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Here's the latest for Saturday October 24th: Murkowski's nod gives Barrett extra boost; Surging coronavirus colors White House race in closing days; Obama criticizes Trump for walking out of interview; 16th century combat sport growing in popularity.
 
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Justice Barrett’s Vote Could Tilt the Supreme Court on Gun Rights

For years, conservative justices have said the court disfavors the Second Amendment. Justice Amy Coney Barrett is likely to shift the balance, and a case to help..
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Supreme Court's scientifically illiterate decision will cost lives

(CNN)Last month, I wrote that Amy Coney Barrett would help to usher in a new post-truth jurisprudence on the Supreme Court. While I had cited her anti-science..
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U.S. Supreme Court backs religious groups in NY [Video]

U.S. Supreme Court backs religious groups in NY

The U.S. Supreme Court late on Wednesday (November 25) backed Christian and Jewish houses of worship challenging New York state's latest restrictions in novel coronavirus hot spots. Bryan Wood reports.

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Donald Trump Jr. tests positive for COVID-19 [Video]

Donald Trump Jr. tests positive for COVID-19

U.S. President Donald Trump's oldest son Donald Trump Jr. tested positive for COVID-19 this week, a spokesman confirmed on Friday. Gloria Tso reports.

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US elections: Advantage Trump in court battle against Biden on mail ballots? [Video]

US elections: Advantage Trump in court battle against Biden on mail ballots?

As the United States of America waits for the result of a hotly-contested Presidential election, incumbent Donald Trump has declared that he will move the Supreme Court against the 'fraud' carried out by his opponent Joe Biden. The latter has dismissed the claim as 'outrageous'. But who will actually have an advantage in a court battle? Will Trump's recent appointment of Amy Coney Barrett to the US apex court work in his favour? Watch Pramit Palchaudhuri, Sushant Sareen, and Yashwant Deshmukh decode the situation in a conversation with Hindustan Times' Aditi Prasad.

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Lisa Murkowski Lisa Murkowski U.S. Senator from Alaska

GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski Tells Trump To Start Transition [Video]

GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski Tells Trump To Start Transition

On Sunday, Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska said Pres. Donald Trump should begin the transition process to President-elect Joe Biden. "President Trump has had the opportunity to litigate his claims, and the courts have thus far found them without merit." Murkowski was one of the first Republican senators to congratulate the president-elect. Murkowski's statement came a day after a judge dismissed a Trump campaign lawsuit in Pennsylvania.

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U.S. Senate seats flip in competitive races [Video]

U.S. Senate seats flip in competitive races

Democrats and Republicans battled for control of the U.S. Senate in half a dozen closely fought races on Wednesday. Bryan Wood reports.

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Murkowski Will Vote To Confirm [Video]

Murkowski Will Vote To Confirm

On Saturday, Sen. Lisa Murkowski said that will vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Murkowski was opposed to confirming a Supreme Court judge to the court so close to the election. She decided to back Barrett due to her judicial philosophy. "I have concluded that she is the sort of person we want on the Supreme Court," Murkowski said. "I have no doubt about her intellect," she said from the Senate floor. Business Insider reports that Barrett is on the verge of confirmation.

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Donald Trump Donald Trump 45th president of the United States

Trump says he'll leave if electoral college seats Biden [Video]

Trump says he'll leave if electoral college seats Biden

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Live politics updates: Neera Tanden, Biden's expected pick for budget chief, draws fire from left and right

Conservatives and liberals decry Neera Tanden, Joe Biden's reported pick for White House budget chief; Trump wishes Biden well after sprain – updates.

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Candidates who could prosecute Trump weigh in on New York's criminal investigation

There's one publicly known investigation that could lead to criminal charges for Mr. Trump, and it's led by a district attorney whose office is up for grabs.
CBS News

Trump says will not 'change my mind' on election fraud claims

WASHINGTON (AFP) - In the first TV interview since losing his re-election bid, President Donald Trump indicated on Sunday (Nov 29) that he will never concede to..
WorldNews

Five factors that helped US democracy resist Trump's election onslaught

It is not clear yet whether US democracy “survived” the 2020 presidential election unscathed. If Donald Trump’s playbook of seeking to undermine a..
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Barack Obama Barack Obama 44th president of the United States

Biden names all-female senior communications team

Read full article November 29, 2020, 11:58 PM·3 min read US President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris have prioritized diversity in their..
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Barack Obama endorses rapper Drake to play him in a biopic

Mr Barack Obama has been portrayed several times in movies and television serials. The former United States president has been played by actors such as Parker..
WorldNews

Obama didn’t deliver for Africa – can Biden prove that black lives matter everywhere?

How different is the Biden-Harris administration’s Africa policy going to be from Donald Trump’s, or even Barack Obama’s? Many African people, as well as..
WorldNews
Biden announces all-female communications team [Video]

Biden announces all-female communications team

President-elect Joe Biden on Sunday tapped key campaign staff and advisors to lead his all-female senior communications team. Gloria Tso reports.

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Jennifer Psaki to Be Press Secretary as Biden Names All-Female Communications Team

Ms. Psaki, who served in prominent communications roles in the Obama administration, said she saw her job as trying to “rebuild trust.”
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