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The week in 16 headlines

Posted September 11, 2020 6:32 p.m. EDT

— This week saw added scrutiny on around the Postal Service, mail-in balloting and the threat of foreign interference. Congress has yet to make any headway with a coronavirus economic relief package.

Monday

Trump launches unprecedented attack on military leadership he appointedTrump pushes misleading claim China is stoking protests to help Biden win election

Tuesday

Trump tells his supporters to become poll watchers with a baseless claim about fraud at voting locationsJustice Department wants to defend Trump in E. Jean Carroll defamation lawsuitTrump visibly distressed over Atlantic story fallout from claims he disparaged the militaryHouse committee to investigate US postmaster general for allegedly reimbursing employees who donated to GOP candidates

Wednesday

'Calls without us knowing:' Aides point fingers in wake of Woodward's latest bookTrump lists 20 more potential SCOTUS nominees to boost conservative supportTrump's August fundraising falls short of Biden's by more than $154M Whistleblower alleges top Trump appointees abused authority by telling officials to alter intelligence to match Trump claimsWhite House tries to dismiss Trump's admission that he knew Covid-19 was deadly and downplayed it

Thursday

Trump team grilling local election officials about mail-in ballotsFact check: Trump lies that he didn't lie about the coronavirusRussian, Chinese and Iranian hackers all targeting 2020 election, Microsoft says

Friday

Diplomats worry Trump's desire to withdraw US troops risks success of Afghan-Taliban talksWhite House coronavirus task force focuses on higher education in state reports

And that was the week in 16 headlines.

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