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Biden picks Miguel Cardona as Secretary of Education as he finalizes Cabinet

Joe Biden was set to name Connecticut’s Commissioner of Education, Miguel Cardona, as his pick for U.S. Secretary of Education, as the president-elect finalizes the process of selecting a new Cabinet ahead of taking office on Jan. 20.A source with Biden’s transition team said Biden would nominate Cardona, a veteran teacher and school...

Trump campaign files election lawsuit in Georgia, suffers more legal defeats

(Reuters) - Donald Trump’s campaign said it filed a lawsuit in Georgia state court on Friday seeking to invalidate the presidential election results there, the latest in a series of legal challenges aimed at reversing his loss that have so far gone nowhere.Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump protest against the results of the 2020 U.S. presidential...

U.S. Appeals Court rejects bid to block Georgia win for Biden

(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Saturday rejected a bid by a conservative lawyer to block President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in Georgia and left in place procedures that will make it easier for voters to cast absentee ballots in January when two Senate seats are up for grabs.U.S. District Judge Steven Grimberg,...

Democrats urge early voting, massive turnout as Trump stokes fears of contested election

(Reuters) - Joe Biden supporter Cindy Kalogeropoulos took no chances when her absentee ballot arrived on Sept. 29. The Michigan retiree filled it out, drove 7 miles to the nearest drop box and hung around to make sure election officials picked it up - all within 48 hours of receiving it.FILE PHOTO: People line up to cast...

‘Wake-up call:’ Biden vows to heal U.S. racial wounds as protests against police rage

PHILADELPHIA - In his first major address in weeks, former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday will vow not to “fan the flames of hate” if elected president and instead seek “to heal the racial wounds that have long plagued” the United States.Speaking in Philadelphia – a city rocked by sometimes violent protests...

Philadelphia’s new voting machines under scrutiny in Tuesday’s elections

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When Pennsylvania holds primary elections on Tuesday, some election security advocates will be watching closely to see if more than 2,000 new voting machines acquired last year by Philadelphia and two other counties perform without glitches.Philadelphia and Northampton counties first used the new “ExpressVote XL” machines in last November’s local...

Trump wades into Pennsylvania coronavirus plan, governor pushes back

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump accused Democrats of moving to reopen U.S. states from coronavirus lockdown measures too slowly for political advantage on Monday, as Pennsylvania’s governor hit back against Republicans pushing a faster timetable.The Republican president, who is running for re-election in November, is working to reopen the crippled economy quickly...

Treasury to borrow $3T for coronavirus relief, adding more debt in 1 quarter than all of 2019

Senior Treasury Department officials said Monday the U.S. is borrowing more in the second quarter than it did in all of last year due to coronavirus relief spending and reduced tax revenue.A Treasury official said Monday the U.S. will borrow $2.999 trillion in privately held net marketable debt in the second quarter, assuming an end-of-June cash...

CDC draft outlines phased reopening of child care, religious institutions, food industry amid coronavirus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has drafted proposed guidelines for a phased reopening of the economy as some states begin to lift stay-at-home orders and resume operations amid the coronavirus pandemic, Fox News has learned.Fox News obtained a copy of the 17-page draft proposal on Monday, which contains guidelines for child care centers, schools,...

Usama bin Laden wanted to kill Obama so ‘totally unprepared’ Biden would be president, declassified docs show

Usama bin Laden wanted to assassinate then-President Barack Obama so that the "totally unprepared" Joe Biden would take over as president and plunge the United States "into a crisis," according to documents seized from bin Laden's Pakistan compound when he was killed in May 2011.The secretive documents, first reported in 2012 by The Washington Post,...

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