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Franco Ordoñez

The White House is expanding a pandemic-era program allowing the administration to quickly expel people from Nicaragua, Cuba and Haiti who illegally cross into the country from Mexico.
Biden says a faction of the Republican party tied to former President Donald Trump is “determined to take this country backwards.” Republicans say he’s being divisive.
Olena Kopchak, her husband and their 8-year-old daughter, Yana, are among the growing number of Ukrainians who are trying to make it to the United States — and confronting obstacles.
The next round of sanctions from the White House could also target banks and export controls, which would cut Russia off from critical technology like semiconductors.
President Biden will address the nation Monday as more U.S. forces are on their way to Afghanistan to help with the evacuation of U.S. personnel and allies.
Republicans were angered after they agreed to compromise on an infrastructure plan with the White House, then President Biden said he’d only sign it along with a larger Democratic bill.
Biden tried to repair ties with European allies and convinced them to take a tougher stance on China. Next he’ll confront Russia. But selling this at home remains the hardest part.
President Biden has said China poses one of the biggest strategic challenges to the United States. At the G-7, he’s tried to convince key allies to help push back against Beijing.
President Trump was impeached for inciting his supporters to storm the U.S. Capitol. The violence and its aftermath will be an enduring symbol of his four years in the White House.
When he gets into the Oval Office, President- elect Joe Biden plans to sign 17 executive actions on priorities like COVID-19, climate, racial justice — and rolling back Trump rules.
Three sources in Trump’s orbit tell NPR he is considering running for a second term as president in 2024. Trump himself alluded to it at a private party this week.
A former adviser said he believes Trump will eventually concede, but at this stage believes he has to “go to the mattresses to push, you know, as far as he can.”
Trump spoke after the AP called Texas, Florida, Ohio and Iowa for him. Tight races, strong turnout and record amounts of mail-in voting left millions of legitimate votes still to be counted.
Marc Short, the top aide to Vice President Pence, is the latest White House official to get the coronavirus. Pence, who tested negative, plans to continue his breakneck campaign travel schedule.
The White House says pausing immigration and a variety of temporary work visas will help respond to job losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Former National Security Adviser John Bolton is promoting a new book in which he accuses President Trump of being uninformed and almost solely focused on his own reelection.
After two weeks of wavering on guidelines that put normal American life on hold, President Trump extended until April 30 measures aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency usually steps in to help with hurricanes and other natural disasters. Now, it will help states overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic.