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Military Flight Headed To D.C. Suggests Amy Coney Barrett Pick

1 hour 27 min ago

NBC News posted video of the judge leaving her home in South Bend, Ind., with her husband and children, all dressed in formal attire Saturday. She is expected to be nominated to the Supreme Court.

NASA Astronaut Will Vote From Space

4 hours 5 min ago

Astronauts have been able to cast ballots from above since the Texas legislature gave its blessing in 1997. "It's critical to participate in our democracy," NASA astronaut Kate Rubins said.

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Michigan Secretary of State Says At Least 3 Million Expected To Vote By Mail

9 hours 24 min ago

Roughly 2.5 million citizens of the approximately 5 million people expected to vote this fall have requested to vote by mail, according to Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson.

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A 'Supreme' Fight For America Begins Now

10 hours 10 min ago

President Trump's move to replace the late-Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court has triggered a fight for the direction the country with just weeks to go until Election Day.

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Trump Set To Formally Announce His Supreme Court Nominee

10 hours 10 min ago

Republicans expect the president to select Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his choice to take Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat, a source tells NPR. Watch the official announcement at 5 p.m. ET.

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New DOJ Filing: TikTok's Owner Is 'A Mouthpiece' Of Chinese Communist Party

16 hours 33 min ago

In a new court filing, the Trump administration offers its most thorough explanation to date of why it considers the hit video-sharing app a national security threat.

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Missouri Governor And Wife To Host Fall Festival Days After COVID Diagnosis

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 20:44

"Come enjoy the outdoor activities and the beautiful fall decorations," said First Lady Teresa Parson days after her diagnosis. The event is scheduled for Oct. 3, 4 days short of a 14-day quarantine.

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Federal Judge Ousts Trump's Top Public Lands Chief

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 20:28

The ruling blocks William Perry Pendley from continuing as the temporary head of the Bureau of Land Management, a post he's held for more than a year without being confirmed by the Senate.

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What To Know About Those $200 Drug Cards President Trump Promised

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 19:00

Health policy researchers say Trump may not be able to pay for the cards, which fall short of lasting policy changes to curb high drug prices.

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Trump Expected To Nominate Amy Coney Barrett To The Supreme Court

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 18:26

The conservative federal judge is just 48 years old and could affect social policy for generations to come if confirmed by the majority-Republican Senate.

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Trump Expected To Nominate Amy Coney Barrett To The Supreme Court

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 18:26

The conservative federal judge is just 48 years old and could affect social policy for generations to come if confirmed by the majority-Republican Senate.

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Novavax Researcher Says No Chance Of A 'Shortcut' In Vaccine Safety

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 18:18

Vaccine maker Novavax is starting a large coronavirus vaccine trial in the U.K. Gregory Glenn, the company's president of research and development, talks with NPR about how vaccines are tested.

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Trump Administration Moves To Allow Logging In Alaska's Tongass National Forest

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 16:42

For the last two years, the administration has been working to lift the rule prohibiting development in the Tongass, the country's largest national forest.

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Biden Says He's Confident Trump Will Leave Office If He Loses

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 16:30

Biden said he is confident in the courts, the Congress, and national security officials to carry out the rule of law.

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The Air Force Struggles With Diversity. Can The Space Force Do Any Better?

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 15:57

Top Space Force leaders say gender and racial diversity are a core part of the mission. But past indicators present a troubling picture.

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Leaders Indicted At Soldiers' Home Where At Least 76 People Died In COVID-19 Outbreak

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 15:50

Two leaders at the facility in Holyoke were allegedly responsible for deciding "to combine 42 veterans – some COVID-positive, and others not even showing any symptoms of COVID – into a single unit."

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What Does It Take For A Palestinian American Baby To Travel From Israel To The U.S.?

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 15:24

The Palestinian Authority has refused since May to register Palestinian births with Israel, so the infants are blocked from leaving the country, as one Palestinian American family recently learned.

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Rio's Joyous Carnival, The World's Largest, Is Postponed Due To COVID-19

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 15:09

The postponement will cause financial hardship for people who depend on the celebration — but "financial loss doesn't justify human loss," says one musician. Brazil has been hit hard by the virus.

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Google To Halt Political Ads After Polls Close, Amid Worries Over Delayed Results

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 14:59

The tech giant will not allow election-related ads in Search, on YouTube or any of its other properties, citing the likelihood of delayed election results.

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Florida's Governor Lifts All COVID-19 Restrictions On Businesses Statewide

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 14:37

Restaurants and bars in the state can now operate at full capacity. However, Gov. Ron DeSantis says local governments can keep limits in place if they're justified for health or economic reasons.

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