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Battle for Senate Could Push a Court Vote Past Election Day
- People attend a vigil for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Sept. 19. President Donald Trump’s eagerness for quick confirmation of a new Supreme Court justice will have to be tempered by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s need to protect his most vulnerable members. Senate Republicans, who control the chamber 53-47, are on the defensive in ...

Source: bloomberg.com
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The Emmys Pull Off A Good Show As 'Schitt's Creek' And 'Watchmen' Shine
- In the pandemic era, the Emmy Awards are not the first major event that can't be a traditional shindig, but they're perhaps the most high-profile awards show so far to attempt quite this kind of socially distanced, mask-wearing, virtual ceremony. Host Jimmy Kimmel and everyone producing the broadcast had a pretty tough hill to climb in making it watchable. And surprisingly enough, it was. It wasn't just watchable; ...

Source: wbur.org
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If You Wait Until Election Day to Vote, You’re Already Too Late
- The only way Democrats can prevent Trump from stealing the election is if overwhelming numbers vote early—and in person. I can’t keep up with all the different ways Donald Trump is trying to steal the upcoming presidential election. And I can’t keep track of all the ways he is trying to undermine faith in the election so that he can declare himself the winner even if he loses. As of this writing, Trump’s ...

Source: thenation.com
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Universities operating online K-12 schools report enrollment boost due to COVID-19
- Universities Report Online K-12 Enrollment Boost Dissatisfied with the way local schools are responding to the pandemic, families increasingly turn to online K-12 options to educate their children -- including schools run by universities. Interest in online K-12 schools is surging in response to the educational disruption prompted by COVID-19. At K12, the nation’s largest online charter school operator, ...

Source: insidehighered.com
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Pelosi won’t rule out new impeachment inquiries to block Trump’s Supreme Court nominee
- Appearing on ABC’s  This Week  on Sunday morning, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi honored the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by aptly describing her as a “brilliant brain” on the Supreme Court, reminded people that it’s absolutely imperative to get out and vote this November, and the ongoing importance of battling the novel coronavirus pandemic. On the subject of the vacant Supreme Court seat, the Democrat ...

Source: alternet.org
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White bar owner charged in fatal shooting of Black protester dies by suicide, attorneys say
- Jake Gardner, a White bar owner who was indicted last week in the fatal shooting of Black protester James Scurlock during a late-night Omaha demonstration in May, died by suicide on Sunday, his attorneys said at a news conference. Attorney Stu Dornan said that Gardner, 38, had died “at his own hand” in Oregon on the same day he was scheduled to return to Omaha to turn himself in. Gardner faced four felony ...

Source: washingtonpost.com
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CDC Says Coronavirus Airborne—Here's How the Guidelines on Transmission Have Changed
- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its guidelines for preventing the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID -19, after it acknowledged that airborne spread of the coronavirus may be possible. The CDC added the new information to its How It Spreads page on Friday. What the CDC now recommends The agency advises people to practice social distancing by staying at least 6 feet ...

Source: newsweek.com
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Oklahoma State University bull rider dies after being injured during Texas rodeo
- An Oklahoma State University bull rider died of injuries he sustained during a competition in Texas. Rowdy Swanson, 20, was competing at the Palo Pinto County Livestock Association's PRCA Rodeo Thursday night in Mineral Wells, Texas, when he was bucked off while riding a bull, the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association said in a  news release. The Oklahoma State University's rodeo team tweeted a photo and ...

Source: cbsnews.com
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9 Florida COVID-19 deaths reported Sunday
- 2nd lowest number of deaths reported in 1 day since June 1 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – After Florida had reported an average of just over 100 deaths each day for the last two months, the Department of Health data showed only nine Floridians died on Sunday -- and none of them were in Northeast Florida. The state reported 2,521 additional COVID-19 cases on Sunday. The caseload has dropped substantially since its peak in ...

Source: news4jax.com
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"A Rock of Righteousness; and My Good, Good Friend": SCOTUS Eulogizes Ruth Bader Ginsburg
- Read their lovely tributes to their longtime colleague and friend. For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the newsletter. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a feminist icon, a tireless jurist, and a fearsome dissenter holding down the court’s liberal wing. But for the other members of the country’s highest court, where Ginsburg spent 27 years, she ...

Source: motherjones.com
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England sets £10,000 fine for breaking self-isolation rules
- People in England will be fined up to £10,000 (about $12,917) if they're caught not following requests to self-isolate beginning on Sept. 28, according to the . The state of play: The fine will start at £1,000 and could rise up to £10,000 for repeat offenders, and for the worst offenses. The new fines "could risk a backlash from sections of the public and some Conservative MPs," according to the Independent . ...

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