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Senior officials urge Election Day patience, while Trump calls for fast results

Senior officials urge Election Day patience, while Trump calls for fast results

Senior Department of Homeland Security officials on Tuesday urged patience from voters and warned that election results won’t likely be known on Election Day this year — comments that are in contrast with those of President Donald Trump, who has said he wants immediate results. “There’s a very good chance that we will not know…MORE

Republican senators drop coronavirus ad messaging in final weeks

Republican senators drop coronavirus ad messaging in final weeks

Throughout the spring, summer and fall, vulnerable Senate Republicans and their allies ran TV ads touting their efforts to pass multi-trillion dollar bills addressing the coronavirus pandemic. In Georgia, a Republican super PAC praised “quick action” from Sen. David Perdue to direct funding to hospitals, while North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis ran ads about setting…MORE

USPS did not analyze how changes would affect mail delivery, watchdog says

USPS did not analyze how changes would affect mail delivery, watchdog says

The inspector general for the US Postal Service issued a new report Tuesday criticizing USPS service reductions implemented under Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, charging they were put in place without proper consideration of the effect that the cuts would have. “No analysis of the service impacts of these various changes was conducted and documentation and…MORE

Houston police officer killed in apartment complex shooting

Houston police officer killed in apartment complex shooting

A Texas police officer was shot and killed and another was injured Tuesday at an apartment complex, authorities said. Sgt. Harold Preston, 65, and another two officers were responding to a domestic disturbance call at south Houston apartment building, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said in a news conference. “It’s a big loss,” Acevedo told…MORE

The pandemic is speeding up automation, and 85 million jobs are on the line

The pandemic is speeding up automation, and 85 million jobs are on the line

Bank tellers are out and robotics engineers are in, according to a new report that says the coronavirus recession is accelerating technological changes that could displace 85 million jobs within the next five years. “Automation, in tandem with the Covid-19 recession, is creating a ‘double disruption’ scenario for workers,” said the report published Wednesday by…MORE

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