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Biden Speaks With Saudi King; Unclear if Khashoggi Killing Was Discussed

WASHINGTON — President Biden held his first call with King Salman of Saudi Arabia on Thursday, but the official White House description of it made no mention of the imminent release of an American intelligence report that implicates the king’s son, and heir apparent, in the killing of the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.In the days leading up to the conversation between Mr. Biden and...

Biden Revokes Trump’s Pause on Green Cards

WASHINGTON — President Biden reopened the country on Wednesday to people seeking green cards, ending a ban on legal immigration that President Donald J. Trump imposed last spring, citing what he said was the need to protect American jobs during the pandemic.In a proclamation, Mr. Biden said that the ban did “not advance the interests of the United States,” challenging Mr. Trump’s claims that...

In Stimulus Debate, Senate Parliamentarian Holds Broad Sway

During the impeachment proceeding this month, Ms. MacDonough spent hours on the Senate dais, advising Senator Patrick J. Leahy, Democrat of Vermont, as he played the unprecedented role of presiding over the trial of a former president. She and her advisers have provided guidance to Democratic senators as they become accustomed — some of them for the first time, others for the first time...

Biden Marks Covid Milestone in Emotional White House Ceremony

Andy Slavitt, a senior adviser to Mr. Biden, opened Monday’s Covid-19 briefing with a reminder that the country was about to reach “a grim milestone.”“Everyone lost is someone whose life and gifts were cut short,” Mr. Slavitt said. “Our hearts go out to all of those who are grieving loved ones who are so deeply missed. For those of us in the administration, the...

Iran Curbs Nuclear Inspectors, but Appears to Leave Space for a Deal

Iran appears to have partly lifted its threat to sharply limit international inspections of its nuclear facilities starting on Tuesday, giving Western nations three months to see if the beginnings of a new diplomatic initiative with the United States and Europe will restore the 2015 nuclear deal.After a weekend trip to Tehran, Rafael Grossi, the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, said...
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