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As Trump falters, Democrats and Biden eye an elusive prize: Texas

(Reuters) - As polls show Texans increasingly frustrated with President Donald Trump's response amid a massive resurgence in coronavirus cases, Democrats say they have a real chance to turn a long-held dream into reality: winning the state's presidential contest for the first time in more than four decades. Learn More


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Mnuchin sees possible virus aid deal, but no talks set with Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Monday said the Trump administration and Congress could reach a coronavirus aid deal as soon as this week, but Democrats said the two sides have not spoken since talks collapsed last Friday. More »


Trump wants stimulus payments, schools funds in COVID-19 bill: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump still wants to see coronavirus aid legislation pass that would include stimulus payments to individuals and school funding, the White House said on Monday after talks with congressional Democrats collapsed last week. More »


U.S. Attorney General Barr says the left wants to tear down system

(Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General William Barr mounted a partisan attack on the Democratic Party in an interview that aired Sunday, claiming the left believes in "tearing down the system" and pursues absolute victory as "a substitute for religion." More »


China imposes sanctions on Republican U.S. lawmakers over Hong Kong

BEIJING (Reuters) - China imposed sanctions on 11 U.S. citizens including lawmakers from President Donald Trump Republican Party on Monday in response to Washington's imposition of sanctions on Hong Kong and Chinese officials accused of curtailing political freedoms in the former British colony. More »


Trump considers Gettysburg backdrop for presidential nomination speech

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that he is weighing delivering his speech accepting the Republican nomination later this month either at the White House or at the site of the Civil War battleground in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. More »


Washington, D.C., police union moves to block release of body cam footage

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Washington, D.C., police union said on Monday it asked a court to block the mandatory release of body camera footage and names of police officers involved in shootings. More »


U.S. loan to Kodak will not proceed unless allegations cleared: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government will not proceed with a $765 million loan to Eastman Kodak Co to make drugs at its U.S. factories unless the company is cleared of alleged wrongdoing in circumstances surrounding the announcement of the loan, the White House said on Monday. More »


White House announces spectrum auction to fuel 5G growth

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Monday unveiled plans to auction off 100 megahertz of midband spectrum for use starting in mid-2022, part of U.S. efforts to ramp up fifth-generation network coverage. More »


Trump says Pelosi, Schumer want to meet on U.S. coronavirus relief

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Monday said U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, the top Democrat in the Senate, want to meet with him to make a deal on coronavirus-related economic relief, after talks between Democrats and members of Republican Trump's administration broke down last week. More »


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