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David Prowse, the original Darth Vader, dies aged 85

Nov 29 2020 — — British actor David Prowse, who played Darth Vader in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, has died aged 85, his management company announced Sunday. Prowse died after a short illness, according to his agent Thomas Bowington. CNN reported in 2018 that Prowse was being treated for prostate cancer. “It’s with great regret and heart-wrenching sadness for […]

Key government agency acknowledges Biden’s win and begins formal transition

Nov 23 2020 — — The General Services Administration has informed President-elect Joe Biden that the Trump administration is ready to begin the formal transition process, according to a letter from Administrator Emily Murphy sent Monday afternoon and obtained by CNN. The letter is the first step the administration has taken to acknowledge President Donald Trump’s defeat, more than two […]

Chris Christie calls Trump’s legal team a ‘national embarrassment’

Nov 22 2020 — — A staunch ally of Donald Trump said Sunday it was time for the President to end his futile gambit to overturn the results of the election. Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Trump has failed to provide any evidence of fraud, that his legal team was in shambles and that it’s time to put […]

Alan Greenspan: I’ve never seen anything like this

Nov 19 2020 — — The incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden has its work cut out for it, and getting the virus under control should be the number one priority, according to former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, a move that will help save the economy. “I’ve never seen a particular situation during my professional experience anything like this,” […]

Two top Homeland Security officials forced to resign by White House

Nov 12 2020 — — Two senior Department of Homeland Security officials have been forced to resign by the White House, according to sources familiar with the resignations. Among them was a top official in DHS’s cyber arm, who resigned amid a national security shakeup by the Trump administration. Bryan Ware served as assistant director for cybersecurity at DHS’ Cybersecurity […]

Biden transition team announces coronavirus advisers, including whistleblower Rick Bright

Nov 9 2020 — — President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team announced the group of public health experts that will make up his coronavirus advisory board, which includes Rick Bright, a whistleblower from the Trump administration who alleged that his early warnings about the pandemic were ignored and ultimately led to his removal. The inclusion of Bright, who said that he […]

Jared Kushner bragged in April that Trump was taking the country ‘back from the doctors’

Oct 28 2020 — — President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner boasted in mid-April about how the President had cut out the doctors and scientists advising him on the unfolding coronavirus pandemic, comments that came as more than 40,000 Americans already had died from the virus, which was ravaging New York City. In a taped interview on April 18, Kushner told […]

Heavily armed man charged with possessing child pornography researched Joe Biden, judge says

Oct 24 2020 — — A heavily armed man arrested in North Carolina in May and indicted by a grand jury in September for possession of child pornography researched and traveled near the residence of former Vice President Joe Biden, according to information disclosed in a federal court filing. Between March and May 2020, Alexander Hillel Treisman conducted internet searches […]

GOP senator unloads on Trump in constituent call, saying ‘he mocks evangelicals’ and has ‘flirted with White supremacists’

Oct 16 2020 — — Republican Sen. Ben Sasse criticized President Donald Trump earlier this week during a phone call with constituents, saying a number of unflattering things about the President, including that he’s “flirted with White supremacists” and “kisses dictators’ butts,” his office confirmed to CNN. “The way he kisses dictators’ butts. I mean, the way he ignores that […]

Microsoft takes down massive hacking operation that could have affected the election

Oct 12 2020 — — Microsoft has disrupted a massive hacking operation that it said could have indirectly affected election infrastructure if allowed to continue. The company said Monday it took down the servers behind Trickbot, an enormous malware network that criminals were using to launch other cyberattacks, including a strain of highly potent ransomware. Microsoft said it obtained a […]

Chris Christie tests positive for Covid-19

Oct 3 2020 — — Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who helped President Donald Trump prepare for the first presidential debate earlier this week, has tested positive for Covid-19, he announced on Twitter Saturday. “I just received word that I am positive for COVID-19,” Christie wrote. “I want to thank all of my friends and colleagues who have reached […]

Mac Davis, Elvis songwriter and country star, dead at 78

Sep 30 2020 — — Legendary country singer and songwriter Mac Davis has died at the age of 78. Davis, who first found fame writing hits “A Little Less Conversation” and “In The Ghetto” for Elvis Presley, died following heart surgery, his manager, Jim Morey, said in a statement on Tuesday. “He was surrounded by the love of his life […]