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Romney OKs Voting on Court Nominee, All but Assures Approval

Romney OKs Voting on Court Nominee, All but Assures Approval

By Lisa Mascaro, Zeke Miller and Jonathan Lemire | Sep 22, 2020

Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney said he supports voting to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat on the Supreme Court, all but ensuring President Donald Trump has the backing needed to push the nomination over Democratic objections.

Slightly Used News :: September 22, 2020

Slightly Used News :: September 22, 2020

Sep 22, 2020

RBG has left us; what happens next? Don't worry, we have all the comfort and hilarity you need in this week's episode of Slightly Used News...

Watch: Hunky Firefighter Throws Water on Wildfire Conspiracy Theories, Goes Viral on TikTok

Watch: Hunky Firefighter Throws Water on Wildfire Conspiracy Theories, Goes Viral on TikTok

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 22, 2020

A hunky firefighter took to TikTok to extinguish some inflammatory conspiracy theory claims about the wildfires raging on America's West Coast, and threw off enough sparks to set social media ablaze.

Signs of an 'October Vaccine Surprise' Alarm Career Scientists

Signs of an 'October Vaccine Surprise' Alarm Career Scientists

By JoNel Aleccia | Sep 22, 2020

If the executive branch were to overrule the FDA's scientific judgment, a vaccine of limited efficacy and, worse, unknown side effects could be rushed to market.

Hollywood Unions, Studios Agree on Rules to Start Production

Hollywood Unions, Studios Agree on Rules to Start Production

Sep 22, 2020

Hollywood's unions announced Monday that they have reached an agreement on pandemic protocols with major studios that will allow the broad resumption of production of films and television after six months of stagnant sets and widespread unemployment.

Who's a Hypocrite? GOP, Dems Debate Past Comments on Court

Who's a Hypocrite? GOP, Dems Debate Past Comments on Court

By Matthew Daly | Sep 22, 2020

The "H" word — hypocrisy — is suddenly in vogue at the Capitol as lawmakers debate how quickly to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court following the death of liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Reno Teacher Protests School Board Policy Banning Pride Flags in Classroom

Reno Teacher Protests School Board Policy Banning Pride Flags in Classroom

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Sep 21, 2020

Jennifer Leja is protesting her school district's policy banning Pride flags in the classroom, flags that signal to LGBTQ students that her classroom is a safe space.

Trump Tweets Dubious Survey Results from Gay Dating App as Proof of his Strength with Gay Male Voters

Trump Tweets Dubious Survey Results from Gay Dating App as Proof of his Strength with Gay Male Voters

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Sep 21, 2020

A recent survey by gay dating app Hornet that found 45% of queer men would support President Trump for re-election is highly dubious.

Trump to Make Court Pick by Saturday, Ginsburg Services Set

Trump to Make Court Pick by Saturday, Ginsburg Services Set

By Jonathan Lemire, Lisa Mascaro and Alexandra Jaffe | Sep 21, 2020

President Donald Trump said Monday he expects to announce his pick for the Supreme Court on Friday or Saturday, after funeral services for Ruth Bader Ginsburg and just days before the first presidential election debate.

Questions Surround Trump's Likely SCOTUS Pick on LGBTQ Issues

Questions Surround Trump's Likely SCOTUS Pick on LGBTQ Issues

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 21, 2020

Uncertainty surrounds the views about LGBTQ issues held by possible Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a 2017 Trump appointee to the federal bench.

'Queer to Stay' Announces Funding Recipients to Support LGBTQ Businesses

'Queer to Stay' Announces Funding Recipients to Support LGBTQ Businesses

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Sep 21, 2020

This week, the Human Rights Campaign and Showtime announced the recipients of its "Queer to Stay: An LGBTQ+ Business Preservation Initiative," which, among other recipients, includes Denver-based Blush & Blu.

2020 Serves Another Blow as Ginsburg's Death Ignites Fight

2020 Serves Another Blow as Ginsburg's Death Ignites Fight

By Calvin Woodward | Sep 21, 2020

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death drew mourners to the steps of the Supreme Court, where they sang "Amazing Grace" in the dark. Fresh off a rally stage in Minnesota, President Donald Trump learned of the loss and praised Ginsburg as an "amazing" woman.

Pressure Mounts on GOP Senators Over Filling Ginsburg Seat

Pressure Mounts on GOP Senators Over Filling Ginsburg Seat

By Laurie Kellman, Lisa Mascaro and Alexandra Jaffe | Sep 21, 2020

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden hammered President Trump and leading Senate Republicans for trying to rush a replacement for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, as pressure mounted on senators to support or oppose a quick vote to fill the seat

A Sweep for 'Schitt's Creek,' 'Succession' Tops Emmy Awards

A Sweep for 'Schitt's Creek,' 'Succession' Tops Emmy Awards

By Lynn Elber | Sep 21, 2020

"Schitt's Creek," the little Canadian show about a fish-out-of-water family, made history at Sunday's Emmy Awards with a comedy awards sweep.

Analysis: US to Hit 200k Dead; Trump Sees No Need for Regret

Analysis: US to Hit 200k Dead; Trump Sees No Need for Regret

By Julie Pace | Sep 20, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic began bearing down on the United States in March, President Donald Trump set out his expectations.

A Rapper, an Elevator and an Elephant: Stories Ginsburg Told

A Rapper, an Elevator and an Elephant: Stories Ginsburg Told

By Jessica Gresko | Sep 20, 2020

In recent years Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was surprised to find herself so popular that "everyone wants to take a picture with me."

AP Source: Envelope Addressed to White House Contained Ricin

AP Source: Envelope Addressed to White House Contained Ricin

By Michael Balsamo | Sep 20, 2020

Federal officials intercepted an envelope addressed to the White House that contained the poison ricin, a U.S. law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Saturday.

Media Celebrates Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Life, Legacy

Media Celebrates Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Life, Legacy

By Leanne Italie | Sep 20, 2020

Across television and streaming services, the life and legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was already front and center Saturday, a day after her death at 87. A look at coverage and plans in her honor.

Trump's List of Possible Supreme Court Nominees

Trump's List of Possible Supreme Court Nominees

Sep 19, 2020

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death Friday, just six weeks before Election Day, is expected to unleash a pitched battle over whether President Donald Trump should nominate — and the Republican-led Senate should confirm — her successor.

Trump to Senate: Vote 'Without Delay' on his High Court Pick

Trump to Senate: Vote 'Without Delay' on his High Court Pick

By Jonathan Lemire and Lisa Mascaro | Sep 19, 2020

President Donald Trump on Saturday urged the Republican-run Senate to consider "without delay" his upcoming nomination to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg just six weeks before the election.

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