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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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    Rep. Barry Loudermilk
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    Scoop: Bill Barr in discussions to cooperate with Jan. 6 committee

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    Oklahoma passes near-total abortion ban starting at fertilization

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    FDA commissioner: Formula supply could improve "within days"

    FDA Commissioner Robert Califf
    FDA Commissioner Robert Califf attends a hearing of U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies on April 28. Photo: Ting Shen/Xinhua via Getty Images

    Congress approves $40 billion aid package for Ukraine

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    Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer speak to reporters outside the Senate Chambers at the U.S. Capitol on May 11, 2022 in Washington, D.C. Photo: Kevin Dietsch via Getty Images

    Erdoğan doubles down on threat to reject Finland and Sweden's NATO bids

    Biden with the leaders of Sweden and Finland
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    Grand jury indicts Buffalo mass shooting suspect on first-degree murder charge

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    A sign left at a memorial on Monday with the names of the victims of the mass shooting which left ten dead. Photo: Matt Burkhartt for The Washington Post via Getty Images

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

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    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