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npr.org Oct 18, 2020, Sunday
Early Voting Analysis: Huge Turnout By Democrats : NPR
Early voting numbers continue to shatter records, and experts predict long lines will become less of a problem over the coming weeks.
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npr.org Oct 17, 2020, Saturday
N.Y. Post's Questionable Scoop Driven by Ex-Hannity Producer And Rudy Giuliani : NPR
Red flags abound in a story about Hunter Biden that provides fodder for President Trump and his allies. The allegations rest on speculation and assumptions rather than journalistically sound facts.
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npr.org Oct 15, 2020, Thursday
Kamala Harris' Travel Suspended After 2 People Near Her Test Positive For Coronavirus : NPR
The Biden campaign has canceled Harris' travel through Sunday. Harris herself has tested negative twice this week.
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npr.org Oct 11, 2020, Sunday
Biden Campaign Continues To Deflect On Court-Packing : NPR
The Democratic nominee has in recent days refused to answer questions on whether he would seek to increase the number of Supreme Court justices, if elected president.
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npr.org Oct 10, 2020, Saturday
Trump Campaign Election Lawsuit Thrown Out In Pennsylvania : NPR
Republicans have challenged state laws that they say will lead to voter fraud. The judge said the Trump campaign's concerns were mere speculation. In reality, voter fraud is extremely rare.
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npr.org Oct 09, 2020, Friday
White House Outbreak May Have Spread Coronavirus To Other Communities : Shots - Health News : NPR
The coronavirus outbreak originating at the White House last week may have spread cases to dozens of other communities. But tracing related cases and stopping further spread is extremely challenging.
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npr.org Oct 08, 2020, Thursday
51 Arrested In Minneapolis Protests Following Ex-Officer Derek Chauvin's Release : NPR
The former police officer faces charges of murder and manslaughter in George Floyd's killing in May. Demonstrators took to the streets Wednesday after he posted a $1 million bond.
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npr.org Oct 06, 2020, Tuesday
House Report Cites Monopoly Power Of Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google : NPR
House Democrats released a sweeping report on Tuesday finding four of the world's most powerful tech companies have exploited their power to benefit themselves and hurt rivals.
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npr.org Oct 06, 2020, Tuesday
Trump Pauses Coronavirus Relief Talks Until After Election : NPR
Earlier Tuesday, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell urged more stimulus to help the economy recover from the recession caused by the pandemic.
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npr.org Oct 06, 2020, Tuesday
When Is The Harris-Pence Vice Presidential Debate? : NPR
Plexiglass will separate Vice President Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice presidential nominee, during their debate — a coronavirus precaution.
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npr.org Oct 02, 2020, Friday
McConnell: Senate To Move Forward With Amy Coney Barrett's Confirmation : Live Updates: Trump Coronavirus Results : NPR
Separately, President Trump's nominee to fill the Supreme Court seat made vacant by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, tested negative for Covid-19, a White House spokesman said.
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npr.org Sep 29, 2020, Tuesday
Guide To 1st 2020 Presidential Debate: How Will Trump, Biden Do? : NPR
Here are six questions ahead of the debate, to be moderated by Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace beginning at 9 p.m. ET and held at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.
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npr.org Sep 28, 2020, Monday
D.C. Statehood Is A Civil Rights Issue For Young Activists : NPR
There is renewed energy around the push to make the District of Columbia the nation's 51st state. Much of that energy comes from young activists who see it as a civil rights issue.
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npr.org Sep 27, 2020, Sunday
U.S. Judge Halts Trump's TikTok Ban, Hours Before It's Set To Start : NPR
The decision grants TikTok a short-term reprieve, but the wildly popular app's fate still faces an extraordinary amount of uncertainty.
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npr.org Sep 25, 2020, Friday
Florida Republicans Target Efforts To Help Felons Vote : NPR
The state attorney general is calling for an investigation into a $16 million contribution raised by billionaire Mike Bloomberg for a group working to get felons to the polls.
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npr.org Sep 24, 2020, Thursday
Bloomberg Adds $16 Million To A Fund That Helps Florida Felons Get Chance To Vote : NPR
This week, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg donated nearly $16 million to a fund that is paying fines and court fees of felons in Florida so they can vote in the upcoming election.
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npr.org Sep 24, 2020, Thursday
Facebook, Twitter Remove More Russian-Backed Fake Accounts Ahead Of Election : NPR
The social media companies said the accounts and pages were linked to Russian actors that had launched "hack-and-leak" operations to hurt Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.
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npr.org Sep 19, 2020, Saturday
Sources: Trump Considers Barrett, Lagoa, Rushing For Supreme Court Spot : Death Of Ruth Bader Ginsburg : NPR
Judges Amy Coney Barrett, Barbara Lagoa and Allison Jones Rushing are emerging as serious contenders to fill the seat on the Supreme Court vacated by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, according to sources familiar with the process.
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npr.org Sep 18, 2020, Friday
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies At 87 : NPR
Ginsburg, the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court, died from complications from cancer. Her death will set in motion what promises to be a tumultuous political battle over who will succeed her.
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npr.org Sep 17, 2020, Thursday
Postmaster Reassures State Officials About Voting By Mail : NPR
The postmaster general spoke to dozens of the nation's top election officials Thursday, ahead of an election season that will see record numbers of mail ballots.
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npr.org Sep 16, 2020, Wednesday
Military Confirms It Looked For Availability Of 'Heat Ray' System In D.C. : NPR
D.C. military confirms to NPR that hours before federal police cleared protesters near the White House on June 1, the District's top military police officer was looking for a "heat ray" system.
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npr.org Sep 15, 2020, Tuesday
Haze Spreads Across U.S. As Wildfires Continue To Tear Through The West : NPR
Scientists have linked an increasing prevalence and intensity of wildfires to climate change, and residents of Western states are grappling with the dread that severe fire seasons are the new normal.
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npr.org Sep 15, 2020, Tuesday
HHS Official Michael Caputo Admits Making Inflammatory Comments : NPR
The longtime political strategist did not dispute making the controversial comments during a Facebook Live session earlier this week but said some of the statements were taken out of context.
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npr.org Sep 15, 2020, Tuesday
Biden Is Outspending Trump On TV, And Just 6 States Are The Focus Of The Campaign : NPR
Almost 85% of TV ad spending in the presidential race has been focused on six key states — Florida, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Michigan, Wisconsin and Arizona.
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npr.org Sep 15, 2020, Tuesday
S.D.'s Attorney General Fatally Strikes Man With Car, Says He Thought He Hit A Deer : NPR
South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg struck and killed a 55-year-old man on a rural stretch of road Saturday night. State authorities are investigating.
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npr.org Sep 15, 2020, Tuesday
Criminal Subpoenas Issued In Connection With John Bolton Book : NPR
The move signals the Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation surrounding the publication of The Room Where It Happened after an unsuccessful effort to block it from being published.
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npr.org Sep 15, 2020, Tuesday
Breonna Taylor's Family, Louisville Agree To $12M Settlement : Live Updates: Protests For Racial Justice : NPR
Officials also announced a series of police reforms to be adopted by the Louisville Metro Police Department. Taylor was killed by police in March.
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npr.org Sep 15, 2020, Tuesday
Facebook VP Nick Clegg On New Climate Change Information Hub : NPR
Facebook is launching a page focused on climate change facts. Facebook's Nick Clegg talked with NPR about the company's steps to stop misinformation on climate change and other issues.
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npr.org Sep 15, 2020, Tuesday
4 Differences In How Biden And Trump Campaign Right Now : NPR
While the Trump campaign has resumed rallies and is trying to project normalcy, the Biden campaign has stuck with small events to emphasize the ongoing threat of the virus.
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npr.org Sep 13, 2020, Sunday
Trump Signs New Executive Order On Prescription Drug Prices : NPR
The order, which would include Medicare Part D and Part B, replaces a previous order the president signed in July, but the move is unlikely to have any immediate practical impact.
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npr.org Sep 13, 2020, Sunday
There's A Trump-Biden Divide On Door-Knocking This Election : NPR
The big unknown for Democrats is whether organizing from your laptop is just as effective as pounding the pavement.
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npr.org Sep 02, 2020, Wednesday
At Voice Of America, An Apparent Case Of Political Meddling By Trump's Pick : NPR
Michael Pack, who leads VOA's parent company, ordered a political appointee to formally review a story on Joe Biden. The move appears to violate bans on political meddling in coverage.
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npr.org Aug 28, 2020, Friday
NBA Agrees To Use Arenas As Polling Places In Deal To Resume Playoffs : NPR
The NBA and its players union announce a plan to convert arenas into polling places to give communities vulnerable to COVID-19 a safe option for in-person voting.
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npr.org Aug 25, 2020, Tuesday
Former NFL Player To Speak At RNC, Despite Insider Trading Charges : NPR
Earlier this month, Jack Brewer, a former NFL player and a supporter of President Trump's reelection, was sued by the SEC. Now, he's set to speak at the Republican National Convention.
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npr.org Aug 24, 2020, Monday
TikTok Sues Trump To Block U.S. Ban : NPR
The White House has targeted the Chinese-owned app with an executive order that would effectively ban it from operating in the U.S. Lawyers for TikTok say the president's action is unconstitutional.
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npr.org Aug 24, 2020, Monday
Livestream: Louis DeJoy Testimony On Post Office, Mail-In Voting : NPR
The Trump ally and longtime Republican megadonor has been called to testify regarding cost-cutting measures that Democrats say would jeopardize Americans' ability to vote by mail.
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npr.org Aug 22, 2020, Saturday
RNC 2020 Schedule And Speakers: Trump, Tim Scott, McCloskeys : NPR
President Trump is expected to make an appearance each of the four nights. Many details are not yet public.
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npr.org Aug 22, 2020, Saturday
High Number Of Mail-In And Absentee Primary Ballots Rejected : NPR
Tens of thousands of ballots have been rejected in key battleground states, where the outcome in November for the presidency and other races could be determined by a small number of votes.
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npr.org Aug 22, 2020, Saturday
House Approves Bill That Blocks Changes At Postal Service Until After The Election : NPR
The bill, which provides $25 billion in aid, was passed in a rare Saturday session and requires the Postal Service to prioritize mail-in ballots this November. It's unlikely to advance in the Senate.
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npr.org Aug 20, 2020, Thursday
Former Uber's Exec Charged With Paying 'Hush Money' To Conceal Data Breach : NPR
Federal prosecutors allege Uber's former chief security officer Joe Sullivan covered up the breach and arranged a $100,000 payment to the hackers.
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npr.org Aug 20, 2020, Thursday
Shadow Immigration System: Migrant Children Detained In Hotels By Private Contractors : NPR
The children are held at hotels, instead of shelters, until they can be put on planes to their home countries. This bypasses the normal process that gives children a chance to ask for asylum.
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npr.org Aug 20, 2020, Thursday
Census Says Paper Forms Must Be Postmarked By Sept. 30 : NPR
After Oct. 7, the Census Bureau will stop accepting paper 2020 census forms postmarked by Sept. 30, NPR has learned. Some worry mail delays could harm the accuracy of census data about rural areas.
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