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Morning News Podcast: Two Town Hall Meetings, Judge Barrett Testimony

President Trump and former Vice President Biden hold network TV town halls this evening. Nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s testimony has wrapped up, but her confirmation hearings for Supreme Court justice continue today, featuring supporters and opponents of the nomination.

Europe is re-trenching against a new surge of COVID-19 after seeing more than 100,000 new cases per day on average over the past week.

Morning News Podcast: Michigan Governor Plot, Virtual Debate Standoff

The alleged plot by militia members to kidnap Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer shines a light on domestic extremists in the state. Presidential debate organizers offered up a revised plan for upcoming debates, setting off a harsh exchange between the campaigns.

And Washington DC authorities are urging White House staff to contact trace following that Rose Garden event for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.

Morning News Podcast: Post Office Changes Halted, Joe Biden Boosted

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has announced he will suspend the controversial changes he instituted to the U.S. Postal Service until after the November election. Also, on the second night of the Democratic National Convention that party officially nominated Joe Biden for president. And, the European Council is holding an emergency summit on the civil unrest in Belarus.

Morning News Podcast: Facebook Improvements, Kamala Harris & Thailand

NPR Up First podcastNPR Up First reports: Facebook is launching a tool to help users register to vote. Kamala Harris’ ethnicity will be important to voters of color. And, Thai students protest the military’s involvement in Thai politics.