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Pulling together: Lessons from first all-Black high school rowing team
Arshay Cooper, who was part of the first all-Black high school rowing team, uses lessons he learned on the water to bridge racial divisions.
(Mon, 19 Oct 2020 16:53:00 -0400)

With older poll workers sidelined, young Americans step up
When the pandemic threatened to keep older poll workers away, young people raised their hands to facilitate the 2020 election.
(Mon, 19 Oct 2020 13:42:28 -0400)

Why US campaigns are courting Puerto Ricans who can't vote
Residents of the island territory cannot vote in the United States presidential election, but Puerto Ricans residing in crucial swing states like Florida can. Both campaigns hope friends and family in Puerto Rico will influence mainland voters.
(Mon, 19 Oct 2020 11:32:00 -0400)

Election anxiety: Democrat or Republican, Americans are feeling it
Voters are weighing high-stakes variables that go beyond whom and what to vote for, from their own health to whether mailing their ballots is secure.
(Mon, 19 Oct 2020 10:56:00 -0400)

Why Trump and Biden campaigns are in hard-to-flip states
On Sunday, President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden each went to church and campaigned in states where their respective parties have struggled to win in the past.
(Sun, 18 Oct 2020 19:46:00 -0400)

Women rally across US, urging a vote for change
Thousands of mostly young women rallied Saturday in Washington D.C. and other cities, exhorting voters to oppose President Donald Trump.
(Sat, 17 Oct 2020 19:57:00 -0400)

Hawaii to tourists: Testing is required, quarantine is not
Hawaii just launched a pilot to allow travelers who have tested negative for coronavirus to come to the islands without quarantining. The new rules are part of an effort to turn around its tourism-based economy, which has been devastated by the pandemic.
(Fri, 16 Oct 2020 13:28:07 -0400)

It’s the world according to Trump: Could Biden turn back the clock?
Transactional diplomacy. America First. Autocrats have adjusted to Trump’s terms. What happens if a President Biden tries to revive multilateralism?
(Fri, 16 Oct 2020 12:35:00 -0400)

US poised to see highest voter turnout since 1908
Americans have cast 17 million ballots so far, ahead of what promises to be a high-turnout election. Most early votes are from Democrats, but Republicans are expected to vote in high numbers on Election Day, and pollsters say the scales could easily shift.
(Fri, 16 Oct 2020 11:33:14 -0400)

Barrett confirmation vote expected by end of the month
Tense hearings aside, Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court is almost certain given the Senate’s Republican majority. The Judiciary Committee will vote next week, and the full Senate vote is expected by the end of October.
(Fri, 16 Oct 2020 11:24:10 -0400)

Two visions for America: Trump, Biden deliver dueling town halls
President Donald Trump was combative and defensive with the moderator in Miami while challenger Joe Biden in Philadelphia took a softer approach with audience questions. A final United States presidential debate is scheduled next week.
(Fri, 16 Oct 2020 08:53:50 -0400)

With militias on the rise, states boost vigilance
A plot against Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer that ended in 13 arrests signals broader risks in the U.S.
(Thu, 15 Oct 2020 17:42:00 -0400)

The election is in 19 days. The legal battles have already begun.
Candidates are packing war rooms with lawyers from large firms and scores of volunteers and poll watchers to scour for irregularities in swing states.
(Thu, 15 Oct 2020 14:25:00 -0400)

Drive-thru Texas state fair: fried Oreos, yes. Baby animals, no.
Our correspondent's first state fair experience was a drive-thru, but, despite the $65 cost, it was still a powerful community draw.
(Thu, 15 Oct 2020 10:17:00 -0400)

Calm before storm? How Senate could change after Barrett confirmation.
Judge Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court hearings have been respectful. They could still result in escalation of the Senate's judicial nomination wars.
(Wed, 14 Oct 2020 16:56:00 -0400)

Amid a pandemic, Republicans become the new door-knocking warriors
Republicans lead in door knocking while Democrats, whose ground game has traditionally been stronger, are turning to virtual methods.
(Wed, 14 Oct 2020 16:53:19 -0400)

Homegrown relief: Farming communities tackle rise in suicides
Survivors of suicide and concerned families pioneered care. Now more resources are mobilizing to address the occupational hazards of farming.
(Wed, 14 Oct 2020 13:05:06 -0400)

Trump, Biden to deliver separate, simultaneous town halls
President Donald Trump declined to participate in the second U.S. presidential debate after it was changed to a virtual format. Instead, Mr. Trump and his challenger, Joe Biden, will host dueling town halls from Miami and Philadelphia on Thursday evening.
(Wed, 14 Oct 2020 11:57:28 -0400)

After court fight, 2020 census to end this week
Field operations will end Thursday, giving the Census Bureau time to meet its Dec. 31 deadline. Ending the count now also helps ensure the Trump administration will be able to use the data to apportion states’ congressional seats, no matter what happens in November.
(Wed, 14 Oct 2020 11:54:25 -0400)

In some states, racial justice is on the ballot
From California to Mississippi to Rhode Island, this year's ballot issues range from approving a new state flag to overturning a ban on affirmative action. Activists say voters and lawmakers are galvanized by recent protests against police brutality.
(Wed, 14 Oct 2020 11:19:14 -0400)

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