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Fact check: Are poll workers putting notes on ballots? Yes, to enforce election laws
A poll worker's marks and notations do not cause ballots to be automatically rejected.       
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Fact check: Claims are false about Mitch McConnell's wealth, Kentucky's lack of it
A meme highlighting extremes of Kentucky is false. Its senior senator isn't the richest, and the state isn't quite the poorest.       
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Televangelist Pat Robertson predicts Trump win, then chaos, then the end of the world
Pat Robertson has made similar predictions about the end of the world before and been wrong. This time, he foresees "some kind of asteroid strike."       
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'Very threatening' for LGBTQ community: Same-sex marriage defendant, plaintiff join forces to oppose Amy Coney Barrett's nomination
Jim Obergefell and Richard Hodges say that Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation is a threat to the rights of the LGBTQ community.       
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20 of the most adorable holiday outfits for kids
If you're hunting for the best holiday outfits for kids, check out our picks from Carter's, Maisonette, and more.       
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'Cheer' star Jerry Harris was warned before child porn arrest by the owner of a gym featured on 'AGT,' lawsuit claims
Cheer Athletics co-owner Angela Rogers warned 'Cheer' star Jerry Harris about a possible investigation into his conduct, according to a lawsuit.      
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Rheumatoid arthritis drug tocilizumab advances as a COVID treatment, as other regimens fall back, studies show
The list of drugs effective at treating COVID-19 got longer Tuesday, even as another well-used drug lost some of its luster.       
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Couple married for 60 years has tearful reunion after 7 months apart
Joseph and Eve Loreth were reunited at an assisted living facility in Brandon, Fl after 215 days apart. Coronavirus restrictions had prevented them from seeing each other.       
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15 gifts you should buy now to get ahead of holiday shopping
These are the best gifts to buy now before they sell out, including Apple AirPods, the Barefoot Dreams CozyChic blanket, and Amazon Echo Dot.
We analyzed a conservative foundation's catalog of absentee ballot fraud. It's not a 2020 election threat
President Trump has said absentee ballot fraud is a threat to the 2020 election. A review of alleged ballot fraud cases shows why that's not true.
Isolation kills, especially seniors. Community spaces can be a vaccine for COVID loneliness.
Excess dementia deaths show the danger of seniors losing in-person connections. A park or bakery can inoculate them against the toll of loneliness.
COVID-19 stimulus deal, hurricane season, World Series begins: 5 things to know Tuesday
The clock is ticking to reach a COVID-19 stimulus deal, the Orionids meteor shower is coming to a sky near you and more news to start your Tuesday.
Former Astros GM Jeff Luhnow on sign-stealing punishment: MLB's goal was to 'calm the panic'
In first sit-down interview since being fired, former Astros GM Jeff Luhnow says he was unfairly targeted as other MLB teams wanted "big punishments."       
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Tips for making a charcuterie board, including what types of meat and cheese to use
The right cheese selection is just one ingredient in making a great charcuterie board.       
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New Yorker writer and CNN pundit Jeffrey Toobin suspended while nude Zoom mishap is investigated
Jeffrey Toobin has been suspended while his bosses investigate an embarrassing Zoom mishap.      
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Government agency will investigate Trump administration political influence over FDA, CDC
Both agencies have been caught in political crossfire since the start of the pandemic, as preventative health measures became politicized.       
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A 'Herculean' effort: States finalize their COVID-19 vaccine distribution plans
State public health departments say they're ready to leap into action as soon as a COVID-19 vaccine is approved but caution much is still unknown.      
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Trump tweet about 'BOFFO' leaves many scratching their heads. Here's what it means
On Monday morning, the word "BOFFO'' got a boost from President Trump. Not sure what it means? You're not alone.       
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Cheerleader's emotional reaction to making the squad
When the competition got tighter because of COVID-19, Kayla Kosmaski had her doubts about making the cheer team. She couldn't hold back the tears when she saw the results.       
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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.       
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Ventilation and air filtration play a key role in preventing the spread of COVID-19 indoors
As schools and offices open up, here's what building managers should do to reduce SARS-CoV-2 particles in the air we breathe       
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Coronavirus live updates: Global COVID cases pass 40M; US nears 220K deaths; Fauci not surprised Trump was infected
Nancy Pelosi says stimulus deal "depends on the administration." Anthony Fauci talks lockdown, vaccine on "60 Minutes." Latest COVID news.       
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COVID doctor: Herd immunity rests on naive and faulty logic. In practice, people will die.
Trump and his advisers should not consider a herd immunity strategy. It will result in significant hospitalizations and death, and it won't work.      
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Golden retriever and tiny kitten travel the world
Samson the golden retriever and Cleo the kitten formed an unlikely friendship. They travel across the U.S. with their humans and share their adventures.       
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Braves cost themselves a huge inning with baserunning blunder vs. Dodgers
Just your normal 5-2-5-6 double play       
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'Oma' Yolanda posts photo of Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik's new baby daughter: 'She is an angel'
Yolanda Hadid is sharing a photo of her new grandkid – 21st century-style. On Sunday, "Oma" posted a picture of tiny hands holding her fingers.       
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