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Oct 09 2020 - 02:27 PM
Daily News From Around the World: 10/9/2020

Welcome to today’s news. An alarming story coming out of Michigan today details the plot and capture of six far-right extremists who intended to kidnap the governor. Other headlines cover coronavirus and election news. As always, these front pages are courtesy of Newseum.org. 



The Detroit News, Published in Detroit, Michigan

Governor Kidnap Plot Thwarted


The FBI say that they foiled a plan by six men to violently kidnap the governor of Michigan and overthrow the government. The conspirators met at a gun rally and were angry about coronavirus restrictions. They are all currently being held without bail until a trial. 

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The News and Observer, Published in Raleigh, North Carolina

Appalachian State Split on Closing Campus As Virus Cases Spike


After a student recently died due to coronavirus complications and there has been a cluster of cases on campus, there is a call for Appalachian State University to convert to remote learning like other universities in North Carolina. However, experts say that this could be dangerous as many students live in rural communities with limited medical facilities and if they take the virus home with them there could be more outbreaks. 



The Jackson Sun, Published in Jackson, Tennessee

Tennessee Adjusts First Time Voter ID Rule After Court Order


In yet another coronavirus related voting adjustment, a judge ruled that first time voters this year don’t need to vote in person or present their ID to a local election office. This ruling is only temporary and the state is appealing the court order. 



The Olympian, Published in Olympia, Washington

State’s School Enrollment Takes Hit From COVID-19


In Washington state’s public schools, there was a nearly 3% drop in enrollment this fall. This is attributed to coronavirus and primarily incoming kindergarteners delaying their first year of school. This will require schools to make adjustments for the extra-large kindergarten and first-grade classes next year. 



Casper Star Tribune, Published in Casper, Wyoming

Lands Official Says He’s Still on the Job


There is contention whether the director of the Bureau of Lands Management is unlawfully in office since he is still serving 15 months after being temporarily appointed by the Trump administration and never officially voted in by Congress. The director of the BLM is in charge of federal lands and their usage and therefore has great influence over the country’s natural resources.

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