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How the country’s law enforcement is bracing for Election Day

How the country’s law enforcement is bracing for Election Day

Secret Service officers are getting new laser-blocking sunglasses. LaFayette Park, that iconic center of protest, has been fenced off months before the usual Inauguration Day shut down. And within the White House gates, aides to President Donald Trump have held more than five dozen meetings to discuss contingency planning for the hours and days after…MORE

The general election debates are over. Here’s what we learned

The general election debates are over. Here’s what we learned

One debate devolved into chaos. Another one offered American voters a clearer contrast between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden. And in between, Trump’s bout with coronavirus — including a hospital trip and a refusal to participate in a virtual debate — cost the President one of his last opportunities to change the…MORE

Energy Department’s plan for faster dishwashers draws environmental worries

Energy Department’s plan for faster dishwashers draws environmental worries

The Department of Energy announced Friday that it had finalized a rule allowing for a new class of dishwashers with cycle times of an hour or less and different energy and water conservation standards — a move that critics charge would circumvent key environmental regulations. “Today the Trump Administration reaffirmed its commitment to reducing regulatory…MORE

Biden says coronavirus vaccine must be ‘freely available to everyone’

Biden says coronavirus vaccine must be ‘freely available to everyone’

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Friday outlined his plan to address the coronavirus pandemic, including providing free vaccines to all Americans, as he began delivering his closing argument to voters. “Once we have a safe and effective vaccine, it has to be free to everyone, whether or not you’re insured,” the Democratic presidential nominee…MORE

The week in 17 headlines

This week, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden had their last debate in Nashville, Tennessee. Meanwhile, tensions peaked on Capitol Hill as Democrats and Republicans struggled to pass a stimulus bill that would provide sorely needed aid to millions of Americans. We are 11 days out from Election Day. Monday Republicans doubt…MORE

US sanctions Russian government institution tied to malware

US sanctions Russian government institution tied to malware

The US Treasury Department on Friday announced sanctions on a Russian government research institution linked to a malware system “designed specifically to target and manipulate industrial safety systems.” Friday’s sanctions are not related to election interference and the designation was made under a section of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA). According to…MORE

US joins countries with poor human rights records to denounce ‘right’ to abortion

US joins countries with poor human rights records to denounce ‘right’ to abortion

The US has joined a group of largely repressive governments in co-sponsoring an international declaration that challenges the right to an abortion. The Geneva Consensus Declaration, sponsored by Brazil, Egypt, Hungary, Indonesia, and Uganda and signed by more than 30 countries during a virtual international ceremonial on Thursday, aims, among other goals, to affirm the…MORE