Wednesday, September 30, 2020
The first presidential debate of the 2020 election was a chaotic night full of interruptions and schoolyard insults. Also, the president reiterated false claims about mail-in voting in the debate; his words may be influencing how people vote this fall. And, COVID cases are up again in New York City. More than 3% of the tests results have come back positive, primarily around Orthodox Jewish communities.
Coronavirus cases continue to rise, but the U.S. inches closer to a vaccine. Biden taps Anthony Fauci and Brian Deese for key adviser roles. And, Trump visits Georgia ahead of its runoff elections.
Top Democrats back off demands for larger COVID-19 relief bill. Sources tell NPR that President Trump is considering a run in 2024. Plus, new reports say climate change is making people sick.
U.K. approves Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use. The Justice Department has not found widespread election fraud. Plus, California experiences a sharp increases in COVID-19 cases and deaths.