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Biden says he'll publicly get a COVID-19 vaccine, keep Fauci

WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Joe Biden said on Thursday he would publicly take a coronavirus vaccine to demonstrate its safety to the public and pledged to retain the nation's top adviser on the pandemic, Anthony Fauci, when he takes office next month. Learn More


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Trump running out of time to solidify immigration agenda after U.S. election loss

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration is pushing to finalize new immigration restrictions before his term ends in January, according to three senior homeland security officials, a last-gasp effort in a policy area that was a central focus during his four years in office. More »


$908 billion coronavirus aid bill draws conservative backing in U.S. Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan, $908 billion coronavirus aid plan gained momentum in the U.S. Congress on Thursday as conservative lawmakers expressed their support and Senate and House of Representatives leaders huddled. More »


U.S. Justice Department probed Kushner lawyer over alleged graft scheme: NYT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department investigated whether a lawyer for Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of President Donald Trump, had been involved in a bribery scheme to win clemency for a man convicted of tax crimes, the New York Times said on Thursday. More »


Trump spy chief labels China biggest threat to freedom since World War Two

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. intelligence official stepped up the Trump administration's harsh attacks on Beijing on Thursday, labeling China the biggest threat to democracy and freedom worldwide since World War Two and saying it was bent on global domination. More »


Trump declines to say if he still has confidence in Attorney General Barr

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday declined to say whether he still had confidence in U.S. Attorney General William Barr after the Department of Justice chief this week said there was no sign of major fraud in last month's presidential election. More »


Biden says bipartisan coronavirus aid bill should be passed but will still need more

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Joe Biden said on Thursday a bipartisan coronavirus aid bill should be passed but that he will have to ask for more once in office. More »


U.S. Democrats elect Meeks as first Black House foreign affairs chairman

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Democrats elected Greg Meeks on Thursday as the next chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, a position in which he is expected to work closely with President-elect Joe Biden's administration on the Iran nuclear deal and other issues. More »


Trump unveils $207 million fundraising haul after election in effort to overturn result

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's campaign and the Republican National Committee have raised $207.5 million since Election Day, according to a statement on Thursday, gathering donations to pay for challenges to Democrat Joe Biden's win in the Nov. 3 poll. More »


Wisconsin Supreme Court rebuffs Trump challenge to election results

(Reuters) - The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday declined to take up a case by U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign challenging the Nov. 3 presidential election results in the state, the latest in a string of losses the campaign has suffered. More »


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