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Opinion | The Supreme Court’s Ruling on Limiting the Size of Religious Services
  + stars: | 2020-11-30 | by ( ) sentiment -0.96   time to read: +2 min
Does the Constitution prohibit necessary emergency regulations during such a crisis? It seems obvious to me that no governor should have the right to limit or suppress a constitutionally protected activity. Jane BednoMundelein, Ill.To the Editor:There is no legal, or religious, construct that could justify permitting large gatherings of people during a deadly pandemic. This is not a First Amendment issue, just as falsely screaming “fire!” in a crowded movie theater is not an exercise of free speech. My response to people who demand religious freedom in our current high-risk environment is “Your religious liberty ends where the danger to my health begins.”
Persons: Neil Gorsuch, Gorsuch’s, Pope Francis, Jamie Baldwin Redding, Jane Bedno Mundelein, Organizations: Reading Locations: Conn, Ill
President Donald Trump on Thanksgiving held his first press conference since losing the presidential election. But for the focus became Trump's tiny desk, rather than his groundless attacks of the US electoral system. Trump used the event to stir baseless allegations of electoral fraud, and snapped at a reporter who asked questions. Others noticed uncanny similarities between Thursday's press conference and a 2017 "Saturday Night Live" which used a tiny desk as a punchline. It is not clear why Trump used that desk for the press conference, instead of holding it in one of the White House's briefing rooms.
Persons: Donald Trump, Donald Trump's, Trump, DiaperDon, Alec Baldwin, Steve Bannon, Marie, witter, hite
Why Pizza Hut fell behind in the pizza wars
  + stars: | 2020-11-25 | by ( Shawn Baldwin | ) sentiment -0.98   time to read: +1 min
With consumers stuck at home ordering pizza, you might think Pizza Hut's sales would be soaring. Pizza Hut's U.S. business has benefited from the trend, but the 60-year-old brand known for its dine-in restaurants still faces significant challenges, according to analysts. In 2017, Domino's overtook Pizza Hut as the largest pizza chain by global sales. In July 2020, Pizza Hut's largest U.S. franchisee, NPC International, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after struggling under the burden of $1 billion in debt. What went wrong at Pizza Hut and will the chain's takeout and delivery service be enough to offset the decline of the dine-in restaurant experience?
Persons: Domino's, Papa John's Organizations: U.S ., NPC International, Yum Brands, Domino's, Little Caesars
Less than 24 hours later, the bureau issued a statewide Amber Alert citing "new information and growing concern" about his well-being. An Amber Alert was not issued for Quawan, because Baldwin police said his disappearance did not meet the criteria. Griffin said he has looked at more than 2,000 media reports of Amber Alert cases in the past 15 years. The problem isn't the Amber Alert, he said, but how people think about it. via Ronald Haley Jr."We think it’s some kind of silver bullet -- if you issue an Amber Alert, you get the kid back safe.
Persons: Jordan Gorman, Amber, Bobby, Charles, Quawan, Baldwin, wasn't, Nick Manale, Chase, Trichell, Timothy Griffin, It’s, Griffin, Ronald Haley Jr, they’re, Mary Parish, Quawan's, couldn't, Haley, Samuel Wise, Wise, Coletta Gorman, Josh DeVine, DeVine, Jordan, James Alan Fox, they're, Fox Organizations: Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Tennessee Bureau, Tenn ., of, Louisiana State Police, Media Advisory, University of Nevada, Iberia Parish Coroner's, Baldwin Police Department, Iberia Parish Sheriff's, NBC, Sheriff's, Tennessee Bureau of, Authorities, County Rescue, Northeastern University Locations: Tennessee, Ashland City, Nashville, Tenn, Tenn . Tennessee, Baldwin , Louisiana, Jordan's, Baton Rouge, Reno, Iberia Parish, St, Mary, Baldwin, Boo, Loreauville, Cheatham, Kentucky, Boston
It would make Ahmed the first actor of Pakistani descent to be nominated in the lead actor category. “Sound of Metal” is a journey of Ruben’s self-discovery as he battles sudden deafness and struggles to maintain sobriety. Riz Ahmed in "Sound of Metal." Now that his efforts have paid off, Ahmed doesn’t want to let the Oscar buzz engulf him. While the Oscar chatter looms over his performance in “Sound of Metal,” Ahmed is relieved to have survived yet another movie.
Persons: Ruben Stone, Riz Ahmed, Ahmed, , , “ It’s, ” Ahmed, , Olivia Cooke, Paul Raci, Darius Marder, Ahmed —, “ I’ve, I’ve, Ahmed doesn’t, Angelou, James Baldwin, you’ll, “ I’m Organizations: NBC Asian, Amazon Prime, Locations: NBC Asian America, British, Pakistan, England
Michigan's top election official responds to Donald Trump's false declaration
  + stars: | 2020-11-19 | by ( ) sentiment -0.96   time to read: 1 min
President Donald Trump called two Republican canvass board members from Wayne County, Michigan, to offer his support, a person familiar with the matter said, after they went back and forth on voting to certify the election results from the state's largest county, which includes Detroit. CNN's Brooke Baldwin discusses with Michigan's Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson.
Persons: Donald Trump, CNN's Brooke Baldwin, Jocelyn Benson Organizations: Republican, Michigan's Locations: Wayne County , Michigan, Detroit
The once-grand Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza mall in Los Angeles seemed like a prime target for investors. That was before it got caught up in a combustible debate over local ownership, race and economic development. The surrounding neighborhoods offered a potential redevelopment gold mine, including one of the nation’s largest concentrations of affluent and middle-class Black households. In late April, private-equity company CIM Group agreed to pay around $130 million for the property, which fronts on West Martin Luther King...
Persons: West Martin Luther King Organizations: Baldwin Hills, CIM Locations: Baldwin, Baldwin Hills Crenshaw, Los Angeles, West
The Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office said it is investigating the "suspicious circumstances" of the teen's death but has released few details. So he and Nelson went to the Baldwin Police Department, where a report was taken, Haley said. Charles' parents are distraught and did not want to be interviewed Friday, Haley said, adding that they had given him permission to speak on their behalf. Charles' parents said they did not know the family and had not given them permission to take him, Haley said. Charles' parents, the Louisiana NAACP and the state's American Civil Liberties Union chapter are calling for an independent investigation.
Persons: Amber, Bobby, Charles, Ronald Haley Jr, Haley, Roxanne Nelson, Kenneth Jacko, Jacko, Nelson, Police Samuel Wise III, Wise, Baldwin, Katherine Breaux, Breaux, Emmett Till, Nick Manale, George Floyd, Ahmaud, it's Organizations: Iberia Parish Sheriff’s, NBC News, Baldwin Police Department, Acadiana Advocate, Police, Louisiana NAACP, Civil Liberties, Louisiana State Police Locations: Louisiana, Loreauville, Baldwin, Iberia Parish, Acadiana, Mississippi
If you're interested in getting more involved in politics, it can be hard to know where to start. Find a cause you're passionate aboutThe realm of public service is more expansive than you might realize. It means influencing Capitol Hill indirectly through either corporate lobbying or working for an advocacy group that champions a cause you're passionate about. "Look right in your own backyard and think, what are issues that you're passionate about? Advocacy and lobbying: Choose a cause you're passionate about and work closely with an organization aligned with that cause.
Persons: Alexandria Ocasio, Elizabeth Schill, , Schill, You'll, there's, Volcker, Greg Baldwin, VolunteerMatch, Baldwin, Erin Loos Cutraro, Jamarr Brown, Brown, Barack Obama's, haven't, they've Organizations: Capitol, Business, The New York Times, Representatives, Georgetown University, Postgraduate, America, Congressional, Twitter, Trust, Amnesty International, Volcker Alliance's Government, University Initiative, Urban Institute, Partnership for Public Service, VolunteerMatch, League of Women Voters, Civic Works Locations: Alexandria, Cortez
Why Under Armour is struggling despite the athleisure boom
  + stars: | 2020-11-12 | by ( Shawn Baldwin | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: 1 min
As consumers spend more time at home, ditching work clothes and suits for yoga pants and sweats, you would think that sports apparel brand Under Armour would be thriving. But the company that urged athletes to "Fight on Together" has fallen on tough times. While the brand's sweat-wicking performance gear is popular among athletes, it might not be resonating with consumers the way it used to. Analysts say an athleisure boom is being fueled by a desire for comfort and a newfound interest in health and wellness. So can Under Armour rebuild its momentum before it's too late?
Persons: Armour, it's Organizations: Analysts, Nike, Adidas, Armour
Former Vice President Joe Biden won, but President Donald Trump still will not concede. What he's doing is extremely anti-democratic and contrary to our stated values, but Trump is not a fluke of American politics. On Thursday night before all the ballots were counted, President Donald Trump attempted to make what one sociologist calls "an autocratic breakthrough." Trump made it clear that he would hold on to the White House by hook or by crook — American democracy be damned. This legacy didn't just disenfranchise black Americans, it corrupted white Americans.
Persons: Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Trump's, Biden, Donald Trump's, Jim Crow, Thomas Jefferson, James Baldwin, , Trumpism, Silvio Berlusconi Organizations: CNN, MSNBC, Civil Rights, Trump, Justice Department Locations: United States, disenfranchising, Wisconsin , Michigan, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Arizona, Nevada, America, Confederate States, of Virginia, Republic, shamefully, Philadelphia, Italy, France
Over the past four years, undocumented immigrants have been vilified by the right in boring and classically genocidal ways. Donald Trump used immigrants to drum up support, telling people we were coming in caravans to sell them drugs, take their jobs and inspire their children to tattoo their faces. Under his administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement rounded up law-abiding immigrants who’d lived here for years. Because there is a belief, even on the left, that because we chose to come here, we had agency in our own desecration. The past four years have turned me into a writer of immigration, into a symbol of the undocumented migrant.
Persons: James Baldwin, I’m, Donald Trump, who’d, Trump, Joe Biden, Will Locations: New Haven, America
Although the Democratic Party’s left and center wings are jostling for position in many ways, the new Senate group suggests that this is an issue that both can agree on. Ms. Warren and Ms. Baldwin are among the most prominent progressives in the Senate, with track records of aggressively trying to rein in Wall Street. In particular, Ms. Warren (who may reportedly push to become Mr. Biden’s Treasury secretary) has introduced the Accountable Capitalism Act to push big companies to consider all stakeholders, not just investors. “We will work together on ways we can fundamentally reform corporate governance in America.”They may be pushing on an open door. Virus fears are dragging markets down in early trading, with global stocks on track to record their worst week since March.
Persons: Joe, Warren, Baldwin, Biden’s, Carper, Warner, Biden, Trump, Milton Friedman Organizations: Democratic Party’s, Biden’s Treasury Locations: Delaware, America, U.S, Wall Street, America
Covid-19 has thrown the gym industry into a tailspin, wreaking havoc on some of the biggest names in fitness including Gold's Gym and 24 Hour Fitness, which both had to file for bankruptcy protection. Planet Fitness also has had to shut its doors for months but unlike its rivals, the company is poised to sprint past the competition once the pandemic ends. Gyms were forced to shut down in March 2020 to try to curb the spread of Covid-19, crippling the fitness industry, which is a $32 billion market in the U.S., with more than 41,000 gyms and 64 million members. Before the coronavirus pandemic hit, Planet Fitness reported 53 consecutive quarters of positive same-store sales growth. So despite the dire situation in the gym industry can Planet Fitness actually come out ahead?
Organizations: Gold's Locations: Covid, U.S
The launch of Popeyes' chicken sandwich was an inflection point for the fast-food company and kicked off what industry insiders have referred to as the chicken sandwich wars. For much of Popeyes' history its Louisiana-style menu featured items like fried chicken, chicken tenders and fried shrimp. But after nearly 50 years, this was its first-ever chicken sandwich sold nationwide. Hype around the chicken sandwich and a lighthearted Twitter spat with Chick-fil-A turned the menu item into an overnight sensation. Can a simple chicken sandwich revitalize a company that once filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and is trailing its two major rivals, Chick-fil-A and KFC?
Persons: Burger Organizations: Mac, KFC, CNBC, IBM, Visa, Bayer North America, Honeywell, McDonald's Big Mac, IBM, Visa, Ocean Spray, Bayer North America, Shipt Locations: Louisiana
Brooke Baldwin calls out Biden campaign adviser: Come on
  + stars: | 2019-11-06 | by ( ) + 0.99   time to read: 1 min
CNN's Brooke Baldwin speaks with senior adviser to Joe Biden's presidential campaign, Symone Sanders, about his recent op-ed that has heightened tension with Elizabeth Warren.
Persons: CNN's Brooke Baldwin, Joe Biden's, Symone Sanders, Elizabeth Warren
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