Today's Top Political and Coronavirus News Compilation - Wednesday, December 9, 2020 (1 Viewer)

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

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U.S. government calls for breakup of Facebook
The Federal Trade Commission sued to break up Facebook on Wednesday, asking a federal court to force the sell-off of assets such as Instagram and WhatsApp as independent businesses.

As coronavirus surges, countries spend more on economic aid. But not the U.S.
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Trump touts Texas Supreme Court case as 'the big one,' says 'we will be intervening'
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U.S. inches closer to vaccine approval, economic relief as pandemic rages on
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Retiring Rep. Kennedy says greed hinders aid to needy
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Rep. Porter: McConnell putting 'imaginary need' of corporations ahead of helping Americans
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Biden picks leave Democrats with slimmest House majority in modern history
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NAACP pushes Biden to appoint a racial equity adviser to the White House
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Trump files at SCOTUS for federal intervention in TX election challenge
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In letter to Trump, House Republicans call for special counsel to investigate election
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Covid relief talks hit another wall as Congress runs short on time to send help
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Bipartisan coalition releases details of $908B coronavirus package
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Trump ally lobbying fellow House Republicans to support Texas lawsuit seeking to overturn the election
Facebook hit with antitrust lawsuit from FTC and 48 state attorneys general
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Katie Porter slams McConnell: Here to 'expose corruption in real time'
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Electoral College is last long-shot chance for Trump allies to challenge election results
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Supreme Court is leaving Trump tax case in limbo as end of his term nears
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How Facebook grew into trouble
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Pompeo unloads on US universities for China ties
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Romney: 'Madness' for Republicans to challenge Electoral College vote
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Ex-FBI lawyer who altered email in Russia investigation seeks probation; prosecutors want imprisonment
Analysis: Mitch McConnell stands in the way of Biden's economic recovery plans
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Trump says he will intervene in Texas election lawsuit
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Pelosi, Schumer blast $916B White House coronavirus relief proposal
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Return of a politicized IRS? Democrats' push to expand tax agency raises concerns
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Hunter Biden says he's under tax investigation
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House votes to expand marijuana research
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MI to conduct audit in Antrim County amid Dominion fracas
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Weeks after election, YouTube cracks down on misinformation
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Durbin's fate unclear after rule change vote sparks disarray
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Missouri, 16 other states file brief supporting Texas suit to delay presidential elector appointment
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New York's Electoral College will meet in person, as Gov. Cuomo says his hands are tied.
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MI Supreme Court rejects another post-election lawsuit
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Defense Secretary nominee Lloyd Austin: 'America is strongest when it works with its allies'
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Trump tries to revive stalled election-eve drug discounts
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A lot rides on Fed Chair Powell’s work with Yellen – possibly even his job
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Trump’s drug-card plan smacks into another roadblock
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Iran moving key nuclear facility underground: report
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Melania Trump 'just wants to go home'
Biden says 'right moment' for first Black Pentagon chief, amid congressional concerns
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John Kerry aims to strengthen Paris Climate Accord when Biden administration takes power
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Senate Homeland Security Committee to hold first hearing on 2020 election 'irregularities'
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Video of Warnock accusing America of being 'racist,' 'sexist' surfaces
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Biden hails historic Pentagon pick, but some Dems in a bind
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Federal campaign finance watchdog has full slate for first time in years
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46 states and FTC file antitrust lawsuits against Facebook
Azar vows to make sure "no balls are dropped" on COVID-19 during transition
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Biden appears with Gen. Lloyd Austin as he lobbies Democrats to back waiver for defense secretary nominee
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Warnock allegedly 'extremely uncooperative' during 2002 child-abuse investigation, police records show
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GOP senator won't rule out challenging Electoral College results in Congress
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Advocates, mental health experts pressure Biden to commit to reuniting separated families in the U.S.
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The Latest: Austin reveres idea of civilian military control
Agreement elusive on U.S. coronavirus relief as bipartisan group releases plan details
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California congressman: Talking to anti-mask lawmakers like ‘talking to a brick wall’
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Georgia's Cobb County adds 2 more early voting sites after outcry from voting rights advocates
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GOP recruits 4,000 poll watchers for 'most aggressive ballot security operation in Georgia history'
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Thousands expected to attend pro-Trump rallies in DC this weekend
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Appointment of new VOA chief raises fears for US broadcaster
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Stimulus checks aren't in the bipartisan relief proposal. Here's what Congress is offering instead
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Democrats seek intel on QAnon from DHS, FBI as backers join Congress
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While seeking credit for vaccine, Trump says he may invoke Defense Production Act
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Mnuchin makes $916B COVID-19 relief proposal; Pelosi, Schumer call it 'unacceptable'
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Attorney general remains key spot to fill in Biden Cabinet, with Doug Jones seen as a leading contender
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President-elect? GOP may wait for January to say Biden won
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Trump holds self-congratulatory vaccine 'summit'
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READ: Judge Emmet Sullivan's opinion in Michael Flynn case
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Sanders, Warren and other Democrats demand $1,200 payments in new Covid deal
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McCarthy trolls House Dems' photo op of defeated incumbents
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As pandemic lifelines expire, Americans in housing free fall
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‘Very worried that this affects our brand’: Georgia Lt. Gov. tells GOP to accept election results
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Seattle Police Ruled In Contempt For Firing Less Lethal Weapons At BLM Protesters
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Trump's bid to disenfranchise millions by threatening democracy going is nowhere in court
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Georgia Republicans vow legislation to limit mail voting despite no evidence of fraud
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State, federal suits against Facebook expected as tech antitrust fight escalates
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Texas AG Paxton breaks down last-ditch election challenge before Supreme Court, claims 'unreliable results'
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"Totally unacceptable": Army secretary condemns command climate, says Fort Hood report "will change the Army"
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GOP leadership rejects resolution acknowledging Biden as President-elect
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Biden defends nomination of recently retired Gen. Lloyd Austin for Defense secretary
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Pelosi, Schumer hit Trump but cite 'progress' in COVID relief talks
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CO governor sued for earmarking relief for minority-owned businesses
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"Alarming" and "extraordinary" rate of change as the Arctic warms, NOAA report says
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Live Updates: RNC files Georgia lawsuit ahead of Senate runoffs
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Mexican president set to recognize Biden win
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The push is on for a new round of COVID-19 stimulus payments
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Andrew Yang calls NYC officials in consideration of mayoral run
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Biden's extremely ambitious first 100 days
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Trump's new religious exemptions for employers an invitation to discriminate, critics say
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Politics live updates: House approves defense bill amid Trump veto threat
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2020 was socialists' most successful election year ever, report finds
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Commerce chief Wilbur Ross touts business with China despite military threat
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Georgia counties cut back early voting locations ahead of Senate runoffs, prompting outcry
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Questions swirl over Austin's limited experience
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A new face to the GOP: Diverse candidates win in California
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A new McConnell-aligned super PAC plans $43 million ad blitz to sway Georgia runoffs
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10 senators propose new bill to help victims of 'Havana Syndrome'
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Newsom chief of staff on Biden's shortlist for admin role to leave office
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Twitter, Tumblr, Vimeo push back against EU rules on illegal online content
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UK says will drop tariffs on US goods to ease aircraft trade dispute
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Iraqis slowly rebuild Mosul, with little aid from government
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What are retailers doing with all that data they collect from us online?
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Stock market bull run continues, sterling faces Brexit test
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Obama DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson won't join Biden administration
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Ethiopian forces fire at UN team as aid groups seek Tigray access
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Dollar slips as vaccine optimism saps haven demand; sterling on edge
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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman denies sending hit squad to Canada
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Tracking all the monoliths that have appeared (and disappeared) around the world
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Toyota unveils new fuel cell car in fresh push on hydrogen technology
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The ‘Christmas Star,’ not seen in 800 years, will light up on the longest night of the year
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Brexit: Boris Johnson to fly to Brussels as time running out for trade deal
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A decade long treasure hunt in the Western US captivated thousands. Here's who found it.

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Coronavirus News and Updates:

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Tensions rise over masks as virus grips smaller US cities
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Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf tests positive for COVID-19
UK probes allergic reactions to COVID-19 shot
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Covid: Canada latest country to approve Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine
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Wyoming health official resigns after calling COVID-19 pandemic a communist plot
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Pentagon confirms some senior leaders to receive coronavirus vaccine in earliest phase
'The canary in the coal mine?' What teacher layoffs in one city could mean for U.S. schools
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Pentagon set to begin COVID-19 vaccinations on small scale
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ICU beds across U.S. becoming scarce as hospitals face surge of COVID cases (video)
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FDA scientists to report Pfizer vaccine safe and effective
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Latest news on the pandemic / Follow Live
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10,000 restaurants around the U.S. have closed since September
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US virus deaths hit record levels with the holidays ahead
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How Operation Warp Speed plans to distribute COVID-19 vaccine
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Rich countries hoarding Covid vaccines, says People's Vaccine Alliance
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Coronavirus live updates: Vaccine won't curb virus in US until spring, WH report says
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Cases in coastal states continue steady growth as Midwest hits peak
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Coronavirus updates: Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis reportedly positive for COVID-19
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Biden calls for action on virus as he introduces health team
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Fauci tells Black leaders he is "perfectly comfortable" getting vaccine: "The time is now to put skepticism aside"
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Air freight prices 'outrageous' as COVID-19 shots rolled out, says WHO expert
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Trump admin has yet to launch promised effort to get Americans to trust Covid-19 vaccines
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Will I have to wear a mask once I get the COVID vaccine?
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California pastor, church found in contempt, fined over Covid rules
American Airlines offering at-home coronavirus tests to passengers flying to states with restrictions
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'We messed up': Ex-senator on virus before death
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California warns non-essential activity is a "serious risk"
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UAE says Chinese vaccine 86% effective, offers few details
 
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