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Trump, Pence both coming to Wisconsin this week

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President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are both scheduled to make separate appearances this week in Wisconsin, just days before the Nov. 3 election.

GOP US Senate candidate Jason Lewis rushed into surgery

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Minnesota Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis was rushed into emergency surgery Monday for a severe internal hernia, just eight days before the election, his campaign announced.
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The Latest: Italy reports 17K new COVID-19 cases, 141 deaths

Italy registered slightly more than 17,000 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Monday. That's fewer than daily increases of the last few days, but tens of thousands fewer swab tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, as often happens over a weekend.
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The light in the cupola of the Capitol Dome signals that the Senate remains in session overnight as 30 hours of time for debate must elapse before the

U.S. to get new Supreme Court justice with Dems powerless to block Barrett

A divided Senate is set to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, giving the country a ninth justice Monday as Republicans overpower Democratic opposition to secure President Donald Trump's nominee the week before Election Day.
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The Latest: Trump hits 1st of 3 rallies in key Pennsylvania

The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local):
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Tom Cotton is campaigning hard, just not for reelection

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. —Six years after being elected in an expensive and heated race, Republican Sen. Tom Cotton is on the ballot again and he's…
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Mayor: Video will be released in Black motorists' shooting

Police video of a suburban Chicago police officer's fatal shooting of a Black man and the wounding of a Black woman as the couple were inside a vehicle is expected to be released once relatives view that video, the mayor of the city where the shooting occurred said.
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Standoff in Washington imperils jobless and small businesses

With winter looming and confirmed viral cases rising, Bob Szuter's craft brewery and restaurant in Columbus, Ohio, could use another government lifeline to help survive until spring.
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Feeding Houston's hungry: 1M pounds of food daily for needy

In car lines that can stretch half a mile (0.8 kilometers), workers who lost jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic and other needy people receive staggering amounts of food distributed by the Houston Food Bank. On some days, the hundreds of sites supplied by the country's largest food bank collectively get 1 million pounds.
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In this March, 10, 2015, file photo, New Mexico state Sen. Jacob R. Candelaria speaks during the Senate Public Affairs Committee at the state Capital

New Mexico legislator flees home after receiving threats

A New Mexico state senator said he fled his house after receiving anonymous threatening telephone messages following his criticism of a protest outside the state Capitol against coronavirus restrictions.
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Review: Despite changes, Jack Reacher stays the good course

"The Sentinel," by Lee Child and Andrew Child (Delacorte Press)The cover of "The Sentinel," the 25th thriller in the wildly popular Jack Reacher series, declares…
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A Black Lives Matter protester and NYPD officers scuffle on the Brooklyn Bridge during a demonstration, Wednesday, July 15, 2020, in New York. Several

NYPD sued over aggressive tacticsagainst Floyd protesters

Two civil rights organizations are suing the New York Police Department on behalf of protesters who say they were roughed up by officers because they expressed anti-police views during nightly demonstrations in the spring in the wake of George Floyd's killing.
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Organizer: Not enough signatures for Evers recall effort

An effort to recall Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers over his response to racial injustice protests and the coronavirus has failed, the recall's organizer told supporters on Monday.
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Grassroots volunteers rally voters in swing state of Ohio

Something changed in Yana Duke this year. She came to the U.S. as a youth from Ukraine, had never been involved in politics before. But during the 2020 campaign season, she felt she had to do something.
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Trump plans battleground blitz despite growing virus worries

President Donald Trump plans to intensify an already breakneck travel schedule in the final full week of the presidential campaign, overlooking a surge of coronavirus cases in the U.S. and a fresh outbreak in his own White House.
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Early vote total exceeds 2016; GOP chips at Dems' advantage

With eight days before Election Day, more people already have cast ballots in this year's presidential election than voted early or absentee in the 2016…
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Democrat Tom Nelson announces 2022 bid to unseat Johnson

The 2022 race for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin is on, a little over a week before the 2020 presidential election.
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Cheerleaders from Porter Early College High School wear face masks while cheering on the sideline Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, during a high school footba

El Paso imposes curfew as virus cases overwhelm hospitals

Residents in the Texas border city of El Paso have been urged to stay home for two weeks as a spike in coronavirus cases overwhelms hospitals, prompting the state to dedicate part of the city's civic center as a makeshift care center for the ill.
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FILE - Oprah Winfrey arrives for the presentation of Stella McCartney's ready-to-wear Fall-Winter 2019-2020 fashion collection in Paris on March 4, 20

`The books that help her through': Winfrey suggests seven

With Election Day approaching and the pandemic ongoing, Oprah Winfrey is setting aside her usual book club recommendations and instead citing seven personal favorites, ranging from James Baldwin's landmark essays in "The Fire Next Time" to Mary Oliver's poetry collection "Devotions."
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Supporters of President Donald Trump marched from Trump Tower to Times Square, on Oct. 13, 2020 in New York. Fights broke out as a convoy of hundreds

Jews For Trump car parade stirs protests, fights in New York

Skirmishes broke out between supporters and opponents of President Donald Trump as a "Jews For Trump" convoy of hundreds of cars draped with American flags and Trump 2020 banners rolled slowly through Manhattan and Brooklyn over the weekend.
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Police: Florida man stole bulldozer, ran down Biden signs

A 26-year-old man has been accused of stealing a bulldozer from a Florida construction site, driving it into a neighborhood and knocking down campaign signs for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, according to authorities and homeowners.
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Poll: Virginia voters say virus, not economy, most important

Enacting restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus is more important than removing them to get the economy going, according to a majority of Virginia voters polled this month.