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Older Voters Swing Toward Biden In Polls Amid Pandemic

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Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, seen campaigning with former Vice President Joe Biden in March, are two of the women often talked about as possible running mates on the Democratic ticket. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting about the coronavirus response with Gov. Phil Murphy, D-N.J., in the Oval Office on April 30. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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With Trump's Coronavirus Response, U.S. Forfeits Global Leadership Role

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Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., at a campaign rally for President Donald Trump in Charlotte, N.C in March, shortly before the coronavirus led to a suspension of in-person campaigning. Mike McCarn/AP hide caption

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Virus Outbreak Poses Political Challenge For Republican In Key Senate Race

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Former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, faces an allegation of sexual assault from 1993. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Gov. Ron DeSantis, pictured during a meeting with President Trump on Tuesday, has announced plans to reopen businesses in Florida. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Dr. Deborah Birx, head of the White House coronavirus task force, speaks during an Oval Office meeting with Dr. Anthony Fauci (left), director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards; and President Trump on Wednesday. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Mitch McConnell Insists On Liability Protections For Businesses During The Pandemic

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Former Neighbor Corroborates Tara Reade's Account Of Sexual Assault By Joe Biden

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While President Trump takes questions, boasts, and often goes on tangents during task force briefings, Vice President Mike Pence stands aside, keeping his composure. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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For Pence, Coronavirus Task Force Is A High-Profile Assignment With Political Risk

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Labor Reps Worry About Meatpackers Safety After Plants Ordered To Reopen

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BORNEAN HORSESHOE BAT Rhinolophus borneensis Asia NHPA/NHPA/Science Source hide caption

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NIH Ends Funding For U.S. Nonprofit's COVID-19 Research In China

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News Brief: Economic Data, Meat Shortage Concerns, Research Funds Pulled

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