Speaker Kevin McCarthy said the House would vote on a debt ceiling bill ‘within weeks.’
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House Speaker Kevin McCarthy agreed to raise the debt ceiling – and avoid an unprecedented US default – but only if Democrats agree to freeze spending and agree to several other demands.
Gun control activists rally in Nashville, Tenn.
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Analysis of the 10 years in which the US banned sales of assault weapons shows that it correlates with a drop in mass shooting deaths – a trend that reversed as soon as the ban expired.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken setting out Washington’s new Africa strategy at the University of Pretoria.
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The strategy outlined by the US Secretary of State marks a fresh beginning in US-Africa relations.
Will she visit Taiwan or not? Either way, China has made its views known.
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The White House has distanced itself from the US House speaker’s potential visit to Taiwan. But does it still signal a shift in policy over diplomatic ties with the island?
Helping forge a post-Cold War identity for the United States.
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A memorial took place on April 27, 2022 for former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, who died in March at age 84. Many of the foreign policy concepts she helped bring to the post-Cold War world remain.
Will the public ever see a report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller?
Will the public ever see a report from Robert Mueller’s investigation of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia? Maybe not. There are big legal hurdles to making it public.
Bill Clinton and Donald Trump share an awkward anniversary.
Kim Jong-il, with whose government the US negotiated the 1994 agreement.
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Kim Jong-il and Bill Clinton looked to have done a deal to curb North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme for good. What went wrong?
What will Trump’s higher ed plan mean for students?
What will a Trump presidency mean for America’s 6,000 colleges and universities, as well as its over 20 million postsecondary students?