Today's Top Political and Coronavirus News Compilation - Thursday, December 17, 2020 (1 Viewer)

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Below are some of the top political news stories of the day:

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Congressional leaders putting 'finishing touches' on Covid relief deal as funding deadline nears

The package will include a new round of stimulus checks, likely about $600 for every adult who qualifies, sources familiar with the discussions said.

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McConnell says pandemic relief deal with aid to individuals, businesses is 'close'
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Biden taps Deb Haaland to be first Native American interior secretary
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Trump vows to veto defense bill that Congress sent him
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US jobless claims rise to 885,000 amid resurgence of virus
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Biden: Additional Covid aid depends on Georgia Senate wins for Warnock, Ossoff
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GA judge tosses out GOP suit on absentee ballots, drop boxes ahead of January runoffs
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Congress braces for painful veto clash with Trump on defense bill
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50 years of tax cuts for the rich failed to trickle down, economics study says
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Biden warns he will be tough on state sponsors of cyberattacks, as U.S. suffers massive cyber hack
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McConnell getting much of what he wants in emerging relief deal
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Ex-election security chief Christopher Krebs calls out GOP on threats against election officials: 'It's got to stop'
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Raging pandemic lights fire under U.S. Congress for fresh round of aid
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Hunter Biden associate texts hint at push to ‘get Joe involved,’ make it look like ‘truly family business’
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Romney: 'Stunning' for White House not to respond on Russian cyberattack
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Homeland Security: Hacking campaign poses 'grave risk' to all levels of government, private sector
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Biden picks North Carolina environmental chief to lead EPA
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Navarro releases report: Election fraud 'more than sufficient' for Trump victory
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Nuclear weapons agency breached amid massive cyber onslaught
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McConnell says Senate "highly likely" to work through weekend on COVID, funding bills
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Voting machine firm demands Sidney Powell retract bogus claims about 2020 election
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Tucker Carlson doubles down on mocking 'illiterate' Jill Biden
U.S. whistleblower was pressed to exaggerate leftist role in urban protests, lawyer says
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Dems fret about possible Merrick Garland AG pick, opening circuit court spot
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'Cautiously optimistic' on Obamacare lawsuit, Becerra to focus on health disparities at HHS
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As Senate runoff vote approaches, Georgia remains as divided as ever
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Trump wants to make southern anti-drug fight permanent
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America's top general meets with Taliban, calls for a reduction in violence
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With eye on climate change, Biden filling environmental, interior posts
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Sen.-elect Tommy Tuberville suggests he might challenge Electoral College count; other GOP senators mum
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Rand Paul calls for Trump to pardon Edward Snowden
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How Georgia is driving Congress toward a stimulus deal
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As Trump Leaves the White House, His Imprint on the Judiciary Deepens - NY Times
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Trump’s move to his Florida estate challenged by neighbor
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Nearly a dozen immigrants kept in solitary confinement for more than two months: report
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Pro-gun groups far outspend gun control activists in tight Georgia Senate runoffs
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Ratcliffe delays meddling report amid China speculation
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How Biden just gave House Republicans a major boost
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'Morally bankrupt': Purdue Pharma leaders face reckoning at congressional hearing
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Google hit with another antitrust lawsuit by states
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Biden to pick North Carolina environmental regulator to run EPA
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Who is Mitch McConnell: What you need to know about the Republican Senate leader
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U.S. Supreme Court rejects religious school challenge to Kentucky shutdown order
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Relief bill could slam door on Biden’s ability to extend emergency economic support
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US inmate scheduled to be executed tests positive for virus
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Statue of Barbara Johns, Virginia civil rights icon, expected to replace Robert E. Lee in US Capitol
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Analysis: What do US sanctions on Turkey mean for NATO?
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Loeffler repeatedly dodges questions about winner of White House race
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EU, UK leaders concede big gaps remain in post-Brexit talks
Historic snowfalls of up to 45 inches blanket U.S. Northeast
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Close but not yet: Deal near on COVID-19 economic aid bill
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Glimmers of progress in stimulus negotiations as Trump's election sideshow drags on
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Trump administration to withhold Medicaid funding from California over abortion insurance requirement
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Republicans hold slight edge in Georgia Senate runoffs: poll
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LIVE UPDATES: Georgia's Senate runoffs draw more than 700K early votes so far
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‘It is madness’: Governors rage over stimulus snub
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Trump-Biden transition live updates: Biden meets with governors on COVID-19 response
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Wray: FBI has 'zero tolerance' for sexual misconduct
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Texas, nine U.S. states accuse Google of working with Facebook to break antitrust law
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House conservative pushes back on 'surrender caucus' after McConnell urges senators to let election results stand
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House intends to continue pursuing McGahn testimony in 2021
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Secretary of State Pompeo quarantines after virus exposure
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States grapple with next steps on evictions as crisis grows
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As more Republicans acknowledge Biden’s win, Trump presses on
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Ex-teachers union leader seen as leading candidate for Biden's Education secretary
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Chicago mayor 'blindsided' by report of botched police raid, handcuffed naked woman
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White House counsel's office warned Trump not to fire Chris Wray
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Google Hit With 2nd Big Lawsuit Testing Its Monopoly Power — This One Over Digital Ads
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Bill to restrict info about judges stumbles in Senate
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Carl Bernstein: List of GOP senators who dislike Trump is 'much greater' than 21 names
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Dem lawmaker says he owes hammers apology after calling DeVos 'dumb as a bag of hammers'
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George W. Bush sends holiday card with pointed message as Trump denies election loss
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Loeffler declines to rule out formal protest of Biden’s win
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Trump administration blocks funding for California, brings DOJ suit over abortion issues
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Former Obama HHS official criticizes Trump administration’s global Covid approach
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Washington state eyes reopening schools no matter the rate of COVID-19 infections
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U.S. calls Switzerland, Vietnam currency manipulators in Trump trade shot
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Biden says schools should reopen within first 100 days in call with governors
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Hill leaders eye new round of stimulus checks as part of $900 billion Covid relief deal
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Kenyan nabbed in the Philippines plotting ‘9/11-style hijacking’
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Rep. Ocasio-Cortez says Democrats need new leadership in Congress
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Ocasio-Cortez: I'm 'not ready' to be Speaker but Pelosi and Schumer need to go
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GOP places focus anywhere but Atlanta in Georgia runoffs
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How suspected Russian hackers outed their massive cyberattack
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Jon Ossoff's view of the Georgia Senate runoff elections
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KT McFarland: There is 'significant evidence' Hunter Biden has been 'compromised by Chinese'
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Biden's search for an attorney general complicated by 'competing questions'
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Biden's expected Energy Department pick, Granholm, could lead charge on electric cars
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NY bans sale of hate symbols on state property
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Pompeo cancels party after virus exposure
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Family behind Purdue Pharma to face congressional scrutiny
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Trump expected to attend January RNC meeting, a hub for presidential hopefuls
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Chicago mayor accused of video cover-up
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UK and US in talks over mini trade deal
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Factbox-U.S. government, state lawsuits pile up against Big Tech market dominance
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Australians fed up with News Corp’s climate scepticism
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House Republicans urge Trump to veto omnibus spending bill, call it example of ‘swamp politics’
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Google, Facebook made secret deal to divvy up market, Texas alleges
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Holiday package deluge overwhelms Postal Service
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Booker: Proposed COVID-19 relief bill is 'far short' of desired pandemic aid for states and communities
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Exclusive: Successor to exiting U.S. attorney general Barr won't say if he will name special counsels
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Giant waves feared as Fiji braces for Category 5 Cyclone Yasa
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After Trump's toilet rant, efficiency standards rolled back on showers, laundry machines
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Stocks and oil soar, dollar sinks as stimulus beckons
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Harris to Robin Roberts: 'I feel a very big sense of responsibility' as historic VP
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Liberals warn against picking Emanuel for Biden post
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Direct cash payments likely as lawmakers near Covid aid deal
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Twitter To Remove Or Place Warning Labels On COVID Vaccine Conspiracy Tweets
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Oklahoma GOP lawmaker says he will introduce bill to criminalize and end all abortions in the state
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With nomination, Pete Buttigieg reflects on historic moment for LGBTQ Americans
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Macron and the moguls: Inside the fight over a 'French Fox News'
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US plans new charges in 1988 Lockerbie airline bombing
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Pete Buttigieg: 'Eyes of history' on LGBT appointment to Biden cabinet
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Bitcoin surges past $20K, erasing 3 yrs. of losses
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At least two dead as winter storm slams Northeast
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Scores Of Private Charitable Foundations Got Paycheck Protection Program Money
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Democratic governor encourages people to stay home, get caught out at wine bar
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Global rich must cut their carbon footprint 97% to stave off climate change, UN says
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With 3 more federal executions scheduled, Democrats appeal to Biden
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Fed: Brighter forecast but challenging months still ahead
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Stocks making the biggest moves after the bell: Roku, Amgen & more
Mike Rowe blasts student loan forgiveness
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Trump to name Giuliani's son to role on Holocaust Memorial Council
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From Fixing Potholes to Managing Billions: Is Buttigieg Ready to Be Transportation Chief


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Coronavirus News and Updates:

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Biden advisers warn Trump mass vaccine timeline may be too optimistic
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Tool tells when you may be able to get a COVID-19 vaccine
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States told by federal government they will receive fewer Pfizer vaccine doses next week, sparking confusion
Second U.S. vaccine ready to ship after daily record 3,580 COVID-19 deaths
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FDA vaccine experts clear way for Moderna authorization
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Upstart Moderna takes on outsized role in U.S. vaccine effort
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Governors say CDC cutting vaccine allocations
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Canada: Is ‘me first’ COVID vaccine policy hurting other nations?
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Debunked COVID-19 myths survive online
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WHO: Vaccines won't 'end the pandemic in the near future'
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WHO says Beijing welcomes COVID-19 investigators trip to China
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US sets new daily records of 3,700 Covid deaths, 250,000 cases
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Meet the frontline heroes of the coronavirus pandemic
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FDA says Pfizer vaccine supply is up to 40 percent higher than previously thought as vials hold multiple doses
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Groups mount lobbying blitz to be next in line for Covid shots
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Devices Used In COVID-19 Treatment Can Give Errors For Patients With Dark Skin
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Dr. Ben Carson recounts his battle with COVID-19: 'Fevers and chills, couldn't even keep water down'
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Tokyo says COVID-19 strain on hospitals is severe, raises alert to highest
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Chris Christie stars in national ad saying it was a mistake not to wear a mask at the White House
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Texas couple of 30 years die of Covid-19 within minutes of one other while holding hands
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South Carolina Republican tests positive for coronavirus hours after speaking on House floor
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Minnesota loosens COVID-19 restrictions after 4 weeks of strict regulations — but it's not enough for some business owners
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Latest news on the pandemic / Follow live
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CA to consider 'historical injustice' for vaccine distribution order
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Supply issues hampering Pfizer providing additional vaccine faster
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New Zealand Will Give Free Coronavirus Vaccines To Residents, Neighboring Nations
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U.S. Interior Secretary Bernhardt tests positive for COVID-19
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S.Korea reports record coronavirus deaths as lockdown fears spark panic buying
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WHO: Vaccination in Asia-Pacific expected mid or late 2021
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A sigh of relief': How FDA chief stood firm in politicized vaccine approval process
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Ambulance services nearing 'breaking point' receive federal aid
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Asia Today: S. Korea marks deadliest day, over 1,000 cases
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Pregnant? Allergies? Immunocompromised? You're still eligible for COVID-19 vaccine
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Palestinians left waiting as Israel is set to deploy vaccine
 
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