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Aug 26 2021

The Breakfast Club (Never Apologize)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We’re a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we’re not too hungover we’ve been bailed out we’re not too exhausted from last night’s (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and weekend morning at 10:00am (ET) (or whenever we get around to it) to talk about current news and our boring lives and to make fun of LaEscapee! If we are ever running late, it’s PhilJD’s fault.

This Day in History

American women gain the right to vote, as the U.S. Constitution’s 19th Amendment takes effect; Investigators pinpoint the cause of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster; Aviator Charles Lindbergh dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.

Benjamin Disraeli

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: COVID hospitalizations surge in Washington state

Anti-parasite drug used on Arkansas jail’s inmates for COVID

Arkansas hits new high for COVID-19 patients on ventilators

Masks ordered for most Florida students, defying DeSantis

Nevada’s COVID-19 positivity rate down but up in Reno-Sparks

Delta will charge unvaccinated employees $200 per month

New Mexico races to spend federal grant money on time

Pentagon: US troops must get their COVID-19 vaccines ASAP

Feds report most rental assistance has still not gone out

Federal team to help with COVID-19 surge at Dothan hospital

Kansas governor directs state agencies to resume remote work

New Mexico close to rationing hospital care amid pandemic

Court upholds death sentence for church shooter Dylann Roof

Crews struggle to stop fire bearing down on Lake Tahoe

Judge rejects bid to allow guns at Minnesota State Fair

Second beluga in failing health after move to Connecticut

US Politics

New NY governor adds 12,000 deaths to publicized COVID tally

House panel probing 1/6 riot seeks host of Trump-era records

Lawyers allied with Trump penalized over Michigan lawsuit

Conservative hoaxers face $5.1M fine for election robocalls

Effort to recall Alaska governor dropped after 2-year push

Murphy, Ciattarelli to debate Sept. 28, Oct. 12 in gov race

Mississippi legislators revive talk of erasing income tax

International News

Experts on WHO team say search for COVID origins has stalled

China accuses US of politicizing COVID-19 origins research

Japan further expands virus emergency areas as cases surge

The Latest: General says 7,000-plus evacuees flown to Europe

Poland, Belgium end Afghan evacuation as clock ticks down

US says 1,500 Americans may still await Kabul evacuation

Through four wars, toll mounts on a Gaza neighborhood

Spain judge nixes backup site for disputed Hawaii telescope

Harris urges Vietnam to join US in opposing China ‘bullying’

Duterte confirms he’ll run for Philippines VP next year

Jewish prayers held discreetly at contested Jerusalem shrine

Morocco ‘regrets’ Algeria’s decision to cut diplomatic ties

Sports

Bregman scores winning run in 10th as Astros down KC 6-5

Mejia’s 3-run homer in 9th leads Rays past skidding Phillies

Reyes’ 451-foot homer leads Indians past Rangers 7-2

Goldschmidt homers twice, Cards edge Tigers in 10 innings

No masks, vax proof to see matches at full-capacity US Open

Serena, Venus Williams out of US Open; 1st time since 2003

2020 Australian champ Sofia Kenin out of US Open with COVID

Griner’s dunk highlights Phoenix’s win over Liberty

Czech Republic beats Germany 2-0 to win Group B

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