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Federal judge loosens Alabama absentee voting rules
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Federal judge loosens Alabama absentee voting rules

Older Alabama voters at risk for contracting COVID-19 shouldn't have to comply with all the state's requirements for casting absentee ballots, which disproportionately harm Black people during the pandemic, a federal judge decided Wednesday.

Pelosi and Mnuchin have ‘extensive’ talks on COVID relief
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Pelosi and Mnuchin have ‘extensive’ talks on COVID relief

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin held an “extensive conversation” Wednesday on a huge COVID-19 rescue package, meeting face to face for the first time in more than a month in a last-ditch effort to seal a tentative accord on an additional round of coronavirus relief.

Biden, Trump snipe from road; Debate commission say changes coming
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Biden, Trump snipe from road; Debate commission say changes coming

President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden kept up their debate-stage sniping from the road and the rails on Wednesday, fighting for working-class voters in the Midwest while both parties — and the debate commission, too — sought to deal with the most chaotic presidential faceoff in memory.

GOP lawmakers grill Comey on leadership of Russia probe
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GOP lawmakers grill Comey on leadership of Russia probe

Republican lawmakers on Wednesday confronted former FBI Director James Comey about his oversight of the Trump-Russia investigation during a politically charged hearing that focused attention on problems with the probe that have become a rallying cry for President Donald Trump's supporters.

State lifts pandemic restriction on bar hours
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State lifts pandemic restriction on bar hours

Alabama alcohol regulators voted Tuesday to lift restrictions on operating hours for bars and restaurants that were imposed in the summer to stem the spread of the new coronavirus and adopted new rules written in conjunction with the businesses.

Analysis: In debate, a last chance for Trump to define Biden
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Analysis: In debate, a last chance for Trump to define Biden

As a presidential candidate in 2016, Donald Trump seized control of the White House race and never let go. He masterfully defined and denigrated his opponents with cutting nicknames and a say-anything debate style, and repeatedly drew his rivals into the controversies he created.

Feds to ship millions of tests in bid to reopen K-12 schools
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Feds to ship millions of tests in bid to reopen K-12 schools

President Donald Trump announced Monday that the federal government will begin distributing millions of rapid coronavirus tests to states this week and urged governors to use them to reopen schools for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

Trump vows quick court vote
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Trump vows quick court vote

President Donald Trump said Sunday that confirmation of his Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett will go "quickly" but his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, implored the Republican-led Senate to hold off on voting on her nomination until after the Nov. 3 election to "let the people decide."

Trump caps judiciary remake with choice of Barrett for court
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Trump caps judiciary remake with choice of Barrett for court

President Donald Trump has nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, capping a dramatic reshaping of the federal judiciary that will resonate for a generation and that he hopes will provide a needed boost to his reelection effort.