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Murkowski announces she will vote yes to confirm Amy Coney Barrett

Murkowski announces she will vote yes to confirm Amy Coney Barrett

Sen. Lisa Murkowski announced Saturday that she will ultimately vote yes on Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court of the United States. “I believe that the only way to put us back on the path of appropriate consideration of judicial nominees, is to evaluate Judge Barrett as we would want to be judged…MORE

2020 may see a surge in young voters

2020 may see a surge in young voters

Polling data ‚Äčand high levels of voter engagement indicate 2020 may bring out a wave of young voters, experts say. “There are a number of things that tell me it will be a high turnout year,” Kei Kawashima Ginsberg, the director of the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement at Tufts…MORE

How the country’s law enforcement is bracing for Election Day

How the country’s law enforcement is bracing for Election Day

Secret Service officers are getting new laser-blocking sunglasses. LaFayette Park, that iconic center of protest, has been fenced off months before the usual Inauguration Day shut down. And within the White House gates, aides to President Donald Trump have held more than five dozen meetings to discuss contingency planning for the hours and days after…MORE

The general election debates are over. Here’s what we learned

The general election debates are over. Here’s what we learned

One debate devolved into chaos. Another one offered American voters a clearer contrast between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden. And in between, Trump’s bout with coronavirus — including a hospital trip and a refusal to participate in a virtual debate — cost the President one of his last opportunities to change the…MORE

Energy Department’s plan for faster dishwashers draws environmental worries

Energy Department’s plan for faster dishwashers draws environmental worries

The Department of Energy announced Friday that it had finalized a rule allowing for a new class of dishwashers with cycle times of an hour or less and different energy and water conservation standards — a move that critics charge would circumvent key environmental regulations. “Today the Trump Administration reaffirmed its commitment to reducing regulatory…MORE

Biden says coronavirus vaccine must be ‘freely available to everyone’

Biden says coronavirus vaccine must be ‘freely available to everyone’

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Friday outlined his plan to address the coronavirus pandemic, including providing free vaccines to all Americans, as he began delivering his closing argument to voters. “Once we have a safe and effective vaccine, it has to be free to everyone, whether or not you’re insured,” the Democratic presidential nominee…MORE

The week in 17 headlines

This week, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden had their last debate in Nashville, Tennessee. Meanwhile, tensions peaked on Capitol Hill as Democrats and Republicans struggled to pass a stimulus bill that would provide sorely needed aid to millions of Americans. We are 11 days out from Election Day. Monday Republicans doubt…MORE

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