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The week in 16 headlines

Posted October 2, 2020 6:32 p.m. EDT

— If you even remember the start of this week by now, you'll recall that President Donald Trump's SCOTUS pick, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, began meeting with senators as the President's taxes came to light, thanks to The New York Times' reporting. Then he and Democratic nominee Joe Biden met face-to-face in the raucous first debate. Yet it all was eclipsed by news that Trump and the first lady tested positive for Covid-19 early Friday morning.

Monday

Trump looking for 11th-hour reset but mostly shuns debate prepDemocrats prepare for Trump to disrupt the electionRevelations on Trump's tax returns stoke long-held national security concerns

Tuesday

Trump's Supreme Court pick garners high praise from GOP senators during Capitol Hill visitJustice Ruth Bader Ginsburg laid to restMore than 1 million ballots have already been cast in the 2020 presidential electionTrump casts doubt on the legitimacy of the election and refuses to condemn White supremacists in chaotic debate

Wednesday

Trump's allies offer public praise but privately worry after debateHouse Democrats hold off on stimulus vote to allow more time for bipartisan negotiationCommission on Presidential Debates says it will make changes to format to 'ensure a more orderly discussion'

Thursday

Senate approves stopgap bill to prevent shutdown ahead of midnight deadlineTrump signs spending bill to keep government open until December 11Trump administration sets refugee cap at 15,000, a new historic low

Friday

Trump's positive Covid-19 test throws country into fresh upheaval Lindsey Graham: Trump 'very focused' on confirming Barrett to Supreme Court despite his coronavirus diagnosisJudge orders 2020 census to continue through October

And that was the week in 16 headlines.

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