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CNN Most RecentSep 22, 2020
Democrats weigh how to handle Trump's potential Supreme Court pick after past flap over Barrett's faith
In a tense exchange between Amy Coney Barrett and Sen. Dianne Feinstein in 2017, the California Democrat sharply questioned whether the judicial nominee could separate her Catholic views from her legal opinions.

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With Court Prize in Sight, Republicans Unite Behind Trump Once Again (New York Times - Front Page)
Sen. Mike Lee: 'I hope and expect' Amy Coney Barrett will be Trump's SCOTUS nominee (Fox News)

Reuters Top NewsSep 22, 2020
West Ham boss Moyes, two players test positive for COVID-19 - Reuters India
West Ham boss Moyes, two players test positive for COVID-19  Reuters India

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A new startup is recruiting gig workers to help landlords evict people from their homes, calling it the fastest-growing moneymaking gig because of COVID-19 (Yahoo News)
Vivica A. Fox says she's negative for COVID-19, after positive test bumps her from Emmys show (USATODAY.com News - Top Stories)

USATODAY.com News - Top StoriesSep 22, 2020
Coronavirus updates: US tops 200,000 deaths in less than 8 months; toll could double by year's end; FDA to set high bar for vaccine
U.S. surpasses 200,000 coronavirus deaths. CDC says trick-or-treating should still be avoided. Irony of Mayflower celebrations. Latest on COVID-19.       

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Trump Demands U.N. Hold China to Account for Coronavirus Pandemic (New York Times - Front Page)

CNN Top StoriesSep 22, 2020
Fight over Supreme Court already shaking up Senate races
The brawl over Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's successor began before her body was buried. Within hours of her death on Friday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said, "President Trump's nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate."

USATODAY.com News - Top StoriesSep 22, 2020
First people to get COVID-19 vaccinations also will get daily health check-in text messages from the CDC
The first people to be vaccinated against COVID-19 will get daily email and text messages asking how they're feeling to track possible adverse reactions.      

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Wisconsin declares new public health emergency after surge in coronavirus cases among young people (CNN Most Recent)

Yahoo NewsSep 22, 2020
McConnell unexpectedly rejects Democrats' funding bill, leaving U.S. on the verge of government shutdown
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) rejected the government funding resolution House Democrats introduced Monday, leaving the U.S. government on the verge of a shutdown.The current government funding package only lasts another nine days, so on Monday, Democrats released a draft resolution that would extend in through Dec. 11. But McConnell alleged the Democrats' proposal "shamefully leaves out key relief and support" for farmers via Commodity Credit Corp. funding — though CNN reports the Trump administration views those funds as "an unaccountable political slush fund." Senior Dem aide says the Trump admin views the CCC funds as "an unaccountable political slush fund." McConnell makes clear Rs want it in any CR. 9 days til government funding deadline.... https://t.co/AgUazyMW2G — Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) September 21, 2020House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Sunday rejected the idea that she'd use the spending bill as leverage to stop Senate Republicans from filling Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat. "None of us has any interest in shutting down government, that has such a harmful and shameful impact on so many people in our country," she said, adding that "we have arrows in our quiver."More stories from theweek.com Democrats have a better optio

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House approves spending bill in effort to avoid government shutdown during pandemic (Fox News)
House OKs spending bill, sending legislation to Senate just days before government set to shutdown (USATODAY.com News - Top Stories)

New York Times - Front PageSep 22, 2020
Cindy McCain Endorses Biden, Citing Trump's Disparagement of Troops
The widow of Senator John McCain praised Joe Biden's "character and integrity" and noted that both he and her family had children who had served in the military.

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Trump: Biden against 'oil, guns and God' (USATODAY National News)
Trump mocks Biden for covering up face plastic surgery with mask (NY Post National News)

CNN Most RecentSep 22, 2020
As the US surpasses 200,000 Covid-19 deaths, survivors have a message: This is not a hoax
Even as the nation surpasses 200,000 Covid-19 deaths, there are still people who think the coronavirus is a hoax. Survivors of the disease and members of victims' families beg to differ and are sharing their very real experiences with the deadly disease.

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Woodward says he is 'embarrassed for' Trump grading himself as an A on COVID-19 following 200,000 deaths (USATODAY.com News - Top Stories)
Trump: 200,000 virus deaths milestone 'a shame' (USATODAY National News)

USATODAY National NewsSep 22, 2020
'Married at First Sight' expert keeps relationships strong during pandemic
Calvin "Pastor Cal" Roberson, one of the three experts on "Married at First Sight," details some of the advice he gives to couples who are trying to strengthen their relationships during the coronavirus pandemic. He also says he keeps in touch with many past #MAFS cast members. (Sept. 22)       

Chicago Sun-Times NewsSep 22, 2020
Halloween 2020: avoid trick-or-treating, haunted houses, CDC advises
Children from Mumbai's Mehli Mehta Music Foundation sing and play the anthem "Jai Ho" along with the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra in a memorable remote recording.

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Avoid ‘traditional trick-or-treating,' CDC says in guidelines for Halloween 2020 (Chicago Tribune)

NY Post National NewsSep 22, 2020
‘Profiles in cowardice': WH attacks ‘fired' pandemic aide Olivia Troye
The White House on Tuesday unloaded on former coronavirus task force staffer Olivia Troye, saying the recently declared opponent of President Trump was "fired" after "complaining" about her workload. Speaking from the briefing room podium, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany and Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg, national security adviser to Vice President Mike Pence, trashed...

Reuters Top NewsSep 22, 2020
U.S. CDC reports 199,462 coronavirus deaths - Reuters India
U.S. CDC reports 199,462 coronavirus deaths  Reuters India

New York Times - Front PageSep 22, 2020
House Approves Short-Term Bill to Avoid a Shutdown
The measure would stave off a government shutdown, providing funding until Dec. 11.

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Nancy Pelosi unveils details of stimulus deal to avoid government shutdown (NY Post National News)

CNN Top StoriesSep 22, 2020
Family charged over party that forced high school to delay in-person learning
A Massachusetts couple and their teenage child are facing charges after they hosted a party that led to the local high school delaying in-person learning over Covid-19 concerns.

Top Stories - Google NewsSep 22, 2020
Trump court announcement set for Saturday as Amy Coney Barrett emerges as a favorite - CNN
Trump court announcement set for Saturday as Amy Coney Barrett emerges as a favorite  CNNMitt Romney backing of Supreme Court vote paves way for election-year confirmation  CNNRepublicans Would Regret Replacing Ginsburg Before Election  BloombergTrump Supreme Court favorite Amy Coney Barrett would be the ultimate insult to RBG  NBC News

CNN Most RecentSep 22, 2020
Parents and child charged over party that forced Massachusetts high school to delay in-person learning
A Massachusetts couple and their teenage child are facing charges after they hosted a party that led to the local high school delaying in-person learning over Covid-19 concerns.

Top Stories - Google NewsSep 22, 2020
Kayleigh McEnany scolds CNN's Jim Acosta over Trump coronavirus question - Fox News
Kayleigh McEnany scolds CNN's Jim Acosta over Trump coronavirus question  Fox NewsKayleigh Struggles to Defend Trump Claim That COVID 'Affects Virtually Nobody'  The Daily BeastKeilar to Trump official: Where is Trump's health care plan?  CNNWhite House on 200,000 Coronavirus Deaths: Call Us When 2 Million of You Are Dead  Vanity FairHow Donald Trump Turned The Presidency Into A Business : Fresh Air  NPRView Full Coverage on Google News

Chicago TribuneSep 22, 2020
Gov. Pritzker puts Illinois National Guard ‘in a state of readiness' ahead of Kentucky announcement in Breonna Taylor case
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker puts Illinois National Guard ‘in a state of readiness' ahead of Kentucky announcement in Breonna Taylor case

CNN Top StoriesSep 22, 2020
White House liaisons being removed from their jobs and replaced
White House chief of staff Mark Meadows emailed government agencies informing them that many of the White House liaisons are being removed from their roles in anticipation of President Donald Trump winning a second term, CNN has learned.

Yahoo NewsSep 22, 2020
Man accused of killing Black Lives Matter protester dies by suicide
Officers found 38-year-old Jack Gardner's body outside a medical clinic in Hillsboro, Oregon, on Sunday


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Four arrested after Black man's body found burning in a ditch in Iowa (CNN US)

NY Post National NewsSep 22, 2020
Mike Pence's plane forced to return to New Hampshire airport after striking bird
Vice President Mike Pence's plane was forced to return to a New Hampshire airport on Tuesday night soon after takeoff because it struck a bird, the White House said. Pence was on his way back to Washington, DC, after campaigning at an airport hangar in Gilford, New Hampshire, earlier in the day. The vice president...

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Plane carrying Mike Pence lands safely after hitting bird, source says (CNN Top Stories)

NYT > OpinionSep 22, 2020
A Divided America Is a National Security Threat
Political polarization is a "force multiplier" that deepens other threats and cripples our ability to combat them.

USATODAY National NewsSep 22, 2020
'Justice for Mike': Iowa authorities arrest 4 in murder of Michael Williams, whose body was found burning in a ditch
Four people have been charged in connection with the murder of Iowa man Michael Ronnell Williams, whose body was found burning in a ditch last week.        

Chicago TribuneSep 22, 2020
The Spin: Trump's front-runner to replace Ginsburg could see Chicago record thrown in spotlight | Obamacare's fate as SCOTUS recalibrates | Trump interview with WGN America airs tonight
Welcome to The Spin, the Chicago Tribune's politics newsletter.

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COVID-19 death toll: 200,000 souls are asking their fellow Americans why (USATODAY.com News - Top Stories)

Fox NewsSep 22, 2020
Braun vows Senate prepared to make the 'most of the time that we've got' on Trump SCOTUS nomination
Republican senators are gearing up to make the "most of the time that we've got" and vote to confirm President Trump's Supreme Court nominee before the election, Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind., told "Your World" Tuesday.

USATODAY.com News - Top StoriesSep 22, 2020
Costco reportedly pulls Palmetto Cheese after founder calls Black Lives Matter a 'terror organization'
Costco has reportedly removed Palmetto Cheese from store shelves after the owner of the cheese brand called Black Lives Matter a terror organization.       

CNN Top StoriesSep 22, 2020
House sends bipartisan bill to address missing and murdered Native Americans to Trump's desk
A bipartisan bill aimed at addressing cases of missing and murdered Native Americans has been sent to President Donald Trump's desk for final approval.

Fox NewsSep 22, 2020
Schumer: If Republicans confirm new justice, they ‘will have stolen' 2 SCOTUS seats
Lacking the votes in the Senate to stop a new Supreme Court nominee, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer accused Republicans of stealing the newly open seat by moving forward to confirm President Trump's nominee.

CNN Most RecentSep 22, 2020
FDA considering authorization rules that could push coronavirus vaccine past Election Day
The US Food and Drug Administration is considering new rules for authorization for a Covid-19 vaccine, according to three sources familiar with the situation -- and calculations show these rules would push an authorization beyond Election Day.

Fox NewsSep 22, 2020
Iowa authorities arrest 4 in killing of man whose body was found burning in ditch
Iowa authorities have arrested four people in connection with the death of a 44-year-old Black man whose body was found on fire in a ditch in Kellogg last week.

Chicago TribuneSep 22, 2020
Cook County Health officials send Board of Commissioners $3.4B budget plan as pandemic shortfall looms: ‘We're looking at a compromise here, no question'
Cook County Health's board of directors sent the county's Board of Commissioners its preliminary $3.4 billion 2021 budget plan this week that would enact cuts across departments aimed at closing a projected $187 million deficit. In an 8-3 vote, with one director absent, the health system's board on Monday approved its budget recommendation, despite discord over how much additional tax revenue Cook County should provide the health system. The proposal, which includes slightly more revenue funding from the county, but less than what system officials previously requested, heads to the county board for further consideration.

USATODAY National NewsSep 22, 2020
VP Pence's plane makes emergency landing in NH
Vice President Mike Pence's airplane struck a bird upon take-off from a New Hampshire airport, causing the pilot to return to the airport out of caution, The White House said on Tuesday. (Sept. 22)       

New York Times - Front PageSep 22, 2020
Kobe Bryant's Widow Sues L.A. County Sheriff Over Crash Site Photos
Vanessa Bryant's lawsuit alleges that at least eight deputies took and shared graphic photographs of the victims.

Yahoo NewsSep 22, 2020
Police cancel vacations; prepare for Breonna Taylor decision
Louisville, Kentucky, police said Monday that they had canceled vacations and were setting up barricades in preparation for the state attorney general's announcement about whether he will charge officers in Breonna Taylor's shooting death. A statement from the department said all requests for vacation and days off were being canceled "until further notice" as the city awaits Attorney General Daniel Cameron's announcement. "It is important to note that (Cameron) has said there is no timetable for the announcement," the statement added.


CNN Most RecentSep 22, 2020
Plane carrying Pence lands safely at New Hampshire airport after hitting a bird, source says
Air Force Two -- the plane used to fly Vice President Mike Pence -- safely landed at a New Hampshire airport on Tuesday after hitting a bird in flight, a source told CNN.

CNN Top StoriesSep 22, 2020
The endorsement follows McCain's appearance in a video about Biden's relationship with her late husband at the Democratic National Convention
Cindy McCain, the widow of longtime Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona, is set to endorse Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee told donors Tuesday.

New York Times - Front PageSep 22, 2020
With Nothing Else Working, Trump Races to Make a New Supreme Court Justice the Issue
Even as he presses ahead, some Republicans wonder whether it would be better to hold a confirmation vote before the election or start hearings but leave the final vote until afterward.

CNN Top StoriesSep 22, 2020
FDA expected to issue stricter guidelines on vaccine emergency approval, Washington Post reports
The US Food and Drug Administration is expected to issue new, stricter guidelines for emergency authorization of coronavirus vaccines in a bid to gain more public trust of the vaccine, the Washington Post reported.

CNN Top StoriesSep 22, 2020
Independent autopsy shows Dijon Kizzee was struck 15 times by LA Sheriff's deputies, according to family attorneys
An independent autopsy commissioned by the family of 29-year-old Black man Dijon Kizzee found that he was struck 15 times by Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies last month, attorneys for the family said Tuesday.

USATODAY.com News - Top StoriesSep 22, 2020
'It's a shame.' Trump reacts to COVID-19 death toll hitting 200,000
Asked about the 200,000 COVID-19 deaths as reported by Johns Hopkins as he left the White House on Tuesday, Trump said "it's a shame."       

Top Stories - Google NewsSep 22, 2020
Tropical Storm Beta slams Texas with heavy rains, flooding - CBS Evening News
Tropical Storm Beta slams Texas with heavy rains, flooding  CBS Evening NewsTropical Depression Beta Still a Flash Flood Threat From Texas Into the Southeast, Including the Houston Metro  The Weather Channel'Zombie' Tropical Storm Paulette returns from the dead because it's 2020  CNNIn 2020 fashion, Paulette rises from the tropical grave  NewsChannel5.com3 P.M. UPDATE: Break in Beta brings out sun, which isn't good  ABC13 Houston

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Chicago TribuneSep 22, 2020
Wisconsin, 3 other states & Puerto Rico go on Chicago's travel quarantine list, 2 states removed. Here's what you need to know to avoid a large fine.
Chicago health officials Tuesday put Wisconsin back on the city's travel quarantine list, while also adding back Idaho and Puerto Rico. Montana and Minnesota were added for the first time. Here's what you need to know to avoid a large fine.

New York Times - Front PageSep 22, 2020
End the Poisonous Process of Picking Supreme Court Justices
I'm a libertarian-conservative. We need to depoliticize the court and appoint members to a single 18-year-term.

Top Stories - Google NewsSep 22, 2020
Beta drenching Texas and Louisiana with heavy rain as significant flooding occurs in Houston - Washington Post
Beta drenching Texas and Louisiana with heavy rain as significant flooding occurs in Houston  Washington PostVideo tour of flooding and high water around the Houston area  ABC13 HoustonIn 2020 fashion, Paulette rises from the tropical grave  NewsChannel5.com'Zombie' Tropical Storm Paulette returns from the dead because it's 2020  CNNAfter Beta and Teddy, Tropics to Calm Down  Fox Balti

CNN USSep 22, 2020
Louisville police officer defends his role in Breonna Taylor case in email
One of the Louisville Metro Police officers who fired into Breonna Taylor's home the night she was killed sent a mass email to the department early Tuesday defending his actions and slamming the city's leadership, his attorney confirmed to CNN.

Fox NewsSep 22, 2020
Costco removes popular cheese after Black Lives Matter controversy
Palmetto Cheese faced calls for a boycott following the controversial Facebook post.

Chicago TribuneSep 22, 2020
Candyality shuttering Andersonville location, the latest Chicago food business lost to the COVID-19 pandemic's economic toll. Here's our running list.
Here is a running list of Chicago-area bars and restaurants that have closed for economic reasons due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Chicago TribuneSep 22, 2020
Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 1,531 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 30 additional deaths reported; Wisconsin again added to Chicago's travel quarantine list
Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.

USATODAY National NewsSep 22, 2020
Louisville mayor declares 'state of emergency,' downtown access cut off ahead of Breonna Taylor decision
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer declared a state of emergency in ahead of an announcement in the Breonna Taylor case.        

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Fox NewsSep 22, 2020
McMaster warns Trump plays 'into Putin's hands' with warm remarks about Russian president
President Trump should be harder on Russian President Vladimir Putin in his public statements, former National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster argued on "The Story" Tuesday.

CNN Top StoriesSep 22, 2020
Musk promises $25,000 Tesla and says Model S 'Plaid' is coming soon
Elon Musk ended Tesla's big battery event Tuesday evening, with some big promises about the pricing Tesla's future cars and the announcement of a new ultra-fast version of today's Model S.

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CNN USSep 22, 2020
Party forces schools to shift to remote learning


Yahoo NewsSep 22, 2020
Hawaii Health Department Chemist Cooked Up LSD for Air Force Members: Prosecutors
A government chemist in Hawaii cooked up batches of LSD for active-duty members of the U.S. military who responded to ads for the powerful hallucinogen posted on social media, prosecutors allege.Trevor Keegan, an "extract tech" in the Disease Outbreak Control Division of the state Health Department, was charged earlier this month on one count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. His alleged co-conspirator, Austin White, is not known to be affiliated with any government agency. He is facing the same charges as Keegan.The case came to the attention of investigators last September, when a confidential informant tipped off the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations (OSI) about "an individual [who] was utilizing...Snapchat to advertise and conduct drug sales, particularly with active duty military service members." The existence of the investigation has not been previously reported.Air Force Vet Who Shot Woman for Stealing His Nazi Flag Claims He's Actually the Victim OSI turned the investigation over to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), which was soon able to identify the Snapchat dealer as White, prosecutors said."White's public Snapchat account showed the public advertisement of various controlled substances for sale with listed prices," says a criminal complaint filed in Hawaii federal court. "One of the advertised controlled substances was Lysergic Acid Diethylamide ("LSD"), more commonly known as ‘acid,' which is a schedule I controll

Yahoo NewsSep 22, 2020
Russia's Putin urges end to sanctions to boost world economy
Russian President Vladimir Putin argued Tuesday that ending "illegitimate sanctions" against countries like his could boost the coronavirus-hit global economy and create jobs, using his annual speech at the U.N. General Assembly to stress the need for multilateral cooperation against the pandemic. In a somewhat muted speech for the often tough-talking Russian leader, Putin told the U.N.'s 75th anniversary gathering that countries need to work together better to fight the virus and other global problems. Putin has been pushing for years to end U.S. and European Union sanctions imposed on Moscow after it annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, was accused of interfering in the 2016 U.S. elections, and other actions.


Fox NewsSep 22, 2020
Ohio county health department accused of promoting unsafe sex with ad campaign
The Stark County Health Department has pulled the campaign, saying in a statement that the goal was "not to offend but to appeal to the audience that most utilize our services."

Fox NewsSep 22, 2020
Booze-fueled party forced Massachusetts high school to shut down
Two parents and a student have been charged in Massachusetts after allegedly throwing a booze-fueled party for at least 50 underage kids Sept. 11th, which forced Lincoln-Sudbury High School to transition from in-person classes to remote learning for the beginning of the school year.

LA Times National NewsSep 22, 2020
Trump slams China in U.N. speech echoing his campaign themes
President Trump hit China unusually hard in a video address to a virtual United Nations General Assembly, with two audiences in mind: global and U.S. voters.



NY Post National NewsSep 22, 2020
John McCain's widow Cindy endorses Biden for president
Cindy McCain, the widow of former Republican Senator John McCain, said in a statement Tuesday that she will back Joe Biden for president. In the statement released on Twitter, Cindy wrote Biden is the only candidate in the race who she believes will "stand up" for American values. "My husband John lived by a code:...

CNN Most RecentSep 22, 2020
Fact check: Trump campaign posts another dishonestly snipped Biden quote to make him sound confused
There is a pattern: President Donald Trump's campaign and its allies keep dishonestly snipping, editing or describing video clips of former Vice President Joe Biden to try to make the Democratic presidential nominee seem confused or senile.

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NYT > OpinionSep 22, 2020
Vladimir Putin Thinks He Can Get Away With Anything
Why has the poisoning of Alexei Navalny been met with Western silence?

CNN Top StoriesSep 22, 2020
Trump's former national security adviser: The President is 'making it easy' for Putin by promoting election conspiracies
President Donald Trump's former national security adviser H.R. McMaster said Tuesday that the President and other lawmakers are "making it easy" for Russian President Vladimir Putin by promoting conspiracy theories about US election integrity and Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

Fox NewsSep 22, 2020
China fumes at Trump's UN speech, accuses US of spreading 'political virus'
China on Tuesday responded angrily to President Trump's speech at the U.N. General Assembly, in which he blamed the communist country for the coronavirus pandemic -- with Beijing accusing Trump of spreading a "political virus."

Yahoo NewsSep 22, 2020
AOC: McConnell 'playing with fire' if Senate votes for Supreme Court nominee
Danielle Pletka, AEI senior fellow, joins 'America's Newsroom.'


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Romney supports holding a vote on Trump's Supreme Court nominee (Yahoo News)
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