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Kimberly Guilfoyle tests positive for coronavirus -- Kimberly Guilfoyle, a Trump campaign official and girlfriend of Donald Trump, Jr., has tested positive for the coronavirus.

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Protesters arrested near Mount Rushmore ahead of tonight's Trump event -- Protesters demonstrated against President Trump's arrival in the Black Hills ahead of the return of the Mount Rushmore fireworks display.

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US is testing 550,000 people daily, experts say more is needed -- President Trump has suggested testing be slowed because it's uncovering more cases. Experts say the rise is due mainly to wider exposure to the virus.

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Senator says she will block military promotions to protect Vindman -- "It is about protecting a merit-based system from political corruption and unlawful retaliation," Sen. Tammy Duckworth said.

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Russian 'bounties' on US troops: Line crossed or 'nothing new'? -- The U.S. has accused Russia of backing the Taliban for years. The relationship is under new scrutiny after allegations of 'bounties' on U.S. troops.

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Milley: Some soldiers given bayonets amid DC protests -- Members of both the 82nd Airborne Division and the Old Guard were given bayonets, but were instructed to keep them in their "scabbards."

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Voter guide: FAQs on the issues and compare the candidates -- You have questions. We have answers. Cut through the noise and conjecture to dig deep on the candidates for president, where they stand on the issues and how to make sure you're ready to vote.

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Biden outraises Trump for second straight month -- Donald Trump still likely has a significant cash-on-hand advantage heading into the final four months of the election.

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The jobs report is great, but the labor market is still grim -- Monthly job gains in May and June are historic, but the labor market is still facing a net loss of 14.7M job losses from the coronavirus recession.

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USA TODAY poll: In its moment of reckoning, is US still the greatest country? -- In a USA TODAY/Suffolk Poll, Americans divide along partisan lines over whether the country is "great" or has "fallen behind" others in the world.

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Herman Cain hospitalized with COVID-19 -- Herman Cain is "resting comfortably in an Atlanta-area hospital" a statement on his Twitter account said.

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Ex-Bush officials launch super PAC in support of Biden -- The PAC will target "historically Republican voters who are dismayed and disappointed by the damage done to our nation by Donald Trump's presidency."

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Supreme Court to rule on Russia grand jury materials -- A House committee controlled by Democrats wants to see secret documents that it says could lead to another impeachment inquiry.

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Feds arrest Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell -- A federal grand jury indicted Maxwell on conspiracy charges that accuse her of "helping Epstein to recruit, groom, and ultimately abuse victims" between 1994 and 1997.

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Trump boasts virus response despite surge in new cases -- Trump touted the White House response to the coronavirus pandemic even as daily new cases in the U.S. surpassed 50,000 for the first time.

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Inmate seeks execution delay, says COVID-19 endangers priest -- The lawsuit argues the pandemic risks the health of Rev. Seigen Hartkemeyer, who is "religiously obligated" to attend Wesley Purkey's execution.

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Trump shows up at news conference without face mask -- Donald Trump has resisted wearing a face mask in public but told a television reporter on Wednesday he's open to wearing one in "a tight situation."

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Biden: I have 600 lawyers to fight election 'chicanery' -- "Be careful — he's coming," Biden said, predicting a "vote suppression" effort by Trump as states expand absentee voting amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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GOP senators propose making Juneteenth federal holiday -- Columbus Day has been a source of controversy because of the killing and enslavement of indigenous people by European explorers and settlers.

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Paleologos on the Poll: The politics of July 4th -- Even on the Fourth of July: In the new USA TODAY/Suffolk Poll, how Americans perceive their own country is delineated along party lines.

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Pelosi: 'I don't know what the Russians have on' Trump -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday denounced President Donald Trump's response to news reports that Russia placed a bounty on U.S. troops.

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Alabama senate candidate's campaign bus goes up in flames; no injuries -- The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office posted on Facebook that a lane of Interstate 59 was shut down when the Senate candidate's campaign bus caught fire.

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Coronavirus has increased some discrimination -- According to a Pew Research Center report, discrimination and racism have increased in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, particularly for Asians.

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House passes PPP extension to help small businesses -- The House Wednesday followed the Senate's lead Tuesday and voted to extend the Paycheck Protection Program through Aug. 8.

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Politics -- Trump says he'd wear face mask in small crowd

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Just The FAQs -- 13th Amendment: slavery, prison labor explained

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Nation -- Texas official says he's done listening to Fauci: 'I don't need his advice'

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Elections -- NY resumes counting of potentially decisive absentee ballots

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Politics -- Trump: Black Lives Matter mural is 'symbol of hate'

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Elections -- Trump-backed congressman loses primary in Colorado upset

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Politics -- SD gov.: 'We won't be social distancing' at Mount Rushmore show

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Politics -- Conway's daughter creates BLM posts on TikTok

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Politics -- Trump has remade federal courts, but John Roberts is chief justice

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Voters head to the polls for primary elections

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George Floyd protests continue at the White House, in DC

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Rep. John Ratcliffe testifies during Senate nomination hearing

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Kayleigh McEnany named White House press secretary

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Florida, Illinois and Arizona hold primaries

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Fact Check -- Fact check: Democrats didn't start Civil War or found KKK

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Fact Check -- Fact check: Kentucky county has half of state's Black population

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Fact Check -- Fact check: Some vaccines contain human DNA

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50 States -- Refusal to distance, pawn shop boom: News from around our 50 states

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Fact Check -- Fact check: NASCAR won't stop prayer, anthem

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Fact Check -- Fact check: Did Obama usher in BLM, ISIS, antifa?

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