Tammy Duckworth Was a Survivor Long Before Her Helicopter Was Shot Down

The senator from Illinois shares the occasionally harrowing, never boring story of her barrier-breaking life in a new memoir, “Every Day Is a Gift.”

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Duckworth and Hirono Refuse to Back Nominees Until Biden Taps More Asian-Americans

Senators Tammy Duckworth and Mazie Hirono said they would support only “diversity candidates” until President Biden addressed the dearth of Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders in his administration.

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Military Chiefs Remind Troops of Their Oath After Fallout From Assault on Capitol

The Joint Chiefs of Staff told the United States’ armed forces to defend the Constitution and reject extremism in a memo that condemned last week’s violence.

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Pandemic Leaves More Military Families Seeking Food Assistance

Veterans are in a similar situation, hunger advocates and service organizations have found.

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How Joe Biden Won the Presidency

Joseph R. Biden Jr. campaigned as a sober and conventional presence, concerned about the “soul of the country.” He correctly judged the character of the country, and benefited from President Trump’s missteps.

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Republicans Blast Social Media C.E.O.s While Democrats Deride Hearing

Republican senators accused the leaders of Twitter, Facebook and Google of censorship. Democrats denounced that as posturing.

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Democratic Convention: Best and Worst Moments From Joe Biden’s Big Night

Our columnists and contributors give their rankings.

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Tammy Duckworth Is Nothing and Everything Like Joe Biden

Despite their disparate backgrounds, the Illinois Democrat has carved out a public life most evocative of the man she could join on the presidential ticket.

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Karen Bass, Susan Rice Rise As Biden’s Search for V.P. Nears End

Two women, Representative Karen Bass and Susan Rice, the former national security adviser, are among the most formidable contenders on Joe Biden’s list.

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The Battle for Joe Biden

He’s not listening to Twitter. So who does have the candidate’s ear?

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A Conversation With Tammy Duckworth

The senator from Illinois joins the podcast to talk about Tucker Carlson, the vice presidency and parenting in a pandemic.

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Tammy Duckworth Confronts Nativist Smears From Tucker Carlson

Ms. Duckworth, an Illinois senator who is Thai-American and lost both legs fighting in Iraq, has been the target of two nights of attacks from the Fox News host; some were amplified by President Trump.

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Tammy Duckworth is Biden’s Best Running Mate Pick

She, more than anyone, can get under Trump’s skin.

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Biden Is Getting a Lot of Advice on His V.P. Here’s What Voters Think.

A large majority of voters say race should not be a factor in his decision, and none of the best-known candidates has emerged as a favorite.

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Tammy Duckworth Is Battle Tested. Could She Help Joe Biden in His Biggest Mission?

The Biden campaign is vetting Ms. Duckworth, a senator and a veteran with a compelling life story, as a potential running mate. “I can push back against Trump in a way others can’t,” she says.

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Place Your Bets on Biden’s V.P.

Plus, a Supreme Court mystery.

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Who’s in the Running to Be Joe Biden’s Vice President?

Here are 12 women who are under serious consideration by Mr. Biden, and why each might be chosen — and might not be.

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Inside Biden’s Vice-Presidential Search: Who’s on the List and Where It Stands

The search committee is conducting interviews and seeking private documents, and prospects like Val Demings and Keisha Lance Bottoms are getting a closer look as political currents influence the search.

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