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June 26, 2020 - 5:31 am
By DEENA ZARU, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Amid voting chaos in various primary elections around the country, the Mothers of the Movement, along with group of Black female celebrities, voiced their concerns about voting access in a letter to Congress. The letter was sent on Thursday, the seventh...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., joined by House Democrats spaced for social distancing, speaks during a news conference on the House East Front Steps on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 25, 2020, ahead of the House vote on the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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June 25, 2020 - 10:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House approved a far-reaching police overhaul from Democrats on Thursday, a vote heavy with emotion and symbolism as a divided Congress struggles to address the global outcry over the deaths of George Floyd and other Black Americans. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gathered with...
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June 25, 2020 - 5:08 pm
By BEN GITTLESON, ABC NEWS (WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump continued this week to eschew wearing face coverings even as he traveled to states where the coronavirus was spreading apace and as a Republican senator and GOP governors joined health experts in pushing for their use as the crisis...
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June 25, 2020 - 1:45 pm
By CHEYENNE HASLETT, ANNE FLAHERTY, SARAH KOLINOVSKY and LIZ ALESSE, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- In a sweeping look at the Trump administration's handling of the coronavirus crisis, a congressional watchdog released a report on Thursday noting how "incomplete" COVID-19 testing data reported by the...
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June 25, 2020 - 1:34 pm
By MARIAM KHAN, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- The House is poised to pass a historic, sweeping policing reform bill on Thursday, setting up a face-off with the Republican Senate where bipartisan talks have stalled. One day after senators blocked a GOP-led policing reform bill from advancing on the...
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June 25, 2020 - 12:30 pm
By JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Jay Clayton, the Trump administration's controversial pick to become U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York, is poised to testify on Capitol Hill Thursday afternoon, as his anticipated nomination to the federal district court continues to face...
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June 25, 2020 - 12:22 pm
By ELIZABETH THOMAS, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump will travel to Wisconsin Thursday, a key battleground state amid polls showing him losing ground to former Vice President Joe Biden and rising coronavirus cases across the country. Even though it is not an official campaign event...
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June 25, 2020 - 12:16 pm
By DEVIN DWYER, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- The Supreme Court on Thursday delivered a win for President Donald Trump's immigration policy, affirming the government's ability to expedite removal of asylum seekers whose applications have been denied. The case involves a Sri Lankan man who was arrested...
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June 25, 2020 - 11:41 am
By CHEYENNE HASLETT, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin said she would accept if asked to be 2020 Democratic nominee Joe Biden's running mate, she said on ABC's The View on Thursday morning. "If he were to ask me to be his running mate, I certainly would," she said. Asked if Biden...
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June 25, 2020 - 6:46 am
By KELSEY WALSH and KENDALL KARSON, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Millennial real estate investor Madison Cawthorn won a Republican primary runoff for a western North Carolina congressional seat upsetting President Donald Trump’s endorsed candidate on Tuesday evening. Cawthorn defeated Lynda Bennett, a...
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