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Trump Regulator's Rule Would Force Banks To Lend To Gun-Makers And Oil Drillers

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| The Trump administration is trying to force banks to make loans to gun-makers and to finance payday lenders. Critics call the move bizarre. It's opposed by watchdog groups and banks.

Coronavirus: Numbers Rising In Nearly Every State; Capitol Siege Put Members At Risk

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The U.S. is reporting more than 271,000 new cases each day. Congress' attending physician says lawmakers who sheltered in place last week may have been exposed to the virus.

As Inauguration Nears, Concern Of More Violence Grows

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Wednesday's violent insurrection at the Capitol led to the deaths of five people. Some lawmakers and others worry that it was just the beginning.

For Some New Americans, Capitol Attack Was An Echo Of Turmoil They'd Hoped To Escape

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For many Americans, this week's attack was shocking. But for the millions of Americans born in countries with a history of political instability, the event has carried a different resonance.

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More Than A Dozen GOP State Lawmakers Attended Rally That Gave Way To Riots

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GOP Virginia State Sen. Amanda Chase faces calls to resign after attending the rally that gave way to a riot on Wednesday. Following the events, she called those who stormed the Capitol "patriots."

COVID-19 Vaccinations Are Off To A Slow Start — But Not In Some Rural Areas

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Some rural areas, where health care is usually harder to get, appear to be leading the nation in delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine. But health leaders are cautioning there are caveats.

On Far-Right Websites, Plans To Storm Capitol Were Made In Plain Sight

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The groundwork for the attack on the U.S. Capitol was laid five years ago, say experts on extremism and social media — but one was surprised when this time, the rhetoric turned into real violence.

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo Is Biden's Commerce Secretary Pick

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If confirmed, Gov. Gina Raimondo, the first woman to lead Rhode Island, would oversee the Census Bureau as it finishes a fraught national count that has been upended by COVID-19 and Trump officials.

'It's Just A Shame': Trump Voters React To Insurrection At U.S. Capitol

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After Wednesday's insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, the response from people around the country who voted for Trump is mixed, with some blaming him and others saying the protesters hurt their cause.

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