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Jerry Falwell Jr. Agrees To Leave As Liberty University President

Jerry Falwell Jr. agreed to permanently leave his position as president of the evangelical Liberty University after reports about his sex life led him to take an indefinite leave of absence.

The move on Monday, the first day of the new semester’s classes at Liberty, comes as the evangelical leader claims he’s being extorted by a business partner over his wife’s alleged affair. Falwell disputed characterizations saying he had stepped down later Monday, telling several outlets: “I have not resigned.”

The Washington Post, citing an unnamed source, said the resignation had been held up and negotiations around Falwell’s departure had not yet been finalized.

Earlier Monday, Reuters reported that a business partner came forward to say he had a sexual relationship involving the evangelical leader and his wife for years. Giancarlo Granda alleged he was 20 when he met Jerry and Becki Falwell while working as a pool attendant at

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  • August 24, 2020
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Young Canadians ‘unknowingly’, ‘rapidly’ spreading COVID-19, health officials warn

Yahoo News Canada is committed to providing our readers with the most accurate and recent information on all things coronavirus. We know things change quickly, including some possible information in this story. For the latest on COVID-19, we encourage our readers to consult online resources like Canada’s public health website, World Health Organization, as well as our own Yahoo Canada homepage.

As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread around the world, Canadians seem to be increasingly concerned about their health and safety.

Currently, there are more than 4,600 active cases of COVID-19 in Canada (with more than 121,000 diagnoses so far) and 9,000 deaths. Nearly 90 per cent of the country’s reported COVID-19 cases have recovered.

Check back for the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak in Canada.

For a full archive of the first month of the pandemic, please check our archive of events.

August 24

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  • August 24, 2020
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Jerry Falwell Jr. Resigns As Liberty University President

Jerry Falwell Jr. has permanently left his position as president of the evangelical Liberty University after reports about his sex life led him to take an indefinite leave of absence.

The move on Monday, the first day of the new semester’s classes at Liberty, comes as the evangelical leader claims he’s being extorted by a business partner over his wife’s alleged affair.

Earlier Monday, Reuters reported that a business partner came forward to say he had a sexual relationship involving the evangelical leader and his wife for years. Giancarlo Granda alleged he was 20 when he met Jerry and Becki Falwell while working as a pool attendant at a Miami Beach hotel in March 2012. Granda told Reuters that he then began a relationship with the couple that involved him frequently having sex with Becki Falwell while Jerry Falwell looked on.

In 2018, BuzzFeed reported that a Florida lawsuit highlighted

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  • August 24, 2020
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13 Best Dating Sites to Find Love

We’ve seen some massive changes in 2020 but one thing has remained the same: people are still flocking to the best dating sites to find connection.

In March, online dating giant OkCupid released a survey of its users and their reaction to the coronavirus and online dating. According to the findings, 88% of its global user base said they were “still dating as usual” despite the spread of coronavirus. Perhaps even more shockingly, 92% of its users in the United States said they were not changing their habits.

And sure, a lot—a lot—has changed since March (which, let’s be real, feels like a complete lifetime ago). However, what those survey numbers show is that there is a massive hunger for online dating sites and the connections they help facilitate—pandemic or not.

Luckily, the best dating sites and apps appear to be adapting at a rapid clip to help

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  • August 24, 2020
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The Cringiest Moments From the Trump RNC’s Bizarro Roll Call Vote

President Donald Trump loudly complained on Monday—via both Twitter and in the first of his many Republican National Convention speeches—that cable-news networks didn’t cover the RNC’s roll call that featured the GOP officially nominating him for a second term.

We have to agree with the president. The networks absolutely should’ve turned their attention to the 2020 RNC roll call, because it featured some true, uncut, bound-for-virality gems that underscore just how ramshackle and low-rent the event’s production is expected to be.

In comparison to the Democrats’ slickly produced roll call, which featured prominently during the second night of the Democratic National Convention, the Republicans offered up their largely symbolic moment early during the first day of the RNC. 

In the age of COVID-19, the mostly virtual DNC was at times criticized for being akin to a Zoom conference call. At the same time, however, the convention’s roll-call vote was widely

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  • August 24, 2020
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15 canceled video game movies we never got to see

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Movie adaptations of video games have a rocky history. For every success (Resident Evil) there’s a handful of duds (Doom, Hitman) that leave executives slamming the brakes on future releases. Recent hits such as Detective Pikachu and the Sonic movie seem to have reignited studio interest in the genre, and with adaptations of games including Uncharted, Monster Hunter, and Minecraft scheduled for the next two years, it seems Hollywood believes video game movies can break their losing streak. But what about the films that never escaped development hell? Here’s a look back at the video game movies that never got made.

15. The Sims

If there’s one game that could translate into something pretty horrifying on the big screen, it’s The Sims. The life-simulation game offers no shortage of ways to torture your playable characters, from removing pool ladders to setting off fireworks indoors. Way back in 2007, 20th

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  • August 24, 2020
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Here’s What’s Still Open for Business in Hollywood

Editor’s note: The list is constantly updated. Dates refer to when announcements were made, or when an event is scheduled to happen.

You’ve probably seen our other COVID-19 list, the one where we are examining every cancellation that has taken place as the pandemic takes hold in our community. This is the counterpoint to that “Houston, we have a problem” list; this is the one where we’ll talk about how the show must go on, how the Force will be with us, and, maybe most importantly, how we’ll be back.

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IndieWire will continue to update this page with the latest breaking news regarding virtual events, work logistics, TV premieres, and general acts of bravery and kindness. This is the place where we’ll be documenting our return to normalcy — and make no mistake, we’ll get through this. The most recent updates will be posted at the top

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  • August 24, 2020
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Ford watching Ontario’s rising numbers ‘like a hawk’, Lecce urging in-class teaching

Yahoo News Canada is committed to providing our readers with the most accurate and recent information on all things coronavirus. We know things change quickly, including some possible information in this story. For the latest on COVID-19, we encourage our readers to consult online resources like Canada’s public health website, World Health Organization, as well as our own Yahoo Canada homepage.

As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread around the world, Canadians seem to be increasingly concerned about their health and safety.

Currently, there are more than 4,600 active cases of COVID-19 in Canada (with more than 121,000 diagnoses so far) and 9,000 deaths. Nearly 90 per cent of the country’s reported COVID-19 cases have recovered.

Check back for the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak in Canada.

For a full archive of the first month of the pandemic, please check our archive of events.

August 24

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  • August 24, 2020
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Rides your pooch will love

You can’t miss Kristina Williamson and her goldendoodle in the 2020 Jeep Wrangler.

“Maverick is my copilot,” said Williamson, co-host of “Broadway & Krissy in the Morning” on New Country 93.1 FM in Detroit that airs weekdays from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m.

“I have the doors and top off the Jeep 24/7. He just sits in my passenger seat and watches people go by,” she said. “Everyone smiles at him at stoplights. It’s awesome during a pandemic because we could all use an easy laugh right now, and he brightens up every face that catches him when we’re on our way to adventure.” 

Getting her first dog in April was “kind of perfect,” she said. 

Kristina Williamson hugs her dog Maverick, who was adopted in April 2020 during the coronavirus quarantine. They ride together in her 2020 Jeep Wrangler, named one of the top vehicles for dog owners by

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  • August 24, 2020
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Major coronavirus developments on Monday 24 August

Here’s what you need to know on 24 August. This article was updated at 5.10pm.

Deaths: The Government said 41,433 people had died in the UK within 28 days of testing positive for COVID-19 as of Monday, an increase of four on the day before.

Testing: The NHS Test and Trace system has been criticised after directing people to centres more than 100 miles away. People from Devon are directed to a centre in Swansea when they try to book a test, according to PA. Read more here.

Education: Boris Johnson said there are no plans for children to wear face coverings in schools in England as he urges parents to send them back next month when they reopen. He said pupils face more harm by staying at home. Read more here.

Nicola Sturgeon has said secondary school pupils in Scotland may have to wear coverings in corridors and communal

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  • August 24, 2020