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Double-mutant Covid: Researchers identify five new cases of variant in California
The double-mutant strain contains two key mutations, E484Q and L452R, that have been found separately in other variants but not together in a single strain.
Congressional fundraisers lobby companies that suspended donations after Capitol riot
Political fundraisers have been lobbying corporations to resume donating after many suspended their donations following the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol.
Biden to sign orders reversing Trump policies on Obamacare and abortion
The latest moves add to the more than three dozen other presidential orders and memoranda Biden has signed in his first week in office.
Robinhood customer sues trading app over GameStop restrictions
The lawsuit accuses Robinhood of breaching its contract by failing to disclose it "was going to randomly pull" GameStop from its platform.
Robinhood restricts trading in GameStop, other names involved in frenzy
Free-trading pioneer Robinhood and Interactive Brokers took steps to curb the wild trading activity in heavily shorted names.
Biden to restrict travel with South Africa, U.K., Brazil to slow new Covid strains
President Joe Biden will sign a travel ban Monday on most non-U.S. citizens entering the country who were recently in South Africa, where a new strain of Covid-19 has been identified.
How Biden's Covid relief plan may cut child poverty in half
President Joe Biden says his Covid relief package would dramatically reduce the ranks of kids living in poverty. Some experts think it's a reasonable claim.
Microsoft President Brad Smith defends MSPAC to employees
Brad Smith said because Microsoft has contributed to campaigns, representatives can attend events, and that can result in a willingness to work with Microsoft.
Biden to deploy FEMA, National Guard to set up Covid vaccine clinics across U.S.
The Biden administration will also "quickly jumpstart" efforts to make the vaccines available at local pharmacies across the U.S.
Twitter has suspended 70,000 QAnon accounts since U.S. Capitol riot
Twitter has suspended more than 70,000 accounts associated with the far-right QAnon conspiracy theory.
Pro-Trump dark money groups organized the rally that led to deadly Capitol Hill riot
A web of pro-Trump dark money groups organized and funded a rally that led to the infamous riot on Capitol Hill.
Biden advisor's lobbyist brother known for connections, caution on conflicts
Past associates of lobbyist Jeff Ricchetti say he has rejected requests to lobby his brother, longtime Biden advisor Steve Ricchetti.
Pandemic-stocks: Covid drove massive market gains — what happens next
The pandemic turned 2020 into a year of unprecedented events — not the least of which was the swift crash and then record-fast recovery of the stock market.
Gavin Newsom picks Alex Padilla to replace Kamala Harris in Senate seat
California Secretary of State Alex Padilla will succeed Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in the U.S. Senate, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday.
Trump demands bigger stimulus checks in Covid relief bill
President Donald Trump, in a stunning Tuesday night tweet, called the $900 billion Covid relief bill passed by Congress an unsuitable "disgrace."
$600 stimulus checks help, but income crisis bigger than Covid
Some Covid-19 sufferers have 'long haul" symptoms of disease. For many Americans whose finances were strapped by pandemic, it's income inequality that lingers.
Moderna Covid vaccine FDA approved for emergency use
Moderna's vaccine – the second approved for use in the U.S. – will bolster the number of available doses, which states desperately need to fend off the pandemic.
'We want them infected,' Trump HHS appointee said in email pushing to expose infants, kids and teens to Covid
During his time at HHS, Paul Alexander also allegedly directly meddled with Covid-related studies published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Early voting in Georgia begins for Senate runoff elections
In-person early voting began Monday in Georgia for the crucial Jan. 5 special election that will decide control of the Senate.
Next stimulus package may extend student loan payment pause until May
Bipartisan legislation circulated on Wednesday calls for extending the payment pause for student loan borrowers by another three three months.
States tell Supreme Court they support Texas bid to reverse Biden win
President Donald Trump defeated Joe Biden in the popular vote of all of those states, but one of Nebraska's electoral votes was won by Biden.
Texas sues four battleground states in Supreme Court over 'unlawful election results'
Texas' suit argues that results in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin, which President-elect Joe Biden won, should be declared unconstitutional.
Birx hopes to brief Biden Monday on coronavirus
Birx explained that in the past nine months the federal government has compiled detailed data used to track and measure the virus.
Texas hospitals prepare to administer Covid vaccine shots in less than three weeks
"I didn't expect to get vaccine so soon, frankly," chief clinical officer of UT Health Dr. Amy Young said. "We'll be ready for it whenever we get it."
Biden's foreign policy team lays out a national security vision that differs sharply from Trump's
The event gave Americans their first opportunity to hear directly from the nominees, who have decades of experience but are not necessarily household names.
Mercer family dramatically scaled back giving to conservative causes heading into 2020
The Mercer family's contributions to conservative causes dropped by about 90% in the buildup to the 2020 election.
Biden to begin receiving classified Presidential Daily Briefings
The briefing is a significant step towards transferring responsibility for national security from the Trump administration to Biden's.
What Biden's student loan forgiveness plan means for borrowers
Student loan borrowers hoping for forgiveness were given some hope with the election of Joe Biden. Here's what the president-elect's plan would do.
DoorDash releases S-1 for IPO, reports $149M in losses through September
DoorDash has the lead in U.S. market share for food delivery. filed its IPO prospectus with the Securities and Exchange Commission. reported $1.9 billion in revenue for the nine months ended Sept. 30 and a net loss of $149 million. Its last private valuation was $16 billion, and it has raised $2.5 billion.
Pompeo ignores Biden victory, vows 'smooth transition' to second Trump term
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ignored Joe Biden's victory and claimed there will be a "smooth transition" to a second Trump term.
Covid vaccine: Pfizer says drug more than 90% effective in preventing infection
Dr. Albert Bourla, chairman and CEO of Pfizer, hailed the development as a "great day for science and humanity."
Postal Service data shows poor mail-in ballot delivery rate in key swing states, judge suggests Postmaster General DeJoy might have to testify
The states include Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, North Carolina and Wisconsin, battlegrounds in the contest betweent President Trump and Joe Biden.
Girl Scouts deletes social media congratulations to Amy Coney Barrett on Supreme Court seat after angry backlash
The appointment of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court by President Donald Trump to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg has made his re-election campaign against Joe Biden even more contentious.
Coronavirus stimulus update: Pelosi says relief deal with Mnuchin getting closer
Nancy Pelosi and Steven Mnuchin will talk Tuesday afternoon as they try to reach a coronavirus stimulus agreement before Election Day.
Coronavirus stimulus update: Pelosi, Mnuchin make progress in relief bill talks
Nancy Pelosi and Steven Mnuchin are trying to reach a coronavirus stimulus deal ahead of the 2020 election.
Democrats and Republicans dismiss Trump's coronavirus stimulus offer
Congress has failed to pass new aid for months as the coronavirus continues to spread across the country and economic recovery slows.
Stock Market Today: Dow Closes More Than 300 Points Lower After Trump Calls Off Stimulus, Causing Sudden Drop In Stocks
Stocks were lower after President Donald Trump instructed White House officials to halt negotiations on further coronavirus stimulus.
Top Military Leaders Self-quarantining After Positive Coronavirus Test At Pentagon
Last week, Coast Guard Vice Commandant Charles Ray participated in meetings at the Pentagon, some of which included members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the nation's top military leaders.
Facebook Rebuts 'The Social Dilemma,' Popular Netflix Documentary
Facebook argues that the documentary-drama that quickly gained popularity for its critical look of tech platforms "buries the substance in sensationalism."
Koch Network Campaign For Support Trump Supreme Court Nominee
The Koch linked group, Americans for Prosperity (AFP), moved ahead with what will likely be an expansive and expensive campaign to help push Trump's nominee through the Senate.
Cramer Says Trump Administration Will Approve Oracle-TikTok Deal Tuesday
Oracle had been a dark horse in the competition over TikTok, with Microsoft emerging as the first known bidder.