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Biden-Putin talks yield no breakthrough in Ukraine tensions

President Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin were still far apart after two hours of talks on the escalating crisis caused by Russia’s massing of tens of thousands of troops near its border with Ukraine Read More

 

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Afghans wait and worry at US bases after frantic evacuation

More than three months after the fall of Kabul to the Taliban, about 35,000 Afghans are still housed at six U.S. military installations More »

 

Major outage at Amazon disrupts businesses across the US

Amazon’s cloud-service network suffered a major outage Tuesday, disrupting access to many popular sites More »

 

Judge blocks Biden vaccine mandate for federal contractors

A federal judge has blocked President Joe Biden’s administration from enforcing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for employees of federal contractors More »

 

Myanmar democracy in new era as Suu Kyi sidelined by army

In sentencing Myanmar’s iconic democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi to prison, the country’s generals have effectively exiled her from electoral politics More »

 

With jury set, Potter trial turns to opening statements

Two views of the Minnesota police officer who killed Daunte Wright will collide in opening statements at her manslaughter trial More »

 

Closing arguments set in actor Jussie Smollett's trial

Closing arguments are set in the case against former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, who is accused of staging a racist, anti-gay attack against himself in downtown Chicago More »

 

Australia joins US in diplomatic boycott of Beijing Games

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Wednesday that Australia will join the U.S. in a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Games over human rights concerns More »

 

Congressional leaders reach deal to hike debt limit

Congressional leaders have reached a deal to lift the nation's debt limit More »

 

Supreme Court takes up religious rights case from Maine

The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a challenge from parents in Maine who want to use a state tuition program to send their children to religious schools More »

 

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