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First on CNN: Key government agency acknowledges Biden's win and begins formal transition

The General Services Administration has informed President-elect Joe Biden that the Trump administration is ready to begin the formal transition process, according to a letter from Administrator Emily Murphy sent Monday afternoon and obtained by CNN.

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Biden prioritizes climate crisis by naming John Kerry special envoy

President-elect Joe Biden on Monday appointed John Kerry as his special presidential envoy for climate, underscoring his commitment to tackling the global crisis and offering a symbolic rebuke to President Donald Trump's lack of leadership on the issue.

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The secretive consulting firm that’s become Biden’s Cabinet in waiting

WestExec Advisors, which now looks like a government-in-waiting for the next administration, was founded in 2017.

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Agency ascertains Joe Biden 'apparent winner,' clears way for transition to officially begin

The move clears the way for Biden aides to begin coordinating with federal agencies on plans for takeover on Jan. 20.

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Feinstein says she's stepping down as top Democrat on Senate Judiciary Committee

Sen. Dianne Feinstein said she'll step down as top Democrat on Judiciary Committee in the new session of Congress beginning early 2021.

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‘We’re in the foxhole together’: House Democrats reckon with a diminished majority

With a single-digit majority, Democrats will have to show an unprecedented amount of cooperation — a tall order inside a caucus frequently riven by internal conflicts.

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Apple head of security accused of offering iPads as bribes for concealed gun permits

A California grand jury has indicted Apple head of global security Thomas Moyer on charges that he tried to bribe Santa Clara County officials with $70,000 worth of iPads to get concealed firearms licenses, according to Santa Clara district attorney Jeff Rose…

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Trump fears Giuliani, other lawyers in Biden vote challenge are 'fools that are making him look bad'

Ex-New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, once a top federal prosecutor, is heading the Trump campaign's efforts to overturn Joe Biden's victory. It's not going well.

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FBI investigating threats against Georgia election officials amid voter fraud allegations: reports

The FBI is investigating threats being made against Georgia’s top election officials amid allegations of voter fraud, according to reports.

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Back in Prison, Transgender Woman Faces an Old Horror, Sexual Assault

Ashley Diamond won a pivotal battle — and her freedom — in a fight for transgender rights in Georgia. Then the state put her behind bars again.

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