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Trump threatens to 'close' down social media platforms after Twitter fact checks claims on mail-in voting fraud

By ELIZABETH THOMAS, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened that Republicans will try to close down social media platforms a day after Twitter, for the first time, added a fact check to two of his tweets, specifically ones concerning his unsubstantiated claims about widespread mail-in voting fraud.…... Read More

DOJ closing insider-trading investigations of Loeffler, Feinstein and Inhofe: Sources

(PARAMUS, N.J.) -- BY: MICHELLE STODDART and TRISH TURNERThe Justice Department is closing its investigation into stock trades made by Sens. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., James Inhofe, R-Okla., and Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., shortly before markets plummeted amid the coronavirus pandemic, congressional sources confirmed to ABC News on Tuesday. However, the Justice…... Read More

North Carolina governor says he's prioritizing public health over politics, after Trump scrambles convention planning

(WASHINGTON) -- BY: KENDALL KARSON and BENJAMIN SIEGELNorth Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said that he is prioritizing public health over politics in the planning for the Republican National Convention, after President Trump raised the possibility of moving the event out of Charlotte."I'm not surprised by anything that I see on…... Read More

Trump and Brazil's Bolsonaro both downplayed coronavirus. Now Brazil faces a US travel ban

(WASHINGTON) -- BY: CONOR FINNEGANSince 2019, President Donald Trump has found a fellow nationalist warrior in Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro, the controversial right-wing populist president of Latin America's largest country, and for the last few weeks, they've found common cause in downplaying the threat of the coronavirus and urging their countries…... Read More

DOJ pressures state, local leaders over reopening policies

BY: ALEXANDER MALLIN, ABC NEWS (WASHINGTON)  — The Department of Justice is putting increasing pressure on state and local leaders over how their reopening plans during the COVID-19 pandemic could impact religious institutions. The DOJ's civil rights division on Sunday sent a letter to Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak raising concerns…... Read More

Coronavirus government response updates: Trump tweets states 'should open up ASAP' as death toll nears 100,000

By LIBBY CATHEY, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- After defending spending part of his Memorial Day weekend golfing as "exercise" and retweeting a snide remark at his political opponent for wearing a mask, President Donald Trump is sending a clear message Tuesday that he wants state to open up "ASAP."It comes as…... Read More

Rep. Clyburn on The View says Biden's 'ain't black' comment made him 'cringe

BY: MOLLY NAGLE AND JOHN VERHOVEK, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — South Carolina Rep. James Clyburn weighed in on presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden suggesting that African American voters who support Trump “ain’t black,” saying he “cringed” when he heard the comments “I cringed, no question about that,” Clyburn said…... Read More

Rep. Ilhan Omar will support Biden, but said it's important to 'believe survivors'

By ALLISON PECORIN, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., said that while she will support 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden in his White House bid, she also thinks it is important to believe survivors of sexual assault, including a woman who has leveled allegations against the former vice…... Read More

Election officials gear up for single biggest day of voting during coronavirus

By KENDALL KARSON and MEG CUNNINGHAM, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump's recent tirade against mail voting was a defiant attempt at elevating his argument of voter fraud -- without evidence -- but it comes as the largest single day of voting since the onset of the coronavirus crisis is…... Read More

Pandemic shows need for Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders participation in census

By GABRIELLA ABDUL-HAKIM and MARYALICE PARKS, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- For decades, government officials have struggled to accurately count Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders nationwide. Members have been mislabeled or gone uncounted because of an unwillingness or inability to participate in the census.Every 10 years the U.S. Census Bureau undertakes a…... Read More

Trump honors fallen service members in Memorial Day speech

By MICHELLE STODDART, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump honored fallen military troops as well as service members currently fighting the novel coronavirus, or what he called, "the invisible enemy," in a speech at Fort McHenry in Baltimore on Memorial Day."Tens of thousands of service members and National Guardsmen are…... Read More