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September 19, 2020

A carjacker held a couple hostage for hours in Tennessee before killing the husband, investigators say
Aileen and Jordan Stevens were driving to church on Sunday when a car rear-ended their Ford Mustang on Interstate 24 in Tennessee. It was about 9:30 a.m. -- Aileen Stevens was teaching Sunday School that morning at their church in Rutherford County, her family said. ... More >>

Man arrested after allegedly killing girlfriend and transporting her body to another state
A Kentucky man was arrested Monday in Illinois after his family discovered dismembered body parts of his deceased girlfriend in a duffel bag, according to law enforcement authorities. ... More >>

At least 2 college football games scheduled for this weekend postponed due to Covid-19
The Baylor Bears and Houston Cougars will not be playing college football on Saturday due to Covid-19 concerns on Baylor's team. ... More >>

CDC updates, again, guidelines on testing people without coronavirus symptoms
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website has updated, yet again, guidelines for testing people who do not have symptoms of coronavirus. ... More >>

Alabama governor on Hurricane Sally damage: 'It's really, really bad'
Alabama governor Kay Ivey flew over the coastal areas of the state on Friday to view the destruction left by Hurricane Sally. ... 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 >>

Teenager brings awareness, diversity to CT community discussion
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Organization has 40 yrs of helping moms, kids
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Man puts bible on door during Hurricane Sally
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Judge rules censorship clause is unconstitutional
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71 students and faculty quarantine after COVID case
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Church offering desks for virtual learners
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Man heads home after 6 month battle with COVID
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Shots fired at the home of two police officers
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Condo with walls of Budweiser beer cans on sale
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Judge frees woman serving 21 years for murder
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Bowling alley going out of business after 98 years
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Man asks to see diamond rings, grabs them, runs 
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Several cars hit by gunfire at Waffle House
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Hospital chopper nearly crashes into drone
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