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Biden’s expected choice for secretary of state, Antony Blinken, is a defender of global alliances.

Antony J. Blinken, a defender of global alliances and President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s closest foreign policy adviser, is expected to be nominated for secretary of state, a job in…

Trump lawyers disavow Sidney Powell, another member of his legal team, over spurious fraud accusations.

President Trump’s campaign on Sunday disavowed Sidney Powell, one of his lawyers, after she made wild accusations of Republican governors being involved in a payoff scheme to manipulate voting machines.…

The G20’s closing statement reflects rifts between the U.S. and its allies.

A closing statement released on Sunday by officials at the Group of 20 summit served as what might have been the Trump presidency’s final reminder of the wide gulf between…

The Michigan Board of State Canvassers is now under a microscope.

The work of the Michigan Board of State Canvassers is not glamorous and rarely draws much attention. Its members handle matters like reviewing petition signatures and helping local clerks find…

More than 100 C.E.O.s urge Trump to let the transition of power begin.

More than 100 chief executives asked the Trump administration on Monday to immediately acknowledge Joseph R. Biden Jr. as the president-elect and begin the transition to a new administration. “Every…

Ex-Police Officer Charged With Manslaughter in 2017 Killing of Suspect

A former rookie police officer in San Francisco was charged with manslaughter on Monday, nearly three years after he fatally shot an unarmed carjacking suspect, the authorities said. The ex-officer,…

Trump hopes to use party machinery to retain control of the G.O.P.

As President Trump brazenly seeks to delay the certification of the election in hopes of overturning his defeat, he is also mounting a less high-profile but similarly audacious bid to…

The G.O.P. bungles its final stand to stop Pennsylvania’s election certification.

Lawyers for the Trump campaign for weeks have placed their hopes on using the law to stop the certification of Pennsylvania’s election results. But on Monday afternoon, with their prospects…

Pat Toomey says Trump’s actions are ‘completely inconsistent with any kind of truly democratic society.’

A senator from a key battleground state on Monday accused the White House of threatening democracy by attempting to strong-arm local officials into overturning legitimate election results — as other…

Trump Administration Approves Start of Formal Transition to Biden

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s government on Monday authorized President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. to begin a formal transition process after Michigan certified Mr. Biden as its winner, a strong sign…