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Jeffrey Epstein Update: Court Says Ghislaine Maxwell's Deposition Can't Remain Secret
The mandate is a victory for Virginia Giuffre, who has publicly accused Maxwell of helping Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse her when she was a minor.
(Tue, 20 Oct 2020 10:08:15 -0400)

Actor Jeff Bridges Tweets That He Has Been Diagnosed With Lymphoma
The Oscar-winning Crazy Heart actor — indelibly identified with The Dude Lebowski in The Big Lebowski — writes: "I feel fortunate that I have a great team of doctors and the prognosis is good."
(Tue, 20 Oct 2020 08:26:00 -0400)

Economics Lessons From The Pandemic
Since COVID-19 hit our shores, economists have been crunching data to see how it's affecting our economy.
(Tue, 20 Oct 2020 06:30:39 -0400)

A Big Alzheimer's Drug Study Is Proceeding Cautiously, Despite The Pandemic
Researchers launched a major study of an experimental Alzheimer's drug this summer. They also learned a lot about how to protect participants who must make frequent visits to a medical center.
(Tue, 20 Oct 2020 05:01:11 -0400)

Universities Rethink Building Names In The Wake Of Racial Justice Protests
Many U.S. colleges have lecture halls named after respected scientists who also promoted racial theories or practices that are now rejected. And increasingly, their names are being removed.
(Tue, 20 Oct 2020 05:00:09 -0400)

Debate Commission To Mute Candidates' Mics At Start Of Each Segment
This decision comes after a chaotic first debate that was widely criticized for its largely unstructured nature. President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden are set to face off on Thursday.
(Mon, 19 Oct 2020 20:39:48 -0400)

Supreme Court Rules Pennsylvania Can Count Ballots Received After Election Day
Pennsylvania Republicans had sought to block the counting of late-arriving ballots, which the state's Supreme Court had approved last month.
(Mon, 19 Oct 2020 19:44:00 -0400)

Channing Dungey Named Chairman Of Warner Bros. Television Group
Dungey previously held executive roles at ABC and Netflix. She is set to take over in early 2021 replacing Peter Roth, who ran the television division for two decades.
(Mon, 19 Oct 2020 18:56:00 -0400)

New Law Creates 988 Hotline For Mental Health Emergencies
President Trump has signed a bipartisan bill creating a three-digit hotline for mental health emergencies. Mental health advocates say it'll bring mental health crisis response into the 21st century.
(Mon, 19 Oct 2020 18:18:00 -0400)

U.S. Borders With Canada And Mexico Will Stay Closed Another Month
"The situation in the United States continues to be of concern. So we're going to make sure we're keeping Canadians safe as best as we can," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said.
(Mon, 19 Oct 2020 17:03:13 -0400)

Virginia Judge Hears The Case On Whether Gen. Robert E. Lee Statue Should Be Removed
Witnesses testified Monday in a lawsuit challenging Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's order to remove the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from its pedestal in Richmond, Va.
(Mon, 19 Oct 2020 16:41:00 -0400)

Is There Any Progress In Negotiations Over A New Pandemic Relief Bill?
President Trump says he wants a pandemic aid package done in the next two weeks. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ended another call on Monday without a deal.
(Mon, 19 Oct 2020 16:41:00 -0400)

Court Vacates Trump Administration Rule That Sought To Kick Thousands Off Food Stamps
The U.S. Department of Agriculture rule "radically and abruptly alters decades of regulatory practice," a judge said, and would have added new burdens during a global pandemic.
(Mon, 19 Oct 2020 16:20:48 -0400)

The Wealthy Getting Less Scrutiny On Taxes
Reports that President Trump paid little to no taxes in the last 20 years spotlighted the IRS's lax enforcement. As the agency strains under budget cuts, rich people are less likely to be audited.
(Mon, 19 Oct 2020 15:58:00 -0400)

What Might Happen To U.S.-India Relations Under A President Biden
President Trump has forged a friendship with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. NPR discusses what might happen to U.S.-India ties if there's a change in the White House.
(Mon, 19 Oct 2020 15:58:00 -0400)

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