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Trump challenges Biden to a cognitive test but confuses the name of the doctor who tested him

June 16, 2024, 1:31pm Nation & World

Donald Trump on Saturday night suggested President Joe Biden “should have to take a cognitive test," only to confuse who administered the test to him in the next sentence. Read story

New ADA drop-off zones are coming to the Capitol, but barriers remain

June 16, 2024, 6:07am Health

Jim Langevin is used to finding workarounds. Read story

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) questions Secretary of State Antony Blinken as he testifies about the fiscal year 2025 needs of the State Department during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing. Washington, D.C., May 21, 2024. Opponents of the Israeli siege of Gaza disrupted the hearing in protest against Blinken&rsquo;s and the Biden Administration&rsquo;s continuing support for the war.

Downplaying AI’s existential risks is a fatal error, some say

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) questions Secretary of State Antony Blinken as he testifies about the fiscal year 2025 needs of the State Department during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing. Washington, D.C., May 21, 2024. Opponents of the Israeli siege of Gaza disrupted the hearing in protest against Blinken&rsquo;s and the Biden Administration&rsquo;s continuing support for the war.

June 16, 2024, 6:00am Politics

A handful of lawmakers say they plan to press the issue of the threat to humans posed by generative artificial intelligence after a recent bipartisan Senate report largely sidestepped the matter. Read story

In an aerial view, freight rail cars sit in a rail yard near shipping containers on Nov. 22, 2022, in Wilmington, California.

Railroad industry is running late on Biden’s climate track

In an aerial view, freight rail cars sit in a rail yard near shipping containers on Nov. 22, 2022, in Wilmington, California.

June 15, 2024, 6:00am Nation & World

Decarbonizing diesel-powered locomotives, one of the Biden administration’s climate policy goals, will require major investments in a fleet of engines using an as-yet undetermined alternative power source. Read story

FILE - Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks at the Department of Justice, Aug. 11, 2023, in Washington.

Speaker Johnson says House will go to court after DOJ refused to prosecute

FILE - Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks at the Department of Justice, Aug. 11, 2023, in Washington.

June 14, 2024, 9:39pm Politics

Speaker Mike Johnson said Friday the House will go to court to enforce the subpoena against Attorney General Merrick Garland for access to President Joe Biden’s special counsel audio interview, hours after the Justice Department refused to prosecute Republicans’ contempt of Congress charge. Read story

FILE - This image provided by the U.S. Army shows trucks loaded with humanitarian aid from the United Arab Emirates and the United States Agency for International Development cross the Trident Pier before arriving on the beach on the Gaza Strip, May 17, 2024. The U.S.-built pier to bring food to Gaza is facing one of its most serious challenges yet. The United Nations is deciding if it can keep safely delivering supplies from the U.S. sea route to starving Palestinians (Staff Sgt. Malcolm Cohens-Ashley/U.S.

U.S.-built pier in Gaza is facing its latest challenge — whether the UN will keep delivering the aid

FILE - This image provided by the U.S. Army shows trucks loaded with humanitarian aid from the United Arab Emirates and the United States Agency for International Development cross the Trident Pier before arriving on the beach on the Gaza Strip, May 17, 2024. The U.S.-built pier to bring food to Gaza is facing one of its most serious challenges yet. The United Nations is deciding if it can keep safely delivering supplies from the U.S. sea route to starving Palestinians (Staff Sgt. Malcolm Cohens-Ashley/U.S.

June 14, 2024, 3:33pm Politics

The U.S.-built pier to bring food to Gaza is facing one of its most serious challenges yet — its humanitarian partner is deciding if it can safely and ethically keep delivering supplies arriving by the U.S. sea route to starving Palestinians. Read story

President Joe Biden, accompanied by first lady Jill Biden, speaks during a Congressional picnic on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 4, 2024.

Judge blocks Biden’s Title IX rule in four states, dealing a blow to protections for LGBTQ+ students

President Joe Biden, accompanied by first lady Jill Biden, speaks during a Congressional picnic on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 4, 2024.

June 14, 2024, 8:38am Politics

The Biden administration’s new Title IX rule expanding protections for LGBTQ+ students has been temporarily blocked in four states after a federal judge in Louisiana found that it overstepped the Education Department’s authority. Read story

Legislative Branch spending bill advances without member pay bump

June 14, 2024, 8:36am Politics

The House Appropriations Committee on Thursday night reinstated language in the fiscal 2025 Legislative Branch spending bill blocking a cost-of-living adjustment for members of Congress, which they’ve denied themselves every year for more than a decade. Read story

Ready to renew your U.S. passport? You can now apply online

June 13, 2024, 5:00pm Nation & World

There's an easier way to renew your passport — online. Read story

White House preps ‘dreamers’ celebration while President Biden eyes new benefits for immigrants

June 13, 2024, 3:32pm Politics

President Joe Biden will host a White House event next week celebrating an Obama-era directive that offered deportation protections for young undocumented immigrants, as his own administration prepares potential new benefits for others without legal status but with long-standing ties in the United States. Read story