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Thousands Gather to Remember Ginsburg as Justice and American Icon
2020-09-23 20:35:42
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The crowd began gathering early behind the aluminum railing that ran up and down East Capitol Street Wednesday morning. Some said they'd journeyed to the neighborhood the night before to scope out their logistics for the day ahead.... Read More

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Candidates for Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District to Engage in Sept. 23 Forum
2020 Elections
Candidates for Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District to Engage in Sept. 23 Forum
2020-09-23 17:43:33
by Reece Nations

MONROE, La. – A live, virtual forum featuring candidates for Louisiana’s 5th congressional district will take place Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. CST. The forum will mark an opportunity for voters to hear from the candidates vying for the... Read More

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Supreme Court Expected to Forge Ahead With Eight Justices After Ginsburg’s Death
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Supreme Court Expected to Forge Ahead With Eight Justices After Ginsburg’s Death
2020-09-23 11:51:30
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WASHINGTON — A shorthanded Supreme Court can move forward as usual with the slate of oral arguments already set for the first few months of its new term that starts in October, but having only eight members changes how they... Read More

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Signs of an ‘October Vaccine Surprise’ Alarm Career Scientists
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Signs of an ‘October Vaccine Surprise’ Alarm Career Scientists
2020-09-23 11:18:11
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President Donald Trump, who seems intent on announcing a COVID-19 vaccine before Election Day, could legally authorize a vaccine over the objections of experts, officials at the Food and Drug Administration and even vaccine manufacturers, who have pledged not to... Read More

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Americans Losing Trust in CDC, Public-Health Experts Warn
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Americans Losing Trust in CDC, Public-Health Experts Warn
2020-09-23 11:15:32
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People who are exposed to a COVID-19 patient but feel fine don’t necessarily need to get tested, the nation’s top public health agency declared in August — only to drop that advice last Friday. The same day, it declared that... Read More

Mnuchin, Powell Say Congress Needs to Pass More COVID-19 Relief
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Mnuchin, Powell Say Congress Needs to Pass More COVID-19 Relief
2020-09-23 11:13:12
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WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and representatives from both parties agreed on at least one point at a hearing Tuesday: The economy needs more relief from Congress to sustain the recovery from the coronavirus.... Read More

House Passes Stopgap Funding Bill Shortly After Bipartisan Deal
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House Passes Stopgap Funding Bill Shortly After Bipartisan Deal
2020-09-23 10:02:16
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WASHINGTON — The House swiftly passed a stopgap funding measure needed to avert a partial government shutdown in eight days after top congressional leaders reached a deal resolving a fight over farm payments. On a lopsided vote of 359-57, the... Read More

Colombia Lawmakers Seek to Take Control of Cocaine Market. It’s a Long Shot
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Colombia Lawmakers Seek to Take Control of Cocaine Market. It’s a Long Shot
2020-09-22 22:58:45
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Colombian police officers at the traffic checkpoint sensed something fishy about an ambulance en route to Santa Marta, a city along the Caribbean Sea. The driver appeared jittery. Given the coronavirus-related mandatory national shutdown and ban on nonessential domestic travel,... Read More

Is Kamala Harris the Democrats’ Secret to Stopping Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee?
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Is Kamala Harris the Democrats’ Secret to Stopping Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee?
2020-09-22 22:57:58
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SAN JOSE, Calif. — If it seemed like the most pivotal point in Kamala Harris’ quest to help Democrats win the White House was a looming debate with Vice President Mike Pence, that may all have changed Friday evening. Now... Read More

Cybercriminals Strike Schools Amid Pandemic
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Cybercriminals Strike Schools Amid Pandemic
2020-09-22 22:56:39
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WASHINGTON — Just days before the Aug. 3 scheduled start of school, officials at the Athens Independent School District in East Texas received a shock. Cybercriminals had attacked the district’s entire computer network, encrypting all the data and demanding $50,000... Read More

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