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Tucker Carlson’s mangling of Kamala Harris’s name was all about disrespect

When I was a young reporter I had an editor who was a stickler for getting people’s middle initials correct in news stories. “If you get the name wrong, there’s no reason for anyone to trust anything else you write,” he’d say. Support our journalism. Subscribe today. An extreme position? Maybe, but it is journalistic bedrock that getting names right really matters. Which is why it was so instructive — if utterly predictable — to watch Fox News ... Full story

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

FILE PHOTO: Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends a news conference at Rideau Cottage, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada July 13, 2020. REUTERS/Blair Gable. (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to have his life story turned into a comic book, as TidalWave Productions adds the “media sensation” to its “Political Power” graphic novel series. The glossy publication that has profiled politicians from around the globe for over ... Full story

Baby George, born amid Beirut blast, is 'light in the darkness'

BEIRUT, (Reuters) - Stepping into the delivery room where his wife Emmanuelle was about to give birth, Edmond Khnaisser meant to capture their son’s first moments on camera. Emmanuelle Lteif Khnaisser who was in labour at the moment of the Beirut port blast, holds her baby George at the family home in Jal el-Dib, Lebanon, August 12, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay. Instead, he recorded the instant the biggest blast in Lebanon’s history sent whole ... Full story

Cuba's top epidemiologist expects COVID-19 vaccine in 2021

FILE PHOTO: A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a "Vaccine COVID-19" sticker and a medical syringe in this illustration taken April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo. HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba’s top epidemiologist Francisco Duran told a daily briefing on Wednesday he expected a COVID-19 vaccine to be available worldwide from early next year, skirting questions about Russia’s granting of regulatory approval to one such ... Full story

Mauritius says almost all oil removed from damaged Japanese ship

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Mauritius’ Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth said on Wednesday nearly all remaining oil had been removed from a damaged Japanese ship, which leaked about 1,000 tonnes in a threat to tourism already hurt by the coronavirus pandemic. “At the time I’m talking to you, almost all the oil has been removed from the ship,” Jugnauth told reporters, according to remarks shared by his office. All fuel had been removed from tanks, but ... Full story

Beirut explosion: Half of Beirut's health-care centers are out of commission

BEIRUT — The massive explosion that devastated swaths of Lebanon’s capital last week has severely damaged its health system, officials warned Wednesday, further straining medical facilities that were already wrestling with rising cases of covid-19. Support our journalism. Subscribe today. The World Health Organization said Wednesday that three of Beirut’s hospitals were largely out of service and that more were still flooded with the wounded. ... Full story

Ontario projects record budget deficit as COVID-19 economic support climbs

TORONTO (Reuters) - Ontario, Canada’s most populous province and economic engine, projected on Wednesday its budget deficit would widen to a record C$38.5 billion ($29.09 billion) in 2020-2021 as it raised support for the economy ravaged by the coronavirus crisis. FILE PHOTO: A Canadian dollar coin, commonly known as the "Loonie", is pictured in this illustration picture taken in Toronto January 23, 2015. REUTERS/Mark Blinch. The province ... Full story

President @realDonaldTrump delivers remarks on getting students back to school"

The White House: "LIVE: President @realDonaldTrump delivers remarks on getting students back to school" - -. - Sorry, this site requires JavaScript for full functionality. Please enable JavaScript in your browser and reload the page. Full story

Government partners with Moderna to make 100M vaccine doses

Coronavirus map: Tracking the spread in the US and around the world. Faces of some of the more than 160,000 lives lost in US to coronavirus. This woman in Ghana is helping to protect front-line workers, 1 face mask at a time. Here's how the news developed on Tuesday. All times Eastern. 9:53 P.M.: GOV'T PARTNERS WITH MODERNA TO PRODUCE 100M VACCINE DOSES. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Department of Defense announced ... Full story

Health questions for Biden off-limits for media, unlike Reagan, McCain and Trump

The mainstream media has largely avoided coverage of Joe Biden’s health and fitness for office, but previous Republican presidential candidates such as Ronald Reagan , John McCain and Donald Trump didn’t receive a pass from the liberal press on the sensitive-but-crucial topic. “It’s all fair game,” Fox News contributor Dan Bongino said. "Asking the potential president of the United States to demonstrate to voters that he has the cognitive ... Full story

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