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Texas early voting exceeds total of all 2016 ballots

Texas early voting exceeds total of all 2016 ballots

AUSTIN, Texas — Texans have already cast more ballots in the presidential election than they did during all of 2016, an unprecedented surge of early voting in a state that was once the country's most reliably Republican, but may now be drifting towar
Illinois judge to rule on Rittenhouse extradition to Kenosha

Illinois judge to rule on Rittenhouse extradition to Kenosha

An Illinois judge said he will decide late Friday afternoon whether a 17-year-old accused of killing two demonstrators in Kenosha, Wisconsin, should be extradited across the border to stand trial on homicide charges.

Election emerges as referendum on race relations in America

DETROIT — Every day feels like a raw wound for Omari Barksdale. His sister, Laneeka Barksdale, died of COVID-19 in late March in Detroit — and since then, so have more than 228,000 Americans.
Election emerges as referendum on race relations in America

Election emerges as referendum on race relations in America

DETROIT — Every day feels like a raw wound for Omari Barksdale. His sister, Laneeka Barksdale, died of COVID-19 in late March in Detroit — and since then, so have more than 228,000 Americans.
US consumer spending rose a moderate 1.4% in September

US consumer spending rose a moderate 1.4% in September

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumers increased their spending by 1.
Asia Today: Japan crosses 100,000 cases, 9 months after 1st

Asia Today: Japan crosses 100,000 cases, 9 months after 1st

TOKYO — Japan’s coronavirus cases have topped 100,000, nine months after the first case was found in mid-January, the health ministry said Friday.
US wages and benefits grow at sluggish pace amid pandemic

US wages and benefits grow at sluggish pace amid pandemic

WASHINGTON — Wages and benefits for U.S. workers grew slowly this summer as employers sought to hold the line on pay gains in the midst of the pandemic. U.S. workers’ total compensation rose 0.
On virus, Trump and health advisers go their separate ways

On virus, Trump and health advisers go their separate ways

WASHINGTON — A multi-state coronavirus surge in the countdown to Election Day has exposed a clear split between President Donald Trump’s bullish embrace of a return to normalcy and urgent public warnings from the government’s top health officials.
Over 3 million cases of coronavirus reported in Mideast

Over 3 million cases of coronavirus reported in Mideast

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The number of reported coronavirus cases has gone over 3 million in the Middle East, an Associated Press count showed Friday, with the true number likely even higher.
Carnegie Hall to remain closed through April 5

Carnegie Hall to remain closed through April 5

NEW YORK — Carnegie Hall has extended its closure due to the coronavirus pandemic through April 5. The decision announced Thursday leaves only the possibility of performances at the very tail end of the hall’s 2020-21 season.