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Bob Dole, WWII hero and former Republican presidential candidate, dies at 98

Dole survived life-threatening wounds in World War II to become a shepherd of the Republican Party.
Image: Bob Dole at Ronald Reagan's State of the Union address in 1988
Image: Bob Dole at Ronald Reagan's State of the Union address in 1988

Fauci: U.S. reevaluating southern Africa travel ban, 'hopefully' it will be lifted

Dozens of countries, including the U.S., rushed to restrict travelers from southern African countries last week as Omicron emerged.

In new poll, young voters say democracy has 'failed'

The largest segment of this block of Americans is the non-college segment and they're not fans of the Biden White House.
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House Republican posts photo of his family holding guns days after Michigan school shooting

"Merry Christmas! ps. Santa, please bring ammo," tweeted Rep. Thomas Massie, R-K.Y.
Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., walks down the House steps on Sept. 17, 2020.
Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., walks down the House steps on Sept. 17, 2020.

Biden, Putin to hold video call next week as tensions grow over Ukraine

Biden will "underscore U.S. concerns with Russian military activities on the border with Ukraine" during their call, the White House said.
Image: Joe Biden, Vladimir, Putin
Image: Joe Biden, Vladimir, Putin

Trump-allied lawyer says he'll take the Fifth with Jan. 6 committee

John Eastman wrote memos arguing then-Vice President Mike Pence could overturn the 2020 election.
Image: John Eastman Lawsuit
Image: John Eastman Lawsuit

210,000 jobs added in November in weakest report of the year

President Biden touted the good news of the jobs report: the unemployment rate falling to 4.2 percent, the lowest since before the pandemic. Biden is still facing economic challenges including high inflation and supply chain disruptions.
210,000 jobs added in November in weakest report of the year
210,000 jobs added in November in weakest report of the year

Graphic: How averting government shutdowns has turned commonplace

Legislative measures to avoid shutdowns now typically span more than half the year.
Image: The sun rises over the Capitol on Dec. 28, 2020.
Image: The sun rises over the Capitol on Dec. 28, 2020.
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Biden warns Putin against Ukraine invasion as Russia increases troops along border

The president on Friday pledged to make it “very, very difficult” for Russia's Vladimir Putin to take military action in Ukraine.
President Joe Biden speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House on Dec. 3, 2021.
President Joe Biden speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House on Dec. 3, 2021.

The U.S. seized a record $1 billion of bitcoin a year ago. Its value has tripled.

The price of Bitcoin has soared in the year since the U.S. government seized thousands of bitcoins in connection with the illegal Silk Road marketplace.
A worker installs a new row of Bitcoin mining machines at a facility in Rockdale, Texas, on Oct. 9, 2021.
A worker installs a new row of Bitcoin mining machines at a facility in Rockdale, Texas, on Oct. 9, 2021.
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Virginia GOP completes sweep of elections with House win

Republicans also claimed the statewide offices of governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general in the Nov. 2 balloting.
Image: Virginia State Capitol
Image: Virginia State Capitol