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In this Feb. 22, 2021 photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, right, pauses to listen to a reporter's question during a news conference at a COVID-19 vaccination site in the Brooklyn borough of New York. New York's attorney general said she's moving forward with an investigation into sexual harassment allegations against the governor after receiving a letter from his office Monday authorizing her to take charge of the probe. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, Pool, file)  **FILE**

White House pressed on Cuomo's role at NGA

- The Washington Times

The White House dodged on the chance to weigh in Tuesday on whether New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo should step down as chair of the National Governors Association because of allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct.

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny stands in a cage in the Babuskinsky District Court in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021. A Moscow court on Saturday considered Navalny's appeal against his prison sentence as the country faced a top European rights court's order to free the most prominent Kremlin foe. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

U.S., EU target top Putin aides over Navalny poisoning

- The Washington Times

The Biden administration took its first major swipe at Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, coordinating with the European Union on a slate of sanctions on Kremlin officials close to the Russian president in retaliation for the poisoning and jailing of Alexei Navalny, Mr. Putin's most prominent domestic critic.

A girl waves to a young man watching from Mexican territory who said he was her cousin, as a group of Honduran asylum seekers is taken into custody by U.S. Border Patrol agents after the group crossed the U.S. border wall into San Diego, California, seen from Tijuana, Mexico. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)

'Pandemic of people': Border catch-and-release risks spread of COVID-19

- The Washington Times

Even as the Biden administration talks tough on mask mandates and coronavirus precautions, the Homeland Security Department is releasing thousands of people into the country across the southwestern border. Many have traveled thousands of miles over weeks, crowded into vehicles and stash houses, with no thought for masks or social distancing.

Ties with Saudis at stake as U.S. releases findings on Khashoggi killing

- Associated Press

The United States has pledged to tell the world its conclusions on what role Saudi Arabia's crown prince played in the brutal killing and carving up of a U.S.-based journalist, but as important is what comes next -- what the Biden administration plans to do about it.

In this Feb. 11, 2021, file photo, President Joe Biden speaks during a visit to the Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. A federal judge late Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021,  indefinitely banned President Joe Biden's administration from enforcing a 100-day moratorium on most deportations. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Court slaps down Biden's 100-day deportation pause

- The Washington Times

A federal judge issued a full injunction Wednesday blocking the Biden administration's 100-day deportation pause, saying the Inauguration Day decision was too hasty, flies in the face of the law, and the administration still hasn't been able to justify the move.