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Analysis: Rating agency scrutiny raises stakes for U.S. election process

By Ross Kerber and Kate Duguid BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - As Americans go to the polls, some of the more influential observers of the election process will be the agencies that determine the

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Biden has big cash advantage over Trump in race's final stretch

By Jason Lange and Grant Smith WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's campaign entered the final stretch of the race with a large cash advantage over

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U.S. coronavirus aid talks imperiled amid Republican opposition

By Susan Cornwell and David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House and Democrats in the U.S. Congress moved closer to agreement on a new coronavirus relief package on Tuesday as President

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Republicans running short on time and money to defend Senate majority

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans are running short of time, money and options to stop Democrats from winning a majority of seats in the U.S.

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U.S. Speaker Pelosi's spokesman says coronavirus aid talks to continue Wednesday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin moved closer to an agreement on a fresh coronavirus relief package during a 45-minute talk on Tuesday,

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Less carbon, more electric vehicles: automakers prepare for potential Biden win

By David Shepardson and Tina Bellon WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Automakers are gearing up for tough new vehicle emissions rules and policies favoring electric vehicles if Democratic presidential

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How to watch the final presidential debate

The final showdown between President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden will be aired live on Fox News Channel at 9 p.m. ET.

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House GOPers question ballot security in Ohio county, NYC and LA after errors lead to second round being sent

Two of the top Republicans on the House Oversight Committee Wednesday sent letters to election authorities in New York City, Los Angeles and Ohio that are sending updated mail-in ballots to certain voters who got incorrect or mislabeled ballots, raising concerns about "error or fraud."

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The presidential election comes down to these 9 states

Here's a look at the nine states that will likely decide who wins the presidential election.

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Schumer says he and Feinstein had a ‘serious talk’ after Barrett hearings: report

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Tuesday that he has had a “serious talk” with fellow Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein following last week’s Senate confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.

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Live Updates: 2020 presidential race revs up with Election Day less than two weeks away

The presidential race is entering the final stretch between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, with Election Day less than two weeks away.

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AOC’s debut Twitch stream quickly becomes one of platform’s most-viewed

Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar attracted an audience of nearly half a million people Tuesday night by playing the viral video game Among Us on Twitch — one of the biggest events in the history of the popular online streaming platform.

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AP Explains: Trump seizes on dubious Biden-Ukraine story

WASHINGTON (AP) — Looking to undermine rival Joe Biden two weeks before the election, President Donald Trump’s campaign has seized on a tabloid story offering bizarre twists to a familiar line of attack: Biden’s relationship with Ukraine.

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Trump tends to his electoral map, Biden prepping for debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is hopping from one must-win stop on the electoral map to the next in the leadup to a final presidential debate that may be his last, best chance to alter the trajectory of the 2020 campaign.

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Barack Obama to hold his first in-person event for Joe Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama is returning to Philadelphia on Wednesday for his first in-person 2020 campaign event for Joe Biden.

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Democrats: Justices' 4-4 tie in election case ominous sign

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Amy Coney Barrett expected to join the Supreme Court as early as next week, the court's action in a Pennsylvania voting case has heightened fears among Democrats about the court being asked to decide a post-election dispute and with it, the winner of the White House.

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Pandemic relief talks inch ahead, but McConnell is resistant

WASHINGTON (AP) — Negotiations on a huge COVID-19 relief bill have taken a modest step forward, though time is running out and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, President Donald Trump's most powerful Senate ally, is pressing the White House not to move ahead.

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'So much work to do': How Biden is planning for transition

WASHINGTON (AP) — If Joe Biden defeats President Donald Trump next month, he'll quickly face a new challenge: standing up a new administration to lead a divided nation through a series of historic crises.

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Florida Cop Faces Suspension for Trump Mask

A Miami police officer who wore a Trump campaign mask at a voting station will be disciplined, the mayor says. "There were people claiming it was voter intimidation," Mayor Francis Suarez says, per Fox News . "Officers have a responsibility … to protect our residents and they have to do that...

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Parents of 545 Kids Separated at the Border Can't Be Found

Court-appointed lawyers said Tuesday that they have been unable to find parents of 545 children who were separated at the US border with Mexico early in the Trump administration, the AP reports. The children were separated between July 1, 2017, and June 26, 2018, when a federal judge in San...

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Report: McConnell Warns WH Against Relief Deal

Washington negotiations on a huge COVID-19 relief bill took a modest step forward on Tuesday, though time is running out and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, President Trump's most powerful Senate ally, is pressing the White House against going forward. The AP reports that McConnell on Tuesday told fellow Republicans...

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Eric Trump Takes Down Photo After Complaint From Ice Cube

An altered photo of rappers Ice Cube and 50 Cent in hats that appear to show support for President Trump circulated widely on social media Tuesday, fueled in part by a tweet from Eric Trump. "Two great, courageous Americans,” Trump’s son tweeted. He removed the tweet with a photo of...

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Melania Trump Calls Off First Campaign Trip Since 2019

Melania Trump has called off her first appearance on the campaign trail in more than a year. Stephanie Grisham, her chief of staff, said Tuesday that the first lady "continues to feel better every day following her recovery from COVID-19," but "with a lingering cough and out of an abundance...

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Biden, Trump in Dead Heat in One Battleground State

North Carolina's 15 electors could go either way in the presidential race, a new poll shows, with people who think the economy is the main issue leaning toward President Trump, and people who consider it to be the coronavirus pandemic backing Joe Biden. A Washington Post -ABC News poll found...

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