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November 21

Week offers snapshot of how Trump, Biden approach presidency

One spent the week at his home in Delaware carefully trying to build a government and preparing to take on a pandemic.
National
November 21
Kyle Rittenhouse has been charged with fatally shooting two men and injuring a third during protest in Kenosha, Wis., in late August.

Teen freed on bail in Kenosha killings poses with 'Silver Spoons' actor

An Illinois 17-year-old accused of killing two people during a protest in Wisconsin was seen smiling in a photo with his lawyer and "Silver Spoons" actor Ricky Schroder after being released from custody by posting a $2 million bond.
National
November 21

AP Explains: The FBI is investigating Texas AG Ken Paxton

The FBI recently opened a criminal investigation into claims that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton abused his office to benefit a wealthy donor.
National
November 21
President-elect Joe Biden, accompanied by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, spoke at the Queen theater, Nov. 16, 2020, in Wilmington, Del.

Biden to work to end executions as government sets 3 more

President-elect Joe Biden is against the death penalty and will work to end its use, his spokesman said Saturday, as the Justice Department scheduled three more federal executions during before the Jan. 20 inauguration, including two shortly before he is set to take office.
National
November 21

Retailers brace as virus bears down on consumers and economy

LaTonya Story is every retailer's worst fear.
National
November 21
President Donald Trump made an announcement on prescription drug prices Friday at the White House.

Trump makes late-term bid to lower prescription drug costs

Trying to close out major unfinished business, the Trump administration issued regulations Friday that could lower the prices Americans pay for many prescription drugs.
National
November 21

Criminal justice reformers cheer multiple election victories

Almost six months after the death of George Floyd, criminal justice reform advocates are cheering the election of a handful of progressive prosecutors, the passage of ballot initiatives designed to ease mass incarceration and the decriminalization of drugs in several states.
National
November 21

White House Rose Garden adds Japanese American's sculpture

The White House Rose Garden has a new addition, but it isn't a floral variety.
National
November 21
Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani spoke to the media at a press conference held in the back parking lot of landscaping company on Nov. 7, 2020, in Philadel

Where Republican election challenges stand in six states

While President Donald Trump vows to press ahead with efforts to overturn the election, judges across the country have consistently swatted down his legal challenges.…
National
November 21
In this Nov. 2, 2020, photo President Donald Trump watches as Donald Trump Jr. speaks at a campaign event at the Kenosha Regional Airport in Kenosha,

Trump tweets Don Jr doing well after coronavirus infection

President Donald Trump said Saturday his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., is doing "very well" in quarantine after becoming infected with the coronavirus.
National
November 21

Commander seeks to get embattled Fort Hood 'back on track'

Every week, Army Lt. Gen. Pat White dons his workout clothes and walks through the neighborhoods at Fort Hood with his wife, Emma, and golden retriever Sadie, looking for some unvarnished feedback from the soldiers at his embattled Texas base.
National
November 21
A protest in Cleveland on Sept. 29. Voters in communities across the country, including Columbus, Pittsburgh, Portland, San Jose and Seattle, approved

In cities across US, voters support more police oversight

Voters in communities across the country approved measures on Election Day toughening civilian oversight of law enforcement agencies, including some that took years to reach the ballot but grew in urgency after global protests over racial injustice and police brutality.
National
November 21

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's flailing effort resting on mendacity

President Donald Trump's flailing attempt to cling to office after voters decisively chose to oust him has taken the country into a dark and fictional place.
National
November 21

Bulgaria is latest block in North Macedonia's bid to join EU

It's not easy to plan your future in a region like the Balkans, where history often clouds the present.
National
November 21

Biden could announce Cabinet picks as soon as next week

President-elect Joe Biden is moving quickly to fill out his administration and could name top leaders for his Cabinet as early as next week.
National
November 21

Wisconsin's nuclear power plant operator seeks 30 more years

The operator of Wisconsin's only remaining nuclear power plant wants to keep the 50-year-old plant running through 2050.
National
November 21

Red Lake Nation uses crowdfunding to bet big on solar energy

The Red Lake Nation is betting big on solar energy.
National
November 21

Wisconsin jobless claims rise as state's system woes persist

As Wisconsin businesses shuttered this spring to slow the spread of COVID-19, jobless filings and phone calls flooded the Department of Workforce Development — too quickly for staffers to keep up. But DWD Secretary Caleb Frostman remained optimistic.
National
November 20

The Latest: China starts mass testing 3 million in Tianjin

China is starting mass testing on 3 million people in a section of the northern city of Tianjin and has tested 4,015 others in a hospital in Shanghai after the discovery of a pair of cases there.
National
November 20

'Something very historical': Push for diverse Biden Cabinet

Native Americans are urging President-elect Joe Biden to make history by selecting one of their own to lead the powerful agency that oversees the nation's tribes, setting up one of several looming tests of Biden's pledge to have a Cabinet representative of Americans.