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New York Times - Front PageSep 26, 2020
Trump Announces Barrett as Supreme Court Nominee
In choosing Judge Amy Coney Barrett, the president opted for the candidate most likely to thrill his conservative base and outrage his liberal opponents.

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Could Democrats still stop the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett? (Fox News)
President Trump officially nominates Chicago federal judge and ex-Notre Dame law professor Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court, setting up a bitter confirmation confrontation in Senate (Chicago Tribune)

USATODAY.com News - Top StoriesSep 26, 2020
Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. What happens next in Senate confirmation process
Now that Trump has named Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee to the Supreme Court, the Senate can start its nomination process.      

Fox NewsSep 26, 2020
Sen. Tom Cotton: Senate will confirm Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court, despite Democratic threats
When members of the Senate vote to confirm 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court next month, we'll be following precedent and doing our sworn duty under the Constitution.

USATODAY.com News - Top StoriesSep 26, 2020
Breonna Taylor protest updates: Hundreds gather for Proud Boys rally, counterprotest in Portland; 22 arrested in Louisville overnight
State and local officials have planned ahead, expecting this weekend's round of protests to continue to intensify.       

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Women's March co-founder blasts Kentucky AG after Breonna Taylor decision (NY Post National News)

Chicago TribuneSep 26, 2020
Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 2,441 new known COVID-19 cases and 25 additional deaths reported Saturday
Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.

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Coronavirus updates: 9% of American adults exposed to COVID-19; world deaths could double before a vaccine is widely available, WHO warns (USATODAY.com News - Top Stories)
The US now has more than 7,032,000 Covid-19 cases and at least 203,750 related deaths (CNN Top Stories)

Chicago Sun-Times NewsSep 26, 2020
Illinois records a 2,000-plus daily coronavirus caseload for 10th day this month (LIVE UPDATES)
Scientific conferences have become public relations exercises instead of functioning as spaces where scientific ideas are exchanged and new ideas encouraged.

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Coronavirus: More than 1,000 New Yorkers test positive in a day for first time since June (Yahoo News)
Illinois records 2,441 new coronavirus cases, 25 additional deaths (Chicago Sun-Times News)

Chicago TribuneSep 26, 2020
Rally to remember police shooting victims
My Block, My Hood, My City organized a rally at Daley Plaza to remember police shooting victims, including Breonna Taylor, and raise awareness for organizations helping to empower Black women-owned businesses and Black children, on Sept. 26, 2020, in Chicago.

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Killings by police, like the Breonna Taylor case, rarely end in trials or convictions (CNN Top Stories)

USATODAY.com News - Top StoriesSep 26, 2020
Republicans have said they want to confirm Amy Coney Barrett before Election Day. Here's how long other confirmations took
Now that Trump has nominated Amy Coney Barret to the Supreme Court, the issue becomes whether the GOP-led Senate can confirm her before Election Day.       

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Biden says Senate should not act on Amy Coney Barrett Supreme Court nomination until after election (Fox News)
Dems scramble for SCOTUS strategy as GOP hopes for an Election Day boost (NY Post National News)

CNN Top StoriesSep 26, 2020
Hear Amy Coney Barrett's tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Amy Coney Barrett pays tribute to the late Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia after being formally nominated to serve on the Supreme Court by President Donald Trump.

CNN Top StoriesSep 26, 2020
President Trump selects the conservative federal appeals court judge to succeed Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the bench


CNN Top StoriesSep 26, 2020
Analysis: What Barrett's nomination could mean for US law
The US Supreme Court is on the verge of a historic transformation that could wind back the law in America for decades, in some cases to the 1930s, pre-New Deal approach.

CNN Top StoriesSep 26, 2020
A Texas teacher was fired for wearing a Black Lives Matter face mask
A Texas teacher was fired for continuing to wear a Black Lives Matter face mask after school officials asked her to stop.

Fox NewsSep 26, 2020
McConnell calls Amy Coney Barrett ‘exceptionally impressive,' Schumer will ‘strongly' oppose nomination
Barrett is up to fill the Supreme Court seat of late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who was a trailblazer for women's rights and the face of the liberal bloc of the court.

NY Post National NewsSep 26, 2020
Undecided voters looking for ‘presidential' Trump and signs of life from Biden
"Trump needs to get out of his own way to win me over. ... And with Biden, I need to see some life," one undecided voter tells The Post.

Chicago TribuneSep 26, 2020
Teenage boy fatally wounded in shooting in South Austin, man critically wounded in shooting on South Side
A 17-year-old boy was fatally wounded Saturday morning on the West Side, Chicago police said.

USATODAY.com News - Top StoriesSep 26, 2020
Supreme Court: How nominee Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation process will unfold
President Trump's nomination to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg is quick and controversial - but Republicans could make it happen. Here's how.       

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Amy Coney Barrett named President Trump's third Supreme Court nominee (USATODAY National News)

Fox NewsSep 26, 2020
Curtis Hill: Black Kentucky AG wrongly attacked by other Blacks for not charging cops in Breonna Taylor death
Justice knows no color. Yet Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron is being criticized by fellow Blacks who contend he should have charged police in the killing of Breonna Taylor.

CNN Most RecentSep 26, 2020
Portland on edge as far-right group holds rally with counterprotesters nearby
Members of the far-right Proud Boys -- some carrying firearms and wearing body armor -- massed at a rally on Saturday in Portland, Oregon, as counter rallies unfolded nearby and officials in the tense city braced for violence.

NY Post National NewsSep 26, 2020
Gayle King calls out Nancy Pelosi for calling Trump associates ‘henchmen'
Gayle King of CBS News found herself in the social media crosshairs after questioning House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's use of the word "henchmen" to describe the president's associates in an interview. The television journalist's name was trending on Twitter early Saturday as folks slammed King, who called out Pelosi's language as "egregious" and questioned whether...

CNN Most RecentSep 26, 2020
8 Texas cities were alerted to a brain-eating amoeba found in water supply
Residents of eight cities were alerted to a brain-eating amoeba found in a southeast Texas water supply.

Yahoo NewsSep 26, 2020
CBS' Gayle King calls out Pelosi's 'egregious' language when she refers to Trump allies as 'henchmen'
The exchange came after Gayle King asked whether Nancy Pelosi still felt that Joe Biden shouldn't debate Donald Trump.


Reuters Top NewsSep 26, 2020
U.S. Midwest sees surge in COVID-19 cases as four states report record increases - Reuters
U.S. Midwest sees surge in COVID-19 cases as four states report record increases  Reuters

New York Times - Front PageSep 26, 2020
Democrats Don't Want to Get Personal in Debate Over Barrett
Joseph Biden and Democrats are wary of criticism of Judge Amy Coney Barrett that could be perceived as personal attacks. They will focus on the real-world impact she might have as a Supreme Court justice on health care and access to abortion.

Chicago Sun-Times NewsSep 26, 2020
Hundreds gather to ‘say her name' at Daley Center rally for Breonna Taylor
Scientific conferences have become public relations exercises instead of functioning as spaces where scientific ideas are exchanged and new ideas encouraged.

CNN Most RecentSep 26, 2020
The Supreme Court hasn't been this conservative since the 1930s
The US Supreme Court is on the verge of a historic transformation that could wind back the law in America for decades, in some cases to the 1930s, pre-New Deal approach.

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Barrett, a proven conservative with a compelling personal story (CNN Top Stories)

USATODAY.com News - Top StoriesSep 26, 2020
After Donald Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett, Senate now must ask these questions
Our View: A Supreme Court confirmation fight just 38 days from a presidential election, after denying Merrick Garland hearings in 2016, harms America.       

USATODAY.com News - Top StoriesSep 26, 2020
Amy Coney Barrett: Talented judge, popular professor brings solid conservative credentials
Her nomination to the seat held for 27 years by liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg makes Barrett's nomination the most contentious in decades.      

Chicago Sun-Times NewsSep 26, 2020
This You Gotta See: Cubs, White Sox armed and ready for Games 1 and 2 of playoffs
Scientific conferences have become public relations exercises instead of functioning as spaces where scientific ideas are exchanged and new ideas encouraged.

Fox NewsSep 26, 2020
Sanders says there ‘will be a number of plans' to make sure Trump leaves office if he loses election
Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., couldn't nail down a plan for what lawmakers should do if President Trump refuses to concede the White House if he loses in November, but said there will be a "number of plans" if that scenario were to take place.

CNN Most RecentSep 26, 2020
Donald Trump has now become a hugely consequential president
President Donald Trump has made no secret of his desire to write his name in history, to leave a presidential legacy that can't be erased no matter what happens on November 3. And now he has it.

Fox NewsSep 26, 2020
White Sox P Cordero suspended 3 games for hitting Contreras
Major League Baseball suspended Chicago White Sox reliever Jimmy Cordero for three games Saturday and fined him an undisclosed amount for hitting the Cubs' Willson Contreras with a pitch.

USATODAY.com News - Top StoriesSep 26, 2020
Amy Barrett: If Democrats attack her over 'People of Praise' membership, they'll regret it
You cannot fight bigotry with bigotry. Indulging it won't get us a more tolerant America.      

USATODAY.com News - Top StoriesSep 26, 2020
Trump announced Amy Coney Barrett as his Supreme Court pick Saturday. Here's what we know.
"They say the biggest thing you can do (as president) is the appointment of judges, but especially the appointment of Supreme Court justices," Trump said Friday.       

Chicago TribuneSep 26, 2020
Watch live: President Donald Trump to announce his Supreme Court nominee
President Trump is expected to announce his nominee for the Supreme Court, following Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death last Friday. Watch live here.

Chicago Sun-Times NewsSep 26, 2020
17-year-old fatally shot in Austin
Scientific conferences have become public relations exercises instead of functioning as spaces where scientific ideas are exchanged and new ideas encouraged.

CNN Top StoriesSep 26, 2020
Rare hurricane force wind warning just issued for Alaska
The National Weather Service office in Anchorage issued a rare Hurricane Force Wind Warning for the Northern Gulf of Alaska on Saturday.

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A rare hurricane force wind warning was just issued for Alaska (CNN Most Recent)

Fox NewsSep 26, 2020
China pushes emergency use of COVID vaccine despite concerns
Concerns remain over China's rush to push out a vaccine.

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As U.S., China squabble at U.N., a plea - and warning - from one of world's smallest states (Yahoo News)

Top Stories - Google NewsSep 26, 2020
The White Sox Reliever Who Plunked Willson Contreras Just Got Suspended, Ditto Manager Rick Renteria - bleachernation.com
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USATODAY.com News - Top StoriesSep 26, 2020
The 'very troubling' questions Kentucky's attorney general isn't answering on the Breonna Taylor decision
Why wasn't Brett Hankison charged with endangering Breonna Taylor? Did the grand jury even vote on homicide charges? A look at unanswered questions.       

NY Post National NewsSep 26, 2020
South Korea calls for joint probe with North Korea over official's death
South Korean officials said a joint probe was needed because there were discrepancies in accounts of the death from the two sides.

Fox NewsSep 26, 2020
Russia, China block release of UN report criticizing Russia
Russia and China blocked the official release of a report by U.N. experts on Libya that accused its warring parties and their international backers -- including Russia -- of violating a U.N. arms embargo on the conflict-wracked country, U.N. diplomats said Friday.

Fox NewsSep 26, 2020
VA health dept., George Mason University working on contact tracing after Gov. Northam tests positive for COVID-19
George Mason University says they are in touch with the Virginia Health Department to contact trace potential cases of coronavirus after that state's governor tested positive for COVID-19 days after a visit to the school.

NY Post National NewsSep 26, 2020
First Trump-Biden debate rules set — and shaped by COVID-19
There will be no pre-debate handshake, and no post-debate spin room for surrogates to put the best face on their candidate's performance.

USATODAY.com News - Top StoriesSep 26, 2020
I've known Amy Coney Barrett for over 20 years. Her intellect and heart are unrivaled.
Yes, she is brilliant. And, yes, she is a principled, careful judge. But she also is one of the most generous people whom I have ever met.       

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Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin says he doesn't know if Amy Coney Barrett is qualified for Supreme Court (Chicago Tribune)

CNN Top StoriesSep 26, 2020
Opinion: President Trump, here are three tips for besting Biden at the debate
The first general election debate on September 29 represents a significant opportunity for President Donald Trump to change the dynamic of a race where he trails in national polling, as well as in recent polls from some of the battleground states he would need to win to be reelected. While debates traditionally have not had a significant impact on public opinion, the nature of this year's campaign -- where voters have had less direct contact with the candidates as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic -- makes Tuesday evening's matchup potentially more consequential than in the past.

Fox NewsSep 25, 2020
President Trump ties Biden to Virginia governor at rally in an effort to portray him as extreme
President Trump blasted Virginia Governor Ralph Northam at a rally on Friday, attempting to portray him as representative of the type of governance Virginians would be supporting if they voted for former Vice President Joe Biden in November.

USATODAY.com News - Top StoriesSep 25, 2020
Ruth Bader Ginsburg makes history as the first woman, Jewish person to lie in state at Capitol ceremony
Ruth Bader Ginsburg made history Friday when she became the first woman and Jewish person to lie in state at the U.S. Capitol.      

Yahoo NewsSep 25, 2020
Three men are accused of creating 'man cave' under Grand Central station
Three railroad workers have been suspended for turning a storage room under New York's Grand Central Terminal into an unauthorized "man cave" with a television, a refrigerator, a microwave and a futon couch, officials said Thursday.


USATODAY National NewsSep 25, 2020
With 'profound sorrow': Ginsburg lies in state
The late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is lying in state Friday at the U.S. Capitol, the first woman in American history to do so, in commemoration of her extraordinary life. (Sept. 25)       

NY Post National NewsSep 25, 2020
Breonna Taylor's family urges Kentucky AG to release grand jury transcripts
Breonna Taylor's family members on Friday called on Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron to release the transcripts from the grand jury that did not bring charges against the police officers in the young black woman's killing. "I never had faith in Daniel Cameron to begin with … I knew he had already been chosen to...
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