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Chaotic Wisconsin election signals virus-related voting battles ahead

By Simon Lewis and Julia Harte WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Shavonda Sisson said she requested a mail ballot to vote in Tuesday's Democratic primary election in Wisconsin well ahead of the election.

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Democrats tread carefully in attacking Trump on coronavirus

By Elizabeth Culliford, Joseph Ax and Trevor Hunnicutt (Reuters) - For weeks, President Donald Trump has dominated television coverage with daily White House briefings on the coronavirus pandemic,

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U.S. Democrats, Republicans at odds over next coronavirus aid

By Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Efforts to push a further $250 billion of coronavirus aid for small businesses through the U.S.

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Exclusive: U.S. ambassador to South Korea is discussing plans to resign - sources

By Hyonhee Shin SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Harry Harris has said privately that he does not plan to stay on beyond the November U.S.

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Sanders quits U.S. presidential race, setting up Biden battle with Trump

By John Whitesides and Simon Lewis WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bernie Sanders, a democratic socialist whose progressive agenda pushed the Democratic Party sharply to the left, ended his White House

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Trump holds support of political base in virus-prone states

By Saundra Amrhein, Tim Reid, Julia Harte and Ryan McNeill (Reuters) - Earl Kerr, a 57-year-old electrical contractor in Jacksonville, Florida, says he fears for his 80-year-old mother, who entered an

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Biden declares 'no one' should need to pay for coronavirus treatment

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said Thursday again that “no one should have to pay for their coronavirus treatment,” but didn’t offer any specifics on how the treatment would be covered.

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Trump vows coronavirus-wrecked economy will 'bounce' back despite record jobless numbers

President Trump on Thursday predicted a "big bounce" as he argued the U.S. economy will recover quickly from the massive hit it has taken because of the coronavirus pandemic -- despite 16.8 million Americans losing their jobs in just the last three weeks.

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Fox News Poll: Biden and Trump now tied in race for White House

Joe Biden’s recent nine-point edge over Donald Trump has evaporated.

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Fox News Poll: Trump job approval hits new high as voters rally during crisis

Approval of President Trump’s job performance inches up to a record high in the latest Fox News Poll, as voters rally to both the White House and Congress in the fight against coronavirus.

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Fox News Poll April 4-7, 2020

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Michael Cohen moved to solitary confinement after 'verbal altercation' with inmate, lawyer says

President Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen has been placed in solitary confinement after a verbal altercation with another inmate, Fox News has learned. 

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Democrats renew vote-by-mail push as virus upends elections

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats want to bolster mail-in voting and take other steps to make balloting easier this November in the next round of congressional efforts to revive the economy and battle the coronavirus pandemic, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said.

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Barr says Russia probe was started 'without basis'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr believes the Russia investigation that shadowed President Donald Trump for the first two years of his administration was started without any basis and amounted to an effort to “sabotage the presidency,” he said in an interview with Fox News Channel that aired Thursday.

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White House says no 'surprise' bills for COVID-19 patients

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hospitals taking money from the $2 trillion stimulus bill will have to agree not to send “surprise” medical bills to patients treated for COVID-19, the White House said Thursday.

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No halt to culture wars during coronavirus outbreak

WASHINGTON (AP) — A partisan fight over voting in Wisconsin was the first issue linked to the coronavirus to make it to the Supreme Court.

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Biden woos skeptical Sanders backers on health, college debt

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden attempted to lure progressives to his presidential campaign on Thursday with promises to expand Medicare and forgive college debt.

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Biden joins growing call for release of racial data on virus

DETROIT (AP) — Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden is joining a growing call for the release of comprehensive racial data on the coronavirus pandemic, which he says has put a spotlight on inequity and the impact of “structural racism."

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Bernie Sanders Ends His Bid for the Presidency

Bernie Sanders, who saw his once strong lead in the Democratic primary evaporate as the party's establishment swiftly lined up behind rival Joe Biden, ended his presidential bid on Wednesday. It's an acknowledgment that after wins in places like South Carolina, Michigan, and Florida, the former vice president is too...

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Trump: WHO 'Missed the Call' on Coronavirus Pandemic

President Trump on Tuesday threatened to freeze US funding to the World Health Organization, saying the international group had “missed the call” on the coronavirus pandemic. Trump also played down the release of January memos from a senior adviser that represented an early warning of a possible coronavirus pandemic, saying...

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Trump Order: US Should Mine Moon for Minerals

President Trump issued an executive order Monday urging the US to mine the moon, and possibly other celestial bodies, for minerals, the Guardian reports. "Americans should have the right to engage in commercial exploration, recovery, and use of resources in outer space," says the order, which notes that the US...

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Navy Boss Resigns After Insulting Captain

Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly resigned Tuesday after facing a backlash over his attack on Capt. Brett Crozier , who was fired for asking his superiors for permission to evacuate crew members ill with COVID-19 from the USS Theodore Roosevelt. Modly, who initially stood by his remarks but apologized late Monday,...

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Wisconsin Voters Wait Hours to Cast Their Ballots

Thousands of Wisconsin voters waited hours in line to cast ballots and the National Guard staffed overcrowded polling stations on Tuesday, straining the state's ability to hold a presidential primary election under the lash of an escalating pandemic. At the same time, many voters said they did not receive their...

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Trump Pulls Inspector General Who Was Overseeing That $2T

President Trump has removed the inspector general who was tapped to chair a special oversight board of the $2.2 trillion economic package intended to help businesses and individuals affected by the coronavirus, officials said Tuesday. Glenn Fine, the acting Defense Department inspector general and a veteran watchdog, had been...

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