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Judge Amy Coney Barrett, pictured in 2018, is seen as a front-runner to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court. Rachel Malehorn, rachelmalehorn.smugmug.com via AP hide caption

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Who Is Amy Coney Barrett, Front-Runner For Supreme Court Nomination?

The 48-year-old judge, a possible replacement for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, is seen as having a proven conservative track record. Here are her views on faith, precedent, guns and more.

The office of Capital Area Food Bank, a group that provides meals and fights hunger, stands empty in Washington, D.C., on March 19, 2020. Many companies across the country have adopted work-from-home policies, raising concerns among some employers that some of the office buzz is gone. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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When The Office Magic Is Gone and Zoom Calls Don't Cut It

Face-to-face contact has long been seen as crucial to workplace creativity. But what do you do when in-person collaboration could pose a serious health risk in the COVID-19 era?

Halloween is one more thing being upended by the pandemic. Federal guidelines advise against traditional trick or treating, but parents around the country are trying to make the holiday special for their children anyway. Rebecca Nelson/Getty Images hide caption

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No Trick Or Treat: Americans Get Creative To Celebrate Halloween Safely

The CDC is advising against the door-to-door candy quest during the pandemic. So parents are coming up with alternative ways to bring the spooky season to life. How about sending candy down a chute?

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An Israeli Agent Finds Herself Stranded In 'Tehran' In A Gripping New Spy Series

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A Mossad agent is charged with crippling the Iranian power grid. After a deadly snafu, she must survive in a city not exactly known for its hospitality toward Israeli spies.

An Israeli Agent Finds Herself Stranded In 'Tehran' In A Gripping New Spy Series

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Family Ordeal Catapults A Young Filipina To The U.S. — And The Pandemic Front Lines

Quimberly 'Kym' Villamer, a nurse at a hospital in New York City, shares what it was like to grow up in the Philippines while her parents worked in the U.S.

Family Ordeal Catapults A Young Filipina To The U.S. — And The Pandemic Front Lines

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Hospitals may soon be at risk of losing a critical funding stream — Medicare funding — if they don't comply with new COVID-19 data reporting requirements. John Lamparski/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Administration Plans Crackdown On Hospitals Failing To Report COVID-19 Data

Draft documents obtained by NPR show that the federal government is preparing to enforce new data reporting requirements, threatening to withhold vital Medicare funding from noncompliant hospitals.

Trump Administration Plans Crackdown On Hospitals Failing To Report COVID-19 Data

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'Desperation And Fear' For Millions With Congress Deadlocked Over Pandemic Assistance

Federal unemployment money has been cut off for nearly two months. Congress hasn't worked out a deal to send more help, and the fight over a Supreme Court nominee could make that harder.

'Desperation And Fear' For Millions With Congress Deadlocked Over Pandemic Assistance

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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks at the Black Economic Summit at Camp North End in Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday. In a letter, nearly 500 national security experts have endorsed Joe Biden for president. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Nearly 500 National Security Experts Endorse Biden For President

In a letter addressed to "Our Fellow Citizens," the 489 signatures include 22 four-star officers, stating the "current president" is not up to "the enormous responsibilities of his office."

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Spend Savvier, Save Smarter: 5 Tips To Stop Stress-Spending

We could all stand to stretch our cash a little further right now. Life Kit teamed up with financial expert Tiffany Aliche, also known as the Budgetnista, for tips about how to separate needs from wants, stop stress-spending and save for the future.

Spend Savvier, Save Smarter: 5 Tips To Stop Stress-Spending

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