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Bruce Yuanyue Bi/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Speaking to the United Nations General Assembly, President Joe Biden on Wednesday cast the defining conflict facing global leaders as a duel between democracy and autocracy, directly responding to new threats from Russian President Vladimir Putin to escalate the war in Ukraine. The speech is Biden’s first at […]

Tim Graham/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — A new bill from a pair of Republican lawmakers would prevent the Biden administration from lifting key sanctions on Iran over the country’s alleged support of efforts to assassinate high-profile Americans and critics on U.S. soil. The bill, set to be introduced Wednesday by Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst and Florida […]

Bruce Yuanyue Bi/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — When he steps up to podium to deliver an address on Wednesday at the United Nation General Assembly, President Joe Biden is expected to cast the defining conflict facing global leaders as a duel between democracy and autocracy, and one with implications for every nation across the world. The […]

Drew Angerer/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — House GOP leadership said Tuesday that it is formally whipping Republican members to vote against a bipartisan bill that seeks to reform the counting of presidential electoral votes in order to blunt challenges to the results of a White House race. A spokesperson for House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., […]

PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Banning someone from buying a gun while under felony indictment goes against their Second Amendment right to bear arms, a federal judge in Texas ruled Monday. “There are no illusions about this case’s real-world consequences—certainly valid public policy and safety concerns exist,” U.S. District Judge David […]

The Washington Post via Getty Images, FILE (WASHINGTON) — The number of suicides among military veterans dropped to its lowest rate in over a decade, according to a report released Monday by the Department of Veteran Affairs. The latest figures come days after a national suicide prevention nonprofit said the federal agency was underestimating the […]

NICOLAS MAETERLINCK/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — As global leaders descend on New York City for the annual U.N. General Assembly, the body’s Secretary-General António Guterres issued a dire warning in an opening speech on Tuesday: “Our world is in big trouble.” “Divides are growing deeper. Inequalities are growing wider,” he said. “And […]

Mint Images/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, riot on Capitol Hill will hold another hearing next week, the group’s chairman said Tuesday, suggesting that it could be the last time they convene publicly. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., told reporters at the Capitol on Tuesday that the committee will […]

Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The Department of Justice failed to count nearly 1,000 deaths in U.S. prisons during the 2021 fiscal year, according to a new report released by the Senate subcommittee on investigations. States that accept certain federal funding are required under the Death in Custody Reporting Act of 2013 (DCRA) to report […]

Brandon Bell/Getty Images (ATLANTA) — Former President Donald Trump’s legal team is urging the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals to reject the Justice Department’s request for a partial stay of a district judge’s ruling that has effectively paused the government’s investigation into Trump’s potential mishandling of classified records after leaving office. The DOJ had filed […]

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