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Trump ups pressure on Barr to probe Bidens as election nears
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Trump ups pressure on Barr to probe Bidens as election nears

President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on Attorney General William Barr to immediately launch an investigation into unverified claims about Democrat Joe Biden and his son Hunter, effectively demanding that the Justice Department muddy his political opponent and abandon its historic resistance to getting involved in elections.

Deadline looms, but COVID relief deal may be far off
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Deadline looms, but COVID relief deal may be far off

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reported some progress in advance of a Tuesday deadline for reaching a pre-election deal with President Donald Trump on a new coronavirus relief package, but the same core problems bedeviling the effort remain in place despite optimistic talk from the president and his team.

Senate to work through weekend to confirm Barrett
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Senate to work through weekend to confirm Barrett

Wasting no time, the Senate is on track to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court by next Monday, charging toward a rare weekend session as Republicans push past procedural steps to install President Donald Trump's pick before Election Day.