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Exclusive: Within McCarthy’s new GOP messaging system

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has given his GOP colleagues new marching orders for stump speeches between now and November, as incumbents worry about how President Trump’s own challenges may strain their re-election bids.Driving the news: McCarthy delivered a PowerPoint presentation to the GOP conference in person last Thursday at the Capitol Visitor Center,…

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Inside Joe Biden’s painstaking path to choosing a VP candidate

Joe Biden’s process for selecting a running mate highlights a fundamental difference between his campaign and the president’s re-election effort: Biden is deliberative, while President Trump goes with his gut. Why it matters: The way Biden is searching for a vice president suggests a careful and methodical approach, the opposite of Trump’s style. But it…

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CIA, Guns, and Rasta: Inside the Making of Reggae’s Most Iconic Film

Rockers is, arguably, the finest reggae movie ever made. The 1978 film tells the story of a financially struggling drummer, Leroy “Horsemouth” Wallace (portraying himself), who buys a motorbike with the intention of making extra money by distributing producers’ records to shops across the island. When the bike is stolen by an upper-class organized crime…

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Inside the White House’s attempt to message its way out of the coronavirus crisis

WASHINGTON — The White House’s attempts to message its way out of the coronavirus crisis with a ramped-up public safety campaign this month have run into a pair of internal roadblocks: a lack of dramatic, concrete policy actions to match the communications push and a president who often struggles to follow the same talking-point playbook…

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Inside the NBA bubble: Announcers preparing for game broadcasts unlike any seen before

CLOSE Sports Pulse: Jeff Zillgitt on who he thinks will make it to the NBA Finals this season USA TODAYLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Thank goodness that play-by-play announcer Kevin Harlan has become the lead voice for the NBA2K video game series. If not, he would have less to draw from as he prepares for his…

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Inside Iowa State’s unique non-conference football contract with Ball State

Randy Peterson, Des Moines Register Published 8:31 a.m. ET July 29, 2020 CLOSE SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports sat down with former NASCAR CEO and chairman Brian France to discuss the possibility of no college football this season and the financial ramifications that would follow. USA TODAYAMES, Iowa — Iowa State’s recently announced non-conference football game against Ball…

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Inside John Roberts’ surprising streak of liberal wins

(CNN)Chief Justice John Roberts did not flinch.When Roberts joined liberals on the Supreme Court to preserve an Obama-era program shielding young undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children, he surprised some of his colleagues by voting against the Trump administration from the beginning, according to multiple sources familiar with the inner workings of…

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AMD Indoors: Lenovo’s Newest Legion gaming laptops, desktops deploy Ryzen CPUs

More cores, lower prices Lenovo Today’s Best Tech Deals Picked by PCWorld’s Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect’s Editors If you need yet more proof that AMD’s modern Ryzen processors are on a roll, consider Lenovo’s latest move. This week, the company added Ryzen options to five different Legion gaming systems, spanning…

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Inside an Arizona hospital battling a global COVID-19 hot spot: Exhausted staff, not enough beds and a silent fight

AutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideTUCSON — As one of Tucson’s largest hospitals battles to save its largest-ever number of critically ill patients, its COVID ICU is eerily quiet.The only sounds are the beeps of machines and the shuffle of staff in protective gear entering and exiting rooms of people who lie sedated, eyes closed, with multiple tubes coming…

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Inside Clean Energy: Sunrun and Vivint form new solar Goliath, leaving Tesla to play David

Monday night is not a time when I expect to see news that could reshape an entire industry, but that’s what happened this week when Sunrun, the leading rooftop solar company in the United States, announced it was buying Vivint Solar, the second-leading solar company. Sunrun, based in San Francisco, will become the Goliath of…