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Biden may seem like centrist, but his platform isn't

Joe Biden's campaign policy agenda will add $5.4 trillion in new federal spending over the next decade, according to a new analysis by the Penn Wharton Budget Model, a nonpartisan research-based initiative at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. Biden has many aggressive plans, which include remaking the US health care system, expanding housing subsidies, and making public colleges and universities tuition-free for families making less than $125,000 a year. In fact, one economist concluded that Biden's policy platform added up to "the largest proposed spending increase by a presidential nominee since George McGovern," the Democrat who in 1972 proposed a universal basic income for all Americans.

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Fox News segment prompts Trump to target diversity training

"It has come to the President's attention that Executive Branch agencies have spent millions of taxpayer dollars to date 'training' government workers to believe divisive, anti-American propaganda," a Friday memo from the director of Office of Budget and Management — Russell Vought — stated.

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Review: 'Unhinged' unleashes Russell Crowe

"Unhinged" has built its marketing strategy around helping usher people back into theaters, hoping pent-up demand after months without movie-going will sustain this low-budget thriller starring Russell Crowe. Whatever crumbs of logic reside in that scheme, as risk-benefit analysis goes venturing out to see a grim, unappealing movie seems unwarranted, unwise and wholly unnecessary.

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Calls to defund the police are dangerous

As the police officer who kneeled on George Floyd's neck faces charges of second degree murder and manslaughter, a national debate on policing continues to take center stage. Protests around the country led to dangerous calls to "defund the police" and "abolish the police," and the New York City Council voted last month to cut $1 billion from the NYPD's nearly $6 billion annual budget for the 2020 fiscal year. The department, which oversees almost 36,000 officers, now suffers a drastic budget-reduction close to 17%. In Minneapolis, the city council proposed a plan to replace the police department and invest in community-based public safety programs, although the move has been blocked from the ballot in a recent vote. And in Seattle, elected officials have started chipping away at their police department -- death by a thousand budget cuts. The once unthinkable now threatens to become a reality across the nation.

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The best over-ear headphones of 2020

When you're looking to get the most out of your music, a great pair of headphones can make all the difference. Over-ear headphones, at times affectionately referred to as cans, can give you some of the best sound. But with such an abundance of options, it's not always easy to find the pair that'll fit your needs. How do you ensure you're getting the best quality? And, if you're on a budget, which ones strike the best balance between cost and quality?

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Gun violence surges across the US

Chicago, Atlanta and New York City are experiencing a spike in shootings and homicides this year. The increase in gun violence comes as cities reopen during a pandemic and mass anti-police brutality protests have led to law enforcement reforms and budget cuts.

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Amazon, Apple and Microsoft race to $2 trillion

Two trillion dollars is a lotta money -- government stimulus and budget deficit kind of money. But three American tech companies each could soon be valued at that 13-digit amount.

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The mask decision that will haunt Trump's reelection bid

As coronavirus cases surge and governors begin agitating for a national mandate on wearing masks, President Donald Trump is showing few signs he'll budge on an issue that has come to epitomize a national pandemic response rooted in denial and which now threatens his political future.

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How this budget airline weathered the pandemic storm

For more than two months, airport terminals in South Africa sat eerily silent. As the spread of coronavirus crippled demand for air travel across the globe, the country enacted one of the world's strictest lockdowns on March 27, effectively banning all commercial passenger flights.

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The nation's largest police force faces a financial reckoning

At a time of intense scrutiny of law enforcement since George Floyd's death, a movement to slash police department budgets nationwide is gaining momentum in the midst of police reform efforts and an uptick in violent crime in some major cities.

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