Trump’s target on diversity and inclusion trainings already has organizations holding off on executing them

Summary List Placement Organizations and institutions across the US are halting diversity initiatives in fear of the consequences of violating an order from President Trump. In late September, Trump issued an executive order prohibiting employees of the federal workforce and uniformed services from promoting “race or sex stereotyping or scapegoating,” which the administration defines as “assigning fault, blame, or bias to a race or sex, or to members of a race or sex because of their race or sex.” The executive order also prohibits government contractors from diversity training that argues “meritocracy or traits such as a hard work ethic are racist or sexist,” or attributes “privileges” to a certain… Read More

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Hideout proceeding with new annexation proposal despite court battles

The town of Hideout wants to annex hundreds of acres from Summit County and Wasatch County, including land on both sides of state Route 248, near the Black Rock Ridge community, in Wasatch County on Monday, July 20, 2020. | Kristin Murphy, Deseret News Developer’s plan includes chairlift or gondola to top of Richardson Peak HIDEOUT, Wasatch County — Even though the legal battle over Hideout’s controversial annexation proposal to put commercial development east of Park City is far from over, Hideout town officials are plowing ahead. The question of whether the town will be able to annex hundreds of acres despite legal protests from Park City and Summit County… Read More

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Heaps: Seahawks face tough challenge with Vikings’ talented safety duo

Once again, the Seahawks and Vikings will face off in the regular season and once again, that game will be played in Seattle in primetime. This time, however, will be very different both because there won’t be early 70,000 screaming fans in attendance, but also because of how the two teams are currently playing. Seahawks injuries: Dunbar a ‘good chance’ to play, Adams returns Week 7 Since Brian Schottenheimer became offensive coordinator for the Seahawks in 2018, Seattle has had a great offense, but this year has been different, with the Seahawks scoring over 30 points in each of their first four games and quarterback Russell Wilson tying an NFl… Read More

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2 suspects in Michigan kidnapping plot are US Marines who were recently-discharged

Summary List Placement Two of the men charged with terrorism-related crimes and a plot to kidnap the Michigan governor on Thursday are Marine Corps veterans, a service spokesperson reportedly said. A Marine Corps spokesman told Marine Corps Times on Saturday that Joseph Morrison, 26, was a Marine reservist since 2015. Morrison was reportedly discharged as a lance corporal, a junior enlisted service member, on Thursday. The spokesman told the Marine Corps Times that his recent discharge was unrelated to the alleged plot he was implicated in. Morrison was one of the cofounders of an armed militant group dubbed the “Wolverine Watchmen,” according to state investigators. The group was said to… Read More

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Amy Coney Barrett reveals she signed ad that called Roe v. Wade ‘infamous’

Summary List Placement Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday which revealed that she signed on to an ad that labeled the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling legalizing abortion as “infamous” and stated that “over 55 million unborn children” had been killed by the procedure, according to Bloomberg. The newspaper ad, which was sponsored by the University Faculty for Life and Fund to Protect Human Life at the University of Notre Dame, was published in January 2013 and features the names of over 100 faculty members, according to Bloomberg. Barrett has served as a faculty member at the… Read More

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Cindy McCain praises Joe Biden in a new campaign ad, calling him a president who would ‘put service before self’

Summary List Placement A new ad released by the Biden 2020 campaign features Cindy McCain, widow of Republican Sen. John McCain, reflecting on her late husband’s relationship with the former vice president. “My husband knew Joe Biden a long time,” McCain says in the minute-long ad. “They traveled thousands of miles together, visiting troops overseas. And they developed the kind of friendship you don’t see too often.” “In the Senate, they disagreed on almost everything,” McCain continued. “They’d fight like hell on the floor, and then they’d go each lunch together. Because they always put their friendship and their country first.” Former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump… Read More

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Trump makes 1st public appearance since his hospital stay

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday made his first public appearance since returning to the White House after being treated for the coronavirus. The White House has refused to declare that he is no longer contagious, and the gathering of hundreds of people on the South Lawn went ahead despite the guidance of public health officials. … …read more Source:: AOL.com       

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Live coverage: Join us as BYU football hosts UTSA

LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo is shown before BYU’s game against UTSA on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. | BYU photo PROVO — No. 15 BYU will play its third straight home game when the Cougars host UTSA on Saturday afternoon at LaVell Edwards Stadium. BYU (3-0) stayed unbeaten by defeating Louisiana Tech 45-14 in a Friday night matchup last week, as Zach Wilson had a near-perfect day, completing 24 of 26 passes for 325 yards and two touchdowns while also rushing for 43 yards and three touchdowns. UTSA (3-1) of Conference USA, meanwhile, is coming off a 21-13 loss at UAB. The game kicks off at 1:30 p.m. MDT, and… Read More

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Democrats and Republicans rip into the White House’s $1.8 trillion stimulus offer, dampening chances of $1,200 stimulus checks and coronavirus relief before the election

Summary List Placement The Trump administration’s $1.8 trillion stimulus offer is undergoing significant backlash from both Democrats and Senate Republicans, dampening the odds of a government rescue package to keep individuals and businesses afloat ahead of the election. In a letter to her caucus on Saturday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the plan “insufficient” and said it amounted to “one step forward, two steps back. She listed significant concerns with the White House’s proposal, including on state and local aid, unemployment benefits, and child care. “When the President talks about wanting a bigger relief package, his proposal appears to mean that he wants more money at his discretion to grant or… Read More

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