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Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images Editor’s note: This report contains graphic descriptions of sexual violence. (WASHINGTON) — President Joe Biden has blamed Hamas’ refusal to release civilian female hostages for the end of a temporary cease-fire, and he called reports of women allegedly sexually assaulted by Hamas “appalling.” “We had a report in the earliest […]

Mario Tama/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The Biden administration is putting off its plan to ban menthol cigarettes until next March after an aggressive lobbying push by civil rights groups — some sponsored by Big Tobacco — who argued a ban would unfairly target Black smokers. The delay, acknowledged in an online posting Wednesday, is a […]

Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday labeled rival Donald Trump an existential threat to the country’s system of government as he responded to the former president’s recent comments pushing back on such criticism by claiming it is Biden who is really the “destroyer of American democracy.” The back and forth reflects […]

Andrew Caballero-reynolds/AFP via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The Biden administration has announced a proposal to “strengthen its Lead and Copper Rule that would require water systems to replace lead service lines within 10 years,” the White House said in a statement on Thursday. According to the White House, more than 9.2 million American households connect […]

SONGPHOL THESAKIT/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — In another effort to get Americans to test for COVID-19 this winter, the Biden administration announced it would begin distributing tests for free to all school districts nationwide. Schools will be able to place orders for the tests starting in early December, for delivery within about two weeks of […]

Marcia Straub/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Following the death of former first Lady Rosalynn Carter, President Joe Biden on Tuesday ordered flags to be flown at half-staff from Saturday, Nov. 25 until the day of her burial next week. The former first lady died at age 96 Sunday at her home in Georgia, days after her […]

Chris Kleponis/CNP/Bloomberg via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — President Joe Biden said Monday he believes a deal is near to free some of the more than 200 hostages being held by Hamas in Gaza. Biden was participating in the annual Thanksgiving turkey pardon at the White House when he was asked if an agreement was close. […]

Official White House Photo by Oliver Contreras (WASHINGTON) — President Joe Biden is celebrating his 81st birthday on Monday, as questions about age continue to dominate the 2024 election. Biden is the oldest commander in chief in U.S. history. If reelected, he will be 82 at the start of his second term and 86 when […]

Alex Wong/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The two men who seem likely, at this point, to face each other in a presidential election rematch next November spent their Sundays in different parts of the country doing the same thing: marking Thanksgiving with service members. President Joe Biden headed to Virginia on Sunday afternoon for a screening […]

Philip Pacheco/Bloomberg via Getty Images (SAN FRANCISCO) — President Joe Biden and China’s President Xi Jinping on Wednesday held their first face-face meeting in more than a year amid tensions in the U.S.-China relationship. For security reasons, the two leaders held the talks at a private location — the historic Filoli Estate in Woodside, California, […]