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More Than 60,000 Evacuated, Schools Closed In Irvine, Calif. Due To Wildfires

More than 60,000 residents of Irvine, Calif. were evacuated on Monday after the quick-burning Silverado Fire in Orange County scorched 2,000 acres. Nearly 500 firefighters were working on the blaze according to the Orange County Fire Authority. About 20,000 homes in Orchard Hills are in the evacuation zone and a number of schools have been evacuated or are asked to be ready to evacuate. ...Read more

Amy Coney Barrett Sworn In As Newest Supreme Court Justice After Senate Votes To Confirm

The Senate confirmed Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Monday, solidifying the conservative majority on the court. Barrett was sworn in shortly after her confirmation by the Senate by Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas at the White House.
The 48-year-old Barrett was confirmed by a vote of 52-48 on Monday evening. Only one Republican, Senator Susan Collins, voted against confirming Barrett to the Supreme Court. All the Democrats voted against her. Barrett, who was confirmed 30 days after Trump announced her nomination, is the first nominee in the modern era to be sent to the Supreme Court on a partisan vote.
Some legal experts say it will be the most conservative Supreme Court since before World War II. Barrett’s confirmation has left Democrats concerned about the fate of the nation’s health care law, the Affordable Care Act, and Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision allowing women to have access to abortions.

Following confirmation to Supreme Court, Barrett takes 1st oath at White House

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El Paso, Texas See 300% Increase In Covid-19 Hospitalizations As Cases Continue To Rise Across The U.S.

After the city recorded a roughly 300% increase in hospitalizations in less than a month, El Paso, Texas has turned its convention center into a field hospital and is asking residents to stay at home for two weeks. The spike in hospitalizations came as much of the United States saw a rise in the spread of coronavirus. Texas’ neighbor New Mexico recorded 4,252 new cases last week.  ...Read more

El Paso, Texas See 300% Increase In Covid-19 Hospitalizations As Cases Continue To Rise Across The U.S.

After the city recorded a roughly 200 percent increase in hospitalizations in less than a month, El Paso, Texas has turned its convention center into a field hospital and is asking residents to stay at home for two weeks. The spike in hospitalizations came as much of the United States saw a rise in the spread of coronavirus. Texas’ neighbor New Mexico recorded 4,252 new cases last week.  ...Read more

Senate Advance Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett For Vote On Monday

In a procedural vote on Sunday, Senate Republicans voted to advance the process to confirm Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court. The Senate voted 51-48 to break a Democratic filibuster of Barrett’s nomination, setting up a final vote to confirm President Donald Trump’s selection to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Monday. Just 51 of the 53 Republicans in the Senate must vote in favor of Barrett’s confirmation to secure her spot on the court. ...Read more

President Trump And Democratic Nominee Joe Biden Face-Off For Last Debate Before Election

The final debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden was held last night at Belmont University in Nashville, with NBC News White House correspondent Kristen Welker moderating before a small audience. Over the course of 90 minutes, the candidates each spent time discussing six topics: fighting Covid-19, American families, race in America, climate change, national security and leadership. ...Read more