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The week in 15 headlines

As the coronavirus continues to rage across the country, Washington saw another historic week as President Donald Trump became the first US president to ever be impeached twice. Meanwhile, President-elect Joe Biden announced new economic plans, continued to build out his cabinet and prepped for Wednesday’s inauguration. DC remained a city on lockdown, as federal and local…MORE

Biden elevates White House science post to Cabinet level

Biden elevates White House science post to Cabinet level

President-elect Joe Biden is elevating the director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to a Cabinet-level position, a move that highlights the emphasis the incoming administration plans to put on science as it inherits a public health crisis. Biden on Friday named Eric Lander, a principal leader of the Human Genome…MORE

Manhattan DA expands criminal investigation into Trump Organization finances to include family compound in Westchester County

Manhattan DA expands criminal investigation into Trump Organization finances to include family compound in Westchester County

The Manhattan district attorney’s office has expanded its criminal investigation into the Trump Organization’s finances to include the family’s compound in Westchester County, according to lawyers and people familiar with the investigation. Prosecutors’ interest in the 212-acre property called Seven Springs is a significant widening of an investigation that began more than a year ago.…MORE

Trump’s Pentagon chief says he ‘cannot wait to leave’ his job

Trump’s Pentagon chief says he ‘cannot wait to leave’ his job

Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller, who will leave office in less than a week. stated that he ‘cannot wait to leave this job,” according to a transcript released by the Department of Defense. The admission, during a press gaggle Thursday on his way back from a trip to Nebraska, Tennessee and Colorado, was one…MORE

Pence calls Harris while Trump continues to stew in denial

Pence calls Harris while Trump continues to stew in denial

One is dropping in on the White House phone operators, addressing troops at bases across the country, paying a visit to national guardsmen in place for the inauguration and speaking by phone with his successor. The other is holed up inside, silenced on social media, resisting entreaties to deliver a farewell address and refusing to…MORE

Pelosi expected to send article of impeachment to Senate next week

Pelosi expected to send article of impeachment to Senate next week

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to send the House’s impeachment article to the Senate next week, according to a source familiar with her thinking, which will kickstart the beginning of the trial, though Pelosi would not say publicly Friday when she will do so. Pelosi’s decision on when to formally transmit the impeachment resolution…MORE