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How the Supreme Court vacancy impacts 2020 Senate races

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The fight over Ruth Bader Ginsburg's now-vacant Supreme Court seat is highlighting the importance the Senate plays in controlling power in Washington. Washington Post reporter Amber Phillips spoke to "Red and Blue" host Elaine Quijano about how the open seat is impacting Republican chances to hold onto the Senate.
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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death leaves the Supreme Court with a vacancy just weeks before the presidential election. How are Supreme Court Justices nominated and confirmed? First, Pres. Donald Trump has to make a pick. On Monday, he said Monday that he plans to announce his selection as soon as...

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A U.S. Senate hearing to reform an internet law and hold tech companies accountable for how they moderate content quickly turned into a political scuffle as lawmakers not only went after the companies but also attacked each other. This report produced by Jonah Green.

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Tech CEOs from Google, Twitter and Facebook testify at Senate hearing

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Supreme Court leaves in place Pennsylvania's Nov. 6 deadline for return of absentee ballots

The action sets ground rules for mail-in voting in one of the nation's key battleground states, where 2 million ballots already have been returned.

Senate Confirms Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court [Video]

Senate Confirms Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court

On Monday, the Senate confirmed Amy Coney Barrett, a conservative appeals court judge, to the Supreme Court.

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With Amy Coney Barrett now confirmed to the Supreme Court -- as President Trump and Sen. Mitch McConnell promised -- one organization is vowing to get revenge at..

Pennsylvania A.G. on Supreme Court, ballot deadlines and the vote count

The addition of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court potentially breaks the deadlock after last week's 4-4 decision allowing Pennsylvania's extended mail-in..
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Ten pivotal moments of the U.S. election year [Video]

Ten pivotal moments of the U.S. election year

[NFA] From Trump’s ‘bleach’ moment to Biden’s early campaigning, here are ten top moments that have shaped a dizzying election year. Matthew Larotonda reports.

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Amy Coney Barrett confirmed as US Supreme Court justice [Video]

Amy Coney Barrett confirmed as US Supreme Court justice

Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed as the newest member of the US Supreme Courtby a deeply divided Senate on Monday, as Republicans overpowered Democrats toinstall President Donald Trump’s nominee only days before the election. MsBarrett’s confirmation will likely secure a conservative court majority formany years to come. Mr Trump’s choice to fill the vacancy of the late liberalicon Ruth Bader Ginsburg potentially opens a new era of rulings on issuesincluding abortion, the Affordable Care Act and even the president’s own re-election bid.

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Meet the four women who preceded Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court

Coney Barrett, a 48-year-old U.S. Court of Appeals judge nominated by President Donald Trump, fills the seat left by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Sept...

Amy Coney Barrett sworn in as Supreme Court justice

At an outdoor White House ceremony late Monday, Judge Amy Coney Barrett was sworn in by Justice Clarence Thomas after the Senate approved her nomination. She is..
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Our relations with India go beyond political parties: US State Dept Spokesperson [Video]

Our relations with India go beyond political parties: US State Dept Spokesperson

After the conclusion of 2+2 dialogue between India and US in New Delhi, the Spokesperson for US State Department, Morgan Ortagus, said the India-US relations go beyond political parties and that the bilateral cooperation between New Delhi and Washington DC will remain important irrespective of the outcome of the upcoming presidential elections. "It's incredibly important for Secretary Pompeo and Secretary Esper to go to India, and have this 2+2 (dialogue). Our relationship between the United States and India has been around for very long time and will be around for decades and much longer in the future. The relationship goes beyond political parties...We believe that the values that bind us together will be important for whoever wins this presidential election," Ortagus told ANI on October 28.

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Unrest in D.C. after death of Black moped driver in police chase

Karon Hylton's friends and family are demanding answers, saying they don't believe the police account of the incident.
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One week until Election Day. Here's what you need to know

Early voting begins for registered voters in Massachusetts and Washington, D.C. #Election2020


D.C. Buildings, Shops Start Boarding Up Before Election Day

Trouble may be just around the corner in this volatile election/pandemic year, because businesses coast-to-coast are starting to board up in anticipation of..

Washington archbishop becomes first Black American cardinal

Pope Francis announced on Sunday that Wilton Gregory is the newest member of the College of Cardinals, becoming the first ever Black American cardinal. CBSN's..
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Defacing of Trump campaign website sparks cybersecurity concerns

President Trump's campaign website briefly appeared to be hacked Tuesday amid heightened concerns over cybersecurity ahead of the 2020 election. CNET senior..
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Trump and Biden set sights on battleground states with one week until election

The Trump and Biden campaigns are making their final pitches to voters in key battleground states with just one week until Election Day. CBSN political reporter..
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Conspiracy theories go viral and raise concerns ahead of 2020 election

Conspiracy theories have exploded online during the pandemic and in the days leading up to the election, bombarding people with false narratives intended to..
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GOP flooding Florida voters with political robocalls, vastly outpacing Democrats [Video]

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Here are the top stories for Wednesday, Oct. 28th: Trump, Biden continue sprint to Election Day; GOP senators grill Big Tech CEOs; Philly braces for more police..

Republicans Blast Social Media C.E.O.s While Democrats Deride Hearing

Republican senators accused the leaders of Twitter, Facebook and Google of censorship. Democrats denounced that as posturing.

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