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Why it matters: President Biden has made the COVID-19 crisis and a post-Trump return to national unity and traditional democratic ideals his top priorities. From vaccinations to stimulus to schools, Biden is seeking bipartisan compromise while showing a willingness to use executive authority and bare Democratic majorities in the U.S. House and Senate to implement his policies. Republican leaders are navigating deep party divisions over if and how to move beyond former President Trump.

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    House passes $28M emergency spending bill to address baby formula shortage

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    Axios Explains: Ukraine

    Dashboard: Russian invasion of Ukraine

    Firefighters clear rubble at a destroyed cultural centre, used as a humanitarian aid centre, hit by an airstrike on May 12, in Derhachi, near Kharkiv, on May 18, 2022,
    Firefighters clear rubble at a destroyed cultural centre in Derhachi, near Kharkiv, on May 18. Photo: Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP via Getty Images

    DOJ employees press admin to grant time off for out-of-state abortions

    Pro choice activists march along Constitution Avenue to the US Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., May 14, 2022. Photo: Astrid Riecken for The Washington Post via Getty Images

    Rise of ultra-MAGA right could play into Dems’ hands

    Illustration of a name tag, with a Democratic Party donkey symbol instead of a name, changing to a Republican Party elephant symbol.
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    Biden invokes Defense Production Act to address baby formula shortage

    Empty shelves in the baby formula aisle of a store in Albany, California, on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Photo: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

    Garland meets with SCOTUS officials on security for justices

    Attorney General Merrick Garland. Photo: Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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    Updated 13 hours ago - Politics & Policy

    Kinzinger: Cawthorn loss "good for the country"

    Rep. Adam Kinzinger questions witnesses during the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol on July 27, 2021. Photo: Andrew Harnik-Pool/Getty Images
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    Elon Musk says he will vote for Republicans now

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    New York AG opens investigation on social media companies after Buffalo shooting

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    New York Attorney General Letitia James speaking in New York City in August 2021. Photo: David Dee Delgado/Getty Images
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    17 hours ago - World

    U.S. embassy in Kyiv to resume operations

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    Employees rise up the flag outside the US embassy in Kyiv on May 18, 2022, as the embassy reopens after closing it for three months due to the Russian invasion. Photo by Sergei Supinsky/AFP via Getty Images