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The lone vice presidential debate of the 2020 election cycle is underway in Salt Lake City, Utah, pitting incumbent Mike Pence against Democratic challenger and California Sen. Kamala Harris. The candidates are going toe-to-toe at the University of Utah — metaphorically speaking, with strict new coronavirus precautions in place following President Trump’s diagnosis with the... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Pence won big.
On August. 21, 2011, then-Vice President Joseph R. Biden gave a speech in China announcing that 30 years of favorable trade, economic and other policies toward China were not enough. "In order to cement this robust partnership, we have to go beyond close ties between Washington and Beijing, ... go ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Biden will sell and give in to China.
Vice President Mike Pence ripped Sen. Kamala Harris for undermining confidence in a coronavirus vaccine during the vice presidential debate in Salt Lake City on Wednesday. “Stop playing politics with people’s lives,” Pence told Harris during their first face-to-face show-down at the University of Utah. “Your continuous undermining of the vaccine is just not acceptable,”... New York Post
VOA VIEW: She did respond like the fool she is.

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Sen. Kamala Harris said she will be the first take a coronavirus vaccine — as long as President Trump isn’t the one telling her to. The Democratic challenger to Vice President Mike Pence was asked during their lone debate Wednesday night whether she’d get a COVID-19 shot, if the Trump administration approves one. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Harris is a fool and hurts the American people.
After battering Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, Hurricane Delta is now setting its sights on the U.S. Gulf Coast, with landfall expected sometime Friday.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: No one knows were the Hurricane will land, but it is coming.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends contact tracing for all coronavirus outbreaks. The White House hasn't asked for its help. LA Times
The pop star — whose album "Folklore" was released in July — revealed the endorsement on Twitter, saying she spoke to V Magazine about the decision. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Bad career move.
Pentagon officials are interested in testing rocket-based deliveries with SpaceX in hopes of developing the rapid deployment of military resources. Gen. Steven Lyons, the head of The United States Transportation Command, said he’s hopeful to tryout the space-aged concept with SpaceX as early as next year. “I’m really excited about the team that’s working with... New York Post
Women and suburbanites continue to power Joe Biden’s support, new polls by The Times and Siena College show. A majority of voters say campaigning in front of large crowds is inappropriate. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Hopefully, few trust or believe liberal polls, like in 2016.

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Political ads will be banned indefinitely after polls close on Nov. 3 and the company plans new steps to limit misinformation about the results. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Facebook can't be trusted.
With tensions rising between Trump and Biden, Facebook is taking new steps to keep the candidates from casting doubt on the election and its outcome.        USA Today
Flynn's attorneys argued that U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan is "irreparably biased" against the former Army general.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: The truth hurts.
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said Wednesday he "most certainly would" pardon a St. Louis couple if they are convicted of gun charges after waving guns at protesters walking in front of their home this summer. Mark and Patricia McCloskey were indicted Tuesday on charges of unlawful use ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Good, the President will do likewise.

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John O. Brennan, the former director of the CIA, accused President Trump's director of national intelligence on Wednesday of selectively declassifying information to advance political interests. "Just the way Donald Trump has abused the responsibilities and authorities of the office of the presidency, John Ratcliffe has followed in his footsteps ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Brennan got caught in a wrongful lie.
Gen. Gary L. Thomas, the assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday and is now in quarantine, military officials said. It's the latest positive test among the top brass of the Pentagon. The Coast Guard's vice commandant, Adm. Charles Ray, tested positive earlier this week ... Washington Times
A Roman Catholic priest based in Southern California has filed a lawsuit against Gov. Gavin Newsom and nearly 20 other state and local officials, alleging that coronavirus restrictions on places of worship are unconstitutional and a violation of religious rights. FOX News
VOA VIEW: A good lawsuit.

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The Minnesota National Guard has been activated "out of an abundance" of caution, officials said Wednesday, following the release of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin from a correctional facility. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Good!
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sported a Black Panther shirt in an Instagram post Wednesday touting the organization’s influential early 1970s free food program. “Did you know: If you or anyone you know ever benefited from free & reduced school lunch, you’ve likely benefited from the work and legacy of the Black Panthers?” Ocasio-Cortez said in the... New York Post
VOA VIEW: AOC is an idiot.
A former CDC director wrote to the agency's current head Robert Redfield to expose the "colossal failure" of the Trump administration response to the pandemic. ABC
VOA VIEW: A dumb statement.
A federal appeals court in New York ruled Wednesday President Donald Trump cannot block enforcement of a subpoena for his tax returns issued by the Manhattan District Attorney's office. A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said President Trump's arguments "amount to generic objections" and not the kind of "well-pled facts" necessary to sustain his allegations the subpoena is overbroad and issued in bad faith. The appellate panel said the subpoena sought "run-of-the-mill" documents that would be typical for any investigation into possible financial or corporate misconduct. The president's legal team has already signaled its intention to bring the case back to the Supreme Court, according to a letter filed with the court. The Manhattan DA's office agreed to delay enforcement of the subpoena until the Supreme Court decides whether to issue a stay. The president's side argued it was inappropriate for the DA to ask for 8 years' worth of tax returns because the... ABC
VOA VIEW: The election and the Supreme Court will tell the final tale.
A large mural dedicated to George Floyd in Minneapolis has been defaced again ABC
VOA VIEW: Makes sense.

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President Donald Trump was back working in the Oval Office Wednesday despite infection risks. ABC
VOA VIEW: Good!
An obscure function of Congress may have once put President Donald Trump's tax information in the hands of congressional staff ABC
VOA VIEW: Totally illegal and unconstitutional.
The latest health report comes as the president returns to the Oval Office to work. BBC
VOA VIEW: Good!

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The president may still be contagious, and White House staff who come near him must wear full personal protective equipment. CBS
VOA VIEW: As they should.
Derek Chauvin, charged with murder and manslaughter, posted a $1 million conditional bail Wednesday morning. CBS
VOA VIEW: Good!
The group has been criticized for spreading misinformation and encouraging abuse online. CBS
Tax agency is providing an additional five weeks for people who may have missed out on the $1,200 payouts. CBS
This fall, four states are asking voters to decide on the legalization and taxation of recreational pot. Here's what you should know about excise taxes and how helpful they are in improving states' bottom lines. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Why not.
Less than 11% of people with federal student loans are repaying them during the pandemic. Here's what they're doing instead. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Sad!
Dr. Leana Wen explains that technically it could be safe for President Trump to attend the next debate on October 15th. CNN
VOA VIEW: Trump looks forward to the second debate.
Karine Jean-Pierre, chief of staff for democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris, talks to CNN's Erin Burnett about safety measures Harris plans to take at the vice presidential debate in Salt Lake City. CNN
VOA VIEW: The plexiglass was overkill fear.
Hurricane Delta crashed onshore in Mexico early Wednesday morning, cutting power and causing damage along its path, but losing wind intensity as it moved over land. UPI
VOA VIEW: Caution for all, no panic.
The United States' top infectious diseases expert has warned that 400,000 people nationwide could be dead from COVID-19 by this winter if people don't follow recommended health guidelines. UPI
VOA VIEW: Hopefully, Fauci will be wrong, again.

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