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October 17, 2020

University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban on Saturday was "cleared to safely return to activity effective immediately" after testing negative for COVID-19 three days in a row, the team said.

The university had announced on Wednesday that Saban tested positive for COVID-19, but on Saturday, a statement from the team's physician said that Saban had since received three negative COVID-19 test results 24 hours apart, allowing him to return to activity in time for the day's game against the University of Georgia, CNN and The Associated Press report.

"Upon evaluation today, Coach Saban remains completely asymptomatic," the statement said. "To address the potential for a false positive, the SEC Return to Activity and Medical Guidance Task Force Protocol allows for follow-up testing to clear the individual's return to activity. That protocol requires three negative PCR tests 24 hours apart."

In addition to these tests, "two additional PCR tests were administered at the same time on Thursday and Friday and were tested by a separate lab," and those results were negative as well, the physician said, per The Associated Press. The statement added that Saban is "completely asymptomatic" and that "the initial test from Wednesday is considered a false positive under the SEC protocols." ESPN reports that Saban "was informed he had been cleared to return a little before 12:30 p.m. ET, and he immediately left his home with a state trooper to go straight to the team hotel and was able to join meetings prior to 1 p.m. ET." Brendan Morrow

December 11, 2019

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) has returned.

While she never actually quit her day job, Harris had one of her most high profile days in the Senate on Wednesday since ending her Democratic presidential bid earlier in December. She took a seat with the rest of Senate Judiciary Committee to listen to testimony from Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz on his report on the FBI investigation into 2016 Russian election interference.

When it was her turn to ask questions — after a hearty welcome from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), the committee chair — Harris quickly fell back into the swing of things. The senator used a good chunk of her time to go after Attorney General William Barr for "doing the bidding of President Trump."

Some observers praised her performance and even dropped some suggestions about what she should do next. Tim O'Donnell

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