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U.S., Russia meet with Ukraine's future in the balance and invasion fears mounting

Secretary of State Antony Blinken is meeting Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Geneva, Switzerland as the United States looks to ward off a Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Frontline in Zolote, Ukraine
Frontline in Zolote, Ukraine

Klain under scrutiny as Biden struggles

As the president rounds out his first year in office with multiple setbacks in his agenda and a sinking approval rating, some blame his chief of staff.
Image: Ron Klain
Image: Ron Klain
2h ago

Bipartisan Senate group hits the gas on modest election overhaul bill

The lawmakers, who plan to meet by Zoom next week, are discussing changes to the Electoral Count Act and ways to protect election officials from threats.
Image: Mitt ROmney, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing On Afghanistan
Image: Mitt ROmney, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing On Afghanistan

FBI raid on Rep. Henry Cuellar's Texas home, office said to be tied to Azerbaijan

Investigators were also looking at a group of U.S. businessmen with connections to the former Soviet republic, an official said.
Image: Henry Cuellar
Image: Henry Cuellar

Supreme Court declined to order Texas abortion case back to the original judge

The Supreme Court declined to order the Texas abortion case back to the original trial judge for further proceedings for a second time. NBC News’ justice correspondent Pete Williams reports on the most restrictive abortion law in the country known as S.B.8. 
Supreme Court declined to order Texas abortion case back to the original judge
Supreme Court declined to order Texas abortion case back to the original judge

Top U.S. diplomat tries to clarify U.S., allied stance after Biden’s remarks on Russia

In a speech in Berlin, the secretary of state said it was Russia that threatens peace in Europe, not Ukraine or NATO: “Whose troops are surrounding whom?”
Secretary of State Antony Blinken, US Secretary of State speaks in Berlin on Jan. 20, 2022.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken, US Secretary of State speaks in Berlin on Jan. 20, 2022.
9h ago

I Am Vanessa Guillén Act brings 'historic' military reform as calls for justice persist

As a new law adds protections for victims of sexual violence, the mother of the slain Fort Hood soldier hopes to "learn the truth of what happened" to her daughter.
Image: Candles and flowers decorate a makeshift memorial for Vanessa Guillen on Aug. 14, 2020, in Houston.
Image: Candles and flowers decorate a makeshift memorial for Vanessa Guillen on Aug. 14, 2020, in Houston.

'Their pain is real': Blinken defends diplomats after CIA casts doubt on Havana Syndrome

“Our colleagues are reporting real experiences and are suffering real symptoms,” Blinken said in a letter to State Department staff members.
Image: U.S. Secretary of State Blinken in Berlin
Image: U.S. Secretary of State Blinken in Berlin

Federal inspectors allege Covid testing firm didn't put patients' names on specimens

The Minnesota attorney general has sued Center for Covid Control, alleging it “failed to deliver test results, or delivered test results that were falsified or inaccurate.”
Image: People gather outside a Center for Covid Control testing site in Calif.
Image: People gather outside a Center for Covid Control testing site in Calif.
10h ago

'There are no minor incursions': Biden's candid Putin predictions criticized in Kyiv and beyond

The president sought to clarify his position on Thursday, saying that any Russian troop movement into Ukraine will be seen as an invasion.
Image: US-POLITICS-BIDEN
Image: US-POLITICS-BIDEN

White House journalists reflect on President Biden’s first year

It has been a year since President Biden took office, now he looks ahead to his second year addressing Covid-19, the economy and his legislative agenda. NBC News’ Hallie Jackson is joined by NBC’s White House Unit Director Stacey Klein, White House Correspondent Mike Memoli, and Chief White House Correspondent Kristen Welker to discuss what this past year has been like on camera and behind the scenes. 
White House journalists reflect on President Biden’s first year
White House journalists reflect on President Biden’s first year