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Nathan Murray, a medic and pastor, checked in with his team prior to their shift at the Smoky Mountain Event Center's COVID-19 vaccination site.

‘One person at a time’: A Baptist pastor tries to vaccinate his deeply conservative N.C. hometown

Vaccine skepticism runs highest among white evangelicals and conservatives, according to polls. So, Nathan Murray, a Baptist pastor as well as a paramedic, is waging an exhausting battle to convince his neighbors to get inoculated.

Republican Senators Ted Cruz of Texas (left) and Josh Hawley of Missouri each brought in more than $3 million in campaign donations in the three months that followed the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

Fundraising surged for Republicans who sought to overturn the election

Republicans who were the most vocal in urging their followers to come to Washington on Jan. 6 to try to reverse Donald Trump’s loss, pushing to overturn the election, and stoking the grievances that prompted the deadly Capitol insurrection, have profited handsomely in its aftermath, according to new campaign data.

The flag above the White House flew at half staff Friday in honor of the Indianapolis shooting victims.

Biden vows to ‘do more’ to end gun violence but rejects calls to appoint a czar

President Biden pledged to “do more” to address gun violence and implored Congress to act after a mass shooting in Indianapolis left eight people dead. But his administration, scrambling to respond to a new cycle of violence, rejected calls to appoint a gun czar to more forcefully confront the crisis.

A family of immigrants arrived across the Rio Grande river from Mexico stood in line at a processing checkpoint before being detained at a holding facility by border patrol agents in the border city of Roma, Texas.

After blowback, White House says Biden will move to lift Trump-era refugee caps

The White House on Friday said President Biden plans to lift his predecessor’s historically low cap on refugees by next month, after initially moving only to expand the eligibility criteria for resettlements.

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

State Department watchdog says Pompeo, wife violated ethics rules

The State Department’s internal watchdog has concluded that former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his wife violated federal ethics rules by asking staffers to run personal errands and perform non-official work such as making restaurant reservations, shopping, and caring for their dog.

President Biden and Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga took part in an expanded bilateral meeting in the State Dining Room of the White House on Friday.

Japan’s leader urges strong alliance in White House visit

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga called for a strong alliance with the United States on Friday as he headed into President Biden’s first face-to-face talks with a foreign leader as president.

President Joe Biden.

Watch live: Biden holds joint press conference with Japanese prime minister

President Biden will hold a joint press conference with H.E. Suga Yoshihide, prime minister of Japan.

Attorney General Merrick Garland.

AG Garland rescinds Trump-era curtailing of consent decrees used in investigations of police departments

AG Garland has rescinded a Trump-era memo that curtailed use of consent decrees used in investigations of police departments.