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Did ‘Defund the police’ live up to its promise?

ABC News’ Alex Perez takes a closer look at the Minneapolis City Council’s pledge to dismantle the police force six months after George Floyd’s death.
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VIDEO: Did ‘Defund the police’ live up to its promise?
November 25

GOP has to 'get back to policies and ideas': Rep. Denver Riggleman

He said he fears election conspiracies could go on to create fractionalization.
November 25
Rep. Denver Riggleman conducts a news conference on the China Task Force report in the Capitols Rayburn Room on , Sept. 30, 2020.
November 25

Restaurant near White House flooded with donations to keep feeding homeless

Immigrant business owner Kazi Mannan calls his restaurant a "symbol of love."
November 25
Restaurateur Kazi Mannan, left, in an undated handout photo, has been quietly feeding homeless patrons free of charge alongside paying customers at his Washington, D.C., Sakina Halal Grill.
November 24

Mysterious monolith discovered deep in the desert

A strange metal structure found in a remote U.S. desert has sparked fascination, questions and alien theories.
November 24
VIDEO: Mysterious monolith discovered deep in the desert
November 24

Russia’s COVID-19 crisis deepens

Russia is struggling to mass produce and distribute their COVID-19 vaccine as their death toll surges past 100,000.
November 24
VIDEO: Russia’s COVID-19 crisis deepens
November 24

ABC News Live Prime: Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Did ‘Defund the police’ live up to its promise?; Vaccine Watch: Officials look to vaccine 'D-Day'; Mysterious monolith discovered deep in the desert
November 24
VIDEO: ABC News Live Prime: Tuesday, November 24, 2020
November 24

The Rundown: Top headlines today: Nov. 23, 2020

Stay up to date on the developing stories making headlines.
November 24
VIDEO: The Rundown: Top headlines today: Nov. 23, 2020
November 24

Vaccine Watch: Officials look to vaccine 'D-Day'

Operation Warp Speed officials are aiming to begin distributing a COVID-19 vaccine within 24 hours of FDA authorization, and are calling the day of the authorization “D-Day."
November 24
VIDEO: Vaccine Watch: Officials look to vaccine 'D-Day'
November 24

By the Numbers: Biden’s presidential transition is official

This is what formalizing the presidential transition means for President-elect Joe Biden.
November 24
VIDEO: By the Numbers: Biden’s presidential transition is official
November 24

COVID vaccines will be ready for delivery 24 hours after FDA authorization: General

Operation Warp Speed has a delivery plan in place.
November 24
Army Gen. Gustave Perna, chief operating officer for the Defense Department's Project Warp Speed, speaks with ABC News Correspondent Bob Woodruff about plans to distribute the coronavirus vaccine.
November 24

Trump threatens more lawsuits, but court challenges are hitting dead ends

An upcoming ruling could shut one his remaining doors to contest the election.
November 24
An observer watches as Luzerne County workers canvas ballots that arrived after closing of voting until Friday at 5p.m. and postmarked by Nov. 3, as vote counting in the general election continues in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Nov. 6, 2020.
November 24

The Breakdown - President-elect Joe Biden names his Cabinet picks

Plus, COVID-19 cases rise in Montana and White House turkey pardons through the years.
November 24
VIDEO: The Breakdown - President-elect Joe Biden names his Cabinet picks
November 24

Biden formally introduces national security and foreign policy team

Several history-making nominees comprise Biden's picks.
November 24
President-elect Joe Biden prepares to depart the stage after introducing key foreign policy and national security nominees and appointments at the Queen Theatre on Nov. 24, 2020, in Wilmington, Del.
November 24

Power of the pardon

A look at the traditional Thanksgiving turkey pardons through the years.
November 24
VIDEO: Power of the pardon
November 24

COVID-19 in Montana

Laurie Smith from the Billings Clinic discusses rising case numbers and hospitalizations in the area.
November 24
VIDEO: COVID-19 in Montana
November 24

President-elect Joe Biden says 'America is back'

Biden’s Cabinet picks include historic firsts and a lot of diversity.
November 24
VIDEO: President-elect Joe Biden says 'America is back'
November 24

Trump pardons turkey as he ignores election defeat

This is the president's fourth year taking part in the traditional event.
November 24
President Donald Trump pardons Corn, the national Thanksgiving turkey, in the Rose Garden of the White House, Nov. 24, 2020, in Washington, as first lady Melania Trump and National Turkey Federation Chairman Ron Kardel of Walcott, Iowa, look on.
November 24

Secretary of State nominee Anthony Blinken speaks

President-elect Joe Biden held a press conference to introduce key members of his foreign policy and national security teams.
November 24
VIDEO: New Secretary of State Anthony Blinken speaks
November 24

President-elect Joe Biden announces Cabinet nominations

Biden held a press conference to introduces key members of his foreign policy and national security teams.
November 24
VIDEO: President-elect Joe Biden announces Cabinet nominations
November 24

National security adviser nominee Jake Sullivan speaks

President-elect Joe Biden held a press conference to introduce key members of his foreign policy and national security teams.
November 24
VIDEO: National security adviser Jake Sullivan speaks
November 24

Special Presidential Envoy for Climate nominee John Kerry speaks

President-elect Joe Biden held a press conference to introduce key members of his foreign policy and national security teams.
November 24
VIDEO: Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry speaks
November 24

US Ambassador to the UN nominee Linda Thomas-Greenfield speaks

President-elect Joe Biden held a press conference to introduce key members of his foreign policy and national security teams.
November 24
VIDEO: US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield speaks
November 24

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speaks

President-elect Joe Biden held a press conference to introduce key members of his foreign policy and national security teams.
November 24
VIDEO: Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speaks
November 24

Director of National Intelligence nominee Avril Haines speaks

President-elect Joe Biden held a press conference to introduce key members of his foreign policy and national security teams.
November 24
VIDEO: Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines speaks
November 24

Biden expected to tap history-making pick, Janet Yellen, for Treasury Department

If confirmed, Yellen would become the first woman to hold the top treasury job.
November 24
Janet Yellen attend a news conference in Washington, D.C., Dec. 13, 2017.
November 24

Millions travel for Thanksgiving despite CDC warning

"Chances are that you will see a surge superimposed upon a surge," Fauci said.
November 24
Travelers wearing protective face masks walk through Concourse D at the Miami International Airport, Nov. 22, 2020.
November 24

Biden taps close confidante, longtime aide for secretary of state

Blinken's years of experience have brought bipartisan praise.
November 24
In this June 2, 2015, file photo, former Deputy Secretary of State Antony J Blinken gives a joint press conference following a meeting with Foreign Affairs members of the anti-Islamic State coalition in Paris.
November 24

President-elect Joe Biden's top-level appointees and Cabinet picks

The incoming Biden administration is taking shape to be the most diverse ever.
November 24
President-elect Joe Biden speaks during a press conference at The Queen, Nov. 16, 2020, in Wilmington, Del.
November 23

Steve McQueen: ‘Celebration is part of our resistance’

Steve McQueen, the Oscar-winning director of "12 Years A Slave," speaks with Linsey Davis about his new anthology “Small Axe,” comprised of five dramatic films about the Black British experience.
November 23
VIDEO: Steve McQueen: ‘Celebration is part of our resistance’
November 23

How Asia contained COVID-19

A look at how Asia’s strict protocols have helped contain the coronavirus.
November 23
VIDEO: How Asia contained COVID-19
November 23

ABC News Live Prime: Monday, November 23, 2020

Dr. Todd Ellerin: Best to ‘keep Thanksgiving within own household’; By the Numbers: Race for the COVID-19 vaccine; Steve McQueen: ‘Celebration is part of our resistance’
November 23
VIDEO: ABC News Live Prime: Monday, November 23, 2020
November 23

The Rundown: Top headlines today: Nov. 23, 2020

Stay up to date on the developing stories making headlines.
November 23
VIDEO: The Rundown: Top headlines today: Nov. 23, 2020
November 23

By the Numbers: Race for the COVID-19 vaccine

Three drug-makers claim they have highly effective vaccine candidates.
November 23
VIDEO: By the Numbers: Race for the COVID-19 vaccine
November 23

Dr. Todd Ellerin: Best to ‘keep Thanksgiving within own household’

ABC News Contributor Dr. Todd Ellerin discusses Thanksgiving precautions and the promising drug treatments being tested as we wait for a COVID-19 vaccine.
November 23
VIDEO: Dr. Todd Ellerin: Best to ‘keep Thanksgiving within own household’
November 23

Biden's presidential transition allowed to proceed after 16-day standoff

Trump said he recommended the move, Murphy insists that she acted independently.
November 23
President-elect Joe Biden talks to the media as he arrives at the Queen to meet virtually with the United States Conference of Mayors in Wilmington, Del., Nov. 23, 2020.
November 23

Georgia to begin Trump campaign-requested recount of presidential contest Tuesday

Counties have until midnight on Dec. 2 to complete their third count of votes.
November 23
President Donald Trump listens to administration officials after speaking about prescription drug prices during an appearance in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, Nov. 20, 2020.
November 23

Secret Service asked about protecting soon-to-be-former president in Florida: Sources

Agents in Trump's detail have been asked about relocating to West Palm Beach.
November 23
President Donald Trump holds a 'Make America Great Again' cap while arriving to board Air Force One as he departs Florida for campaign travel to North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin at Miami International Airport in Miami, Nov. 2, 2020.
November 23

Trump campaign loses 5 more cases in Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision

All 10,678 ballots will count towards the 2020 election.
November 23
Municipal workers extract Luzerne County ballots from their envelopes, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
November 23

The Breakdown - COVID-19 cases surge as Thanksgiving approaches

Plus, President-elect Joe Biden continues his transition plans, and how families are celebrating differently this year.
November 23
VIDEO: The Breakdown - COVID-19 cases surge as Thanksgiving approaches
November 23

Your Voice: Thanksgiving gatherings

Families plan celebrations with added precautions due to the pandemic this year.
November 23
VIDEO: Your Voice: Thanksgiving gatherings
November 23

COVID-19 emergency across the US

Coronavirus cases are rising throughout the nation, and the holidays could mean even more positive cases.
November 23
VIDEO: COVID-19 emergency across the US
November 23

President-elect Joe Biden to make cabinet picks

Biden is moving forward with transition plans and naming allies to key posts.
November 23
VIDEO: President-elect Joe Biden to make cabinet picks
November 23

Hunger amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Kristin Warzocha from Greater Cleveland Food Bank discusses how millions could go hungry without COVID-19 relief.
November 23
VIDEO: Hunger amid the COVID-19 pandemic
November 23

The state of the economy

Millions still struggle despite new hopes for the COVID-19 vaccines.
November 23
VIDEO: The state of the economy
November 23

Biden announces historic picks for foreign policy and national security Cabinet posts

Biden has tapped the first Latino to lead DHS & the first woman to serve as DNI.
November 23
Vice President Joe Biden delivers remarks while attending a roundtable on countering violent extremism at the White House, Feb. 17, 2015, as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas listens.
November 23

White House planning holiday parties indoors despite pandemic warnings

The gatherings contradict government advice as COVID-19 surges in the U.S.
November 23
First Lady Melania Trump presents the 2020 White House Christmas tree on the North Portico of the White House in Washington, DC., Nov. 23, 2020.
November 22

Vaccine adviser concerned about skepticism 'exacerbated' by 'political context'

In a poll, over 40% of Americans unwilling to receive FDA-approved COVID vaccine
November 22
Dr. Moncef Slaoui attends a press confernce in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, Sept. 18, 2020.
November 22

Biden's 1st cabinet picks coming on Tuesday: Incoming WH chief of staff

Klain also said Biden's team is consulting on plans for a safe inauguration.
November 22
Ron Klain speaks during a House Homeland Security Subcommittee hearing in Washington, D.C., March 10, 2020.
November 22

'This Week' Transcript 11-22-20: Ronald Klain and Dr. Moncef Slaoui

This is a rush transcript for "This Week," airing Sunday, November 22.
November 22
Ron Klain poses for a portrait in Washington, D.C., Sept. 10, 2015.
November 21

GOP senator, locked in crucial runoff battle, tests positive for coronavirus

Republican control of the Senate rests in the state's runoff elections.
November 21
U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., speaks to the crowd of supporters during a "Defend the Majority" rally at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agriculture Center on Nov. 19, 2020 in Perry, Ga.