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Biden Ends Military’s Transgender Ban, Part of Broad Discrimination Fight

At the Pentagon, officials said they welcomed the action, and indicated that the department would begin implementing it quickly. “The department will immediately take appropriate…

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Uber, After Buying Postmates, Lays Off More Than 180 Employees

SAN FRANCISCO — Uber on Thursday laid off roughly 185 people from its Postmates division, or about 15 percent of Postmates’ total work force, said…

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White House Orders Assessment on Violent Extremism in U.S.

WASHINGTON — President Biden on Friday ordered the director of national intelligence to work with the F.B.I. and the Department of Homeland Security to conduct…

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Senate Confirms Austin in Historic Vote, Installing First Black Defense Secretary

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Friday confirmed Lloyd J. Austin III as defense secretary, filling a critical national security position in President Biden’s cabinet and…

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Can Someone Please Open the Door?

WASHINGTON — It was the culminating moment of a transfer of power: President Biden and the first lady, Jill Biden, walked up the driveway to…

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In Biden’s Washington, Democrats and Republicans Are Not United on ‘Unity’

The new White House press secretary, Jen Psaki, later dismissed the notion that Mr. Biden’s opening policy initiatives have not lived up to his unity…

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Congress Grants Waiver to Austin to Serve as Defense Secretary

WASHINGTON — The House and Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a special waiver to allow Lloyd J. Austin III, a retired four-star Army general, to…

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Buttigieg’s Climate Promises: What Could He Actually Do?

WASHINGTON — Pete Buttigieg, President Biden’s choice to lead the Department of Transportation, vowed to make climate change a top priority during his Senate confirmation…

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President Biden’s 17 Executive Orders in Detail

On Climate Change Chief among executive orders that begin to tackle the issue of climate change, Mr. Biden has signed a letter to re-enter the…

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The Inauguration Kept Crowds Out and Tried to Bring America In

Inauguration Day 2017 was notable, in part, for who wasn’t there: There were vast empty spaces on the National Mall, which the Trump Administration would…

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