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President Trump and Joe Biden both campaigned in Minnesota on Friday, a longtime Democratic bastion that's now a battleground state. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Dems will lose.
This means war. With the presidential election only 44 days away, the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has shaken the race between Donald Trump and Joe Biden — along with 33 U.S. Senate battles across the country — to the core. A new Trump-nominated justice would cement a commanding conservative majority for the first... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Let the game begin.
The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg could have dire implications for Roe v. Wade, the decision affirming a woman’s right to abortion. A judicial third rail since the day it was handed down in 1973, Ginsburg had been a longtime champion of the ruling, and voted to defend abortion rights time and again during her... New York Post
VOA VIEW: What will be, will be.

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Susan Collins, a key Republican moderate, said the Senate should not hold a confirmation vote before the November election. Here’s the latest. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Collins will lose the Senate seat.
Letters with the lethal substance also were sent to federal offices in Texas, an official said. Investigators were trying to track down who sent them and whether more were circulating through the postal system. New York Times
Protesters gathered outside Mitch McConnell's home after he said he'd push to quickly fill Ruth Bader Ginsberg's seat on the U.S. Supreme Court        USA Today
VOA VIEW: Fools!
Demonstrators were arrested Saturday in New York City's Times Square while protesting federal immigration officials and city police, authorities said. City police said in an email to The Associated Press that “several” protesters were taken into custody, but did not release details of the charges. Washington Times
President Trump and fellow Republicans in the Senate faced objections Saturday from within the GOP courtesy of some governors against racing to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's vacancy on the Supreme Court. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker echoed Vermont Gov. Phil Scott by asking fellow Republicans to wait until ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: A foolish mistake.
Sen. Susan Collins became the first Republican to break with her party over the Supreme Court vacancy, announcing Saturday she will oppose pushing through a Supreme Court nominee before knowing who wins the presidential election. The Maine senator, who is facing a tough reelection bid, said she doesn't have a ... Washington Times

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Fox News host Tucker Carlson flatly rejected breaking news about Ruth Bader Ginsburg reported by a longtime friend of the late Supreme Court justice shortly after her death was announced Friday. "We're just getting word that NPR is reporting — and so, with a grain of salt, take this please ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Carlson makes sense.
The women said they were wrongfully terminated due to their Christian beliefs. ABC
VOA VIEW: Sad!
The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 4.5 earthquake struck Southern California late Friday night ABC
President Trump escalates promise for a coronavirus vaccine before Election Day. ABC
VOA VIEW: Dems are against everything Trump is for.

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A federal judge in Washington ordered the Postal Service to halt a set of controversial cost-cutting changes imposed earlier this year by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. ABC
VOA VIEW: One Judge should not be able to change the Postal Service.
Trump calls on GOP Senate to act "without delay" on SCOTUS pick. Trump said GOP has an "obligation" to pick Justices in Saturday morning tweet. ABC
VOA VIEW: As they should.
The Judiciary Committee chair had previously said he would not support filling a vacant seat in an election year. CBS
VOA VIEW: Good!

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The storm is the latest to form in a hurricane season so active that forecasters have run out of traditional storm names. CBS
"President Trump's nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said. CBS
VOA VIEW: Dems will lose.
The Senate majority leader has said he would fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court shortly before an election. CBS
VOA VIEW: There are many reasons to move fast.
The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments regarding the Affordable Care Act and the Mueller grand jury this fall. CBS
VOA VIEW: It will be a 3 to 5 vote - liberals will have a smaller edge.
President Donald Trump on Saturday said that Republicans have an "obligation" to fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's vacant seat on the Supreme Court "without delay," as Democrats argue the Senate should refrain from confirming a replacement until after the next president is sworn in. CNN
VOA VIEW: Good!

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Top Senate Republicans are privately arguing that it would boost their chances of holding the majority in November if their party makes a full-throated effort at confirming President Donald Trump's pick for the Supreme Court, according to multiple GOP sources, despite their past posture that such nominees should not be confirmed in a presidential election year. CNN
VOA VIEW: Republican Senators have the edge.
The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has put a spotlight on the divisions in the US Senate -- in particular the unique circumstances surrounding the competitive race for a seat in Arizona. CNN
VOA VIEW: There will be a major fight.
Americans are divided on the forthcoming coronavirus vaccine as just 51% say they would get vaccinated for the disease if a vaccine was available today, according to a Pew Research Center poll.  FOX News

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As the town of Lake Charles, Louisiana attempts to recuperate from the arduous challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, the community must now tackle the fallout from Hurricane Laura. FOX News
House Foreign Affairs Chairman Eliot Engel has subpoenaed U.S. global media chief Michael Pack amid fears of bias. UPI
VOA VIEW: Wild!
Demonstrators returned to downtown Portland Friday to call for police reforms after taking a hiatus of more than a week due to unhealthy air quality. UPI
Forecasters said Tropical Storm Beta began a westward turn toward Texas on Saturday and is expected to become a hurricane before making landfall Monday. UPI
The Chinese government on Saturday threatened sanctions after the Trump administration's ban on WeChat and TikTok. UPI
VOA VIEW: China's threats are hallow.

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     A liberal, but great Lady in many ways. GOD Bless her and family. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the unrelenting trailblazer for gender equality and the second-ever woman appointed to the high court, died Friday night. She was 87. Ginsburg died surrounded by family at her home in Washington, D.C., due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer, the Supreme Court said in a statement Friday night.


     “Our nation has lost a jurist of historic stature,” Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., said of Ginsburg. “We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague.” The Stars and Stripes was hoisted half-way up the flagpole outside the Court in Ginsburg’s honor, according to tweeted video of the somber remembrance.  “Today, we mourn,” Roberts’ statement continued. “But with confidence that future generations will remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg as we knew her — a tireless and resolute champion of justice.”

     The small-but-mighty Brooklyn-born jurist had clawed her way through the male-dominated legal industry early in her career and shattered gender norms as a pioneer for women’s rights in the 1970s. She argued six landmark cases before the Supreme Court and was victorious in five of them that led to fairer treatment of women, as well as men. In her 25 years on the Supreme Court, the outspoken octogenarian unexpectedly earned a cult following — and the nickname “Notorious R.B.G.” for her scathing dissenting opinions.