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National Guard troops faced off with supporters of Donald Trump outside the US Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

Military defends Jan. 6 response as House steps up probes

A top Army leader defended the Pentagon’s response to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the US Capitol, telling a House panel Tuesday that the National Guard was delayed for hours because it had to properly prepare for the deployment and that senior military leaders had determined beforehand that the military had “no role” in determining the outcome of an election.

Workers tended to a well head during a hydraulic fracturing operation outside in western Colorado in this 2013 photo.

Federal judge blocks Biden’s pause on new oil, gas leases

The Biden administration’s suspension of new oil and gas leases on federal land and water was blocked Tuesday by a federal judge in Louisiana, who ordered that plans continue for lease sales that were delayed for the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska waters “and all eligible onshore properties.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Pelosi says the House will move forward with Jan. 6 investigations

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's comments came as the House prepared Tuesday to hear testimony from military officials and FBI Director Christopher Wray about what went wrong that day.

President Donald Trump during a meeting with governors at the White House on June 18, 2020.

Trump pressed official to wield Justice Dept. to back election claims

An hour before President Donald Trump announced in December that William Barr would step down as attorney general, the president began pressuring Barr’s eventual replacement to have the Justice Department take up his false claims of election fraud.

President Joe Biden crossed his fingers as he spoke to journalists about the Boeing-Airbus trade dispute deal.

EU, US reach deal to end Airbus-Boeing trade dispute

The dispute saw tit-for-tat duties slapped on a range of companies that have nothing to do with aircraft production, from French winemakers to German cookie bakers in Europe and spirits producers in the United States, among many others.

President Biden spoke with the media as he arrived for the EU-US summit at the European Council building in Brussels on Tuesday.

White House to host July 4 ‘independence from virus’ bash

President Biden wants to imbue Independence Day with new meaning this year by encouraging nationwide celebrations to mark the country’s effective return to normalcy after 16 months of coronavirus pandemic disruption.

President Biden.

Biden and Putin are set to meet this week. But the big theme of Biden’s first foreign trip? Containing China

From the G-7 summit last week to the NATO conference this week, the forceful statements of cooperation to oppose China have made big headlines.

President Biden spoke at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Monday.

Biden rallies NATO support ahead of confrontation with Putin

President Biden used his first appearance at a NATO summit since taking office to call on Russian President Vladimir Putin to step back from provocative actions targeting the United States and its allies on Monday. NATO leaders joined the United States in formally accusing Moscow and Beijing of malign actions.