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September 21, 2020

A Florida woman was attacked by a 10-foot alligator while trimming trees
A Florida woman is recovering from injuries she received when she was attacked by a 10-foot, 4-inch alligator while trimming trees in Fort Myers. ... More >>

NY attorney general will decide when to release body camera video in police officer-involved civilian deaths
New York Attorney General Letitia James said Sunday that her office will now decide when to publicly release body camera footage of police-involved deaths of unarmed civilians to avoid a repeat of what happened in the wake of Daniel Prude's death in Rochester. ... More >>

Judge temporarily blocks US WeChat ban
A federal judge has temporarily blocked President Donald Trump's executive order banning WeChat downloads in the United States. ... More >>

Pelosi says she will not leverage shutdown to avoid Senate vote on court seat
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday said she would not leverage a government shut down in order to slow down Republicans' push to fill the Supreme Court vacancy following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. ... More >>

Biden proposes 401(k) changes to give low-income savers bigger tax benefits
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has a plan to change 401(k) retirement savings accounts to give low-income earners a bigger tax break up front. ... More >>

Notable names on Trump's list of potential SCOTUS nominees
President Donald Trump has updated a roster of more than 20 potential Supreme Court nominees in recent weeks, a list that includes prominent and lesser-known conservatives who would undoubtedly tilt the court further rightward if one were appointed. ... More >>

Understanding mail-in voting in the US
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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 >>

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 >>

6 new mouth-watering fast-food items
September started off rough for fast-food fanatics: Taco Bell announced it was eliminating the beloved Mexican Pizza as well as several other items. It didn't help fans that this was the company's second major menu makeover this summer -- earlier the spicy potato soft taco said sayonara. ... 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 >>

Why people are flocking to ugly produce during the pandemic
When the pandemic hit the United States in March, Imperfect Foods found itself scrambling to keep up with a sudden spike in demand. ... More >>

Teen unable to access internet with hot spot weeks into school year
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Bizarre robbery stuns owner, manager of shop
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Church implements creative COVID-19 precaution
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Hero honored with tickets to Titans' game
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Family of missing woman given sign of hope
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Activists do silent protests in wake of protest zones
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City apologizes to activist barred from program
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Adorable Shih Tzu tops T&D 2020 contest
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All-women team builds woman's dream home
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Voters hosts block party, voter services event
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Activist spends lifetime battling for civil rights, social justice issues
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Man learns of link to Underground Railroad
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Trooper saves trapped woman in burning car
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Woman dies in car while escaping abduction
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Girl scout donates over 600 school supplies
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