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Hillary Clinton: Donald Trump might not ‘go quietly’ if he loses the election

Hillary Clinton on Monday said the U.S. needs to be prepared for President Trump not to “go quietly” if he loses the fall election. “Well, I think it is a fair point to raise as to whether or not, if he loses, he’s going to go [...]

U.S. and China, Caught in ‘Ideological Spiral,’ Drift Toward Cold War

One by one, the United States has hit at the core tenets of Xi Jinping’s vision for a rising China ready to assume the mantle of superpower. In a matter of weeks, the Trump administration has imposed sanctions over punitive policies [...]

Vaccine-makers’ ‘no profit’ pledge stirs doubts in Congress

*/ ]]> Some of the pharmaceutical companies developing Covid-19 vaccine candidates have pledged to not take a profit. But neither the companies nor the U.S. government bankrolling a great deal of the vaccine research has defined precisely [...]

Andrew Cuomo coronavirus poster, ‘New York Tough,’ prompts anger, bewilderment

The coronavirus has killed more than 32,000 people in New York, and if you want a memorial poster, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has you covered. And he made it himself. The governor took to Twitter on Monday evening to push what he called the “New [...]

Sudan Will Scrap Alcohol and Apostasy Laws, and End Flogging

NAIROBI, Kenya — Sudan will allow non-Muslims to consume alcohol, scrap its apostasy law and abolish the use of public flogging as a punishment as its transitional government eases decades of strict Islamist policies. The moves, announced [...]

‘Here’s your check’: Trump’s massive payouts to farmers will be hard to pull back

*/ ]]> Government payments to farmers have surged to historic levels under President Donald Trump as the Agriculture Department floods the industry with cash to stem the financial losses from Trump’s tariff fights and the coronavirus [...]

Global vaccine plan may allow rich countries to buy more

LONDON (AP) – Politicians and public health leaders have publicly committed to equitably sharing any coronavirus vaccine that works, but the top global initiative to make that happen may allow rich countries to reinforce their own [...]

Trudeau Adopts a Now-Familiar Tone of Contrition After WE Charity Scandal

After digging in his heels for days, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada changed tack on Monday and apologized for taking part in a decision to award a no-bid government contract to a charity deeply connected to his family. The [...]

IRS canceling uncashed stimulus checks sent to the dead

The Internal Revenue Service building is shown. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images */ ]]> The government is canceling uncashed coronavirus-related stimulus checks that were sent to people who died. The IRS noted the action on its website, [...]

Berkeley to consider removing police from traffic stops

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The politically liberal city of Berkeley in Northern California is considering a proposal to shift traffic enforcement from armed police to unarmed city workers in a bid to curb racial profiling and reduce law [...]