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Nancy Pelosi. Photo: Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused President Trump of racism again on Saturday, after he described Rep. Elijah Cummings' congressional district as "the worst run and most dangerous anywhere in the United States."

The big picture: This is the second time this month that Trump has publicly attacked a black member of Congress. He told Rep. Ayanna Pressley and 3 other congresswomen of color to "go back" to their countries earlier this month, which his rally-going supporters echoed in chants last week.

What he's saying: Cummings responded to the president's criticism of Baltimore on Saturday by asking him to reconsider endorsing a bill to let the government negotiate for lower prescription drug prices.

Go deeper: Trump unleashes attack on Baltimore while criticizing Elijah Cummings

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Key government agency says Biden transition can formally begin

General Services Administrator Emily Murphy. Photo: Alex Edelman/CNP/Getty Images

General Services Administrator Emily Murphy said in a letter to President-elect Joe Biden on Monday that she has determined the transition from the Trump administration can formally begin.

Why it matters: Murphy, a Trump appointee, had come under fire for delaying the so-called "ascertainment" and withholding the funds and information needed for the transition to begin while Trump's legal challenges played out.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Vaccines: Key information about the effective COVID-19 vaccines — Oxford and AstraZeneca's vaccine won't just go to rich countries.
  2. Health: U.S. coronavirus hospitalizations keep breaking recordsWhy we're numb to 250,000 deaths.
  3. World: England to impose stricter regional systemU.S. hotspots far outpacing Europe's — Portugal to ban domestic travel for national holidays.
  4. Economy: The biggest pandemic labor market drags.
  5. Sports: Coronavirus precautions leave college basketball schedule in flux.

Michigan board certifies Biden's win

Poll workers count absentee ballots in Detroit, Michigan on Nov. 4. Photo: Salwan Georges/The Washington Post via Getty Images

The Michigan Board of State Canvassers certified the state's election results on Monday, making President-elect Joe Biden's win there official and granting him the state's 16 electoral votes.

Why it matters: Republican Party leaders had unsuccessfully appealed to delay the official certification, amid the Trump campaign's failed legal challenges in key swing states.

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