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COVID relief bill: Negotiations reach breaking point

By ALLISON PECORIN and TRISH TURNER, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Talks between the administration and Democratic leadership on a path forward for a COVID-19 relief bill collapsed Friday, with both parties leaving negotiations citing no measured progress toward an agreement and no plans for a future meeting.Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and…... Read More

Trump-backed Bill Hagerty wins contentious Tennessee Senate primary

By KENDALL KARSON, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Bill Hagerty, a former diplomat who was endorsed by Donald Trump, won a contentious Senate primary in Tennessee on Thursday night, reinforcing the strength of a presidential endorsement in some of the nation's reddest territory.Hagerty toppled Dr. Manny Sethi, an orthopedic trauma surgeon who…... Read More

Brent Scowcroft, prominent elder statesman, has died

By MARTHA RADDATZ and LUIS MARTINEZ, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Brent Scowcroft, the former Air Force general who twice served a the national security adviser under Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush, has died at the age of 95, according to a statement from the Scowcroft Group.Scowcroft is best known from…... Read More

With negotiations on brink of collapse, no clear path forward on coronavirus relief

By ALLISON PECORIN and TRISH TURNER, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Conversations between administration officials and Democratic congressional leaders about coronavirus relief may soon fall apart, with both parties leaving the Capitol on Thursday evening claiming to be "very far apart" on key issues.Now, as the clock ticks down on the self-imposed…... Read More

Wolf defends feds in Portland protests, rebuffs former Homeland Security leaders

By QUINN OWEN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf continued to defend his agency's response to the recent Portland, Oregon, protests, when he appeared before a Senate panel on Thursday. He also blamed local officials for not cooperating, and said criticism from two former homeland security secretaries…... Read More

At least 6 Republican operatives, some tied to Trump camp, working to get Kanye West on the 2020 ballot

By BEATRICE PETERSON, TERRANCE SMITH, SOO RIN KIM, and JEFFREY COOK, ABC NewsAt least six operatives who have been prominently involved in the Republican political world have been linked to Kanye West's captivating 11th-hour independent 2020 presidential bid.As the rivalry between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden…... Read More

Denying federal aid to state, local governments could put neediest residents at risk

By SHANNON K. CRAWFORD, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Like their residents, state and local governments are finding themselves cash-strapped as they contend with the novel coronavirus pandemic. Whether to provide them with more assistance is a key point of contention as negotiators on Capitol Hill work to broker a deal on…... Read More

Biden faces backlash for comparing diversity in African American, Latino communities

By MOLLY NAGLE and JOHN VERHOVEK, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Former Vice President Joe Biden joined the American Federation of Teachers’ virtual convention on Thursday and addressed the ongoing debate over reopening schools and COVID-19 vaccine development.Former Vice President Joe Biden has come under fire for comparing diversity in African…... Read More

As coronavirus spreads through nation's jails and prisons, lawmakers demand more transparency on toll

By TONYA SIMPSON and LUKE BARR, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Citing the growing toll from a hidden side of the coronavirus pandemic, top Democratic lawmakers are looking to require state and federal prisons to open their books on the number of cases behind bars.Democratic Senators Elizabeth Warren, Patty Murray, and Cory…... Read More

NY Attorney General lawsuit seeks to dissolve National Rifle Association

By AARON KATERSKY, MATTHEW MOSK and PETE MADDEN, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The New York Attorney General is filing a lawsuit against the National Rifle Association, seeking to dissolve the powerful gun lobby for a multitude of alleged violations of state law governing charities.Attorney General Letitia James is accusing the…... Read More

Dems want expert panel to OK coronavirus vaccine before mass use

By BENJAMIN SIEGEL and LUCIEN BRUGGEMAN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- House Democrats are calling on the Food and Drug Administration to empower an independent panel of experts to review and sign off before a coronavirus vaccine is distributed to the general public, a move aimed at quelling some health experts' fears…... Read More