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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 Learn 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 »


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 »


Congressional leaders reach deal to hike debt limit

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


Jan. 6 panel threatens contempt vote after Meadows withdraws

The leaders of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection are threatening to hold former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows in contempt of Congress after his lawyer said Tuesday that his client will cease cooperating with the panel More »


Senate rejects bipartisan bid to stop $650M Saudi arms sale

The Senate has rejected a bid to stop a U.S. arms sale to Saudi Arabia More »


Seattle socialist politician faces tight race in recall push

Preliminary results show voters in Seattle narrowly in favor of recalling socialist City Councilmember Kshama Sawant More »


EPA lowers ethanol requirements, citing reduced demand

The Biden administration has lowered annual production requirements for ethanol and other biofuels to account for reduced demand as a result of the coronavirus pandemic More »


Biden to withdraw embattled banking regulator nominee

President Joe Biden says Saule Omarova’s nomination to lead the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency will be withdrawn More »


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