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- Supreme Court expansion could follow confirmation of Ginsburg replacement, activist says
- Trump promise to deny New York, Seattle and Portland federal funds is an empty threat, expert says
The Department of Justice on Monday designated New York City, Seattle and Portland, Ore., as jurisdictions that permit “anarchy, violence and destruction,” a distinction that the Trump administration hopes to use to strip those cities of federal funding.
- Show your National Voter Registration Day pride with Yahoo News’ AR filter
- As death toll climbs, Biden warns against becoming 'numb' to COVID-19
- Trump tells white audience in Minnesota they have 'good genes'
- Trump suggests Democrats manufactured Ginsburg's final wish
- Conservatives claim Trump is target of 'color revolution'
“Color revolutions” refers to uprisings against authoritarian regimes, such as those that took place in former Soviet countries in the early and mid-2000s. The recent warnings from Trump allies about an American color revolution set off alarm bells for some experts on the topic.
- What's behind Trump’s push for ‘patriotic education’?
- Trump on Supreme Court vacancy: 'When you have the votes, you can sort of do what you want'
The president on Monday defended the Republican plan to bring his pick to replace the Supreme Court vacancy left by Ruth Bader Ginsburg to a vote so close to an election, even though Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declined to do the same in 2016.
- Everything at stake in the upcoming Supreme Court battle
- A Ginsburg replacement is 'worth the White House and Senate': Why, and how, Republicans will push through Trump’s Supreme Court nominee
- 'RBG' director on Ruth Bader Ginsburg's life, legacy and 'Notorious' stardom
- The CIA sent a team of 4 operators on a spy mission targeting China. None came back.
In 2008, CIA operative Stephen Stanek faced a decision: cancel the operation he was running or go forward with it — as a tropical storm barreled through the Philippines with a projection to veer north and miss his team's area of operation.
- Who will Trump nominate to succeed Ruth Bader Ginsburg? Some possible contenders.
Hours after the announcement that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died Friday evening, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declared that if President Trump made a nomination, as he is expected to, McConnell would bring it up in the Senate, where Republicans have a 53-47 majority.
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg dead at 87: Obama, Bush, Clinton and others pay tribute to Supreme Court justice
- McConnell vows to move forward with replacing Ginsburg, but does he have the votes?
Mitch McConnell vowed to hold a vote on a replacement for Ruth Bader Ginsburg, but the big question is whether he has the votes to confirm a Supreme Court Justice only six weeks before the presidential election.
- Trump says he was 'saddened' to hear news of Ginsburg's death
In an extraordinary moment following his rally in Minnesota on Friday night, the president appeared to be caught off guard when a reporter informed him of the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
- PHOTOS: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — A look back
Appointed to the high court in 1993 by then President Bill Clinton, Ruth Bader Ginsburg quickly became one of the most respected justices in history, one whose intelligence, incisive opinions and dissents on an increasingly conservative court made her a liberal and feminist icon.
- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dead at 87
- As Trump courts Black voters, critics see a 'depression strategy'
While the president’s team touts its efforts to court a community that Republicans have long ignored, critics describe them as part of a cynical “depression strategy” designed to minimize Black American turnout.
- How Latino voters could swing the presidential election
- Court rulings in critical swing states make it easier to vote this November — but may delay results
- Sources: Russian aggression against U.S. intelligence satellites sparks congressional briefing
Over recent days, officials from the U.S. Space Force and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence briefed congressional committees on an “uptick” in Russian military activity in space targeting U.S. defense and intelligence satellites.
- New Yahoo News/YouGov poll: Only 22% of Americans think the 2020 presidential election will be 'free and fair'
- How to vote safely in a pandemic
- The man behind Trump’s campaign against 'critical race theory'
The programs Rufo targeted are intended to improve communication, defuse tensions and promote equal opportunities among co-workers of different races and ethnicities, and are analogous, or identical to, similar programs that have been a staple of corporate human relations departments for decades.
- Whose voters are 'hidden' in polling data? 'Shy' Biden voters may actually outnumber Trump’s
Just 20 percent of Trump voters with mostly Biden-backing neighbors say those neighbors would be surprised by their support for Trump. Among Biden voters in Trump country, however, that number is 10 points higher (30 percent).
- More women allege coerced hysterectomies at ICE center
- Biden looks to engage Black men on issues — and rapper Jeezy approves
- Will Trump refuse to leave office? Woodward says 'anything is possible in Trumpworld'
In a wide-ranging interview on the Yahoo News "Skullduggery" podcast Thursday, Woodward said the president's efforts to undermine the public's confidence in the election could result in his refusal to leave office.
- Texas police officer charged in death of Pamela Turner, a Black woman whose killing was captured on video
- Russia working to help reelect President Trump, FBI chief says
- The secret, troubled history of the military's 'pain ray' weapon
- As smoke lifts on California's coast, it lingers in Central Valley, where farmworkers have no refuge
- Woodward says Trump has 'lost his way, not just as a president but as a human being'
- Measures to control coronavirus have brought flu infections to 'historic lows.' Scientists want to keep it that way.
- AP FACT CHECK: Biden distorts Trump's words on virus 'hoax'
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is presenting a distorted account of President Donald Trump's words on the coronavirus, wrongly suggesting Trump branded the virus a hoax. In fact, Trump pronounced Democratic criticism of his pandemic response a hoax. Biden tweeted a video mashup of Trump's rhetoric on the crisis, sampling the many times the president has underplayed the severity of the pandemic.
- Trump's belief that colleges are 'low risk' may overlook long-term COVID-19 complications
As President Trump continues to insist that college campuses are “low risk” environments for students, doctors and public health experts caution that coronavirus infection may carry long-term effects even for otherwise healthy young adults.
- Trump on COVID vaccine: I know better than the head of CDC
- How a Pennsylvania law could delay presidential election results for days or even weeks
If Pennsylvania has a repeat performance of its primary, America is in trouble. Election results in Pennsylvania’s June 2 primary took weeks to be announced. But state officials told Yahoo News they’re confident that results won’t take as long to be announced in the fall election.
- Should the voting age be lowered to 16?
- Scientists protest as Trump picks climate change skeptic for key NOAA post
- Trump appointees not influencing coronavirus science, CDC chief promises
Testifying before Congress on Wednesday, Dr. Robert Redfield strongly disputed that the CDC’s scientific research has been influenced by political appointees attempting to bring those findings in line with President Trump’s views.
- CDC chief says masks better at stopping coronavirus than a vaccine
“This face mask is more guaranteed to protect me against COVID than when I take a COVID vaccine,” Dr. Robert Redfield said. “If I don't get an immune response, the vaccine's not going to protect me. This face mask will."
- Woodward joins Yahoo News' 'Skullduggery' podcast for an in-depth interview about his new Trump book
- Can coronavirus vaccine mistrust be overcome?
- Breonna Taylor's mother reaches $12M settlement, police reform agreement with Louisville
The family of Breonna Taylor, a Black woman who was shot and killed by police in her Louisville, Ky., apartment earlier this year, has settled a wrongful death lawsuit against the city for $12 million that includes an agreement to implement a number of police reforms.
- Wildfire smoke reaches the East Coast — while still smothering the Northwest
For weeks, residents up and down the West Coast have been checking forecasts to find out when the suffocating, hazardous wildfire smoke will shift and allow them to once again open their doors and windows.
- Police called to home of boy with toy gun in virtual class: 'I could have been burying my son today,' mom says
A Black seventh grader from Colorado had the police called to his house because he was playing with a toy gun during virtual art class. His mom, Dani Elliott, believes that if anyone did anything wrong, it was the school.
- Michael Caputo was brought in to streamline coronavirus messaging. He has fostered chaos instead.
A disciple of Nixonian “dirty trickster” Roger Stone, Caputo has worked for Oliver North, Russian energy giant Gazprom and, most recently, Trump, joining his presidential campaign back when few were taking that campaign seriously.