October 26, 2020

Opinion

Opinion: Don’t Do Our Enemies’ Work for Them

As we approach the 2020 presidential election, the United States faces serious threats to a foundational element of American democracy: our electoral system. Cyberattacks on the United States — coming primarily from Russia, China  and Iran — are unrelenting. On September 10, Microsoft reported that these three countries had launched “… cyberattacks targeting people and organizations involved in the

Politics

‘We don’t speculate’: How AP counts votes and calls races

As it has for more than 170 years, The Associated Press will count the nation’s vote in real time on Election Day and report the results of presidential, congressional and state elections on Nov. 3 and beyond. AP will use that vote count to declare winners in some 7,000 races, so the world knows who

COVID-19

NAU’s Center for Health Equity Research receives $1.2 million in funding for multidisciplinary projects related to COVID-19

Researchers in Northern Arizona University’s Center for Health Equity Research (CHER) and the Southwest Health Equity Research Collaborative (SHERC) recently received four grants totaling more than $1 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for projects related to the COVID-19 pandemic. NAU Regents’ Professor Julie Baldwin, director of CHER and the principal investigator for

Legal Beat

Murkowski’s nod gives Barrett extra boost for Supreme Court

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett won crucial backing Saturday when one of the last Republican holdouts against filling the seat during an election season announced support for President Donald Trump’s pick ahead of a confirmation vote expected Monday. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, declared her support during a rare weekend Senate session as Republicans race

National

Trump: Sudan to join UAE, Bahrain in recognizing Israel

President Donald Trump announced Friday that Sudan will start to normalize ties with Israel, making it the third Arab state to do so as part of U.S.-brokered deals in the run-up to Election Day. The announcement came after the North African nation agreed to put $335 million in an escrow account to be used to

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