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‘It’s pretty scary’: Businesses are boarding up in anticipation of post-election violence

, ,   | USA TODAYShow CaptionHide CaptionElection 2020: Americans worried about response to election resultsHere are the biggest takeaways from a new USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll, taken after the final presidential debate.WASHINGTON – Alex Provenzano, who owns a salon in downtown Washington, D.C., installed his door and window coverings Wednesday, not knowing whether next week’s election would prompt…

A Wisconsin doctor lists the patients he’s lost to COVID-19. He wonders when people will take it seriously.

  | USA TODAY NETWORK-WisconsinShow CaptionHide CaptionCOVID-19: WHO doctor on why letting virus ‘run its course’ is wrongExecutive Director of the WHO Health Emergencies Programme Dr. Michael J. Ryan explains why letting COVID-19 “run its course” is not the answer.GREEN BAY, Wis. – An ICU doctor is no stranger to tiredness. But tiredness of this magnitude is…

Walmart removes guns, ammunition from store displays ahead of election amid concerns of civil unrest

  | USA TODAYShow CaptionHide CaptionElection 2020: Americans worried about response to election resultsHere are the biggest takeaways from a new USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll, taken after the final presidential debate.Walmart has pulled guns and ammunition from its sales floors ahead of the election, company officials confirmed to USA TODAY.The news was first reported by the Wall…

An American dies from COVID-19 every 107 seconds

  | USA TODAYAn American is testing positive for COVID-19 every 1.2 seconds. Zeta has been blamed for at least six deaths. But all is not lost: Doodle the dog dressed up for Halloween.It’s Ashley with the news to know. But first, this isn’t your typical space rock: There’s a massive metal asteroid orbiting between Mars and…

Coronavirus response shows Donald Trump’s failure of leadership

The Editorial Board  |  USA TODAYEarly in his fight against a novel coronavirus, Donald Trump proclaimed himself in a call-to-arms moment a “wartime president.” But as a third surge of COVID-19 infections sweeps across the country, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows capitulated on Trump’s behalf. “We are not going to control the pandemic,” he told CNN last…

A man fell 10 feet through a New York City sidewalk. Then things got worse: ‘Rats crawling on him, he can’t move.’

  | USA TODAYShow CaptionHide CaptionRat carries entire McDonald’s Egg McMuffin away in NYC subway”Egg McMuffin rat” goes viral after stealing an entire McDonald’s breakfast sandwich and carrying it down New York City subway stairs.A man is hospitalized with injuries after a New York City sidewalk collapsed under him, dropping him into a hole filled with rats,…

Train derailment in Texas leaks ‘corrosive’ product, prompts evacuation orders for 600 people; no injuries

  | USA TODAYShow CaptionHide CaptionAP Top Stories October 29 AHere’s the latest for Thursday October 29th: Millions of mail ballots still outstanding; Curfew in Philadelphia after protests and violence; Hurricane Zeta leaves damage on Gulf Coast; Czech Republic implements curfew to fight coronavirus.A train derailment in Texas profficials to ask nearly 600 residents to evacuate their…

‘Rappers are Republicans?!?!’: Lil Wayne’s meeting with Donald Trump causes confusion on social media

  | USA TODAYRapper Lil Wayne on Thursday generated social media buzz by announcing he had met with President Donald Trump and supported Trump’s “Platinum Plan” to assist Black Americans.”Just had a great meeting with @realdonaldtrump @potus besides what he’s done so far with criminal reform, the platinum plan is going to give the community real ownership,” the rapper…