Hard numbers suggest that the fight over the nomination of the conservative Catholic judge Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court is over before it begins. The 53-47 Republican majority in the Senate is solidly in favor of Donald Trump’s preferred replacement for the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg – and according to the Constitution, it is the Senate, not the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives, that decides. There appears to be little the Democrats can do. But is that true?
Can Democrats turn the tables on Trump in Supreme Court battle?
Judy Cashner admits being mildly amused when her “estate” received a letter from her bank claiming she had died.
Oregon woman disputes Wells Fargo claim she’s dead
Protests over a grand jury’s decision to not charge any police officers for Breonna Taylor’s death continued for a third straight night in Louisville on Friday, with several demonstrators arrested for violating the city’s 9 p.m. curfew.
Louisville sees third straight night of Breonna Taylor protests despite curfew
As the US passed seven million COVID-19 cases on Friday, top public health officials are doubling down on warnings about a difficult winter while affirming their trust in scientists as vaccine development becomes political.
US passes 7m COVID cases as health officials warn second surge could come
NASA astronaut Kate Rubins told The Associated Press that she plans to cast her next vote from space — more than 200 miles above Earth.
NASA astronaut Kate Rubins plans to cast her vote from space station
Top Republicans and Democrats pushed back hard Thursday against President Donald Trump's suggestion he might not accept defeat in the November election.
Trump blasted for suggesting he might not honor vote
Emerging at the top of the Supreme Court steps on Thursday, US President Donald Trump heard something he doesn’t often hear – at least directed toward him: Booing.
Trump booed as he pays respects to Ginsburg at court
A bank manager discovered a 9.07-carat diamond at a state park in southwestern Arkansas, the US, after thinking the precious gem was a piece of glass.
Bank manager finds 9.07-carat diamond in Arkansas State Park
The number of people seeking US unemployment aid rose slightly last week to 870,000, a historically high figure that shows that the viral pandemic is still squeezing restaurants, airlines, hotels and many other businesses six months after it first erupted.
US weekly jobless claims rise to 870,000, still a historic high

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