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The Report: Limited Power for the World’s Most Powerful Man

The Report: Limited Power for the World’s Most Powerful Man

Plus: The high costs of housing, school board politics and alien life abroad

July 16, 2021

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TOPSHOT - US President Joe Biden speaks during Independence Day celebrations on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, July 4, 2021. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)

The presidential bully pulpit is crumbling and that leaves President Joe Biden with few options to advance his agenda.

Confrontations over masks, vaccinations and race are playing out in school districts across the country, where conservative activists are seeking to oust local officeholders to force policy change.

While clinics to coordinate care for adults with long COVID have cropped up around the country, children who are long-haulers lack the same widespread access to similar care.

On average, renters need to earn $24.90 per hour nationwide – far exceeding all states' minimum wages – to afford a two-bedroom apartment, a new report says.

On the heels of a U.S. government report about sightings by military pilots that cannot be fully explained, experts say America is not the only country fascinated by UFOs.

Two dozen gubernatorial seats are unlikely to flip partisan control during the upcoming election cycle, a U.S. News analysis finds.

U.S. News photo editors curate this month's most compelling images from at home and abroad.

As many parts of the U.S. struggle with equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, hear how leaders are working to overcome disparities and tackle both vaccine hesitancy and misinformation.

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