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Christmas Trees & Decor Prime Day 2020 Deals Will Have You Ready To Deck The Halls

This year has been such a colossal mess that the minute I take down my Halloween decor, I’m putting up my Christmas stuff. Thankfully, it also falls after Prime Day and the best Prime Day Deals for Christmas trees and decor are jingling my bells.

With Prime Day being so close to the time that people decorate for Christmas, you know that all the stops are being pulled out. Pre-lit trees, mantel pieces, and big, elaborate yard decorations are all on the table. The question is: how do you know what to buy? There’s more than just personal taste to consider. When you account for reviews, durability, safety, and availability, things start to look a bit different. Sure, you might want the giant blow-up Santa, but if the reviews say that the fan only gives him half a belly like a bowl full of jelly, is it really worth it?

That’s why I combed the virtual aisles of the sale and found all of the best Prime Day deals for Christmas trees and decor that won’t let you down, and also won’t make you bankrupt. Because, honestly, that’s an easy thing to do when you’re stocking up on holiday decorations.

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1. Tinsel Tree

100% just ordered two of these to flank my living room windows. It’s going to be stunning.

2. Kids’ Tree

I’ve never seen a tree like this before, and honestly, I’m loving it. This is just the thing for little kids who are constantly wanting to rearrange the ornaments on the tree.

3. A Lush Artificial Tree

It’s not pre-lit, but the sheer number of

Trump insists he’s ready to resume rallies; physician says therapy done

U.S. President Donald Trump salutes Marine One helicopter pilots on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020.

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President Donald Trump insisted Thursday that he is ready to resume campaign rallies and feels “perfect” one week after his diagnosis with the coronavirus that has killed more than 210,000 Americans, as his doctor said the president had “completed his course of therapy” for the disease.

The president has not been seen in public — other than in White House-produced videos — since his Monday return from the military hospital where he received experimental treatments for the virus. On Thursday, his physician, Navy Cmdr. Sean Conley, said in a memo that Trump would be able to safely “return to public engagements” on Saturday, as the president tries to shift his focus to the election that’s less than four weeks away, with millions of Americans already casting ballots.

While Trump said he believes he’s no longer contagious, concerns about infection appeared to scuttle plans for next week’s presidential debate.

“I’m feeling good. Really good. I think perfect,” Trump said during a telephone interview with Fox Business, his first since he was released from a three-day hospital stay Monday. “I think I’m better to the point where I’d love to do a rally tonight,” Trump said. He added, “I don’t think I’m contagious at all.”

In a Fox News interview Thursday night, Trump said he wanted to hold a rally in Florida on Saturday “if we have enough time to put it together.” He said he might also hold a rally the following night in Pennsylvania. “I feel so good,” he told Fox’s Sean Hannity.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says individuals can discontinue isolation 10 days

Tornado-damaged Home Depot is rebuilt and ready to open a year later

Just shy of a year after a tornado destroyed their Home Depot, employees who escaped being hurt are ready to reopen a rebuilt store that incorporates the home improvement retailer’s latest ideas.

The new Home Depot opens Thursday at its original spot on Forest Lane just east of North Central Expressway. Ten tornadoes on Oct. 20, 2019, caused $2 billion in damage to homes and businesses in Dallas, Richardson and Garland.

Store manager Jonathan Shields said about 50 of his former employees are back, and the store has hired another 150 people and plans to add as many as 50 more.

Three of Shields’ four assistant store managers returned, including Jordan Jasper, who made the fortunate call to send his co-workers home early on Oct. 20 after hearing the weather forecasts and likely saving some lives.

Jasper was honored at a ceremony attended by 500 area Home Depot employees a week after the tornado hit. He was awarded the store’s U.S. flag that survived the damage.

The newly rebuilt Home Depot store on Forest Lane just east of North Central Expressway in Dallas. It will reopen on Oct. 8.
The newly rebuilt Home Depot store on Forest Lane just east of North Central Expressway in Dallas. It will reopen on Oct. 8.(Home Depot)
The shelves are restocked and ready for the store to reopen on Oct. 8.
The shelves are restocked and ready for the store to reopen on Oct. 8.(Home Depot)

“We’re getting many of our associates back in the building, and we’ve developed a tight bond after going through the experience,” said Shields, a 17-year Home Depot veteran who was manager of the store for a year before it was hit.

After the tornadoes, Home Depot placed its employees in 14 stores that were closer to where they lived, and many of those workers decided to stay at those stores. Part of Shields’ job initially was to reach out to former employees and meet with their new store managers.

Some former employees who

Ex-White House physician: Trump is ‘asymptomatic,’ will be ready for next debate

President Trump will “absolutely” be ready before the next presidential debate against Joe Biden, his former White House physician told “Fox & Friends” on Friday.

The commander in chief announced overnight that both he and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for the coronavirus and will quarantine at the White House.

Dr. Ronny Jackson, a retired U.S. Navy rear admiral who served as physician to the president from 2013 to 2018 and is running for Congress in Texas, said there’s plenty of time between now and the Oct. 15 debate against the Democratic nominee.

“Once he tests negative twice, you know, he should be safe to go back to, you know, to his normal routine, and that will be well before the next debate,” Jackson said.

TRUMP RECEIVES WELL WISHES FROM TOP CRITICS AFTER CORONAVIRUS DIAGNOSIS

Trump is “asymptomatic right now” Jackson noted, adding that the president should have immunity after he recovers with two negative tests.

“We have to remember that he is in great physical health otherwise,” Jackson added.

The president doesn’t have any co-morbidities and, at 74 years old, the vast majority recover quickly, Jackson said.

TRUMP JOINS LIST OF WORLD LEADERS THAT HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS

The Republican congressional candidate running to represent Texas’s 13th district in the House said Trump has led by example by continuing to be president amid the pandemic and not staying cooped up in the White House.

“I think they’re doing everything they can to keep the president safe and I think they’ve been doing a good job doing that,” Jackson said of the White House protocols.

Trump’s current physician, Dr. Sean Conley, sent out a memo on the Trumps’ positive COVID-19 test.

“This evening I received confirmation that both President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive

Domestic abuse has risen during the pandemic. Groups like the House of Ruth are ready.

But when schools closed in March, she couldn’t go to her job as a school art therapist and the boys stayed home, watching the rage of their mom’s boyfriend build and burst.

“Because of covid, there was no escape,” she said. “And my sons saw the abuse. And the fear I saw in their eyes was the same fear I had in my eyes when I was little and put in foster care.”

Like this mom, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because she was scared that her abuser would find her, thousands of others saw dangerous relationships worsen when the pandemic shrank their worlds.

It was her pastor who sensed the woman’s plight and pointed her toward the House of Ruth, where she could stay in a safe house.

Since the shutdown began in March, the House of Ruth has moved 16 women, many with children, into its emergency shelters, said Elizabeth Kiker, development director for the D.C.-based nonprofit organization.

That’s the same number it moved in last year during this time. Except this year, it had double the number of requests, she said.

So it’s perfect timing that House of Ruth this week opened Kidspace, a beautiful facility where these children — and the others who will follow as the pandemic drags on — have a place to safely play, learn and heal.

The same surge in abuse during the pandemic happened at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, where radiologists found nearly double the “total number of victims sustaining injuries due to strangulation, stab injuries, burns or use of weapons such as knives, guns and other objects” this spring compared to the same period during the past two years, according to a study published in the journal Radiology.

The number of reported abuse cases, however, dropped