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DOD IG report says Jackson as Obama’s physician ‘bullied’ subordinates

Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty ImagesBy BENJAMIN SIEGEL, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Former White House physician Ronny Jackson "bullied" subordinates and made sexual comments about female colleagues while serving as President Barack Obama's official doctor, according to a   ... Read More


Fewer people will qualify for stimulus checks under new agreement on COVID-19 bill

LPETTET/iStockBy ALLISON PECORIN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Fewer people will qualify for direct payments as part of the new COVID-19 relief bill under an agreement by Senate Democrats.

The agreement more narrowly tailors who qualifies for those $1,400 direct   ... Read More


Mississippi passes bill banning transgender student-athletes from female sports teams

kuzma/iStockBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News

(JACKSON, Miss.) -- Mississippi legislators have passed a bill that would ban transgender athletes from competing on female sports teams in schools and universities -- one of over two dozen similar measures proposed by   ... Read More


Biden calls Texas decision to reopen ‘Neanderthal thinking’

PinkOmelet/iStockBy STEPHANIE EBBS, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- President Joe Biden on Wednesday called Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's decision to end his state's mask mandate "Neanderthal thinking," echoing frustration from top COVID-19 response officials in his administration that case numbers   ... Read More


Cuomo issues public apology in wake of scandal: ‘I never meant to offend anyone’

Jeenah Moon/Getty ImagesBY: MARLENE LENTHANG, ABC NEWS(WASHINGTON) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday addressed the sexual harassment scandal he's facing and apologized for his actions.“I want New Yorkers to hear from me directly on this:   ... Read More


Biden’s first 100 days updates: Biden agrees to narrow direct payment eligibility

Official White House Photo by Lawrence JacksonBy MICHELLE STODDART, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- Wednesday is Day 43 of the administration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

Here is how the day unfolded. All time Eastern:Mar   ... Read More


Michelle Obama speaks out about Biden inauguration, kids’ edition of “Becoming”

ABC NewsBy KATIE KINDELAN, NICOLE CURTIS and DANIELLE GENET, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Former first lady Michelle Obama is speaking out for the first time since the inauguration of President Joe Biden, sharing the "reality" that faced guests   ... Read More


First lady wades into school reopening debate with trip to two schools

Official White House Photo by Adam SchultzBy SARAH KOLINOVSKY, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- First lady Jill Biden is wading into the debate over reopening schools with a visit to two schools Wednesday in Connecticut and Pennsylvania alongside the newly   ... Read More


House Democrats pass election reforms as GOP moves to change voting laws

hermosawave/iStockBy BENJAMIN SIEGEL, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The House late Wednesday night passed a sweeping ethics and voting rights package, first introduced in 2019.

The "For the People Act of 2021" is something Democrats say is urgently needed as   ... Read More


Meet Kathy Hochul, the woman who could succeed Cuomo if he leaves office

John Lamparski/Getty ImagesBy IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- With New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo under investigation for his miscounting of COVID-19 nursing home deaths and the New York attorney general reviewing sexual harassment allegations against him, the   ... Read More


COVID-19 vaccines rescued by boat amid severe flooding in Kentucky

Kentucky River District Health DepartmentBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News

(LEE COUNTY, Ky.) -- After severe flooding almost jeopardized a Kentucky health department's COVID-19 vaccine storage, a crew of public health and emergency response personnel helped salvage 150 doses via   ... Read More


Biden’s first 100 days live updates: Tanden withdraws her nomination to lead OMB

Official White House Photo by Adam SchultzBy MICHELLE STODDART, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- Tuesday is Day 42 of the administration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

Here is how the day is unfolding. All time Eastern:   ... Read More


Biden’s first 100 days live updates: Tanden withdraws her nomination to lead OMB

Official White House Photo by Adam SchultzBy MICHELLE STODDART, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- Tuesday is Day 42 of the administration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

Here is how the day is unfolding. All time Eastern:   ... Read More


Biden’s first 100 days live updates: Tanden withdraws her nomination to lead OMB

Official White House Photo by Adam SchultzBy MICHELLE STODDART, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- Tuesday is Day 42 of the administration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

Here is how the day is unfolding. All time Eastern:   ... Read More


Biden’s first 100 days live updates: Tanden withdraws her nomination to lead OMB

Official White House Photo by Adam SchultzBy MICHELLE STODDART, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- Tuesday is Day 42 of the administration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

Here is how the day is unfolding. All time Eastern:   ... Read More


Biden’s first 100 days live updates: Tanden withdraws her nomination to lead OMB

Official White House Photo by Adam SchultzBy MICHELLE STODDART, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- Tuesday is Day 42 of the administration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

Here is how the day is unfolding. All time Eastern:   ... Read More


Biden’s first 100 days live updates: Tanden withdraws her nomination to lead OMB

Official White House Photo by Adam SchultzBy MICHELLE STODDART, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- Tuesday is Day 42 of the administration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

Here is how the day is unfolding. All time Eastern:   ... Read More


Biden’s first 100 days live updates: Tanden withdraws her nomination to lead OMB

Official White House Photo by Adam SchultzBy MICHELLE STODDART, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- Tuesday is Day 42 of the administration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

Here is how the day is unfolding. All time Eastern:   ... Read More


Biden’s first 100 days live updates: Tanden withdraws her nomination to lead OMB

Official White House Photo by Adam SchultzBy MICHELLE STODDART, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- Tuesday is Day 42 of the administration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

Here is how the day is unfolding. All time Eastern:   ... Read More


Biden’s first 100 days live updates: Tanden withdraws her nomination to lead OMB

Official White House Photo by Adam SchultzBy MICHELLE STODDART, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- Tuesday is Day 42 of the administration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

Here is how the day is unfolding. All time Eastern:   ... Read More


Biden’s first 100 days live updates: Tanden withdraws her nomination to lead OMB

Official White House Photo by Adam SchultzBy MICHELLE STODDART, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- Tuesday is Day 42 of the administration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

Here is how the day is unfolding. All time Eastern:   ... Read More


Biden’s first 100 days live updates: Tanden withdraws her nomination to lead OMB

Official White House Photo by Adam SchultzBy MICHELLE STODDART, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- Tuesday is Day 42 of the administration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

Here is how the day is unfolding. All time Eastern:   ... Read More


Biden’s first 100 days live updates: Tanden withdraws her nomination to lead OMB

Official White House Photo by Adam SchultzBy MICHELLE STODDART, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- Tuesday is Day 42 of the administration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

Here is how the day is unfolding. All time Eastern:   ... Read More


FBI director testifies for first time since Capitol assault

uschools/iStockBy ALEXANDER MALLIN and LUKE BARR, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- Testifying in front of Congress for the first time since the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol, FBI Director Christopher Wray told lawmakers Tuesday he was "appalled" about   ... Read More


Biden hits Russia with sanctions for opposition leader Navalny’s poisoning, detention

Official White House Photo by Adam SchultzBy CONNOR FINNEGAN and PATRICK REEVELL, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- The White House announced President Joe Biden's first sanctions against Russia on Tuesday over the Russian government's poisoning and detention of opposition leader   ... Read More


DOD IG report says Jackson as Obama’s physician ‘bullied’ subordinates

Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty ImagesBy BENJAMIN SIEGEL, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Former White House physician Ronny Jackson "bullied" subordinates and made sexual comments about female colleagues while serving as President Barack Obama's official doctor, according to a   ... Read More


Fewer people will qualify for stimulus checks under new agreement on COVID-19 bill

LPETTET/iStockBy ALLISON PECORIN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Fewer people will qualify for direct payments as part of the new COVID-19 relief bill under an agreement by Senate Democrats.

The agreement more narrowly tailors who qualifies for those $1,400 direct   ... Read More


Mississippi passes bill banning transgender student-athletes from female sports teams

kuzma/iStockBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News

(JACKSON, Miss.) -- Mississippi legislators have passed a bill that would ban transgender athletes from competing on female sports teams in schools and universities -- one of over two dozen similar measures proposed by   ... Read More


Biden calls Texas decision to reopen ‘Neanderthal thinking’

PinkOmelet/iStockBy STEPHANIE EBBS, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- President Joe Biden on Wednesday called Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's decision to end his state's mask mandate "Neanderthal thinking," echoing frustration from top COVID-19 response officials in his administration that case numbers   ... Read More


Cuomo issues public apology in wake of scandal: ‘I never meant to offend anyone’

Jeenah Moon/Getty ImagesBY: MARLENE LENTHANG, ABC NEWS(WASHINGTON) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday addressed the sexual harassment scandal he's facing and apologized for his actions.“I want New Yorkers to hear from me directly on this:   ... Read More


Biden’s first 100 days updates: Biden agrees to narrow direct payment eligibility

Official White House Photo by Lawrence JacksonBy MICHELLE STODDART, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- Wednesday is Day 43 of the administration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

Here is how the day unfolded. All time Eastern:Mar   ... Read More


Michelle Obama speaks out about Biden inauguration, kids’ edition of “Becoming”

ABC NewsBy KATIE KINDELAN, NICOLE CURTIS and DANIELLE GENET, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Former first lady Michelle Obama is speaking out for the first time since the inauguration of President Joe Biden, sharing the "reality" that faced guests   ... Read More


First lady wades into school reopening debate with trip to two schools

Official White House Photo by Adam SchultzBy SARAH KOLINOVSKY, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- First lady Jill Biden is wading into the debate over reopening schools with a visit to two schools Wednesday in Connecticut and Pennsylvania alongside the newly   ... Read More


House Democrats pass election reforms as GOP moves to change voting laws

hermosawave/iStockBy BENJAMIN SIEGEL, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The House late Wednesday night passed a sweeping ethics and voting rights package, first introduced in 2019.

The "For the People Act of 2021" is something Democrats say is urgently needed as   ... Read More


Meet Kathy Hochul, the woman who could succeed Cuomo if he leaves office

John Lamparski/Getty ImagesBy IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- With New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo under investigation for his miscounting of COVID-19 nursing home deaths and the New York attorney general reviewing sexual harassment allegations against him, the   ... Read More


COVID-19 vaccines rescued by boat amid severe flooding in Kentucky

Kentucky River District Health DepartmentBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News

(LEE COUNTY, Ky.) -- After severe flooding almost jeopardized a Kentucky health department's COVID-19 vaccine storage, a crew of public health and emergency response personnel helped salvage 150 doses via   ... Read More


Biden’s first 100 days live updates: Tanden withdraws her nomination to lead OMB

Official White House Photo by Adam SchultzBy MICHELLE STODDART, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- Tuesday is Day 42 of the administration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

Here is how the day is unfolding. All time Eastern:   ... Read More


Biden’s first 100 days live updates: Tanden withdraws her nomination to lead OMB

Official White House Photo by Adam SchultzBy MICHELLE STODDART, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- Tuesday is Day 42 of the administration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

Here is how the day is unfolding. All time Eastern:   ... Read More


Biden’s first 100 days live updates: Tanden withdraws her nomination to lead OMB

Official White House Photo by Adam SchultzBy MICHELLE STODDART, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- Tuesday is Day 42 of the administration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

Here is how the day is unfolding. All time Eastern:   ... Read More


Biden’s first 100 days live updates: Tanden withdraws her nomination to lead OMB

Official White House Photo by Adam SchultzBy MICHELLE STODDART, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- Tuesday is Day 42 of the administration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

Here is how the day is unfolding. All time Eastern:   ... Read More


Biden’s first 100 days live updates: Tanden withdraws her nomination to lead OMB

Official White House Photo by Adam SchultzBy MICHELLE STODDART, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- Tuesday is Day 42 of the administration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

Here is how the day is unfolding. All time Eastern:   ... Read More


Biden’s first 100 days live updates: Tanden withdraws her nomination to lead OMB

Official White House Photo by Adam SchultzBy MICHELLE STODDART, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- Tuesday is Day 42 of the administration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

Here is how the day is unfolding. All time Eastern:   ... Read More


Biden’s first 100 days live updates: Tanden withdraws her nomination to lead OMB

Official White House Photo by Adam SchultzBy MICHELLE STODDART, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- Tuesday is Day 42 of the administration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

Here is how the day is unfolding. All time Eastern:   ... Read More


Biden’s first 100 days live updates: Tanden withdraws her nomination to lead OMB

Official White House Photo by Adam SchultzBy MICHELLE STODDART, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- Tuesday is Day 42 of the administration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

Here is how the day is unfolding. All time Eastern:   ... Read More


Biden’s first 100 days live updates: Tanden withdraws her nomination to lead OMB

Official White House Photo by Adam SchultzBy MICHELLE STODDART, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- Tuesday is Day 42 of the administration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

Here is how the day is unfolding. All time Eastern:   ... Read More


Biden’s first 100 days live updates: Tanden withdraws her nomination to lead OMB

Official White House Photo by Adam SchultzBy MICHELLE STODDART, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- Tuesday is Day 42 of the administration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

Here is how the day is unfolding. All time Eastern:   ... Read More


Biden’s first 100 days live updates: Tanden withdraws her nomination to lead OMB

Official White House Photo by Adam SchultzBy MICHELLE STODDART, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- Tuesday is Day 42 of the administration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

Here is how the day is unfolding. All time Eastern:   ... Read More


Biden’s first 100 days live updates: Tanden withdraws her nomination to lead OMB

Official White House Photo by Adam SchultzBy MICHELLE STODDART, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- Tuesday is Day 42 of the administration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

Here is how the day is unfolding. All time Eastern:   ... Read More


FBI director testifies for first time since Capitol assault

uschools/iStockBy ALEXANDER MALLIN and LUKE BARR, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- Testifying in front of Congress for the first time since the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol, FBI Director Christopher Wray told lawmakers Tuesday he was "appalled" about   ... Read More


Biden hits Russia with sanctions for opposition leader Navalny’s poisoning, detention

Official White House Photo by Adam SchultzBy CONNOR FINNEGAN and PATRICK REEVELL, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- The White House announced President Joe Biden's first sanctions against Russia on Tuesday over the Russian government's poisoning and detention of opposition leader   ... Read More


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