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Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has big plans for Social Security. In his recently released economic plan, one of his proposals would change the way Social Security's periodic raises are calculated. Biden's economic plan describes a number of changes to Social Security, but one of the first that's listed is to provide a "benefit plus-up" by "adopting CPI-E for Social Security indexing."
When the Model 3 was first released, the sparse interior was polarizing. Many people loved the look, but the concern remained of how usable the car would be when everything was controlled from a touchscreen.Tesla's Wiper Conundrum: Several years after release, it seems a single accident has caused a German court to rule that Tesla Inc's (NASDAQ: TSLA) on-screen wiper controls are illegal, according to Electrek. This comes shortly after a German court ruled that Tesla's Autopilot and Full Self Driving software names are misleading to consumers.The wipers on the Model 3 -- and Model Y -- can be used for a single swipe with a physical button on a stalk, like most cars. To adjust the speed, the driver has to hit a single button on the touch screen.Voice controls can also be used to fully control the wipers. The wipers have an automatic setting in which they will wipe whenever the cameras detect rain.Benzinga's Take: Does this mean Tesla will remove the on-screen controls, leaving drivers only the voice control option? Or perhaps a physical retrofit is possible. Photo courtesy of Tesla. See more from Benzinga * Smaller Tesla Cybertruck For Europe Highly Likely, According to Elon Musk * Musk Says Tesla Could Build More Traditional Pickup Truck If Cybertruck Fails * Tesla Starts Trial Run Of Model Y Single Motor Production: Report(C) 2020 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.
Judge Judy Says She’ll Eat Contract “On National TV” If It Can Be Produced In New Suit Over CBS’ $95M Purchase Of Syndicated Series’ Library – Update
UPDATED with statement from Judy Sheindlin: Judge Judy is heading back to court, but not in the way the fans of the soon-to-end syndicated series probably assume, and it looks to partially be Les Moonves’ fault. Less than six months after CBS and Rebel Entertainment Partners settled their long-running legal battle over big bucks in missed […]
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'Simpsons' star Harry Shearer disagrees with producers' decision to hire actors of color to play characters of color: 'The job is playing someone I'm not'
In an interview on Times Radio in the U.K., Harry Shearer addressed the choice to recast key Springfield citizens.
While the coronavirus pandemic prompted Disney to accelerate the streaming release of some movies like Pixar's "Onward," and to send certain lower-profile movies like "Artemis Fowl" straight to Disney+, until now the company has chosen to delay its bigger releases like "Mulan" and "Black Widow." In fact, "Mulan" and Christopher Nolan's "Tenet" were expected to be the first big movies in theaters whenever they reopened.
Update: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan issued an order blocking the mandate to close Montgomery County private schools, saying the decision is for schools and parents, not politicians, to make. However, the school has not yet made an independent decision.This story was originally published on Monday, August 3, 2020, at 5 p.m.President Trump’s insistence on reopening schools across the country amid the coronavirus pandemic is coming under fire once again amid reports that his 14-year-old son Barron Trump’s private school will stay safely closed. St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, the Montgomery County, MD, school where Trump’s youngest child will be enrolled as a high school freshman in the fall, will reportedly be closed through at least October 1. The school year is scheduled to begin on September 8.The decision, which affects all of Montgomery County’s private schools, was made to “protect the health and safety of Montgomery County residents as well as parents, students, teachers, and staff from the spread of COVID-19,” according to a press release from Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles. Trump has been consistently vocal about the alleged necessity of reopening U.S. schools as the 2020-2021 school year has drawn closer, going so far as to threaten to defund schools that don’t reopen in the fall. He continued to double down as recently as early Monday morning, when he tweeted, “Cases up because of BIG Testing! Much of our Country is doing very well. Open the Schools!” Many on Twitter pointed out the hypocrisy in the fact that the president’s son will be safe at home while others are being forced to return to in-person learning. (That’s when “Barron” started trending.) Barron’s school will be closed because it’s not safe, but he’s perfectly fine risking other people’s children as long as he is insulated and has daily testing. https://t.co/R7N4srza2r — Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) August 3, 2020 This is so typical of Trump: Trump votes by mail, but doesn’t think anybody else should. Trump thinks all schools should open up, but it’s appropriate that Barron’s school remains closed. — Bill Madden (@maddenifico) August 3, 2020The Trump administration has issued guidelines on reopening schools “safely and carefully,” including the utilization of teaching methods that include “flexible schedules, cohorting, and master teaching” and $70 billion of the next coronavirus relief bill to “directly support K-12 education.” But many teachers and parents have pushed back, saying they don’t feel safe about going back to work or sending their kids back to school while coronavirus cases are still spiking across the country.According to CNN, only one out of the 15 biggest school districts in the U.S. will let students return for in-person classes this fall, and at least 10 have decided to start the semester with online-only learning. Three schools have opted for hybrid models.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?A Texas Teacher On Going Back To SchoolWhat It's Like To Be A Teacher Right NowWhy Trump Is REALLY Trying To Ban TikTok
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Experts no longer expect seasonal coronavirus waves: The pandemic is like 'a forest fire looking for human wood to burn'
In April, US experts suggested there might be a second peak of coronavirus infections in the fall. But new data suggests it's not seasonal.