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Biden aims to bolster U.S. alliances in Europe, but challenges loom

The good will President Biden brings on his first trip abroad papers over lingering doubts about U.S. reliability and the cost that Europe will be expected to pay.
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Automakers drop efforts to derail California climate rules

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How sustainable is the rally in renewable energy stocks?

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‘Like a hand grasping’: Trump appointees describe the crushing of the C.D.C.

Kyle McGowan, a former chief of staff at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and his deputy, Amanda Campbell, go public on the Trump administration’s manipulation of the agency.
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Biden taps Pete Buttigieg for transportation secretary

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New Trump rule aims to limit tough clean air measures under Biden

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Trump administration is planting loyalists in Biden transition meetings

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Trump swiftly blows up his one decent conservation action

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Vaccines are coming, but pandemic experts expect a 'horrible' winter

With vaccines and a new administration, the pandemic will be tamed. But experts say the coming months “are going to be just horrible.”
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EPA’s final deregulatory rush runs into open staff resistance

As President Trump's Environmental Protection Agency rushes to complete its regulatory rollbacks, agency staff, emboldened by the Biden victory, moves to stand in the way.
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A fight over agriculture secretary could decide the direction of hunger policy

The delicate proxy clash has pitted Democrats eager to emphasize issues like hunger and nutrition against traditionalists who believe the department should represent rural America.
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G20 summit closes with little progress and big gaps between Trump and allies

World leaders committed to some efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic, but the meeting illustrated the difficulty of carrying out an agenda when the United States is indifferent or hostile to many goals.
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Biden plans to move fast with a ‘climate administration.’ Here’s how

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Biden on Trump, COVID: 'More people may die because of transition delay'

Adopting a graver tone, the president-elect said that President Trump’s refusal to authorize a transition could have deadly consequences.
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Trump's climate policies accelerated global warming

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