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Virginia Representative Donald McEachin dies at 61 after cancer battle

Virginia Representative Donald McEachin represented Virginia's 4th Congressional District, which includes part of Richmond and extends south to the North Carolina border. He was reelected to a fourth term earlier this month.

GOP-controlled county in Arizona holds up election results

Republican officials in an Arizona county voted Monday to hold up certification of local results in this month’s midterm elections, reflecting an expansion of partisan battles into obscure elements of the election system and largely uncharted legal territory.

Pence tells Trump to apologize for dining with white nationalist

Former vice president Mike Pence is the most prominent Republican to criticize former president Trump after he had dinner last week at his Mar-a-Lago estate with rapper Ye and a well-known white nationalist.

Senate set to vote on bill protecting same-sex marriages

The Senate is set to vote Tuesday on legislation to protect same-sex and interracial marriages, putting Congress one step closer to passing the landmark bill and ensuring that such unions are enshrined in federal law.

Major news outlets urge US to drop its charges against Assange

The New York Times and four European news organizations called on the US government on Monday to drop its charges against Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, for obtaining and publishing classified diplomatic and military secrets.

Turning point for Garland as Justice Dept. grapples with Trump inquiries

Attorney General Merrick Garland, a stoic former federal judge intent on restoring rule-of-law order at the Justice Department, gradually came to accept that he would need to appoint a special counsel to investigate Donald Trump if the former president ran for the White House again.

‘We the People’ at heart of White House holiday decorations

WASHINGTON — “We the People” is Jill Biden’s holiday theme with White House decorations designed for “the people” to see themselves in the tree ornaments, mantel displays, mirrors, and do-it-yourself creations that have turned the mansion’s public spaces into a winter wonderland.

President Biden to be in Boston on Friday, just like the royals

The president is scheduled to appear at a Boston political fund-raiser this Friday, the same day that the Prince and Princess of Wales will be in the city to announce the winners of their Earthshot Prize awards.