Live Blog: N.H. 2020 State Primary – Feltes Secures Dem. Gubernatorial Nomination

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Live blog: Primary Day in New Hampshire

Update: Wednesday, 11:25 a.m.

State Sen. Dan Feltes has officially secured the Democratic nomination for governor, as Executive Councilor Andru Volinsky conceded the race in a

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Weather Blog – Early Morning Thunderstorms & A Cold Front

WEATHER BLOG UPDATE:

Good afternoon bloggers,

Wow! What a morning as we had 40-60 mph winds sweep across the city as a significant line of thunderstorms moved in from the northwest.

What is next? We have one more round of widespread thunderstorms to go. The video below has all the details on what to expect.

Have a great week ahead and stay healthy.

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Good morning bloggers,

Thunderstorms developed just west of KC around 4:30 AM and are slowly moving across the KC metro area now. There has been some hail that fell when these thunderstorms first popped up and increased. The chance of large hail in your location is low, but you may want to get your cars under cover if possible just in case. Here are the radar views:

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Just one hour later, the thunderstorms lined up, and are now taking aim on KC. Strong and damaging winds

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Blog: Furniture retail’s future, like a relay race, to be defined by hand-offs

It will come as a surprise to no one that the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically redirected the consumer’s purchase path toward e-commerce. Speaking at Furniture Today’s recent all-digital Bedding Conference, Good Bed.coms’ Mike Magnuson shared estimates of online bedding sales that could exceed 30% by year-end with the segment’s growth rate for the year approaching 35%.

Taken in concert with the dramatic gains posted by e-commerce pure-plays Amazon, Wayfair and Overstock and coupled with anecdotal reporting from brick-and-mortar stores indicating similar, if not as dramatic, gains in their own e-commerce business, it’s increasingly clear that the industry’s future will be defined in large measure by its success in navigating the waters of digital commerce.

For too long now, however, the focus has been on bricks vs. clicks, suggesting that the more successful and important e-commerce became the less relevant and necessary stores would be. Conversely, much of the discussion around

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Live Blog: Intel Launch Event 2020

Follow our live blog of today’s Intel technology launch event. We’ll learn how laptop performance and experiences are evolving, and we’ll also have a special guest appearance from world famous DJ, Diplo.

8:45 a.m.: Good morning, everyone! I’m Marcus Yam, technology evangelist at Intel, and thank you for tuning in to the live blog of our special event today. We’ll have the live play-by-play for you here, so be sure to keep refreshing this page for the latest update over the next hour.

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8:50 a.m.: “Experience how laptop performance will roar.” Hmm… what goes roar… 🦁&🐯&🐻, oh my!

8:55 a.m.: It’s almost showtime! Remember to keep refreshing this page for the latest updates.

9:00 a.m.: Taking the stage… err, well-appointed living room area, is Gregory Bryant, executive VP and GM of the Client Computing Group. At Intel, we call him “GB.”

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GB on navigating these times of COVID-19 and the

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The Blog Era Was Perfectly Imperfect

As a writer, a multi-faceted participant in the blog era, and a current artist manager myself, I often think of the blog days and how special they were. While generating revenue as an independent artist has in theory gotten easier as Spotify and Apple Music (along with Instagram, Twitter and TikTok) have taken center stage as the music distribution platforms, I still long for the days when consumers were more interested in the narrative. It was cyclical—artists were generally more focused on the bigger picture, seeing beyond the moment and identifying how their career could unfold—and fans, via blogs, could experience the journey alongside them. There’s no reason to sugarcoat it: blogging as a medium by which to cover music is nearly obsolete. Articles have been replaced with short-form video, blurbs have been replaced with playlists.

The currency in the blog era was press coverage, interviews, and general chatter.

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Maddow Blog | In response to GOP abuses, Dems eye ‘permanent consequences’

In early August, as Senate Republicans openly discussed the possibility of rushing through a Supreme Court nominee, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) sent a shot across the GOP’s bow.

“If they show that they’re unwilling to respect precedent, rules and history, then they can’t feign surprise when others talk about using a statutory option that we have that’s fully constitutional in our availability,” Kaine told NBC News, referring to Senate Republicans. “I don’t want to do that. But if they act in such a way, they may push it to an inevitability.”

At the time, the Virginian was addressing a hypothetical. Now, the circumstances are quite real, and as Politico noted, “The Senate is moving toward a historic showdown that may reverberate for years to come.”

Even more than the 2018 crisis surrounding Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the high court, Democrats say the fallout from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s effort

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Maddow Blog | As death toll climbs, Trump says coronavirus ‘affects virtually nobody’

It wasn’t long ago when Donald Trump argued that if the coronavirus pandemic claimed fewer than 200,000 American lives, it would be proof that the White House did “a very good job.” It was an unfortunate standard: the domestic death toll crossed the 200,000-fatalities threshold over the weekend.

By and large, the president and his team ignored the tragic milestone, except to tell reporters that Team Trump has done “a really good job,” “a phenomenal job,” “an incredible job,” and “a great job” — reality notwithstanding.

It was against this backdrop that the president held another campaign rally in Ohio last night, where he shared some fresh thoughts on COVID-19 and the threat to the public.

“We now know the disease. We didn’t know it, now we know it. It affects elderly people, elderly people with heart problems and other problems. If they have other problems, that’s what it really

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Maddow Blog | Trump sees Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dying wish as ‘too convenient’

As Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s health started failing, she took the time to make plain what she wanted to see happen after her passing. “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed,” Ginsburg told her granddaughter in the days before her death.

Donald Trump didn’t just announce his intention to ignore RBG’s dying wish; he also questioned its validity. As we discussed yesterday, the president told Fox News, “I don’t know that she said that.” After suggesting his congressional Democratic detractors may have concocted the late justice’s wishes, the president added, “It came out of the wind, it sounds so beautiful…. That came out of the wind.”

Yesterday afternoon, a reporter asked the Republican why in the world he thinks this. He replied:

“Yeah, it just sounds to me like it would be somebody else. I don’t believe — it could be.

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16 Simple Ways To Enhance Blog Posts To Boost Engagement

Content marketing is among the most effective ways for a business to reach out to its audience. By crafting compelling blog posts, companies can connect to their audience in ways they never could through mass marketing.

However, crafting a blog post to be engaging is a challenging task in itself. Companies that want to drive traffic to their site and get engagement — either through comments or shares on social media — need to offer something unique to visitors.

What is that elusive element that makes a blog post something a client wants to engage with? We asked 16 professionals from Forbes Communications Council about the simplest ways to develop more exciting content. Here’s what they told us.

1. Do Your SEO Research

Search engine optimization research is key. We start all of

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Who won Head of Household puzzle comp on September 20? [UPDATING LIVE BLOG]

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Suffice it to say, Dani Briones‘ Head of Household reign last week on “Big Brother” was an unmitigated disaster. Because the Disruptor power and the Veto medallion were both used, Dani had to put up four houseguests for eviction: Ian Terry (who was evicted), Tyler Crispen (who survived the block), Kevin Campbell (who was saved by Da’Vonne Rogers‘ Veto) and David Alexander (who saved himself with the Disruptor). With Dani sitting out of the HOH puzzle competition, only nine players competed: Cody Calafiore, Enzo Palumbo, Christmas Abbott, Nicole Franzel, Memphis Garrett, Tyler, Da’Vonne, Kevin and David. So who received this week’s HOH key, and which two contestants did they nominate for eviction?

SEE ‘Big Brother’ slop: What are the ingredients and rules?

Below, read our minute-by-minute “Big Brother: All-Stars” recap of Season 22, Episode 20 to

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