David Koch Dies; Conservative Billionaire Helped Reshape U.S. Politics

August 23, 2019 - 11:19am EDT
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Koch and his brother, Charles, built one of the nation's largest private businesses and created a network of secretly funded organizations that attacked Democrats.

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President-elect Joe Biden's top picks for national security and foreign policy positions face Senate confirmation hearings Tuesday. They will be questioned on a range of challenges facing the U.S.

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President-elect Joe Biden arrived in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday ahead of Wednesday's inauguration. He will attend a memorial service for those who have died of COVID-19.

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President-elect Joe Biden teared up in his goodbye to his adopted home state before flying to Washington, D.C. "When I die, Delaware will be written on my heart," Biden said.

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The retired four-star Army general served in the military for 40 years including as the first Black general to lead U.S. Central Command, which oversees military operations in the Middle East.

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At her confirmation hearing Tuesday, Treasury Secretary-designate Janet Yellen warned that without more federal help, the recession would last longer and be more painful than necessary.

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"Humility and confidence should be the flip sides of America's leadership coin," Blinken will testify at his Senate confirmation hearing, vowing to work for the "greater good."