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Iran says top nuclear scientist 'assassinated' in shootout

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. Israel has been suspected of carrying out targeted killings of Iranian nuclear scientists, but did not comment on the incident.

Pennsylvania certifies Biden as winner of presidential vote

Pennsylvania officials say Democrat Joe Biden has been certified as the winner of the presidential vote in the state. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf tweeted Tuesday that the Pennsylvania State Department “certified the results of the November 3 election in Pennsylvania for president and vice president of the United States." Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar says in a news release that the state’s election officials and poll workers are “the true heroes of our democracy." Trump has made Pennsylvania a centerpiece of his unsuccessful legal attempts to invalidate the election results.

Michigan certifies Biden win; a setback for Trump challenge

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan election officials on Monday certified Democrat Joe Biden’s 154,000-vote victory in the state, another setback for President Donald Trump in his futile effort to undermine the results of the Nov. 3 election through baseless legal…

Joe Biden announces top foreign policy and national security picks

President-elect Joe Biden on Monday announced the members of his foreign policy and national security team. Alejandro Mayorkas has been nominated to be Biden's secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, and would be the first Latino to head the…

Donald Trump Jr. tests positive for coronavirus

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Donald Trump Jr., President Donald Trump's eldest son, has tested positive for the coronavirus, a spokesman told CNN on Friday. "Don tested positive at the start of the week and has been quarantining out at his cabin…