Pat Cowan, a Republican official in west Texas, would rather blow up her party than see it controlled by 'weak' Republicans. The view - echoed by a number of Texas voters and party officials - underscores how Trump has divided his own party.
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'Act big' now to save economy, worry about debt later, Yellen says in Treasury testimony
Janet Yellen, U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for Treasury Secretary, urged lawmakers on Tuesday to "act big" on coronavirus relief spending, arguing that the economic benefits far outweigh the risks of a higher debt burden.
Senate's top Democrat, Republican seek path to guide 50-50 chamber
Facing a 50-50 partisan split in the U.S. Senate, the chamber's top Democrat and Republican discussed adopting a power-sharing deal similar to one struck two decades ago in similar circumstances, a Democratic spokesman said on Tuesday.
U.S. Senator Burr says Justice Department has ended probe of his stock trades
U.S. Senator Richard Burr said on Tuesday the Justice Department had closed its investigation of stock trades he made last year before a market downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
China deploys 16 rescue teams to save stricken gold miners
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Blinken says U.S. plans full review of approach to North Korea
President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for secretary of state, Antony Blinken, said on Tuesday the incoming administration planned a full review of the U.S. approach to North Korea to look at ways to increase pressure on the country to come to the negotiating table over its nuclear weapons.
Chinese scientists develop gene therapy which could delay ageing
Scientists in Beijing have developed a new gene therapy which can reverse some of the effects of ageing in mice and extend their lifespans, findings which may one day contribute to similar treatment for humans.
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