Mark Pygas

Mark is a writer from the United Kingdom.

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    Biden wants to replace U.S. government fleet of 645,000 with electric vehicles

    President Joe Biden has proposed replacing the U.S. government's fleet of 645,000 cars and trucks with American-made electric vehicles in a push for the widespread adoption of clean, renewable energy.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Bernie Sanders turned his Inauguration meme into a sweatshirt and all the money is going to Meals on Wheels

    The inauguration of President Joe Biden last week was one of the most notable events in recent history.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Elon Musk offers $100 million prize for 'best' carbon capture technology

    Elon Musk, the founder of the electric car manufacturer Tesla, took to Twitter on Thursday to promise a $100 million prize to develop new carbon capture technology.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Stephen Colbert gets emotional about 'enormous relief' he felt watching Biden's inauguration

    Yesterday, the world watched as President Joe Biden was sworn into office. The moment was especially important for late-night show host Stephen Colbert, who has been an outspoken critic of former President Donald Trump.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Melania Trump is America's least popular First Lady, according to new poll

    More people view Melania Trump unfavorably than favorably, for the first time since polling began.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Adam Schiff and James Comey say Trump should be barred from post-presidency briefings because 'he cannot be trusted'

    U.S. Representative Adam Schiff, the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, says that President Donald Trump should no longer receive intelligence briefings after he leaves office.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Melania Trump reportedly hasn't invited Jill Biden for traditional 'tea-and-tour' at the White House

    The lack of an invitation to tour the White Houses' residence breaks with tradition that has lasted 100 years.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Secret Service spent $100,000 on an apartment near Ivanka Trump’s home because they couldn't use her toilet, report

    Since September 2017, the Secret Service has spent $3,000 a month renting a small studio apartment in Washington, DC, near the home of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, according to a report by The Washington Post.
    By Mark Pygas
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    AOC says she had a 'very close encounter' during storming of Capitol and thought she 'was going to die'

    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez revealed during an Instagram live stream on Tuesday night that she had a “very close encounter” on the day that the Capitol was stormed and that she thought she "was going to die.”
    By Mark Pygas
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    George Clooney says Trump family belongs in 'dustbin of history' after Capitol attack

    Actor George Clooney has slammed President Donald Trump and his family after supporters of the president stormed the Capitol, leading to five deaths.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Arnold Schwarzenegger compares the Capitol riots to growing up in Austria

    “I grew up up in Austria. I’m very aware of Kristallnacht, or the Night of Broken Glass. It was a night of rampage against the Jews carried out in 1938 by the equivalent of the Proud Boys."
    By Mark Pygas
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    Michelle Obama says Trump voters must 'see the reality of what they've supported'

    Former First Lady Michelle Obama has slammed those who voted for President Donald Trump and called on them "to see the reality of what they've supported."
    By Mark Pygas
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    Rudy Giuliani called the wrong senator and told them to contest electoral college results of 10 states

    Last night, Congress confirmed President-elect Joe Biden's election, despite Trump supporters storming the Capitol in a siege that left four people dead.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Man begs people to wear masks in heartbreaking video from hospital bed

    Chuck Stacey of Florida has taken to social media to encourage people to wear masks amid the coronavirus pandemic.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Carl Bernstein calls leaked Trump tape the 'ultimate smoking gun' and 'worse than Watergate'

    Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein has slammed President Donald Trump.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Mitch McConnell's home was vandalized over $2,000 stimulus bill

    Senator Mitch McConnel's home has been vandalized over his opposition to increasing coronavirus relief checks to Americans from $600 to $2,000.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Trump has spent nearly a quarter of his days as president at golf courses

    Since taking office, Trump has spent 313 days at one of his golf clubs.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Trump overtakes Obama as most admired man in 2020, breaking 12-year streak

    Democrats were split on the most admirable man of 2020, while Republicans overwhelmingly voted for President Trump.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Bernie Sanders wants to filibuster defense spending bill to force vote on $2,000 stimulus checks

    Sanders could keep Republican Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler off the campaign trail until New Year's Day unless a vote is held.
    By Mark Pygas
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    An estimated 1.5 billion masks have entered oceans in 2020

    While masks and other protective items have been vital in the fight against COVID-19, they can have an incredibly detrimental impact on the environment.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Geraldo Rivera says Trump has behaved like 'spoiled frat boy' since election

    Fox News pundit Geraldo Rivera, one of President Trump's most adamant defenders, has slammed Trump's response to the presidential election.
    By Mark Pygas
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    France grants citizenship to 700 frontline immigrant workers

    France has suffered greatly as a result of the coronavirus, with over 2.5 million confirmed cases and nearly 62,000 deaths.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Beyoncé offers $5,000 grants to 100 people facing eviction due to COVID

    The singer has already been providing $10,000 grants to Black-owned businesses.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Waitress who kicked out CEO for racist attack on Asian family receives $70,000 in tips

    “No, you do not talk to our guests like that! Get out of here!”
    By Mark Pygas
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    Joe Biden recommits to rejoin Paris Climate Agreement on first day of his presidency

    On the same day that the United States left the Paris Climate Agreement, former Vice President Joe Biden has vowed to rejoin the international agreement if he wins the contested presidential election.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Alabama lawmaker responds to abortion ban with mandatory vasectomy bill

    "It always takes two to tango."
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    D.C. Mayor paints 'Black Lives Matter' sign near the White House and renames street 'Black Lives Matter Plaza'

    Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser had city workers and protesters paint a massive Black Lives Matter sign painted on the street that leads to the White House.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Biden stayed behind after his town hall to answer more questions from audience members

    Former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump held separate townhalls on Thursday evening after the second presidential campaign was canceled.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Trump supporter charged with pretending to be his dead mom to vote for president twice

    "This is the only known case of a 'dead person' voting in our county, conspiracy theories notwithstanding."
    By Mark Pygas
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    AOC calls Amazon jobs a 'scam' after report suggests 4,000 workers are on food stamps

    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called Amazon's jobs a "scam" on Friday after a report by Bloomberg suggested that 4,000 of the company's warehouse workers are on food stamps.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Anthony Fauci reassures kids he went to North Pole to give Santa the COVID vaccine

    It's already been a strange year for children, with social distancing and remote learning drastically changing their everyday lives.
    By Mark Pygas
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    New York bans display of Confederate flag and other hate symbols on public land

    New York has banned the sale or display of anything considered a "symbol of hate" on public property, including the Confederate flag.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Trump has reportedly told staff that he won't leave the White House on January 20

    According to a report by CNN, President Donald Trump has told some members of his staff that he won't leave the White House on January 20th.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Healthcare workers are sharing their experience of being vaccinated

    Healthcare workers across the United States have started to receive coronavirus vaccinations as the rollout of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine begins.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Some people bet more than $100,000 on Trump winning the election, and now they're suing the bookies

    According to a report by The Daily Beast, some gamblers lost hundreds of thousands of dollars on Monday, after the electoral college confirmed President-elect Joe Biden's victory.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Biden tears into Trump for refusing to concede after Electoral College vote

    On Monday, the Electoral College officially certified President-elect Joe Biden's victory. Biden won with 306 electoral college votes to President Trump's 232.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Tom Cruise threatens to fire 'Mission: Impossible' crew who broke COVID rules in leaked audio

    A leaked audio recording obtained by The Sun appears to show actor Tom Cruise threatening to fire workers who broke COVID rules on the set of Mission: Impossible 7.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Cher says she's never disliked anyone in her life as much as 'vindictive' Trump

    The pop star icon, who turned 74 this year, has been an outspoken critic of President Trump.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton come out in support of Dr. Jill Biden using her title

    This week, the Internet has been abuzz after a Wall Street Journal writer suggested that future First Lady Jill Biden — who holds a Doctorate in Education from the University of Delaware — should not use her title because she’s not a medical doctor.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Majority of Americans don't want Trump to run again in 2024, almost half think he's 'one of the worst' presidents

    A Fox News poll has found that most American voters do not want President Donald Trump to run again in 2020.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Merriam-Webster shuts down writer who said Dr. Jill Biden shouldn't use her title

    Merriam-Webster roasted the Wall Street Journal for their comments on Dr. Jill Biden's title.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Jill Biden helped assemble care packages for troops serving overseas during the holidays

    Dr. Jill Biden got involved in Operation Gratitude on Thursday, helping to assemble care packages for troops serving overseas during the holidays.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Fauci praises efforts of Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett for leading efforts to develop the Covid-19 vaccine

    Speaking at an event hosted by the National Urban League this week, Dr. Anthony Fauci encouraged Black Americans hesitant to take the coronavirus vaccine to trust in the process.
    By Mark Pygas
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    California bill would require cops to have a 4-year degree or be 25-years-old

    A California assemblyman has proposed an interesting solution to the use of force by law enforcement in his state.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Romney tears into Republicans who are threatening to challenge Electoral College vote

    Several Trump-aligned members of the House of Representatives have threatened to dispute the electoral votes of some states when Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to preside over a joint session of Congress to finalize the vote.
    By Mark Pygas
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    British man's hilarious interview after receiving coronavirus vaccine goes viral

    "Well, there's no point in dying now when I've lived this long, is there? I don't plan to, anyway."
    By Mark Pygas
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    Seth Meyers targets Trump's claim that he's 'worked harder' contesting election than 'ever in [his] life'

    "That might be why you were fired."
    By Mark Pygas
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    Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and Nestlé are world's top corporate plastic polluters for third year

    Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and Nestlé have been named the world's biggest corporate plastic polluters for the third year in a row by Break Free From Plastic's latest annual audit.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Nurse who bragged about breaking COVID restrictions no longer employed at her hospital

    Ashley Grames has been fired or has quit after her video went viral on TikTok.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Kellyanne Conway acknowledges that 'Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will prevail'

    Former White House advisor Kellyanne Conway has joined a growing number of Republicans distancing themselves from President Donald Trump's claim that the results of the election are still up for debate.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Family of 81-year-old man who died of COVID used his obituary to slam anti-maskers

    Marvin Farr, from Scott City, Kansas, died in isolation at a nursing home after contracting coronavirus.
    By Mark Pygas
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    John Delaney proposes paying people $1,500 to get the coronavirus vaccine

    Former presidential candidate John Delaney, a Democrat, has proposed paying Americans $1,500 to receive a coronavirus vaccine.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Biden will ask Americans to wear masks for 100 days following his inauguration

    In a joint interview with Vice President-elect Kamla Harris, President-Elect Biden has revealed that one of his first acts as president will be to ask Americans to wear masks for 100 days.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Obama, Bush and Clinton says they'll publicly get coronavirus vaccine to prove it's safe

    Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton have volunteered to publicly get vaccinated against coronavirus in a bid to boost faith in the vaccine.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Michael Flynn suggests that Trump should suspend the constitution and declare martial law

    Michael Flynn has called on President Trump to “temporarily suspend the Constitution” and declare martial law until a new election is held.
    By Mark Pygas
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    DoT crackdown on 'fake' emotional-support animals means only trained dogs can fly

    On Wednesday, the Department of Transportation ruled on what counts as an emotional support animal after a series of incidents involving animals that aren't trained to be around people.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Trump has raised at least $170 million by disputing the election, reports

    Most of the money is going to a newly-created PAC that Trump will be able to access in the future.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Biden's favorability has surged since the election, already higher than Trump ever hit

    Biden's favorability is now higher than Trump's favorability was at any point during his presidency.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Bank of America pledges not to finance oil and gas exploration in the Arctic

    Bank of America has pledged not to fund oil and gas exploration in the Arctic, including the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Biden is planning to reverse Trump's military ban for transgender people

    President-Elect Joe Biden plans to scrap President Donald Trump's near-total ban on military service for transgender people.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Ice-T 'shames' anti-mask father-in-law on social media after he caught COVID

    Rapper Ice-T has taken to social media to shame his anti-mask father-in-law after he spent 40 days in the ICU with coronavirus.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Alex Trebek tells America to 'keep the faith' in pre-recorded Thanksgiving message

    Alex Trebek, television star and the host of Jeopardy! who died earlier this month, has offered America some final words of wisdom in a pre-recorded video released on Thanksgiving Day.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Dad explains how he 'protects' his daughter by taking her into the women's bathroom

    Chronicles of Daddy blogger Muhammed Nitoto recently shared why he takes his daughter into the women's bathroom.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Scotland becomes first country to make period products free for all

    Scotland has become the first country in the world to offer free and universal access to period products.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Sarah McBride, first trans state senator, perfectly responds to anti-trans Twitter troll

    McBride has been the target of social media trolls throughout her campaign.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Ted Cruz criticized for sharing 'come and take' Thanksgiving meme as Texas morgues overflow with coronavirus victims

    With coronavirus cases rising across the nation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have advised Americans to keep their Thanksgiving celebrations small this holiday weekend.
    By Mark Pygas
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    The transition to Joe Biden’s presidency is now officially underway

    After weeks of delay by the administration of President Donald Trump, the transition of President-Elect Joe Biden is now underway.
    By Mark Pygas
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    AOC calls Kyle Rittenhouse's release on $2 million bail 'protection of white supremacy'

    Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, is accused of bringing an AR-15 style rifle to protests condemning the death of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
    By Mark Pygas
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    High school opens grocery store for students and their families, accepting good deeds as payment

    Linda Tutt High School in Sanger, Texas, has opened a student-run grocery store to help provide food and other necessities to students, staff, and their families amid the coronavirus pandemic.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Ibotta customers can get a free Thanksgiving meal by shopping at Walmart

    Walmart will reimburse customers for the cost of a Thanksgiving dinner, no questions asked.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Women are leaving their 'I voted' stickers on Susan B. Anthony's gravestone

    This election is likely to be one of the important for decades to come.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Company will pay someone $2,500 to watch 25 holiday movies in 25 days

    Yes, 'Die Hard' counts.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Obama jokes that Navy SEALs could drag Trump out of the White House

    Former President Barack Obama was on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, promoting his new memoir A Promised Land.
    By Mark Pygas
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    U.S. Naval Academy welcomes first Black woman brigade commander

    The U.S. Naval Academy has announced that a Black woman will assume the top role of leading fellow students for the first time in history.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Biden moved to tears as nurse details 'overflowing' COVID wards: 'You've got me emotional'

    President-Elect Joe Biden was moved to tears by a nurse who detailed her experience working on a COVID unit in Minnesota.
    By Mark Pygas
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    New Zealand police introduce hijab to uniform to help recruit more Muslim women

    Police forces in New Zealand have introduced a specially designed hijab to their uniform in an effort to encourage more Muslim women to join their ranks.
    By Mark Pygas
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    U.K. will ban sale of new diesel and gasoline cars from 2030

    The United Kingdom will become the first major economy to ban the sale of new diesel and gasoline cars to tackle the climate crisis.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Brutally honest text from COVID doctor goes viral: 'we are exhausted'

    Actress June Diane Raphael recently took to Twitter to share a text she had received from her best friend, a critical care doctor taking care of patients who are critically ill with coronavirus.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Biden says 'more people may die' if Trump continues to delay the transition

    President Donald Trump is doing all he can to dispute the results of the election.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Michelle Obama calls out Donald and Melania Trump for delaying Biden's transition

    "I welcomed Melania Trump into the White House and talked with her about my experience, answering every question she had."
    By Mark Pygas
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    Trump's voter fraud hotline shut down after being flooded with prank calls

    As part of their effort to discredit the election results, the Trump campaign set up a voter fraud hotline.
    By Mark Pygas
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    News anchor suspended after asking why 2020 took Alex Trebek but not Mitch McConnell

    Ted Perry, a local news anchor at WITI-TV in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has been suspended from the station after joking about the death of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Mary Trump: Trump won't run for president in 2024 because he's too scared to 'lose like this again'

    Mary Trump also said that her uncle is too unhealthy to run again in four years.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Biden coronavirus task force doctor says 4 to 6 week lockdown would bring pandemic under control

    Yesterday, more than 153,000 cases were reported in a single day.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Obama: Trump's unfounded claims of election fraud put democracy on a 'dangerous path'

    President Donald Trump is doing all he can to dispute the results of the election.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Nearly 80% of Americans say Biden won election, according to new poll

    According to a new poll by Reuters/Ipsos, most Americans believe that President-Elect Joe Biden won the Nov. 3 election.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Seth Meyers: Trump is 'shredding American democracy' with voter fraud claims

    Seth Meyers has attacked President Donald Trump and the Republican party for "refusing to concede a presidential election they clearly and decisively lost."
    By Mark Pygas
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    Whoopi Goldberg tells Trump supporters doubting election results to 'suck it up'

    Whoopi Goldberg, a host of The View, has told Trump supporters to doubt the validity of President-Elect Joe Biden's victory to "suck it up."
    By Mark Pygas
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    21-year-old becomes first person with Down syndrome to complete an Ironman triathlon

    Special Olympics athlete Chris Nikic became the first person with Down syndrome to complete an Ironman triathlon on Saturday.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Joe Biden's new hat is definitely trying to troll Donald Trump

    Social media users also noticed a subtle jab at President Donald Trump in the photograph.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Michelle Obama pays tribute to the 'first Black and Indian-American woman vice president, Kamala Harris'

    Former First Lady Michelle Obama has paid tribute to Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris in a powerful statement on Instagram.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Stephen Colbert breaks down in tears, calls Trump a 'fascist' after disputing vote count

    He called on Republicans to dispute Trump's attempts to discredit the election.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Greta Thunberg tells Trump to 'work on his anger management problem'

    Climate activist Greta Thunberg has taken a jab at President Donald Trump amid the contested election.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Joe Biden is poised to be elected President of the United States, Decision Desk projects

    Joe Biden is on the cusp of winning after capturing the lead in Pennsylvania.
    By Mark Pygas
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    New Mexico becomes first state in history to elect all women of color to the House

    New Mexico has become the first state in history to elect all women of color to its House delegation.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Bernie Sanders predicted what happened on election night a week ago on ‘Jimmy Fallon’

    Sanders seemingly predicted that Trump would claim victory, only for absentee ballots to snatch the election for Democrats.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Delaware elects first openly trans state senator in the United States

    Delaware has elected the United State's first openly transgender state senator.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Trump says he'd like to fight Biden because 'those legs have gotten very thin'

    Biden has previously said that he would 'beat the hell' out of Trump if they were in high school together.
    By Mark Pygas
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    People have been leaving sticks at the gravestone of a dog who died 100 years ago

    When people leave tributes at Green-Wood Cemetery in south Brooklyn, it's usually for one of the numerous celebrities or important historical figures buried there.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Obama nailed a flawless three-pointer while out on the campaign trail

    Former President Barack Obama nailed a three-point shot while campaigning with former Vice President Joe Biden in Flint, Michigan, on Saturday.
    By Mark Pygas
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