The TAPS Daily - October 28, 2020


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Top 5 News Items

Today's Highlights

 

  1. National Guard sent to Philly in response to unrest over fatal police shooting
    Connecting Vets
    Thanks to the work of voting assistance officers across Army Training and Doctrine Command, new soldiers currently at basic combat training are having their absentee ballots counted too.
  2. Senators, advocates warn VA isn't following Trump executive order on veteran suicide prevention
    Connecting Vets
    Veteran advocates and lawmakers say they're concerned the VA isn't following through with a 2018 executive order intended to help prevent veteran suicide.
  3. 'An Unprecedented Man:' Medal of Honor Recipient Ron Shurer Laid to Rest at Arlington
    Military.com
    Ron Shurer's life was remembered Tuesday as a many-chaptered love story of selfless giving at the funeral mass that preceded his full honors burial at Arlington National Cemetery.
  4. New voters surge to the polls
    The Hill
    More than 16 million voters who did not cast a ballot in 2016 have already voted this year, a sign that record-high enthusiasm in November’s elections will lead to an unprecedented turnout.
  5. Dodgers star Justin Turner tests positive for COVID, pulled from World Series win
    NBC News
    Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman tested positive for coronavirus and was pulled in the 7th inning of the team’s World Series-clinching game. The Dodgers have supported families of fallen heroes through the TAPS Sports & Entertainment program.
  6. Gulf Coast Braces For 'Life-Threatening' Storm Surge As Hurricane Zeta Nears
    NPR
    The U.S. Gulf Coast is preparing for yet more calamitous weather, as Hurricane Zeta is expected to make landfall over southeastern Louisiana sometime Wednesday afternoon.
  7. COVID-19: Halloween safety tips for trick-or-treating
    USA Today
    Here are creative and safe ways to hand out candy during Halloween in a pandemic.

 

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