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Election 2020 live updates: Trump visits Ohio, where governor tested positive for coronavirus

Trump is heading to Ohio for the first time since the pandemic, while Biden is set to deliver a virtual address to Latino leaders, as Tennessee holds its primary on Thursday.

Posted: 7 August 2020 | 3:35 am

White House, Democrats fail to reach agreement on virus relief bill, and next steps are uncertain

President Trump signaled earlier Thursday that absent a deal, he will take executive actions on several fronts.

Posted: 7 August 2020 | 3:31 am

Bill Hagerty, candidate endorsed by Trump, wins Tennessee Senate primary

Bill Hagerty is Trump’s former ambassador to Japan and has his endorsement, while Manny Sethi was backed by Sens. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul.

Posted: 7 August 2020 | 3:14 am

Virus keeps spreading as schools begin to open, frightening parents and alarming public health officials

Mississippi, now experiencing the country’s highest rate of positive tests, is emblematic of the pandemic’s new reality.

Posted: 7 August 2020 | 1:49 am

New York attorney general seeks to dissolve NRA in suit accusing gun rights group of wide-ranging fraud and self-dealing

In a civil suit filed Wednesday, New York Attorney General Letitia James alleges that CEO Wayne LaPierre and other top leaders drained $64 million from the nonprofit in three years.

Posted: 7 August 2020 | 12:46 am

The Trailer: The left worries about a 'hawk' as VP

In this edition: The left's fears about Susan Rice, some good turnout news from Tuesday's primaries, and the debate about debating.

Posted: 7 August 2020 | 12:27 am

Top Democrats say postmaster general acknowledged new policies that workers say are delaying mail

The Postal Service had previously played down the changes that employees say have caused days-long backlogs.

Posted: 6 August 2020 | 11:37 pm

Mail-in ballot applications in Virginia tap into worries about fraud with faulty instructions

A voter registration group with a history of error-prone mailers sent ballot applications with return envelopes addressed to the wrong elections offices.

Posted: 6 August 2020 | 8:50 pm

March for Our Lives marches toward November with new campaign ad

The youth group is less focused on President Trump and more interested in changing policy at the state and local levels.

Posted: 6 August 2020 | 6:31 pm

Congress under pressure as states lift electricity shut-off bans during coronavirus crisis

As disconnections loom, lawmakers are at odds about what to do next.

Posted: 6 August 2020 | 4:00 pm