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Amy Coney Barrett was formally sworn in Tuesday as a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Chief Justice John Roberts administered the oath to the former federal appellate judge, who was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in a 52-48 vote late Monday.  

Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine joined the entire Democratic caucus voting against Barrett's confirmation. Collins said she would not vote for Barrett’s confirmation because of the proximity of the vote to next week’s presidential election. 

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U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts administers the judicial oath of office to Judge Amy Coney Barrett as Judge Barrett’s husband Jesse Barrett holds the Bible in the East Conference Room of the Supreme Court Building in Washington.

The latest numbers from the CDC reveal hospitals have been counting patients who died from serious preexisting conditions as COVID-19 deaths. One America’s Pearson Sharp has more, as the CDC counts over 51-thousand patients who actually died from heart attacks, as opposed to the coronavirus.

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The U.S. Senate is expected to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to a seat on the Supreme Court in a vote late Monday. 

If confirmed, Barrett would be the third justice on the nine-member court to be nominated by President Donald Trump and significantly tip its ideological balance toward a 6-3 conservative majority.  

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Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, arrives for closed meetings with senators, at the Capitol in Washington, Oct. 21, 2020.

A small group of medical experts from around the country are speaking out against misinformation on the coronavirus. The doctors gathered on the Supreme Court steps in the nation’s capitol Saturday morning to inform Americans not to be afraid of the virus.

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FILE – In this July 27, 2020, file photo, Nurse Kathe Olmstead prepares a shot that is part of a possible COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., in Binghamton, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)

CNN's chief media correspondent Brian Stelter appeared to have a sudden change of heart regarding the severity of the controversy surrounding suspended C-SPAN political editor Steve Scully. 

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C-SPAN political editor Steve Scully suspended after admitting he lied about his Twitter feed being hacked

President Trump on Sunday indicated that he no longer has the coronavirus and claimed that he is now "immune" from the disease as he is set to rejoin the campaign trail soon.

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A crowd of President Donald Trump supporters gather on the South Lawn to listen to Trump speak Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in…

A crowd of President Donald Trump's supporters gather on the South Lawn to listen to him speak, Oct. 10, 2020, in Washington. VOA


ROSEVILLE, ILLINOIS - When he set out to plant his crops earlier this year, Illinois farmer Ron Moore was preparing for another year of trade uncertainty with China, one of the largest purchasers of the more than 300 hectares of soybeans he grows on a family farm he has tilled since 1977.

The year 2020 would prove to be unlike any growing season Moore had witnessed. A global pandemic upended the food supply chain, pushing down wholesale prices for livestock and the foodstuffs they consume.

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WHITE HOUSE - U.S. President Donald Trump, being treated for COVID-19, has been symptom free for over 24 hours and is holding stable, White House Physician Sean Conley says.

Trump said he feels “great,” according to a memo issued by Conley, who also said the president’s “vital signs, including oxygen saturation and respiratory rate, all remain stable and in normal range.” He noted that Trump has been fever free for four days and his labs drawn on Monday “demonstrated detectable levels” of COVID-19 antibodies.

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FILE - President Donald Trump walks out of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to return to the White House after receiving treatments for COVID-19 in Bethesda, Md., Oct. 5, 2020.

WHITE HOUSE - U.S. President Donald Trump urged Americans not to “be afraid” of COVID-19 after he returned to the White House Monday evening after 72 hours of hospitalization for the deadly virus.

In a show of fitness, he climbed the steps of the South Portico, standing on the Truman Balcony where he removed his mask, gave a double thumbs-up gesture and saluted the Marine One helicopter as it prepared to take off from the South Lawn. Without putting his facemask back on, the president then walked into the White House where others were awaiting his arrival.

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U.S. President Donald Trump poses on the Truman Balcony of the White House after returning from being hospitalized at Walter Reed Medical Center for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) treatment, in Washington, Oct. 5, 2020.

WHITE HOUSE - U.S. President Donald Trump, after 72 hours of hospitalization for COVID-19, returned to the White House on Monday evening from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after a short helicopter ride aboard Marine One.  

“Though he may not entirely be out of the woods yet, the team and I agree that all our evaluations and, most importantly, his clinical status support his return home” to the White House, which has medical facilities and practitioners to monitor the president around the clock, his primary physician, Dr. Sean Conley, told reporters Monday afternoon. 

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U.S. Navy Commander Dr. Sean Conley, the White House physician, is flanked by other doctors as he speaks to the media about U.S. President Donald Trump's health, at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, Oct. 4, 2020.