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What Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court Nomination Means For The 2020 Election





The focus on the court could help energize conservatives in key states. Progressives are fired up, too — immediately after Saturday's announcement, Democrats tied Barrett to a fight for health care.

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NY Parole Of Former Black Panther Activist Who Murdered 2 Cops Sparks Reform Debate





Anthony Bottom, 68, is at the center of a discussion over elderly inmates convicted of violent crimes in their youth. Reform advocates say after decades behind bars most should go home.

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In California, Windy, Dry Weather Expected To Bring 'Critical' Fire Conditions





The National Weather Service issued red flag warnings throughout parts of the state. Cal Fire says winds and low humidity are expected to exacerbate fire conditions and drive up temperatures.

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As Election Nears, Trump Expands Moratorium On Exploratory Drilling In Atlantic





The move extends a moratorium Trump imposed earlier this month. The oil industry opposes the move. Trump's detractors say Trump is playing politics ahead of a close election battle.

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Biden Responds To Trump Court Pick: 'Health Care Is On The Ballot'





The Democratic nominee said the winner of the presidential election should select the next nominee. President Trump announced Amy Coney Barrett as his choice for the Supreme Court on Saturday.

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COVID-19 Daily Cases On The Rise In Nearly Half The U.S.





The U.S. reported more than 55,000 infections Friday, pushing the total number of cases to more than 7 million. Some two dozen states saw new cases continue to rise this past week.

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





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


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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.

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NASA Astronaut Will Vote From Space





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





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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Trump Set To Formally Announce His Supreme Court Nominee





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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A 'Supreme' Fight For America Begins Now





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





"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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Judge Ousts Trump's Public Lands Chief





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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Trump Expected To Nominate Amy Coney Barrett To The Supreme Court





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





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





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





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





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





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





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





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





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





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


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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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Coal Miner's Daughter Is A Heartwarming Hero In Afghanistan





Shamsia Alizada dropped out of the Madwdud Academy in Kabul after a suicide bomber killed more than 40 students. But she returned — and has scored top grades on the country's college entrance exams.

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





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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Video Of Seattle Officer Rolling Bicycle Over Protester's Head Leads To Suspension





The unnamed officer will be placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into the incident that occurred during protests earlier this week.

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Coronavirus FAQs: Why Can't The CDC Make Up Its Mind About Airborne Transmission?





The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week said that COVID-19 spreads "most commonly" through air — then took it back. Is this something I should be worried about?

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Feminist Gloria Steinem On Finding Herself Free Of The 'Demands Of Gender'


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Steinem reflects on her unique childhood and the illegal abortion she had when she was 22. She is the subject of the new biopic, The Glorias. Originally broadcast in 1987 and 2015.

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Hero Rat Wins A Top Animal Award For Sniffing Out Landmines





In the last four years, the rat named Magawa has helped to clear over 1.5 million square feet of land. The animal has detected dozens of landmines in Cambodia and is believed to have saved lives.

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Sir David Attenborough Reaches 1M Instagram Followers In Hours, Breaking World Record





The famed naturalist and broadcaster beat out actress Jennifer Aniston for fastest time to reach one million followers on Instagram, according to Guinness World Records.

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'I Have No Faith In The Legal System,' Breonna Taylor's Mother Says





"I was reassured Wednesday of why I have no faith in the legal system, in the police, in the law," says Tamika Palmer, through her sister. "They are not made to protect us Black and brown people."

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Paris Police Suspect Terrorism In Attack Near Former 'Charlie Hebdo' Offices





An arrest has been made in the incident outside the building where a dozen people were gunned down in 2015 in apparent retaliation for the publication of cartoons that satirized the Prophet Muhammad.

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Who Is Barbara Lagoa, A Top Contender For Trump's Supreme Court Pick?





The Florida judge has been on the federal bench for just about a year. She became controversial for not recusing herself from a felon voting rights case.

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Kim Jong Un Says He's Sorry That North Korean Troops Killed A South Korean Man





Pyongyang says an unidentified man was found in North Korean waters, and that he murmured he was from South Korea but then stopped responding to soldiers' questions and appeared to try to flee.

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Virginia Gov. Northam And Wife Test Positive For Coronavirus





The couple underwent PCR tests Thursday, after a staff member of the governor's residence was diagnosed. The governor's office says Gov. Northam has no symptoms and his wife has mild symptoms.

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Why The Pandemic Could Change The Way We Record Deaths





Before COVID-19 came along, the world wasn't so great at counting deaths and understanding why people die. But the virus has propelled countries to ramp up their efforts.

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Justice Ginsburg Lies In State At U.S. Capitol





The late Supreme Court justice is the first woman to be given that honor. Watch the ceremony held by members of Congress, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, beginning at 10 a.m. ET.

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Civil Rights Groups Say If Facebook Won't Act On Election Misinformation, They Will





Facebook critics are banding together to monitor misinformation, hate speech and voter suppression on the social network because, they argue, it has fallen short.

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A Candidate, Not A Prosecutor: Harris' Role In Upcoming Supreme Court Hearings





Kamala Harris made her national reputation as a sharp, partisan questioner in Senate hearings. As a vice presidential nominee, that may not be her approach in the next Supreme Court confirmation.

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'Light Years Ahead' Of Their Elders, Young Republicans Push GOP On Climate Change





Climate change is major election issue for Democrats, but not Republicans. Yet polls show many young conservatives are concerned about climate impacts, and some are lobbying for solutions.

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Thousands Of Airline Workers Facing Unemployment As Aid Package Stalls In Congress





The clock is ticking for tens of thousands of pilots, flight attendants, mechanics and other airline employees who will likely lose their jobs if Congress doesn't extend airline aid by Oct. 1.

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For Inmates With COVID-19, Anxiety and Isolation Make Prison 'Like A Torture Chamber'





NPR's Noel King checks in with John J. Lennon, an inmate at Sing Sing Correctional Facility, about the impact COVID-19 has had on prison life six months into the pandemic.

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Heart Disease Bankrupted Him Once. Now He Faces Another $10,000 Medical Bill





A cook at a senior center, Matthew Fentress is one of millions of Americans whose skimpy health insurance plans leave them vulnerable to huge out-of-pocket costs when they get sick.

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Florida Republicans Take Aim At Efforts To Pay Felons' Fines So They Can Vote





The state attorney general is calling for an investigation into a $16 million contribution raised by billionaire Mike Bloomberg for a group working to get felons to the polls.

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Court Orders Census Counting To Continue Through Oct. 31; Appeal Expected





After the Trump administration made last-minute changes that shortened the 2020 census schedule, a federal judge in California has ordered it to extend counting for another month.

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Pac-12 Reversal: Football To Start In November





The conference will play a seven-game season with the championship slated for December. The Big Ten made a similar decision earlier this month. Both say players will receive daily Covid-19 tests.

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Feds, In Unusual Statement, Announce They're Investigating Discarded Ballots





Federal authorities working in Pennsylvania say they've been asked to look into the discovery of some mailed ballots described as thrown away, but many aspects of the story remain unclear.

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'It's Still Breonna Taylor For Me': Taylor Family Plans Friday Press Conference





Tamika Palmer, Taylor's mother, broke her silence in an Instagram post on Thursday. "It's still Breonna Taylor for me," Palmer wrote. The family will respond to the grand jury's decision on Friday.

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