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Virus Bill Blocked in Senate as Prospects Dim for New Relief

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats scuttled a scaled-back GOP coronavirus rescue package on Thursday as the parties argued to a standstill over the size and scope of the aid, likely ending hopes for coronavirus relief before the November election. The mostly par...
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Trump’s Big Night: Expect Talk of GOP Progress, Dem Anarchy

WASHINGTON — Four years ago, Donald Trump accepted the Republican Party’s nomination for president with a dark convention speech that painted a dystopian portrait of America in decline and he offered a singular solution: himself. In 2016, his message was “I...
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GOP Tucks $8 Billion for Military Weaponry in Virus Bill

WASHINGTON — A new $1 trillion COVID-19 response package by Senate Republicans is supposed to give the government more weapons to battle the surging coronavirus pandemic. But GOP lawmakers have more than just the “invisible enemy” in mind. The $8 billion we...