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GOP senators see political, principle gain in court fight

Posted 9/24/2020 in National

President Donald Trump marveled at a rally this week about how important Supreme Court nominations are to voters.

 

 

Dismay over Breonna Taylor spills into America's streets

Posted 9/24/2020 in National

Anger, frustration and sadness over the decision not to charge Kentucky police officers for Breonna Taylor's death poured into America's streets as protesters lashed out at a criminal justice system they say is stacked against Black people.

 

 

Court fight adds to pile of issues weighing on voters

Posted 9/24/2020 in National

The Republican Party headquarters in this former steel town was buzzing Saturday as supporters filed in to pick up Trump 2020 stickers and yard signs, including ones declaring: "Your pro-life vote matters."

 

 

Americans load up on candy, trick or treat -- or not

Posted 9/24/2020 in National

Americans may not know if trick or treating will happen this year because of the pandemic, but they're buying a lot of Halloween candy while they wait to find out.

 

 

Beta continues slow trek, bringing rain to several Southern states

Posted 9/24/2020 in National

A weakened Beta continued its slow trek across several Southern states on Wednesday, bringing rainfall to parts of Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi after having flooded homes and roadways in Texas.

 

 

Long lines of mourners pay respects to Ginsburg at court

Posted 9/24/2020 in National

With crowds of admirers swelling outside, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was remembered Wednesday at the court by grieving family, colleagues and friends as a prophet for justice who persevered against long odds to become an American icon.

 

 

Mars drops Uncle Ben's, reveals new name for rice brand

Posted 9/24/2020 in National

The Uncle Ben's rice brand is getting a new name: Ben's Original.

 

 

How can I tell the difference between the flu and COVID-19?

Posted 9/24/2020 in National

 

 

Wells Fargo CEO apologizes for comments about diversity

Posted 9/24/2020 in National

Wells Fargo CEO Charles Scharf apologized Wednesday for comments he made suggesting it is difficult to find qualified Black executives in the financial industry.

 

 

White House turns on Fauci as Trump minimizes virus spike

Posted 9/24/2020 in National

With U.S. virus cases spiking and the death toll mounting, the White House is working to undercut its most trusted coronavirus expert, playing down the danger as President Donald Trump pushes to get the economy moving before he faces voters in November.

 

 

Senate GOP plans vote on Trump's court pick before election

Posted 9/23/2020 in National

Votes in hand, Senate Republicans are charging ahead with plans to confirm President Donald Trump's pick to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat before the Nov. 3 election, launching a divisive fight over Democratic objections before a nominee is even announced.

 

 

Trump, Biden fight to define campaign's most pressing issues

Posted 9/23/2020 in National

President Donald Trump was interrupted twice during an Ohio rally this week by sign-waving supporters chanting, "Fill that seat!" "I will fill that seat," Trump responded before launching into an extended riff on his plans to quickly nominate a successor to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. "They say it's the most important thing a president can do."

 

 

Court, COVID, race are topics for first Trump-Biden debate

Posted 9/23/2020 in National

President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden will face off on the Supreme Court, the coronavirus pandemic and race and violence in the nation's cities next week when they meet for their first presidential debate.

 

 

Cuban-American judge Barbara Lagoa on Trump high court list

Posted 9/23/2020 in National

A daughter of Cuban exiles who has had a swift rise as a lawyer and judge is on President Donald Trump's short list to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court.

 

 

Thousands expected to honor Ginsburg at Supreme Court

Posted 9/23/2020 in National

Thousands of people are expected to pay their respects at the Supreme Court to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the women's rights champion, leader of the court's liberal bloc and feminist icon who died last week.

 

 

AP-NORC poll: Views of economy stabilize as election nears

Posted 9/23/2020 in National

Most Americans view the nation's economic situation as bleak, but a rising percentage also see signs of stability six weeks before Election Day -- if not reasons for optimism.

 

 

House easily passes stopgap funding bill, averting shutdown

Posted 9/23/2020 in National

In a sweeping bipartisan vote that takes a government shutdown off the table, the House passed a temporary government-wide funding bill Tuesday night, shortly after President Donald Trump prevailed in a behind-the-scenes fight over his farm bailout.

 

 

200,000 dead as Trump vilifies science, prioritizes politics

Posted 9/23/2020 in National

"I did the best I could," President Donald Trump said.

 

 

Ginsburg's death puts Roe v. Wade on the ballot in November

Posted 9/22/2020 in National

It's been a throwaway line in presidential campaigns for years: Roe v. Wade is on the ballot. This time it is very real.

 

 

Trump interviews Barrett while weighing a high court nominee

Posted 9/22/2020 in National

President Donald Trump met with Judge Amy Coney Barrett at the White House as the conservative jurist emerged as a favorite to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, the start of a monumental Senate confirmation fight over objections from Democrats it's too close to the November election.

 

 

Ginsburg's death exposes fragility of health law protection

Posted 9/22/2020 in National

With COVID-19 the newest preexisting condition, the Obama-era health law that protects Americans from insurance discrimination is more fragile following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

 

 

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