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Global National: Sept. 26, 2020 | Trump sets off battle in Washington with SCOTUS pick

CA, 27 Sep 2020
U.S. President Donald Trump sparked a tense standoff Saturday after announcing his nominee for the Supreme Court. Late today, Trump named judge Amy Coney Barrett as his candidate, a favourite among Republican conservatives, largely because she supports the religious right. The president is trying to force the confirmation before the November election, and his push to fill the vacancy left by Ruth Bader Ginsburg has left Democrats criticizing the move as one that will change the ideological make-up of America's most powerful court for years. Jennifer Johnson reports.

The border closure between Canada and the U.S. has caused thousands of Canadians to be separated from loved ones. On Saturday, they held a virtual rally in hopes of convincing the federal government to do more to reunite families. David Akin has the heartbreaking story of two Americans who couldn't say goodbye to their dying mother, a Canadian.

Canadians are being discouraged from international travel, so many are turning to domestic trips. No matter where you plan to vacation, insurance experts have some advice. Heather Yourex-West explains how COVID-19 has spawned new considerations that should be made in travel insurance.

The civil war in Yemen has claimed the lives of so many civilians and as the conflict enters its sixth year, reliance on humanitarian aid is more critical than ever before. Yet United Nations supplies are being cut or purposely held back. As Mike Armstrong reports, on top of famine and conflict, Yemen is also facing the COVID-19 pandemic.

An airport in Finland is experimenting with a real-time COVID-19 testing method using dogs. The pilot project has trained canines to sniff out the coronavirus. As Crystal Goomansingh explains, this program could be a game changer when it comes to air travel during the pandemic.

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