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Possible human remains found near Nashville explosion site, police chief says

Possible human remains found near Nashville explosion site, police chief says

(CNN) -- Authorities have found what they believe to be human remains near the site of the recreational vehicle explosion in downtown Nashville on Christmas morning, police Chief John Drake told reporters. Drake said tissue that was found will be examined to…

Congress again facing shutdown deadline amid last-ditch effort to secure COVID-19 relief

Congress again facing shutdown deadline amid last-ditch effort to secure COVID-19 relief

(CNN) -- Congress is once again up against a shutdown deadline amid an eleventh-hour effort to secure a much-needed $900 billion pandemic relief deal with government funding set to expire at midnight. A late-night Saturday breakthrough to resolve a key dispute holding up a…

FDA issues emergency use authorization for Pfizer/ BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine

FDA issues emergency use authorization for Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine

(CNN) -- The US Food and Drug Administration has authorized the first Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use in the United States. Millions of doses of the Pfizer and BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, which has been found to be 95% effective, will…

Supreme Court rejects Texas' and Trump's bid to overturn election

Supreme Court rejects TExas and Trump's bid to overturn election

Originally Published: 11 DEC 20 18:36 ET By Ariane de Vogue, CNN Supreme Court Reporter (CNN) -- The Supreme Court rejected a bid from Texas' attorney general -- supported by President Donald Trump -- to block the ballots of millions…

FDA advisers recommend authorization of Pfizer and BioNTech coronavirus vaccine

FDA advisers recommend authorization of Pfizer/ BioNTech coronavirus vaccine

(CNN) -- The US Food and Drug Administration's Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee voted Thursday to recommend the agency grant emergency use authorization to Pfizer and BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine. Seventeen members voted yes, four voted no and one…

Texas attorney general taking Trump's voter fraud conspiracies to the Supreme Court

The Texas attorney general taking Trump's voter fraud conspiracies to the Supreme Court

(CNN) -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who has fought in the courts for President Donald Trump's causes before, has emerged as one of the final defenders of the President's baseless claims of voter fraud in hopes of overturning the election.…

5 things to know for December 2: Covid-19, pardon probe, economy, China, Brazil

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1. Coronavirus The UK is now the first country to grant emergency use authorization for Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine. The vaccine will be made available across the UK starting next week, marking the first time people outside the worldwide clinical trials…

5 things to know for November 25: Covid-19, Biden, immigration, China, opioids

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1. Coronavirus "The mother of all superspreader events." That's what CNN medical analyst Dr. Jonathan Reiner said Thanksgiving could potentially turn into as millions of people prepare to gather for the holiday despite suggestions to avoid travel and group events.…

5 things to know for November 24: Biden, coronavirus, Nigeria, China, emissions

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1. Election 2020 The Trump administration is ready to begin the formal transition process with President-elect Joe Biden. The General Services Administration made the announcement yesterday, marking the first step the administration has taken to acknowledge the President's electoral defeat.…

5 things to know for November 17: Covid-19, election, Iota, New Zealand, ISS

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1. Coronavirus The good news is Moderna announced its coronavirus vaccine is 94.5% effective -- the second US vaccine with a stunningly high success rate. But the virus is spreading at unprecedented speeds nationwide, and it could get worse before…

5 things to know for November 11: ACA, transition, Covid-19, and more

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1. Affordable Care Act It looks like most of Obamacare might remain intact after all. The Supreme Court appeared poised to reject the latest Republican-backed attempt to kill the landmark health reform law, based on the justices' tone during oral…

Biden: "We are going to win this race"

"We may be opponents but we're not enemies. We're Americans," Biden said Friday night.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Joe Biden says he is already preparing to assume the presidency even though he has not been declared the winner in his race against President Donald Trump. Biden says, “I want people to know we’re not waiting…

White House chief of staff diagnosed with COVID-19

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump’s chief of staff Mark Meadows has been diagnosed with the coronavirus as the nation sets daily records for confirmed cases for the pandemic. Two senior administration officials confirmed Meadows tested positive for the virus,…

Barrett confirmed as Supreme Court justice in partisan vote

Barrett confirmed as Supreme Court justice in partisan vote

(ASSOCIATED PRESS) - Amy Coney Barrett is headed to the Supreme Court. The Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominee by a 52-48 vote, with Republicans overpowering Democratic opposition a week before Election Day. Trump held a primetime swearing-in event…