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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., faces a tricky balancing act: managing the ideological divides of a 50-50 Democratic majority while also running for his own reelection. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Schumer Faces Pressure From The Left To Deliver As Majority Leader

Progressives are watching the new Senate majority leader to see if he can deliver on some of the party's most ambitious legislative goals. If not, they say he could face a primary challenge next year.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., faces a tricky balancing act: managing the ideological divides of a 50-50 Democratic majority while also running for his own reelection. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Schumer Faces Pressure From The Left To Deliver As Majority Leader

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Workers search through debris at a warehouse, after it was reportedly hit in an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition, in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on July 2, 2020. More than 233,000 people have died as a result of the war. Mohammed Huwais/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Critic Of U.S. Role In Yemen Responds To Biden's Plans To Pull Back

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A picture taken on July 19, 2020, shows a screen broadcasting the launch of the "Hope" Mars probe at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre in Dubai. "Hope" — Al-Amal in Arabic — is expected to start orbiting Mars this week, marking the 50th anniversary of the unification of the UAE. GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Hope Heads For A Rendezvous With Mars

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