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‘This is a crisis point’: Job training deficit leaves critical jobs unfilled
The U.S. spends far less on workforce development than most other wealthy nations, which has made it difficult for its workforce and supply chain to meet the challenges of the pandemic.
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GOP state legislative campaign hub launches plan to turbocharge online fundraising
The Republican State Leadership Committee is launching a new digital fundraising program in partnership with state GOP groups.
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New Heritage super PAC targets Georgia Senate race
The Sentinel Action Fund marks a new chapter in the work of the nearly 50-year-old Heritage Foundation and its aligned groups.
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'Trump picked this fight': Why heavyweight Republicans no longer fear Trump
Bold-face GOP names have never been so comfortable crossing Trump as in recent weeks.
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Yellen, Biden's not-so-secret weapon, sees clout diminished
Janet Yellen, the first woman to serve as Treasury secretary, is seen as a technocrat, a widely respected, above-the-fray leader rather than a flame thrower in a political messaging war.
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A Forecasting Model Used by the CIA Predicts a Surprising Turn in U.S.-China Relations
The administration could soon lower tariffs if some power plays in Washington and Beijing take flight.
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Robb Elementary had security. It didn’t stop a massacre.
Texas officials are revisiting efforts to bolster mental health services and harden school security as families grieve the tragic attack at Robb Elementary School.
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Mass killings lead to mass amnesia
Forget about society becoming desensitized to murder: How about you?
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Oklahoma governor signs nation’s strictest abortion ban
The law takes effect immediately upon Gov. Kevin Stitt’s signature and prohibits all abortions with few exceptions.
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Republicans pledge allegiance to a hobbled NRA
Despite the school massacre, Donald Trump and other prominent pols are still planning to speak at an event the group is holding this week in Houston.
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‘Precious individuals’ taken in Texas school shooting
All of the dead were in the same fourth-grade classroom.
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China's fragility feeds the doom-mongers in Davos
Fêted at the World Economic Forum in 2017, Xi Jinping is now accused of torpedoing the global economy with his disastrous Zero Covid strategy.
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How Raffensperger went from Trump outcast to MAGA vanquisher
Georgia's Republican secretary of state traveled relentlessly and went on conservative media to meet his GOP critics and win them over.
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Abbott, FDA offer conflicting timelines for reopening shuttered infant formula plant
An Abbott executive also denied there is a “culture problem” at the company’s Michigan plant, which is at the center of the country’s current formula shortages.
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RIP Davos Man, long live globalization
Open markets aren’t what they used to be. A more complicated, more regional economic system is reshaping the global order.
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New Jersey governor says Republicans taking ‘blood money’ from gun lobby
“Let’s make every legislator show whose side they have chosen to be on — the people of New Jersey’s or the gun lobby’s,” New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said.
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Pennsylvania GOP Senate nail-biter triggers recount
Election officials said there are 860 undated Republican mail-in and absentee ballots in 65 of the state's 67 counties.
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Why the Cuellar-Cisneros race is far from over
As Republicans look to build on Donald Trump’s gains among Latino voters, they’re pouring more resources into South Texas than ever before.
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'You are doing nothing': O'Rourke accosts Abbott at press conference on shooting
O'Rourke was escorted out of the event by security.
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Jury sees conflicting evidence on Michael Sussmann's role at FBI Trump-Russia meeting
The prosecution rested in the false-statement case brought by special counsel John Durham.
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U.S. deficit will shrink to $1T this year before soaring, federal forecasters say
At the same time, inflation is likely to persist throughout the year and then ease as economic growth slows, says Congress’ nonpartisan scorekeeper.
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Watchdog raises flags about nepotism, incompetence on State Department promotion panels
Some of the panels’ "public members" were friends or family of department staffers. The positions can pay thousands of dollars.
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Opinion | A Trump Repudiation? Look at the Big Picture.
Even if they haven’t won Donald Trump’s endorsement, most of the Republicans winning primaries have embraced his fantasies about the 2020 election.
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Biden’s presidency has been colored by crises. It now faces the grimmest one yet.
The shooting at a Texas elementary school will test the president. It also may spotlight, once more, the frustrations he’s felt in office.
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Ça va trop loin, or not far enough? Quebec passes controversial new law to ‘promote and enhance’ French
Critics of the legislation say far-reaching reform will have collateral damage on work, study and health care in the province. 
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ATF nominee tries to address GOP criticisms in wake of mass shooting
Steven Dettelbach said he hugged his children "a little bit harder" following Tuesday's mass killing in a Texas elementary school.
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What election night in Texas looked like after the mass shooting
Candidates' speeches turned into condolences, and a voting center in Uvalde was converted to gather parents trying to find their children.
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South Carolina Democrat seeks to make abortion key issue in governor's race
Former Rep. Joe Cunningham released a TV ad on abortion this week as he runs for governor.
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Opinion | On Ukraine, Much of the World is On the Sidelines. Here’s Why.
Outside the U.S. and Europe, countries tend to see Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as a regional conflict, not a global crisis.
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How Biden’s efforts to protect trans students are primed to stumble
The Education Department is expected to create safeguards for marginalized students, but schools are already losing money and court cases trying to enforce Title IX.
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