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Biden and Trump are marching toward their nominations, but Michigan could reveal significant perils

Joe Biden and Donald Trump are marching toward their respective presidential nominations More »


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A deal between Israel and Hamas appears to be taking shape. What would it look like?

Israel and Hamas are inching toward a new deal that would free some of the roughly 130 hostages held in the Gaza Strip in exchange for a weekslong pause in the war More »


Biden implores Congress to avoid a government shutdown, send urgent aid to Ukraine and Israel

President Joe Biden is imploring the top four leaders of Congress to act quickly to avoid a looming government shutdown early next month and to pass emergency aid for Ukraine and Israel More »


The killing of a Georgia nursing student is now at the center of the US immigration debate

The killing of nursing student in Georgia has become an issue in the 2024 presidential campaign More »


2 men convicted of killing Run-DMC’s Jam Master Jay, nearly 22 years after rap star's death

Two men have been convicted of murder in the death of Run-DMC star Jam Master Jay More »


US Army is slashing thousands of posts in major revamp to prepare for future wars

The U.S. Army is slashing the size of its force by about 24,000, which is nearly 5% More »


Kids are using phones in class, even when it’s against the rules. Should schools ban them all day?

The scene in classrooms around the country is similar: Kids are on their phones, even when school rules forbid it More »


Why does the US government think a Kroger-Albertsons merger would be bad for grocery shoppers?

Two of the biggest grocery chains in the United States had hoped to complete the largest supermarket merger in the country’s history this year More »


What's life like for Russia's political prisoners? Isolation, poor food and arbitrary punishment

For political prisoners, life in Russia’s penal colonies and labor camps is a grim reality of physical and psychological pressure, insufficient food, poor health care, sleep deprivation and arbitrary rules that are impossible to obey More »


At conservative gala, Trump remarks show challenges in GOP Black voter outreach

A gala thrown by the Black Conservative Federation over the weekend drew condemnation from Democrats after its guest of honor, Donald Trump, addressed the largely Black audience with remarks that played to racial stereotypes about the criminalization of African Americans More »


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