Archive for March 6th, 2020

‘We Have Space’: Germans Protest in Berlin Demanding Open Borders for Migrants

‘We Have Space’: Germans Protest in Berlin Demanding Open Borders for Migrants

on March 6, 2020, 7:48 AM / in International News

Thousands of protesters marched in Germany calling for open borders and for the European Union to allow thousands of migrants to flow into the bloc from Turkey. Outside German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s official residence in Berlin, approximately 3,000 protesters gathered on Tuesday evening, with matching protests being held in Hamburg and Potsdam, calling for the EU to “open the border […]

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Republicans Prepare Full Court Press On Joe Biden’s Mental Fitness

Republicans Prepare Full Court Press On Joe Biden’s Mental Fitness

on March 6, 2020, 7:46 AM / in National News

Republicans are preparing a full court press on former Vice President Joe Biden’s mental fitness for office in the event that he wins the Democratic presidential nomination, GOP sources told the Daily Caller News Foundation. Biden’s formerly rival candidates made a handful of references to the issue over the course of the campaign: former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro made […]

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Economy adds 273K jobs in February, crushing expectations amid coronavirus worries

Economy adds 273K jobs in February, crushing expectations amid coronavirus worries

on March 6, 2020, 7:43 AM / in National News

The U.S. added 273,000 jobs in February, according to data released Friday by the Labor Department, blowing past expectations ahead of a feared coronavirus economic slump. The unemployment rate stayed roughly even at 3.5 percent while the labor force participation rate held steady at 63.4 percent. February’s job gain comes after an upwardly revised increase of 273,000 jobs in January […]

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Quote of the Week

on March 6, 2020, 7:41 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Friday, March 6, 2020, the day of the week when I pass along quotations meant to be inspiring or illuminating — or just plain fun. Today’s lines fit all three of those categories, I believe, although I’ll need more than one quote to do it. This week’s topic, fittingly, is political concession speeches. “I plan to get […]

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Coincidentaltheory anybody?

Coincidentaltheory anybody?

on March 6, 2020, 7:38 AM / in Opinion
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March 5: 250th Anniversary of the Boston Massacre

March 5: 250th Anniversary of the Boston Massacre

on March 6, 2020, 7:24 AM / in History

You can still see the spot. If you take the Freedom Trail tour in Boston, a uniformed park ranger will let you stand right on the spot where five Americans were killed by British soldiers on the night of March 5, 1770. This bloody encounter came to be known as “The Boston Massacre.” That fateful and fatal clash happened 250 […]

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China’s Economy Taking Massive Hit From Coronavirus Measures

China’s Economy Taking Massive Hit From Coronavirus Measures

on March 6, 2020, 7:21 AM / in International News

Estimates from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) show the impact of measures mandated by the Chinese communist government to staunch the spread of the COVID 19/Coronavirus. In January, the IMF reduced its growth outlook from 6.4 percent for 2020 to 6.1 percent. On Thursday it reduced that outlook further, to 5.6 percent, thanks to what the IMF’s managing director Kristalina Georgieva […]

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The Power of God’s Music

The Power of God’s Music

on March 6, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly . . . with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit.Colossians 3:16 The Sound of Music, one of the most successful musical films ever produced, was released as a motion picture in 1965. It won many accolades, including five Academy Awards, as it captured the hearts and voices […]

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March 6th in History

March 6th in History

on March 6, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

March 6 is the 65th day of the year (66th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 300 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian Feast Day: Chrodegang Colette Fridolin Kyneburga, Kyneswide and Tibba Marcian of Tortona William W. Mayo and Charles Frederick Menninger (Episcopal Church (USA)) Olegarius March 6 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Dudeist Day […]

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The Great Lardners

The Great Lardners

on March 6, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s March 6, 2020. The immortal Ring Lardner entered the world on this date in 1885. He would grow up to be friends with F. Scott Fitzgerald, begrudged by Ernest Hemingway, become the patriarch of a distinguished journalism family, and practically invent modern sports writing. Ring Lardner also did a stint at the federal penitentiary in Danbury, Conn. […]

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