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1. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is expected to help swear in Amy Coney Barrett tonight at the White House after the Senate vote which is expected to happen this hour. As NPR's XX reports, there's little doubt she'll be confirmed.
Republicans have enough votes in the Senate to confirm Barrett and later President Trump is set to host a celebration at the White House. That's where Justice Clarence Thomas will administer the official constitutional oath to Amy Coney Barrett. A White House official said the event is said to be held outdoors and comes exactly a month after the cv "Super Spreader" event in the Rose Garden where Trump announced he was planning to nominate Barrett. She also must take a second oath, the judicial oath. But it's not clear when or where that will take place.
2. The battle ground state of Arizona is reporting some of the highest cv infection and death rates during the pandemic so far. From Phoenix NPR's XX reports, the pandemic may be a big influence on voters’ minds.
Early voting is well underway in Arizona where a 62-year-old Republican Kathling Winx says she and her friends had got Covid-19 but thankfully recovered. She thinks President Trump is the best person to manage the economic recovery.
"I believe this President doesn't get any of the credit that he deserves for a lot of things he has done.我认为，这位总统做了很多事情，却没有得到应有的荣誉"
Cases in Arizona are starting to take back up again and voter Jeniffer Denis blames Republicans for downplaying the disease's severity.
"Can I just be honest? I don't like Trump and I don't trust him."
A retired nurse, Denis doesn't that what she says is the President's cavalier 目空一切的漫不经心的 attitude about the pandemic.
3. At a time cv cases are rising in many parts of the nation, President Trump continues to say the country is "rounding the turn 拐点(rounding the turn/corner/curve)".
Average death per day across the US is over in 10% over the past two weeks. It's based on figures tracked by Johns-Hopkins University. Confirmed cv infections are up to 47 states with death higher in 34.
4. PG&E had shut off power for hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses in northern California. From member station KQED's XX reports, the blackout is meant to avoid catastrophic wildfires.
Extremely dry conditions and strong winds led PG&E to shut off power to as many as one million people to reduce the odds of its equipment sparking wildfires. Wind gust in parts of the state reach nearly 90mph on Sunday. So far the weather hasn't caused a major wildfire and the wind had cooled down today. This is the fifth time this year, the PG&E, the nation's largest utility has cut power. The utility says some of its customers could get their power back as early as tonight.
5. Tropical storm Zeta has become the latest hurricane into an usually active season. The US National Hurricane Center says Zeta is with maximum sustained winds of 90-80mph off the Eastern Coast of Mexico.
6. There are calls across the Muslim world from Turkey to Pakistan to Saudi Arabia to boycutt France after President Macron defended its tradition of caricatures讽刺漫画. NPR's XX reports, now a French Muslim group has called on Muslims to defend their country.
The President of the French Council of the Muslim Faith told news agency Agence France Presse 法新社 that promoters of the boycott claimed they are defending Islamic in French Muslims, but he said anything that denigrate诋毁 France is counter-productive and sows divisions（种下分裂种下仇恨的种子（最近常听到））. Mohamed Mousavi said France is a big country and its Muslims citizens are not persecuted. He said Muslims can freely build their mosques and practice their religion. Showing images of the Prophet is taboo in Islam. But Mousavi said France law does not oblige one to like satire. He said he supports Macron's position that caricatures cannot be thrown out under pressure from terrorists.
7. In the modern day equivalent of the bread lines of the Great Depression, some food banks are seeing unprecedented demand. For example in Houston lines of cars stretching a half mile or more with people lost their jobs and need groceries. Sunday the Houston Food Bank says it's handing out as much a million pounds of food. With the largest US Food Bank officials say there appears be no end in sight. Houston Food Bank first to hit a half million pound of food distribution mark in early spring, currently food bank leaders say they are averaging 800,000 pounds of food a day.
8. Cv worries wade on Wall Street at the start of the trading with the DOW plunged 650 points, such a drop ___ and 2.25%. The NASDAQ was down 189 points today.
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