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Trump’s imprint on Supreme Court shows conservative effect in key coronavirus ruling
In dramatic fashion, the court’s new conservative majority dismissed Chief Justice John Roberts’s past deference to local officials on certain pandemic restrictions.
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Obama’s take on evangelical Hispanics could reinforce Democrats’ challenges
Barack Obama’s words about Hispanic voters displayed a lack of understanding about the growing voting bloc.
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Biden tries to spread calm, as some Democrats worry about his willingness to fight
The president-elect has made good on his campaign vow to lower the temperature as he deals with Republicans and Democrats.
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Supreme Court relieves religious organizations from some covid-related restrictions
Court’s conservatives, strengthened by new justice Barrett, prevail in latest conflict
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Coronavirus deaths reach ominous levels unseen since early in the pandemic
Covid-19 deaths are climbing at an alarming rate, presaging a deadly winter and a potentially bleak holiday season. Experts, fearing coronavirus “fatigue,” are urging Americans not to abandon public health measures.
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Trump, Carson tout covid-19 treatments as lifesavers. But regular people find them harder to get.
Frustrated doctors say they have had to ration the drugs because of short supply. “How on earth do I decide?” asks one doctor.
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Trump pardons former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI
Flynn later sought to withdraw his plea and the Justice Department tried to dismiss the case.
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Joe Biden calls for shared sacrifice to fight the pandemic as Trump rails about baseless election accusations
The two November combatants offered opposite messages ahead of a Thanksgiving like no other.
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NRA reports alleged misspending by current and former executives to IRS
The latest tax return shows the nonprofit gun rights organization in the red for the fourth year in a row.
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Live updates: Biden to deliver Thanksgiving address ahead of the holiday
President-elect Joe Biden “will discuss the shared sacrifices Americans are making this holiday season and say that we can and will get through the current crisis together,” his transition team said.
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Biden’s national security rollout doesn’t include a Pentagon pick
Former Obama official Michèle Flournoy, often mentioned as Biden’s most likely choice, said to remain in the running.
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After long, bitter delay, Biden transition kicks into gear
President-elect Joe Biden’s team kicked off its presidential transition in earnest Tuesday after President Trump’s unprecedented refusal to concede the election held up the process. That delay came to an end this week when a key official confirmed Biden’s win.
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Biden searches for attorney general to restore Justice Dept.’s independence, refocus on civil rights
A politician or a prosecutor? The next attorney general will reflect the new administration’s priorities.
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In Georgia Senate runoffs, the focus — and the fire — is on Raphael Warnock
On the Democratic side of the races to decide who controls the U.S. Senate, it's Warnock who is animating the diversifying Democratic base -- and taking the brunt of Republican fire.
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First 6.4 million doses of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine could go out in mid-December
More doses will be available each week as manufacturing ramps up, with health-care personnel at the head of the line to get shots, officials say
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McConnell still mum on Biden’s win as Trump administration begins transition
The Senate majority leader’s ongoing silence leaves a question mark over what could be the most important Washington relationship of the next two years.
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