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In this combination photo, President Joe Biden speaks May 2, 2024, in Wilmington, N.C., left, and Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally, May 1, 2024, in Waukesha, Wis. President Joe Biden says he won&rsquo;t participate in the campaign debates sponsored by a nonpartisan commission, instead challenging Republican Donald Trump to a pair of debates. Biden said Wednesday that Trump lost two debates to him in 2020 and since then, he hasn&rsquo;t shown up for a debate. Biden proposes debating Trump twice.

Biden and Trump agree on presidential debates on June 27 and in September

In this combination photo, President Joe Biden speaks May 2, 2024, in Wilmington, N.C., left, and Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally, May 1, 2024, in Waukesha, Wis. President Joe Biden says he won&rsquo;t participate in the campaign debates sponsored by a nonpartisan commission, instead challenging Republican Donald Trump to a pair of debates. Biden said Wednesday that Trump lost two debates to him in 2020 and since then, he hasn&rsquo;t shown up for a debate. Biden proposes debating Trump twice.

May 15, 2024, 8:23am Politics

President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump on Wednesday agreed to hold two campaign debates in June and September, but there were no guarantees that they would happen as their camps appeared far apart on key details like the setting and ground rules for the potential face-offs. Read story

President Joe Biden arrives to speak in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 14, 2024, announcing plans to impose major new tariffs on electric vehicles, semiconductors, solar equipment and medical supplies imported from China.

Biden administration is moving ahead on new $1 billion arms sale to Israel, congressional aides say

President Joe Biden arrives to speak in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 14, 2024, announcing plans to impose major new tariffs on electric vehicles, semiconductors, solar equipment and medical supplies imported from China.

May 15, 2024, 8:22am Politics

The Biden administration has told key lawmakers it plans to move forward on a new $1 billion sale of arms and ammunition to Israel, three congressional aides say. Read story

US to send an unofficial delegation as Taiwan’s president is sworn in. It will test ties with China

May 15, 2024, 8:12am Nation & World

The White House will send an unofficial delegation to Taiwan this weekend for the inauguration of the island’s democratically elected president, the Biden administration announced Wednesday, in a move that is certain to upset China but unlikely to draw excessive responses from Beijing as the two countries try to stabilize… Read story

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., asks a question during a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing to examine the president&rsquo;s proposed 2025 Department of the Interior budget on Capitol Hill Thursday, May 2, 2024, in Washington.

Lawmakers issue ultimatum to tech platforms over data privacy

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., asks a question during a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing to examine the president&rsquo;s proposed 2025 Department of the Interior budget on Capitol Hill Thursday, May 2, 2024, in Washington.

May 14, 2024, 9:03am Politics

For years Congress has held dozens of hearings aiming to enact laws on data privacy and kids’ online safety, and to curb the freewheeling collection and sale of Americans’ data without enacting any substantial legislation. Read story

Some 2,225 hospitals have received the Biden administration&rsquo;s new &ldquo;birthing friendly&rdquo; designation, leading some to question the value of the label.

‘Birthing friendly’ label requires little effort by hospitals

Some 2,225 hospitals have received the Biden administration&rsquo;s new &ldquo;birthing friendly&rdquo; designation, leading some to question the value of the label.

May 12, 2024, 6:07am Health

Six months after the launch of the Biden administration’s “birthing friendly” designation for hospitals, advocates are questioning the next steps for the tool aimed at incentivizing better care for patients. Read story

U.S. President Joe Biden arrives on Air Force One at Moffett Airfield in Mountain View, Calif., Thursday, May 9, 2024.

US says Israel’s use of US arms likely violated international law, but evidence is incomplete

U.S. President Joe Biden arrives on Air Force One at Moffett Airfield in Mountain View, Calif., Thursday, May 9, 2024.

May 10, 2024, 2:45pm Latest News

The Biden administration said Friday that Israel's use of U.S.-provided weapons in Gaza likely violated international humanitarian law but wartime conditions prevented U.S. officials from determining that for certain in specific airstrikes. Read story

FILE - Steve Bannon appears in court in New York, Jan. 12, 2023. A federal appeals court has upheld the criminal conviction of Donald Trump&#039;s longtime ally for defying a subpoena from the House committee investigating the attack on the U.S. Capitol. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Friday, May 10, 2024, rejected Bannon&#039;s challenges to his contempt of Congress conviction.

Appeals court upholds Steve Bannon’s contempt of Congress conviction

FILE - Steve Bannon appears in court in New York, Jan. 12, 2023. A federal appeals court has upheld the criminal conviction of Donald Trump&#039;s longtime ally for defying a subpoena from the House committee investigating the attack on the U.S. Capitol. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Friday, May 10, 2024, rejected Bannon&#039;s challenges to his contempt of Congress conviction.

May 10, 2024, 12:24pm Politics

A federal appeals court panel on Friday upheld the criminal conviction of Donald Trump’s longtime ally Steve Bannon for defying a subpoena from the House committee that investigated the attack on the U.S. Capitol. Read story

Over 800 FPV drones from the city volunteers are seen in central Lviv, western Ukraine, Friday, May 10, 2024. Lviv volunteers have handed over nearly 7 300 drones to the Ukrainian army over the year in the frame of project &quot;Birds of Victory&quot;.

The United States announces a new $400 million package of weapons for Ukraine

Over 800 FPV drones from the city volunteers are seen in central Lviv, western Ukraine, Friday, May 10, 2024. Lviv volunteers have handed over nearly 7 300 drones to the Ukrainian army over the year in the frame of project &quot;Birds of Victory&quot;.

May 10, 2024, 12:16pm Politics

The U.S. announced a new $400 million package of military aid for Ukraine on Friday, as Kyiv struggles to hold off advances by Russian troops in the northeast Kharkiv region. Read story

FILE - Migrants listen to a volunteer in a parking lot after being detained and processed for asylum by U.S. authorities, April 12, 2024, in San Diego. A new Biden administration rule aims to speed up asylum processing at the southern border, enabling it to quickly reject a limited group of people believed to have committed serious crimes or who have terrorist links. The change announced May 9 comes during an election year when immigration is a key issue.

A new rule aims to speed up the removal of a limited group of migrants who don’t qualify for asylum

FILE - Migrants listen to a volunteer in a parking lot after being detained and processed for asylum by U.S. authorities, April 12, 2024, in San Diego. A new Biden administration rule aims to speed up asylum processing at the southern border, enabling it to quickly reject a limited group of people believed to have committed serious crimes or who have terrorist links. The change announced May 9 comes during an election year when immigration is a key issue.

May 10, 2024, 8:21am Politics

A new Biden administration rule announced Thursday aims to speed up asylum processing at the southern border for a limited group of people believed to have committed serious crimes or who have terrorist links and ultimately more quickly eject them from the country. Read story

Court rejects Hunter Biden’s appeal, trial set for June

May 9, 2024, 5:18pm Politics

Hunter Biden’s federal gun case should move forward, an appeals court ruled Thursday, setting the stage for the president’s son to stand trial on criminal charges next month in Delaware. Read story