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USATODAY - Nation Top Stories
Coronavirus updates: US borders with Mexico, Canada to stay closed until Nov. 21; Mississippi reinstates mask mandate; US deaths top 220K
Stimulus deal by Election Day? Wisconsin judge restores restrictions on bars, restaurants. Mississippi reinstates mask mandate. Latest COVID news.
Rachel Hollis addresses divorce in book: 'It definitely wasn't easy'
Rachel Hollis reveals why it was important to her to be open about the dissolution of her marriage in her new book: "Didn't See That Coming: Putting Life Back Together When Your World Falls Apart." (Oct. 20)       
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North Colorado wildfire destroys at least 26 homes
A wildfire in northern Colorado burned nearly 14 square miles by Monday night. The fire also destroyed at least 26 homes. Nearly 3,000 people were initially told to evacuate. (Oct. 20)       
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Pandemic threatens urban renewal efforts
As office workers continue to stay home during the pandemic, cities that were in the middle of downtown comebacks are feeling uncertainty (Oct. 20)       
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Mural honoring Chadwick Boseman unveiled at Disney
Artist says late actor 'was like a beacon.' (Oct. 2)       
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Trump hits diverse communities with field offices
This election season, some people in minority neighborhoods around the nation are noticing something they've never seen before: an office for President Donald Trump's campaign, right next door. (Oct. 20)       
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Billy Porter narrates new docuseries about LGBTQ pioneers
Emmy-winning actor has new season of 'Pose' and memoir keeping him busy. (Oct 19)       
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Trump pushes rosy virus message: 'I look fine'
President Donald Trump was again downplaying the severity of the coronavirus on Monday during a rally in Arizona. "The pandemic is rounding the turn. Vaccines are coming. And I look fine, don't I?" Trump said, speaking in Tucson. (Oct. 19)
In California: Today's the deadline to register online to vote; Dodgers head to Series
Plus: California to review COVID-19 vaccines before releasing to the public. And some Bay Area kids are back in school
Harris returns to campaign trail with Fla. stops
Kamala Harris has returned to the campaign trail with rallies in Florida to mark the first day of voting in the Sunshine State. She was briefly absent when people connected with her team tested positive for the coronavirus. (Oct. 19)
Trump attacks Biden, Fauci over coronavirus
On the campaign trail, President Donald Trump repeatedly criticized Dr. Anthony Fauci and attacked his Democratic rival Joe Biden for wanting to follow the advice of the top infectious disease expert in the United States. (Oct. 19)
'The Family Chantel' stars say counseling helped their marriage
Pedro Jimeno and Chantel Everett, stars of 'The Family Chantel,' say counseling helped their marriage and relationship with their extended families. Fighting between the two sides was first documented on TLC's '90 Day Fiancé.' (Oct. 19)
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Here's the latest for Monday October 19th: Trump says people tired of hearing about COVID; Kamala Harris back on campaign trail in Florida; 6 Russian military officers charged in vast hacking campaign; and hottest halloween decoration for 2020.
The movie 'Clouds' began with a promise
The new movie "Clouds," directed by Justin Baldoni, is based on the real story of Zach Sobiech, a singer-songwriter who died at 18-years-old in 2013. When he learned he was terminally ill, Sobiech began writing songs as a farewell to his friends and family. One of those songs was "Clouds," which went viral. Seven years after his death, the song is now No. 1 on iTunes. (Oct. 19)
Trump, Biden battle for slim undecided voter pool
Polls show there are far fewer on-the-fence voters this year than the unusually high number in 2016, and the Trump and Biden campaigns each believes it still can win over numbers that matter in close battleground states. (October 19)
Chicago mayor sounds alarm on 2nd surge of virus
Mayor Lori Lightfoot warned Chicagoans that the city is experiencing another wave of the coronavirus pandemic, with confirmed cases rising sharply across the city to levels last seen in late May. (Oct.19)
US to collect, return asteroid sample for 1st time
A spacecraft circling an ancient asteroid 200 million miles away will attempt to descend to its surface Tuesday. The OSIRIS-REx mission aims to bring back at least 60 grams of asteroid Bennu, the biggest otherworldly haul from beyond the moon. (Oct. 19)
US charges 6 Russians in vast hacking campaign
Six current and former Russian military officers sought to disrupt through computer hacking the French election, the Winter Olympics and U.S. hospitals and businesses, according to a federal indictment unsealed Monday. (Oct. 19)
Florida residents line up in the rain to early vote
Florida residents waited anywhere between 30 minutes to an hour in heavy winds and rain to cast their vote Monday morning (Oct. 16)
Judge reinstates Wis. indoor capacity limit order
A Wisconsin judge has reimposed an order from Gov. Tony Evers' administration limiting the number of people who can gather in bars, restaurants and other indoor places to 25% of capacity, in the face of surging coronavirus cases. (Oct. 19)
Harris in Florida pledges 'a change is coming'
Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris kicked off her return to the campaign trail Monday at a drive-in car rally in Orlando to mark the first day of early voting in Florida, a critical swing state. (Oct. 19)
'I'm so glad that I'm alive today': Robust contact tracing is saving lives of Apache tribal members
In June, the White Mountain Apache had one of the highest COVID-19 infection rates in the country. Cases declined over summer amid contact tracing.
Big skeleton hot 2020 Halloween decoration
It's the most sought-after decoration for Halloween 2020. A 12-foot tall, 90-pound plastic and metal skeleton with battery-powered, blinking LED moving eyes is sold out across the US. (Oct. 19)
COVID-19 overwhelms nursing staff in N Carolina
Seven months after the coronavirus pandemic began to overwhelm the American healthcare system, the nurses at UNC Hospital in Chapel, North Carolina have been working nonstop to keep COVID patients alive. (Oct. 19)
'She saved others in the pandemic': 91-year-old coronavirus survivor paints a watercolor a day
Bonnie Bowen, 91, has painted a watercolor pieced daily since the pandemic began. She's shared her artwork on Facebook to thousands of followers.
Some votes count if person dies before election
Ballots cast by people who vote early but die before Election Day are sometimes cited as proof of voter fraud, but in some states they're perfectly legal. (Oct. 19)
Tropical Storm Epsilon forms in Atlantic; expected to be at or near hurricane strength this week
The storm is forecast to be at or near hurricane strength by early Thursday.
Tropical depression forms in Atlantic; expected to be at or near hurricane strength this week
The depression is forecast to become a tropical storm Monday and be at or near hurricane strength by early Thursday.
California hiker reunites with family after missing for two weeks in Zion National Park
Holly Suzanne Courtier, a 38-year-old California hiker, has been found after missing for two weeks at Zion National Park in Utah.
Coronavirus live updates: Fauci 'absolutely not' surprised Trump got COVID; cases surge in Italy as world reports more than 40 million cases
Pelosi says stimulus deal "depends on the administration." Fauci talks lockdown, vaccine on "60 Minutes." U.S. deaths near 220K. Latest COVID news.