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In this image from video, Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, speaks on the floor of the House of Representatives at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, April 23, 2020. Two Democratic women are contenders to be President-elect Joe Biden's secretary of agriculture. Rep. Marcia Fudge of Ohio and former Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota are in the running for the Cabinet position. (House Television via AP)

Biden weighs pick for agriculture chief from diverse slate

Dec. 5, 2020 12:23 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — One leading candidate for agriculture secretary hails from Cleveland, has the backing of progressives and has worked for years to boost food stamp programs. Another is a former senator from farm-state North Dakota who has championed production agriculture and boasts of a voting record...

President-elect Joe Biden speaks about jobs at The Queen theater, Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Pressure mounts on Biden to make diverse picks for top posts

Dec. 5, 2020 12:11 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is facing increasing pressure to expand the racial and ideological diversity in his choices for Cabinet and other top jobs. A month and a half before he takes office, he's drawing rebukes from activists who fear he'll fall short on promises to build an...

President-elect Joe Biden speaks about jobs at The Queen theater, Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The Latest: Female lawmakers want Flournoy as defense chief

Dec. 4, 2020 8:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local): 8:05 p.m. More than a half dozen Democratic congresswomen have sent an open letter to President-elect Joe Biden urging him to make Michèle Flournoy the country's first female defense secretary. They say in the letter dated...

FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump's campaign advisor Corey Lewandowski, listens to a speaker during a news conference on legal challenges to vote counting in Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. The Pentagon has appointed two close political allies of President Donald Trump to a defense advisory board, continuing a purge of the Defense Department in the waning weeks of the Trump administration. The acting secretary of defense, Christopher Miller, said in a written statement Friday that nine members of the Defense Business Board had been replaced with the appointment of 11 new members. The new members include Lewandowski and David Bossie, who are among Trump's most outspoken allies. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Pentagon installs 2 Trump allies on defense advisory board

Dec. 4, 2020 6:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon has appointed two close allies of President Donald Trump, Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie, to a defense advisory board, continuing a post-election purge in the final weeks of the administration. The acting secretary of defense, Christopher Miller, who was installed by...

President-elect Joe Biden speaks about jobs at The Queen theater, Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Pressure mounts on Biden to make diverse picks for top posts

Dec. 4, 2020 6:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is facing increasing pressure to expand the racial and ideological diversity in his choices for Cabinet and other top jobs. A month and a half before he takes office, he's drawing rebukes from activists who fear he'll fall short on promises to build an...

Montenegro Prime Minister Zdravko Krivokapic, left, speaks in parliament building in Podgorica, Montenegro, Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. Montenegro's parliament voted Friday to approve a new coalition government, ending the domination of a pro-Western party that has ruled the small Balkan nation for almost three decades. The new pro-Serb government is led by Prime Minister Zdravko Krivokapic, a university professor and a novice in politics who promised to work on creating conditions for holding

Montenegro's parliament approves new, pro-Serb government

Dec. 4, 2020 12:36 PM EST

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro’s parliament on Friday voted to approve a new conservative, pro-Serb coalition government, which will succeed a pro-Western party that has ruled the small Balkan nation for almost three decades. Prime Minister Zdravko Krivokapic' cabinet is dominated by...

President-elect Joe Biden arrives at The Queen theater, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The Latest: Biden: Trump inaugural presence important to US

Dec. 3, 2020 10:17 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local): 9:55 p.m. President-elect Joe Biden says it is important that President Donald Trump attend his inauguration only in the sense that it would demonstrate the nation’s commitment to a peaceful transfer of power between...

In this Dec. 1, 2020, photo, President-elect Joe Biden speaks as Vice President-elect Kamala Harris listens at left, during an event to introduce their nominees and appointees to economic policy posts at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del. Up soon for Biden: naming his top health care officials as the coronavirus pandemic rages. It’s hard to imagine more consequential picks. Biden is expected to announce his choice to head the Department of Health and Human Services next week. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Next for Biden: Getting the right health team as virus rages

Dec. 3, 2020 8:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Up soon for President-elect Joe Biden: naming his top health care officials as the coronavirus pandemic rages. It's hard to imagine more consequential picks. Already two Democratic governors seen as candidates for health and human services secretary have faded from the frame. Rhode...

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley attends a Veterans Day wreath laying ceremony led by President Donald Trump at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Milley urges 'relook' at permanent overseas basing of troops

Dec. 3, 2020 5:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. military officer said Thursday the United States should reconsider its decades-old practice of stationing troops and their families in allied countries at risk of war, like South Korea and in the Persian Gulf. In remarks on the future of warfare, Army Gen. Mark Milley said he...

President-elect Joe Biden departs a news conference after introducing his nominees and appointees to economic policy posts at The Queen theater, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Election 2020 Today: Biden ponders health and defense picks

Dec. 3, 2020 6:02 AM EST

Here’s what’s happening Thursday in Election 2020 and President-elect Joe Biden’s transition. TODAY’S TOP STORIES: HEALTH CARE PICKS: Up soon for President-elect Joe Biden: naming his top health care officials as the coronavirus pandemic rages. It’s hard to imagine more...