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Amid Growing Challenges, Biden to Hold 1st News Conference

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden held off on holding his first news conference so he could use it to celebrate passage of a defining legislative achievement, his giant COVID-19 relief package. But he’s sure to be pressed at Thursday’s question-and-answer session about all sorts of other challenges that have cropped up along the way. A…

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Biden Picks Former Senator Who Flew in Space to Lead NASA

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — President Joe Biden has chosen a former senator from Florida who flew on the space shuttle right before the Challenger accident to lead NASA. Biden on Friday announced his intent to nominate Bill Nelson as the space agency’s administrator. If confirmed by the Senate, Nelson will become NASA’s 14th administrator,…

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Reps. Bartleman, Morales Issue Statements on Biden Administration Granting TPS Status to Venezuelans in the U.S.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FNN) – In an important shift in policy from the Trump administration, the Biden administration granted temporary protected status (or TPS), to Venezuelans living in the United States. This could allow thousands who fled Venezuela to stay in the country legally. State Representatives Robin Bartleman (D-Weston) and Daisy Morales (D-Orlando) have joined the…

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Biden, Dems Prevail as Senate OKs $1.9T Virus Relief Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — An exhausted Senate narrowly approved a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill Saturday as President Joe Biden and his Democratic allies notched a victory they called crucial for hoisting the country out of the pandemic and economic doldrums. After laboring all night on a mountain of amendments — nearly all from Republicans and rejected —…

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US Appeals Court Rejects Trump Appeal Over Pennsylvania Race

PHILADELPHIA, Penn. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s legal team suffered yet another defeat in court Friday as a federal appeals court in Philadelphia roundly rejected its latest effort to challenge the state’s election results. Trump’s lawyers vowed to appeal to the Supreme Court despite the judge’s assessment that the “campaign’s claims have no merit.” “Free,…

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Joe Biden to Deliver a Thanksgiving Address Seeking US Unity

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is slated to deliver a Thanksgiving address to the nation seeking to unify Americans in the face of the coronavirus pandemic as experts warn of a possible spike in cases resulting from the holiday. Biden’s transition team said the president-elect will “discuss the shared sacrifices Americans are making this holiday…

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Virus Bill Blocked in Senate as Prospects Dim for New Relief

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats scuttled a scaled-back GOP coronavirus rescue package on Thursday as the parties argued to a standstill over the size and scope of the aid, likely ending hopes for coronavirus relief before the November election. The mostly party-line vote capped weeks of wrangling that gave way to election-season political combat and…

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