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Recent articles by Michael:

Pomp, pageantry, and fraternité: Memorable moments from Macron's state visit with the Bidens

Joe Biden welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron to the White House for an official state visit and dinner – the first of Biden’s presidency. → Read More

Biden pardons pair of Thanksgiving turkeys: Chocolate and Chip

Joe Biden granted presidential reprieve Monday to Chocolate and Chip, the national Thanksgiving turkey and its alternate. → Read More

US investigating reports that Russian missiles landed in NATO member Poland, killing 2

A senior U.S. intelligence official says Russian missiles crossed into NATO member Poland, killing two people, the Associated Press reported. → Read More

Amid midterm voting, Biden warns of 'chaos,' fears of political violence ahead of Nov. 8 election

Joe Biden warns Americans democracy is at risk in Nov. 8 elections amid growing concerns over political violence and threats from election deniers. → Read More

Putin proclaims he's annexing four regions of Ukraine; U.S. slaps new sanctions on Russia: Live updates

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced an illegal annexation of four Ukrainian regions. The U.S. decried his actions & levied broad new sanctions. → Read More

Russia will annex Ukrainian regions on Friday; Biden calls referenda 'a sham': Live updates

NATO called damage to the Nord Stream pipeline 'of deep concern' and vowed a response to any deliberate action against 'critical infrastructure.' → Read More

The queen is dead: Countries consider breaking from British crown now Elizabeth's reign is over

Death of Queen Elizabeth II gives countries still under British crown an opening to consider ending ties with the monarchy. → Read More

Prescription drugs, taxes, climate change: What the Inflation Reduction Act will mean for you

From energy use to health care costs to taxes, the Inflation Reduction Act will impact Americans' lives in many different ways. → Read More

Biden travels to Kentucky to survey damage from recent flash floods, mudslides

At least 37 people were killed and many others have been displaced from their homes following devastating flash floods in southeastern Kentucky. → Read More

Biden tests negative for COVID-19 but will continue isolation, pending a second negative test

Biden has been isolated in the White House since last Saturday after experiencing a rebound case of COVID-19 tied to his use of Paxlovid. → Read More

Nancy Pelosi visits Taiwan, angering China, which warns she's 'playing with fire'

Pelosi is the highest ranking US official to visit Taiwan in 25 years. China said the trip infringes on its sovereignty and warned of consequences. → Read More

Biden experiencing 'very mild' symptoms after testing positive for COVID-19: live updates

President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday morning, despite extra precautions taken to protect against highly transmissible strains. → Read More

Biden to sign executive order protecting abortion access after SCOTUS decision overturning Roe v. Wade

President Joe Biden's executive order seeks to safeguard access to reproductive health care services, including abortion and contraception. → Read More

Boris Johnson to resign as UK prime minister after deluge of scandals stirs clamor for his ouster

Boris Johnson, in power since 2019, said the process to choose his Conservative Party successor would begin immediately. → Read More

US to drop COVID testing requirement for international flyers Sunday

The CDC will not require pre-departure COVID testing for U.S.-bound air travelers, starting June 12, according to a senior administration official. → Read More

In Uvalde, Biden will walk into a mix of grief, anger, political attacks and broken hearts

President Joe Biden is visiting Uvalde, Texas just days after a horrific school shooting where 19 fourth grade children and two teachers were killed. → Read More

'There's too much violence': President Biden to meet with grieving families in Uvalde: Updates

President Joe Biden will meet with grieving families in Uvalde, Texas, on Sunday. He'll also visit a memorial site at Robb Elementary School. → Read More

Biden to address Naval Academy, Delaware commencements over Memorial Day weekend

President Joe Biden will address the graduating classes at the U.S. Naval Academy and the University of Delaware over Memorial Day weekend. → Read More

Biden to sign order on policing reform on two-year anniversary of George Floyd killing

President Joe Biden's policing order will limit use of force, call for national accreditation standards and create a database of police misconduct. → Read More

Major internet providers to slash cost of broadband service for low-income Americans

Millions of Americans will be able to get high-speed internet for no more than $30 a month under a deal President Joe Biden will announce Monday. → Read More