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Biden’s Minnesota trip serves as a show of political force against primary challenger Dean Phillips

President Biden is headed to Minnesota to visit a family-run farm south of Minneapolis and hold a fundraiser featuring many of the state’s top Democrats.

White House will develop an anti-Islamophobia strategy but faces skepticism from Muslim Americans

The White House is preparing to announce that it will develop a national strategy to combat Islamophobia even as it faces skepticism from the Muslim American community for its staunch support of Israel’s military assault on Hamas in Gaza.

Supreme Court weighs when officials may block citizens on social media

The cases argued Tuesday were the first of several this term in which the Supreme Court will consider how the First Amendment applies to social media companies.

Largest Christian university in US faces record fine after federal probe into alleged deception

Grand Canyon University, which has more than 100,000 students, mostly in online programs, faces a $37.7 million fine issued by the Education Department.

US military and diplomatic leaders urge a divided Congress to send aid to both Israel and Ukraine

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Secretary of State Antony Blinken told senators that broad support for the foreign aid would be a signal of American strength to adversaries.

Super PAC backing DeSantis said it was a ‘two-person race’ against Trump. Now it’s targeting Haley.

The spending by Ron DeSantis’s super PAC comes as Nikki Haley pulls even or ahead of the Florida governor in many polls.

Senate Democrats plan to subpoena Harlan Crow and Leonard Leo over Supreme Court justices’ travel

Senate Democrats say they will subpoena Republican megadonor Harlan Crow and conservative activist Leonard Leo for more information about their roles in organizing and paying for luxury travel for Supreme Court justices.

Biden administration is moving toward a narrower student loan relief targeting groups of borrowers

The Education Department on Monday released a draft of new federal rules paving the way for a second attempt at student loan relief. The proposal targets groups that are seen as especially vulnerable, focusing on those who owe so much, or make so little income, that they otherwise may never repay their loans.