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Thom Brennaman resigns from Cincinnati Reds after uttering anti-gay slur

Cincinnati Reds broadcaster Thom Brennaman has resigned, according to CNN affiliate WCPO. He had been suspended by the team after he uttered an anti-gay slur on air last month. “My family and I have decided that I am going to step away from my role as the television voice of the Cincinnati Reds,” Brennaman said…MORE

Philadelphia mayor fires city’s treasurer after he is arrested on federal charges

Philadelphia mayor fires city’s treasurer after he is arrested on federal charges

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney fired the city’s treasurer on Friday after he was arrested and federally indicted for embezzling money from clients at his previous job as a financial adviser. Christian Dunbar also faces allegations that he and his wife, identified in the criminal complaint as F.N.D., set up fake marriages when they were classmates…MORE

Fewer than 10% in the US have antibodies to the novel coronavirus

Fewer than 10% in the US have antibodies to the novel coronavirus

A new nationwide study of the blood of more than 28,000 dialysis patients may help answer one of the big questions surrounding the pandemic: how many people have antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus? The answer could tell us a lot about how many people in the United States have been exposed to the virus…MORE

Fact-check: Team Trump capitalizes on Pennsylvania ballot incident to baselessly accuse Democrats of ‘stealing’ the election

President Donald Trump and his campaign are spreading disinformation about an incident in Pennsylvania where nine ballots were improperly discarded, and are falsely claiming it proves widespread “voter fraud” and that Democrats are “trying to steal the election.” According to federal and local authorities, an election worker improperly threw out nine military ballots in Luzerne…MORE

New Orleans restaurants can now serve alcoholic beverages as to-go drinks

New Orleans restaurants can now serve alcoholic beverages as to-go drinks

While bars remain closed, restaurants in New Orleans can now serve to-go alcoholic drinks, easing the Covid-19 restrictions. The announcement came Friday from New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, who ordered that the drinks could be served through take-out, curbside and drive-thru until 11 p.m. Though the rest of Louisiana has eased into Phase 3 reopening,…MORE

Local officials say nine Pennsylvania ballots were discarded due to an error, undercutting Trump claims of intentional fraud

Local officials say nine Pennsylvania ballots were discarded due to an error, undercutting Trump claims of intentional fraud

Local officials in Pennsylvania on Friday provided more information about nine potentially mishandled ballots in Luzerne County, which the White House repeatedly cited to attack mail-in voting and question the integrity of November’s election. In a statement, county officials said the issue regarding nine military ballots was caused by a “temporary seasonal independent contractor” who…MORE

The week in 15 headlines

Late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg became the first woman and Jewish person to lay in state at the US Capitol on Friday. Meanwhile, negotiators averted a government shutdown, which loomed this week.  Monday Trump narrows Supreme Court list as weighty decision looms Second judge rules against USPS, says election mail must be prioritized…MORE

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