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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Slams ‘Spinelessness’ Of Trump Acolyte Lindsey Graham

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Friday slammed the “spinelessness” of embattled Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), tweeting that he was “at the top when it comes to folding on your own values like a wet blanket.”

Ocasio-Cortez hit back at Graham ― who was a fierce critic of Donald Trump before the 2016 election, and has become a staunch supporter ever since ― after he suggested during his final debate against Democratic candidate Jaime Harrison that his rival would go “down the AOC road” on climate policy and destroy the economy.

Harrison, for the record, does not support Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal.

The New York Democrat pulled no punches with her response to Graham, writing:

Ocasio-Cortez has clashed with Graham, who polls suggest is locked in a tight race to retain his seat, on multiple previous occasions.

Most notably, Graham ramped up the rhetoric against Ocasio-Cortez in 2019 when he described her and other progressive lawmakers as “anti-America” communists. Ocasio-Cortez at the time said Graham’s “biggest issue” with Trump’s racism was that “it doesn’t go far enough.”

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Lyon attack: Gunman on run after shooting priest in French city days after Nice stabbing

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The orthodox priest was shot twice after closing his church at approximately 4pm today. 

He is now being treated for life-threatening injuries while the assailant is currently on the run. 

More to follow…

Latest iPhone 12 sees 25% spike in pre-orders

According to sources, in spite of coming with higher price tags, so far over 100,000 orders have been placed for iPhone 12 models.

The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro has received overwhelming response from local consumers. The models that went on sale from Friday, logged up to 25 per cent growth in pre-orders over last year’s iPhone 11 series, sources said.

According to sources, in spite of coming with higher price tags, so far over 100,000 orders have been placed for iPhone 12 models.

“We have registered 20-25 per cent higher bookings for iPhone 12. We had expected better sales from Apple devices this season. Since June, demand for iPhone 11 and SE (2020), MacBook Air and Pro has been high,” said a top executive from a retail chain.

“Pre-orders for iPhone 12 have surged by 15 per cent over last year. While for iPhone 12 growth is around 20 per cent, for iPhone 12 Pro, it is about 10 per cent over last year’s iPhone 11 Pro,” said another large retailer.

Analysts at Counterpoint have predicted that Apple’s handsets business will get a leg up with the iPhone 12 range in the market by November. An all-new design, 5G capability and superior performance by iPhone XR, 11, and SE (2020) are working in its favour in the market, they said.

Denver weather: Sunny and breezy for Halloween activities

Denverites can expect a bit of wind Saturday with mild temperatures before the wind dies down, providing nice conditions for socially distanced trick-or-treating.

Highs in Denver will hit 61 degrees with plenty of sunshine, according to the National Weather Service in Boulder.

Gusty winds across the mountains and foothills will spread across the plains behind a cold front Saturday morning, forecasters said, before dissipating by dark.

Low temperatures in Denver will drop to 30 degrees.

The extended forecast is looking sunny and warm, with highs in the 70s projected for at least five days next week.

Amazon tells SEBI Future is ‘misleading’ shareholders

Amazon is locked in a bitter legal dispute with Future Group.

Amazon has complained to India’s markets regulator that its local partner Future Retail misled shareholders by incorrectly saying it was complying with its contractual obligations to the U.S. e-commerce giant, a letter seen by Reuters shows.

Amazon is locked in a bitter legal dispute with Future Group, which in August sold its retail assets to Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries for $3.4 billion. The deal, Amazon alleges, breaches 2019 agreements by Future.

The tussle has strained Amazon’s ties not just with Future Retail but also with Mr. Ambani, Asia’s richest man, and his Reliance group, which is fast expanding its e-commerce business and threatening companies like Amazon.

Amazon last Sunday won an injunction to halt Future’s deal with Reliance from a Singapore arbitrator both sides had agreed to use in case of disputes. The Indian retailer then said in a news release it had complied with all agreements and “cannot be held back” by the arbitration proceedings.

‘Against public interest’

In the letter to the Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI) Chairman Ajay Tyagi on Wednesday, Amazon said Future’s release and stock exchange disclosures violated Indian regulations and urged SEBI to probe the matter and not approve the deal.

“Such a disclosure is against public interest, misleads public shareholders,” Amazon said.

New York Sets 3-Day Quarantine for Visitors Who Test Negative

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New York State will require visitors to test negative for Covid-19 before arrival and require them to quarantine for three days and take a second test on the fourth day, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Saturday in a call with reporters.

The rule, replacing the current quarantine list that includes most of the country, will apply to all states except for those neighboring New York, such as Connecticut and New Jersey.

Visitors who choose not to get tested on the 4th day must stay in isolation for 14 days. The proof of negative tests, required upon arrival, must be obtained within three days of entering New York. The rule will be enforced by airports and local health departments in the state.

New York residents, who leave for less than 24 hours, don’t need to take a test before returning to the Empire State, though they must take a test within four days upon arrival.