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Nashville man’s girlfriend warned he was building bombs

By KIMBERLEE KRUESI and ERIC TUCKER NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than a year before Anthony Warner detonated a bomb in downtown Nashville on Christmas, officers visited his home after his girlfriend told police that…
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Fate of Trump’s $2,000 checks now rests with GOP-led Senate

By LISA MASCARO and JILL COLVIN WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s push for $2,000 COVID-19 relief checks now rests with the Senate after the House voted overwhelmingly to meet the president’s demand to increase…
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Trump relents, signs COVID relief, averts federal shutdown

By JILL COLVIN, LISA MASCARO and ANDREW TAYLOR WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed a $900 billion pandemic relief package, ending days of drama over his refusal to accept the…
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Nurses fear what’s to come: ‘Walk down our unit for a day’

By STEFANIE DAZIO LOS ANGELES (AP) — The nurses of California are afraid. It’s Christmas Eve, and they aren’t home with their families. They are working, always working, completely gowned up — and worn down.…
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Trump threatens to torpedo COVID relief with new demands

By KEVIN FREKING, ANDREW TAYLOR and LISA MASCARO WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has threatened to torpedo Congress’ massive COVID-19 relief package in the midst of a raging pandemic and deep economic uncertainty, suddenly…
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Congress’ rescue aid: A dose of support, but is it enough?

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER WASHINGTON (AP) — The $900 billion economic relief package that emerged from Congress over the weekend will deliver vital aid to millions of households and businesses that have been struggling for months…
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US experts debate: Who should be next in line for vaccine?

By MIKE STOBBE NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. COVID-19 vaccination campaign has begun, and the few available doses are mostly going into the arms of health-care workers and nursing home residents. But what about…
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US jobless claims rise to 885,000 amid resurgence of virus

By PAUL WISEMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose again last week to 885,000 as a resurgence of coronavirus cases threatens the economy’s recovery from its springtime collapse. The…
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Trump voters accept Biden election win ‘with reservations’

By JILL COLVIN and JONATHAN COOPER WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Reed says he will always believe the 2020 election was stolen from President Donald Trump. The retired police officer-turned-construction worker believes fraud marred the vote,…
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GOP leader McConnell finally acknowledges Biden won election

By LISA MASCARO WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell congratulated Democrat Joe Biden as president-elect on Tuesday, saying the Electoral College “has spoken.” The Republican leader’s statement, delivered in a speech on the…
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