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The week in 14 headlines

Posted October 16, 2020 7:51 p.m. EDT

— This week, President Donald Trump continued to hold large in-person campaign rallies. Millions more Americans continued to turn in ballots by mail or, in some cases, wait in hours-long lines to vote early. And a Washington Post report says the White House was warned in 2019 that Rudy Giuliani could be used by Russians to feed misinformation to Trump.

Monday

Graham sets the stage for Barrett's quick confirmation as hearings get underwayTrump launches frenzied campaign offensive hoping for a turnaround

Tuesday

Vulnerable Senate Republicans tie themselves to Barrett with Trump's numbers erodingWashington Post: Trump-hyped investigation into Obama officials concludes without chargesPelosi defends rejecting White House's stimulus proposal: Americans' 'needs are not addressed in the President's proposal'

Wednesday

California Republican Party says it will not comply with state's cease and desist order on ballot drop boxes Only half of registered voters expect to know result within 'day or two' of Election Day

Thursday

Trump raises $135 million less than Biden in September as former VP outpaces him for another monthTrump again refuses to denounce QAnonWashington Post: White House was warned that Giuliani was being used by Russians to 'feed misinformation' to TrumpStark contrast between Trump and Biden on display in dueling town hallsMore Americans fall into poverty after federal stimulus programs end

Friday

Trump's pursuit of coronavirus vaccine comes at the expense of therapies he now claims as a 'cure'Worries about postal service and mail-in ballots push early voters to in-person polling places

And that was the week in 14 headlines.

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