January 6, 2021

Edison Research projects that Democrat Jon Ossoff will defeat Republican David Perdue in Georgia, giving Democrats control of the Senate and cementing the state’s shift blue. Perdue, a Republican who was first elected in 2014, faced Ossoff in a fierce, expensive campaign overshadowed by President Trump’s baseless claims of widespread voter fraud in Georgia in

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December 29, 2020

Two more Senate Republicans on Tuesday expressed support for delivering $2,000 stimulus checks to most Americans, adding to the pressure on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) to hold a vote on a proposal that most other members of his party had opposed before President Trump intervened. The latest calls came from Georgia’s two embattled Republican

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December 9, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that his campaign will join an improbable case before the Supreme Court challenging election results in Pennsylvania and other states that he lost as he tries to look past the justices’ rejection of a last-gasp bid to reverse Pennsylvania’s certification of Democrat Joe Biden’s victory. The high

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December 8, 2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The state of Texas, aiming to help President Donald Trump upend the results of the U.S. election, said on Tuesday it has sued Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin at the Supreme Court, calling changes those states made to election procedures amid the coronavirus pandemic unlawful. The long-shot lawsuit, announced by the Republican

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August 10, 2020

A 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck North Carolina near the Virginia border on Sunday, with shaking felt as far away as Tennessee and South Carolina. It’s the largest quake to hit the state since 1916, the National Weather Service said.The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake’s epicenter was 2.5 miles southeast of Sparta, North Carolina,

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August 3, 2020

The largest school district in the state reported Sunday that 260 employees have tested positive for the coronavirus or are in quarantine because of possible exposure as they prepare for the new school year. Gwinnett County Public School teachers began in-person pre-planning Wednesday at the 141 facilities throughout the county. By the next day, approximately

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