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President Biden so desperately wants the vaccine-hesitant part of the country to get their shots that he may have spread a little misinformation. “You are not going to get COVID,” he promised during a CNN town-event Wednesday night, “if you have these vaccines.”

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The tectonic plates just shifted in the race to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom, although it will likely take more Republican momentum to seriously shake his hold on power.

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President Biden’s choice of University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann to be U.S. ambassador to Germany is spurring new controversy – and not just over quid pro quo concerns about her decision to pay Biden $911,000 in salary for an ambiguous professorial role at the prestigious college.

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In last year’s presidential election, the voting precinct surrounding suburban Philadelphia’s Radnor High School – a high-performing school on the tony Main Line – went for Joe Biden by 43 percentage points. A few months later, 75% of surveyed Radnor community members opposed changing the high school’s mascot name from “Raider” – the source of a local conflict over cultural sensitivity toward Native Americans. But school board members, under pressure from student activists, proceeded with the name change.

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Baseball’s best players will be squaring off in Tuesday night’s All-Star Game in Denver, but a fierce political clash surrounding the contest is stealing the early thunder.

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WESTMINSTER, Calif. — Chi Charlie Nguyen, the vice mayor of this Orange County city, chokes up when he talks about how he immigrated to the United States four decades ago as a young teen.

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Josh Hawley was just explaining how much he agreed with Barack Obama when Kamala Harris arrived. For weeks, the junior senator from Missouri had raised hell over who should head the federal agency that is the equivalent of the federal government’s human resources department. Hawley gave speeches and made procedural motions that deadlocked the Senate, ultimately resulting in the arrival of the vice president’s motorcade on Capitol Hill. That’s when Hawley lost the fight.