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Today in History

Sep. 9, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Sept. 9, the 253rd day of 2020. There are 113 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 9, 1776, the second Continental Congress made the term “United States” official, replacing “United Colonies.” On this date: In...

Today in History

Sep. 6, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Sept. 6, the 250th day of 2020. There are 116 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Sept. 6, 1997, a public funeral was held for Princess Diana at Westminster Abbey in London, six days after her death in a car crash in Paris. In Calcutta, India,...

FILE - This June 5, 2020 file photo shows Fabiana Pierre-Louis, who was nominated to the New Jersey Supreme Court by Gov. Phil Murphy, speaking in Trenton, N.J. The nomination of Pierre-Louis, the first Black woman to sit on New Jersey's Supreme Court, was confirmed Thursday, Aug, 27, 2020, by the state Senate. (Chris Pedota/The Record via AP, Pool, File)

1st Black woman confirmed to be justice on NJ high court

Aug. 27, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The nomination of the first Black woman to sit on New Jersey's Supreme Court was confirmed Thursday by the state Senate. Fabiana Pierre-Louis, a 39-year-old attorney in private practice and a former federal prosecutor, was nominated by Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy in June to succeed...

The control room where live feeds are managed is in operation for the first night of the virtual DNC convention at the Wisconsin Center on August 17, 2020 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The convention, which was once expected to draw 50,000 people to the city, is now taking place virtually due to concerns with the coronavirus pandemic.  (Scott Olson/Pool via AP)

Television viewership down for unconventional convention

Aug. 18, 2020 8:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Preliminary estimates show television viewership for the first night of the Democrats' virtual convention was sharply down compared to the opening of Hillary Clinton's nominating party four years ago. An estimated 19.7 million people watched coverage between 10 and 11 p.m. on some 10...

FILE - In this June 20, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump arrives on stage to speak at a campaign rally at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. Trump is privately reassuring Republicans anxious about his deficits to Democrat Joe Biden, noting there are three months until Election Day and reminding them of the late-breaking events that propelled his 2016 comeback. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Clock is ticking on Trump comeback as early voting nears

Aug. 2, 2020 8:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s getting late early. President Donald Trump is privately reassuring Republicans anxious about his deficits to Democrat Joe Biden, noting there are three months until Election Day and reminding them of the late-breaking events that propelled his 2016 comeback. But four years...