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Today's Top Political and Coronavirus News Compilation - Thursday, October 29, 2020

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U.S. Supreme Court deals blow to Republicans in Pennsylvania, North Carolina vote-by-mail fights
Trump paints apocalyptic portrait of life in US under Biden
Election 2020 live updates: Biden leads Trump in Wisconsin, Georgia; Americans are stressed about the election
'Anonymous,' author of White House tell-all book, revealed to be Miles Taylor
Biden and Trump to tangle in Tampa on Thursday
Read Miles Taylor's statement on being the 'Anonymous' op-ed writer
Trump calls on CNN to fire Miles Taylor after he reveals himself as 'Anonymous'
Exclusive: Biden, if elected, would consult allies on future of U.S. tariffs on China - advisers
Dow plunges more than 900 points
5 takeaways from Congress' latest clash with Silicon Valley
Live Updates: Election 2020 polling average shows Biden leading Trump nationally with just days left
Why Obama saved his harshest critiques of Trump until the campaign's end
USPS on-time delivery is getting worse. That may put ballots at risk.
Hundreds of Trump supporters stuck on freezing cold Omaha airfield after rally; 7 taken to hospitals
Cruz in heated exchange with Twitter's Dorsey: 'Who the hell elected you?'
Biden rips Trump for stranding supporters after Omaha rally
Jim Biden refuses to answer questions about family’s business dealings
Dow futures rise nearly 300 points as Wall Street looks to recover from worst sell-off in months
Trump stumbles through final appeals to women as he vows to get their husbands back to work
One battleground state, two rallies — and dueling versions of reality
Pandemic politics: Biden shuns ‘false promises’ of fast fix
'Who the hell elected you?' U.S. Senate tech hearing becomes political showdown...

Today's Top Political and Coronavirus News Compilation - Wednesday, October 28, 2020

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Judge orders USPS to reverse mail collection limits now
Trump questions counting late ballots as Biden preaches unity in Georgia
Giuliani goes off on Fox Business host after she compares him to Christopher Steele
Trump campaign 'Election Day is Today' ads removed by Facebook
The Latest: Trump heaping attention on 1 Nebraska district
Looting, protests underway for 2nd night after fatal police shooting
Why packing the Supreme Court would not be easy for Democrats
MAGA scrambles to find takers for the Hunter Biden story
Early voting hits 50% of total U.S. ballots cast in 2016
Trump uses outdated thinking in attempt to woo suburban women: I'm 'getting your husbands back to work'
Biden pushes into Trump territory
First day of Facebook moratorium on new U.S. political ads marked by glitches
Biden makes late push to flip the Senate
UN watchdog: Iran building at underground nuclear facility
Trump denounces White supremacy '38 times' in new campaign video, amid Biden-Harris criticisms
NYT: Trump had $287 million in debt mostly tied to Chicago project forgiven
Trump stumps in Nebraska, pleads: 'Get the heck out and vote'
Biden is closing his campaign as he began it by telling voters 'soul of the nation' is at stake
US election 2020: The five Senate races to watch
Trump campaign website defaced with message saying Americans 'have no choice' in election
Live updates: Campaigns sharpen attack prior to election
'We need you': GOP hunts for new voters in Trump territory
Zeta Triggers Hurricane Warning For New Orleans As Gulf Coast Awaits Storm
New retirement bill has perks for seniors, student loan borrowers ...

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If elected, Biden plans task force to reunite 545 children separated from parents at border

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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden pledged that if he is elected president he will will create a task force to reunite 545 migrant children who were separated from their parents at the U.S. southern border.


"On his first day as president, Joe Biden will issue an executive order creating a task force to reunite these children with their parents," Biden's campaign said in a newly released ad on Wednesday.

The American Civil Liberties...
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Election forecast: Zeta disrupts early voting; cold front moves in

  • News source: Michael Ruiz, Janice Dean
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With Zeta downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone but still racing up the East Coast with powerful winds and rain, the weather could impact early voting in several states.

There were more than 2.6 million people without power in the storm’s wake from Louisiana through Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and the Carolinas as of Thursday afternoon, and it still was churning toward southeastern Virginia. At least six people have died in storm-related incidents.

A number of voting places in the storm’s path were affected, and full power restoration is not...
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Virginia judge rules in partial favor of GOP-led election integrity lawsuit

  • News source: Michael Ruiz
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A Virginia judge ruled partially in favor of a Republican-led lawsuit that sought to block mail-in ballots arriving after Election Day with missing or unreadable postmarks.

The ruling came in a dispute over whether ballots received up to three days after Election Day still count if the postmarks on them were not clearly identifiable as on or before Nov. 3. The Public Interest Legal Foundation, which filed the lawsuit on behalf Frederick County Board of Elections member Tom Reed, argued that the new rule was in violation of a recent election law. Bob...
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Surge in early voting gives Democrats competitive edge in Texas

  • News source: Bradford Betz
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Early voting in Texas has stirred hope among Democrats of gaining ground in the state that has been in the firm grip of Republicans for decades.

Data released Wednesday from the Cook Political Report, showed that Texas has shifted from “Leans Republican” to “Toss Up,” – figures that align with takeaways from the 2018 Senate race, in which Republican Sen. Ted Cruz narrowly defeated Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke at 51% to 48%.

The Texas Tribune reported Thursday that nearly 8.6 million Texans – more than have of the state’s registered voters – have...
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United Airlines to trial airport Covid testing

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The airline's boss Scott Kirby tells the BBC passenger testing is "key to reopening the world economy".
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Coronavirus hardship in Mexico, Nigeria and Bangladesh

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Three people from around the world who lost their jobs during the pandemic explain how it has affected their lives.
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'We asked Trump to stop playing YMCA' - Village People singer Victor Willis

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Village People's lead singer says he doesn't endorse the US president, who regularly plays the classic at rallies.
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Trump relying on government officials in final campaign stretch

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(CNN)As President Donald Trump makes a hurried final push for reelection, he is relying not only on his campaign staff but on government officials to transmit his message to voters, a breach of longstanding norms that have mostly been erased over his four-year tenure.

This week alone, his White House press secretary has appeared on television from campaign headquarters, identified as a campaign adviser. His top White House immigration adviser convened a campaign-organized briefing to assail Joe Biden. And the head of the White House National...
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Federal appeals court rules mailed ballots must be received by Election Day in Minnesota, cutting week-long window

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(CNN)The 8th US Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that mailed-in ballots in Minnesota must be received by elections officials no later than Election Day.

The 2-1 ruling -- a win for the Republican challengers to the state's plans -- cuts off a weeklong window after Election Day where state officials had planned to receive ballots that had lingered in the mail. The court found the Minnesota secretary of state's accommodation went against a state law that said ballots delivered by mail to elections officials after 8 p.m. on Election Day should be...
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Fox News' Election Night Tools: Probability dials, Voter Analysis and more

  • News source: Sam Dorman
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Prior to and on the night of Tuesday's election, will have a wide selection of tools that users can access to analyze and track in real time how Americans are voting.

Visit the Elections Home Page to find top-level overviews of Presidential, House, and Senate races. It will also include Probability Dials gauging the probable balance of power in each house of Congress and the White House.

Through the Margin of Victory page, will host a visual representation of each state's presidential vote split with live results on Election...
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Pennsylvania’s mail-in ballot postmark problem, USPS says there’s room for error

  • News source: Brittany De Lea
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Pennsylvania, a key swing state, is dealing with a number of challenges during an unprecedented election – including postmarking mail-in ballots, which could be critical as a means to prove votes were cast on time.

In Pennsylvania, postage is prepaid on ballot envelopes to be returned by mail. Typically these prepaid envelopes are not automatically postmarked.

In a statement to Fox News, a spokesperson for the Postal Service said that the agency will “try to ensure” that every ballot mailed by voters receives a postmark, whether it is prepaid or...
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Former DNI Director Dan Coats says Russia is “the New England Patriots of messing with elections”

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As Election Day draws nearer, senior intelligence officials are warning that Americans may be most vulnerable to misinformation in the days after November 3. “CBS Evening News” anchor Norah O'Donnell spoke to former Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats about election security.
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How the two campaigns' ads differ in final sprint

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In an ad that first aired Tuesday in Grand Rapids, Michigan, flames light up the TV screen, ominous music plays, and a narrator states, "While America's cities burned, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris fanned the flames." The 30-second spot is part of President Trump's final messaging push before Election Day that Mr. Trump will keep Americans safe.

The ad differs from the TV spots first aired this week by the Biden campaign. "I believe it's time to unite the country, to come together as a nation," Joe Biden says in a direct-to-camera appeal, reprising...
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Melania Trump misleads on Trump's health care record in joint campaign stop

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(CNN)First lady Melania Trump pitched President Donald Trump as a tireless warrior for health care at a rally on Thursday, claiming that health care for every citizen is his priority, even though his administration has worked to dismantle the Affordable Care Act since he took office.

The first lady told Florida rallygoers at her first campaign event with her husband in 2020 that "health care for every citizen remains a priority for him, and as you have seen over these past years, he won't stop until he gets it done."

But in reality, Trump has made...
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Analysis: Going deeper on the battle for Hispanic voters

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Washington (CNN)The fight for the roughly 32 million eligible Latino voters is on, despite the relatively meager attention this bloc has received.

With Election Day just five days away, Latino voters are expected to be consequential in states including Florida and Arizona. In fact, President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden held dueling events in the Sunshine State on Thursday. And Trump held two rallies in Arizona on Wednesday.

But don't mistake Hispanic voters for a monolithic bloc.

According to CNN's Poll of Polls...
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