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Wisconsin to send mail-in ballot applications to 2.7 million voters

By Simon Lewis WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wisconsin will send absentee ballot applications to more than 2.7 million registered voters, the state's election commission agreed on Wednesday, in a first step

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U.S. bill to pressure China over Uighur rights goes to Trump for decision

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation on Wednesday calling for sanctions on Chinese officials responsible for oppression of

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Trump threatens to veto House bill on surveillance measures

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said he would veto legislation expected to be voted on in the House of Representatives on Wednesday night that would renew expired surveillance tools

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Republicans cast doubt on future of House bills passed by proxy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans warned on Wednesday that legislation passed by the Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives during the coronavirus pandemic may not become law if

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Money pours into North Carolina as battle for U.S. Senate heats up

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Thom Tillis is used to being in a tight spot in campaigns in the swing state of North Carolina, having come from behind in the polls

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Rosenstein to testify in Senate on Trump-Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A key figure behind the U.S. investigation into links between Russia and President Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign will testify next week before a Republican-led Senate

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African-American activists escalating efforts to persuade Biden not to pick Klobuchar for VP

African-American activists are escalating their efforts to persuade former Vice President Joe Biden not to name Sen. Amy Klobuchar as his running mate, arguing he needs to choose someone who would excite black voters.

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Ilhan Omar: Minnesota officer should be 'charged with murder' in George Floyd death

Rep. Ilhan Omar called for murder charges against one of the Minneapolis police officers involved in the death of George Floyd – who was handcuffed and pinned down with a knee on his neck and later died.

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Trump says he's ordered DOJ, FBI to investigate George Floyd's death, calls it a 'very, very sad' situation

President Trump on Wednesday said he expects to get a “very full report” soon on the death of George Floyd, calling the death of the Minnesota black man who died in police custody earlier this week a "very, very sad, sad event."

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Trump says he'll return to Florida for second attempt at SpaceX launch on Saturday

President Trump’s trip to Florida on Wednesday ended early when SpaceX postponed the launch of its rocket ship just 17 minutes before two NASA astronauts were set to make a historic flight into orbit due to inclement weather.

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Trump issues veto threat as House Dems forge ahead on FISA vote

House Democrats forged ahead with a vote Wednesday to reauthorize surveillance tools used by law enforcement despite sudden GOP opposition to the bipartisan plan after a President Trump tweet. 

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Twitter, other tech giants defeat free speech and censorship lawsuit by right-wing activist

Twitter and several other social media giants defeated a lawsuit by right-wing activist Laura Loomer and the conservative group Freedom Watch in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday, in a case that highlighted Republican frustrations with what they perceive as pervasive online censorship -- and the challenges they face in doing something about it.

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Biden says nation grieves for 100,000 US coronavirus victims

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden released a video Wednesday evening marking the grim U.S. milestone of 100,000 Americans killed by the coronavirus, saying somberly, “To all of you hurting so badly, I’m so sorry for your loss" and “This nation grieves with you.” In the video, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee directly addresses those who have lost relatives and friends.

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Graham calls Rosenstein as first witness in Russia inquiry

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will testify next week at a Senate committee hearing on the Justice Department's Russia investigation, the committee chairman said Wednesday.

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Democrats: White House letter on watchdogs 'disrespectful'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats say a White House letter declaring that President Donald Trump followed the law when he fired multiple inspectors general is inadequate and even disrespectful, escalating a bipartisan fight with Trump over his removal of internal watchdogs.

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Biden accuser's credentials, expert testimony under scrutiny

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — State prosecutors in California are investigating the credentials that Tara Reade, the former Senate staffer who has accused Joe Biden of assaulting her in 1993, attested to in as many as 20 criminal trials, including an attempted murder case where her testimony was deemed “critical.” The Monterey County District Attorney’s office said it never tried to verify the credentials on her resume before using her as a paid expert witness on domestic violence issues.

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Navy admiral submits results of probe on virus-infected ship

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy's top admiral on Wednesday received the results of an internal investigation into the spread of the coronavirus aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt and the firing of the aircraft carrier's skipper in April.

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Inquiry into Russia probe carries political consequences

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr says he doesn't expect a criminal inquiry into the origins of the Russia investigation to target former President Barack Obama or Joe Biden, the former vice president and President Donald Trump's Democratic opponent.

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Trump: 'Twitter Is Now Interfering' in Election

President Trump is hitting back hard at Twitter after the social media company started flagging his tweets about mail-in voting. The tech giant "is now interfering in the 2020 Presidential Election. They are saying my statement on Mail-In Ballots, which will lead to massive corruption and fraud, is incorrect, based...

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Biden: Trump Is an 'Absolute Fool' on Masks

President Trump and Joe Biden are going at each other over mask use. Biden wore one in his first public appearance since March , and on Monday night, Trump retweeted a tweet from a Fox News analyst appearing to mock Biden's mask-donning. On Tuesday, Biden gave his first in-person interview since...

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Michigan Gov. Explains Hubby's Controversial Boat Request

Oh, to be a fly on the wall of the Michigan Governor's Mansion. Gretchen Whitmer responded Tuesday to reports that her husband, Marc Mallory, dropped her name when attempting to get his boat in the water prior to Memorial Day weekend (as his wife simultaneously cautioned state residents against congregating...

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Twitter Slaps Warning on Trump's Tweets

For the first time, Twitter has flagged some of President Trump's tweets with a fact-check warning. On Tuesday, Twitter added a warning phrase to two Trump tweets that called mail-in ballots "fraudulent" and predicted that "mail boxes will be robbed," among other things. Under the tweets, there is now a...

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Kansas Governor Rejects GOP Bid to Curb Her Powers

Kansas’ Democratic governor on Tuesday vetoed a sweeping coronavirus measure passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature, ratcheting up a partisan dispute over her response to the pandemic and possibly setting up a court fight over her power to direct it. Gov. Laura Kelly not only vetoed the measure approved by lawmakers...

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2 GOP Governors Offer to Host Republican Convention

Two GOP governors are offering up their states to host the Republican National Convention—a day after President Trump threatened to pull the convention out of North Carolina if that state’s Democratic governor doesn't assure him that the August gathering can go forward despite coronavirus fears. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp...

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