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From left, Shalanda Young, the first Black woman to lead the Office of Management and Budget; Senate Appropriations Committee ranking member Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine; Senate Appropriations Committee chair Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.; House Appropriations Committee ranking member Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn.; and House Appropriations chair Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas, speak during an interview with The Associated Press at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023. It's the first time in history that the four leaders of the two congressional spending committees are women.

5 women, immense power: Can they keep U.S. from fiscal brink?

From left, Shalanda Young, the first Black woman to lead the Office of Management and Budget; Senate Appropriations Committee ranking member Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine; Senate Appropriations Committee chair Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.; House Appropriations Committee ranking member Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn.; and House Appropriations chair Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas, speak during an interview with The Associated Press at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023. It's the first time in history that the four leaders of the two congressional spending committees are women.

January 27, 2023, 8:16am Latest News

They are now among the most powerful women in Congress. But when they were first elected in the 1990s, they were often overlooked, or even talked down to. Read story

The USNS Earl Warren (T-AO 207) is seen on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023 in San Diego, as she is christened by Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan. (Nelvin C.

SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Warren is 5th justice with Navy ship

The USNS Earl Warren (T-AO 207) is seen on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023 in San Diego, as she is christened by Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan. (Nelvin C.

January 27, 2023, 8:13am Politics

Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren’s name is on the U.S. Navy’s newest fuel ship. Justice Elena Kagan smashed a champagne bottle against its hull in a shipyard ceremony in San Diego last weekend. Read story

FILE - White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Jeff Zients speaks during a press briefing at the White House, April 13, 2021, in Washington.

Biden picks Zients as his next White House chief of staff

FILE - White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Jeff Zients speaks during a press briefing at the White House, April 13, 2021, in Washington.

January 27, 2023, 8:12am Politics

President Joe Biden announced Jeff Zients as his next White House chief of staff on Friday, tapping an experienced technocrat who headed his administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic as Biden prepares for a reelection bid while facing an onslaught of investigations from a newly empowered House Republican majority. Read story

FILE - Tubes direct blood from a donor into a bag in Davenport, Iowa, on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022.  The U.S. is moving to ease restrictions on blood donations from gay and bisexual men and other groups that traditionally face higher risks of HIV. The Food and Drug Administration on Friday, Jan. 27, 2023,  announced draft guidelines that would do away with the current three-month abstinence requirement for donations from men who have sex with men.

FDA eases rules again for gay men seeking to donate blood

FILE - Tubes direct blood from a donor into a bag in Davenport, Iowa, on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022.  The U.S. is moving to ease restrictions on blood donations from gay and bisexual men and other groups that traditionally face higher risks of HIV. The Food and Drug Administration on Friday, Jan. 27, 2023,  announced draft guidelines that would do away with the current three-month abstinence requirement for donations from men who have sex with men.

January 27, 2023, 8:11am Health

The U.S. is moving to ease restrictions on blood donations from gay and bisexual men and other groups that traditionally face higher risks of HIV. Read story

FILE - A man walks past U.S. Consulate in Hong Kong Monday, March 15, 2021. About 20% of Hong Kong's American community has left "for various reasons" over the past two years, the U.S. consul general in the semi-autonomous Chinese city said, drawing harsh criticism from Beijing for allegedly interfering in its affairs.

Hong Kong protests Biden extension of deportation protection

FILE - A man walks past U.S. Consulate in Hong Kong Monday, March 15, 2021. About 20% of Hong Kong's American community has left "for various reasons" over the past two years, the U.S. consul general in the semi-autonomous Chinese city said, drawing harsh criticism from Beijing for allegedly interfering in its affairs.

January 27, 2023, 8:09am Nation & World

Hong Kong has protested President Joe Biden’s two-year extension of a program that protects residents of the semi-autonomous Chinese city living in the U.S. from deportation, accusing Washington of “demonstrating sinister intentions and hegemonic bullying.” Read story

The intersection of Highway 500 and Northeast 54th Avenue is seen the morning of Nov. 13 following the removal of stoplights.

Washington traffic safety is ‘a crisis that we can’t ignore,’ lawmakers say

The intersection of Highway 500 and Northeast 54th Avenue is seen the morning of Nov. 13 following the removal of stoplights.

January 27, 2023, 7:28am Latest News

Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle, alongside Gov. Jay Inslee, pledged Thursday to throw their weight behind solving Washington’s traffic safety crisis, a show of bipartisan solidarity that the legislators said reflected the urgency of the need. Read story

FILE - The north face of the Archives of the United States is seen in this general view March 11, 2019, in Washington. The National Archives has asked former U.S. presidents and vice presidents to re-check their personal records for any classified documents following the news that President Joe Biden and former Vice President Mike Pence had such documents in their possession, two people familiar with the matter said Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023.

Past U.S. presidents, VPs asked to recheck for classified docs

FILE - The north face of the Archives of the United States is seen in this general view March 11, 2019, in Washington. The National Archives has asked former U.S. presidents and vice presidents to re-check their personal records for any classified documents following the news that President Joe Biden and former Vice President Mike Pence had such documents in their possession, two people familiar with the matter said Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023.

January 26, 2023, 3:48pm Latest News

The National Archives has asked former U.S. presidents and vice presidents to recheck their personal records for any classified documents following the news that President Joe Biden and former Vice President Mike Pence had such documents in their possession, two people familiar with the matter said Thursday. Read story

FILE - Kristin Preble, 13, and her mother Carol, get ready to leave the Ingomar Middle School in Franklin Park, Pa., Jan. 21, 1984. Kristin brought a briefcase with classified government documents to school as a show-and-tell project for her class. Her dad had found them in his Cleveland hotel room several years earlier and taken them home as a souvenir. Marked "Classified, Confidential, Executive" and "Property of the United States Government," the material from the Carter White House ended up in the hands of the Reagan campaign and, eventually, the schoolgirl. (AP Photo/Keith B.

How classified documents became a schoolgirl’s show-and-tell

FILE - Kristin Preble, 13, and her mother Carol, get ready to leave the Ingomar Middle School in Franklin Park, Pa., Jan. 21, 1984. Kristin brought a briefcase with classified government documents to school as a show-and-tell project for her class. Her dad had found them in his Cleveland hotel room several years earlier and taken them home as a souvenir. Marked "Classified, Confidential, Executive" and "Property of the United States Government," the material from the Carter White House ended up in the hands of the Reagan campaign and, eventually, the schoolgirl. (AP Photo/Keith B.

January 26, 2023, 1:59pm Politics

On a winter’s day in 1984, a briefcase stuffed with classified government documents showed up in a building in Pittsburgh, borne by someone who most certainly wasn’t supposed to have them. Read story