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S&P 500 retreats for a fifth day, set to enter correction phase

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The S&P 500 Index is set to enter a correction phase after the benchmark fell for a fifth day, extending its drop to 10% from its last record close just three weeks ago.

Republicans should rethink idea-free campaigns

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Democrats ran in 2020 on a long list of policies they planned to enact and implement, and now they are going through the agony of trying to make good on their promises. Republicans have found a foolproof way to avoid that pain: They’re not going to campaign on any ideas in the first place.

Commentary: The reset that Biden and his party need

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Things are going badly for the president and his party, and with midterm elections drawing nearer, Joe Biden and the Democratsneed a reset. Paradoxically, the collapse of their plan for a comprehensive overhaul of the country’s voting laws could provide an opening — though Biden’s posturing has made it harder to exploit.

US orders families of diplomats to leave Ukraine

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The U.S. ordered family members at its embassy in Kyiv to leave Ukraine “due to the continued threat of Russian military action,” the State Department said Sunday.

Putin could burst Xi’s Olympic dream with a war in Ukraine

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As the U.S. and Europe mount increasingly frantic efforts to deter Russia from any invasion of Ukraine, it’s Chinese President Xi Jinping who may have the biggest influence on Vladimir Putin’s timetable.

Russia hits back after UK alleges anti-Kyiv plot

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Russia hit back on Sunday after the U.K. alleged that Moscow is plotting to install a pro-Russian leader in Kyiv, with the West continuing to warn that Moscow could yet invade Ukraine.

Fauci says US omicron outbreak ‘going in the right direction’

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President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser expressed optimism that the omicron surge that has pushed COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations to records will soon peak, though that decline won’t be uniform throughout the U.S.

Blinken says too early to step up Russia sanctions over Ukraine

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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken rejected pressure to immediately escalate sanctions on Russia for its military buildup around Ukraine, saying it would limit the West's options in the future.

Senate needs to ‘start voting’ on Biden’s agenda, Sanders says

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Sen. Bernie Sanders said it’s time for Democrats to change course on Joe Biden’s agenda and have senators vote on portions of the president’s key economic bill, then seek to pass what remains as a package.

UK says Russia plotting to put pro-Kremlin leader in Kyiv

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The U.K. says it has information that Moscow is plotting to install a pro-Russian leader in Kyiv, as fears of an invasion of Ukraine persist.

‘Lethal’ US military aid begins arriving in Ukraine

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U.S. military aid to help Ukraine defend against a possible invasion by Russia began arriving on Friday night, according to the American Embassy in Kyiv.

US, Russia hold their ground as Ukraine standoff drags on

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There was no breakthrough in the standoff over Ukraine after the top U.S. and Russian diplomats emerged separately from their meeting in Geneva only to retread old ground and agree to keep talking.

Biden officials talking to Qatar about supplying gas to Europe

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Biden administration officials have been talking with Qatar about possibly supplying Europe with liquefied natural gas if a Russian invasion of Ukraine leads to shortages, according to people familiar with the matter.

Census reports of COVID cases rose 27% after omicron’s arrival

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In just over one month after the omicron variant reached U.S. shores, the number of American adults who said they had been diagnosed with COVID-19 climbed by more than a quarter, according to Census data.

Jonathan Bernstein: Don’t panic, Joe Biden. Be like Reagan

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The New York Times reports that President Joe Biden: “Will retreat from the tangle of day-to-day negotiations with members of his own party that have made him seem powerless to advance key priorities, according to senior White House advisers. The change is part of an intentional reset in how he spends his time, aimed at emphasizing his power to govern as president, rather than getting trapped in a series of congressional battles.”

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Senate needs to ‘start voting’ on Biden’s agenda, Sanders says

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Sen. Bernie Sanders said it’s time for Democrats to change course on Joe Biden’s agenda and have senators vote on portions of the president’s key economic bill, then seek to pass what remains as a package.

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Blinken says too early to step up Russia sanctions over Ukraine

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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken rejected pressure to immediately escalate sanctions on Russia for its military buildup around Ukraine, saying it would limit the West's options in the future.