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Biden says filibuster change a ‘real possibility’ as U.S. ‘dangerously close’ to debt ceiling

President Joe Biden on Tuesday said it was a "real possibility" that Senate Democrats could alter the chamber's filibuster rules to pass a bill to raise the debt ceiling.

Wisconsin appeals court blocks purge of 200,000 voters

A Wisconsin appeals court on Tuesday issued a hold on an order to purge more than 200,000 voters from the state's voter rolls.
Canadian Prime Minister

Canadian Prime Minister Meets Toronto’s New Panda Cubs

A pair of giant panda cubs born at the Toronto Zoo in December met Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and were given names in a ceremony on Monday.

Rubio, Nelson propose gun violence restraining order bill

Sens. Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson, both of Florida, introduced a bill Wednesday to incentivize states to enact gun violence restraining orders less than one month after a deadly shooting at a school in their home state.

Entire Senate to visit White House this week for North Korea briefing

The entire U.S. Senate will visit the White House on Wednesday to receive a classified briefing on North Korea -- a rare move that signals the Trump administration's growing focus on the potential threat from socialist nation.
Hillary Clinton Leases Campaign Office

Hillary Clinton Leases Campaign Office for Possible Presidential Bid

Hillary Clinton has not yet announced her candidacy for a presidential run in 2016.

EU diplomats favor adding U.S., several other nations to safe travel list

Diplomats in the European Union on Wednesday recommended that the 27-member alliance update its COVID-19 safe travel list to include visitors from the United States, a move that's expected to take effect later this week.
Tsunami in Hawaii California Chile Earthquake

Tsunami Waves Reach Hawaii, Calif., After Chile’s Powerful 8.3-magnitude Earthquake

Small tsunami waves reached Hawaii and Southern California on Thursday following Chile's devastating 8.3-magnitude earthquake that killed at least 11 people and forced 1 million to evacuate.

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy asked to resign, replaced by nurse

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy was asked to resign Friday and was replaced by Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams, one of the first nurses to serve in the role.
Bill To Gut Obamacare Gets A Veto

As Expected, Bill To Gut Obamacare Gets A Veto

As expected, President Barack Obama vetoed a House bill Friday calling for the repeal of parts of the Affordable Care Act and the defunding of Planned Parenthood.