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October 16, 2020

President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden faced off in a heated debate on September 29. They went head-to-head on issues such as the economy and the coronavirus pandemic. Each made a case for why voters should pick…

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Trump COVID Update

October 16, 2020

President Donald Trump was released from the hospital on October 5. He’d been admitted to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, in Bethesda, Maryland, on October 2. Earlier that day, Trump announced that he’d tested positive for COVID-19. At press…

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The Vice-Presidential Debate

October 8, 2020

The first and only vice-presidential debate of the 2020 election took place on October 7. Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris squared off in Salt Lake City, Utah. Susan Page of USA Today was the moderator. For 90…

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TFK Explains: Voting in 2020

October 16, 2020

When is Election Day? According to United States law, Election Day is the Tuesday following the first Monday in November, in even-numbered years. In 2020, Election Day is November 3. Americans will vote for a number of things, including who…

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By the Numbers

October 16, 2020

In most United States elections, the candidate with the most votes wins. But when it comes to picking a president, things aren’t quite so simple. Weeks after Election Day, ­a group of 538 people called the electoral college will actually…

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Trump’s COVID-19 Treatment Continues

October 5, 2020

President Donald Trump spent the weekend being treated for COVID-19 at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, in Bethesda, Maryland. He was admitted to the hospital on Friday. Earlier that day, he announced that he’d tested positive for the virus.…

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President Trump Has COVID-19

October 2, 2020

President Donald Trump announced on Twitter early today that he and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. On Friday, a White House official said the president was experiencing “mild symptoms.” The president and First Lady…

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An Unruly Debate

September 30, 2020

The first debate of the 2020 presidential election took place on September 29. President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden, the Democratic nominee, faced off in Cleveland, Ohio. The debate was held at Case Western Reserve University and…

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TFK Explains: The Supreme Court

October 2, 2020

Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on September 18. TFK explains the importance of the court, and looks at how the next justice will be chosen. What is the Supreme Court? The Supreme Court is the nation’s top court.…

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Meet the Candidates

September 4, 2020

The Democratic and Republican Parties have officially named their candidates for president and vice president of the United States. The announcements were made at political conventions in late August. Joe Biden is the Democratic Party’s nominee for president. He accepted…

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