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Past articles by Matthew:

UN Security Council meeting again to debate Ukraine; Biden calls Putin a 'war criminal': Live Ukraine updates

Western nations requested an open session on Ukraine before the United Nations is expected to vote on a Russian humanitarian resolution. Live updates. → Read More

Russia has nearly all the forces in place for a large-scale invasion of Ukraine: Defense official: updates

Ukraine's president asked the nation to not remain silent as he called up military reservists with as many as 150,000 Russia troops at his borders. → Read More

Russian forces 'in position to attack' Sullivan warns; Kremlin skeptical of Biden-Putin summit

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said Monday that Russia is moving forward with plans "to execute a major military invasion of Ukraine." → Read More

Biden may meet with Putin this week if Ukraine hasn't been invaded, White House says

Secretary of State Antony Blinken will meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Thursday, if Moscow has not attacked Ukraine. → Read More

Former Trump Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke misused cabinet position, investigation finds

The IG report found that Zinke not only unethically advanced a project in his Montana hometown but lied about it to agency ethics officials. → Read More

German chancellor visits White House at crucial moment for European integrity

Olaf Scholz arrives amid frustration with Germany over its role in the Ukraine crisis, and its Nord Stream 2 pipeline deal with Russia. → Read More

US raid in Syria kills top ISIS leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi

The raid took place in northwest Syria on Thursday, the same region where the previous leader of ISIS was killed by U.S. special forces in 2019. → Read More

US responds to Russia's demands and doesn't yield on Ukraine and NATO: What to know

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Russia might take 'retaliatory measures' against the West if it continues its 'aggressive course.' → Read More

US talks potential sanctions; Russia has 'profound concern' over NATO action: What we know

NATO and Russian forces are preparing for a potential conflict in Ukraine as the Kremlin awaits a formal response from the Biden administration. → Read More

US embassy in Ukraine sends home staff's families, cites 'increased threats of Russian military action': Here's what we know

On Sunday evening, the State Department ordered families of staff at the US Embassy in Ukraine to go home. Here's what to know about the situation. → Read More

Secretary of State Antony Blinken to visit Ukraine as US-Russia tensions escalate

Blinken will be in Kyiv on Tuesday to show U.S. support after last week's talks with Moscow failed to resolve disagreements over Ukraine. → Read More

Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan says he won't testify before Jan. 6 committee

Jordan, an Ohio Republican, is the second lawmaker to refuse to testify before the House committee investigating the Capitol attack. → Read More

Schumer says Senate plans to vote on Build Back Better after Manchin said he's opposed to signature Biden bill

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Monday the Senate would bring the president's social safety net legislation to a floor vote in January. → Read More

Will tapping the US oil reserve lower gas prices? Analysts are skeptical about impact

The White House's action disappointed energy analysts, who hoped for a game-changing investment from the White House. → Read More

Biden to sign landmark infrastructure package in major win for domestic agenda

President Joe Biden on Monday will sign into law the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which brings $550 billion in new spending to the country. → Read More

White House sees solving pandemic, supply chain disruptions as key to ending inflation spike

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Sunday that "the cause of this inflation is the pandemic." She predicted prices could return to normal in 2022. → Read More

Frances Haugen says Facebook makes 'disastrous' choices, prioritizes profit: live updates

A former Facebook employee who leaked a trove of internal documents tells a Senate subcommittee that the company is 'choosing to grow at all costs.' → Read More

Live updates: Milley, Austin and McKenzie to testify in Senate on Afghanistan withdrawal

Senators on the Armed Services panel grilled top Pentagon leaders on how the withdrawal from Afghanistan was handled. → Read More

Sen. Amy Klobuchar reveals breast cancer diagnosis, successful treatment

The Minnesota Democrat said the cancer was found in a routine mammogram, which she acknowledged delaying because of the pandemic. → Read More

Pentagon denies, criticizes viral reports that US left service dogs in Afghanistan

Posts about efforts to evacuate animals from Afghanistan led the Pentagon to strongly deny that any U.S. military service dogs were left behind. → Read More