“One result,” Secretary of State Anthony Binken said, is that the virus "got out of hand faster and with, I think, much more egregious results than it might otherwise.”
Ramsey Clark, the former attorney general who became a harsh critic of U.S. policy, has died.
Alabama and Utah end statewide mask mandates. CDC reports 3,400 new variant cases. Global deaths top 2.9 million. Latest COVID-19 updates.      
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced plans to update screening procedures for military recruits as part of an effort to weed out extremism among the nation's troops, according to a memo released Friday.
The White House has been forced to clarify multiple times that the vice president is focused on the root causes of migration, not the challenges at the Southern border.
Rep. Matt Gaetz, Florida Republican, insisted he is "not going anywhere" after the House Ethics Committee announced its members are investigating multiple allegations involving the congressman Friday. "Let me assure you, I have not yet begun to fight for the country I love and for the nation that I know ...
This is the latest case in which the high court has barred officials from enforcing coronavirus-related restrictions applying to religious gatherings.      
Advocates face steep odds getting a new ban through Congress. If they can succeed, they hope to avoid a repeat of past mistakes that left the original law open to loopholes. (Image credit: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images)
NBC's Mike Memoli discusses what President Biden has proposed in his first budget request to Congress. His proposal includes funding for the Justice Department, schools and support to Central America
An associate of Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., Joel Greenberg, is expected to plead guilty in a criminal case that prompted a sex trafficking probe into the Florida congressman. NBC's Tom Winter has details.
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