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The United States has reported 1 million new COVID-19 cases in the first five days of December.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi discuss a possible $908 billion bipartisan deal, which may be pushed by lawmakers to avoid a December 11 shutdown.

Maker of OxyContin, Purdue Pharma, has pleaded guilty to three federal criminal charges for its role in creating America’s opioid crisis.

Walmart is paying $388 million in holiday bonuses to its 1.5 million employees.