Midday News To Use: 10.28.2020

Where is Your Vote?
More than 65.5 million people have cast their votes for next week’s presidential election. Yet millions of requested early ballots remain outstanding. With that in mind the USPS is saying that it can not guarantee ballots will arrive in time for the election if mailed now. A federal judge has ordered the US Postal Service to ensure ballots are delivered quickly ahead of voting deadlines by allowing extra and late delivery trips. To make sure you vote is counted and if you have not put your ballot in the mail yet, take it to a drop box or drop it off on election day at the poll.
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Again, Really?
Demonstrators took to the streets of Philadelphia for a second night after the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr. The 27-year-old Black man was killed Monday during a confrontation in West Philadelphia. His family said he suffered from bipolar disorder and was in crisis at the time. City officials acknowledge the shooting raises questions and are investigating. The case draws fresh attention to fatal use of force by police after months of protests over how officers treat Black people.
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No End In Sight
While President Trump has lists ending the Covid-19 pandemic as an accomplishment. In the last week a ½ million people became infected with the coronavirus in the United States. That number is higher than any previous week during the pandemic and the largest increase is in states that did not mandate mask wearing. Dr. Anthony Fauci says it might be time to mandate mask wearing as Covid-19 surges across the US.
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Beyond the Market
The stock market has rebounded over the last few months, largly due to specific changes President Trump has made to prop it up, but experts worry the recovery is losing steam. As of this wrting, today the market is down 800 points. Prior to this stocks have plunged nearly a Thousand points in the last 3 business days. Adding to the uncertainty, the ongoing stimulus scuffle in Washington could lead to further pain in struggling sectors like the travel industry and among small businesses if aid isn’t issued soon.
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Bluetooth and the Brain.
A scientific breakthrough out of Australia sees two men who have motor neuron disease and cannot move their arms, able to Text, Email and do a little banking and online shopping. A tiny prosthesis implanted in their brains allows them to use vision and the power of direct thought to do daily tasks.
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Thanks for the Memories
The Tampa Bay Rays came out on the short end of the World Series with a 6th game loss to the LA Dodgers by a score of 3 to 1. Either way they did the Bay proud. MyStar95.com thanks you for a great season!

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