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Biden puts focus on Trump in homestretch of tight Virginia gubernatorial race

Biden joined Terry McAuliffe for a rally Tuesday night with the contest neck and neck in the final week of the campaign.
Image: President Biden campaigns for Terry McAuliffe in Virginia
Image: President Biden campaigns for Terry McAuliffe in Virginia
8h ago

As activists plan nationwide protests, Cuba accuses U.S. of involvement

"We call on the Cuban government to respect these rights and see this not as an attack, but as an opportunity to listen to the Cuban people," the State Department said.
Image: Cuban President Miguel Díaz- Canel.
Image: Cuban President Miguel Díaz- Canel.

Biden campaigns for McAuliffe in Virginia in critical test

President Biden is the latest top Democrat to campaign for former Governor Terry McAuliffe in Virginia, who is locked in a tight race against Republican Glenn Youngkin. With Biden’s poll numbers dropping, the race is a critical test for whether he can boost Democratic support.
Biden campaigns for McAuliffe in Virginia in critical test
Biden campaigns for McAuliffe in Virginia in critical test

Checking in with Republican voters ahead of the midterms. How do they view former President Trump?

In our series "County to County," NBC News' Ellison Barber and Dasha Burns check in with Republican voters from Georgia to Pennsylvania to Ohio for their views on their political party, the issues at stake in the midterm election, and former President Trump.
Checking in with Republican voters ahead of the midterms. How do they view former President Trump?
Checking in with Republican voters ahead of the midterms. How do they view former President Trump?

Puerto Rico leads nation in Covid-19 vaccinations

At least 73 percent of Puerto Rico residents are fully vaccinated, surpassing Vermont and Guam, which also have high Covid-19 vaccination rates, according to NBC News’ tally.
A healthcare worker administers a dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine during a mass vaccination campaign in Vieques, Puerto Rico, on March 10, 2021.
A healthcare worker administers a dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine during a mass vaccination campaign in Vieques, Puerto Rico, on March 10, 2021.
13h ago

Latina pioneers new role at Treasury Department to advance racial equity

Janis Bowdler, former UnidosUS economic policy director, becomes the first counselor for racial equity to lead efforts serving underrepresented communities at the Treasury Dept.
Jamie Dimon, Janis Bowdler
Jamie Dimon, Janis Bowdler

Turnout in Virginia next week will be lower than 2020 — but by how much?

First Read is your briefing from "Meet the Press" and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.
Image: Terry McAuliffe
Image: Terry McAuliffe
20h ago

Senate confirms Latina voting expert Myrna Pérez as federal appeals judge

Pérez, who was confirmed after Republicans blocked a sweeping voting rights bill, will be the 2nd Circuit's only Latino judge.
Myrna Perez swears in before testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee during her nomination hearing to be U.S. circuit judge for the Second Circuit on July 14, 2021.
Myrna Perez swears in before testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee during her nomination hearing to be U.S. circuit judge for the Second Circuit on July 14, 2021.
20h ago

Republican election official who fought Trump fraud claims up for federal job

Kim Wyman is the only Republican to hold statewide office on the West Coast.
Image: Kim Wyman
Image: Kim Wyman

Covid rental aid is finally reaching renters. In some areas, it may not come fast enough.

Experts said renters continue to face major hurdles, including technology barriers, overcomplicated rules and long wait times.
Image: NYC Residential Real Estate
Image: NYC Residential Real Estate
1d ago

Manchin casts doubt on including paid family leave, Medicare vouchers in spending bill

Democrats are optimistic that a deal on Biden's social safety net package is imminent, but disagreements on key issues remain.
Image: Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., during a discussion with billionaire philanthropist David Rubenstein, President of The Economic Club of Washington in Washington, on Oct. 26, 2021.
Image: Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., during a discussion with billionaire philanthropist David Rubenstein, President of The Economic Club of Washington in Washington, on Oct. 26, 2021.