'No Pandemic Exception To The Constitution': Court Rejects Minn. Ballot Extension

'No Pandemic Exception To The Constitution': Court Rejects Minn. Ballot Extension

Mail-in ballots waiting to be processed by election workers in Salt Lake City, Utah.The three-person panel on the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed an extension by Secretary of State Steve Simon to accommodate voters who may have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

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'No Pandemic Exception To The Constitution': Court Rejects Minn. Ballot Extension

Black And Latino Voters Flooded With Disinformation In Final Days Before Election

Black And Latino Voters Flooded With Disinformation In Final Days Before Election

In 2016, Black voters were the top target of foreign disinformation campaigns. In 2020, there are both foreign and domestic efforts to dissuade Black and Latino voters from casting ballots.


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Black And Latino Voters Flooded With Disinformation In Final Days Before Election

Supreme Court Allows Ballot Extensions In Pennsylvania, North Carolina, For Now

Supreme Court Allows Ballot Extensions In Pennsylvania, North Carolina, For Now

The U.S. Supreme Court in WashingtonIt was the second time the high court refused a GOP effort to block a three-day extension for counting absentee ballots in Pennsylvania. Justice Amy Coney Barrett did not participate in either case.

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Supreme Court Allows Ballot Extensions In Pennsylvania, North Carolina, For Now

'None Of This Has Been Easy': Melbourne, Australia, Ends Its 111-Day Lockdown

'None Of This Has Been Easy': Melbourne, Australia, Ends Its 111-Day Lockdown

People enjoy eating outdoors on Wednesday in Melbourne, Australia. Lockdown restrictions in the city were lifted after 111 days, allowing people to leave their home for any reason.The city recorded zero new coronavirus cases on Monday, for the first time since June. “Now is the time to congratulate every single Victorian for staying the course,” said the state’s top official.

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'None Of This Has Been Easy': Melbourne, Australia, Ends Its 111-Day Lockdown

Bankruptcy Filings Fall Sharply for Second Straight Quarter

Bankruptcy Filings Fall Sharply for Second Straight Quarter

Despite continued high unemployment related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, personal and business bankruptcy filings fell 21.1 percent for the 12-month period ending Sept. 30, 2020, according to statistics released by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.
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Bankruptcy Filings Fall Sharply for Second Straight Quarter

Chief Standing Bear: A Hero of Native American Civil Rights

Chief Standing Bear: A Hero of Native American Civil Rights

A new Moments in History video, in recognition of Native American Heritage Month, recounts how Chief Standing Bear persuaded a federal judge in 1879 to recognize Native Americans as persons with the right to sue for their freedom, establishing him as one of the nation’s earliest civil rights heroes.
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Chief Standing Bear: A Hero of Native American Civil Rights

Ex-Homeland Security Official Outs Himself As 'Anonymous' Anti-Trump Author

Ex-Homeland Security Official Outs Himself As 'Anonymous' Anti-Trump Author

Former Department of Homeland Security chief of staff Miles Taylor, pictured in March 2018, announced he is behind the scathing anti-Trump op-ed and book published under the pen name "Anonymous."Miles Taylor defended his decision to criticize the president anonymously, saying it forced Trump to address the merits of the claims “rather than creating distractions through petty insults.”

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Ex-Homeland Security Official Outs Himself As 'Anonymous' Anti-Trump Author

It May Be Too Late To Mail Back Your Ballot. Election Officials Stress Other Options

It May Be Too Late To Mail Back Your Ballot. Election Officials Stress Other Options

An election worker takes ballots from voters dropping them off at an official ballot drop box this week at the Miami-Dade County Board of Elections in Doral, Fla.Election experts say there is no longer enough time to ensure ballots sent through the mail will be delivered in time. They’re encouraging voters to deliver their ballots by hand or vote in person.

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It May Be Too Late To Mail Back Your Ballot. Election Officials Stress Other Options