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Biden selects Linda Thomas-Greenfield as ambassador to the United Nations; fills cabinet for national security

November 23, 2020

Photo: Wikipedia WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden on Monday tapped Obama administration veterans for top national security positions, signaling a stark shift from the Trump administration’s “America First” policies that disparaged international alliances, career diplomats and other veteran government officials. The six picks, including former Secretary of State John Kerry, mark a return to…

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Rethinking the holidays: Traditions, change are on the table

November 20, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Olga Garcia, left, and her sisters Francis Garcia, center, and Anna Garcia work to prepare an afternoon family meal Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in the family home in Sedro-Woolley, Wash. On any other Thanksgiving, dozens of Olga’s family members would squeeze into her home for the holiday. But this year, she’ll deliver food…

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Biden approaches 80 million votes in historic victory

November 19, 2020

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI President-elect Joe Biden’s winning tally is approaching a record 80 million votes as Democratic bastions continue to count ballots and the 2020 election cracks turnout records. Biden has already set a record for the highest number of votes for a winning presidential candidate, and President Donald Trump has also notched a high-water…

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Apart but together: tips for a cozier Zoom Thanksgiving

November 19, 2020

By Katie Workman ASSOCIATED PRESS  We all know Thanksgiving is going to look different this year. If you’re lucky, you might live where the weather will still be nice and you have space to create an outdoor Thanksgiving with appropriate social distancing. The rest of us are preparing for the fact that an in-person Thanksgiving…

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A Few Women

November 13, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Iyanla Vanzant, Viola Davis and Admiral Michelle Howard Thanks to some technical difficulties, attendees of Wednesday’s Pennsylvania Conference for Women will get a do-over. By Denise Clay Like most conferences, the 17th annual Pennsylvania Conference for Women was being held virtually. Also, like many of the virtual conferences, there was a snag.  Because of…

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Trump campaign sues to block Pennsylvania election result, Republicans escalate to US Supreme Court

November 10, 2020

Trump campaign sues in federal court to block Pennsylvania election result; 10 republican state attorney generals file amicus briefing in US Supreme to challenge counting of ballots received after Election Day HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s campaign launched a lawsuit to stop the certification of the election results in Pennsylvania, suing Monday as…

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Trump fires Esper as Pentagon chief after election defeat

November 9, 2020

By ROBERT BURNS and LOLITA C. BALDOR WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Monday, an unprecedented move by a president struggling to accept election defeat and angry at a Pentagon leader he believes wasn’t loyal enough. The decision was widely expected as Trump had grown increasingly unhappy with Esper…

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Transcript of Vice President-elect Harris’ victory speech

November 9, 2020

Transcript of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ victory speech Saturday night in Wilmington, Delaware, as prepared and provided by the Biden campaign: ___ Good evening. Congressman John Lewis, before his passing, wrote: “Democracy is not a state. It is an act.” And what he meant was that America’s democracy is not guaranteed. It is only as…

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Transfer of Power: What is the Presidential Transition Act?

November 9, 2020

“Six months before an election, the President must establish a White House Transition Coordinating Council, chaired by a senior employee of the Executive Office of the President” NOTE: Trump or any former president can not illegally stay in office or extend their term after Jan. 20, 2021, noon. The Constitution states a president’s term ends…

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For Biden, how to help mangled economy is next obstacle

November 9, 2020

By JOSH BOAK BALTIMORE (AP) — Joe Biden will inherit a mangled U.S. economy — one that never fully healed from the coronavirus and could suffer again as new infections are climbing. The once robust recovery has shown signs of gasping after federal aid lapsed. Ten million remain jobless and more layoffs are becoming permanent….

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