Why Gas Prices May Be Set to Spike Again

Right now, the price to fill up at the pump may not feel all that bad. With the average price of a gallon of gasoline around $3.30 in the U.S. this week, down about $1.50 since its peak last summer, the issue has fallen out of the headlines. But as China reopens its economy and…

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How Harmeet Dhillon Turned the Race for RNC Chair Into a Real Fight

Harmeet Dhillon was inside Kari Lake’s “war room” in Scottsdale, Ariz., when her cell phone rang. On the other end of the line was Ronna McDaniel, the chairwoman of the Republican National Committee. It was a few days after the midterm elections in which Republicans significantly underperformed expectations. Votes were still being tallied in Arizona,…

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Most Parents Don’t Like School Culture Wars, New Polling Shows

This article is part of The D.C. Brief, TIME’s politics newsletter. Sign up here to get stories like this sent to your inbox. When the Catholic Diocese of Des Moines welcomed students back to its 17 schools and patients into its four hospitals earlier earlier this month, there were some changes designed to telegraph just…

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The Justice Department Sues Google Over Its Digital Advertising Dominance

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department and eight states filed an antitrust suit against Google on Tuesday, seeking to shatter its alleged monopoly on the entire ecosystem of online advertising as a hurtful burden to advertisers, consumers and even the U.S. government. The government alleges that Google’s plan to assert dominance has been to “neutralize or…

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Classified Documents Were Discovered at Mike Pence’s Indiana Home

NEW YORK — Documents with classified markings were discovered in former Vice President Mike Pence’s Indiana residence last week, his lawyer says, the latest in a string of recoveries of confidential information from the homes of current and former top U.S. officials. The records, which were taken into FBI custody, “appear to be a small…

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Who Is Clyde Lawrence, the Artist Testifying at the Senate Ticketmaster Hearing?

Taylor Swift will not be in attendance at the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday that will address Ticketmaster’s fiasco managing her ‘The Eras Tour’ concert ticket sales. A lesser-known musician, Clyde Lawrence, will instead speak on behalf of artists. The hearing titled “That’s the Ticket: Promoting Competition and Protecting Consumers in Live Entertainment,”…

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Kamala Harris Subtly Emerges as Powerful White House Asset

This article is part of The D.C. Brief, TIME’s politics newsletter. Sign up here to get stories like this sent to your inbox. As she started her closing cadence in front of an enthusiastic crowd, it was clear Vice President Kamala Harris was in her element—and remains both a misunderstood and potentially potent force in…

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