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Trump launches his salvo against social media — will it land?

Under the order, Trump said he is asking regulators to reinterpret a law that shields internet companies from lawsuits over content on their sites, a…

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Trump’s ‘big action’ on social media rests on limited legal powers

These are answers to some key questions about Thursday’s announcement, based on early draft language that may change by the time Trump signs the order:…

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House passes bill to ease small business emergency loan rules

The legislation, sponsored by Reps. Dean Phillips (D-Minn.) and Chip Roy (R-Texas), would give businesses seeking full loan forgiveness more time to spend the money…

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Pelosi has not been tested for coronavirus

“For a while there were a scarcity of tests,” Pelosi told reporters on Thursday when asked if she had ever taken a coronavirus test or…

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Trump extends National Guard’s coronavirus deployment after outcry

Some lawmakers have questioned whether the original June 24 cutoff was intentionally aimed at depriving troops of federal benefits, which become available after 90 days…

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Europe doesn’t need Donald Trump to fight coronavirus. It has Miley Cyrus.

The goal now is to raise donations from everyone — not just major countries and philanthropists — to help find diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines to…

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Senate committee to vote on new subpoenas on Russia probe origins

The effort is the latest in a series of new investigations Senate Republicans are pursuing amid encouragement from Trump himself. The Senate Judiciary Committee recently…

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White House to skip economic forecast this summer showing depth of the downturn

The data is “extremely fluid and would produce a less instructive forecast,” one senior official told POLITICO. “It is foolish to demand such a forecast…

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Tim Kaine tests positive for coronavirus antibodies

Sen. Tim Kaine. | Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post via AP, Pool Sen. Tim Kaine announced Thursday that he and his wife have tested positive…

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Democrats pull FISA bill amid objections from GOP and progressives

Drew Angerer/Getty Images Democrats have pulled a bill from the floor to reauthorize key parts of the federal surveillance program known as FISA. Speaker Nancy…

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