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Jan. 6 panel votes to hold Steve Bannon in contempt

WASHINGTON  — A House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection voted unanimously to hold former White House aide Steve Bannon in contempt… Read more

Japan PM dissolves lower house for Oct. 31 national election

TOKYO  — Japan’s new Prime Minister Fumio Kishida dissolved the lower house of parliament Thursday, paving the way for Oct. 31 national elections.

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Southern Baptist leader resigns amid abuse review division

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  — A top Southern Baptist Convention administrator is resigning after weeks of internal division over how best to handle an investigation… Read more

Jill Biden out to flex political muscle in governors’ races

WASHINGTON  — First Lady Jill Biden is set to campaign Friday for Democrats in governors’ races in Virginia and New Jersey, trying to boost the party’s… Read more

Jan. 6 panel moves against Bannon, sets contempt vote

WASHINGTON  — A congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection has moved aggressively against close Trump adviser Steve Bannon,… Read more

House returns to stave off default with debt-limit vote

WASHINGTON  — Members of the House are scrambling back to Washington Tuesday to approve a short-term lift of the nation’s debt limit and ensure the… Read more

Polls open in Iraq’s general elections amid tight security

BAGHDAD  — Iraq closed its airspace and land border crossings on Sunday as voters headed to the polls to elect a parliament that many hope will deliver… Read more

Japan’s Parliament set to formally choose Kishida as new PM

TOKYO  — Japan’s Cabinet and leader Yoshihide Suga resigned Monday, paving the way for Parliament to elect Fumio Kishida as the new prime minister,… Read more

Can Democrats hold together? Biden’s agenda depends on it

WASHINGTON — It’s one of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s favorite sayings, a guidepost for Democrats in trying times: “Our diversity is our strength.… Read more

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