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Barrett Could Be Ginsburg’s Polar Opposite on Supreme Court

Judge Amy Coney Barrett speaks after President Donald Trump announced her as his nominee to the Supreme Court, in the Rose Garden at the White House, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo / Alex Brandon)

Amy Coney Barrett paid homage to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in her White House speech Saturday as a shatterer of glass ceilings. She said she would be mindful of the woman whose place she would take on the Supreme Court.

NY Times: Trump Paid $750 in US Income Taxes in 2016, 2017

President Donald Trump speaking during a news conference at the White House, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo / Carolyn Kaster)

Trump, who has fiercely guarded his tax filings and is the only president in modern times not to make them public, paid no federal income taxes in 10 of the past 15 years.

With Anger at Police High, Officers Face Greater Danger

Police stand guard on the perimeter of a crime scene after a police officer was shot, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo / John Minchillo, File)

“I think it’s more than a suggestion that people are seeking to do harm to cops,” Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown told reporters at a recent briefing. 

Lawyer Says Officer Thought Blake Was Trying to Kidnap Child

This undated handout photo provided by the Wisconsin Department of Justice shows Kenosha Police Officer Rusten Sheskey. (Wisconsin Department of Justice via AP)

The Kenosha police officer who shot Jacob Blake in the back seven times last month told investigators he thought Blake was trying to abduct one of his own children.

Nearly 1M Who Died of COVID-19 Also Illuminated Treatment

This March 2020 photo provided by the family shows Ming Wang in Sydney, Australia. (Lu Wang via AP)

Through desperate efforts to save their lives, scientists now better understand how to treat and prevent the disease — and millions of others may survive.

Trump Picks Conservative Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court

Judge Amy Coney Barrett applauds as President Donald Trump announces Barrett as his nominee to the Supreme Court, in the Rose Garden at the White House, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo / Alex Brandon)

President Donald Trump hailed Judge Amy Coney Barrett as “a woman of remarkable intellect and character,” saying he had studied her record closely before making the pick.

Amy Coney Barrett, Likely High Court Pick, Is Scalia’s Heir

This image provided by Rachel Malehorn shows Judge Amy Coney Barrett in Milwaukee, on Aug. 24, 2018. (Rachel Malehorn, rachelmalehorn.smugmug.com, via AP)

President Donald Trump is planning to announce his choice of the 48-year-old Indiana judge at a Saturday afternoon press conference, setting Barrett on the path to help conservatives hold sway over the court for decades to come.

Mushrooms Linked to Salmonella Outbreaks in 10 States

(Courtesy: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

More than 40 people have gotten sick and four have been hospitalized, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.

Virus Cases Rise in US Heartland, Home to Anti-Mask Feelings

In this July 14, 2020, file photo, a health worker performs a COVID-19 test at a Test Iowa site at Waukee South Middle School in Waukee, Iowa. (AP Photo / Charlie Neibergall, File)

The U.S. is averaging more than 40,000 new confirmed cases a day. While that number is dramatically lower than the peak of nearly 70,000 over the summer, the numbers are worrisome nonetheless. 

Trump Expected to Announce Conservative Barrett for Court

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., as he returns from campaign stops in Florida and Georgia Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (AP Photo / Evan Vucci)

Trump said Friday he had made up his mind and it was “very exciting,” without giving away the name, aiming to maintain some suspense around his personal announcement. 

Ginsburg Makes History at Capitol Amid Replacement Turmoil

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lies in state in Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (Shawn Thew / Pool via AP)

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lay in state Friday at the U.S. Capitol as the first woman ever so honored, making history again as she had throughout her extraordinary life.

Family Demands Release of Evidence in Breonna Taylor’s Case

Black Lives Matter protesters march, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Louisville. (AP Photo / Darron Cummings)

Breonna Taylor’s family demanded Friday that Kentucky authorities release all body camera footage, police files and the transcripts of the grand jury hearings that led to no charges against police officers who killed Taylor.

Judge Says 2020 Census Must Continue for Another Month

This April 5, 2020, photo shows a 2020 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident in Detroit. (AP Photo / Paul Sancya)

A federal judge has stopped the 2020 census from finishing at month’s end and suspended a year-end deadline for delivering the numbers needed to decide how many seats each state gets in Congress.

Teen Charged in Kenosha Shootings Fights Extradition

In this Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020 file photo, Kyle Rittenhouse carries a weapon as he walks along Sheridan Road in Kenosha, Wis., during a night of unrest following the weekend police shooting of Jacob Blake. (Adam Rogan/The Journal Times via AP, File)

Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old accused of killing two protesters days after Jacob Blake was shot by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Friday fought his return to Wisconsin to face homicide charges that could put him in prison for life.

‘Unfathomable’: US Death Toll From Coronavirus Hits 200,000

In this July 31, 2020, file photo, Romelia Navarro, right, is comforted by nurse Michele Younkin as she weeps while sitting at the bedside of her dying husband, Antonio, in St. Jude Medical Center's COVID-19 unit in Fullerton, Calif. (AP Photo / Jae C. Hong, File)

The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, hitting the once-unimaginable threshold six weeks before an election that is certain to be a referendum in part on President Donald Trump’s handling of the crisis.

Democrats to Redraft Virus Relief in Bid to Jump-start Talks

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. speaks during a news conference Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo / Jose Luis Magana)

House Democrats are going back to the drawing board on a huge COVID-19 relief bill, paring back the measure in an attempt to jump-start negotiations with the Trump administration. 

Officials Plead for Calm Amid Anger Over Breonna Taylor Case

A woman kneels in front of a makeshift memorial in honor of Breonna Taylor, at Jefferson Square Park, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo / Darron Cummings)

Authorities pleaded for calm while activists vowed to fight on Thursday in Kentucky’s largest city, where a gunman wounded two police officers during anguished protests following the decision not to charge officers for killing Breonna Taylor.

Records: Mail Delivery Lags Behind Targets as Election Nears

In this May 5, 2020, file photo, absentee ballots to be counted are moved at City Hall in Garden City, Mich. Data obtained by The Associated Press shows Postal Service districts across the nation are missing the agency’s own standards for on-time delivery as millions of Americans prepare to vote by mail. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Data obtained by The Associated Press shows postal districts are missing by wide margins the Postal Service's goals for on-time delivery, raising the possibility that scores of mailed ballots could miss deadlines for reaching local election offices.

In Breonna Taylor Case, Limits of Law Overcome Calls for Justice

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron addresses the media following the return of a grand jury investigation into the death of Breonna Taylor, in Frankfort, Ky., Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (AP Photo / Timothy D. Easley)

“Criminal law is not meant to respond to every sorrow and grief,” Attorney General Daniel Cameron, the first African American elected to the job in Kentucky, told reporters after the grand jury announced its decision on Wednesday.

Police Officers Not Charged For Killing Breonna Taylor

This undated photo provided by Taylor family attorney Sam Aguiar shows Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Ky. (Courtesy of Taylor Family attorney Sam Aguiar via AP, File)

A Kentucky grand jury on Wednesday brought no charges against Louisville police for the killing of Breonna Taylor during a drug raid gone wrong.

Trump Won’t Commit to Peaceful Transfer of Power if He Loses

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo / Evan Vucci)

President Donald Trump on Wednesday again declined to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the Nov. 3 presidential election.

Gale Sayers, Bears Hall of Fame Running Back, Dies at 77

This is a 1970 file photo showing Chicago Bears football player Gale Sayers. (AP Photo / File)

Nicknamed “The Kansas Comet” and considered among the best open-field runners the game has ever seen, Gale Sayers died Wednesday, according to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

House Easily Passes Stopgap Funding Bill, Averting Shutdown

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo / Manuel Balce Ceneta)

In a sweeping bipartisan vote that takes a government shutdown off the table, the House passed a temporary government-wide funding bill Tuesday night, shortly after President Donald Trump prevailed in a behind-the-scenes fight over his farm bailout.

Senate GOP Lines Up With Trump to Quickly Fill Court Seat

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, before leaving for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and then onto Ohio for rallies. (AP Photo / Andrew Harnik)

Votes in hand, Senate Republicans are charging ahead with plans to confirm President Donald Trump’s pick to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s  Supreme Court seat before the Nov. 3 election.

High Court Front-Runner Hailed By Right, Feared By Left

Amy Coney Barrett (WTTW News via CNN)

Amy Coney Barrett, a devout Catholic, is a federal appellate judge in Chicago who has established herself as a reliable conservative on hot-button legal issues from abortion to gun control. 

GOP Hopeful Supreme Court Battle Will Help Shift Election

The flag flies at half-staff at the Supreme Court on the morning after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 87, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 in Washington. (AP Photo / J. Scott Applewhite)

Just 44 days before President Donald Trump’s reelection will be decided, Republicans are looking to a Supreme Court nomination fight to unite a deeply fractured party as it faces the very real possibility of losing the White House.