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The U.S. Postal Service faces challenges as more voters turn to mail in ballots during the coronavirus pandemic. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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As More Americans Prepare To Vote By Mail, Postal Service Faces Big Challenges

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With months to go until the 2020 election, the presidential transition process is already underway. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Behind The Scenes, Presidential Transition Planning Is Underway

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Officials Start Planning For The Next Presidential Transition

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks during a virtual hearing of the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday. Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell spoke about the rescue package passed by the Congress in March. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Rick Bright filed a complaint this week with the Office of Special Counsel, a government agency responsible for whistleblower complaints. Public Health Emergency via AP hide caption

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The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court to block Congress from seeking the materials, saying, "The government will suffer irreparable harm absent a stay." Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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President Trump speaks during an event to honor World Nurses Day in the Oval Office of the White House on Wednesday. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Trump Says Coronavirus Task Force To Stay 'Indefinitely,' After Signaling Wind-Down

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A woman passes a closed Social Security Administration office in Los Angeles in 2013. Some 53,000 of the agency's workers are now working from home. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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For These Federal Employees, Telework Means Productivity Is Up, Their Backlog Is Down

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The IRS is calling back thousands of workers but says they must provide their own face coverings because the agency has not yet secured enough personal protective equipment. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Fred Leighty, warehouse manager at Oklahoma's Strategic National Stockpile warehouse, in Oklahoma City earlier this month. The Government Accountability Office will be tracking management and distribution of the nation's stockpile as well as testing for coronavirus. Sue Ogrocki/AP hide caption

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Government Accountability Office Oversees CARES Act

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