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Weijia Jiang: American television journalist
Weijia Jiang is a Chinese-born American television journalist and reporter. Since July 2018, she has served as White House Correspondent for CBS News. Jiang's tense interactions with President Donald Trump at press briefings have received global attention and coverage.

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Trump shifts tone in second debate as candidates clash on health care and more

President Trump is planning two campaign rallies in Florida following his face-off with Democratic nominee Joe Biden on the debate stage Thursday night. CBS News White House correspondent Weijia Jiang..
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Pelosi "optimistic" about relief deal with White House, but Senate GOP remains resistant

House speaker Nancy Pelosi says she's "optimstic" about the prospect of a coronavirus relief deal with the White House, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is advising the Trump administration..
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Trump holds rally in Nevada, as campaign is outspent by Biden's in battleground states

President Trump courted voters at a packed rally in Nevada on Sunday evening, even though the state is one of five with a coronavirus-positive rate higher than 20%. His visit comes as the Biden..
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Trump returns to the campaign trail as he trails Biden in key battleground states

President Trump is back on the campaign trail, making stops in Michigan, Wisconsin, Nevada and California over the weekend. But a CBS News Battleground Tracker poll shows him trailing Joe Biden in key..
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Trump makes Western swing in final weeks of 2020 race

CBS News White House correspondent Weijia Jiang has the latest on the Trump campaign's final push ahead of Election Day.
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President Trump carries on with rallies as health experts warn against large gatherings during pandemic

President Trump is holding rallies in Michigan and Wisconsin on Saturday, even as coronavirus cases surge in those states. Local officials and health experts pleaded for Mr. Trump to reconsider holding..
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President Trump campaigns in Iowa, after first lady reveals their son Barron had COVID too

First lady Melania Trump revealed that their son Barron contracted COVID-19 around the same time she and President Trump were diagnosed. She says he has since tested negative. Meanwhile, President..
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Melania Trump reveals son Barron tested positive for coronavirus

First lady Melania Trump announced her son, Barron, had the coronavirus at the same time she and President Trump were infected. Weijia Jiang has the latest.
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Trump hits campaign trail as rallies draw coronavirus criticism

President Trump is making a campaign stop in Pennsylvania for the sixth time since September 3, as his own health officials are calling packed rallies a bad idea amid the pandemic. Weijia Jiang..
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Trump tests negative for coronavirus ahead of first campaign rally since diagnosis

The White House says President Trump has tested negative for COVID-19, just as he heads to his first campaign rally since being diagnosed. With three weeks left before the election, Mr. Trump is..
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Trump returns to campaign trail following coronavirus infection

President Trump is returning to the campaign trail after his physician said the president tested negative for COVID-19. A maskless Mr. Trump was seen departing for his first rally in Florida on Monday..
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Mixed messages over the president's health after COVID-19 diagnosis

CBS News White House correspondent Weijia Jiang has the latest on the president's condition.
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Trump and first lady Melania Trump test positive for COVID-19

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for the coronavirus, the president tweeted early Friday. CBS News White House correspondent Weijia Jiang joins CBSN Los Angeles to discuss..
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President Trump expected to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court

President Trump will be announcing his pick for the Supreme Court this weekend and CBS News has learned Judge Amy Coney Barrett is the expected nominee. If nominated and confirmed, Barrett will fill..
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Trump refuses to commit to peaceful transfer of power

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said President Trump would accept the results of a fair election, but Mr. Trump did not say that, fueling concerns that he will not relinquish power, even..
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Trump on accepting election results: "we're going to have to see what happens"

President Trump on Wednesday night refused to say if he would accept the results of the upcoming election. The comments came as the president continued to suggest the election may end up being decided..
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Trump pushes to fill vacant Supreme Court seat before election

President Trump said Wednesday he wants to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat before the election. Mr. Trump said he is worried the election will come before the court. Weijia Jiang reports.
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Trump: There's "one or two" top contenders for Supreme Court vacancy

President Trump and Senate Republicans are preparing to move quickly after the president names his nominee for the high court. CBS News chief congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes and CBS News White..
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Trump says he will nominate Ginsburg replacement by end of week

President Trump told reporters it is his duty to nominate a Supreme Court justice after Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday. CBS News has learned two women are among the top contenders. Weijia Jiang has..
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Trump clashes with top medical advisers on coronavirus vaccine timeline

President Trump has been publicly disputing the statements of his top medical advisers about the coronavirus vaccine timeline, as he faces more criticism from a former task force aide. CBS News White..
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Trump touts potential vaccine, but health officials say it wouldn't be widely used until late 2021

With 46 days to go until the election, President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden both head to the battleground state of Minnesota Friday. That happens as two former senior administration..
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Attorney General Barr criticizes Black Lives Matter movement

Attorney General William Barr criticized the Black Lives Matter movement in a speech Wednesday, accusing activists of exploiting the deaths of Black people at the hands of police for political gain...
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President Trump contradicts CDC director on masks and vaccines hours after he testified to Congress

Just hours after CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield testified about the importance of wearing masks and a potential vaccine timeline, President Trump openly contradicted him at a White House press..
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CDC unveils coronavirus vaccine distribution plan

The CDC is outlining a plan on how to distribute a coronavirus vaccine once one is available. But the logistics of getting one to everybody quickly could prove a major challenge. Weija Jiang reports.
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Trump tells undecided voters at town hall that he "up-played" coronavirus

In an ABC News town hall with undecided voters, President Trump repeatedly praised his response to the coronavirus pandemic. The president also defended police officers and gave a vague promise of..
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Trump and Biden weigh in on wildfires and climate change

Both President Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden spoke Monday about the wildfires burning across the West. Mr. Trump disputed the science of climate change, while Biden called him a "climate..
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Michael Caputo's comments about scientists and conspiracies raise concerns

Michael Caputo, the head of communications for the Department of Health and Human Services, spoke in a Facebook video about his mental state and floated the idea that government scientists are plotting..
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President Trump questions climate science as Biden labels him "climate arsonist"

President Trump blamed the historic fires in the West on fallen trees, instead of climate change during a roundtable event Monday. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden blasted the president's..
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Trump tours battleground states in sprint to Election Day

President Trump is dealing with an unexpected cash crunch as he tours battleground states in the final stretch of the 2020 race. Weijia Jiang reports.
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Trump denies calling fallen soldiers "suckers" and "losers"

A news report alleges President Donald Trump privately referred to fallen American troops as "suckers" and "losers," but he has adamantly denied those claims. Weijia Jiang reports.
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DHS warns of Russia amplifying attacks on mail-in voting

In a new bulletin obtained by CBS News, the Department of Homeland Security said Russian proxy websites claim mail-in voting would “create vast opportunities for voter fraud.” Weijia Jiang reports.
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Trump to visit Texas and Louisiana to view Hurricane Laura damage

President Trump will go to both Louisiana and Texas on Saturday to get a first hand look at the damage wrought by Hurricane Laura. The president is campaigning in New Hampshire on Friday, trying to..
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Trump to accept GOP nomination on final night of Republican National Convention

President Trump is expected to call for law and order in his speech at the Republican National Convention where he will also accept the party's renomination for president. Weijia Jiang reports.
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What to expect from the third night of the Republican National Convention

Vice President Mike Pence is slated to speak at the Republican National Convention Wednesday night. CBS News White House correspondent Weijia Jiang wraps up the highlight so far, and CBS News political..
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Critics raise questions about Hatch Act violations at Republican National Convention

Events at last night's Republican National Convention are raising questions about whether some members of the Trump administration violated the Hatch Act. CBS News White House correspondent Weijia..
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First Lady Melania Trump reaches out to families suffering from pandemic: "You are not alone"

During the second night of the RNC, First Lady Melania Trump made one of the convention's only comments about the coronavirus pandemic, empathizing with viewers who had lost loved ones. The evening was..
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Melania Trump and Mike Pompeo to headline second night of RNC

Republicans at the second night of their national convention are expected to keep up their law-and-order theme while trying to portray Democrats as agents of chaos. Weijia Jiang reports.
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Trump continues to wage war on mail-in voting

CBS News' Weijia Jiang reports from the White House on the president's ongoing opposition to mail-in voting in a pandemic.
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How the 2016 Republican National Convention set the stage for an unconventional presidency

With the 2020 Republican National Convention set to kick off this week, Weijia Jiang looks back at the 2016 event, and the highlights, the players and the spectacle that set the stage for an..
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Trump continues attacks against USPS amid fight over voting access

President Trump spent part of his weekend attacking the U.S. Postal Service from his golf resort in New Jersey. The service says it needs more funding to handle additional mail-in ballots this..
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Trump administration accused of election interference over changes to Postal Service

President Trump is facing new accusations that his administration is trying to interfere in the upcoming election by crippling the post office. Congressional Democrats are demanding the postmaster..
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President Trump continues to insist voting by mail will lead to rampant fraud

On Saturday, President Trump continued to voice opposition to additional funding for the U.S. Postal Service. Mr. Trump repeated his unsubstantiated claim that voting by mail is vulnerable to rampant..
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Postal Service inspector general to probe changes to USPS made by Trump's postmaster general

The Postal Service's inspector general has launched a probe into recent changes at post offices around the country as USPS warns states that mail-in ballots might not arrive on time to be counted...
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Postal Service warns it might not meet mail-in voting deadlines

Tonight the already bitter presidential campaign is being fought on new ground: Post offices. The postal service is warning that it may not be able to meet some states' deadlines for mail-in voting...
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Trump attacks Harris after Biden chooses her as running mate

President Trump is testing out attacks against the newly-minted Biden-Harris team and trying to weaken Biden's lead in the polls among suburban voters. Weijia Jiang reports.
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Trump responds to Biden selecting Kamala Harris as running mate

President Trump criticized Joe Biden’s running mate, Kamala Harris, on her past and tweeted a campaign video attacking both of them. Weijia Jiang reports.
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Trump defends executive orders to extend financial assistance to Americans amid pandemic

President Trump is defending the executive orders he signed over the weekend and says that they will help out-of-work Americans and others facing financial problems during the pandemic. Weijia Jiang..
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Trump considers executive action on economic stimulus

President Trump is considering taking executive action as lawmakers remain deadlocked in stimulus negotiations. CBS News White House correspondent Weijia Jiang joins CBSN to talk about the latest.
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No deal: Democrats and White House negotiators clash over coronavirus relief bill

After a more than three-hour meeting, Democrats and White House negotiators still don’t have a deal on coronavirus relief for nearly 30 million Americans. The president is now threatening to take..
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Facebook, Twitter remove Trump video over false claim about children and coronavirus

President Trump is once again facing criticism for spreading false information about the coronavirus. Facebook and Twitter removed videos in which he claimed children are essentially immune from the..
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