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Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett listens during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
October 14, 2020 - 6:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation hearing has gaveled to a close for the day, wrapping up three days of testimony. Acknowledging the deeply divided...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2017 file photo, a multilingual sign welcomes visitors at the meatpacking company JBS in Lapa, Parana state, Brazil. An owner of the world’s largest meatpacker pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, to paying nearly $150 million in bribes for over a decade to high-level government officials in Brazil. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
October 14, 2020 - 5:37 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The owner of the world’s largest meatpacker pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court on Wednesday to paying nearly $180 million in bribes to top Brazilian officials in exchange for state-backed financing used to go on a buying spree in the U.S. Sao Paulo-based J&F...
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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2020, file photo, a flashing sign near the iconic "Freedom Tower," advises people to fill out their census forms in downtown Miami. The Supreme Court’s decision to allow the Trump administration to end the 2020 census was another case of whiplash for the census, which has faced stops from the pandemic, natural disasters and court rulings. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
October 14, 2020 - 4:43 pm
Shortly after the Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration can end the 2020 census, a text message went out to field supervisors in Northern California telling them to start collecting the iPhones their census takers use for gathering household information during their door-knocking. It...
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Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett testifies during the third day of her confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool via AP)
October 14, 2020 - 3:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett faced a second day of questions Wednesday from the Senate Judiciary Committee as Democrats kept up their focus on health care three weeks before the Nov. 3 presidential election. Barrett again avoided taking positions on a variety of...
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Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett speaks during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Michael Reynolds/Pool via AP)
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October 14, 2020 - 2:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett presented herself Wednesday in her final round of Senate confirmation questioning as a judge with a traditional approach, holding deep personal and religious beliefs but committed to keeping an open mind on what would become a 6-3...
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FILE - This April 28, 2020 file photo shows the Pilgrim's Pride plant in Cold Spring. Minn. Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. has reached a plea agreement with the U.S. government, Wednesday, Oct. 14, over charges of price-fixing in the chicken industry. If a federal judge approves the agreement, Pilgrim’s Pride would pay a fine of $110.5 million as a penalty for restraining competition. (Dave Schwarz/St. Cloud Times via AP)
October 14, 2020 - 11:38 am
Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. has reached a plea agreement with the U.S. government over charges of price-fixing in the chicken industry. Under the agreement, Pilgrim’s Pride would pay a fine of $110.5 million as a penalty for restraining competition in three separate contracts with a U.S. customer. In...
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Voters line up outside to cast ballots in the general election at the Henrico County general registrar's office in Henrico County, Va., Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, on the first day of the state's 45-day early voting period. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)
October 14, 2020 - 10:45 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday extended the deadline for registering to vote in Virginia by 48 hours after the state's online voter registration system went down because of an accidentally severed cable. The order by U.S. District Judge John A. Gibney, Jr. in Richmond is an...
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Philadelphia resident Priscilla Bennett receives her mail-in ballot at the opening of a satellite election office at Temple University's Liacouras Center, on Sept. 29, 2020, in Philadelphia. Pennsylvania is one of this year's most hotly contested battleground states and also is facing a flurry of lawsuits, complaints and partisan finger-pointing over its election procedures and systems. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
October 14, 2020 - 10:14 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — For anxiety over voting and ballot counting in this year’s presidential election, it’s hard to top Pennsylvania. Election officials in Philadelphia, home to one-fifth of the state's Democratic voters, have been sued by President Donald Trump’s campaign, blasted by the...
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Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett listens during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Stefani Reynolds/Pool via AP)
October 13, 2020 - 10:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett batted away Democrats’ skeptical questions Tuesday on abortion, health care and a possible disputed-election fight over transferring presidential power, insisting in a long and lively confirmation hearing she would bring no personal agenda...
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A briefcase of a census taker is seen as she knocks on the door of a residence Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Winter Park, Fla. A half-million census takers head out en mass this week to knock on the doors of households that haven't yet responded to the 2020 census. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
October 13, 2020 - 10:11 pm
The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the Trump administration can end census field operations early, in a blow to efforts to make sure minorities are properly counted in the crucial once-a-decade tally. The decision was not a total loss for plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging the administration’...
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