In this March 2, 2020, file photo Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., speaks during a campaign rally for President Donald Trump in Charlotte, N.C. Tillis, facing a competitive North Carolina reelection contest, will likely be challenged in Tuesday's debate with Cal Cunningham on his support for filling a US Supreme Court seat in an election year. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File)
US Supreme Court Vacancy Raises Stakes for Second Tillis-Cunningham Debate

In second debate, expect Tillis to be challenged by Cunningham for a Supreme Court confirmation that could drastically impact health care.

People gather at the Supreme Court in Washington, Saturday night, Sept. 19, 2020, to honor the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, one of the high court's liberal justices, and a champion of gender equality. Her death leaves a vacancy that could be filled with a more conservative justice by President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
‘Let the People Speak’: Joe Biden Urges Senate to Wait on Supreme Court

Joe Biden slammed Trump and leading Senate Republicans for trying to jam through a Supreme Court replacement for the late Justice Ginsburg.

While the economic toll of 2020's wildfires is still not known, the US has experienced huge increases in billion-dollar weather disasters in the past four decades due to climate change (AP Photo/Noah Berger).
Billion-Dollar Disasters Are More Frequent Than Ever in the US—Wildfires Are Only Part of That Toll

Wildfires in the West will have an enormous financial toll, but they are part of a more worrying trend of huge financial losses tied to extreme weather events caused by climate change.

FILE - In this April 24, 2020, file photo, Kendall Ballew, an employee of the Anderson Mall, cleans the doors before the mall opened to limited business in Anderson, S.C. Records obtained by The Associated Press show governors working closely with business interests as they weighed when and how to reopen their economies during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)
Emails Show States Reopened Too Soon Because of Pressure From Businesses

“The interest in trying to reopen and restart economic activity had a much greater pull at the time ... than did public health concerns or question marks about how it would go."

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READ: The Full Transcript of Sen. Kamala Harris’ DNC Speech

Making history, Harris officially accepted the Democratic nomination for vice president Wednesday night. Read her full speech below.

Window visits have become a common scene as relatives try to visit nursing home residents during the Pandemic. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Nursing Home Cases Up Nearly 80% as COVID-19 Surged This Summer

While the GOP pushed states to reopen this summer, the coronavirus found its way into nursing homes in the South and West—with dire consequences.

Instacart worker Saori Okawa loads groceries into her car for home delivery on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, in San Leandro, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
The Gig Economy Was Already Broken — Then the Pandemic Hit

“One week I might have seven, eight, 10 families I was shopping for. I had a week when I had no money. That’s definitely a challenge.”