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In this Feb. 3, 2020, file photo, Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., walks at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Toomey Supports Moving Forward with Supreme Court Nominations Before Election

Pennsylvania’s Republican US Sen. Pat Toomey said Tuesday that he is on board with the Senate considering President Donald Trump's forthcoming nominee to the Supreme Court right away.

Pennsylvania jurist Peter Phipps is on Trump's shortlist of candidates for the US Supreme Court. (Photo via US District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania)
Meet Peter Phipps, the PA Judge on Trump’s List of Supreme Court Candidates

Peter Phipps has served as a federal judge for only two years, but he has risen quickly—and over the objections of one of his home state senators.

President Donald Trump wraps up his speech at a campaign rally at Fayetteville Regional Airport, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Fayetteville, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci
Trump to Announce Supreme Court Pick by Saturday, Ginsburg Services Set

“I think that would be good for the Republican Party, and I think it would be good for everybody to get it over with," Trump said.

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, about the Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Biden in PA: ‘Let the People Speak’, Wait on Supreme Court Nomination

“Uphold your constitutional duty, your conscience,” Biden said in Pennsylvania. "Let the people speak. Cool the flames that have engulfed our country.”

COVID-19 pandemic forces children and teachers online learning.
‘Exhausted Doesn’t Cut It’: This Mom and Teacher Shares What Life Is Like Now That Schools Have Reopened

A mother shares her exhausting experience as a parent and teacher juggling between caring for her children and teaching her students during the coronavirus pandemic.

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden visit the Shanksville Volunteer Fire Department in Shanksville, Pa., Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. The Bidens stopped by after visiting the nearby Flight 93 National Memorial to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Trump, Biden Mark 9/11 With Very Different Tones in Pennsylvania

President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, marked the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on Friday at memorial services where their differences were sharply on display.

A surprise display of fireworks sponsored by Macy's explode over the Hudson Yards area of Manhattan as seen from a pier in Hoboken, N.J., Tuesday, June 30, 2020. The fireworks were not announced until an hour or so before to avoid attracting large crowds. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
How to Celebrate Fourth of July While Protecting Yourself From COVID-19

Medical experts have advised Americans to spend time outdoors, practice social distancing, wash and sanitize their hands, avoid large crowds, and limit contact with people outside of their household.