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As Biden tries to rally allies, he faces questions abroad about the state of U.S. democracyA new survey highlights the positive reaction abroad to Biden’s presidency after Trump, but resolving doubts about America’s internal divisions remains his challenge.
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Live Updates: G-7 leaders wrap up summit adopting Biden’s vow to ‘build back better’Later Sunday, Biden will travel to Brussels, where he will meet Monday with NATO allies.
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Biden asks G-7 to take a tougher line on China, but not all allies are enthusiasticGermany and Japan are among the members of the economic club with reservations about confronting a major trading partner.
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Trump’s shadow still looms over cloudy skies at G-7 summitBiden has been greeted with equal parts optimism and skepticism as the specter of Trump transforms from an active storm to a threatening cloud for many U.S. allies.
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New questions about a key GOP impeachment witness for TrumpRevisiting a key witness Republicans cited for Trump's supposed exoneration.
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Trump’s ever-present — and still growing — exploitation of the Justice DepartmentAn onslaught of new details suggest we're still really only scratching the surface.
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How the Republican Party became the party of TrumpThe Post examines how former president Donald Trump took control of the Republican Party and what it means for the party moving forward in this video series.
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As Biden tries to rally allies, he faces questions abroad about the state of U.S. democracyA new survey highlights the positive reaction abroad to Biden’s presidency after Trump, but resolving doubts about America’s internal divisions remains his challenge.
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Democrats seek to undo institutional racism embedded in pivotal New Deal lawThe 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act excluded farmworkers, domestic workers and other professions dominated by workers of color.
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Garland announces expansion of Justice Department’s voting rights unit, vowing to scrutinize GOP-backed voting restrictions and ballot reviewsThe attorney general’s announcement comes as the Biden administration faces growing pressure from civil rights groups and state Democrats to more forcefully challenge GOP efforts pass new voting limits.
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Democrats try to ease tensions between ‘the Squad’ and Jewish lawmakers ahead of key month for party’s agendaRepublicans are looking to press the issue of Democratic tensions over Israel and possibly force a vote on whether Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) should be allowed to stay on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
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YouTube suspends Ron Johnson for a week after GOP senator touts questionable drugs to fight covid-19Trump had promoted hydroxychloroquine and said he had taken the drug himself. Sen. Ron Johnson (Wis.) shared a clip in which he spoke of the supposed benefits of the drug.
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Chicago officer charged in Jan. 6 riot wore a police sweatshirt to the Capitol, U.S. allegesKarol Chwiesiuk took a selfie in a senator’s office, officials say.
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G-7 leaders commit to donating 1 billion doses of coronavirus vaccines as summit beginsOn the first day of a Group of Seven summit hosted by Britain, the G-7 leaders are also expected to endorse a minimum global tax rate on corporations of at least 15 percent.
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New questions about a key GOP impeachment witness for TrumpRevisiting a key witness Republicans cited for Trump's supposed exoneration.
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G-7 leaders try to signal that page has turned on Trump eraRich democracies meeting in Britain sought to send a message Friday that they were back in business after a surge in vaccinations and the exit of a disruptive American president.
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‘Time is running out’: Democrats split over Biden’s relentless focus on infrastructureSome Democrats say the threat to voting rights is a national emergency and that spending months on infrastructure distracts from protecting those rights — or doing anything else.
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Trump’s ever-present — and still growing — exploitation of the Justice DepartmentAn onslaught of new details suggest we're still really only scratching the surface.
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How the Republican Party became the party of TrumpThe Post examines how former president Donald Trump took control of the Republican Party and what it means for the party moving forward in this video series.
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Tracking the political appointees Biden is nominating to fill the top roles in his administrationFollow the president-elect’s progress filling nearly 800 positions, among the 1,200 that require Senate confirmation, in this tracker from The Washington Post and the Partnership for Public Service.
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State abortion policies have become more extreme — without Roe v. Wade, the divide could widenPro- and anti-abortion legislation has become stronger over the past two decades, an indication of what the country would look like without the 1973 precedent.
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Biden administration keeps long-sought Trump hotel documents under wrapsThe Trump administration blocked Democrats’ efforts to unearth documents related to his federally leased D.C. hotel. Not much has changed under Biden.
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The bogus claim that Democrats voted against funding for IsraelA conservative group is attacking Democrats for a procedural vote that made no mention of funding Israel.
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Rep. Ilhan Omar clarifies tweet grouping U.S., Israel with Hamas, Taliban after criticism from Jewish Democratic lawmakersOmar and several other congresswomen of color hit back in a tweet, calling their criticism of her “Islamophobic” and, in one case, “anti-blackness.”
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