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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An independent panel of experts has been formed in California to review any federally approved Covid-19 vaccine. The move follows concerns that the White House could rush the process. Flora Bradley-Watson reports.
Actor Paul Rudd handed out cookies to early voters waiting in line intorrential rain in Brooklyn, New York. "I want to say thank you for coming outand voting and doing your part," Rudd told voters, through a mask. The momentwas captured by Brian Rosenworcel, a member of the band Guster, who posted thevideo on Twitter.
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