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Oct 13 2020 - 04:09 PM
Daily News From Around the World: 10/13/20

The main headline for today centers on the hearings that began yesterday for potential, new Supreme Court Justice, Amy Coney Barrett. Other news items include recreational pieces as New York tries to popularize lesser known hiking trails and Massachutsetts looks to increase revenue through marijuana. As always, these headlines are courtesy of

The Republican, Published in Springfield, Massachusetts

Renewed Effort for Marijuana Cultivation, Retail

A large marijuana company is eyeing space at the Springfield Mall for a prospective retail-cultivation business. The company is hoping to create 100 full time jobs and hire at least 50% of their employees from minority communities with good wages and benefits. The city is currently accepting propositions for marijuana shops in order to boost economic growth. 

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The Journal News, Published in Westchester County, New York

‘Hidden Gems’ Around NY Can Help You Avoid Crowds Amid Pandemic

As a result of the pandemic, popular New York hiking trails are being subject to overuse. The Department of Environmental Conservation has subsequently published a list of alternative trails in order to hopefully ease up the trail erosion at some more prominent spots. 

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The Daily Republic, Published in Mitchell, South Dakota

COVID Takes Challenge of Tracking Infectious College Students to the Next Level

Coronavirus in colleges and universities across the US is bringing a whole new set of challenges to public health officials. Since students often have two addresses - in their hometown as well as at campus, there is an extra layer of work for contact tracers to figure out where the person is actually staying. Additionally, as some students move from home to campus or vice versa, some cases are being counted twice or slipping through the cracks. 

The Tennessean, Published in Nashville, Tennessee

Thousands Attend ‘Worship Protest’

A Christian leader from California has been organizing ‘worship protests’ across the country. Most recently, he gathered together thousands of followers outside a Tennessee courthouse without a permit. Notably, many attendees were not wearing masks and the city’s health department is closely looking into the event.

Baraboo News Republic, Published in Baraboo, Wisconsin

Barrett Hearings Underway

Yesterday in D.C., hearings began for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett to take the place of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The Republican-led Senate is hoping to install her in the Supreme Court before Election Day. The first day was filled with statements and opening remarks. Today she will answer questions from senators.

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