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    Hailey Baldwin Accents a Little Black Bikini With Her Go-To Nike Kicks

    Sneakers and bathing suits are Baldwin's new favorite outfit combo.

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    Refinery29

    This Is Amy Coney Barrett, The Potential RBG Replacement Who Hates Your Uterus

    With a vacant seat in the U.S. Supreme Court following the Friday passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, President Donald Trump says he is determined to fill her spot, vowing to nominate a new judge as early as this Friday or Saturday. “I will be putting forth a nominee next week. It will be a woman,” Trump said during a Sept. 19 rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina, just one day after Ginsburg died and her family stated that she hoped “not be replaced until a new president is installed.”While rumored nominees include Barbara Lagoa of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, and fellow appeals court judge Allison Jones Rushing, there is one woman who appears to be the frontrunner to flip RBG’s seat: Judge Amy Coney Barrett. And with her name making the top of nearly every speculative list, many are now wondering who Barrett is and what she really stands for. Amy Coney Barrett currently serves the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, a position she was appointed to by Trump in 2017. A Notre Dame Law School graduate, she began her career in 1998 as a clerk for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Under his tutelage, Barrett honed conservative beliefs, including standing against abortion, and has been described as Scalia’s “ideological heir.” According to those who have studied her career more closely, like Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List anti-abortion political group, Barrett is “a woman who brings the argument to the court that is potentially the contrary to the views of the sitting women justices.” And by all accounts, this appears to be true, and Barrett plans to continue Scalia’s anti-abortion legacy.During her 2017 confirmation hearing, she made clear that in her new role as judge, she would follow the Supreme Court’s lead in looking to restrict and ban abortion. This is particularly important, considering that in 2018, she was also under consideration to fill the Supreme Court seat that is now occupied by Brett Kavanaugh.The following year, she joined a dissenting opinion in an appeals court case of Planned Parenthood Of Indiana And Kentucky vs. Indiana Health Commissioner, which determined an Indiana law banning patients from having abortions if their fetuses had disabilities — including life-threatening ones.But Barrett’s positions on abortion stem from her personal background and strong religious beliefs. In 2002, she joined her Catholic university’s faculty. At the time, fellow educators actively opposed ideas of secularization, and especially the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling.“Life begins at conception,” she told Notre Dame Magazine, who also described Barrett’s view on Roe v. Wade as “creating through judicial fiat a framework of abortion on demand.”  For her part, Barrett is a practicing Roman Catholic and mother of seven. She is well-known throughout conservative circles for putting her religious convictions at the forefront of her work and identity. “Her religious convictions are pro-life, and she lives those convictions,” said U.S. district Judge Patrick J. Schiltz, one of her mentors.“I think the question of whether people can get very late-term abortions, you know, how many restrictions can be put on clinics, I think that would change,” Barrett said during a talk she gave on Roe v. Wade at Jacksonville University in 2016.Barrett’s nomination could stand to change everything for the Supreme Court. On Nov. 10, when the Supreme Court is back in session, they will once again hear arguments challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. With Barrett in the seat, women’s access to reproductive health could be in serious jeopardy. If Trump does nominate Barrett — a noted anti-abortionist — it would solidify fears for millions of Democrats: a 6-3 conservative majority in the Supreme Court that will most definitely derail years of inclusive healthcare initiatives. And, considering Ginsburg’s tenure protecting women’s rights and elevating social justice initiatives, Trump would actively be opposing her legacy by appointing Barrett, putting millions of vulnerable people at risk.“Amy Coney Barrett meets Donald Trump’s two main litmus tests,” Nan Aron, the president of Alliance for Justice, told the New York Times. “She has made clear she would invalidate the ACA and take health care away from millions of people and undermine a woman’s reproductive freedom.” Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?In The Wake Of RBG's Death, What Happens Next?Mitch McConnell Wasted No Time Being Human GarbageYou Owe Ruth Bader Ginsburg More Than You Know

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    Christina Anstead Spotted for the First Time Since Announcing Split From Husband Ant

    Flip or Flop star Christina Anstead was spotted picking up green juice three days after she announced her breakup from husband Ant Anstead--and her bling was all too telling.

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  • Health
    Best Life

    This Common Habit Makes You 3 Times More Likely to Get COVID, Study Says

    You've likely been warned ever since childhood that there are plenty of habits that could make you sick. And even if the idea of "cooties" seems quaint amid a global pandemic, letting your guard down among friends and family can sometimes cause you to slip up and make a risky decision, especially when it comes to eating and drinking. According to a new study, simply sharing dishes or cups with someone can triple your likelihood of catching COVID.The case-control study, which was recently published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) journal Emerging Infectious Diseases, examined 211 coronavirus cases and 839 control subjects in Thailand. While the initial goal of the research was to find the early effectiveness of wearing a face mask and hand-washing in stopping the spread of the disease, the findings also showed that those who engaged in certain behaviors were more likely to test positive. Specifically, people who shared dishes or cups were 2.71 times more likely to contract COVID than those who kept their food and beverage to themselves.The study's authors also point out that transmission of the virus within households was relatively high compared to workplaces and other settings. They warned that when caring for an infected family member, "the sick person should stay in a specific room; use a separate bathroom, if possible; and not share dishes, cups, and other utensils."Thailand also issued a warning early in the pandemic to citizens about the dangers of sharing dishes and cups in a nightlife context. An announcement from the country's health minister in March stated that a cluster of 13 cases had been traced to a group of friends who had been out sharing beverages and cigarettes, and warned the public against this kind of behavior. In the new CDC study, those who shared cigarettes were 6.12 times more likely to contract COVID.Yet another study from Thailand released in July examined 11 coronavirus cases stemming from a going-away party where one glass of alcohol had been shared among the group. The research found that those who drank from the cup assumed that the alcohol would have a sanitizing effect, killing the virus. However, those people contracted COVID. Meanwhile, four other attendees at the party who did not drink from the infected glass avoided contracting the disease.The idea of service industry workers even handling a cup that has been used has also led many businesses to temporarily switch to disposable options. This includes Starbucks, which banned the use of personal reusable mugs in March, saying that the safety of employees was a "greater priority" than environmental concerns amid the pandemic.But while you should be worried about who else has had their hands on your cups, plates, and utensils, the CDC says that the likelihood of prepared food spreading COVID is still very low. And for more on how to avoid coronavirus, check out 50 Essential COVID Safety Tips the CDC Wants You to Know.

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    The Daily Beast

    Keith Olbermann Airs Out Ex-MSNBC Colleague Chris Matthews for Terrible Take on Trump and RBG

    With a ratio of more than 10,000 replies to fewer than than 2,000 retweets and counting, this tweet from disgraced MSNBC host Chris Matthews is already being touted as the worst take of 2020.“Trump is right to show respect for RBG,” Matthews tweeted Monday morning, after President Donald Trump went on Fox & Friends and baselessly claimed that the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dying wish was some sort of left-wing hoax. “True presidential behavior,” he added. “Far too rare.”The most eye-popping replies, however, came from Matthews’ former MSNBC colleague Keith Olbermann, who tweeted: “Every day. Every day I had to go through this.”“I mean, anybody else see him on ‘Mission Accomplished’ night? I had to, I was co-anchoring,” Olbermann added, appending the facepalm emoji to punctuate his point.> I mean, anybody else see him on “Mission Accomplished” night? I had to, I was co-anchoring. 🤦🏼‍♂️ https://t.co/dj1eA9x578> > — Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) September 21, 2020Olbermann, a notoriously fierce critic of President George W. Bush during his eight years as host of Countdown on MSNBC, was referring to the infamous moment the 43rd president gave a speech to troops on an aircraft carrier in front of a giant “Mission Accomplished” banner less than two months after the start of the Iraq War.On that night, May 1, 2003, Matthews gushed over Bush on his show Hardball: “He won the war. He was an effective commander. Everybody recognizes that, I believe, except a few critics.” Later that evening on Olbermann’s Countdown, he added, “Women like a guy who’s president. Check it out. The women like this war. I think we like having a hero as our president. It’s simple.”As the Iraq War continued to rage for years, Olbermann would end his show each night by telling viewers how many days had passed since Bush had declared “Mission Accomplished” in Iraq.Chris Matthews Accuser Laura Bassett Fires Back at Bill MaherRead more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.

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    Yahoo Entertainment

    Pink's husband, Carey Hart, tells Trump supporters 'Bye Karen' after they complain about singer's Biden-Harris T-shirt

    Pink’s husband, Carey Hart, fires back at critics slamming her Biden-Harris T-shirt: 'Bye Karen'

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