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  • Thursday, October 22, 2020

    Oct 22 2020

    US intelligence agencies say they have evidence that Iran is interfering in the 2020 election, Trump and Biden return to the debate stage tonight, Purdue Pharma, maker of Oxycontin will plead guilty to criminal charges, pay a steep fine and shutter its business.

  • Google Facing Antitrust Charges, UK Covid Vaccine Trial, Nigeria Protests

    Oct 21 2020

    Google now faces what it's managed to avoid for years: a government lawsuit challenging its dominance over internet search. In Great Britain a vaccine trial will deliberately expose participants to coronavirus. Massive protests in Lagos over police brutality and economic inequality turned deadly when Nigerian security forces opened fire on demonstrators.

  • Tuesday, October 20th, 2020

    Oct 20 2020

    The commission that runs the Presidential debates has announced new rules for Thursday's Trump-Biden event intended to enforce the order and civility missing from their last one. A US grand jury has indicted Russian government hackers. TikTok is dealing with the dilemma of how to limit hate speech and misinformation while permitting freedom of expression.

  • Monday, October 19th, 2020

    Oct 19 2020

    Over the weekend, President Trump was back on the road and rallying large raucous crowds in must-win states, while Joe Biden kept to a more measured campaign style with an eye on COVID precautions. As predicted, the arrival of cool weather has brought a second wave of COVID cases. China's economy showed a return to health in the 3rd quarter. That's not necessarily good news for the rest of the global economy.

  • Sunday, October 18, 2020

    Oct 18 2020

    Election Day is just weeks away and millions of Americans have already voted. As Americans continue heading to the polls, NPR political reporters Juana Summers and Scott Detrow bring our Up First listeners this special report on all the issues surrounding voting in this year's election – including access to voting, disinformation and how to vote.

  • Saturday, October 17, 2020

    Oct 17 2020

    President Trump and Vice President Joe Biden appeal to seniors for their votes. Pfizer says it won't have data showing its COVID-19 vaccine is safe until late November, weeks after Election Day. France imposes new restrictions in hopes of curbing the pandemic and avoiding another national shutdown.