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Emmy First-Timers Club: D’Arcy Carden Reveals the TV Obsession She’d Cancel Plans Over
You never forget your first. For a lucky handful of TV personalities, that time is now. Get to know the names behind the nominations with Emmy First-Timers Club, E! News' weeklong celebration...
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Watchmen’s Sister Night Is Just One Role on Regina King’s Iconic Résumé
Regina King already has three Emmys, but she wouldn't mind adding another one to her shelf. The 49-year-old star heads into the 2020 Emmy Awards with a nod in the Outstanding Lead...
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In the battle over the US supreme court, Democrats can still have the last laugh
If Biden wins, he could pack the courts. That would be a justified gesture of constitutional restoration, not usurpation“My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.” Such was the dying hope of Ruth Bader Gins...
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Is 8 enough? Court vacancy could roil possible election case
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death has left the Supreme Court shorthanded during a polarizing presidential campaign in which President Donald Trump has already suggested he may not accept the outcome and the court could be called on to step in and dec...
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A Florida bar owner is banning customers from wearing masks and asking them to leave if they do
Gary Kirby, owner of Westside Sports Bar and Lounge, said that anyone who refuses to take off their face covering will be asked to leave.
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Mexico's populist president left embarrassed by failed stunt to sell private jet

Mexico's populist president left embarrassed by failed stunt to sell private jetMexico’s populist president Andrés Manuel López Obrador was voted in on a pledge to stamp out corruption and largess that went all the way to the country's highest office. So when he pledged to sell the presidential plane, with its marble bathrooms and king sized bed, it seemed like an easy win. But the $218 million, purchased under a predecessor in 2012, jet lies on the tarmac after the latest failed bid to find a buyer in a saga that has exposed the socialist leader to ridicule and embarassment. This week's attempt to raffle the plane during the country’s Independence holiday ended in predictable disaster. For López Obrador, also known by his initials as Amlo, the plane is a symbol of the opulence and waste of the country's political elite, and he vowed to sell it and return the money to Mexicans during his 2018 campaign. After his landslide victory, the President put it up for sale and has been flying on low-cost commercial flights. But it wasn’t that easy. The jet is a used and expensive luxury item with few potential buyers. After spending nearly two years parked for sale in California and spending almost the same amount of money for having it parked than he would have spent using it (about $1.5 million), Amlo decided in February he would just raffle it off during the September 15 Independence holiday. He even had to change the law in order to raffle an item instead of money through Mexico’s National Lottery. Only the plane wasn’t his to raffle. It turned out the Mexican government hasn’t finished paying for it. Amlo moved forward with the raffle but decided to give out the cash equivalent of the jet’s market value of about $95 million instead of the actual plane, split it into 100 winning tickets.


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NC woman still missing two years after she left baby with family reportedly to visit sick mother in Mexico
Nancy Troche Garcia, 28, was last seen in Asheboro, North Carolina on May 20, 2018, when she dropped her baby off with the baby’s father. She then reportedly went to the father’s sister’s house nearby and asked her if she would help care for the baby s...
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Emmy First-Timers Club: William Jackson Harper Wants to Challenge the Idea of Masculinity on TV
You never forget your first. For a lucky handful of TV personalities, that time is now. Get to know the names behind the nominations with Emmy First-Timers Club, E! News' weeklong celebration...
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US borders with Canada, Mexico to remain closed through Oct. 21 to 'slow spread of COVID-19'
Neither border closure extension comes as much of a surprise: The U.S., Canada and Mexico have all seen a rise in cases since August.
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Ethiopia files terrorism charges against leading opposition activist
Ethiopia has filed terrorism charges against a prominent media mogul and opposition politician from the Oromo ethnic group, Jawar Mohammed, the attorney general's office said on Saturday. Jawar, founder of the Oromiya Media Network and a member of the...
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