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McConnell renews call for filibuster to remain after 2 Democrats back it

Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., reiterated his commitment to keeping the Senate filibuster Monday and pushed for a power-sharing agreement after two Democratic senators voiced support for the ...

Trump won’t hand Biden the nuclear football. Here’s how the handoff will happen.

When he is sworn in Wednesday, President-elect Joe Biden will get the nuclear "football" — an oddly shaped 45-pound briefcase that is always at the president's side to command and control the country'...

Pence to publicly receive Covid vaccine on Friday, Biden as soon as next week

Vice President Mike Pence will publicly receive a Covid-19 vaccine on Friday while President-elect Joe Biden is expected to get a shot as soon as next week.

Trump slows plan for White House staffers to get Covid vaccine early

The president said he wasn't scheduled to receive the vaccine but would "at the appropriate time."

Facebook pushes back on antitrust lawsuits

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said the lawsuits from the FTC and a coalition of state attorneys general would create "a really big chilling problem for American business."

Residents of Brazilian city told to stay at home amid reports of criminals running amok

Around 30 people wearing hoods participated in the assault, according to Brazil's Globo network.

AstraZeneca Covid vaccine study results clouded by manufacturing error

“You’ve taken two studies for which different doses were used and come up with a composite that doesn’t represent either of the doses," an expert said.

What Trump faces on Jan. 20, 2021

As soon as he becomes a private citizen, Trump will be stripped of the legal armor that has protected him from pending cases both civil and criminal.

With nearly all votes counted, the 2020 presidential election wasn’t that close

WASHINGTON — What’s gotten lost in all of the focus on President Trump’s lawsuits, his baseless accusations of voter fraud and his administration’s unwillingness so far to begin the transition is a si...

Vatican investigates how Pope Francis’ Instagram account ‘liked’ bikini model’s pic

The Vatican is investigating how the official Instagram account of Pope Francis “liked” a photo of a model in a schoolgirl outfit.

Georgia hand count of votes affirms Biden’s narrow victory over Trump

Trump picked up a few hundred votes in the recount which leaves Biden with a 12,800-vote margin, Georgia official says.

Australian troops unlawfully killed 39 Afghans, report finds

A shocking Australian military report into war crimes has found evidence that elite Australian troops unlawfully killed 39 Afghan prisoners, farmers and civilians.

Why Biden should pardon Trump — and we Democrats should want him to

Sure, the president doesn't deserve it. But it has a lot of upsides for Biden, those who seek his prosecution and for the American people.

State attorneys general have sued Trump’s administration 138 times — nearly double those of Obama and Bush

During President Donald Trump's four years in office, his administration has sparred in court with state attorneys general over nearly every issue.

Covid-19 vaccine candidate 94.5 percent effective, Moderna says

"This is really encouraging and it further demonstrates that a vaccine for Covid is a real probability," professor Trudie Lang of Oxford University said.

Federal judge rules acting DHS head Chad Wolf unlawfully appointed, invalidates DACA suspension

A federal judge in New York City on Saturday said Chad Wolf has not been acting lawfully as the chief of Homeland Security and that, as such, his suspension of protections for a class of migrants brou...

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