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‘This is a transition like no other’: Biden team prepared for all possibilities

Joe Biden’s transition team is operating under multiple threats, apart from the obvious one that their candidate might be defeated. In this year’s presidential election, there’s the looming possibility that an outcome won’t be clear for weeks after election day. There’s also the chance that if Biden wins by a close margin Donald Trump will…

Kids Can Shift from White Coat HTN to Real HTN

Adolescents diagnosed with white coat hypertension were not necessarily in the clear, as many eventually progressed to sustained hypertension, a researcher reported. Out of 101 pediatric patients with white coat hypertension on ambulatory blood pressure (BP) monitoring, 51 continued to have normal BP, 32 progressed to prehypertension, and 18 had hypertension on follow-up ambulatory monitoring…

Transition Rituals Help Make Working From Home Less Stressful

I never thought I’d miss working from the office. Even before the pandemic, I preferred working from home. I loved avoiding the stinky, crowded subway. I loved the flexibility to work in my pj’s. I loved having my own space where I wouldn’t be interrupted by other people or distracted by the office around me.…

Intel says its 7nm transition is running 12 months behind expectations

Intel reports terrific second-quarter earnings, but its chip outlook is grim. Tiger Lake and Alder Lake are on track, but a 10nm desktop CPU isn't due until 2021. Intel Today's Best Tech Deals Picked by PCWorld's Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect's Editors Though Intel reported solid second-quarter revenue while weathering the…

Spotify now lets you transition seamlessly between video and audio podcasts

Editor's take: There have been plenty of times when I’m listing to a podcast and wished I had the video version going to see what was physically taking place between the hosts. Now, if you have Spotify and the creator supports it, you can make the switch on the fly. Spotify is continuing its summer…

Trump transition agrees to shut down, State Dept. official fined

The nonprofit that funded President Donald Trump’s post-election transition has agreed to shut down and a senior State Department official will pay a fine under a settlement resolving a lawsuit by New Jersey’s attorney general.Trump for America, Inc., once known as Trump Transition Project, Inc., was incorporated in New Jersey and raised millions for the…

Leadership Transition Declared for National Institute of Food and Farming

(Washington, D.C., July 10, 2020) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that Dr. Parag Chitnis will serve as Acting Director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) upon the departure of Dr. Scott Angle. “Dr. Chitnis brings more than 31 years of scientific research and experience to the Director’s office.…

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“A long way to go”: Fed chair alerts economy will feel the weight of ended stimulus

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told the House Financial Services Committee on Tuesday that the expiration of Congress' coronavirus stimulus will weigh on the U.S. economy.Why it matters: Powell warned that the effects of dried-up benefits are a looming risk to the economy, even if the consequences aren't yet visible.A number of measures passed in…

The U.S. now has more than 200,000 coronavirus deaths

The coronavirus has now killed 200,000 Americans, according to Johns Hopkins data.The big picture: Whatever context you try to put this in, it is a catastrophe of historic proportions — and is yet another reminder of America's horrific failure to contain the virus.The coronavirus has killed a bigger share of the American population than it…

In UN address, Trump says China “unleashed this plague onto the world”

President Trump used a virtual address to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday to defend his response to the coronavirus and call on other countries to “hold accountable the nation which unleashed this plague onto the world: China.”Setting the scene: Trump ticked through four years of major decisions and accomplishments in what could be his…

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Fargo‘s Bloodiest Scene Was Based Upon a Genuine Homicide

The fourth season of FX's Fargo premieres this weekend.The series is inspired by the Coen Brothers film of the same name, reportedly about a "true story."Is Fargo a true story? Is the movie and TV show actually based on anything?FX's Fargo returns for a fourth season, starring Chris Rock and featuring 1950's Kansas City, Missouri.…

This Is How Rapper T.I. Remains Shredded at Age 40

Rapper T.I. is in a good mood when Men’s Health stops by his home. He’s been working on a lot of things during the pandemic (his new song “Ring” with Young Thug is out now), and he’s about to turn 40 years old. In that time, he’s started to look at some health-related things differently:…

Here’s Why ‘America’s Got Talent’ Winner Brandon Leake Will NOT Get $1 Million

The votes are in, and the America's Got Talent winner of season 15 is Brandon Leake.After being declared the next AGT champion, Brandon was overcome with emotions. "This is a huge win for the spoken-word community," Brandon said on Wednesday, according to USA Today. "For an art form that has not been on the main…