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Biden faces backlash for comparing diversity in African American, Latino communities

By MOLLY NAGLE and JOHN VERHOVEK, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Former Vice President Joe Biden joined the American Federation of Teachers’ virtual convention on Thursday and addressed the ongoing debate over reopening schools and COVID-19 vaccine development.Former Vice President Joe Biden has come under fire for comparing diversity in African…... Read More

As coronavirus spreads through nation's jails and prisons, lawmakers demand more transparency on toll

By TONYA SIMPSON and LUKE BARR, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Citing the growing toll from a hidden side of the coronavirus pandemic, top Democratic lawmakers are looking to require state and federal prisons to open their books on the number of cases behind bars.Democratic Senators Elizabeth Warren, Patty Murray, and Cory…... Read More

NY Attorney General lawsuit seeks to dissolve National Rifle Association

By AARON KATERSKY, MATTHEW MOSK and PETE MADDEN, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The New York Attorney General is filing a lawsuit against the National Rifle Association, seeking to dissolve the powerful gun lobby for a multitude of alleged violations of state law governing charities.Attorney General Letitia James is accusing the…... Read More

Dems want expert panel to OK coronavirus vaccine before mass use

By BENJAMIN SIEGEL and LUCIEN BRUGGEMAN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- House Democrats are calling on the Food and Drug Administration to empower an independent panel of experts to review and sign off before a coronavirus vaccine is distributed to the general public, a move aimed at quelling some health experts' fears…... Read More

GOP senators back additional airline aid as air travel goes down 75% due to coronavirus pandemic

By MINA KAJI and AMANDA MAILE, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- A group of 16 Senate Republicans expressed their support for an extension of the $25 billion payroll support program (PSP) for United States airlines Wednesday, as the demand for air travel remains suppressed and tens of thousands of airline employees face…... Read More

On heels of Arizona Senate primary, Republican Martha McSally challenges Democrat Mark Kelly to 7 debates

By QUINN SCANLAN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- What's sure to be one of the most expensive and most watched Senate campaigns this cycle is already off to the races, with incumbent Republican Martha McSally challenging Democrat Mark Kelly on Wednesday to seven debates in both the state's major cities and rural…... Read More

White House officials signal coronavirus relief negotiations will cease if an agreement is not reached by Friday

By ALLISON PECORIN and TRISH TURNER, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- White House officials told Senate Republicans on Wednesday that if a deal is not reached with Democrats on coronavirus relief by Friday, negotiations will likely stop."I think at this point we're either going to get serious about negotiating and get an…... Read More

Court upholds 'public charge' ruling keeping Trump administration from denying legal status to immigrants

By AARON KATERSKY, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a ruling that prevents the Trump administration from denying status to immigrants deemed a "public charge" because they receive various types of government assistance.The ruling, from a three-judge panel of the 2nd US Circuit Court of…... Read More

Progressive woman wins primary, ousting Democratic family that held seat for 50 years in St. Louis

By MEG CUNNINGHAM, ABC News(ST. LOUIS, Mo.) -- On Tuesday night, voters in Missouri opted to end the political legacy of the Lacy Clay family, which has represented the St. Louis-area 1st District for over 50 years, by electing Cori Bush, a progressive Black woman.Bush ran and lost against Rep.…... Read More

Can Trump demand payment from the Microsoft, TikTok deal? Probably not

By MATTHEW VANN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The fight for TikTok's future intensified this week when President Donald Trump insisted that the U.S. government receive payment if Microsoft, or another American company, acquires the Chinese social media giant.Trump said on Saturday that he would ban the app in the United States…... Read More

Health care execs have made millions during COVID, more scrutiny needed: Critics

By LUCIEN BRUGGEMAN, OLIVIA RUBIN, and MATTHEW MOSK, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Lawmakers and legal experts are calling on the Security and Exchange Commission to investigate the trading activity of a number of health care executives, some of whom have already made millions of dollars in stock trades during the period…... Read More

Sen. Tim Kaine ties sexism to 'ambition' criticism of potential VP contenders

By AVERI HARPER, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton's 2016 running mate, reflected on the vice presidential vetting process in an interview with ABC News' "Powerhouse Politics" podcast, and discussed how the women on former Vice President Joe Biden's shortlist may be feeling ahead of his pick.The senator…... Read More

WNBA players take stance against Senate candidate's Black Lives Matter views

By CHRISTINA CARREGA, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- WNBA players took a stance against the co-owner of the Atlanta Dream -- who is against the league publicly supporting the Black Lives Matter movement -- by showing support for an opponent she is facing in a special election for her state Senate seat.Players…... Read More

Biden will no longer travel to DNC to accept Democratic nomination amid pandemic

By MOLLY NAGLE, KENDALL KARSON, JOHN VERHOVEK, and BEATRICE PETERSON, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Former Vice President Joe Biden and the rest of the planned convention speakers will not travel to Wisconsin for the quadrennial Democratic National Convention, according to a release from its committee Wednesday, citing health concerns with the…... Read More