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Arrest in case of ricin letters sent to White House, Texas

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 21, 2020

A woman suspected of sending an envelope containing the poison ricin, which was addressed to the White House, has been arrested at the New York-Canada border and is also suspected of sending similar poisoned envelopes to law enforcement agencies in Texas, officials said Monday.
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NY judge: Postal service must timely process election mail

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 21, 2020

 The U.S. Postal Service must live up to its responsibilities to timely process election mail by treating it as a priority, a New York judge ordered on Monday, adding that the agency's workers should be permitted to make extra deliveries and work overtime near the November presidential election.

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Looking ahead to Election Day 2020

With 42 days left until Election Day, most election experts expect two typically blue states that voted for Donald Trump in 2016 – Michigan and Pennsylvania – to swing back blue again. Even so, a lot will depend on seven states judged too close to call, along with their 105 electoral votes.
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‘What a distance we have traveled’: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on America’s promise for all

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 18, 2020

On July 20, 1993, after becoming only the second woman ever nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke to the Senate Judiciary Committee about how she saw the court, the country and herself. Ginsburg, who died Friday at 87 after a long battle with cancer, invoked Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton and the progress America had made in living up to its ideals and its Constitution.
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McConnell pledges quick vote on next justice; Biden says no

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 18, 2020

The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday cast an immediate spotlight on the vacancy on the high court, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vowing to bring President Donald Trump’s nominee to a vote with just over six weeks before the election.
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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 19, 2020

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a diminutive yet towering women’s rights champion who became the court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington. She was 87.
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Puerto Rico getting funds for power grid 3 years after Maria

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 18, 2020

The Trump administration announced Friday that it would release nearly $13 billion in aid to Puerto Rico to help the island rebuild its electrical grid and repair schools from the devastation of Hurricane Maria three years earlier amid criticism that the assistance was overdue and being released now only for political purposes.

4 favorite Gonzaga basketball teams

The basketball court at the McCarthey Athletic Center is photographed before an NCAA college basketball game between Gonzaga and BYU, Feb. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Young Kwak) (Young Kwak / AP Photo)
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While we look ahead to future seasons of Gonzaga Bulldog basketball , it’s fun to look at highlights from past years.