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Candidates head to Florida as election nears

October 29, 2020
Ed O'Keefe | CBS News
With days to go until Election Day, both President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are campaigning Thursday in the key battleground state of Florida.
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Trump claims the nation is ‘rounding the turn’ on the virus as cases climb; Biden vows to ‘deal honestly with the American people.’

October 29, 2020
Annie Karni, Thomas Kaplan, Michael Cooper | The New York Times
The coronavirus pandemic — which has reshaped the presidential race by transforming the conventions, the debates, the way the candidates campaign and how voters cast their ballots — dominated the race on Wednesday as President Trump and former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. held fast to the diametrically opposed positions they have staked out.
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Supreme Court won't block mail ballots in North Carolina arriving up to six days after Election Day

October 29, 2020
Pete Williams | NBC News
The Supreme Court late Wednesday declined to block lower court rulings that allow six extra days for accepting ballots sent by mail in North Carolina. The justices left the later deadline in place, a victory for Democrats in a presidential battleground state.
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Candidates dash to swing states as millions of Americans cast their ballots

October 28, 2020
Yamiche Alcindor | The PBS NewsHour
It has been a long day on the campaign trail, with appearance after appearance for President Trump, former Vice President Joe Biden and their running mates. The candidates are in an all-out sprint to the finish line of Election Day next Tuesday. But record numbers of American voters have already cast their ballots, uneasy about the pandemic and electoral legal challenges.
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Senate confirms Barrett to Supreme Court, cementing its conservative majority

October 27, 2020
Seung Min Kim | The New York Times
A bitterly divided Senate confirmed Amy Coney Barrett as the 115th justice to the Supreme Court on Monday, elevating just the fifth woman to the court in its 231-year history and one who further cements its conservative shift — a legacy that will last even if Republicans lose power in next week’s elections.
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Presidential election just one week away

October 27, 2020
Ed O'Keefe | CBS News
This week, the presidential nominees are making their final stops in battleground states around the country with just seven days to go until Election Day
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President Trump falsely declares coronavirus is ‘ending’ as virus rates spike and financial markets dip

October 27, 2020
Michael Scherer, Josh Dawsey | The Washington Post
Faced with record levels of U.S. coronavirus infections and a new White House outbreak, President Trump declared Monday that the pandemic was “ending anyway,” further tying his reelection bid to his ability to convince voters, including those at large rallies that defy health authorities, that the viral danger is fading. Financial markets fell as he spoke, with investors reacting to the growing infection rates and dwindling hope of a pre-election stimulus package.
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An In-Depth Look at the Presidential Campaign

October 23, 2020
Thursday night’s presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden tackled an array of issues, including health care and immigration. The panel discussed how the two candidates sparred on top issues and how they are appealing to the concerns voters have in the final days before Election Day.
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Iran and Russia Seek to Influence Election in Final Days, U.S. Officials Warn

October 22, 2020
David Sanger, Julian Barnes | The New York Times
Iran and Russia have both obtained American voter registration data, top national security officials announced late on Wednesday, providing the first concrete evidence that the two countries are stepping in to try to influence the presidential election as it enters its final two weeks.
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