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Tuesday, October 20th, 2020
The commission that runs the Presidential debates has announced new rules for Thursday's Trump-Biden event intended to enforce the order and civility missing from their last one. A US grand jury has indicted Russian government hackers. TikTok is dealing with the dilemma of how to limit hate speech and misinformation while permitting freedom of expression.
Monday, October 19th, 2020
Over the weekend, President Trump was back on the road and rallying large raucous crowds in must-win states, while Joe Biden kept to a more measured campaign style with an eye on COVID precautions. As predicted, the arrival of cool weather has brought a second wave of COVID cases. China's economy showed a return to health in the 3rd quarter. That's not necessarily good news for the rest of the global economy.
Sunday, October 18, 2020
Election Day is just weeks away and millions of Americans have already voted. As Americans continue heading to the polls, NPR political reporters Juana Summers and Scott Detrow bring our Up First listeners this special report on all the issues surrounding voting in this year's election – including access to voting, disinformation and how to vote.
Saturday, October 17, 2020
President Trump and Vice President Joe Biden appeal to seniors for their votes. Pfizer says it won't have data showing its COVID-19 vaccine is safe until late November, weeks after Election Day. France imposes new restrictions in hopes of curbing the pandemic and avoiding another national shutdown.
Friday, October 16, 2020
President Trump and former Vice President Biden held separate prime-time TV town halls Thursday evening. In tone and content they could hardly have been more different. US health experts warned of a rise in COVID-19 cases with the arrival of autumn. That surge is here.
Thursday, October 15, 2020
President Trump and former Vice President Biden hold network TV town halls this evening. Nominee Amy Coney Barrett's testimony has wrapped up, but her confirmation hearings for Supreme Court justice continue today, featuring supporters and opponents of the nomination. Europe is re-trenching against a new surge of COVID-19 after seeing more than 100,000 new cases per day on average over the past week.
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