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Despite omicron, Ron DeSantis remains firmly against lockdowns and vaccine mandates

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Dr. Mehmet Oz, seen here in a December 2019 file photo, joins the Republican field of possible candidates aiming to capture Pennsylvania's open U.S. Senate seat in next year's election. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP hide caption

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Barbados has removed the Queen of England as head of state and is now a republic

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A stronger China tests America's 'strategic ambiguity' on Taiwan

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., (right), speaks to Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, following an April 29 news conference on the Military Justice Improvement and Increasing Prevention Act. Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images hide caption

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Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows at the U.S. Capitol in February. Meadows has agreed to provide documents and appear for a deposition before the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images hide caption

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Ex-Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows will appear before the Jan. 6 panel

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Members of the Australian Parliament are sworn in on the first day of Federal Government in Canberra in 2008. An Australian government-commissioned report released on Tuesday, Nov. 30, revealed the alarming extent of sexual harassment among those working for some of its highest legislative and elected offices. Mark Graham/AP hide caption

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Biden discusses holiday supply chain issues with business CEOs

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Some Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin want to take away a bipartisan elections agency's control over voting and give it to the Republican-controlled Legislature. The Wisconsin state Capitol in Madison is shown in 2017. Scott Bauer/AP hide caption

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There's a GOP push in Wisconsin to take over the state's election system

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Hondurans are hopeful and skeptical as votes for president are counted

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Former governor who signed Mississippi abortion law weighs in on Supreme Court fight

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Wisconsin GOP lawmakers want the state legislature to take over federal elections

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A Christmas tree stands in the Red Room during a press preview of White House holiday decorations on Nov. 29. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A person prepares to administer a Pfizer COVID vaccine at a clinic in Ferguson, Missouri in August 2021. Merriam-Webster has chosen "vaccine" as the word of the year, citing a sustained surge in lookups. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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