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As of September 17, Black voters’ mail-in ballots in North Carolina are being rejected at more than four times the rate of white voters' ballots, according to the state’s numbers. More, via  @FiveThirtyEight: https://abcn.ws/2FS76FC

The @FiveThirtyEight presidential election forecast has Joe Biden with a 77 in 100 chance of winning the Electoral College—but the outcome is a long way from certain.

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The  @FiveThirtyEight presidential election forecast has Joe Biden with a 77 in 100 chance of winning the Electoral College—but the outcome is a long way from certain. EXPLORE: https://abcn.ws/32JN3Ce

NEW: COVID-19 "tragically represents the largest mass fatality incident in modern NYC history," report says.

NEW: COVID-19 "tragically represents the largest mass fatality incident in modern NYC history," report says. https://abcn.ws/3iJnHtE

Protesters weren't merely demonstrating in solidarity with their U.S. counterparts. They turned inward -- looking at their own countries' histories of racial violence, the present state of systemic racism, and police brutality. https://abcn.ws/2RFrsEo

U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan warns that extremists groups are planning attacks against a “variety of targets” but are taking particular aim at women. https://abcn.ws/3iJuP9s

The massive fireworks display that lights up London's skyline every New Year's Eve, attracting tens of thousands of people, has been canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The massive fireworks display that lights up London's skyline every New Year's Eve, attracting tens of thousands of people, has been canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. https://abcn.ws/35LOkdF

A 4th grade teacher has built her own, outdoor classroom amid COVID-19. https://abcn.ws/33HHUcO

Feds unveil plan to "reduce suffering" for nursing home residents and staff amid COVID-19 pandemic. https://abcn.ws/2ZNbEUu

STARTING NOW:  @ABC News News has the latest headlines from across the globe. Diane Macedo anchors: https://www.pscp.tv/w/cjNVOzM3Mzg2fDFybXhQWWVWd0JWS05LZg_71UOHUnkdS7QEUAQNp_v6HVbkJ0s61rWha0ioNg==

Here’s everything you need to know about how to stay safe when hitting the polls this election season: https://abcn.ws/3hGWpmv

YOUNG AT HEART: Galapagos tortoise Cerro celebrated turning 54 years old by devouring a special birthday cake filled with some of his favorite treats at Perth Zoo.

YOUNG AT HEART: Galapagos tortoise Cerro celebrated turning 54 years old by devouring a special birthday cake filled with some of his favorite treats at Perth Zoo. https://abcn.ws/2REhcMY

BREAKING: Starting Sunday, downloads of the massively popular video app TikTok and the messaging app WeChat will be banned in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. https://abcn.ws/32I59Ve

First lady Melania Trump visited a New Hampshire hospital that helps treat infants exposed to opioids in the womb, thanking workers and marking September as National Recovery Month.

First lady Melania Trump visited a New Hampshire hospital that helps treat infants exposed to opioids in the womb, thanking workers and marking September as National Recovery Month. https://abcn.ws/35MT5DO

CLOSE CALL: Passing motorcyclist has a lucky escape as utility pole and trees fall on road during deadly storm.

CLOSE CALL: Passing motorcyclist has a lucky escape as utility pole and trees fall on road during deadly storm. https://abcn.ws/3caDoHF

Five experts interviewed by  @ABC News News all agreed with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's director Robert Redfield, saying that masks are, in fact, our strongest weapons against the pandemic. https://abcn.ws/3mxLTl3

NEW: Democrats are slightly favored to win the U.S. Senate, according to @FiveThirtyEight’s 2020 forecast.

NEW: Democrats are slightly favored to win the U.S. Senate, according to  @FiveThirtyEight’s 2020 forecast. https://abcn.ws/3myPqj2

"Think about just trying to Zoom with your grandparents, and now imagine that we've got 150 celebrities who haven't made themselves lunch in, like, 19 years, many of them, are now trying to connect technically to an awards show." https://abcn.ws/3cbWP3a

JUST IN: Firefighter dies battling wildfire in the San Bernardino National Forest in California, U.S. Forest Service says. https://abcn.ws/3mrwjHw

LATEST: Week-over-week comparisons show the number of new COVID-19 cases and the number of new deaths are both increasing in the United States, according to an internal FEMA memo obtained by @ABC News.

LATEST: Week-over-week comparisons show the number of new COVID-19 cases and the number of new deaths are both increasing in the United States, according to an internal FEMA memo obtained by  @ABC News News. https://abcn.ws/35ORiya

Pres. Trump and former Vice Pres. Joe Biden heading to Minnesota as the Midwestern state becomes among the first to begin early in-person voting in the 2020 general election. https://abcn.ws/3klQe94

Police are seeking the public's help to identify a suspect after a 63-year-old health worker was attacked and left unconscious on a London bus after a confrontation over face masks.

Police are seeking the public's help to identify a suspect after a 63-year-old health worker was attacked and left unconscious on a London bus after a confrontation over face masks. https://abcn.ws/3hK4SFn

ON THIS DAY: 50 years ago, rock star Jimi Hendrix, one of the 20th century's most creative and influential musicians, died in London at age 27.

ON THIS DAY: 50 years ago, rock star Jimi Hendrix, one of the 20th century's most creative and influential musicians, died in London at age 27. https://abcn.ws/2RzFuYg

More than a month after the blast in Beirut, a group at the site of the disaster has been working to reunite residents with their animal companions who were lost or displaced. https://abcn.ws/3kuFPbi

LATEST: There were 44,360 new cases of COVID-19 identified in the United States on Thursday, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.

LATEST: There were 44,360 new cases of COVID-19 identified in the United States on Thursday, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University. https://abcn.ws/33HgiEO

U.S. Postal Service's plan to send 650 million face masks to Americans allegedly nixed by White House. https://abcn.ws/2ZNSCxm

North Korea is preparing for a massive military parade in its capital to mark the 75th anniversary of its ruling party next month, satellite images indicate. https://abcn.ws/2ZLMp5i

CORONAVIRUS LATEST: https://abcn.ws/3carOfF • India confirms another 96,424 COVID-19 cases and 1,174 more fatalities in the past 24 hours. • Pandemic has killed more than 942,000 people across the globe. • Over 30 million people have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

Shooters opened fire on the home of two New Jersey police officers and their 10-day old infant earlier this week, and authorities are asking for the public's help in locating the suspects. https://abcn.ws/2FSDQOE

Russia vaccine data questioned by experts worried about global distribution. https://abcn.ws/3mwDG0n

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