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World Apr 06Israeli president picks Netanyahu to try to form government
Israel's president on Tuesday handed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the difficult task of trying to form a government from the country's splintered parliament, giving the embattled leader a chance to prolong his lengthy term in office while he stands trial…
Health Feb 26Vaccination ‘passports’ may help reopen the world. They also may foster inequity
Governments say getting vaccinated and having proper documentation will smooth the way to travel, entertainment and other social gatherings in a post-pandemic world. But who stands to gain and who is at risk of being left behind?…
Politics Oct 13WATCH: Judge Amy Coney Barrett Supreme Court confirmation hearings – Day 3
For the second straight day, Barrett repeatedly declined to give her personal views, or to preview how she might rule, on issues that could become before the court.
Politics Oct 03GOP seeks to pause Senate work, but not Barrett hearings
Republicans on Saturday sought to call off legislative work in the Senate until Oct. 19 as the coronavirus reached into their ranks. But they vowed that hearings for President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee would push ahead as planned even…
Politics Oct 02WATCH: Biden says Trump diagnosis is ‘bracing reminder’ of virus stakes
Democrat Joe Biden is offering sympathy to President Donald Trump over his coronavirus diagnosis while casting the moment as a reminder of the health crisis facing the United States.
Politics Sep 20Biden to GOP senators: Don’t jam through Ginsburg nominee
Joe Biden on Sunday slammed President Donald Trump and leading Senate Republicans for trying to jam through a replacement for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and urged more senators to stand with a pair of GOP colleagues who oppose…
Nation Sep 16WATCH: State denies improper inspector general firing, defends Saudi arms sales
The State Department on Wednesday rejected Democrats' charges of improperly firing its independent inspector general and defended its weapons sales to Saudi Arabia.
Politics Aug 26WATCH: Kellyanne Conway uses RNC speech as farewell as she leaves administration
One of the longest-serving advisers to President Donald Trump, Kellyanne Conway, is delivering a speech about “everyday heroes” on Wednesday night at the Republican National Convention.
Politics Jun 30Leading Republicans, with the exception of Trump, now support mask-wearing
As a surge of infections hammers the South and West, GOP officials are pushing back against the notion that masks are about politics, as President Donald Trump suggests, and telling Americans they can help save lives.
Politics May 20WATCH: Pelosi defends remarks on Trump’s weight as ‘dose of his own medicine’
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that she called President Donald Trump “morbidly obese” because he's put down women for their weight.