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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s first meeting with all four top congressional leaders ended with the usual platitudes on Wednesday — it was “productive,” “good,” “very strong,” and suggested “a place we can find bipartisanship.” By today’s toxic standards in Washington, that’s something of an accomplishment. But it hardly means Biden has a clear path ahead in Congress for moving his agenda, ...

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WASHINGTON — Two former Trump administration officials are facing tough questions at a congressional hearing on their roles in the sharply criticized response to the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. Wednesday’s hearing is the latest in Congress’ attempts to grapple with the Jan. 6 riots that sent then-Vice President Mike Pence and hundreds of lawmakers into safe rooms as a pro-President Donald ...

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WASHINGTON — The White House has billed President Joe Biden’s first formal meeting Wednesday with Congress’ “Big Four” leaders, two from each party, as an opportunity to talk about where Democrats and Republicans can find “common ground” on the country’s most pressing issues. The early signs aren’t good. Last week, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said he was “100%” focused ...

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WASHINGTON — A Senate panel deadlocked on a Democratic bill to set federal standards on voting access, with Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell leading a day-long effort to thwart legislation he called a partisan power-grab. After hours of debate on amendments, the Senate Rules Committee tied 9-9 along party lines late Tuesday on a vote to advance the legislation. Senate Majority Leader Chuck ...

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden, making his first foray into efforts to control gun violence since taking office, plans to announce Thursday an effort to limit so-called ghost guns — weapons sold without serial numbers or other identifying information — and to nominate a figure from a major gun control group as director of the federal agency that regulates firearms. The executive actions come ...

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Orange. Eucalyptus. Lavender. Peppermint. Doctors at Children’s Hospital Colorado and Seattle Children’s Hospital will use scents like these to treat children who lost their sense of smell to COVID-19. Parents will attend clinics and go home with a set of essential oils for their child to sniff twice a day for three months. Clinicians will check their progress monthly. The Smell Disturbance ...

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden tapped Vice President Kamala Harris on Wednesday to lead diplomatic efforts to stem the growing influx of migrants crossing the border with Mexico, handing her one of the administration’s thorniest problems. While Harris has been active in Biden’s efforts to tame the COVID-19 pandemic and revive the economy, she had yet to carve out a particular niche of her ...

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Homeland Security secretary said he’s not worried about setting a precedent on open borders by allowing thousands of unaccompanied minors to enter the country from Mexico. “The border is closed,” Alejandro Mayorkas said on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” adding that immigration authorities are expelling families and single adults, but not children who cross the border alone. “We ...

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