'Bad things happen in Philadelphia,' Trump says at debate, renewing false claim about poll watchers
PHILADELPHIA — President Donald Trump closed out his first presidential debate with Democratic nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday night by repeating on national television his false claim that poll watchers had been blocked from observing the first day of in-person early voting in Philadelphia.“Today there was a big problem,” Trump said in the closing moments of the debate. “In Philadelphia they went in to watch. They’re called poll watchers. A very safe, very nice thing. They were thrown out. They weren’t allowed to watch. You know why? Because bad things happen in Philadelphia, bad things.”But the...
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Notre Dame postpones football game at Wake Forest this Saturday due to COVID-19
Saturday’s Notre Dame game at Wake Forest has been postponed and Notre Dame has paused all football-related activities due to COVID-19.The school reported seven positive tests (out of 94 administered) with an additional six players put in isolation because of contact tracing.“We knew COVID would present challenges throughout the season,” coach Brian Kelly said in a statement, “and we’ll always put student-athlete health and safety at the forefront of our decision-making.”This marks the 16th game postponed this season in college football.Both Notre Dame (2-0) and Wake Forest (1-1) have an open ...
A very different football season begins with familiar result: Clemson dominates Wake Forest
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — There were more cardboard cutouts than fans in the stands, the coin toss was done with social distancing in mind and coaches wore masks on the sidelines. It wasn’t an unfamiliar sight while playing sports during a pandemic.But once the football was kicked off and the game got underway, it played out just as the last couple of Wake Forest-Clemson games have — with the Tigers dominating.No. 1 Clemson pounded the Demon Deacons, 37-13, Saturday night at Truist Field in a game that was never really competitive.The Tigers led 24-0 at halftime and 37-3 late in the third quarter ...
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Teddy Greenstein: Mostly empty stands. Social distancing on the sidelines. Electronic whistles for the refs. College football has never looked so strange.
‘Tis the season of masked coaches, caged mascots and bands that don’t make a peep.It’s the season when college towns become ghost towns, “political football” takes on a new meaning and Big Ten fans tailgate in empty parking lots.This is the fall in which we can’t get no satisfaction, not even #MACtion.And no #Pac12afterdark means less snoozing on the couch.The show will go on Saturday in places such as Chapel Hill, N.C.; Winston-Salem, N.C.; and South Bend, Ind.Notre Dame is the only game in town, representing almost the entire Midwest. But it’s playing in a conference based in North Carolina,...
Amid turmoil at Fort Hood, post commander replaced and denied new role at Fort Bliss
AUSTIN, Texas — Amid public outcry over a series of homicides and allegations of sexual misconduct at Fort Hood, the U.S. Army on Tuesday announced the removal of the post’s top commander, Maj. Gen. Scott Efflandt.Army officials said Efflandt was supposed to take command of a division at Fort Bliss near El Paso in the near future, but will no longer move into that role.Efflandt is now instructed to stay at Fort Hood near Killeen to serve as the deputy commanding general for support.The Army said in a written statement that he will “assist with the reintegration of III Corps as they return from...