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Trump Campaign Retreats from Key Claim in Pennsylvania Suit

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – President Donald Trump’s campaign is withdrawing a central part of its lawsuit seeking to stop the certification of the election results in Pennsylvania. Democrat Joe Biden captured the state to help win the White House. Ahead of a Tuesday hearing in the case, Trump’s campaign dropped the allegation that hundreds of thousands of mail-in and absentee…

Poll Workers Contract Covid-19

Poll workers who came in contact with voters on Election Day are reporting they have tested positive for the coronavirus. Public health officials caution that there’s no way to determine yet whether in-person voting on Election Day is to blame as COVID-19 spreads rapidly nationwide. Before the election, officials outfitted polling places with protective gear, sanitizing supplies, and social distancing…

President Trump Tweets Biden “Won”

President Donald Trump waves to supporters from his motorcade as people gather for a march Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) President Trump appears to have acknowledged for the first time that Joe Biden won the presidential election. But Trump is making clear he’s not conceding and will keep trying to overturn the result. Trump’s statements come…

U.S. Allowing First Emergency Use of COVID-19 Antibody Drug

(Courtesy of Eli Lilly via AP) U.S. health officials have allowed emergency use of the first antibody drug to help the immune system fight COVID-19. The Food and Drug Administration has cleared the experimental drug from Eli Lilly for people 12 and older with mild or moderate COVID-19 not requiring hospitalization. Tests of it are continuing, but the drug does…

President-elect Joe Biden Implores Americans to Wear a Mask

President-elect Joe Biden speaks at The Queen theater, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) President-elect Joe Biden is imploring Americans to wear masks to slow the spread of the coronavirus – even as he cheered news about the promising development of a vaccine being developed by pharmaceutical giant Pfizer. Biden, in televised remarks this morning after…

“Jeopardy” Host Alex Trebek Dies at 80

FILE – (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File) “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek has died after battling pancreatic cancer for nearly two years. “Jeopardy!” studio Sony says Trebek died at his California home early Sunday with family and friends surrounding him. He was 80. Trebek presided over the beloved quiz show for more than 30 years. He was a master of the…

Complete Timeline of Joe Biden’s First Day as President-elect

Here is a complete timeline of Joe Biden’s first day as President-elect. All times are Eastern: 9:10 p.m. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris brought their entire families on-stage with them to close out their victory party on Saturday night. After delivering speeches outside of the Chase Center in downtown Wilmington, Delaware, the two were joined by their…

Joe Biden: Stumbles, Tragedies and Now Triumph

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., stands at left. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Days before he left the White House in 2017, President Barack Obama surprised Joe Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, declaring his septuagenarian, white-haired lieutenant “the best vice president…

President-elect Biden Releases Statement about His Victory

President-elect Joe Biden has released the following statement on his website after he was declared the winner of the presidential election this morning. “My fellow Americans, I am honored and humbled by the trust the American people have placed in me and in Vice President-elect Harris. In the face of unprecedented obstacles, a record number of Americans voted. Proving once…