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Results In Many States Too Close To Call As Vote Count Continues In Presidential Election

Due to a huge increase in mail-in voting, the face-off between President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden did not follow a traditional election night timeline, and it is possible that a projected winner may not be known for days. With many states too close to call, and particular key battleground states still counting ballots into Wednesday morning, a winner is yet to be declared in this year’s Presidential Election.... [Read Full Story]

Supreme Court In Texas Denies Request To Throw Out 127,000 Drive-Thru Votes

On Sunday, the Texas Supreme Court rejected a petition seeking to invalidate 127,000 votes cast at drive-thru polling stations in the state’s most populous county, Harris County. The court denied the challenge by a Republican activist and three Republican candidates in the state arguing that the drive-thru polling sites in the largely Democratic Harris County are unconstitutional. The court denied the request without an order or opinion. An emergency hearing will be held on Monday morning in Houston for a challenge by the same plaintiffs in federal court.... [Read Full Story]

Supreme Court Will Not Grant Review Of Pennsylvania Deadline For Mail-In Ballots

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court refused to take another look at the issue of late-arriving mail ballots in the state of Pennsylvania, leaving intact a lower court ruling that said the state must count ballots that arrive up to three days after the election. It was the second time Republicans had asked the court to roll back the deadline. They lost Oct. 19 on a 4-4 vote, when the justices denied their request to put a hold on a lower court order extending the deadline.... [Read Full Story]

NXIVM Cult Leader Keith Raniere Sentenced to 120 Years in Prison

Keith Raniere, who ran a cult-like group that kept women as virtual sex prisoners in upstate New York, was sentenced to 120 years in prison on Tuesday. Raniere was convicted on federal sex trafficking, racketeering and possession of child pornography charges last year for his role in the alleged sex cult called NXIVM (pronounced “nexium”). The sentence was handed down by U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis, who presided over the six-week trial last year that ended in Raniere convicted on all counts. ... [Read Full Story]

More Than 60,000 Evacuated, Schools Closed In Irvine, Calif. Due To Wildfires

More than 60,000 residents of Irvine, Calif. were evacuated on Monday after the quick-burning Silverado Fire in Orange County scorched 2,000 acres. Nearly 500 firefighters were working on the blaze according to the Orange County Fire Authority. About 20,000 homes in Orchard Hills are in the evacuation zone and a number of schools have been evacuated or are asked to be ready to evacuate.... [Read Full Story]

Amy Coney Barrett Sworn In As Newest Supreme Court Justice After Senate Votes To Confirm

The Senate confirmed Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Monday, solidifying the conservative majority on the court. Barrett was sworn in shortly after her confirmation by the Senate by Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas at the White House.
The 48-year-old Barrett was confirmed by a vote of 52-48 on Monday evening. Only one Republican, Senator Susan Collins, voted against confirming Barrett to the Supreme Court. All the Democrats voted against her. Barrett, who was confirmed 30 days after Trump announced her nomination, is the first nominee in the modern era to be sent to the Supreme Court on a partisan vote.
Some legal experts say it will be the most conservative Supreme Court since before World War II. Barrett’s confirmation has left Democrats concerned about the fate of the nation’s health care law, the Affordable Care Act, and Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision allowing women to have access to abortions.

Following confirmation to Supreme Court, Barrett takes 1st oath at White House

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El Paso, Texas See 300% Increase In Covid-19 Hospitalizations As Cases Continue To Rise Across The U.S.

After the city recorded a roughly 200 percent increase in hospitalizations in less than a month, El Paso, Texas has turned its convention center into a field hospital and is asking residents to stay at home for two weeks. The spike in hospitalizations came as much of the United States saw a rise in the spread of coronavirus. Texas’ neighbor New Mexico recorded 4,252 new cases last week. ... [Read Full Story]

El Paso, Texas See 300% Increase In Covid-19 Hospitalizations As Cases Continue To Rise Across The U.S.

After the city recorded a roughly 300% increase in hospitalizations in less than a month, El Paso, Texas has turned its convention center into a field hospital and is asking residents to stay at home for two weeks. The spike in hospitalizations came as much of the United States saw a rise in the spread of coronavirus. Texas’ neighbor New Mexico recorded 4,252 new cases last week. ... [Read Full Story]

Senate Advance Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett For Vote On Monday

In a procedural vote on Sunday, Senate Republicans voted to advance the process to confirm Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court. The Senate voted 51-48 to break a Democratic filibuster of Barrett’s nomination, setting up a final vote to confirm President Donald Trump’s selection to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Monday. Just 51 of the 53 Republicans in the Senate must vote in favor of Barrett’s confirmation to secure her spot on the court.... [Read Full Story]

President Trump And Democratic Nominee Joe Biden Face-Off For Last Debate Before Election

The final debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden was held last night at Belmont University in Nashville, with NBC News White House correspondent Kristen Welker moderating before a small audience. Over the course of 90 minutes, the candidates each spent time discussing six topics: fighting Covid-19, American families, race in America, climate change, national security and leadership.... [Read Full Story]

HHS Secretary Alex Azar Says Coronavius Vaccines “Could Be” Available By Year’s End

One or more COVID-19 vaccines could be ready before the end of 2020, based on the progress of ongoing clinical trials. Dr. Jay Butler, the deputy director for infectious diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told reports during a news conference on Wednesday that “we’re cautiously optimistic that vaccines will be available, although in limited quantities, before the end of 2020.”  ... [Read Full Story]

Transcripts in Ghislaine Maxwell Criminal Case Expected To Be Released This Week

On Tuesday, a judge ordered the release of a deposition that British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell gave in 2016 related to her dealings with the late financier Jeffrey Epstein, which she has fought to keep under wraps. The documents came from a civil defamation lawsuit against Maxwell by Virginia Giuffre, who accused Maxwell of aiding Epstein in grooming and trafficking her for sex with him and other wealthy, powerful men.... [Read Full Story]

CalWood Wildsire Continues To Spread As Colorado Cameron Peak Tops 200,000 Acres

A wildfire that originated in California has now spread to more than 8,000 acres in less than 24 hours, forcing more than 3,000 evacuations on Sunday. The CalWood Fire began burning in Boulder County on Saturday and quickly grew to 8,788 acres. Boulder County Sheriff’s Office Division Chief Mike Wagner said it is already the largest blaze in the county’s history. Wagner said the causes for both blazes in Boulder County remained under investigation, but the area has experienced “critically dry” conditions for weeks. He added that efforts to combat the fires have been hampered by the weather.... [Read Full Story]

Indiana Officer Fired After Discovery of Ties To Neo-Nazi Internet Forums

Authorities said over the weekend that a police recruit in Lafayette, Indiana, was fired the discovery of his apparent ties to a neo-Nazi internet forum, authorities said Saturday. , Lafayette Police Chief Patrick Flannelly said in a statement that the recruit, Joseph Zacharek, is believed to have participated in a forum called “Iron March” four years ago. The department was alerted to Zacharek’s posts on Friday, when a self-described anti-fascist tagged its Twitter account with a link to messages from the forum that were posted on a site called “ironmarch exposed.” The department opened an investigation and determined that the messages were accurate and credible.... [Read Full Story]