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Concerns About Diversity as Black Staff Members Leave Congress

Low pay, a high cost of living and an insulated culture make it hard for Black aides to build a career in Congress.

Glenn Youngkin Talks About Virginia. His Base Talks About Donald Trump.

Republicans in Virginia are saying what their nominee for governor will not: The governor’s race is a proxy for Mr. Trump’s grievances.

Democrats Work to Sell an Unfinished Bill

As President Biden and his allies in Congress work to whittle down the size of their ambitious domestic plans, Democrats must sell a bill without knowing precisely what will be in it.

How 3 Strangers a World Away Came to the Rescue of a Badly Burned Afghan Girl

The story of 8-year-old Asma, injured by a U.S. tear-gas canister, echoes the heartbreak and heroism of the 20-year American misadventure in Afghanistan.

Guantánamo Bay Cemetery Offers a View of the Base's History

The U.S. military cemetery at Guantánamo Bay offers a history of the century-old base — minus the outpost’s war-on-terror mission.

Money Floods the Race for Control of Congress, More Than a Year Early

The main House war chests for both Democrats and Republicans have a combined $128 million in the bank — more than double the sum at this point in 2020.

U.S. Pledges to Pay Family of Those Killed in Botched Kabul Drone Strike

The Pentagon offered unspecified amounts to relatives of the 10 civilians who died in Aug. 29 attack and agreed to help relocate those who want to move to the U.S.

Pete Buttigieg Joins the Parental Leave Debate: ‘This Is Work.’

“It’s one thing to believe something as a matter of policy,” Mr. Buttigieg said about taking paid time off. “It’s another to live it and see how much of a difference it could make.”

Illinois Democrats Propose New Gerrymandered Congressional Maps

The districts would be among the most gerrymandered in the country. The Republican-friendly seat held by Representative Adam Kinzinger, a Trump antagonist, would be eliminated.

Capitol Police Officer Charged With Obstructing Justice in Jan. 6 Case

Michael A. Riley, a veteran of the force, encouraged a man in the Capitol during the riot to delete social media posts showing he was there, according to the indictment.

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