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This week seemed like it could be the end of President Donald Trump's relentless challenges to the election he lost to President-elect Joe Biden. But his baseless claims have a way of coming back. And back. And back.

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Replying to @AP: BREAKING: President Donald Trump says he has pardoned his former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

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BREAKING: President Donald Trump says he has pardoned his former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

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The race for Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District seat could be approaching a tie. Democrat Rita Hart has cut Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks’ lead to 35 votes out of more than 394,400 cast.

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Replying to @AP: The Trump administration denied a permit to build a controversial gold and copper mine near the headwaters of the world’s largest s…

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The Trump administration denied a permit to build a controversial gold and copper mine near the headwaters of the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery in southwest Alaska.

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When the COVID-19 pandemic began, Georgia Republican Sen. David Perdue sold up to $5 million worth of stock in a company where he once served on the board. Weeks later, after shares nosedived, he bought much of it back - and it’s quadrupled in value since.

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Here's what's happening today in #Election2020:
— "America is back": Biden pushes past Trump era with nominees.
— Republican senators stay silent as president-elect picks team.
— Trump vents about election as agencies aid Biden transition.

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Replying to @APFactCheck: President Trump hasn't given up on his false accusations of a rigged election even though his administration has given the…

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President Trump hasn't given up on his false accusations of a rigged election even though his administration has given the OK for the presidential transition to move forward. Trump is still misrepresenting how votes were cast and counted. #APFactCheck

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President-elect Joe Biden introduced selections for his national security team Tuesday, his first substantive offering of how he’ll shift from the Trump administration's “America First” policies.

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The Nevada Supreme Court made Joe Biden’s win in the state official, approving the final canvass of the Nov. 3 election. The unanimous action sends to Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak results that will deliver six electoral votes to Biden.

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Democrat Joe Biden has been certified as the winner of the presidential election in Pennsylvania, the governor said. Biden has officially begun his transition and is set to unveil national security team.

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Here's what's happening today in #Election 2020:
— Biden transition approved after Trump runs out of options.
— Biden set to formally introduce national security team.
— GSA approval gives Biden team access to federal resources.

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Replying to @AP: Sen. Dianne Feinstein says she will step down as the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee. The move follows criticism by…

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein says she will step down as the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee. The move follows criticism by some influential liberals of her handling of Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearings.

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Replying to @AP: BREAKING: The Trump administration is clearing the way for the start of President-elect Joe Biden's transition, despite Trump vowin…

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BREAKING: The Trump administration is clearing the way for the start of President-elect Joe Biden's transition, despite Trump vowing to keep up election fight.

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President-elect Joe Biden has selected Avril Haines to be director of national intelligence. If confirmed, Haines would be the first woman to be the nation’s top intelligence officer, charged with overseeing more than a dozen U.S. intelligence agencies.

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President-elect Joe Biden's six appointments announced on Monday, almost all of them alumni of the Obama administration, represent a fundamental shift away from President Donald Trump’s policies and personnel selections.

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Rep.-elect Lauren Boebert of Colorado is known for carrying a Glock pistol, and she's already asked about carrying a weapon at the U.S. Capitol. If she brings her weapon to Washington, she apparently won't be the only lawmaker who does.

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Few in either party expected Trump’s coattails to be as long. House Democrats blame that and other errors, like failing to grow appeal among enough Latino voters, for making them lose enough seats that they’ll have the smallest majority in over a century.

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Today in #Election2020:
• Antony Blinken said to be Biden's choice for secretary of state.
• Courts have uniformly rejected Trump campaign claims of vote fraud.
• Voting rights advocates worry Trump strategy could erode Black voters' trust in elections.

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President Trump and his allies are making a false argument that Barack Obama's team hampered the incoming administration four years ago. The Trump administration has yet to formally acknowledge Joe Biden’s victory and start the transition process.

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Lawyers for President Trump's campaign have claimed widespread voter fraud, but they backpedaled in court when pressed for admissible evidence. With legal losses piling up for Trump, Rudy Giuliani argued a pivotal case in Pennsylvania. It did not go well.

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