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Q&A: TikTok saga continues with Microsoft talks. Now what?

Q&A: TikTok saga continues with Microsoft talks. Now what?

SUMMARY: NEW YORK — The latest twist in the TikTok saga is an especially strange turn in a tale filled with strange turns.

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Trial begins for man accused of killing transgender teen

Trial begins for man accused of killing transgender teen

SUMMARY: Andrew Vrba, 21, is charged with first-degree murder, armed criminal action and abandonment of a corpse in the killing of 17-year-old Ally Steinfeld.

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Trump says he’s examining executive orders on stopping evictions, other issues if he can’t reach deal with Democrats

Trump says he’s examining executive orders on stopping evictions, other issues if he can’t reach deal with Democrats

SUMMARY: His comments came as senior White House aides gave markedly different takes on where talks with Democrats stand.

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Schiff launches probe of claims DHS monitored communications of protesters, journalists in Portland

Schiff launches probe of claims DHS monitored communications of protesters, journalists in Portland

SUMMARY: "Let me be clear," Schiff said in a letter to Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf Monday.

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Police apologize after girls handcuffed in stolen car mixup

Police apologize after girls handcuffed in stolen car mixup

SUMMARY: AURORA, Colo. — Police in suburban Denver have apologized after a group of Black girls was detained, and at least two handcuffed during a weekend investigation of a stolen car.

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Trump wants broader role for telehealth services in Medicare

Trump wants broader role for telehealth services in Medicare

SUMMARY: The order President Donald Trump plans to sign Monday applies to one segment of Medicare recipients — people living in rural communities.

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What we don’t know about what to expect on Election Day

What we don’t know about what to expect on Election Day

SUMMARY: Again, it usually doesn’t matter, since the absentee vote won’t shift the result.

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Bomb threat empties Angie Craig's Burnsville office until all clear issued

Bomb threat empties Angie Craig's Burnsville office until all clear issued

SUMMARY: A bomb threat forced the evacuation Monday of the Burnsville office of U.S. Rep. Angie Craig, authorities said.

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House panel investigating DHS intelligence activities during Portland protests

House panel investigating DHS intelligence activities during Portland protests

SUMMARY: (CNN) The House Intelligence Committee has launched an investigation into intelligence activities conducted by the Department of Homeland Security during recent protests around the country, including in Portland, Oregon.

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Trump fires chair of Tennessee Valley Authority, calls for ouster of CEO over high pay

Trump fires chair of Tennessee Valley Authority, calls for ouster of CEO over high pay

SUMMARY: The president also said the TVA board must immediately hire a new chief executive officer who “puts the interests of Americans first."

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Obama issues first 2020 endorsements: 'Our country's future hangs on this election'

Obama issues first 2020 endorsements: 'Our country's future hangs on this election'

SUMMARY: Obama endorsed 118 Democratic candidates from 17 states running for federal, statewide and state legislative offices.

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Trump criticizes Birx for the first time after she issues coronavirus warnings

Trump criticizes Birx for the first time after she issues coronavirus warnings

SUMMARY: (CNN) President Donald Trump criticized Dr. Deborah Birx in a Monday tweet after she warned the pandemic is "extraordinarily widespread" in the US.

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Minnesota lawmaker speaks out on BLM protesters at his home, decries 'loud profane mob'

Minnesota lawmaker speaks out on BLM protesters at his home, decries 'loud profane mob'

SUMMARY: EXCLUSIVE: A Minnesota lawmaker whose house Black Lives Matter protesters visited last month spoke to Fox News about the experience of having the demonstrators bang on his front door and demand he come out and address them.

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Seattle police chief upset after protesters visit her home

Seattle police chief upset after protesters visit her home

SUMMARY: SEATTLE — Seattle's police chief urged the City Council to tell protesters to stop visiting the homes of elected officials and others during emotional debates over reducing funding for police.

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Who's who on the committee vetting Biden's possible VPs

Who's who on the committee vetting Biden's possible VPs

SUMMARY: Here's a look at who's setting the stage for Biden's decision:THE CO-CHAIRSLISA BLUNT ROCHESTER: The Delaware congresswoman connects the vetting team to Biden's home state.

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Biden' his time? Running mate battle heats up as timeline slips

Biden' his time? Running mate battle heats up as timeline slips

SUMMARY: But don't expect the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee to name his running mate this week.

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Kansas Senate Primary Has Arrived, and the Anxiety Over Kobach Is High

Kansas Senate Primary Has Arrived, and the Anxiety Over Kobach Is High

SUMMARY: Republican anxieties about control of the Senate are reaching new heights this week as the Kansas Senate primary hurdles to a close, amid fears in Washington that the firebrand candidate and staunch Trump supporter Kris Kobach could win the nomination but lose a longtime red seat in November.

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What Happened to the Young Voters Focused on Guns?

What Happened to the Young Voters Focused on Guns?

SUMMARY: On Monday evening in El Paso, the local March for Our Lives chapter plans to convene a vigil at the site of last year’s massacre, with participation from other local groups.

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Rescue of Troubled Trucking Company With White House Ties Draws Scrutiny

Rescue of Troubled Trucking Company With White House Ties Draws Scrutiny

SUMMARY: The company has said the loan will be used to pay pension and health care costs and to invest in trailers and trucks.

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Trump Reverses Course on TikTok, Opening Door to Microsoft Bid

Trump Reverses Course on TikTok, Opening Door to Microsoft Bid

SUMMARY: WASHINGTON — President Trump gave the go-ahead for Microsoft to pursue an acquisition of TikTok, in his first public comments about the popular Chinese-owned video app after he had threatened to ban it from the United States entirely.

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