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Washington, D.C.

2011-12-02 18:26:10

Negotiators on a huge coronavirus relief bill reported slight progress after talks resumed in the Capitol, with issues like food for the poor and aid to schools. But major obstacles remain, including an impasse on extending a $600-per-week jobless benefit. http://apne.ws/yYkBwPn

The Trump administration says it plans to give each of the nation’s 15,400 nursing homes a fast coronavirus testing machine - but it won’t supply enough test kits to check staff and residents beyond an initial couple of rounds. http://apne.ws/PrLgGLr

President Trump is awarding $35 million in Justice Department grants to organizations that provide safe housing for survivors of human trafficking. The money is to help survivors pay rent, utilities or related expenses. By  @darlene superville. http://apne.ws/KHr7PeV

With Joe Biden poised to pick a woman as his running mate, some of the Democratic presidential candidate's allies are facing criticism that their comments about the contenders are sexist. http://apne.ws/MQ0gWVy

Here’s what the  @AP Politics team is watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign. There are only 92 days until the general election. http://apne.ws/V7p18Oq

President Trump's aides are increasingly worried that the 2020 race has already been defined as a referendum on Trump’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. With a historic shift to remote and early vote options, time is running out for a comeback. http://apne.ws/3vIANTB

The vote to renominate President Trump is set to be conducted in private later this month, without members of the news media present. If the GOP decision stands, it will mark the first party nominating convention in modern history closed to reporters. http://apne.ws/QNTQ6H7

As Joe Biden nears the announcement of his vice presidential choice, the top contenders and their advocates are making final appeals. Biden is expected to name his pick the week of Aug. 10, three people who spoke on condition of anonymity told The AP. http://apne.ws/alTuPcD

With political pressure rising, talks on a huge coronavirus relief measure resumed, focused on restoring a newly expired $600-per-week supplemental unemployment benefit, a fresh $1,200 direct payment to most Americans, and other aid. http://apne.ws/px8e2b8

President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is courting religious voters in part by seeking to portray Democrats as a threat to religious freedom. It's a pitch that has been amplified by disputes over the issue during the coronavirus pandemic. http://apne.ws/Xdn5D5R

This week's  #APFactCheck focuses on President Trump’s comments about possibly delaying the November election. Trump’s remarks about rival Joe Biden’s record, mail-in voting, prescription drug prices and more are scrutinized. http://apne.ws/sXYAZpA

If Joe Biden wins the election, he plans foreign policy changes on issues including trade, terrorism, and immigration. Biden would to re-engage with traditional allies. But the Trump campaign is casting Biden's experience on foreign affairs as a weakness. http://apne.ws/N17L6Sl

California Rep. Karen Bass, who chairs the Congressional Black Caucus, has emerged as a leading contender to be Democrat Joe Biden’s running mate. Allies say her reputation as a bridge-builder would make her a strong partner. http://apne.ws/6jCSkD0

In shutting each other’s consulates, the United States and China have dimmed their ability to observe critical regions. For the U.S., the loss of the Chengdu mission in southwestern China will cloud its view of Tibet. http://apne.ws/KfaJuYh

Dr. Anthony Fauci is returning to Capitol Hill and plans to testify there’s no end in sight to the coronavirus pandemic. Fauci and other government health experts say “COVID-19 activity will likely continue for some time.” http://apne.ws/lD4lEgC

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are under more pressure to boost testing for the coronavirus in the Capitol. But so far they have rejected the idea because of concerns about the availability of tests in the country. http://apne.ws/LgIicvN

Frustrated negotiators of a massive coronavirus relief bill are facing new pressure with the approaching lapse in a $600 per-week COVID-19 jobless benefit. Talks are at a standstill despite agreement in Washington that further relief is needed. http://apne.ws/y0TqfRz

A federal appeals court said it plans to review a decision ordering the dismissal of the Justice Department’s case against former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn. The action is likely to prolong the fight over Flynn’s fate. http://apne.ws/ROC4EFg

An  #APFactCheck finds President Trump's warning of the potential for fraud as more people vote by mail isn't based on research. Election experts say voter fraud is rare. http://apne.ws/lPsxXKU

John Lewis is being mourned, revered and celebrated at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on Thursday, as he returns to a sacred place for many who helped to shape civil rights history. http://apne.ws/GGhFGgM

BREAKING: Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain has died after battling the coronavirus. He was 74. http://apne.ws/56qCfpN

Groups including  @NAACP and  @World Central Kitchen urge Congress to extend food aid to schoolchildren during the coronavirus pandemic, calling hunger a “national humanitarian crisis.” http://apne.ws/pjsEao5

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Russian officials were warned about all threats that Russia poses to Americans. Pompeo would not say whether he had specifically raised claims that Russia was paying bounties to Taliban fighters to kill U.S. troops. http://apne.ws/IMZFe2i

BREAKING: Trump raises the idea of election "delay" as he makes unsupported claims of mail-in voting fraud. The decision would be up to Congress. http://apne.ws/Q7LImJF

Democrats have scaled down their national convention next month in Milwaukee, meeting for just two hours each night, according to preliminary schedule for the event. Joe Biden is expected to accept the party's presidential nomination on the final night. http://apne.ws/TEPTlKM

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has undergone a nonsurgical, minimally invasive medical procedure in New York City, the Supreme Court says. She is expected to be released from the hospital by the end of the week. http://apne.ws/jsjqbOK

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is requiring that masks be worn on the floor of the U.S. House. Rep. Louie Gohmert has tested positive for the coronavirus. He often shunned wearing masks and was known to vote without one. http://apne.ws/hVJT1Pq

Four Big Tech CEOs are set to answer for their companies’ practices before a House panel investigating market dominance in the industry. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Google’s Sundar Pichai and Apple’s Tim Cook will testify remotely. http://apne.ws/mAFJNu7

U.S. defense officials will fulfill President Trump's wish and pull roughly 12,000 troops out of Germany, bringing about 6,400 forces home and shifting 5,400 to other countries in Europe. The plan leaves about 25,000 troops in Germany. http://apne.ws/a6hMXLi

As Joe Biden met with reporters, his list of talking points was captured by an  @The Associated Press photographer. The notes suggest the Democratic presidential candidate is eager to defuse any tensions with Kamala Harris, a top contender in his search for a vice president. http://apne.ws/sjVMStY

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