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Justice Dept. Ends Stock Trade Inquiry Into Richard Burr Without Charges

Law enforcement officials told the senator that they would not pursue charges over his dumping of hundreds of thousands of dollars of stock after Senate coronavirus briefings early in the pandemic.

As His Predecessor Is Impeached, Biden Tries to Stay Above the Fray

The president-elect has long tried to keep from being sucked into President Trump’s dramas. He may find that posture hard to maintain when he takes office and the Senate puts Mr. Trump on trial.

Reporting on the Long Arc of Covid Relief

Covering economic stimulus talks is no easy assignment. For starters, it doesn’t seem to end. Here’s how the congressional reporter Emily Cochrane approached the task.

How Trump Has Jeopardized Stimulus Relief

The president’s demand that Congress amend a giant coronavirus relief and government spending bill has raised the unexpected prospect that help may no longer be days away.

Congress Strikes Long-Sought Stimulus Deal to Provide $900 Billion in Aid

Leaders said they had an agreement on a pandemic aid plan including payments to Americans, jobless benefits and funds for businesses and vaccine distribution, but the timing of final votes was unclear.

Staring Down Deadline, Congress Nears $900 Billion Stimulus Deal

The emerging compromise would provide emergency stimulus payments, jobless aid and rental assistance, extending help to businesses and funding the distribution of a vaccine. But more is likely to be needed.

Moderates Pare Back Stimulus Plan in Hopes of Breaking Stalemate

The group separated out the two most contentious issues — aid for state and local governments and liability protection for businesses — aiming for a consensus that could be agreed upon before week’s end.

2,596 Trades in One Term: Inside Senator Perdue’s Stock Portfolio

The Georgia Republican’s stock trades have far outpaced those of his Senate colleagues and have included a range of companies within his Senate committees’ oversight, an analysis shows.