The TAPS Daily - October 12, 2020


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  1. The USS Cole attack — more than 9/11 — predicted America's challenges in the 21st century
    Navy Times
    Al-Qaida’s attack against the U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Cole ­­­occurred 20 years ago, but the powerful lessons of the tragedy reverberate today.
  2. Pentagon puts on show of force as questions circle on COVID-19 outbreak
    The Hill
    The Pentagon is putting on a show of force as most of its Joint Chiefs of Staff quarantine after two top military officials tested positive for COVID-19 last week and possibly exposed others.
  3. Many Firsts At Confirmation Hearings For Judge Amy Coney Barrett
    NPR
    There will be plenty of firsts on Monday as the Senate Judiciary Committee opens hearings on the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court.
  4. One of first women to earn Ranger tab describes leading Ruth Bader Ginsberg's lying in state
    Task & Purpose
    One of the first women to complete the U.S. Army's Ranger School had the distinct honor of leading Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's lying in state procession at the U.S. Capitol.
  5. Five Ideas for Celebrating Indigenous Peoples' Day 2020
    Smithsonian Magazine
    To date, 14 states, the District of Columbia, more than 130 cities, and growing numbers of school districts celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day in place of or in addition to Columbus Day.
  6. Mars Opposition Brings The Planet Up Close, Shining Bright
    NPR
    The sun, Earth and Mars line up close to a new moon on the night of Oct. 13.
  7. Amazon Prime Day is about to start — here are the best deals
    CNBC
    Amazon Prime Day is here! Select TAPS as your charity partner on smile.amazon.com to support families of the fallen with each purchase you make.
  8. For Love of the Game: Baseball's Impact on the Navy
    Defense.gov
    Since the late 1800s, U.S. sailors have helped spread the game of baseball around the world.

 

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