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White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre laughs during her first press briefing as press secretary at the White House in Washington, Monday, May 16, 2022.

Press secretary hopes her rise helps kids ‘dream bigger’

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre laughs during her first press briefing as press secretary at the White House in Washington, Monday, May 16, 2022.

May 17, 2022, 8:10am Politics

Karine Jean-Pierre, the new White House press secretary, hopes she can inspire young people to “dream big and dream bigger” now that she has broken a barrier by becoming the first Black and gay woman to be chief spokesperson for the president of the United States. Read story

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden walk towards Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 17, 2022, as they travel to Buffalo, N.Y., to pay their respects to the lives lost in Saturday's shooting.

Biden to host leaders of Sweden, Finland amid NATO bids

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden walk towards Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 17, 2022, as they travel to Buffalo, N.Y., to pay their respects to the lives lost in Saturday's shooting.

May 17, 2022, 8:10am Politics

President Joe Biden will host Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson of Sweden and President Sauli Niinistö of Finland at the White House for a meeting Thursday amid their push to join NATO in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Read story

President Joe Biden speaks before presenting Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor awards to fourteen recipients, during an event in the East Room of the White House, Monday, May 16, 2022.

Biden offering additional 8 free COVID-19 tests to public

President Joe Biden speaks before presenting Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor awards to fourteen recipients, during an event in the East Room of the White House, Monday, May 16, 2022.

May 17, 2022, 8:10am Politics

The government website for people to request free COVID-19 at-home tests from the U.S. government is now accepting a third round of orders. Read story

FILE - Presidential candidate Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. celebrates as he greets the crowd outside his headquarters in Mandaluyong, Philippines on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. Allies of the Philippines' presumptive next president, Marcos Jr., appear set to strongly dominate both chambers of Congress, further alarming activists after the late dictator's son scored an apparent election victory that will restore his family to the seat of power.

Activists ask top court to void Marcos Jr’s presidential win

FILE - Presidential candidate Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. celebrates as he greets the crowd outside his headquarters in Mandaluyong, Philippines on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. Allies of the Philippines' presumptive next president, Marcos Jr., appear set to strongly dominate both chambers of Congress, further alarming activists after the late dictator's son scored an apparent election victory that will restore his family to the seat of power.

May 17, 2022, 7:56am Nation & World

Human rights activists have asked the Philippine Supreme Court to block Congress from proclaiming Ferdinand Marcos Jr. as the next president, alleging that he lied when he said he had not been convicted of any crime. Read story

EXPLAINER: Why is Turkey wary of Nordic states’ NATO bid?

May 17, 2022, 7:55am Nation & World

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has thrown a spanner in the works of Sweden and Finland’s historic decisions to seek NATO membership, declaring that he cannot allow them to join due to their alleged support of Kurdish militants and other groups that Ankara says threaten its national security. Read story

Lebanese Interior Minister Bassam Mawlawi, cespeaks during a press conference about Sunday's parliamentary elections, at the interior ministry in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, May 16, 2022. Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group and its allies suffered losses in this weekend's parliamentary elections, with preliminary results Monday showing some of their most vocal opponents picking up more seats and several of their traditional partners routed out of the legislature.

Hezbollah, allies lose majority in Lebanon’s parliament

Lebanese Interior Minister Bassam Mawlawi, cespeaks during a press conference about Sunday's parliamentary elections, at the interior ministry in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, May 16, 2022. Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group and its allies suffered losses in this weekend's parliamentary elections, with preliminary results Monday showing some of their most vocal opponents picking up more seats and several of their traditional partners routed out of the legislature.

May 17, 2022, 7:53am Nation & World

Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group and its allies lost their parliamentary majority, final elections results showed Tuesday, while more than a dozen independent newcomers gained seats. The outcome signaled a shift in a country devastated by an ongoing financial meltdown and soaring poverty. Read story

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson with a Mark 3 shoulder launch LML (Lightweight Multiple Launcher) missile system, at Thales weapons manufacturer in Belfast, Monday May 16, 2022, during a visit to Northern Ireland. Johnson said there would be "a necessity to act" if the EU doesn't agree to overhaul post-Brexit trade rules that he says are destabilizing Northern Ireland's delicate political balance. Johnson held private talks with the leaders of Northern Ireland's main political parties, urging them to get back to work.

UK raises stakes in EU feud with threat to break Brexit deal

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson with a Mark 3 shoulder launch LML (Lightweight Multiple Launcher) missile system, at Thales weapons manufacturer in Belfast, Monday May 16, 2022, during a visit to Northern Ireland. Johnson said there would be "a necessity to act" if the EU doesn't agree to overhaul post-Brexit trade rules that he says are destabilizing Northern Ireland's delicate political balance. Johnson held private talks with the leaders of Northern Ireland's main political parties, urging them to get back to work.

May 17, 2022, 7:52am Business

The British government dramatically escalated a fight with the European Union on Tuesday by saying it will pass a law to scrap parts of the trade treaty signed by the two sides less than two years ago. Read story

Mehmet Oz, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, meets with attendees during a visit to a car show in Carlisle, Pa., Saturday, May 14, 2022.

2022 midterms: What to watch as 5 states hold primaries

Mehmet Oz, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, meets with attendees during a visit to a car show in Carlisle, Pa., Saturday, May 14, 2022.

May 16, 2022, 2:00pm Politics

Former President Donald Trump’s winning streak in U.S. Senate primaries is on the line Tuesday as voters in five states cast their ballots in midterm elections. Read story