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Thursday September 24th, 2020 night edition

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President Trump's campaign is discussing "contingency plans" that would involve bypassing the result of November's election, reports The Atlantic.

Citing Republican Party sources, The Atlantic says that Trump's campaign is "discussing contingency plans to bypass election results and appoint loyal electors in battleground states where Republicans hold the legislative majority.".

"Trump would ask state legislators to set aside the popular vote and exercise their power to choose a slate of electors directly," The Atlantic reports.

"The longer Trump succeeds in keeping the vote count in doubt, the more pressure legislators will feel to act before the safe-harbor deadline expires.".

A Trump campaign legal adviser who spoke to The Atlantic said that in this scenario, "the state legislatures will say, 'All right, we've been given this constitutional power.

The Trump campaign said it is "fighting for a free and fair election.".

This potential scenario is just one part of the broader piece in which experts warn "conditions are ripe for a constitutional crisis." »

Using weed during pregnancy linked to psychotic-like behaviors in children, study finds

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(CNN) If you're one of the growing numbers of women who use weed while pregnant, think twice: A new study found it may increase psychotic-like behaviors in children.

The study, published Wednesday in JAMA Psychiatry , analyzed data on 11,489 children who were followed as part of the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study, which says it's the "largest long-term study of brain development and child health in the United States."

"Use of cannabis despite knowledge of pregnancy might represent a preexisting and more severe form of cannabis use," the authors wrote. »

China calls for 'green revolution' as Trump goes solo on climate

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President Xi Jinping said China would achieve a peak in carbon dioxide emissions before 2030 and carbon neutrality before 2060.

Addressing the U.N. General Assembly, Xi said China would achieve a peak in carbon dioxide emissions before 2030 and carbon neutrality before 2060, the first time the world's biggest emitter of carbon dioxide has pledged to end its net contribution to climate change.

The United States and China have been hit this year by extreme weather of the kind predicted with climate change. »

‘Black Widow,’ ‘West Side Story,’ ‘Eternals’ Postpone Release Dates

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The results are bad news for the exhibition industry, which is facing fierce headwinds after closing for months due to coronavirus.

“West Side Story,” which marks Spielberg’s first foray into musicals, was expected to be a key Academy Awards contender.

Nearly 70% of movie theaters in North America resumed operations in recent weeks, with many timing their reopenings to the release of “Tenet.” »