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Mike Lucini, vice president of ISM Solar, poses, Tuesday Jan. 26, 2021, in Burrillville, R.I., at ISM's 10-acre solar farm which is the first of its kind in the state. U.S. President Joe Biden wants to change the way the U.S. uses energy by expanding renewables, but faces several challenges. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Biden faces steep challenges to reach renewable energy goalsThe Biden administration has an ambitious agenda for expanding renewable energy, but challenges stand in the way, including rebuilding jobs and navigating the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Recent Cabinet hopefuls who dropped out. (AP Graphic)
Biden's Cabinet half-empty after slow start in confirmationsPresident Joe Biden’s Cabinet is taking shape at the slowest pace of any in modern history, with just over a dozen nominees for top posts confirmed more than a month into his tenure
The Associated Press4 hours ago
A statue of President George Washington stands in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, Tuesday, March 2, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Biden urges Senate Dems to rally behind $1.9T virus billPresident Joe Biden is urging Senate Democrats to rally behind a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill
The Associated Press4 hours ago
A patient receives a shot of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine at Families Together of Orange County Community Health Center, Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, in Tustin, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
California clinics: More vaccines going to rich than at-riskCalifornia's governor says a commitment to equity is driving his administration's centralized approach to vaccinating residents
The Associated Press4 hours ago
President Joe Biden arrives to speak about efforts to combat COVID-19, in the State Dining Room of the White House, Tuesday, March 2, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Biden vows enough vaccine for all US adults by end of MayPresident Joe Biden says the U.S. expects to take delivery of enough coronavirus vaccine for all adults by the end of May — two months earlier than anticipated
The Associated Press4 hours ago
In this feb. 24, 2021, photo, Xavier Becerra testifies during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on his nomination to be secretary of Health and Human Services on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Joe Biden’s pick for health secretary is taking heat for his defense of abortion rights from a tag team of Republicans looking to define him —and the new administration— as out of the mainstream.  (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)
Biden health pick taking heat for support of abortion rightsPresident Joe Biden’s pick for health secretary is taking heat for his defense of abortion rights from a tag team of Republicans looking to define him — and the new administration — as out of the mainstream
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks to the media, Tuesday, March 2, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
House prepares to pass landmark voting rights, ethics bill House Democrats are poised to pass a sweeping elections and ethics bill, offering it up as a powerful counterweight to voting rights restrictions advancing in Republican-controlled statehouses
The Associated Press4 hours ago
FBI Director Christopher Wray testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 2, 2021. Wray is condemning the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol as “domestic terrorism.”  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
National security officials to testify on Jan. 6 mistakesFederal national security officials are set to testify in the second Senate hearing about what went wrong on Jan. 6, the day rioters overtook the U.S. Capitol
The Associated Press4 hours ago
In this Feb. 28, 2021, photo, former President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Fla. Trump called on his supporters to send their contributions directly to his own committees in his first speech since leaving office. That call puts Trump at odds with the Republican Party's existing political organizations, including the Republican National Committee and the party’s congressional campaign arms (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
Trump's cash plea could complicate GOP fundraising effortsFormer President Donald Trump called on his supporters to send their contributions directly to his own committees in his first speech since leaving office
The Associated Press4 hours ago
In this Feb. 27, 2021, photo, President Joe Biden speaks on the economy in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Biden took office promising to move quickly to restore and repair America’s relations with the rest of the world. Yet one major nation has yet to see any U.S. effort to improve ties, and that's China. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Biden brings no relief to tensions between US and ChinaPresident Joe Biden took office promising to move quickly to restore and repair America’s relations with the rest of the world
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Analysis: Biden aims to manage expectations with pandemicPresident Joe Biden doesn’t just have to manage the coronavirus pandemic, he also has to manage people’s expectations for how soon the country will come out of it
The Associated Press4 hours ago
FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 5, 2021 file photo, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg speaks at Union Station in Washington. Airline officials are talking to the Biden administration about support for incentives to use cleaner fuels for airplanes. Leaders of several of the largest U.S. passenger and cargo airlines held an online meeting Friday, Feb. 26, 2021 with White House climate adviser Gina McCarthy and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
US infrastructure gets C- from engineers as roads stagnateAmerica’s infrastructure has scored near-failing grades for its deteriorating roads, public transit and storm water systems due to years of inaction from the federal government
The Associated Press4 hours ago
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