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Biden's ability to restore normalcy in government will rely heavily on his ability to revitalize key agencies, starting with the State Department. LA Times
VOA VIEW: A major catastrophe.
Mexican authorities pressed the United States to drop the drug-trafficking case against retired Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda, and on Wednesday they got their wish. LA Times
Both Republican and Democratic camps in Georgia embrace running as teams, framing their campaigns around what they can accomplish — or stop — together. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Republican's must win.
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Pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and partner BioNTech will seek emergency government approval for their coronavirus vaccine on Friday, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said, paving the way for millions of doses to be distributed within 24 hours. “We will ship millions of doses of vaccine within 24 hours of FDA approval. New York Post
Senate Republicans issued a supplement Thursday to their recent report on Hunter Biden’s overseas business dealings — and said $6 million in wire transfers further ties the son of President-elect Joe Biden to China’s communist government. The five-page addendum focuses on former federal official John Robinson “Rob” Walker, who’s described as a “longtime business associate”... New York Post
VOA VIEW: A thief and his father are on the side of China.
Gov. John Bel Edwards was not prepared to say whether anyone at LSU should lose his or her job, but he wants a thorough and transparent investigation. USA Today
By pursuing the recount, Trump has given himself a vehicle for a lawsuit that would likely go before a judge by early December.
VOA VIEW: Whatever it takes to save the nation.
California’s unemployment benefits agency has sent out at least 38 million pieces of mail containing Social Security numbers since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, putting residents at risk of identity theft, according to a state audit released Thursday. The Employment Development Department continued mailing ... Washington Times
The Air Force has chosen six finalists for the location of the headquarters of the U.S. Space Command. The candidates are Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico, Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska, Patrick Air Force Base in Florida, Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado, Port San Antonio in ... Washington Times
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Three Republican lawmakers in Michigan filed articles of impeachment Thursday against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, accusing her of violating the state constitution and abusing her powers. Reps. Beau LaFave, Matt Maddock and Daire Rendon said the state's Democratic chief executive had committed crimes and misdemeanors via her lockdown orders and her ... Washington Times
The Republicans said they felt pressured by the "public ostracism," and by threats against them and their family members ABC
VOA VIEW: Dems have gone made.
The weekly tally has remained elevated for seven months. ABC
A K9 officer has been shot and killed after a suspect opened fire on a patrol vehicle with the dog and his human partner inside, according to local authorities. ABC
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"It is important to remember again that when the vaccine becomes available, it will not be a cure — certainly not an immediate cure or end — to the coronavirus pandemic," said Dr. Rachel Levine. CBS
The CDC's updated guidance says the safest way to celebrate is "at home with the people you live with." CBS
Mitch McConnell has agreed to resume talks over a potential coronavirus relief bill, according to Chuck Schumer. CNBC
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The withdrawal represents the latest development in the Trump campaign's multi-state effort to challenge President-elect Joe Biden's electoral victory. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Who really knows?
The Trump Organization hired Jones Lang LaSalle to shop the hotel to potential buyers last fall hoping for a price of about $500 million. CNBC
Facebook executives defend the company's decision to bring some content moderators back into offices in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Facebook is preparing for major backlash.
VOA VIEW: A change, but for how long?
The Northwest is still getting rain and mountain snow before things dry out a little bit over the weekend. FOX News
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VOA VIEW: Newsom got caught with his pants (mask) down.
Louisiana Pastor Tony Spell filed an emergency order with the Supreme Court Wednesday, seeking relief from criminal charges brought against him for holding large church services that violated Gov. John Bel Edward's orders. FOX News
VOA VIEW: The charges won't stick.
After a full hand recount, election officials in Georgia will release the results on Thursday -- which are expected to show that President-elect Joe Biden is the first Democrat to win the state in almost 30 years. UPI
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Facebook said Thursday that its artificial intelligence tools and systems are now removing 95% of hate speech content and removing it before users can report it. UPI
VOA VIEW: The big question is what is hate speech?
Coronavirus cases in the United States have risen by the second-highest one-day count to date, according to updated data from Johns Hopkins University. UPI
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday became the first top American official to visit settlements in the Israeli-controlled West Bank -- and vowed that the U.S. will cut funding for groups boycotting Israel. UPI
VOA VIEW: Only good if Biden doesn't become president.
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