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Recent articles by Joel:

'We will come after you': Voters report personalized emails pressuring them to vote for Donald Trump

The Proud Boys, a far-right group with a history of violent confrontations, denied responsibility and condemned the emails: "It wasn't us." → Read More

Called out for 'voter intimidation,' Florida officer faces discipline for wearing 'Trump 2020' mask at polling place

The police officer, who was photographed while in line to vote, violated policies by promoting a political candidate, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez said. → Read More

Coronavirus updates: 'Winter surge' still looks dire; no vaccine likely before election; 74K US lives can be saved with masks

An influential COVID-19 model calls out North Dakota's death rate and says masks can save 74,000 U.S. lives. Latest coronavirus news. → Read More

'Get the kids back to school': Donald Trump uses son's COVID-19 diagnosis to push for reopening classrooms

Barron Trump’s positive COVID-19 test has become part of his father's push to physically reopen schools. The 14-year-old has since tested negative. → Read More

Security guard in custody after fatal shooting near dueling Denver rallies

A private security guard for a TV station was in custody as authorities investigated a fatal shooting after dueling rallies in downtown Denver. → Read More

Photos show Hurricane Delta's aftermath as Louisiana suffers back-to-back storms

See the aftermath of Hurricane Delta — downed wires, broken windows and intense flooding — throughout Louisiana. → Read More

Man fatally shot in Denver amid dueling protests, police say

A "private security guard with no affiliation with Antifa," is a suspect in the shooting, according to a tweet from Denver police. → Read More

When will things go back to normal? Experts say that's the wrong question amid COVID-19

It's natural to want things to go back to the way they were before COVID-19. That desire, however, can lead people to make bad decisions, experts say. → Read More

Coronavirus updates: Wisconsin, Dakotas scramble for hospital beds; COVID outbreak kills nearly 8K minks at Utah farms; 212K US deaths

Hospitals in Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota are on "emotional roller coaster." US death toll tops 212K. Latest COVID-19 news. → Read More

Hurricane Delta live updates: Louisiana, still recovering from Laura, braces for another massive storm

Delta, a 120-mph Category 3 "major" hurricane, is expected to make landfall. The state is reeling from Laura, which killed at least 26. → Read More

Derek Chauvin, ex-police officer accused of killing George Floyd, out on $1 million bail

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin who is accused of killing George Floyd has been released from jail. → Read More

Trump reports feeling better, but here's why the next few days are 'the real test' in his COVID-19 battle

Several days after symptoms of COVID-19 appear, the body's immune system must make a critical switch to fight the virus with precision. → Read More

Who are the Proud Boys? Far-right group has concerned experts for years

The Proud Boys have become an increasingly visible recently as the male-only group's demonstrations have frequently devolved into fights and violence. → Read More

Coronavirus updates: NYC principals union wants state to take over schools; mass vaccinations not likely until mid-2021

The leader of New York City's principals union has no confidence in school plan; COVID survey halted amid racial slurs. Latest coronavirus news. → Read More

White supremacist gang member who waited in ambush for police died in shootout, sheriff says

Christopher Michael Straub fled and then hid in ambush after a deputy approached him, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office says. → Read More

Breonna Taylor updates: Sit-in on Brooklyn Bridge; Protests in LA, Seattle, Chicago, Philly; Demonstrators clash with Louisville police

Hundreds of protesters gathered in downtown Louisville Friday for another night of protests to honor Breonna Taylor and demand justice for her death. → Read More

Coronavirus updates: US cases pass 7 million mark; Florida lifts restrictions; America is nowhere near herd immunity

The U.S. has reported more than 7 million cases of COVID-19 as of Friday, but deaths are projected to almost double by Jan. 1. Latest COVID-19 news. → Read More

What is ricin? Illegal and 'very toxic' poison sent to President Trump has no antidote

Ricin is an illegal poison that's found in castor beans. A package addressed to President Trump recently tested positive for the poison. → Read More

'May her memory be a revolution': Supporters say Rosh Hashanah brings special meaning to Ginsburg's death

The world learned of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death as Rosh Hashanah began. Some say that is connected to righteousness in the Jewish faith. → Read More

Storms Alpha and Beta form: Hurricane season 2020 has been so busy, we have to use Greek letters

Get out the Greek alphabet for the rest of 2020: Storms Alpha and Beta have formed. Before them, Wilfred was the earliest "W" storm on record. → Read More