Day: September 8, 2020

Pelosi, Mnuchin agree to avoid a government shutdown at end of month

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin agreed on Tuesday to avoid a government shutdown at the end of the month by taking up a stopgap government funding bill, according to a person familiar with their Tuesday phone call.



Steven Mnuchin wearing glasses and looking at the camera: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testifies before a hearing of the House subcommittee investigating the federal response to the coronavirus crisis on Capitol Hill, Sept. 1, 2020, in Washington.


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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testifies before a hearing of the House subcommittee investigating the federal response to the coronavirus crisis on Capitol Hill, Sept. 1, 2020, in Washington.

The informal agreement would stave off a government shutdown after Sept. 30, and avoid entangling the issue with ongoing coronavirus relief negotiations, which have been at a standstill for several weeks.



Nancy Pelosi looking at the camera: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks at a news conference at the Mission Education Center Elementary School, Sept. 2, 2020, in San Francisco.


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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks at a news conference at the Mission Education Center Elementary School, Sept. 2, 2020, in San Francisco.

The proposal to fund government at current levels could avoid a shutdown before the November election, and potentially through

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Protect your pets: Humane Society urges residents to care for animals in heat wave

SAN DIEGO — The weekend will be miserably hot in many parts of the county, and the San Diego Humane Society is urging residents to keep a close eye on their furry friends.

The group released a list of 10 tips for keeping your pets cool and safe:

  1. Always provide plenty of cool, clean water for your animal. When away from home, carry a thermos with fresh water.
  2. Leave your pets at home as much as possible. While you may think that they will be lonely, they will be much more comfortable in your cool home than riding in a hot car.
  3. If you must take your pet along for the ride, don’t leave your pet alone in a parked vehicle. Even with the windows open, a parked car can quickly become a furnace. If the temperature outside is
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Facebook To Ban New Political Ads On Cusp Of US Election

Facebook said Thursday it will ban new political advertising the week before the US election, one of its most sweeping moves yet against disinformation as CEO Mark Zuckerberg warned of a “risk of civil unrest” after the vote.

The social media giant vowed to fact check premature claims of victory, stating that if a candidate tries to declare himself the winner before final votes are tallied “we’ll add a label to their posts directing people to the official results.”

And it promised to “add an informational label” to content seeking to delegitimize the results or claim that “lawful voting methods” will lead to fraud.

“Anyone who is saying the election is going to be fraudulent, I think that’s problematic,” Zuckerberg said in a CBS interview on Thursday.

Facebook also started limiting its Messenger service to allow users to forward missives to no more than five people or groups at a

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Aubrey O’Day Hits Back At Body-Shaming Tabloid With Unfiltered Selfie, Lawyer Issues Statement



Aubrey O'Day wearing a hat: Aubrey O'Day. Photo: CP Images


Aubrey O’Day. Photo: CP Images

Aubrey O’Day isn’t putting up with any body-shaming.

The former Danity Kane singer was the subject of controversy this week when the Daily Mail published photos of a woman on the street, claiming it was O’Day and calling her “unrecognizable.”

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“The five-foot four-inch star appeared noticeably different to a slew of bikini snaps posted to her social media recently,” the tabloid claimed, chiding O’Day for posting allegedly “flittered” photos the same day to her Instagram account.

But O’Day wasn’t having any of it, slamming the industry for “abusing women’s bodies” and sharing an untouched mirror selfie along with the Monday’s date written on a piece of paper.

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