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Graham Plans New Political Offensive In Hearing With Old Foe Comey

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee doesn't only intend to grill Republicans' least favorite ex-G-Man. He's also working with administration allies to surface unverified new allegations.

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The West’s Infernos Are Melting Our Sense of How Fire Works

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42,000-foot plumes of ash. 143-mph firenadoes. 1,500-degree heat. These wildfires are a new kind of hell on earth, and scientists are racing to learn its rules.
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Singer Helen Reddy, Known For 'I Am Woman,' Dies At 78

Helen Reddy, who co-wrote and performed the 1972 feminist anthem, was diagnosed with dementia in 2015. Her family says they are comforted in the knowledge that her voice will live on forever.

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Trump Derails 1st Presidential Debate With Biden, And 5 Other Takeaways

The president ran roughshod over debate moderator Chris Wallace and his Democratic opponent Joe Biden — and crossed many lines in the process.

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Juggling Financial Stress And Caregiving, Parents Are 'Very Not OK' In The Pandemic

The pandemic economy is squeezing families with kids: 74% of those earning less than $100,000 report serious financial woes, in an NPR poll. Experts worry about lasting impacts on kids' mental health.

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From Debate Stage, Trump Declines To Denounce White Supremacy

Asked to disavow white supremacists, President Trump addressed the Proud Boys directly, telling them to "stand back, stand by." He did not expand on what he meant.

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Trump-Biden Debate Twitter Recap: Politics Is a Metaverse

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 09/30/2020 - 00:00
The first 2020 presidential debate was a series of interruptions and half-thoughts—like the internet IRL.
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Census End Remains Uncertain After Judge Calls New Schedule 'A Violation'

A day after the Census Bureau tweeted out a new "target date" of Oct. 5 for ending 2020 census counting, a federal judge in California said she thinks the schedule change may violate a court order.

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Florida's Miami-Dade Pushes Back On Loosening Of Coronavirus Restrictions

County Mayor Carlos Gimenez says the opening ordered by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis comes too soon and he expressed concern that the number of coronavirus cases could shoot up.

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Disney Lays Off 28,000 Workers, 67% Are Part-Time Employees

The Walt Disney Company's theme parks, resorts and cruises have been devastated by COVID-19. Disney announced it is laying off the workers from its Parks, Experiences and Products division.

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NYC To Send New Ballots To Nearly 100,000 Voters After Printing Error

The error comes as voting by mail is set to expand significantly due to the pandemic and as President Trump has frequently made false claims that the practice will lead to widespread electoral fraud.

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Anita Hill On Sexual Harassment In Hollywood And Beyond

Anita Hill, chair of the Hollywood Commission, discusses a new report's findings on sexual harassment in the industry. She also discusses Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation battle and Joe Biden.

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'Kobe Bryant Bill' Makes It A Crime For First Responders To Photograph Dead Bodies

The bill, signed into law on Monday, came after reports surfaced of gruesome photos being shared of the helicopter crash site that killed Bryant and others.

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You Literally Can't Believe The Facts Tucker Carlson Tells You. So Say Fox's Lawyers

Fox News viewers don't expect facts from Tucker Carlson, according to network lawyers who defended their star in a slander lawsuit filed by a woman who said she had an affair with President Trump.

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Flynn Attorney Says She Briefed Trump On Case Amid DOJ Intervention

An attorney for the former national security adviser said in court on Tuesday she's been keeping the president in the loop even as the government has sought to drop the charges.

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NHL Completes Season In Bubble; Tampa Bay Lightning Win Stanley Cup

The NHL is the first of the four major North American pro sports leagues to crown a champion during the pandemic. Some players spent over two months in a bubble, with no COVID-19 cases reported.

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How Operation Warp Speed's Big Vaccine Contracts Could Stay Secret

More than $6 billion in federal funding has been routed through a firm that manages defense contracts, making the agreements subject to less federal scrutiny and transparency.

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Biden, Harris Release 2019 Tax Returns Hours Before The First Debate

Biden released the return and disclosure just hours before the first presidential debate, where President Trump is expected to face questions over his tax returns.

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Rochester Hospital Released Daniel Prude Hours Before Fatal Encounter With Police

Daniel Prude's family knew he was having a psychiatric crisis and needed care. A few hours after his release from Strong Memorial Hospital, an encounter with police proved fatal.

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California Fires: 3 More People Killed, As Blazes Rage In Wine Country

Gusty winds on Monday helped the Zogg Fire and the Glass Fire to multiply in size. Winds eased overnight, raising hopes that firefighters could make progress containing the blazes.

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