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1. Republican-Controlled Senate Sets Conservative Supreme Court

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Amy Coney Barrett is now United States Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett after a Monday evening confirmation vote by the Senate.

2. The Long-Term Effect of Unstable School Re-Openings During the Pandemic

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Education experts are voicing concern about the instability of school re-openings and its negative effect on students’ and teachers’ performance and mental health.

3. Coronavirus Update: White House Says U.S. Will Not Control Pandemic as New Cases Explode

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According to data from Johns Hopkins University, the average number of new daily Covid cases has swelled to a level not seen since the highest peak in late July. Over the last seven days, the U.S. has added over 480,000 new cases, the most the nation has added in a single week. Over 225,000 people have died from the coronavirus.

4. Archbishop Wilton Gregory Makes History as the First Black Catholic Cardinal

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In a historic move, Pope Francis has named Archbishop Wilton Gregory as the first African American Catholic Cardinal. Gregory, along with 12 other churchmen, will receive the coveted red hat in a ceremony on November 28.

5. Systemic Taxation: How The Overvaluation Of Black Property Taxes Haunts Us Today

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In the wake of the pandemic, cities across the country have offered temporary tax breaks for those who were financially impacted.

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