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Scientists clock the fastest interval of time in 'zeptoseconds'

A theory from Albert Einstein has been put into practice to observe extremely shortest time intervals between two events.

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Trump returns to the trail claiming coronavirus victory and playing campaign defense

The president is fighting in areas of previously strong support that his team never expected would be up for grabs this year.

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Six men charged in alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

An FBI-led investigation identified six men who were trying to plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

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Who won the Pence-Harris debate? Experts give their verdict

Two of the three members of an NBC News panel of debate experts gave the nod to Sen. Kamala Harris in Wednesday night's debate with Vice President Mike Pence and the third called it a draw.

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Trump reverses course on coronavirus relief talks, dangles new $1,200 stimulus checks

President Donald Trump reversed course Tuesday night and urged Congress to approve a series of coronavirus relief measures that he would sign, including a new round of $1,200 stimulus checks for Americans.

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Judge gives temporary reprieve to TikTok, allows U.S. downloads to continue

A federal judge granted a temporary reprieve Sunday to TikTok, the short-form video app that was facing a Trump administration-imposed midnight deadline that would have prevented users from downloading it.

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Senate Democrats promise 'major focus' on Obamacare in Supreme Court fight

WASHINGTON — With President Donald Trump on the verge of announcing a Supreme Court nominee, Democrats are coalescing around a focus on health care — and the prospect that millions could lose it during a pandemic — ahead of an ugly confirmation battle, key senators and aides said.

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Killer obsessed with witchcraft executed by U.S. government

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — The U.S. government on Tuesday executed a former soldier who said an obsession with witchcraft led him to kill a Georgia nurse he believed had put a spell on him.

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'Constitutional abuse': Biden challenges Senate Republicans in blistering Supreme Court speech

Joe Biden made an explicit plea to Senate Republicans on Sunday not to vote on President Donald Trump's coming Supreme Court nominee ahead of the November election.

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Trump enters campaign home stretch facing a perfect storm of fundraising hurdles

WASHINGTON — Having lost his cash advantage, President Donald Trump has entered the final stretch of his re-election race facing a perfect storm of fundraising headwinds, including a base of big donors who are maxed out, choosing to sit on the sidelines or shifting their resources to increasingly competitive Senate races.

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COVID-19 vaccine by Nov. 1: Scientists call for full release of data before distribution

Reaction to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's letter to states to prepare for "large-scale" distribution of the vaccine in November — specifically, two days before the presidential election — triggered swift concern that political pressure could override commitments to safety.

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Trump encourages North Carolina residents to vote twice to test mail-in system

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump suggested that people in North Carolina should vote twice in the November election, once by mail and once in person, escalating his attempts to cast confusion and doubt on the validity of the results.

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Out of the 'basement,' Biden pummels Trump

On Monday, Biden traveled to Pittsburgh, a Democratic hub in a pivotal swing state, to try to turn Trump's fear-based case for re-election on its head. Looking lively and speaking forcefully, he condemned unwarranted police violence, rioting and looting, and militia activity. Then he laid the blame for all of it at Trump's feet.

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Teen arrested in Kenosha shooting promoted 'Blue Lives Matter,' posed with firearms online

The videos that spread rapidly across social media Tuesday evening all showed a similar figure: a white man of medium build, a backward tan cap, an olive green T-shirt, dark pants, blue gloves, a rifle and a side bag.

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