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Francis becomes 1st pope to back civil unions for same-sex people

LGBT organizations express optimism, conservative organizations say it won’t affect doctrine

Federal report accuses universities of failing to report millions in gifts from foreign adversaries

Officials call ignoring the reporting requirement a national security issue because of the influence other countries could have over what college students learn.

Facebook plans to take on community trading app ‘Nextdoor’ as the company nears IPO

The move renews antitrust and privacy concerns regarding Facebook

Coronavirus Today: October 20

America still remains in the middle of a big experiment as some schools navigate the pandemic

Feds sue Google for dominating search-engine as well as the online market

Lawsuit alleges Google’s business deals crush the hopes and dreams of potential competitors

Muted mics, not manners, will silence Trump and Biden during Thursday’s debate

The rules call for the opponent to be muted while two-minute opening remarks are delivered for each topic.

Coronavirus Today: October 19

As the election nears, COVID-19 cases are increasing in at least 30 states

Supreme Court agrees to hear cases on mainstays in Trump’s immigration policies

The cases regarding border wall funding and “Remain In Mexico” asylum should be decided by this spring.

Disputed ballot boxes removed in California

Secretary of State says investigation is ongoing

Coronavirus Today: October 16

Drugmaker Pfizer announced on Friday that the company will not apply for emergency authorization