Twitter bans Trump campaign from tweeting until it removes post containing virus misinformation

The tweet of a video clip from a Fox News interview — in which the president said that children are “almost immune” to covid-19 — violates the site’s rules against misinformation, the company said. Earlier, Facebook said it removed a similar post.
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Aimee Rodriguez Webb, a teacher for the Cobb County School District in Georgia, works in the virtual classroom she has set up at her home. (Brynn Anderson/AP)

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Cori Bush beat Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-Mo.), a victory that was boosted by relatively new liberal PACs and robust fundraising.
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Republican senators called former deputy attorney general Sally Yates to testify about the Russia investigation.
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In the decades since 1945, the United States, the Soviet Union and at least six other countries have set off a total of more than 2,000 nuclear tests.

Supreme Court sees approval rating rise after consequential term

Roughly equal majorities of Republicans, Democrats and independents approve of the high court.
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Hamill captured life in the city with his gritty but lyrical columns for the Daily News, Post and other New York papers.
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Face masks are not just helping keep coronavirus at bay. They're also providing a financial lifeline to a lot of small businesses that are scrambling to make them.

Democrats introduce bill to add new mission to the Federal Reserve: Ending racial inequality

It would be the first major change to the Fed’s mandate since 1977 and would significantly alter the central bank’s focus.
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College football players fear stigma of sitting out could outlast pandemic

As the planned season inches closer, players and their parents worried about the prospect of playing during the coronavirus outbreak are seeing their objections go unheeded by a multibillion dollar enterprise that seems determined to carry on.
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Montgomery County doubles down on directive to close private schools, defying Hogan’s order

In Virginia, officials announced a smartphone app to provide notifications of possible coronavirus exposure.

Almost 4 in 10 election-judge jobs in Maryland are vacant. Officials are begging Hogan to change his Election Day plan.

More than 1,000 poll workers in the state have dropped out over the past week, boosting pressure on Gov. Larry Hogan to abandon his plans to open every voting precinct on Nov. 3.

Maryland will manage Purple Line construction if partnership falls through, state officials say

As disputes over cost overruns continue, the firms building the light-rail line say they’re preparing to quit.
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Union wants vulnerable TSA officers kept home as coronavirus cases surge

The number of TSA employees testing positive is climbing rapidly, topping 1,500, according to figures released Tuesday.
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