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Biden gives emotional response to question of loss: 'I kind of know what it's like to lose family'
Anthony Thompson, who lost his wife in the Charleston Church shooting, asked Biden how he would use his faith in making decisions for the nation.
President Trump held press conference to discuss U.S. response to coronavirus outbreak
President Trump, Alex Azar and Anthony Fauci speak about what the U.S. is doing to control the coronavirus outbreak.        
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Obama demands TV stations stop airing 'despicable' anti-Biden ad from Pro-Trump PAC that misuses his words
The ad plays an audio passage from Obama's 1995 memoir, "Dreams from My Father," to allude that Biden supports  "plantation politics."       
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OnPolitics: How is Trump responding to the coronavirus?
Trump made a Monday evening announcement and Joe Biden has a sizable lead in South Carolina.        
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AG William Barr laments 'massively consolidated' mainstream press; claims journalists now 'less objective'
AG William Barr laments 'massively consolidated' mainstream press; claims journalists now 'less objective'        
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Pete Buttigieg responds to Trump tweet implying he can 'live with' Buttigieg as president
Did President Donald Trump tweet that he's OK with losing the reelection if Pete Buttigieg wins the presidential election? Here's what the tweet said.        
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ABC News suspends veteran correspondent over comments captured in undercover Project Veritas video
ABC News said it suspended veteran correspondent David Wright because his comments hurt the network's "reputation for fairness and impartiality."       
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Former White House doctor Ronny Jackson says he helped improve President Trump's diet
Former White House doctor Ronny Jackson says he couldn't get the president to exercise much, but did slightly improve the president's diet.        
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California has the largest Native American population in the country. Which 2020 candidates are reaching them?
California has more Native American voters than any other state. Which candidates have caught their attention in the Democratic presidential race?        
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Trump campaign sues New York Times in libel lawsuit involving Russia coverage
The lawsuit, filed in New York State Supreme Court, claims the newspaper intentionally published a false story in 2019 related to the Russia investigation.       
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Who is a South Carolina Democrat? The answer is the key to this year's Democratic primary.
After quizzing experts, talking with voters and diving into recent election results, we are able to define who is the South Carolina Democratic voter.        
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Joe Biden has big lead in South Carolina primary, per Clemson University's Palmetto Poll
Clemson University's Palmetto Poll shows former Vice President Joe Biden with a big lead and Tom Steyer in second place.       
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Pres. Trump says coronavirus is 'under control' while the CDC warns U.S. to prepare
Officials warn that coronavirus could cause "severe" disruptions in the U.S., while President Trump maintains that the situation is under control.
Schumer counters Trump, announces $8.5-billion proposal for emergency coronavirus funding
After President Trump's administration was criticized for requesting $2.5 billion to combat coronavirus, Schumer requested $8.5 billion.
Trump tries to get control of widening coronavirus concerns as Democrats propose $8.5 billion in emergency funds
Trump will speak to reporters about his efforts to address Coronavirus at 6 p.m. EST, a day after officials warned of "severe" disruptions.
Ronny Jackson, ex-White House doctor, says he put cauliflower in Trump's mashed potatoes to improve his diet
"The exercise stuff never took off as much as I wanted it to," Ronny Jackson told The New York Times. "But we were working on his diet."
Election 2020: How Trump, Democratic candidates could impact college debt, family finances
Trump, Sanders, Warren and others have a variety of proposals and policies that can impact student loan debt, a major burden for many Americans.
South Carolina kingmaker Rep. James Clyburn endorses Joe Biden ahead of primary
Rep. James Clyburn,  a living legend in South Carolina politics, has an unparalleled network in the state, particularly among African-American voters.
Who won the debate in South Carolina? Not the moderators, if you ask Twitter
Who won the debate in Charleston, South Carolina? Twitter has some opinions. Social media seems to be in agreement that the moderators lost.
Bernie Sanders' early primary success has moderate Democrats wondering about his impact on House, Senate races
Moderate Democrats worry that if Bernie Sanders becomes the Democratic nominee, the party risks losing the House majority it won in 2018.
America has a 'gruesome' history of lynching, but it's not a federal crime. A House vote could change that
The House is scheduled to vote Wednesday on a bipartisan bill that would make lynching a federal crime, a move supporters say is long overdue.
Democrats take the stage for the last time before South Carolina, Super Tuesday primaries
Sanders and Bloomberg take on attacks from other candidates in final debate before South Carolina and Super Tuesday primaries.
Democratic candidates take debate stage before South Carolina, Super Tuesday
In final debate before Super Tuesday, Democratic candidates squared off in Charleston, S.C. hoping to take on the clear frontrunner, Bernie Sanders.
South Carolina Democratic debate: This is what you didn't see on television
Sidewalk supporters were performers in an orchestrated lead-in to 7 presidential hopefuls engaging in a battle of words broadcast to a global stage.
Sanders pressed on Medicare math, Biden guarantees a win: How each candidate fared at crucial South Carolina debate
Sen. Bernie Sanders largely evaded criticism in last week's debate. But Tuesday night, the Democratic frontrunner wasn't so lucky.
Two longstanding abortion measures fail in the US Senate
Two longstanding abortion measures failed to advance in the Senate Tuesday after being helmed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.      
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'Hearing my name mentioned a little bit': Sanders plays defense and other moments from the South Carolina Democratic debate
Moderators had a hard time wrangling the presidential hopefuls as they argued over each other about divisive issues.       
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Warren attacks Bloomberg in debate over claims he told pregnant employee to 'kill it'
Sen. Warren used time during the South Carolina Democratic debate to attack Bloomberg over allegations of sexism.       
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Democrat presidential candidates debate in South Carolina
Seven Democratic hopefuls took the stage Tuesday night ahead of the South Carolina primary on Saturday.        
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OnPolitics: How will Bloomberg fight back?
Elizabeth Warren went for Bloomberg during last week's debate and has shown no signs of letting up. What will happen tonight?        
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