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A firefighter works to put out flames of the Bobcat Fire in Juniper Hills, Calif. As of Sunday, the wildfire has grown to more than 99,000 acres and is 15% contained.
Sun, 09/20/2020 - 19:06

Improving weather conditions have aided firefighters' efforts to contain major wildfires on the West Coast, but dozens rage on. The Bobcat Fire has become one of Los Angeles County's largest ever.

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks about the future of the Supreme Court at the Constitution Center in Philadelphia on Sunday.
Sun, 09/20/2020 - 17:33

Some Democrats are open to packing the Supreme Court in response to what they perceive as an illegitimate court appointment. But the move could cause a "spiral" of retaliation, experts say.

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., said he believes the Senate should not fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg until after the 2020 election, noting that voting has already started and Republicans took a similar stance in 2016.
Sun, 09/20/2020 - 16:29

In an interview with NPR's Weekend Edition, the Democratic senator said the Supreme Court vacancy should be filled by a nominee from the winner of the presidential election.

James Baldwin debated William F. Buckley in February 1965. Khalil Muhammad and David Frum are reimagining that debate for the 2020 March on Washington Film Festival.
Sun, 09/20/2020 - 15:55

In 1965, the two intellectuals debated whether the American dream "is at the expense of the American Negro." The Atlantic's David Frum and Harvard's Khalil Muhammad are now revisiting the idea.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia on Sunday about the Supreme Court following Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.
Sun, 09/20/2020 - 14:30

The Democratic presidential nominee asks Republicans to "follow your conscience" and not consider a nominee until after the election.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, wears a face covering during a committee hearing on June 30.
Sun, 09/20/2020 - 13:07

Murkowski is the second Senate Republican to announce that she will not support a vote on a nominee to fill the Supreme Court seat left empty by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday at age 87.
Sun, 09/20/2020 - 12:59

"Today we as a nation mourn the loss of Justice Ginsburg," Marc Short said on CNN. "But the decision of when to nominate does not lie with her."

A federal judge in San Francisco has blocked the Trump administration's order that would have banned Chinese-owned app WeChat, which millions in the U.S. use to stay in touch with family and friends and conduct business in China
Sun, 09/20/2020 - 11:16

A judge in San Francisco said Trump's order targeting the popular Chinese-owned app has a "modest" basis in national security and represents a free speech violation for U.S. users of the app.

Sun, 09/20/2020 - 11:11

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks to New Jersey Democratic Senator Cory Booker about the Republican push to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the presidential election.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., rallies the crowd of 2,500 people during a vigil Saturday night for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Washington, D.C.
Sun, 09/20/2020 - 09:14

Sen. Elizabeth Warren forcefully condemned the Senate Majority leader at the vigil: "What Mitch McConnell does not understand is this fight has just begun."

Sun, 09/20/2020 - 09:10

The Spanish language sibling to the Miami Herald apologized after including an insert filled with anti-Semitic screeds. The publishers of both papers admitted the issue has been going on for months.

People gather at the Supreme Court on the morning after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Sun, 09/20/2020 - 09:07

When word of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death spread, many Jews were in services, praying from their homes as congregations broadcast over livestream.

Niticia Mpanga, a registered respiratory therapist, checks on an ICU patient at Oakbend Medical Center in Richmond, Texas. The mortality rates from COVID-19 in ICUs have been decreasing worldwide, doctors say, at least partly because of recent advances in treatment.
Sun, 09/20/2020 - 06:51

One thing that has improved a lot over the course of the pandemic is treatment of seriously ill COVID-19 patients in intensive care units. Here's one man's success story.

If elected, Democratic nominee Joe Biden would become only the second Catholic president in American history. Here he prays at Grace Lutheran Church in Kenosha, Wis., on Sept. 3.
Sun, 09/20/2020 - 06:00

Joe Biden's Catholic faith, friends and staffers say, is central to how he views the world.

President Trump speaks to members of the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in July.
Sat, 09/19/2020 - 23:59

U.S. tech company Oracle is joining hands with Walmart to become a technology partner with TikTok, an arrangement that satisfies the White House's concerns over the security of American user data.

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