After weeks of progress in the fight against COVID-19, a drop in new cases in the U.S. has stalled. At the same time, states are rushing to lift restrictions meant to curb the spread of the virus, setting the stage for what could prove to be a fourth wave.
Experts fear that relaxed lockdown orders and new virus variants could lead to one more spike in cases before vaccines curb the pandemic for good.
The House of Representatives decided Wednesday to cancel its scheduled session on Thursday due to what authorities deemed credible reports of a second possible attack on the Capitol.
President Biden said Tuesday that he had accepted a request from Neera Tanden to withdraw her nomination for a Cabient position, the first such defeat of his administration.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that he was lifting all coronavirus restrictions on businesses and rescinding his own statewide mask mandate despite the fact that more than 8,000 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the state on Monday.
The Biden administration on Friday released an intelligence report that concludes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved an operation to capture or kill Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside his country’s consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2, 2018.
New data suggests Americans should be less pessimistic about the dangers of a fourth, variant-driven wave — and more optimistic about a return to normal as soon as this summer.
Nearly a year after most schools shut down, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie sees an opportunity for the Republican Party, whose handling of the coronavirus pandemic under Donald Trump was widely seen as anti-scientific and contributing to thousands of needless deaths.
The White House on Wednesday announced that it plans to deliver more free cloth masks to 1,300 community health centers as well as 60,000 food pantries and soup kitchens beginning next month.
Blackouts in Texas are the latest example of how America's power grid isn't built to withstand an increasingly unpredictable climate.
The United States on Monday passed a grim milestone that would have seemed unimaginable a year ago when the coronavirus pandemic began.
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For President Biden, rebuilding U.S. ties with Europe damaged by four years of Donald Trump's contentious leadership is a top priority.
The executive order details the technology important to the U.S. supply chain, individual sectors to focus on and threats that could affect access to vital materials.
With the Senate choosing not to bar him from holding future office, it will be up voters to decide whether Trump is able reclaim the White House if he runs again.
The massive winter storm that buried much of the United States in snow this week is not inconsistent with climate change, a leading expert told Yahoo News.
At the first town hall event of his presidency, Joe Biden said Tuesday that the United States would have "over 600 million doses" of vaccines for COVID-19 available by the end of July.
Former President Donald Trump fired back at Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday, releasing a scathing statement in response to McConnell's op-ed in the Wall Street Journal blaming him for the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Two plans have emerged in Washington that take widely different approaches to achieving the same goal: combating child poverty by sending parents money every month.
During the second day of former President Trump’s Senate impeachment trial, Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., praised former Vice President Mike Pence for standing up to his then boss and certifying President Biden’s election victory.
Their work provides an early glimpse into the opportunities — and challenges — for progressives as they navigate Biden’s Washington.
President Biden has vowed to make equality a central focus of his presidency, but can he turn that promise into meaningful change?
Only six Republicans voted to have the trial go forward, which was only one more than the five who voted similarly on Jan. 26.
“Taking humans to Mars would require an investment astronomically out of kilter with the possible benefits.”
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“Our presence on Mars could jeopardize one of our main reasons for being there — the search for life.”
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