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Supreme Court could become more conservative on guns, abortion and other key issues
Supreme Court could become more conservative on guns, abortion and other key issues

If Congress confirms President Donald Trump's nominee to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Supreme Court would become more conservative, and also perhaps more ready to tackle certain hot-button issues like abortion and guns. Chief Justice John Roberts would also likely become less able to steer the outcome in divisive cases.

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Airbus' new zero-emission concepts reveal the direction of the aviation industry's planes of the future - here's why today's aircraft aren't cutting it

Travelers might soon find themselves flying on an airplane that's just a massive wing or using hydrogen for fuel, all in the name of sustainability.

Brain-eating amoeba found in Texas city water supply
Brain-eating amoeba found in Texas city water supply

Texas city declares disaster for water contamination.

An undocumented teen who
An undocumented teen who's called the US home since she was an infant is facing deportation after hospital arrest

The 15-year-old woke up from her surgery, separated from her family, placed in a government shelter, and now faces deportation.

Notre Dame profs push back on Amy Coney Barrett portrayals: Not just
Notre Dame profs push back on Amy Coney Barrett portrayals: Not just 'an ideological category'

Law professor Paolo Carozza objected to "reducing Amy to an ideological category," when she she is an "intelligent, thoughtful, open-minded person."

Kiss Your Rights Goodbye When Amy Coney Barrett Joins SCOTUS
Kiss Your Rights Goodbye When Amy Coney Barrett Joins SCOTUS

President Trump's plan to nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett on Saturday to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court is a shocking political spectacle. The formal announcement Saturday will come the day after Ginsburg became the first woman and the first Jew to lie in state at the Capitol, and less than 40 days before the presidential election.In 2016, Republicans refused to consider President Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Merrick Garland, 260 days before that year's election.The nomination is also a remarkable achievement for the religious right. In less than four years, Trump will have selected three of the court's nine justices (and notably, the three youngest...

Police cancel vacations; prepare for Breonna Taylor decision

Louisville, Kentucky, police have canceled vacations in preparation for an announcement by state Attorney General Daniel Cameron about whether he will charge officers involved in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor. Police officials said on Monday that officers' off-day and vacation requests were

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What Justice Ginsburg's Death Means for the Affordable Care Act-And Democrats' Election Prospects

A woman wearing a mask writes a message in chalk in front of a painting of the late Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Sept. 19 in New York City. Ginsburg died on Sept. 18. Health care was already a major focus in this fall's election, but the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday adds a new layer of urgency to the issue: the Supreme Court is set to hear a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on Nov. 10, exactly one week after Election Day.

Carnival cruise lines reportedly lays off thousands of crew members, a week after announcing it
Carnival cruise lines reportedly lays off thousands of crew members, a week after announcing it's selling some of its fleet

Carnival Cruises is reportedly laying off around 7,000 employees, the second round of cuts this year as the industry grapples with the pandemic.

Spain deploys army to Madrid to help enforce lockdown
Spain deploys army to Madrid to help enforce lockdown

Spanish troops will deploy to Madrid to help enforce a strict new lockdown after thousands of residents took to the streets in protest. Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez agreed to send in the army after a meeting on Monday with the regional governor, Isabel Diaz Ayuso. Thousands of soldiers helped battle the outbreak during Spain's first wave and they will return to the job as case number rises over 10,000 per day. "We need help from the army for disinfection ... and to strengthen local police and law enforcement," Isabel Diaz Ayuso told a news briefing. The exact extent of the emergency deployment was due to be decided at meetings on Monday night. Madrid is currently accounting for one third...

Coronavirus task force whistleblower says volunteers had to pay special attention to Fox News host
Coronavirus task force whistleblower says volunteers had to pay special attention to Fox News host's supply requests

Jared Kushner's coronavirus task force volunteers in charge of procuring personal protective equipment, such as masks, for virus hot spots were instructed were instructed to prioritize requests from President Trump's friends and supporters, Max Kennedy Jr., one of the volunteers, told The New Yorker.Kennedy, the 26-year-old grandson of Robert F. Kennedy, said the group had to pay special attention to Fox News host Jeanine Pirro, who he said was "particularly aggressive" in demanding masks be shipped to a hospital she favored.Per The New Yorker, Kennedy - who in April sent an anonymous complaint to Congress detailing what he described as an incompetent White House response to the...

Sudan to discuss removal from U.S. terrorism list in UAE

Sudanese officials will discuss the removal of their country from a U.S. list of state sponsors of terror with U.S. officials during a visit to the United Arab Emirates this week, the ruling council said on Sunday. Sudan's transitional government, in charge since the toppling of Omar al-Bashir last

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Trump's club charged Secret Service agents $500 a night for rentals even when it was closed for the pandemic

Taxpayers' bills for Trump Organization properties have surpassed $1.1 million, The Washington Post reports.As the Post has consistently reported via Secret Service bills, President Trump and his administration have repeatedly funneled government money to the family's properties throughout his term. That has included above-market rates for rentals that ensured Secret Service agents stayed close to Trump and, most recently, payments to one club that was closed for the COVID-19 pandemic, the Post's David Fahrenthold reports via the latest round of receipts and invoices.The coronavirus pandemic shut down much of the service industry this spring, including the Trump Organization's Bedminster,...

Tropical Storms Wilfred, Alpha and Beta formed Friday. That
Tropical Storms Wilfred, Alpha and Beta formed Friday. That's a record

The breakneck pace of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season claimed another record on Friday after three tropical storms formed within a 24-hour period, hitting fast-forward on the National Hurricane Center's adoption of the Greek alphabet for storm names.

$1M bail cut for some held after protests of police shooting
$1M bail cut for some held after protests of police shooting

Judges dramatically reduced bail amounts as high as $1 million Thursday that had been set this week for several people accused of crimes during unrest in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, that included protests and vandalism to public buildings. Bail for nine of 13 defendants was lowered, in several cases so they will not have to put up any money to be released, LNP reported. Bail for two defendants was reduced from $1 million to $50,000 unsecured, clearing the way for their release pending trial, the news organization reported.

Oregon braces for "mass fatality incident" as wildfires rage
Oregon braces for "mass fatality incident" as wildfires rage

More than half a million people - 12% of the state's population - have fled their homes in Oregon.

Trump facing perfect storm of fundraising hurdles
Trump facing perfect storm of fundraising hurdles

Some donors who helped the campaign raise $1.1 billion now say they see wasted funds, leading them to put their money elsewhere.

One chart shows the best and worst face masks for coronavirus protection - and which situations they
One chart shows the best and worst face masks for coronavirus protection - and which situations they're suited for

A mask made of multiple layers of high-thread-count cotton is preferable to one made from a dishcloth or cotton T-shirt.

Amid theft and accusations of sabotage, Haiti struggles to turn on the lights

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Rene Max Auguste says demand for solar panels at his store in the Haitian capital, Port au Prince, has soared over the past two years. The state power utility's inability to guarantee electricity, he says. In a country where most survive on less than $3 per day, customers

Fears for Congolese Nobel laureate Mukwege amid tensions with Rwanda
Fears for Congolese Nobel laureate Mukwege amid tensions with Rwanda

Nobel peace laureate Denis Mukwege has become embroiled in tensions between his native DR Congo and neighbouring Rwanda, leading to growing calls for his protection following a series of death threats.

Trump often sees an American landscape of
Trump often sees an American landscape of 'losers' and 'suckers'

Analysis: The Atlantic's report that the president callously dismissed dead American soldiers stands to reinforce his past disregard for sacrifice.

Chilean truckers end to week-long strike on promise of beefed up security
Chilean truckers end to week-long strike on promise of beefed up security

Chilean truckers said on Wednesday they would lift a seven-day strike that has damaged supply chains and raised fears for food and commodities exports, following a deal with government. Jose Villagran, vice president of the National Confederation of the Chilean Cargo Transport (CNTC), said the strike would end at 3 p.m. local time. Strikers pushed Congress to fast-track a dozen security bills after a spike in arson attacks on their vehicles which culminated in the shooting of a nine-year-old girl riding in her father's cement truck.

Facebook India grilled over hate speech, allegations of bias
Facebook India grilled over hate speech, allegations of bias

Facebook India executives were grilled Wednesday by members of a parliamentary committee on information technology over allegations of political bias and a role in spreading hate speech in India. The closed-door hearing followed accusations in newspaper reports that Facebook was allowing anti-Muslim hate speech on the platform and that its top policy official in India had shown favoritism toward Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party.

Airlines are selling in-flight meals for people who aren
Airlines are selling in-flight meals for people who aren't flying but really miss eating on a plane

Airlines have begun selling in-flight meals and other surplus airline goodies to grounded passengers as the pandemic continues to hammer the industry.

Portland officials change plans to handle protest
Portland officials change plans to handle protest

Oregon state police will patrol Portland's nightly protests with help from officers from neighboring communities, seeking to tamp down on vandalism and violence following the fatal shooting of a right-wing Trump supporter. (Sept. 1)

Indian, Chinese commanders hold talks over mounting tensions
Indian, Chinese commanders hold talks over mounting tensions

Indian and Chinese military commanders held talks for a second day Tuesday following a new escalation in tensions along their contested border in the Ladakh region. On Monday, India said its soldiers had thwarted "provocative" movements by China's military on Saturday night. In turn, China's defense ministry accused Indian troops of crossing established lines of control and creating provocations along the disputed border on Monday.


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