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U.S. And India Sign Military Agreement During Pompeo, Esper Trip
It's the latest in a series of U.S.-India military agreements designed to counter China's growing power in the Indo-Pacific region.
Fatal Police Shooting In Philadelphia Sparks Protests, Clashes Overnight
Police shot and killed Walter Wallace during a confrontation Monday afternoon in West Philadelphia. Police said he was holding a knife. Violent clashes erupted on the Monday night and into Tuesday.
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U.S. Agency Targets Its Own Journalists' Independence
In a late-night move to assert editorial control, the CEO of the U.S. international broadcasting agency rescinded a rule which established a "firewall" between the newsroom and political appointees.
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A World Without Legal Abortion: How Activists Envision A 'Post-Roe' Nation
With the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, anti-abortion activists hope for a world where ending an unwanted pregnancy is not an option.
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Despite Trump-Modi Friendship, Survey Says Indian Americans Back Biden
A new survey of Indian American voters finds they heavily favor Biden over Trump. Both campaigns have been reaching out to Indian Americans, a small but potentially decisive voting bloc.
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Voters' Guide To Election Security In The 2020 Presidential Campaign
Voters and national security officials are focused as never before on assuring the security of the election. Here's what you need to know in the final days of voting.
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'Something Has To Give': Latinas Leaving Workforce At Faster Rate Than Other Groups
Women are leaving the workforce at four times the rate of men. The shift is especially pronounced among Latina women, and that could have lasting effects for the broader economy.
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Experts To Western States: Time To Finally Fight Wildfires With More Fire
Experts warn that Western states and the federal government need to radically increase the number and size of controlled burns to help reduce the ongoing risks of more catastrophic wildfire seasons.
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At Race's End, Trump's Rallies Recall Other Late Lunges In White House History
What do you do when Election Day is a week away, you're down in the polls and more than 60 million votes have already been cast? If you're President Trump, you hit the road.
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If The ACA Falls, Protecting Preexisting Conditions Could Be Harder Than It Sounds
Though the Trump administration is trying to dismantle the Affordable Care Act in court, it's vowed that people with health problems will still be able to get insured. Here's why that could be tricky.
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Orange County Fires: 2 Firefighters Critically Injured In Fast-Moving Blazes
Strong wind gusts are battering the region, spreading wildfires across Southern California. Officials said the wounded firefighters suffered second- and third-degree burns in the Silverado Fire.
Senate Confirms Amy Coney Barrett To The Supreme Court
The 48-year-old judge solidifies the court's conservative majority, filling Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat just about a week before Election Day.
Fight Against Colorado's Two Largest-Ever Fires Continues, Aided By Snow
The fires are burning across more than 400,000 acres and have reached Rocky Mountain National Park.
62 Million And Counting: Americans Are Breaking Early Voting Records
With about a week left, Americans have already cast 62 million early ballots, putting the 2020 election on track for historic levels of voter turnout.
Colorado Governor Faces Challenges As COVID-19 Cases Surge And Winter Approaches
The state saw more than 8,000 new cases last week. Gov. Jared Polis has enacted a mask mandate and limited social gatherings but has encountered pushback.
Now A Hurricane, Zeta Is On Track To Hit Louisiana On Wednesday
Zeta is the 11th hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic season, and would be the fifth named storm to make landfall in Louisiana this year — the most since the state started keeping records in 1851.
Chile Celebrates Voters' Decision To Scrap Constitution, Start Over
One year after Santiago's streets were jammed by protesters, they were filled Sunday with revelers. More than 7.5 million people voted, setting a new record for voter participation, officials said.
Vatican Court Hears Unprecedented Sexual Abuse Criminal Trial
A 28-year-old priest is charged with sexually abusing an altar boy over a five-year period in a Vatican City youth seminary. Another priest, the former rector, is charged with covering up the abuse.
El Paso, Texas, Judge Issues 2-Week Curfew To Stem Surge Of COVID-19 Cases
The judge said he was "left with no choice" but to impose a countywide curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. He noted El Paso County has seen a 160% increase in its positivity rate in the last three weeks.
They Work In Several Nursing Homes To Eke Out A Living, And That Spreads The Virus
Most nursing homes are connected by shared staff to seven others. Instead of limiting workers to one facility to curb COVID-19 spread, advocates urge better pay and more PPE for nursing home staff.
Uber Fires Drivers Based On 'Racially Biased' Star Rating System, Lawsuit Claims
The suit claims Uber's rating system, which is based on passenger reviews, discriminates against drivers who are not white or who have accents. Uber says the claim is untrue.
Nagorno-Karabakh: U.S.-Brokered Cease-Fire Falters Soon After It Starts
The U.S.-brokered truce — the third attempt by outside powers to end hostilities that erupted a month ago — went into effect early Monday. But the two sides quickly accused each other of violating it.
Stocks Tumble As Coronavirus Cases Spike Again In U.S. And Europe
Investors are also discouraged by the lack of progress in talks between Congress and the White House over another coronavirus relief bill.
You're Not Welcome Here: How Social Distancing Can Destroy The Global Economy
There's a curfew in Paris and Londoners aren't allowed to invite neighbors to dinner. People are already exhausted of social distancing, but some places are introducing even more draconian measures.
11 Arrested In Clashes After Pro-Trump Convoy Passes Through NYC's Times Square
Skirmishes broke out after some counter-demonstrators yanked flags off of vehicles – and some drivers and passengers got out of their cars.
How Police, National Guard And The Military Are Preparing For Election Day Tensions
Uniformed police are generally not allowed around polling places, and the Pentagon doesn't want to get involved. Still, they're getting ready if things get out of control.
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Outspent In The Homestretch, Trump Campaign Says Its Ground Game Is Stronger
He is getting outspent on advertising by his Democratic challenger Joe Biden. But the president's campaign says in-person events, rallies and outreach are making up the difference.
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'Incredibly Scary': Single Moms Fear Falling Through Holes In Pandemic Safety Net
Many single parents collecting unemployment benefits are running out of money to pay rent, with Congress still unable to pass a relief bill to help.
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5 Things To Watch In The Final Week Of The 2020 Presidential Campaign
The home stretch of a presidential campaign is anxiety-producing. But there are some clues for how the race might be going, from where the candidates travel to early vote totals.
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Colleges Turn To Wastewater Testing In An Effort To Flush Out The Coronavirus
Wastewater offers an ideal testing opportunity for colleges: People often poop where they live; colleges know who lives in each dorm; and testing wastewater is a cheaper way to monitor virus spread.
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