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Presidents on campaign trail

THREE PRESIDENTS are on the campaign trail in Pennsylvania (Shutterstock).

Three presidents are campaigning for candidates in  crucial election today (Saturday).

United Press International reports that former president Barack Obama is in Pennsylvania in support of Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, the Democratic candidate for an open U.S. Senate seat. 

President Joe Biden  is expected to make a joint appearance with Obama to benefit Fetterman.

His Republican rival, Mehmet Oz, will get help  today in the Keystone State from former president Donald Trump.

Democrats are hoping that a win here would boost their chances of getting a majority in the Senate.

Barrett: no to loan forgiveness challenge


Another challenge to President Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness program was turned aside by Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett.

USA Today reports that a conservative legal group filed an emergency appeal to the Supreme Court to block the program. Barrett, an appointee of former president Donald Trump, denied the appeal without comment.

When the full court is not in session, associate justices handle emergency appeals based on geography.

Sports: Astros win World Series

The Houston Astros won their second World Series crown with a 4-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies (Saturday) in Game Six of the best-of-seven final.

The Astros, who won their first crown in 2017 (over the Los Angeles Dodgers), hosted the game.

UCLA defeated Arizona State 50-36. USC defeated Cal 41-35.

Weather: Rainy days on the way

Winter-y weather will hit the West Orange County area this coming week. The forecast for Sunday calls for partly cloudy skies and a daytime high of 70 with an overnight low of 58. But on Monday expect showers and a daytime high of 64 (57). By Tuesday we’ll have a full-fledged rainstorm with a daytime high of 62 (48). The sun should return by Wednesday.

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