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Social media companies survived US election day, but more tests loom

“What we actually saw on election day from the companies is that they were extremely responsive and faster than they’ve ever been,” said Graham Brookie, the director of the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab. But now, he said, misinformation was solely focused on the results and undermining them. “You …

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Why are these overseas horses breaking down?

Are these tragic events due to bad luck, bad planning or ignorance of the risks associated with the transition to harder, faster tracks and the effects of travel acclimatisation and climate shock at this time of the year? Perhaps so, or does the fault lie partly with the local authorities …

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I won’t support businesses who don’t support us

This week, many enjoyed their first meal or coffee out of their own home for months. If they were anything like me, the first time was a warped sense of normal. I imagined myself blinking in a brand new sun as I took my seat with a friend (a person …

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Crows loom as losers from academy changes

The AFL explained the move saying: “This model allows for elite talent to be available to all AFL clubs while still ensuring late prospects can find their way onto an AFL list and continue their relationship with the respective club that has been supporting them.” The NGA system was introduced …

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US election LIVE updates: Joe Biden takes Arizona, Hawaii and Minnesota as Donald Trump vows Supreme Court intervention to stop vote counting after wins in Texas, Florida and Ohio

Nine News correspondent Alexis Dash reports that Joe Biden’s campaign manager says they are ready, with legal teams in the wings, to fight any Supreme Court challenge mounted by Donald Trump. In his election-night speech, Trump threatened to take action in the Supreme Court against the counting of postal votes …

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Key events of US election day

Biden’s crucial victory in Arizona In a massive relief for sleepless Democrats, the AP called Arizona for Biden just before 3am on the east coast (7pm AEDT). It is the first time the state, which has 11 votes in the Electoral College, has chosen a Democrat for president since Bill …

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Saints watching Treloar over Collingwood’s shoulder

Treloar’s partner has signed a contract to play netball on the Gold Coast next year and plans to move there with their new baby. Collingwood and Gold Coast discussed the idea of the player moving to the Suns but those discussions went no further after Treloar said he had no …

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Two-metre Peter could be right option for Essendon

“I think Peter Wright will be on the Essendon Football Club’s list next year,” Lloyd said. “(They) shouldn’t have to give up much for him.” A decision on Wright could also smooth the way for Orazia Fantasia to get to Port Adelaide as negotiations reached a stalemate. Essendon are holding …

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US Election 2020 – the country votes

23/100 People in a vehicle throw a torn Trump campaign flag at demonstrators at a rally during the 2020 Presidential election in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Joe Biden pulled to an early lead over Donald Trump after winning a slew of traditionally Democratic states in the eastern U.S., …

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Trump’s false claims a dark, disturbing moment in American history

“We will never let them do it,” he said on Twitter. “Votes cannot be cast after the Poles are closed!” But votes are not still being cast; they are being counted, which is entirely proper. Then, in an early morning address at the White House, Trump prematurely claimed victory and …

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