Biden, Putin hold call amid heightened tensions over Ukraine

(WASHINGTON) -- President Joe Biden spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday -- their second conversation this month amid heightened fears of a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. The call, which the Biden administration said comes at Putin's request, was the latest effort to defuse... Read More.

COVID-19 heightened racial issues in the US: Report

(NEW YORK) -- After a turbulent year that exacerbated and highlighted long-standing structural issues across the United States, the National Urban League, a civil rights advocacy organization, said in its annual "State of Black America" report released Thursday that COVID-19 has worsened racial issues... Read More.

Biden to deliver presidential address amid heightened security

(WASHINGTON) -- With security fences still surrounding the Capitol and continuing concerns over extremist threats, President Joe Biden's first joint address to Congress will take place under heavy guard -- though details remain murky. "Heightened security at the U.S. Capitol in advance of President Biden's... Read More.