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NFL playoff picture after Week 15: Big shakeup as 49ers, Seahawks, Packers and Patriots clinch postseason spots

CLOSE Check out these early NFL headlines. USA TODAYHere’s how the NFL playoff picture looks with Week 15’s Sunday afternoon games complete:NFCx-1. Seattle Seahawks (11-3): NFC West leader. Victory over Panthers combined with Rams’ loss means ‘Hawks will play in January. San Francisco’s stumble means Seahawks are also again in position to host at least one…

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USA TODAYHere’s how the NFL playoff picture looks with Week 15’s Sunday afternoon games complete:NFCx-1. Seattle Seahawks (11-3): NFC West leader. Victory over Panthers combined with Rams’ loss means ‘Hawks will play in January. San Francisco’s stumble means Seahawks are also again in position to host at least one playoff game … after a week off. Seattle currently has inside edge for home-field advantage due to common games tiebreaker with Packers, whose losses to Eagles and 49ers now loom large.x-2. Green Bay Packers (11-3): NFC North leader. Win over Bears in teams’ 200th meeting wasn’t necessarily pretty but, coupled with subsequent loss by Rams, guarantees playoff return for Pack.y-3. New Orleans Saints (10-3): NFC South champions. Must beat Colts on Monday night to keep heat on Seahawks, Packers for first-round bye. However New Orleans can’t pass Seattle or Green Bay until Week 16.4. Dallas Cowboys (7-7): NFC East leader. Snapped three-game losing streak in fine fashion by crushing Rams, first team Dallas has beaten all season that currently sports winning record. Now it’s time to focus on Eagles (7-7) with division crown still hanging in balance.x-5. San Francisco 49ers (11-3): Wild card No. 1. They locked into postseason field by virtue of Rams’ loss but can’t feel good about it after heartbreaking loss to also-ran Falcons knocked Niners out of first place in NFC West and position for a bye.6. Minnesota Vikings (10-4): Wild card No. 2. Enjoyable day for “Skol” fans as Vikes blasted Bolts while wild-card pursuers (Rams, Bears) both saw their own playoff hopes crushed in defeat.AFCy-1. Baltimore Ravens (12-2): AFC North champions. Beat Jets on Thursday night to clinch division but didn’t get any more help Sunday in bid to secure first-round bye and home-field advantage.x-2. New England Patriots (11-3): AFC East leader. They returned to the win column and can officially make playoff plans for the 11th consecutive season. y-3. Kansas City Chiefs (10-4): AFC West champions. Remained on heels of Patriots in race for first-round bye, which would go to K.C. if those teams end up with same record. 4. Houston Texans (9-5): AFC South leader. Massive win in Nashville means that if they win one more game or if Titans lose once more, division crown will remain in Houston.5. Buffalo Bills (9-4): Wild card No. 1. Win Sunday night puts them back in playoffs and sets up huge Week 16 showdown at New England.6. Pittsburgh Steelers (8-5): Wild card No. 2. Loss by Tennessee (8-6) ensures Steelers will remain in projected field for at least one additional week.x — clinched berthy — clinched divisionz — clinched first-round byezz — clinched home-field advantage***Follow USA TODAY Sports’ Nate Davis on Twitter @ByNateDavis.AutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideIf you love talking football, we have the perfect spot for you. Join our Facebook Group, The Ruling Off the Field, to engage in friendly debate and conversation with fellow football fans and our NFL insiders.
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China will become carbon neutral by 2060, Xi Jinping says

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WorldU.S. President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Tuesday that he said would ban the military, government contractors and federal grantees from some diversity training.Order forbids teaching ‘divisive concepts’ around race or sexThomson Reuters · Posted: Sep 22, 2020 10:04 PM ET | Last Updated: September 23U.S. President Donald Trump departs for campaign travel…

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WorldU.S. President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Tuesday that he said would ban the military, government contractors and federal grantees from some diversity training.Order forbids teaching ‘divisive concepts’ around race or sexThomson Reuters · Posted: Sep 22, 2020 10:04 PM ET | Last Updated: September 23U.S. President Donald Trump departs for campaign travel to Pennsylvania from the South Lawn at the White House on Tuesday. Trump issued an executive order banning military and government contractors from some diversity training. (Carlos Barria/Reuters)U.S. President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Tuesday that he said would ban the military, government contractors and federal grantees from some diversity training. The lengthy order says it forbids “divisive concepts,” including teaching that the United States is “fundamentally racist or sexist” or that any individual bears “responsibility for actions committed in the past by other members of the same race or sex.” It says military members will not face any penalty for refusing to support or believe these concepts.”Americans should be taught to take PRIDE in our Great Country, and if you don’t, there’s nothing in it for you!” Trump said on Twitter as the order was issued. The order comes amid a re-examination of racism in the United States in recent months, after police killings of Black Americans including George Floyd, who died on May 25 in Minneapolis. Many U.S. companies have issued statements of solidarity with the Black community, promised to increase diversity among employees, and collectively pledged nearly $2 billion US to advance racial justice and equity. On Sept. 4, the White House Office of Management and Budget issued a memo that preceded Tuesday’s order, saying that federal agencies could no longer use taxpayer dollars to fund “un-American propaganda sessions” that provided instruction about critical race theory, white privilege or that “taught that the United States is an inherently racist or evil” country. …with our Country, the United States Military, Government Contractors, and Grantees. Americans should be taught to take PRIDE in our Great Country, and if you don’t, there’s nothing in it for you!—@realDonaldTrump
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The union that represents Canadian autoworkers has announced a tentative deal with Ford Motor Co. that checks many of the boxes members were hoping for — including fresh products for waning factories in Ontario.  Unifor president Jerry Dias could hardly contain his excitement as he announced a tentative three-year deal, which included $1.98-billion of investments that will go “predominantly” to…

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The union that represents Canadian autoworkers has announced a tentative deal with Ford Motor Co. that checks many of the boxes members were hoping for — including fresh products for waning factories in Ontario.  Unifor president Jerry Dias could hardly contain his excitement as he announced a tentative three-year deal, which included $1.98-billion of investments that will go “predominantly” to Ford’s assembly plant in Oakville and Windsor’s two Ford engine assembly plants.”This is a major commitment from Ford Motor Company — huge,” Dias told reporters during a news conference on Tuesday.  “You don’t make that type of commitment and make a minor splash and move on. This is going to be key facilities for Ford … a decades-long commitment.” Dias said the agreement, which is subject to a Sunday night ratification vote by members, includes five models of electric vehicles for the Ford Oakville plant. A statement from Ford said that the company would not discuss specifics of the agreement until it has been ratified.  That will take a $1.8-billion investment to retool the factory, which “will leave the plant down for some time,” Dias said. ‘We hit a home run’ That work is expected to begin in 2024 with the first of five electric vehicles rolling off the line in 2025 and the fifth, off the line by 2028. The union also secured the assembly of batteries that will go into these vehicles.  “As we know when I selected Ford to be the target, that we had no product for the Ford assembly plant as the Edge would come to the end of its production schedule,” Dias said.  “So we were determined that we solidified a product for our Oakville plant.… We hit a home run.” Production of the Ford Edge and Lincoln Nautilus SUVs ends at the plant in 2023. Employees inside the Windsor Assembly Plant wearing protective face masks, as a means of preventing the spread of COVID-19 after they returned to work in May. Dias said he’s concerned over the loss of the third shift at the factory. (Submitted by FCA Canada) Currently, the Oakville factory employs about 3,400 workers with about 1,200 workers who have been there less than six years, Dias said.  “I stand here with confidence saying that once the plant is retooled, I believe, and I say this with conviction, that our members should be able to retire with their pension from Ford Motor Company,” he said.  “Young people can sit back and say, ‘With this announcement, I can buy a house. I can plan a future, can plan a family.'” Dias was adamant that Ford’s commitments were long-term, ensuring decades of Canadian labour in Ontario.  “Today’s announcement is unique and different because it’s about young people,” he said.  Windsor’s factory will see a 6.8 L engine, which Dias said will “stabilize employment and create new opportunities.” He said the company has identified the engine facilities as “key” factories needed in the long-term. If Unifor’s tentative agreement is ratified on Sunday, Dias will continue negotiations with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and General Motors. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press) “Am I pleased with the outcome? The answer is absolutely yes. The details of the contract … certainly meets the objectives of our members,” Dias said.  After settling a deal with Ford, the union will go on to negotiate with Fiat Chrysler and then General Motors.  Top of mind for Dias is the elimination of the third shift at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Windsor Assembly Plant, which was cut this past spring.  Today’s news comes after Unifor extended a Sept. 21, 11:59 p.m. strike deadline Monday. The union chose Ford as a potential strike target on Sept. 8. Unifor went on a month-long strike in 2017 at a GM plant that makes the Chevrolet Equinox small SUV. The union wanted to be named the lead producer of the SUV, which also is made in Mexico. While Unifor didn’t get that, the union said it won provisions giving added benefits to workers who are near retirement if the plant closes, production moves or a shift is ended. The union also fought with GM last year over plans to stop auto production at a factory in Oshawa, Ont.
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