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Joe Biden should not be allowed to receive the sacrament of communion, says an influential Catholic bishop. Archbishop Charles Chaput, former head of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, wrote Friday that the president-elect “gives scandal to the faithful” for vocally supporting abortion while publicly asserting his Catholic faith. Biden’s participation in the Roman Catholic Church’s central... New York Post
One Democratic mayoral hopeful has a novel idea for easing the city’s homeless crisis — housing them in the vacated offices of the Daily News. The tabloid shuttered its office space at 4 New York Plaza in August amid ongoing concerns over COVID-19. Its staff now works remotely. “There are a lot of companies that are... New York Post
The readers of the New York Post aren’t the only people fed up with hypocritical politicians. New York Post
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Georgia officials say a judge’s order to preserve voting machines at the request of attorney Sidney Powell could hinder preparations for the state's Senate runoffs. ABC
VOA VIEW: The liberal news makes up own lies.
The Trump administration is quietly racing to solidify its legacy, fulfill campaign promises and overhaul federal regulations that could take Joe Biden years to undo. ABC
Trump's Save America PAC and GOP entities have raised $207.5 million since Election Day. CBS
Since COVID-19 hit, U.S. public transportation has been struggling. Budget shortfalls are expected to be as high as $38 billion nationwide, and while the industry employs more than 400,000 people, many transit systems are now bracing for potential layoffs and service cuts. Jeff Glor sat down with the head of New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority -- the country's largest transit system -- to discuss the enormous challenges ahead. CBS
VOA VIEW: It is what it is.
With Friday's latest jobs report revealing more signs of a slowing economy, President-elect Joe Biden said there is no time to lose and urged President Trump and Congress to reach a deal on another stimulus. As Nikole Killion reports, Mr. Biden also said he would be willing to get a COVID-19 vaccine when available, but would not require it for all Americans. CBS
VOA VIEW: All Americans cannot be required to take a coronavirus vaccine.
The daily coronavirus death average in the U.S. topped 2,000 in the last week, pushing the national toll past 278,000. There are more than 14 million confirmed cases in the country. Former CDC director and current CEO and President of the Resolve to Save Lives initiative Dr. Tom Frieden joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss the state of the pandemic. CBS
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are closing in on the framework for a coronavirus stimulus deal, after months of back-and-forth. The bill, which would help millions of struggling Americans, could be passed before Christmas. Nancy Cordes reports on the latest from Capitol Hill. CBS
VOA VIEW: Pelosi will try to pad a deal.
The U.S. has reported more than 2,000 Covid-19 deaths daily for four consecutive days as hospital systems are stretched to their limits. CNBC
Nearly 90% of all Republicans in Congress, 222 lawmakers, would not say who won the election, according to a new Washington Post survey. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Most intelligent people know Dems and liberals cheated.
Job opportunities for Hispanics remain uncertain, even as the jobless rate has been cut in half from the Covid-19 peak level of 16%. CNBC
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NFL quarterback Tom Brady's sports performance and nutrition company received a Paycheck Protection Program loan of $960,855 from the federal government, CNBC
VOA VIEW: Brady should be indicted.
As the country was headed into an unprecedented housing crisis, the CDC banned most evictions. Many renters are still being forced to leave their homes. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Why should landlords be penalized?
Biden's Cabinet decisions show difficult balance in diversity push. Pentagon blocked Biden's intelligence transition team from meeting with agencies. This Biden pick may have a tough time getting confirmed. Here's why CNN
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The United States set another grim single-day record with 227,885 new coronavirus cases Friday. FOX News
The LAPD believes that the cutbacks will force them to not only lose personnel, but would create reductions in services and facilities as a result of reduced manpower. FOX News
A Staten Island bar that has declared itself a COVID-19 restriction “autonomous zone” was back open for two hours on Friday night, in continued defiance of its suspended liquor license and despite one of its owners’ arrest just three days prior. FOX News
The State Department has ended five exchange programs with China, calling them "soft power propaganda tools" of the Chinese government. UPI
Kia has recalled 295,000 vehicles whose engines can stall or catch fire. UPI
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A federal appeals court on Saturday rejected a lawsuit attempting to overturn the results of the presidential election in Georgia. UPI
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The House on Friday passed a bill decriminalizing marijuana at the federal level, a sweeping measure that aims to reduce racial inequities in drug arrests. The measure, which would remove marijuana from the list of federally controlled substances and expunge federal convictions for non-violent marijuana offenses, now goes to the Senate, where it is unlikely to pass.
The House passed the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act by a vote of 228 to 164, with six Democrats voting against it and five Republicans voting for it. Congressman Matt Gaetz of Florida was the only Republican to co-sponsor the bill, which had over 100 Democratic sponsors.
"This long-overdue legislation would reverse the failed policy of criminalizing marijuana on the federal level and would take steps to address the heavy toll this policy has taken across the country, particularly on communities of color," House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler, who introduced the bill, said in a statement after the MORE Act was passed.
More Pelosi stupidity.