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Past articles by Donovan:

Biden says he has 'no regrets' for delay in telling public about classified documents: Recap

Biden says "I have no regrets" about not revealing the discovery of classified documents sooner. The U.S. has hit its debt limit, Janet Yellen says. → Read More

President Donald Trump's tax returns set for release Friday: What we know

The release is expected to contain six years of tax returns over the time he was president and campaigned for the presidency, from 2015 to 2020. → Read More

Trump tax returns: House committee report shows IRS failed to conduct 'mandatory' audits

The House report says the IRS failed to conduct mandatory reviews of Trump's tax returns, and it recommends a new federal law requiring the audits. → Read More

House panel votes to release Trump tax information despite threats from Republicans

The House Ways and Means Committee got copies of Donald Trump's tax returns from the Treasury Department a few weeks ago after a long legal battle. → Read More

'In desperate need': Moms still search frantically for baby formula months after shortage

The Biden administration greatly improved supplies. But problems remain, and more is needed to increase current stocks and prevent future shortages. → 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

House election recap: Democrats run stronger than expected but may yet lose majority

After months of campaigning by hundreds of candidates, it's a close race for control of the House of Representatives → Read More

Election 2022 live updates: Watchdog groups report routine problems but no major issues in battleground states

Officials are urging patience as ballots are cast in the 2022 midterms. Election groups are reporting routine problems. Live election updates. → Read More

Senate passes PACT Act, latest effort in yearslong fight to help veterans exposed to toxic burn pits

The U.S. military burned tons of waste in Iraq and Afghanistan in pits that gave off toxic smoke that veterans blame for cancers and other illnesses. → Read More

Abortion laws by state 2022: Where can you not have an abortion?

Across the 50 states and District of Columbia, there exists a patchwork of abortion laws. The U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade will trigger in some states restrictions that effectively ban abortions. \n\nA “trigger law” is a law that will go into effect now that the court has struck down Roe. Many of these laws are near-full bans.\n\nA “pre-Roe ban” refers to a restrictive law… → Read More

In Uvalde, families grieve. In Houston, 300 miles across Texas, the NRA will hold its annual convention

Even after an Uvalde school shooting left 19 children and two teachers dead, the NRA will hold its annual convention 300 miles away in Houston, Texas. → Read More

Exclusive: Biden sending medical teams to six states to help hospitals overwhelmed by COVID-19

The federal government is sending teams to New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Rhode Island, Michigan and New Mexico to help hospitals overwhelmed by COVID. → Read More

Census: US sees unprecedented multiracial growth, decline in the white population for first time in history

The results from the 2020 census are meant to be a snapshot of the population as of April 1, 2020. The data will show how the population has changed. → Read More

VA mandates employee vaccines as COVID infections double at its facilities

The decision comes as coronavirus infections have more than doubled in the past month at Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities → Read More

A nursing assistant murdered seven elderly veterans with insulin. Now their families are preparing to confront her.

A nursing assistant who pleaded guilty to murdering seven veterans at a VA hospital in Clarksburg, West Virginia, could face life imprisonment. → Read More

India reeling amid virus surge; CDC updates airborne transmission guidance: Latest COVID-19 updates

The pace of vaccination in India has dropped and regional officials there say they have limited amounts of vaccines. Latest COVID-19 news. → Read More

Sexual assaults rise as the Peace Corps fails its volunteers

The Peace Corps is failing to manage the threat of sexual assault, at times placing volunteers in danger and inflicting more trauma on survivors. → Read More

For Trump supporters primed to disbelieve defeat, challenging the election was a civic duty

In lawsuits to overturn the election, Trump supporters described what they saw, heard and suspected. Many of their allegations crumbled under scrutiny. → Read More

Trump campaign's challenge of election results in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Arizona push US toward 'loss of democracy'

For the Trump campaign to succeed in a flurry of post-election lawsuits, they must convince judges of serious voting problems. So far, they haven't. → Read More

Most Republican lawsuits challenging election results in battleground states haven't gone far

Most lawsuits challenging election results in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada and Pennsylvania have not gone far. Here's the status of some of the key cases. → Read More