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President Joe Biden speaks while meeting with union and business leaders to discuss the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, July 22, 2021.

Biden stumps for McAuliffe in early test of political clout

President Joe Biden speaks while meeting with union and business leaders to discuss the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, July 22, 2021.

July 23, 2021, 9:56pm Politics

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — President Joe Biden led the kind of campaign rally on Friday that was impossible last year because of the pandemic, speaking before nearly 3,000 people in support of a fellow moderate Democrat whose race for Virginia governor could serve as a test of Biden's own strength… Read story

At odds on myriad issues, U.S., Russia to hold strategic talks

July 23, 2021, 3:50pm Politics

WASHINGTON — The United States and Russia will hold the first round of strategic and arms control talks of the Biden administration next week in Switzerland, the two countries announced on Friday. Read story

FILE - In this July 12, 2021 file photo, U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen prepares to speak during a meeting of eurogroup finance ministers at the European Council building in Brussels.  Yellen told Congress on Friday, July 23,  that she will start taking emergency measures next week to keep the government from an unprecedented default on the national debt.

Yellen outlines to Congress emergency measures on debt limit

FILE - In this July 12, 2021 file photo, U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen prepares to speak during a meeting of eurogroup finance ministers at the European Council building in Brussels.  Yellen told Congress on Friday, July 23,  that she will start taking emergency measures next week to keep the government from an unprecedented default on the national debt.

July 23, 2021, 1:42pm Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen told Congress on Friday that she will start taking emergency measures next week to keep the government from an unprecedented default on the national debt, warning that a default would cause “irreparable harm to the U.S. economy and the livelihoods of all Americans.” Read story

FILE - In this July 22, 2021, file photo Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., meets with reporters at the Capitol in Washington. Pelosi and Liz Cheney have the most unlikely of partnerships. The two longtime political adversaries have joined forces to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Pelosi tapped Cheney to join the committee that will hold its first hearing next week. (AP Photo/J.

Unlikely partners: Pelosi and Cheney team up for Jan. 6 probe

FILE - In this July 22, 2021, file photo Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., meets with reporters at the Capitol in Washington. Pelosi and Liz Cheney have the most unlikely of partnerships. The two longtime political adversaries have joined forces to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Pelosi tapped Cheney to join the committee that will hold its first hearing next week. (AP Photo/J.

July 23, 2021, 12:13pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON — When Nancy Pelosi raised a glass to Liz Cheney, it was the most unlikely of toasts. Read story

FILE - In this March 19, 2021 file photo, Suhail Shaheen, Afghan Taliban spokesman and a member of the negotiation team gestures while speaking during a joint news conference in Moscow, Russia. In an interview with The Associated Press Thursday, July 22, 2021, Shaheen said the insurgent movement does not want to monopolize power, but there won't be peace until there is a new, negotiated government in Kabul and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is removed. Shaheen said women will be allowed to work, go to school, and participate in politics but will have to wear the hijab, or headscarf.

To reach a peace deal, Taliban say Afghan president must go

FILE - In this March 19, 2021 file photo, Suhail Shaheen, Afghan Taliban spokesman and a member of the negotiation team gestures while speaking during a joint news conference in Moscow, Russia. In an interview with The Associated Press Thursday, July 22, 2021, Shaheen said the insurgent movement does not want to monopolize power, but there won't be peace until there is a new, negotiated government in Kabul and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is removed. Shaheen said women will be allowed to work, go to school, and participate in politics but will have to wear the hijab, or headscarf.

July 23, 2021, 10:15am Nation & World

ISLAMABAD — The Taliban say they don’t want to monopolize power, but they insist there won’t be peace in Afghanistan until there is a new negotiated government in Kabul and President Ashraf Ghani is removed. Read story

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Hundreds of new Washington laws go into effect Sunday

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July 23, 2021, 9:21am Editor's Choice

OLYMPIA — Major new policies in Washington that effect drugs penalties, climate change, taxes and other issues will go into affect on Sunday. Read story

In this June 1, 2021 photo, Mike Carey, speaks at the kick-off of his 15th Congressional District campaign in Grove City, Ohio. Former President Donald Trump has backed Carey, a longtime coal lobbyist, as one of the candidates in the crowded Republican primary for an open U.S. House seat in central Ohio. (Barbara J.

Trump’s sway tested in race for open mid-Ohio U.S. House seat

In this June 1, 2021 photo, Mike Carey, speaks at the kick-off of his 15th Congressional District campaign in Grove City, Ohio. Former President Donald Trump has backed Carey, a longtime coal lobbyist, as one of the candidates in the crowded Republican primary for an open U.S. House seat in central Ohio. (Barbara J.

July 23, 2021, 8:57am Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The crowded Republican primary for an open U.S. House seat in central Ohio is testing the ongoing political sway of former President Donald Trump as his choice in the race, a longtime coal lobbyist, is competing against candidates backed by other conservative leaders, movements and donors. Read story

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem speaks during the Family Leadership Summit, Friday, July 16, 2021, in Des Moines, Iowa.

Noem to headline GOP event in early-voting South Carolina

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem speaks during the Family Leadership Summit, Friday, July 16, 2021, in Des Moines, Iowa.

July 23, 2021, 8:49am Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, possibly mulling a 2024 White House bid, is making her debut in South Carolina next month — an introductory step in the first Southern state to cast Republican-primary votes for president. Read story

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., joined by House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., left, and members of the GOP Doctors Caucus, speaks during a news conference about the Delta variant of COVID-19 and the origin of the virus, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, July 22, 2021. (AP Photo/J.

GOP’s vaccine push comes with strong words, few actions

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., joined by House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., left, and members of the GOP Doctors Caucus, speaks during a news conference about the Delta variant of COVID-19 and the origin of the virus, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, July 22, 2021. (AP Photo/J.

July 23, 2021, 8:46am Politics

WASHINGTON — Republican politicians are under increasing pressure to speak out to persuade COVID-19 vaccine skeptics to roll up their sleeves and take the shots as a new, more contagious variant sends caseloads soaring. But after months of ignoring — and, in some cases, stoking — misinformation about the virus,… Read story

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., returns to her office where members of the House select committee on the January 6th attack on the Capitol are preparing for the start of hearings next week, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, July 22, 2021. (AP Photo/J.

Pelosi says ‘deadly serious’ Jan. 6 probe to go without GOP

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., returns to her office where members of the House select committee on the January 6th attack on the Capitol are preparing for the start of hearings next week, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, July 22, 2021. (AP Photo/J.

July 23, 2021, 8:44am Politics

WASHINGTON — Unfazed by Republican threats of a boycott, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared that a congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection will take on its “deadly serious” work whether Republicans participate or not. Read story