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Tuesday September 22nd, 2020 day edition

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(CNN) Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will become the first woman in history to lie in state in the US Capitol when her casket is placed in National Statuary Hall on Friday, according to congressional historians.

The historic event, which was announced by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday, will feature a formal ceremony for invited guests only because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Lying in state is a tribute reserved for the most distinguished government officials and military officers, while lying in honor is a distinction given to private citizens.

Earlier in the week, Ginsburg's body will lie in repose at the Supreme Court on Wednesday and Thursday so that members of the public can pay their respects, the court announced on Monday.

The casket will arrive in front of the Supreme Court just before 9:30 a.m.

ET Wednesday and a private ceremony with family, close friends and the justices will take place in the Great Hall at the court.

Following the ceremony, the casket will be moved under the portico at the top of the building's front steps. »

Human Footprints Found in Saudi Arabia May Be 120,000 Years Old

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Seven footprints pressed into the parched sediment of an ancient lake bed in northern Saudi Arabia may testify to humans’ presence in the region some 115,000 years ago, reports Maya Wei-Haas for National Geographic.

Now, a new analysis published in the journal Science Advances argues that anatomically modern humans created the seven footprints between 112,000 and 121,000 years ago.

The seven footprints featured in the study were longer than the Neanderthal tracks and appeared to have been made by taller, lighter hominins. »

Mark Ruffalo Brain Cancer

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Short Bio – Mark Ruffalo had a dream about having brain cancer which saved and changed this actor’s life.

Story – In May of 2001 Mark Ruffalo had a vivid dream that he had a brain tumor.

The dream terrified him so much, he contacted his doctor who ordered an MRI to put the actor at ease. »

California’s COVID-19 positivity rate drops below 3% for the first time

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But the good news is tempered with caution: Those fires, coupled with heat waves and toxic air quality, led to a decline in testing.

And then there’s Los Angeles County, where the COVID-19 positivity rate has stayed too high for any businesses to reopen for indoor operations.

The positive test rate rose last week, which health officials say could be the result of transmissions from the Labor Day weekend. »

Judge orders U.S. Postal Service to treat all election mail as 1st class or priority

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Postal Service to expedite all November election mail and to approve additional overtime for postal workers. U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero in Manhattan, N.Y., said the postal service must treat to the extent possible all election mail as first-class mail or priority mail express and "shall pre-approve all overtime that has been or will be requested" between Oct. 26 and Nov. 6.

Marrero's opinion said that in prior elections, including 2018, the postal service typically treated election mail as first-class mail, even if it was sent at marketing mail rates.

Postal Service spokesperson Dave Partenheimer said last week while the agency was exploring its legal options, it was "ready and committed to handle whatever volume of election mail it receives.". »