaint filed by the Secret Service on Wednesday did not describe any steps taken by the man, identified […] Go to Source

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Weary city dwellers escape to Montana, creating a property gold rush

BOZEMAN, Mont. – The four-bedroom contemporary just west of town smelled of fresh paint, flooring, sealant and new beginnings. The Bridger Mountains beckoned against an azure sky off the back deck, and Robert Carder, Montana’s newest transplant, couldn’t contain himself. “This is your new home, Conner!” he exclaimed to his 57-pound Australian cattle dog, whose […] Go to Source

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