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Pence Chief Of Staff Tests Positive For The Coronavirus

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Marc Short, the top aide to Vice President Pence, entered quarantine after testing positive on Saturday, Pence's office said. Pence, who tested negative, will continue his busy campaign travel.

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Universal Mask Wearing Could Save Some 130,000 Lives In The U.S., Study Suggests

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 19:45

The study is based on some assumptions under different scenarios. It suggests that if 95% of Americans wore masks in public it could drastically reduce the amount of COVID-19 deaths by February.

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A Federal Coronavirus Vaccine Contract Released At Last, But Redactions Obscure Terms

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 18:16

Most of the federal contracts with companies involved in the crash program to make COVID-19 vaccines haven't been made public. The lack of disclosure raises questions about accountability.

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Jerry Jeff Walker, Who Wrote 'Mr. Bojangles,' Dies At 78

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 17:10

Walker was a pioneer in Austin's country music scene in the 1970s. His most famous song, "Mr. Bojangles," went on to inspire countless covers.

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With Stops In 4 Key States, Biden And Trump Bring Their Closing Arguments To Voters

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 15:43

The approach the two candidates are taking in this final leg of the campaign mirrors the divergent narratives they're trying to convey about the pandemic and the choice voters face this fall.

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At Least 18 Dead, Including Children, In Suicide Attack In Afghan Capital

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 13:19

Afghanistan's interior ministry said at least 57 others were wounded in the bombing outside of an education center in a heavily Shiite neighborhood in Kabul.

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Polish President Tests Positive For The Coronavirus

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 12:47

President Andrzej Duda, who says he's experiencing no symptoms, will self-isolate. Duda has apologized to those he came into contact with, who will need to go into quarantine.

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Trump Votes Early In Florida 'For A Guy Named Trump'

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 11:55

The president cast his ballot from his adopted home state before departing for rallies on Saturday in North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin. More than 50 million Americans have already voted.

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'Historic Opportunity': Chile Holds Vote To Replace Dictatorship-Era Constitution

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 08:00

After mass protests, and amid a pandemic, Chileans go to the polls Sunday for a referendum over whether to scrap the constitution introduced under Gen. Augusto Pinochet's rule.

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Parents Of 545 Children Separated At U.S.-Mexico Border Have Not Been Located

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 07:50

NPR's Scott Simon talks to reporter Cindy Carcamo about the 545 migrant children in the US who were separated from their families and whose parents cannot now be located.

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Sudan And Israel Agree To Normalize Relations In Deal Brokered By White House

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 07:50

In a deal brokered by the White House, Sudan has agreed to normalize ties with Israel. It's a big step for a country that has long been bitterly opposed to Israel.

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University Of Texas Students Call For Removal Of Song Steeped In Racist History

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 07:50

The University of Texas band plans to boycott today's football game against Baylor. The song the Longhorn band usually plays, Eyes OF Texas, has racist roots that are fracturing the campus.

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U.S. Finds 1st 'Murder Hornet' Nest In Washington State

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 07:50

Entomologists in Washington State have located the first ever nest of the Asian giant hornet in the U.S. They tracked the "murder hornet" to its nest by attaching it with a miniature radio tracker.

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Employees Who Work At Multiple Nursing Homes May Have Helped Spread The Coronavirus

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 07:50

Cell phone data shows that contract workers who work at multiple nursing homes helped transmit the coronavirus between facilities.

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Trump's Support From Latino Voters Holds Steady

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 07:50

About a third of Latino voters view Trump favorably and it breaks down a long gender lines. More Latino men support the president, citing his economic policies and his tough guy approach.

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Some Boston Landlords Flout Eviction Bans, Pressure Tenants To Leave

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 07:50

Eviction bans were supposed to keep tenants in their homes amid the pandemic. But an investigation found landlords pressured tenants, especially immigrant workers, to move out when they couldn't pay.

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Week In Politics: Breaking Down Trump And Biden's Last Presidential Debate

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 07:50

With the election fast approaching we discuss the implications of this week's debate between President Trump and Joe Biden.

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Robocalls, Rumors And Emails: Last-Minute Election Disinformation Floods Voters

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 07:00

Dirty tricks and disinformation have been used to intimidate and mislead voters in the past. But they have been especially pervasive this year amid a chaotic and contentious election.

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Thanksgiving In The Time Of COVID-19: To Grandmother's House Or No?

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 07:00

COVID-19 cases are surging across the country and with thanksgiving right around the corner, is it safe to travel to spend the holiday with friends and family. We have tips from the experts

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100 Million Ballots, But Experts Say 'Heaven And Earth' Being Moved For Election Mail

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 07:00

A record volume of election mail has moved through the U.S. Postal Service ahead of Election Day. And while there have been some delays, experts say voting by mail has gone relatively smoothly so far.

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