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Poll: Biden Expands Lead; A Third Of Country Says It Won't Get Vaccinated

The presumptive Democratic nominee now leads President Trump by 11 points. And more people are worried about the coronavirus, but 35% still say they won't get vaccinated when one's available.

Poll: Biden Expands Lead; A Third Of Country Says It Won't Get Vaccinated

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Jay Clayton, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, testifies during a hearing on Capitol Hill in May 2019. At his 2017 confirmation hearing, Clayton pledged "zero room for bad actors in our capital markets," but enforcement of insider trading is at the lowest in decades. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Under Trump, SEC Enforcement Of Insider Trading Dropped To Lowest Point In Decades

Kodak and Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., are facing high-profile insider trading investigations, but data show the Securities and Exchange Commission pursued far fewer insider trading cases last year.

Under Trump, SEC Enforcement Of Insider Trading Dropped To Lowest Point In Decades

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The Federal Reserve has helped push interest rates to record lows, which allows millions to consider refinancing. But a new fee from Fannie and Freddie could introduce an obstacle, critics say. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Want To Refinance Your Home Loan With Record Low Rates? Get Ready For A Hefty Fee

Mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will start charging an extra upfront fee in September — as much as $1,500 for a $300,000 loan. Lenders are upset and blame the Trump administration.

Want To Refinance Your Home Loan With Record Low Rates? Get Ready For A Hefty Fee

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California Sen. Kamala Harris represents a series of firsts, the latest being her nomination as the vice presidential candidate on a major party ticket. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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'Could Have Been Our Own': Harris Nomination Hailed As Win For Representation

Kamala Harris, the daughter of Jamaican and Indian immigrants, represents a series of firsts — being Joe Biden's running mate is the latest. Political leaders and activists are cheering the pick.

'Could Have Been Our Own': Harris Nomination Hailed As Win For Representation

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U.S. Ambassador Says Israel's Agreement With UAE Holds 'Enormous Upside'

Israel and the UAE agreed to move toward normal diplomatic relations. For one perspective on the prospective deal, Morning Edition talked to U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman.

U.S. Ambassador Says Israel's Agreement With UAE Holds 'Enormous Upside'

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A bald eagle takes flight from a tree along the Platte River in Denver, Colorado. In Michigan, a bald eagle is being blamed for an attack that downed one of the state's drones. RJ Sangosti/MediaNews Group/The /Denver Post via Getty Images hide caption

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In Aerial Combat Over Lake Michigan, Eagles: 1; Drones: 0

Last month, Hunter King was using a drone to map shoreline erosion for Michigan's environmental department when a bald eagle apparently attacked the vehicle, causing it to crash into the water.

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Ex-FBI Lawyer Pleads Guilty In Case Linked To Alleged Abuse Of Surveillance Power

A former bureau attorney is alleged to have doctored evidence to enable the surveillance of an ex-junior foreign policy aide to Donald Trump's presidential campaign.

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Government Watchdog Says Homeland Security Leaders Were Not Legitimately Appointed

Chad Wolf is acting secretary of DHS, and Ken Cuccinelli is the senior official performing the duties of deputy secretary. The Government Accountability Office says their appointments are invalid.

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14 States Make Contact Tracing Data Public. Here's What They're Learning

The information includes details on where transmission is happening most. If more states shared this widely, it could shape policy and save lives, health researchers say.

14 States Make Contact Tracing Data Public. Here's What They're Learning

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