A Miami Hurricanes team that has excelled despite the virus forges on toward Duke
Who knows what will happen Saturday at Duke, or if the Miami Hurricanes will even ever get to Duke with the way this bizarre season has transpired.All University of Miami football coach Manny Diaz knew for sure Monday was that his team would practice at night for the first time in more than two weeks — the initial step in hopefully boarding the plane on Friday that will fly them to Durham, North Carolina, for the 8 p.m. Saturday game that replaced coronavirus-plagued Wake Forest.“Happy to be back here in game week and be able to talk about a football game,” Diaz, whose Canes are No. 10 in the ...
3 takeaways from Illinois' 3-0 start, including a scare against Ohio and Ayo Dosunmu and Kofi Cockburn leading the way
Many in sports believe a win is a win.Illinois junior Ayo Dosunmu put it a little differently: “Winners find a way to win.”The No. 8 Illini had to fend off a terrific fight from Ohio on Friday to wrap up a three-day multi-team event at State Farm Center and go 3-0 with a 77-75 victory.After trailing by as many as eight points in the second half, Dosunmu delivered — as the Illini are accustomed to by now. He went full court on a drive that put him at the free-throw line where he made both attempts. Trent Frazier stole the inbound pass to seal the victory.Ohio’s Jason Preston scored 31 points an...
'It's about democracy': Law school deans weigh in on attacks on election results
As many as half of America’s law school deans are expected to sign a letter saying continued legal attacks on this month’s election amount to what one called “frivolous attacks on our democracy.”The letter comes after a parade of unsuccessful lawsuits from President Donald Trump’s legal team challenging the results of the Nov. 3 election. On Monday Michigan certified its election results, dismissing Trump’s complaints about the fairness of the vote and allowing Democrat Joe Biden to claim the state’s 16 electoral votes.“The thrust of it is that the election was conducted completely fairly and ...
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Sidney Powell's road from UNC to defending Trump's supposed 'landslide' reelection
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Growing up in the Triangle, Sidney Powell never missed an episode of Perry Mason. Now she’s starring in her own prime-time legal drama.On Thursday Powell stood alongside former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani as they argued for 90 minutes that President Donald Trump had won the election in “a landslide,” only to have the results marred by fraud.“(W)e are going to reclaim the United States of America for the people who vote for freedom,” said Powell, part of what Giuliani calls Trump’s “elite strike force team.”Hours later she was ripped by conservative Fox News host Tucker Carls...
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Kansas' Champions Classic game vs. Kentucky is officially on
No. 6-ranked Kansas will meet No. 10 Kentucky in the 2020 Champions Classic at 8:30 p.m. Central time Dec. 1 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, ESPN announced Wednesday.No. 9 Duke will play No. 13 Michigan State in the first game of the Classic at 6:30 p.m. in Durham, N.C.There will be no fans allowed at the games.KU is 4-5 at the Champions Classic. Kentucky and Duke are 5-4 and Michigan State 3-6. KU is 1-2 versus Kentucky in the Champions Classic. The Jayhawks are scheduled to open the season against Gonzaga at 12:30 p.m., Nov. 26, in Fort Myers, Fla.———UPDATED KANSAS BASKETBALL SCH...
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Trump campaign’s Arizona suit over in-person voting fizzlesNEW YORK — President Donald Trump’s campaign is walking away from a lawsuit alleging widespread irregularities involving a green error button on voting machines in Arizona’s biggest county — one day after state evidence presented at a hearing revealed only 191 ballots were affected.The campaign’s lawyer, Kory Langhofer, said in a court filing Friday in Phoenix that the number of ballots involved made the dispute irrelevant for the presidential race. Major media outlets have called Arizona for President-elect Joe Biden, who leads Trump ...
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Biden vows to change 'systemic racism' during first NC appearance in months
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden brought his campaign to Charlotte on Wednesday, telling a dozen African American business owners and educators that the “tough times” for Americans in this pandemic are even worse for African American communities.“It’s sort of emblematic of the inequality that exists,” he said at what was billed as a Black Economic Summit at Camp North End. “We have a gigantic opportunity to change the systemic racism.”Biden also ripped President Donald Trump for what he called “the most corrupt administration in modern American history.”Biden’s first...
The Charlotte Observer
With in-person campaigning limited, Kamala Harris rallies Black NC voters virtually
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Black voters historically make up a huge voting bloc for the Democratic Party, and the Biden campaign is working to further motivate the key demographic even as it limits in-person events due to the coronavirus pandemicWith voting underway in North Carolina, U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice presidential nominee, along with the Congressional Black Caucus PAC, hosted a virtual rally focused on the state Friday night. The event commemorated Friday’s inaugural National Black Voter Day, a day created by the National Urban League, BET, and many civil rights organization...
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Top 10 best housing markets for millennials amid COVID-19 pandemic
Millions of millennials all over the country have lost jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are among lucky ones still holding a job and you want to buy a home, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) has identified the ten best housing markets for millennials.[reit]Q1 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreThe ten best metro areas identified by the NAR have “favorable conditions for millennial homebuyers” despite the prevailing coronavirus pandemic. The NAR President Vince Malta believes that millennials will play a crucial role in the housing market recovery as cities and state...
COVID-19: A distraction from Durham probe into Democrats Coup de' Etat
WASHINGTON: Easy to miss among the CoronaVirus panic, reports on Sunday noted that U.S. Attorney John Durham, heading a criminal probe into the origins of the Democrats Coup de’ Etat Trump-Russia collusion hoax, is expected to wrap it up by summer. Or fall. But maybe summer. We really do not know. Some sources are reporting the investigation could wrap up by the end of July, while others are predicting September.With the COVID-19 outbreak, we cannot predict when our valid legal agencies will be able to return to this investigation. But we Americans who demand honesty in our government must not...
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