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Warren and Markey join key Democrats in calling on Menendez to resign in wake of corruption charges

“These are serious charges, and it’s time for Senator Menendez to step away from the Senate and concentrate on his legal defense,” Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren said in a phone interview with a Globe opinion writer.

Supreme Court allows drawing of new Alabama congressional map to proceed, rejecting state’s plea

The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the drawing of a new Alabama congressional map with greater representation for Black voters to proceed, rejecting the state’s plea to retain Republican-drawn lines that were struck down by a lower court.

Trump admires a Glock handgun — but stops short of buying — as he campaigns in South Carolina

Former president Donald Trump began his trip to small-town Summerville with a visit to a local gun store, where he admired a Glock handgun and posed for photos. “I want to buy one,” Trump said, according to video of the stop.

The federal government is headed into a shutdown. What does it mean, who’s hit, and what’s next?

Federal agencies will stop all actions deemed non-essential, and millions of federal employees, including members of the military, won’t receive paychecks.

Hunter Biden sues Rudy Giuliani over alleged illegal use of computer data

Hunter Biden sued Rudy Giuliani and attorney Robert Costello over their alleged use of data from his laptop computer, as he stepped up a litigation effort in the wake of his indictment on firearms charges.

Who’s in, who’s out, who’s boycotting: The seven candidates expected on stage for the second GOP debate

Seven candidates have qualified for Wednesday night's debate at Ronald Reagan's presidential library in California, the Republican National Committee said, confirming that former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson did not make the cut this time

Money for Ukraine at center of Senate bid to avert shutdown

With budget discussions bogged down in the House, senators are taking steps toward an emergency spending bill that would keep dollars flowing to federal agencies after the current fiscal year ends at midnight Saturday.


Important dates as N.H.’s presidential primaries approach

The calendar is a bit quieter this week for presidential campaigns on the ground in New Hampshire. That makes sense since the second GOP debate is Wednesday night on the opposite side of the country.