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GOP Senator's Ad Boast: 'More Conservative Than Attila the Hun'Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia has a new ad, and it's not going over particularly well even with some members of her own party. In it, she's said to be "more conservative than Attila the Hun," and an actor portraying the barbarian leader is shown dictating to his scribe,...
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Cory Gardner Reveals His Vote on Trump's SCOTUS PickSen. Cory Gardner of Colorado, one of the Republicans who had been seen as a possible flip in the party's push to get a new Supreme Court justice confirmed, won't flip. "When a president exercises constitutional authority to name a judge for the Supreme Court vacancy, the Senate must decide...
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This photo provided by the family via the U.S. Forest Service shows Charles Morton, a squad boss with the Big Bear Interagency Hotshot Crew of the San Bernardino National Forest, in San Bernardino, Calif. Morton died Sept. 17, 2020, in San Bernardino National Forest as crews battled the El Dorado Fire about 75 miles (120 kilometers) east of Los Angeles, the U.S. Forest Service said in a statement. (Family Photo/Courtesy of U.S. Forest Service via AP)
California wildfire threatening more than 1,000 homesA wildfire scorching its way through brush and timber from the mountains to the desert northeast of Los Angeles is threatening more than 1,000 homes
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In this Sept. 17, 2020 photo, the San Diego State University campus in San Diego, Calif. A coronavirus outbreak of more than 700 cases reported at San Diego State University has put all of San Diego County, with more than 3 million people, at risk of having to close indoor dining and shopping, many for a third time under California guidelines. (AP Photo/Elliot Spagat)
Campus outbreak brings uncertainty to San Diego's reopeningLess than a month ago, San Diego was the only county in Southern California to advance to a second tier in the state’s four-tiered reopening template
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Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., right, speaks next to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., during a news conference about COVID-19, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Who's a hypocrite? GOP, Dems debate past comments on courtDemocrats are accusing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of blatant hypocrisy after he pledged a Senate vote on President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2019, file photo, Kanye West appears on stage during a service at Lakewood Church in Houston. In close elections, it doesn't take much for third-party candidates to play an outsize role, as Democrats learned the hard way in 2016. West has launched a scattershot 2020 presidential campaign that many of President Donald Trump’s allies believe could siphon votes away from former Vice President Joe Biden. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke, File)
Third parties could play a lesser role in 2020 campaignThird-party candidates could play a lesser role in 2020 than in years past
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Wendy Caldwell-Liddell, from left, who helped start Mobilize Detroit, and Paris Powell talk with a voter in Detroit, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. Both President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden are battling for support among Black voters across Michigan, and Biden's running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, will be in the state on Tuesday, Sept. 22. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Black voters in Detroit key for Biden, but are they engaged?Black voters across Michigan will be pivotal in deciding who will win the battleground state in November
The Associated Press7 hours ago
President Donald Trump pumps his fist before speaking at a campaign rally, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Swanton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Trump aims to use UN address to send strong message to ChinaPresident Donald Trump prefers speaking to boisterous crowds, but because of the coronavirus, he'll be giving a prerecorded address to the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday
The Associated Press7 hours ago
The United Nations flag flies over the empty courtyard at the main entrance to the United Nations headquarters, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. Born out of World War II’s devastation to save succeeding generations from the scourge of conflict, the United Nations officially marked its 75th anniversary Monday with an appeal from Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to preserve the longest period in modern history without a military confrontation between the world’s most powerful nations. His appeal came at an inflection point in history, as the United Nations navigates a polarized world facing a pandemic, regional conflicts, a shrinking economy and growing inequality. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
UN diplomacy goes impersonal, but what’s lost along the way?This year, in the pandemic era, the spectacle of the U.N. General Assembly is still happening at the United Nations
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2010, file photo Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is photographed in her chambers in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
Ginsburg's style was more than a subtle courtroom statementSupreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg didn’t put on her judge’s robe without also fastening something around her neck
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE - In this June 30, 2020, file photo, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaks during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Collins is once again in a pressure cooker over an issue riveting the nation. This time it's the battle over President Donald Trump’s effort to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court. (Al Drago/Pool via AP, File)
Supreme Court vacancy rattles Susan Collins' Senate raceMaine Republican Sen. Susan Collins is once again in a pressure cooker over an issue riveting the nation
The Associated Press7 hours ago
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