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  1. student loans
    The War on Student-Debt Forgiveness BeginsRepublican-led states sue over Biden’s plan to free millions of people.
  2. plagued
    What to Know About the New COVID Booster ShotsReformulated booster shots have arrived. Here’s how they are different and who can get them.
  3. public health
    The U.S. Monkeypox-Vaccine Shortage May Last for MonthsThe U.S. only has a third of the two-dose Jynneos vaccine supply it theoretically needs, and the next shipment won’t arrive until late October.
  4. plagued
    BA.5 Shows COVID Is Evolving Fast. Why Aren’t We Fighting Back?A long talk with Dr. Eric Topol about the BA.5 wave, next-gen vaccines, and why it’s long past time for the U.S. to get ahead of the coronavirus.
  5. foreign interests
    The War in Ukraine Is Shifting, Not EndingThe withdrawal of Russian forces from around Kyiv has provided both respite and new horrors. Now the fighting will intensify elsewhere.
  6. energy policy
    Here’s How Biden Can Lower Gas PricesWithout undermining his climate goals.
  7. foreign interests
    Ukraine Is a War Without EndgameNo side in the conflict seems to have any idea how to avert disaster, be that the ruin of Ukraine, a global recession, or nuclear war.
  8. ukraine
    U.S. and Allies Will Block Russia’s SWIFT AccessThe drastic move will cut off a number of Russia’s banks from the world financial system and significantly curtail its international trade.
  9. covid-19
    How to Get Free N95 Masks From the GovernmentThe Biden administration is distributing 400 million free N95 masks through pharmacies and health centers. Here’s what we know about the program.
  10. the law
    Why Is Merrick Garland Defending the Trump Administration Again?The Justice Department’s legal fight with the families of victims of the Boeing 737 MAX crashes is as troubling as it is bizarre.
  11. the law
    Biden’s Monopoly GamesBiden’s team was supposed to bring a shift in antitrust thinking, but its leaders sound a lot like the traditionalists they were supposed to replace.
  12. the national interest
    Conservative Anger at Vaccine Mandates Was About Vaccines, Not MandatesThe right turns out to be anti-anything that makes vaccine skeptics feel bad.
  13. omicron
    Biden Can Fight Omicron Without Ruining ChristmasThe president has several untapped tools for containing the virus without impinging on the median voter’s personal liberty or sense of normalcy.
  14. covid-19
    Biden’s COVID-Vaccine Mandate for Large Companies Is Back On, for NowA federal appeals court reinstated the vaccination-or-testing requirement on Friday, though the case is likely headed for the Supreme Court.
  15. foreign policy
    U.S. Announces Diplomatic Boycott of Beijing OlympicsAmerican athletes will still be able to compete, but no U.S. delegation will attend in an effort to call out China’s human rights abuses.
  16. title 42
    Why Is Biden Still Relying on an Idea From Stephen Miller?At the border, the administration continues to lean on Title 42 to expel migrants based on a public-health pretext that ex-CDC officials say is bogus.
  17. explainer
    What to Know About Booster Shots, NowCountless Americans are now eligible for a booster dose of any of the three U.S.-authorized COVID vaccines.
  18. politics
    Twitter Suspends GOP Congressman Jim Banks for Misgendering Trans OfficialThe company suspended the Indiana Republican’s official account and removed a tweet in which he intentionally misgendered Dr. Rachel Levine.
  19. politics
    Democrats Scramble for Climate Options After Manchin Rejects Clean-Energy PlanManchin’s opposition to a key program has reportedly upended Democrats’ climate-policy plans and forced the White House to seek alternatives.
  20. tourism
    Fully Vaccinated Travelers Can Visit U.S. Starting November 8The U.S. will soon allow fully vaccinated visitors from more than 30 countries, including via the borders with Canada and Mexico.
  21. books
    The Banality of BonkersBob Woodward and Robert Costa’s new book on the transition of power from Trump to Biden offers plenty of new details but little surprise.
  22. covid-19
    The Debate Over Booster Shots Is Getting HotterShould everyone get an extra shot, or just the most vulnerable? That question is splitting experts and even the Biden administration.
  23. politics
    FBI Releases Inconclusive Report on Saudi 9/11 LinksBut some who represent survivors and victims’ relatives are nonetheless celebrating the declassified document as significant.
  24. biden administration
    White House Tells Trump Appointees to Get LostSean Spicer, Kellyanne Conway, and 16 other Trump loyalists were asked to resign from the committees advising the nation’s military academies.
  25. afghanistan
    U.S. Completes Withdrawal From Afghanistan: UpdatesHours after CENTCOM confirmed that the last troops flew out of Kabul on Monday, Antony Blinken said “under 200” Americans remain in Afghanistan.
  26. afghanistan
    U.S. Airstrike Targets ISIS-K ‘Planner’ in AfghanistanThe U.S. conducted a drone strike in retaliation for Thursday’s devastating suicide bombing outside Kabul’s airport.
  27. lab-leak hypothesis
    U.S. Intelligence Review Inconclusive on COVID OriginsThe country’s spy agencies say they need more information to be able to say for sure where the virus came from.
  28. afghanistan
    One Dead After Firefight Breaks Out at Kabul AirportMeanwhile, the U.S. military evacuated 10,400 people over a 24-hour period, a new high for the effort.
  29. student debt
    Has Biden Abandoned Wide-Scale Student-Loan Forgiveness?While Biden officially supports forgiving $10,000 of every borrower’s student debt, he appears more inclined to expand existing debt-relief programs.
  30. the inside game
    What Nervous Democrats Are Saying About Biden’s Afghanistan Decision“There’s no good way to talk about it,” said one senior staffer on the Hill. “It’s mortifying.”
  31. liveblog
    Biden Won’t Acknowledge Any Afghanistan Mistakes: UpdatesIn an ABC interview, the president wouldn’t concede that anything could have gone better on the ground.
  32. foreign interests
    America’s Withdrawal From Afghanistan Was Destined for DisasterBiden is choosing to act decisively rather than avoid the bad optics of bringing this two-decade military misadventure to an end.
  33. taliban
    So Much for the U.S. Drawdown in AfghanistanAs the U.S. tries to stick to the August 31 withdrawal, the Pentagon is actually sending more troops to protect the embassy amid a Taliban offensive.
  34. politics
    Crypto-Amendment Fight Holds Up $1 Trillion Infrastructure PackageThe cryptocurrency industry is throwing its weight around in D.C. amid an attempt to require increased tax compliance.
  35. the system
    Why Joe Biden’s Racial Justice Agenda Is StalledHe faces resistance from moderate Democrats. But he’s also tied his own hands.
  36. covid vaccine
    Millions of Shots Are Expiring and the Biden Admin Still Won’t Give Them AwayThe Biden administration cites logistical issues as the reason it can’t ship state-level surplus abroad.
  37. politics
    Biden Administration Transfers Its First Guantánamo DetaineeResuming an Obama-era policy, the Pentagon repatriated a Moroccan man who had been held without charges at the notorious facility since 2002.
  38. the national interest
    Biden’s FDR-size BetThe president is rallying Democrats behind a sweeping $3.5 trillion budget package. It could be the key to winning 2024.
  39. foreign interests
    Is Cuba’s Communist Regime in Trouble?Rare mass protests over vaccine delays and food shortages also speak to a deeper discontent with the repressive regime.
  40. politics
    Biden Fires Trump-Appointed Social Security CommissionerAndrew Saul, who was fired after refusing to resign on Friday, says he’ll challenge the legality of the move.
  41. the body politic
    Biden’s Big Left GambleThe president is overseeing a sea change in the world of economic policy, and so much hangs in the balance.
  42. war in afghanistan
    U.S. Leaves Bagram Airfield, Withdrawal From Afghanistan Nearly FinishedThe epicenter of America’s war effort in the country has been evacuated and handed over to Afghan forces.
  43. international affairs
    U.S. Air Strikes Target Iran-Backed Militias in Syria and IraqThe Pentagon said Biden ordered the strikes in retaliation for recent drone attacks on U.S. personnel by Iran-backed militias.
  44. celebrations
    What Biden Has Planned for His July 4 ‘Independence’ From COVID PartyThe U.S. probably won’t hit Biden’s goal to vaccinate 70 percent of adults by July 4, but that won’t keep him from throwing a party on the South Lawn.
  45. coronavirus vaccine
    U.S. to Buy 500 Million Pfizer Doses to Donate AbroadThe shots are a big improvement on the White House’s global effort but far from the estimated 11 billion doses needed worldwide to end the pandemic.
  46. cyberattacks
    Biden Admin Warns Businesses of Increased Cybersecurity ThreatThe White House advised American firms to be vigilant in the wake of recent hacks on a major U.S. gas pipeline and beef producer.
  47. climate change
    Biden Admin Defends Massive Trump-Era Drilling Project in AlaskaDespite pledges to cut emissions 50 percent by 2030, the administration filed a brief supporting an oil project that would produce for 30 years.
  48. israel
    U.S. Discourse Is Growing More Pro-Palestinian. U.S. Policy Isn’t.Several factors have led liberals and newsrooms to become more sympathetic to Palestinian misery, creating a dissonance with the official U.S. stance.
  49. explainer
    What We Know About the Colonial Pipeline ShutdownThe pipeline is now flowing as of 5 p.m. on Wednesday, though the company says it will take several days for supply to return to normal.
  50. foreign interests
    The U.S. Is Playing Catch-Up at Vaccine DiplomacyAmerica can still make a major difference in the efforts to get COVID-19 vaccines into arms globally, but Russia and China have a big head start.
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