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Live from NPR news on Nora raum a crowd gathered as the Supreme Court last night to show respect for justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg who died yesterday at the age of 87 was 45 days before the presidential election Senate Majority Leader Mitch. McConnell says the Senate will vote on President Trump's nominee to replace her. He did not set a timeline. NPR is Kelsey Snell has more Majority Leader McConnell says voters elected at GOP majority in 2016 and expanded it in the midterm election in 2018. He says that happened in part because lawmakers pledge to work with President Trump to fill vacancies in federal courts and a statement. McConnell says Republicans will keep their promise and quote President. Trump's nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate in 2016 McConnell block President Obama's nominee to replace Justice Antonin Scalia who died in February of that election year at the time, said voters should have a

Voice in the selection of the next Supreme Court Justice Kelsey Snell NPR News Washington Democratic Presidential nominee. Joe Biden says the Senate should not vote on a replacement before November 3rd. Let me be clear. That's so voters should pick the president and the President should take the justice for the Senate to consider. This was the position of Republican Senate took in 2016 when there were almost 10 months to go before the election reporters after a campaign trip to Minnesota yesterday President Trump also campaigned in Minnesota yesterday after a rally. He told reporters Ginsburg was an amazing woman, but he did not indicate how he plans to go forward on his Supreme Court nomination early voting begin in Minnesota yesterday as well as in Wyoming South, Dakota and Virginia Daniela chess.

Flo from Members station WAMU talk with voters in Virginia who are taking advantage of a new law that allows them to cast their ballot in advance of election day voters in math stand aside Arlington Courthouse Plaza the County Register. I said 200 people voted in the first hour 39 year olds attorney Luigi De Guzman says, it's his first time voting as a new Citizen and he is grateful for the chance to get his ballot in early. I didn't want to take the risk of an absentee ballot being being lost in the mail or otherwise not counted in the Philippines and he's against the Trump administration's policy toward immigrants in previous elections voters had to give a reason for why they wanted to vote early or absentee this year. They don't need any reason and they don't need a photo ID anymore either also knew this year in Virginia election day will be a state holiday for NPR news on Daniela. Cheslow. You're listening to NPR news.

Israel is back in a full lockdown to deal with a spike in coronavirus infection it began yesterday. And it's the last 2 weeks many businesses are closed and there are strict limits on public gatherings in New York City Broadway has been shut down since mid-march. But yesterday I've been a political theater was staged in the middle of Times Square as Jeff London reports a New York senator in members of the Broadway Community gathered in support of legislation to help the Arts in front of the steps of the tickets Booth theater producers actors in members of Broadway's craft unions gathered. They were all wearing masks. It said save our stages sown by theater costume shops Senator Chuck Schumer explained what the bill would do it provides for grants for the next 6 months to our live venues to are stages by pardison Bill which gives grants of up to 12 million dollars would help not just Broadway.

What theaters music venues in comedy clubs across the country to pay their workers pay their rents and stay afloat Schumer said the bill would be part of the heroes act for NPR news on Jeff London in New York. The u.s. Forest service reported yesterday of firefighter has died from injuries sustained in a fire in the San Bernardino National Forest east of Los Angeles The Blaze began two weeks ago at a gender reveal party the desk told the death raises to at least 35. The number of deaths after dozens of fires raging Across the Western Us in recent weeks. I'm Nora raum NPR news.
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