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October 2020

Trump made more than $200 million from foreign business interests since 2016 - Open Secrets

Barrett refuses to commit to recusal in election cases - Associated Press

Amazon Accused of Using Monopoly Power as E-Commerce ‘Gatekeeper’ - The Wall Street Journal

Trump halts COVID-19 relief talks until after election - Associated Press

Coronavirus: Paris to shut bars and raise alert to maximum - BBC News

Trump, stricken by COVID-19, flown to military hospital - Associated Press

September 2020

The Latest: Graham: Court vote could be week before election - Associated Press

Fraud, backlogs disrupt US unemployment benefit payments - Associated Press

Justice Department internal watchdog is investigating Roger Stone's sentencing, say sources - NBC News

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87 - Associated Press 

Schools that are mostly Black, Latino favor starting online - Associated Press

India now 2nd behind US in virus cases amid economic pain - Associated Press

US unemployment rate falls to 8.4% even as hiring slows - Associated Press

Activists: Militias tolerated, Kenosha protesters arrested - Associated Press

Lawyer: Blake not likely to walk again after shot by police - Associated Press

Postmaster says ballots No. 1 priority, but details no plan - Associated Press

Apple is 1st US company to be valued at $2 trillion - Associated Press

August 2020

Pelosi to call House back into session to vote on USPS bill - Associated Press

Mexico's new warning labels on junk food meet supersized opposition from U.S., EU - Reuters

US tops 5 million confirmed virus cases, to Europe's alarm - Associated Press

Trump tees up student loan executive action - Politico

South Africa hits 500,000 confirmed cases, still not at peak - Associated Press

July 2020

The biggest takeaways from the big-tech antitrust hearing - The Washington Post

Mortgage rates just hit another record low, and here's how much lower they can go - CNBC

Niagara Falls tour boats highlight US and Canada’s stark Covid-19 divide - The Guardian

China tells US to close consulate in Chengdu in growing spat - Associated Press

UK coronavirus vaccine prompts immune response in early test - Associated Press

Trump not ready to commit to election results if he loses - Associated Press

239 scientists warn World Health Organization of airborne transmission risks from coronavirus - CBS News

Profile of a killer: Unraveling the deadly new coronavirus - Associated Press

Layoffs stuck at high level as 1.3 million seek jobless aid - Associated Press

Image of Thomas Jefferson alongside Black descendant holds 'a mirror' to America - NBC

'Window is closing' for US to get coronavirus under control, Trump's HHS secretary warns - CNN

June 2020

Pelosi pushes Senate with House passage of George Floyd bill - Associated Press

Democrats: GOP police bill 'not salvageable,' demand talks - Associated Press

Trump says he will renew effort to end DACA protections - Associated Press

American convicted of spying in Russia, gets 16 years - Associated Press

Protesters topple Jefferson Davis statue in Virginia capital - Associated Press

Trump says a strong economy is the greatest thing that can happen for race relations - Business Insider

Minneapolis police face civil rights probe over Floyd death - Associated Press

May 2020

US cities assess protest damage, await another day of unrest - Associated Press

Four Minneapolis officers fired after death of black man - Associated Press

Biden says he was too 'cavalier' about black Trump backers - Associated Press

States accused of fudging or bungling COVID-19 testing data - Associated Press

Whistleblower: US still lacks virus plan, Americans at risk - Associated Press

House passes $3 trillion coronavirus stimulus plan, faces pushback in Republican-led Senate - USA Today

Fauci warns of serious consequences if US reopens too soon - Associated Press

Live updates: Fauci, CDC and FDA heads taking precautions after exposure to coronavirus - Washington Post 

Virus-afflicted 2020 looks like 1918 despite science's march - Associated Press

Georgia District Attorney vows to bring shooting of unarmed black man to grand jury - NBC News

April 2020

DHS report: China hid virus' severity to hoard supplies - Associated Press

7 Essentials for Overcoming Mental Barriers to Exceptional Success - Entrepreneur

The only way to get back to normal this summer is to test everyone in the United States, Nobel Prize-winning economist says - Washington Post

Easing lockdowns makes day-to-day choices more complicated - Associated Press

Many failures combined to unleash death on Italy's Lombardy - Associated Press

AP-NORC poll: Few Americans support easing virus protections - Associated Press

Who knew? Fearless Millennials are cashing in on stocks as frightened Boomers cash out - Financial Post

U.S. judge blocks Twitter's bid to reveal government surveillance requests - Reuters 

Apple-Google alliance welcomed by European coronavirus app platform - Reuters

Virus exposes US inequality. Will it spur lasting remedies? - Associated Press

Virus-era decisions: Way too many, and each with high stakes - Associated Press

Economic Impact Payments - IRS

16.8M Americans thrown out of work as economic toll rises - Associated Press

Modeling coronavirus: 'Uncertainty is the only certainty' - Associated Press

As cases surge, 3 in 4 US hospitals already facing COVID-19 - Associated Press

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak - Associated Press 


March 2020

Map: Watch the real-time spread of coronavirus in the U.S. - PBS News Hour

Coronavirus aid checks: Who is eligible, when to expect it, and more - Yahoo

Trump signs $2.2T stimulus after swift congressional votes - Associated Press

Virus infections near 500,000 as health systems buckle - Associated Press

Senate passes coronavirus rescue package on unanimous vote - Associated Press

House Democrats Proposed Stimulus Package Offers $1,500 Per Person Plus $1,500 Per Qualifying Child - Forbes

Virus pandemic an unprecedented test for a young generation - Associated Press

Income tax filing deadline moved to July 15 from April 15 - Associated Press

World virus infections pass 200,000, Europe's borders jammed - Associated Press

Government official: Coronavirus vaccine trial starts Monday - Associated Press

Fed takes emergency steps to slash rates and ease bank rules - Associated Press

Trump declares virus emergency; House passes aid package - Associated Press

Senate GOP Blocks Emergency Paid Sick Leave Bill From Moving Forward - Huffington Post

AP Analysis: Investors 'guessing' on virus, assuming worst - Associated Press  

Inside the 3 days that remade the Democratic primary - Associated Press

Tornadoes devastate Tennessee, killing at least 22 people - Associated Press


February 2020

Jury foreman regrets convicting teen in girl's 2002 death - Associated Press 

Zuckerberg Pledges Facebook Users Privacy Upgrades After $550 Million Facial Recognition Settlement - The New York Times

Not Guilty: Split Senate acquits Trump of impeachment - Associated Press

Secret Service has paid rates as high as $650 a night for rooms at Trump’s properties - The Washington Post

Scientists question work suggesting pangolin coronavirus link - Reuters 

China's daily death toll from virus tops 100 for first time - Associated Press

Treat us like something between a telco and a newspaper, says Facebook's Zuckerberg  - Reuters

 Boy Scouts file for bankruptcy due to sex-abuse lawsuits - Associated Press

AP source: Barr tells people he might quit over Trump tweets - Associated Press 

German gunman calling for genocide kills 9 people - Associated Press

Intel officials say Russia boosting Trump candidacy - Associated Press

Global markets fall sharply as virus cases spread past Asia - Associated Press

'Time is everything': World braces for spread of new virus - Associated Press

Stock market rout deepens on virus worries; indexes lose 4% - Associated Press

US, Taliban sign deal aimed at ending war in Afghanistan  - Associated Press


January 2020

Why Discipline And Self-Control Are The True Path To Success - Forbes

China reports 25 more virus deaths as US prepares evacuation - Associated Press

US reports 1st case of person-to-person spread of new virus - Associated Press

Trump acquittal now likely Wednesday; Senate nixes witnesses - Associated Press

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