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The executive order strips protections for thousands of federal workers. The administration says it's needed to get rid of "poor performers," but critics call it an attack on apolitical employees.

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden make their closing arguments in what's been an unusual campaign season to say the least.

Colorado's Proposition 115 could shut down one of the few clinics nationwide that specializes in later abortion.

Drug industry veteran Moncef Slaoui is a key figure in Operation Warp Speed's push to develop COVID-19 coronavirus vaccines. His employment terms raised concerns about potential conflicts of interest.

Most overseas troops use the mail and the law requires their ballots to go out early.

Hoaxes and misleading posts aimed at depressing turnout have spread on social media. Experts say it outpaces 2016, when Black voters were the top target of Russian-backed disinformation.

Where are hospitals reaching capacity? Which metro areas are running out of beds? NPR has learned federal agencies collect and analyze this information in detail but don't share it with the public.

You would rather be Democrat Joe Biden heading into Election Day than President Trump, but there's lots of uncertainty. It's possible to see Biden win a blowout or Trump again eke out a win.

Of the 1.1 million people who left the job market in September, more than 860,000 were women. We examine why women are dropping out of the workforce, and what it will mean for the economy.

In the Rockies, small hospitals have no place to send patients when city hospitals are filling up. They report having to hold critical patients longer or transfer them far away, often out of state.

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