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Politics

Cuomo resigns: What we know, what we don’t and what’s next

After months of holding on to power amid sexual harassment allegations, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo abruptly resigned Tuesday. We take you through what happened and what’s next: REMIND ME — WHAT WAS CUOMO ACCUSED OF? Cuomo was under investigation for several things, but the prevailing issue leading to his resignation concerned sexual harassment allegations.

Opinion

Opinion: Making the Most of Remote Work Requires Balancing the Tradeoffs

The COVID-19 pandemic changed the world of work overnight, sending millions to do their jobs online and in isolation. Some organizations had ample experience with telework and had a relatively seamless transition, while many others were left scrambling to operationalize a distributed workforce in the course of a few short weeks. While things may have been

State

Kelly already playing part of senator ahead of next week’s swearing-in

He won’t be Arizona’s next U.S. senator for another couple of days, but Sen.-elect Mark Kelly is already acting the part. Just days after Election Day, the Democrat was on Capitol Hill for new member orientation and conversations with sitting senators from both sides of the aisle, including Republicans Mitt Romney of Utah, Marco Rubio

National

Biden signals sharp shift from Trump with Cabinet picks

President-elect Joe Biden on Monday tapped Obama-era officials for top national security and economic roles, signaling a stark shift from the Trump administration’s “America First” policies that disparaged international alliances and favored deregulation and tax cuts. The picks include former Secretary of State John Kerry to take the lead on combating climate change. Biden is

National

Biden wants Congress to pass virus aid in lame-duck session

President-elect Joe Biden is pushing Congress to approve billions of dollars in emergency COVID-19 assistance before he takes office, saying in a meeting Friday with the top Democrats in the House and Senate that such a package should be approved during the lame-duck session. Biden held his first in-person meeting since winning the presidential election

U.S. Government

How to build a government: Transition challenges await Biden

Joe Biden just won the presidency. That may turn out to be the easy part. The president-elect already was braced to deal with the worst health crisis the nation has seen in more than a century and the economic havoc it has wreaked. Now, he has to build a government while contending with a Senate

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