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The New York Times says it's obtained about two decades worth of President Trump's financial records, showing he avoided paying taxes for years. Also, GOP leadership have been heavily promoting the president's pick to the Supreme Court, Judge Amy Coney Barrett. They're rushing to fill the vacancy left by Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death before the election. And, a federal judge in Washington blocked President Trump's order banning new downloads of the popular video-sharing app Tik Tok, but the company's legal battles are far from over.
In this bonus episode of Code Switch, NPR's podcast about race and identity, hosts Shereen Marisol Meraji and Gene Demby find out how a police killing in Minneapolis in May lead people thousands of miles across the Atlantic Ocean to pull down the statue of a slave trader who's been dead for nearly three centuries.
A conservative judge is tipped to be the nominee to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court. We look at the latest on COVID-19 vaccine trials. And the grand jury decision in killing of Breonna Taylor has lead to more protests and no closure for her family and community.
The President is refusing to say he'll accept the results of the election, casting doubts about the legitimacy of the ballots. Also, protesters marched for a second night in Louisville, Kentucky calling for justice in the Breonna Taylor case. Kentucky's governor and Louisville's mayor have called on the attorney general to release the grand jury's evidence. And, the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans says the pandemic is causing more people to reach out for help, reversing decades of progress with homelessness among vets.
Protest continue in cities around the country after a grand jury ruled that the actions of two police officers who shot at Breonna Taylor were justified. A third officer is charged with endangering her neighbors. Two officers were shot during protests in Louisville, KY. Also, President Trump says the White House can overrule the FDA's guidelines for a COVID vaccine. While the CDC is releasing new data showing young people are spreading the virus. And, the Trump administration is threatening to cut funding to hospitals who fail to report data about COVID-19 to the Department of Health and Human Services.
Calculations have changed for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as GOP Senators rally to fill the vacancy left by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Also, an NPR and Harvard University poll shows nearly half of Americans say they are facing "serious financial problems" as the global pandemic drags on. And, regardless of who wins the election, the U-S will still formally exit the Paris climate agreement on November 4. It's the only country of the nearly 200 who signed to withdraw.