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Sep 20, 2020

TikTok Ban Averted: Trump Gives Oracle-Walmart Deal His 'Blessing'
U.S. tech company Oracle is joining hands with Walmart to become a technology partner with TikTok and arrangement that satisfies the White House's concerns over the security.

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Sep 19, 2020

Ginsburg's Death A 'Pivot Point' For Abortion Rights, Advocates Say
The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sets up a brutal nomination fight, and abortion rights is likely to be a contentious issue.

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Sep 19, 2020

'Fill That Seat' Chants Erupt At Trump Rally, A Day After Ginsburg's Death
"It will be a woman, a very talented, very brilliant woman," President Trump announced, of his forthcoming nominee.

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Sep 19, 2020

Anita Hill Reflects On Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Gender Equality Legacy
Anita Hill says Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a "willingness to really push for a full and inclusive definition of equality."

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Sep 19, 2020

Ricin Discovered In Mail Intended For White House
The Secret Service intercepted the envelope containing the deadly toxin, law enforcement sources tell NPR. They say the poison did not make it to the White House grounds.

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Sep 19, 2020

Justices Remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 'A Jurist Of Historic Stature'
Many of Ginsburg's Supreme Court colleagues, including current and former justices, praised her tenure. Chief Justice John Roberts called Ginsburg "a tireless and resolute champion of justice."

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Sep 19, 2020

Trump Says He Expects To Announce His Supreme Court Pick 'Next Week'
The president says his pick will likely be a woman.

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Sep 19, 2020

Susan Collins: Whoever Wins The Presidential Election Should Fill SCOTUS Vacancy
The Maine Republican says, "The decision on a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court should be made by the President who is elected on November 3rd."

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Sep 19, 2020

'It Only Takes 4': Durbin Hopes Some Republicans Break Ranks To Block A Trump Nominee
The Illinois Democrat, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, told NPR's Weekend Edition he hopes some Republicans decline to fill the Ruth Bader Ginsburg vacancy before the election.

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Sep 19, 2020

Sources: Trump Considers Barrett, Lagoa, Rushing For Supreme Court Spot
Judges Amy Coney Barrett is considered to be the front-runner among the trio of federal appellate court judges. She was a finalist during the president's last high court selection.

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Sep 19, 2020

Sources: Trump Considers Barrett, Lagoa, Thapar For Supreme Court Spot
Judges Amy Coney Barrett is considered to be the front-runner among the trio of federal appellate court judges. She was a finalist during the president's last high court selection.

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Sep 19, 2020

Kamala Harris And Her Husband Make Stop Outside The Supreme Court
The Democratic vice presidential nominee visited the court Saturday morning.

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Sep 19, 2020

'Use My Words Against Me': Lindsey Graham's Shifting Position On Court Vacancies
Before he chaired the Senate Judiciary Committee, the South Carolina senator said a Supreme Court vacancy shouldn't be filled during an election year. His position has changed.

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Sep 19, 2020

Trump Says GOP Should Select A New Supreme Court Justice 'Without Delay'
In a tweet Saturday morning, the president seemed to imply that he wanted to put a new justice on the court before Election Day.

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Sep 19, 2020

Illinois Senator Dick Durbin On Filling The Supreme Court Vacancy
NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., about the life and legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and the political maneuvering following her death.

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Sep 19, 2020

Trump's Supreme Court Pick Shrouded In Secrecy
The process is shrouded in secrecy, but the president's flair for the dramatic has introduced a sense of showmanship to the highly choreographed roll out.

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Sep 19, 2020

Trump's Supreme Court Pick Will Likely Be Introduced With Fanfare
The process is shrouded in secrecy, but the president's flair for the dramatic has introduced a sense of showmanship to the highly choreographed roll out.

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Sep 19, 2020

Democrats Raised More Than $30 Million Following RBG's Death
In the 12 hours from 9 p.m. Friday to 9 a.m. Saturday, Democratic candidates and causes raised tens of millions of dollars on the ActBlue fundraising platform and the donations continue rolling in.

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Sep 19, 2020

Democrats Raised More Than $46 Million Following RBG's Death
Less than 24 hours after the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Democratic candidates and causes raised tens of millions on the ActBlue fundraising platform — and the donations continue to roll in.

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Sep 19, 2020

The Names on Trump's List Of Potential Supreme Court Nominees
The president has said that his Supreme Court nominees will come from among a list of names that he first released as a candidate and which has since been updated.

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Sep 19, 2020

Mourners Spontaneously Gather Outside Supreme Court To Honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Hundreds gathered on the court's plaza to pay their respects to the legal icon, who died Friday at the age of 87.

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Sep 19, 2020

Coronavirus World Map: Tracking The Spread Of The Outbreak
A map of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths around the world. The respiratory disease has spread rapidly across six continents and has killed thousands of people.

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Sep 19, 2020

Coronavirus Maps: How Severe Is Your State's Outbreak?
View NPR's maps and graphics to see where COVID-19 is hitting hardest in the U.S., which state outbreaks are growing and which are leveling off.

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Sep 19, 2020

France Encourages Use Of Transparent Masks To Help Those With Hearing Loss
Some 10% of the population is hard of hearing. The government is helping companies cover costs of making see-through masks. "It's a protection, but it's also a communication tool," says an official.

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Sep 19, 2020

Patrick Leahy Says A Vote Now To Replace Ginsburg Would Be 'Political Hypocrisy'
The Vermont Democrat said a vote before Election Day would break with the position Republicans embraced in 2016 when they refused to consider the nomination of Obama nominee Merrick Garland.

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Sep 19, 2020

Judge Refers Prosecutors For Possible DOJ Investigation In Rebuke Over Botched Case
Judge Alison Nathan wrote she fears government lapses in an Iranian sanctions case may have revealed broader problems with how prosecutors disclose evidence to defendants.

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Sep 19, 2020

Police Settlements: How The Cost Of Misconduct Impacts Cities And Taxpayers
Payouts range from multi-million-dollars to far less but the financial impact is often overlooked. One argument in the protests over policing is that funds for police could be better used elsewhere.

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Sep 19, 2020

Nation's Largest Business Lobby Backs Vulnerable Democrats For Reelection
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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Sep 19, 2020

Poll: Climate Becomes Top Priority For Democrats; Trump Struggles On Race, COVID-19
President Trump's handling of coronavirus pandemic and race relations are weighing down his reelection campaign. He continues, however, to have an advantage on the economy.

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Sep 19, 2020

Ginsburg's Death Is A Major Cultural Moment That's About To Upend Politics Again
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is vowing a vote for a potential Trump nominee will take place on the Senate floor despite McConnell not even holding a hearing for Obama's 2016 nominee.

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Sep 19, 2020

A Five-Decade-Long Friendship That Began With A Phone Call
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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Sep 19, 2020

A 5-Decade-Long Friendship That Began With A Phone Call
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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Sep 19, 2020

New York City Delays School Reopening; Campus Lockdowns Grow
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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Sep 19, 2020

In A Tribute To Justice Ginsburg, Obama Calls On Senate Delay Naming A Successor
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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Sep 19, 2020

In A Tribute To Justice Ginsburg, Obama Calls On Senate To Delay Naming A Successor
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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Sep 19, 2020

In RBG's Own Words: Listen To 5 NPR Interviews With The Liberal Icon
Throughout her career, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg granted numerous interviews to NPR, discussing retirement, love, health and regret.

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Sep 19, 2020

Listen, Open Up, Connect: A Mental Health Expert's Advice On Living Through A Crisis
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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Sep 18, 2020

'Titan Of The Law': Trump Reacts To Ginsburg's Death
News of the Supreme Court justice's death came as President Trump held a rally in Minnesota. He said he learned of her death from reporters afterward and later tweeted a statement.

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Sep 18, 2020

Trump Reacts To Justice Ginsburg's 'Amazing Life' On Tarmac After Rally
"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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Sep 18, 2020

Biden: Senate Shouldn't Take Up Supreme Court Vacancy Until After The Election
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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Sep 18, 2020

Trump's Nominee To Succeed Ginsburg Would Cap A GOP Judicial Wave
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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Sep 18, 2020

Trump Has Detailed His Supreme Court List. Will Biden Release One?
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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Sep 18, 2020

Justice Ginsburg's Death Sets Up Political Battle In The Senate
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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Sep 18, 2020

Women's Soccer World Cup Could Be Held Every Two Years, FIFA President Says
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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Sep 18, 2020

How Trump Officials Cut The 2020 Census Short Amid The Pandemic
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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Sep 18, 2020

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Champion Of Gender Equality, Dies At 87
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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Sep 18, 2020

President Of Guatemala Tests Positive For COVID-19
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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Sep 18, 2020

Coronavirus FAQ: I See People Wearing Disposable Coveralls On Planes. Good Idea?
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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Sep 18, 2020

Trump Administration Announces Nearly $13 Billion In Aid For Puerto Rico
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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Sep 18, 2020

So 2020: New Storm Forms, Named Alpha Because We've Run Out Of Letters
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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Sep 18, 2020

Trump Now Claims 'Every American' Will Have Coronavirus Vaccine By April
The president has contradicted health experts, and now his own ambitious timeline, for a vaccine against COVID-19.

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Sep 18, 2020

Experimental Medicines For COVID-19 Could Help Someday, But Home Runs Not Guaranteed
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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Sep 18, 2020

Here Are The 50 Books Nominated for 2020 National Book Awards
There are ten writers on the longlist in five categories: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translation and young people's literature. Two debut novels are in the running for the fiction prize.

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Sep 18, 2020

Watchdog To Review Nonlethal Tactics Against Protesters, Including 'Heat Ray' Request
The Government Accountability Office, a nonpartisan government watchdog, will review the federal government's use of nonlethal weapons and the tactics it wielded against protesters this summer.

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Sep 18, 2020

A Firefighter Is Killed In California Wildfire Sparked By Gender Reveal Party
The firefighter died on Thursday in the El Dorado Fire some 70 miles east of Los Angeles. The blaze began two weeks ago after an expectant couple set off fireworks to reveal the sex of their child.

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Sep 18, 2020

Poll: Biden Maintains Lead Over Trump With Likely Voters
Joe Biden leads by 9 points against President Trump, who continues to face an uphill reelection battle. But the Democratic nominee is underperforming with people of color who are likely to vote.

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Sep 18, 2020

U.S. To Bar Downloads Of TikTok, WeChat
As of Sunday, no mobile app store in the U.S. will be allowed to distribute or maintain the popular Chinese-owned apps, the Commerce Department says.

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Sep 18, 2020

Wanted in Israel: More Shofar Blowers For Socially Distanced Jewish New Year
The shofar is a hallmark of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. The pandemic means there will be more and smaller prayer gatherings this year, so some cities have offered free shofar-blowing courses.

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Sep 18, 2020

Kenya Braced For The Worst. The Worst Didn't Happen. Why?
The case count — and death toll — during the pandemic have been surprisingly low. And last Sunday, people were out and about in Nairobi's parks. Researchers are trying to figure out what happened.

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Sep 18, 2020

Breonna Taylor's Mother: 'I Won't Go Away. I'll Still Fight'
Tamika Palmer says she wants the officers who killed her daughter to be charged. "Even in the very beginning of this year, she kept saying 2020 was her year," she said. "And she was absolutely right."

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Sep 18, 2020

The Surprising Business Model Behind Guinness World Records
This is the story of how Guinness got into the business of record-breaking, and how one Planet Money intern broke a world record involving the president of Georgia.

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Sep 18, 2020

How The Pandemic Is Widening The Racial Wealth Gap
The coronavirus has affected most Americans, but NPR's latest poll shows Black, Latino and Native American households are hardest hit by the financial impact of the crisis.

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Sep 18, 2020

Biden And Trump Visit Minnesota As The State Begins Early Voting
The contested state's opening of early voting underscores the extent to which Election Day has become election season.

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Sep 18, 2020

Mental Health And Police Violence: How Crisis Intervention Teams Are Failing
Efforts are growing to remove or reduce the role of police in responding to people in a mental health crisis. Critics and proponents alike say a widely adopted police program has too often failed.

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Sep 18, 2020

'We're Rolling With It': Election Workers Scramble To Adjust To Changing Voting Rules
Pennsylvania's governor and state legislature — as well as the national political parties and campaigns — have been at odds, leading to election workers doing what they can to help voters keep up.

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Sep 17, 2020

Nursing Homes Given Federal Go-Ahead To Allow More Visitors
Nursing homes visitors have been banned since March because of COVID-19. Now the federal agency that regulates the facilities has outlined terms for resuming visits immediately.

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Sep 17, 2020

'A Very Serious Situation': WHO Says Coronavirus Cases Are Rising In Europe Again
The World Health Organization warned on Thursday that weekly increases have reached a higher rate than during the pandemic's peak in March, with "alarming rates of transmission across the region."

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Sep 17, 2020

Governor Says Most Of Texas Can Loosen Limits On Businesses, But Bars Must Stay Shut
Gov. Greg Abbott is relaxing restrictions on hospitals, nursing homes and certain industries in much of the state, citing an improvement in COVID-19 metrics.

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Sep 17, 2020

In 'Tense' Call, DeJoy Tells Election Officials That USPS Can Handle Mail Ballots
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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Sep 17, 2020

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Extends Vote By Mail Deadline, Allows Drop Boxes
The decisions come just seven weeks before Election Day and as a flurry of election-related lawsuits heat up around the country.

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Sep 17, 2020

Child Positive For Coronavirus Was Sent To School Anyway. Others Quarantining Now
Nearly 30 Massachusetts high school students are quarantining after parents sent their child to school despite receiving a positive diagnosis days before.

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Sep 17, 2020

Child Who Was Positive For COVID-19 Was Sent To School Anyway. Others Isolated Now
Nearly 30 Massachusetts high school students are self-isolating after parents sent their child to school, despite receiving a positive diagnosis days before.

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Sep 17, 2020

Students Accused Of Breaking College COVID-19 Rules Fight Their Punishments
As colleges crack down on students accused of violating strict pandemic safety rules, students are lawyering up to fight their punishments.

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Sep 17, 2020

Court Order Keeps Census In Limbo As Counting End Date Looms
After the Trump administration missed a filing deadline for court documents, a judge has ordered the wrap-up of the census to remain on hold, throwing door-knocking efforts further into uncertainty.

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Sep 17, 2020

'I Have To Work': Agricultural Workers In The West Harvest Crops Through Fire Smoke
"The smoke is so dense," one agricultural worker in Oregon told NPR. "I feel dizzy, my throat hurts and my head feels like it's going to explode." Their employers are also faced with tough choices.

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Sep 17, 2020

Utah Officer Faces Felony Charge For Ordering Police Dog To Bite Black Man
Jeffery Ryans, the man who sustained dog bites, "certainly wasn't posing an imminent threat of violence or harm to anyone," according to the district attorney.

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Sep 17, 2020

About 1 In 5 Households In U.S. Cities Miss Needed Medical Care During Pandemic
Some people skipped care because of failing finances or fear of the virus, doctors say. Others find medical practices closed to new patients. Many are suffering health consequences, an NPR poll finds.

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Sep 17, 2020

Biggest Worry On Election Security Is Americans' Loss Of Confidence, Wray Says
The FBI director told members of Congress his greatest fear isn't so much that a foreign nation might achieve some coup, but that too many citizens might no longer trust their own democratic process.

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Sep 17, 2020

Map: Mail-In Voting Rules By State
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, dozens of states have modified their rules for absentee voting in November's elections.

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Sep 17, 2020

As Pandemic Stretches On, Revealing Possible Exposure Can Be Costly To Workers
COVID-19 is still spreading in many communities. Test results can be slow. And quarantines are often unpaid. This leaves workers with tough decisions about what to disclose and when to stay home.

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Sep 17, 2020

India On Track To Surpass U.S. As Country Worst Affected By COVID-19
With more than 5 million coronavirus infections and the world's highest daily tally of new cases, India is expected to become the world's worst-affected country within weeks.

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Sep 17, 2020

Sally Brings 'Widespread' Flash Floods To Inland Areas After Causing Havoc On Coast
"Widespread flash flooding and minor to moderate river flooding is likely" in parts of Georgia and South Carolina, forecasters say. A new potential storm is also being tracked in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Sep 17, 2020

Without DHS Witnesses In Hearing, Whistleblower Claims Likely Go Unaddressed
Members of Congress have no one to ask in Thursday's hearing about reports of mistreatment against ICE detainees and an alleged push to alter intelligence.

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Sep 17, 2020

Secretary Wolf's Absence From Hearing Should 'Appall' Congress, Panel Chairman Says
Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., says that in failing to appear in response to a House subpoena, acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf has expressed a dangerous contempt for congressional oversight.

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Sep 17, 2020

Barr Blasts His Own Prosecutors: 'All Power Is Vested In The Attorney General'
In remarks Wednesday, the attorney general also said restrictions imposed during the coronavirus are "the greatest intrusion on civil liberties in American history" since slavery.

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Sep 17, 2020

'I'm Only 1 Person': Teachers Feel Torn Between Their Students And Their Own Kids
Educators around the U.S. told us they're facing heartbreaking choices between the needs of their students and the needs of their own children.

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Sep 17, 2020

Millions Of Gig Workers Depend On New Unemployment Program, But Fear It'll End Soon
Gig workers are now relying on a safety net program that didn't even exist six months ago. It provides unemployment benefits to the growing number who don't have a traditional payroll job.

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Sep 17, 2020

Millions Of Gig Workers Rely On A New Federal Lifeline. They Now Fear It Will End
Gig workers are now relying on a safety net program that didn't even exist six months ago. It provides unemployment benefits to the growing number who don't have a traditional payroll job.

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Sep 17, 2020

Why Can't America Make Enough N95 Masks? 6 Months Into Pandemic, Shortages Persist
There's just not enough PPE to satisfy demand. Medics are re-using masks and small practices can't even find supplies they can afford. Some domestic manufacturers could help, but it's a risky move.

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Sep 17, 2020

The Complicated Importance Of Abortion To Trump Voters
As Americans think about recession, a pandemic, racial justice, climate change and policing, many Trump voters (or potential Trump voters) bring up abortion in explaining their voting rationale.

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Sep 17, 2020

U.S. Agency Urges End To Below-Minimum Wage For Workers With Disabilities
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights says a 1938 law created "exploitative and discriminatory" job programs and should be phased out, marking a new milestone in the debate over "sheltered workshops."

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Sep 17, 2020

Workers With Disabilities Can Earn Just $3.34 An Hour. Agency Says Law Needs Change
A 1938 law created "exploitative and discriminatory" job programs and should be phased out, marking a new milestone in the debate over "sheltered workshops," the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights says.

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Sep 17, 2020

Trump Casts New Doubt On Any Deal To Keep TikTok Alive In U.S.
Trump also said he's been advised "there is no legal path" for the U.S. to keep a cut of whatever TikTok deal the government approves, an idea he had earlier floated.

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Sep 16, 2020

NCAA Says College Basketball Season Can Start The Day Before Thanksgiving
The NCAA Division I Council voted to push the start date back two weeks from Nov. 10, saying most of its schools will have ended in-person classes for the fall semester by then, reducing exposures.

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Sep 16, 2020

After Complaints, Trump Administration Agrees To In-Person Election Threat Briefings
The nation's top intelligence official caused a stir last month when he canceled face-to-face updates for Congress. The Senate and House intelligence committees say he's agreed to resume them.

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Sep 16, 2020

Omaha Grand Jury Indicts Bar Owner Over Fatal Shooting Of Black Protester In May
Jake Gardner faces four charges, including manslaughter. While local officials initially ruled he had acted in self-defense, a special prosecutor said on Tuesday that new evidence suggested otherwise.

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Sep 16, 2020

ICE Almost Deported Immigrant Woman Who Says She Got Unwanted Surgery While Detained
As explosive allegations were coming to light about immigrant women who say they've been subjected to unwanted hysterectomies and other procedures, one of those detainees was nearly deported.

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Sep 16, 2020

Military Police Leaders Weighed Deploying 'Heat Ray' Against D.C. Protesters
Hours before federal police cleared peaceful protesters near the White House on June 1, a whistleblower got an email asking to find a device that would make protesters' skin feel like it was burning.

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Sep 16, 2020

'I Trust Vaccines. I Trust Scientists. But I Don't Trust Donald Trump,' Biden Says
In remarks, Joe Biden details his plan to distribute a vaccine for the coronavirus, which he said must be based solely on science.

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Sep 16, 2020

Scientists Say A Mind-Bending Rhythm In The Brain Can Act Like Ketamine
Researchers were able to mimic the mind-altering effects of the drug ketamine by inducing a particular rhythm in one area of the brain.

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