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|The CIA sent a team of 4 operators on a spy mission targeting China. None came back.
In 2008, CIA operative Stephen Stanek faced a decision: cancel the operation he was running or go forward with it — as a tropical storm barreled through the Philippines with a projection to veer north and miss his team's area of operation.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2020 5:00 AM
|Whose voters are 'hidden' in polling data? 'Shy' Biden voters may actually outnumber Trump’s
Just 20 percent of Trump voters with mostly Biden-backing neighbors say those neighbors would be surprised by their support for Trump. Among Biden voters in Trump country, however, that number is 10 points higher (30 percent).
POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 5:00 AM
|Mass suspension of German police officers who shared pictures of Hitler and doctored images of refugees in gas chambers
The officers allegedly shared extremist content in chatrooms and WhatsApp groups. Some face charges of spreading Nazi propaganda and hate speech.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2020 5:00 AM
|In California: Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies; Snow Fire threatens Palm Springs area
Plus: Doris Day house listed for $7.4 million, schools reopen for a price, N95 masks recalled.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 8:41 PM
|CDC — again — changes COVID-19 guidelines. Now asymptomatic people need a test
The change replaces a controversial update from Aug. 24 that said individuals who don’t have symptoms don’t need to get tested.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 3:37 PM
|Sources: Russian aggression against U.S. intelligence satellites sparks congressional briefing
Over recent days, officials from the U.S. Space Force and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence briefed congressional committees on an “uptick” in Russian military activity in space targeting U.S. defense and intelligence satellites.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 5:41 PM
|Michigan residents urged to stay indoors as scientists race to deal with threat of rare mosquito-borne disease
‘This is an ongoing threat to the health and safety of Michiganders,’ says Department of Health and Human Services chief medical executive Dr Joneigh Khaldun
POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 10:46 AM
|Poll: Only 22 percent of Americans think the 2020 presidential election will be ‘free and fair’
Just 22% of Americans believe this year’s presidential election will be “free and fair,” according to a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll — a disturbing loss of confidence in the democratic process that could foreshadow a catastrophic post-election period with millions of partisans refusing to accept the legitimacy of the results.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 5:36 PM
|T cell shortage linked to severe COVID-19 in elderly; antiseptic spray may limit virus spread
A lower supply of a certain type of immune cell in older people that is critical to fighting foreign invaders may help explain their vulnerability to severe COVID-19, scientists say. When germs enter the body, the initial "innate" immune response generates inflammation not specifically targeted at the bacteria or virus. Within days, the more precise "adaptive" immune response starts generating antibodies against the invader along with T cells that either assist in antibody production or seek out and attack infected cells.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 2:42 PM
|Pakistan outcry over police victim-blaming of gang-raped mother
A police chief's comments spark an unprecedented backlash after a woman was raped in front of her children.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 8:16 PM