☀ October 13: Day 2 of Supreme Court confirmation hearings, long waits for early voting and an orchestra’s pop-up concerts

[Your Morning]

Good morning! It’s Tuesday, October 13, 2020. Here’s a look at your news across the nation:

1️⃣⚖ Amy Coney Barrett to face questioning on 2nd day of Supreme Court confirmation hearings 

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett attends her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee with her family on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S., October 12, 2020. (Patrick Semansky/Pool via REUTERS)

2️⃣🚨 5 men in Michigan governor kidnapping plot due in court Tuesday

In a photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich., Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP)

3️⃣🗳 Voters wait several hours in line to cast absentee ballots in Alabama, Georgia


4️⃣🧪 Johnson & Johnson pauses coronavirus vaccine trial ‘due to unexplained illness’ in patient


📱 [Trending] this morning

With concert halls closed, NY Philharmonic hosts pop-up performances

With performance halls shut because of the coronavirus pandemic, the best concert venue a violinist could hope for one recent October Friday was a sidewalk in the Bronx.

The New York Philharmonic came up with the idea for a series of outdoor, pop-up performances, even as it was forced to lay off or furlough nearly half its staff as it faced a multimillion-dollar budget deficit.

NY Phil Bandwagon viola player Robert Rinehart sets up before the performing at Betty Carter Park in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

📅 What we’re watching

🔴 The second day of Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett begins Tuesday at 9 a.m. ET.

🔴 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is campaigning in Florida Tuesday. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump will speak at a rally in Pennsylvania.

💻📲 We’ll bring you 🔴 LIVE news updates throughout the day on the NewsNation Now app and NewsNationNow.com.


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