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US seizes digital currency accounts used by militant groups Thursday, August 13th, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP):- The Justice Department has seized millions of dollars from cryptocurrency accounts that militant organizations abroad, including al-Qaida and the Islamic State group, relied on to raise money for their operations, officials announced Thursday. The Trump administration said the..

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Biden, Harris lash Trump at debut of historic VP choice Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP):-  Joe Biden and Kamala Harris pushed past their one-time political rivalry Wednesday to deliver an aggressive attack on the character and performance of President Donald Trump in their historic first appearance as running mates. The physical debut of the Democratic ticket..

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How it happened: Inside Biden’s search for a running mate Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP):- Gretchen Whitmer wanted out. The Michigan governor had caught the interest of Joe Biden and his vice-presidential vetting committee, who were drawn to her prominence in a crucial battleground state and her aggressive response to the coronavirus outbreak there. But by late spring,..

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Health officials are quitting or getting fired amid outbreak Monday, August 10th, 2020

By MICHELLE R. SMITH and LAUREN WEBER, PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP):- Vilified, threatened with violence and in some cases suffering from burnout, dozens of state and local public health officials around the U.S. have resigned or have been fired amid the coronavirus outbreak, a testament to how..

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Trump end run around Congress raises questions on his claims Sunday, August 9th, 2020

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP):- President Donald Trump’s end run around Congress on coronavirus relief is raising questions about whether it would give Americans the economic lifeline he claims and appears certain to face legal challenges. Democrats called it a pre-election ploy that..

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At his New Jersey golf club, Trump finds supportive audience Saturday, August 8th, 2020

EDMINSTER, N.J. : They hustled down the stairs, the rain dabbing their polo shirts and golf attire, as they dashed inside the clubhouse, drinks in their hands and masks missing from their faces. It was an unexpected perk of their country club membership: being the audience for President Donald..

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Trump allows some unemployment pay, defers payroll tax

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and ZEKE MILLER, BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP):- Seizing the power of his podium and his pen, President Donald Trump on Saturday bypassed the nation’s lawmakers as he claimed the authority to defer payroll taxes and replace an expired unemployment benefit with a lower amount after..

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Last-ditch virus aid talks collapse; no help for jobless now Friday, August 7th, 2020

By ANDREW TAYLOR, WASHINGTON (AP):- A last-ditch effort by Democrats to revive Capitol Hill talks on vital COVID-19 rescue money collapsed in disappointment Friday, making it increasingly likely that Washington gridlock will mean more hardship for millions of people who are losing enhanced..

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Trump, McConnell huddle; virus aid talks at risk of collapse Thursday, August 6th, 2020

By ANDREW TAYLOR, WASHINGTON, (AP):- President Donald Trump huddled at the White House Thursday with the Senate’s top Republican, searching for a way forward on vital COVID-19 rescue money, while Trump’s top bargainers returned to Capitol Hill amid increasing concern that negotiations with..

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Trump leads July fundraising, but Biden closes resources gap Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

By BRIAN SLODYSKO, WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump took in $165 million for his reelection effort in the month of July, a sum that surpasses what his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, raised during the same period. But a massive cash-on-hand advantage that once gave the Republican a significant..

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