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Today's Top Political and Coronavirus News Compilation - Saturday, October 24, 2020

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Biden says he will start working on coronavirus relief during transition if elected
Biden says he would if elected mandate masks in interstate transportation
As Trump casts doubt on election, new agency contradicts him
Trump is playing up China's threat to the 2020 election. But the evidence shows Russia is the real danger
Finger-pointing picks up in COVID-19 relief fight
Trump on Kamala Harris: U.S. won't have socialist president, "especially a female socialist"
FBI to interview Hunter Biden's ex-associate Bobulinski, Senate committee says
Trump to vote in Florida before hitting campaign trail, Biden heads to Pennsylvania
US Election 2020: Biden seeks to clarify remark on ending oil
Facebook tries to block tool aimed at promoting transparency around political ads
Biden’s warning on oil tests voter resolve on climate change
Biden slams Trump on coronavirus, says president’s ‘quit on America’
Democrats play defense, GOP goes on attack after Biden oil comments
Trump campaign asks court to stop Nevada from counting early votes
McConnell moves to shut down debate on Barrett nomination, setting up final vote just days before election
At Debate, Trump Presses Peculiar Hometown Strategy: Attack New York - NY Times
Trump keeps calling $750 tax payment a 'filing fee.' Experts say there's no such thing
Trump 'coyote' remark confuses Twitter, including Georgia state Democrat
Ivanka Trump, Jared Kusher's lawyer threatens to sue Lincoln Project over Times Square billboards
Biden’s oil slip gives Trump campaign hope in Pa., Texas
Trump makes return to much-changed Mar-a-Lago...

Today's Top Political and Coronavirus News Compilation - Friday, October 23, 2020

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Below are some of the top political news stories of the day:

'He shot himself in the foot': Seniors repelled by Trump’s pandemic response
Who won the debate? Trump and Biden camps both claim victory
The “laptop from hell” and the next twelve days
Ex-Hunter Biden associate's records don't show proof of Biden business relationship amid unanswered questions
Special Report: Why the Pennsylvania vote count might throw U.S. into political crisis
Trump squeezed by cash crunch in final election sprint
The Latest: Trump says final debate went ‘really well’
Election 2020 live updates: Harris defends Biden: 'He will not ban fracking'
Russian Hackers Break Into 2 County Systems, Stoking Election Security Fears
Pelosi, Trump trade blame on COVID-19 stimulus talks; Senate Republicans on sidelines
Postal Service awards $5 million contract to Postmaster DeJoy's former company, XPO
Final debate shows Trump's outsider image may no longer be the election weapon it was in 2016
Senate GOP marches ahead on Barrett over Democrats’ blockade
Things This Election Will Decide That Have Nothing to Do With Trump or Biden
Early voting shows Democrats leading Republicans in historic battleground surge
Exclusive: National Guard called in to thwart cyberattack in Louisiana weeks before election
Debate sets up 11-day battle to decide the political destiny of a divided nation
McConnell tees up Barrett nomination, setting up rare weekend session
Trump vs. Biden: A breakdown of their stances on major issues
Florida Deputies to Add Security After Armed Men Appear at Polling Site - NY Times
Parties’ late spending on Senate races shows GOP’s jeopardy
More than 700 economists including Nobel...

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2020 may see a surge in young voters

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Washington (CNN)Polling data and 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 (CIRCLE), told CNN.

"There are so many more voters who have a previous vote history," she said, noting members of Gen Z who voted for the first time in the 2018 midterm elections. "That combined with campaign outreach really...
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Pro-Trump high schooler sues Florida district for censoring support

  • News source: Caleb Parke
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A Florida high school senior is suing his district for taking issue with a large elephant statue he put in the back of his pickup truck emblazoned with President Trump's name.

"I was told I had to hand over my parking pass, and I was not allowed to park there anymore," Tyler Maxwell said Saturday on "Fox & Friends Weekend."

The 18-year-old, who is voting for the first time on Nov. 3, said he was not given a reason at first. The Volusia County School District then said it wouldn't allow its parking lot to be used for "political statements."...
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Thai king in rare praise for pro-monarchists

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The king praises a man who held up a royal portrait during a recent anti-government protest.
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Sen. Kelly Loeffler tests negative for COVID-19 after two staffers infected, will vote to confirm ACB

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Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., said Saturday she tested negative for the coronavirus and will move full steam ahead to support confirming Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.

Loeffler's negative test results come just a day after two of her staffers tested positive for COVID-19.


“The senator "is more energized than ever to vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett as the next Supreme Court Justice on Monday before returning home and traveling the state to meet with hardworking...
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Trump to deliver remarks in North Carolina on jam-packed Saturday

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President Trump has arrived in the critical swing state of North Carolina, the second of a total of five stops the commander-in-chief will make on Saturday in the final sprint to the Nov. 3 election.

Trump is slated to speak at the Robeson County Fairgrounds in Lumberton, N.C., on "fighting for the forgotten men and women."

"Quick stop in North Carolina with a wonderful Indian Tribe, and guests. Then off to two BIG Rallies in Ohio and Wisconsin. See you later!!!," Trump tweeted before taking the stage.

Trump started his day in Florida where he...
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Hear Trump speak after voting in person in Florida

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President Trump speaks to reporters after voting early in-person in West Palm Beach, Florida, just over a week before Election Day. Trump changed his voter registration to Florida in September, 2019.
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Senate to convene rare Saturday session to debate Amy Coney Barrett nomination

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The Senate will gavel in a rare Saturday session this afternoon to debate confirming Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court -- just days before voters decide whether Republicans will maintain control of the Senate and the White House.

Democrats, fiercely opposed to Barrett's confirmation so close to the election, boycotted the Judiciary Committee vote Thursday and Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., staged four delay tactics Friday on the Senate floor, including forcing a brief closed session.

Republicans, who hold power and have a majority of the...
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Poland's president tests positive for COVID-19

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Polish President Andrzej Duda has tested positive for coronavirus and has gone into quarantine, the president's spokesman announced Saturday. Duda, 48, is feeling "fine" and was tested on Friday, according to spokesman Blazej Spychalski, who will also go into isolation.

Duda updated the nation in a Twitter video on Saturday, saying that he does not have any symptoms, including loss of taste or smell. "I feel very well at the moment," he said, adding that he has "energy" and will continue to work from home, where he is quarantining with his wife and...
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US election 2020: President Trump casts his vote

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President Donald Trump votes early in the US election, while on a campaign visit in Florida.
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Arizona city pulls police from early voting sites after intimidation complaints

  • News source: Julia Musto
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The Democratic mayor of Tucson, Arizona, has barred police officers from providing security at early voting sites, forcing the Pima County Elections Department to seek outside help.

Mayor Regina Romero said Friday that the move is aimed at addressing possible voter intimidation.

Romera said the decision was made jointly with City Manager Michael Ortega and Police Chief Chris Magnus, after several organizatons wrote a letter expressing concerns about the police presence.

According to the county recorder's office, off-duty officers were initially...
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Minnesota mail-in voting, early turnout shattering records

  • News source: Audrey Conklin
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More than 1 million Minnesotans have voted by mail with 10 days to go before Election Day and more than a half-million others have requested absentee ballots, shattering previous records.

In 2016, when President Trump narrowly won the battleground state, nearly 3 million Minnesotans cast ballots -- representing about 75% of total registered voters at the time, according to the state's website.

Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon said during a Thursday press call that the turnout so far "shatters all records by multiples," according to the...
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US in upward trajectory of new COVID-19 cases: HHS memo

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Forty-two states and territories are in an upward trajectory of new COVID-19 cases, while only nine jurisdictions are improving.
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Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner threaten lawsuit over COVID billboards

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Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are demanding that an anti-Trump group removes billboards in Manhattan's Times Square that feature their images alongside criticism of the White House's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, according to The Lincoln Project.

The group of longtime Republican strategists, who prominently oppose the re-election of President Trump, said the billboards highlight Ivanka Trump and Kushner's "indifference" to the suffering of Americans who have lost their lives due to "their reckless mismanagement" of the pandemic.

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Afghan bombing: Kabul education centre attack kills at least 13

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A suicide bomber detonated his explosives outside the centre in the Afghan capital, officials say.
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How the country's law enforcement is bracing for Election Day

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(CNN)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 the polls close, according to administration officials who requested anonymity to discuss the secretive plans.

City and federal authorities across the country, anticipating the high potential for...
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