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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and then-Vice President Joe Biden walk through National Statuary Hall on their way to a joint session of Congress on Jan. 6, 2017. Zach Gibson/AP hide caption

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A New Biden Administration Would Face Old Problems With Congress

If Joe Biden wins the White House, he will confront a familiar roadblock to advancing his agenda: a polarized, closely divided Congress.

Atomic Dog George Clinton
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Turn Around Sola Rosa & Iva Lamkum

Mark Marston slides a MERV 13 air filter into the HVAC system outside Basics Fitness Center in Portland, Maine, on July 21. The gym bought these filters and made other changes to its ventilation, including bringing in more outside air, to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Brianna Soukup/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images hide caption

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As We Return To Work And School During The Pandemic, Can The Air Inside Be Kept Safe?

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Fanshawe El Ten Eleven
Mbira Beat Goldfish
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A New Biden Administration Would Face Old Problems With Congress

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IshOnSax Hidden Spheres
Years (Prologue) The Midnight
FTA Whitney

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Former Deputy Postmaster General: Changes Are Needed, But 'The Time Is Not Now'

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Jeep's Blues Duke Ellington
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I Can Feel It Humming The Flashbulb
Hollywood Kisses Kung Fu
I'm With Polly City of the Sun
Xylem Up D Numbers
Two Chord Wake Suzanne Kraft

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Former Uber Executive Charged With Paying 'Hush Money' To Conceal Massive Breach

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Cane Shuga Glass Animals

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