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Baseball Made It, So Far, Through A Pandemic. Football Hopes To Follow.
After a rocky start to the Major League Baseball season, it's on to the playoffs. MLB has gone almost a month without a player testing positive for the coronavirus. The NFL hopes to replicate that.
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Meet The Trump Campaign Lawyer Who Got His Start Working For Al Gore
Justin Clark will play a lead role in the Trump campaign's legal strategy, fighting over voting rules — and perhaps the outcome — for the November election.
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Nearly Two-Thirds Of U.S. Households Struck By COVID-19 Face Financial Trouble
Plus, of all U.S. homes that include someone with a disability, 63% report serious financial hardship during the pandemic, and 37% have used up all or most of their savings.
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Trump And Biden Debate Tuesday. Here's What You Need To Know
The two presidential candidates will face off for the first time in a debate moderated by Fox News' Chris Wallace.
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In Internet Dead Zones, Rural Schools Struggle With Distanced Learning
Many American schools are back in class via distance learning. It's stressful everywhere but especially in rural districts where most students lack high-speed Internet and cell phone service at home.
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Health On Wheels: Tricked-Out RVs Deliver Addiction Treatment To Rural Colorado
As COVID-19 forced many addiction treatment clinics to scale back, Colorado brought its clinics on wheels to remote, underserved towns and used telehealth to connect patients with addiction doctors.
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Paradox-Free Time Travel Is Theoretically Possible, Researchers Say
In the peer-reviewed journal article, University of Queensland physicists say time is essentially self-healing. Changes in the past wouldn't necessarily cause a universe-ending paradox. Phew.
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NYC Principals Union Passes No-Confidence Vote Against Mayor And Schools Chancellor
The union asked state authorities to intervene in New York City schools, just days before schools are set to open for in-person instruction.
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Woman Charged With Attempted Murder After Driving Into Pro-Trump Protesters
It's the latest in a string of vehicular violence since nationwide protests over systemic racism began in May.
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Food Insecurity In The U.S. By The Numbers
Before the pandemic, the number of families lacking consistent access to enough food had been steadily falling. Today, new estimates point to some of the worst rates of food insecurity in years.
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'We Can't Stop The Outcome,' No. 2 Senate Democrat Says Of Barrett Confirmation
President Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court dominated the Sunday political shows, with Democrats accusing Republican senators of hypocrisy.
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'Summon Your Conscience': Biden Implores GOP Senators To Wait On SCOTUS Nomination
Joe Biden called on his former Republican colleagues in the Senate to wait to cast their votes for President Trump's Supreme Court nominee until after the general election.
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What Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court Nomination Means For The 2020 Election
The focus on the court could help energize conservatives in key states. Progressives are fired up, too — immediately after Saturday's announcement, Democrats tied Barrett to a fight for health care.
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Presidential Votes Have Been Too Close To Call And Even Too Close to Count
The uncertainty of past U.S. elections may not offer an adequate model given the magnitude of this year's problems and the apparent determination of the incumbent to resist any adverse results.
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NY Parole Of Former Black Panther Activist Who Murdered 2 Cops Sparks Reform Debate
Anthony Bottom, 68, is at the center of a discussion over elderly inmates convicted of violent crimes in their youth. Reform advocates say after decades behind bars most should go home.
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Some Black Americans Buying Guns: 'I'd Rather Go To Trial Than Go To The Cemetery'
As the U.S. faces a fight for racial justice in the aftermath of police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, some Black Americans are considering how they can best protect themselves.
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In California, Windy, Dry Weather Expected To Bring 'Critical' Fire Conditions
The National Weather Service issued red flag warnings throughout parts of the state. Cal Fire says winds and low humidity are expected to exacerbate fire conditions and drive up temperatures.
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As Election Nears, Trump Expands Moratorium On Exploratory Drilling In Atlantic
The move extends a moratorium Trump imposed earlier this month. The oil industry opposes the move. Trump's detractors say Trump is playing politics ahead of a close election battle.
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Biden Responds To Trump Court Pick: 'Health Care Is On The Ballot'
The Democratic nominee said the winner of the presidential election should select the next nominee. President Trump announced Amy Coney Barrett as his choice for the Supreme Court on Saturday.
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COVID-19 Daily Cases On The Rise In Nearly Half Of U.S. States
The U.S. reported more than 55,000 infections Friday, pushing the total number of cases to more than 7 million. Some two dozen states saw new cases continue to rise this past week.
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