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Top eight CNS stories for today including Wall Street slid further on persisting fears of a rocky presidential election and a worsening pandemic; The judge tasked with deciding the extradition of Huawei’s CFO to the United States handed the telecom executive a partial victory; A record 22 million Californians have signed up to vote in the general election, and more.

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Top eight CNS stories for today including Wall Street slid further on persisting fears of a rocky presidential election and a worsening pandemic; The judge tasked with deciding the extradition of Huawei’s CFO to the United States handed the telecom executive a partial victory; A record 22 million Californians have signed up to vote in the general election, and more.  

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National

1.) Posting its worst week in more than six months, Wall Street slid further Friday on persisting fears of a rocky presidential election and a worsening pandemic.

Pedestrians pass the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, in New York. Stocks are pulling lower Friday, as Wall Street's first reaction to President Donald Trump's testing positive for the coronavirus was to retrench. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

2.) President Donald Trump visited Michigan on Friday for a campaign rally just four days before the election and as the state sees Covid-19 cases spiral upwards to the highest numbers since the pandemic began.

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at Oakland County International Airport, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, at Waterford Township, Mich. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

3.) Days out from a presidential election turned on its head by the coronavirus pandemic, a federal judge in Washington is closely tracking to make sure the United States Postal Service follows his order to deliver mail-in ballots without delay

Box of absentee ballots waiting to be counted at the Albany County Board of Elections, Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

4.) Judging America’s response to the coronavirus pandemic in economic, moral and humanitarian standards, a congressional subcommittee released a six-month assessment Friday of waste, fraud and abuse, calling the Trump administration’s response to date “among the worst failures of leadership in American history.”

President Donald Trump reacts after hanging up a phone call with the leaders of Sudan and Israel, as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, second from left, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien, and others applaud in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Regional

5.) Buoyed by a 2.6 million-person increase in registered voters compared to a similar point in the 2016 election, California officials announced Friday a record 22 million people have signed up to vote in the general election.  

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla said in a press conference on Oct. 5, 2020, that early voting for the upcoming general election is underway and voters can safely vote by mail or in person. (Courthouse News photo / Martin Macias Jr.)

6.) Finding nothing ambiguous about New York’s postmark deadline for registering to vote, a federal judge snuffed out a lawsuit Friday from a dozen people living in Israel who thought emailing their applications allowed more time.

Voters line up in front of the Yonkers Public Library in Yonkers, N.Y., on Oct. 24, 2020 as the first day of early voting in the presidential election begins across New York state. (Mark Vergari/The Journal News via AP)

International

7.) The judge tasked with deciding the extradition of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou to the United States handed the telecom executive a partial victory, finding an “air of reality” to her allegations of abuse of process by the U.S. in certifying the case against her.

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou leaves the British Columbia Supreme Court following a Sept. 30, 2020, hearing on motions in the U.S. extradition case against her. (Courthouse News photo / Darryl Greer)

8.) The World Health Organization on Friday urged pandemic-fatigued nations to not give up trying to contain the novel coronavirus and warned about the long-term health effects of infection, a condition known as “long Covid.”

A man walks in an empty street during a nationwide confinement to counter the Covid-19, in Bayonne, southwestern France Friday, Oct. 30, 2020 . France re-imposed a monthlong nationwide lockdown Friday aimed at slowing the spread of the virus, closing all non-essential business and forbidding people from going beyond one kilometer from their homes except to go to school or a few other essential reasons. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)

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