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NPR News: 10-13-2020 5AM ET

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Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly Senate confirmation hearings continue this morning for Judge Amy Coney Barrett President. Trump's nominee to the US Supreme Court will begin answering questions from members of the Senate Judiciary Committee is NPR in her opening statement yesterday. They would set her Judicial philosophy Justice Antonin Scalia known for his fervent dissenting opinions. When the Supreme Court upheld abortion rights gay rights and ObamaCare Barrett in her opening statement said courts are not designed to solve every problem or right every wrong the policy decisions and value judgments of government must be made by the political branches elected by and accountable to the people.

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The public should not expect courts to do so and courts should not try that sounds easy, but as judges of all ideological Stripes recognize one person's policy choice is an unconstitutional law Washington. The current Supreme Court coronavirus relief package were among the issues in last night's Senate debate between Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his Democratic Challenger in Kentucky. Amy McGrath. She said McConnell should be voted out of office for the inability of the White House and Congressional Democrats agree on the price tag of another coronavirus relief pill that is so dysfunctional and so partisan in the middle of a national crisis.

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Can't get it done, pointed to the demands being made by house Speaker Nancy Pelosi with the speaker. She's been demanding. We throw 3 trillion dollars at this problem in a way that is largely in many respects unrelated to solving the problem. This was the first debate of McConnell re-election campaign. McConnell immigrants were courtesy of gray TV. President. Trump will be in Pennsylvania this evening for a campaign rally in Johnstown. NPR's Aisha. Roscoe says the president held a rally in Florida last night after his doctor said the president tested negative for the coronavirus on consecutive days data. The president is no longer contagious, He said in a memo that Trump tested negative on consecutive days though. He did not specify which days kindly had already cleared Trump to begin making

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Public appearances Trump spoke at a White House Event on Saturday and has a string of campaign trips planned for this week ice Roscoe NPR news. This is NPR news from Washington.

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Johnson & Johnson says it's temporarily suspending clinical trials on its potential covid-19 vaccine after one of those taking part in the study became ill the company says the participants illness is being reviewed and evaluated by an independent board. In addition to Physicians. Last month AstraZeneca. Did the same after someone became ill during late-stage clinical trials of its potential vaccine in China more than 3 million residents of qingdao have been tested for the coronavirus NPR's. Emily Fang says widespread testing began after a dozen new infections were confirmed cases found over the weekend in qingdao 6 or asymptomatic all the cases were linked to a hospital doesn't need it for treating coronavirus cases found among International Travel Channel on the province of a shooting down with the capital immediately urge math testing so far, if the three million people Suave just over 1 million have already received results those who have been

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Contact with the 12 cases have been quarantined nine have tested positive and are being monitored to see if they develop symptoms Beijing says it is cancel direct flights between qingdao and China's capital to stop any transmission as well. I'm leaving NPR news Beijing a high a new coronavirus infections and death Health officials in Moscow. Say the country recorded 13868 infections over the past 24 hours in addition. It had 244 deaths from covid-19.

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I'm Dave Mattingly NPR news in Washington
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