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Biden to name judge Merrick Garland as attorney general

President-elect Joe Biden has selected Merrick Garland, a federal appeals court judge who in 2016 was snubbed by Republicans for a seat on the Supreme Court, as his attorney general, two people familiar with the selection process said on Wednesday.

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Negotiators report progress on long-delayed COVID-aid bill

Top Capitol Hill Republicans worked on Tuesday to keep the price tag for a long-delayed COVID-19 aid package in check, seeking to prevail in a battle over help for state and local governments, while capping the cost of bonus jobless benefits and direct payments sought by Democrats.

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Romney OKs voting on court nominee, all but ensures approval

Republican Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah said Tuesday he supports voting to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat on the Supreme Court, all but ensuring President Donald Trump has the backing to push his choice to confirmation over Democratic objections that it's too close to the November election.

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Senate to vote on funding bill, easing shutdown threat

The Senate is preparing to vote on Wednesday on a short-term proposal to fund the government through Feb. 8, a step that eases the risk of a shutdown and comes only after President Donald Trump backed off his demand for money for a border wall.

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