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What Mattered This Week: October 19-23, 2020

Coronavirus cases are soaring in the U.S., with more than 77,000 new cases recorded on Thursday alone. Plus, what happened during the final debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, and the U.S. government says Russian and Iranian hackers are actively attempting to meddle in the November 3 elections. Read up on these and more of the week’s top headlines.

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    For second straight day, U.S. Covid cases reach new high

    For second straight day, U.S. Covid cases reach new high

    For the second day in a row, the United States set a daily record for coronavirus cases when more than 79,000 infections were reported. Friday's 79,303 cases, as tallied by NBC News, topped Thursday's 77,640. The previous high of 75,723 was set July 29. The new benchmarks were hit as the pandemic has …

    Trump And Biden Had A Real Debate, And 4 Other Takeaways

    Trump And Biden Had A Real Debate, And 4 Other Takeaways

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    NPR - Deirdre Walsh

    President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden met for their second and final debate as tens of millions of Americans have already voted. A deeply divided country begins its final sprint to Election Day amid the coronavirus pandemic, and it's unclear how many voters have yet to make up their …

    U.S. Elections Under Attack From Russia and Iran Hackers

    U.S. Elections Under Attack From Russia and Iran Hackers

    By The Tech Desk

    The U.S. government says state-sponsored Iranian and Russian hackers are actively trying to influence the Nov. 3 elections, obtaining some voter registration data and sending out threatening emails to Democrats in Florida. Both Iran and Russia deny any role. Here's what we know so far about the attempted election interference and what U.S. intelligence agencies are doing to stop it.

    Why Nigerians are protesting police brutality

    Why Nigerians are protesting police brutality

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    CNN - By Laura Smith-Spark

    (CNN) — Nigeria has been rocked by days of nationwide protests over police brutality, following widespread claims of kidnapping, harassment and extortion by a controversial police unit known as the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). The protests turned bloody on Tuesday in Lagos, the country's …

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