- PoliticsNBC News
The Democratic nominee is increasingly evoking an age-old narrative pitting regular Americans against wealthy elites in the hope of connecting with economically anxious voters.
- U.S.Associated Press
A man who killed a religious couple visiting Texas from Iowa was executed Thursday, the first Black inmate put to death as part of the Trump administration’s resumption of federal executions after a nearly 20-year pause. Christopher Vialva, 40, was pronounced dead shortly before 7 p.m. EDT after receiving a lethal injection at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana. After robbing and locking Todd and Stacie Bagley in the trunk of their car, the then-19-year-old Vialva shot them in the head and burned their bodies in the car.
- U.S.USA TODAY
Fact check: 'Kingdom of God' comment by SCOTUS contender Amy Coney Barrett is missing context in meme
A 2006 remark about the "Kingdom of God" is missing context in a meme that also falsely attributes views on ending separation of church and state.
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“Growing up, my mom’s current husband, Dave, was extremely abusive to me. The abuse was really, extremely physical and terrifying,” says Danielle. “Dave would always put my mom in a position where my mom would have to choose between Dave or myself, and she would always choose Dave right in front of me.” TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: At odds with a family member? Danielle claims the abuse lasted for years, and her mom witnessed him hitting her and would only step in so that her husband wouldn’t get himself in trouble. “It would usually get to a point where she would say, ‘Dave, stop. She is going to call the police on you.’ She was trying to protect Dave from getting in trouble than from him hurting her own daughter. I felt so unprotected.” Danielle says that any time she tries to talk to her mother about her childhood, she says her mother becomes defensive. On Thursday’s episode of Dr. Phil, Danielle confronts Janet about the abuse she claims went on for “years, and years, and years.” See what happens in the video above. WATCH: Mom Says She's Angry Kids Blame Her For Chaotic Childhood And They Need To Move On From Past On Thursday, hear why Danielle and her siblings say Janet caused her daughter’s wedding to turn into a disaster. Will Janet take accountability? Check here to see where you can tune in. TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: "Dr. Phil, please solve our conflict!"
- PoliticsThe Week
Trump says he'll accept a 2020 decision from the Supreme Court — after getting his nominee on the bench
President Trump will accept the results of the 2020 election, but only under select conditions.In a press conference Wednesday, Trump raised concerns from both sides of the aisle as he refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power should he lose the election this fall. Trump suggested, without evidence, that ballot fraud would lead him to lose the election, and that it would likely be decided in the Supreme Court.So in a Thursday appearance on Brian Kilmeade's Fox News Radio, the host asked Trump if he would accept a Joe Biden victory if it came from the Supreme Court. "That I would agree with," Trump responded. "But I think we have a long way before we get there. These ballots are a horror show."But it's not as if Trump has no influence on the court he's relying on to make a 2020 decision. The Supreme Court already has a conservative majority, with two of Trump's own nominees already on the bench. And after Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death last week, Trump ominously said Wednesday it was important to get a new nominee on the bench before Election Day. "I think this [the election] will end up in the Supreme Court, and I think it's very important that we have nine justices," Trump said, alleging Democrats are running a "scam" that will end up "before the United States Supreme Court."More stories from theweek.com America needs to hear the bad news first A mild defense of Republican hypocrisy on the Supreme Court Trump is the only one being honest about the Supreme Court fight
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With more than 200,000 COVID-related deaths in America, it's clear the virus is sneaky, going around our immune systems like a bike messenger during rush hour. But why do some people get far, far sicker than others? "From the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists baffled by the disease's ferocity have wondered whether the body's vanguard virus fighter, a molecular messenger called type I interferon, is missing in action in some severe cases. Two papers published online in Science this week confirm that suspicion. They reveal that in a significant minority of patients with serious COVID-19, the interferon response has been crippled by genetic flaws or by rogue antibodies that attack interferon itself," reports Science. "Together these two papers explain nearly 14% of severe COVID-19 cases. That is quite amazing," says Qiang Pan- Hammarström, an immunologist at the Karolinska Institute. Read on to see how this affects you, and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus. Patients Have an "Impaired Interferon Response'Scientists studied a series of brothers who got ill with COVID—some died. "The common thread in the research is the lack of a substance called interferon that helps orchestrate the body's defense against viral pathogens and can be infused to treat conditions such as infectious hepatitis," reports Bloomberg. "Now, increasing evidence suggests that a significant minority of Covid-19 patients get very ill because of an impaired interferon response. Twin landmark studies published Thursday in the journal Science showed that insufficient interferon may lurk at a dangerous turning point in SARS-CoV-2 infections.""It looks like this virus has one big trick," said Shane Crotty, a professor in the Center for Infectious Disease and Vaccine Research at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology in California. "That big trick is to avoid the initial innate immune response for a significant period of time and, in particular, avoid an early type-1 interferon response.""There has never been any infectious disease explained at this level by a factor in the human body. And it's not an isolated cohort of Europeans. Patients are from all over the world, all ethnicities," said co-author Isabelle Meyts, a pediatric immunologist at the University Hospitals Leuven, who "was struck by one paper's finding that rogue antibodies underlie COVID-19 in 10% of gravely ill patients," reports Science. " Another finding, that 94% of the patients with interferon-attacking antibodies were male, also helps explain why men face higher risk of severe disease."RELATED: I'm a Lung Doctor and Here's How to Tell if You Have COVID If Identified Early, Lives Could be SavedIf scientists can identify this issue early on and interfere early, lives could be saved."'We think timing may be essential because it's only in the very early phase one can really battle the virus particles and defend against infection,' Alexander Hoischen, head of the genomic technologies and immuno-genomics group at Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen that analyzed the DNA of the two sets of brothers," told Bloomberg. As for yourself: To keep yourself and others free from COVID-19, before it strikes, wear a mask, avoid crowds, wash your hands and don't miss these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVID.