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Biden, Calling for Action, Commits U.S. to Halving Its Climate Emissions

Biden, Calling for Action, Commits U.S. to Halving Its Climate Emissions

By Lisa Friedman, Somini Sengupta and Coral Davenport

Addressing leaders at a virtual summit meeting he convened, the president cast the fight against global warming as an economic opportunity for the world.

Biden Will Seek Tax Increase on Rich to Fund Child Care and Education

Biden Will Seek Tax Increase on Rich to Fund Child Care and Education

By Jim Tankersley

The American Family Plan, which the president wants to pay for by increasing the capital gains tax and the top marginal income tax rate, currently doesn't include an effort to expand health coverage.

How New York's Mayoral Hopefuls Would Change the N.Y.P.D.

How New York's Mayoral Hopefuls Would Change the N.Y.P.D.

By Emma G. Fitzsimmons and Ashley Southall

Some candidates in the Democratic primary want to cut $1 billion or more from the police budget, while others have more moderate proposals, frustrating activists.

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Today's Videos

NASA's Mars Ingenuity Helicopter Completes Second Flight

Video Video: NASA's Mars Ingenuity Helicopter Completes Second Flight

By NASA

Ingenuity, Nasa's experimental helicopter on Mars, soared higher and longer during its second test flight, on Thursday, than it did during its first flight, on Monday.

House Lawmakers Approve D.C. Statehood Bill

Video Video: House Lawmakers Approve D.C. Statehood Bill

By The Associated Press and Reuters

The House passed legislation that would establish Washington, D.C., as the 51st state. The bill, approved in a 216-to-208 vote along party lines on Thursday, still faces obstacles in the Senate.

Britain Apologizes for Racism in World War I Memorials

Video Video: Britain Apologizes for Racism in World War I Memorials

By The Associated Press

Defense Minister Ben Wallace apologized on behalf of the government after an investigation found that many African, Indian and Arab soldiers who died in World War I did not receive proper memorials.

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