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Saeed Sharifi (left) and his cousin, Mina Sediqi, at their attorney's office in Dallas.

After a traumatic journey, Afghan immigrants on humanitarian parole cope with uncertainty

More than 65,000 Afghans, including many children and young people, had to be admitted on humanitarian parole, a more limited status that is typically granted in compelling cases and emergency situations.

The Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

Supreme Court doesn’t block Texas abortion law, but sets hearing

The Supreme Court is not immediately blocking the Texas law that bans most abortions, but has agreed to hear arguments in the case in early November.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday.

Biden and top Democrats strategize on social spending bill; Pelosi says deal ‘very possible’

The leaders have been working with party moderates and progressives to shrink the once-$3.5 trillion, 10-year measure and are moving toward trimming many of its climate change and social initiatives and tax changes.

A 1944 savings bond.

How to figure out if any of the $29 billion in unredeemed US savings bonds belongs to you

About 80 million unredeemed US savings bonds, worth more than $29 billion, are tucked away in file folders, desk drawers, safe deposit boxes and who knows where else. Here’s how to figure out if any of them belong to you.

US President Joe Biden participates in a CNN town hall at Baltimore Center Stage in Baltimore, Maryland on October 21, 2021.

White House, Dems hurriedly reworking $2 trillion Biden plan

The White House and Democrats are hurriedly reworking key aspects of President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion domestic policy plan, trimming the social services and climate change programs and rethinking new taxes on corporations and the wealthy to pay for a scaled-back package.

Steve Bannon, a former top adviser to Donald Trump.

House votes to hold Trump ally Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress

The House voted Thursday to hold Steve Bannon, a longtime ally and aide to former president Donald Trump, in contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena from the committee investigating the violent Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.

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Senator Joe Manchin departs the Capitol in Washington on Wednesday.

Manchin has every incentive to leave the Democratic Party. It’s just unclear if and how he would depart

Washington remains abuzz after a recent report that Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia has told people privately that he was considering leaving the Democratic Party.

Senator Kyrsten Sinema.

Calling Sinema an obstacle to progress, 5 veterans quit advisory council

In a scathing letter, the veterans took Senator Kyrsten Sinema to task for her refusal to abolish the filibuster and her opposition to parts of Biden’s multitrillion-dollar social safety net, education, climate and tax plan.