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Nation's Largest Business Lobby Backs Vulnerable Democrats For Reelection

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 07:00

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has endorsed 30 House Democrats for reelection, the highest number of Democrats to earn the business lobby's support in at least a decade.

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A 5-Decade-Long Friendship That Began With A Phone Call

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 07:00

NPR's Nina Totenberg first encountered law professor Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 1971. They became close friends after Ginsburg moved to Washington to serve on the federal appeals court.

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New York City Delays School Reopening; Campus Lockdowns Grow

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 06:00

Our roundup of education stories looks at the turmoil following Mayor Bill de Blasio's latest delay announcement; and the continuing struggles on campus to control COVID outbreaks.

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In A Tribute To Justice Ginsburg, Obama Calls On Senate Delay Naming A Successor

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 05:01

In his statement, Obama said Republicans should "apply rules with consistency, and not based on what's convenient or advantageous in the moment."

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In RBG's Own Words: Listen To 5 NPR Interviews With The Liberal Icon

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 05:00

Throughout her career, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg granted numerous interviews to NPR, discussing retirement, love, health and regret.

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Listen, Open Up, Connect: A Mental Health Expert's Advice On Living Through A Crisis

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 05:00

Decades of living with bipolar disorder was "training" for the coronavirus pandemic, says Terri Cheney, whose new book shares lessons for navigating mental illness — and the times we live in.

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Trump Reacts To Justice Ginsburg's 'Amazing Life' On Tarmac After Rally

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 22:21

"She led an amazing life, what else can you say?" Trump told reporters after they told him Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died. "Whether you agreed or not — she was an amazing woman who led an amazing life."

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Biden: Senate Shouldn't Take Up Supreme Court Vacancy Until After The Election

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 22:14

The Democratic presidential nominee said Friday he thought voters should have a say in the makeup of the high court through their choice for president — the position taken by the GOP in 2016.

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Trump And GOP Look To Cap Record Throughput Of Judges With 3rd High Court Pick

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 21:50

President Trump and Republicans already have remade the federal judiciary in their own image. The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg puts a rare third Supreme Court pick within their grasp.

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Trump Has Detailed His Supreme Court List. Will Biden Release One?

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 21:41

Former Vice President Joe Biden hasn't unveiled a list of names about who he could nominate to the Supreme Court. That issue has taken on a new urgency.

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Justice Ginsburg's Death Sets Up Political Battle In The Senate

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 21:10

The justice's demise gives Republicans the chance to tighten their grip on the court. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will be at the center of that battle.

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Women's Soccer World Cup Could Be Held Every Two Years, FIFA President Says

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 20:20

Gianni Infantino says the organization should be creative and not just copy what the men's World Cup is doing. The contest is now held every four years.

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How Trump Officials Cut The 2020 Census Short Amid The Pandemic

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 19:55

Because of COVID-19, the Trump administration said it needed more time to make sure the national head count is complete and accurate. But in July, it abruptly decided to end counting a month early.

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Champion Of Gender Equality, Dies At 87

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 19:28

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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President Of Guatemala Tests Positive For COVID-19

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 17:30

Alejandro Giammettei says he is showing typical symptoms of high fever and body aches, "resting and isolating myself from all public activity."

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Coronavirus FAQ: I See People Wearing Disposable Coveralls On Planes. Good Idea?

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 17:17

Some passengers don a disposable suit over their clothes to help shield themselves from the coronavirus. Is that helpful? What about gloves, face shields and goggles? Also: A blanket idea!

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Trump Administration Announces Nearly $13 Billion In Aid For Puerto Rico

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 16:37

The White House said on Friday that FEMA will award two grants to help rebuild Puerto Rico's electrical grid system and education infrastructure, after 2017's Hurricane Maria.

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So 2020: New Storm Forms, Named Alpha Because We've Run Out Of Letters

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 16:26

There's only been one other year – 2005 – that Greek names have been needed. The National Hurricane Center on Friday announced Subtropical Storm Alpha has formed off the coast of Portugal.

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Trump Now Claims 'Every American' Will Have Coronavirus Vaccine By April

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 16:24

The president has contradicted health experts, and now his own ambitious timeline, for a vaccine against COVID-19.

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Experimental Medicines For COVID-19 Could Help Someday, But Home Runs Not Guaranteed

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 16:22

Drugs are being tested that could reduce symptoms and save lives. But, given the way drugs are developed, it's unlikely that any single medicine will be anywhere as potent as a successful vaccine.

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