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CDC's Thanksgiving Guidelines Say Gatherings Should Be Small

PHILADELPHIA - The CDC is continuing to help Americans prepare for adjustments to their holiday plans amid the coronavirus pandemic after releasing their guidelines for safe Thanksgiving celebrations. Similar to their Halloween guidelines, the agency ranked a number of popular Thanksgiving activities by…

2020 Watch: How Much Do Debates Matter This Year?

NEW YORK (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we’re watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: Days to the general election: 36 Days to first debate: 1 The race is tightening in some states, but Joe…

Trump to Choose Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court

(CNN) - President Donald Trump intends to choose Amy Coney Barrett to be the new Supreme Court justice, according to multiple senior Republican sources with knowledge of the process. In conversations with some senior Republican allies on the Hill, the White House is…

Records: Mail Delivery Lags Behind Targets as Election Nears

(AP) - Data obtained by The Associated Press shows Postal Service districts across the nation are missing the agency’s own standards for on-time delivery as millions of Americans prepare to vote by mail. The lag times are especially pronounced in…

Senate GOP Lines up With Trump to Quickly Fill Court Seat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are swiftly falling in line behind President Donald Trump’s push to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat on the Supreme Court. One of the last hold outs, GOP Sen. Mitt Romney, said Tuesday…

Trump to Make High Court Pick by Saturday

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump said he expects to announce his pick for the Supreme Court on Friday or Saturday, after funeral services for Ruth Bader Ginsburg and just days before the first presidential debate. Trump told "Fox &…

Canada Extends U.S. Border Restrictions to Oct. 21

TORONTO (AP) — Canada is extending the agreement to keep the U.S. border closed to non-essential travel to Oct. 21 during the coronavirus pandemic. Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said Friday they will continue to base the decision on the…

Us Bans Wechat, Tiktok From App Stores Citing Security Risk

AP - The U.S. Commerce Department said Friday it will ban Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat from U.S. app stores on Sunday and will saddle the apps with technical restrictions that could seriously limit their functionality in the U.S. The order,…

‘Cheer’ Star Jerry Harris Arrested on Child Porn Charges

CHICAGO (AP) — Jerry Harris, the star of the Netflix documentary series “Cheer,” was arrested Thursday with producing child pornography, three days after twin boys filed a lawsuit alleging he sent them sexually explicit photos of himself and cornered one…

US Judge Blocks Postal Service Changes That Slowed Mail

SEATTLE (AP) — A U.S. judge on Thursday blocked controversial Postal Service changes that have slowed mail nationwide. The judge called them “a politically motivated attack on the efficiency of the Postal Service” before the November election. Judge Stanley Bastian…

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