Shooting auroras above the majestic Mount Otertinden has been on my bucket list for years now, and on October 20th and 21st my dreams came true. Orionids meteor shower was peaking at that time, so there were quite a few shooting stars as well.
The Los Angeles Lakers took home the NBA championship this week. But the close of the season also marked a big victory for the league itself. The NBA played its finals in a unique environment that came to be known as the bubble.
Players were frequently tested and social distancing was heavily enforced. And, the experiment worked. The NBA did not report a single positive coronavirus case from players or staff. Reporters Emma Court and Brandon Kochkodin describe how the league did it, and whether other organizations can replicate its success.
Vice President Mike Pence and Calif. Sen. Kamala Harris faced off in the first and only vice presidential debate, touching on issues ranging from the Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus to Joe Biden’s position on fracking. NPR’s Scott Detrow has the highlights. •