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McConnell: Trump's Nominee To Replace Ginsburg Will Receive A Vote In The Senate

The Senate majority leader releases a statement expressing condolences for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and follows with a pledge to continue consideration of Trump's judicial nominees.

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Ginsburg's Death Is A Major Cultural Moment That's About To Upend Politics Again

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is vowing a vote for a potential Trump nominee will take place on the Senate floor despite McConnell not even holding a hearing for Obama's 2016 nominee.

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Opinion: Hearing Justice Ginsburg in the Blast of the Rosh Hashana Shofar

NPR's Scott Simon remarks on the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, right before Rosh Hashanah, the start of the Jewish New Year, which begins this weekend.

Opinion: Hearing Justice Ginsburg in the Blast of the Rosh Hashana Shofar

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Suzy Margueron (seated, center) who advocates for people with hearing loss, likes to gather with friends in Paris' Luxembourg Gardens. All have transparent masks, but say it's others who should be wearing them too. Eleanor Beardsley/NPR hide caption

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France Encourages Use Of Transparent Masks To Help Those With Hearing Loss

Some 10% of the population is hard of hearing. The government is helping companies cover costs of making see-through masks. "It's a protection, but it's also a communication tool," says an official.

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Poll: Climate Becomes Top Priority For Democrats; Trump Struggles On Race, COVID-19

President Trump's handling of coronavirus pandemic and race relations are weighing down his reelection campaign. He continues, however, to have an advantage on the economy.

In her new book, Modern Madness: An Owner's Manual, Terri Cheney, who lives with bipolar disorder, shares advice for dealing with anxiety and depression and helping loved ones through a crisis. Neha Gupta/Getty Images hide caption

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Listen, Open Up, Connect: A Mental Health Expert's Advice On Living Through A Crisis

Decades of living with bipolar disorder was "training" for the coronavirus pandemic, says Terri Cheney, whose new book shares lessons for navigating mental illness — and the times we live in.

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Police Settlements: How The Cost Of Misconduct Impacts Cities And Taxpayers

Payouts range from multi-million-dollars to far less but the financial impact is often overlooked. One argument in the protests over policing is that funds for police could be better used elsewhere.

Police Settlements: How The Cost Of Misconduct Impacts Cities And Taxpayers

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Life in Florida, "like in the rest of the world, has been transformed," says photographer Saul Martinez. "People are trying to find spaces of normalcy." Indoor movie theaters no longer offer that. But on a spring night, the Walter and Young families found a change of venue — a drive-in theater — can be a way to reimagine that space. March 14. Fort Lauderdale. Saul Martinez/@EverydayGuatema hide caption

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PHOTOS: How The World Is Reinventing Rituals

Religious services. Birthday parties. Movie nights. Our usual routines and rituals may not be possible because of COVID-19. So humans are creating new ways to hold true to their past traditions.

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Judge Refers Prosecutors For Possible DOJ Investigation In Rebuke Over Botched Case

Judge Alison Nathan wrote she fears government lapses in an Iranian sanctions case may have revealed broader problems with how prosecutors disclose evidence to defendants.

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Coronavirus FAQ: I See People Wearing Disposable Coveralls On Planes. Good Idea?

Some passengers don a disposable suit over their clothes to help shield themselves from the coronavirus. Is that helpful? What about gloves, face shields and goggles? Also: A blanket idea!

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks to reporters before boarding his plane in Florida on Tuesday. Biden leads by 9 points against President Trump, who continues to face an uphill reelection battle. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Election Poll: Biden Maintains Lead Over Trump With Likely Voters

The Democratic nominee leads by 9 points against President Trump, who continues to face an uphill reelection battle. But Joe Biden is underperforming with people of color who are likely to vote.

The Trump administration announced on Friday that it will award nearly $13 billion in infrastructure grants to Puerto Rico, to help the island recover from a hurricane that struck three years ago. Ramon Espinosa/AP hide caption

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Trump Administration Announces Nearly $13 Billion In Aid For Puerto Rico

The White House said on Friday that FEMA will award two grants to help rebuild Puerto Rico's electrical grid system and education infrastructure after 2017's Hurricane Maria.

Tamika Palmer spoke at the March on Washington last month at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. At left is Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, and at right is Rev. Al Sharpton. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Breonna Taylor's Mother: 'I Won't Go Away. I'll Still Fight'

Tamika Palmer says she wants the officers who killed her daughter to be charged. "Even in the very beginning of this year, she kept saying 2020 was her year," she said. "And she was absolutely right."

Breonna Taylor's Mother: 'I Won't Go Away. I'll Still Fight'

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Sunday The Emmys, But First The Deggys

NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans tells us who he thinks should win the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards with his own prize he calls The Deggys.

Sunday The Emmys, But First The Deggys

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Watchdog To Review Nonlethal Tactics Against Protesters, Including 'Heat Ray' Request

The Government Accountability Office, a nonpartisan government watchdog, will review the federal government's use of nonlethal weapons and the tactics it wielded against protesters this summer.

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Alicia Keys Wants You To Know You're Doing Great

Keys speaks with Audie Cornish about delivering her seventh album, Alicia, during the pandemic, and the strange new resonance of songs written before anyone knew what this year would be like.

Alicia Keys Wants You To Know You're Doing Great

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How Trump Officials Cut The 2020 Census Short Amid The Pandemic

Because of COVID-19, the Trump administration said it needed more time to make sure the national head count is complete and accurate. But in July, it abruptly decided to end counting a month early.

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