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GOP states sue Biden administration over student loan plan

Six Republican-led states are suing the Biden administration in an effort to halt its plan to forgive student loan debt for tens of millions of Americans, accusing it of overstepping its executive powers.

Book excerpts: The Trump era

Trump wanted to fire Jared and Ivanka by tweet, assumed staffers of color were waiters, Haberman book says

Snippets from several new books about the Trump administration provide an inside look at explosive encounters between members of Trump’s Cabinet and White House officials on a variety of topics.

Marjorie Taylor Greene’s husband files for divorce after 27 years

The husband of controversial Georgia Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene filed for divorce Wednesday, stating his marriage is “irretrievably broken.”

Biden, Harris to attend Jackson’s Supreme Court investiture

President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and their spouses will attend the ceremonial investiture for Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the Supreme Court’s newest member and its first Black female justice, a White House official said.

Michigan lawmakers approve early absentee ballot processing

Michigan is one of several key swing states that allows no-excuse mail-in ballots but doesn't allow local election offices to begin processing ballots until 7 a.m. on Election Day.

Biden on ending hunger in US: ‘I know we can do this’

President Biden said Wednesday his administration’s goal of ending hunger in the US by the end of the decade was ambitious but doable, if only the nation would work together toward achieving it.

US announces $1.1 billion more in military aid for Ukraine

The US will provide an additional $1.1 billion in aid to Ukraine, with funding for about 18 more advanced rocket systems and other weapons to counter drones that Russia has been using against Ukrainian troops, the Biden administration announced Wednesday.

Biden looks to win over Pacific Island leaders at summit

President Biden is set to host Pacific Island leaders for a two-day summit as the US looks to counter China’s military and economic influence in the region.