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apnews.com Politics Jan 25, 2021, Monday
Trump impeachment goes to Senate, testing his sway over GOP
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats marched the impeachment case against Donald Trump to the Senate Monday night for the start of his historic trial, but Republican senators were easing off their...
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apnews.com Politics Jan 25, 2021, Monday
Biden reverses Trump ban on transgender people in military
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed an order Monday reversing a Trump-era Pentagon policy that largely barred transgender individuals from serving in the military. The new order,...
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apnews.com Politics Jan 22, 2021, Friday
Schumer: House to send Trump impeachment article Monday
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to send the article of impeachment against Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday, launching the start of the former president's trial on a charge...
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apnews.com Politics Jan 18, 2021, Monday
Harris prepares for central role in Biden's White House
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris will make history on Wednesday when she becomes the nation’s first female vice president — and the first Black woman and the first woman of South Asian descent to...
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apnews.com Politics Jan 17, 2021, Sunday
Records: Trump allies behind rally that ignited Capitol riot
WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of President Donald Trump’s failed presidential campaign played key roles in orchestrating the Washington rally that spawned a deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol,...
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apnews.com Politics Jan 15, 2021, Friday
Mike Pence calls Kamala Harris to offer congratulations
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence has called his soon-to-be successor Kamala Harris to offer his congratulations, according to two people familiar with the conversation. It's the...
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apnews.com Politics Jan 14, 2021, Thursday
Trump impeachment trial could begin on Inauguration Day
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's impeachment trial could begin on Inauguration Day, just as Democrat Joe Biden takes the oath of office in an ever-more-extraordinary end to the defeated...
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apnews.com Politics Jan 13, 2021, Wednesday
Report: Companies donated $170M to GOP election objectors
WASHINGTON (AP) — Corporations and industry groups have donated at least $170 million in recent years to Republicans who rejected President-elect Joe Biden's victory over President Donald Trump,...
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apnews.com Politics Jan 11, 2021, Monday
Capitol assault a more sinister attack than first appeared
WASHINGTON (AP) — Under battle flags bearing Donald Trump's name, the Capitol's attackers pinned a bloodied police officer in a doorway, his twisted face and screams captured on video. They...
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apnews.com Politics Jan 11, 2021, Monday
Army investigating officer who led group to Washington rally
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Army is investigating a psychological operations officer who led a group of people from North Carolina to the rally in Washington that led up to the deadly riot in the...
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apnews.com Politics Jan 08, 2021, Friday
Capitol siege raises security concerns for Biden inaugural
WASHINGTON (AP) — The violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol is intensifying scrutiny over security at the upcoming inauguration ceremony for President-elect Joe Biden that already has been...
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apnews.com Politics Jan 08, 2021, Friday
House Democrats discussing swift action to impeach Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are discussing Friday whether to move forward with the quick impeachment of President Donald Trump if his Cabinet doesn’t try to remove him first, acting swiftly two...
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apnews.com Health Jan 08, 2021, Friday
Pfizer study suggests vaccine works against virus variant
New research suggests that Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine can protect against a mutation found in two easier-to-spread variants of the coronavirus that erupted in Britain and South Africa. Those...
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apnews.com Politics Jan 07, 2021, Thursday
Capitol Police rejected offers of federal help to quell mob
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three days before supporters of President Donald Trump rioted at the Capitol, the Pentagon asked the U.S Capitol Police if it needed National Guard manpower. And as the mob...
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apnews.com Politics Jan 07, 2021, Thursday
EXPLAINER: Transfer of power under 25th Amendment
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's role in inciting violence at the Capitol and his long refusal to acknowledge his election defeat is prompting some lawmakers to urge his removal from...
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apnews.com Politics Jan 06, 2021, Wednesday
Chaos, violence, mockery as pro-Trump mob occupies Congress
The pro-Trump mob took over the presiding officer’s chair in the Senate, the offices of the House speaker and the Senate dais, where one yelled, “Trump won that election.”
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apnews.com Politics Jan 06, 2021, Wednesday
EXPLAINER: How Congress will count Electoral College votes
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wednesday's congressional joint session to count electoral votes could drag late into the night as some Republicans plan to challenge Democrat Joe Biden's victory in at least six...
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apnews.com Politics Jan 06, 2021, Wednesday
GEORGIA TAKEAWAYS: Black turnout fuels Warnock victory
ATLANTA (AP) — The Rev. Raphael Warnock, a Democrat, defeated Sen. Kelly Loeffler in Tuesday's special election for an unexpired term for a U.S. Senate seat in Georgia. Warnock will become the...
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apnews.com Politics Jan 06, 2021, Wednesday
Warnock makes history with Senate win as Dems near majority
ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat Raphael Warnock won one of Georgia’s two Senate runoffs Wednesday, becoming the first Black senator in his state’s history and putting the Senate majority within the...
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apnews.com Politics Jan 06, 2021, Wednesday
Warnock, Ossoff win in Georgia, handing Dems Senate control
ATLANTA (AP) — Democrats won both Georgia Senate seats — and with them, the U.S. Senate majority — as final votes were counted Wednesday, serving President Donald Trump a stunning defeat in his...
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apnews.com Politics Jan 06, 2021, Wednesday
Ossoff seals Democrats' sweep; will be youngest US senator
ATLANTA (AP) — As a teenager, Jon Ossoff was inspired by the pivotal role John Lewis played in the fight for racial equality when the civil rights icon was in his early 20s. He was in awe of...
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apnews.com Politics Jan 06, 2021, Wednesday
Biden to name judge Merrick Garland as attorney general
WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden has selected Merrick Garland, a federal appeals court judge who in 2016 was snubbed by Republicans for a seat on the Supreme Court, as his attorney...
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apnews.com News Jan 05, 2021, Tuesday
No charges against Wisconsin officer who shot Jacob Blake
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin prosecutor declined Tuesday to file charges against a white police officer who shot a Black man in the back in Kenosha, concluding he couldn't disprove the...
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apnews.com Law Jan 05, 2021, Tuesday
Teen charged in Wisconsin protest shootings to enter plea
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An Illinois teenager was expected to enter a plea Tuesday in the slayings of two people during street protests in Wisconsin following the police shooting of a Black...
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apnews.com Health Dec 30, 2020, Wednesday
California has nation's 2nd confirmed case of virus variant
California on Wednesday announced the nation’s second confirmed case of the new and apparently more contagious variant of the coronavirus, offering a strong indication that the infection is spreading more widely in the United States.
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apnews.com Health Dec 29, 2020, Tuesday
First reported US case of COVID-19 variant found in Colorado
DENVER (AP) — The first reported U.S. case of the COVID-19 variant that's been seen in the United Kingdom has been discovered in Colorado, Gov. Jared Polis announced Tuesday. The...
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apnews.com Politics Dec 27, 2020, Sunday
Lawmakers press Trump on relief bill as jobless aid expires
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump appeared no closer to signing an end-of-year COVID relief and spending bill Sunday as unemployment aid expired, the government barrels toward a...
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apnews.com Politics Dec 21, 2020, Monday
House passes $900 billion COVID relief, catchall measure
The House easily passed a $900 billion pandemic relief package Monday night that would finally deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and resources to vaccinate a nation confronting a frightening surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths.
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apnews.com Politics Dec 21, 2020, Monday
Probe: Trump officials attacked CDC virus reports
Trump administration political appointees tried to block or change more than a dozen government reports that detailed scientific findings about the spread of the coronavirus, a House panel investigating the alleged interference said Monday.
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apnews.com Politics Dec 20, 2020, Sunday
Deal on Fed removes obstacle to agreement on COVID relief
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top congressional lawmakers struck a late-night agreement on the last major obstacle to a COVID-19 economic relief package costing nearly $1 trillion, clearing the way for votes...
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apnews.com Health Dec 17, 2020, Thursday
2nd COVID-19 vaccine gets public review ahead of US decision
WASHINGTON (AP) — A second COVID-19 vaccine moved closer to joining the U.S. fight against the pandemic Thursday as government advisers convened for a public review of its safety and...
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apnews.com Health Dec 16, 2020, Wednesday
A pandemic atlas: How COVID-19 took over the world in 2020
Almost no place has been spared — and no one. The virus that first emerged a year ago in Wuhan, China, swept across the world in 2020, leaving havoc in its wake. More than any event in...
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apnews.com Politics Dec 16, 2020, Wednesday
Negotiators near agreement on long-delayed COVID-19 aid bill
Top congressional leaders are nearing agreement on a long-delayed COVID-19 relief package, hoping to seal a deal as early as Wednesday that would extend aid to individuals and businesses and help ship coronavirus vaccines to millions.
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apnews.com Politics Dec 15, 2020, Tuesday
EXPLAINER: How Congress will count Electoral College votes
The congressional joint session to count electoral votes is generally a routine, ceremonious affair. But President Donald Trump’s repeated, baseless efforts to challenge Democrat Joe Biden’s presidential victory will bring more attention than usual to the Jan. 6 joint session of the Senate and the House.
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apnews.com Law Dec 15, 2020, Tuesday
New body camera video shows moments after Arbery shooting
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Police began arriving almost immediately after Ahmaud Arbery was shot in a coastal Georgia subdivision, finding the unarmed Black man lying facedown in his own blood while the man who shot him paced with hands on his head.
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apnews.com Politics Dec 14, 2020, Monday
Early in-person voting begins in Georgia Senate runoffs
ATLANTA (AP) — Early in-person voting began Monday in the runoff elections for Georgia’s two U.S. Senate seats, with lines reported to be shorter than in the first days of early voting for the general election last month.
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apnews.com Politics Dec 14, 2020, Monday
Electors meeting to formally choose Biden as next president
WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidential electors coast to coast are casting the votes that will choose Joe Biden as the nation's next president, a formality that has taken on added importance this year...
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apnews.com Politics Dec 14, 2020, Monday
Electoral College makes it official: Biden won, Trump lost
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Electoral College formally chose Joe Biden on Monday as the nation’s next president, giving him a solid electoral majority of 306 votes and confirming his victory in last...
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apnews.com Health Dec 13, 2020, Sunday
COVID-19 vaccine shipments begin in historic US effort
KALAMAZOO, Michigan (AP) — The first shipments of a COVID-19 vaccine for widespread use in the United States headed Sunday from Michigan to distribution centers across the country, with the first...
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apnews.com Politics Dec 13, 2020, Sunday
GOP voters ready for Georgia runoffs despite Trump's claims
ATLANTA (AP) — Many Republican voters in Georgia are angry. They're convinced that widespread voter fraud — claims that are baseless — cost President Donald Trump the election to Democrat Joe...
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apnews.com Politics Dec 11, 2020, Friday
Pandemic backlash jeopardizes public health powers, leaders
Tisha Coleman has lived in close-knit Linn County, Kansas, for 42 years and never felt so alone. As the public health administrator, she’s struggled every day of the coronavirus pandemic to...
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apnews.com Tech Dec 09, 2020, Wednesday
US govt, states sue Facebook for 'predatory' conduct
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government and 48 states and districts sued Facebook Wednesday, accusing it of abusing its market power in social networking to crush smaller competitors and seeking remedies that could include a forced spinoff of the social network’s Instagram and WhatsApp messaging services.
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