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Biden’s North Carolina Visit Signals His Campaign Strategy

Biden’s North Carolina Visit Signals His Campaign Strategy

Biden and vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris are focusing on states they think that can and should win in November. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks at the Black Economic Summit in Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday. JOE BIDEN TALKED economic opportunity, racial equality and affordable college Wednesday as he made a campaign pitch
U.S. to Surpass Grim Milestone of 200,000 COVID-19 Deaths

U.S. to Surpass Grim Milestone of 200,000 COVID-19 Deaths

FILE PHOTO: Boston EMS medics work to resuscitate a patient on the way to the ambulance amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., April 27, 2020. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo By Sangameswaran S (Reuters) - The death toll from the spread of coronavirus in the United States was approaching over 200,000 lives
Ginsburg’s Death Reshapes the 2020 Presidential Campaign

Ginsburg’s Death Reshapes the 2020 Presidential Campaign

The country is already divided, and it’s likely to get worse with the coming fight over a Supreme Court nomination. FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2019, file photo, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg attends Georgetown Law's second annual Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lecture in Washington. A tweet Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, from a new bride brought the first
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies at 87

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies at 87

The court announced late Friday that the champion of progressive and feminist issues had succumbed to metastatic pancreatic cancer. Ruth Bader Ginsburg presents at a Library of Congress event on Feb.14, in Washington. Ginsburg died of metastatic pancreatic cancer late Friday. RUTH BADER GINSBURG, the liberal Supreme Court justice and icon of the fe
A New World Disorder

A New World Disorder

The coronavirus pandemic and the Trump administration threaten to change a world order defined by cooperation. The Staten Island Ferry passes the Statue of Liberty in New York City. EACH YEAR IN mid-September, Manhattan takes on a heightened buzz as the United Nations' General Assembly holds two weeks of debates and meetings, and motorcades carryin
Wildfire Comments From Trump, Biden Highlight Climate Change Divide

Wildfire Comments From Trump, Biden Highlight Climate Change Divide

California, Oregon and Washington state are dealing with wildfires that have killed at least 35 people and burned over 5 million acres. President Donald Trump speaks during a briefing on wildfires with local and federal officials in McClellan Park, Calif. on Monday. WITH FEWER THAN 50 DAYS to go until the presidential election, wildfires across the
Colleges, Universities Continue Battling Major COVID-19 Spikes

Colleges, Universities Continue Battling Major COVID-19 Spikes

Cases are surging at colleges across the country just as football kicks off in some conferences. A University of Maryland student is tested for COVID-19 by a nursing student at Towson University, right, in College Park, Md., on Sept. 1. COLLEGES AND universities continue battling major COVID-19 spikes on and off campus – some contending with incr
Princeton, Williams Top 2021 Best Colleges Rankings

Princeton, Williams Top 2021 Best Colleges Rankings

While most colleges at the top of the rankings saw little movement, others in the middle saw significant jumps and slides. Princeton University in New Jersey again ranked at No. 1 in the National Universities rankings. HIGHER EDUCATION CAN BE a vast and confusing landscape, populated with thousands of colleges and universities across the nation, di
Demetria Bannister’s Coronavirus Death Highlights Vulnerability of Teachers

Demetria Bannister’s Coronavirus Death Highlights Vulnerability of Teachers

It remains uncertain how officials can protect the country’s 3.3 million public school teachers – one-third of whom are over 50 or have elevated risk for a more severe virus infection. Middle school teachers protest in front of the Hillsborough County Schools District Office, July 16, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. DEMETRIA BANNISTER, A third-grade teach
Demetria Bannister’s Coronavirus Death Highlights Vulnerability of Teachers

Demetria Bannister’s Coronavirus Death Highlights Vulnerability of Teachers

It remains uncertain how officials can protect the country’s 3.3 million public school teachers – one-third of whom are over 50 or have elevated risk for a more severe virus infection. Middle school teachers protest in front of the Hillsborough County Schools District Office, July 16, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. DEMETRIA BANNISTER, A third-grade teach
Biden and Trump Go on the Offensive as U.S. Campaign Enters Final Stretch

Biden and Trump Go on the Offensive as U.S. Campaign Enters Final Stretch

Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Joe Biden gives a thumbs up as he arrives to meet with union leaders at the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO headquarters on Labor Day in Harrisburg, PA, U.S., September 7, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque BY TREVOR HUNNICUTT AND Jeff Mason LANCASTER, Pa./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Bi
Census Bureau Must Temporarily Halt Winding Down Operations

Census Bureau Must Temporarily Halt Winding Down Operations

A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Census Bureau for the time being to stop following a plan that would have had it winding down operations in order to finish the 2020 census at the end of September. FILE - In this April 23, 2019 file photo, immigration activists rally outside the Supreme Court as the justices hear arguments over the Trump admini
Will Trump Ride the Markets to Victory?

Will Trump Ride the Markets to Victory?

The Dow has performed well during Donald Trump’s tenure, but whether it outweighs voter perceptions of the damage from COVID-19 is unclear. The New York Stock Exchange is reflected in a window at Federal Hall. THROUGHOUT HIS presidency, Donald Trump has consistently relied on one measure to gauge his performance: the health of the economy and, mo
Has Kenosha Reignited the Fight Over a National Police Force?

Has Kenosha Reignited the Fight Over a National Police Force?

The Trump administration has responded to recent incidents in Wisconsin and other cities with a calling for a federal police agency, though it’s not clear it has the authority to do so. A police armored vehicle patrols an intersection in Kenosha, Wisc., on Aug. 24. BRANDING HIMSELF AS A candidate of "law and order," President Donald Trump has dou
Biden’s Shrinking Lead Is a Jolting Reminder for Democrats – Trump Could Win

Biden’s Shrinking Lead Is a Jolting Reminder for Democrats – Trump Could Win

The tightening polls are both predictable and unnerving for the Biden campaign. The numbers are both predictable and unnerving for the Biden campaign. It's typical for the race to tighten around Labor Day, as voters settle into their choices and "come home" to their party's nominee. THE ELECTION IS GETTING closer – and with it, the polls. With tw
The Childcare Crisis Gets a Moment in the Sun

The Childcare Crisis Gets a Moment in the Sun

Coronavirus put the issue center stage – and both Republicans and Democrats are touting plans to solve the problem. A mother works from home, rear, while her daughters draw, in Massachusetts, in March. Upwards of 90% of caretakers in the state lost jobs amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to new research. WHEN THE CORONAVIRUS pandemic closed
Biden: Trump ‘Fanning the Flames’ of Violence to Frighten America

Biden: Trump ‘Fanning the Flames’ of Violence to Frighten America

In a blistering address, the Democratic presidential nominee said it was Trump who has made the nation unsafe. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks at campaign event in Pittsburgh, Pa., Monday. JOE BIDEN, TARGETED BY President Donald Trump as a source of future chaos, danger and riots in suburban streets, had a blunt message for voters
Reopening Colleges Face Biggest Coronavirus Threat: Students

Reopening Colleges Face Biggest Coronavirus Threat: Students

Colleges and universities are attempting to reopen campuses despite high-profile failures and despite the most obvious obstacle of all: counting on students to change their behavior. New York University students wait in line to be tested for COVID-19 on Aug. 18, in New York City. THE EPICENTER OF THE coronavirus pandemic shifted precipitously this
1 Killed as Trump Supporters, Protesters Clash in Portland

1 Killed as Trump Supporters, Protesters Clash in Portland

One person was fatally shot late Saturday in Portland, Oregon, as Black Lives Matter protesters and people from a large caravan of President Donald Trump supporters clashed in the streets. A man is being treated after being shot Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in Portland, Ore. Fights broke out in downtown Portland Saturday night as a large caravan of sup
Mike Pence Attacks Joe Biden, Promises 'Law and Order,' Defends Donald Trump

Mike Pence Attacks Joe Biden, Promises 'Law and Order,' Defends Donald Trump

At a GOP convention that featured a bevy of potential 2024 hopefuls, the vice president kept his focus on his current job. Speaking from Fort McHenry in Baltimore on the third night of the Republican convention, Pence touted the administration’s pre-pandemic economy, defended Trump’s handling of the coronavirus and pledged that law enforcement
Fear and Devotion to Donald Trump at the Convention

Fear and Devotion to Donald Trump at the Convention

At the first night of the Republican convention, speakers praise Trump while warning of 'socialist' Democrats. The convention was a series of speeches and videos of Trump with supporters, and all went to the same theme: Trump is saving America, and the Democrats are socialists and Marxists bent on destroying the country. WITH FEAR, ADORATION and a
Trump Announces FDA Emergency Use Authorization for Coronavirus Plasma Treatment

Trump Announces FDA Emergency Use Authorization for Coronavirus Plasma Treatment

The move comes on the eve of the Republican National Convention and the day after the president accused the Food and Drug Administration of being a part of the ‘deep state.’ President Donald Trump speaks as Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar listens during a media briefing at the White House. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) PRESIDENT DONALD
House Passes Bill to Reverse Changes Blamed for Mail Delays

House Passes Bill to Reverse Changes Blamed for Mail Delays

The House has approved legislation that would reverse recent changes in U.S. Postal Service operations... House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020. The House is set for a rare Saturday session to pass legislation to halt changes in the Postal Service and provide $25
8 Takeaways From the Democratic National Convention

8 Takeaways From the Democratic National Convention

Joe Biden’s nominating convention was not what Democrats had planned. But it had several key moments. Jill Biden, husband former vice-president and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris greet supporters during the conclusion of the Democratic National Convention, Aug. 20, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. I
Joe Biden’s Mission: End the ‘Season of Darkness’

Joe Biden’s Mission: End the ‘Season of Darkness’

It’s official: Joe Biden is the Democratic presidential nominee and he’s going after Trump. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden delivers his acceptance speech on the fourth night of the Democratic National Convention on Thursday in Wilmington, Del. AFTER THREE DAYS OF A Democratic National Convention that bemoaned a nation in despair, Joe
Trump Campaign Sues New Jersey Over Hybrid Voting Model for 2020 Election

Trump Campaign Sues New Jersey Over Hybrid Voting Model for 2020 Election

New Jersey’s governor signed an executive order allowing residents to mail in a ballot or vote in person in the election. The New Jersey governor's executive order calls on officials to mail all registered voters in the state a ballot with a prepaid return envelope. PRESIDENT DONALD Trump's reelection campaign is suing New Jersey over the state's
Democrats Get Down to Business on Day 2 of the Convention

Democrats Get Down to Business on Day 2 of the Convention

Joe Biden became the official Democratic presidential nominee as family and supporters – separated by a pandemic – lauded the man they said will bring the country together. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and wife Dr. Jill Biden speak to supporters during the virtual convention on Tuesday. FOR ONCE, PRESIDENT Donald Trump was not the
Michelle Obama Lays Down the (Election) Law

Michelle Obama Lays Down the (Election) Law

The first night of the virtual Democratic convention lacked the excitement and energy of a live event but rallied Democratic factions. Obama bemoaned the damage she said President Donald Trump has done to the nation, erasing the progress made by her husband, President Barack Obama. MICHELLE OBAMA HAD A blunt, impassioned message for Americans Monda
Who Is Speaking at the Democratic National Convention?

Who Is Speaking at the Democratic National Convention?

Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton will all have primetime speaking slots, as will progressive stars Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Vice President Joe Biden walks on stage during the final day of the 2012 Democratic National Convention. The Democratic National Committee released a list of speakers for this
Post Office Warns States Across US About Mail Voting

Post Office Warns States Across US About Mail Voting

The federal watchdog of the U.S. Postal Service has opened an inquiry into operational changes at the agency that have delayed mail deliveries across the country. FILE - In this May 28, 2020, file photo, mail-in primary election ballots are processed at the Chester County Voter Services office in West Chester, Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf's top election offic
Nationwide Coronavirus Cases Are Down – But So Is Testing

Nationwide Coronavirus Cases Are Down – But So Is Testing

With less testing being done, fewer COVID-19 cases are likely to be found. And that could be bad news for areas experiencing community spread. A health worker takes a nasal swab sample at a COVID-19 testing site in Los Angeles, California. Coronavirus testing has declined in recent weeks. A DOWNWARD TREND IN NEW coronavirus cases in the U.S., the c
Biden, Harris Emphasize Inspiration and Inclusion in First Joint Appearance

Biden, Harris Emphasize Inspiration and Inclusion in First Joint Appearance

The presumptive Democratic nominee’s speech was as praiseful of his newly named running mate as it was a blistering attack on the Trump-Pence administration... Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen Kamala Harris participate in a virtual grassroots fundraiser in Wilmington, Del., on Wednesday. KAMALA HARRIS SHOWED America her whole self Wednesda
Biden Chooses Kamala Harris as Running Mate

Biden Chooses Kamala Harris as Running Mate

Harris becomes the first Black female vice presidential nominee and the third woman to be named as a running mate for a major political party. Sen. Kamala Harris of California will be presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's running mate, Biden announced Tuesday. PRESUMPTIVE DEMOCRATIC presidential nominee Joe Biden announced Tuesday
US Tops 5 Million Confirmed Virus Cases, to Europe's Alarm

US Tops 5 Million Confirmed Virus Cases, to Europe's Alarm

With confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. reaching 5 million Sunday, by far the highest of any country, the failure of the most powerful nation in the world to contain the scourge has been met with astonishment and alarm in Europe. FILE - In this July 30, 2020, file photo, passengers board a Casco Bay Lines ferry bound for Peaks Island in Portla
Trump Orders Encroach on Congress' Powers, Invite Challenges

Trump Orders Encroach on Congress' Powers, Invite Challenges

President Donald Trump has bypassed the nation’s lawmakers as he claimed the authority to defer payroll taxes and replace an expired unemployment benefit with a lower amount after negotiations with Congress on a new coronavirus rescue package collapsed. President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedm
Talks on Coronavirus-Relief Package Collapse

Talks on Coronavirus-Relief Package Collapse

The breakdown in negotiations increases the likelihood that President Donald Trump will attempt to address virus relief through executive order. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House chief of staff Mark Meadows speak to reporters on Capitol Hill, Aug. 6, 2020, in Washington, D.C. NEGOTIATORS FAILED TO strike a deal over trillion-dollar
Jobless Claims Drop by Nearly a Quarter Million

Jobless Claims Drop by Nearly a Quarter Million

The figure is the lowest since the coronavirus struck in mid-March. Jobless claims had been declining until the week of July 25, when they spiked as cases of COVID-19 began surging in several states as businesses reopened in June following shutdowns that began in March. THE NUMBER OF AMERICANS filing new claims for unemployment fell to 1.19 million
No Balloons, No Party: Will Virtual Conventions Change the Campaign?

No Balloons, No Party: Will Virtual Conventions Change the Campaign?

Presidential candidates typically get at least a modest convention bounce in the polls. This year might be different. Balloons and confetti are seen at the end of the fourth day of the Republican National Convention, July 21, 2016, in Cleveland, Ohio. THIS MONTH, BOTH political parties will hold their quadrennial conventions. But with both set to b
Satisfaction with State of U.S. Hits Nine-Year Low, Poll Finds

Satisfaction with State of U.S. Hits Nine-Year Low, Poll Finds

The plunge in satisfaction is mostly occurring among Republicans, with only 20% satisfied with the state of the nation... Despite an overall dissatisfaction with the state of the country, most Republicans, 91%, approve of the job President Donald Trump is doing in office. AMERICANS' SATISFACTION with the way things are going in the U.S. has dropped
Trump Ads Return to Airwaves With New Line of Attack on Joe Biden

Trump Ads Return to Airwaves With New Line of Attack on Joe Biden

The Trump campaign has settled on a new strategy, returning to the airwaves after a week off with two new ads that cast Joe Biden as someone Americans should fear. President Donald Trump speaks during a "Keep America Great" campaign rally, Jan. 9, 2020, in Toledo, Ohio. STRUGGLING IN THE polls, President Donald Trump went back on the airwaves Monda
U.S. Coronavirus 'Extraordinarily Widespread,' White House Experts Say

U.S. Coronavirus 'Extraordinarily Widespread,' White House Experts Say

FILE PHOTO: Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, addresses a news conference about the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., May 22, 2020. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo BY DOINA CHIACU WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is in a new phase
Should You Buy Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL) Stock?

Should You Buy Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL) Stock?

Google stock is a one-of-a-kind opportunity, although shares face visible risks, including regulation. The most obvious advantage to owning GOOG is owning a piece of the biggest search engine in the world. THERE ARE ONLY A handful of companies in the world that can argue they have power approaching Alphabet (ticker: GOOG, GOOGL). And ever since its
NIH Director: Hope for a Coronavirus Vaccine by the End of 2020

NIH Director: Hope for a Coronavirus Vaccine by the End of 2020

Francis Collins, head of the National Institutes of Health, sees great progress on the scientific work to develop COVID-19 therapies and vaccines even with many challenges ahead. Vaccine development for COVID-19 is "happening at a speed that we've never seen before," National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins told U.S. News. WHILE C
Florida Prepares for a Challenging Hurricane Season Amid COVID-19 Spike

Florida Prepares for a Challenging Hurricane Season Amid COVID-19 Spike

Floridians are facing record death tolls from coronavirus while also preparing for an active hurricane season. People wearing masks survey damage caused by Tropical Storm Cristobal in Orlando, Florida, on June 7. MIAMI — STEPHANIE Kaple, who runs a homeless shelter in Key West, has a rule about disasters: You know you've reached the end of one wh
Democrats, Republicans Vent Ire at Big Tech on Capitol Hill

Democrats, Republicans Vent Ire at Big Tech on Capitol Hill

Democrats and Republicans raised different objections, but both sides took shots at the leaders of some of America’s largest tech companies. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos testifies via video conference during the House Judiciary Committee in Washington on Wednesday. BIG TECH WAS A bipartisan punching bag at Wednesday's high-profile hearing before the Hou
Coronavirus Outbreaks in Florida, Arizona and Texas Show Some Signs of Slowing

Coronavirus Outbreaks in Florida, Arizona and Texas Show Some Signs of Slowing

Other states like Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia are starting to see concerning virus trends. A lab technician uses a nasal swab to test a patient for COVID-19, July 28, 2020, in Miami, Fla. STATES THAT SAW A resurgence of the coronavirus weeks ago are starting to show signs of slowing their daily number of new infections. The seve
2020-21 Best Hospitals Honor Roll and Medical Specialties Rankings

2020-21 Best Hospitals Honor Roll and Medical Specialties Rankings

U.S. News ranks the top hospitals in the nation, plus the best hospitals in each state and metro area. THE OUTBREAK OF THE novel coronavirus upended many aspects of life, but perhaps none as much as health care. Doctors offices closed or switched to telehealth. Vaccine makers began racing to create a shot that could end the pandemic. And to keep pa
Scare Tactics: Trump Focuses on Fear to Win

Scare Tactics: Trump Focuses on Fear to Win

With 100 days to go before the election, Trump is focusing on “law and order” while Biden pitches stability. Birds fly over the White House in Washington, D.C. TRAILING IN NATIONAL polls by 7-15 points. A persistent pandemic that not only presents a public health crisis, but prevents a crowd-loving candidate from holding big rallies. Double-dig
Unemployment Benefits Set to Expire as GOP Delays Introducing Bill

Unemployment Benefits Set to Expire as GOP Delays Introducing Bill

The $600 federal benefit will expire July 31 and a deal to extend it is likely weeks away. A protester holds a sign at a demonstration in Miami Springs, Fla., on July 16. Many Americans will receive their final supplemented unemployment benefit payment this weekend. IN MARCH, CONGRESS halted evictions and gave unemployed Americans an extra $600 in
GOP Divisions Slow Coronavirus Relief Bill

GOP Divisions Slow Coronavirus Relief Bill

Senate Republicans are weighing a short-term extension of unemployment benefits as a broader deal on a relief package appears out of reach for at least a few weeks. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks to the media after weekly policy luncheons on Capitol Hill on Tuesday in Washington. DISAGREEMENTS AMONG Senate Republicans and an anticipa
Pentagon Troubled By Overly Militarized Federal Agents in Portland

Pentagon Troubled By Overly Militarized Federal Agents in Portland

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper has raised concerns within the administration about President Donald Trump’s decision to deploy forces who look like soldiers to protest sites. Federal officers use crowd control munitions to disperse Black Lives Matter protesters outside the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in P