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Eric Garcetti’s India nomination wins critical test vote in Senate

Former Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti appeared headed for confirmation Wednesday as the next US ambassador to India, 20 months after he was initially selected for the post and amid fallout from a sexual harassment scandal involving a onetime top adviser.

ANALYSIS | James Pindell

With collapse of SVB, the most politically charged word of the era is back

The Biden administration acted decisively to stem the risk from the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank. But will the term “bailout” haunt him on the 2024 campaign trail?

Why US troops remain in Iraq 20 years after ‘shock and awe’

Twenty years ago the US invaded Iraq amid blinding explosions of shock and awe.

DeSantis has promised to make every state like Florida, but Iowans say he’s a little late

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is road-testing a likely presidential campaign that seems all but certain to feature his home state as his wingman.

Biden issues order to strengthen gun background checks

President Biden signed an executive order on Tuesday aiming at increasing background checks to buy guns, promoting more secure firearms storage, and ensuring law enforcement agencies get more out of a bipartisan gun control law enacted last summer.

Justice Department has reportedly opened an investigation into Silicon Valley Bank collapse

The Justice Department has opened an investigation into the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank, multiple outlets reported. One potential focus could be sales of company shares by several bank executives in the weeks before the bank’s failure, legal experts said.

Elizabeth Warren wrote a scathing letter to Silicon Valley Bank’s CEO. Read it here.

"You have nobody to blame for the failure at your bank but yourself and your fellow executives," the Massachusetts Democrat wrote in a letter Wednesday to Silicon Valley Bank’s former president and CEO.

EPA proposes rules to limit ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water

For the first time, the federal government will require utilities to remove from drinking water two toxic chemicals found in everything from waterproof clothing to dental floss and even toilet paper.