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The Supreme Court will hear a case with a lot of ‘buts’ & ‘ifs’ over the meaning of ‘and’

It’s hard to imagine a less contentious or more innocent word than “and.”

The US is set to open embassies in the Cook Islands and Niue as Biden hosts a Pacific leaders summit

President Biden is set to announce the opening of new US embassies on Cook Islands and Niue on Monday as the Democratic administration aims to demonstrate to Pacific Island leaders that it remains committed to increasing American presence in the region.

Menendez gains a primary opponent as calls for his resignation grow after indictment

Representative Andy Kim of New Jersey has announced that he will run against Senator Robert Menendez in the state’s Democratic primary for Senate next year.

With House Republicans in turmoil, colleagues implore GOP holdouts not to shut down government

Allies of Speaker Kevin McCarthy implored their Republican colleagues Saturday to drop their hardline tactics and work together to approve a conservative spending plan to prevent a federal shutdown.

Donald Trump commits to Nevada caucus as state GOP approves rules rivals see as helping his campaign

Nevada GOP Chairman Michael McDonald said Saturday evening that Trump will participate in the caucus after a closed-door meeting of its central committee.

Biden faces foreign policy trouble spots as he aims to highlight his experience on the global stage

As Biden is looking to spotlight his foreign policy chops with his 2024 reelection bid heating up, he is facing a growing list of national security headaches, several of which emerged in recent days.

Biden has gotten the updated COVID-19 vaccine and the annual flu shot, the White House says

The White House physician, Dr. Kevin O'Connor, said in a memo that President Biden received both shots on Friday.

Prospect of government shutdown poses a new threat to US economy

Economists say a pileup of disruptions -- including the ongoing autoworkers' strike, rising borrowing costs and a drop-off in child-care funding -- is likely to strain family budgets at a time when things are already slowing.