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WASHINGTON, D.C. — A bill that would require any U.S. meat processing facility that slaughters over 125,000 head of cattle annually to purchase 50% of its weekly volume on the open or “spot” m…

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WASHINGTON — Oregon’s only Republican in Congress broke with his party on a policy issue for the first time last week since taking federal office. Rep. Cliff Bentz split over an immigration bi…

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Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden and nine other senators urge President Joe Biden to support new rounds of direct payments and supplement unemployment benefits until the U.S. economy returns to pre-pande…

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WASHINGTON — Even as the U.S. House passed legislation for the second time in two years, the Senate remains the question mark for federal efforts to shield gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgend…

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WASHINGTON — A majority of the U.S. House has voted to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time, just a week after he encouraged loyalists to "fight like hell" against election results…

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WASHINGTON — The crowd pushed past the police barricades, up the steps to the iron doors and, in what seemed like no time at all, hoisted a Trump flag from the U.S. Capitol.

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WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi is calling the House back into session over the crisis at the U.S. Postal Service, setting up a political showdown amid growing concerns that the Trump White …

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service has warned 46 states and the District of Columbia it cannot guarantee all ballots cast by mail for the November election will arrive in time to be counted,…

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NEW YORK — Ahead of the Juneteenth holiday weekend's demonstrations against systemic racism and police brutality, a majority of Americans say they approve of recent protests around the country…

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WASHINGTON — Only about half of Americans say they would get a COVID-19 vaccine if the scientists working furiously to create one succeed, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NOR…

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OMAHA, Neb. — As food banks have struggled to meet soaring demand from people suddenly out of work because of the coronavirus pandemic, it has been especially troubling to see farmers have to …

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ATLANTA — Americans marked a Memorial Day like no other Monday as the coronavirus pandemic upended traditional commemorations and forced communities to honor the nation’s military dead with sm…

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WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday defended the stunning $3 trillion price tag on Democrats' pandemic relief package as what is needed to confront the "villainous virus" and …

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WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department and the IRS are urging taxpayers who want to get their economic impact payments directly deposited to their bank accounts to enter their information online…

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WASHINGTON — Don’t inject disinfectants, health officials leapt to warn on Friday, reacting to President Donald Trump’s comment that disinfectants perhaps could be injected or ingested to figh…

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed a $484 billion bill on Friday to aid employers and hospitals under stress from the coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 50,000 Americans an…

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WASHINGTON — Congress delivered a nearly $500 billion infusion of coronavirus spending Thursday, rushing new relief to employers and hospitals buckling under the strain of a pandemic that has …

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has made himself the daily spokesman for the nation’s coronavirus response. Yet, few Americans regularly look to or trust Trump as a source of information o…

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump gave governors a road map Thursday for recovering from the economic pain of the coronavirus pandemic, laying out “a phased and deliberate approach” to resto…

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WASHINGTON — Government relief checks began arriving in Americans' bank accounts as the economic damage to the U.S. from the coronavirus piled up Wednesday and sluggish sales at reopened store…

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GENEVA — Nations around the world reacted with alarm Wednesday after President Donald Trump announced a halt to the sizable funding the United States sends to the World Health Organization. He…

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WASHINGTON — Setting the stage for a possible power struggle with President Donald Trump, governors around the U.S. began collaborating on plans Tuesday to reopen their economies in what is li…

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump asserted Monday that he is the ultimate decision-maker for determining how and when to relax the nation's social distancing guidelines as he grows anxious t…

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WASHINGTON — The federal government's budget deficit for the first half of this budget year totaled $743.6 billion, up 7.6% from last year, and well on its way to topping $1 trillion even befo…

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JERUSALEM — Christians are commemorating Jesus’ crucifixion without the solemn church services or emotional processions of past years, marking Good Friday in a world locked down by the coronav…

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has removed the inspector general tapped to chair a special oversight board of the $2.2 trillion economic package intended to help businesses and individual…

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CHICAGO — Americans in overwhelming numbers are actively avoiding others as much as possible and taking additional steps to protect themselves from the coronavirus, according to a survey from …

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is resisting calls to issue a national stay-at-home order to stem the spread of the new coronavirus despite his administration’s projections that tens of th…

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NEW YORK — The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus climbed past 3,500 Tuesday, eclipsing China's official count, as hard-hit New York City rushed to bring in more medical professionals and am…

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WASHINGTON — The human and economic toll of the lockdowns against the coronavirus mounted Thursday as India struggled to feed the multitudes, Italy shut down most of its industry, and a record…