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How Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death could reshape the presidential campaign

By STEVE PEOPLES | Associated Press NEW YORK — A presidential campaign that was already tugging at the nation’s most searing divides has been jolted by the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, potentially reshaping the election at a moment when some Americans were beginning to cast ballots. For months, the contest has largely centered on President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus, the biggest public health crisis in a century that has badly damaged his prospects for reel...
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Trump pledges woman for court, pushes Senate to move on pick

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, LISA MASCARO and STEVE PEOPLES | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Saturday promised to put forth a female nominee in the coming week to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, pushing the Republican-controlled Senate to consider the pick without delay. Taking the stage at a North Carolina rally to chants of “Fill that seat,” the president said he would nominate his selection despite Democrats’ objections. And,...
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AP source: Envelope addressed to White House contained ricin

Federal officials intercepted an envelope addressed to the White House that contained the poison ricin, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Saturday.
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Enveloped addressed to Trump contained deadly poison

By MICHAEL BALSAMO | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Federal officials intercepted an envelope addressed to the White House that contained the poison ricin, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Saturday. The letter was intercepted at a government facility that screens mail addressed to the White House and President Donald Trump, the official said. A preliminary investigation indicated it tested positive for ricin, a poison found naturally in castor beans, the official said. The ...
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Envelope addressed to Trump contained deadly poison

By MICHAEL BALSAMO | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Federal officials intercepted an envelope addressed to the White House that contained the poison ricin, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Saturday. The letter was intercepted at a government facility that screens mail addressed to the White House and President Donald Trump, the official said. A preliminary investigation indicated it tested positive for ricin, a poison found naturally in castor beans, the official said. The ...
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Evangelicals Fuel Trump’s Hopes For Pennsylvania Victory

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s homestretch push to repeat his razor thin victory in Pennsylvania four years ago won’t happen without white evangelicals, and there are signs that critical component of his coalition hasn’t lost the faith. It’s a group that has often made the difference for Republicans on the Pennsylvania ballot. And while some born-again voters had misgivings about Trump in 2016, they helped him eke out a 44,000-vote margin of victory in the pivotal swing state. T...
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at the age of 87

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 2013. Charles Dharapak/AP Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at the age of 87. Her death was announced Friday evening. She had multiple types of cancer in the past 20 years. Even before President Bill Clinton nominated her to the Supreme Court in 1993, Ginsburg was a champion for women's issues as a lawyer at the ACLU. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at the age of 87.She di...
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'His people are going to suffer and that's their problem': Jared Kushner said New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo 'didn't pound the phones hard enough to get PPE for his state,' according to report

Jared Kushner. JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images "Cuomo didn't pound the phones hard enough to get PPE for his state. ... His people are going to suffer and that's their problem," senior White House adviser Jared Kushner said, according to Vanity Fair. At the time, Gov. Andrew Cuomo was taking to the airwaves with his daily press briefings to implore the federal government to stop the bidding wars. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany called Vanity Fair's account "inaccurate and disg...
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'His people are going to suffer and that's their problem': Jared Kushner said NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo 'didn't pound the phones hard enough to get PPE for his state,' according to report

Jared Kushner. JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images "Cuomo didn't pound the phones hard enough to get PPE for his state…. His people are going to suffer and that's their problem," Kushner reportedly said, according to Vanity Fair. At the time, Cuomo was taking to the airwaves with his daily press briefings to implore the federal government to stop the bidding wars. White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany called Vanity Fair's account "inaccurate and disgusting." Visit Business Insider's hom...
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The CDC reversed course yet again, removing widely condemned language about not testing asymptomatic people for the coronavirus

CDC director Robert Redfield speaks while President Trump listens during the daily briefing of the coronavirus task force at the White House on April 22, 2020 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images The CDC is once again recommending that people get tested for the coronavirus if they've been in close contact with an infected person — even if they're not showing symptoms. The agency briefly reversed its testing policy in August to say that testing asymptomatic people wasn't necessary. ...
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Trump and Biden hit unlikely battleground state of Minnesota

By WILL WEISSERT and KATHLEEN HENNESSEY | Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota has backed Democratic presidential candidates for nearly half a century and rarely receives much attention during the final stages of the race. This is when campaigns typically focus their resources on more traditional swing states like Florida or Pennsylvania. But Minnesota will feel like a genuine battleground on Friday as President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, campaign here to mark the...
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Justice Department sought ways to arrest Portland officials on federal criminal charges

Justice Department officials dispute a report Wednesday in The New York Times that Attorney General William Barr asked federal prosecutors to find a way to bring criminal charges against Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan (D) for allowing protesters to briefly set up a police-free zone east of downtown. But Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said Thursday that the department has explored whether it can pursue criminal or civil rights charges against officials in Portland, Oregon, for weeks of pr...
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James Comey will testify before Senate one month before election, because 2020 wasn't 2016 enough already

Former FBI Director James Comey is scheduled to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 30, which is just about one month before the presidential election. The GOP keeps trying to gin up the lie that Comey and the FBI under his direction conspired against Donald Trump in 2016. From the Associated Press: Comey, whom Trump fired in May 2017, will be a featured witness in Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham's investigation into the origins of the Justice Dep...
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300 and counting: Push by feds to arrest in US protests

By MICHAEL BALSAMO, ALANNA DURKIN RICHER and COLLEEN LONG | Associated Press WASHINGTON — In a private call with federal prosecutors across the country, Attorney General William Barr’s message was clear: aggressively go after demonstrators who cause violence. Barr pushed his U.S. attorneys to bring federal charges whenever they could, keeping a grip on cases even if a defendant could be tried instead in state court, according to officials with knowledge of last week’s call who were not authorize...
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Trump says he's not yet ready to sign off on a TikTok deal as his administration reportedly pushes for majority US ownership

Associated Press/Patrick Semansky; Reuters/Dado Ruvic Trump administration officials are pushing for potential US buyers of TikTok to own a majority share of the company, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. Officials are angling for US buyers to own at least 50% after ByteDance sought to retain control of TikTok in a proposed sale to Oracle, according to The Journal. Trump said during a press conference Wednesday that he was "not prepared to sign off" on the proposed deal as he ha...
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Feds outline plan to provide free COVID-19 vaccines to all in US

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and MATTHEW PERRONE | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The government outlined a sweeping plan Wednesday to make vaccines for COVID-19 available for free to all Americans, assuming a safe and effective shot is developed, even as top health officials faced questions about political interference with virus information reaching the public. In a report to Congress and an accompanying “playbook” for states and localities, federal health agencies and the Defense Department sket...
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Federal Government Details Audacious Plan To Distribute COVID Vaccine In Coming Months

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government outlined a sweeping plan Wednesday to make vaccines for COVID-19 available for free to all Americans, even as polls show a strong undercurrent of skepticism rippling across the land. In a report to Congress and an accompanying “playbook” for states and localities, federal health agencies and the Defense Department sketched out complex plans for a vaccination campaign to begin gradually in January or possibly later this year, eventually ramping up to reach...
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A Republican who posed in a QAnon shirt and tweeted the conspiracy theory's hashtag just won a Senate primary in Delaware

A Donald Trump supporter holding a QAnon flag visits Mount Rushmore National Monument on July 1, 2020. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images Lauren Witzke, a far-right activist who's previously expressed support for the QAnon conspiracy theory, won the Republican primary for a US Senate seat in Delaware on Tuesday.  Witzke has posed in a QAnon-branded t-shirt and repeatedly tweeted out the QAnon motto, WWG1WGA, which stands for Where We Go One We Go All. In January, however, Witzke told the As...
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Trump and Biden clash over national Covid mask mandate – US politics live

Firefighters make some progress against west coast blazes 1,287 new coronavirus deaths and 39,223 new cases reported yesterdayLouisville reached $12m settlement with family of Breonna TaylorUAE, Bahrain and Israel signed historic accords at White House eventSign up for our First Thing newsletter 11.30am BST On the other coast it is the ongoing wildfires that are the climate crisis. James Anderson and Matthew Brown have been talking to some of the firefighters involved in the battle for the A...
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A Black voter asked Trump if he knows how 'tone deaf' his MAGA slogan sounds to the African American community

Carl Day, a pastor from Philadelphia asking a question of President Donald Trump on September 15, 2020. Twitter, ABC News Carl Day, a pastor, challenged President Donald Trump on his "Make America Great Again" slogan during Tuesday night's ABC News town hall event.  "Are you aware of how tone deaf that comes off to the African American community?" Day asked him. The president responded by touting his administration's economic record, saying it benefitted African American communities.  Trum...
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Clippers coach Doc Rivers denies assertion that sports figures are ‘fanning flames of hatred’

In respect to social and racial justice, the NBA has spoken loudly, with words and deeds, during their weeks in the bubble — including putting a stop to the action last month after the Milwaukee Bucks decided not to take the court following the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Doc Rivers’ voice has been among those leading the discussion. His impassioned statements on issues related to police abuse and racism in the United States drew praise from his colleagues and others, i...
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Trump falsely claimed that the California wildfires were fueled by trees that 'explode'

President Donald Trump speaks during a Latinos for Trump Coalition roundtable campaign event at Arizona Grand Resort & Spa, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Phoenix. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik President Donald Trump said during a televised briefing in Sacramento on Monday that "explosive trees" may have helped fuel the record-breaking wildfires.  Trees don't spontaneously burst into flames, so it's unclear exactly what Trump meant.  But Trump has long argued that wildfires could be eliminated if for...
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California Gov. Newsom gave Trump a patronizingly simplistic briefing pack on the wildfires there, with lots of pictures and massive fonts

California Gov. Gavin Newsom and President Donald Trump at a briefing on the state's wildfires at Sacramento McClellan Airport in McClellan Park, California, on September 14, 2020. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump and California Gov. Gavin Newsom held a joint press briefing on Monday to address the state's wildfires.  Before the briefing, Newsom gave Trump a packet of information on the wildfires, using huge fonts, colorful graphics, and pictures of the fi...
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California Gov. Newsom gave Trump a patronizingly simplistic briefing pack on the wildfires there, with lots of pictures and massive font

California Gov. Gavin Newsom and President Donald Trump at a briefing on the state's wildfires at Sacramento McClellan Airport in McClellan Park, California, on September 14, 2020. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump and California Gov. Gavin Newsom held a joint press briefing on Monday to address the state's wildfires.  Before the briefing, Newsom gave Trump a packet of information on the wildfires, using huge font, colorful graphics, and pictures of the fir...
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Trump boasts that Nevada's governor 'failed' to stop him from breaking COVID-19 rules to hold a rally indoors

President Donald Trump with supporters at a campaign event in Henderson, Nevada, on Sunday. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst President Donald Trump boasted in a tweet that Nevada's governor "failed" to stop him from holding campaign events that broke the state's COVID-19 rules. The events included an indoor rally Sunday with little social distancing and few attendees wearing masks. Gov. Steve Sisolak accused Trump of "reckless and selfish actions" that endangered lives. Get the inside track on the r...
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Trump boasts that Nevada's governor 'failed' to stop him breaking COVID-19 rules to hold a rally indoors

President Donald Trump rallies with supporters at a campaign event in Henderson, Nevada, on September 13, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst President Trump boasted in a tweet that Nevada's governor "failed" to stop him from holding campaign events there that broke COVID-19 rules. The events included an indoor rally on Sunday with little social distancing and mask wearing. Gov. Steve Sisolak accused Trump of "reckless and selfish actions" that endangered lives. Get the inside track on the race f...
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U.S. appellate panel upholds Trump administration's right to end legal status of 400,000 migrants

A divided three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that the Trump administration can end humanitarian legal protections for about 405,500 immigrants from El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti, Sudan, Honduras, and Nepal. The migrants were welcomed to the U.S. though the Temporary Protection Status (TPS) program for countries hit hard by natural disasters or civil conflict.The three judge panel, in a 2-1 decision, rejected arguments that the administration had failed to fol...
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Trump lied about facing opposition from his advisers on the Chinese travel ban — it was their idea, Woodward says in new book

President Donald Trump SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Veteran journalist Bob Woodward on Monday refuted President Donald Trump's claims about his administration's decision to restrict travel from China amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Taking full credit for the move, Trump said that he faced pushback from his top health advisers, including Dr. Anthony Fauci.  But Woodward reports in his new book, "Rage," that Fauci, CDC Director Robert Redfield, and HHS Secretary Alex Azar together urged th...
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Trump held an indoor rally in Nevada against medical advice. Only supporters whose faces would be on TV were required to wear masks.

President Donald Trump at a campaign event at Xtreme Manufacturing on Sunday in Henderson, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images President Donald Trump held a rally indoors in Nevada on Sunday in defiance of state coronavirus rules.  Only supporters standing behind the president, who would appear in TV footage of the event, had to wear masks, the Associated Press reported. Livestream footage and pictures clearly showed other supporters without masks or and not practicing social distancing.  Go...
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Trump held an indoor rally in Nevada against medical advice. Only supporters whose faces would be on TV were asked to wear masks.

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at Xtreme Manufacturing on September 13, 2020 in Henderson, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images President Donald Trump held a rally indoors in Nevada on Sunday, in defiance of state coronavirus rules.  At the event only supporters standing behind the president, who would appear in TV footage of the event, had to wear masks, the Associated Press reported. Livestream footage and pictures clearly show supporters off-camera were not wearing m...
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