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COVID-19 claimed the lives of seven Thurston County residents over the weekend – a new record high
“Scoop: Trump’s post-election execution list,” by Jonathan Swan, Alayna Treene, Axios
What to do if you receive duplicate ballots in Washington state
WaPo: In a divided country, it feels like hatred for each other has become one more American value. Can we ever heal?
Gold gains as second-wave fears counter firm dollar – The effects of the virus on the economy is a major concern for investors
Immigrant workers affected by COVID-19 now can apply to the state for relief money
New UN report details environmental impacts of export of used vehicles to developing world
Foreign allies quietly ask the Biden team: Who do we call if you win?
From allies to foes, the world watches — and worries. Here’s where some stand on the election.
Americans fear rising cost of working from home as pandemic continues
Fresh hopes wreckage of MH370 could be found six years after the plane went missing – as experts finds a likely crash site and say they would ‘bet their house on’ it being there
VMI superintendent resigns after Black cadets describe relentless racism
A Biden win would bolster American Electric Power’s clean energy plans, CEO says
Donald Trump has now appointed 1/3 of the Justices to the U. S. Supreme Court as Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed – expected to consider overturning Roe vs. Wade case this Friday
CBS 60 Minutes interview: Joe Biden makes the case for why he should be president
** CORONAVIRUS NEWS **
President Trump declares coronavirus is ‘ending’ as virus rates spike and financial markets dip
Average daily new coronavirus cases in U.S. hit all-time high, Gottlieb warns of ‘exponential spread’ – hospitalizations are rising, and deaths, which lag furthest behind those other indicators, are beginning to tick up.
Fear and anxiety spike in coronavirus hot spots across US
Trump Calls the Media “Losers” for Reporting on Record-High Daily COVID Cases
Minnesota reports three Covid-19 outbreaks related to Trump campaign events in September
A resurgent virus attacks the heartland, just before the election.
Twitter sticks ‘misleading’ label on Donald Trump’s tweet about problems with mail-in ballots
** TRUMP’S SIGNATURE CHAOS ON MONDAY **
Trump Aims to Convince Supporters That a Loss Means Election Is “Rigged”
Trump campaign flouted agreement to follow health guidelines at rally, documents show
Trump plans to purge his own appointed heads of FBI, CIA, and Pentagon if re-elected
Mike Pompeo under investigation again for abusing his post for political gain by delivering his Republican National Convention policial speech from Jerusalem.
The Fox News president and several anchors were advised to quarantine after possible virus exposure on debate flight.
Supreme Court won’t revive 6-day ballot deadline extension in Wisconsin, siding with GOP – a pandemic related request to allow people to mail-in ballots up until election day and allow postal delivery to the clerks offices, rather than stand in lines in a state with a major virus outbreak
The New York Times: Rallies Are the Core of Trump’s Campaign, and a Font of Lies and Misinformation – A recent rally in Wisconsin was typical. In 90 minutes, President Trump made 131 false or inaccurate statements.