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Supreme Court agrees to hear challenge to consideration of race in college admissions

The court said it will take up lawsuits claiming that Harvard, a private institution, and the University of North Carolina, a state school, discriminate against Asian American applicants.

This satellite image provided by Maxar Technologies shows battle group deployments at the Pogonovo training area in Voronezh, Russia.

The Biden administration is warning of a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine. Here’s a rundown of what to know.

Tensions are escalating between Russia and Western countries amid concerns that Russia could invade Ukraine, and the United States is putting troops on heightened alert for a potential deployment to Europe.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. departs after speaking at the Lincoln Memorial.

Holocaust Museum criticizes RFK Jr. for Anne Frank comment

Anti-vaccine activist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. was “reckless” and “outrageous” when he suggested things are worse for people today than they were for Anne Frank, the teenager who died in a Nazi concentration camp.

A defamation lawsuit against the Times, brought by the brash former Alaska governor in 2017, is set to go to trial starting Monday, Jan. 24, 2022 in federal court in Manhattan.

Sarah Palin tests positive for COVID on eve of New York Times trial

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin tested positive for Covid-19 just before the trial in her closely watched defamation suit against the New York Times was set to begin.

Rep. Kevin McCarthy holds press conferences on a weekly basis.

SCOTUS won’t hear pandemic proxy voting dispute

The Supreme Court has rejected a challenge from House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy to the proxy voting Democrats put in place in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, who is stepping down as the Rhode Island health director, has not ruled out a run for Congress.

Everything you need to know about the R.I. race for Congress after a wacky weekend

Democratic powerbrokers are scrambling to find a top-tier candidate to succeed retiring US Representative James Langevin and Republicans are on a collision course for a fascinating primary.

A member of the Ukrainian military in a front line trench at Katerynivka, in the Luhansk Oblast province of eastern Ukraine on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022.

Biden weighs deploying thousands of troops to Eastern Europe and Baltics

The move would signal a major pivot for President Biden’s administration, which up until recently was taking a restrained stance on Ukraine, out of fear of provoking Russia into invading.

President Joe Biden.

Biden’s pandemic fight: Inside the setbacks of the first year

Dr. Rochelle Walensky was stunned. Working from her home outside Boston on a Friday night in late July, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had just learned from members of her staff that vaccinated Americans were spreading the coronavirus.