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The week in 15 headlines

Posted September 25, 2020 6:34 p.m. EDT

— Late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg became the first woman and Jewish person to lay in state at the US Capitol on Friday. Meanwhile, negotiators averted a government shutdown, which loomed this week. 

Monday

Trump narrows Supreme Court list as weighty decision loomsSecond judge rules against USPS, says election mail must be prioritizedJustice Department labels New York, Portland and Seattle as 'anarchy' jurisdictions

Tuesday

Fight over Supreme Court already shaking up Senate racesPelosi and Mnuchin reach agreement to keep government funded until December 11

Wednesday

Trump claims White House can overrule FDA's attempt to toughen guidelines for coronavirus vaccineTrump refuses to commit to a peaceful transition of power after Election DayCongressional candidate's apparent ascent to Congress could be a 'bellwether' for QAnon

Thursday

White House touts unusual Justice Department announcement about 'discarded' Trump ballots in PennsylvaniaTrump again casts doubt on whether he'll accept election result in latest unfounded attack on voting processNo 'coordinated national voter fraud effort' in past elections, FBI director says

Friday

As Trump refuses to commit to a peaceful transition, Pentagon stresses it will play no role in the electionTrump has lost patience with CDC head after series of mixed messagesRuth Bader Ginsburg lies in state at US CapitolFederal judge orders nationwide 2020 census counting to continue through October 31

And that was the week in 15 headlines.

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