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Trump plans to nominate conservative judge Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump plans to announce conservative federal appeals court judge Amy Coney Barrett on Saturday as his Supreme Court nominee, two sources said on Friday, as he moves to shift it further to the right and sets up a heated Senate confirmation fight with Democrats 5-1/2 weeks before the U.S. election. Read More


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Trump says U.S. election winner might not be known for months

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that Americans might not know the winner of the November presidential election for months due to disputes over mail ballots, building on his criticism of a method that could be used by half of U.S. voters this year. More »


Breonna Taylor's family demands to see Kentucky grand jury evidence

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Reuters) - A lawyer for Breonna Taylor's family on Friday demanded Kentucky's state attorney general release the evidence presented to a grand jury that decided against charging police officers with homicide in her death during a botched raid. More »


Four U.S. states including Wisconsin report record one-day increases in COVID-19 cases

(Reuters) - Four U.S. states reported record one-day increases in new COVID-19 cases on Friday as the nation surpassed the grim milestone of over 7 million total infections, according to a Reuters tally. More »


Lebanon's prime minister-designate steps down in blow to French initiative

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's prime minister-designate quit on Saturday after trying for almost a month to line up a non-partisan cabinet, failing despite French pressure on sectarian leaders to rally together to deal with the worst crisis since a 1975-1990 civil war. More »


Taiwan's armed forces strain in undeclared war of attrition with China

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (Reuters) - Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen visited a low-key but critical maintenance base for fighter jet engines on Saturday, offering encouragement as the Chinese-claimed island's armed forces strain in the face of repeated Chinese air force incursions. More »


Netflix says it does not agree with Chinese author's views on Uighur Muslims

(Reuters) - Netflix Inc , in a response to U.S. senators' concerns over the company's plans to adapt a Chinese science-fiction book trilogy, said on Friday it did not agree with the Chinese author's views on the Chinese government's treatment of Uighur Muslims. More »


Less razzmatazz, but Nobel Prizes go ahead amid pandemic

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The winners of this year's Nobel Prizes will miss out on a swanky gala in Stockholm surrounded by royalty and Sweden's glitterati, but 2020 will at least not be added to the war years when no awards were given. More »


South Korea suggests joint probe with North Korea on shooting of South Korean official

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea urged North Korea on Saturday to further investigate the fatal shooting of a South Korean fisheries official and suggested it could be an unprecedented joint probe by the two sides, as public and political outrage over the killing grew. More »


Wealthy Britons step up citizenship shopping to thwart Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - The number of British entrepreneurs looking to "buy" citizenship from countries offering visa-free access to the European Union has risen sharply, investment migration firms say, as prospects of a post-Brexit trade deal between Britain and the bloc darken. More »


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