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Politics Trump and Biden campaigns, Halloween, daylight saving time ends: 5 things to know this weekend

10:25  31 october  2020
10:25  31 october  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

Kristen Welker: 5 things to know about the moderator of Thursday's presidential debate

  Kristen Welker: 5 things to know about the moderator of Thursday's presidential debate Kristen Welker has been criticized by President Trump as "terrible & unfair." Get to know the White House correspondent ahead of the last debate.The NBC News White House correspondent and "Weekend Today" co-anchor will moderate the debate at Belmont University in Nashville (9 EDT/6 PDT). The second presidential debate was axed after Trump declined to participate virtually, following his COVID-19 diagnosis. Instead, he and Biden held dueling town halls , and the former vice president beat Trump in the Nielsen ratings.

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Donald Trump and Joe Biden campaigns head to Florida days before the election for competing rallies in the swing state the president MUST win for a The president is also planning to rally in South Florida this weekend while the former vice president is holding a Thursday event earlier in the day

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie standing in front of a flag: Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden (left) and President Donald Trump (right) are pictured during their respective campaigns. © Angela Weiss, AFP via Getty Images | Saul Loeb/AFP Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden (left) and President Donald Trump (right) are pictured during their respective campaigns.

Trump, Biden eye Pennsylvania on final campaign weekend

President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden will focus on Pennsylvania during the final campaign weekend, a state many experts say could be the tipping point deciding who wins the White House. Pennsylvania, which Trump won in 2016 by less than 1% of votes cast, or about 44,000 votes.is among the most important of a half-dozen battlegrounds with its 20 electoral college votes. Trump plans rallies Saturday in Bucks County north of Philadelphia and at airports in Reading and Butler north of Pittsburgh. Biden, the former vice president, will deliver a speech in Philadelphia on Sunday. He and his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, will “fan out across all four corners of the state” Monday with their spouses, according to Biden's campaign.

Debate transcript: Trump, Biden final presidential debate moderated by Kristen Welker

  Debate transcript: Trump, Biden final presidential debate moderated by Kristen Welker Here is the full transcript of the final presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, moderated by Kristen Welker in Nashville on Oct. 22, 2020. Headers have been added for ease of reading. © Mario Tama, Getty Images People are pictured watching the final debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at The Abbey in West Hollywood, California. [0:00] Welker: A very good evening to both of you. This debate will cover six major topics.

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President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden have wrapped their second and final debate What to know after the final debate … The second Trump - Biden debate had fewer interruptions but We’re going to choose to move forward because we have enormous opportunities to make things

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Is Halloween canceled? No, but experts stress caution

In a year that's been terrifying in its own real-life ways, many parents across the country may be asking themselves this Halloween — "should we stay, or should we go?" And that's because experts highlighted the different levels of risk for activities associated with the spooky night. The CDC recommends avoiding higher risk activities such as traditional trick-or-treating, trunk-or-treating and indoor costume parties or haunted houses. Looking for safer alternatives? Consider pumpkin carving at home, participating in a virtual costume contest or having a home "scavenger hunt-style trick-or-treat search."

History of the Halloween costume

  History of the Halloween costume Halloween costumes from the first half of the 20th century were terrifying. Here's how Halloween became more family-friendly.A black-and-white photo from the early 1900s shows a woman in rural America, her face covered with a sinister white mask. In another, from 1930, a tall figure stands in a field tightly wrapped in what looks like a white sheet and black tape, while a 1938 image shows three people driving to a party in hair-raising skull masks.

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Get ready for a Halloween full moon

Can 2020 get any spookier? Halloween night will feature the moon event of the year: A rare full moon, aka "blue moon." The Halloween full moon is known as a "blue" moon because it's the second full moon of the month. Despite its nickname, the moon won't appear blue on Halloween night. It'll be the same color it's always been. Fun fact: The last time that a full moon was seen in all U.S. time zones on Halloween was 1944, according to the Farmers' Almanac. And the next time we’ll see an equally spooky Halloween full moon is 2039, so plan your werewolf costumes accordingly.

  • The 13 full moons in 2020. Here's when you can see them.

Let's 'fall back,' folks

Daylight saving time ends on Sunday, so get ready to "fall back." The official time for people to turn the clocks back an hour is at 2 a.m, meaning the time will go back to 1 a.m.  You might get an "extra" hour of sleep that day, but it will also begin to get darker earlier in the day.  The amount of daylight will shorten each day until the winter solstice on Dec. 21.  Daylight saving time was first enacted by the federal government during World War I as a way to conserve coal. "Old time," as it was described in archives of the Delaware News Journal, part of the USA TODAY Network, was reinstated after about a year, but daylight saving time persisted in various forms until the federal government passed the Uniform Time Act in 1966.

Shudder particularly beautiful? John Derian's new Halloween collection with Target is just as fashionable as macabre

 Shudder particularly beautiful? John Derian's new Halloween collection with Target is just as fashionable as macabre Halloween © Courtesy of Target / By Amy Neunsinger John Derian Target Halloween Collection An John Derian's charming decoupages with an antique, whimsical character have been delighting design lovers for a long time .

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Here’s what you need to know : Trump claims the nation is ‘rounding the turn’ on the virus as cases A crowd of Trump supporters during a campaign rally in Bullhead City, Ariz.Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times . Biden and Democratic Senate candidates gain in Georgia, a Monmouth poll finds.

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Machu Picchu to reopen with new safety protocols after 7-month closure

Peru’s majestic Incan citadel of Machu Picchu is expected to reopen Sunday after seven months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. The long closure of Peru’s No. 1 tourist draw, standing at an altitude of 8,170 feet, has hammered the local economy, marking the second time it has been shut down since it opened its doors to tourism in 1948. Before entering, visitors will have their temperatures taken and will be required to wear masks and stand at least 2 meters apart. Groups, including a guide, cannot be larger than eight people, and children under 12 will not be allowed.

Contributing: The Associated Press

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Trump and Biden campaigns, Halloween, daylight saving time ends: 5 things to know this weekend

Kayleigh McEnany calls celebrations for Joe Biden 'superspreader events' .
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany called celebrations that occurred for President-elect Joe Biden "superspreader events"Shortly after major news networks projected that Biden would win, backers of the Democrat took the streets around the United States in celebration, honking horns, popping champagne, and gathering at landmarks, including the White House.

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