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Sinema reportedly ridicules former Democratic colleagues: ‘Old dudes eating Jell-O’

Sinema has allegedly “belittled her Democratic colleagues” and "showered her GOP allies with praise,” according to a piece published Thursday in Politico.

Disability inclusion is ‘not a favor’: Biden’s special adviser discusses how equity adds value for everyone worldwide

Sara Minkara, a Lebanese-American raised on the South Shore and an alumna of Wellesley College and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, sat down with the Globe during a visit to her home state.

White House disbanding its COVID-19 team in May

National coordinator Ashish Jha is likely to leave the administration once his team is disbanded.

Watch live: CEO of TikTok testifies before Congress

The CEO of TikTok will make a high-profile appearance Thursday before a US congressional committee. Watch it live.

California lawmakers to vote on possible gas price penalties

The bill highlights the challenges of balancing the competing pressures of protecting consumers at the pump while at the same time pushing policies to end the state’s reliance on fossil fuels.

Senate votes to keep 2001 authorization for war on terror

The Senate has voted overwhelmingly to continue congressional authorization for the use of military force in the global fight against terror, turning back an effort by Kentucky Senator Rand Paul to repeal the 2001 measure.

Supreme Court chews on Jack Daniel’s dog toy dispute

The question for the court involves whether the toy’s maker infringed on Jack Daniel’s trademarks, and the justices were largely on their best behavior, not picking up on the toy’s poop humor and puns.

House GOP demands info from former prosecutors in Trump case

House Republicans are demanding testimony and documents from two former Manhattan prosecutors who had been leading a criminal investigation into Donald Trump before quitting last year in a clash over the direction of the probe.