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A Mandate to Be Less Like Himself? It Can Be Said That Trump Tried

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Before the president’s last, best chance to change the trajectory of his re-election bid, his mandate on Thursday evening was at once clear and complicated: Be less like Donald J. Trump. It can be said that he tried, by his standard. He succeeded at various points in acting like the......
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What Are Iran and Russia Up To?

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Russia and Iran have both obtained voter-registration information in hopes of influencing the United States’ presidential election, intelligence officials announced at a hastily assembled news conference last night. Iran was linked to a batch of “spoofed emails” that had been sent to voters, said John Ratcliffe, the director of national......
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Biden Punts on Expanding the Supreme Court, Calling for a Panel to Study Changes

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For many years, the Supreme Court has been in a state of relative balance between generally predictable voting blocs of liberals and conservatives, with a “swing” justice in the center deciding which faction to make into a majority on hot-button cases — such as striking down the Affordable Care Act......
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What Are the Rules for Trump and Biden’s Last Debate?

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Viewers of the first debate between President Trump and former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., which devolved into a chaotic spectacle marked by frequent interruptions by Mr. Trump, could be forgiven for believing the event had no rules. On Thursday night in Nashville, Kristen Welker, the NBC News correspondent......
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Parents Are Worried About Schools. Are the Candidates?

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Communities large and small are battling over whether and how to reopen schools closed since March. Superintendents are warning of drastic budget cuts on the horizon, teachers’ unions are calling for standardized tests to be canceled for a second straight year and millions of children are learning remotely, with little......
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OSHA Under Fire Over Regulation of Meatpacking in Pandemic

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When the pandemic hit in March, a JBS meatpacking plant in Greeley, Colo., began providing paid leave to workers at high risk of serious illness. But last month, shortly after the plant was cited by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration for a serious virus-related safety violation and given......
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Trump’s Cash Crunch Constrains His Campaign at a Critical Juncture

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President Trump’s campaign has far less money than advisers had once anticipated for the final stretch of the presidential election, as rosy revenue projections failed to materialize, leaving aides scrambling to address a severe financial disadvantage against Joseph R. Biden Jr. at the race’s most crucial juncture. To close the......
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A Biden Landslide? Some Democrats Can’t Help Whispering

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Follow our live coverage of the Biden vs. Trump 2020 election here. MACON, Ga. — President Trump held a rally in Georgia on Friday, 18 days before the November general election. It wasn’t a good sign for him. That Mr. Trump is still campaigning in what should be a safely......
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Iran and Russia Seek to Influence Election in Final Days, U.S. Officials Warn

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“But they have gone from propaganda to deliberate interference in this election,” John Hultquist, the senior director of FireEye, a Silicon Valley security firm, said after Wednesday’s announcement. “Their focus here is to prey on existing fears that election infrastructure will be subverted and hacked, as well as fears of......
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Rudy Giuliani Denies He Did Anything Wrong in New ‘Borat’ Movie

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President Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani, has become caught up in Sacha Baron Cohen’s new “Borat” satire, shown in an edited scene following an actress impersonating a reporter into a bedroom and at one point reclining on the bed and putting his hands in his pants in what he......
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Amtrak Warns of Layoffs and Project Delays Without Billions in Assistance

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WASHINGTON — Amtrak’s chief executive warned federal lawmakers on Wednesday that the rail agency would have to continue steep cuts to its work force and delay infrastructure improvements — including high-profile projects in New York and New Jersey — if it does not receive $2.8 billion in emergency funding by......
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Biden Has Narrow Lead in Iowa, and Senate Race Is Tight, Poll Shows

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Joseph R. Biden Jr. has a narrow lead over President Trump in Iowa, a state Mr. Trump carried by more than nine percentage points in 2016, and the high-stakes Senate race there appears even closer, according to a New York Times/Siena College poll released Wednesday. Mr. Biden leads Mr. Trump......
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Analyst Who Reported the Infamous Trump Tape Rumor Wants to Clear His Name

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Mr. Danchenko said the contact told him that Mr. Trump was “well known” to Russian security services and seemed surprised he had not already heard about the purported Ritz-Carlton matter. A second contact also independently brought up a compromising video of Mr. Trump of a sexual nature that may have......
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False Political News in Spanish Pits Latino Voters Against Black Lives Matter

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“They’re using these chats to lie,” Ms. Pérez-Verdía said. “It’s a massive disinformation campaign. They’re definitely using these crazy tactics that they’ve also used in Latin America.” One example of how conspiracy theories have invaded the mainstream came last month when El Nuevo Herald, The Miami Herald’s sister publication in......
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LeBron James on Black Voter Participation, Misinformation and Trump

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More Than a Vote, the collective of athletes headlined by the basketball star LeBron James, on Wednesday will introduce its final political push before Election Day, a rapid response and advertisement operation meant to combat the spread of misinformation among younger Black voters. The initiative, which is a collaboration with......
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McConnell Moves to Head Off Stimulus Deal as Pelosi Reports Progress

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Above all, Republicans fretted that a vote on such a package could interfere with their hasty timetable for confirming Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court by early next week. Mr. McConnell said he told the White House he was particularly concerned that a deal before then could inject......
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Voters in Two States Report Threatening ‘Vote for Trump’ Emails

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Voters in Florida and Alaska reported receiving menacing and deceptive emails on Tuesday that used false claims about public voting information to threaten voters: “Vote for Trump on Election Day or we will come after you.” (There is no way for any group to know for whom individual voters cast......
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As Election Nears, Government and Tech Firms Push Back on Russia (and Trump)

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“These guys are really good and really move fast, and we knew they would react to rebuild their systems,” said Tom Burt, the Microsoft executive who is running the team. “We were prepared to follow them, and tear down whatever they build up.” Updated  Oct. 20, 2020, 7:17 p.m. ET......
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With College Campuses Quiet, Some Democrats Fear Losing Students’ Votes

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In Michigan, where President Trump won in 2016 by fewer than 11,000 votes, students’ votes could make a difference. But Cristina Smith, a 19-year-old music major from Alma, Mich., said she noticed fewer students on campus during voter registration drives at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, where there is......

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