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The U.S. coronavirus caseload has reached record heights with more than 83,000 infections reported in a single day, the latest ominous sign of the disease’s grip on the nation, as states from Connecticut to the Rocky Mountain West reel under the surge.

By REBECCA BOONE and DAVID CRARY Associated Press October 24, 2020
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President Donald Trump assured supporters packed shoulder to shoulder Saturday that “we’re rounding the turn” and mocked challenger Joe Biden for raising alarms about the pandemic.

By Associated Press October 24, 2020
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Heavily protected crews in Washington state worked Saturday to destroy the first nest of so-called murder hornets discovered in the United States.

By Associated Press October 24, 2020
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A federal judge on Thursday urged the Trump administration to do more to help court-appointed researchers find hundreds of parents who were separated from their children after they crossed the U.S.-Mexico border beginning in 2017.

By JULIE WATSON, Associated Press October 23, 2020
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President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden fought over how to tame the raging coronavirus during the campaign's closing debate, largely shelving the rancor that overshadowed their previous face-off in favor of a more substantive exchange that highlighted their vastly different approaches to the major domestic and foreign challenges facing the nation.

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, MICHELLE L. PRICE, DARLENE SUPERVILLE and WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press October 23, 2020
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Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans powered past a Democratic boycott Thursday to advance Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination to the full Senate, keeping President Donald Trump's pick on track for confirmation before the Nov. 3 election.

By LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press October 22, 2020
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Pope Francis endorsed same-sex civil unions for the first time as pontiff while being interviewed for the feature-length documentary “Francesco,” which premiered Wednesday at the Rome Film Festival.

By NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press October 22, 2020
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Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin, the powerful prescription painkiller that experts say helped touch off an opioid epidemic, will plead guilty to three federal criminal charges as part of a settlement of more than $8 billion, Justice Department officials announced Wednesday.

By MICHAEL BALSAMO and GEOFF MULVIHILL, Associated Press October 21, 2020
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A NASA spacecraft descended to an asteroid Tuesday and, dodging boulders the size of buildings, momentarily touched the surface to collect a handful of cosmic rubble for return to Earth.

By MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer October 21, 2020
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The Supreme Court will allow Pennsylvania to count mailed-in ballots received up to three days after the Nov. 3 election, rejecting a Republican plea in the presidential battleground state.

By Associated Press October 20, 2020
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An angry President Donald Trump came out swinging Monday against Dr. Anthony Fauci, the press and polls that show him trailing Democrat Joe Biden in key battleground states in a disjointed closing message two weeks out from Election Day.

By ZEKE MILLER and JILL COLVIN, Associated Press October 20, 2020
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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the planet has surpassed 40 million, but experts say that is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the true impact of the pandemic that has upended life and work around the world.

By MARIA CHENG, AP Medical Writer October 19, 2020
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More than 22 million Americans have already cast ballots in the 2020 election, a record-shattering avalanche of early votes driven both by Democratic enthusiasm and a pandemic that has transformed the way the nation votes.

By Associated Press October 17, 2020
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More than 17 million Americans have already cast ballots in the 2020 election, a record-shattering avalanche of early votes driven both by Democratic enthusiasm and a pandemic that has transformed the way the nation votes.

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI and ANGELIKI KASTANIS, Associated Press October 16, 2020
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Controversial Trump administration policies on the census, asylum seekers and the border wall, held illegal by lower courts, are on the Supreme Court's agenda Friday.

By MARK SHERMAN and JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press October 16, 2020
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As parishioners at the evangelical church in the Dallas suburbs gathered for Sunday services, they walked past two tables of voter guides and sample ballots in the lobby, with signs reading: “Your vote. Your voice. Your values.”

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press October 15, 2020
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The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose last week by the most in two months, to 898,000, a historically high number and evidence that layoffs remain a hindrance to the economy’s recovery from the pandemic recession.

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER, AP Economics Writer October 15, 2020
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The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday set an Oct. 22 vote on Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination as Republicans race to confirm President Donald Trump's pick before the Nov. 3 election.

By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press October 15, 2020
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Wildfires churning out dense plumes of smoke as they scorch huge swaths of the U.S. West Coast have exposed millions of people to hazardous pollution levels, causing emergency room visits to spike and potentially thousands of deaths among the elderly and infirm, according to an Associated Press analysis of pollution data and interviews with physicians, health authorities and researchers.

By MATTHEW BROWN and CAMILLE FASSETT, The Associated Press October 15, 2020
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The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the Trump administration can end census field operations early, in a blow to efforts to make sure minorities and hard-to-enumerate communities are properly counted in the crucial once-a-decade tally.

By MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press October 14, 2020
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NBC News agreed to put President Donald Trump before voters in a town hall event on Thursday after the president submitted to an independent coronavirus test with the results reviewed by Dr. Anthony Fauci.

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer October 14, 2020
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With Election Day just three weeks away, President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden concentrated Tuesday on battleground states both see as critical to clinching an Electoral College victory, tailoring their travel to best motivate voters who could cast potentially decisive ballots.

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press October 13, 2020
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Apple unveiled four new iPhones equipped with technology for use with faster new 5G wireless networks.

By MICHAEL LIEDTKE and TALI ARBEL, AP Technology Writers October 13, 2020
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Social Security recipients will get a modest 1.3% cost-of living-increase in 2021, but that might be small comfort amid worries about the coronavirus and its consequences for older people.

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press October 13, 2020
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Joe Biden says he is “not a fan” of adding seats to the Supreme Court, after weeks of avoiding questions about the idea that’s been pushed by progressives and used by Republicans to attack him.

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE, Associated Press October 13, 2020

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