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Hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett continued today

Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett continued today as both Democratic and Republican Senators questioned her on her views of cases and previous court decisions. Here are some of the highlights from the morning.

Hispanic and Latino communities worry about 2020 census undercount

Some are concerned that COVID-19 will lead to an inaccurate Census count, especially for Hispanic and Latino households, who are often distrustful of the count.

State voter ID laws counter Trump’s ballot fraud claims

President Donald Trump’s fervent, and mostly false, claims about voter fraud are nothing new. However, as the country grapples with the pandemic and states are adopting alternative methods to in-person voting, such as mail-in ballots and ballot drop-off locations, Trump…

District sends voting applications to residents behind bars in federal prisons

After becoming the first jurisdiction to restore voting from behind bars this summer, the District of Columbia has distributed voter registration applications to all 2,400 residents serving felony sentences in federal prisons across the country.

Public pays tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON – Becki Bass and her daughter Sky came to the Supreme Court on Wednesday to bid farewell to Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died last Friday at the age of 87. “I’ve always been a humongous Ruth fan.…

How to cast your vote in Maryland, D.C. or Virginia before — or on — Nov. 3

Capital News Service has assembled the following guide on voter registration, voting by mail, and early and Election Day voting in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia. 

Smoke from western fires leaves D.C. area as winds arrive – but it may return

The smoke that hung over much of the East Coast this week may be dissipating with the arrival of the remnants of Hurricane Sally, but the fires in California are still burning and the smoke may be back.

As globe warms, costs rise for Alaska military bases

The detrimental effect of global warming is pushing up the cost of ongoing operations at three of Alaska’s four major U.S. military bases: Eielson, Fort Wainwright and Clear Air Force Base.

Extreme heat, coronavirus hitting urban poor hardest, House committee finds

Environmental activists drew connections between the disproportionate impacts of the coronavirus and extreme heat on communities of color in a virtual hearing Tuesday of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee.

A familiar face rejoins Maryland’s congressional delegation

Kweisi Mfume, 71, once again is representing Maryland’s 7th Congressional District, which includes parts of Baltimore City, Baltimore County and the majority of Howard County. The district formerly was represented by Rep. Elijah Cummings, who died last October.