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September 18, 2020

A White police chief lays out why BLM protests matter in small towns
Even though there hasn't been a single Black Lives Matter protest in the predominantly White city of Canal Fulton, Ohio, their White police chief wrote an article welcoming them, saying "the Black community needs us." ... More >>

Michigan judge extends deadline for absentee ballots by two weeks
A Michigan state judge on Friday dramatically expanded the window for when absentee ballots can arrive and get counted after Election Day. ... More >>

Louisville council passes vote of no confidence against mayor over Breonna Taylor case
The Louisville Metro Council passed a resolution Thursday night that expresses no-confidence in Mayor Greg Fischer for his lack of transparency and mishandling of the Breonna Taylor case, a 26-year-old EMT killed in her home by police. ... More >>

Students dismissed for violating public health protocols will have fall expenses applied to spring
Eleven Northeastern University students who were dismissed from the university's study abroad program for violating the school's public health protocols will each get $27,760 of their fall semester expenses credited to their spring semester at the university. ... More >>

Hawaii tentatively reopening to tourists October 15
Here we go again. Again. ... More >>

Understanding mail-in voting in the US
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What Trump and Biden said when asked similar questions
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and President Donald Trump answered questions on Covid-19 and policing at two separate town halls hosted by CNN and ABC News. ... More >>

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Americans abroad face major obstacles ensuring their vote is counted in November
For Americans living abroad, voting in US elections has always required extra patience and planning. ... More >>

How to make sure your 2020 mail-in vote is counted
A lot of people have concerns about mail-in voting (is the Postal Service being sabotaged? Will their vote be counted?), and also about the state of American democracy in general. ... More >>

Send your stories about voting issues
Are you having difficulty registering or voting, whether in person or by mail? Are you worried about receiving or returning your mail-in ballot? Do you believe you have seen or received disinformation relating to voting information or the election? ... More >>

Amazon's stock is getting beat by a warehouse chain this year. And it's not Costco
For years, Costco and Sam's Club have dominated warehouse club retail, where members pay an annual fee to buy large quantities of goods at low prices. But a much smaller warehouse chain has gained steam as shoppers load up on groceries in the pandemic: BJ's Wholesale Club. ... More >>

Workers fear humans implanted with microchips will steal their jobs
Workers worry that in the not-too-distant future they will be sidelined by humans implanted with performance-enhancing microchips. ... More >>

Ford to build new electric F-150 at historic Dearborn site
Ford announced plans Thursday for a new plant to build the electric version of its bestselling vehicle, the F-150 pickup. ... More >>

Apartment residents complain about big pile of garbage
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Winston Groom, "Forrest Gump" author, dies at 77
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High school football with fans kicks off in FL
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Self-driving cars are closer to becoming reality
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1 person dead after tree falls onto Atlanta home
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Bill introduced to punish non-mask-wearers
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Doctor accused of overprescribing opioids for pay
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Legalized marijuana could net CT $1B in 5 years
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State trooper rescues endangered hawk
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Students upset over death of teacher in elevator
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Bowling alley going out of business after 98 years
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Adults attend racial training course
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America's longest living couple celebrate 85 years
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Hospital chopper nearly crashes into drone
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Homemade boat brings awareness to nonprofit
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