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Watch the presidential debate with live fact-checking by USA TODAY's team of experts

Monday  01:25,   28 september 2020

USA TODAY's experts covering COVID-19, immigration, climate, election security, SCOTUS are providing added context to the 2020 presidential debates.Join USA TODAY's nationwide team of journalists to watch the debates... >>>

Swiftly spreading wildfire erupts in California's Napa Valley wine country

Monday  01:25,   28 september 2020

Swiftly spreading wildfire erupts in California's Napa Valley wine countryST. HELENA, Calif. (Reuters) - A wind-driven wildfire erupted on Sunday in the heart of northern California's Napa Valley wine country and spread across more than 1,000... >>>

Fact check: It's true. Ginsburg and Scalia were close friends despite ideological differences

Monday  00:40,   28 september 2020

The "odd couple" of the Supreme Court disagreed on the bench but spent every New Year's Eve together.GPS Web Extra: Zarif on negotiating with... >>>

Wild Bear Breaks Into Zoo, Kills Alpaca

Monday  00:30,   28 september 2020

The bear was deemed to pose a "significant risk to public safety" by wildlife officials from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game."An adult male brown bear that had been accessing trash in South Anchorage and making recent visits to the zoo at... >>>

Racism has cost America $16 trillion this century alone

Monday  00:25,   28 september 2020

Lingering racial inequality is holding back America's economy.Lingering racial inequality is holding back America's... >>>

The Swiss say no to obstacles to immigration by citizens of the European Union

Monday  00:10,   28 september 2020

Voters rejected by 61.7% the popular initiative launched by the populist right of the SVP, the country's largest party © Olivier HOSLET / EPA / AFP Ursula Von Der Leyen, President of the European Commission VOTE - Voters rejected by 61.7% the... >>>

NYC Principals Union Hits Mayor With No-Confidence Vote Over Schools Reopening

Sunday  23:06,   27 september 2020

The Council of School Supervisors and Administrators (CSA) issued an announcement requesting New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio relinquish control of the Department of Education.On Sunday morning, the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators >>>

Maryland will become the first state to have a foam container ban

Sunday  23:06,   27 september 2020

This week Maryland will become the first state in the US to ban the use of foam containers for carryout. © Shutterstock Products in Maryland's ban will include cups, plates, takeout containers and trays. The law, which was approved during the 2019... >>>

Covid-19: Söder calls for nationwide corona traffic lights

Sunday  23:05,   27 september 2020

© dpa Bavaria's head of government advocates a catalog with uniform measures for high numbers of infections. The Rhineland-Palatinate Prime Minister Dreyer brakes - and pushes for a new test strategy. Söder calls for nationwide corona traffic... >>>

Kentucky legislator urges police to drop charges against her and fellow Breonna Taylor protesters

Sunday  22:12,   27 september 2020

Kentucky legislator urges police to drop charges against her and fellow Breonna Taylor protesters(Reuters) - A Kentucky legislator who was arrested during demonstrations over the Breonna Taylor case accused Louisville police of detaining her and... >>>

NYC Principals Call on State Officials to Take Over City Schools

Sunday  21:41,   27 september 2020

The union representing New York City’s school administrators called upon the state to take over the largest U.S. city education system days before it is scheduled to reopen with part-time in-school instruction, saying that Mayor Bill de Blasio and... >>>

NYPD officers charge at group of protesters and diners, arresting people on sidewalk

Sunday  21:41,   27 september 2020

Police say they “responded to a large disorderly group obstructing vehicular traffic," but video of the incident appeared to show a different scene. Images captured from different angles seems to depict a small group of protesters on one side of the >>>

California requires correctional facilities to house transgender inmates based on gender identity

Sunday  19:40,   27 september 2020

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law on Saturday a package of measures intended to strengthen protections for LGBTQ people, including one that requires the state's correctional system to house transgender, gender-nonconforming and... >>>

Georgia Activist Charged With Money Laundering, GoFundMe to Refund Dontations to His BLM Group

Sunday  17:41,   27 september 2020

Federal authorities alleged the man, 32-year-old Tyree Conyers-Page, purchased more than $200,000 worth of personal items using funds donated to a Black Lives Matter non-profit organization he established in 2018.The Federal Bureau of Investigations >>>

This website helps people with illnesses and disabilities participate in Black Lives Matter protests

Sunday  16:30,   27 september 2020

Three artists have partnered to launch a digital platform that allows people unable to march in the streets to participate in Black Lives Matter protests. © Courtesy Public_Public_Address Black Lives Matter activists protesting online through Public >>>