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Biden gets an earful in the Oval from Mexican President López Obrador

President Biden met with Mexico's Andrés Manuel López Obrador a month after the Mexican president boycotted a regional summit. Biden's public remarks were brief. López Obrador — not so much. → Read More

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President Biden touts gun safety legislation, but critics say he's not doing enough

President Biden is under pressure from people in his own party who say he's not meeting the moment, saying he hasn't been forceful enough on gun legislation and the overturning of Roe v. Wade. → Read More

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Biden will visit Saudi Arabia in July, a nation he had once called a 'pariah'

When he was running for office, Joe Biden vowed to make big changes to how the U.S. deals with Saudi Arabia. But that was before gas prices soared past $5 per gallon, making inflation his top issue. → Read More

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John Legend On His Criminal Justice Activism

Most people know John Legend as an award-winning actor and musician. But he also has a long record of political activism. He talked to political correspondent Juana Summers about his latest push for criminal justice reform: endorsing progressive candidates in local prosecutor or district attorney's races.This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow and political correspondent Juana… → Read More

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Jill Biden visits Ukraine, making her first solo trip to a combat zone as first lady

On Mother's Day, Biden met with Ukraine's first lady, Olena Zelenska, who has been in hiding with her children since Russia's invasion began. → Read More

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Jill Biden heads to Romania and Slovakia to show support for NATO and Ukraine

Jill Biden's trip to the Slovakia-Ukraine border will be her most high-profile moment yet as first lady. On Mother's Day she meets with Ukrainian mothers and children who fled after Russia's invasion. → Read More

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Vice President Harris has tested positive for COVID-19

Vice President Harris has tested positive for COVID-19 and has exhibited no symptoms, the White House announced on Tuesday. She's not considered a close contact to President Biden or the first lady. → Read More

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This is what a Ukraine town looks like after Russian troops withdraw

The residents of Borodyanka are picking up the pieces after Russian forces withdrew and left behind a shattered town. Hundreds of people are still missing, presumed buried under rubble. → Read More

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How a bakery in Ukraine is offering hope and employment in a time of crisis

In the western Ukraine city of Ivano-Frankivsk, a bakery that closed for two weeks during Russia's invasion has resumed business, feeding the masses and providing refuge in wartime. → Read More

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U.S. ambassador to the UN calls for suspending Russia from the Human Rights Council

Linda Thomas-Greenfield told NPR's Michel Martin that Russia should be held to a higher standard as a permanent member of the Security Council, and vowed to hold the country accountable. → Read More

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Biden will ban imports of Russian oil because of Moscow's war on Ukraine

Until now, Washington had worked with European allies to limit the impact of sanctions on energy trade. The U.S. ban marks a divergence from its partners, which rely on Russia for oil and gas. → Read More

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When will Biden interview Supreme Court candidates? Mum's the word

The White House seems determined to make sure President Biden's pick for the Supreme Court will not be revealed until a moment of their choosing. → Read More

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What we know about Biden's Supreme Court opening

The White House seems determined to make sure President Biden's pick for the Supreme Court will not be revealed until a moment of their choosing. → Read More

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Biden says he's done a 'deep dive' on 4 Supreme Court candidates

President Biden has been spending a lot of time courting senators — from both sides of the aisle — ahead of making his decision on who to nominate for a vacant seat on the Supreme Court. → Read More

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Here's who will help Biden's Supreme Court pick navigate Senate hearings

There can be twists and turns in the Senate confirmation process. President Biden has asked former Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama to help his nominee through meetings and hearings. → Read More

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These are the people believed to be frontrunners for Biden's Supreme Court pick

President Biden has pledged to choose a Black woman to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court — and the White House is looking at a broad list of potential candidates. → Read More

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U.S. reaches deal with European Union over steel and aluminum tariffs

Announced at the G-20 Summit in Rome, the deal is meant to protect American producers but tamp down on the cost increases that the original tariffs have led to. → Read More

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Biden, other leaders say no easing sanctions until Iran slows its nuclear development

President Biden and three European allies say they are ready to return to the scuttled deal that eased sanctions against Iran, in return for Iran limiting its nuclear program. → Read More

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Biden, Pope Francis discuss climate change and global vaccine sharing

President Biden's meeting at the Vatican with the pope is one of several gatherings scheduled with global leaders over the next week. → Read More

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Biden's meeting with Pope Francis will be both official and deeply personal

Biden is the second Catholic U.S. president, and his faith is central in his public image. The pastor at a D.C. church where the president worships tells NPR that Biden has felt supported by Francis. → Read More