President Biden mourned with families in Uvalde.

At a memorial in Texas, some spectators let it be known that in addition to empathy, they expected action.

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Ashley Biden and Xavier Becerra Test Positive for the Coronavirus

Neither is considered a close contact to the first couple, according to the administration.

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Both Sides Harden Positions on Anniversary of Nazi Defeat in Europe

The war in Ukraine was marked by posturing and signaling, with each side ramping up its rhetoric as the battle ground on.

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Jill Biden’s Secret Ukraine Trip

Ukrainian officials reached out several days ahead of Dr. Biden’s planned four-day tour of Eastern Europe to suggest a meeting with the Ukrainian first lady. The East Wing took the chance.

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CBS Presidents George Cheeks Tests Positive for Coronavirus

The network’s leader sat between the president and first lady, all unmasked, at the event.

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Jill Biden Embarks on Trip to Eastern Europe to Visit Ukrainian Refugees

The first lady is also scheduled to tour the Slovakian border with Ukraine, becoming the latest high-profile Biden administration official to come close to the conflict zone.

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Biden’s Tax Forms Show He and the First Lady Earned $610,702 in 2021

The president and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, also reported donations of $17,394 to 10 charities.

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Bidens Will Host a White House Wedding Reception for Their Granddaughter

Naomi Biden, 28, the daughter of Hunter Biden and Kathleen Buhle, will marry Peter Neal, 24, this fall.

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Ukraine’s U.N. Ambassador Will Be at Biden’s State of the Union Address

Ambassador Oksana Markarova will be seated in Jill Biden’s box, along with a whistle-blower from Facebook, a steelworker union member and other guests.

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What Does Vladimir Putin Want in Ukraine?

We spoke with Fiona Hill, a former Trump adviser, about how the Russian leader’s view of history has led him to the brink of war.

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Let’s All Sweat Student Debt

Flick that pen, Joe.

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Free Community College Won’t Be in Spending Bill, Jill Biden to Say

In a speech on Monday, the first lady will acknowledge that her signature legislative initiative is “no longer” in the Democrats’ spending bill.

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Biden to Present Plan to Cut Cancer Death Rate in Half

The president aims to revive the cancer “moonshot” program he headed as vice president.

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Relax, America: Willow, the White House Cat, Has Arrived

She interrupted a campaign speech. Jill Biden wanted to keep her.

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Biden Consoles Residents in Fire-Ravaged Colorado

The president said the devastation caused by natural disasters rooted in climate change was “a blinking ‘code red’ for our nation.”

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A Kennedy Center Honors With the Presidential Box Used as Intended

Former President Donald J. Trump did not attend the tribute, but President Biden was on hand as Bette Midler, Joni Mitchell, Berry Gordy, Justino Díaz and Lorne Michaels were honored.

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Democrats Work to Sell an Unfinished Bill

As President Biden and his allies in Congress work to whittle down the size of their ambitious domestic plans, Democrats must sell a bill without knowing precisely what will be in it.

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At 9/11 Ceremonies, Moments of Silence, Tributes and Tears

Twenty years after the worst attack on American soil, the loss of nearly 3,000 people was remembered in events across the country.

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Biden Urges Unity as Nation Remembers Sept. 11

Both President Biden and former President George W. Bush acknowledged that what has happened in the years since has only challenged the notion that Americans found strength in coming together.

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Jill Biden Returns to In-Person Teaching

Sending the first lady back into the classroom puts weight behind President Biden’s promise that his administration can get students safely back into in-person learning this fall.

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Jill Biden, Changing the Fashion Game

Cheering the American Olympians, the first lady broke with recent sartorial customs.

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Biden Meets With Florida Families as Rescue Pauses

The president said chances were fading that anyone else would be found alive under the mass of concrete and steel left by a collapsed condominium.

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Bidens to Visit Site of Condo Building Collapse

President and Jill Biden will visit Surfside, Fla., a week after a condo building collapsed, and are expected to meet with families of the victims and local officials.

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As the Pace of Vaccinations Slows, Biden Makes a Personal Appeal

The Biden administration is shifting its strategy from mass vaccination sites to a more localized effort, deploying top officials to canvass and knock on doors.

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Jill Biden Models Love and Sustainability at the G7

In her debut international trip as first lady, Dr. Biden played her part with style. Literally.

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Queen Elizabeth II Welcomed the Bidens to a Private Tea at Windsor

President Biden and the first lady seemed relaxed, and there were no obvious diplomatic breaches.

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In Pictures: President Biden’s Trip to Europe

The president is in Cornwall, England to meet with other leaders of wealthy democracies.

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In Delaware, Biden Indulges One of His Oldest Habits: Commuting

Still adjusting to the White House, the president sees Delaware as a place where he can be on display but still have his privacy protected.

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Beneath Joe Biden’s Folksy Demeanor, a Short Fuse and an Obsession With Details

As Mr. Biden settles into the office he has chased for more than three decades, aides say he demands hours of debate from scores of policy experts.

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Removing Masks Becomes the First Bipartisan Activity of Biden’s Washington

After the C.D.C. updated its mask guidance for vaccinated people, President Biden urged Americans to get along as things maybe, possibly start to return to normal.

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Kamala Harris and Jill Biden’s First 100 Days of Style

Kamala Harris doesn’t want to talk about clothes. Neither does Jill Biden. You can understand why. But lots of people still want to know what they are wearing.

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Harris Is Moving Into Newly Renovated Official Residence

The vice president had been living temporarily in Blair House while Number One Observatory Circle underwent repairs.

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Jill Biden, in California, Lends Support to Farmworkers Seeking Vaccinations

The first lady was in Delano, Calif., to mark the birthday of César Chávez, the labor organizer who formed the country’s first successful farmworkers’ union.

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Biden Visits Storm-Battered Texas and Vows Federal Help ‘For the Long Haul’

The overwhelming nature of grief has been the unofficial theme this week for a White House confronted with a disaster in the nation’s second largest state amid a pandemic.

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Biden Travels to Capitol to Pay Respects to Brian Sicknick

Mr. Sicknick is only the fifth person to lie in honor in the Capitol Rotunda.

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Can Someone Please Open the Door?

The Bidens waited for an awkward moment in front of a closed door when they arrived at their new residence, a protocol breach that turned out to be a small but curious bit of disarray.

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A First for a First Lady: Jill Biden Will Balance Her Career and East Wing Duties

Dr. Biden, who holds a doctorate in educational leadership, will continue to teach writing at Northern Virginia Community College, where she taught full-time during her two terms as second lady.

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Who Designed Jill Biden’s Inauguration Outfit?

A brief guide to how Alexandra O’Neill’s young label Markarian landed in a rare spotlight.

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Biden Inaugurated as 46th President

Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. and Kamala Devi Harris took the oath of office at a Capitol still reeling from the attack of a violent mob at a time when a deadly pandemic is still ravaging the country.

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Melania Trump’s Legacy: Missteps, Mystery and, in the End, Absence

When she leaves Washington on Inauguration Day, Mrs. Trump will be remembered as the first lady who arrived at the White House late and checked out early.

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Biden Will Kick Off Inaugural Events at a Ceremony Honoring Victims of Covid-19

Events on Wednesday, when Joseph R. Biden Jr. takes the oath of office, will have a more celebratory theme.

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Major Technology Companies Join List of Biden Inaugural Donors

The inaugural committee did not disclose how much it has raised so far for the event, which is to be scaled down because of the pandemic.

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Wall Street Journal Opinion Editor Defends Item on Dr. Jill Biden

“There’s nothing like playing the race or gender card to stifle criticism,” Paul A. Gigot said as he accused Democrats of orchestrating a coordinated response to an op-ed piece.

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An Opinion Writer Argued Jill Biden Should Drop the ‘Dr.’ (Few Were Swayed.)

Many women said Joseph Epstein’s suggestion in The Wall Street Journal was blatantly sexist and underscored the way men often dismiss women’s credentials.

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Jill Biden Is a Teacher. And She’s Not About to Change That.

In choosing to continue teaching at a community college, Dr. Biden is breaking with precedent and modernizing the persistently anachronistic first lady role.

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A Cat Is Said to Be Joining the Bidens in the White House

The last cat to live in the White House, India, belonged to President George W. Bush.

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Venezuela Raids Food Charity, Interrupting Meals for Children

The charity, Feed the Solidarity, often provides the only meals children receive each day. The government accuses it of subversion, with no evidence.

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Largely Out of Sight in Washington, Kamala Harris Preps for White House

Ms. Harris has barely appeared on the public radar since her acceptance speech last Saturday in Wilmington, Del., where she declared “a new day for America.”

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Trump Put Down Philadelphia. The City Got Payback.

A city that “will long remember slights,” as one area congressman put it, came through for Joe Biden, who benefited from his ties there and President Trump’s affronts to its voters.

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Donald Trump’s False Victory Tour

The battle for the presidency is still going on, and that includes the pageantry.

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