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John McCain's 108-Year-Old Mother Dies

Mon, 10/12/2020 - 20:32

Roberta McCain was key to the character her son displayed during a life of service. McCain's wife Cindy called her a wonderful mother-in-law, role model and friend.

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Georgia Voters Face Hours-Long Lines At Polls On First Day Of Early Voting

Mon, 10/12/2020 - 18:58

Voters spent as much as five hours waiting to cast in-person ballots. The lines were particularly intense around the Atlanta metro area.

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Scientists Confirm Nevada Man Was Infected Twice With Coronavirus

Mon, 10/12/2020 - 18:31

It's the first confirmed case of coronavirus reinfection in the U.S. The case underscores that everyone should be social distancing and wearing masks, including COVID-19 survivors.

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Lakers Win NBA Finals; No Coronavirus Cases Reported In Bubble

Mon, 10/12/2020 - 18:28

The NBA reported zero positive test results after play resumed in July. The Los Angeles Lakers' championship victory over the Miami Heat marked the end of the socially distanced season.

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Trump Hits The Trail With Florida Rally, A Week After COVID-19 Hospital Stay

Mon, 10/12/2020 - 16:14

The president's doctor said Monday night that Trump had tested negative for the coronavirus on consecutive days and that he was not infectious to others. The rally starts a new sprint in the campaign.

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Protesters Flock To Supreme Court, Capitol Hill For Amy Coney Barrett Hearings

Mon, 10/12/2020 - 15:56

Demonstrators called on lawmakers to "save the ACA" and "protect life in law" in dueling protests on Monday, the first day of Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation hearings. See photos from the day.

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15-Year-Old Computer Whiz Who Died In 2006 Could Become First Millennial Saint

Mon, 10/12/2020 - 15:01

Carlo Acutis, an Italian teenager who devoted his last years to the Catholic Church after being diagnosed with leukemia, was beatified at the Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi on Saturday.

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Harris: Republicans 'Defying Will Of The People' By Pushing Barrett Nomination

Mon, 10/12/2020 - 14:21

The Democratic vice presidential nominee called on Senate Republicans to hold off on Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation until after the presidential election.

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Wisconsin Judge Upholds Governor's Statewide Mask Mandate

Mon, 10/12/2020 - 14:19

A conservative group challenged Democratic Gov. Tony Evers authority to declare successive states of emergency. St. Croix County Judge Michael Waterman refused the their request for an injunction.

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Republicans Blast 'Hypocrisy' Of Democrats Calling Barrett Hearings Political

Mon, 10/12/2020 - 14:03

Assured about the likelihood of victory in confirming Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, the Judiciary Committee majority stressed the importance of the government's separate powers.

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Republicans Slam 'Religious Test,' 'Bigotry' In Counterattacks Defending Barrett

Mon, 10/12/2020 - 14:01

GOP members on the Senate Judiciary Committee decried what they called inappropriate questioning about Amy Coney Barrett's Catholic faith and called it un-American persecution of her religion.

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Podcast Examines How 'Nice White Parents' Become Obstacles In Integrated Schools

Mon, 10/12/2020 - 13:48

Serial reporter Chana Joffe-Walt says progressive white parents may say they want their kids to go to diverse schools — but the reality tells a different story. Her new podcast is Nice White Parents.

Sen. Ernst Focuses On Barrett's Gender At Confirmation Hearing

Mon, 10/12/2020 - 13:37

The Iowa Republican accused opponents of Barrett's nomination of undermining the judge with attacks on her faith and role as a mother. But Democrats focused on health care, not religion.

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Facebook Bans Holocaust Denial, Reversing Earlier Policy

Mon, 10/12/2020 - 12:52

CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who previously considered such claims free speech, said his thinking has "evolved." Survivors had lobbied the social network to remove posts that deny the Holocaust.

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Police Arrest Anti-Lockdown Protest Leader In New York's Orthodox Jewish Community

Mon, 10/12/2020 - 12:16

Harold "Heshy" Tischler, a talk show host and candidate for City Council, is charged with inciting a riot and unlawful imprisonment after he allegedly egged on violence against a journalist.

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Democratic Senator: Barrett Must Recuse Herself From Cases Involving Election

Mon, 10/12/2020 - 12:07

Minority members on the Senate Judiciary Committee are alluding frequently to the pending election — and in at least one case, asking that the Supreme Court nominee agree to keep out of it.

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Federal Judge Upholds Minnesota's Deadline Extension For Counting Ballots

Mon, 10/12/2020 - 11:56

U.S. District Judge Nancy Brasel ruled in favor of the state agreement allowing ballots postmarked by Nov. 3 to be counted if received within seven days election day.

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READ: Sen. Feinstein's Opening Statement On Amy Coney Barrett's Nomination

Mon, 10/12/2020 - 11:20

The ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee said the Senate should put off the nomination until after the presidential election.

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'Shameless': Senators Still Sparring Over Timing Of Supreme Court Nomination

Mon, 10/12/2020 - 11:09

Democrats blast efforts to move forward with Amy Coney Barrett's nomination so close to Election Day in Monday's hearing. "There's nothing unconstitutional about this process," Republicans argue.

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As GOP Hails Barrett, Democrats Convene A Parallel Hearing: About Health Care

Mon, 10/12/2020 - 10:56

Minority Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are using their time to focus on what they call the perils presented by Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the existing U.S. health care system.

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