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Senate Votes to Advance Barrett; Confirmation Expected Mon

Senate Votes to Advance Barrett; Confirmation Expected Mon

NATIONAL | By Lisa Mascaro | Oct 25, 2020

Senate Republicans voted overwhelmingly Sunday to advance Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett toward final confirmation despite Democratic objections, just over a week before the presidential election.

For Transgender Activists, Election Stokes Hopes and Fears

For Transgender Activists, Election Stokes Hopes and Fears

POLITICS | By David Crary | Oct 25, 2020

Among transgender-rights activists, there's a powerful mix of hope and fear heading toward the Nov. 3 election.

Pence to Keep Up Travel Despite Contact with Infected Aides

Pence to Keep Up Travel Despite Contact with Infected Aides

POLITICS | By Zeke Miller and Jill Colvin | Oct 25, 2020

Vice President Mike Pence plans to maintain an aggressive campaign schedule this week despite an apparent outbreak of the coronavirus among his senior aides, the White House said Saturday.

Pope Names 13 New Cardinals, Includes US Archbishop Gregory

Pope Names 13 New Cardinals, Includes US Archbishop Gregory

RELIGION | By Frances D'Emilio | Oct 25, 2020

Pope Francis on Sunday named 13 new cardinals, including Washington D.C. Archbishop Wilton Gregory, who would become the first Black U.S. prelate to earn the coveted red hat.

Despite Rhetoric, GOP has Supported Packing State Courts

Despite Rhetoric, GOP has Supported Packing State Courts

POLITICS | By Andrew DeMillo | Oct 24, 2020

Republican claims that Democrats would expand the U.S. Supreme Court to undercut the conservative majority if they win the presidency and control of Congress has a familiar ring.

The Needle Goes Away as Probability Experts Assess 2020 Race

The Needle Goes Away as Probability Experts Assess 2020 Race

POLITICS | By David Bauder | Oct 24, 2020

The one thing most likely to conjure nightmares of the 2016 election night for opponents of President Donald Trump is the Needle.

Trump Votes in Fla. Before Rallies; Biden Focuses on Pa.

Trump Votes in Fla. Before Rallies; Biden Focuses on Pa.

POLITICS | By Jill Colvin, Will Weissert and Aamer Madhani | Oct 24, 2020

President Donald Trump said he voted Saturday "for a guy named Trump" and called it an "honor" to cast his own ballot in his adopted home state of Florida before he jetted off to campaign in three battleground states.

In Illinois, State-Mandated LGBTQ History for Students Becomes a Reality

In Illinois, State-Mandated LGBTQ History for Students Becomes a Reality

FAMILY | By Dan Allen | Oct 24, 2020

LGBTQ History Month is having a much broader impact in Illinois this year, thanks to a new law that mandates the teaching of LGBTQ heritage in public schools across the state.

As Trump Casts Doubt on Election, New Agency Contradicts Him

As Trump Casts Doubt on Election, New Agency Contradicts Him

POLITICS | By Ben Fox | Oct 24, 2020

Earlier this month, President Donald Trump was predicting on Twitter that this election would be "the most corrupt" in American history. A day later, the head of an obscure government agency he created offered a much different message.

Washington State Discovers First 'Murder Hornet' Nest in US

Washington State Discovers First 'Murder Hornet' Nest in US

NATIONAL | By Nicholas K. Geranios | Oct 23, 2020

Scientists have discovered the first nest of so-called murder hornets in the United States and plan to wipe it out Saturday to protect native honeybees, officials in Washington state said.

Fiasco Over Pope's Cut Civil Union Quote Intensifies Impact

Fiasco Over Pope's Cut Civil Union Quote Intensifies Impact

RELIGION | By Nicole Winfield | Oct 23, 2020

The world premiere of a documentary on Pope Francis was supposed to have been a bright spot for a papacy locked down by pandemic and besieged by a corruption scandal, recalling Francis' glory days travelling the world to bless the oppressed.

Trump, Biden Lawyer Up, Brace for White House Legal Battle

Trump, Biden Lawyer Up, Brace for White House Legal Battle

POLITICS | By Alanna Durkin Richer and Eric Tucker | Oct 23, 2020

President Donald Trump's and Democratic rival Joe Biden's campaigns are assembling armies of powerful lawyers for the possibility that the race for the White House is decided not at the ballot box but in court.

Watch: Sen. Susan Collins 'Truly Grateful' for Support from Anti-LGBTQ Group

Watch: Sen. Susan Collins 'Truly Grateful' for Support from Anti-LGBTQ Group

POLITICS | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 23, 2020

Sen. Susan Collins of Maine has declared herself to be "truly grateful" for the endorsement of an anti-LGTBQ group in her home state.

Watch: School District's Proposed LGBTQ Proclamation Draws Parental Support, Objections

Watch: School District's Proposed LGBTQ Proclamation Draws Parental Support, Objections

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 23, 2020

Parents showed up by the dozen to weigh in on a Florida school district's proposed LGBTQ proclamation. Unsurprisingly, the proposal proved to be controversial.

Canadian Teens Protest HS Dress Code by Wearing Skirts to School

Canadian Teens Protest HS Dress Code by Wearing Skirts to School

NATIONAL | Oct 23, 2020

16-year-old Zachary Paulin decided to make a statement about the dress code at the school he attends, Collège Nouvelles Frontières in Gatineau, Quebec, which he saw as discriminatory.

Did Trump Confuse the Public Option With 'Medicare for All'?

Did Trump Confuse the Public Option With 'Medicare for All'?

POLITICS | By Victoria Knight | Oct 23, 2020

During the final presidential debate, President Donald Trump claimed that 180 million people would lose their private health insurance to socialized medicine if the Democratic presidential nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden, is elected president.

Celebrities Unite to Various Get-Out-the-Vote Efforts

Celebrities Unite to Various Get-Out-the-Vote Efforts

POLITICS | By Mark Kennedy | Oct 23, 2020

In the final days before the U.S. election, celebrities from Kerry Washington to Billie Jean King and Danai Gurira are urging Americans to vote. Here are some of the free, nonpartisan efforts:

NBC's Welker Sharp in First Turn as Debate Moderator

NBC's Welker Sharp in First Turn as Debate Moderator

POLITICS | By David Bauder | Oct 23, 2020

Moderator Kristen Welker — with the help of an offstage mute button — helped give Americans the substantive, crackling debate over leadership that had been missing so far during the 2020 presidential campaign.

Trump, Biden Fight Over the Raging Virus, Climate and Race

Trump, Biden Fight Over the Raging Virus, Climate and Race

POLITICS | By Jonathan Lemire, Michelle L. Price, Darlene Superville and Will Weissert | Oct 23, 2020

President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden fought over how to tame the raging coronavirus during the campaign's closing debate.

Will Sports Announcer Make Comeback After Caught Saying Gay Slur?

Will Sports Announcer Make Comeback After Caught Saying Gay Slur?

SPORTS | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 23, 2020

Don't count sports announcer Thom Brennaman out for good following his resignation after he was caught on a hot mic uttering an anti-gay slur, says Cincinnati Reds President Phil Castellini.

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