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Slow mail service from Los Angeles was one finding of an L.A. Times survey of Postal Service reliability amid deep cuts imposed by the Trump administration. LA Times
VOA VIEW: A mess and mistake.
City Hall suddenly found money in the Sanitation Department’s budget to restore some litter basket pickup service Tuesday as outrage over trash piling up on Gotham’s sidewalks continued to mount. The announcement came just days after a major business association, the Partnership for New York City, sent de Blasio a letter blasting him for failing... New York Post
During a low-energy roundtable with veterans in Florida Tuesday, Joe Biden repeated his dubious claim that he removed 150,000 troops from Iraq as vice president as he also admitted that Trump seemed to be helping the middle class amid the coronavirus pandemic — an apparent oversight given his pro-union, blue collar platform. Biden, 77, who... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Biden is called Mr. Gaff.
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President Trump and his 2020 election opponent Joe Biden will be turned into puppets for a comedy special set to air Oct. 1 on Fox following the candidates’ first debate. The half-hour satirical sketch show “Let’s Be Real” will cover politics and pop culture using puppets — including of Trump and Biden — and is... New York Post
The "Commitment to America" contains 17 agenda items and resembles the eight-point Contract with America that in 1994 helped Republicans retake the House for the first time in 40 years. New York Post
VOA VIEW: It would be a great day if Dems lose.
Gatherings of more than 50 people are prohibited in the state. Attendees of Trump's rally were also not required to wear masks.
VOA VIEW: Not a big deal, if collectable.
"When Donald Trump refuses to stand down at the inauguration, the shooting will begin," Caputo reportedly told his Facebook followers.
College Democrats would usually be fanning out on campuses at this point in the election season, signing up fellow students to turn out votes for their presidential nominee, Joseph R. Biden. The coronavirus pandemic has put the kibosh on most of that — and Biden backers fear their candidate could ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Good for Trump and America.
The pastor of a Roman Catholic church in suburban Detroit is apologizing after a fellow priest likened Black Lives Matter to the people responsible for the 9/11 attacks. The Rev. Paul Graney's homily Saturday created "division, anger, confusion and chaos," the Rev. Bob McCabe of the ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Outspoken truth.
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Months of tension between House Democrats and the State Department are set to spill out into public display on Wednesday. ABC
VOA VIEW: A waste of time.
House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy has rolled out Republicans’ priorities of tax breaks and police funding for 2021 ABC
Election clerks in Wisconsin are rushing to mail absentee ballots less than 24 hours after the state Supreme Court lifted its temporary freeze on sending them while it considered a legal challenge ABC
An activist group has presented its plans for changes to Confederate imagery at Georgia’s popular Stone Mountain Park, including a suggestion that it stop maintaining a colossal sculpture of Confederate leaders ABC
VOA VIEW: The left is trying to change the face of the nation.
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The "historic" settlement includes reforms on how warrants are handled by police. CBS
President Trump said the nations gathered have chosen "cooperation over conflict" and "hope over despair." CBS
VOA VIEW: A good positive day.
It could also bring "extreme life threatening flash flooding" and storm surges as high as 9 feet — not to mention tornadoes, forecasters say. CBS
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A poll released earlier this month showed Biden lagging behind Trump among likely Latino voters in Florida. CBS
VOA VIEW: Biden should lose all voters.
Pelosi told CNBC that the House was committed to passing an "agreement that meets the needs of the American people." CBS
VOA VIEW: Nothing will happen.
Black moms are 3 to 4 times more likely to die from pregnancy or childbirth-related causes than white mothers. CBS
VOA VIEW: Blacks need to practice better natal care
Costco pretty much pioneered the club membership retail model on a large scale. The company did it by charging low prices and staying tightly focused on keeping its members happy — so they keep renewing their memberships. In an era where retailers have struggled, Costco remains one chain investors believe is remarkably resilient. CNBC
VOA VIEW: It's called smart business.
House Democrats opened an probe into whether Trump administration appointees meddled with coronavirus reports from the CDC. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Schumer is an idiot.
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The Justice Department reportedly issued subpoenas for documents from Simon & Schuster as it investigates whether Bolton, author of "The Room Where it Happened," mishandled classified information. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The real facts will come out.
Three Pittsburgh Black Lives Matter protesters are facing charges after cops identified them as the angry individuals seen in viral videos cursing White diners at a restaurant and, in one case, drinking one diner’s beer. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Now they have to prosecute.
Little Miami High School in Morrow, Ohio, suspended two football players after they carried "thin blue line" and "thin red line" flags across the field on Sept. 11 in defiance of school orders. FOX News
VOA VIEW: The fools look like the fools they are.
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Tropical Storm Teddy is expected to turn into a large and powerful hurricane in the coming days, forecasters said Tuesday. UPI
VOA VIEW: Where it goes matter.
The U.S. diplomat on East Asian and Pacific Affairs called on North Korea to carry out its obligations in the 2018 Singapore agreement following a virtual meeting of the ASEAN Regional Security Forum. UPI
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