Twitter Reacts to Kamala Harris and Mike Pence’s Face-Off for the VP Debate

Three-alarm fire breaks out in Denver condo complex

Firefighters in Denver on Wednesday afternoon responded to a three-alarm fire at an apartment complex where flames were rising out of the roof and smoke billowed into the sky.

The fire broke out at the Oak Park Condominiums, 10150 E. Virginia Ave., according to the fire department.

No injuries were reported and firefighters rescued three dogs from the burning building.

— Denver Fire Dept. (@Denver_Fire) October 7, 2020

Firefighters used ladders to access the roof of the multi-unit, three-story building to attack the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Evacuations order for Grand County residents south of Kremmling

An evacuation order has been posted for residents in Grand County because of the Spring Creek fire.

The wildfire is burning south of Kremmling along Colorado 9, according to emergency officials.

The sheriff’s office said the people under the order should pack and overnight bag with necessary items. “Evacuate now.”

Evacuees are instructed to go to the Kremmling Fairgrounds.

The fire has burned about 14 acres, according to the Kremmling Fire Fire Protection District.


Where Does Kamala Harris Stand on Abortion and Reproductive Rights?

As Election Day inches nearer, eyes aren’t just on the presidential nominees, they’re on the vice president picks too. And as a history-making vice presidential candidate on the ballot, Kamala Harris is especially in the spotlight—and so are her policies. Here, we look into the Democratic senator’s stance on abortion access and reproductive rights, major issues that may be on voters’ minds in light of President Donald Trump’s latest Supreme Court nominee.

Senator Harris had proposed a plan to protect abortion rights.

In 2019, as a Democratic nominee for president, Senator Harris shared her plan to protect abortion access, which was modeled after the Voting Rights Act of 1965, according to Politico. In it, she proposed that states that tend to restrict abortion would have to obtain preclearance by the Department of Justice before enforcing laws affecting access to the procedure.

“Are we gonna go back to the days of back-alley abortions? Women died before we had Roe v. Wade in place,” she explained in a town hall last May. She would require that “states that have a history of passing legislation that is designed to prevent or limit a woman’s access to reproductive health care, that those laws have to come before my Department of Justice for a review and approval, and until we determine that they are constitutional, they will not take effect.”

A New Issue Grips the 2020 Race: Debate Safety

Despite having the coronavirus, President Trump insists he is “looking forward” to the next debate. Joe Biden’s team says the president must prove he’s not contagious.

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Japan to remove travel ban for 12 countries including Singapore next month: Media

TOKYO (REUTERS) – Japan is planning to remove a ban on overseas travel to China and 11 other countries next month, the Yomiuri newspaper reported on Thursday (Oct 8).

The 11 other countries and regions include Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Vietnam and Malaysia, the Yomiuri said.

The Japanese government, which currently bans travel to 159 countries and regions, will recommend that travellers refrain from unnecessary and non-urgent visits to those 12 countries, the newspaper said.

White House Security Official Contracted Covid-19 in September

A top White House security official, Crede Bailey, is gravely ill with Covid-19 and has been hospitalized since September, according to four people familiar with his condition.

The White House has not publicly disclosed Bailey’s illness. He became sick before the Sept. 26 Rose Garden event President Donald Trump held to announce his Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett that has been connected to more than a dozen cases of the disease.

A White House spokesman declined to comment on Bailey. He is in charge of the White House security office, which handles credentialing for access to the White House and works closely with the U.S. Secret Service on security measures throughout the compound.

A career federal employee who has seldom appeared in the news, Bailey was swept up in a controversy last year over security clearances granted to Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, and son-in-law Jared Kushner. Bailey privately testified to the House Oversight Committee that he didn’t face pressure from others at the White House to grant clearances, according to a report by The Hill.

Twitter Reacts to Kamala Harris and Mike Pence’s Face-Off for the VP Debate

While many of us may still be recovering from the chaos that was the first presidential debate, the vice presidential debate arrived before we knew it. Tonight, Vice President Mike Pence and California Senator Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice presidential nominee, faced off amid plexiglass dividers (a precaution against COVID-19, following President Donald Trump’s positive diagnosis) as moderator Susan Page, the Washington bureau chief for USA Today, helmed the conversation.

Stationed at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, the candidates went head-to-head on a number of previously undisclosed talking topics including the COVID-19 crisis, which has now hit the White House after President Trump and several of his colleagues have tested positive for the coronavirus. The pair also discussed healthcare, the nature of the role of vice president, climate change policy, international trade with China, and the Supreme Court.

While the flow of conversation wasn’t as disorganized was Biden and Trump’s first debate, Twitter still had a lot to talk about tonight. Below are a few moments that caused a stir online.

Harris’s catchphrase for the night was simply, “I’m speaking.”