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The paradox of the GOP position on ballot counting
Days to Election Day: 7 as of Tuesday. Days till we know who won: ?????? (More on that in a moment). Ballots already cast: 66.5 million+. Numerical context: More people have now voted overall in 2020 than voted for either Hillary Clinton (65.9 million) or Donald Trump (63.0 million) in 2016.
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Brett Kavanaugh's friendly message to Donald Trump
Supreme Court rulings on mail-in ballots in the last two weeks have proven that if a state has allowed more access to voting, the liberal justices want to leave it be and the conservative justices want to intervene. And if the state has restricted ballot counting, the conservatives are all for it and the liberals object, writes Elie Honig
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Pre-election voting surpasses half of all 2016 ballots cast with week left until Election Day
Pre-election voting for the November election has surpassed half of all ballots cast in the 2016 presidential election with a week left until Election Day.
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Group of Maine students protest after the district told teachers and staff not to display support for 'Black Lives Matter'
A superintendent in Maine apologized Tuesday after receiving backlash from students for a memo telling staff to not display any "controversial" phrases including "Black Lives Matter" ahead of the election.
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Cracking under election stress in a pandemic? Do this instead
Everything is terrible and nothing is ok, writes Jill Filipovic. If you're feeling maxed out too, trust that you are far from alone; it's ok to lean into that for a little while. And then: Do something. There is still time to convert despair into action. You've voted, right? Have your friends?
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Senior State Department official tested positive for Covid-19 after Europe trip, official says
A senior Trump administration official recently tested positive for Covid-19 after returning from a diplomatic trip to Europe, according to a State Department official familiar with the matter.
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Sprint star Christian Coleman banned for 2 years over missed drug test
US sprinter Christian Coleman, reigning world 100-meter champion, is set to miss the Tokyo Olympics after being banned for two years by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU).
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What's really motivating Democrats in North Carolina
LaMonique Hamilton, reflecting on recent conversations she's had with local North Carolina officials, writes that, in the 2020 election, North Carolina Democratic voters are motivated by the need for quality and well-funded public schools, expansion of Medicaid and a reckoning with the racism that has permeated gerrymandered districts and the fabric of their everyday lives.
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Flying can be safer than grocery shopping, Harvard study asserts
Researchers at Harvard University found ventilation systems filter out 99% of airborne viruses. If people follow mask protocols, too, their study says it's safer than grocery shopping or eating out.
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20 former Republican US attorneys endorse Biden campaign
Twenty US attorneys, who were appointed and served under Republican presidents as far back as Dwight Eisenhower, announced on Tuesday their endorsement of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
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People who place their 'I Voted' stickers on Susan B. Anthony's headstone will notice something different there this year
For years, it's been a local tradition: Sticking "I Voted" stickers in Susan B. Anthony's grave.
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Donald Trump's wildest election prediction
President Donald Trump has made a lot of bold predictions -- at least publicly -- about the results of next week's election. He's said he will win (possible but not likely) and that Republicans will retain control of the Senate (less than a 50-50 proposition at this point).
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Seniors are better at pandemic safety than young adults, CDC finds
Older Americans are better than younger adults at following the recommendations from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, according to a new survey.
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How Trump has sown global chaos for women and girls
Terry McGovern writes that Americans are not just voting for ourselves -- we are voting for women and around the world who have been harmed by the Trump administration's expansion of the Mexico City Policy, or global gag rule on abortion and reproductive health care.
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Fact check: Trump campaign deceptively snips video of Biden quoting the Pope
The Trump campaign's "war room" Twitter account has been serially dishonest, repeatedly taking quotes from former Vice President Joe Biden and other Democrats out of context.
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October 28, 2020
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Gorsuch rejects appeal by Minnesota Republican to delay congressional election
Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch on Tuesday rejected an appeal from a Republican congressional candidate in Minnesota to delay that election until February.
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Cash-strapped Trump campaign shifts resources in Florida as Democrats dominate the airwaves
President Donald Trump, who has trailed his Democratic rival Joe Biden in fundraising, has pulled back some of his television advertising in the crucial state of Florida in the final sprint to Election Day, instead tapping his party's funds to help spread his message across the state.
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Chase adds up to $120 in Peloton credits to its Sapphire credit cards
Chase Sapphire Reserve card holders can get up to $120 in credits on Peloton memberships, while Chase Sapphire Preferred cards get up to $60 in credits.
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Drama at the zoo: Egg-napping male penguin couple steals the nest of a female penguin couple
Is this the plot of a soap opera involving penguins? No, it's just another day at DierenPark Amersfoort, a zoo in the Netherlands.
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US task force proposes starting colorectal cancer screening at age 45
The US Preventive Services Task Force -- the nation's leading panel for medical guidance -- is considering a draft recommendation to lower the recommended screening age for colon and rectal cancers to 45.
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Americans must be prepared to fight for every mail-in ballot to be counted
Suraj Patel writes that it could take weeks before the 2020 election results are announced -- especially if disputes over absentee and mail-in ballots end up in court -- but Americans must be prepared to fight for every vote to be counted.
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Alabama voters will decide whether to remove racist language about segregated schools and interracial marriage from the state constitution
This year, it's up to Alabama voters to decide whether to remove sections about segregated schools and interracial marriage from the state constitution. Past attempts at removing the language have failed.
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Southern California wildfires force Chargers players, including starting QB, to evacuate homes
Several players and staff of the Los Angeles Chargers have been forced to leave their homes because of the ongoing fires in Southern California.
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Krispy Kreme is offering free doughnuts and 'I Voted' stickers on Election Day
Krispy Kreme wants to get people celebrating "doughmocracy."
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NASA, European Space Agency to collaborate on Artemis Gateway lunar outpost
NASA and the European Space Agency agreed on Tuesday to work together on the Artemis Gateway lunar outpost. The Artemis Gateway will act as a way station serving astronauts traveling from Earth before they reach the surface of the moon.
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Justice Barrett could now be part of Trump's firewall
Frida Ghitis writes that Trump could have held a smaller confirmation ceremony for Justice Amy Coney Barrett. It could have been televised around the country. But he presumably wanted to distill maximum gain from this opportunity.
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Where taking time off isn't optional
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