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Advances In ICU Care Are Saving More Patients Who Have COVID-19

Sept. 20
Richard Harris / NPR

One thing that has improved a lot over the course of the pandemic is treatment of seriously ill COVID-19 patients in intensive care units. Here's one man's success story.

How Joe Biden's Faith Shapes His Politics

Sept. 20
Asma Khalid / NPR

Joe Biden's Catholic faith, friends and staffers say, is central to how he views the world.

TikTok Ban Averted: Trump Gives Oracle-Walmart Deal His 'Blessing'

Sept. 19
Bobby Allyn / NPR

U.S. tech company Oracle is joining hands with Walmart to become a technology partner with TikTok and arrangement that satisfies the White House's concerns over the security.

Ginsburg's Death A 'Pivot Point' For Abortion Rights, Advocates Say

Sept. 19
Sarah McCammon / NPR

The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sets up a brutal nomination fight, and abortion rights is likely to be a contentious issue.

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220-Acre Fire Breaks out at Camp Pendleton

Sept. 19
By City News Service

Camp Pendleton Fire Department crews were working on containment at 5:08 p.m. but the forward rate of spread has been stopped, according to a tweet from Camp Pendleton.

'Fill That Seat' Chants Erupt At Trump Rally, A Day After Ginsburg's Death

Sept. 19
Sam Gringlas / NPR

"It will be a woman, a very talented, very brilliant woman," President Trump announced, of his forthcoming nominee.

Anita Hill Reflects On Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Gender Equality Legacy

Sept. 19
Robert Baldwin III / NPR

Anita Hill says Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a "willingness to really push for a full and inclusive definition of equality."

Ricin Discovered In Mail Intended For White House

Sept. 19
Jason Slotkin / NPR

The Secret Service intercepted the envelope containing the deadly toxin, law enforcement sources tell NPR. They say the poison did not make it to the White House grounds.

Justices Remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 'A Jurist Of Historic Stature'

Sept. 19
Jason Slotkin / NPR

Many of Ginsburg's Supreme Court colleagues, including current and former justices, praised her tenure. Chief Justice John Roberts called Ginsburg "a tireless and resolute champion of justice."

Trump Says He Expects To Announce His Supreme Court Pick 'Next Week'

Sept. 19
Sam Gringlas / NPR

The president says he likely will nominate a woman, noting that such a choice "would certainly be appropriate."

Susan Collins: Whoever Wins The Presidential Election Should Fill SCOTUS Vacancy

Sept. 19
Benjamin Swasey / NPR

The Maine Republican says, "The decision on a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court should be made by the President who is elected on November 3rd."

'It Only Takes 4': Durbin Hopes Some Republicans Break Ranks To Block A Trump Nominee

Sept. 19
Matthew S. Schwartz / NPR

The Illinois Democrat, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, told NPR's Weekend Edition he hopes some Republicans decline to fill the Ruth Bader Ginsburg vacancy before the election.

Sources: Trump Considers Barrett, Lagoa, Rushing For Supreme Court Spot

Sept. 19
Carrie Johnson / NPR

Judges Amy Coney Barrett is considered to be the front-runner among the trio of federal appellate court judges. She was a finalist during the president's last high court selection.

A helicopter prepares to drop water at a wildfi...

Homes Burned As Winds Push California Fire Into Desert Floor

Sept. 19
By Associated Press

Strong winds pushed a wildfire burning for nearly two weeks in mountains northeast of Los Angeles onto the desert floor and spread it rapidly in several directions, causing it to explode in size and destroy homes.

Patrick Leahy Says A Vote Now To Replace Ginsburg Would Be 'Political Hypocrisy'

Sept. 19
Jason Slotkin / NPR

The Vermont Democrat said a vote before Election Day would break with the position Republicans embraced in 2016 when they refused to consider the nomination of Obama nominee Merrick Garland.

A palm tree against warm, clear skies in San Di...

Warm Weather, Clear Skies Expected Across San Diego County

Sept. 19
By City News Service

Clear skies and warm weather were predicted for San Diego County Saturday, though areas of the mountains and deserts will continue to see haze and smoke from ongoing wildfires.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at a conference in ...

How Ginsburg's Death Could Reshape The Presidential Campaign

Sept. 19
By Associated Press

A presidential campaign that was already tugging at the nation’s most searing divides has been jolted by the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Kamala Harris And Her Husband Make Stop Outside The Supreme Court

Sept. 19
Benjamin Swasey / NPR

The Democratic vice presidential nominee visited the court Saturday morning.

'Use My Words Against Me': Lindsey Graham's Shifting Position On Court Vacancies

Sept. 19
Matthew S. Schwartz / NPR

Before he chaired the Senate Judiciary Committee, the South Carolina senator said a Supreme Court vacancy shouldn't be filled during an election year. His position has changed.

In this Feb. 10, 2020, file photo, U.S. Supreme...

Local Officials React To Death Of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Sept. 19
By City News Service

San Diego-area elected officials were mourning the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg this weekend, with county Supervisor Nathan Fletcher calling her death, "a heartbreaking loss for our country."

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