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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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    Bolton: Trump kept "piles and piles" of documents in White House

    Photo of John Bolton standing behind Donald Trump as Trump is being interviewed
    Then-President Trump and national security adviser John Bolton during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in 2019. Photo: Alex Wong via Getty Images

    Charted: The partisan battle for statehouses

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    Scoop: Musk tells GOP elite to be more compassionate

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    Brian Kemp delays subpoena in 2020 election probe, citing political motivations

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    Rudy Giuliani appears before Georgia special grand jury

    Rudy Giuliani, former lawyer to Donald Trump, arrives at Fulton County Superior Court in Atlanta, Georgia, US, on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022.
    Rudy Giuliani, his attorney Robert Costello, left, and Vernon Jones, former Republican Representative candidate for Georgia, right, arrive at Fulton County Superior Court in Atlanta, Georgia, on Aug. 17. Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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    Court temporarily blocks South Carolina's six-week abortion ban

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    Texas school district temporarily pulls 41 books, including the Bible, from shelves

    Illustration of a book as the bottom of a padlock.
    Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

    WHO chief: Lack of global help in Tigray crisis may be due to skin color

    World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a ceremony at the WHO headquarters in Geneva on Oct. 18, 2021. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images

    Judges behind "kids-for-cash" scandal ordered to pay more than $200M

    Robert J. Nealon Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Photo: Carol M. Highsmith/Buyenlarge/Getty Images