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ABC News Exclusive: Dr. Birx speaks to Trump disinfectant moment, says colleagues had resignation pact

Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator on President Trump's COVID task force, spoke exclusively with ABC News. → Read More

Biden blames 'Putin's price hike,' says gas prices shouldn't depend on his committing 'genocide'

President Joe Biden traveled to Iowa Tuesday to announce new efforts to bring down gas prices for Americans as the annual rate of U.S. inflation came in at 8.5% in March. → Read More

Biden to speak in Iowa on efforts to lower gas prices as inflation hits 40-year high

President Joe Biden traveled to Iowa Tuesday to announce new efforts to bring down gas prices for Americans as the annual rate of U.S. inflation came in at 8.5% in March. → Read More

Parents of Trevor Reed, ex-Marine detained in Russia, protest outside White House

The parents of Trevor Reed, a former Marine detained in Russia, demonstrated outside the White House Wednesday to urge President Joe Biden to do more to bring him home. → Read More

Biden makes 'no apologies' for saying Putin 'cannot remain in power'

President Joe Biden is continuing to clarify his seemingly unscripted suggestion Saturday in Poland that Russian President Vladimir Putin "cannot remain in power." → Read More

Biden heads to high-stakes NATO summit amid showdown with Putin over Ukraine

With fighting lasting nearly a month, President Joe Biden and other world leaders will seek to speed an end to the conflict. → Read More

Biden announces ban on Russian oil imports, other energy products

He said Americans would deal "another powerful blow to Putin's war machine." → Read More

Tough decision for Biden: Russia oil ban would trigger higher gas prices

Democrats and Republicans in Congress announced a deal on legislation to ban the import of Russian oil to the United States. → Read More

Bipartisan calls for Russian oil ban meet resistance from White House

Bipartisan calls grew on Capitol Hill for the United States to ban imports of oil from Russia over its invasion of Ukraine. → Read More

US announces new sanctions on Russian oligarchs it says enable Putin

They include sanctions on the Kremlin spokesman. → Read More

5 key takeaways from Biden's 1st State of the Union

President Joe Biden used his first State of the Union address to Congress to discuss the war in Ukraine, the economy and the coronavirus pandemic, among other topics. → Read More

Ukraine, economy to take center stage in Biden's State of the Union address

Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the U.S. economy and the coronavirus pandemic are expected to take center stage during President Joe Biden's State of the Union address. → Read More

Putin's nuclear alert part of 'pattern' of 'manufacturing threats': Psaki

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Russia's decision to put its nation's nuclear deterrent forces on a state of alert was part of a "pattern." → Read More

Biden begins to sanction Moscow for 'beginning of a Russian invasion' of Ukraine

He said more sanctions would come if Russia escalated its aggression. → Read More

Biden responds with limited sanctions after Putin recognizes breakaway Ukraine regions

Russia said it would recognize the independence of two Ukrainian regions, possibly a pretext to sanctions and likely to trigger sanctions. → Read More

Biden, Putin to speak as US says Russia could invade Ukraine during Olympics

The U.S. said Friday that a Russian attack on Ukraine could begin during the Olympics. → Read More

US says Russian invasion of Ukraine could begin during Olympics

The U.S. said Friday that a Russian attack on Ukraine could begin during the Olympics. → Read More

Second gentleman Doug Emhoff escorted out of DC high school because of 'security threat'

Second gentleman Doug Emhoff was escorted out of Washington, D.C., high school on Tuesday because of what the Secret Service said was a "security threat." → Read More

US says Russia planning video of fake Ukrainian attack with corpses, mourners to justify invasion

It is not the first time in recent weeks that the United States had accused Russia of "fabricating a pretext" to justify invading Ukraine. → Read More

Biden meets with Europeans about Ukraine as US puts 8,500 troops on 'heightened alert' to be sent to region

President Joe Biden held a video call with European allies on Monday as Western nations warned the threat of a Russian invasion of Ukraine remained high. → Read More