As Second Stimulus Check Stalls, Republicans Graham and Collins Lose Support in Senate Race

The Republican-proposed $500 billion stimulus deal left out provisions for another round of stimulus checks. It was defeated by Democrats.
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Four months after the coronavirus outbreak was declared a global health emergency, countries around the world have seen vastly different results from their efforts to fight the pandemic.
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New York Times columnist Tom Friedman believes the U.S. could be on the verge of a “potential second Civil War" over the upcoming presidential election.
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Alyssa Thomas, knocked out of Game 2 two days ago by a dislocated shoulder, made a surprise start and led the Connecticut Sun to a 77-68 victory over the Las Vegas Aces on Thursday night for a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five semifinal series.
South Korea says Kim apologized for official's "unfortunate" killing
The North Korean dictator has purportedly told South Korea he's "very sorry" about the incident at sea. It would be an unprecedented apology.
Surge of ballot requests already setting records in the US
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Trump targets Biden's lighter campaign schedule ahead of first debate
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Ohio convict flees courthouse in escape caught on camera
A manhunt was underway this week for an Ohio drug suspect who fled from a courtroom Tuesday, according to reports.
Op-Ed: California's burning; Americans are dying. I'm safe in Finland. Why would I ever go home?
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"The Takeout" podcast this week focuses on the conservative and liberal arguments surrounding the filling of the Supreme Court seat left vacant by Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.
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Sara Gideon leads with 45% of the 847 registered voters who were asked for their first ranked choice. Collins was the first choice for 41%.
Offensive line coaches play a pivotal role for NFL teams. Meet Washington’s John Matsko.
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This cashier loaned a customer $12. A grateful community repaid the cashier more than $11,000.
Houston Walgreens cashier Rita Jackson Burns had just $20 in her bank account when she loaned a customer $12. Her community responded in a big way.
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Letters to the Editor: 64 wrongful UC admissions out of many thousands are not a scandal
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Dozens of Christopher Columbus statues have been removed since June
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How Congress is pushing back against Trump’s unprecedented use of emergency powers
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Endorsement: Steve Morgan, David Berger, David Diamond for L.A. County Superior Court
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Disturbing new evidence has emerged that Qatar continues to teach anti-Semitic tropes and present hateful depictions of Jews in its government-published textbooks for schoolchildren.
The Blowout House Race That Says Everything You Need to Know About the Next Congress
If you thought things were crazy before, just Qwait.
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Many of us are hoping that an effective vaccine will end mask-wearing and social distancing. That would be a mistake.
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This crowd of RBG fans showed Trump what law and order really sounds like
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North Korea sent an apology letter to South Korea’s presidential office on Friday.
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Why Kentucky’s Black Attorney General Is So Beloved by McConnell, Trump and Their Very White Party
The man who announced this week’s Breonna Taylor decision is a Republican star.
The Queen's real estate portfolio is being slammed by the pandemic. Taxpayers will bail her out
The coronavirus pandemic is slamming the vast property empire that provides Queen Elizabeth II with a significant chunk of her income. British taxpayers could be making up the shortfall for years to come.
London officer shot dead while detaining suspect at station
A British police officer was shot dead inside a London police station early Friday while detaining a suspect, who also sustained a gunshot wound.
Russia Is Key to Preventing U.S.-China Cold War: Gorbachev
The former Soviet leader warned that the coronavirus pandemic has set Washington, D.C. and Beijing on the path to conflict.
What It’s Like to Moderate a Presidential Debate
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