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Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Seeking to strike a reassuring tone despite days of negotiations, President Joe Biden said Thursday afternoon that he’s had several “productive conversations” with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and their teams are “making progress” on debt ceiling talks as the country inches closer to default. “I’ve made it clear time and […]

Robert Alexander/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Truck drivers delivering Bud Light have received the middle finger from passersby, distributors have faced intentional collisions from shopping carts as they drop off beer and vendors have endured homophobic jokes calling them “gay beer salesmen,” according to top officials at several beer distribution companies. While Anheuser-Busch InBev weathers […]

Grant Faint/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — “The taxpayer must render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s, but no more.” With those words, Chief Justice John Roberts and a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday sided with a 94-year-old Minnesota woman who got no compensation when the government seized her home over a small unpaid tax bill and […]

SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images (COLUMBIA, S.C.) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster signed a six-week abortion ban into law Thursday, with it going into effect immediately. The new ban prohibits all abortions after fetal cardiac activity is detected, which generally occurs at six weeks of pregnancy, with limited exceptions, according to the ban. “With […]

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Ahead of the slate of blockbuster films hitting theaters this summer, MoviePass is back with a new plan that could help moviegoers save money at the box office. “We’re really excited to be able to let everybody in,” MoviePass CEO Stacy Spikes told Good Morning America. The […]

Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — With just seven days until potential default, House members are heading home for Memorial Day recess — without a debt ceiling deal in sight. “Every hour matters,” House Speaker Kevin McCarthy told ABC News Senior Congressional Correspondent Rachel Scott on Thursday. “That’s why the White House has to become very […]

Pramote Polyamate/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — A man left paralyzed by a motorcycle crash over a decade ago is walking again after a surgical procedure aided by artificial intelligence. Gert-Jan Oskam, 40, said he dreamt of walking again after being paralyzed from the waist down in the 2011 crash. “I tried everything at home,” Oskam […]

Stephen Maturen/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is set to forgo a traditional presidential campaign launch and will instead hold his “campaign kickoff” event next week in the key state of Iowa, according to campaign plans exclusively obtained by ABC News. The May 30 kickoff event will begin a four-day swing through 12 […]

Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz (WASHINGTON) — President Joe Biden, marking one year since the Uvalde school shooting, on Wednesday called on Republicans in Congress to act to end the “epidemic” of gun violence in the United States. Before delivering somber remarks, Biden and first lady Jill Biden honored the lives lost with a […]

Bloomberg Creative/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — After three weeks of negotiations and eight days from a possible default, as of Wednesday there was still no breakthrough in talks to avert potential financial catastrophe as soon as June 1. Shortly before noon, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy told reporters he was sending his House Republican bargaining team to the […]

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