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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Thursday to sell Afghan leaders and a wary public on President Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw all American troops from the country and end America’s longest war. Blinken sought to assure senior Afghan politicians that the United States …

The sage advice that “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” is older than Joe Biden, but apparently he never heard of it. Or doesn’t think much of it.  The president is on a tear, as in tearing up arrangements that were achieving their objectives. His early results are disastrous.  In an act of astonishing …

Samuel Corum/Bloomberg via Getty Images The IRS will start issuing tax refunds in May to Americans who filed their returns without claiming a new break on unemployment benefits, the federal agency said Wednesday. The American Rescue Plan waived federal tax on up to $10,200 of unemployment benefits, per person, received in 2020. Households with $150,000 …

The nation’s top infectious diseases expert Anthony FauciAnthony FauciA year with the coronavirus: How we got here Experts warn of loneliness epidemic worsening alongside COVID-19 Sheila Jackson Lee says Texans who go maskless face ‘a destiny of death’ MORE said Thursday that Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) would issue new guidance in the coming …

The Queen “Saddened” After Meghan & Harry’s Interview  Jimmy Kimmel Live Queen Elizabeth II breaks silence after Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Oprah bombshell interview  Yahoo Entertainment The royal family saga is a mirror of America  The Washington Post The Meghan-Harry interview shows why the palace worried ‘The Crown’ was too believable  NBC News Lee Cohen: After Meghan’s Oprah …

WASHINGTON (AP/WJW) — Eligible Americans will start receiving their third round of stimulus checks this month, President Joe Biden announced Saturday. “This plan will get checks out the door starting this month to the Americans that so desperately need the help,” the president said during an afternoon press conference. President Biden delivers remarks after Senate …

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A highly contagious coronavirus variant is becoming more prevalent in Wisconsin but vaccine shots should be available to everyone by mid-summer, pushing the state closer to the end of the pandemic, health officials said Thursday. State Department of Health Services Deputy Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk told reporters during a question-and-answer …

The House late Wednesday night gave the green light to the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act in a 220-212 vote. The vote was initially scheduled to happen Thursday but was moved up due to a potential threat to the Capitol related to the QAnon conspiracy theory.  Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarOmar introduces bill to sanction …

WASHINGTON (AP) — The last time Merrick Garland was nominated by the White House for a job, Republicans wouldn’t even meet with him. Now, the once-snubbed Supreme Court pick will finally come before the Senate, this time as President Joe Biden’s choice for attorney general. Garland, an appeals court judge, is widely expected to sail …

The role that race should play in deciding who gets priority for the Covid-19 vaccine in the next phase of the rollout is being put to the test in Oregon as tensions around equity and access to the shots emerge nationwide, reports Gillian Flaccus for the Associated Press. An advisory committee that provides recommendations to …