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In this file photo, family members gather for a road naming ceremony with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, center, his son Hunter Biden, left, and his sister Valerie Biden Owens, right, joined by other family members during a ceremony to name a national road after his late son Joseph R. "Beau" Biden III, in the village of Sojevo, Kosovo, on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu) ** FILE **

Two Senate Republicans released a report on Wednesday detailing Joseph R. Biden’s alleged conflicts of interest tied to his son Hunter Biden’s business dealings in countries where the former vice president was wielding considerable influence at the time.

National and World News | Amy Coney Barrett, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit judge, speaks during the University of Notre Dame's Law School commencement ceremony at the university, in South Bend, Ind. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP, File)

Media outlets have already taken aim at U.S. District Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a possible Supreme Court nominee, whipping up alarm about her abortion views and linking her Catholic beliefs to “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

National and World News | This September 2020 photo provided by Johnson & Johnson shows a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine being developed by the company. Johnson & Johnson is beginning a huge final study to try to prove if the single-dose vaccine can protect against the coronavirus. (Cheryl Gerber/Courtesy of Johnson & Johnson via AP)

Johnson & Johnson launched a massive human trial of its coronavirus vaccine Wednesday, paving the way for another option as the U.S. preps an immunization campaign to defeat the pandemic.

National and World News | Mei Xiang cradles her newborn cub at the Smithsonian National Zoo on Aug. 25, 2020. Zookeepers expect to be able to perform a health check soon. (Smithsonian Institution)

The first giant panda cub born at the National Zoo in five years turned a month old this week, and zoo veterinarians say the cub appears healthy and strong.

This March 27, 2008, file photo shows the Pentagon in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File) ** FILE **

A decision this month by Air Force officials to publicly acknowledge that it has secretly built and flown a prototype in its Next Generation Air Dominance (NGAD) program is raising as many questions as it is providing answers to experts and military analysts.

Law enforcement in the U.S. and abroad netted the arrests of 179 people and the seizure of more than $6.5 million in funds during a global operation targeting opioid sales on the darknet, Justice Department officials said Tuesday.

ICE mug shot for Jhonny Alejandro Soto-Ubaldo. (ICE.gov)

Federal agents say they finally have caught an undocumented immigrant they’ve been after for several years but who was released 10 times by police in New York under sanctuary city policies.

Don Lemon attends CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute at the American Museum of Natural History on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) **FILE**

CNN’s Don Lemon declared Monday night that “we’re going to have to blow up the entire system” if Democrats win in November.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

The House passed an emergency short-term funding bill late Tuesday night, easing concerns that Congress would tip into a government shutdown amid a coronavirus pandemic that shuttered the American economy.

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Vice President Mike Pence's National Security Adviser Keith Kellogg speaks during a press briefing in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. McEnany said "I fired her" referring to Pence's former homeland security advisor Olivia Troye, who has recently criticized President Donald Trump's handling of the pandemic. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The national security adviser to Vice President Mike Pence scolded Olivia Troye — the former aide painting a damning portrait of President Trump’s coronavirus response — in unusually blunt terms Tuesday, saying she made up stories from the task force room and couldn’t do her own job.

College students seem to be caught in fears about coronavirus transmission, but aren't succumbing to the disease, which hits older adults the hardest. Public health officials say it's only a matter of time before off-campus activities will spill into the community and reverse gains made against the disease. (Associated Press)

Few college students are landing in the hospital from the coronavirus but they remain the crosshairs of public officials who fear their parties and lax adherence to quarantine rules are bound to fuel community spread off-campus, hurting the vulnerable.

A view of FedExField before an NFL match against the Philadelphia Eagles and the Washington Football Team on Sunday, September 13, 2020 in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Daniel Kucin Jr.) **FILE**

FedEx defended its decision to ask Washington to abandon its Redskins moniker during a shareholders call Monday, swatting down a questioner who wondered why the company had “alienated wide swathes of customers who are sick to death of loud, performative wokeness.”

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg, right, walks with a member of the training staff as he heads to the dugout after leaving the game during the first inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) **FILE**

In a year that was supposed to be about defending their title, the Nationals failed to gain any sort of positive traction from the very beginning of the season. Instead, they’re now likely to be in line for a top-five draft pick. With the regular season in its final week — Washington’s last game is Sunday — here are the five main reasons why this year was a bust for the Nationals.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

The House passed an emergency short-term funding bill late Tuesday night, easing concerns that Congress would tip into a government shutdown amid a coronavirus pandemic that shuttered the American economy.

Law enforcement in the U.S. and abroad netted the arrests of 179 people and the seizure of more than $6.5 million in funds during a global operation targeting opioid sales on the darknet, Justice Department officials said Tuesday.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo listens during the third annual U.S.-Qatar Strategic Dialogue at the State Dept., Monday, Sept. 14, 2020 in Washington. (Erin Scott/Pool via AP)

Mike Pompeo | National and World News

The United States is pushing back against stepped-up Chinese military activities near Taiwan and in the South China Sea as a means of deterring a conflict with Beijing, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says.

Cindy McCain, wife of former Arizona Sen. John McCain, waves to the crowd after being acknowledged by Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey during his State of the State address. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Cindy McCain, the widow of the late Sen. John McCain of Arizona, endorsed Joseph R. Biden for president on Tuesday, calling him a good and honest man who will lead the country with dignity.

More than a dozen pending federal cases on rights and restrictions to abortion only indirectly concern the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling and could soon be appearing on the Supreme Court's docket. (Associated Press)

Legal analysts say overturning Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that legalized abortion, isn’t the only way a conservative-led Supreme Court might cut access to it.

An anti-Nazi poster circa 1932 Associated Press photo

As the parallels between the Weimar Republic and today’s America accumulate ominously, there is one parallel that is worth particular attention. That is, the characterization of ideological hooligans as “peaceful protestors.”

Illustration on the revised view of Jimmy Carter by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

We all ought to learn from history, not try to hide from it, like Jimmy Carter or those who pull down statues in the public square.

The America First agenda has enjoyed mixed results. Tariffs brought China to the negotiating table but the Phase One Trade Deal does little more than set numerical targets for Chinese purchases.

Illustration on Trump's job creation by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Donald Trump has proven that he knows what it takes to create jobs on a massive scale and ensure that prosperity is shared by all Americans

President Barack Obama embracing Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg prior to his State of The Union speech in January of 2016. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Donald Trump, who is president at least until noon on Jan. 20, 2021, had the audacity to declare that he would fill the vacant Supreme Court seat — just as the U.S. Constitution directs him to do.

The Weaponization of Weather in the Phony Climate War (book cover)

Climate change concerns could be reasonably mitigated if more people would carefully consider “The Weaponization of Weather in the Phony Climate War” by Joe Bastardi.

In this Jan. 31, 2018, file photo, a Lyft logo is installed on a Lyft driver's car next to an Uber sticker in Pittsburgh. On Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, a California judge ordered ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft to treat their drivers as employees, not contractors. On Aug. 20, 2020, an appeals court issued an injunction allowing the companies to continue operating as usual pending outcome of the appeal by Uber. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File) **FILE**

Sami’s Law is a bill crafted with the best of intentions. However, its passage would also be accompanied by plenty of changes that were not intended and which will ultimately have a negative impact on all involved.

Let’s take a breadth and follow the Constitution. The Senate Judiciary Committee should hold hearings within two weeks, vote the nomination out and the Senate should confirm Amy Coney Barrett in late October.

Illustration on the Middle East peace process by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Before there was a Palestinian-Israeli conflict, there was an Arab-Israeli conflict. Last week, on the White House lawn, that older conflict was put to rest.

An armed member of the militant group al-Shabab attends a rally on the outskirts of Mogadishu, Somalia. (AP Photo, File)

Trump administration | National and World News

Unprecedented diplomacy gave the Trump administration a path out of Afghanistan, and questions have been raised about whether a similar playbook could work for the seemingly endless U.S. military mission in Somalia.

In this file photo, Colby Covington reacts after his win against Rafael Dos Anjos during their interim welterweight UFC 225 mixed martial arts bout Saturday, June 9, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jim Young) **FILE**

Max Kellerman | National and World News

ESPN’s Max Kellerman jumped to the defense of “Black Lives Matter” on Tuesday with claims of “right-wing agitators posing as protesters” in response to comments by UFC star Colby Covington.

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