Midday News To Use: 11.11.2020

Veteran’s Day!
We should always be appreciative of the service and sacrifices of our veterans, but especially today as we remember and thank them. Today is also known as Armistice Day to mark the end of WWI in 1918. In honor of Veteran’s day, starting today, those who have served in the US armed forces, as well as Gold Star families, will have free access to national parks for life.
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Ready for a 4th Landfall
Eta is now a Hurricane…again. It’s moving north in the Gulf of Mexico and affecting the west coast of Florida. Bringing rain to the Tampa Bay area all day today and forecast for tomorrow. Some further strengthening is possible today, and Eta will likely be near or above hurricane force when it makes landfall for the 4th time in the storms history, Thursday along Florida’s Gulf Coast well north of Tampa Bay.
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Safe?
It looks like most of Obamacare might remain intact after all. The Supreme Court appeared poised to reject the latest Republican-backed attempt to kill the landmark health reform law, based on the justices’ tone during oral arguments. Chief Justice John Roberts, who famously saved the ACA in 2012, and Justice Brett Kavanaugh suggested that it wasn’t the Supreme Court’s place to invalidate the entire law.
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Election Corruption
New Zealand discovers 1,500 fraudulent votes … in an election on birds. Luckily, the integrity of this year’s Bird of the Year race is still intact. In the US two improprieties. One the Trump administration did not pass on information to states about the spouses of Military personnel addresses. Then the GOP listed those persons as illegally voting. Which is not true. And two, the postal worker in Pennsylvania that signed a sworn affidavit that there were shenanigans going on at a local post office in reference to mail in ballots, confessed to lying and now he will face prosecution.
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Peace Week
The Geneva Office of the Bahá’í International Community (BIC) has joined with civil society actors, academics, and representatives of UN agencies and international organizations to contribute to discussions on peace-building initiatives around the world at Geneva Peace Week.
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