Amazon blocks sale of merchandise with “stand back” and “stand by”

Amazon and other online retailers are pulling merchandise from their sites emblazoned with the words “stand back” and “stand by” and displaying the insignia of the Proud Boys, a far-right extremist group. 

Shirts bearing the words cropped up for sale after President Donald Trump uttered the phrase on Tuesday night, referring to the white supremacist group, during his debate with Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

Individuals associated with the Proud Boys online took Mr. Trump’s directive as words of encouragement, and products displaying the phrase quickly made their way onto sites including Amazon and Teespring, an online platform that lets users create and sell their own merchandise. 

But Amazon began blocking sales of the items on Wednesday, an Amazon spokesperson confirmed. “All sellers must follow

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Here is where Trump and Biden stand on housing issues

Tuesday marked 35 days until the election. And whoever — President Trump or former vice president Joe Biden — wins the race, will have a hand at shaping the nation’s policies that impact homeowners and renters.

Trump will continue limiting government housing regulations if he is re-elected to a second term, while Americans can expect an expansion of government-mandated protections for vulnerable groups under Biden’s $640 billion housing plan. 

Here’s a breakdown of each candidates’ housing policies.

This combination of file pictures shows Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and U.S. President Donald Trump at separate speaking engagements in September 2020. (Photos by Jim Watson and Brendan Smialowski; Jim Watson, Brendan Smialowski via Getty Images).
This combination of file pictures shows Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and U.S. President Donald Trump at separate speaking engagements in September 2020. (Photos by Jim Watson and Brendan Smialowski; Jim Watson, Brendan Smialowski via Getty Images).

Coronavirus relief

The most imminent and impactful result of the election would be the next president’s actions surrounding the coronavirus pandemic — and both candidates are focused on providing relief to homeowners and renters.

Trump helped

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Iowa Manufactured Homes Stand Up to ‘Inland Hurricane’ | Nation & World

DES MOINES and CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, Sept. 29, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — One thing Iowans are familiar with is wild weather, says the Iowa Manufactured Homes Association (IMHA). Positioned in the heart of the Midwest, Iowa’s weather ranges from extreme cold and snow to temperatures in the triple digits. And let’s not forget tornadoes. Iowans see virtually everything mother nature can throw, but on August 10, 2020, the state was in for a record-setting weather incident.

What has been compared to an “Inland Hurricane,” a ferocious storm called a derecho swept across the state with winds equal to a Category 2 hurricane, taking down 100-year-old oak trees, stripping homes of roofs, destroying business complexes and more. But through it all, Iowa’s manufactured homes, generally perceived an easy target for wind and storm damage, stood up to the derecho.

“We’re blessed to say the least,” said Troy Hames, General Manager and

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California Firefighters Make Stand to Save Famed Observatory, Homes | Top News

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Crews fought on Tuesday to defend homes and the famed Mount Wilson Observatory from California’s biggest and most dangerous wildfire, standing their ground at a major highway between the flames and populated areas.

The Bobcat Fire, which broke out Sept. 6 in the Angeles National Forest north of Los Angeles, has already blackened an area larger than the city of Atlanta and its rapid spread prompted worried law enforcement officials to call for new evacuations on Monday evening.

Once home to the largest operational telescope in the world, the Mount Wilson Observatory, which sits on a peak of the San Gabriel mountains near vital communications towers, said in an update that almost all the forest around it had burned.

Firefighters overnight kept the Bobcat from breaching containment lines near the observatory and were preventively burning vegetation ahead of the fire along state Highway 2, which runs

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