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Majority will accept result of U.S. election, even if they dislike the winner: Reuters/Ipsos poll

(Reuters) - As the 2020 presidential election enters its final week, a majority of Americans appear ready to accept the result of an exhausting campaign even if their preferred candidate loses, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found. Learn More


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Trump goes on offensive against Biden with trip to New Hampshire

(Reuters) - President Donald Trump will go on the offensive against Democratic rival Joe Biden on Sunday with a campaign trip to New Hampshire, a state he narrowly lost in 2016 but is trying to reclaim in this year's White House race. More »


Pence aide tests positive for coronavirus, spokesman says

(Reuters) - Marc Short, the chief of staff for Vice President Mike Pence, has tested positive for the new coronavirus, a spokesman for the vice president said on Saturday. More »


Analysis: U.S. Supreme Court nominee Barrett often rules for police in excessive force cases

(Reuters) - In her three years as a federal appeals court judge, U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett has consistently sided with police or prison guards accused of using excessive force, a Reuters review of cases she was involved in shows. More »


Barrett Supreme Court confirmation to edge closer with Sunday vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate on Sunday plans to move closer toward a final confirmation vote on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, on Monday, just over a week before Election Day. More »


Exclusive: U.S. State Department suspends all diversity training after Trump's directive

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department has suspended all training programs for employees related to diversity and inclusion, an internal cable obtained by Reuters showed, after President Donald Trump directed federal agencies last month to end programs deemed divisive by the White House. More »


Police officer fired after shooting of Black couple in Illinois

(Reuters) - A police officer in Waukegan, Illinois, was fired after he shot and killed an unarmed Black teenager and wounded the young man's 20-year-old Black girlfriend during a traffic stop earlier this week. More »


Fired-up New Yorkers stand in line for hours to cast early votes

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Yorkers jammed polling places and stood in line for hours to cast ballots on the state's first day of early voting on Saturday, rushing to record their choices 10 days ahead of the Nov. 3 presidential election. More »


U.S. sets single-day record for COVID-19 cases during new surge

NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than 84,000 people were diagnosed with COVID-19 across the United States on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, a record one-day increase in infections during the pandemic as the virus surges again nationwide. More »


Jared and Ivanka threaten lawsuit over Times Square billboards

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's daughter and son-in-law, both top White House aides, are threatening to sue a group of anti-Trump Republicans for posting billboard ads in New York City's Times Square linking them to the country's almost 225,000 coronavirus deaths. More »


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