Hall, Franklin to face each other in runoff to succeed Rep. John Lewis in Georgia's 5th Congressional District
ATLANTA — Former Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall and former Morehouse College President Robert Franklin, both Democrats, are headed to a runoff to determine who will complete the late Congressman John Lewis’ term in office.The Associated Press called the race for Hall and Franklin, who were among seven candidates running in the 5th Congressional District to succeed Lewis. The runoff is set for Dec. 1, and the winning candidate will serve until Jan. 3.The candidates who did not advance to the runoff were Democrats “Able” Mable Thomas, Keisha Sean Waites and Barrington Martin II, Libertarian...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Paul Sullivan: With Lucas Giolito in his 'bully stage,' the White Sox get their swagger back after a late-season swoon
Tim Anderson knows the look.When Lucas Giolito gets into one of his zones, Anderson said the White Sox pitcher is entering his “bully stage.”The Sox desperately needed an enforcer Tuesday to kick-start their postseason after two stomach-churning weeks saw them drop from the top seed in the American League to No. 7.Giolito was up to the task, taking a perfect game into the seventh inning and dominating the Oakland Athletics in a 4-1 win in Game 1 of the wild-card series.It was vintage Giolito.He didn’t take their lunch money or give them wedgies, but his stellar performance gives the Sox a chan...
11 books by Latinx authors to read during Hispanic Heritage Month
National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated in the United States from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 to remember the contributions of Latinx people with origins in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.For two decades, the histories and cultures of Latinx people were honored for a week. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan extended it to 30 days.To celebrate, here is a list of 11 books by Latinx authors to read during National Hispanic Heritage Month.“I’m Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter” by Erika L. SánchezA Chicagoan, Julia is not a perfect Mexican daughter — that was her older sister Ol...
Commentary: What does it mean to be a 'good Catholic'?
Back in the 1980s, during a holiday get-together, one of the family elders, who was known for sweeping declarations, made a sweeping declaration:“You can’t be a Republican,” she said, “and be a good Catholic.”From couch to couch, we looked at each other and smiled gently. This woman in her 70s was upset with the efforts of GOP politicians at the time to cut services to the needy and boost military spending, including nuclear arms. But those of us in the room, good Catholics all, knew it wasn’t that simple.Roman Catholicism may have a pope who has the ex cathedra power, used rarely, to state th...
Trudy Rubin: Trump tax return shock: Massive personal debt makes him a national security threat
Donald Trump is a security risk to this nation.His massive personal debts, as revealed by the stunning New York Times expose of his long-hidden tax records, make him vulnerable to manipulation by foreign governments or shysters. According to the Times, “he appears to be responsible for loans totaling $421 million, most of which is coming due within four years.”Trump will need cash infusions at a time when reputable banks have long since written him off as a bad risk.If a debt-ridden Trump were facing confirmation for a senior government post, he would be denied a security clearance. “From a na...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Dolphins' Fitzpatrick praises Tua: 'There are a million different throws that he makes that I can't'
Along with starting at quarterback for the Miami Dolphins, veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick also knows his role is to tutor and mentor rookie Tua Tagovailoa.Fitzpatrick takes pride in being in this position and thinks of passing along any tidbits or advice as paying it forward to Tagovailoa like other coaches and quarterbacks have done for him in his career.And Fitzpatrick believes Tagovailoa, the No. 5 pick by Miami in the 2020 NFL draft, is going to be a great player based on what he has already seen from the young quarterback during roughly two months of Dolphins practices.“We brought Tua in, and T...
Fabiola Santiago: Reckless Gov. DeSantis moves Florida to Phase 3 crowds. He's a threat to public safety
Floridians should never forget this.Late Friday afternoon, just in time for happy hour, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis put his finger to the political winds — and ordered bars, restaurants and nightclubs to open at full capacity.His decision had the predictable outcome of packing crowds indoors and out, and if you watched video footage or drove around Fort Lauderdale and Miami Beach, you could see throngs congregating and not wearing masks.The gaiety can be deadly, but what the hell!The governor says it’s OK. We’ve been liberated from local rule!Young and old celebrated, jam-packed into places like...
Trump's silence continues on how many refugees can enter the US this fiscal year
The Trump administration has yet to announce how many refugees will be admitted into the United States during the upcoming fiscal year, which starts Thursday.Without a “presidential determination,” which dictates how many refugees can come to the United States each fiscal year, refugees cannot be resettled in the country, except for a few exceptions.The silence from President Donald Trump’s administration about the 2020-2021 fiscal year refugee ceiling has parallels to last year’s announcement, which was made shortly before the fiscal year began on Oct. 1. Trump announced then that he would sl...
JPMorgan Chase agrees to pay $920 million over market manipulation
NEW YORK — JPMorgan Chase, accused of presiding over thousands of episodes of illegal trading in precious metals and Treasury markets, said Tuesday that it will pay about $920 million as part of an agreement with the Justice Department.The Justice Department said JPMorgan employees stationed on desks in New York, London and Singapore engaged in unlawful trading of gold, silver, platinum, and palladium futures contracts, scooping up orders with the intention of canceling them before they were executed.“The conduct of the individuals referenced in today’s resolutions is unacceptable and they are...
New York Daily News
Medtronic product removed from market in Australia, which is now investigating its use
Medtronic has pulled one of its most controversial products, Infuse Bone Graft, off the market in Australia as regulators there investigate why the company was widely selling it without a required safety component.The market withdrawal happened after a former Medtronic employee told regulators that the Minnesota-run medical device company sold Infuse’s bone graft component without the titanium LT-Cage cage designed to hold it in check.Medtronic spokesman Ben Petok said the company’s withdrawal of Infuse from Australia in March had nothing to do with safety issues. The company hopes to return w...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)