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Pence aides test positive for coronavirus

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/26/20, 04:28 am

The vice president will retain his travel schedule this week after his chief of staff, Marc Short, and other staffers tested positive for COVID-19. The White House said Mike Pence tested negative on Sunday and decided to continue traveling after consulting with the White House medical team. He will follow the guidelines for essential workers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which require him to stay at least 6 feet from others and always wear a mask, said spokesman Devin O’Malley.

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Hunter Biden’s business partner vouches for emails

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 10/23/20, 05:01 pm

Tony Bobulinski said Thursday he met with Joe Biden during his vice presidency to discuss the family’s business dealings with a Chinese corporation. At a news conference ahead of the presidential debate in Nashville, Tenn., the former Biden business partner brought three phones he said would corroborate his claims.

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Less pugilism, more policy

Elections | A more bearable presidential debate kicks race into final stretch
by Jamie Dean
Posted 10/23/20, 08:58 am

A clear winner emerged from the final presidential debate on Thursday night, and it wasn’t either candidate. 

This time, voters notched a win: In a far calmer debate than the first slugfest that left moderator Chris Wallace pleading for control, the candidates gave each other verbal breathing room and offered voters more glimpses of actual policy.

A few things helped.

Moderator Kristen Welker of NBC News delivered a crisp and confident performance, asking clear questions and mostly keeping candidates on-topic.

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