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Unanimous Senate commits to peaceful transfer of power after Trump refuses

Trump on Thursday stood by his comments, saying an election had to be "honest."
32 minutes ago
President Donald Trump talks to reporters as he departs for campaign travel to North Carolina and Florida from the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, Sept. 24, 2020.
September 24

National election fraud would be 'a major challenge for an adversary': FBI director

Trump has made the unfounded claim that mail-in voting would lead to fraud.
September 24
FBI Director Christopher Wray, testifies during the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing titled Threats to the Homeland, in Dirksen Senate Office Building on Sept. 24, 2020, in Washington, DC.
September 24

Trump booed while visiting Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's casket at Supreme Court

The president has moved swiftly to fill her seat and questioned her dying wish.
September 24
President Donald Trump turns to his left as protesters yell from a block away while he and first lady Melania Trump pay respects as Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lies in repose at the Supreme Court building, Sept. 24, 2020, in Washington, D.C.
September 24

Mary Trump alleges in lawsuit her family 'fleeced' her out of millions of dollars

The suit filed on Thursday includes claims revealed in her recent book.
September 24
Mary Trump appears on "The View," July 23, 2020.
September 24

Hypocrisy accusations fly over confirmation debate after death of Ruth Bader Ginsberg

President Trump is expected to reveal his pick within days.
September 24
Republican Senator Mitch McConnell  speaks on the floor of the Senate in Washington, Sept. 21, 2020.
September 24

Who is Judge Amy Coney Barrett?

Barrett is among several candidates President Trump is considering to nominate for the U.S. Supreme Court.
September 24
Barrett is among several candidates President Trump is considering to nominate for the U.S. Supreme Court.
September 24

US airline launches first COVID-19 testing program of its kind

United is offering tests to some Hawaii-bound passengers.
September 24
United says customers traveling from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Hawaii will have the option to take a rapid test at the airport for $250.
September 24

The Note: Trump seeks to undermine election’s legitimacy with voting already underway

On Wednesday, Trump refused to simply commit to a peaceful transition of power.
September 24
President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Eugene F. Kranz Toledo Express Airport, Sept. 21, 2020, in Swanton, Ohio.
September 24

Coronavirus transmission heightens concerns surrounding ventilation in schools

"It was an issue before COVID, but I think it's heightened under COVID."
September 24
Teacher Nicole Faubel teaches second graders during a math class at Stark Elementary School on Sept. 16, 2020, in Stamford, Conn.
September 24

Presidential hopefuls gear up for costly post-election legal battles

Sources: Trump campaign belt-tightening came with eye on post-election efforts.
September 24
President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Pittsburgh International Airport in Moon Township, Pennsylvania, Sept. 22, 2020.
September 24

Trump urged to accept refugees amid concerns US will indefinitely delay admissions

The US admitted a historic low number of refugees in FY20 despite historic need.
September 24
Refugees and migrants, from the destroyed Moria camp, walk near a new temporary camp, on the island of Lesbos, Greece, Sept. 22, 2020.
September 24

Supreme Court favorite faces renewed attention for religious affiliation

The group, People of Praise, encourages its members to make a covenant.
September 24
U.S. Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett is a former law professor at the University of Notre Dame.
September 23

Pompeo takes Trump's anti-China message to election swing state Wisconsin

In the final weeks before the election, Pompeo's become increasingly political.
September 23
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a question and answer session with state Republican legislators in the Senate chamber of the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, Wis. Sept. 23, 2020.
September 23

Trump declines to commit to peaceful transfer of power: 'There won't be a transfer'

"Well, we're going to have to see what happens,” the president said.
September 23
President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House, Sept. 23, 2020, in Washington.
September 23

Public mourns Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she lies in repose at Supreme Court

In an unprecedented move, her casket has been placed outside on the court steps.
September 23
Members of the public pay respects to Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as her flag-draped casket rests on the Lincoln catafalque on the west front of the U.S. Supreme Court, Sept. 23, 2020, in Washington, DC.
September 23

Airlines scrutinized over mask policies as parents, toddlers get kicked off flights

"Should I tie her hands, what should I do?" one mom asked a flight attendant.
September 23
Rachel Starr Davis poses with her son in the airport in Charlotte, N.C. in an image posted to Instagram on Sept. 18, 2020.
Davis says she was pushed to her breaking point Thursday when she was kicked off an American Airlines flight after her two-year-old son would not wear a mask.
September 23

Pence defends Trump holding rallies amid coronavirus

He defended the events, which packed in supporters mostly not wearing masks.
September 23
ABC News Correspondent Linsey Davis speaks with Vice President Mike Pence in Washington, Sept. 23, 2020.
September 23

Vice President Pence defends massive campaign rallies: 'We're in an election year'

Vice President Mike Pence discusses the administration's response to the pandemic, potential Supreme Court nominees and law enforcement with ABC News Live's Linsey Davis.
September 23
VIDEO: Vice President Mike Pence talks Supreme Court nominees with ABC News
September 23

GOP report: No wrongdoing in Biden son ties to Ukraine firm, but still 'problematic'

Democrats called the probe purely political and meant to hurt Joe Biden.
September 23
Sen. Ron Johnson speaks at a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee oversight hearing on Capitol Hill, June 25, 2020.
September 23

Trump argues his nominee needed on Supreme Court to vote on election legal challenges

Baselessly claiming fraud, he has said the GOP would fight results in court.
September 23
President Donald Trump delivers remarks in honor of Bay of Pigs Veterans in the East Room of the White House, Sept. 23, 2020, in Washington, DC.
September 23

'No serious conversation' about packing Supreme Court: Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.

The No. 2 Senate Democrat rejected calls to add justices to the Supreme Court.
September 23
Sen. Dick Durbin speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill, June 30, 2020, in Washington.
September 23

Democrats lean on the late-Rep. John Lewis in new voter registration push

The Civil Rights icon is prominently featured in a new ad released Wednesday.
September 23
Rep. John Lewis is seen on Capitol Hill on Oct. 10, 2007, in Washington.
September 23

CDC director sticks to timeline that most Americans to get vaccine by summer 2021

Trump previously said he thought Redfield was "incorrect."
September 23
Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,  testifies during a Senate Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Sept. 23, 2020.
September 23

Former top NSC official alleges politicization in review of Bolton book

Ellen Knight accuses White House and DOJ officials of a pressure campaign.
September 23
Former National Security adviser John Bolton speaks on stage during a public discussion at Duke University in Durham, N.C., Feb. 17, 2020.
September 23

Wolf defends DHS at hearing, calling whistleblower's claims 'patently false'

The complaint claimed the Trump administration sought to alter intelligence.
September 23
Department of Homeland Security acting Secretary testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Sept. 23, 2020, in Washington, DC.
September 23

Suburban women grieve Justice Ginsburg, brace for political fight over replacement

Americans of all political stripes express gratitude for a model of civility.
September 23
Mourners light candles as they hold a vigil in her honor gathered in Dayton, Ohio, Sept. 20, 2020.
September 23

Winner of Ariz. special Senate election should be 'promptly seated': Dem Mark Kelly

Kelly is facing Sen. McSally, who said the Senate should vote on a SCOTUS pick.
September 23
Democratic Senate nominee Mark Kelly sits for a portrait at The Van Buren in Phoenix, Aug. 5, 2020.
September 23

Ceremony held at the US Supreme Court for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg

The ceremony was attended by family, friends and her fellow justices at which Chief Justice John Roberts spoke, calling her a "fighter" for equal justice.
September 23
VIDEO: Ceremony held at the US Supreme Court for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg
September 23

House Democrats unveil reform package to 'prevent future presidential abuses'

The package would add teeth to congressional subpoenas, tighten up ethics rules.
September 23
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol, Sept. 23, 2020.
September 23

Cindy McCain crosses party lines, formally endorses Joe Biden for president

She said Biden has "courage and dignity" on ABC's "Good Morning America."
September 23
Cindy McCain appears on Good Morning America, Sept. 23, 2020.
September 23

The Note: Sun-belt strength shows path for Trump based on economy

Trump has an edge with the economy, but Biden has an edge with COVID-19 handling
September 23
President Donald Trump gestures during a campaign event at the Arizona Grand Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Ariz., Sept. 14, 2020.
September 23

Trust on the economy bolsters Trump in oh-so-close Florida, Arizona: POLL

Both contests are closely contested in the latest ABC/Washington Post polls.
September 23
President Donald Trump greets a crowd during a campaign rally at Smith Reynolds Airport on Sept. 8, 2020, in Winston Salem, N.C.
September 23

All but 1 endangered GOP senator back Trump's Supreme Court push after RBG death

Filling the vacancy could boost the Republican Party ahead of Election Day.
September 23
Sen. Thom Tillis is shown during a Judiciary Committee hearing on June 16, 2020, in Washington. | Senator Joni Ernst speaks at the Republican Senate caucus leadership weekly press conference in Washington, Aug. 4, 2020.
September 22

House passes short-term spending bill to avoid government shutdown

The deal will fund the government through Dec. 11.
September 22
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sept. 18, 2020.
September 22

Airlines push for COVID-19 testing before international flights

They hope testing will reopen international routes that have been cut.
September 22
A sign in the arrivals area of Frankfurt Airport shows the way to departures and the Covid-19 test centers, Aug. 15, 2020.
September 22

Here's how states have changed the rules around voting amid the coronavirus pandemic

Nine states plus D.C. will send mail-in ballots to active registered voters.
September 22
Absentee ballot election workers stuff ballot applications at the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections office in Charlotte, North Carolina, Sept. 4, 2020.
September 22

As nation surpasses 200,000 deaths, Trump keeps downplaying coronavirus

He has bucked public health experts' warnings as he fights for reelection.
September 22
American flags at a COVID Memorial Project installation of 20,000 flags are shown on the National Mall as the United States crosses the 200,000 lives lost in the COVID-19 pandemic, Sept. 22, 2020, in Washington, DC.
September 22

Order to shorten 2020 census didn't come from Census Bureau: Watchdog

The 2020 census has less than two weeks to finish collecting data.
September 22
The U.S. Census logo appears on census materials received in the mail with an invitation to fill out census information online on March 19, 2020 in San Anselmo, Calif.
September 22

Trump: 'Very close' to Supreme Court decision, will announce nominee Saturday

He appears to have enough Senate Republicans to get a quick vote.
September 22
President Donald Trump charges up the crowd while speaking of the need to win the upcoming election during a campaign rally at the Toledo Express Airport on Sept. 21, 2020 in Swanton, Ohio.
September 22

QAnon's growth mirrors spike in far-right extremist violence in US: Experts

President Donald Trump's reelection could normalize the extremism, experts fear.
September 22
A supporter of President Donald Trump wears a QAnon shirt after participating in a caravan convoy circuit in Adairsville, Ga., Sept. 5, 2020.
September 22

Trump bashes China at UN amid warnings against a world divided by two superpowers

The UN General Assembly has gone virtual this year because of the pandemic.
September 22
The 75th session of the UN General Assembly has a small number of attendees due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the famous UNGA hall at New York Headquarters, Sept. 15, 2020.
September 22

The men behind QAnon

Experts and researchers said the key to "Q" is hiding in plain sight.
September 22
A supporter of President Donald Trump holds an U.S. flag with a reference to QAnon during a Trump 2020 Labor Day cruise rally in Portland, Ore., Sept. 7, 2020.
September 22

Chelsea Clinton: 'Unconscionable' that Trump 'lied' to public about COVID-19

Clinton says Trump has "a blatant disregard for public health."
September 22
Chelsea Clinton joins "The View" on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020.
September 22

200,000 dead: Federal response marked by chaotic messaging, unwarranted optimism

"The bureaucracy that was supposed to respond just broke apart."
September 22
In this July 21, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks to reporters during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC.
September 22

Record surge of voters call election hotline run by 12K lawyers

On National Voter Registration Day, advocates urge voters to check their status.
September 22
People wait in a socially distant line at an early voting site at the Fairfax County Government Center in Fairfax, Va., Sept. 18, 2020.
September 22

Air Force veteran aims to calm violence and help young victims in her community

Jawanna Hardy knows the tragic story behind the young faces in the memorial.
September 22
U.S. Air Force veteran Jawanna Hardy knows the tragic story behind all of the young faces she sees in a memorial for kids lost to gun violence in Washington, D.C.
September 22

How to protect your voting rights as the election looms

A look at the virtual hotline that is busier than ever answering questions about voting absentee for the first time.
September 22
VIDEO: How to protect your voting rights as the election looms
September 22

DOJ announces largest drug, gun and cash seizure in darknet history

The Justice Department said it's stepping up darknet enforcement efforts.
September 22
Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen announces significant law enforcement actions related to the illegal sale of drugs and other illicit goods and services on the Darknet with Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray and ICE Acting Deputy Director Derek Benner at the Department of Justice, in Washington, Sept. 22, 2020.
September 22

Romney supports election-year Senate vote on Trump's Supreme Court nominee

His announcement is a major boost to Mitch McConnell's effort to secure support.
September 22
Sen. Mitt Romney speaks with an aide as he walks to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, Sept. 22, 2020, after announcing he would support moving forward to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the Supreme Court before the presidential election in November.
September 22

Super PAC American Bridge posts Pence oppo book online for free ahead of debates

The document paints Pence as "a right-wing ideologue" against the middle class.
September 22
Vice President Mike Pence speaks during the White House Conference on American History at the National Archives in Washington, DC, Sept. 17, 2020.