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Control of Congress: What’s at play in the 2022 midterms?

October 28, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: The chamber of the House of Representatives is seen at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. Democrats have held both chambers of Congress and the presidency for two years. But they may not have such consolidated power for much longer.  Republicans could make big gains in the Nov. 8 midterm elections,…

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EXPLAINER: What is the Strategic Petroleum Reserve?

October 20, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: An undated photo provided by the Department of Energy shows crude oil pipes at the Bryan Mound site near Freeport, Texas. President Joe Biden is dipping again into the nation’s petroleum stockpile to try to corral rising energy prices.The White House announced Thursday, March 31, 2022, that Biden ordered the release of 1…

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Student loan forgiveness application website goes live

October 20, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: President Joe Biden speaks about the student debt relief portal beta test as Education Secretary Miguel Cardona listens in the South Court Auditorium on the White House complex in Washington, Monday, Oct. 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) By Collin Binkley And Seung Min Kim ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Monday…

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White House unveils artificial intelligence ‘Bill of Rights’

October 7, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Alondra Nelson speaks during an event at The Queen theater, Jan. 16, 2021, in Wilmington, Del. On Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, the Biden administration unveiled a set of far-reaching goals to align artificial intelligence-powered tools with what it called the values of Democracy and equity, including guidelines for how to protect people’s personal…

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What’s in the House, Senate bills overhauling Jan. 6 count

September 30, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Reps. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., and Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., testify during the House Rules Committee hearing on the Presidential Election Reform Act in the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, September 20, 2022. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via AP Images) By Mary Clare Jalonick ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — The central idea behind House and Senate bills…

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Queen Elizabeth II mourned by Britain and world at funeral

September 23, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II is carried past Horse Guards Avenue following her funeral service in Westminster Abbey in central London Monday Sept. 19, 2022. The Queen, who died aged 96 on Sept. 8, will be buried at Windsor alongside her late husband, Prince Philip, who died last year. (Alkis Konstantinidis/Pool Photo…

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GOP’s Graham unveils nationwide abortion ban after 15 weeks

September 16, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Police officers stand separating abortion-rights protesters and people arriving to attend an event sponsored by Susan B. Anthony Pro Life America at the National Building Museum, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022 in Washington. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe) By Lisa Mascaro ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Upending the political debate, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham introduced a nationwide…

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Queen Elizabeth II dead at 96 after 70 years on the throne

September 9, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: In this June 2, 1953 file photo Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip wave to the crowds from the balcony at Buckingham Palace, following her coronation at Westminster Abbey in London. Prince Philip, the irascible and tough-minded husband of Queen Elizabeth II who spent more than seven decades supporting his wife in…

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Obamas return to White House: Official portraits unveiled

September 8, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: The official White House portraits of former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama are displayed during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) By Darlene Superville ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle…

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Gorbachev mourned as rare world leader but some still bitter

September 1, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, looks serious and concerned as he waves from the Red Square tribune during Revolution Day celebrations on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 1989 in Moscow. (AP Photo/Boris Yurchenko) By Kirsten Grieshaber and Patrick Quinn ASSOCIATED PRESS  BERLIN — The passing of Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the Soviet Union…

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