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U.S. lawmakers may vote on coronavirus response bill as soon as next week: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives could vote on an emergency bill aimed at providing funding for the country's coronavirus response as soon as next week, a congressional source

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House panel seeks to interview the four career prosecutors who quit Roger Stone case

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Democrat-controlled U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee on Friday said it is seeking interviews with current and former federal prosecutors

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On the trail: Biden battles to secure needed victory in South Carolina

By Trevor Hunnicutt and Simon Lewis HEMINGWAY, S.C. (Reuters) - Former Vice President Joe Biden plans to stump hard in South Carolina on Friday, aiming to solidify support in the Southern state where

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Super Tuesday contests offer big rewards, challenges in Democratic presidential race

By Ginger Gibson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fourteen states and one U.S. territory host Super Tuesday primaries next week, a flurry that could bring more clarity about which Democratic presidential

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Bloomberg would not ban U.S. oil exports in climate plan, unlike rival Democrats

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Media billionaire Michael Bloomberg would allow the United States to keep exporting crude oil overseas if he is elected president, his campaign says, unlike

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How the Democratic nominating battle could end in a messy 'brokered convention'

By Joseph Ax (Reuters) - Seemingly every four years, political pundits speculate about a "brokered" U.S. presidential convention - only to see a nominee selected with little or no drama.

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Trump administration forms new coronavirus response committee

The Trump administration on Friday announced it has formed a new committee as part of a response to the Coronavirus outbreak -- as part of an effort to quickly assess and respond to the outbreak and to better inform decision making.

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House approves bill to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes

Moving to stem a vaping epidemic among young people, the House has approved a bill to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes and other flavored tobacco products.

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Former GOP Gov. Scott Walker floats future presidential bid at CPAC

Former Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, on the sidelines of the Conservative Political Action Conference Friday, opened the door to mounting a second presidential bid -- either four or eight years from now.  

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Florida's Cuban, Venezuelan voters alarmed by socialist Bernie Sanders' rise

In an iconic Cuban restaurant located in the heart of Little Havana, dozens of Latinos gathered around to sip strong coffee and talk politics. What’s on most of their minds? A fear of the rising Democratic front-runner, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.,who as of late stunned a majority of their community.

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Can South Carolina resurrect Joe Biden’s White House bid?

Joe Biden’s down – but he’s not out. And the former vice president’s banking on a win in South Carolina’s first-in-the-south primary on Saturday to pump new life into his struggling bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.

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McCarthy predicts Democrats will lose House, says they have ‘surrendered to the socialists’

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy boldly predicted Friday that Democrats will lose the majority in the House this cycle with Bernie Sanders at the top of their ticket, saying the party has “surrendered to the socialists.” 

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Dems joust with Pompeo at hearing, the 1st since impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defended the Trump administration's response to the spreading coronavirus but also faced contentious questions from Democrats about the basis for an airstrike that killed Iran's most powerful general and whether the attack had put American security at risk.

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AP sources: Feds search for possible gun at Epstein jail

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal jail in New York City where wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein took his own life is on lockdown as authorities try to determine whether someone smuggled a gun inside one of the most secure federal jails in the country, three people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press.

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US schools start planning for possible spread of coronavirus

Schools across the United States are canceling trips abroad, preparing online lessons and even rethinking “perfect attendance” awards as they brace for the possibility that the new coronavirus could begin spreading in their communities.

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Dems launch Justice Department probe, seek Stone interviews

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee is launching a wide-ranging probe of Attorney General William Barr and the Justice Department, demanding briefings, documents and interviews with 15 officials as it tries to determine whether there has been improper political interference in federal law enforcement.

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Afghans view US-Taliban deal with well-earned skepticism

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Many Afghans view Saturday's expected signing of a U.S.-Taliban peace deal with a heavy dose of well-earned skepticism.

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Sanders' appeal tested in moderate Virginia on Super Tuesday

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Rep. Elaine Luria is the kind of up-and-comer the Democratic Party would like to keep in Congress. But the former Navy commander with a moderate bearing, who flipped a coastal Virginia House seat in 2018, said she's afraid that will be far more difficult if her party nominates Vermont Sen.

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AP Won't Declare Winner After Iowa Recount

The New Hampshire primary and Nevada caucuses have passed, and South Carolina’s vote is just a day away—but there’s still no winner of the Iowa caucuses, according to the AP . Final results of the first contest to decide the Democratic Party's nominee to challenge President Trump were released late...

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Polls Show Biden Way Ahead in South Carolina

A new poll shows that Joe Biden, who needs a victory in South Carolina's Democratic primary Saturday, has nothing to worry about. He leads Bernie Sanders, 36% to 26%, in a Monmouth University poll and Tom Steyer, 35% to 17%, in a Clemson University Palmetto Poll. Steyer was third at...

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Meet the 'Czar-Like Figure' Guiding US Coronavirus Response

The US now has a coronavirus coordinator. Or, more specifically, a White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator, the title given by Vice President Mike Pence to Deborah Birx, who will join his response team, his office announced Thursday. Bloomberg describes Birx as a career government official, nominated by then-president Obama in...

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Obama, Biden Have Same Word for GOP Super PAC Ad

Barack Obama has remained relatively quiet on the political scene in the years since he left the Oval Office—but he's voicing his displeasure with an ad attacking his former VP. CNN reports that the law office representing Obama sent a cease-and-desist letter Wednesday to a GOP super PAC demanding...

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Trump Campaign Sues NYT Over Russia Op-Ed

The campaign to reelect President Trump is suing the New York Times for defamation, saying it was responsible for an essay by a former executive editor for the newspaper that claimed the campaign made a deal with Russian officials to defeat Hillary Clinton in 2016. In the lawsuit filed in...

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After Nearly 200 Attempts, Congress Makes Lynching a Federal Crime

Sixty-five years after 14-year-old Emmett Till was lynched in Mississippi, the House has approved legislation designating lynching as a hate crime under federal law, the AP reports. The Emmett Till Antilynching Act, introduced by Illinois Rep. Bobby Rush, comes 120 years after Congress first considered anti-lynching legislation and after dozens...

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