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What Bernie Sanders proved by running for president (and what he didn't)

What Bernie Sanders proved by running for president (and what he didn't)

SUMMARY: (CNN) Bernie Sanders bowed to the inevitable, and math, on Wednesday as he announced the end of his 2020 Democratic presidential campaign.

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Biden enters the general election about where Hillary Clinton did in 2016

Biden enters the general election about where Hillary Clinton did in 2016

SUMMARY: Consider the RealClearPolitics average of national head-to-head polling in the 2016 election.

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As Pandemic Imperils Elections, Democrats Clash With Trump on Voting Changes

As Pandemic Imperils Elections, Democrats Clash With Trump on Voting Changes

SUMMARY: One measure with strong Democratic support calls for guaranteeing that all states allow at least 20 days of early, in-person voting to enable people to spread out their trips to polling places rather than lining up on Election Day.

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The 11 most logical picks for Joe Biden’s vice president, ranked

The 11 most logical picks for Joe Biden’s vice president, ranked

SUMMARY: We already know one thing about that pick: It will be a woman, as Biden pledged in a recent debate.

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The 11 most logical picks for Joe Biden’s vice president, ranked

The 11 most logical picks for Joe Biden’s vice president, ranked

SUMMARY: We already know one thing about that pick: It will be a woman, as Biden pledged in a recent debate.

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'No one really knows who's in charge': States navigate federal agencies amid crisis

'No one really knows who's in charge': States navigate federal agencies amid crisis

SUMMARY: "No one really knows who's in charge... who's making decisions."

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Democrats and GOP on collision course over new emergency relief package

Democrats and GOP on collision course over new emergency relief package

SUMMARY: (CNN) Democratic leaders are on a collision course with top Republicans over the next round of emergency funding to help the struggling economy, with the two sides at odds over the scope of a package that GOP leaders are pushing to immediately approve in the Senate.

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Bernie Sanders suspends grass-roots campaign fueled by passionate supporters

Bernie Sanders suspends grass-roots campaign fueled by passionate supporters

SUMMARY: Even in suspending his campaign, Sanders and his enthusiastic base expect to play a substantial role in the November general election.

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Bernie Sanders Drops Out of 2020 Democratic Race for President

Bernie Sanders Drops Out of 2020 Democratic Race for President

SUMMARY: Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont dropped out of the Democratic presidential race on Wednesday, concluding a quest for the White House that began five years ago in relative obscurity but ultimately elevated him as a champion of the working class, a standard-bearer of American liberalism and the leader of a self-styled political revolution.

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Read Bernie Sanders’s Full Speech on Ending His Campaign

Read Bernie Sanders’s Full Speech on Ending His Campaign

SUMMARY: I want to thank those who phone banked for our campaign and those of you who sent out millions of texts.

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Pelosi and Schumer seek huge spending increases for hospitals, local aid and food stamps as coronavirus talks intensify

Pelosi and Schumer seek huge spending increases for hospitals, local aid and food stamps as coronavirus talks intensify

SUMMARY: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) wants to pass the $250 billion small-business increase on Thursday in a quick Senate session.

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Aides hope to give Trump his economic 'big bang' starting in May

Aides hope to give Trump his economic 'big bang' starting in May

SUMMARY: The White House coronavirus task force has been grappling with questions over what the "reopening" of the economy looks like.

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Coronavirus: Boris Johnson 'improving' as intensive care treatment continues

Coronavirus: Boris Johnson 'improving' as intensive care treatment continues

SUMMARY: Image copyright PA MediaPrime Minister Boris Johnson is "improving" after two nights in intensive care with coronavirus, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has said.

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Democrats Have Found a Coronavirus Bright Spot. Her Name Is Earnestine.

Democrats Have Found a Coronavirus Bright Spot. Her Name Is Earnestine.

SUMMARY: WASHINGTON — Members of Congress grappling with how to respond to the coronavirus pandemic have few reasons to smile these days.

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Coronavirus: Chancellor announces aid for charities

Coronavirus: Chancellor announces aid for charities

SUMMARY: Image copyright Getty ImagesChancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a £750m package to keep struggling charities afloat during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Trump holds support of political base in virus-prone states

Trump holds support of political base in virus-prone states

SUMMARY: (Reuters) - Earl Kerr, a 57-year-old electrical contractor in Jacksonville, Florida, says he fears for his 80-year-old mother, who entered an assisted living facility just before the coronavirus pandemic hit the United States.

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Biden vs. Trump: The General Election Is Here, and Transformed

Biden vs. Trump: The General Election Is Here, and Transformed

SUMMARY: That’s the question,” said Senator Patrick J. Toomey, Republican of Pennsylvania, who reluctantly supported Mr. Trump in 2016.

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Ivanka Trump seeks to headline administration's small business recovery effort

Ivanka Trump seeks to headline administration's small business recovery effort

SUMMARY: (CNN) Like many at the White House, Ivanka Trump has shifted her focus to the coronavirus response prioritizing its small business efforts.

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Trump, who has lied about voting for years, disparages voting-by-mail for self-serving reasons

Trump, who has lied about voting for years, disparages voting-by-mail for self-serving reasons

SUMMARY: Tony Evers (D), who’d tried to postpone in-person voting — Trump was asked about the use of mail ballots in elections.

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Bernie Sanders drops out of the 2020 race, clearing Joe Biden's path to the Democratic nomination

Bernie Sanders drops out of the 2020 race, clearing Joe Biden's path to the Democratic nomination

SUMMARY: (CNN) Sen. Bernie Sanders ended his presidential campaign on Wednesday, clearing Joe Biden's path to the Democratic nomination and a showdown with President Donald Trump in November.

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