With one day to go before the midterm elections, Americans face a choice that could shape the nation for years after a campaign that left it politically torn, at war with itself over race, and mourning tragedy.
Voters must decide on Tuesday whether to constrain President Donald Trump and his compliant Republicans after the first two years of a demagogic presidency that widened national divides and unfolded in a torrent of scandal. Trump also tested constitutional norms and engineered a sharp shift in the country’s attitude toward the rest of the world.
But as they face their first chance to judge Trump’s performance, they could also register satisfaction with a historically primed economy and a President who has kept many of his election promises, however controversial, and is running an undeniably consequential administration that has managed to engineer a generational conservative shift to the Supreme Court.
California teacher caught on camera punching 14-year-old boy:
A teacher and student at a southeast Los Angeles, California, high school came to blows Friday afternoon, and it was all caught on video.
The footage from CNN affiliates KTLA-TV and KCAL shows Maywood Academy High School music teacher Marston Riley, 64, standing face to face with a 14-year-old boy at the front of a classroom when Riley punches him. It’s at this point the two begin exchanging punches. The boy wound up on the ground wrapping his arms around Riley’s leg. Riley, at this point, repeatedly punches him.
The brawl ends with students and what appears to be a campus resource officer trying to separate the two, but Riley continues to pursue the student. It is not clear when the short video started and if it caught the entire exchange.
Amazon offers free shipping on all orders for the holidays:
For the first time, Amazon is offering free shipping on all holiday orders in an effort to add new Prime members and juice the season’s sales numbers.
Last year, Amazon shoppers without Prime memberships had to spend at least $25 to earn free shipping, but Amazon is waiving the purchase minimum starting Monday to give “customers even more convenient and faster delivery options,” the company announced.
The National Retail Foundation forecasts holiday retail sales will climb by up to 4.8% compared to a year ago.
Amazon’s plan could overshadow holiday strategies from top competitors like Target, which offers free two-day shipping on all orders from November 1 to December 22.
‘House of Cards’ cast discuss their female-powered final season:
Francis Underwood is dead but one powerful woman is alive, well, and doing things her way on “House of Cards.”
The final season of “House of Cards” imagines the country under the leadership of Claire Underwood (Robin Wright) in the aftermath of her husband’s sudden death.
Even before the forced departure of Kevin Spacey from the series, the plan had been for Wright and Claire to take center stage in the final season. Season 5 ended with the character’s declaration that it was, “my turn.”
Shut Up and Watch: LeBron Doc Explores NBA’s Gradual Embrace of Social Activism:
As LeBron James sat with director Gotham Chopra and watched old footage of Isiah Thomas being interrogated on national TV during the 1987 NBA Finals, all he could do was shake his head.
In the raw footage that Chopra’s production team had unearthed, that’s more or less what Thomas did when the interview ended—bowed his head in exasperation and disbelief.
“As a basketball historian, LeBron knew of it, but it was still jarring to watch,” Chopra told Bleacher Report, recalling an extensive sit-down interview with James for their upcoming Showtime documentary on the tradition and evolution of social activism in the NBA, Shut Up And Dribble