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Campaign's Final Week, Facebook Turns Away Political Ads, COVID-19 Surging In Europe

With Election Day a week away, the candidates and their surrogates are fanning out across the country and where they're stopping can tell you a lot. Facebook is refusing any new ad buys in the run-up to election day. And Europe is seeing a massive second wave of COVID-19, with fears of another lock-down triggering street protests in Italy.

Campaign's Final Week, Facebook Turns Away Political Ads, COVID-19 Surging In Europe

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Barrett Nomination Gets Senate Vote, Election Disinformation, COVID Surges Across US

The full Senate will vote this evening on the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to a seat on the Supreme Court, Federal, state and local officials are working to counteract a campaign of dis-information around how to vote in next Tuesday's election, COVID-19 is surging all around the country, including a second outbreak at the White House — this time in the office of the Vice President.

Barrett Nomination Gets Senate Vote, Election Disinformation, COVID Surges Across US

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BONUS: The Economy Is Driving Women Out Of The Workforce. Why Some May Not Return

Far more women than men are leaving the workforce in the pandemic and some of them might never return their jobs. In this episode of NPR's daily afternoon news podcast Consider This, host Audie Cornish examines why women are bearing the brunt of the pandemic economy.

BONUS: The Economy Is Driving Women Out Of The Workforce. Why Some May Not Return

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Campaigns Heat Up, New Covid Highs, Colorado Fires

The presidential candidates hit the road again, with Joe Biden bashing President Donald Trump for his handling of the coronavirus. Positive Covid-19 cases hit record highs as cases surge in the Midwest due to community transmission. The largest Colorado fires in the state's history burn just ten miles from one another.

Campaigns Heat Up, New Covid Highs, Colorado Fires

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Final Trump-Biden Debate Showcases Differences, Russian Hackers and the 2020 Election

President Trump and former Vice President Biden met last night on the debate stage. This second debate was arguably little more policy, a little less personal. On the heels of news that Iran is meddling in the 2020 election, comes a report that Russian hackers have penetrated US computer networks with the goal of compromising the 2020 vote.

Final Trump-Biden Debate Showcases Differences, Russian Hackers and the 2020 Election

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Feds Accuse Iran of Election Meddling, Debate Preview, Oxycontin Maker Pleads Guilty

US intelligence agencies say they have evidence that Iran is interfering in the 2020 election, Trump and Biden return to the debate stage tonight, Purdue Pharma, maker of Oxycontin will plead guilty to criminal charges, pay a steep fine and shutter its business.

Feds Accuse Iran of Election Meddling, Debate Preview, Oxycontin Maker Pleads Guilty

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Google Facing Antitrust Charges, UK Covid Vaccine Trial, Nigeria Protests

Google now faces what it's managed to avoid for years: a government lawsuit challenging its dominance over internet search. In Great Britain a vaccine trial will deliberately expose participants to coronavirus. Massive protests in Lagos over police brutality and economic inequality turned deadly when Nigerian security forces opened fire on demonstrators.

Google Facing Antitrust Charges, UK Covid Vaccine Trial, Nigeria Protests

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Debate Adds Mute Button, Russian Hackers Indicted, TikTok Grapples With Controls

The commission that runs the Presidential debates has announced new rules for Thursday's Trump-Biden event intended to enforce the order and civility missing from their last one. A US grand jury has indicted Russian government hackers. TikTok is dealing with the dilemma of how to limit hate speech and misinformation while permitting freedom of expression.

Debate Adds Mute Button, Russian Hackers Indicted, TikTok Grapples With Controls

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Contrasting Campaigns, Covid Surging, China's Economic Rebound

Over the weekend, President Trump was back on the road and rallying large raucous crowds in must-win states, while Joe Biden kept to a more measured campaign style with an eye on COVID precautions. As predicted, the arrival of cool weather has brought a second wave of COVID cases. China's economy showed a return to health in the 3rd quarter. That's not necessarily good news for the rest of the global economy.

Contrasting Campaigns, Covid Surging, China's Economic Rebound

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BONUS: Voting in America

Election Day is just weeks away and millions of Americans have already voted. As Americans continue heading to the polls, NPR political reporters Juana Summers and Scott Detrow bring our Up First listeners this special report on all the issues surrounding voting in this year's election – including access to voting, disinformation and how to vote.

BONUS: Voting in America

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