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Five Oregon Football Players Test Positive For COVID-19

Five University of Oregon football players tested positive for COVID-19 Saturday. University officials say all five student-athletes are symptom-free.

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How firefighters avoided a COVID-19 outbreak amid devastating wildfire season

Wildland firefighters had a lot to contend with this year as fires raged across the West during a global pandemic. More than 9,000 people were called in to fight large wildfires in Oregon and Washington this year, and hundreds of them lived together in fire camps that are known for spreading common viruses often referred to as “camp crud.” Mariah Rawlins, emergency response manager with the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal, said everyone was expecting an outbreak of COVID-19 this year. ...

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Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is shutting off power for approximately 361,000 customers in Northern California on Sunday to help prevent sparking wildfires amid extreme weather conditions. The utility says the shutoffs are affecting customers across 36 counties as weather forecasts predict wind gusts over 70 mph in some areas combined with dry conditions.

Hope Hicks, one of President Trump's closest aides, threw up her hands up into the shape of a "Y" as she danced her way back to the stairs of Air Force One.

Grinning to her left was Trump campaign adviser David Bossie, who was breaking out the same moves — albeit with less precision — as the disco beat for the Village People anthem "YMCA" pounded over the sound system on the tarmac in Pensacola, Fla.

The U.S. Senate voted Sunday afternoon to end debate on the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, setting the stage for a final confirmation vote Monday evening — just over a week before the general election.

In a floor vote mostly along party lines, 51 Republicans advanced Barrett, who's President Trump's nominee to fill the seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Following the cloture vote, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., proclaimed that "by tomorrow night, we'll have a new member of the United States Supreme Court."

Updated at 2:24 p.m. ET

Catholics in the United States will get their first African-American cardinal next month. In a surprise announcement Sunday from his window overlooking St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis named Wilton Gregory, the archbishop of Washington, D.C., among 13 new cardinals.

Gregory will be elevated to the position in a ceremony at the Vatican on Nov. 28.

Wildland firefighters had a lot to contend with this year as fires raged across the West during a global pandemic.

More than 9,000 people were called in to fight large wildfires in Oregon and Washington this year, and hundreds of them lived together in fire camps that are known for spreading common viruses often referred to as “camp crud.”

The same day that Oregon confirmed its highest daily number of COVID-19 diagnoses since the virus first arrived in the state last winter, Gov. Kate Brown announced that a rise in so-called “sporadic” cases had landed Multnomah County back on the state’s watch list.

Brown announced the move late Friday afternoon.

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Five University of Oregon football players tested positive for COVID-19 Saturday. University officials say all five student-athletes are symptom-free.

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Risa Calibuso, 34, wanted to give birth to her second child at home.

In the Philippines, where she lives, that's against the law.

In 2008 the country passed the Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and Nutrition Strategy policy — referred to as the "no home birth" policy. The goal was to reduce the country's high rates of maternal mortality, from 203 out of 100,000 live births that year to 52 by 2015.

It's a controversial law. Despite the good intentions, some local groups assert that it impinges on the rights of women.

Women from the Latinx community are being hurt more by the coronavirus pandemic than any other group. Not only are they facing higher infection rates but many are also losing their jobs or getting their work hours reduced.

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