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The president spoke in somber tones as he unveiled a covid-19 plan, comparing the situation to a war and warned that deaths could top 500,000 next month.
President Biden has pledged to pursue a “bold" agenda on LGBTQ issues. But his order outraged some social conservatives, who said it would threaten women’s rights. 
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President Biden is unwinding the Trump environmental legacy while forging his own. The Washington Post is chronicling every step.
The president will ask the Department of Agriculture on Friday to allow states to increase food stamps and to expand by 15 percent benefits awarded through a school meals programs for low-income students. 
With a veteran reporter taking the place of controversial overseer Michael Pack, the dominoes started falling in other top offices.
The new president can either listen to Republican calls for bipartisanship, or he can heed the advice of some allies who believe that GOP lawmakers are merely setting traps to end up in gridlock.
Anthony S. Fauci, the government’s leading infectious-disease expert’s repeated references to a new sheriff in town did not go unnoticed as he spoke to reporters Thursday.
“I’ve never in my entire career felt like I’ve been booted onto the curb and told, ‘Figure it out on your own,’” a Maryland National Guard member said.
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There’s fear the U.K. variant and others could overwhelm medical systems. Germany proposed strict, temporary bans on travel to the E.U. from countries where mutated forms of the virus are already prevalent.
Workers attend to patients at a hospital in Wuhan on Feb. 6, 2020. (China Daily Cdic/Reuters)
Relatives who lost loved ones early in the pandemic say they cannot move on without answers from authorities who failed to warn the public in a timely way.
Confusion over nursing home set-asides, uncertainty about the status of second doses and reluctance to order vaccine that might go unused mean some doses remain in warehouses.
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New financial disclosures show the depth of his financial problems, compounded by his role in the Capitol riot.
Byung J. “BJay” Pak suddenly stepped down earlier this month as then-President Trump waged a pressure campaign on Georgia officials over the election.
With Q having vanished and Trump out of office, far-right extremist groups are targeting disillusioned believers online in hopes of further radicalizing them to a new cause.
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While engaging in negotiations, the president is also preparing to impose new costs on Russia pending an intelligence assessment and is ruling out a “reset” in relations with Moscow, senior officials said.
The fracas began Wednesday when the Biden administration asked now-former general counsel Peter Robb to resign, a White House official said.
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President Biden has said Pete Buttigieg, as transportation secretary, would play a key role in helping the country recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
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Some members of the ruling coalition are reported to have developed cold feet, but Tokyo and the IOC insist the show will go on.
Since 2012, Vladimir Putin’s regime keeps getting tougher in trying to crush the president’s opponents. The protesters keep on coming back.
The alliance leader said he looked forward to cooperation and calmer ties with the Biden administration.
In an inaugural address that pleaded for unity, President Biden identified an enemy.
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Lt. Gen. Charles Flynn speaks at the Pentagon on March 26, 2020. (Department of Defense)
The brother of disgraced former national security adviser Michael Flynn defended his actions in the U.S. military's deliberations over how to respond to the assault on the Capitol.
A lawyers’ group has filed an ethics complaint against Rudy Giuliani with New York’s courts.
For thousands of Americans, their first trip to the nation’s capital was to either storm the Capitol or to protect it.
While Pope Francis sent warm congratulations, condemnation this week from U.S. bishops suggests Biden’s tenure will be marked by Catholic infighting.
After a brief pandemic respite from filing collections lawsuits for past-due debt, private student loan companies have resumed legal action.
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As shoppers 60 and older head online, major retailers and consumer goods brands are scrambling to meet them there.
The review would be the first major case for the Facebook-funded Oversight Board, an independent watchdog organization.
Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), the chairwoman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, said the request is a step toward opening a formal committee investigation into sites that may encourage violence.
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Worker advocates hailed the executive order, saying it was the first step in reorienting OSHA toward more stringent safety protections.
The team received news of Samsonov’s positive test Tuesday night after a loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Henne, a veteran serving as a backup quarterback to a superstar, made two key plays to put the Chiefs in the AFC championship game.
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