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In California, Windy, Dry Weather Expected To Bring 'Critical' Fire Conditions

Sept. 26
Jason Slotkin / NPR

The National Weather Service issued red flag warnings throughout parts of the state. Cal Fire says winds and low humidity are expected to exacerbate fire conditions and drive up temperatures.

As Election Nears, Trump Expands Moratorium On Exploratory Drilling In Atlantic

Sept. 26
Matthew S. Schwartz / NPR

The move extends a moratorium Trump imposed earlier this month. The oil industry opposes the move. Trump's detractors say Trump is playing politics ahead of a close election battle.

Biden Responds To Trump Court Pick: 'Health Care Is On The Ballot'

Sept. 26
Domenico Montanaro / NPR

The Democratic nominee said the winner of the presidential election should select the next nominee. President Trump announced Amy Coney Barrett as his choice for the Supreme Court on Saturday.

COVID-19 Daily Cases On The Rise In Nearly Half Of U.S. States

Sept. 26
Jason Slotkin / NPR

The U.S. reported more than 55,000 infections Friday, pushing the total number of cases to more than 7 million. Some two dozen states saw new cases continue to rise this past week.

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who  is expected to be...

Trump Picks Conservative Amy Coney Barrett For Supreme Court

Sept. 26
By Associated Press

President Donald Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Saturday.

Military Flight Headed To D.C. Suggests Amy Coney Barrett Pick

Sept. 26
Sam Gringlas / NPR

NBC News posted video of the judge leaving her home in South Bend, Ind., with her husband and children, all dressed in formal attire Saturday. She is expected to be nominated to the Supreme Court.

NASA Astronaut Will Vote From Space

Sept. 26
Matthew S. Schwartz / NPR

Astronauts have been able to cast ballots from above since the Texas legislature gave its blessing in 1997. "It's critical to participate in our democracy," NASA astronaut Kate Rubins said.

Michigan Secretary of State Says At Least 3 Million Expected To Vote By Mail

Sept. 26
Christianna Silva / NPR

Roughly 2.5 million citizens of the approximately 5 million people expected to vote this fall have requested to vote by mail, according to Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson.

A Supreme Fight For America Begins Now

Sept. 26
Domenico Montanaro / NPR

President Trump's move to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court has triggered a fight for the direction of the country with just weeks to go until Election Day.

President Trump — pictured at a rally in Newpor...

Trump Announces Amy Coney Barrett As His Supreme Court Nominee

Sept. 26
Sam Gringlas / NPR

If confirmed, the 48-year-old judge will solidify the court's conservative majority. Barrett said her judicial philosophy reflects that of her mentor, conservative Justice Antonin Scalia.

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