The TAPS Daily - October 13, 2020


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  1. Amy Coney Barrett Supreme Court hearing day 2: 6 key highlights
    Vox
    Judge Amy Coney Barrett has spent much of her confirmation hearing invoking what’s known as the “Ginsburg rule”, refusing to provide a position on whether she agreed with past precedents.
  2. U.S. coronavirus: 'Hunker down' because the fall COVID-19 surge is here
    CNN
    As predicted, the U.S. is now grappling with a new COVID-19 surge -- one that could overwhelm hospitals, kill thousands a day by January and leave survivors with long-term complications.
  3. The Navy celebrates 245 years of service, but it wasn't always such a sure thing
    Navy Times
    On October 13, 1775, the Continental Congress passed a resolution establishing what is now the United States Navy.
  4. Army chief of staff: COVID-19 having effect on troop suicides
    The Hill
    Army Chief of Staff General James McConville said Tuesday that he sees a direct correlation between COVID-19 and the rise in troop suicides.
  5. Retiree checks to rise 1.3% in 2021 amid coronavirus fallout
    AP
    Social Security recipients will get a modest 1.3% cost-of living-increase in 2021, but that might be small comfort amid worries about the coronavirus and its consequences for older people.
  6. Federal Appeals Court Rules Trump Illegally Issued Border Wall Funds
    Military.com
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled President Donald Trump violated the Appropriations Clause of the Constitution when he sidestepped Congress for border wall funds.
  7. Home Sweet SCIF: Joint Chiefs Chairman Milley Describes Working in Self-Quarantine
    Military.com
    Joint Chiefs Chairman General Mark Milley sought to assure the nation that national security was unaffected by top commanders working at home after isolating due to coronavirus exposure.
  8. FBI: Group accused of plot to kidnap Whitmer also talked about targeting Northam
    The Hill
    The group of men accused of plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) allegedly also discussed similar plans targeting Virginia's governor, Ralph Northam (D).
  9. Army Museum to officially open Veterans Day 2020
    Connecting Vets
    The National Museum of the United States Army plans to open  to the public for the first time on Veterans Day.

 

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