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Trump taps Chicago-based Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court

Judge Amy Coney Barrett speaks after President Donald Trump announced her as his nominee to the Supreme Court, in the Rose Garden at the White House, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Nika Schoonover, Politics Editor

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President Donald Trump announced on Saturday that he is nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court.  Barrett, 48, graduated with honors from Rhodes College, a Presbyterian-affiliated school in Tennessee. She continued on to Notre Dame Law School in Indi...

New leadership for Japan: Shinzo Abe’s legacy and what to expect from the new prime minister

Then Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, and then Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga talk at a plenary session of the parliament's Lower House in Tokyo in December, 2016. Japan's Parliament elected Suga as prime minister Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, replacing long-serving leader Abe with his right-hand man. (Kyodo News via AP)

Marcus Robertson, Nation & World Editor

September 20, 2020

For the first time in eight years, Japan has a new prime minister. Yoshihide Suga, the 71-year-old son of a farmer, was elected via an internal party vote to replace Shinzo Abe, who is the longest-serving prime minister in Japan’s history. Abe served a brief stint in 2006 and 2007 before resigning due t...

Nation remembers Ruth Bader Ginsburg

People gather at the Supreme Court to honor the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Washington.  (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Nika Schoonover and Marcus Robertson

September 20, 2020

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, known for her groundbreaking strides in women’s rights, died Friday at 87, the Supreme Court announced. The second woman to be appointed to the Supreme Court, Ginsburg’s reputation echoes in the heartfelt condolences and open criticisms of the public while the politica...

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

FILE - In this April 6, 2018, file photo, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg applauds after a performance in her honor after she spoke about her life and work during a discussion at Georgetown Law School in Washington. The Supreme Court says Ginsburg has died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Associated Press

September 18, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a diminutive yet towering women’s rights champion who became the court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington. She was 87. Ginsburg died of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer, the court said. Her...

California wildfires have burned over 3.2 million acres this year. Experts say climate change plays a role.

A firefighter puts out a hot spot along Highway 38 northwest of Forrest Falls, Calif., as the El Dorado Fire continues to burn Thursday afternoon, Sept. 10, 2020. The fire started by a device at a gender reveal party on Saturday. (Will Lester/The Orange County Register/SCNG via AP)

Nicole Shih, Staff Writer

September 13, 2020

Wildfires have now burned over 3.2 million acres since the beginning of this year in California, according to a public statement from California's Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Twenty people have died in the wildfires and over 4,700 structures have been damaged. This year is the most severe year fo...

Federal appeals court vindicates Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden, leaked highly classified information from the National Security Agency (NSA) while working as an employee for the Central Intelligence Agency.

Marcus Robertson, Nation & World Editor

September 6, 2020

Seven years after former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden exposed the agency’s mass surveillance of Americans, a federal court ruled the NSA program was illegal. The NSA program, Judge Marsha Berzon of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals wrote, went beyond what the Foreign Intellige...

‘How do you trust them now?’: How politics has undermined America’s health authorities

FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2020, file photo, nurse practitioner Debbi Hinderliter, left, collects a sample from a woman at a coronavirus testing site near the nation's busiest pedestrian border crossing in San Diego. The credibility of two top public health agencies is on the line after controversial decisions that outside experts say suggest political pressure from the Trump administration. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention triggered a backlash from the medical community by rewriting its guidelines to recommend less testing. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Marcus Robertson, Nation & World Editor

September 6, 2020

In a move health experts have criticized as unscientific, the Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency authorization for blood plasma transfusion as a treatment for COVID-19. “The FDA’s emergency authorization for convalescent plasma is a milestone achievement in President Trump’s ef...

Universities around the world go back to school amid COVID-19

A student walks along the Quad, located in Lincoln Park.

Holly Jenvey, Staff Writer

September 6, 2020

This year back to school takes on a new meaning for college students. Whether it's logging into Zoom or bracing in-person odds, universities across the country and around the world are continuing to figure out the best plans for the coming term.   “I do not think that there are some schools that are handlin...

Biden, Trump arrive in Kenosha in the aftermath of Jacob Blake shooting

President Donald Trump tours an area on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, damaged during demonstrations after a police officer shot Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Maria Guerrero, La DePaulia Managing Editor

September 3, 2020

KENOSHA- Nine days after a police officer shot Jacob Blake in Kenosha, WI, President Donald Trump arrived there to meet with business owners, law enforcement and tour damage areas from protest  as part of his “law and order” visit.  This comes after the Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers and Kenosha M...

AP FACT CHECK: Harris eligible to serve as VP, president

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden's running mate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Biden receive a virtual briefing on COVID-19 from public health experts in Wilmington, Del., Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Associated Press

August 14, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — False claims that Kamala Harris is not legally eligible to serve as U.S. vice president or president have been circulating in social media posts since 2019, when she first launched her Democratic primary campaign. On Thursday, after Harris was selected by Democratic presidential nominee...

Biden camp announces Kamala Harris will be his running mate

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., listens to questions in the spin room after the Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Art, Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Miami.

Marcus Robertson, Nation & World Editor

August 11, 2020

Sen. Kamala Harris will serve as Joe Biden’s running mate, Biden announced on Twitter today. She was chosen from a group of about ten candidates, all female. Today’s announcement comes 84 days before the Nov. 3 election. A handful of different names seemed to have risen to the top of the conversation ...

US-China tension: banned Chinese apps, Hong Kong Autonomy Act, and a possible CCP travel ban

Travelers with their luggage walk past the Hankou railway station on the eve of its resuming outbound traffic in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Starting Wednesday, residents of Wuhan will be allowed to once again travel in and out of the sprawling city where the coronavirus pandemic began, ending an 11-week lockdown.

Nicole Shih, Contributing Writer

July 23, 2020

The Trump administration is considering a travel ban on Chinese Communist Party members and their families, according to four Trump administration officials who spoke to The New York Times.    If approved, the ban could revoke the visas of CCP members and their families who are already in the Unit...

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