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Matthew Knott is North America correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.

'We've got the votes': Republicans push to fill Ginsburg vacancy before election

'We've got the votes': Republicans push to fill Ginsburg vacancy before election

Filling the seat will allow Republicans to lock in a 6-3 conservative majority on the court that would probably take years to reverse.

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Joe Biden reaches out to working class, calls Donald Trump an elitist

Joe Biden reaches out to working class, calls Donald Trump an elitist

Joe Biden added economic inequality to his existing criticisms of Donald Trump for dividing Americans and mishandling the coronavirus pandemic.

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The US set to hit 200,000 COVID-19 deaths, a symbol of national failure

The US set to hit 200,000 COVID-19 deaths, a symbol of national failure

COVID-19 has exposed America's underlying political, social and economic weaknesses with fatal efficiency – and the national nightmare isn't over yet.

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Trump vows to nominate 'brilliant woman' for Supreme Court this week

Trump vows to nominate 'brilliant woman' for Supreme Court this week

The confirmation process for a Supreme Court justice typically takes around three months, but there are just over six weeks remaining until election day.

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'He's a nightmare': Donald Trump's struggle to woo suburban voters

'He's a nightmare': Donald Trump's struggle to woo suburban voters

America's once sleepy, lily-white suburbs are becoming more multicultural and progressive. It's a troubling sign for the President ahead of election day.

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Ginsburg's death shakes up an already dramatic election
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Ginsburg's death shakes up an already dramatic election

A Supreme Court vacancy gives Donald Trump a potent new issue to campaign on. Could this be the game-changer he's been looking for?

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The 'double haters' who could help decide the US election
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The 'double haters' who could help decide the US election

During my time on the campaign trail so far I've heard American voters use the same phrase over and over again: "the lesser of two evils".

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Top health official tells Congress vaccine will take time, prompting Trump backlash

Top health official tells Congress vaccine will take time, prompting Trump backlash

Trump believes the development of a vaccine would create optimism about the country's ability to emerge from the crisis and boost his re-election chances. 

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Biden's campaign dilemma: courting voters in the age of COVID-19
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Biden's campaign dilemma: courting voters in the age of COVID-19

The Democratic nominee has turned to musician Ricky Martin and Luis Fonsi, as well as actress Eva Longoria, to help out with the Hispanic vote.

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Australians' support for US plunges to record lows under Trump

Australians' support for US plunges to record lows under Trump

Just 33 per cent of Australians have a favourable view of the US. A major reason appears to be the President's inability to contain COVID-19.

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Joe Biden labels Donald Trump a 'climate arsonist' as California burns

Joe Biden labels Donald Trump a 'climate arsonist' as California burns

When pressed on the connection between climate change and the fires in a trip to California, Trump said: I don't think science knows actually."

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