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Biden And Trump Key In On Seniors In Campaign's Final Weeks

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 17:29

Seniors are a reliable voting bloc and have been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Supreme Court Allows Trump Administration To End Census Early

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 17:06

The Trump administration asked, and the Supreme Court allowed, for a suspension to a lower court order that extends the census schedule. The move sharpens the threat of an incomplete count.

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Apple Unveils iPhone 12 With 5G, But Most Won't Feel Faster Speeds Anytime Soon

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 17:05

Eventually, smartphones with 5G capabilities could be up to 20 times faster than the current 4G standard, but most places in the U.S. still don't have the infrastructure to support 5G.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 16:50

The soccer star will isolate himself from teammates. Another round of testing reveals he was the only player on the team to test positive.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 16:50

The soccer star will isolate himself from teammates. Another round of testing reveals he was the only player on the team to test positive.

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College Says Students May Have Sought COVID-19 Infection To Boost Plasma Donor Payout

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 16:24

Brigham Young University-Idaho say it is "deeply troubled" that students may have intentionally tried to contract COVID-19. A nearby plasma center offers $100 for each donation with antibodies.

Virginia Voter Registration Site Experiences Outage On Final Day To Register

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 16:09

Virginia election officials said the problem, which was caused by a severed fiber optic line, was fixed after nearly six hours. Several politicians called for the deadline to be extend.

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Courageous Conversations Across a Growing Divide: One Small Step

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 15:26

In a time of polarization and political division, NPR and StoryCorps explore whether simple but courageous acts — talking and listening — can be a countervailing force to national discord.

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Facebook Bans Ads Discouraging Vaccines, In Latest Misinformation Crackdown

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 15:26

The move is a reversal of Facebook's longstanding reluctance to block problematic content. Critics say public health misinformation has flourished on the social network.

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Europe Reports Record-High 700,000 COVID-19 Cases Last Week, WHO Says

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 14:59

Europe's cases surged by 36% compared to the prior week. Across Europe, many countries are trying to slow the spread of the virus but avoid imposing a national lockdown.

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Will Kids Get A COVID-19 Vaccine? Pfizer To Expand Trial To Ages 12 And Up

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 14:05

Pediatricians have been asking policy makers to include children in COVID-19 vaccine trials. Now, the FDA has given Pfizer approval to enroll adolescents as young as 12 years old.

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Tens Of Thousands Flee Latest Taliban Offensive, And Afghan Civilian Casualties Rise

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 13:56

The victims of recent fighting in Helmand include a pregnant woman struck by a stray bullet. Peace talks continue, but the Taliban argue that an Afghan cease-fire should come as the talks conclude.

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In Pandemic Downturn, Canada's Drive For Guaranteed Basic Income Picks Up Speed

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 13:00

As pressure mounts for a longer lifeline than the government's emergency benefits, some lawmakers and advocates are pushing to make broader state stipends a priority.

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'This Is An Opportunity': Fareed Zakaria On 'Lessons For A Post-Pandemic World'

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 12:49

The CNN host and author says COVID-19 has widened the inequality gap. "The most important piece of what the federal government can do is to stabilize these people's lives with direct aid," he says.

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Princeton University Agrees To Nearly $1 Million In Back Pay To Female Professors

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 12:42

The university has agreed to give back pay to 106 female full professors, but did not admit liability in the U.S. Labor Department's investigation.

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Men In Alleged Kidnapping Plot Also Considered Targeting Virginia Governor, FBI Says

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 12:07

Special Agent Richard Trask revealed the Virginia connection for the first time on Tuesday, testifying in a federal court in Michigan.

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U.S. Appeals Court Sides With Texas On One-Per-County Ballot Drop-Off

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 11:09

The court says Gov. Greg Abbott's rule is a refinement of an expansion of voting options, not a restriction or burden on voter rights. Voting rights groups have spoken out against limiting the sites.

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Biden Says He's 'Not A Fan' Of Expanding The Supreme Court

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 11:02

The Biden campaign has tried for weeks to shift the focus away from questions over whether he would, as president, seek to increase the number of Supreme Court justices.

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Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Trial Paused Due To 'Unexplained Illness' In Participant

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 10:48

The company said it had paused further dosing in all of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate clinical trials while it investigated the volunteer's illness.

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More Companies Are Using Technology To Monitor For Coronavirus In The Workplace

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 05:05

As businesses reopen, tech firms are offering monitoring systems to screen for the coronavirus. They range from apps that ask about symptoms to software that tracks employees' movements at work.

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