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US Ruth Bader Ginsburg to lie in repose, Breonna Taylor announcement, Beta still a threat: 5 things to know Wednesday

11:01  23 september  2020
11:01  23 september  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

McConnell vows quick vote on next justice; Biden says wait

  McConnell vows quick vote on next justice; Biden says wait WASHINGTON (AP) — The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg just six weeks before the election cast an immediate spotlight on the crucial high court vacancy, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell quickly vowing to bring to a vote whoever President Donald Trump nominates. Democratic nominee Joe Biden vigorously disagreed, declaring that "voters should pick the president and the president should pick the justice to consider.” require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); McConnell, who sets the calendar in the U.S.

a close up of a flower: Signs and flowers are left at a makeshift memorial in front of the U.S. Supreme Court for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg September 21, 2020 in Washington, DC. Justice Ginsburg died last Friday from complications of pancreatic cancer at the age of 87. © Alex Wong, Getty Images Signs and flowers are left at a makeshift memorial in front of the U.S. Supreme Court for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg September 21, 2020 in Washington, DC. Justice Ginsburg died last Friday from complications of pancreatic cancer at the age of 87.

Public viewing set for Ruth Bader Ginsburg at Supreme Court

The late Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died last week at age 87, will lie in repose at the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday. Following a private ceremony for Ginsburg's family, close friends and members of the court, the public can pay their respects from about 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, and from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday. Her body will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol on Friday. President Donald Trump said Tuesday he will disclose his new nominee for the Supreme Court on Saturday, triggering an historic battle for the high court's future in the last six weeks of a presidential election.

Hundreds mourn Ruth Bader Ginsburg in vigil outside Supreme Court

  Hundreds mourn Ruth Bader Ginsburg in vigil outside Supreme Court "It is amazing to see how many people are feeling this loss tonight and saying goodbye," said Jennifer Berger.Spontaneously, hundreds of people of all ages and races gathered on the steps of the historic Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. late Friday night. Wearing face-masks to protect them from the coronavirus, many wept silently about the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Louisville prepares for Breonna Taylor case announcement

Louisville will anxiously await Wednesday for a possible decision on whether any police officers will be charged in the death of Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old unarmed Black woman fatally shot by police who has become a national symbol of racial injustice.On Tuesday, commuters awoke to eerily empty downtown streets after police erected barricades in a 25-block perimeter to limit car traffic, including around a park that's been home to nearly four months of protests over the fatal shooting. Protests in the city, since they began in May, have remained largely peaceful, occasionally marred by violence, tear gas and pepper balls. Louisville Metro Police interim Chief Robert Schroeder said the planned restrictions were meant to protect public safety, property, protesters and avoid conflicts between drivers and demonstrators.

Ginsburg v. cancer was a 'remarkable fight': RBG battled five bouts of cancer over two decades

  Ginsburg v. cancer was a 'remarkable fight': RBG battled five bouts of cancer over two decades Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had overcome four bouts with pancreatic, lung and colon cancer dating back two decades. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the oldest justice on the U.S.

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Beta still poses risk of heavy rain in Texas, south Louisiana

Although weakened to a tropical depression, Beta was expected to stall inland over Texas through Wednesday, after bringing torrential rain and flooding to portions of the state. Forecasters say Beta will gradually pick up forward speed across the southern U.S. this week, but not before unleashing more heavy rainfall in the Houston area and triggering pockets of flooding from eastern Texas and Louisiana to Georgia in the coming days. Beta, which made landfall late Monday as a tropical storm just north of Port O’Connor, is the first storm named for a Greek letter to make landfall in the continental United States. Forecasters ran out of traditional storm names last week, forcing the use of the Greek alphabet for only the second time since the 1950s.

Arizona Senate candidate Mark Kelly could take office early if he wins, putting him in place for a court vote

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Walmart is getting ready for a different holiday season

Walmart announced plans Wednesday to meet the demands of increased online shopping, gift availability and how it's preparing stores for "safe shopping" during this year's holiday season. The retail giant, which said it's hiring 20,000 seasonal workers for its eCommerce fulfillment centers, hinted at the different holiday season earlier this year when it announced stores would be closed on Thanksgiving for the first time since the late 1980s. Home Depot, Target and Best Buy have said they will start offering deals for the holiday season earlier than before to reduce crowds and spread out demand amid the coronavirus pandemic. Face coverings and masks, which Walmart began requiring nationwide on July 20, will continue to be mandatory.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg returns to Supreme Court for final time

  Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg returns to Supreme Court for final time Even as President Donald Trump readied a potential replacement, Ginsburg's family, friends, former clerks and colleagues prepared for a last goodbye.U.S.

50 years ago, Original 9 created their own tennis tournament to gain equality

The platform women in professional tennis have used to denounce a variety of societal issues has been evolving for decades. Its foundation was first laid 50 years ago by nine female players, including icon Billie Jean King, who risked their careers in an effort to gain equality with the men in the sport by starting their own professional tournament and, eventually, their own tour. King, alongside fellow Americans Rosie Casals, Peaches Bartkowicz, Nancy Richey, Julie Heldman, Valarie Ziegenfuss, Kristy Pigeon and Australians Judy Tegart Dalton and Kerry Melville Reid — dubbed the Original 9 — boycotted the Pacific Southwest Championships in Los Angeles, which paid the winner of the men’s tournament $12,500 and the winner of the women’s $1,500. Instead of playing, they united to hold their own event in Houston, the Virginia Slims Invitational. Understanding the risks, the women went through with the event anyway and became equality pioneers, with Casals winning the title that became the first step in ultimately changing the sport.

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Ruth Bader Ginsburg to lie in repose, Breonna Taylor announcement, Beta still a threat: 5 things to know Wednesday

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