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Feds Accuse Iran of Election Meddling, Debate Preview, Oxycontin Maker Pleads Guilty

US intelligence agencies say they have evidence that Iran is interfering in the 2020 election, Trump and Biden return to the debate stage tonight, Purdue Pharma, maker of Oxycontin will plead guilty to criminal charges, pay a steep fine and shutter its business.

Feds Accuse Iran of Election Meddling, Debate Preview, Oxycontin Maker Pleads Guilty

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Google Facing Antitrust Charges, UK Covid Vaccine Trial, Nigeria Protests

Google now faces what it's managed to avoid for years: a government lawsuit challenging its dominance over internet search. In Great Britain a vaccine trial will deliberately expose participants to coronavirus. Massive protests in Lagos over police brutality and economic inequality turned deadly when Nigerian security forces opened fire on demonstrators.

Google Facing Antitrust Charges, UK Covid Vaccine Trial, Nigeria Protests

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Debate Adds Mute Button, Russian Hackers Indicted, TikTok Grapples With Controls

The commission that runs the Presidential debates has announced new rules for Thursday's Trump-Biden event intended to enforce the order and civility missing from their last one. A US grand jury has indicted Russian government hackers. TikTok is dealing with the dilemma of how to limit hate speech and misinformation while permitting freedom of expression.

Debate Adds Mute Button, Russian Hackers Indicted, TikTok Grapples With Controls

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Contrasting Campaigns, Covid Surging, China's Economic Rebound

Over the weekend, President Trump was back on the road and rallying large raucous crowds in must-win states, while Joe Biden kept to a more measured campaign style with an eye on COVID precautions. As predicted, the arrival of cool weather has brought a second wave of COVID cases. China's economy showed a return to health in the 3rd quarter. That's not necessarily good news for the rest of the global economy.

Contrasting Campaigns, Covid Surging, China's Economic Rebound

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BONUS: Voting in America

Election Day is just weeks away and millions of Americans have already voted. As Americans continue heading to the polls, NPR political reporters Juana Summers and Scott Detrow bring our Up First listeners this special report on all the issues surrounding voting in this year's election – including access to voting, disinformation and how to vote.

BONUS: Voting in America

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Candidates Appeal to Seniors, Covid-19 Vaccine Latest, France Imposes Curfews

President Trump and Vice President Joe Biden appeal to seniors for their votes. Pfizer says it won't have data showing its COVID-19 vaccine is safe until late November, weeks after Election Day. France imposes new restrictions in hopes of curbing the pandemic and avoiding another national shutdown.

Candidates Appeal to Seniors, Covid-19 Vaccine Latest, France Imposes Curfews

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Town Halls Are A Study In Contrasts, Covid Cases Surge As States File Vaccine Plans

President Trump and former Vice President Biden held separate prime-time TV town halls Thursday evening. In tone and content they could hardly have been more different. US health experts warned of a rise in COVID-19 cases with the arrival of autumn. That surge is here.

Town Halls Are A Study In Contrasts, Covid Cases Surge As States File Vaccine Plans

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Dueling Town Halls, Barrett Confirmation Latest, Europe Sees A Surge In Covid-19

President Trump and former Vice President Biden hold network TV town halls this evening. Nominee Amy Coney Barrett's testimony has wrapped up, but her confirmation hearings for Supreme Court justice continue today, featuring supporters and opponents of the nomination. Europe is re-trenching against a new surge of COVID-19 after seeing more than 100,000 new cases per day on average over the past week.

Dueling Town Halls, Barrett Confirmation Latest, Europe Sees A Surge In Covid-19

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Day 3 Of SCOTUS Confirmation Hearings, Census Ends Early, COVID Trials Paused

Senators will question Judge Amy Coney Barrett in day 3 of the confirmation hearings for the Supreme Court vacancy. Yesterday Barrett avoided answering how she would rule on abortion, gun control, and the Affordable Care Act. Also, the Supreme Court sides with the Trump Administration to end census counting earlier than the planned deadline. And, two coronavirus studies have been put on pause by drug makers as they investigate safety concerns.

Day 3 Of SCOTUS Confirmation Hearings, Census Ends Early, COVID Trials Paused

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SCOTUS Confirmation Hearings, California Unofficial Ballot Boxes, School Funding

The Senate Judiciary Committee returns for day two of Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Also, California's government is ordering the state Republican party to remove unofficial ballot boxes that have been deemed illegal. And, NPR has found significant enrollment drops in school districts across 20 different states this fall. The consequences could be serious for both students and school budgets.

SCOTUS Confirmation Hearings, California Unofficial Ballot Boxes, School Funding

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