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Tuesday's Mini-Report, 11.3.20

Today's edition of quick hits.


Today's edition of quick hits:

* USPS: "A federal judge ordered the U.S. Postal Service to send inspectors to sweep facilities in a number of swing states for any remaining ballots and send them out for delivery — a ruling that comes ahead of some states' end-of-Tuesday deadlines to receive mail-in ballots."

* So far, so good: "Fears that Election Day would be marred by widespread voting problems, hacking or intimidation at the polls were easing Tuesday afternoon as millions of Americans donned their masks against the ongoing pandemic and voted."

* Central America: "Hurricane Eta blasted Nicaragua as a Category 4 storm Tuesday, bringing catastrophic winds and the possibility of flash flooding, landslides and a deadly storm surge to the Central American country, officials said."

* A case worth watching: "A federal lawsuit is accusing police in North Carolina of voter intimidation after they deployed pepper spray during a get-out-the vote rally and hauled several participants to jail in a chaotic display of pre-Election Day discord."

* Mueller probe: "Prosecutors investigated Julian Assange, WikiLeaks, and Roger Stone for the hacking of Democratic National Committee servers as well as for possible campaign finance violations, but ultimately chose not to charge them, newly released portions of the Mueller report reveal."

* "Public charge" rule: "A federal judge on Monday ordered the Trump administration to vacate a policy that allowed officials to deny green cards to immigrants who might need public assistance, such as food stamps and housing vouchers, saying it exceeded the authority of the executive branch."

* Louisiana: "A Louisiana man was sentenced to 25 years in prison Monday for setting fire to three historically Black churches, federal prosecutors said."

* An update on a story I mentioned yesterday: "Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer plans to resign from his position after reports surfaced last week that police training materials quoted Adolf Hitler."

See you tomorrow.