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Top Eight

Top eight CNS stories for today including the world is recording its highest daily infection counts since the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus a pandemic seven months ago; A federal judge refused to give Floridians extra time to register to vote but blasted state officials for being unprepared; Most voters prefer Joe Biden over President Donald Trump on major issues and key personality traits, and more.

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Top eight CNS stories for today including the world is recording its highest daily infection counts since the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus a pandemic seven months ago; A federal judge refused to give Floridians extra time to register to vote but blasted state officials for being unprepared; Most voters prefer Joe Biden over President Donald Trump on major issues and key personality traits, and more.  

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National

1.) A majority of U.S. voters prefer Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden over President Donald Trump on most major issues and key personality traits, according to a Pew Research Center survey released Friday.

FILE - This combination of Sept. 29, 2020, file photos show President Donald Trump, left, and former Vice President Joe Biden during the first presidential debate at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

2.) Spurred by industry members to crack down on aluminum dumping, the Trump administration announced tariffs Friday against 18 countries.

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2013 file photo, steel beams sit outside Arena de Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo, Brazil. President Donald Trump on Dec. 2, 2019 accused Brazil and Argentina of hurting American farmers through currency manipulation and said he’ll slap tariffs on their steel and aluminum imports to retaliate. (AP Photo/Ferdinand Ostrop, File)

3.) Twitter announced fundamental changes to its platform intended to prevent political candidates from making false claims about victories on Election Day. 

The Twitter app icon is shown on April 26, 2017, on a mobile phone in Philadelphia. According to a study released on Jan. 24, 2019, a tiny fraction of Twitter users spread the vast majority of fake news in 2016, with conservatives and older people sharing misinformation more. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Regional

4.) A federal judge refused Friday to give Floridians extra time to register to vote despite a massive computer malfunction on the last day of registration, but he blasted state officials for being unprepared.  

Voters prepare to turn in their mail-in ballots, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, at the Miami-Dade County Elections Department in Doral, Fla. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis extended the state’s voter registration deadline after heavy traffic crashed the state’s online system and potentially prevented thousands of enrolling to cast ballots in next month’s presidential election. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

5.) Hurricane Delta is expected to make landfall Friday night in roughly the same area of southwest Louisiana that was ravaged by Hurricane Laura six weeks ago, leaving in its path downed trees and power lines and knocking out windows and power to hundreds of thousands of homes.

This Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, satellite image released by NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) shows Hurricane Delta. Forecasts showed Delta had strengthened back into a Category 3 hurricane, expecting to arrive Louisiana on Friday evening. (NASA via AP)

6.) A ballot measure aimed at ending cash bail in California has civil rights groups at odds over what should replace it.

(Pixabay image via Courthouse News)

7.) Voters have complained of a range of issues with Virginia’s ballot tracking system, including some who said they never received their absentee ballot in the mail.

FILE - A person drops applications for mail-in-ballots into a mail box. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

International

8.) With new cases surging in Europe, the world is recording its highest daily infection counts since the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus a pandemic seven months ago.

An Indian villager wearing a face mask as a precaution against the coronavirus sells his ware at market in Jammu, India, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. India is the world's second most coronavirus affected country after the United States. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
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