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CDC Issues Halloween Guide On Safe Trick-Or-Treating

NPR reports: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued new guidelines on how to celebrate Halloween safely. No big surprise: Classic door-to-door trick-or-treating and crowded, boozy costume parties are not recommended. The agency says this way of trick-or-treating poses a moderate risk (compared with the higher risk of the traditional style): Kids could pick up individually wrapped gift …

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Wisconsin Gov Declares Emergency As Cases Spike

Reuters reports: Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers declared a new public health emergency and extended a face coverings mandate into November to fight a flare-up of coronavirus cases, as the United States surpassed the grim milestone of 200,000 COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday. In-person social gatherings led to cases skyrocketing among people aged 18 to 24, Evers said, as he pleaded with …

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FDA To Issue New Strict Standard For COVID Vaccine, Will Be Unlikely Vaccine Will Come Before Election Day

The Washington Post reports: The Food and Drug Administration is expected to spell out a tough, new standard for an emergency authorization of a coronavirus vaccine as soon as this week that will make it exceedingly difficult for any vaccine to be cleared before Election Day. The agency is issuing the guidance to boost transparency and public trust as it …

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US Ambassador To Netherlands Under Fire For Hosting Far-Right Party Event, Dutch Claim Election Interference

Politico Europe reports: The U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands has been accused of interfering in national politics after hosting an event for the far-right Forum for Democracy party. The event, held at the American Embassy in Wassenaar on September 10, featured between 30 and 40 “party officials and wealthy entrepreneurs,” according to Dutch magazine De Groene Amsterdammer. Ambassador Pete Hoekstra …

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White House Bible Study Leader Calls On Christians To Engage “Spiritual Weaponry” In Their Election Prayers

Peter Montgomery reports at Right Wing Watch: Ralph Drollinger, a Bible study teacher who uses his extraordinary access to top government officials in the United States and abroad to push right-wing policies as biblically mandated, distributed a Bible study Monday telling readers that “it is imperative that committed Christians be praying for an outcome that glorifies our Lord, and that …

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GOP To Petition SCOTUS On Pennsylvania Mail Ballots

Roll Call reports: Republicans plan to ask the Supreme Court to review a major Pennsylvania state court ruling that extended the due date for mail ballots in the key battleground state, teeing up the first test for the Supreme Court since the death of its liberal leader Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The GOP legal strategy, which was revealed in a …

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REPORT: “Handmaiden” Is Likely SCOTUS Nominee

Bloomberg News reports: Donald Trump is moving toward nominating Amy Coney Barrett to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, according to people familiar with the matter, despite the president saying Monday he’s considering as many as five candidates. Barrett met with Trump and separately with White House Counsel Pat Cipollone on Monday, said people familiar …

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WH Defends Trump’s “Virtually Nobody” Lie: You’re Taking Him Out Of Context, He Was “Telling The Truth”

Raw Story reports: CNN correspondent Jim Acosta noted that Trump had recently told his supporters that COVID-19 affects “virtually nobody,” referring to young people. “Shouldn’t the president be telling people the truth about this virus at his rallies?” Acosta asked. “The president is telling people the truth,” the press secretary insisted. “He’s not telling the truth,” Acosta pressed. “Jim, but …

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Roger Stone Endorses Proud Boy For Hawaii House

Media Matters reports: Roger Stone endorsed Nick Ochs, the leader of a Hawaii chapter of “western chauvinist” hate group the Proud Boys, in his campaign for a state representative seat. The Proud Boys, whose members have been linked to acts of street violence, often provide security for Stone. Ochs is the Republican nominee for Hawaii House of Representatives District 22 …

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Biden Won’t Give Trump Ammo On Expanding SCOTUS

Politico reports: Joe Biden would not say whether he opposes the mounting calls in his party to add more members to the U.S. Supreme Court in retaliation for Republicans filling a vacancy right before the presidential election. Biden told a local Wisconsin TV station that he wants to keep the focus on President Donald Trump and not get distracted by …

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