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Rallies Are the Core of Trump’s Campaign, and a Font of Lies and Misinformation

A recent rally in Wisconsin was typical. In 90 minutes, President Trump made 131 false or inaccurate statements.

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In the Pandemic, a Shifting Ballot Debate on Legalizing Drugs

A wave of marijuana measures are on the ballot in states that once resisted them. Oregon would go further with a proposal to decriminalize drugs such as heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine.

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California Fires Prompt Evacuation of Thousands

About 60,000 people were affected by evacuation orders near Irvine, Calif., the authorities said, as the state prepared for strong winds that risked new fires.

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Should You FedEx Your Mail-In Ballot? No.

Experts say that people should use the United States Postal Service or a secure ballot drop box instead to make sure they are complying with vote-by-mail rules that vary by state.

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Swing-District Democrats, Defying Predictions, Poised to Help Keep House

Once regarded as the most vulnerable incumbents, many Democrats who carried Trump districts in 2018 are poised to win re-election, boosting the party’s chances of building its House majority.

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Virginia Mollenkott, 88, Dies; Feminist Found Liberation in Bible

A Christian evangelical who was shunned for her lesbianism, she became an influential scholar of the Bible, finding in it acceptance of L.G.B.T.Q. people.

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The astronaut Kate Rubins cast her ballot from space, joining millions of early voters.

Kate Rubins turned a corner of the International Space Station into a makeshift voting booth.

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V.M.I. Head Resigns Amid Review of Racism on Campus

A week after the governor ordered an investigation into reports of racism at the college, Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III says the governor and other officials have lost confidence in his leadership.

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Colleges Are Slashing Budgets

The pandemic has pushed higher education institutions to the brink.

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People of Praise, la communauté religieuse très soudée de la juge Amy Coney Barrett

La candidate à la Cour suprême des Etats-Unis a grandi dans une communauté qui se démarque d’autres groupes religieux conservateurs par l’implication très poussée de ses membres dans leurs vies respectives.

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