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Sharone Vaughn cast her ballot in Harlem on June 12.

Last votes being cast in New York City mayoral primaries

New York's pandemic-era expansion of mail-in voting is still in effect, and many absentee ballots won't be counted until a week after the election.

President Biden spoke in the Cross Hall of the White House in Washington, D.C., on May 20, 2021.

Democrats unite behind voting rights bill as it faces a Senate roadblock

A push by Democrats to enact the most expansive voting rights legislation in generations is set to collapse in the Senate on Tuesday, when Republicans are expected to use a filibuster to block a measure that President Biden and his allies in Congress have called a vital step to protect democracy.

The Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

Supreme Court rules NCAA can’t enforce limits on certain benefits for college athletes

In a ruling that could help push changes in college athletics, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the NCAA can’t enforce certain rules limiting the education-related benefits — things like computers and graduate scholarships — that colleges offer athletes.

Senator Joe Manchin, Democrat of West Virginia, a key infrastructure negotiator, paused for reporters after working behind closed doors with other Democrats in a basement room at the Capitol in Washington on Wednesday.

In Senate vote, Biden sees ‘step forward’ for elections bill

The White House said Monday it views the Senate’s work on an elections bill overhaul and changes being offered by Senator Joe Manchin as a “step forward,” even though the Democrats’ priority legislation is expected to be blocked by a Republican filibuster.

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Police officers at the scene of a homicide in Manhattan.

Trump is out of D.C. The pandemic is fading. And the newest issue driving the American political discourse is quickly emerging

Donald Trump has left the White House. The pandemic is entering the rearview mirror. And suddenly the next issue that drives American political discourse is emerging: crime.

President Biden spoke about COVID-19 on June 18.

Biden outlines COVID-19 vaccine plan, set to miss global-sharing goal

President Biden is expected to fall short of his commitment to shipping 80 million COVID-19 vaccine doses abroad by the end of June.

Construction is ongoing on the Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge and ramps that will connect to Interstate 37 in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Lindsey Graham tells Biden trillion-dollar infrastructure deal ‘there for the taking’

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said a $579 billion bipartisan accord on infrastructure is on the table and he challenged President Joe Biden to decide whether he wants to pursue it.

Secretary of Veterans Affairs nominee Denis McDonough.

VA moves to offer gender confirmation surgery to vets

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough said in prepared remarks that the move was “the right thing to do,” and that it was part of an effort to overcome a “dark history” of discrimination against LGBTQ service members.