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Trump to name Supreme Court pick by Saturday as Democratic hopes of blocking nomination dim

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump raced on Monday to cement a conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court before the Nov. 3 election, telling reporters he planned by Saturday to reveal his pick to succeed liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Learn More

 

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House Democrats file bill to fund U.S. government but leave out new farm money

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress this week considers legislation to fund the federal government through mid-December, but a dispute over farm aid raised questions about whether lawmakers can avoid a government shutdown amid a pandemic just weeks before the Nov. 3 elections. More »

 

Biden bashes Trump's leadership on pandemic, Trump attacks Biden on trade

MANITOWOC, Wis./DAYTON, Ohio (Reuters) - Democrat Joe Biden slammed U.S. President Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic and Trump criticized Biden's record on trade on Monday as the White House contenders battled for votes in key Midwestern battleground states. More »

 

As U.S. COVID-19 deaths near 200,000, a nation grapples with grief

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Anthony and Rosemary Terio, married for 65 years, died five days apart in separate New York hospitals last spring, two lives among the nearly 200,000 that the United States has now lost to the coronavirus pandemic. More »

 

Trump officials rush to make it tougher for skilled foreign workers to gain visas

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump is racing to toughen the process for U.S. companies to hire skilled foreign workers before the end of the year, changes top Trump officials argue will preserve jobs for Americans amid high unemployment and be politically difficult to reverse. More »

 

Reuters/Ipsos poll shows Biden ahead in Wisconsin, a close race in Pennsylvania

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden appears to be leading President Donald Trump among likely voters in Wisconsin, while the two are about even in Pennsylvania, according to Reuters/Ipsos opinion polls released on Monday. More »

 

Fed policymakers urge Congress, state and local government action to close racial gaps

(Reuters) - More action is needed from Congress and state and local governments to adequately address wealth and income inequalities, two Federal Reserve policymakers said on Monday. More »

 

Nevada judge tosses Trump campaign lawsuit over mail-in ballots

DETROIT (Reuters) - A federal judge in Nevada has dismissed a lawsuit by President Donald Trump's re-election campaign that sought to block the state from sending mail-in ballots to every registered voter, a legal victory for Democrats ahead of November's election. More »

 

U.S. nears grim milestone of 200,000 COVID-19 deaths

(Reuters) - The death toll from the spread of the coronavirus in the United States was approaching over 200,000 on Monday, by the far the highest number of any nation. More »

 

U.S. charges New York City police officer with acting as illegal agent of China

(Reuters) - A New York City police officer who also serves as a U.S. Army reservist has been charged with acting as an illegal agent of the government of China, federal prosecutors said on Monday. More »

 

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