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House votes to censure Representative Bowman for pulling a fire alarm in a Capitol office building

House members voted again Thursday to punish one of their own, targeting Democratic Representative Jamaal Bowman for triggering a fire alarm in a US Capitol office building when the chamber was in session.

Donald Trump returns to court as his defense expert asserts there’s no evidence of accounting fraud

The former president returned to his New York civil fraud trial as a spectator Thursday, where he heaped praise on a professor who testified for his defense that financial statements at the heart of the case showed no evidence of accounting fraud.

Federal money to shelter migrants caught in messy funding battle

Massachusetts' best hope for more shelter funds rides on congressional approval of a $100-billion package President Biden has proposed, mostly to help Ukraine fend off of Russia’s invasion and Israel in its war with Hamas, but that includes other domestic needs.

House votes to censure Bowman over fire alarm

The resolution passed 214-191, in a vote that broke largely along party lines.

Israel and US at odds over conflicting visions for postwar Gaza

The United States has offered strong support to Israel in its war against the Hamas militant group that rules the Gaza Strip. But the allies are increasingly at odds over what will happen to Gaza once the war winds down.

Trump appeals ruling rejecting immunity claim as window narrows to derail federal election case

Former President Donald Trump is appealing a ruling that found he is not immune from criminal prosecution over his efforts to overturn the 2020 election.

Watch the exchange between university presidents and Elise Stefanik on a genocide question that sparked uproar

Here is a look at a snippet of the most controversial exchanges between Representative Elise Stefanik and Claudine Gay of Harvard University, Sally Kornbluth of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Liz Magill of the University of Pennsylvania.

As the left agonizes over Israel-Hamas cease-fire, New England’s progressive leaders stand apart

New England’s congressional delegation, stocked as it is with high-profile progressives, exemplifies the way the war in Gaza has scrambled the usual, easy-to-define ideological coalitions.

Two GOP presidential debates are set for Iowa and New Hampshire in January before the voting begins

CNN announced Thursday that it would host a pair of Republican presidential debates next month in Iowa and New Hampshire.

The GOP debate field was asked about Trump. But most of the stage’s attacks focused on Nikki Haley.

Four Republican presidential candidates were given several opportunities Wednesday to criticize former president Donald Trump, who was absent from the debate again.

Who are the Houthis and why hasn’t the US retaliated for their attacks on ships in the Middle East?

When Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen launched missiles and hit three commercial ships in the southern Red Sea last weekend, it triggered an immediate question: Will the U.S. military strike back?

Democratic support for Biden ticks up on handling of Israel-Hamas war, new poll says

President Joe Biden is getting slightly more support among Democrats for his handling of the decades-old conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.

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Scorecard: Grading the debate performance of the Republican candidates

The stakes couldn’t have been higher — or, frankly, lower — for each of the Republican presidential candidates on the debate stage Wednesday night in Alabama.

Four key takeaways from the final Republican primary debate of the year

Four candidates met in Alabama for the fourth Republican debate which, like the three contests before it, had a Trump-sized hole on stage.

GOP rivals take on Haley in effort to blunt her rise, and other takeaways from the Republican debate

With the Iowa caucuses rapidly approaching, a shrinking field of Republican White House hopefuls gathered Wednesday in Alabama for the fourth presidential debate.

Kevin McCarthy was booted as House speaker two months ago. Now he’s leaving Congress by year’s end.

Two months after his historic ouster as House speaker, Republican Representative Kevin McCarthy of California announced on Wednesday that he is resigning from his congressional seat and will leave by the end of the year.