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U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on gun violence prevention in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on April 8, 2021. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)

President Joe Biden announces new limits on guns in wake of mass shootings

First steps target ghost guns, violence prevention, ‘red flag’ laws, weapons trafficking

George Floyd’s brother Terrence Floyd, flanked by the Rev. Al Sharpton, left, and attorney Ben Crump, spoke with emotion at a prayer service Sunday, March 28. (Star Tribune/TNS)

Jurors will consider George Floyd’s death — not the issue of race — in the Derek Chauvin murder trial

MINNEAPOLIS — In the streets, protesters are assailing years of police violence…

Sen. Dianne Feinstein became California’s longest-serving U.S. senator Sunday. (Samuel Corum/Getty Images/TNS)

Dianne Feinstein becomes California’s longest-serving US senator

Jennifer Haberkorn Los Angeles Times Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Sunday became the…

Xavier Becerra was confirmed as Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary on March 18, 2021. (Leigh Vogel/Pool/Getty Images/TNS)

Becerra confirmed as HHS secretary, the first Latino to lead agency

Eli Stokols Los Angeles Times Xavier Becerra was narrowly confirmed as the…

Xavier Becerra was confirmed as Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary on March 18, 2021. (Leigh Vogel/Pool/Getty Images/TNS)
Eight people were killed Tuesday, March 16, 2021, in shootings at massage parlors across the Atlanta area. (Dreamstime/TNS)

Man captured in Atlanta-area spa shootings is suspected of killing 8 people at 3 locations

Henri Hollis, Shaddi Abusaid and Alexis Stevens The Atlanta Journal-Constitution A man…

Eight people were killed Tuesday, March 16, 2021, in shootings at massage parlors across the Atlanta area. (Dreamstime/TNS)
President Joe Biden delivers an address to the nation from the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. President Biden gave the address to mark the one-year anniversary of the shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Alex Wong/Getty Images/TNS)

Biden projects hope in speech: All adults can be vaccinated by end of May

David Lauter and Eli Stokols Los Angeles Times After a grim winter…

President Joe Biden delivers an address to the nation from the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. President Biden gave the address to mark the one-year anniversary of the shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Alex Wong/Getty Images/TNS)
U.S. Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland speaks during his confirmation hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on Feb. 22, 2021, in Washington, D.C. (Demetrius Freeman/Pool/Getty Images/TNS)

Senate confirms Garland as attorney general

Merrick Garland takes over the Justice Department determined to curb the rise…

U.S. Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland speaks during his confirmation hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on Feb. 22, 2021, in Washington, D.C. (Demetrius Freeman/Pool/Getty Images/TNS)
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) sign the Bill Enrollment for the Biden American Rescue Plan on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)

House sends massive coronavirus relief bill to Biden

The House cleared a $1.86 trillion COVID-19 relief package Wednesday that would…

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) sign the Bill Enrollment for the Biden American Rescue Plan on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)

Biden to order 100 million more J&J doses, boosting supply

President Joe Biden will double the U.S. order of Johnson & Johnson’s…

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) enters the U.S. Capitol Building on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, in Washington, D.C. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Impeachment vote lays bare the fault line through Republican Party

Loyalty to Trump, increasing radicalization divide voters

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) enters the U.S. Capitol Building on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, in Washington, D.C. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said schools should use masks and social distancing to safely resume in-person learning. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/TNS)

CDC sets guidance for schools to reopen safely during pandemic ‘as soon as possible’

Officials say vaccinating teachers a priority, but not a prerequisite for return to classroom

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said schools should use masks and social distancing to safely resume in-person learning. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/TNS)
U.S. President Joe Biden has approved orders related to sex, gender and sexual identity discrimination in his first days in office. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/TNS)

Biden reverses Trump’s ban on transgender individuals in military

By Joe Dworetzky Bay City News Foundation President Joe Biden on Monday…

U.S. President Joe Biden has approved orders related to sex, gender and sexual identity discrimination in his first days in office. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/TNS)
President Joe Biden plans to sign a number of executive orders over the next week. (Biden Transition/CNP/Zuma Press/TNS)

Biden signals new direction by signing mask order on his first day in office

President plans ambitious 10-day push of executive orders, legislation

President Joe Biden plans to sign a number of executive orders over the next week. (Biden Transition/CNP/Zuma Press/TNS)
Kamala Harris is sworn in as vice president by U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor as her husband Doug Emhoff looks on at the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington, D.C. (Alex Wong/Getty Images/TNS)

A new turn in history: Kamala Harris sworn in as 49th vice president

Noah Bierman and Melanie Mason Los Angeles Times Kamala Devi Harris, born…

Kamala Harris is sworn in as vice president by U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor as her husband Doug Emhoff looks on at the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington, D.C. (Alex Wong/Getty Images/TNS)
MARIETTA, GA - NOVEMBER 15: Democratic U.S. Senate candidates Jon Ossoff (R) and Raphael Warnock (L) of Georgia taps elbows during a rally for supporters on November 15, 2020 in Marietta, Georgia. Both become senators Wednesday.  (Jenny Jarvie/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Vice President Harris swears in senators Padilla, Warnock, Ossoff

New Democratic senators tip balance of power in upper legislative house

MARIETTA, GA - NOVEMBER 15: Democratic U.S. Senate candidates Jon Ossoff (R) and Raphael Warnock (L) of Georgia taps elbows during a rally for supporters on November 15, 2020 in Marietta, Georgia. Both become senators Wednesday.  (Jenny Jarvie/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
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With executive orders, Biden to reverse Trump policies on environment, immigration

Evan Halper Los Angeles Times President-elect Joe Biden will move swiftly to…

(Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
From left, Doug Emhoff, U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Jill Biden and President-elect Joe Biden wave as they arrive on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol for the inauguration on Jan. 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. During today’s inauguration ceremony Joe Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images/TNS)

Joe Biden inaugurated as 46th president as Trump era comes to an end

Todd Spangler Detroit Free Press Taking over the reins of government at…

From left, Doug Emhoff, U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Jill Biden and President-elect Joe Biden wave as they arrive on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol for the inauguration on Jan. 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. During today’s inauguration ceremony Joe Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images/TNS)
U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speaks during an event to name President-elect Joe Biden’s economic team at the Queen Theater on Dec. 1, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (Alex Wong/Getty Images/TNS)

Kamala Harris to resign from Senate

Bridget Bowman CQ-Roll Call Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will resign from the…

U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speaks during an event to name President-elect Joe Biden’s economic team at the Queen Theater on Dec. 1, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (Alex Wong/Getty Images/TNS)
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) speaks during her weekly press conference on Capitol Hill on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021 in Washington, D.C. Pelosi called for the impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump a day after his supporters stormed the Capitol. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)

Feds seeking woman whose ex says she stole Nancy Pelosi’s laptop during Capitol riot

Jeremy Roebuck The Philadelphia Inquirer Federal authorities have obtained an arrest warrant…

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) speaks during her weekly press conference on Capitol Hill on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021 in Washington, D.C. Pelosi called for the impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump a day after his supporters stormed the Capitol. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi presides the US House of Representatives vote on the impeachment of US President Donald Trump at the US Capitol, January 13, 2021, in Washington, DC. - The Democrat-controlled US House of Representatives on January 13 opened debate on a historic second impeachment of President Donald Trump over his supporters' attack of the Capitol that left five dead. (SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images/TNS)

House votes 232-197 to impeach Trump a second time

Focus shifts to Senate, where McConnell has signaled he may not stand by president

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi presides the US House of Representatives vote on the impeachment of US President Donald Trump at the US Capitol, January 13, 2021, in Washington, DC. - The Democrat-controlled US House of Representatives on January 13 opened debate on a historic second impeachment of President Donald Trump over his supporters' attack of the Capitol that left five dead. (SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images/TNS)