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Georgia Secretary of State Pushes Back against Voter Fraud Claims: ‘Failed Candidate Doug Collins is a Liar’

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Sunday pushed back against unfounded claims of voter fraud in the state in a series of social media posts, calling Representative Doug Collins (R., Ga.) a “failed candidate” and a liar.Raffensperger criticized a lawsuit brought by Atlanta lawyer Lin Wood, best known for his defense of Richard Jewell in the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics bomb threat case, over a March settlement with the Democratic Party that outlined changes in how signature matching on absentee ballots is handled. Wood has argued that the settlement was unconstitutional, therefore invalidating absentee ballots cast in the 2020 election. In a Facebook post the secretary of state said his team had “secured and strengthened absentee ballots for the first time since 2005.”“As Secretary of State the first thing I

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SpaceX launch kicks off regular commercial flights into orbit

Just before 7:30 p.m. U.S. eastern time, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket thundered through the nighttime sky over Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying four astronauts to the International Space Station. It churned through the darkness and soared out of view. Twelve minutes later, the Dragon capsule on the rocket’s nose disconnected from its fiery ride and began the 27.5-hour journey to the space station.

“That was one heck of a ride,” mission commander Mike Hopkins said after Dragon reached orbit.

Tonight’s launch marks the first operational trip into orbit for SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, which NASA certified for flight after a successful test mission carried two astronauts to the ISS in May. Called Crew-1, the mission will keep the astronauts aboard the ISS for six months. In May 2021, Crew Dragon will return to Earth by parachuting into the sea off Florida’s coast.

The crew members of the Crew-1 mission, spacecraft

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Indiana, Ohio State and Michigan big winners as Big Ten kicks off season

Check out the top 10 things we learned during the college football weekend:

1. Welcome to 2020, Penn State

Penn State found out what everybody else in college football already knew — during a COVID-19 season, anything can happen. The Nittany Lions outgained Indiana in every category except the scoreboard as the Hoosiers pulled off a furious comeback. Indiana quarterback Michael Penix Jr. leaped toward the end zone pylon and the game-winning two-point conversion in overtime was ruled successful by officials on the field. A replay appeared to show the ball hit out of bounds before it touched the pylon, but replays were deemed inconclusive and Indiana escaped with its first win over a top-10 opponent in 33 years.

2. Ohio State, Justin Fields make early statement

After spending the past eight weeks watching Clemson and Alabama get touted as the best teams in the country, Ohio State finally got

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College football games, Week 8: As Big Ten kicks off 2020 season, rest of league looks up to Ohio State

If Michigan-Minnesota is the game of the week, geez, things really have changed. Suddenly, Minnesota is the hot, young program with a hot, young coach (P.J. Fleck). Michigan is … actually, what is Michigan right now?

It’s certainly not Ohio State’s equal. That’s really the only standard the program is judged by as we head into Year 6 of Jim Harbaugh. The ultimate Michigan Man is coming off a fifth straight loss to the Buckeyes with somewhat of a rebuilding project on his hands.

If you had to choose a trajectory between the two programs, which would you pick? Fleck is coming off an 11-win season during which he had the Golden Gophers in College Football Playoff contention well into November.

“We want to get back to those days of a being a blueblood,” Fleck said of Saturday’s game for the Little Brown Jug. “We’re not ever going to  just

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Big Ten mayors ‘humbly’ voice Covid concerns as conference college football kicks off this weekend

The Big Ten says it’s ready to play some football this weekend, but the mayors of the college towns where these teams are based have “humbly” asked the conference to address their Covid-19 concerns before kickoff.

“We know the history of football games within our cities,” the mayors wrote in an open letter this week to the Big Ten Conference, which actually has 14 universities and includes storied college football programs like Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State and Wisconsin. “They generate a lot of activity, social gatherings and consumption of alcohol. These activities within our communities have also been associated with an increased spread of Covid-19.”

So even though all Big Ten games will be played this season without fans in the stands, the mayors wrote, “we humbly request a few practical measures that the Big Ten Conference can take to ensure we have the tools we need to combat

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