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House Approves Short-Term Bill to Avoid a Shutdown

The effort to stave off a shutdown six weeks before Election Day comes as the looming brawl over filling the Supreme Court vacancy left by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death has further intensified

U.K. drops plan to let people ‘choose their sex’

The British government has dropped a plan to make it easier for people to choose their legal gender, instead making a few adjustments to existing laws for those who want to live as the opposite sex.K

House hits pause on spending vote as Hill leaders resume talks

Congressional leaders are back at the negotiating table over the three-month stopgap — which is intended to punt any fiscal drama past Sept.A deal appeared to be coming together on Friday, including

U.K. Opposition Leader Says Boris Johnson Is ‘Just Not Up to the Job’

LONDON — In his first major address since becoming the leader of the opposition Labour Party in Britain, Keir Starmer took aim at Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s handling of the coronavirus crisis,

Premier Inn owner Whitbread warns 6,000 jobs could go as UK announces new restrictions on pubs

Whitbread, the owner of Premier Inn hotels and Beefeater restaurants, said in a statement that the layoffs could affect up to 18% of its workforce.Michael Gove, a senior UK government minister, told S

DeVos to Be Investigated for Potential Violation of Ethics Law

WASHINGTON — An independent government agency will investigate whether Education Secretary Betsy DeVos breached a law forbidding federal employees from engaging in political activities on the job a

China Sentences Ren Zhiqiang, Tycoon Who Criticized Xi, to 18 Years in Prison

A Chinese court on Tuesday sentenced an outspoken Chinese property tycoon who had denounced the Communist Party leader, Xi Jinping, to 18 years in prison for corruption, a harsh punishment aimed at qu

Opinion | How Democrats Should Fight For Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Seat

This brings us to the most important step: Democrats should commit to the structural reforms necessary to undo the damage Republicans have wrought.The Senate overrepresents white conservatives, while

N.I.H. Official Departs After Anonymous Posts Attacking Public Health Leaders

WASHINGTON — The National Institutes of Health said on Monday that one of its public affairs officers would retire after he was revealed to be surreptitiously attacking his employer and one of its d

No, you can’t buy Venezuela’s Petro on any overseas exchanges

A New York-based crypto exchange has listed a token with the same name as the Venezuelan state-issued asset, the Petro (PTR).Exchanges such as BitMart have recently begun listing this similarly named